Post New Article

Scoop: Biden inaugural returns cash from
ex-senator-turned-foreign agent

Original Article

Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/12/2021 6:49:37 PM

President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural committee will refund a donation from former Sen. Barbara Boxer after the California Democrat registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm accused of abetting the country’s mass internment of Uighur Muslims, officials tell Axios. Why it matters: Boxer’s contribution was just $500, but the Biden team’s decision to return the money shows how the incoming administration will try to balance its sweeping ethics commitments with K Street efforts to enlist high-profile Democrats with an eye toward advancing clients' interests in Biden's Washington.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 1/12/2021 6:52:22 PM (No. 658430)
I am so unimpressed.
11 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/12/2021 6:56:23 PM (No. 658435)
There are no Chinese private sector companies. There are only Chinese government companies, pretending to be private sector. There is no private sector in China. Boxer is beneath contempt.
16 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: vrb8m 1/12/2021 7:04:56 PM (No. 658449)
Sweeping ethics commitments?? roflmao...
8 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie 1/12/2021 7:11:02 PM (No. 658464)
$500!!! LOL - that's the decoy.
7 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/12/2021 7:11:13 PM (No. 658465)
The key word here is "balance" - maintaining a façade of hardline policies while keeping the money flowing behind the scenes.
4 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: seamusm 1/12/2021 7:11:24 PM (No. 658467)
Virtue signaling and unimportant. Continue and expand Trump's policies sanctioning the ChiComs - THEN I'll be impressed.
5 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/12/2021 7:13:12 PM (No. 658473)
Fairly obvious, The Chinks donated 50,000.
5 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: JL80863 1/12/2021 7:13:57 PM (No. 658475)
What about what the CCP gave Hunter? Hmmm?
6 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Pam 1/12/2021 7:14:49 PM (No. 658478)
This company had American Tech develop the social credit system for China and how to deploy it. It is being instituted here. We are getting the Uighur treatment as well.
1 person likes this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: snapper451 1/12/2021 7:26:54 PM (No. 658492)
Where do former Democrats go? They lobby for and become foreign agents for the Chinese Communist Party. And people wonder whether they are communists or not!
3 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/12/2021 7:40:30 PM (No. 658521)
Okay, it is right now 6:38 p.m. Central Standard Time and ''Biden’s inaugural committee will refund a donation'' hasn't happened yet. Wake me when it's over! Item only says that is a future intention. I'll believe it ?? when there is evidence.
1 person likes this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Annie Xango 1/12/2021 7:43:54 PM (No. 658527)
I wanna see a copy of the check..no photo shops ...
1 person likes this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2021 7:59:06 PM (No. 658550)
Another Corruptocrat. Traitors who sell the country down the river for money.
3 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: plaids 1/12/2021 8:44:29 PM (No. 658594)
I'll bet she makes them call her Senator and not Ma'am because she worked so hard for the position!
2 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/12/2021 8:56:42 PM (No. 658609)
A horselaugh is appropriate.
0 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney 1/12/2021 9:44:11 PM (No. 658654)
''Symbolism over substance!'' ...They are radical birds of a feather! Swamp corruption is being exposed and now is treason surfacing?
1 person likes this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Anti_democRAT 1/12/2021 10:03:43 PM (No. 658668)
How bout all the chinese money flowing through hunter
3 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 1/13/2021 2:33:26 AM (No. 658834)
What's the problem ? Not big enough ? Plugs has righteous indignation now ?
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Dreadnought"
McConnell won't agree to reconvene Senate
early for impeachment trial
24 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/13/2021 1:49:09 PM Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) office told Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) staff on Wednesday that the GOP will not agree to reconvene the Senate before Jan. 19 to allow an impeachment trial while President Trump is still in office. A senior Senate Republican aide confirmed that McConnell's office reached out to Schumer's office to relay the message that Republicans will not agree to a Friday session to enable House Democrats to present an article of impeachment to the Senate while Trump is in office.
