Joe.My.God. https://www.joemygod.com LGBT News Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:40:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 IRELAND: Trump Resort Charged Local Cops €107K For Catering While They Protected Him During Golf Visit https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/ireland-trump-resort-charged-local-cops-e107k-for-catering-while-they-protected-him-during-golf-visit/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/ireland-trump-resort-charged-local-cops-e107k-for-catering-while-they-protected-him-during-golf-visit/#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:30:41 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263264

The Irish Herald reports: A €14,000 spend by gardai on sandwich/snack bags for members was part of an overall €107,625 catering payment to the Donald Trump-owned Trump Doonbeg resort in west Clare. That is according to figures released by An Garda Siochana concerning its €11.3m overtime operation put in place to protect the US President …

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The Irish Herald reports:

A €14,000 spend by gardai on sandwich/snack bags for members was part of an overall €107,625 catering payment to the Donald Trump-owned Trump Doonbeg resort in west Clare. That is according to figures released by An Garda Siochana concerning its €11.3m overtime operation put in place to protect the US President during his two-night stay at Trump Doonbeg in June.

The figures, released in response to a new Freedom of Information request, show that the Trump Doonbeg resort catering bill was run up through a series of “marquee banquets” for gardai, where they consumed a variety of meals over five days at the resort. The bill for providing officers with sandwich/snack bags was €2,800 a day over the five days, while gardai also spent €875 on “additional teas and coffees due to inclement weather” on June 4.

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Trump Withdraws Doral As G7 Summit Location https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/wh-doral-will-be-cheaper-than-other-g7-options/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/wh-doral-will-be-cheaper-than-other-g7-options/#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:00:42 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263256

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced abruptly Saturday night that he would no longer host next year’s Group of Seven summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida, bowing to criticism for having selected his own property as the venue for a major diplomatic event. Trump was buffeted by two straight days …

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The Washington Post reports:

President Trump announced abruptly Saturday night that he would no longer host next year’s Group of Seven summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida, bowing to criticism for having selected his own property as the venue for a major diplomatic event.

Trump was buffeted by two straight days of allegations of self-dealing and exasperation from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including some Republican allies who said the selection of Doral as the venue for a gathering of world leaders was indefensible.

The decision — while it lasted — was an unprecedented one in modern American politics: The president awarded a huge contract to himself. The White House promoted Doral as the single best venue in the United States to host the G-7 summit in June, and the meeting would have brought thousands of guests in the offseason to a resort that is struggling financially.

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-575/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-575/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:00:33 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263232

Billboard Magazine reports: French duo Justice made an appearance Thursday night in New York City as the surprise headliners of Frank Ocean’s Prep+ launch party. Taking place at Basement, Knockdown Center’s underground venue, the event was the first in a series of queer club nights described as an “homage to what could have been of …

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Billboard Magazine reports:

French duo Justice made an appearance Thursday night in New York City as the surprise headliners of Frank Ocean’s Prep+ launch party.

Taking place at Basement, Knockdown Center’s underground venue, the event was the first in a series of queer club nights described as an “homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP had been invented in that era.”

The event advertised a no-photos/video policy, but clips (and, of course, many tweets) trickled through social media channels throughout the night, especially during Justice’s set.

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Trump Defends “Respected Environmentalist” Jill Stein https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/trump-defends-respected-environmentalist-jill-stein/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/trump-defends-respected-environmentalist-jill-stein/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 21:02:42 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263247

The Associated Press reports: President Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton on Saturday, quipping that Democrats “need a Green Party more than ever” after Clinton suggested that the third party’s 2016 candidate for president was a “Russian asset.” In a tweet, the president weighed in on the ongoing controversy sparked by …

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The Associated Press reports:

President Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton on Saturday, quipping that Democrats “need a Green Party more than ever” after Clinton suggested that the third party’s 2016 candidate for president was a “Russian asset.”

In a tweet, the president weighed in on the ongoing controversy sparked by Clinton on Friday when she suggested that Stein was working on behalf of Russia or to aid Russian election interference efforts during her 2016 run for president. Stein has been blamed for winning votes that otherwise could have been won by Clinton.

