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  • Clinton Embroiled in Scandal Again, Newsweek Frets Over 'Enemies' Discrediting Her

    04/19/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    My colleague Jay Cost flags this Newsweek article, which is ostensibly about the scandalous revelation that one of the largest Clinton Foundation donor has trade ties to Iran. But here's the first paragraph: >>>>Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country.<<<< Why on earth would a story about Clinton cashing large checks from a shady Ukranian oligarch be framed not about the...
  • Ambassador To Belgium-Top Obama Bundler & Palin Basher “Solicited Prostitutes, Including Minors”…

    06/12/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    U.S. Ambassador To Belgium Howard Gutman, who was a top Obama campaign bundler, reportedly “solicited prostitutes, including minors.” Gutman was also a Palin-basher who challenged her parenting skills. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The New York Post reported, via Weasel Zippers: A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton’s chief of staff,...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Undercover FBI agent was removed from Leland Yee case (Democratic's shoulder fired missiles)

    08/14/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 8/15/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** As early as November 2012, an FBI wiretap request noted that the investigation team’s leader had concerns about the agent. But according to the filing, an FBI “review has not resulted in any formal findings or determinations regarding the credibility of [the agent].” In early 2013, according to the filing, the agent was no longer involved in the case, but there is no clear explanation as to why. Still, the filing said there was a “series of outrageous behavior” on the part of the agent that might explain why he was removed. That behavior included arranging $20,000 or more...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • Realtime Federal Campaign Finance

    06/28/2014 10:24:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | June 28, 2014 | Sunlight Foundation
    Find and filter the latest electronic campaign finance filings made to the Federal Election Commission. Use the tabs below to filter and sort the type of filings showed. Only House candidates who have raised money are shown in the candidate dropdown menu. For more details, see the about page. Senate candidates do not file electronic reports.
  • Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK – Asks For Medea Benjamin’s

    03/18/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.It’s an Obama world. As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Medea Benjamin wipes her feet on ‘Homeland Security’, photo by Code Pink.It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors...
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • JOE GARCIA, Florida Dem. Congressman Accepts Money from Radical Muslim Group

    05/30/2014 11:16:06 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | May 30, 2014 | Joe Kaufman
    JOE GARCIA, Florida Dem. Congressman Accepts Money from Radical Muslim Group Posted By Joe Kaufman On May 30, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Emerge USA is a Florida-based organization whose unstated goal is to give radical Muslims a political voice in America. One way they do this is by getting their leaders placed in key positions of power. Another way is by making friends with those already in power. United States Representative from Florida, Joe Garcia, is one of those friends. He has accepted thousands of dollars from Emerge for his 2014 reelection bid, and he has returned...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

    04/02/2014 7:17:50 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 85 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04-02-2014 | SCOTUSblog
    Breaking: scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case.
  • Real Party of the Rich Guys: Top Dem donors have outspent top GOP donors by $486 mill in last 25 yrs

    02/17/2014 5:36:53 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989 ... The political left always accuses the Republican Party of being the “party of rich guys.” It’s a lie. ... C) Committed Democrat donors have outspent committed Republican donors by nearly $486 million since 1989 D) Overall, the top ten DNC donors outspent the top ten RNC donors by nearly 2 to 1 since 1989. E) The largest committed DNC donor group has outspent the largest committed RNC donor group by 67% since 1989 ... The arguments by Democrats that the RNC...
  • Open Secrets Shows Koch Campaign Money Dwarfed by Dozens of Other Groups,

    02/17/2014 6:29:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 17, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The web site OpenSecrets.org has done a great deal of useful work. Especially helpful are its lists of high-dollar political campaign donor organizations. The web site's 1989-2014 and 2012-specific lists, to name just two, demonstrate that the hyperventilating on the left and in the establishment press about the eeeevil Koch Brothers is completely out of line: Imagine that. Koch Industries is way down in 59th place in the past 25 years and 77th place in 2012. This makes at least the following people look really dumb:
  • FBI says Russian spies got close to Cabinet [Hillary Clinton]

    11/01/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. ...U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.” “These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a...
  • Obama, the puppeteer President: Like a socialist central planner, he picks winners & losers

