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  • Politico: Obama to Skip Clinton Global Initiative Meeting (Via Breitbart)

    08/23/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2016
    Edward-Isaac Dovere writes in Politico that President Obama is eschewing any appearance at the final annual meeting of the scandal-plagued Clinton Global Initiative. The Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down, but President Barack Obama won’t be there to say farewell. Though Obama will be in New York the week in mid-September, he’s skipping an appearance at the annual— and final — meeting of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential project, which brought together business and world leaders for the last 12 years. Obama attended for either a speech or other event every year for the first six of his presidency until 2015, following...
  • New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton...

    08/22/2016 9:26:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 22, 2016
    Full title: New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton Foundation Donors Crown Prince of Bahrain Forced to Go Through Foundation to See Clinton, after Pledging $32 Million to Clinton Global Initiative Hollywood Executive Casey Wasserman, Slimfast Mogul Daniel Abraham, Controversial Appointee Rajiv Fernando also among Clinton Foundation Donors Granted Special Favors from Clinton State Department (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the...
  • Hillary Clinton-Linked Company: Our Alleged Payments To ISIS Are Under ‘Review’

    08/11/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton sat on the board of a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) partner that is under investigation amid accusations that it supplied funds to the Islamic State during negotiations with the terrorist group. A French company accused of sending payments to ISIS confirms to Breitbart News that Clinton served as a board member of the company, and that the company partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative as recently as 2014. Financial records show that the company donated between $50,001 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the Donald Trump campaign.
  • Watch ‘Clinton Cash’ Online: See The Full Documentary About How Bill And Hillary Built Up (trunc)

    07/24/2016 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 23, 2016 | unknown
    Viewers can now watch Clinton Cash online and see the controversial documentary that uncovers how Bill and Hillary Clinton built up a net worth of more than $150 million and established a foundation that takes in $2 billion in donations since leaving the White House in 2001. The film was adapted from the New York Times bestseller Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, written by Peter Schweizer. It follows the sources of the Clintons’ wealth and the seemingly intertwined and shadowy connections between her work as secretary...
  • Democracy in Turkey

    07/24/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2011 | Dani Rodrik
    Dani Rodrik has just returned from Turkey, shunned while defending his father-in-law, the main defendant in the military coup plot case. The Harvard professor explains his take. IN DECEMBER I traveled to Turkey with my wife and young son, as we do every year during winter break. This time, though, we had more than visiting family and friends in mind. We were on a mission to demonstrate that what many have called the trial of the century in Turkey is in fact a sham built on fabricated evidence. Nearly two hundred Turkish military officers stand accused of having plotted a...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    07/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. TurkeyÂ’s president, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. ErdoÄźan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived...
  • The Mill BLACKBIRD (Photoreal CG car rig)

    06/27/2016 9:06:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6-23-16 | The Mill
    The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction. Learn more: themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE
  • Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept. Funneled $55 Million Back

    06/05/2016 9:12:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2016 | Stephen Bannon
    With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations. In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least...
  • Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation closing the gate on Free Society

    05/26/2015 8:47:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Call it Caliphate, UN style. Freedom and individual rights will be nothing but archaic words when a high-handed United Nations gets to deliver its upcoming, etched-in-concrete 2015 Global Social and Environmental Agenda, effectively imprisoning humanity for the next 15 years and beyond. The rope around society’s neck will tighten to chokehold point, and that’s the full intent of media mogul Ted Turner’s long-running The United Nations Foundation. As long as the aims of The United Nations Foundation remained in the murky abstract, its chief pooh-bahs could always fend off resisters by smearing them as conspiracy nuts imagining black helicopters hovering...
  • First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

    05/23/2016 4:47:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016
    Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. From CNN: Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton. There’s no allegation that the foundation...
  • Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends

    05/12/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends A $2 million commitment arranged by the nonprofit Clinton Global Initiative in 2010 went to a for-profit company part-owned by friends of the Clintons By James V. Grimaldi May 12, 2016 4:53 p.m. ET 36 COMMENTS HASTINGS, Neb.—The Clinton Global Initiative, which arranges donations to help solve the world’s problems, set up a financial commitment that benefited a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to the Clintons, including a current and a former Democratic official and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton. The $2 million commitment was placed on the agenda for...
  • Clinton charity gave $2M to company owned by Bill’s ‘friend’

    05/13/2016 6:43:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/13/2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Bill Clinton’s foundation doled out $2 million to a power company partly owned by a wealthy blond divorcée about whom questions have been raised as to whether she is the frequent visitor to his home nicknamed “Energizer.” Picture at link.
  • Rwandan opposition journalist shot dead: police

    06/25/2010 11:42:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) – A Rwandan journalist who accused the regime of attempting to assassinate a dissident general in Johannesburg was gunned down in Kigali, police said Friday, fuelling tensions ahead of August elections. Jean-Leonard Rugambage's colleagues and media watchdog Reporters Without Borders alleged Thursday's killing was linked to reports alleging the involvement of President Paul Kagame's services in the assassination bid. "He was killed in front of his house when he was going home at 10 pm last night," police spokesman Eric Kayiranga told AFP by telephone, adding that the "unknown gunman" responsible for the attack had fled. Rugambage ran...
  • Provisional Results: Rwandans Vote to Allow Kagame Extra Terms

    12/19/2015 2:20:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    "Voice of America" ^ | Peter Clottey
    Charles Munyaneza, executive secretary of the National Electoral Commission, said 98.4 percent of voters supported the proposed amendment. Turnout was high, with 98.3 percent of registered voters participating. Rwandans in the diaspora voted Thursday, while the entire country voted Friday. Munyaneza said that "6,155,606 Rwandans voted yes and 100,863 Rwandans voted no. …The process has been peaceful mostly at the polling stations. Rwandans were very enthusiastic, and I think this is the first time that we have got that kind of voter turnout. We are impressed that youth, "he students, really participated in their big numbers.” ... The Rwandan constitution...
  • Bill Clinton Addresses Event Hosted By Company Embroiled In Lawsuits

    01/26/2016 6:21:59 AM PST · by K Street Eyes · 4 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/23/2016 | Sam Levine
    Former President Bill Clinton on Friday spoke at a gathering hosted by Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of a number of appearances he has made before the group over the last six years. But since his last appearance, the company has become embroiled in lawsuits, including one from the fired former president that accuses top executives of wrongdoing.
  • Donna Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation, Has Stroke

    09/30/2015 5:52:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK
    Donna Shalala, the former president of the University of Miami who was brought in to lead the Clinton Foundation this year, had a stroke shortly after the closing ceremonies of the organization’s major fall event early Tuesday evening, officials said. Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after departing the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative, which was held at the Sheraton New York hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, according to a statement from foundation officials.
  • BOOK: Three Shocking New Interviews Reveal Hillary Doing Foundation Work In Office

    10/07/2015 8:28:32 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    daily caller ^ | oct 2015 | Klein
    BOOK: Three Shocking New Interviews Reveal Hillary Doing Foundation Work In Office Edward Klein Author, 'Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas' 10:07 PM 10/05/2015 The following are excerpted from “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary” “Oh, F*** off, Bill” “I worked for Hillary and saw a lot of what was going on,” a college student who interned at Foggy Bottom during Hillary’s last year there said in an interview for this book. “One of my jobs was to go into the conference room that’s adjacent to the secretary’s office and gather up papers that were used by Hillary, Cheryl, Huma,...
  • Obama, Zuckerberg back out of scandal-plagued foundation gala

    09/27/2015 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    While many donors and political figures will attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) gala tonight, many prominent figures, like President Obama, Arianna Huffington, Elton John and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have reportedly passed up the event in favor of other activities. The $2 billion affair in New York City titled "The Future of Impact" was intended to attract a star-studded guest list and celebrate the accomplishments of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. But instead the event appears to be representative of the respect the Clintons have lost this past year, as Hillary faces questioning about her private email server...
  • Carly Fiorina, “Gaslighting”, Islam, Her Relationship To Clinton Global Initiative...

