*VIDEO* Yes, There Actually Was Another Democrat Debate Last Night… Really!

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How Are The Early Democrat Primaries/Caucuses Shaking Out?


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IOWA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 31, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: 47.9%
Bernie Sanders: : 43.9%

RESULTS (February 1, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: Votes – 70,047 (49.84%) —— Delegates Won: 23
Bernie Sanders: : Votes – 69,692 (49.59%) —— Delegates Won: 21

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 8, 2016)
Bernie Sanders: : 54.5%
Hillary Clinton: 41.2%

RESULTS (February 9, 2016)
Bernie Sanders: Votes – 142,042 (60.01%) —— Delegates Won: 15
Hillary Clinton: Votes – 90,679 (38.31%) —— Delegates Won: 9

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NEVADA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of December 27, 2015)
Hillary Clinton: 50.0%
Bernie Sanders: 30.5%

RESULTS (February 20, 2016)
Hillary Clinton:
Bernie Sanders:

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SOUTH CAROLINA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 23, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: 62.0%
Bernie Sanders: 32.5%

RESULTS (February 27, 2016)
Hillary Clinton:
Bernie Sanders:

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NOTE – When superdelegates are included, the total distribution of delegates thus far is as follows:

Hillary Clinton: 394
Bernie Sanders: 44

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*VIDEO* Vermin Supreme Makes Last-Minute Pitch To Democrat Voters In New Hampshire

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*AUDIO* Mark Steyn And Howie Carr Discuss The Presidential Primaries (02/05/16)

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*VIDEO* Move Over Pajama Boy, Sticker Boy Is Newest Democrat Star

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Fat, Stupid, Democrat Councilman Urges Constituents To Hurl Rocks, Bricks And Bottles At Police (Video)

Mississippi Democrat Urges Constituents To Hurl Rocks, Bricks And Bottles At Police – Gateway Pundit

Mississippi Democrat Kenneth Stokes urged his community this week to hurl rocks, bricks and bottles at police.

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His bio page says Councilman Stokes always puts God first.

Stokes says his constituents should throw rocks, bricks and bottles at police.
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The Epoch Times reported:
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A Mississippi councilman has sparked controversy after calling for dramatic action against police.

Kenneth Stokes, a councilman in Jackson Ward, says he wants his constituents to send a message to police officers from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects through their territory.

“What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don’t want you in here,” he said, reported WLBT.

Stokes also said he’s looking into suing police from other jurisdictions who enter Jackson Ward.

According to Stokes’ bio on the Ward’s website, he was first elected in 1989. He served for six terms before becoming a county supervisor, but returned to the council in a special election after his wife was made a county judge.

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Former Democrat Assemply Speaker From New York Convicted ​Of ​Seven Counts Of Corruption

Sheldon Silver Found Guilty On All Counts In Corruption Trial – New York Post

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Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted ​on ​all ​seven criminal ​counts Monday in a corruption scheme that traded taxpayer cash and political favors for nearly $4 million in payoffs.

A Manhattan federal jury deliberated less than three days before finding the veteran lawmaker guilty of seven charges of honest-services fraud, extortion and money laundering.

Silver, 71, faces a maximum 1​​30 years in ​prison for the long-running scam.

​The conviction of Silver – for decades one of the three most powerful politicians in the state – was a huge victory for anti-corruption crusading Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.

​”Today, Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York,” Bharara said in a statement.​

​Jurors had appeared to be in disarray several times during deliberations, with one demanding to be taken off the panel because she said other members were hassling her over her views, and another claiming a newly discovered conflict of interest earlier Monday..

The second juror, Bronx cabbie Kenneth Graham, 69, told the judge that he only recently learned that he leases his taxi medallion from a man who “associates with Mr. Silver.” The judge refused to excuse him.

“He was guilty, and that’s all,” Graham said of Silver outside court, when asked about the verdict.

“All of [the evidence] was compelling. We come to a conclusion, and he was guilty.”

But Graham indicated that the jury struggled to come up with its verdict.

“It was hard… on the last day and the day before… There was a lot of hold-outs,” he said.

