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  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • Ousted Filipino congressman pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud [Clinton donor Mark Jimenez]

    08/01/2003 4:22:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Associated Press | August 1, 2003
    MIAMI -- An ousted Filipino congressman pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of tax evasion and one count of election financing fraud. Mark Jimenez, 56, agreed that he owes up to $1.5 million in income tax for 1995 and 1996 and will serve at least 21 months in prison. He will be sentenced at a later day, federal prosecutors said. Jimenez was extradited in December to Miami, where he was charged with using money from his Miami company and a closely related one to reimburse employees for illegal donations to former President Bill Clinton and other Democrats. Jimenez made...
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi seeks to avoid deposition in Allied Veterans case

    08/03/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | August 3, 2013 | Kate Howard Perry
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Allied Veterans of the World case are disputing whether Attorney General Pam Bondi must answer a subpoena and testify. Court records show the state has asked a judge to quash a subpoena for Bondi, who is scheduled for a deposition next week by attorneys for several defendants in the gambling and money laundering case. Bondi argued in her motion that her testimony is no different from what other witnesses could offer and she is entitled to testimonial immunity due to her rank. Defense attorney Curtis Fallgatter argued in court documents that Bondi was briefed...
  • Undercover Activist James OKeefe Plans to Step Up Political StalkingClinton Campaign caught on tape

    09/01/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 36 replies
    In a five-minute video compilation, Veritas showed senior members of Mrs. Clintons team appearing to accept a donation from a Canadian women at Mrs. Clintons campaign announcement rally in exchange for hats and pins bearing the candidates name. The staff members Molly Barker and Erin Tibe express awareness that they cannot except a donation from a foreigner but agree to allow the Canadian woman to give the money to an American citizen standing next to her who made the transaction on her behalf.
  • Boeing, GE cut off donations to Ex-Im foes

    08/05/2015 8:45:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/5/15 | ANNA PALMER and JEREMY HERB
    When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy headlined a fundraiser in early June the room was packed with defense industry lobbyists, but reps from one megacontractor were missing Boeing. Not only was Boeing absent at that fundraiser, the contractor has cut off all political contributions to the No. 2 House Republican over his support for killing the Export-Import Bank, which facilitates billions of dollars in low-interest loans to U.S. exporters like Boeing. General Electric, also a major supporter of renewing Ex-Im and a benefactor of the agency, has followed suit and has not contributed to the California Republican this year....
  • Are U.S. rivals hacking the American electoral system? Why its impossible to know.

    01/22/2015 3:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2015 | Meredith McGehee
    The Chinese government hacked into U.S. defense systems. What makes Americans think that the Chineseor the Russians, the Iranians or other foreign interestsare not also hacking into U.S. elections? They may well be doing it on a large scale. But Americans have no way to know. We have certainly made it easy for them, especially after the U.S. Supreme Courts Citizens United ruling, handed down five years ago. U.S. law prohibits foreign nationals from making a contribution or donation in connection with any federal, state or local election. The prohibition includes contributions to candidates and political action committees, as well...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • NRCC making fraudulent donation sites? (VANITY, sort of)

    02/07/2014 6:15:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel
    What is this about? New to me. Any more insight on it? PAW (which I despise) posts this without any explanation.
  • Secret files reveal how pay-to-play works in N.J.

    06/24/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | June 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM | Christopher Baxter
    The engineering firm Birdsall Services Group was built of New Jersey steel, the kind forged in a fire of wheeling and dealing and political influence that made the company a titan in the brawl for millions of dollars worth of public contracts. Now its all melting down. Birdsall, bankrupt and a shadow of its former self, admitted in state court this month to dumping loads of illegal campaign donations into the coffers of elected officials, a practice one former employee said regularly won contracts for the company. It was classic Jersey: Banned by law from giving more than $300 to...
  • Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions

    10/11/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign. "[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter. "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions. Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions." The Priebus letter is based on a report the...
  • Look-Alike Sites Funnel Big Money to Mystery PAC (targets GOP donors)

