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Trump’s pardon largesse a boon for well-connected fraudsters

WASHINGTON – A former congressman who pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from defense contractors. A Republican fundraiser who was paid handsome sums to illicitly lobby a presidential administration. An influential voice in conservative circles accused of duping donors who supported a border wall.

Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

WASHINGTON — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the victor.

Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots

Corporate America is quickly distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, with many of the biggest names in business – Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola, Ford, and Blue Cross Blue Shield – suspending political donations after a Trump-inspired mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol in a deadly and violent spree last Wednesday.

Fundraising in Eastern Washington Congress race sees dip following high-profile 2018 contest

At just a little more than $4 million, and most of that going to incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fundraising in Eastern Washington in 2020 is on pace to total less than half what was amassed two years ago. With other races nationwide drawing record amounts of money and time on the airwaves, the change likely has more to do with the perceived competitiveness of the race and less to do with the effects of the pandemic. 

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Harris VP announcement

 Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket.

Trump seeks out loyal donors in West Texas fracking fields

President Donald Trump's visit to a U.S. fracking hub on the West Texas plains on Wednesday comes during the state’s fierce coronavirus outbreak and a global oil and gas glut that is putting the squeeze on his loyal donors in the petroleum industry.

Amazon’s homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticism

SEATTLE – A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed.

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