    01/27/2011 3:03:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 27th 2011 | Andrea Tantaros
    Picking winners and losers is one thing. Picking winners and losers if you are President of the United States is another, as Rep. Paul Ryan (R.-Wis.) suggested in his response to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. But so far in his presidency, Obama has banked on certain business interests over others and ensured that campaign donors are well taken care of. For example, after Obama selected General Electric chief Jeffrey Immelt to head his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Tabitha Hale wrote on FreedomWorks, "This could not have been a more clear product of a...
  • Keith Ellison's Muslim Brotherhood Support

    04/23/2010 1:26:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 227+ views
    SNIPPET: "Among individual donors, Ellison – the first Muslim elected to Congress – enjoys strong support from Muslim Americans throughout the country, campaign finance records show. That's understandable. Tucked in among those contributions, however, are a handful of donors with a history of Muslim Brotherhood connections. For example..." SNIPPET: "These contributions are a small slice of Ellison's campaign war chest and hardly constitute the difference between a third term or defeat. By seeking them out, the congressman makes clear that he sees himself not as a representative of all American Muslims. Just like-minded Islamists." Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/1913/keith-ellisons-mb-support
  • RESISTANCE: Direct all ire at the major Donors of the following Democrats

    03/17/2010 12:02:41 PM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 22 replies · 1,301+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | 03/16/2010 | HillBuzz
    It is our firm belief that the way to prevent the Healthcare Rationing bill from passing is to put an intense fear of the public’s ire into the wealthy people and law firms who fund the campaigns of the following Democrats:.........You need to accept, as we do, that Democrats in Congress have stopped listening to their constituents and the American people. Nancy Pelosi, Tim Kaine, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have built up a mental wall between Democrats in the House and reality. Whatever they are telling these people, it’s working, because they have taken their office phones off the...
  • Obama rode wave of 3.7 million donors to victory (McCain = 827K)

    06/28/2009 9:34:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 1,761+ views
    Preliminary results of a study on presidential campaign donations shows that President Obama had more than 3.7 million donors compared with 827,000 who donated to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) And while Obama had a substantial lead over McCain in small donors -- $200 or less -- Obama also led in the number of individuals who gave at or near the legal limit of $4,600, researchers at Brigham Young University said. Donors gave Obama $700 million to Obama (sic) and $316 million to McCain. Donations from individuals giving $200 or less represented nearly a quarter ($178 million) of Obama's fund-raising total...
  • Supreme Court says judges can't rule in cases involving own big donors

    06/08/2009 10:08:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 1,962+ views
    Chicago Tribune/LA Times ^ | 6-8-09 | David Savage
    The risk -- and look -- of bias is too great, the Supreme Court decides in a 5-4 ruling. Chief Justice Roberts dissents along with Scalia, Thomas and Alito. The U.S. Supreme Court put elected judges on notice Monday that they must step aside from deciding cases involving big-money donors who helped them win their jobs. The decision comes after a decade in which corporate interests and trial lawyers have waged increasingly costly campaigns for 21 states' supreme court seats. Most are in the Great Lakes region or the South. The justices said Monday that there is a real risk...
  • Analysis of Campaign Contributions by Chrysler Dealerships who are Scheduled to Close

    05/19/2009 4:28:14 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 124 replies · 11,205+ views
    OpenSecrets.org ^ | May 19, 2009 | William J. Smith
    Chrysler announced the closing of 789 dealerships earlier this month. On today's radio program, Rush Limbaugh spoke for a few seconds about whether or not some of the dealership closings are the result of politics (campaign contributions). After hearing this, I decided to look up the contributions of the dealers on the Internet. Here are a few examples of the campaign donations made by some of the dealers who will close their doors shortly. I'm not anywhere close to going through the entire list yet. The figures are only from the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Election cycles: (1) Michael E....
  • Hedge funds seek to keep a grip on data (coverup getting worse)

    11/28/2008 2:18:19 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 721+ views
    FT ^ | 11/27/08 | James Mackintosh
    Hedge funds seek to keep a grip on data By James Mackintosh Published: November 27 2008 18:43 | Last updated: November 27 2008 18:43 Hedge funds have always had a reputation for secrecy but the recent crisis engulfing the industry is prompting some to become private to the point of paranoia. SRM’s decision to sue the Wall Street Journal for printing the poor performance of its Monaco-based SRM Global hedge fund, which lost its original investors 85 per cent in a little over two years, is at the extreme of industry reaction.
  • SUMMERS HAS TIES TO PROMINENT HEDGE FUND (D.E.Shaw & Co.)