    09/23/2015 6:58:54 PM PDT · by Amntn · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/23/15 | Sundance
    “Operation Hummingbird” is dependent upon the general Republican electorate/audience and media consumer being swayed by optics and manipulation as a strategy. In essence full-throated “gaslighting“. Cutting through that intent and getting to the substance of truth is really not too difficult, but you won’t find many outlets (new media or old) willing to go there. However, as you are aware for us the Truth Has No Agenda, and Sunlight Is The Best Disinfectant. We begin by watching this video of Carly Fiorina appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the discussion of a Muslim candidate eligible as U.S....
  • Clinton Foundation gala snubbed; Charity struggling to regain luster (done-in by do-goodism?)

    09/28/2015 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/26/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Noah Weiland
    The Clinton Foundation gala's invites were turned down by Pope Francis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill de Blasio, Janet Yellen...and all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors...b/c controversies and Hillary’s presidential campaign have made some wary of the foundation. The glitzy Clinton Global Initiative gathering w/ the lofty title “The Future of Impact,” was supposed to have been a celebration of the accomplishments of the $2-billion family-friendly "Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s" past work as it pivots towards placing Chelsea at the helm. Instead, it’s become emblematic of the foundation’s struggles to regain its luster....scaling back some of its ambitions and...
  • Politico: Haters for Trump

    09/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 2, 2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    HANOVER, N.H. — They think Donald Trump’s ideas are “disgusting.” They think he is making a mockery of the American political system and that even he doesn’t take his own candidacy seriously. And that is exactly why they say they plan to vote for him. Meet Trump’s protest voters. People who in the past might have gone to the polls only to register their disdain for politicians by writing in “Mickey Mouse” — or perhaps even “Donald Trump” — now have a Republican frontrunner to rally around. Like many sincere Trump supporters, they believe the system is totally screwed up....
  • How Kerry Conran saw Hollywood's future - then got left behind (Sky Captain and the World..) [tr]

    07/16/2015 9:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 16, 2015 | Olly Richards
    Shortly after completing their first movie, in 2004, Kerry and Kevin Conran received an invitation from George Lucas. The Star Wars mastermind would be hosting a summit at Skywalker Ranch, his production facility-cum-small town in San Francisco, gathering some of the most forward-thinking people in the movie business to discuss the future of film. James Cameron was there, as were Robert Zemeckis and Brad Bird. The brothers were newcomers, but that day they were treated as peers; each of their fellow directors told the Conrans how impressed they were with what they’d accomplished. Their work, they were told, was way...
  • George Stephanopoulos has forfeited all trust as a newsman

    05/17/2015 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    My, my, the bigger they are, the dumber they think we are. Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. Lyin’ Brian Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC. The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news. With apologies to Walter Cronkite, that’s the way it is, and the way it is stinks. Stephanopoulos shares with Rather and Williams the rotten distinction of fessing up only after being exposed by real journalists. In his case,...
  • Oops. More things that Generous George Stephanopoulos forgot to mention

    05/17/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So the dust has mostly settled now and George Stephanopoulos has apologized for making however many donations it was to the Clintons for however much money he gave them. (I’m sure his accountant will sort it all out eventually, and perhaps some younger members of his family can help him monitor his finances in the future.) And with that, we’re good, right? Nothing more to see here, so you all may as well move along.Or… not so fast. Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who received a rather brutal interrogation from Stephanopoulos on his show, took to the op-ed pages...
  • UNDISCLOSED Stephanopoulous-Clinton Foundation 2010-2011 (exclusive "by invitation only" club)

