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    Sorry that RL business caused me to abandon my admin duties, but hoping that I can return as a player this round.
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    Kinda late to be having this discussion.
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    Character Name: Olivia Williams Home State: California Previous Job: Government (Lobbyist, Community Organizer, Former Cabinet Secretary, Agency head, or lower rank) Date of Birth: 10/11/1950 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Class Gender: Female Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 5 Olivia Victoria Carter Williams (born on October 11, 1950) is an American philanthropist, businesswoman, and diplomat who served as the General Counsel for Morgan Stanley from 1993-2005, Chief Financial Officer of Williams Incorporated from 1995-2000, CEO of the Williams Foundation from 2000-2007, 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009-2013 and the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013-2017. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Williams graduated from Standford University in 1972, earned her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1975, and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1979 and married Christopher Williams. She started working as a corporate lawyer for Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles, before becoming a partner in 1985. Williams became an investment banker for JP Morgan and Co. in 1988 and Morgan Stanley's General Counsel in 1993, leaving Gibson Dunn the same year. As her husband's real estate company, Williams Inc., began to fledge into a business empire - developing into an investment and media company - Williams became Chief Financial Officer of Williams Inc. and President of Williamsville Investments, a division of Williams Inc. in 1995 - leaving her CFO position five years later to pursue humanitarian work. Williams steered the company's investments toward technological services, including becoming an early investor in Yahoo! in 1994, eBay in 1997, and Google in 1998. After eBay went public in 1997, she became a member of the company's Board of Directors, including on its eBay Foundation's Board, until 2008. As the General Counsel of Morgan Stanley, Williams was instrumental in managing the IPO of Google in 2004. She stepped down from Morgan Stanley a year later and served on the Board of Directors at Google from 2004-2008. Under Williams' lead, Williamsville Investments sold its stake in eBay in 1997, Yahoo! in 2000 (at the peak of the dot-com bubble), and Google in 2004 - rendering millions, and in the case of Google, billions of dollars, for Williams Inc. to expand its divisions into media, entertainment, and sports. In 2000, Williams became the CEO of Williams Inc.'s newly-established public charity, The Williams Foundation. Over the next eight years, The Williams Foundation partnered with businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to strengthen in-country health systems around the World; improve global markets for medicines and diagnostics; dramatically lower the cost of lifesaving medicines and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis; support a variety of Haitian entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing grants and important business tools, including local artisans and connecting them to new markets; and support women and girls around the world by expanding access to education and training, supporting women farmers and entrepreneurs, promoting economic opportunity and job creation, and improving health outcomes. In 2006, Williams received an honorary degree in International Relations from Georgetown University for her work on the Foundation's global initiatives. Williams and her husband had become prolific fundraisers for the Democratic Party, beginning in 90s, supporting the Clintons, their legal defense, and their election efforts - including President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign and First Lady Hillary Clinton's New York senatorial campaigns in 2000 and 2006. In 2007, Williams stepped down from the Williams Foundation and began working as the Chief Financial Officer of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. After the primaries, Williams switched to become a major fundraiser for the Obama campaign. During the transition, Williams was vetted for several foreign policy and economic positions. On December 3, 2008, President-elect Obama announced Williams as the nominee for United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She was nominated by the Senate and took the position in early 2009. On December 21, 2012, President Barack Obama announced Williams as the nominee for Secretary of State, replacing former Secretary Hillary Clinton, and was confirmed by the Senate, taking the oath as America's top diplomat soon after in 2013. In 2017, Williams was replaced after the election of Donald Trump as President. She became a private citizen, writing a book "Our Time: America's Role and A Woman's Place in the World" in 2018, and taking speaking engagements. An article in the Wall Street Journal in late November 2018 detailed efforts by Williams and her inner circle to begin the development of a presidential campaign to run for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election. Children: - Christopher David Williams II, Born: February 7, 1980 (38 as of 2018). - Diane Dannielle Williams, Born: October 28, 1983 (35 as of 2018). - David Joseph Williams, Born: August 10, 1988 (30 as of 2018). - Joseph Anthony Williams, Born: November 20, 1990 (28 as of 2018). - Brooklyn Alicia Williams, Born: January 15, 1993 (25 as of 2018). View full character
