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  • The worst news for Joe Biden Tuesday had nothing to do with the debate

    10/16/2019 7:42:28 AM PDT · by edwinland · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)Just as Joe Biden -- and the rest of the 11 Democratic contenders -- were rounding the final turn in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night, a bombshell dropped. No, not on the stage in Westerville, Ohio. All the way back in Washington, DC, where reports detailing how much each of the candidates raised, spent and most importantly have left in the bank began to land at the Federal Election Commission. And the bombshell was this: Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and the 2020 Democratic front-runner from the day he entered the race officially...
  • Congressman Steve King Is Nearly Broke

    08/26/2019 1:11:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Some bad news for Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa’s 4th District this week. As you may be aware, he’s been embroiled in some controversy in the media over a variety of remarks he’s made recently, ranging from opposing abortions stemming from rape and incest to saying that most of us wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for rape. How the voters back home have been viewing this dustup isn’t exactly clear, but we may be getting a hint from his fundraising numbers. Specifically, a number rapidly approaching zero in terms of how much campaign cash he has in...

    06/02/2019 12:54:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies ^ | 5/30/2019 | Rudy Takala
    CNN is reportedly set to impose a net 90 payment term on freelance employees beginning in June, meaning the companys freelancers will be paid just once every three months. In a blow to their financial stability, CNN sent a letter to several of the networks freelancers this week, extending their payment terms to net 90 (payment 90 days after invoice). The move has met with significant blowback. Net 90 is NOT a reasonable payment term for people who must pay rent every 30 days, Freelancers Union Executive Director Caitlin Pierce wrote on Thursday. CNN is effectively asking freelancers to finance...
  • The dark reason so many millennials are miserable and broke

    05/14/2019 9:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05/14/2019 | Catey Hill
    Youre not going to like this.Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health.Indeed, nearly half of millennials (49%) say that their spending habits have been influenced by the photos and experiences their friends share on social media, compared with only about one-third of Americans in general, according to a data survey of more than 1,000 Americans by financial firm Charles Schwab. Social media has become the millennials financial Achilles Heel. ...
  • Decade in the Red:Trump Tax figures

    05/07/2019 4:12:43 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | May, 7, 2019 | Russ Buettner
    By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir Trump: The Art of the Deal hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns. Mr. Trump was propelled to the presidency, in part, by a self-spun narrative of business success and of setbacks triumphantly overcome. He has attributed his first run of reversals and bankruptcies to the recession that took hold in 1990. But 10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different,...
  • Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos

    04/08/2019 7:07:29 AM PDT · by treetopsandroofs · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    From a lubricant factory to an orphanage, potato factory or fish-pickling factory, Kim Jong Un has conducted sporadic visits to odd and quirky North Korean sites throughout the years.

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of Americas raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county Before making a...
  • A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

    04/16/2018 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/18 | Mary Williams Walsh
    A public university president in Oregon gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. Joseph Robertson, an eye surgeon who retired as head of the Oregon Health & Science University last fall, receives the states largest government pension. It is $76,111. Per month. That is considerably more than the average Oregon family earns in a year.
  • The DNC is reportedly 'dead broke.' The RNC has nearly $40 million.

    02/02/2018 8:26:09 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/2/18 | n/a
    The Democratic National Committee had a rough 2017, plagued by leadership troubles, internal squabbling, and unflattering reports. To top it off, the party ended the year "dead broke," says The Intercept's Ryan Grim. The Democratic Party is carrying more than $6 million in debt, according to year-end filings and has just $6.5 million in the bank. Do the math, and the party is working with just over $400,000 overall. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 about twice as much as the DNC...
  • Snopes, in Heated Legal Battle, Asks Readers for Money to Survive

    07/24/2017 4:25:17 PM PDT · by tje · 65 replies
    The NY Times ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DANIEL VICTOR
    Snopes, the fact-checking website that once focused on debunking flimsy internet rumors but has expanded into a 16-person operation that calls out political leaders for dishonesty, is locked in a legal battle that it says has drained the money it needs to survive. The site, which gets all of its revenue from advertising, created a crowdfunding page on Monday, seeking $500,000 from readers to remain operational indefinitely. It says that Proper Media, the vendor that runs its advertising services, has withheld the sites revenue and has refused to relinquish control of the site. That leaves Bardav the company that...
  • No other choice: Dad caught family members as they jumped from fire, but pregnant wife landed hard

