Martin Shkreli fails to end FTC, New York lawsuit over Daraprim price hikes

Martin Shkreli fails to end FTC, New York lawsuit over Daraprim price hikes

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Martin Shkreli’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive of trying to monopolize the lifesaving drug Daraprim, whose price he raised more than 4,000% in one day. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote denied requests by Shkreli and Vyera Pharmaceuticals, which he once ran, to dismiss all but one claim in a civil lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, New York Attorney General Letitia James and six other states. The defendants were accused of scheming to block generic equivalents of Daraprim from entering the market, enabling them in 2015 to boost the drug’s cost overnight to $750 from $17.50. Daraprim treats a potentially fatal infection known as toxoplasmosis.

Lawyers for Shkreli, Vyera, its parent Phoenixus AG and the defendant Kevin Mulleady, who like Shkreli was once Vyera’s chief executive, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Nicknamed “Pharma Bro” for eccentricities including his use of social media, Shkreli is serving a seven-year prison term following his 2017 conviction for cheating investors in two hedge funds and trying to prop up a biotechnology company’s stock price.

The 37-year-old remains best known for the Daraprim price hike, when Vyera was known as Turing Pharmaceuticals. Cote, who sits in Manhattan, said the complaint plausibly alleged that the defendants violated federal antitrust law by blocking rivals from accessing Daraprim, including when Vyera went so far as to repurchase the drug at above-retail prices. She also pointed to allegations that Shkreli and Mulleady “designed, implemented and negotiated the network of contracts” that blocked Daraprim generics, and may have “benefitted personally” from the illegality.

The case is FTC et al v Vyera Pharmaceuticals LLC et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 20-00706.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-drugs-shkreli-ftc-new-york/martin-shkreli-fails-to-end-ftc-new-york-lawsuit-over-daraprim-price-hikes-idUSKCN25E2S3

Source: 8kun Notables, Martin Shkreli fails to end FTC, New York lawsuit over Daraprim price hikes

More: CIA veteran charged with selling Us secrets to Chinese government

The DOJ has charged a 15-year veteran of the CIA with selling US secrets to China – after he accidentally revealed his spying to the FBI, according to NBC News – which notes that “The method prosecutors said they used to get him to reveal the nature of his espionage was worthy of a spy novel itself.”

“Court documents said 67-year-old Alexander Yuk Ching Ma of Honolulu was charged with violating U.S. espionage laws. Prosecutors said he joined the CIA in 1967 then served as a CIA officer until he retired from the agency in 1989. For part of that time he was assigned to work overseas in the East-Asia and Pacific region.

Twelve years after he retired, prosecutors said Monday that Ma met with at least five officers of China’s Ministry of State Security in a Hong Kong hotel room, where he “disclosed a substantial amount of highly classified national defense information,” including facts about the CIA’s internal organization, methods for communicating covertly, and the identities of CIA officers and human assets.”

Following his departure from the agency, Ma became a Chinese linguist in the FBI’s Honolulu field office, where he allegedly used his access to highly classified information to copy or photograph sensitive documents concerning the United States’ guided missile and weapons systems, as well as other sensitive information he passed along to his Chinese handlers, according to the charging document.
Ma was caught after the FBI arranged a meeting with an undercover officer claiming to be from a CCP operative investigating “how Ma had been treated, including the amount he had been compensated” by the Chinese government.

The allegedly traitorous spook was captured on video counting $2,000 in cash given to him by the operative, who told Ma that it was to acknowledge his efforts for Beiing.
Ma, a Hong Kong native, said on tape that he “wanted ‘the motherland’ to succeed,’ and admitted to providing classified information to China’s Ministry of State Security.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ex-cia-officer-charged-spying-china-disclosed-substantial-amount-highly-classified

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Shadowgate and Ezra Levant's Go Fund Me published on July 15 WTF ?

So ummm guys… baker someone want to explain if the morons at InfoWars were so sloppy that they either decided to take control of the video and add it to a month ago OR it was completed a month ago and they truly did setup recent events? Why would a video a month ago already have a Ezra Levant GoFundMe account?