Cuomo, Lemon Argue Our Riots Were
Cooler Than Yours and ‘Justified’
8 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/13/2021 12:17:03 AM Post Reply
Politically motivated violence is wrong, disgusting, and not justifiable no matter the cause. But not according to CNN PrimeTime host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo and CNN Tonight host Don Lemon, during the Tuesday handoff between their shows. Essentially, the duo argued that the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots from last spring and summer were cooler than last week’s Capitol Hill attack because they were “justified” and the cases were not “apples to apples.” Their griping was spurred on by this exchange between Cuomo and DHS Undersecretary Ken Cuccinelli, after the latter recalled the destructive violence that raged for months
FBI report warned of 'war' at Capitol,
contradicting claims that there was no indication
of looming violence
35 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/13/2021 12:12:02 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and "war," according to an internal document reviewed by The Washington Post that contradicts a senior official's declaration that the bureau had no intelligence indicating that anyone at last week's pro-Trump protest planned to do harm. A situational information report approved for release the day before the U.S. Capitol riot painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex's tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet up
Rush Limbaugh turns 70 years old —
‘I wasn’t expected to make it to October’
36 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 7:13:54 PM Post Reply
Right-wing pundit Rush Limbaugh turned 70 years old Tuesday — a landmark he wasn’t expecting to see. While hitting seven-o is a big birthday for anyone, Limbaugh said almost a year ago that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Shortly before Christmas, an emotional Limbaugh said he was grateful to be outliving his doctors’ prognosis. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December and yet here I am,” Limbaugh told listeners. A column in his hometown publication the Southeast Missourian praised Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, as “the first to develop a prominent place for conservatives in media”
CNN Grounds Its Long-Running Airport Network 24 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 7:04:06 PM Post Reply
CNN Airport, a long-running out-of-home media operation that became an integral part of the traveling experience for people flying through Chicago’s O’Hare, Dallas’ Love Field or even Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, is shutting down, the victim of shifts in consumer behavior that are moving more quickly than a Boeing 737. CNN said the operation, which aired a mix of news from CNN and snippets from other WarnerMedia networks in 58 different airports in the U.S., would close as of March 31.
Scoop: Biden inaugural returns cash from
ex-senator-turned-foreign agent
18 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 6:49:37 PM Post Reply
President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural committee will refund a donation from former Sen. Barbara Boxer after the California Democrat registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm accused of abetting the country’s mass internment of Uighur Muslims, officials tell Axios. Why it matters: Boxer’s contribution was just $500, but the Biden team’s decision to return the money shows how the incoming administration will try to balance its sweeping ethics commitments with K Street efforts to enlist high-profile Democrats with an eye toward advancing clients' interests in Biden's Washington.
Read Liz Cheney's full statement in
support of Trump's impeachment
53 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 6:25:18 PM Post Reply
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third-highest ranking Republican leader in the House, announced Tuesday that she'll vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week. You can read Cheney's original statement here, or view the full text below. "On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic. "Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough
Trump warns Democrats to be 'careful
what you wish for' as he dismisses
demands that he be ousted
7 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 6:12:14 PM Post Reply
President Trump warned Democrats to be “careful what you wish for” as he shrugged off the looming threat of being forced from office with the 25th Amendment. He delivered prepared remarks in Texas during a visit to the border wall with Mexico but lost no time in addressing the roiling tension that he left behind in Washington, where House members were later due to vote on a resolution demanding that Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration," he said. "As the expression goes,
McConnell is said to believe impeachment
would make it easier to purge Trump from GOP
30 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 6:06:58 PM Post Reply
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting Wednesday to formally charge Trump with inciting violence against the country. At the same time, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the minority leader and one of Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he ought to call on Trump to resign
