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Hannity Invested in Apartments in a Low-Income Neighborhood – And Evictions Skyrocketed

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Yet another blockbuster report on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s shady real estate empire reveals that eviction notices at one of his properties absolutely skyrocketed after he bought it in 2014.

The Guardian reports that eviction notices in the property have ballooned by 400 percent in the past four years, as “county court records say that judgments approving the removal of 61 different residents” from the building since Hannity took over. 

Over the previous four years, in contrast, a mere 12 residents were served eviction notices at the apartment complex.

Hannity’s attorney tells the Guardian that his client “is not involved in the management of these properties” and he also claims that “evictions only occur after a material breach of the lease terms.”

After his massive real estate holdings were reported by the Guardian earlier this month, Hannity framed his investments as gifts of charity to poor communities who were desperate for influxes of capital.

“The fact is, these are investments that I do not individually select, control, or know the details about; except that obviously I believe in putting my money to work in communities that otherwise struggle to receive such support,” Hannity said.

The Guardian also reported this month that one of Hannity’s real estate shell companies in 2012 bought 11 foreclosed homes from property dealer Jeff Brock, who four years later would be convicted on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy for his role in rigging foreclosure auctions.

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‘Dumber and Smarmier’: Critics Slam Collins Over Announcement She Will Vote Against Tanden for ‘Temperament’

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“Tone policing”

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) Monday morning announced she will vote against President Joe Biden’s pick to head the powerful and important Office of Management and Budget (OMB), claiming she is uncomfortable with Neera Tanden‘s “temperament.”

Collins also claimed Tanden did not have sufficient experience for the job, as CNN reports.

Tanden has been president of the Center for American Progress for nearly a decade, and served within the Obama administration as senior adviser to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She also served as associate director for domestic policy in the Clinton White House.

The Atlantic in 2016 also reported “Tanden was a key architect of the Affordable Care Act after serving as a top policy adviser for Clinton’s 2008 bid.” But it was her work drafting a public option for ObamaCare, later tossed, that may be the most threatening aspect of Tanden, not her “mean tweets.”

Indeed, Collins and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin both cited Tanden’s active and adversarial Twitter account as one of the main reason they will vote against her.

“Neera Tanden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency,” Collins said in a statement Monday. “Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has pledged to transcend.”

In a show of good will and a strong signal that she is very willing to work with Republicans, Tanden apologized many times for her tweets during her Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing. She also deleted over a thousand of them.

Collins used that act of contrition as a weapon against Tanden, saying it “raises concerns about her commitment to transparency.”

Some of the tweets Tanden deleted?

These, about Senator Collins:

But Tanden did not delete all her tweets about Collins. This is still up:

Many are furious about what they see as Collins’ hypocrisy.

Image: Susan Collins with Brett Kavanaugh, who she voted to confirm to a lifetime appoint,kent on the U.S. Supreme Court

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Trump Slammed for Endorsing ‘Pro-Family’ Lawmaker Who Pressured Patient He Was Having an Affair With Into Having an Abortion

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On Wednesday, shortly before being suspended from Twitter, President Donald Trump tweeted out his endorsement of Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) — a congressman infamous for a scandal in which he impregnated female patients in his medical practice and pressured them into having abortions.

Trump was promptly buried in scorn for his choice of endorsement.

 

 

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McConnell’s Impeachment Rules Package Fails by His ‘Own Standard’: CNN Legal Analyst

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On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey excoriated the rules proposal for the Senate impeachment trial put forward by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“Look, Mitch McConnell has gone all in on the notion that this is going to be the same as the Clinton impeachment, that that was sort of the standard of fairness here,” said Hennessey.

This fails pretty plainly by McConnell’s own standard, forcing the presentation of the House managers’ case in 12 marathon hours that are going to stretch well into the middle of the night.”

“The American people are going to understand exactly what is going on here, which is that Mitch McConnell is hoping to exhaust the House managers, to exhaust the Senate, such that whenever it actually gets to the point that they have the choice to maybe call witnesses, there are going to be incentives against that,” continued Hennessey. “He’s also racing against other witnesses and other information that might come out.”

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