“I feel relief. Maybe I don’t feel good,” he added.​​

The decision cemented a stunning fall from grace that began when the Manhattan Democrat was busted in January following more than three decades as one of state’s most powerful pols.

His arrest forced Silver to resign his leadership post, but he held onto his longtime Assembly seat.

Under state law, Silver’s conviction automatically boots him from office and bars him from ever again holding any state position.

Monday’s verdict came midway through the corruption trial of Silver’s onetime counterpart in the state Senate, former Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who’s charged in an unrelated influence-peddling scheme along with his son, Adam.

During Silver’s 3½-week trial, prosecutors presented an array of evidence that included testimony from co-conspirators who turned rat to avoid getting charged in the case.

Columbia University cancer doctor Robert Taub – who got $500,000 in taxpayer-funded research grants from Silver – testified that he steered dozens of asbestos victims to Silver for legal representation by the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm.

Silver, who was “of counsel” at Weitz & Luxenberg at the time, pocketed more than $3 million for delivering the clients.

Veteran Albany lobbyist Brian Meara also testified that he set up a meeting between Silver and an exec at the Glenwood Management development company, which hired another law firm with ties to Silver to handle its lucrative property tax litigation.

Silver – who changed his position on legislation extending real estate tax abatements and blocking stricter rent regulations – got more than $700,000 from the firm of Goldberg & Iryami, with Meara testifying that he was both “surprised and concerned” when Silver revealed the fee-splitting arrangement.

During closing arguments, prosecutor Andrew Goldstein told jurors that Silver was motivated by greed: “This was bribery. This was extortion. This was corruption – the real deal. Don’t let it stand.”

Goldstein also blasted as “preposterous” Silver’s claim that his actions were merely “politics as usual in Albany.”

Defense lawyer Steven Molo insisted that Silver had never engaged in the sort of “quid pro quo” that’s legally required to sustain a conviction for honest-services fraud.

Molo also accused prosecutors of viewing Silver through a “dirty window,” adding that they had “failed to demonstrate that any harm has occurred.”

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*VIDEO* Bad Lip Reading: The First Democrat Debate

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H/T Right Scoop

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*VIDEO* The Democrat/Communist Party Of America

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*VIDEO* SNL Skit: CNN Democrat Debate

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*VIDEO* Ed Does Another Whacky Video Mashup – This Time Of The Democrat Primary Debate

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“Die Dirty Faggy”: Democrat Congressman’s Aide Arrested For Attacking Black, Gay Lover With Shovel, Knife

Police: Democratic Aide Beat Black Gay Lover With Shovel… ‘Die Dirty Faggy’ – Big Government

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An aide to Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) was arrested in Baltimore last week for allegedly beating his male lover with a shovel, CQ Roll Call reports.

CQ Roll Call, which obtained the police report, details allegations that Levin staffer Tim Foster beat an unnamed, 39 year old black man, identified as Foster’s boyfriend, with a small black and red shovel just after midnight on Oct. 8. The beating left the victim hospitalized with wounds to his upper back, neck and torso.
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Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police. Foster released him, then allegedly grabbed a stainless kitchen knife. As the boyfriend fled toward the stairs, Foster chased him and warned, “When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”

Foster lunged at his boyfriend with the knife. But Foster’s wife “got in the way” and the knife then fell to the floor, the report states.

The boyfriend told police he attempted to escape the property, but was again assaulted by Foster. This time, Foster struck him in his upper back with a small black and red shovel. Foster continued to assault the man until he got into his vehicle, the report states.

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Foster has been charged with second degree assault and “dangerous weapons charges.” He was placed under arrest early Thursday morning and spent the night in the Baltimore County Detention Center before being released, Roll Call reported.

Levin’s office did not have a comment for Roll Call about the incident. However, the publication reports that Foster has been placed on unpaid leave.

Foster, who is Levin’s online communication manager, has reportedly worked for the Michigan lawmaker for seven years.

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*LIVE STREAMING* CNN Democrat/Socialist Presidential Primary Debate (10/13/15 – 9pm ET)



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Participants: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee

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Homicidal Democrat: ‘I Don’t Think We Do Children A Favor By Forcing Women To Give Birth’

Gwen Moore: ‘I Don’t Think We Do Children A Favor By Forcing Women To Give Birth’ – Daily Caller

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Democratic Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore is continuing her push to keep Planned Parenthood funded, claiming reallocating the funds to other healthcare organizations that don’t perform abortions wouldn’t be an adequate option.