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    Character Name: A. Percival "Percy" Montbatten Home State: Massachusetts Previous Job: Education (University President, Professor, etc) Date of Birth: 06/28/1955 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Catholic Wealth: Upper Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 4 P E R C Y M O N T B A T T E N Republican Congressman for Massachusetts' Sixth MONTBATTEN, Athanasius Percival "Percy" (b. 1955) is the eldest son of Dr. Roger Patrick Montbatten, a successful conservative academic, and his wife, Mrs. Nancy Eloise (née Greenfeld). Percy was born in New York City, NY, where his father was a professor of philosophy at Columbia University and his mother was a well-known socialite. Montbatten grew up primarily in up-state New York, although he was sent for education to Eton School in England before returning to read to a Bachelor's Degree in History at Yale University in 1977. He would go on to study History as a Master's Student, concentrating on ancient civilizations, at Yale and, eventually, he would receive a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England in 1985. His first professional experience was at Yale as a Master's Student where he took on the role of teaching a first year survey history course. He would eventually be hired by Harvard University in 1986, partly on his good work in his field and partly on his name, where he would join the History Faculty and teach for more than 20 years. He was first elected to serve in the US House of Representatives in 2013, after spending the previous six years with a popular talk show on PBS--unique in that it was conservative leaning--and acting as a sometimes FOX contributor (which ended after he accused Bill O'Reilly of being a "bombastic bastard and a raging genocidal maniac" on live TV during a discussion on American involvement in Syria, which Montbatten opposed). After his electoral win against the very liberal Democrat incumbent, John F. Tierney, in 2013, Montbatten faced a more moderate challenge from Seth Moulton in 2015, but was able to squeak a win. He has since consolidated his support in his district and has not faced a significant challenge. Montbatten is politically called the Hill's "principle paleoconservative" but maintains relative popularity among his constituents due to his good work locally. He is known for his trans-Atlantic accent, eloquence, and his even temper, as well as his three-piece and double breasted suits. He is sometimes refered to as a "Member for 1850" both by allies (who appreciate his antiquarian appeal) and enemies (who reject his anti-modern aesthetic). ELECTORAL HISTORY MASSACHUSETTS SIXTH DISTRICT, 2013 MONTBATTEN, A. (R) -- 54% TIERNEY, J. (D) -- 46% MASSACHUSETTS SIXTH DISTRICT, 2015 MONTBATTEN, A. (R) -- 51% MOULTON, S. (D) -- 49% MASSACHUSETTS SIXTH DISTRICT, 2017 MONTBATTEN, A. (R) -- 58% DE LONGHI, B. (D) -- 42% View full character
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    I think PACs under you have been much more involved and mattered much more to the game which is good since they control American politics in real life to a big degree. It's added to my enjoyment of the game. I didn't really know what the PACS at CPAC were looking for with the speeches for that I guess that is my one criticism. Being more clear in how those will be graded beforehand will help the quality of speeches being made.
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    Your source for all local news on the West Coast
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    Midwest Governor Filling Name: Robert Cardley Party: Republican Party Current Position: Congressman
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    Done for Naomi Brightwell
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    For both characters
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    Done http://teddervision.com/capitolhill/pr/get-washington-working-again-r1278/
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    Mark Rambor is an Iraq War veteran and healthcare advocate from Texas. He is known for his straight talking, left-leaning commentary and is a contributor for Capitol Hill with Adam Preston.
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    Gonna play a Democrat and try and prevent them from going to hell and back. Who knows, maybe I'll run for President if I have the time.
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    So I’m signing out and I feel I should put an explanation as to why. I’ve been playing this since round 1. I’ve loved every minute of it. From the progressive-democrat Convention with Bluto and Clauson to the murder of bannon. But lately this game has beeen going down hill. In the current state it is not enjoyable to play. It isn’t enjoyable when Democrats are held to a different standard than republicans. Momentum is being graded differently and it is unwinnable for us. So I am leaving. I hold no hard feelings and I would specifically like to thank @Bruce for hosting such a great game. It was fun. But I just cannot do it anymore. I would also like to thank the people who made it fun, all the dems, bluto especially for being my mentor when I started, and all the people I’ve had laughs with. I will not be returning until this game is fixed. Until then, adios.
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    Fair enough. We will call it Fort Penn after William Penn
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    you misunderstand. The motion was to table the bill......because it is redundant to what was already passed last session.......and the motion was unanimous.
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    Mr. Tyson starts another business with Richard Handerson as the CEO, called Tyson Investing Company. TIC buys 2 properties of PA for $14,700, 1 property of NRMR for $2,600, and 1 property of EMA for $505.
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    Newspaper Name: The Carolina Statesman Owners: John McNair, 33%; Jeffrey Franklin, 33%; James Tyson, 33% Editor: Jeffrey Franklin Revenue: $58,000 (58 * 1000) Expenses: -$40,075 (Total from expenses listed below) Operating Expenses: $29,000 (58000 * 50%) Editor Salary: $5,800 (58,000 * 10%) Annual Taxes: $5,275 Delaware Taxes: $300 (3 * 1000 * 10%) Georgia Taxes: $500 (5 * 1000 * 10%)) Maryland Taxes: $400 (4 * 1000 * 10%) New Jersey Taxes $400 (4 * 1000 * 10%) New York Taxes: $175 (7 * 1000* 2.5%) North Carolina Taxes: $1,300 (13 * 1000 * 10%) Pennsylvania Taxes: $400 (4 * 1000 * 10%) South Carolina Taxes: $1,200 (12 * 1000 * 10%) Virginia Taxes: $600 (6 * 1000 * 10%) Annual Profit: $17,925 (58,000 – 40,075) $5,975 to John McNair $5,975 to Jeffrey Franklin $5,975 to James Tyson