    05/16/2015 5:26:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/15 | JOHN SEXTON
    Clinton Global Initiative archives lists ABC's Stephanopoulos as a “notable member” 2010-11. Breitbart News contacted The Clinton Foundation about Stephanopoulos’ membership, but the organization did not offer a response in time to be included in this story. A FAQ explaining CGI membership states: “Participation is by invitation only, limited to a select and diverse group of heads of state, CEOs, media voices, philanthropists and foundation heads, religious leaders, original thinkers, and those who run highly effective non-profit organizations.” Membership usually costs $20,000 per year; however, the FAQ indicates that some complimentary memberships are available. ABC News told Breitbart Stephanopoulos did...
  • PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Also Admits Donating to Clinton Foundation

    05/15/2015 12:22:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 15, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT | By Tim Graham
    The Wall Street Journal reported on the Stephanopoulos scandal on Friday, and found another national TV anchor in the database. “Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, gave $250 in 2010 to the foundation’s aid efforts for victims of the Haiti earthquake.” She was a senior correspondent then, before Jim Lehrer retired. Woodruff initially recalled the donation as being for $1,000, but based the $250 amount as the one on her 2010 tax return. Woodruff tried to make it sound bipartisan: “I made the gift in response to an urgent joint appeal from former President Clinton and...
  • Bill Clinton on Foundation Troubles: 'I Just Work Here. I Don't Know.'

    05/06/2015 9:49:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-6-15 | Daniel Halper
    At a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakesh, former President Bill Clinton was asked why he isn't defending the Clinton Foundation from increased scrutiny. "I just work here," Clinton replied. "I don't know." The extended question to Clinton came from billionaire Mo Ibrahim who said, "I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the foundation." The billionaire continued, "I didn't see anybody from the foundation standing up and really having a go at that. I don't know what your board members--I know my daughter [a board member], she's useless. Because you should have stand up...
  • Square Enix Witch Chapter Real-Time CG DX 12 Demo Steals Show At Microsoft BUILD

    05/03/2015 9:04:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    HotHardware ^ | Friday, May 01, 2015 | Paul Lilly
    Computer generated graphics have come a long way in the past several years and are starting to blur the line between animation and real actors. One of the more difficult tasks for CG artists is to recreate human emotions, especially crying, though you wouldn't know it after watching a tech demo that Square Enix showed off at the Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference. The real-time tech demo is called Witch Chapter 0 [cry] and is part of a research project that studies various next generation technologies. For this particular demo, Square Enix put a lot of research into real-time CG technology...
  • Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation (Phosphate export firm)

    04/09/2015 5:15:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/9/15 | Stephen Braun - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family charity's reliance on contributions from foreign nations as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race. Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian did not confirm the Politico report about the donation from OCP, but said Thursday that international participants in the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Marrakech in early May would work...
  • Democrat Big Brother Follows Reporters to Bathroom

    01/31/2015 9:04:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Um...do you mind? Please don't take this the wrong way but you're starting to creep me out. Yeah, I know you are just doing your job but what possible reason could you have to follow me here? Are you checking on how wide my stance is? Whether I will write something nasty on the wall? What? But since you are here, could you at least make yourself useful and find me some toilet paper. This stall is out. Bathrooms are the final realm of privacy. So far as is known, even Winston Smith did not have Big Brother on the...
  • Failing Up: Company behind HealthCare.gov debacle gets an IRS contract

    01/23/2015 6:36:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    This might come as a shock; you had better sit down. An internal review released on Friday revealed that the federal government did not properly vet the contactors it hired to develop the web portal that would service customers shopping on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange. Of course, disastrous debut of HealthCare.gov led every rational person to reach this same conclusion months ago, but it’s now official. “One of the reports showed that CGI Federal, a key contractor in the development of the site, had ties to failed projects, while an earlier story revealed that the company...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 2:28:41 PM PST · by illiac · 7 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 1/222/15 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 1:07:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • Financier Linked to Burkle And Clinton Is Charged (Raffaello Follieri)