Joint Chiefs call riot a ‘direct assault’
on the constitutional process, affirm Biden
as next commander in chief
19 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 5:26:00 PM Post Reply
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the group of the most senior uniformed leaders at the Pentagon, issued a force-wide statement Tuesday condemning the riot at the Capitol as a “direct assault” on Congress and the constitutional process and affirming President-elect Joe Biden will become the nation’s 46th commander in chief on Jan 20. The memo represented a rare step for a U.S. military leadership that has sought to keep the American armed forces out of the nation’s rancorous partisan politics in recent years. It came after a number of the rioters, who stormed the Capitol last week
'She couldn't get out of bed': Why
watching Capitol riot was 'triggering' for
some women
31 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 5:03:51 PM Post Reply
When an overwhelmingly white, male mob rampaged the Capitol last week armed with guns and zip ties, attacking police with metal pipes, and erecting a gallows, the nation reeled in horror. But many women also saw something familiar. "It's a reminder of the everyday stresses that come with living in a world that's shaped by white masculinity, that there's still so much more work to do, and that your wellness comes second to their expressions of dominance, which they see as their right," said Kristen Barber, a sociology professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and editor of the journal Men and Masculinities. Experts say demonstrations of white masculinity
Manchin — And Daschle — To House Dems:
Impeachment “So Ill-Advised” At This Time
17 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 1:59:48 PM Post Reply
Is a second impeachment of Donald Trump really “so ill-advised,” as Joe Manchin claims? It depends on what House Democrats want out of it. If they hope to get Trump removed and barred from further office, Manchin warns that it won’t happen. The votes simply don’t exist: “I think this is so ill-advised for Joe Biden to be coming in, trying to heal the country, trying to be the president of all the people when we are going to be so divided and fighting again. Let the judicial system do its job,” said Manchin, who represents a state where Trump is very popular. Manchin added that he did not believe
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
House Dems are briefed about THREE more
plots to attack the Capitol in the next few
days - including the 'largest armed protest
to take place on American soil' - as
FBI warns of armed protests in
ALL 50 states
69 replies
Posted by Imright 1/12/2021 4:25:47 AM Post Reply
Capitol police have briefed House Democrats on three more plots to attack the US Capitol over the coming days, as the as FBI warns of armed protests in ALL 50 states if Trump is removed before Inauguration Day.The chilling new threats to the seat of US democracy not a week after the deadly attack by a MAGA mob killed five, was delivered during a private call and described potentially 'the largest armed protest ever to take place on American soil'.The second attack is billed as beginning as a protest in honor of Ashlie Babbitt, the Air Force veteran shot dead inside the Capitol on Wednesday
Major shake-up
rocks Fox News
58 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/12/2021 5:55:41 AM Post Reply
Yesterday, with nine days left before Democrats take total control of the federal government, stunning news rocked the worlds of conservative media. (snip) the new program lineup at Fox News, scheduled to launch on January 18 – represent[s] the most significant changes in the channel’s daytime and early prime time schedule since 2017. (snip) Numerous media outlets have reported in the past two months about the precipitous decline in Fox News’s ratings dominance especially in the daytime. The fact that the 7 P.M. hour has not yet been assigned a permanent host suggests that the shake-up of the schedule has not been planned much in advance.
Read Liz Cheney's full statement in
support of Trump's impeachment
53 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 6:25:18 PM Post Reply
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third-highest ranking Republican leader in the House, announced Tuesday that she'll vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week. You can read Cheney's original statement here, or view the full text below. "On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic. "Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough
GOP congressmen afraid they'll be
killed if they vote to impeach,
House Democrat says
52 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/13/2021 11:26:01 AM Post Reply
Rep. Jason Crow, Colorado Democrat, said Wednesday that Republican members of Congress are scared they’ll be killed if they vote to impeach President Trump. He said the GOP is “paralyzed with fear.” “I had a lot of conversations with my Republican colleagues last night,” Mr. Crow said on MSNBC. “A couple of them broke down in tears talking to me and saying that they are afraid for their lives if they vote for this impeachment.” “My response was, you know not to be unsympathetic but welcome to the club,” he said. “That’s leadership. Our country is in a very challenging time.”
