World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. It’s part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officersContinue reading “World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA”

GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle”

Montana Sen. Theresa Manzella said LGBTQ people “play the protected class card” when they get beat up for holding hands in public. A Republican lawmaker in Montana said that LGBTQ people who get beat up for holding hands in public are receiving the “normal consequences associated with the choices they made” and said that LGBTQContinue reading “GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle””

Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name

An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported she was raped by another legislator has been stripped of a committee assignment. Members of the Idaho House of Representatives voted 49-19 on Monday to remove Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from White Bird, from her seat on the Commerce and HumanContinue reading “Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name”

White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations

The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday condemned an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This should not be happening, and we should be condemning it,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said. House ofContinue reading “White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations”

Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News

Quebec is scrapping its “ethics and religion” course in favour of one called “Quebec values and citizenship.” But there’s been significant fallout from First Nations political and educational organizations following the announcement.

Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims

A group of legal heavyweights on Tuesday asked the disciplinary panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals to investigate a former Department of Justice (DOJ) official who allegedly sought to use his official position in the federal government to overturn former President Trump’s election defeat. In a 15-page ethics complaint, the group said former DOJ officialContinue reading “Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims”

Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in more trouble than we realized after he threatened to punish telecom companies who comply with records requests from the January 6th Committee. It turns out that McCarthy might be one of the people targeted in the requests, which would make his threat against the companies even moreContinue reading “Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced”

Watchdog Demands Probe Of Kevin McCarthy’s Threats Against Firms In Jan. 6 Investigation

Rep. McCarthy and Rep. Greene baselessly claimed companies could be shut down if they comply with legal requests from the House select committee. A watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against House Minority Leader Kevin McCathy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for threatening companies subpoenaed by the House select committee probing the CapitolContinue reading “Watchdog Demands Probe Of Kevin McCarthy’s Threats Against Firms In Jan. 6 Investigation”

Let’s talk about something in American politics that needs to stop now – Beau of the Fifth Column

Lauren Boebert admits to campaign finance problems: “I under-reported a lot of stuff” to the FEC

Gun-toting Colorado Republican’s 2020 campaign reports spending $2.6 million — which went to just 32 people Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., knows a thing or two about not following rules that apply to her. In light of recent reports of Boebert’s alleged or apparent violations of House ethics rules, an old interview from February reveals just how blatant herContinue reading “Lauren Boebert admits to campaign finance problems: “I under-reported a lot of stuff” to the FEC”

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