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House Fines Cawthorn $15K For Crypto Insider Trading

Axios reports: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who is leaving Congress next month after losing his primary, was directed by the House Ethics Committee Tuesday to pay more than $15,000 related to his ownership and promotion of a cryptocurrency. A report released by the panel, which followed a seven-month investigation, concluded there was “substantial evidence” the North Carolina lawmaker improperly received …

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Manhattan Jury Finds Trump Org Guilty Of All Charges

Forbes reports: The Trump Organization has been found guilty of criminal tax fraud, a jury declared Tuesday, after prosecutors accused former President Donald Trump’s company of evading taxes by paying executives through gifts and off-the-books compensation. Trump was not directly charged in the case, but prosecutors tried to implicate him in the scheme at trial by providing evidence that showed …

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Virginia Restaurant Refuses To Serve Hate Group

The Washington Post reports: A restaurant in Richmond last week canceled a reservation for a private event being held by a conservative Christian organization, citing the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion rights. “We have always refused service to anyone for making our staff uncomfortable or unsafe and this was the driving force behind our decision,” read an Instagram …

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Laptop Thief Capitol Rioter Pleads Guilty To Felony

From the Justice Department: A New York man pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election. Rafael Rondon, …

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Gay CA State Senator Gets “Groomer” Bomb Threat

Just in via press release: Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after receiving a bomb threat targeting his home and office: “Early this morning, I was informed by the San Francisco Standard and the police that someone had issued a bomb threat against me, listing my specific home address and also threatening to shoot up my Capitol …

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Pastor Gets Six Years Probation On Child Sex Charges

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The former pastor of a church in Chester issued a tearful apology to his wife, his family and his former congregants Tuesday as he was sentenced to six years’ probation for having a sexual relationship with an underage girl. Edward Lilly, 72, said he was “deeply, profoundly sorry” during the brief hearing before Delaware County Court …

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Mormon Leader Had Sex With Underage Wives’ Father

The Daily Beast reports: Samuel Bateman, a self-proclaimed “prophet” of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had 20 wives, many of whom were under the age of 15, according to an FBI investigation. Bateman drank wine and had sex with a male follower, Moroni Johnson, in a motel room in Lincoln, Nebraska, in front of his underage …

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Historic NYC Gay Bar Julius’ Granted Landmark Status

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to designate Julius’ Bar in the Village as an individual landmark. In the 1960s, the state liquor authority did not allow people to be served alcohol if they were openly gay. “In 1966, we had something called the sip-in,” Julius’ Bar manager Nick Gabriellini said. …

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Newsmax Host Backs Trump’s Call On “Terminating”

Media Matters has the transcript: I will not condemn what President Trump said. In fact — well, look, let me point out what’s happening here. Donald Trump believes that he won the 2020 election. I happen to agree with him in large part. I think there were huge problems with that election. What we’re learning right now – if you’re Donald Trump, you can absolutely understand the way he feels. And it only …

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Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Biggs Launches Speaker Bid

Axios reports: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the former chair of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, on Tuesday announced he is running against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for speaker of the House. Biggs cited instances where McCarthy was disloyal to Trump, such as privately floating censure in the aftermath of Jan. 6 and his initial support for Rep. Liz Cheney …

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