At a press conference held by the Congressional Black Caucus Monday, Moore said due to the length of time women are fertile throughout their lives, it can be difficult preventing pregnancy.

“That is a lot of time to prevent pregnancies, and it’s hard for me to believe that any woman would want to be pregnant every year for 35 years,” she said. “So women have been desperately in need for this healthcare remedy, which is why it has been such a strenuous effort to provide this life saving benefit to women.”

While Planned Parenthood receives close to half a billion dollars a year in federal funds, Moore says due to the Hyde Amendment none of that money goes toward abortions. Critics say the money indirectly funds the cause because money provided by private donors could be used for women’s healthcare instead of the procedure.

Planned Parenthood has recently come under fire after a series of videos allegedly showing doctors discussing selling fetal body parts for profit. Republican legislatures have since pushed to defund the organization, some even at the cost of a government shutdown.

Moore also said many women with unintended pregnancies carry out full-terms because they can’t afford the service.

“It has all kinds of implications on a family – not just financial, but emotional, social and the ability of a family to provide for their children really relies on that family being able to decide when and how many children and if they will have any children at all,” she said. “I don’t think we do children a favor by forcing women to give birth.”

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Bill Clinton Sexual Assault Victim Calls Out “Lying Pig” Hillary Over New Ad

Kathleen Willey Calls Out ‘Lying Pig’ Hillary – WorldNetDaily

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Kathleen Willey, the former Democrat activist who claims she was sexually assaulted by President Bill Clinton, is calling out Hillary Clinton for a new ad that expresses the presidential candidate’s purported concern for the survivors of sexual assault.

“She’s a money-hungry hypocritical witch who will do anything for money,” Willey told the American Mirror.

In the ad, which is only about 17 seconds long, Hillary Clinton states: “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard, and you have a right to be believed. We’re with you.”

Willey pointed out she got a different message from Hillary when she accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her.

“She believed what happened for sure. She just chose to ignore the plight of all of his victims, thus enabling him to continue to abuse and rape women in the future,” Willey said of Hillary.

“She’s a lying pig. I cannot believe that she had the gall to make that commercial. How dare she? I hope she rots in hell.”

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Willey, author of the book “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton,” has been critical of Hillary Clinton in previous interviews.

WND reported a few months ago Willey’s statements about the Clintons’ mental health.

“[Hillary] is really looking awfully haggard these days,” Willey told “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.”

“After watching [Bill’s] performance with [NBC News’ Cynthia] McFadden, when he said that I’ve gotta pay my bills, I think he’s showing early signs of dementia or something. He’s not the old Bill Clinton that we all remember. I mean, he was all over the place. Now you’re seeing clips of [Hillary] talking to herself all the time. I think that I want somebody in there who knows what they’re doing, and money isn’t the No. 1 issue for them. They have enough money. They made $30 million… in the last 15 months on speaking engagements. Isn’t that enough?”

WND reported last month that Willey, who with her husband, Ed, founded Virginians for Clinton and helped send Bill and Hillary to the White House in 1992, was shocked when Hillary claimed she and the president were broke when they left the White House in 2000.

“For her to say dead broke… I can tell you what it is to be dead broke and owing money,” she told WND in an interview.

Willey goes way back with the Clintons. While serving as a volunteer in the White House and facing financial hard times, she says she met with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office to request a paying position. But instead of getting help, she says, she was subjected to “nothing short of serious sexual harassment.”

Distraught, Willey fled Clinton’s presence, only to discover that her husband had committed suicide that same afternoon.

Later, she was drawn “unwillingly” into the Paula Jones lawsuit, the Ken Starr investigation and impeachment proceedings.

Willey wrote about her experiences with Bill Clinton’s sex addiction and Hillary Clinton’s revenge in the book “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill & Hillary Clinton.”

