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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Continues Getting Cash From Firms Managing Chicago Pension Money

ibtimes.com — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel carries a well-earned reputation as a man who's comfortable with controversy, someone who'd rather be powerful than loved. So it is with his handling of accusations that his campaign improperly accepted contributions from companies that manage city pension funds.

The Senate Drone Report of 2019

Vladimir Putin Invites Kim Jong Un to Moscow

truthdig.com — Amid U.S. and European sanctions that are driving Russia into the arms of its Asian neighbors, President Putin has invited the North Korean leader to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in the second world war. - 2014/12/19

Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Venezuelan Socialists

truthdig.com — President Obama has signed legislation that freezes assets and revokes travel visas belonging to Venezuelan officials who stand accused of violating the human rights of opponents of the South American nation's socialist government. Last summer, the State Department imposed a travel ban on Venezuelan officials who were regarded as responsible for the deaths of dozens of people who were participating in street protests.

The Grand Finale of ‘The Colbert Report’ Is a Sight to Behold

truthdig.com — After nine years, 1,447 episodes and several well-deserved Emmy Awards, America's favorite faux news pundit signed off one last time with a promise that "We'll Meet Again."

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tries To Exempt Financial Firms From Ethics Laws

ibtimes.com — By most measures, Chicago's municipal pension system is an integral part of the Chicago city government. The system is included in the city's budget, it is directly funded by the city, and its board of trustees includes city officials and mayoral appointees.

New Jersey Paid Fees To Mary Pat Christie's Firm After State Investment Was Terminated

ibtimes.com — When the New Jersey pension system terminated a $150 million investment in a fund called Angelo, Gordon & Co. in 2011, that did not close the books on the deal. In the three years since state officials ordered the withdrawal of that state money, New Jersey taxpayers have forked over hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees to the firm.

Kansas Governor Proposes Using Pension Money to Cover Budget Gaps Created By His Tax Cuts

ibtimes.com — In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a landmark bill that delivered big tax cuts to high income earners and businesses. Less than two years after that tax cut, the state's income tax revenues plummeted by a quarter-billion dollars -- and now Brownback is pushing to use money for public employees' pensions to instead cover the state's ensuing budget shortfalls.

Congress Screws Native Americans With Fine Print

truthdig.com — Somehow U.S. lawmakers have used a defense spending bill to sell Native American burial ground to mining giant Rio Tinto. Yay capitalism! But seriously, here's what happened: The Senate on Friday passed a defense spending bill. Like a Christmas tree dressed with ornaments, lawmakers attached a host of riders and provisions to the bill, including number of land swaps.

Truthdig’s Books of the Year: Part One

truthdig.com — Thoreau once advised: "Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all." In our first installment of 2014's top picks, we asked Truthdig staff and reviewers to select the best, hoping that you will have the chance to read them.
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Meet the politician who is trying to exempt his financial industry donors from his city’s anti-corruption law bit.ly/1sHLmcW

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BREAKING: @RahmEmanuel gets new cash infusion from the financial firms making fees off Chicago’s pension fund ibtimes.com/chicago-mayor-…

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Chicago Reader on @IBTimes reporting & @RahmEmanuel's ethics panel "whitewashing Mayor Rahm's ethical performance" chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archiv…

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NEWS: Amid lawmakers call for fed probe, @RahmEmanuel gets new cash infusion from finance firms managing city pension bit.ly/1zJfuuB

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BREAKING: @RahmEmanuel gets new cash infusion from finance firms managing Chicago city pension fund bit.ly/13mb8wF

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BREAKING: @RahmEmanuel gets massive new cash infusion from financial firms making fees off Chicago's pension fund ibtimes.com/chicago-mayor-…

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NEWS: Amid lawmakers call for SEC probe, @RahmEmanuel gets new cash infusion from finance firms managing city pension ibtimes.com/chicago-mayor-…

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BREAKING: @RahmEmanuel gets new cash infusion from Wall St firms making fees off Chicago pension fund ibtimes.com/chicago-mayor-…

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New report in @IBTimes investigative series on @RahmEmanuel coming shortly...stay tuned...

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Chicago Mayor @RahmEmanuel Moves to Try to Exempt His Financial Industry Donors From Chicago’s Anti-Corruption Law m.ibtimes.com/chicago-mayor-…

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