By Imani Moise and Pete SchroederWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tired of being cast as the poster child for big banks behaving badly, Wells Fargo & Co has been expanding its presence in the nation's capital to convince lawmakers it has changed and talking up its charitable work in their districts.In the past the bank's lobbying efforts had been modest, but over the past 18 months, Wells Fargo has added more than 15 people to its Washington team, tripling its size, and is still hiring. The bank has also contracted big-name firms including Ogilvy and Federal Street Strategies, whose principals previously worked for powerful lawmakers, financial regulators or President Donald Trump, according to interviews and filings reviewed by Reuters.Wells Fargo has also been highlighting millions of dollars spent on programs dedicated to homelessness, housing for veterans and financial literacy in key lawmakers' districts to win back their favor, bank representatives said. "We have a lot of projects in … [Read more...] about Wells Fargo touts good deeds to get back in lawmakers’ good graces
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Undocumented immigrants are reportedly afraid to seek help amid Hurricane Florence, and now they're being punished for extraordinary good deeds. CNN reports that ICE is arresting and deporting individuals coming forward to sponsor one of the 12,800 children currently in Health and Human Services custody. Some argue individuals living in the country illegally should be deported. But other countries have demonstrate that service and contributions might warrant citizenship. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Fear is no stranger to undocumented immigrants and refugees. So when Hurricane Florence prepared to slam the Carolina cost, it's not wonder that undocumented immigrants living in communities within the storm's trajectory hesitated to seek help. The New York Times' Caitlin Dickerson reports: Hurricane Florence forced [undocumented immigrants] to think about whether seeking government resources like shelter, food or other aid would help them get through the … [Read more...] about Should good deeds provide a pathway to citizenship?
“I wish I did!” No words should be more unnerving for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Trump flexes power of pardon Clinton allies open to backing Warren for president in 2020 Hillary Clinton's 'ass-covering' on bin Laden raid 'rattled' Biden MORE’s legal team. After a year of investigations triggered by the president’s firing of former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyProsecutors question Comey for probe into McCabe Former top FBI official: Trump's possible Blagojevich commutation part of effort to discredit Mueller Trump repeatedly pressured Sessions to reclaim control of Russia probe: report MORE, Trump still wishes that he had not picked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump repeatedly pressured Sessions to reclaim control of Russia probe: report The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by NSSF — Trump hits allies with steel tariffs Feinstein plans bill to halt separation of families at the border MORE … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions shows no good deed goes unpunished in Washington
HOBART — Police from across Northwest Indiana took time Wednesday to reflect on the many ways they've upheld their oath of honor during the past year.Officers delivered a baby, prevented a woman from setting herself on fire, helped families defrauded by a funeral home, revived a woman overdosing in front of her 11-month-old child, came to the rescue of a man who suffered a heart attack while driving, tracked a double homicide suspect through the snow on a bitterly cold night and much more.Dozens of officers were honored at the District 1 Law Enforcement Council’s 17th annual awards ceremony in Hobart.Before the ceremony began, Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. told the officers he was honored to stand among them.Being a police officer is about hard work and dedication, putting others before oneself and treating others with dignity and respect, he said.“You will hear stories of bravery, professionalism, teamwork and honor,” he said. “Stories that had an impact on … [Read more...] about Northwest Indiana police celebrate good deeds done in dedication to their oath of honor
SOUTH PASADENA — Like his father, who founded the Crabby Bill’s seafood restaurant chain, John Loder Sr. had a larger-than-life personality. That was one reason he dived into the real estate business, becoming a well-known, if at times controversial Pinellas County developer. "He was definitely his own man; he was stepping out of the shadow of his dad though they were incredibly close," said Debra Faust, Loder’s longtime partner. They died close together, too. Just a month after the death of his 86-year-old father, Loder passed away in his sleep Sunday at 51. Though he had been sober for most of 20 years, "he ran hard at an early age and that may have had a toll on his heart,’’ Faust said. "He liked to eat and was not in marathon-runner shape, as he would acknowledge." RELATED COVERAGE: Crabby Bill’s founder Bill Loder dies at 86 Loder broke away from the family restaurant business in the booming early 2000s and started Sun Vista Development Group … [Read more...] about Son of Crabby Bill’s founder leaves complex legacy of troubled projects and good deeds