Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was a superdelegate for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has reported to prison to begin his 10-year sentence stemming from numerous corruption charges.Fattah reported Wednesday to the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean in western Pennsylvania near the New York border, CBS Philly reported.In June 2016, Fattah and four associates were convicted on 29 corruption charges after misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources.
Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.
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Just a day after leaving the White House, Obama is in the Palm Springs area on vacation.He and Michelle are staying at the mansion of Spanish ambassador James Costos and his husband, interior designer Michael Smith, in Rancho Mirage.
Democrats have been in power for so long that they’ve forgotten how to oppose. Their party has been on a roll since 2005 when the botched Social Security reform, the slow bleed of the Iraq war, and Hurricane Katrina sent the Bush administration into a tailspin. The Democrats won the Congress the following year and the White House two years after that. And while they lost the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, Democrats still had the advantage of retaining the White House, a president seemingly immune from criticism, the courts, the bureaucracy, and large portions of the media. The correlation of forces in Washington has weighed heavily in favor of the Democrats for a decade. No longer. The election of Donald Trump has brought unified Republican government to Washington and overturned our understanding of how politics works.
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Minnesota elementary school teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband Matt Deyo explained in the suicide note that they sent to their families briefly before their bodies were found that they didnt think they had done any harm.But the eight boys whom the pair “groomed” and sexually abused might say differently.Babbitt, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in South St. Paul, and Deyo, an alleged “computer genius,” committed a murder-suicide earlier this year after an investigation brought forward eight boys who claimed that the two had molested them.
Every day, the job of President-Elect seems to become more danger-filled for Donald Trump. It can honestly be said that it looks like the entire establishment is out to destroy his presidency before it even gets off the ground. As we have said for months, all signs are pointing to Hillary Clinton working behind the scenes to further this coup.Today’s revelation is nothing less than a bombshell in the swamp that is our U.S. Government in Washington; with the curtains pulled back, it’s now clear precisely what has happened. Tragically, new evidence has emerged that shows that despite their public differences, both parties are largely different shades of the same corrupt mud.New information from Wikileaks is about to shake up the political world. Those in question are “Republicans in name only” or “RINOs.” An email from John Podesta to Huma Abedin that was released as document number 1078645 is about to turn the speculation that certain prominent Republicans who opposed Donald Trump into the truth that they were, in fact, not just disloyal to Trump and the party but were on Hillary Clinton’s payroll.
The email, sent in July of this year, describes how funds were being diverted from Clinton’s campaign to the Super PACS of Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich.
According to the email:
“JB, CF, and JK PACS will be noticeably silent for the rest of the campaign. Each will receive a significant allowance from advertising budget. HRC is in the loop and has talked to all three personally. Eyes only.”
The PISA test is held every three years, and evaluates thousands of 15-year-olds from across the globe, including nearly 6,000 U.S. students. The latest test showed U.S. students with an average score of 470. That compares to a score of 488 in 2009. The global average is 20 points above, at a score of 490.”Its kind of depressing…” said D.C. parent Michael Truscott.”If were going to do better than 40th, and we do want to do better than 40th, both individually and as a nation, then its got to become part of our culture.”
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryans 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while theres a growing appetite for major changes in the partys leadership structure and messaging tactics, its not strong enough to loosen Pelosis grip on a liberal-heavy group thats rarely challenged her authority.Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats grim performance in this years elections — the latest in a string of cycles planting Republicans firmly in the majority — was a clear signal that Pelosis leadership strategy has failed to attract the broad coalition of voters required to return the Speakers gavel to the Democrats hands.
The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaedas plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and “outbreeding nonmuslims” who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book.Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media.