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"The Committee on House Administration has released data from the Office of Compliance (OOC) showing it paid $342,225.85 in taxpayer funds on settlements and awards for sexual harassment and discrimination charges leveled against House members between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2012."


I want my money back.  I've never sexually harassed anyone and I never authorized these payments.

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The Dems tried to put language in the tax bill stating that corporations could not right off payouts to victims of harassment. They figured the Republicans would balk.
Oops pie in the face they agreed to the provision and then the Dems voted against it. Hahahahaha
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Several times the list of names almost leaked.  It is all dems and like 1 republican.   No way this list of names does not eventually come out.
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Who cares, they are all political whores. I am done with them all. Self edifying, pompous pricks.
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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/17/nancy-pelosis-super-pac-keeps-donations-from-backp/?utm_source=FB-ARB&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=TWT_Chacka_171220_Breaking%20News_New2018_LP&utm_content=140898149&utm_term=140898149


Pelosi, other Democrats pocket campaign cash from owners of sex-trafficking website


After California’s then-Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced felony pimping charges last year against the two owners of Backpage.com — a classified-ad website that is a hub for sex trafficking and prostitution, one of the men cut a $10,000 check to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC.

Mrs. Pelosi’s political action committee, House Majority PAC, has resisted giving the money back, and an aide to Mrs. Pelosi said the California Democrat knows nothing about the contribution.

The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which law enforcement officials say is the chief platform for activities far worse than harassment, including sexual slavery and child prostitution.

 

Mrs. Pelosi isn’t the only Democrat struggling to deal with the piles of cash that Backpage’s owners spread around to candidates and state Democratic parties over the years.

Even Ms. Harris, a California Democrat who is now a U.S. senator, ducked the issue. Her office wouldn’t respond to repeated emails about Backpage money going to House Majority PAC and other Democratic organizations.

Since 2010, the owners and their wives have shoveled about $99,000 to candidates and about $95,000 to Democratic parties in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, according to federal campaign finance data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Bowing to mounting pressure, including a bipartisan Senate investigation that found the owners knowingly sold ads to pimps who coerced minors into prostitution, Backpage in January closed down its adult services sections.

The websites, however, continue to be marketplaces for the sex trade.

Detroit police last week arrested two men who were using Backpage to run a sex trafficking ring after an underage girl told police she was brought to the city and put to work as a prostitute, with “dates” arranged on the website.

In June, a Chicago man was arrested after using Backpage to sell a 16-year-old girl who was eventually killed by a client.

Such stories of prostitution and sex trafficking linked to Backpage are relatively commonplace across the country.

The founders and controlling shareholders of Backpage, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, and Backpage executives and shareholders John Brunst and Scott Spear, have made fortunes from the websites.

In California alone, Backpage rakes in about $2.5 million per month, according to charging documents in the Golden State.

Mr. Larkin made the contribution to the House Majority PAC in October 2016, a week after he and Mr. Lacey were charged in California. A judge, citing federal law that shields internet sites from most liability, dropped the pimping charge in August. Related money laundering charges are proceeding against the men.

Legislation spearheaded by Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, would tighten federal law to hold accountable websites such as Backpage that host thinly disguised ads for commercial sex and child prostitution. The bill is expected to easily pass the Senate early next year.

There is still the question of what to do about the Backpage money.

Asked about the contribution last week, House Majority PAC Executive Director Charlie Kelly said the money already had been spent.

“The contribution from James Larkin was received and spent during the 2016 election cycle. The allegations against Larkin are reprehensible, and HMP will not accept any future contributions from Larkin or his associates at Backpage.com,” he said in a statement to The Washington Times.

An aide to Mrs. Pelosi said she “had no role in this contribution, [and] she did not solicit this donation.”

The lion’s share of the contributions to state parties since 2010 went to the Colorado Democratic Party, despite the Backpage owners all residing in Arizona. They handed over a total of $70,000 to the Colorado party. All the donations were made in 2014.

They gave $15,000 to the New Mexico Democratic Party in 2014.

Mr. Larkin last year made a single $10,000 contribution to the Arizona Democratic Party, according to federal campaign records.

