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March 31, 2017

FBI Visits Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege

Source: Bloomberg News.

"Agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation visited an office belonging to the operator of a casino on the remote U.S. island of Saipan that has attracted attention for its huge revenues, according to a local legislator and residents.
FBI personnel, accompanied by uniformed police officers, arrived Thursday morning at a local office used by Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong-based company that owns the Best Sunshine Live casino, local residents said. They stayed for several hours, with local police blocking access to the building.
Saipan, an island of 50,000 residents closer to China than to Hawaii, relaxed rules on casinos in 2014 and soon awarded Imperial Pacific exclusive rights to open casinos there. The casino, run by an executive who cut his teeth in Atlantic City casinos then owned by Donald Trump, enlisted a slate of luminary overseers including former leaders of both the Republican and Democratic national parties in the U.S."
Imperial Pacific Chairman Mark Brown is a former executive in President Trump’s Atlantic City casino empire.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Interesting timing. Has already been accused in December of money-laundering by a former executive.
March 27, 2017

House Schedules Vote on Eliminating Consumer Online Privacy Rights Next Week.

The Senate voted 48-50 to "take away the privacy rights of Internet users as a favor to the cable and telephone industry."
While we were busy with the health bill. The house will vote on this and we do have a chance of stopping it. If this passes, it has a poison pill in that no other laws may be enacted to counter this BS. Please call!!

March 16, 2017


Source: KMRG, Fox News, High Times

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump a measure to expand the number of applicants for jobless benefits who can be drug-tested.

The White House has said Trump will sign the measure into law as a cancellation of "unnecessary regulations."

Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Congress have complained that under President Barack Obama, the government placed too many limits on states for deciding which unemployment applicants can be drug-tested. The Labor Department's regulation meant that states could only test applicants for unemployment benefits who do jobs that require drug testing. The resolution passed by the House and approved by the Senate 51-48 on Tuesday would cancel those limits.

Read more: http://www.krmg.com/news/congress-sends-trump-drug-test-measure-for-unemployed/np0YVwF4ne2GiHhISCpHMN/

A regulation for "unnecessary regulations." Double speak for when you want to screw people.
March 7, 2017

Women's Strike March 8-Tomorrow.

Forgive me if this a double post, but want folks to know that there are rallies tomorrow in solidarity with a Day Without Women-
https://www.womenstrikeus.org/ has a list of some of them. I don't know if there are others planned.
Hope to see a lot of people up in DC.

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