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Arizona men behind pro-GOP and anti-abortion PACs indicted for bilking small donors out of $23 million

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Two Arizona brothers were charged Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom by federal authorities of bilking donors out of more than $23 million with a collection  “scam PACs,” telling contributors their money would be used to fund anti-abortion, GOP candidates and law enforcement causes, reports the Daily Beast.

William Tierney, 46, and Robert Tierney, 40, are due to be arraigned in Arizona on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy for raising money  through their political action committees from 2014 to 2018 — and pocketing $3.5 million to themselves while the causes they professed to support received only $108,000 in help.

“They were PACs in name only,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. “In reality they were scams…consumer fraud schemes hiding in the tall grass of our political system.”

 According to the indictment,  “tens of thousands” of donors to nine PACs were defrauded with promises the money would be used for “coast to coast” voter education and that they would  “invest every penny…in the big races to come.”

According to the indictment, virtually all of the money went to telemarketing, fundraising and overhead through a series of shell entities owned by the two that had no employees.

Among the PACs included was the Americans for Law Enforcement PAC, National Campaign PAC, Voter Education PAC, Protect Our Future PAC, Life and Liberty PAC, Republican Majority PAC, and RightMarch.com PAC.

According to the report, the brothers targeted small donors of less than $200 each — which allowed them to hide the donors names  because they don’t have to be individually identified in Federal Election Commission reports.

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Maryland pool stalker says he isn’t racist — he’s autistic

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A Maryland man who called police on two groups of Black women at an apartment complex says that his actions weren't motivated by race, rather it was his autism.

According to WUSA, the man now known as "Poolside Nick," approached the women to complain about using glass bottles, which is against the pool rules at their apartment complex.

Videos were posted by Felecia Soso showing the man telling the women "glassware is not allowed at the pool."

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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