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Chris Christie Administration Whistleblower To Justice Department: Bridgegate Prosecutor May Be Compromised

ibtimes.com — When Chris Christie's administration quashed a grand jury's 43 indictments against the Republican governor's supporters in 2010, local prosecutor Bennett Barlyn objected. He was soon fired. Barlyn says the move to throw out the Hunterdon County indictments may have violated federal law -- and that ties between New Jersey U.S.

Chicago Pension Investments: Rahm Emanuel's Proposed Merger Could Benefit Campaign Donors

ibtimes.com — Just 12 weeks after Rahm Emanuel won a bruising battle for re-election, the Chicago mayor has unveiled a pension initiative that could be a significant financial boon for his largest campaign contributors. On Wednesday, the mayor proposed shifting city teachers' retirement savings into a state fund that invests heavily in -- and pays big fees to -- financial firms whose executives bankrolled the mayor's campaign.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s glaring double standard

salon.com — In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would, in his words, "level the playing field" and "give our workers a fair shot."

Jeb Bush Campaign Says It's ‘Encouraged’ By Support From Corporate Lobbyists

ibtimes.com — Responding to a report detailing Jeb Bush's extensive ties to corporate lobbyists who had business before his administration, the former Florida governor's presidential campaign issued a statement Wednesday saying it welcomes support from lobbyists. The statement comes about a week after Bush announced his Republican presidential campaign with a speech railing on lobbyists and asserting that he fought the influence-peddling culture in Tallahassee.

As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush Provided Special Access to Lobbyists

ibtimes.com — Jeb Bush had just completed his successful campaign for re-election and now confronted a second term as governor of Florida. Seeking to shape his immediate agenda, he solicited advice from one of his most trusted advisors: David Rancourt, his former deputy chief of staff, who had since become a corporate lobbyist at one of the most powerful firms in the state, the Southern Strategy Group.

Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives Corporations Special Legal Rights

ibtimes.com — In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would, in his words, "level the playing field" and "give our workers a fair shot."

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As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush Bought Land From Timber Company That Later Paid Him $1 Million

ibtimes.com — Florida was buying wetlands. Seeking to conserve its fragile coastline, the state sought to set aside acreage in perpetuity, ensuring that it would never be developed. But as then-Governor Jeb Bush assessed a proposal to buy a choice parcel -- a 26,000 acre piece of swampland near Jacksonville -- he worried that the price was far higher than the land's true worth.

Jeb Bush’s laughable makeover: Dynasty candidate slams “pampered elites”

salon.com — Presidential campaign announcement speeches typically rehash well-worn themes politicians have long championed. They rarely include shockers or attempts to wholly redefine a candidate. Not so for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - his announcement address at Miami Dade College this week was an extreme makeover that included passages that likely had America doing a double take.

Five Sentences From Jeb Bush's Announcement Speech You Probably Never Thought He Would Say

ibtimes.com — More often than not, presidential campaign announcement speeches rehash well-worn themes candidates have championed, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's speech broke the mold. His announcement address at Miami-Dade College Monday was chock-full of rhetoric that may have had viewers doing a double take. Here are five key passages from the speech that might surprise you.
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Jul 07, 2015

REVEALED: Gov. Scott Walker inserts language into state budget to gut Wisconsin's living wage law bit.ly/1KKoneg

Jul 07, 2015

NJ GOVERNMENT WHISTLEBLOWER: Ties between Christie & Bridgegate prosecutor are undermining New Jersey investigations bit.ly/1fkg6Rr

Jul 07, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower says ties between Bridgegate prosecutor & Christie are undermining probes of the NJ governor bit.ly/1G4KtAb

Jul 07, 2015

RT @bobingle99: Chris Christie Administration Whistleblower To Justice Department: Bridgegate Prosecutor May Be Compromised ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Jul 07, 2015

YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT: 40% of the people working in the Bridgegate prosecutor's office were hired by Chris Christie ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Jul 07, 2015

EXPOSED: Gov. @ScottWalker slips last-minute language into state budget that would gut Wisconsin's living wage law bit.ly/1Ckzg3s

Jul 07, 2015

Bridgegate prosecutor office that has deep ties to Christie moving to prevent public release of Bridgegate documents ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Jul 07, 2015

Ties between @GovChristie & Bridgegate prosecutor are undermining NJ investigations, whistleblower tells Justice Dept ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Jul 07, 2015

BREAKING: In letter to DoJ, whistleblower sounds alarm about ties between Bridgegate prosecutor & @GovChristie bit.ly/1G4KtAb

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