These fucking people, they are such frauds it’s unreal how bad they are, all of them, every last person working for them but especially Levant and Jones.

Source: 8kun Notables, Shadowgate and Ezra Levant’s Go Fund Me published on July 15 WTF ?

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 35 Years For “Sextorting” More Than 40 Minors

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For “Sextorting” More Than 40 Minors

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of DYLAN MATTHEW DELING, a/k/a “Jason Keens,” a/k/a “Dylan Nash,” 21, to 420 months in prison for producing child pornography and extortion. DELING, who pleaded guilty on July 18, 2019, was sentenced today before Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“This defendant’s victimization went beyond sexual exploitation; his ultimate goal was to instill fear and humiliation. This type of depraved criminal behavior will not be tolerated,” said U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald. It is my hope that today’s sentence represents justice and closure for the victims and their families.”

“The sentence of this defendant demonstrates the FBI’s never-ending commitment to apprehending sexual offenders who prey on innocent children,” said Aubree M. Schwartz, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis field office. “No sentence can wipe away the scars and irreparable harm those heinous actions leave on child victims. This should send a strong message to anyone considering exploiting our most vulnerable citizens.”

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, between October 2017 and August 2, 2018, DELING used multiple social media and chat platforms, including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Kik, and Skype, as well as text messages to carry out his sextortion scheme. Sextortion is the act of extorting sexually explicit images and videos from a victim by threatening to reveal a victim’s sexually explicit chats, images, or videos, or through threats of harm to the victim or the victim’s loved ones. In the course of his scheme, DELING sextorted more than 40 minor girls whom he knew to be or believed were between 11 and 17 years old.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, DELING, using multiple usernames and accounts, employed several different techniques to attempt to and to obtain child pornography from minor girls. One technique DELING used was offering compliments and expressions of affection to the minor girls to persuade them into creating sexually explicit images of themselves. In many instances, DELING threatened to and actually did disseminate sexually explicit images of the girls to their friends and family if the girls refused to provide him with sexually explicit images. In other instances, DELING threatened to send his associates to rape, kidnap, injure, or kill the girls or their loved ones. To underscore his threats, DELING sent screenshots of maps of the girls’ residences, family members’ contact information, and other identifying information to the girls, as well as posting the information online. In at least one instance, DELING obtained sexually explicit images through a friend of one of the girls.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, in coordination with multiple state and local law enforcement agencies inside and outside of Minnesota.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miranda E Dugi.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-mn/pr/registered-sex-offender-sentenced-35-years-prison-sextorting-more-40-minors

Source: 8kun Notables, Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 35 Years For “Sextorting” More Than 40 Minors

REMINDER: James Comey Killed Deal with Julian Assange of Wikileaks – On Who Provided Wikileaks with the DNC Emails

Last night President Trump hinted that he would be giving someone a pardon this morning.  Many suspected that the President might be pardoning Julian Assange.  This was not the case but it turns out it was an excellent and educated guess.

This morning, after the President’s announcement last night, the Last Refuge suggested that President Trump might be pardoning Julian Assange today, noting that if the pardon relates to Julian Assange then all hell is about to break loose:

We know that Julian Assange said that the Russians did not provide him emails from the DNC.  Assange said this numerous times.

We know Crowdstrike could not confirm that the Russians had hacked the DNC and then provided the hacked emails to the DNC.  We know Democrats and the MSM claimed Russia stole the DNC emails and provided them to WikiLeaks for years to keep the Trump – Russia coup alive. We know this was a lie. We also know that the Deep State actors behind the coup never spoke with or asked Assange who his source was.

This evening John Solomon reminded us of news related to Julian Assange. 

John Solomon was on with Lou Dobbs on FOX Business and he reminded viewers that two years ago he reported that there was a deal in the works with Julian Assange but former FBI Director James Comey shut it down.  

