Author name: Jill Bates

Jill Bates is a writer on the Modernist Podcast. She writes politics, health, business and finance. She also has a passion for photography, travel and food.

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Porter attacks Schiff for taking 'dirty money.' His response? 'I gave that money to you'

Irvine Rep. Katie Porter has repeatedly attacked her top Democratic rival in California’s 2024 Senate race, Burbank Rep. Adam B. Schiff, for accepting campaign contributions from oil, pharmaceutical, financial and other influential special interests trying to sway federal policy in Washington. She prided herself on not taking donations from corporate political action committees, unlike Schiff, […]

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These 50 Outfits Are Selling Out On Amazon Because They're So Damn Chic & Cheap

Shopping These 50 Outfits Are Selling Out On Amazon Because They’re So Damn Chic & Cheap This list includes something one librarian bought six of. Updated: 8 minutes ago Originally Published: Dec. 23, 2023 We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. Amazon is stocked with an

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Singapore brokered a deal with Taylor Swift, so she wouldn't take the Eras Tour to other Southeast Asian countries. Now, a Philippines lawmaker is calling it out.

Taylor Swift kicked off her six-night, sold-out The Eras Tour stopover in Singapore on Saturday. It’s the only place in Southeast Asia where she will perform due to an exclusivity deal. A Philippines lawmaker criticized the move, saying it “isn’t what good neighbors do.” There’s a feud between Singapore and neighboring government officials — and

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As Trump’s Criminal Trial Approaches, He May Be His Own Worst Enemy

Donald Trump was minutes away from being grilled under oath by the New York attorney general and he was itching to talk. To fend off the state’s fraud investigation, the former president insisted on answering every question, believing he alone knew what to say. But his lawyer at the time, Ronald P. Fischetti, directed Trump

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Lawyers seek nearly $6 billion in Tesla stock after getting Musk pay package struck down

Lawyers asked a Delaware judge to award them Tesla stock worth nearly $6 billion as of Friday as their fee for successfully arguing that CEO Elon Musk’s 2018 pay package was unlawful.  The fee would dwarf records for attorney paydays if a judge approves it. Lawyers who worked on Enron-related class actions were awarded $688 million in fees in 2008.  The

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'This is not a joke': 20-year-old Texas woman spends 70% of her income on rent and has racked up $4,000 in credit card debt. She laughs it off as 'girl math.' Caleb Hammer responds

‘This is not a joke’: 20-year-old Texas woman spends 70% of her income on rent and has racked up $4,000 in credit card debt. She laughs it off as ‘girl math.’ Caleb Hammer responds The bank of mom and dad is the de facto safety net for many young Americans. However, Rylie from San Antonio,

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Teens brutally attacked me with brass knuckles at In-N-Out. Why are these weapons still legal?

Exodus 15:2 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” As a 17-year-old Christian, I’ve relied largely on my faith, and this verse, following the brutal brass knuckles attack I was a victim

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A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

NEW DELHI (AP) — What happens when the son of Asia’s richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony. Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars descended on the small western Indian city of Jamnagar

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Ivanka Trump and her shiny sari are attempting to single-handedly revive the glamorous face of Trumpworld at Ambani's pre-wedding bash

— Ivanka Trump is in India for a glitzy wedding event, and in top form. Trump has in the last year distanced herself from politics, but she’s been active on social media. Now, she’s back in the spotlight and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s wealthiest people. Ivanka Trump sparkled in a flashy sari

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