President Biden’s Anti-Corruption Fight Was Over Before It Began

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021 12:01 AM

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President Biden really, really cares about corruption. Didn’t you get the memo?
According to the White House, “President Biden definitely engages on—with a range of leaders—in advancing, you know, his foreign policy priorities, foremost amongst which are absolutely to address and combat corruption.

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Democrats Propose a Federal Speech Czar

A voting sign is in Bronx, N.Y. June 23, 2020 (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Tucked inside a supposedly ‘moderate’ voting bill is a provision that would empower a lone bureaucrat to wield outsized control over elections.
Deep inside the Democrats’ latest “compromise” proposal on elections and campaign finance is a new cup of poison for free speech and fair campaigns.
Of course, the sponsors bragged that they dropped some controversial provisions.

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Democrats Propose a Federal Speech Czar

A voting sign is in Bronx, N.Y. June 23, 2020 (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Tucked inside a supposedly ‘moderate’ voting bill is a provision that would empower a lone bureaucrat to wield outsized control over elections.
Deep inside the Democrats’ latest “compromise” proposal on elections and campaign finance is a new cup of poison for free speech and fair campaigns.
Of course, the sponsors bragged that they dropped some controversial provisions.

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Matt Gaetz’s Fundraising Craters as He Finally Shuns Spotlight

As Rep. Matt Gaetz gears up for potential charges to drop, the Florida Republican has gotten much quieter, with fewer cable appearances and campaign events—and that decision is manifesting itself in one distinct way: fundraising.
Contributions to Gaetz’s campaign committee, Friends of Matt Gaetz, have cratered, with the congressman posting a $100,000 net loss on the quarter after donations fell off by well more than half.

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Matt Gaetz’s Fundraising Craters as He Finally Shuns Spotlight

As Rep. Matt Gaetz gears up for potential charges to drop, the Florida Republican has gotten much quieter, with fewer cable appearances and campaign events—and that decision is manifesting itself in one distinct way: fundraising.
Contributions to Gaetz’s campaign committee, Friends of Matt Gaetz, have cratered, with the congressman posting a $100,000 net loss on the quarter after donations fell off by well more than half.

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Matt Gaetz’s Fundraising Craters as He Finally Shuns Spotlight

As Rep. Matt Gaetz gears up for potential charges to drop, the Florida Republican has gotten much quieter, with fewer cable appearances and campaign events—and that decision is manifesting itself in one distinct way: fundraising.
Contributions to Gaetz’s campaign committee, Friends of Matt Gaetz, have cratered, with the congressman posting a $100,000 net loss on the quarter after donations fell off by well more than half.

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Indicted Congressman is ‘longtime’ member of secretive religious org tied to Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill: report

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), indicted on federal charges on Tuesday for allegedly lying to the FBI about campaign finance issues, is a longtime member of the highly secretive, highly political, and largely evangelical Christian group known as The Family.
That organization was recently highlighted in a Netflix documentary inspired by Jeff Sharlet’s investigative book, “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

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France’s Fascist Pundit Éric Zemmour Is Winning Already

France’s presidential election next April was long expected to produce another runoff between the neoliberal Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen. Yet in recent months the contest has been shaken up by another potential contender, dragging public debate even further to the right.
An anti-immigrant, anti-Islam pundit, famous for his vitriolic interventions in both the conservative press and the Fox-like CNews, Éric Zemmour has long used his huge platform to claim that France faces a struggle for survival.

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France’s Fascist Pundit Éric Zemmour Is Winning Already

France’s presidential election next April was long expected to produce another runoff between the neoliberal Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen. Yet in recent months the contest has been shaken up by another potential contender, dragging public debate even further to the right.
An anti-immigrant, anti-Islam pundit, famous for his vitriolic interventions in both the conservative press and the Fox-like CNews, Éric Zemmour has long used his huge platform to claim that France faces a struggle for survival.

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France’s Fascist Pundit Éric Zemmour Is Winning Already

France’s presidential election next April was long expected to produce another runoff between the neoliberal Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen. Yet in recent months the contest has been shaken up by another potential contender, dragging public debate even further to the right.
An anti-immigrant, anti-Islam pundit, famous for his vitriolic interventions in both the conservative press and the Fox-like CNews, Éric Zemmour has long used his huge platform to claim that France faces a struggle for survival.

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