As we’ve previously reported, Crowdstrike never could provide evidence that the DNC was hacked by Russia and then provided the DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

John Solomon reported this evening that Julian Assange had agreed to a deal with the DOJ but James Comey killed the deal in early 2017.  We reported on this two years ago.

Via Lou Dobbs:

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Son of Sweetie Pie's owner charged in murder-for-hire plot that killed owner's grandson – STLtoday.com

  1. Son of Sweetie Pie’s owner charged in murder-for-hire plot that killed owner’s grandson  STLtoday.com
  2. Sweetie Pie’s owner charged with conspiracy in alleged murder for hire plot in the death of his nephew  WLBT
  3. ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Owner Charged with Conspiracy in Nephew’s Murder  TMZ
  4. Sweetie Pie’s owner charged in alleged murder for hire plot in the murder of his nephew  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
  5. Sweetie Pie’s Tim Norman, Exotic Dancer Charged in Murder-For-Hire Plot  Riverfront Times
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Students Claim 'Merit'-Criteria "Possess Inherent Bias"

Students Claim ‘Merit’-Criteria “Possess Inherent Bias”

Tyler Durden

Tue, 08/18/2020 – 19:45

Authored by Lacey Kestecher via Campus Reform,

Students and recent graduates from colleges across the country collaborated to create a guide with “responses to 10 common criticisms of anti-racism action in STEM.”

STEM is an acronym used to refer to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

“While observing and participating in recent discussions about the racism that pervades institutions, departments, and scientific discourse, we (the coauthors) have noticed a set of standard arguments against anti-racism action within STEM,” the authors, none of whom identify as Black, stated.

“Our goal is for this document to facilitate more productive conversations (and in turn, tangible systemic changes) toward addressing racial discrimination in STEM.”

The essay refuted several statements, including “I only hire/award/cite based on merit; I do not need to consider race.”

“Arguments that support the objective consideration of merit without the overarching context of external factors are often weaponized against diversity efforts,” they stated, citing “factors outside of one’s control, including race, ethnicity, class, and gender,” all of which they said, “add an extra barrier to their success.”

When people say that they hire based on merit rather than race, the essay claimed that these employers are “upholding a nonexistent meritocracy” and “are perpetuating the discriminatory status quo by failing to acknowledge the systemic inequities facing BIPOC.”

The authors stated that “the racial wealth gap prevents a truly meritocratic system in STEM from existing by placing disproportionate barriers on BIPOC.”

The authors went on to say that “more broadly, the criteria that define ‘merit’ possess inherent bias.”

They challenged the statement that “there is no evidence of racism in STEM,” claiming that in the STEM field “racial bias often manifests as microaggressions.” The authors stated that because “black scholars are underrepresented in nearly every field of STEM,” this is indicative of systemic racism. 

They further claimed that “compliance perpetuates the system,” and that people need to become “actively anti-racist” because it is not enough to be “not racist.” By making references to Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, the authors claimed that diversity initiatives “in STEM are not a barrier to white scientists; rather, these programs are designed to partially remove a systemic barrier that has been placed on scientists.”

They claimed that systemic racism is further perpetuated through education. 

“Continued disparities in income mean that education cannot act as a remedy for the wage gap experienced by Black Americans,” they wrote, adding that people of color are unable to “escape pervasive discrimination by holding advanced degrees.”

The authors wrote that those who say “I don’t agree with racist statements, but people should be allowed to express their opinions and have debates” come from a place of “privilege.” They claimed that free speech should not be absolute because white people can “debate racism as a detached scholarly exercise because they are not directly harmed by racism.”

Comparing the existence and effects of racism to the negative implications of smoking, they argued that “there are dozens of studies that confirm the existence and severity of racism in STEM.” Therefore, they concluded, “people who deny the existence of racism are not entitled to equal time and consideration for an opinion that directly contradicts facts.”

While the authors focused on confronting the “prevalent” anti-blackness in the STEM field, they claimed that it does not “overshadow nor compete with efforts to combat sexism, ableism, or discrimination against other underrepresented minorities.”