    11/28/2008 5:50:17 AM PST · by HD1200 · 2 replies · 375+ views
    In 2007, Shaw personally earned an estimated $210 million and he spent a chunk of it on contributions to prominent Democratic politicians during the 2008 presidential cycle according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Overall, the hedge fund’s employees skew heavily Democratic, contributing more than $200,000 to political candidates in the 2008 campaign cycle, according to the center. Only $2,000 of that went to a Republican. The hedge fund also has gotten much more involved in Washington policymaking in recent years (snip) resisting increased regulation and taxation of hedge funds in Washington.
  • Did Democrats Have Something to Do with the Economic Troubles?

    11/27/2008 4:36:04 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 67 replies · 2,813+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2008 | Mike Baker
    Remember during the campaign how this whole economic mess, according to the Obama camp, was the fault of the Bush administration and the past 8 years? They had all those excellent slogans… we can’t afford four more years of the same… remember? I don’t want to say that a lot of people bought that crap, but anytime you tried to talk about actual economic history and how this mess evolved, most people glazed over and muttered “past 8 years… more of same… must change.” Well, just this Sunday while enjoying a piping hot cup of joe and a danish, I...
  • How Did We Get into This Financial Mess?

    11/23/2008 2:12:53 PM PST · by ari-freedom · 71 replies · 2,036+ views
    Cato.org ^ | November 18, 2008 | Lawrence H. White
    As policymakers confront the ongoing U.S. financial crisis, it is important to take a step back and understand its origins. Those who fault "deregulation," "unfettered capitalism," or "greed" would do well to look instead at flawed institutions and misguided policies. The expansion in risky mortgages to underqualified borrowers was encouraged by the federal government. The growth of "creative" nonprime lending followed Congress's strengthening of the Community Reinvestment Act, the Federal Housing Administration's loosening of down-payment standards, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's pressuring lenders to extend mortgages to borrowers who previously would not have qualified. Meanwhile, Freddie Mac...
  • (NJ) State: Pension fund took $23B hit

    11/23/2008 5:07:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 584+ views
    star ledger ^ | November 21, 2008 | DUNSTAN McNICHOL & CLAIRE HEININGER
    New Jersey's pension fund has lost more than $23 billion this year, dropping to its lowest level since 2003 as a collapsing financial market battered its investments, a state report showed yesterday. The latest losses -- nearly $9 billion in October, and another $3 billion so far this month -- mean the fund is now worth $57.8 billion, or less than half the $118 billion in benefits it is due to pay out over time, state reports show. "I don't think any of us in the division have ever seen anything like it," said Bill Clark, director of the state's...
  • Report: $25M in NJ pension funds lost (by Obama's earliest and biggest campaign fundraisers)

    11/23/2008 5:07:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 863+ views
    <p>A New Jersey pension fund run by one of Barack Obama’s earliest and biggest campaign fundraisers has lost $25 billion -- including $9 billion in October, a published report says.  The New Jersey Investment Council, chaired by hedge fund manager Orin Kramer, says that the value of the state pension fund has shrunk from $82 billion in July to $57 billion, Politicker NJ reports.  The report could not be confirmed.</p>
  • Anatomy of Morgan Stanley Panic

    11/24/2008 1:38:52 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 27 replies · 2,244+ views
    Wall Street Journal (subscription) ^ | November 24, 2008 | SUSAN PULLIAM, LIZ RAPPAPORT, AARON LUCCHETTI, JENNY STRASBURG and TOM MCGINTY
    Two days after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. sought bankruptcy protection, an explosive rumor spread that another big Wall Street firm, Morgan Stanley, was on the brink of failure. The chatter on trading desks that Sept. 17 was that Deutsche Bank AG had yanked a $25 billion credit line to the firm That wasn't true, but it helped trigger a cascade of bearish bets against Morgan Stanley. Chief Executive Officer John Mack complained bitterly that profit-hungry traders were sowing panic. Yet he lacked a critical piece of information: Who exactly was behind those damaging trades? Trading records reviewed by The Wall...
  • Volatile markets may tempt hedge-fund fraud

