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NRA Attacks The FBI Which Is Investigating Them For Russian Money Laundering

NRA Attacks The FBI Which Is Investigating Them For Russian Money Laundering

Politics
It is not a coincidence that NRA boss Wayne LaPierre would be attacking the FBI at CPAC. The FBI is investigating the NRA for laundering Russian money to the Trump campaign. Video: Wayne LaPierre which just so happens to be investigating the NRA for laundering Russian money to the Trump campaign. pic.twitter.com/D1pVypeaQX — Sarah Reese […] The post NRA Attacks The FBI Which Is Investigating Them For Russian Money Laundering appeared first on Politicus USA.
Spineless Marco Rubio Looks At Shooting Survivors And Refuses To Stop Taking NRA Money

Spineless Marco Rubio Looks At Shooting Survivors And Refuses To Stop Taking NRA Money

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Sen. Marco Rubio (RFL) was asked by a Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor if he would stop taking NRA money and he said no. Video: #Rubio refuses to turn down #NRA money. #CNNTownHall pic.twitter.com/CFpxILyvIg — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 22, 2018 Rubio was asked if he would stop taking NRA cash, and he wouldn’t say […] The post Spineless Marco Rubio Looks At Shooting Survivors And Refuses To Stop Taking NRA Money appeared first on Politicus USA.
Marco Rubio tells survivor of Parkland massacre he will continue to accept NRA money

Marco Rubio tells survivor of Parkland massacre he will continue to accept NRA money

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During CNN’s Wednesday night town hall event, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky asked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) a simple question: will he continue to accept funds from the National Rifle Association in spite of the 17 lives that were taken last week. Rubio dodged the question. “The answer to the question is that people buy into my agenda. And I do support the second amendment. And I also support the right of you and everyone here to be able to go to school and be safe. And I do support any law that would keep guns out of the hands of a deranged killer, and that’s why I support the things I have stood for and fought during my time here.” “More NRA money?” Kasey asked. Rubio clarified by saying that the influence “comes not fr
We Try To Figure Out How Khazanah Spends Government Money In The Tech Sector

We Try To Figure Out How Khazanah Spends Government Money In The Tech Sector

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Khazanah is looking to invest into smaller tech companies nowadays, owing to some “stretched” valuations in the tech industry today.  And the types of companies they invest in as a GLC includes ones that add value to the Malaysian ecosystem, more of those that are involved in manufacturing, and they go where the trends take them.  Once particularly bullish on tech companies, Khazanah Nasional revealed that 2017 was a pretty slow year for them in terms of tech investments. Nevertheless, the sovereign wealth fund was able to record a rise in the value of its portfolio by 8.2 percent last year, despite an investment outlook that was more cautious. It will still continue its successful bid into US technology investments, but the outlook on the local scene may initially seem unpro
Have dirt on Trump? For hush money, go to his lawyer … or the National Enquirer

Have dirt on Trump? For hush money, go to his lawyer … or the National Enquirer

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In the months leading up to the 2016 election, two different women’s stories of past affairs with Donald Trump were hushed up through six-figure payments: adult film actress Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) was paid $130,000 by Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer, with the intention of not running her story. Here’s the thing: those two payouts to different women may have technically come from different sources, but it was all part of the same system of fixing Trump’s problems. How connected were Cohen and AMI when it comes to hushing up Trump stories? Check this out: It was July 2015 when Mr. Cohen received a phone call from Jeremy Frommer, a hedge-fund m
Mass shooting survivors pledge 'a badge of shame for any politicians accepting money from the NRA'

Mass shooting survivors pledge 'a badge of shame for any politicians accepting money from the NRA'

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Campaign Action Student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spent the weekend speaking out powerfully about what needs to change—about the change they plan on creating. They sent a message to the National Rifle Association and to the politicians in its pocket, promising ongoing shame for lawmakers who continue to stand in the way of stronger gun laws. The students are taking that national on March 24: "We're marching because it's not just schools. It's movie theaters, it's concerts, it's nightclubs," [Alex] Wind told NBC's "Meet the Press." "This kind of stuff can't just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we're marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we're marching for our children's lives and our children's children and their children." The
Trump Is Tantruming After Getting Owned By Emma Gonzalez For Taking NRA Money

Trump Is Tantruming After Getting Owned By Emma Gonzalez For Taking NRA Money

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Trump responded to Emma Gonzalez calling him out for taking NRA money by throwing a temper tantrum on Twitter. Video: Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez said during a protest, “If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never […] The post Trump Is Tantruming After Getting Owned By Emma Gonzalez For Taking NRA Money appeared first on Politicus USA.
How many times has Trump cheated on Melania? Another allegation and more hush money emerges

How many times has Trump cheated on Melania? Another allegation and more hush money emerges

Politics
The New Yorker has a bombshell story about Donald Trump and another alleged affair he had in 2006, the same year he allegedly cheated on his newlywed Melania. In fact, according to the detailed reporting of Ronan Farrow, he paid for former Playboy “Playmate of the Year” Karen McDougal to fly to Lake Tahoe to attend a celebrity golf tournament. If that sounds familiar, that is the very same weekend he is alleged to have started an affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels. Same weekend he offered another porn actress $10,000 to have sex with him. All while Melania Trump was home with baby Barron Trump. According to Farrow’s reporting, McDougal’s story follows a clearly emerging pattern of secret hotel rendezvous and back channel hush money payoffs. Picking up after McDougal’s first alleged s
Equity podcast: Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

Equity podcast: Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

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 Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. On this week, we were joined by Mike Ghaffary from Social Capital, who was the perfect guest because he used to run Eat24, when it was Yelp’s food delivery business. Food delivery is highly relevant to this week’s news. First up, we talked about Uber, which is losing lots of money in Asia… Read More