An official at the Colorado Democratic Party said they were looking into the matter, but the party has been dodging questions about the tainted contributions since at least April.

The Arizona and New Mexico parties did not respond to questions about their plans for the Backpage money.

The Arizona Democratic Party has been under increasing pressure from its Republican counterpart to return the money or donate it to an appropriate charity.

Earlier this year, an Arizona Democratic Party official gave The Arizona Republic the same explanation now used by Mrs. Pelosi’s super PAC: “The money had already been spent.”

Arizona Republican Party spokesman Torunn Sinclair said the excuse was “absurd and disgusting.”

“They obviously have the cash to return this dirty money; they just don’t want to return it,” she said. “Arizona Democrats, including [Congress members] Kyrsten Sinema, Tom O’Halleran and Ann Kirkpatrick, need to step up to the plate and tell them to donate the money.”

The Congress members also struggled to address the Backpage money in their campaign coffers.

Ms. Kirkpatrick, who federal records show pocketed at least $16,000 since 2010, finally rid herself of it in September with a donation to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Mr. O’Halleran also disposed of roughly $8,100.

Ms. Sinema received the most Backpage money by far. Federal campaign records show that she took in $34,400 from the Backpage owners and their wives since 2010.

Getting rid of it wasn’t easy.

Under pressure to return the money, Ms. Sinema in April attempted to donated $10,000 to Friends of Public Radio Arizona. But the nonprofit balked at the gift of dirty money. Ms. Sinema ultimately sent all the Backpage-linked donations to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

The lawmakers, however, have resisted putting public pressure on the Arizona Democratic Party to do the same.

Ms. Sinema dodged the question Thursday on Capitol Hill.

“Why don’t you call my office to get an appointment? I’m on my way to the train station right now. Have a great weekend,” she said.

Her office did not respond to requests for an appointment or comment about the state party keeping the Backpage money.


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Goodbye Cenk.  Good bye The Young Turks, it was an awful whiney show anyway.  Goodbye David Koeller.

Are there even any Democrats left?  Maybe those 2 should go ahead and shut off the lights.

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Couldn't have happened to a creepier, condescending, self serving, self aggrandizing, pompous, douchebag, reap what you sow son. Most hypocrite libtards like bamaturdkpifreshyturddewillyduaine are actually women despising, women hating fags like Cenk. They speak one way and act another way. They are a blight on men everywhere, they should all be removed from the airwaves. Good riddance

Condescension never has worked, ask DeWynn

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Go get him terp, fresh and dewy need a project
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Next up, let's get the faux Repub in the WH who has said insensitive things, even if you don't believe he assaulted women (which he did), caught on tape (Billy Bush and Howard Stern). He should be ousted if this is the standard (and it should be). Oh but the candy he gives out--tax cuts and instead of me getting my own job, drumpf will give me one! (not)


I assume you supported the impeachment of President Clinton. Rare to find a democrat that would have. I applaud your honesty.
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Removing Clinton from office would have short circuited the best run by a president since Roosevelt. Lying to the court is a serious offense and he was punished. If lying got you kicked out of political office, we couldn't afford the special election process. Probably have to look at the intent for the lie and was it purely self serving, or actually made for the public good. 
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Lying to the court is a serious offense.............


No it isn't............And, that's the problem...........
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Removing Clinton from office would have short circuited the best run by a president since Roosevelt. Lying to the court is a serious offense and he was punished. If lying got you kicked out of political office, we couldn't afford the special election process. Probably have to look at the intent for the lie and was it purely self serving, or actually made for the public good. 

Seems you twisted lyin and lyin to the court together.

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Cenk was a pretentious bore.  Glad he is gone.
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That's what I said.  There are fans of his out there and I bet terpalum is one of them
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Terp - Clinton lied under oath about having sex with her.

Might want to read up on it a little bit.
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And Fraken resigns.  I thought we were going to get massive upside for him hanging around.
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And Fraken resigns.  I thought we were going to get massive upside for him hanging around.


