Tag: Rick

Mar 14

Money isn’t everything: Rick Saccone’s $11m election failure – in numbers

The Republican candidate’s narrow loss in Pennsylvania’s special election has set off alarm bells as the party approaches the midterms Democrats declare victory in setback for Trump The Democrat Conor Lamb has pulled off a major upset against his Republican opponent Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania. Despite Donald Trump taking the 18th congressional district by 20 …

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Mar 14

Trump looks to replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Donald Trump doesn’t believe in science. Donald Trump doesn’t believe in experience. Donald Trump doesn’t believe in expertise of any sort. This is handy, because to Donald Trump all people are interchangeable game pieces whose value is entirely represented by how willing they are to do as he says and throw praise his way three …

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Mar 13

Morning Digest: Final poll has Democrat Conor Lamb beating Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● PA-18 (special): Monmouth released their final poll of this race on the eve of Tuesday’s special election, …

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Mar 08

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says moving away from fossil fuels is ‘immoral’

What do you get when you cross Tommy Lee Jones with George W. Bush, put some nice frames on him, and replace his brain with mashed potatoes? You get Trump’s Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The Houston Chronicle reports that during Perry’s speech at CERAWeek, the secretary of Energy had this to say about humans who would like …

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Feb 27

Rick Gates May Have Sealed Trump’s Fate Once and for All

A new report suggests the former aide has delivered the goods in the Mueller probe. The office of special counsel Robert Mueller has now proposed dropping charges against former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, in what might be the strongest sign yet that Gates has given the investigation significant information related to its probe of …

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Feb 24

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and lying

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and making false statements to federal investigators. With new criminal charges filed against Paul Manafort and with Gates agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors, Manafort could agree to a plea bargain or possibly hold out for a presidential pardon from Trump. In October 2017, Gates and Manafort …

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Feb 21

Robert Mueller files new charges against former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Sealed single-page document filed in federal court does not shed light on the nature of the new charges New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against Donald Trump’s former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by …

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Feb 19

Rick Gates prepares to plead guilty … but what does Mueller get?

Former Trump aide Rick Gates is charged with 12 counts that include lying to the FBI, failing to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, and … PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., and RICHARD W. GATES III, together with others, knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions …

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Feb 04

CNN Panel Destroys Rick Santorum’s Memo Conspiracy Theory Rants

"It gives this whole deep-state conspiracy crank stuff more oxygen." Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum got shot down on a CNN panel on Sunday after he asserted that there was a conspiracy between President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the FBI to take down Donald Trump. During an panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, …

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Dec 23

GOP Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to stack Florida’s Supreme Court could overturn redistricting reform

Florida could be headed for a state constitutional crisis over judicial appointments in early 2019 that has deeply troubling implications for the fate of two constitutional amendments that voters passed in 2010 to combat partisan gerrymandering. Republican Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits in 2018 and has to leave office on Jan. 8, 2019. The …

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