Guess Which Politician Was Caught Taking Campaign Cash From Jared Kushner | Yeates & Bertrand
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Cory Booker Financially Linked To Jared Kushner
International Business Times (IBT) recently uncovered that Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) received over $40,000 for his 2013 New Jersey Senate campaign from Jared Kushner and those associated with Kushner Cos. During that same campaign Kushner’s wife, and top advisor to President Trump, Ivanka Trump hosted a fundraiser for Booker.
IBT also uncovered further financial ties between Kushner and Booker:
In 2009, Jared Kushner also gave $20,000 to Booker’s Newark mayoral ticket “Booker Team for Newark,” New Jersey campaign finance records show. That year, Booker attended the wedding of Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
These revelations come on top of Booker, not agreeing with the Democratic National Committee’s call to revoke Kushner’s security clearance, causing some centrist Democrats to lose faith in Booker. Booker caught heat from progressive Democrats several months ago when he was one of 13 Senate Democrats to vote against a bill to allow Americans to purchase pharmaceutical drugs from Canada. The amendment received support from 13 Republicans, but would fail by a vote of 52-46. The amendment was sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Nancy Pelosi To Constituents: ACA ‘To the Left’ Of Medicare For Al
In March, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told her constituents at a town hall that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to the left of Medicare for All. The false statement was made on the heels of Pelosi receiving $20,000 from health insurance companies during the 2016 cycle. Pelosi’s comments were booed by those in attendance who want a health insurance plan that completely protects Americans from the high cost of medication. While the ACA is an improvement over its predecessor, it is far from a perfect plan.
Recent polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation show that the American population overwhelmingly have a favorable opinion of Medicare for All, “64 percent have a positive reaction to the term ‘Medicare-for-all.’ ” The polling surrounding Medicare for All bring up several questions around Pelosi’s unwillingness to back a strategy where the Democratic Party runs on a populace platform of healthcare and tuition free public college education.
Abigail Whelan Praises Jesus In Order To Dodge Questions
Rep. Abigail Whelan of the Minnesota House of Representatives, decided to completely avoid a question on offshore tax loopholes, by taking time to praise Jesus on open floor. Here is an exert of her comments:
…I have an eternal perspective and I want to share that with you and the people listening at home that at the end of the day, when we try to reach an agreement with divided government we win some, we lose some, nobody is really happy, but you know what, happiness and circumstances – not what it’s about. There is actual joy to be found in Jesus Christ, Jesus loves you all. If you would like to get to know him, you’re listening at home, here in this room, please email, call me, would love to talk to you about Jesus, he is the hope of this state and this country.
Walter and Timothy discuss all of these issues and their affect on the current political landscape. The gentleman engage in a healthy discussion over the Booker and Kushner ties and how that could influence the investigation into the ties between the Putin and Trump administrations.
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Walter Yeates is a journalist who has covered Anonymous and was embedded with Veterans Stand For when they traveled to Standing Rock. He is also an advocate for the modern day gentleman. His work has been featured on Huffington Post, Elite Daily, GirlTalkHQ, and may other sites.