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https://www.axios.com/ceo-political-activism-03b148a0-d921-4ebb-9700-48998532870b.html

The CEO job now includes political activism

America’s CEOs need policies on the coming verdict in the Minneapolis police trial; the human rights dimensions of next year’s World Cup in Qatar and Winter Olympics in Beijing; and voting-access bills — all different — moving through statehouses around the country.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/us/politics/trump-republicans-issues.html

How a Defeated Trump Is Making a Muddle of the G.O.P.

The former president’s instincts for red-meat political fights over governing and policymaking have left party leaders in a state of confusion over what they stand for.

Republican lawmakers are passing voting restrictions to pacify right-wing activists still gripped by former President Donald J. Trump’s lie that a largely favorable election was rigged against them. G.O.P. leaders are lashing out in Trumpian fashion at businesses, baseball and the news media to appeal to many of the same conservatives and voters. And debates over the size and scope of government have been overshadowed by the sort of culture war clashes that the tabloid king relished.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/greenberg-gaetz/index.html

Matt Gaetz associate likely to strike plea deal, attorneys say

Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, is likely to strike a plea deal with federal prosecutors, his attorney and prosecutors said in court Thursday, potentially putting additional legal pressure on the congressman.

Greenberg’s possible cooperation with the Justice Department could provide investigators with key details as they work to determine whether Gaetz broke sex trafficking or prostitution laws himself.

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https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-04-08/biden-lays-out-aggressive-agenda-on-gun-control

Biden Lays Out Aggressive Agenda on Gun-Control

CALLING GUN VIOLENCE IN American an “international embarrassment,” President Joe Biden on Thursday outlined a series of executive actions and a legislative wish list he said would save lives and have the support of rank-and-file Americans.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/texas-lawmakers-advance-restrictive-election-bill-n1263464

Texas lawmakers advance restrictive election bill

Texas lawmakers advanced a restrictive election bill out of a House committee Thursday morning despite major criticism from Democrats, corporations and voting rights advocates.

The legislation would impose criminal penalties for errors during the election process, such as making it a felony for an official to give a voter an absentee ballot application or solicit the submission of an application if the voter does not request it first.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/mitch-mcconnell-retracts-demand-that-corporations-stay-out-of-politics-2021-4

Mitch McConnell retracts his demand that corporations ‘stay out of politics’ amid outrage over Georgia’s voting law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday retracted his demand that corporations “stay out of politics,” with the exception of political donations, as major companies protest Georgia’s recently-passed voting rights restrictions.

“I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters of his comments earlier this week. “They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics.”

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/colorado-georgia-voter-laws_n_606dbebfc5b68ddf94b7adf8

GOP Politicians & Pundits Lie About Colorado’s Voting Laws In Attempt To Embarrass MLB

Last week, the MLB announced it would be pulling its All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to the state’s restrictive new voting law, and moving it to far more voter-friendly Colorado.

The bill was passed by Georgia’s Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) at the end of last month. Now, the GOP machine is scrambling to defend the action the prompted the move — and its mouthpieces have chosen to lie, loudly and repeatedly, about Colorado’s voting system.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mitch-mcconnell-big-business-mlb-boycott/index.html

Here’s the cynical political reality behind Mitch McConnell bashing big business

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was blunt in his reaction to Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta this summer following the passage of a series of new election measures by Georgia elected officials.

“Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order,” warned McConnell, adding: “Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.”

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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-investigations-jennifer-weisselberg-has-more-documents-for-prosecutors-2021-4

Trump Org CFO’s ex-daughter-in-law has ‘several boxes of documents’ left to give prosecutors, her lawyer says

Jennifer Weisselberg, a cooperating witness in investigations into former President Donald Trump’s finances, still has “several boxes of materials” she has yet to give prosecutors, her lawyer told Insider.

The attorney, Duncan Levin, said in an interview that he was hired to conduct an analysis of the reams of documents Weisselberg has, which include Trump Organization financial records and show how intertwined the company is with the Weisselberg family’s finances.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/546727-mcconnell-stupid-for-corporations-to-speak-out-on-politics

McConnell: ‘Stupid’ for corporations to speak out on politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blasted U.S. corporations for getting involved in national political debates, saying such decisions are alienating to consumers.

The Associated Press reported that McConnell made the remarks at a press conference, referring to criticism of Georgia’s new voting law by Coca-Cola and other companies.

“It’s quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue,” McConnell told reporters.

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https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/04/06/the-congressman-and-his-wingman-1371840

Florida has never seen a tax collector like Joel Greenberg.

Florida has never seen a tax collector like Joel Greenberg.

His Seminole County tax office was the only one in the state where employees were armed with pistols and body armor. He wore his own law enforcement badge and carried a sidearm at tax collector conferences. He let people pay property taxes with Bitcoin. He tweeted Islamophobic comments, installed a remote-controlled sprinkler system to spray petition gatherers he didn’t like and doled out fat contracts to his groomsmen shortly after winning the usually humdrum Orlando-area office with a campaign to stop “crony capitalism.”

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https://news.yahoo.com/trump-spotted-looks-coke-calling-140900808.html

Trump spotted with what looks like a Coke after calling for boycott

Former presidential adviser Stephen Miller just offered a new glimpse at former President Donald Trump’s post-presidency office — and Twitter detectives have naturally gotten to work analyzing every inch of it.

Miller on Monday tweeted out a photo of himself with Trump in the former president’s office at his Mar-a-Lago resort, which The New York Times’ Shane Goldmacher took note of as the “first picture that I’ve seen of the new office set up.” One bit that immediately jumped out? Just behind Miller was what seemed to be a small statue of Trump.

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