    03/18/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 3/17/17 | Annie Zak
    <p>Andrew Engelking doesn't know exactly how he was able to catch his kids and break the fall of his pregnant wife as they leapt from their third-floor Spenard apartment to escape a deadly fire that destroyed the building a month ago.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner too broke to stay in sex rehab

    12/02/2016 3:25:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Anthony Weiner is apparently so broke that he had to cut short his rehabilitation for sexting addiction at a Tennessee ranch. His family wanted him to stay 90 days, but he had to leave because he ran out of money, one source told me. It is believed Weiner known as Carlos Danger by some crotch-shot recipients was billed $25,000 for the 35-day program at the Recovery Ranch. His parents took out a mortgage on their house to pay for his rehab, my source said. The former congressman is unemployable and potentially in debt. The Post reported Friday hes...
  • A Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me Page Has Been Created

    01/16/2016 10:15:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 1/14/2016 | Shenequa Golding
    A woman by the name of Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, TN has raised a little more than $800 in seven hours via her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page. Nicole alleges to have spent all of her money on purchasing tickets with the assumption she would win the $1.6 billion jackpot, but soon realized the winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Florida and Tennessee suburbs. Despite the chances of anyone winning the jackpot being 1 in 292.2 million, Nicole still decided to go big, and unfortunately now can’t go home because she allegedly doesn’t have any money. Please help...
  • Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Back On Spending

    10/15/2015 10:02:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Ahead of its required disclosure of third quarter fundraising, the Jeb Bush campaign says it is cutting back and being more frugal in its campaign spending. A Politico story on Thursday, sourced with a variety of Bush insiders is likely a pre-spin of disappointing fundraising over the summer.
  • What government will always do if it ain't broke...

    08/12/2015 2:50:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-12-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Liberal blue states are fiscally irresponsible.

    07/08/2015 2:57:48 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/7/15 | mp Leahy
    In fact, 11 of the 14 least fiscally solvent states are also on the list of the dirty dozen most liberal blue states. In descending order of fiscal irresponsibility, from 50th to 37th, heres the list of fiscal shame: #50 ILLINOIS #49 NEW JERSEY #48 MASSACHUSETTS #47 CONNECTICUT #46 NEW YORK #44 CALIFORNIA #42 MAINE #40 HAWAII #39 VERMONT #38 RHODE ISLAND #37 MARYLAND The 12th state in the dirty dozen listDelawaredoes not fare particularly well either, placing 30th out of the 50 states. (In an article published at Breithbart on the 4th of July, I offered a definition of...
  • Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broke on purpose'

    06/10/2015 5:57:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/09/15 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters blocked a downtown stretch of LaSalle Street early Tuesday evening, staging a show of force amid an intensifying contract battle.. "You have to remember that what you're fighting for is not just a fair contract, it is the history of fair contracts," CTU President Karen Lewis told supporters gathered outside the Thompson Center. "And if we have a chance, this is it. This is the time where you have to stand up and tell 'em all, 'No, we're not going to take that.' " **SNIP** Chicago Public Schools says it is...
  • Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Law to Rein in Public Sector Pensions

    05/08/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 70 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-8-15 | Joe Barrett and Ben Kesling
    The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the states 2013 pension overhaul, unraveling an effort by lawmakers to rein in benefits for the consistently underfunded public-sector system. The current pension shortfall is estimated at $111 billion, one of the largest nationally. The high court affirmed a decision in November by a state circuit court that the legislative changes violated pension protections written into the state constitution. The decision is a victory for a consortium of public-sector unions while creating a huge challenge for new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who already faces a yawning budget deficit for the coming fiscal year.
  • California teachers are mad their pension fund still owns gun maker

    03/19/2015 3:46:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    The California teachers' pension fund still hasn't shaken off its investment in gun maker Bushmaster, more than two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And now the teachers are mad. California teachers are planning a protest at the fund's annual meeting on April 2.
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having room temp sparkling and still water and two long rectangular (chair) pillows on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clintons fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clintons spouseas in former President Bill Clintoncame cheaper. Wow! She (gets)...