    06/24/2008 6:12:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 362+ views
    Excerpt - Federal prosecutors charged Raffaello Follieri, an Italian entrepreneur and former business partner of California billionaire Ron Burkle, with funding a lavish lifestyle by using money from a real-estate venture that was supposed to capitalize on his alleged Vatican ties to redevelop surplus Catholic Church properties. ~ snip ~ A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan Tuesday alleged that Mr. Follieri stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of investor money to pay for a $37,000-a-month New York apartment where he lived for a time with Ms. Hathaway; private jet travel; expensive restaurants and clothes; medical expenses,...
  • Hillary Makes 'Announcement' … to Ask for Cash for Foundation

    12/30/2014 9:52:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-30-14 | Daniel Halper
    This morning, Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters with the subject line, "Announcement." But the contents of the message did not explain the former secretary of state's future political ambitions. Instead, the message asked for money from supporters of what is now the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. "This is a season to give thanks for our many blessings and to remember our responsibilities to each other – that we're all in this together," Clinton wrote. "In my family, we're celebrating our first holidays with a beautiful new granddaughter. We're also celebrating the generosity and commitment of our...
  • Obama makes light of New York traffic chaos he causes by saying 'it's actually pretty smooth for me'

    09/24/2014 4:38:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/14 | Francesca Chambers
    ....Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn't seem to have the traffic problems the city's residents are always complaining about. 'It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week,' Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York 'hypes' the traffic. 'I don't know what the problem is,' he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting. 'I haven't noticed.'
  • Questions Raised About Ties Between Brookings Institution, Qatar’s Government

    09/24/2014 4:49:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Recent revelations of significant financial ties between the Brookings Institution and Qatar’s government are raising new questions about the policy positions of the influential Washington think tank—including one top scholar’s writings about an al Qaeda-linked group, known as Ahrar al-Sham, that is funded by a terrorist financier linked to the Qatari royal family.The New York Times reported earlier this month that Qatar has pledged a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings, making it the “single biggest foreign donor” to the think tank. That money will help finance Brookings’ Doha Center in Qatar and its project on U.S. relations with the...
  • Coke and Pepsi Sign up For New Calorie-Reduction Pledge (at Clinton Global Initiative)

    09/23/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 9/23/14 | E.J. Schultz.
    The nation's largest soda marketers -- which have been feeling the heat from health advocates -- on Tuesday pledged to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025. Executives from PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Co. and Dr Pepper Snapple group announced the goal in New York City at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • Hillary Clinton Admits To Being a Money Launderer By Donating Her Speaking Fees to Her Clinton

    07/05/2014 12:13:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 48 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 5 2014 | Samuel Gonzalez
    FULL TITLE: Hillary Clinton Admits To Being a Money Launderer By Donating Her Speaking Fees to Her Clinton Foundation When I first read this ABC headline, Hillary Clinton Says She’s Donated All University Speaking Fees, I assumed the money was donated to an entity like the Red Cross or Catholic Charities, or other organization. But, after reading the article it turns out that Hillary is putting the money back into her own foundation. ABC News reports Hillary Clinton continued to justify her high-dollar speaking fees on Friday, telling ABC News’ Ann Compton that all of the money she’s made from...
  • Clintons are in damage control mode

    06/25/2014 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink -
    DENVER — Team Clinton is doing damage control on a series of comments by Hillary Clinton about the former first couple’s wealth. Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his wife as “not out of touch,” and lashed out at the criticism during an appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative America conference. With Hillary and Chelsea Clinton looking on from the audience of a hotel ballroom, he explained that Hillary Clinton’s comment two weeks ago that the couple was “dead broke” when they left the White House was “factually true.” He also criticized reporters for not including context in stories...
  • SHOCKING: Company That Created Obamacare Website LINKED To Benghazi Video

    06/17/2014 2:59:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/17/2014 | Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack and Keith Davies
    In a SHOCKING discovery, CGI Federal – the Canadian Company that built the Obamacare website – appears to have a connection to the “Innocence of Muslims” video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks.And here’s how it was done:The evidence is well established that in 2010, CGI acquired Stanley Associates, which “provides services to the U.S. federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies”. [1]When the crudely produced video “Innocence of Muslims” was posted to a YouTube it needed a boost, especially since it was posted by someone no one had ever heard of and who had only uploaded two videos...
  • Who got $$ from Brunei's Islamic law government? The Clinton Foundation