I did too, very disappointed he couldn't take the heat.  He's the total douchebag that we thought he was

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Hillary did not go after those ladies. She defended her husband in one tv interview, just like Moore's wife did. Give me a break (and I would never call Moore's wife an enabler but a victim).
Same old same old male crap, making a women seeking the same ambitions as men some sort of Macbeth who can control everything evil in the world.

Coach B, your lack of respect for women makes me wonder why you bother coaching young women at all on that golf team or why parents let you near their daughters.


Coach, don't take the bait from this troll.  Her love for hilLIARy says all you need to know about her.  She's throwing shade at you Coach to protect hilLIARy.  That's all she's got.  hilLIARy did verbally assault Monica, not only that, she quit wearing blue dresses and starting wearing pup tents in protest

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I did too, very disappointed he couldn't take the heat.  He's the total douchebag that we thought he was


Franken was sacrificed on the DNC alter of PC strategy. They thought that if they sacrificed Franken, and had Moore won, they could take the moral high ground, and label the Republicans as corrupt sexual predators leading up to the mid terms. It was a shrewd political calculation. They will still have a Dem Senator via appointment, and had Moore won, a rallying cry. Now though, they just have a bunch of shamed Democrat sexual predators whose names will be propagandized, and released at an agonizingly slow pace by the RNC. No winners on either side in my book.

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Franken was sacrificed on the DNC alter of PC strategy. They thought that if they sacrificed Franken, and had Moore won, they could take the moral high ground, and label the Republicans as corrupt sexual predators leading up to the mid terms. It was a shrewd political calculation. They will still have a Dem Senator via appointment, and had Moore won, a rallying cry.


I believe you have this correct. Franken was a sacrificial lamb. Shame.

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Shame on who? Franken? The DNC? The DNC controlled media that carried out the orders of the DNC?
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DNC, Franken was clowning around. Inappropriate clowning, but clowning none the less.
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Fresh says sexual-abuse is clowning around..........I'm questioning your mental focus more-and-more, Fresh............

Franken and Bill Clinton - those clowns...........[rolleyes]
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DNC, Franken was clowning around. Inappropriate clowning, but clowning none the less.



Clowning?



http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/politics/al-franken-inappropriate-touch-2010/index.html


Then, as her husband held up her phone and got ready to snap a photo of the two of them, Franken "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear," Menz said. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek."
"It wasn't around my waist. It wasn't around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt," she said, recalling that the brazen act lasted three or four seconds. "I was like, oh my God, what's happening."
"He reached around her and kind of pulled her into him," said her husband Jeremy Menz, who didn't see what happened behind his wife. "He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head. It was over pretty quick."

"I felt gross. It'd be like being walking through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt," Lindsay Menz said. "You just feel gross. Like ew, I want to wash that off of me." "I was upset. I wasn't happy about it in the least," Jeremy Menz said. "He was already gone and I wasn't going to confront him. But yeah -- I was in shock, really." Menz's father, Mark Brown, was also in the radio booth that day but didn't witness the moment. But he told CNN that his daughter told him about the incident right away.
Menz's mother, Jodi Brown, also told CNN that she discussed the incident with her daughter immediately after it happened. She said she distinctly recalls her son-in-law saying to her: "Our senator just groped my wife right in front of me."  In the photo of Menz and Franken, the side of the senator's face is pressed up against Menz's but the lower halves of their bodies are not shown. Both of them are smiling.

Menz posted the photo with Franken on Facebook at the time, on August 27, 2010. Her sister, Cari Thunker, commented under the photo: "Sorry, but you two aren't Bibles (sic) width apart" -- a reference, Thunker explained to CNN, to how physically close Menz and Franken were in the photo.
 
Menz responded to her sister on Facebook: "Dude -- Al Franken TOTALLY molested me! Creeper!" (The exchange is visible to Menz's Facebook friends.)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/business/steve-wynn-sexual-misconduct-claims.html

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A registered Democrat for decades, Mr. Wynn had long dabbled in politics, but had focused mostly on Nevada. He was seen as a business-minded centrist who cultivated politicians from both parties who could help his business interests.

Mr. Wynn pivoted sharply to the right in response to President Barack Obama’s pushes to pass an economic stimulus bill and overhaul the nation’s health care system.

 

 


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