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Don Jr. and Eric Trump Selling a Palm Beach Mansion at Massive Markup

By Leia Idliby Mar 3rd, 2021, 11:09 am

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are selling their co-owned Palm Beach mansion for $49,000,000 — more than 2.5 times what they paid for it in 2018. The eldest Trump brothers purchased the house — a mansion next to Mar-a-Lago — for $18.5 million from their aunt Maryanne Trump Barry in 2018, putting it up for rent at $100,000 a month.

The house became the third-priciest property being marketed for lease in Palm Beach, according to a report by the Palm Beach Daily News, even beating neighbor Dr. Mehmet Oz’s $95,000 monthly rent.

Now, the brothers are selling the mansion at a massive mark up, Eric Trump posting about the news along with several pictures of the property:

https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1367124360587321349


The property, located at 1125 S. Ocean Boulevard and built in 1956, is listed as a two-story West Indies-style house with eight-bedrooms, and includes 10,455 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space and 194 feet of frontage on the beach.

“The layout includes a formal living room, a sun room, a family room and a library,” reported the Palm Beach Daily News. “On the east side of the house, a balcony overlooks the ocean, a patio area and the swimming pool. The house is described in agent Laurie Summa’s listing as “an ideal home for outdoor entertaining.”

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https://www.mediaite.com/trump/photos-don-jr-and-eric-trump-selling-a-palm-beach-mansion-at-massive-markup/

One Chance to Stop the GOP Assault on Voting Rights


March 3, 2021 at 11:00 am EST By Taegan Goddard

Ron Brownstein: “Democrats may have only a brief window in which to block these state-level GOP maneuvers. Typically, the president’s party loses House and Senate seats in the first midterm election after his victory. Democrats will face even worse odds if Republicans succeed in imposing restrictive voting laws or gerrymandering districts in the GOP’s favor across a host of red states.”

“If Democrats lose their slim majority in either congressional chamber next year, they will lose their ability to pass voting-rights reform. After that, the party could face a debilitating dynamic: Republicans could use their state-level power to continue limiting ballot access, which would make regaining control of the House or the Senate more difficult for Democrats—and thus prevent them from passing future national voting rules that override the exclusionary state laws.”

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https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/03/one-chance-to-stop-the-gop-assault-on-voting-rights/

Jim Jordan's campaign faces questions over accounting discrepancies that exceed $100K

Source: Cleveland.com


Updated 10:38 AM; Today 6:00 AM

By Sabrina Eaton, cleveland.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Election Commission on Tuesday asked U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s campaign committee to explain large accounting discrepancies between reports it filed several years ago and corrected reports the committee filed earlier this year. Many of the discrepancies exceeded $100,000, and one exceeded $900,000. The campaign says no money was ever missing from its accounts, and blames the inconsistencies on troubles adjusting to skyrocketing donations as Jordan’s national profile grew.

Several March 2 letters from the FEC ask Jordan’s campaign to explain:

* an increase in disbursements totaling $122,706.60 on its 2018 post-general election report.

* a decrease in disbursements totaling $130,319.97 on a report of the campaign’s income and expenses during the final weeks of 2018.


Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/open/2021/03/jim-jordans-campaign-faces-questions-over-accounting-discrepancies-that-exceed-100k.html

'Ticked off' Republicans vote against Marjorie Taylor Greene after third attempt to adjourn House



https://twitter.com/pkcapitol/status/1367139372496207880

https://twitter.com/CraigCaplan/status/1367125013892124672



News article:https://www.rawstory.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-congress/

'Stop telling the Big Lie!' MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle erupts over Mike Pence's latest op-ed



'Boogaloo Boi' arrested on weapons and immigration charges after feds piece together his fake...

'Boogaloo Boi' arrested on weapons and immigration charges after feds piece together his fake Facebook accounts

Travis Gettys
March 03, 2021

The FBI has arrested a "Boogaloo Boi" who tried to incite violent unrest in Minneapolis last summer during nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

Jaap Willem Lijbers, an undocumented Dutch citizen with ties to the anti-government Boogaloo movement, was arrested during a raid on his rural Virginia home on weapons and immigration charges, reported The Daily Beast.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday alleges that the 26-year-old Lijbers was a member of a Facebook group that included notorious "Boogaloo Bois" Steven Carillo, an Air Force sergeant who is charged in a series of police killings in June; Benjamin Ryan Teeter, a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for trying to provide material support to Hamas; and Ivan Harrison Hunter, a Texas man charged with rioting for firing an AK-47-style rifle into a Minneapolis police station during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Lijbers was first identified in July during an FBI investigation of the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized cohort intent on provoking a second civil war through random acts of violence, and authorities executed search warrants that found the Dutch national using the "Marvin Dorner" alias on Facebook to communicate with Hunter and Teeter about sparking unrest in Minneapolis.

