Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate’s company

A division of industrial giant Koch Industries has bought Senate hopeful Jim Lamon’s company, likely providing a cash infusion for the Arizona Republican as he pours huge sums of his own money into the race. Why it matters: Lamon is vying for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in what is expectedContinue reading “Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate’s company”

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”

Let’s talk about Gohmert and the Texas attorney general’s race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trump Just Endorsed Militia-Backed Candidate Against Idaho’s GOP Governor

A well-known militia leader thanked Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin for pledging to be a “friend” to their cause if she wins the governorship. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Tuesday night in a long-running battle with Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little, calling her “a true supporter of MAGA sinceContinue reading “Trump Just Endorsed Militia-Backed Candidate Against Idaho’s GOP Governor”

Exclusive: Rachel Maddow Interviews Lev Parnas – Part 1 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Lev Parnas, federally indicted associate of Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about his role in the Ukraine scheme that would lead to Trump’s impeachment. Aired on 1/15/20.

Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted for funneling foreign money into US campaigns

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was convicted on 6 campaign finance-related charges after a high-profile trial. His co-defendant, Andrey Kukushkin, was also found guilty of the two charges against him. Both men were accused of illegally funneling a Russian businessman’s money into US campaigns. Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian business associate of former New York mayor RudyContinue reading “Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted for funneling foreign money into US campaigns”

Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry charged with lying to feds hours after he denied crime in YouTube video

A federal grand jury indicted Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on charges of lying to federal investigators and another crime in connection with a probe about illegal campaign donations provided by a foreigner, prosecutors said. The announcement of the indictment in Los Angeles federal court came hours after Fortenberry, in an unusual YouTube video featuringContinue reading “Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry charged with lying to feds hours after he denied crime in YouTube video”

CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in

Viktor Orbán’s right-wing paradise will host its own version of CPAC, as U.S. organization faces federal probe The American Conservative Union, the conservative grassroots organization that puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, is taking its tested model for hosting right-wing gatherings to the authoritarian nation of Hungary.  CPAC events have been held in variousContinue reading “CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in”

New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds

“This is what someone who’s bought and paid for looks like.” U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the flagship social and climate investment legislation, according to campaign finance disclosures filedContinue reading “New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds”

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started