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Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested, faces wire fraud and bank fraud charges

Attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested by federal law enforcement officials on fraud charges in Los Angeles and New York.

The U.S. attorneyís office said in a press release that details about the arrest would come at an 11 a.m. news conference in Los Angeles.

New York prosecutors accuse the attorney of ďattempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.Ē

In court papers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York claims Avenatti threatened to release damaging information about Nike to the public unless he received multi-million dollar payments.


Why aren't they ready? This was almost a month ago.


Chelsea Clinton visits Chicago laundromat to unveil reading space

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chelsea Clinton visited a Northwest Side laundromat Wednesday morning to unveil a learning space that aims to encourage early childhood development.

"This is one of the first, but we hope to be in hundreds if not thousands of laundromats over the next few years," said Clinton, who also read a book to children.

The Family Read & Play Space will be a permanent fixture at the Wash Time laundromat as part of a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the Laundry Literacy Coalition.

The foundation's Too Small to Fail program is working with the Chicago Public Library to maintain weekly story time programming at the laundromat. They currently visit twice a week.


Laundry Literacy Coalition

Promoting Early Literacy through Laundromats Nationwide

Three national non-profit groups, the LaundryCares Foundation, the Clinton Foundationís Too Small to Fail initiative, and Libraries Without Borders have launched a new Laundry Literacy Coalition. This new alliance was formed as a collaborative effort to make early literacy resources available to underserved communities through local laundromats in communities nationwide. Three national non-profit groups, the LaundryCares Foundation, the Clinton Foundationís Too Small to Fail initiative, and Libraries Without Borders have launched a new Laundry Literacy Coalition. This new alliance was formed as a collaborative effort to make early literacy resources available to underserved communities through local laundromats in communities nationwide.

Since 2015, the LaundryCares Foundation, Too Small to Fail, and Libraries without Borders have been focused on the role of laundromats in promoting childrenís early literacy development. Initiatives have included:

Free Laundry & Literacy Day events at local laundromats throughout the United States hosted by the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail;

ďWash Time Is Talk Time,Ē an assortment of early literacy tools and resources distributed to over 5,000 laundromats through a partnership between the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail, and;

ďWash and Learn,Ē an initiative to extend library services to laundromats through a collaboration between LaundryCares Foundation and Libraries Without Borders.


The Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster Ė at the lowest possible cost.

We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

Clinton Foundation

Elizabeth Warren has some serious issues.


Washington works great for the wealthy and the well-connected, but it isnít working for anyone else. Companies and wealthy individuals spend billions every year to influence Congress and federal agencies to put their interests ahead of the public interest. This is deliberate, and we need to call this what it isócorruption, plain and simple. Thatís why Elizabeth has proposed the most ambitious set of anti-corruption reforms since Watergate to fundamentally change the way Washington does business.



After decades of largely flat wages and exploding household costs, millions of families can barely breathe. For generations, people of color have been shut out of their chance to build wealth. Itís time for big, structural changes to put economic power back in the hands of the American people.



Our democracy faces serious threats at home and abroad. Strengthening it will require dramatic changes. That starts with a constitutional amendment to protect the right of every American citizen to vote and to have that vote counted. But itís just the beginning.



Four words are etched above the Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law. Thatís supposed to be the promise of our justice system. But today in America, thereís one justice system for the rich and powerful, and another one for everybody else.



From endless wars that strain military families to trade policies that crush our middle class, Washingtonís foreign policy today serves the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else.


Elizabeth Warren takes her policy-packed campaign to Deep South

CLEVELAND, Miss. ó Joseph Henderson, 60, was taking in some sun outside a faded white house on Monday morning when an unusual thing happened. A presidential candidate walked right up to his porch to say hello.

ďMy nameís Elizabeth Warren and Iím running for president,Ē the senator from Massachusetts, flanked by about a dozen reporters and photographers, announced.

As has become her calling card as a candidate, Warren dispensed with the pleasantries and cut straight to the policy. ďIíve got a bill about housing, trying to get more money into housing,Ē she told Henderson, who sat in front of windows covered in sheets of plastic. ďAnd I thought this would be a good place to come.Ē

Boston Globe

Keep it up Warren!

Bernie Sanders never stopped running for President.

What he has been doing is pretty smart, politically.

He created "fellowships" for media personalities and future campaign staff. He has been holding these people closer to the vest than we've seen historically. This is why the Sanders institute is being shut down. If they didn't it would create conflict as it always has been a part of his four year campaign.


Then there is Our Revolution. There is a lot of overlap with The Sanders Institute.

Nina Turner
Claire Sandberg had a falling out with Our Revolution but is now on team Sanders.
Kenneth Pennington was with Our Revolution and is now on the Sanders campaign.
Barry Brendel, Chair of OR NJ is now on team Sanders.

Briahna Joy Gray is now a top person in the Sanders campaign. She has bee working for The Intercept writing disparaging pieces on Harris and Democrats in general while writing glowingly of Sanders. She was just hired but has recently written some really shady opinion pieces on Harris.


I think someone is going to pick up on how Sanders has been doing this for the last four years and write a piece on it. Many of these people have spent the last four years going after Democrats and asking "honest" questions about possible Democratic contenders. Many are now paid staff and influential people in his campaign. I'm not the only one who has noticed but it isn't being widely discussed. We are talking about groups Sanders started and the Sanders Institute itself.

I don't find any of this to be shocking. He is a career politician and is good at campaigning. He has been dreaming about being President for some time now. One look at the Sanders Institute makes that perfectly clear. This goes much deeper than I've outlined.

