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Heading into his administration, the relationship between President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking center stage. Those talks often took place by phone and with only the two men and staffers present, sources familiar with their relationship told NBC News. "But President-elect Biden — or, at the time, Vice President Biden — is quite opposite," the person continued. Reflecting on his dealings with Republicans, Obama this month expressed amusement with recent coverage of the relationship between Biden and McConnell. "I'm enjoying reading now about how Joe Biden and Mitch have been friends for a long time," Obama told The Atlantic.
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"This program is an absolute game changer for New Mexico," Lujan Grisham said at the time. Students like Emily Jaramillo, 18, who was a high school senior when the free college plan was announced, suddenly felt like they were out of options. Juarez-Alonzo, who is involved in local climate activism, described the free college plan as a "hostage situation," in which his future was being funded by the very thing he thought would kill it. "I wasn't trying to bank on the fact that our governor had promised free college, because I didn't think the money was always going to be there," he said. Lujan Grisham's office said it was too busy handling the Covid-19 crisis to comment on whether she still plans to pursue the free college plan.
Persons: Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Grisham, Emily Jaramillo, Jaramillo, Sen, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, I'm, Sedillo Lopez, Kyle Tisdel, Jonathon Juarez, he's, Alonzo, Lujan Grisham's, Ryan Flynn, she's Organizations: New York Times, Gov, Republican, New, National Public, fracking, Oil & Gas Association, Western Environmental Law, University of New, Democrat, Department of Higher Education Locations: Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexican, Pueblo, tanked, Texas, Taos, University of New Mexico, Juarez, Isleta
President-elect Joe Biden is considering Cindy McCain to serve as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, according to a report from The Times of London. McCain, the wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, endorsed Biden's 2020 presidential campaign against President Donald Trump. McCain has long endured a wave of attacks against her late husband by President Donald Trump. President-elect Joe Biden is considering Cindy McCain to serve as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, according to a report from The Times of London. Biden, who served in the US Senate for 36 years, most of them alongside Sen. McCain, has been close with the McCain family for years.
Persons: Joe Biden, Cindy McCain, McCain, Republican Sen, John McCain of, Biden's, Donald Trump, Biden, Sen, GOP Sen, Jeff Flake Organizations: The Times, Republican, Visit, Senate, Democratic, Arizona, GOP, Convention, Republicans, Washington DC Locations: United Kingdom, London, John McCain of Arizona, Arizona, bipartisanship, Washington
Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, a close ally of Joe Biden, said that the president-elect has fallen short in nominating Black figures to top positions in the administration, according to The Hill. "From all I hear, Black people have been given fair consideration," Clyburn told The Hill. Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress and a close ally of Joe Biden, said that the president-elect has fallen short in nominating Black figures to top positions in the administration, according to The Hill. The South Carolina brought the former vice president's candidacy back to life, translating to a slew of Super Tuesday wins, including unexpected victories in states like Massachusetts and Texas. New FacesClyburn is also lobbying for 2020 South Carolina Senate nominee Jaime Harrison to run the Democratic National Committee.
Persons: Jim Clyburn, Joe Biden, Clyburn, Biden, Juan Williams, Donald Trump, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Williams, Thomas, Antony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas, Cedric Richmond of, Kamala Harris of, Mark Makela, Marcia Fudge, who's, Fudge, Harris, Jaime Harrison, Harrison, GOP Sen, Lindsey Graham, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, General Xavier Becerra Organizations: Democratic, Hill, United Nations, Biden, South Carolina Democratic, New, Tuesday, State, of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security, Congressional Black Caucus, White, Office, Public, White House, Capitol, Ohio Rep, Agriculture, Politico, South Carolina, Democratic National Committee, GOP, Jacksonville Mayor, of Housing, Urban Development Locations: South Carolina, Clyburn, United, Iowa, New Hampshire, Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, Greenfield, Cuban, Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, Richmond, Kamala Harris of California, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Ohio, Cleveland, Agriculture, California
After U.S. Push, EU Set to Launch New Human-Rights Sanctions Regime
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Laurence Norman | ) sentiment -0.90   time to read: +1 min
Last November, an aide to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker called the Hungarian embassy to deliver a stern message. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was blocking passage of a European Union law similar to the U.S. Magnitsky Act on human rights. Soon after, European policy makers announced they would start work on a global human rights act like the U.S. law, first passed in 2012. A year later, the EU has approved the sanctions regime, set to be formally launched in early December, ending a decade of fighting that has divided the region’s governments, parliaments and political parties. The law will also give EU governments a new tool to coordinate sanctions with the U.S., just as the Biden administration prepares to take office.
