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Alaska Democrat clashes with Biden on rail strike

Just days after securing a victory in Alaska’s at-large Congressional district, Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, is clashing with the Biden Administration’s agenda, saying she would vote against a proposed bill to avoid an economically crippling potential rail strike after workers called for more action on the inclusion of paid sick leave.
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Sam Bankman-Fried says he donated just as many millions to Republicans as Democrats, but didn’t publicize it because reporters would ‘freak the f–k out’

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said in an interview with crypto influencer Tiffany Fong that he donated the same amount to Democrats and Republicans in the last election cycle. Sam Bankman-Fried’s donations to Democrats are well documented. In an interview released Tuesday, the former FTX CEO said he similarly funded...
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One of the Youngest Mayors Ever Loses His Corruption Case Appeal

A former rising star in the Democratic Party lost his case in a federal appeals court on Tuesday, with the judge deciding to uphold extortion and fraud convictions against him. Jasiel Corriea made waves in 2016 when he was elected as mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23-years-old, and garnered further national attention when he was indicted and found guilty of defrauding investors and soliciting bribes from weed companies looking to do business in his city shortly after he took office. Corriea maintained his innocence, with his lawyers calling the trial an “unfair smear campaign” in the courtroom. “Even though the challenged comments may have suggested that the voters of Fall River had been duped, nothing in the record suggests that invoking the plight of those voters would have clouded the jury’s ability to weigh the evidence fairly,” wrote Judge Bruce Selya in a court decision. The ex-mayor has been in prison since April, where he will continue to serve the remainder of his six-year prison sentence.Read it at Associated Press

OPINION: Ron DeSantis, Not Trump, Offers the Best Path to the Future Republican Party

Ron DeSantis 2022 victory speech.Photo byNew South Politics. Donald Trump has good reason to fear a potential challenge from Ron Desantis. Republican Party leaders are attempting dissuade Trump for a 2024 candidacy announcement slated for next week, and others are hoping the results elevate DeSantis, thanks to the governor’s truly outstanding night. Proving to be a positive outlier for the GOP, DeSantis not only surpassed expectations, but conquered territory once thought hopeless for the party, including major metro areas including the former liberal safe haven that was Miami-Dade.

Ripple Effect: Political analysts react to Oregon midterms

After 35 years of republicans losing in Oregon’s elections, two politics professors at Oregon universities explained what they think is to blame for the party’s shortcomings and how Oregonians should process the changes coming from Measures 111 and 114. Adjunct Politics Professor at Southern Oregon University (SOU) Dr....

Former Del. Turpin files lawsuit over candidacy filing fee for Senate’s 7th District

(The Center Square) – Former Democratic Del. Cheryl Turpin filed a lawsuit after her paperwork to run for the Virginia Senate’s 7th District was labeled incomplete because she failed to pay a $5,000 filing fee. The district will hold a special election Jan. 10 to choose its new state senator, but Turpin was denied the chance to appear on the ballot because she refused to pay the fee that was necessary to be considered in the Democratic caucus. Rather than paying the fee, she submitted...

Meet the QAnon Leader Who Also Happens to Be a Groomer

Believers in the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory are always on the hunt for the powerful pedophiles they imagine run the world—like the cabal of pedophiles they say controls the Democratic Party, or the one operating out of the imagined basement of a Washington pizzeria.But now, new court records reveal that QAnon leader Phil Godlewski has a criminal past of his own involving an inappropriate relationship with a minor that police records suggest turned sexual.Thanks to an ill-conceived defamation lawsuit against a local newspaper, Godlewski has put his conspiracy-theory career at risk by inadvertently prompting the release of more details regarding...

Robert Lee Pitsch, November 7

Rev. Robert Pitsch died November 7, 2022 at Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Home in Charlotte, NC. He was born in Peoria, Illinois on January 19,1920, to Wilhelmina Ruch Pitsch and Richard Pitsch. He attended Peoria schools graduating from Woodruff High School in 1938. He studied at Illinois Wesleyan University where...