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Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) Was An Angry, Gay, Black, Obama Supporter

WDBJ Shooter Was Angry Gay Black Democrat; Was Reprimanded For Wearing Obama Sticker – Gateway Pundit

Gay Black reporter Vester Flanagan was an Angry Barack Obama Democrat.

** He was reprimanded for wearing a Barack Obama sticker at work.
** He had his racial suits tossed from court
** He was a “high paid companion
** He attempted to subpoena personnel records on both of his victims

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Killer Vester Flanagan was a big Obama supporter.

The Huffington Post reported:

Vester Lee Flanagan, the man suspected of killing two Virginia television reporters Wednesday morning, attempted to subpoena personnel records on both of those victims, as well as other staff members, as part of a lawsuit against the TV station.

Flanagan’s lawsuit, filed in the Roanoke City General District Court in March 2014, requested $25,000 from WDBJ, the station, which had terminated his employment the previous year. The suit cited wrongful termination, unpaid overtime wages, racial discrimination and sexual harassment for identifying as gay. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, although it’s unclear whether a settlement was reached.

According to an internal memo included in the court documents, after Flanagan was presented with a severance letter in February 2013, he said, “You better call police because I’m going to make a big stink.” A newsroom employee called 911, and police officers arrived to physically escort Flanagan from the building.

Memos indicate that Ward videotaped Flanagan as he was escorted out. Flanagan told Ward to “lose your big gut,” and flipped off the camera.

WDBJ objected to Flanagan’s request for employee documents, claiming the personnel records were proprietary information and irrelevant to his claims.

The court filings also include Flanagan’s application for employment at WDBJ and his resume, in which he reported graduating from San Francisco State University with a 3.7 grade point average and his affiliation with the National Association of Black Journalists.

Flanagan was offered a position with WDBJ on March 6, 2012, as a multimedia journalist/general assignment reporter with an annual salary of $36,000. However, he quickly racked up a misconduct record during his year of employment.

In a performance review in August 2012, Flanagan was given a “1,” the lowest rating, for being “respectful to coworkers at all times,” but a “4” for work diligence and attendance. He was written up in November 2012 for wearing a Barack Obama sticker.

By the end of that year, his supervisor was expressing dissatisfaction with the quality of Flanagan’s work, as well as his attitude towards his co-workers. Dan Dennison, the station’s news director at the time, cited a story in which Flanagan reported on a local church’s response to the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut.

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Vester Flanagan shot the two reporters dead this morning.

Then the cold-blooded killer committed suicide.

He was a Social Justice Warrior.

You own this, Democrats.

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Leftist Treason Update: Democrat Mayors Of Michigan Cities Plan Ramadan Dinner Celebration On 9/11

Outrage Spreads As Cities Plan Ramadan Dinner Celebration On 9/11 – BizPac Review

The Democratic mayors of two Michigan cities plan to celebrate September 11th this year by honoring Sharia and hosting their “9th Annual Ramadan Unity Dinner.”

Ramadan ended in July, but the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing has scheduled its dinner at the city-owned convention center on the very day when 19 Muslim terrorists killed 2,977 innocent victims at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and three crashed airliners, 14 years ago.

In an almost unbelievable act of callousness and dishonor of those victims, Mayors Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett of Lansing and East Lansing, respectively, will host a dinner themed “Hope, Not Hunger.” The event’s poster features an Islamic crescent and a skyline of mosque-styled buildings.

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Adding insult to injury, the cities are sponsoring – with taxpayer dollars – a high school essay contest whose winners will be honored at the dinner and given prizes of up to $500.

The event was tweeted by Twitter user @creepingsharia and picked up by several blogs.

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Michigan: Lansing mayors to host Ramadan party… on 9/11!! creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/michigan-lansing-mayors-to-host-ramadan-party-on-911…

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Although the media seems to have ignored this in-your-face jab at America’s grief, the tweet garnered replies of shock and shame.

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Michigan: Lansing mayors to host Ramadan party… on 9/11!! creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/michigan-lansing-mayors-to-host-ramadan-party-on-911…
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@creepingsharia on 9/11? #HolyBadTimingBatman

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Michigan: Lansing mayors to host Ramadan party… on 9/11!! creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/michigan-lansing-mayors-to-host-ramadan-party-on-911…
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@creepingsharia @bob_grandpa Send them a roasted pig with a side of bacon

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@creepingsharia WTF!!! Ramadan celebration on 9/11 ?!?!

