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Another Indicted Republican

Yesterday it was punching your wife in the face for not getting undressed quickly enough to have sex.
Today its for trying to bribe their way into the Trump Administration via loans to Paul Manafort.

Will the conservative corruption ever cease?

“Bank CEO Stephen M. Calk Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Presidential Administration Position In Exchange For Approving $16 Million In Loans”

“As alleged, Stephen M. Calk abused the power entrusted to him as the top official of a federally insured bank by approving millions of dollars in high-risk loans in an effort to secure a personal benefit, namely an appointment as Secretary of the Army or another similarly high-level position in the incoming presidential administration. Calk’s alleged attempt to obtain such an appointment was unsuccessful, and the loans he approved were ultimately downgraded by the bank’s primary regulator. Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and FDIC OIG, Calk’s alleged corrupt scheme has now resulted in a federal criminal charge.”

American Taliban released from prison

John Walker Lindh has now served 85% of his 20 year prison sentence and is being paroled. Reports are that Lindh is still a radical Islamic fundamentalist and he will be closely monitored while on parole.

Trump giveth, Trump taketh away

Trump’s tax cuts were nice for some taxpayers. The Federal Reserve today estimated that every American household will be paying an additional $831 a year in increased costs for purchases due to the Trump tariffs.
That cuts the average household’s tax saving in half.

Now thats something you dont see everyday

PBS Newshour tonight had a segment on a comedy team composed of two lesbian women who are married to each other, one is Israeli Jewish, the other is Palestinian Muslim.
One of their jokes: The Palestinian women: “When someone tells me ‘go back to your own country’ that is the greatest compliment. I say ‘thank you, so much,’ he thinks we have a country.”
Another joke: “I have to pass through several checkpoints, in our apartment.”

Another court defeat for Trump

Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One can give Trump financial records to House Democrats

Reps preferred to HARASS President Obama rather than work with him

During the Obama administration, Congressional Republicans used a strategy of never-ending investigations to counter the policy objectives of Barack Obama. Among the major investigations conducted by Republicans were:
Loans to the solar company Solyndra. The company collapsed after taking a $535 million federal loan guarantee, and Republicans noted that a campaign bundler for Obama was a key investor. The loan default prompted an investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Alleged political bias at the Internal Revenue Service. This controversy involved charges that IRS officials were unfairly targeting conservative groups for unusual scrutiny in applications to become a tax-exempt organization.
This attracted an investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

The Benghazi, Libya consulate terrorist attack in 2012, in which four Americans died, including the U.S. ambassador. The circumstances surrounding the attack were investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, several House panels led by the House Intelligence Committee, and a specially created House Benghazi committee. In 2015, the specially created committee called Hillary Clinton -- who had been secretary of state during the attack and who was widely expected to run for president -- for a full day of televised testimony.

The "gun-walking" program known as Fast & Furious, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, partly during Obama’s presidency ( but beginning in the George W. Bush presidency) allowed guns to be sold to Mexican nationals in the hopes of tracking down drug cartel leaders. The program was investigated jointly by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The botched 2014 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, At first, the website was largely inoperable, though the government was eventually able to fix it. The rollout was the subject of hearings by the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Homeless High School Valedictorian gets $3 million in scholarship offers

“A teen who was homeless scores more than $3 million in college scholarships”

The stress of senior year can be overwhelming. Combine that with challenges at home, and it can derail any high school student's academic career.

Memphis high school senior Tupac Mosley maintained a 4.3 GPA, scored a 31 on his ACT, and was named valedictorian -- all while dealing with the death of his father and the lack of a permanent home.
His accomplishments earned him dozens of college scholarships worth more than $3 million.

honestly an honor and a blessing," he told CNN's New Day.
Mosley had set a personal goal of reaching $1 million in scholarships in an effort to "do the best for my school." When the offers started coming in, he said "I wanted to beat a million."
"I actually did not know that I received $3 million until graduation," he said.

Hardships were never an excuse for Mosley, according to Raleigh Egypt High School principal Shari Meeks, who said that the soon-to-be college freshman always has a smile on his face.

Mosley isn't the only member of his family to reach academic highs. His older brother was also valedictorian.
Mosley, who at one point was living in a tent, credits his family, friends and all the people at his school for his success.

"They have all been a great support to me," he said.
In September, Mosley will be attending Tennessee State University where he plans to major in electrical engineering.

"As I've been worrying about finances and money for most of my life, to know that I can be doing something that I'm enjoying for my next four years and really ... starting my career off is ... refreshing and motivating.” "I can do this with confidence not having to worry about anything else."

New Trump Favorability Rating

Quinnipiac University Poll. May 16-20, 2019. N=1,078 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.7..
"Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?"
Favorable: 38%
Unfavorable: 57%
Haven't heard enough: 2%
Refused: 3%

Republicans behaving badly

Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched wife in face over sex

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex.

Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

The Sun Herald reports the document was filed with the George County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies report McLeod was drunk and holding a glass of alcohol when they arrived. Deputies report McLeod punched his wife and bloodied her nose. When officers told McLeod a domestic assault had been reported, they say he replied "Are you kidding me?"

McLeod is free on bail. He didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 58-year-old McLeod has represented George and Stone counties since 2012. He's unopposed for re-election this year.

Quotes from Representative Justin Amash

“People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation--and therefore cannot be impeached--are resting their argument on several falsehoods.”

“In fact, there were many crimes revealed by the investigation, some of which were charged, and some of which were not.”

Some “imply the president should be permitted to use any means to end what he claims to be a frivolous investigation, no matter how unreasonable his claim.”

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