Persons: Mississippi Republican Sen, Roger Wicker, Viktor Orban, Sen, Wicker, Orban, Mr, didn’t, Biden Organizations: Mississippi Republican, European Union, Magnitsky, Republicans, EU, Act, U.S Locations: Hungarian
After U.S. Push, EU Set to Target Human-Rights Violators
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Laurence Norman | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Last November, an aide to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker called the Hungarian embassy to deliver a stern message. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was blocking passage of a European Union law similar to the U.S. Magnitsky Act on human rights. If opposition persisted, the aide warned, Sen. Wicker would start a campaign to spotlight the Hungarian nationalist leader, driving a wedge between Mr. Orban and the congressional Republicans he had long courted. Within days, Hungarian officials said Mr. Orban would support an EU Magnitsky Act.
Persons: Mississippi Republican Sen, Roger Wicker, Viktor Orban, Sen, Wicker, Orban, Mr Organizations: Mississippi Republican, European Union, Magnitsky, Republicans, EU, Act Locations: Hungarian
President Donald Trump on Thursday called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an "enemy of the people." Raffensperger this week said Trump had thrown him and his family "under the bus." President Donald Trump on Thursday called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an "enemy of the people" as he continued to push baseless claims to explain his loss in the battleground state to Joe Biden. Ethics experts have asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether Graham "threatened anyone with a Senate investigation of the Georgia vote tally." On November 26, 2018, exactly two years before Trump's remarks Thursday, he endorsed Raffensperger for the role of Georgia secretary of state, tweeting that he would be "fantastic" and "great for jobs."
Persons: Donald Trump, Brad Raffensperger, Trump, , Joe Biden, Raffensperger, Stacey Abrams, Abrams, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler —, Sen, Lindsey Graham of, Graham, Trump's, Georgia Organizations: Republican, Democratic, USA Locations: Georgia, Sens, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
5 steps business owners can take to trim their 2020 taxes
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Andrew Osterland | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Those elections will determine whether Democrats get a 50-50 split in the Senate — and whether the more aggressive provisions in President-elect Joe Biden's tax plan unfold. One thing, however, remains true for all owners of businesses: It's better to pay Uncle Sam less than more. Qualified business income deductionThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a qualified business income deduction for owners of pass-through businesses, which include S-corporations and partnerships. Business owners with less than $163,300 in taxable income for 2020 ($326,600 if married and filing jointly) may be eligible to deduct up to 20% of their qualified business income. Prior to the fix, business owners would have had to spread the cost of those items over many years.
Persons: Luis Alvarez, GOP Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Raphael Warnock, Sen, David Perdue, Jon Ossoff, Joe Biden's, Sam, Dustin Stamper, Grant, Stamper, It's, Robert Spielman, you've Organizations: DigitalVision, Georgia Senate, GOP, Democratic, Senate, Tax, Smart Tax, Marcum, iStock Locations: Georgia, Peach, Grant Thornton's
But the GOP's hold on the Senate depends on winning at least one of Georgia's two runoffs. Georgia election rules called for runoff races when no candidate exceeded 50% of voter share in either race during the Nov. 3 general election. Trump will travel to Georgia on Dec. 5 to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere. The president's persistent attacks on election integrity could impact the outcome of the January runoffs, GOP strategist and pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC. Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia.
Persons: Jason Armond, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Republican Sens, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Georgia Trump, David, Kelly, Trump, Perdue, Judd Deere, pollster Frank Luntz, Jessica McGowan, Luntz, Trump's, Biden Organizations: Trump, Los Angeles Times, Getty, White, Senate, Republicans, Republican, Georgia, Twitter, Loeffler, GOP, CNBC, Democratic U.S, Georgia Senate, Biden, Democrat Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, Marietta , Georgia
He'll start off with a vast network of political connections forged during 36 years in the Senate and eight years in the Obama White House. Joe Biden will need powerful allies in Congress to help him chalk up big legislative wins now that he's headed to the White House. Some of Biden's top allies in Congress are also considered contenders for White House or Cabinet jobs. He's for instance already picked Louisianna Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond to become a senior adviser and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Here's Insider's list of 17 people in Congress whose relationships with Biden will be critical after his swearing-in on January 20.