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One blogger remarked, noting that Ramadan ended July 17, “Maybe it isn’t really Ramadan they are celebrating.”

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Democrat Mayor Busted For Paying HIV-Infected Male Prostitute For Sex

Batesville Mayor, Alleged Prostitute With HIV Facing Charges – WLWT

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Batesville’s mayor has been arrested in a prostitution investigation.

Indiana State Police said Mayor Richard Fledderman, 60, paid another man for sex acts. Fledderman is facing a patronizing a prostitute charge.

That alleged prostitute, Randy Wigle-Stevens, 42, is facing charges because police said he failed to tell Fledderman his HIV status.

Police said Wigle-Stevens tried to get more money from the mayor by threatening to go public with the story.

Wigle-Stevens is facing failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status, prostitution and intimidation charges.

Fledderman has been mayor since 2003. This is his last year in office. He lost the Democratic primary election in May.

The Ripley County Superior Court will set the initial hearings for Fledderman and Wigle-Stevens but those dates have not been released.

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Democrat Congressman Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy, Bribery And Wire Fraud In 29-Count Indictment

Rep. Chaka Fattah Charged In 29-Count Indictment – Roll Call

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Prosecutors charged Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., Wednesday in a 29-count indictment with racketeering conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud as part of a probe into the 11-term congressman launched by the FBI and IRS in March 2013.

Fattah’s office confirmed he has agreed to give up his leadership post on the Appropriations Committee, where he is the top Democrat overseeing criminal justice and science spending. He will be replaced by Mike Honda, D-Calif., who is currently the subject of an ethics probe.

Fattah has declared his innocence and his plans to run for reelection.

Fattah’s congressional district director, 59-year-old Bonnie Bowser of Philadelphia, and former congressional staffer Karen Nicholas, 57, plus two other individuals were also charged for their alleged involvement in several schemes federal investigators say were intended to further their political and financial interests by misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. The indictment alleges illegal activity dating back to Fattah’s failed 2007 campaign to serve as mayor of Philadelphia, as well as false congressional campaign filings.

During an 11 a.m. news conference in Pennsylvania, officials declined to go into specifics about the penalties Fattah, 58, could face. His D.C. office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, with the House in session and headed toward final votes before the August recess. Fattah has not been arrested, and the office did not say whether Bowser would stay in her position.

“Public corruption takes a particularly heavy toll on our democracy because it undermines people’s basic belief that our elected leaders are committed to serving the public interest, not to lining their own pockets,” said U.S. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell.

The indictment alleges that in connection with his failed mayoral bid, Fattah and his associates borrowed $1 million from a wealthy supporter and disguised the funds as a loan to a consulting company, then created sham contracts and made false accounting records, tax returns and campaign finance disclosure statements.

In addition, the indictment alleges that after his defeat in the mayoral election, Fattah sought to extinguish approximately $130,000 in campaign debt owed to a political consultant by agreeing to arrange for the award of federal grant funds to the consultant. According to the allegations in the indictment, Fattah directed the consultant to apply for a $15 million grant, which he did not ultimately receive, on behalf of a then non-existent nonprofit entity. In exchange for Fattah’s efforts to arrange the award of the funds to the nonprofit, the consultant allegedly agreed to forgive the debt owed by the campaign.

The indictment further alleges that Fattah misappropriated funds from his mayoral and congressional campaigns to repay approximately $23,000 of his son’s student loan debt.

In another alleged scheme, beginning in 2008, Fattah communicated with individuals in the legislative and executive branches in an effort to secure for 69-year-old lobbyist Herbert Vederman an ambassadorship or an appointment to the U.S. Trade Commission in exchange for an $18,000 bribe.

Vederman, of Palm Beach, Fla., was also charged in the indictment.

Finally, the indictment alleges that Nicholas obtained $50,000 in federal grant funds that she claimed would be used by EAA to support a conference on higher education. The conference never took place. Instead, Nicholas used the grant funds to pay $20,000 to a political consultant and $10,000 to her attorney, and wrote several checks to herself from EAA’s operating account.

