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How Lara Trump Siphoned Millions From A Dog Rescue To Trump Resorts

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

As a country, most of us like dogs. We care about our animals. They are friends, and we want to make sure they have humane lives. Dogs love us without many conditions, and if you want to anger America, you start attacking the handling of dogs or cats.

What if a charity claiming to help dogs were to funnel nearly $1.9 million worth of donations straight into Donald J. Trump's high-end resorts? And what if, let's say, an event chairwoman of that charity was the daughter-in-law of the one who financially benefits?

Those are the questions everyone is asking right now.

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law in question, imagines herself a potential candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina next year, as Trump reminded everyone at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for Big Dog Ranch Rescue on Friday.

The would-be candidate may regret this video being out there, though, as it shows that these dog events are a great way to give her father-in-law funds.

A dog rescue charity with links to Lara Trump has spent as much as $1.9 million at former President Donald Trump's properties over the last seven years and will drop an additional quarter-million at his Mar-a-Lago country club this weekend.
According to a permit filed with the town of Palm Beach, Florida, Big Dog Ranch Rescue estimates it will spend $225,000 at the club where Donald Trump has taken up full-time residence since leaving the White House. All the profit from that spending winds up in his pocket.

This kind of self-dealing has been the subject of an investigation by state attorneys elsewhere and the results have not been good.

Daughter-in-law Lara Trump has been advertised as a "chairwoman" of the charity's fundraisers over the past several years. The spending by a charity she is associated with at her family's businesses mirrors practices at Donald Trump's now-shuttered Trump Foundation and Eric Trump's Eric Trump Foundation, which also spent donor money at Trump properties.
The self-dealing by the Trump Foundation was so egregious that New York state Attorney General Letitia James cited it as the reason the charity could no longer operate.

You might consider helping your local Humane Society instead.

Tucker Carlson Pukes Up Baseless Slur About Biden Marriage

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

Sarah McLachlan once sang: "When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful/Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart/And when she was sad, I was there to dry her tears/And when she was happy, so was I, when she loved me." Tucker Carlson, however, doesn't seem to have ever run into that experience. Instead, the Fox News commentator took to the airwaves with a sinister plot: Maybe, just maybe, President Joseph R. Biden's 44-year marriage was actually the work of political consultants who imagined that long ago that if he and Jill played their cards right, had a child, and decades later they stayed together, then just maybe, it would cover up a plot to cover up senility that wouldn't be evident until 40 years later.

That, in a nutshell, is the conspiracy being floated by the bloviator who takes up a spot on Fox News nightly. He insinuated that he knows the Biden marriage is a sham. He knows it because, well, he offers absolutely no proof at all. He doesn't apparently need any to get on the airwaves and begin making accusations about why a couple would hold hands. It is certainly a contrast to the disdain Melania Trump showed her husband the former president over and over, but really Tucker? Really?

I have yet to meet any political consultant in any party who would ever, ever suggest they can predict with certainty that their candidate, 40 years later, will need to be married with grandchildren in order to run for president, and they can use this longstanding marriage as cover for themselves under the idea that they will need it someday.

I feel sad for Tucker Carlson, actually. If you are this cynical about love and family, then please explain to me what exactly constitutes a "pro-family" viewpoint?

Top White House Staffer Shares Faked Video Of 'Biden Sleeping’

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

With Rep. Steve Scalise in trouble for sharing a faked video of activist Ady Barkan, you'd think that the White House would try to avoid the completely faked video market right now. White House director of social media and deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, JrScavino is aiming to prove that assumption wrong.

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Cruising On Bike, Biden Trolls Fox News Reporter

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

This morning, on a bike ride—one of those physical activities I have yet to see the world's healthiest orange president do—Joe Biden was asked a question by Fox News' Peter Doocy: "Mr. Vice President, have you picked a running mate yet?" Biden, in response, answered "Yeah, I have." Doocy, believing he had a scoop, asked: "You have? Who is it?" Biden responded: "It's you," and continued to ride away.

The obvious truth is that it is incredibly likely Biden does have a running mate, but why give that to Fox New? Rather than accept the answer tongue-in-cheek, though, Fox News continued to report as though they had a big scoop on hand.

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