Persons: Joe Biden, he's, Obama, Kamala Harris, Mitch McConnell, Alexandria Ocasio, Sens, Joe Manchin, Sinema, Lucky, he'll, Barack Obama's, Biden, Biden's, Cedric Richmond Organizations: House, Capitol Hill, Congressional Black Caucus, Congress, Capitol, Committee, White House, White, Office, Public Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Congress
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden predicted that Republicans would have an "epiphany" after President Donald Trump lost. The GOP response to the election is an ominous sign for Biden's pitch to usher in a new era of unity and bipartisanship. 'A great, great epiphany'On the campaign trail last year, Biden repeatedly promised a GOP "epiphany" after Trump was out of the way. Trump's groundless claims of widespread fraud and a "rigged election" appear to have taken root inside his party. That has prevented the sort of blowout election that Biden and the Democrats were counting on to crush the remnants of Trumpism in his party.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, hasn't, Biden, Trump's, McConnell, Antony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas, Trump, Adam Jentleson, he'll, Sen, Josh Hawley, Marco Rubio, China — Marco Rubio, Biden didn't, Barack Obama, Alex Conant, that's, they'll, Kamala Harris, Conant, " Conant, Tim Miller, Miller, they're, Trumpism, Mike Pence, Jack Kingston Organizations: WASHINGTON, State, Security, GOP, Democratic, Senate, Biden, Georgia, Ivy League, Republican, Bloomberg News, Republican Party, Democrats, Trump, Republicans, Politico, GOP Rep, Entertainment Locations: Ky, China, Georgia, Monmouth, Jack Kingston of Georgia
That’s the message President-elect Joe Biden sent the world as he unveiled key Cabinet and national security picks earlier this week. Foreign governments will know Biden’s team from their time in office under President Barack Obama and other previous administrations. We are on the same page on climate, on Iran, on NATO,” one European official said about the picks. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida dismissed Biden’s new team members over their track record with China during Obama’s presidency. “Biden’s Cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences and will be polite and orderly caretakers of America’s decline,” Rubio tweeted.
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Young Voters Helped Biden Beat Trump After Holding Back in Primaries
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Sabrina Siddiqui | Madeleine Ngo | ) sentiment -0.77   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON—For many young Democrats, President-elect Joe Biden wasn’t their top choice in the party’s 2020 primaries. They helped send him to the White House anyway. Voters under 30 sided with the more liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont over Mr. Biden in the primaries, and in some early contests they made up a smaller share of the electorate than in 2016.
Persons: Joe Biden, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Mr Locations: Vermont
GOP Sees Georgia Senate Races as ‘Firewall’ After Trump’s Loss
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Siobhan Hughes | Lindsay Wise | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON—With President Trump’s drive to remain in office hitting a dead end, Senate Republicans are redoubling their efforts in Georgia, where a pair of runoffs will determine which party controls the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Sen. Todd Young (R., Ind. ), the departing chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have told colleagues that each of them needs to help Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler keep their seats in the Jan. 5 races, GOP aides said. Senators are traveling...
Persons: Trump’s, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Todd Young, Sens, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republicans, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senators Locations: Georgia, Ky, Ind
Scores in court as Cambodia opposition awaits trial for treason
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Prak Chan Thul | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
“More than 120 cases on the same date, the same time, by the same judges cannot be a fair trial,” said Sochua, whose trial is at a later date. Defendants and court staff were seen arriving amid tight security, with most media unable to enter what police said was a packed courtroom. The CNRP was banned and its leader Kem Sokha arrested ahead of an election in 2018, allowing Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party to win every parliamentary seat. Other defendants believe they are being punished for advocating the return from exile of Sam Rainsy, Hun Sen’s biggest rival during his 35-year rule. The government says the treason case is legitimate.
Persons: Hun Sen, ” CNRP’s, Mu Sochua, , Sochua, Kem Sokha, Hun, Kem, Sam Rainsy, Hun Sen’s, Seng Theary, “ It’s, Chin Malin, Organizations: Reuters, Cambodia National Rescue Party, Cambodian People’s Party, Washington, European Union, Embassy Locations: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, United States, American, Cambodian, China, The U.S, Phnom Penh
Trygve MagelssenBut after contacting a federal student loan office for help, Magelssen learned that his past payments could not count retroactively. "It was a dead end," said Magelssen, 62, whose current student loan debt is about $21,500, consisting mainly of interest. Student borrowers would be automatically enrolled, according to his plan, and previous "national or community service" would also allow a borrower to qualify. The nation's 45 million student borrowers carry an estimated $1.7 trillion in student loan debt — less than total mortgage debt but higher than credit cards, according to the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. "It should be done immediately," Biden told reporters last week about his student loan forgiveness plan.