    11/23/2008 2:58:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 458+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/20/08 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    Volatile markets may tempt hedge-fund fraud * Reuters, Thursday November 20 2008 By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - While fraud can happen any time, the loosely regulated $1.7 trillion hedge-fund industry looks especially vulnerable following record losses. Losses of roughly 15 percent this year and a growing sense of panic as hedge-fund clients exit worldwide are creating ripe conditions for a small number of the estimated 9,000 hedge-fund managers to break the law, according to forensic accountants, private investigators and former prosecutors. "In volatile markets there is a greater likelihood that a manager might want to try and...
  • US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain (Soros,Simons,Paulson,Falcone,Griffin)

    11/23/2008 3:41:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,534+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/14/08
    US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain • Billionaires battle against threat of regulation • Soros says he would happily pay income tax America's top hedge fund managers staunchly defended the conduct of their secretive, high-risk industry yesterday and warned Congress that knee-jerk regulation could push financial jobs across the Atlantic to London. In a rare day of public scrutiny, the billionaire bosses of five leading hedge funds appeared before the house oversight committee to answer charges that their unregulated bets on financial markets have destabilised the global economy. George Soros, Kenneth Griffin, Philip Falcone, Jim Simons and...
  • Body and Lies Carved in Stone Are Removed From National Shrine (did Clinton sell military burials?)

    10/06/2007 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 77 replies · 3,060+ views
    Arlington Cemetery web site ^ | December 12, 1997 | Arlington Cemetery
    December 12, 1997 At 10:30 on Thursday morning at Arlington National Cemetery, a team of gravediggers quietly dug up the remains of Larry Lawrence and carted away his granite tombstone, which was engraved with lies. Chiseled in stone were claims that Lawrence, the late millionaire businessman who became an ambassador, had served in the U.S. merchant marine and had earned the designation of “S1C,” the Navy abbreviation for seaman, first class, which would not have been given to a merchant mariner anyway. Neither claim was true. During his 69-year lifetime, Lawrence fabricated his World War II heroics, his education, how...
  • Dubious Value: Getting a (Tax) Break if You Are a Campaign Donor (NOLA Corruption Part 2)

    09/03/2005 7:13:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 1 replies · 268+ views
    New Orleans Times Picayne ^ | 4/4/04 | Gordon Russel
    While the average New Orleans homeowner enjoys a low property tax assessment, a select group of locals gets an even larger break: the people who donate to the assessors' campaigns. Campaign donors' properties are more than twice as likely as those of nondonors to be valued by assessors at less than their most recent sales price. Slightly more than half of the donor-owned properties examined by the newspaper were assessed for less than their owners paid for them. By comparison, one in five homes overall is assessed for less than its most recent sales price. For example, former Saints quarterback...
  • NEWSWEEK: Democrat Donor received $22 million in "Oil for Food" Scandal

    10/10/2004 2:53:15 AM PDT · by dandelion · 283 replies · 19,101+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 10/10/04 | Becki Snow
    If the name of a "Big Money" Political Party Donor with ties to Enron were discovered on the Saddam's Coalition of the Bribed, what do you think would happen to the Candidate of that party? What if that Candidate of that Party was John Kerry? Newsweek drops a bombshell on the Kerry Campaign: Texas Oil Baron and Big-Time Democrat Donor Oscar Wyatt has received perhaps as much a $22 million dollars in profits through oil allocations bought illicity from Saddam Hussein. From MSNBC: United Nations: Oil-for-Food Fiasco?"Law-enforcement sources say Americans who participated in alleged oil-for-food scams also may face further...
  • Schwarzenegger promises full disclosure of campaign donors

    03/30/2004 8:21:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 350+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/30/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger defended his campaign finance organization as completely open and above board Tuesday and promised to disclose all donors to any of his political committees.</p> <p>Along with six political action committees, Schwarzenegger has also recently incorporated a private nonprofit corporation to help oversee his fund-raising. While some political watchdogs have characterized the organization as confusing to most voters, the governor said in an interview that each committee is necessary to meet state laws.</p>
  • FBI Arrests Man Linked to American Muslim Groups

    09/29/2003 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Brian S · 48 replies · 696+ views
    Reuters | 09-29-03
    Mon September 29, 2003 10:02 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man affiliated with at least two American Muslim groups has been arrested on criminal charges, federal law enforcement officials said on Monday. They confirmed a report by Al Jazeera, the Arabic satellite channel, that Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi has been arrested. They declined to give details of the charges against him. Muslim activists described him as one of the founders of a group called the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council and a board member of another Washington, D.C.-based group called the American Muslim Council. The officials said...