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https://www.rawstory.com/boogaloo-bois-minnesota/

Cult deprogrammers overwhelmed with requests to help de-radicalize pro-Trump conspiracy theorists


'Exit Counselors' Strain To Pull Americans Out Of A Web Of False Conspiracies

March 3, 202110:01 AM ET
TOVIA SMITH

Michelle Queen does not consider herself part of QAnon, but she does believe some of its most outlandish conspiracies – including that Satan-worshipping elites in a secret pedophile cabal are killing babies and drinking their blood.

"When you are evil, you're evil," says Queen, 46, from Texas. "It goes deep."

Queen also believes the big lie that the Democrats stole the election from former President Donald Trump, and that the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were actually undercover members of the left-wing Antifa, even though none of those who've been charged are affiliated with the far left movement.

Queen is among an alarming number of Americans responding to a recent Ipsos poll, who mistook several false conspiracy theories for truth. While delusional conspiracy theories go way back, experts say right-wing disinformation, in particular, is now spinning out on an unprecedented scale.

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https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/971457702/exit-counselors-strain-to-pull-americans-out-of-a-web-of-false-conspiracies

Bonus Quote of the Day


March 3, 2021 at 10:30 am EST By Taegan Goddard

“It’s the truth and I’m just going to say it. That I wish I never would have fucking met Trump. I wish it never would have happened. And it’s not the attacks I’ve been through. I’m so sick of fucking Donald Trump, man. God, I’m fucking sick of him. And I’m not doing this because, like, I’m kissing his fucking ass, you know. It’s, like, I’m sick of it.”

— Alex Jones, in a leaked video ranting in 2019 about then President Trump.

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https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/03/bonus-quote-of-the-day-1465/

D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon dragged its feet on Jan. 6 backup

Source: Politico


“We already had Guardsmen on buses ready to move to the Capitol,” Walker wrote in his prepared remarks.

By KYLE CHENEY and ANDREW DESIDERIO

03/03/2021 10:27 AM EST

Senior Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve sending troops to the Capitol as it was being violently breached on Jan. 6, even as troops were loaded on buses and ready to go, according to testimony the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard is set to deliver Wednesday.

William Walker plans to tell senators that senior Pentagon leaders did not approve then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s “frantic” request until three hours and 19 minutes after Sund's initial plea. Walker said in written testimony that he received Sund’s call for aid at 1:49 p.m. and raced to send the request to senior Pentagon officials.

“We already had Guardsmen on buses ready to move to the Capitol,” Walker wrote in his prepared remarks to two Senate committees that will hold a hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection.

But Walker says he didn’t get a response until after 5 p.m. — well after rioters had overtaken the Capitol, sending lawmakers fleeing for safety. He singled out then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller in particular as he described the slow-walking of Sund's request.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/03/dc-national-guard-chief-capitol-attack-473266



Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/03/dc-national-guard-chief-capitol-attack-473266

NRCC chair cautions Trump against backing primary challenges for Republicans who voted to impeach


“He can do whatever he wants,” Tom Emmer said. “But I would tell him that it’s probably better for us that we keep these people and we make sure that we have a majority that can be sustained going forward.”

By BEN LEONARD

03/03/2021 10:24 AM EST

National Republican Congressional Committee chair Tom Emmer said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should back down on attempting to primary GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him.

“He can do whatever he wants,” Emmer (R-Minn.) said. “But I would tell him that it’s probably better for us that we keep these people and we make sure that we have a majority that can be sustained going forward.”

“That’s not gonna be helpful,” the NRCC chair said of Trump weighing in. Emmer predicted in an interview with POLITICO Playbook authors Eugene Daniels and Rachael Bade that he and Trump will have a conversation “at some point."

With broad support in the Republican Party, Trump still looms large within the GOP and has already begun wading into 2022 primaries. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, the former president read off the names of every Republican in the House and Senate who voted to impeach or convict him, pushing to “get rid of them all.”

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/03/nrcc-chair-trump-primary-challenges-impeachment-473260
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