In his tweet, Trump referred to Stein as a “respected environmentalist,” words of praise that come despite Stein’s own frequent criticism of the president and his administration.

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AOC Endorses Bernie At Massive Queens Rally [VIDEO] https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/aoc-endorses-bernie-at-massive-queens-rally-video/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/aoc-endorses-bernie-at-massive-queens-rally-video/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:29:06 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263244

The Independent reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who was elected as the youngest women to serve in Congress during the 2018 midterms, has endorsed Bernie Sanders to become the next president of the United States. Speaking at a massive rally in Queens, the congresswoman celebrated Mr Sanders’ lifelong career in public service and …

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The Independent reports:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who was elected as the youngest women to serve in Congress during the 2018 midterms, has endorsed Bernie Sanders to become the next president of the United States.

Speaking at a massive rally in Queens, the congresswoman celebrated Mr Sanders’ lifelong career in public service and progressive track record as a Vermont senator. “We right now have one of the best Democratic presidential primary fields in a generation and much of that is because of Bernie Sanders,” she said.

The congresswoman hailed Mr Sanders “enormous, consistent and nonstop advocacy” in the Senate, saying: “The halls of Congress are no joke. It is no joke to stand up to corporate power and established interest.”

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Dobbs: Radical Dems Hate Their American Heritage https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/dobbs-radical-dems-hate-their-american-heritage/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/dobbs-radical-dems-hate-their-american-heritage/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:03:43 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263241

“Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the radical Dems who haven’t had an original idea in their lives, but detest a president whose performance has been historic, who they mean to destroy out of their own ignorance, pettiness, and hatred of American values, and our heritage. “And President Trump succeeding precisely because he is the …

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“Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the radical Dems who haven’t had an original idea in their lives, but detest a president whose performance has been historic, who they mean to destroy out of their own ignorance, pettiness, and hatred of American values, and our heritage.

“And President Trump succeeding precisely because he is the great American who exalts those values and heritage of this nation, and means to assure the American dream for all our citizens. And, man, does he have a head start on getting it done.

“No wonder the RINOs and radical Dems have gone mad with resentment and fear of this president, and his reaffirmation of all that this great country stands for. What a week it has been. I can’t wait for next week.” – Lou Dobbs, on last night’s show.

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State Dept Clears Hillary Of Mishandling Official Emails https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/state-dept-clears-hillary-of-mishandling-official-emails/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/state-dept-clears-hillary-of-mishandling-official-emails/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:18:05 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263238

The New York Times reports: A yearslong State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server found that while the use of the system for official business increased the risk of compromising classified information, there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information. The inquiry, started more than three years …

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The New York Times reports:

A yearslong State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server found that while the use of the system for official business increased the risk of compromising classified information, there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information.

The inquiry, started more than three years ago, found that 38 current or former State Department officials were “culpable” of violating security procedures in a review of about 33,000 individual emails sent to or from the server that Ms. Clinton turned over to investigators.

Ms. Clinton blamed the F.B.I.’s handling of the inquiry for crippling her campaign after James B. Comey, then the bureau’s director, reopened his investigation into the server days before the general election after initially declining to bring charges.

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Michael Moore Endorses Bernie: “He Can Win This” https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/michael-moore-endorses-bernie-he-can-win-this/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/michael-moore-endorses-bernie-he-can-win-this/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:54:51 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263235

Politico reports: Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying “he absolutely can win this.” Moore said a reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator’s willingness to recognize that capitalism “is at the core” of a number of issues facing the country. “Why me …

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Politico reports:

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying “he absolutely can win this.”

Moore said a reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator’s willingness to recognize that capitalism “is at the core” of a number of issues facing the country.

“Why me for Bernie?” he said in an MSNBC interview. “Bernie understands that capitalism, and the greedy form of capitalism especially that we have now, is at the core of so many of the problems that we’re talking about.”

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GOP Senator Hails Trump’s “Integrity” In G7/Doral Pick https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/gop-senator-hails-trumps-integrity-in-g7-doral-pick/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/gop-senator-hails-trumps-integrity-in-g7-doral-pick/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:34:51 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263229

CNBC reports: Three Democratic senators are asking the White House for a raft of information to justify what they called the “outrageous” decision to have the G-7 summit held at President Donald Trump’s Miami golf resort next year. But even as they did so, a Republican senator said that the decision to have Trump National …

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CNBC reports:

Three Democratic senators are asking the White House for a raft of information to justify what they called the “outrageous” decision to have the G-7 summit held at President Donald Trump’s Miami golf resort next year.