    Noam Neusner, a former White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush, thought he had given $250 to Ohio GOP Senate candidate Josh Mandel. He hadn't. Instead, Neusner was one of nearly 3,000 donors who stumbled onto a network of look-alike campaign websites that have netted more than $570,000 this year in what some are calling a sophisticated political phishing scheme. The websites have the trappings of official campaign pages: smiling candidate photos and videos, issue pages, and a large red "donate" button at the top. Except that proceeds from the shadow sites go not to the candidates pictured, but...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but its going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romneys Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In New Hampshire, a U.S. senator, a congressman, 10 state senators...
  • Solyndra files bankruptcy, employees sue

    09/06/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/6/11 | David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Solyndra, the solar-cell company whose collapse last week triggered a national debate over green jobs, filed its bankruptcy papers Monday, listing $859 million in assets and $784 million in secured loans. The company's biggest lender was the federal government, which loaned Solyndra $528 million in 2009 to build a new factory near its Fremont headquarters. As part of an effort to boost renewable power companies, the government offered Solyndra as much as $535 million for the project, but the factory cost slightly less to build than expected. The government will not, however, be the first creditor in line during Solyndra's...
  • Investigators Probe White House Role in Massive Energy Loan

    09/02/2011 7:28:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2 Sep 2011 | MATTHEW MOSK and RONNIE GREENE
    House investigators said they have uncovered evidence that White House officials became personally involved in an Energy Department review of a hot-button $535 million loan guarantee to the now-failed California solar company Solyndra. The allegation surfaced in a letter House Energy Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) sent to the White House Thursday night, saying he planned to accelerate efforts to understand an investment deal that may have left taxpayers out half a billion dollars. "We have learned from our investigation that White House officials monitored Solyndra's application and communicated with [Department of Energy] and Office of Management and Budget officials...
  • Starbucks CEO says 100+ businesses to withhold campaign donations over debt

    08/25/2011 10:58:53 AM PDT · by no dems · 22 replies
    The Ticket ^ | August 25, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Heads of over 100 major companies have joined Starbucks Corp. CEO Howard Schultz in a pledge to boycott political donations until Congress and the president agree on a long-term debt and deficit plan, Schultz announced in a letter Wednesday. "Remarkably, the initiative triggered a national dialogue and a groundswell of support," Schultz wrote, adding that in the 10 days since releasing his pledge, he "heard directly from thousands of concerned citizens and was astounded by the volume of support we received through calls, emails, social media exchanges and various other public votes of confidence." That included over 100 business leaders...
  • Wall Street execs turn back on Obama, donate to Romney

    08/22/2011 6:27:55 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2011 | Jake Interrante and Bob Cusack
    Dozens of Wall Street executives who supported President Obama in 2008 have donated to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign this year. According to a review of fundraising data, 67 people who work in the financial sector and live in the New York City metro area gave to Obama in 2008 and the former Massachusetts governor in 2011. The reversals come in the wake of Obama's tough rhetoric on Wall Street, most notably last year when the president was pushing Congress to pass what became known as the Dodd-Frank law. The 67 individuals who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut...
  • Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations

    07/20/2011 1:11:02 AM PDT · by freejohn · 19 replies
    Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation. The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm's highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August.
  • Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie deal

    07/16/2010 8:12:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/16/10 | MIKE BAKER
    Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie dealBy MIKE BAKER 9:18 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An insider's account of John Edwards' affair and the lengths he went to hide his mistress will be developed into a movie, a former aide to the two-time presidential candidate said Thursday. Andrew Young said that he has reached a deal with writer and producer Aaron Sorkin. He declined to discuss the terms of the agreement, but Sorkin confirmed he had acquired the rights to Young's book, "The Politician." "This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with...
  • "Sanity Challenged" Congressman Alan Grayson Goes POSTAL On Supreme Court

    01/21/2010 2:39:13 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 19 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 1/21/10 | The Lid
    Florida Congressman and national embarrassment Alan Grayson (D) is at it again. The Supreme Court made a major decision today in favor of the First Amendment. They ruled that businesses may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose political candidates, and also struck down a big part of the McCain-Feingold limits on business spending on federal campaigns. How did the Congressional nut-job react to the courts decision? As you might expect he acted as if he fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down. In anticipation of the decision, yesterday he...