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@FreeBeacon journo, fmr Rapid Response Director @CLFSuperPAC/@AAN, @BruceRauner, @CarolineGlick, Chicago’s 5th Ward Committeeman @UChicagoGOP Pres for Life
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18 May
new from me @FreeBeacon:

@Proterra_Inc Hired Obama-Connected Lobbying Firm Weeks Before Biden Visit

Just 19 days after the firm was brought on, Biden and @BrianDeeseNEC toured it, pledging the infrastructure plan would direct money to it.

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Weeks before Biden boosted it with a virtual tour, the electric battery company hired a pair of Obama administration alums to lobby the White House for funding, amplifying its already concerning political connections to the Biden administration.

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(2/9)
According to disclosure forms first reported here, Proterra brought on Boundary Stone Partners on April 1 to push the admin for increased funding of clean energy infrastructure projects, including "electrification" of mass transportation vehicles.

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(3/9)
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17 May
new from @alexnester2020 and me @FreeBeacon

@NorthwesternU profs @NUQatar are quick to condemn Israel

I reached out to 27 who signed an anti-Israel statement asking if their avowed support for Asians extends to Asian slaves in Qatar. No response

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(1/8)
30 @NorthwesternU professors have now used Hamas's rocket fire into Israel as an excuse to bash the Jewish state.

I emailed all 27 original @NUQatar signatories on Friday and have still heard back from none.

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(2/8)
@FDD's @JSchanzer told me the profs "will be viewed as carrying water for the regime in Doha."

"It’s not a good look, to put it mildly." He added Qatar supports the "terrorist group Hamas, as well as the Taliban, al Qaeda and other jihadist" orgs

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13 May
new from me and @CAndersonMO in @FreeBeacon:

The Biden admin's @Proterra_Inc saga deepens; top execs tied to the🔋 company that @SecGranholm still owes up to $5 million of stock in are making $$$ and working in the admin

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(1/9)
Key for this piece is the group, Clean Energy for Biden, now @ce4america

The group raised over $3 million for Biden, including from a fundraiser w Ryan Popple, the original founder of Proterra

The group is plugged into the Biden admin

Let's look

freebeacon.com/biden-administ…

(2/9)
The Biden admin has repeatedly touted multiple companies tied to @ce4america members. The org is "a mechanism for well-connected green tech investors to twist arms at the White House in search of a profit."

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12 May
new from me in @FreeBeacon:

The Biden admin's @Proterra_Inc problems continue

Today, #SC05's @RepRalphNorman wrote @SecGranholm about her "longstanding relationship with Proterra."

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"Despite scrutiny of your Proterra, Inc. holdings during your Senate confirmation hearing and by media reports, the White House still decided to promote the company with a presidential event," @RepRalphNorman wrote.

"This is concerning."

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(2/6)
"You have spent much of your time as Secretary of DOE actively pushing a public relations campaign to endorse electric vehicles, batteries and charging infrastructure. I want to ensure that you are...not using your position to profit financially."

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11 May
new from @alexnester2020 and me in @FreeBeacon:

@UMich's student government uses Hamas attacks to push anti-Israel BDS movement

Michigan Republicans in Congress aren't pleased; key Michigan Dems didn't respond to me

freebeacon.com/campus/michiga…

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#MI10's @RepLisaMcClain told me she wasn’t surprised that "the woke University of Michigan student government is siding with Hamas over our ally, Israel."

"Liberal student body governments are brainwashing our children," she told me. freebeacon.com/campus/michiga…

(2/9)
#MI02's @RepHuizenga told me @UMich’s SG siding with the BDS movement is "disappointing but not surprising."

"Every time Hamas launches rockets into civilian neighborhoods it delegitimizes its standing even further."

freebeacon.com/campus/michiga…

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5 May
THREAD

new from me and @CAndersonMO in @FreeBeacon

@SecGranholm isn't alone w/ @Proterra_Inc ties

The billionaire megadonor Pritzker family + @BrianDeeseNEC, who emceed Biden's virtual event with Proterra (!) are closely linked to the 🔋 company

freebeacon.com/biden-administ…

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@JenGranholm has not sold her @Proterra_Inc stock worth up to $5 *million* but the White House continues to promote the company!

