Complaint: Reid meddled in casino visa-investor cases

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Congress, Green Tech Automotive, National, Nevada, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

Harry Reid

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the target of an ethics and conflict-of-interest complaint over his involvement in a visa-investor venture.
The complaint, filed by the activist group Cause of Action, asserts that the Nevada U.S. senator intervened with top immigration officials to benefit EB-5 visa seekers. The applicants were law [...]

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Grassley rips DHS nominee Mayorkas, E-5 visa program

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Congress, Featured, Green Tech Automotive, Iowa, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Democrats in the filibuster-free U.S. Senate fill key administration vacancies, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley assailed a Department of Homeland Security nominee for playing a key role in aiding Terry McAuliffe’s electric-car company raise funds through a visa-investor program.
“Whistleblowers have provided my office with very troubling evidence. Much of [...]

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Nuking filibusters, Dems clear way for Mayorkas at Homeland Security

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Congress, Green Tech Automotive, homeland security, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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Part 72 of 72 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After nuking the Senate’s filibuster rules, Democrats are ready to push through the nomination of a controversial immigration director as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Republicans pushed back on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough.
Alejandro Mayorkas — under ongoing [...]

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McAuliffe lawyers, accountants sort GreenTech stock amid federal investigations

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Green Tech Automotive, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

Terry McAuliffe,

Part 71 of 72 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe pledges to run a “transparent” administration. As Inauguration Day approaches, his holdings in an electric car startup and its related companies are less clear.
To avoid potential conflicts of interest, the Democrat pledged to put [...]

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Slate: ‘Terry McAuliffe begins his reign of sleaze’ with Levar Stoney

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Governor, Green Tech Automotive, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

'SLEAZE'? Slate.com noted that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe's choice for secretary of the commonwealth comes with baggage.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Left-leaning Slate.com came down hard on Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s appointment of a GreenTech executive who admitted he lied to investigators about criminal activity during a Wisconsin election.
“McAuliffe has now appointed Levar Stoney, a GreenTech employee and McAuliffe’s former deputy campaign manager, to be secretary of the [...]

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