Persons: Trygve, Magelssen, Trygve Magelssen, Joe Biden, Biden, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Betsy DeVos, Trump, DeVos, Seth Frotman, Theresa Sweet, Obama, doesn't Organizations: Montana State University - Northern, Brookings Institution, NBC, Education Department, Senate, Debt, Office, Protection, Bay, Lending, Harvard Law School, The Education Department, DOE Locations: Washington
John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018, beating out better funded opponents. He is often discussed as a potential candidate for governor or US Senate, with elections for both taking place in 2022. John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018, beating out better-funded opponents. There are several reasons why Fetterman is probably the first lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania that anyone outside the state could recognize. "I think that's what needs to be inculcated more deeply in our criminal justice conversation."
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Republicans have wrongly created a narrative where white men see themselves as "victims" who are "under attack", according to Barack Obama. "That's a story that's being told and how you unwind that is going to be not something that is done right away," Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday. Trump and the Republicans have won millions of votes partly by framing white American men as "victims" who are "under attack," according to former president Barack Obama. "What's always interesting to me is the degree to which you've seen created in Republican politics the sense that white males are victims," Obama told the Breakfast Club radio show. Trump won white men by a margin of around 31% in his 2016 election victory over Hilary Clinton, and performed particularly well among white men in rural areas.
Persons: Barack Obama, Obama, Trump, Joe Biden, you've, that's, Hilary Clinton, Biden, he's, Kamala Harris, Republican Sens, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Mitch McConnell, aren't Organizations: Republicans, Breakfast Club, The Guardian, Trump, Republican Locations: Georgia
But perhaps more influential in the red wave that helped Trump win the state were other Latino voters. According to NBC News exit polls, 45 percent of Latino voters in Florida supported Trump, up by 10 percentage points from 2016. The Trump campaign capitalized on his comments in videos — and its anti-Biden ads got coverage in Colombian media. Clinton won the district by 16 points in 2016, and Trump won this month by 6 points. After Biden won the election, there was a new wave of false Spanish-language disinformation, which claimed voter fraud and insisted that Trump had won the election.
Persons: Donald Trump, Fernand Amandi, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Donna Shalala, Debbie Mucarsel, Powell —, , Giancarlo Sopo, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio, Tom Perez, Sopo, Biden, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, The, Gustavo Petro, Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chávez, Petro, didn't, Castro, Álvaro Uribe, Nicaraguans, Daniel Ortega, Ronald Reagan, Ortega, Mucarsel, Powell, Clinton, Chávez, Amandi, pollsters Organizations: MIAMI, Cuban American, Trump, Cuban, NBC, Democratic, Dade, Republicans, Democratic National Committee, Democrats, Florida, The Trump, Colombian, U.S ., Republican, Biden, El, Obama, Revolutionary Armed Forces, Nicaraguan, Senate, House, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Florida, Puerto Rican, Miami, American, Alexandria, Cortez, Venezuela, Venezuelan, Florida's, Colombia, U.S, Colombian, country's, Colombian American, Sandinista, Nicaragua, America, QAnon, South Florida
Before the event, a local drag racer had warned via Facebook Live that Black Lives Matter was coming “to bring hate to our town,” according to BuzzFeed. Black Lives Matter protesters, encircled by police, from right, and counter protesters, from left, meet along East Plane Street in Bethel, Ohio on June 15, 2020. The actions of the Minneapolis police reminded them of the corrupt, brutal authorities back in India, Kaur recalled. The group’s youth summer program, which usually visits Pismo Beach for a week, instead held discussions via Zoom on Black Lives Matter. “I see Kevin on the side of the road — what’s he doing?” he recalled one of them saying.
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Split-Ticket Voters Helped Biden, Republicans in Nebraska, Maine
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | Chad Day | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
On evening walks with his wife in the suburbs of Omaha, Neb., Jay Jackson, a registered Republican and an Air Force veteran, made the decision to vote for Democrat Joe Biden for president and support Republicans for all other offices. It took some persuading to get his wife on board, he said. But eventually, the two put up a Biden-Harris yard sign, along with others for GOP candidates Rep. Don Bacon and Sen. Ben Sasse.
