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Rep. Cleaver Investigates Firm Tied To Rep. Clay’s Favorite (Pay Day Loan) Industry

June 29th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is taking aim at a pay day loan business specializing in business and consumer loans. That sets up a bit of a conflict with his cross state rival Rep. Lacy Clay, the hardworking and effective Congressman from St. Louis who is in the back pockets of the payday loan industry.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-Missouri) has launched an investigation on small business FinTech lending, which includes online companies with payday loan-like products for small businesses and individual consumers. “FinTech lending companies, also known as alternative small-business lending, are a fast-growing industry offering a new wave of innovation—and also pose many new risks,” Cleaver said in a news release. Read more…

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“Senate Watchdog” McCaskill Has Secret Foundation AND Has Met Russian Ambassador

June 29th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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Wow! Claire has a secret foundation that paid for a dinner at the Russian Ambassadors home

Washington Free Beacon:

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) used a personal foundation to pay for a dinner she attended at Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s Washington, D.C., residence. The senator had failed to disclose her role in the foundation until earlier this month. McCaskill came under fire this March after she told the Washington Post she never had a “call or meeting” with Kislyak even though she had publicly announced both a call and meeting with him. This week, CNN reported that McCaskill also attended a black-tie reception at Kislyak’s D.C. residence in November 2015.

McCaskill’s attendance at the dinner was accompanied by an $873 payment to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, where Kislyak serves on the board of directors as honorary chairman. The payment to Kislyak’s foundation was not made directly by McCaskill—it was made through a foundation, the Shepard Family Foundation, that she set up with her husband Joseph Shepard in 2013 but failed to disclose in filings to the Senate ethics committee until three weeks ago. Read more…

But wait, Claire said just a few months ago in a tweet that she’s never met the Russian ambassador:

I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.

— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 2, 2017

While four years ago she’s bragging about having a meeting with him:

Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions,even those in process.

— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 30, 2013

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Ferguson Settles Michael Brown Wrongful Death Suit; Judge Seals Agreement

June 21st, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Michael Brown’s parents and the City of Ferguson reached a settlement yesterday on the plaintiff’s wrongful death suit against the city. The agreement is sealed but speculation is Brown’s parents received less than the $3 million dollar insurance cap the city had. To some, how a thug caught on tape robbing a convenience store and a short time later assaults a police officer succumbed to a “wrongful death” is beyond comprehension.

St. Louis Today:

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting. The settlement amount is not mentioned in U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber’s order approving it. Webber writes only that the gross amount is “fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each Plaintiff.”

He said the split of the amount between Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden “is fair and reasonable,” and the agreement “provides for a reasonable amount” for attorney fees and expenses. Settlements involving public entities are generally open records under Missouri law, but Webber ordered the agreement sealed and said that it should be considered a closed record under the state’s Sunshine Law “due to the adverse impact to Plaintiffs should it be disclosed. Read more…

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Coldwater Creek Advocate “Concerned About Verbal & Social Media Promises” by State Senator

June 21st, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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We told you the other day how the Westlake Professional Protesters and State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal were purposely confusing the public into believing contamination at both locations came from the same source. Below is an excerpt from a founding member of  “Coldwater Creek, Just the Facts Please”. a group that was opposed to the buyout of homes around the Westlake Landfill and the buyout of homes along Coldwater Creek.

“Ms. Chappelle-Nadal states that the reason for the buyout is related to the cancer cluster. The Senator points to the cancer cluster maps created by the Coldwater Creek group and a recent DHSS report. As one of the creators of the ongoing health survey, disease cluster maps and advisor to the DHSS report, I would like to clarify that the radiation linked illness information illustrated in the maps is not related to the landfill. The cancer/ disease cluster is specifically related to the Coldwater Creek contamination and watershed. Chronic exposure health related issues can take 10 – 20 years to present as illness. The cancer cluster that Ms. Chappell-Nadal continually references is predominantly from exposure that occurred decades ago, prior to commencement of remediation of the creek contamination. Many who have been diagnosed with radiation linked cancers near West Lake were previous residents and exposure victims of Coldwater Creek…..The Coldwater Creek group vehemently opposes inclusion in a broad-based buyout of our community, as it negates the need for continued testing and remediation of the contamination and there is no guarantee that purchased homes will not be sold to other families in the future. In the case that homes are not resold, it will cause unnecessary blight and economically devastate our beloved hometown.” Read more…

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Repre$entative Lacy Clay- (Incorporated)

June 20th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Boy, we’ve been watching this lucrative racket between the Clay siblings for quite some time now! This would really be of interest to the mainstream media if Representative Clay wasn’t a back bencher, minority in the minority with slightly more influence in the Congress than a House usher. And not only is Clay’s sister involved with the racket, trusted high level staff members are in on it as well

Washington Free Beacon:

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D., Mo.) disbursed nearly $30,000 of his campaign funds to a law firm owned by his sister during the first quarter, Federal Election Commission records show. Clay’s campaign committee, Clay Jr. for Congress, spent over $47,000 in the first quarter of 2017, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. A bulk of the money disbursed by his campaign went to the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay, LLC, a Silver Spring, Md.-based firm that is owned by his sister. Michelle Clay has been paid $27,000 this year so far, accounting for 56 percent of all his campaign expenditures during the 2018 cycle so far. Read more…

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NRSC Links Sen. McCaskill With Kim Kardashian

June 20th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Calling her “Klaire McKaskill (D-Kalifornia),” the National Republican Senatorial Committee has linked our own Claire McCaskill to Hollywood slut Kim Kardashian and attention seeking freshman Senator Kamala Harris. Read more…

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