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Dennis Hastert 'paid hush money to cover up sex abuse'

Unfuckingbelievable:

Imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has asked a Kendall County judge to not only reject a sexual abuse victim’s breach-of-contract lawsuit, but also to make the man pay back $1.7 million in secret hush-money payments.

In response to the lawsuit and in his counterclaim, made public Thursday and signed by Hastert, he denied that the oral pact is akin to a valid and enforceable contract and, if so, it would be the plaintiff who breached it when he broke his silence and spoke to federal authorities.

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The terror act that put Putin in power

I hate to link to the National Review, but this is important. Because I expect something like this will be replicated here:

I believe that Vladimir Putin came to power as the result of an act of terror committed against his own people. The evidence is overwhelming that the apartment-house bombings in 1999 in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodonsk, which provided a pretext for the second Chechen war and catapulted Putin into the presidency, were carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Yet, to this day, an indifferent world has made little attempt to grasp the significance of what was the greatest political provocation since the burning of the Reichstag.

I have been trying to call attention to the facts behind the bombings since 1999. I consider this a moral obligation, because ignoring the fact that a man in charge of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal came to power through an act of terror is highly dangerous in itself. Russian human-rights defenders Sergei Yushenkov, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Anna Politkovskaya, and Alexander Litvinenko also worked to shed light on the apartment bombings. But all of them were murdered between 2003 and 2006.

By 2007, when I testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the bombings, I was the only person publicly accusing the regime of responsibility who had not been killed. The bombings terrorized Russia. The Russian authorities blamed Chechen rebels and thereby galvanized popular support for a new war in Chechnya. President Boris Yeltsin and his entourage were thoroughly hated for their role in the pillaging of the country. Putin, the head of the FSB, had just been named Yeltsin’s prime minister and achieved overnight popularity by vowing revenge against those who had murdered innocent civilians. He assumed direction of the war and, on the strength of initial successes, was elected president easily.

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Devastating CBO report on ACA repeal leaves GOP scrambling

Protestors rally against ACA repeal in downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon

The CBO just released the numbers on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement, and they’re ugly. According to the report, 18 million will lose their insurance in the first year, with up to 32 million losing insurance in the years following. Worse yet, the CBO expects premiums to double under the… Continue Reading →

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Why the GOP expects to get away with uninsuring millions (and how to stop them)

PAUL RYAN BETRAYED US ALL .........

If you actually believe that Paul Ryan cares about balancing the budget and lifting people out of poverty, you’re probably ignoring the fact that he’s about to do the exact opposite of both. A full repeal of Obamacare would blast a $353 billion hole in the deficit, while kicking millions of Americans near the poverty line… Continue Reading →

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It’s always okay when you’re a Republican

Ah yes, the “principled” man Trump wants to put in charge of Medicare and Medicaid. He’s an out and out crook, and you should call your reps @ (202) 224-3121 to ask them to reject him:

Washington (CNN)Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

Price bought between $1,001 to $15,000 worth of shares last March in Zimmer Biomet, according to House records reviewed by CNN.
Less than a week after the transaction, the Georgia Republican congressman introduced the HIP Act, legislation that would have delayed until 2018 a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulation that industry analysts warned would significantly hurt Zimmer Biomet financially once fully implemented.
Zimmer Biomet, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of knee and hip implants, was one of two companies that would been hit the hardest by the new CMS regulation that directly impacts the payments for such procedures, according to press reports and congressional sources.
After Price offered his bill to provide Zimmer Biomet and other companies relief from the CMS regulation, the company’s political action committee donated to the congressman’s reelection campaign, records show.
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Propaganda minister: Russian hacking investigation should be kept secret to ‘protect the public’

Kellyanne Conway Dismisses Trump Intel Claims as "Fake"

During part of a lengthy interview on this Sunday’s Fox & Friends, incoming Trump propagandist in chief, Kellyanne Conway was asked whether or not her boss would like to fire FBI Director James Comey after he’s sworn in later this week, and Conway told the crew on the curvy couch that she’s very concerned that the… Continue Reading →

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Priebus warns head of ethics office: ‘Be careful’ criticizing Trump

Donald Trump Names Reince Priebus Chief Of Staff — Here's What You Need To Know

Reince Priebus, chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump, issued a stern warning to the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Sunday. Walter Shaub Jr., who heads the ethics office, has been sounding the alarm about Trump’s decision to turn the management of his business over to his sons instead of setting up… Continue Reading →

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Carl Bernstein: Kellyanne Conway is a ‘propaganda minister’

#Adolf Hitler gives a speech to supporters on the campaign trail during the 1932 German federal elections, which the Nazi Party led with 37% of the vote. (Behind him are Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering) [1090x770] #history #retro #vintage #dh #History

I’d love it if every single cable host didn’t gush over her, for starters:

Whoa. The gloves are off at CNN. This panel followed Anderson Cooper’s interview with Kellyanne Conway in which she lied and complained bitterly about media coverage of Trump and particularly the whole golden shower-gate thing. Carl Bernstein is really done with Kellyanne Conway. CARL BERNSTEIN: Let’s talk about what reporting is. It’s the best obtainable version… Continue Reading →

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Trump: News orgs will ‘suffer the consequences’ for posting Russian intel

President-Elect Trump's First Presser: Russian Hacking, "Fake News" Narratives Dominate

Donald Trump’s appalling attacks on the press have been unprecedented and as president-elect he’s continuing down that path. Trump finally gave a press conference and it was bonkers. The president-elect refused to take a CNN reporter’s question and told him, “You are fake news!” After that, his staff of cheerleaders could be heard laughing and clapping.… Continue Reading →

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