Friday, November 25, 2016

Personal Enrichment ~ Trump

 A scramble to assess the dangers of President-elect Donald Trump's ...

Highly Cited-Washington Post-Nov 20, 2016

Trump's claim that 'the president can't have a conflict of interest'

Washington Post-Nov 23, 2016
The law doesn't say the president can't have a conflict of interest. But Congress, under Title 18 Section 208 of the U.S. code, did exempt the ...

Trump's Businesses and Conflicts of Interest

Wall Street Journal-14 hours ago
The Trump transition team's Code of Ethical Conduct covers the basic conflict of interest issues—officials suspending activities on behalf of ...

Trump Barraged by Conflict of Interest Questions

ABC News-Nov 22, 2016
Mr. Trump was also asked about his business, and potential conflicts of interest. The president-elect once saying in the campaign, if elected, ...

Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters

The protesters are in desperate need of more support as police turn to riot suppression tactics commonly used in authoritarian dictatorships. Since beatings, mass arrests, and targeted sexual humiliation has failed to break the spirit of the protesters, they have turned to outright violence, using water cannons to soak protesters in freezing temperatures and unleashing brutal fusillades of rubber bullets and concussion grenades.
Hundreds have been injured from bullet fire. One protester will lose her arm after a grenade detonation sliced through her muscles in a gruesome fashion. Five to six hundred have been treated for hypothermia after being hit by water cannons. The veterans, however, are undaunted at the prospect of violence. “Bring Body armor, gas masks, earplugs AND shooting mufflers (we may be facing a sound cannon) but no drugs, alcohol or weapons” reads the Facebook page.

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 Standing Rock Member Reminds Obama About Promise He Made When They Met

Politicians Discussing Global Warming

This is a statue located in Berlin, entitled "Politicians Discussing Global Warming."

A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not

For nearly six years, Speaker Paul D. Ryan has championed the new approach, denounced by Democrats as “voucherizing” Medicare. Representative Tom Price of Georgia, the House Budget Committee chairman and a leading candidate to be Mr. Trump’s secretary of health and human services, has also embraced the idea, known as premium support.

Northwestern Mutual $256,335$164,335$92,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $144,550$46,050$98,500
Koch Industries $130,222$42,222$88,000
National Assn of Home Builders $107,200$5,700$101,500
National Beer Wholesalers Assn $100,500$3,000$97,500
Abbott Laboratories $99,300$25,050$74,250
AT&T Inc $96,230$7,730$88,500
FedEx Corp $94,600$33,600$61,000
Pfizer Inc $93,005$54,505$38,500
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors $92,500$0$92,500
USAA $90,620$47,120$43,500
Credit Suisse Group $89,325$21,825$67,500
National Auto Dealers Assn $88,500$0$88,500
Bank of America $84,644$36,644$48,000
American Hospital Assn $82,586$43,686$38,900
National Assn of Realtors $81,760$6,100$75,660
Blackstone Group $81,700$79,200$2,500
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $79,385$8,385$71,000
Investment Co Institute $78,999$5,500$73,499
JPMorgan Chase & Co $76,475$17,475$59,000
This table lists the top donors to this candidate in 1997-2016.
 The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the
 organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those 
 individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Jill Stein raises over $4.5m to request US election recounts in battleground states

Green party presidential candidate seeks donations to fund efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over ‘compelling evidence of voting anomalies’

Stein said she was acting due to “compelling evidence of voting anomalies” and that data analysis had indicated “significant discrepancies in vote totals” that were released by state authorities.
“These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified,” she said in a statement. “We deserve elections we can trust.”
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Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States
New York Times - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead is now over two million - 2 days ago