But even as they did so, a Republican senator said that the decision to have Trump National Doral Miami, which is owned by the president’s company, host the conference of world leaders shows Trump’s “integrity.”

“I don’t have any concerns about it other than just politically how it appears,” Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said Friday. “It may seem careless politically, but on the other hand there’s tremendous integrity in his boldness and his transparency,” Cramer said.

Cramer first appeared on JMG when as a Senate candidate he said voting against Trump is akin to cheating on your wife. Ahem. Days later he attacked female House members for wearing white to a Trump speech, saying they have a “disease.”

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MPs Narrowly Vote To Delay Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/mps-narrowly-vote-down-boris-johnsons-brexit-deal/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/mps-narrowly-vote-down-boris-johnsons-brexit-deal/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263223

The New York Times reports: Just as Britain appeared on the cusp of a history-making, up-or-down vote on its long-delayed departure from the European Union, the British Parliament struck an impasse on Saturday as lawmakers adopted a measure that delayed a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with Brussels. The turbulent events left …

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The New York Times reports:

Just as Britain appeared on the cusp of a history-making, up-or-down vote on its long-delayed departure from the European Union, the British Parliament struck an impasse on Saturday as lawmakers adopted a measure that delayed a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with Brussels.

The turbulent events left Mr. Johnson’s agreement in limbo, legally obliging him to seek yet another extension for Britain’s departure, which he had once vowed never to do. It was the latest twist in a debate that has convulsed the country ever since the British public voted in 2016 for a divorce from the European Union.

On a dramatic day in which lawmakers debated while enormous crowds of anti-Brexit protesters marched outside the Houses of Parliament, Mr. Johnson implored lawmakers to approve his agreement, which would pave the way for Britain to leave the European Union at the end of the month.

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Turkey Accused Of War Crimes Against Kurdish Civilians https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/turkey-accused-of-war-crimes-against-kurdish-civilians/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/turkey-accused-of-war-crimes-against-kurdish-civilians/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:30:01 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263221

Newsweek reports: Turkey, a NATO member, has allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians in northern Syria. Multiple sources have reported that white phosphorus-loaded munitions are believed to have been dropped in the border town of Ras al-Ayn after images and video surfaced of civilians, including children, suffering gruesome burns associated with the chemical. Anthony Loyd, …

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Newsweek reports:

Turkey, a NATO member, has allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians in northern Syria. Multiple sources have reported that white phosphorus-loaded munitions are believed to have been dropped in the border town of Ras al-Ayn after images and video surfaced of civilians, including children, suffering gruesome burns associated with the chemical.

Anthony Loyd, a journalist for The Times of London, was present at a Syrian-Kurdish hospital in Tal Tamir where a 13-year-old boy was brought in with associated injuries. “The burns on the screaming child brought into the Syrian-Kurdish hospital at Tal Tamir were enough to reduce even hardened medical staff to silence yesterday,” he wrote.

“Yet the terrible wounds that had all but flayed the 13-year-old Mohammed Hamid Mohammed’s skin from his torso, penetrating deep into his flesh, suggested his injuries were caused by something far worse than blast alone.

Brace yourself before looking at the photos on Twitter.

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Dems Intro “THUG Act” To Block G7/Doral Funding https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/dems-intro-thug-act-to-block-g7-doral-funding/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/dems-intro-thug-act-to-block-g7-doral-funding/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:14:07 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263219

The Hill reports: Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would block federal funding for next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral Miami. Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney …

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The Hill reports:

Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would block federal funding for next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral Miami. Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that the Trump resort near Miami will host the annual summit of world leaders June 10-12.

A companion bill is being introduced in the Senate by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.). “Mr. Trump is unashamed of his corruption,” Frankel said in a statement. “He is abusing the office of the Presidency and violating law by directing millions of dollars of American and foreign money to his family enterprises by holding an important meeting of world leaders at his Doral resort.”

