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Vultures already circling Richard Burr? (TIMMY for Senate ???)

    Things are looking rough for US senator Richard Burr.  The FBI is paying a lot of attention to him.  (They have his iPhone, as well.). He’s lost his committee chairmanship.     If, for some reason, Richard Burr were to leave office early…

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OMG: FBI seizes Senator Burr’s cell phone

    If there was ANYBODY who could divert the nation’s attention from the coronavirus,  it would be our senior US senator:   Federal agents seized a cellphone belonging to a prominent Republican senator on Wednesday night as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into…

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All In The (Burr) Family?

    We told you earlier about our senior US senator’s stock market transactions right at the start of this whole coronavirus brouhaha.  Folks from both sides of the aisle called for a probe into Richard Burr’s activities.   Now, it’s being reported that the…

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Tillis getting dragged into Burr mess?

    Believe it or not, the one who appears to be doing the dragging is a Republican congressman known as a solid conservative and rock-solid Trump loyalist on Capitol Hill:   […] On Friday, Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll sent a statement from Burr on…

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What IF Richard Burr’s Senate seat were to become vacant?

  With various folks in the conservative media calling for our senior senator’s resignation and prosecution for insider trading,  all kinds of questions are being raised.  One big one for politicos appears to be:  What happens if Burr resigns or is removed from his seat?…

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Tucker Carlson: Richard Burr must resign, face prosecution

  Another powerful voice on the right is expressing disdain and disgust with our senior US senator:   Thursday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson called on Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign after reports show he sold off hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock…

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#ncsen: Ross smacks Burr for opposing insider trading ban for members of Congress

Banning Members of Congress from using sensitive information they obtain during the course of the business day to make investment decisions that pay off BIG? Sounds like a gimme. An easy YES vote.  But, think again:  Deborah Ross’s campaign is attacking Senator Richard Burr for a 2012…

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Senator Burr: Begging for a Primary

            Washington HAS changed Richard Burr.  At one time, he was a Winston-Salem businessman fed up with the nonsense in DC.  Now, as pointed out by The Madison Project, Burr has a starring role in the nonsense: As Daniel noted…

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Richard Burr’s EPIC FAIL on congressional insider trading ban

        The U.S. Senate voted 93-2 to move forward on the STOCK bill, which lowers the boom on Members of Congress who use info they gain via their regulatory and oversight duties to make investment decisions.  The legislation arose from allegations raised…

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A “Must-Read” for this election year

I’ve just finished reading “Throw Them All Out” By Peter Schweitzer.  It’s a well-documented look into how Members of Congress use their regulatory oversight roles to gain inside information and make lucrative investments.  Sixty Minutes actually did a segment on the book. If you or I…