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Steve Bannon racked up more than $1 million in legal fees during the Russia investigation — then asked Trump’s DOJ to reimburse him : politics

The Article:As President Donald Trump reluctantly prepared to leave the White House, his one-time chief strategist Steve Bannon asked the Justice Department for a taxpayer-funded reimbursement of the hefty legal fees he incurred in connection with the Russia investigation, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.“It is our understanding that the White House supports reimbursing Mr. Bannon’s attorneys’ fees,” Bannon’s defense lawyer, William Burck, wrote on […]

todayJune 16, 2021 3


Former congressman launches campaign to unseat Ohio governor in Republican primary

Renacci tapped into another well of conservative grievances just after the election when he trashed DeWine for recognizing Joe Biden’s victory. The governor’s situation got considerably more serious days later when Donald Trump, who still had a Twitter account, wrote, "Who will be running for Governor of the Great State of Ohio? Will be hotly contested!" However, while Trump has continued to train his venom on two other GOP governors, […]

todayJune 11, 2021 2


Trump reemerges on the trail and plays the hits of yore

Trump applauded audits taking place in various states and scoffed at the notion that all of this was subversive and problematic for society. "I'm not the one trying to undermine democracy,” Trump said as the crowd stood on their feet. “I'm the one trying to save it.” The speech was not all about questioning the election’s legitimacy. In fact, that portion came nearly an hour into it. Prior to that, […]

todayJune 6, 2021 2


On Memorial Day, Remember Skepticism Toward a Large, Standing Military – Reason.com

In recent years, it's become common to thank both retired and active-duty military personnel for their service – an expression met with various measures of appreciation or discomfort by recipients. The new custom is a step beyond the long-established sentiments embodied by Memorial Day, which acknowledges those who fell in combat in the ranks of a rare American institution that retains wide public confidence. While the thank-yous are well-intentioned, they […]

todayJune 1, 2021 2


We Should Have Jailed the Bankers After the Last Crisis — “Lock up the bankers” was more than a populist slogan. It was a demand for something better than a plutocratic order that allows the rich to do whatever they wish. : politics

The public is seldom aware of what banks do and if punishments happen. Bankers do get jailtime, the SEC doesn't go soft on that even billionaires aren't safe. But this is all on inside trading, an a crime on itself that's actually very hard to define. Even during the last crisis a couple went to jail over this.Now the problem is though with the populist idea of holding CEO's responsible […]

todayMay 27, 2021 5


U.N. refugees commissioner calls on Biden admin to end Stephen Miller-pushed border policy

Campaign Action “The Title 42 order has resulted in the expulsions of hundreds of thousands of people to Mexico or their countries of origin, denying their access to asylum procedures,” Grandi said in the statement. “Guaranteed access to safe territory and the prohibition of pushbacks of asylum-seekers are core precepts of the 1951 Refugee Convention and refugee law, which governments are required to uphold to protect the rights and lives […]

todayMay 22, 2021 3


Israel launches new airstrikes; Hamas continues to fire rockets

Hamas also pressed on, launching rockets from civilian areas in Gaza toward civilian areas in Israel. One slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Israeli emergency services said. No injuries were reported. In the Israeli air assault early Sunday, families were buried under piles of cement rubble and twisted rebar. A yellow canary lay crushed on the […]

todayMay 17, 2021 4


Does This Elderly Veteran Have Any Recourse Against the Federal Cops Who Brutally Assaulted Him? – Reason.com

The three federal police officers who brutally assaulted Vietnam veteran José Oliva at a V.A. hospital in El Paso five years ago later claimed he tried to enter the building "without clearing security." But video of the incident shows that Oliva did nothing to justify the officers' violence, which caused shoulder injuries requiring two surgeries and left him with "persistent ear and throat issues." In a case the Supreme Court […]

todayMay 12, 2021 3