Next tweet is a thread of Biden admin events than have helped boost Proterra's stock (that Granholm still owns!!)

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TIMELINE:
4/19: @VP visits @ThomasBuiltBus, a top Proterra partner
4/20: @POTUS and @BrianDeeseNEC virtually visit
4/23: @StateDept hosts climate leaders forum ft. Granholm and Proterra CEO *back to back*

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4 May
LINCOLN PROJECT THREAD:

new from me in @FreeBeacon:

A Pirate Ship without a Harbor--without Trump, the Lincoln Project has become a paper tiger, with flatlined digital engagement, shedding followers by the tens of thousands

🏴‍☠️

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(1/6)
Amidst #MeToo and grift scandals, the liberal super PAC has lost followers on Twitter in each week since Trump’s second impeachment trial on February 13

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(2/6)
The Lincoln Project's relevance on Facebook fell off a cliff after the 2020 election, and its "likes" are completely stagnant

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(3/6)
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29 Apr
NEW from me in @FreeBeacon:

"Worse than Solyndra": Republicans, led by #TXSEN @tedcruz, are pressing for answers after Biden and Harris touted @Proterra_Inc, a company @ENERGY @SecGranholm hasn't sold her $1-5 million of stock in

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#TXSEN @tedcruz told me:

Biden's visit has the potential to be "even worse than Solyndra," the solar panel company that infamously went bankrupt after receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in government-backed loans from the Obama admin.

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(2/4)
The Obama admin's promotion of Solyndra resembles the treatment of Proterra, Biden visited, and @KamalaHarris visited one of its partners, @ThomasBuiltBus. Biden predicted companies like Proterra will "end up owning the future."

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28 Apr
NEW w @alexnester2020 in @FreeBeacon:

@HSESchools, a public school in a deep red Indiana county, hosted an LGBTQ+ allyship event during which @holder4hse said kids as young as 4th grade have "experimented with anal sex," infuriating parents

freebeacon.com/democrats/indi…

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Parents @HSESchools said the event lacked "parental consent and transparency."

Fishers One, a local parents group, called it a "continued lack of focus by [HSE] leadership on academics as our top priority."

freebeacon.com/democrats/indi…

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@ManhattanInst's @realchrisrufo told us: "Antiracism, anticapitalism, and gender theory are the three-legged stool of woke education."

"They won't stop unless they are forced to stop," per Rufo

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28 Apr
new from me in @FreeBeacon:

#NMGOV @Michelle4NM's sexual assault scandal isn't going away

@NMHouseGOP @LeaderTownsend is accusing @GovMLG of a "clear misuse of taxpayer money" because her gov spox says she can't comment despite doing so in 2019

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@GovMLG's gov spox in 2019 denied accusations made by a campaign staffer and offered the official government response to the allegations

The same spox now says she can't comment on the allegation since it's "not official state business."

freebeacon.com/democrats/dem-…

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@LeaderTownsend told me the new statement indicates a misuse of government resources by @GovMLG, who has since paid off her accuser with campaign resources.

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23 Apr
new from me and @alexnester2020 in @FreeBeacon:

"A public school district outside Indianapolis claimed racial division is "embedded in the fabric" of America and endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction."

freebeacon.com/campus/indiana…

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"This radical push reached the federal level this week, as the Biden administration on Monday proposed a rule that would dole out @usedgov grant money to education groups that develop antiracist American history and civics curriculum."

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@theREALbenORR, who volunteers with a parent group Fishers One, told me he's troubled by the email’s politically charged tone.

"I’m concerned about the letter sent out specifically affirming political activism groups and critical race theory."