Breaking News: Mitch McConnell 'believes Donald
Trump committed impeachable offenses' and
wants him purged from the party-as House
Republican number three Liz Cheney
says she is voting for 'incitement of
insurrection charge' tomorrow
50 replies
Posted by Imright 1/12/2021 6:18:56 PM Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling support for the House Democratic impeachment effort that includes an article charging the president with 'incitement of insurrection.'The view of the GOP powerbroker emerged shortly before Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of the House GOP leadership, announced that she would vote for impeaching President Trump. 'On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,' wrote Cheney,
House impeaches Trump a second
time a week after Capitol riots
46 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/13/2021 4:52:24 PM Post Reply
President Trump was impeached a second time by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday in a largely party-line vote that saw a handful of Republicans join Democrats to blame the outgoing commander-in-chief for sparking last week’s Capitol siege. The measure reached 217 “yea” votes shortly after 4:20 p.m. to make Trump the only president to be impeached twice. The final vote was 232-197, with 10 Republicans crossing party lines and four Republicans not voting when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) announced around 4:35 p.m. No members of the GOP voted in 2019 to impeach Trump the first time.
Hillary Clinton: GOP, Conservative Media
Can ‘Begin the Healing’ by Stating Biden
Was ‘Duly Elected President’
43 replies
Posted by OhioNick 1/12/2021 11:52:56 PM Post Reply
Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday offered advice on how Republicans and the conservative media, specifically, can “begin the healing and unifying process,” demanding that they state that Joe Biden “was duly elected president in a free and fair election.” “Here’s how elected Republicans and conservative media can begin the healing and unifying process: Accurately state that Joe Biden was duly elected president in a free and fair election,” Clinton said in a Tuesday tweet to her 30 million Twitter followers. “Urge Trump supporters to refrain from further violence."
New York Times Suggests Wearing Two
Masks Instead Of One
41 replies
Posted by AltaD 1/13/2021 10:38:03 AM Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says to stem the spread of COVID-19, all Americans should wear a mask. The New York Times says if one mask works, maybe two will be twice as nice. “Football coaches do it. President-elects do it. Even science-savvy senators do it. As cases of the coronavirus continue to surge on a global scale, some of the nation’s most prominent people have begun to double up on masks — a move that researchers say is increasingly being backed up by data,” the paper writes. (Snip) Of course, there’s a drawback: “We run the risk of making it too hard to breathe.”
To help heal racial wounds, Black
national anthem would become
America's hymn under proposal
41 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/12/2021 10:49:44 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., wants a song about faith and resilience long revered in the Black community to become the national hymn and help toward uniting the country after centuries of racial turmoil. Clyburn, the House majority whip, plans to introduce a measure as early as this week that would make “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, the national hymn and give it a special place alongside the country’s anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." “To make it a national hymn, I think, would be an act of bringing the country together. It would
Rush Limbaugh turns 70 years old —
‘I wasn’t expected to make it to October’
36 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/12/2021 7:13:54 PM Post Reply
Right-wing pundit Rush Limbaugh turned 70 years old Tuesday — a landmark he wasn’t expecting to see. While hitting seven-o is a big birthday for anyone, Limbaugh said almost a year ago that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Shortly before Christmas, an emotional Limbaugh said he was grateful to be outliving his doctors’ prognosis. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December and yet here I am,” Limbaugh told listeners. A column in his hometown publication the Southeast Missourian praised Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, as “the first to develop a prominent place for conservatives in media”
NYC to terminate all contracts with
Trump, Mayor de Blasio says,
citing deadly Capitol siege
35 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/13/2021 9:23:49 AM Post Reply
New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump Organization, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday, citing the commander-in-chief’s incitement of the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. “The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” de Blasio said in a statement. “The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts.” The announcement came as the House of Representatives was set to impeach the president on Wednesday.
FBI report warned of 'war' at Capitol,
contradicting claims that there was no indication
of looming violence
35 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 1/13/2021 12:12:02 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and "war," according to an internal document reviewed by The Washington Post that contradicts a senior official's declaration that the bureau had no intelligence indicating that anyone at last week's pro-Trump protest planned to do harm. A situational information report approved for release the day before the U.S. Capitol riot painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex's tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet up
Post New Article