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What the Lincoln Project Ad Makers Get About Voters (and What Dems Don’t)

What the Lincoln Project Ad Makers Get About Voters (and What Dems Don’t)

“100,000 Dead,” an ad from the anti-Trump super PAC known as The Lincoln Project, comes at you like a miniature horror film. It starts with a shot of seven white body bags, detailed enough that you can see the outline of limbs underneath, and the voice of President Donald Trump at a press briefing in February. The nation’s Covid-19 caseload will soon be “close to zero,” Trump says; his words repeat in an increasingly distorted voice, as the camera pulls…

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New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid

New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid

At least nine lawmakers and three congressional caucuses have ties to organizations that took millions of dollars in aid from a small business loans program that was designed to help companies avert layoffs during the pandemic, according to newly released data from the Small Business Administration. In total, companies linked to lawmakers and congressional caucuses have received at least $11 million in aid from the federal program that Congress created to help small businesses. Overall, 650,000 businesses and nonprofits received…

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Small business aid winners include Five Guys, Planned Parenthood, Grindr

Small business aid winners include Five Guys, Planned Parenthood, Grindr

The Trump administration on Monday revealed the names of more than 650,000 employers that secured billions of dollars in emergency small business aid — including Washington interest groups, businesses tied to lawmakers and some of the country’s best-known consumer brands. Among the loan recipients were private equity-backed restaurant groups Five Guys, P.F. Chang’s and TGI Friday’s. The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, which touts the benefits of smaller government, got aid. So did the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the…

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Among those who got PPP loans: Washington lobbying firms

Among those who got PPP loans: Washington lobbying firms

More than two dozen Washington lobbying, public affairs and consulting firms received loans from the federal government to help them weather the pandemic, according to data released on Monday by the Small Business Administration. Firms that derive more than 50 percent of their revenue from lobbying or political work are barred from receiving the loans — which can be forgiven if companies meet certain benchmarks — under the agency’s rules. The American Association of Political Consultants unsuccessfully sued to overturn…

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Trump criticizes NASCAR ban on Confederate flags and attacks Black driver, NFL and MLB teams

Trump criticizes NASCAR ban on Confederate flags and attacks Black driver, NFL and MLB teams

Donald Trump’s campaign spent the weekend fending off criticism of a pair of presidential speeches panned as racially divisive and inflammatory. On Monday, the president undercut his own team’s efforts at damage control with a pair of tweets. The first criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and demanded that the sport’s top Black driver apologize for an episode that, by all accounts, was not his fault. The second chastised sports franchises considering ditching offensive team…

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Exclusive–Ron Johnson Sounds Off After Tucker Carlson Bashes Him over Plan to Scrap Columbus Day: ‘Grossly Misreported’

Exclusive–Ron Johnson Sounds Off After Tucker Carlson Bashes Him over Plan to Scrap Columbus Day: ‘Grossly Misreported’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Monday that the media “grossly misreported” his proposal to offset the cost of adding Juneteenth as a federal holiday by eliminating Columbus Day. Powered by WPeMatico