Sanders brings on senior politics editor from The Intercept as his National Press Secretary.


Has the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 come out with any demands...

that would protect their members from a repeat of the harassment that was prevalent in the last campaign?

Did Trump's Team Collude With Russians? Key Clues From Mueller's Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to deliver his report soon to Attorney General William Barr on Russian influence in the 2016 election, wrapping up an investigation he began in May 2017. He is looking into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. But Mueller was given broad latitude to pursue other matters that arose from the investigation.

While Muellerís report may remain secret, at least for a while, his actions have revealed compelling plotlines. The special counselís office has obtained indictments or guilty pleas from at least 34 people, 26 of them Russians. Several of the others were accused of lying about their contacts with Russians or about business dealings in Russia.

Mueller has handed off some matters uncovered by his investigators to other sections of the Justice Department. Federal prosecutors in New York, for instance, built a case against former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that resulted in his guilty plea for tax fraud, false statements to banks and campaign finance violations.

New York prosecutors are also investigating Trumpís company and inaugural committee. Democrats who control the House of Representatives are pursuing their own inquiries into Trumpís world.


Beto has thrown me for a bit of a loop.

The older Iíve gotten the more progressive Iíve become on economic issues. Beto has historically been more of an economic conservative(please note Iím only referencing that in terms of the Democratic Party). The economic side of the equation is extremely important to me and my vote. Itís the reason I couldnít vote for a Biden or a Sanders in the primary. Biden is historically one of our more fiscally conservative members and in far too many areas Sanders refuses to even acknowledge systemic oppression in his policies, going for a lift all boats approach. Pure foolishness.

So why am I excited about Beto? Iím really looking forward to seeing his campaign move forward. To me itís about moving economic policy in the right direction. Iím not talking pragmatic v purist. Iím talking about a possible Presidential candidate who is transformative. Someone who will brazenly call on us for our best and do it by leading the way. Someone who will talk about economic injustice with such passion that people from all walks will be awakened. A person without fear of the perception of impossibility leading a party and setting the standard. Someone who will stand on a stage and forcefully echo the Obama/Biden moonshot of curing cancer.

As I said, Iím further to the left in ideology than Beto. But I wasnít born yesterday. Personality and how one conducts themselves matters. Being an inspirational leader matters greatly. Being an unashamed and bold salesman matters. I do see how things could swing more dramatically in a direction I would like even if the person hasnít been historically ideologically aligned with me.

Iím excited to see how he campaigns. I can see him getting my vote if he seems to be transformative.

1) He must be damn near flawless on womenís issues. I donít back down from the fact that I have a major gender bias when it comes to my vote. Iím not big on my primary vote going to a male. People can say what they want about that.

2) I want to see him speak passionately about the environment.

3) I want to hear him highlight all forms of economic disparity in a way that moves hearts and minds.

4) If he is transformative, he can go forward without attacking his competitors. Itís a different thought process to running.

5) His style is perfectly suited to lead the charge to make changes to our justice system. I want to hear it.

There is more but I really want to see him rise to the challenge. If he is who I think he has the potential of becoming he doesnít even have to get into detailed plans. He needs to prove he can change the landscape by way of personality.

I know he has done some of the things I mentioned above. He is now on a bigger stage.

A final note because of something I said above. I love Biden. I included the part about him as it was directly in-line with building my thoughts about my Beto conundrum. Biden is someone I greatly appreciate.

With all of the Kennedy talk, lets take a look at Amy Hoover Sanders.

Amy Hoover Sanders is the wife of the U.S Congressman Beto OíRourke. Amy was born into an influential family in Texas and grew up in a charged, political atmosphere. Armed with a degree in Psychology, Amy was passionate about teaching from a young age. However, she became a recognized name in the media after she married Beto OíRourke, whom she met through a blind date. Their unbinding love and support for each other is always highlighted, and Amy is always seen alongside her husband across his campaigns in the country. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur and has set her passion of teaching into a philanthropical journey by co-founding the La Fe Preparatory School. Currently, Amy works as the Director of Education Development for La Fe Community Development Corporation and remains an influential educator in El Paso.

The Famous People

Who is Amy Hoover Sanders, Beto OíRourkeís Wife? Parents, Family

The name Beto OíRourke wonít sound strange to anyone who follows events in Americaís political circle, most especially as it concerns the 2018 Texas Senate Race. Throughout the campaign trail, wherever you see Beto, you will most likely see Amy Hoover Sanders beside him, but yet not much is known about this woman who has been identified as the politicianís wife.

Well, Amy is no ordinary American woman who was fortunate enough to get married to a popular Congressman. In her own right, as well as being from an influential Texas family, Mrs. OíRourke commands a lot of influence as she also has a good career going for her. Find out more below.

Amy Hoover Sanders is a Texas woman who was born to Louann and William Sanders, sometime in 1983, in El Paso, Texas where they raised her. There are no records yet of what high school she attended but we have it as a concrete fact that Amy enrolled and graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology.

Reports have it that Sanders had always had a passion for teaching and following her college graduation, she decided to pursue her passion as a teacher. She started off in Guatemala by teaching kindergarten pupils for a year at Colegio Americano de Guatemala before returning to El Paso in 2004 where she began teaching first and second-grade pupils.


There is a considerable amount of redundant information between the links.

They seem to come as a team. I really like what I see and read about both of them. I have no interest in voting for Beto in the primary. I have my reasons for that and don't want to get negative here. I will say that this might be a duo that can take over the political landscape for the next decade. His energy and image alone might be able to move the political spectrum more than anyone else we are looking at. Only time will tell.
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