Persons: Jay Jackson, Democrat Joe Biden, Harris, Don Bacon, Sen, Ben Sasse Organizations: Republican, an Air Force, Democrat, Biden, GOP Locations: Omaha, Neb
Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( The Associated Press | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SELMA, Ala. — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. Yet both his mother and father were early civil rights activists. Thurgood Marshall, then the nation’s leading civil rights attorney and later on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice, was his counsel. The “Freedom Riders” were arrested or attacked in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina, and a bus was burned. He spent most of his career as a civil rights attorney before retirement.
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On November 4, 2020, Washington State Representative Tarra Simmons was elected to the state's 23rd district representing Kitsap County, becoming the first formerly incarcerated person to serve in the state's legislature. Can tell me about your successful case in front of the Washington Supreme Court in 2017, after finishing law school? And I wanted to go into, now that you're in this new position — and just what you see as the Washington state priorities for criminal justice reform? Yeah, I think that Washington state, we need to reduce the number of people that are currently in prison because we are at capacity. So I guess first would be making sure that a vaccination is available as soon as possible and disseminated or free to everybody in Washington state, right?
Persons: Tarra Simmons, Simmons, Pramila Jayapal, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, she'll, You've, you've, it's, they've, I've, — I've, I'm, Jay Inslee, Dan Satterberg, We've, doesn't, Shon Hopwood, It's, they'll, Let's, Sen, Patty Murray, Tom Williams, that's, who's, we've, John Moore, they're Organizations: Washington State, South, South Bend Mayor, Seattle University, ACLU, WA, Washington Supreme, Washington State Bar Association, Business, Burger King, Washington Supreme Court, Washington State Representative, Olympia, Republicans, Republican, Democratic, Gov, United States, DC Circuit, Georgetown Law School, state's, Representatives, Department of Corrections, Rep, House Democratic Caucus, Inc, Facebook, Seattle City Council, House Democrats, Equity Council, Color, Black Caucus, Healthcare, Life Care, Safeway, YWCA, Northwest Detention Locations: Kitsap County, state's, South Bend, policymaking, Washington's, Burger, inoculating, King County, United, Washington, American, Kirkland , Washington, Oregon, America
Meet the 13 power players, from lawmakers to executives, shaping the future of New Jersey's cannabis industry. New Jerseyans voted on November 3 to legalize recreational marijuana. New Jerseyans voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana in the state earlier this month, fulfilling one of Gov. New Jersey's marijuana market could see annual sales of up to $950 million by 2024, according to some estimates. To put together this list of the power players of New Jersey cannabis, we asked sources in the cannabis industry as well as people involved in the campaign to legalize to pick people who will have a strong role in crafting the legislation and shaping the future of New Jersey's cannabis industry.
Persons: Jerseyans, Phil Murphy's, Joseph Bayern, Read, Democratic State Sen, Nicholas Scutari, Steven Sweeney —, it's, Phil Murphy, Dianna Houenou, Jeff Brown Organizations: Cannabis, Gov, Democratic State, New, Cannabis Regulatory Commission Locations: New York City, Philadelphia, Northeastern, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
With US in Covid-19 panic, Georgia GOP Sen. Perdue saw stock opportunity
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks during a campaign event at Peachtree Dekalb Airport in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, November 2, 2020. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. The Cardlytics transactions were just a slice of a large number of investment decisions made in the early days of the pandemic by Perdue and other senators. "The bi-partisan Senate Ethics Committee, DOJ and SEC all independently and swiftly cleared Senator Perdue months ago, which was reported on," Burke said. Isakson, who served with Perdue, took steps to avoid the type of scrutiny Perdue is now facing.
Persons: Sen, David Perdue, Perdue, Weeks, John C, John Burke, Burke, Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, Democrat Raphael Warnock, Johnny Isakson's, Donald Trump, Donna Nagy, Nagy, Republican Sen, Richard Burr of, Wells Fargo, Lynne Laube, Cardlytics, it's, I've, Scott Grimes, Laube, Grimes, Isakson Organizations: Peachtree Dekalb, Dow Jones, Georgia Republican, Intercept, Columbia University, DOJ, SEC, Republican, Democrat, U.S, Fox News Channel, DuPont, Pfizer, Indiana University, Associated, Senate, Intelligence, Facebook, Securities, Exchange, Atlanta Locations: Peachtree Dekalb Airport, Atlanta ,, Georgia, Atlanta, Congress, Cardlytics, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Wells
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