(3/4)

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23 Apr
new from me in the @FreeBeacon:

George Soros's first *disclosed* contributions of the 2022 cycle are in:

- $5,600 to #NHSEN @Maggie_Hassan
- $2,900 to #NVSEN @CatherineForNV
- $7,900 total to #VTSEN @PatrickLeahy's campaign and PAC

freebeacon.com/politics/soros…

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Accepting $$$ from one of the biggest dark money donors in world history complicates @SenateDems push for the For the People Act, which they argue prevents orgs, like George Soros's Democracy Alliance, to spend millions without disclosure.

freebeacon.com/politics/soros…

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GOP views #NHSEN @Maggie_Hassan as particularly vulnerable since Soros maxed out to her.

@NRSC's @twarrighi told me: "Hassan has lost touch with New Hampshire," adding that "the Maggie Hassan of six years ago would not recognize herself today."

freebeacon.com/politics/soros…

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20 Apr
THREAD:

SCOOP from me and @CAndersonMO in @FreeBeacon

Today, @POTUS is virtually visiting *one company* to tout his $1.9 trillion infrastructure plan: @Proterra_Inc

His @ENERGY sec, @SecGranholm owns up to $5 million in Proterra stock options

freebeacon.com/biden-administ…

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YESTERDAY, @VP @KamalaHarris visited *another* Proterra-connected company: @ThomasBuiltBus, which counts Proterra as a partner

Consecutive visits to Granholm-connected companies demonstrate how lawmakers can use admin policies to pad their pockets

freebeacon.com/biden-administ…

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Granholm spent 5 years on Proterra's board. On 1/16 she promised to "avoid any actual or apparent conflict of interest in the event that I am confirmed"

She also pledged to sell her stocks which Biden's White House confirmed to us she has not done

freebeacon.com/biden-administ…

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6 Apr
THREAD:

new from @AndrewStilesUSA and me in @FreeBeacon

Lincoln Project has relied on key Dem cogs since it first formed as Rough Riders for America in 2019

Those organizations including @NGPVAN and @AmalgamatedBank are sticking by their cash cow
freebeacon.com/politics/democ…

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Both @NGPVAN and @AmalgamatedBank remain in business with the Lincoln Project, despite questions about the group's rapacious finances and the lengths to which its founding members went to protect a serial sex predator.

freebeacon.com/politics/democ…

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Both organizations are key parts of the Democratic Party infrastructure, yet they work with the Lincoln Project

@NGPVAN's other clients include @DNC, @DSCC, @dccc, @JoeBiden, @ewarren, @BernieSanders, and @KamalaHarris.

freebeacon.com/politics/democ…

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6 Apr
THREAD:

new from @AndrewStilesUSA and me in @FreeBeacon

you won't find this in @60Minutes but #CAGOV @GavinNewsom, #NYGOV @andrewcuomo and #VAGOV @RalphNortham partnered with CVS, a key donor of them and their Democratic allies, for vaccine distribution

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Campaign finance reports skillfully obtained and extensively reviewed by the @FreeBeacon show that @cvspharmacy donated tens of thousands of dollars to the @DemGovs last cycle.

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Why does it matter? According to @CBSNews's piece on #FLGOV @RonDeSantisFL: "Distributing vaccines is lucrative. Under federal guidelines, @Publix, like any other private company, can charge Medicare $40 a shot to administer the vaccine."

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10 Feb 20
How on earth did 🐍 @ewarren slither 2.2 miles to go to @McDonalds when it is *literally* down the block from the Marriott she's standing in front of?
@ComfortablySmug @ewarren @McDonalds To make matters even more incredible, her hotel has, wait for it, *free coffee*! She can't even lie about coffee properly 🤯☕️ expedia.com/North-Conway-H…
@ComfortablySmug @ewarren @McDonalds Only @ewarren can make this look like 2.2 miles! McDonalds is visible from the front yard of the Marriott! See for yourself: google.com/maps/@44.02825…
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