Stating that “inequity” “limits scientific innovation,” the authors acknowledged their “moral responsibility to leverage our position of privilege and become actively anti-racist.”

“We must hold ourselves, our colleagues, and our institutions accountable for promoting racial equity in concrete ways.

The guide concluded with a list of actions the authors believe should be taken to rid the STEM field of racism. 

Among the actions were to “hire more faculty of color” and “allocate funding at the institutional level toward diversity initiatives.”



Source: Zero Hedge, Students Claim ‘Merit’-Criteria “Possess Inherent Bias”

So… what if Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona? – Barca Blaugranes

  1. So… what if Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona?  Barca Blaugranes
  2. Ronald Koeman to be Barcelona’s new manager Messi to stay – Bartomeu  ESPN
  3. Almost all of Barcelona’s squad are for sale. There’s just one problem…  The Athletic
  4. Ronald Koeman never understood Everton. That won’t be a problem at Barcelona  The Independent
  5. Barcelona part ways with Eric Abidal as technical secretary  ESPN
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LeBron James, Lakers Wear Modified MAGA Hats Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor – Bleacher Report

  1. LeBron James, Lakers Wear Modified MAGA Hats Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor  Bleacher Report
  2. LeBron James recounts his role in Carmelo Anthony ocean rescue ahead of Lakers-Blazers series  ESPN
  3. LeBron James opens up about time he saved Carmelo Anthony from drowning  New York Post
  4. Trail Blazers vs Lakers picks and predictions for August 18  Covers
  5. How The Trail Blazers Can Beat The Lakers  BBALLBREAKDOWN
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Star Of OWN’s ‘Sweetie Pies’ Reality Show, Stripper Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot

St. Louis – James Timothy Norman, 41, , owner of Sweetie Pie’s restaurant, was arrested this morning in Jackson, Mississippi. Norman was charged with “conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, resulting in death.”

Norman is part of the reality series “Welcome To Sweetie Pies’s”

According to the complaint, Norman conspired with Terica Ellis and others to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1958. In 2014, Norman obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on his 18-year-old nephew, Andre Montgomery, on which Norman was the sole beneficiary.

In the days leading up to Montgomery’s murder, Ellis, an exotic dancer residing in Memphis, Tennessee, communicated with Montgomery and informed him that she was planning to be in St. Louis. On March 13, 2016, the day before Montgomery’s murder, Norman flew to St. Louis, Missouri from his home in Los Angeles, California. On March 14, 2016, Ellis and Norman communicated using temporary phones activated that day. Ellis also used the temporary phone to communicate with Montgomery and learn his physical location.

Immediately after learning Montgomery’s location, Ellis placed a call to Norman. On March 14, 2016, at approximately 8:02 p.m., Montgomery was killed by gunfire at 3964 Natural Bridge Avenue in the City of St. Louis. Ellis’s phone location information places her in the vicinity of the murder at time of the homicide. Immediately following Montgomery’s murder, Ellis placed a call to Norman, and then began travelling to Memphis, Tennessee. In the days after the murder, Ellis deposited over $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts. On March 21, 2016, Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on the life insurance policy he had obtained on his nephew.

Terica Ellis was also charged by complaint with “conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, resulting in death.”

United States Attorney Jeff Jensen credited the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI. Jensen stated, “The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and FBI have established a dedicated and effective partnership in this extensive investigation.”

The arrests are part of Operation LeGend which is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in St. Louis in 2020. The operation honors the memory of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, one of the youngest fatalities during a record-breaking year of homicides and shootings. Additional federal agents were assigned to the operation from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating these current charges.

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How Obama's infamous 'lie of the year' came to light

 

Barack Obama (Video screenshot)

During the Soviet era, “samizdat” referred to the clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state. Since official news sources were little more than communist government propaganda, samizdat was often the only source of truthful reporting. In “Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of Failed Presidency,” Jack Cashill tells the story of how an American samizdat of bloggers, online journals, and citizen journalists challenged the left – and, occasionally, the more “respectable” right – for control of the Obama narrative. In this excerpt Cashill tells the story of unlikely samizdat contributor Rich Weinstein and his role in exposing the scandal underlying Obamacare.