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LIVE VIDEO: Brits March For Second Brexit Referendum https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/live-video-brits-march-for-second-brexit-referendum/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/live-video-brits-march-for-second-brexit-referendum/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:38:23 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263215

The Evening Standard reports: Hundreds of thousands of people have descended on London to demand a final say on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Huge numbers are marching through the capital as part of the People’s Vote demonstration, which is taking place as MPs sit for the first Saturday since the Falklands War to …

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The Evening Standard reports:

Hundreds of thousands of people have descended on London to demand a final say on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Huge numbers are marching through the capital as part of the People’s Vote demonstration, which is taking place as MPs sit for the first Saturday since the Falklands War to decide the fate of Brexit.

Protesters gathered in Green Park and Hyde Park, adorned in EU flags, beret and carrying placards, before moving to Park Lane, where the march began. The crowd will hear speeches from politicians and celebrities who support a confirmatory vote on any EU withdrawal agreement.

The clips below are live at this writing.

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Rubio “Selfishly” Thrilled To Have G7 At Trump Resort https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/rubio-selfishly-thrilled-to-have-g7-at-trump-resort/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/rubio-selfishly-thrilled-to-have-g7-at-trump-resort/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:21:10 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263211

The Floridian reports: Florida Senator Marco Rubio is one of the Republicans elated that the G7 will be held in his own back yard. Rubio, whose senate office is located no more than 50 yards from the entrance of Trump Doral National, told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis that he thought is was “great” the event …

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The Floridian reports:

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is one of the Republicans elated that the G7 will be held in his own back yard. Rubio, whose senate office is located no more than 50 yards from the entrance of Trump Doral National, told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis that he thought is was “great” the event was being held in Miami.

“Selfishly as a Floridian, senator from Florida, I think it’s great any time our community gets that kind of attention,” said Rubio.

Rep. Ted Deutch (D) one of many House Democrats pushing for impeachment, took issue with Rubio’s G7 remark, saying “Sorry, but corruption that benefits Floridians is still corrupt. Integrity means standing up to corruption even if letting it slide benefits people you represent.

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Tulsi Gabbard Vows No Independent White House Bid https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/tulsi-gabbard-vows-no-independent-white-house-bid/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/tulsi-gabbard-vows-no-independent-white-house-bid/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:10:16 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263208

“I’ve been very clear, I will not be leaving the Democratic party, I will not be running as an independent or a third-party candidate. “I am running as a Democrat to take our party back, away from the control of people like Hillary Clinton and the warmongering and corrupt, powerful establishment and return our party …

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“I’ve been very clear, I will not be leaving the Democratic party, I will not be running as an independent or a third-party candidate.

“I am running as a Democrat to take our party back, away from the control of people like Hillary Clinton and the warmongering and corrupt, powerful establishment and return our party into the hands of the people.

“Make it so the Democratic party is once again a party of, by and for the people, a party that will fight for the people, fight to protect the planet and that will fight for peace.” – Tulsi Gabbard, last night on CBS News.

In the clip below, she goes on to call Hillary “despicable.”

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-574/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-574/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:00:10 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263201

The Wrap reports: Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige have all joined the ensemble cast of MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson, the studio announced Friday. Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan and Marc Maron are also joining the life story of the queen of soul, as are Broadway stars Saycon …

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The Wrap reports:

Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige have all joined the ensemble cast of MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson, the studio announced Friday.

Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan and Marc Maron are also joining the life story of the queen of soul, as are Broadway stars Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley and newcomer Skye Dakota Turner. Tony-nominee Liesl Tommy is directing “Respect,” which goes into production on Nov. 1.

Tracey Scott Wilson (“The Americans,” “Fosse/Verdon”) wrote the screenplay. “Respect” will open in theaters on Aug. 14, 2020. Scott Bernstein and Harvey Mason Jr., who has produced music for both Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Hudson, are producing the film.

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Giuliani Wanted Visa For Former Ukrainian Prosecutor https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/giuliani-wanted-visa-for-former-ukrainian-prosecutor/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/giuliani-wanted-visa-for-former-ukrainian-prosecutor/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:24:16 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263205

CNN reports: Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent’s …

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CNN reports:

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent’s testimony.

Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, testified that around January 2019 Giuliani requested a visa for former Ukrainian prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin to travel to the United States.

Shokin had been pushed out of his position as Ukraine’s top prosecutor in 2016 after pressure from Western leaders, including Biden, over concerns that he was not pursuing corruption cases. Giuliani has previously told CNN he wanted to interview Shokin in person because the Ukrainian promised to reveal dirt on Democrats.

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Rick Perry Defies House Subpoena For Ukraine Docs https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/rick-perry-defies-house-subpoena-for-ukraine-docs/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/rick-perry-defies-house-subpoena-for-ukraine-docs/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:44:22 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263203

Politico reports: Energy Secretary Rick Perry is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking a host of records related to his actions in Ukraine at the heart of Congress’ ongoing impeachment inquiry. Perry becomes the latest official in President Donald Trump’s administration to refuse to turn over documents, heightening the stakes for the Energy …

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Politico reports:

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking a host of records related to his actions in Ukraine at the heart of Congress’ ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Perry becomes the latest official in President Donald Trump’s administration to refuse to turn over documents, heightening the stakes for the Energy chief who announced his intention to resign from the administration earlier this week.

In a letter to the committees Friday, a senior DOE official reiterated the White House’s objection to the impeachment probe as illegitimate because the House has not formally voted on a resolution to open an inquiry.

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Watchdog: Conway Now Has 50+ Hatch Act Violations https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/watchdog-conway-now-has-50-hatch-act-violations/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/watchdog-conway-now-has-50-hatch-act-violations/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:23:31 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263198

Via press release from the watchdog group CREW: In less than a year, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appears to have violated the Hatch Act on more than 50 occasions using her @KellyannePolls Twitter account which she uses for both personal and official government business. On June 13, 2019, Special Counsel Henry Kerner, a …

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Via press release from the watchdog group CREW:

In less than a year, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appears to have violated the Hatch Act on more than 50 occasions using her @KellyannePolls Twitter account which she uses for both personal and official government business.

On June 13, 2019, Special Counsel Henry Kerner, a Trump appointee, took the unprecedented step of recommending that Conway be removed from public service after finding that her numerous Hatch Act violations on Twitter and in television interviews had continued despite previous findings of violations.

Special Counsel Kerner wrote that Conway’s misconduct “erode[s] the principal foundation of our democratic system–the rule of law.” The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees like Conway from “using their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.”

Conway is one of thirteen Trump administration officials that OSC has found in violation of the Hatch Act, part of a pattern of the President and his appointees using the apparatus of the federal government to illegally bolster his personal political interests.

OSC’s June report regarding Conway found that between October 31, 2018 and June 13, 2019, she violated the Hatch Act at least 22 times using her Twitter account. Based on a review by CREW of Conway’s tweets since June 13, 2019, her apparent violations of the Hatch Act using Twitter have now reached more than 50 violations and counting.

Hit the link for many examples.

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Gayborhood Tanning Salons Linked To Skin Cancer Risk https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/gayborhood-tanning-salons-linked-to-skin-cancer-risk/ https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/gayborhood-tanning-salons-linked-to-skin-cancer-risk/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:59:43 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=263195

Reuters reports: In many U.S. cities, tanning salons appear to cluster in neighborhoods where more gay and bisexual men live, according to a study that suggests this might be one reason for higher skin cancer rates among sexual minority men. The odds of living near a tanning salon were twice as high in areas where …

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Reuters reports:

In many U.S. cities, tanning salons appear to cluster in neighborhoods where more gay and bisexual men live, according to a study that suggests this might be one reason for higher skin cancer rates among sexual minority men. The odds of living near a tanning salon were twice as high in areas where at least 10% of households were male couples than in neighborhoods with fewer gay households.

Skin cancer is becoming increasingly common in the U.S., and indoor tanning causes more than 450,000 basal and squamous cell cancers and more than 10,000 melanomas each year, Linos and colleagues write in JAMA Network Open. Compared to heterosexual men, sexual minority men who identify as gay and bisexual have a six-fold higher prevalence of tanning salon use and more than double the skin cancer risk, researchers note.

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