    05/17/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Who got $$ from Brunei's Islamic law government? The Clinton Foundation By Joshua Rhett Miller Published May 17, 2014 FoxNews.com As Hollywood hotshots protest the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan -- and his recent full-fledged embrace of Islamic law -- it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to another American institution: The Clinton Foundation. The nonprofit foundation lists Brunei alongside Kuwait, Oman and Qatar as donors that gave between $1 million and $5 million through last year. The foundation confirmed the donation from Brunei was made in 2002, in connection with the construction...
  • Healthcare.gov: How Washington's IT project Leviathan failed us

    05/05/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 7 replies
    BetaNews ^ | 5-5-2014 | Derrick Wlodarz
    Government IT projects have a tendency to fall on their rear ends more often than not. After the miserable debacle that was Healthcare.gov last October, I made the case for why the larger than life public face of Obamacare had zero chance of succeeding in original form. Fast forward six months, and after some contractor firings and a public about face consisting of a "tech surge", the website is finally working at nominal levels. That's not to say no one didn't take the fall for the mess of this bungled IT project gone haywire. The former head honcho of the...
  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • Massachusetts dumping health insurance website contractor

    03/18/2014 12:04:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Massachusetts is dumping the contractor that created the state’s dysfunctional online health insurance marketplace and may hire a new company to fix the Health Connector website, a top state official said Monday. “We have made the decision we’re going to be parting ways with CGI,” said Sarah Iselin, who was hired recently by Governor Deval Patrick to oversee repairs to the website, which hasn’t worked properly since it was launched last October. The state has scrambled since then to sign up thousands of residents for health insurance that meets the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act., resorting to using...
  • Is the new Healthcare.gov contractor worse than the first?

    02/10/2014 8:59:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Has HHS gone from the CGI Federal frying pan into the Accenture fire? A month ago, the HHS unit responsible for Healthcare.gov dumped its original prime contractor and awarded the project to Accenture in a no-bid assignment, a move that raised eyebrows especially considering how little time was left in the enrollment cycle to get the web portal problems resolved. Now, a new Washington Post report raises even more eyebrows about the decision, given Accenture’s troubled history with federal contracts: Accenture, the contractor urgently tapped to help fix the federal health-insurance Web site, is a favorite of corporate America but...
  • ObamaCare's Potemkin Village Website Written In Belarus?

    02/05/2014 10:12:16 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Incestor's Business Daily ^ | February 5, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Debacle: U.S. intelligence agencies report that developers linked to the Belarus government helped create the Healthcare.gov website and may have inserted malicious code making it vulnerable to cyberattacks and hacking. The disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov was bad enough. But as if Americans need another reason to avoid Healthcare.gov, we now hear that the Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has indirectly contracted with developers in the worker's paradise of Belarus, a former Soviet republic still closely tied to Russia, to write some of the software code used for the website. The Washington Free Beacon's Bill Gertz...
  • The definition of crazy: Healthcare.gov developer, CGI gets more gov't. work after Obamacare flop

    02/05/2014 8:02:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    What is it about the primary cultprit behind the failure of healthcare.gov that allows them to continue to win federal contracts despite the most spectacularly incompetent website design and implementation in history? The Daily Caller is reporting that CGI, the general contractor used by CMS to build the Obamacare website, has received six additional contracts from CMS after the failures were discovered. The company that built the failed Obamacare website received six additional contracts from the Obama administration's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website's disastrous launch, The Daily Caller has learned.According to a company spokesman, CGI...
  • Administration Fears Part Of Health Care System So Flawed It Could Bankrupt Insurance Companies

    01/23/2014 5:49:47 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/14 | Jim Angle
    While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself. "Week after week, month after month," says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, "the Obama administration kept telling us everything's working fine, there's no problem and then they turn on a dime and fire their contractor." To justify a no-bid contract with Accenture after firing CGI as the lead contractor, the administration released documents from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center...