Barack Obama was not alone in thinking his administration was uniquely unblemished. Prominent media gatekeepers had been encouraging him to think along these lines for years. In 2014, New Yorker editor and Obama biographer David Remnick thought it a “huge” achievement that “there’s been no scandal, major scandal, in this administration, which is a rare thing in an administration.” In 2016, New York Times columnist David Brooks insisted the Obama administration was not just scandal free, but “remarkably scandal-free.”

The saying goes that a scandal is not a scandal until the New York Times calls it a “scandal” on the front page, and by that definition, yes, the Obama administration was scandal free. By any sane definition, however, the Obama administration was awash in scandal.

Just on its own, the mischief surrounding the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as “Obamacare” – puts Obama in the Harding-Grant strata of scandal-plagued presidencies.

Again, the major media contributed little, if anything, to uncovering the fundamental corruption at the heart of Obamacare. As was normative during the Obama years, the conservative media did almost all the digging.

Among those who deserve credit is one unsung citizen journalist, a new recruit to the ranks of the samizdat. In the age of informational overload, this fellow showed how routinely big-name journalists overlooked the information that mattered.

Before the samizdat discovered him, Rich Weinstein dwelt in the peaceful anonymity of the everyday suburbanite. An unassuming, middle-aged investment adviser from metro Philadelphia, Weinstein had no aspirations to make waves, let alone make news, at least not before he received that fateful email from his insurance company.

The year was 2013, and the message was simple: his health care plan was not ACA compliant. In a June 2009 speech introducing the Affordable Care Act, Obama assured Weinstein and his fellow citizens, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

Obama made this claim, or a variation of the same, no fewer than thirty times during the months that followed, and he did so every time without equivocation. The lack of qualifiers convinced Weinstein that Obama had to be telling the truth.

“I believed him,” said Weinstein. When Weinstein learned he could keep neither his doctor nor his health plan, and that his insurance premiums were about to double, he began his own personal probe into the mischief-makers behind Obamacare.

Had he a mind to, the average fifth grader could have done what Weinstein did. There was nothing complicated about his search. He identified several of the reputed Obamacare “architects” through Google and found their video presentations on YouTube.
A consultant with the Dickensian name “Jonathan Gruber” intrigued Weinstein more than the others. An MIT professor of economics, Gruber had also helped design “Romneycare,” the Massachusetts health plan implemented while Mitt Romney was governor.

What struck Weinstein about Gruber were his ship-sinking lips. On one occasion, for instance, Gruber publicly admitted his fear Romney could become president, a rash comment for a guy who had made his reputation on Romney’s back.

Gruber, Weinstein soon came to appreciate, was much more candid than his client in the White House would have liked. Weinstein traces the day of discovery to November 2, 2014, his wedding anniversary. The video recorded an October 2013 panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania.

Said Gruber of the Affordable Care Act, “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”

After some explanatory remarks, Gruber sawed the rest of the limb out from under himself. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he told his audience. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

Weinstein sent the video link to activist Phil Kerpen, who posted it on his American Commitment website on November 7. While the video slowly gained traction, Weinstein reached out on the morning of November 9 to his “first real reporter,” veteran New York Times health correspondent Robert Pear. Weinstein was hopeful. He met Pear a few weeks earlier at a Cato Institute conference in Washington, and Pear had written about Gruber’s health care exchange comments just a few days prior.

“Thought you’d be interested in this,” Weinstein wrote in his email to Pear. “If this isn’t a complete slap in the face of the American voter, nothing is. He calls the American voter ‘stupid’ and explains how lack of transparency get [sic] the ACA passed. This video should be seen by EVERY AMERICAN.” Weinstein included a link to the video.

“Would you happen to know the time and place of the panel discussion?” Pear responded. Weinstein filled in the details, and Pear signed off with a simple, “Thank you.” And that was the last he heard from Pear. “Every American” may have needed to see this video, but the Times would not help them find it. The samizdat assumed that burden. Indeed, by November 12, “Gruber” had become a household word.