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Jeb Bush Courts Wealthy Democrat Donors In The Hamptons

Jeb Bush Snares A Democratic Moneyman On Hamptons Tour – Bloomberg

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Behind a garden modeled on Monet’s, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full of chief executives and hedge-fund managers at an East Hampton, New York, estate Saturday morning. While the candidate is no stranger to courting wealthy donors, this time was different: about half the attendees were Democrats.

“This guy sells well,” said Kenneth Lipper, the money manager and registered Democrat who hosted the event, after Bush left. Virtually the only one who left without writing a check, Lipper said, was a buck deer that wandered past the group assembled on the wooded grounds.

The wealthiest donors are playing an unprecedented role in the early stages of the 2016 race. For the first time ever, most candidates are raising more money through super-PACs, which can accept donations of up to $1 million or more, than through the traditional campaign accounts that are capped at $2,700 per donor.

No one has raised as much in this new environment as Bush, who had amassed about $103 million in his super-PAC and another $11 million for his campaign by the end of June. The Lipper event shows how widely Bush is ranging in his quest for donors.

The race for money adds to the importance of places like the Hamptons, Wall Street’s oceanside playground, where Lipper remarked that it’s become fashionable to spend more than $100 million on a vacation home. The entire annual income for the median U.S. household – $50,000 – wouldn’t cover more than 900 of the summer rentals here listed on one brokerage’s website.

After answering questions for an hour at Lipper’s event, Bush left for two more gatherings at a pair of mansions near the beach.

“People with money like him,” said Andrew Sabin, 69, a top local Republican fundraiser and a co-host of one of the Bush events. “I’m sure there’s a lot of poor people that like him too. It so happens there’s not a lot of poor people in the Hamptons.”

Bush’s schedule took him to the six-bedroom beachside mansion of Clifford Sobel, a former ambassador and entrepreneur, who served crab cakes and bruschetta. Then there were cocktails at the home of Emil Henry, a former Treasury official and now the CEO of an infrastructure fund.

The Bush campaign wouldn’t comment on the events or say how much was raised, but Lipper said his event alone raised about $230,000.

Over a salad on the deck at the South Fork Country Club prior to attending two of the fundraisers, Sabin said donors appreciate the way Bush’s staff keeps in touch.

“We get a rundown every week – they’re very transparent,” said Sabin, who runs a precious-metals refining business with offices from China to Dubai. “Some guys take your money, you don’t know what they’re talking about until you read it in the newspaper.”

During a course of the lunch with his girlfriend, Kathy Qian, Sabin passed out copies of a magazine that features him and his 60-foot fishing boat, Above the Ground; said he gave to 256 charities; and mentioned the climate-change center he created at Columbia Law School (“a big one”). An ardent environmentalist, Sabin said he’s encouraging Bush to become “the Teddy Roosevelt of this century.” He said he’s indifferent to the rise of big money in politics.

“I believe in free enterprise,” Sabin said. “You earned that money, you can do what you want with it. I don’t have a problem with it at all.”

In some ways, the Hamptons are Hillary Clinton territory. The Democratic candidate and her husband have often rented summer homes here, and it’s popular with movie stars and entertainers who tilt liberal. Suffolk County favored Democrats in the last three presidential races.

But Lipper estimated that the crowd of about 70 at his event was almost evenly split between the parties, and virtually every one of them donated to Bush. Lipper, 74, said he introduced Bush as the candidate who will “bring unity and civility to the process.” He was impressed when Bush started his visit by introducing himself to Lipper’s kitchen staff.

Lipper’s career in finance includes creating the Lipper & Co. investment management firm and advising Oliver Stone on the film Wall Street. He was also a key fundraiser for New York City Mayor Ed Koch, and later served in his administration.

Despite the opulent surroundings, the Hamptons hosts couldn’t spend much on food and drink without running up against limits on in-kind campaign contributions, Lipper said. So he limited his expenses to about $2,000. That meant a simple brunch of berries and melon, mini-bagels, and cheese quiche.

“It was kind of spartan, he said, “but it was fine.”

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