A coterie of 20 big advertisers — General Mills, L’Oreal and Nestle among them — has vowed to spend between 2% and 5% of their annual media budgets on Black-owned media outlets, part of a growing effort on Madison Avenue to raise ad dollars in support of multicultural media venues. The group of marketers, which […]
By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation
The FBI has opened an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over campaign contributions stemming back to his time as a logistics executive, The Washington Post reported.
Federal agents have interviewed former and current colleagues of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, unnamed sources familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post. DeJoy has also been subpoenaed for information in relation to the probe.
Those interviewed were asked about political contribution activities, the Post reported. The extent of the investigation remains unknown and DeJoy hasn’t been charged with any crimes.
“Mr. DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector,” Mark Corallo, a spokesperson for DeJoy, told the Post in a statement. “He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them.”
DeJoy, who was a supporter of former President Donald Trump, was selected to be the postmaster general by the Postal Service’s board of governors in May 2020.
For decades, DeJoy had been an executive of New Breed Logistics, which he sold to XPO Logistics in 2014, according to The New York Times. After selling New Breed, he founded the consulting firm LDJ Global Strategies.
Several individuals who worked for DeJoy at New Breed Logistics alleged that he and his aides pressured them into attending political fundraising events and giving money to Republicans running for office, according to a Post report published in September. They said the company then reimbursed them through bonuses, a potential violation of federal elections laws.
A total of 124 New Breed employees donated more than $1 million to a variety of Republican politicians between 2000 and 2014, according to the Post’s report.
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney announced in September that the panel would open an investigation into whether DeJoy lied under oath when he denied the allegations.
It is unclear if the FBI’s investigation is related to the Post’s reporting or the Oversight Committee’s investigation.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden would leave the investigation to the Justice Department, according to the Post.
The United States Postal Service didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The Washington DC attorney general claims that the company obsessed with satisfying customers is actually screwing them.
More than 20 Republican state attorneys general are threatening legal action over the Biden administration’s expansion of taxpayer funding for abortion.
The letter, authored by Ohio attorney general Dave Yost, rips into a rule change to the Title X family funding program proposed by President Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services that would grant abortion providers access to millions in taxpayer funding. The letter said the proposed changes would place recipients of the funding in “jeopardy of violating federal law.”
“Title X reflects a compromise. It funds services that large numbers of Americans support while withholding that funding from services that large numbers oppose,” the attorneys general state in the letter. “The Proposed Rule tramples that compromise, by intertwining family-planning services with the divisive issue of publicly funded abortions.”
The Republicans also criticize the rule’s focus on “health equity,” which they say could run afoul of anti-discrimination law, because “health programs that receive funding from the Department may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.”
The Department of Health and Human Services did not respond to a request for comment.
The Biden proposal, issued on April 15, walks back changes instituted under the Trump administration that required recipients of the program’s funding to maintain a physical separation between abortion services and family planning services. “By focusing on advancing equity in the Title X program, we can create opportunities for the improvement of communities that have been historically underserved, which benefits everyone,” the proposal says.
The letter comes as Health and Human Services secretary Xavier Becerra faces bipartisan criticism on a number of fronts, including a deteriorating situation at the southern border. White House officials are frustrated with Becerra’s ineffective attempts to deal with a record number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border, according to Politico. A group of congressional Republicans called for increased communication from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security over security concerns surrounding child trafficking at the border.
Becerra also took flak from Republican lawmakers and pro-life groups after he falsely claimed there is no federal law prohibiting partial birth abortion. “There is no law that deals specifically with the term ‘partial birth abortion,'” he said at a congressional hearing on May 17. The statement ignored the existence of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, a law Becerra voted against when he was in the House of Representatives.
“Becerra can hardly plead ignorance on this topic. As a freshman congressman, he voted against the ban. This shameless lie is standard for the most radical pro-abortion administration in history,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser.
Becerra’s time as head of the department could see the most consequential Supreme Court ruling on abortion in decades. The Court’s decision to take up a Missouri law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy puts decades of abortion law in the crosshairs of the justices.
The department said that the period for comment on the proposed rule change has closed and that the agency is reviewing comments on the rule.
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Former BBC director general Tony Hall has resigned from his position as chair of the U.K.’s National Gallery in the wake of the investigation over his role in the Princess Diana “Panorama” interview scandal. “I have today resigned as chair of the National Gallery,” Hall said in a statement on Saturday. “I have always had […]
The National Association of Attorneys General had to urge Facebook to drop a potentially “harmful” project targeted at kids. Apparently, Facebook needs to be encouraged to protect children online.
Attorneys general from 44 states and territories sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Attorneys general urged Zuckerberg to scrap plans to develop an Instagram platform for children under the age of 13. Facebook is the parent company of Instagram.
The letter pointed to the potentially “detrimental” effects that such a platform could have on children. The attorneys general said that “research increasingly demonstrates that social media can be harmful to the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children.”
The letter further pointed to concerns about “predators” online. Children are “simply too young to navigate the complexities of what they encounter online, including inappropriate content and online relationships where other users, including predators, can cloak their identities using the anonymity of the internet,” the attorneys general said.
Finally, the attorneys general voiced concerns over Facebook’s track record of protecting children online. “Facebook has a record of failing to protect the safety and privacy of children on its platform, despite claims that its products have strict privacy controls,” they said. For example, the letter pointed to the Facebook Messenger Kids app that “contained a significant design flaw that allowed children to circumvent restrictions on online interactions and join group chats with strangers that were not previously approved by the children’s parents.” Attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and West Virginia did not sign on to the letter.
Buzzfeed reported in March that Facebook planned to develop an Instagram app for kids. At the time, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said that the idea “was early in Instagram’s development of the product and that the company doesn’t yet have a ‘detailed plan,’” Buzzfeed summarized. Instagram currently requires users to be at least 13 years old before opening an account.
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Over 40 state attorneys general signed on, advising against the social media site’s idea.
Big advertisers like General Motors and Target say they intend to pay more attention to Black-owned media outlets. Now Interpublic Group, one of the nation’s biggest advertising companies, intends to follow suit. Interpublic’s large Mediabrands media-buying unit said Friday it expected to spend “a minimum of 5%” of its clients’ ad budgets in Black-owned media […]
ABC announced that the special tribute episode of “General Hospital,” which will celebrate actor John Reilly, will air on May 21. The episode features “General Hospital” fan-favorites Kristina Wagner, John J. York, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom reprising their respective roles as Felicia Scorpio, Malcolm “Mac” Scorpio, Anna Devane, Laura Collins and Kevin […]