Forced to address the growing controversy, the White House gave Gruber the Bill Ayers “guy-in-the-neighborhood” brush-off. “The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run,” said Obama when asked. Gruber’s title was irrelevant.

The Obama administration paid Gruber, the acknowledged designer of the individual mandate, nearly $400,000 for a year’s work. As even the Washington Post acknowledged, Gruber met at least once with Obama in the Oval Office. The reason for the meeting was simple: “His advice was important at critical moments when the bill’s survival was in jeopardy.”

The Times finally weighed in on November 12. In a patronizing column on its “Upshot” site, economic correspondent Neil Irwin insisted Gruber’s comments were “completely commonplace.”

Wrote Irwin, “Legislators frequently game policy to fit the sometimes arbitrary conventions by which the Congressional Budget Office evaluates laws and the public debates them.” To put Times readers further at ease, Irwin assured them, “This kind of gamesmanship is very much a bipartisan affair.”

Working off Irwin’s interpretation, the firemen at Media Matters for America helped douse the flames with an article a day later headlined, “The Fraudulent Media Campaign To Scandalize Obamacare’s Passage.”

Scandal? What scandal? The Obama administration deceived the American public at every turn to create a monstrously confusing program, rife with fraud, that did not work and whose rollout was an admitted fiasco. None of this moved the Times to utter the S-word.

To put Obamacare in its proper perspective, three of Obama’s more prominent speechwriters – David Litt, Jon Favreau, and Jon Lovett – shared their feelings in May 2016 with the not yet disgraced Charlie Rose.

Although something of a comedy writer, Lovett told Rose he was “most proud” of his more serious speeches, particularly those on health care and economics. At this point, Favreau interjected, “Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it.’”

Lovett shot back in faux outrage, “How dare you!” They all laughed, Rose included. Lovett, by the way, was twenty-six years old when he conceived the “if you like your doctor” flimflam. In 2016, he and his pals were still young enough to see the hilarity in Politifact’s 2013 “Lie of the Year.”

Perhaps if they had to dig into their kids’ college funds to pay doubled health care premiums as Weinstein did, they might not have found Obamacare all that amusing.

Jack Cashill’s “Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of Failed Presidency” is available in hardcover and e-book form.

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Controversial Women’s March Leaders Back in DNC’s Good Graces

Controversial Women’s March Leaders Back in DNC’s Good GracesEighteen months after seeming to pull their sponsorship of the Women’s March due to allegations of anti-Semistim among the group’s leadership, it appears the Democratic National Committee has welcomed two of the organization’s controversial former leaders back into the fold. Tamika Mallory, the former co-president of the Women’s March, spoke briefly during Monday’s meeting of the Black Caucus about the importance of securing justice for Breonna Taylor, an EMT who was shot by police as they executed a no-knock warrant at her home in May. In January 2019, Mallory appeared on The View to address criticism and allegations of her team’s leadership of the Women’s March and over the course of that interview refused to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan—whom she once described on Instagram as the GOAT (greatest of all time)—for his anti-Semitic and homophobic rhetoric.  “I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric,” Mallory said at the time. “I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.”She later said she should not be judged, “through the lens of a man.”Inside Trump and Farrakhan’s Strange Ties to ScientologyLess than 24 hours later, the DNC  pulled their sponsorship of the March, one of many sponsors to do so in the wake of the controversy that year. On Tuesday, fellow former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, a supporter of Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders with a history of controversial statements about Israel, appeared on the livestream for the DNC’s Muslims and Allies Assembly. Her appearance was immediately seized upon by Republicans and the Trump campaign, which circulated a clip where she said the Democratic Party “is absolutely our party.” Both women, along with a third leader, Bob Bland, stepped down from the Women’s March last September as the group tried to move past the controversy. The DNC did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the inclusion of Mallory and Sarsour in the caucus events. Neither Sarsour nor Mallory could be immediately reached for comment. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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