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  • Stephanopoulos Actually Asks If It's 'Appropriate' for Ailes, Accused of Sexual Harassment,[Trunc]

    09/07/2016 11:01:58 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 21 replies
    Newbusters ^ | September 7, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Good Morning America Wednesday, ABC anchor, longtime Clinton Foundation donor and former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos grilled Trumps campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on a laundry list of topics before asking this embarrassingly obtuse question: Is it appropriate for Fox News Roger Ailes to advise Trump, after hes been accused of sexual harassment?
  • Law School Professors Wont Tolerate Intolerant Phrase All Lives Matter

    04/06/2016 8:23:49 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Apr 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    large number of faculty and law professors at American Universitys Washington College of Law are claiming that the phrase All Lives Matter is an act of intolerance.
  • Oh Dear – Mark Levin Accuses The Conservative Tree House of Antisemitism…

    02/13/2016 5:32:21 PM PST · by stilloftyhenight · 74 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/13/16 | sundance
    There is something very sad about watching a once heralded hero destroy his career credibility because he refuses to accept, acknowledge or admit his preferred candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, has some very serious and factual weaknesses. Today radio talk show host Mark Levin accuses this site of antisemitism. ~snip~ A ridiculous claim that is quickly noted and broadcast by Mediaite.
  • Jewish groups press Cruz to explain controversial backer

    02/11/2016 3:30:16 PM PST · by Tareli · 54 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 11, 2016 | Eric Cortellessa
    Republican hopeful touts endorsement of Mike Bickle, who seeks to convert the Jews and says God sent Hitler to hunt them. American Jewish groups have demanded that presidential hopeful Ted Cruz clarify his position on his provocative endorsement from an evangelical leader whose views on Jews are highly controversial.
  • Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

    02/08/2016 7:41:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | by Les Leopold
    Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered." It was not what they offered - it was what Team Hillary demanded. A review of her 2014 tax return posted on her website shows that $225,000 was her minimum fee. She received $225,000 for 34 of the 41 speeches listed on her tax return. Of the remaining 7 speeches, two were for 250,000 and the others for $265,000, $275,000, $285,000, $305,000 and $400,000. In total she received $9,680,000 for these speaking engagements in 2013. Carl...
  • WaPo: Why won't Clinton release the transcripts of those paid speeches? (cause they're unimportant)

    02/07/2016 12:47:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton had a chance to put to rest swirling questions about her paid speeches to groups such as Goldman Sachs during last week's final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. She pointedly refused to take it. [Snip] But why did Clinton respond that way? There's the possibility - though I think it's very remote - that Clinton simply wasn't expecting the question and didn't want to commit to anything in the moment. [Snip] Why not release them, then? ... My guess is that in the speeches, Clinton acknowledges her various friends and acquaintances at Goldman Sachs (and other...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Has 'Never, Ever' Let a Donor Influence Her Vote

    02/07/2016 12:31:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | JENNIFER HANSLER
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor. "I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding," she said. The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton's alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I'm happy to set this record straight and I really want to, once again, call out...
  • Surprise: Hillary Campaign Balks At Releasing Wall Street Speech Transcripts

    02/07/2016 11:52:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Vintage Hillary. As she fashions herself as a hardcore anti-Wall Street progressive in the midst of a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary, she's trying to explain away her six-figure speeches to major financial institutions, who also happen to be her generous campaign benefactors. At Thursday's (very low-rated) debate against Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton claimed that when she delivered these lucrative addresses, she spoke truth to power -- bravely warning about the subprime mortgage collapse prior to the 2008 financial crisis: Hillary Clinton discusses her speeches on Wall Street Given this alleged, evidence-free prescience, one might think that Mrs. Clinton would be eager to release...
  • Hillary Goldman Clinton

    02/07/2016 5:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Aside from "the establishment," there is no bigger boogeyman in the 2016 election than the dreaded "Goldman Sachs." "The establishment" is a bipartisan Freddie Krueger, haunting the dreams of people whose only knowledge of the term is an abstract notion spun by those selling something. Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, is a tangible company, a legal company, but perhaps more demonized on the left than anything this side of the Koch Brothers. If you're inclined to think "Wall Street" is robbing you blind, invoking Goldman Sacks is enough to make you grab a pitchfork. That's why its name has...
  • Lament of the Plutocrats (What Hillary said in Goldman speeches)

    02/06/2016 8:36:30 AM PST · by DCdude · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/2013 | Ben White
    On a recent afternoon, executives at Goldman Sachs invited a few hundred major investors to the Conrad Hotel in lower Manhattan. The bankers and their guests filed into a large room and turned their eyes to Hillary Clinton. But Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to...
  • $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

    02/06/2016 4:51:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Robert Yoon
    Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.
  • Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

    02/06/2016 4:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    AP News via ^ | February 5, 2016
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me." Just minutes later, she got tangled in a question about a part of her resume that is an enduring mystery. In the 18 months before launching her second presidential bid, Clinton gave nearly 100 paid speeches at banks, trade associations, charitable groups and private corporations. The appearances netted her $21.7 million - and voters very little information about what she was telling top corporations as she prepared for her 2016 campaign. What she said - or didn't say -...
  • Hillary Clinton accepted $675,000 for Wall Street speeches: ‘That's what they offered’

    02/04/2016 11:02:11 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 26 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 2/4 | Yahoo
    Hillary Clinton has a simple explanation for why she accepted $675,000 from Goldman Sachs to give three speeches after she was secretary of state. “That’s what they offered,” Clinton said during CNN’s town hall event in Derry, N.H., on Wednesday. “You know, every secretary of state that I know has done that.” The Democratic frontrunner was asked by moderator Anderson Cooper if taking such a large payment from a Wall Street bank in 2013 was an “error in judgment” considering she knew she’d be running for president in 2016. “Well, I didn’t know,” Clinton insisted. “To be honest, I wasn’t...
  • Hillary on huge speaking fees: “That’s what they offered”

    02/04/2016 9:26:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    By way of a disclaimer, I didn’t watch the Democrats’ town hall last night. (I’ve been sick since Tuesday, sorry.) It doesn’t sound like I missed much in terms of breaking news, new policy announcements or serious fumbles. In fact, the “biggest” moment of the night appears to have come from Hillary Clinton when Anderson Cooper took a swing at her out of left field, asking her why she had to accept all those huge speaking fees for the past several years. (Politico) Hillary Clinton gave no ground to Bernie Sanders over her progressive credentials at a televised forum...
  • Clinton defends Wall Street speaking fees: ‘That’s what they offered’

    02/04/2016 2:14:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night defended accepting huge speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, arguing that it won't influence the way she treats the banking industry. Speaking at CNN's Democratic presidential forum, anchor Anderson Cooper pressed Clinton on whether it had been a mistake for her to reel in more than $200,000 per speech for three speeches to the Wall Street giant. "Look, I made speeches to lots of groups. I told them what I thought. I answered questions," Clinton said. "But did you have to be paid $675,000?," Cooper asked. "Well I don't know," Clinton responded. "That's what they offered."...
  • How rich is Bernie Sanders?

    02/08/2016 7:50:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a short answer to the question: a lot richer than he admits. And the longer answer is even more interesting.  Writing at Doug Ross’s Director Blue, Cliff Kincaid explains: [former publisher of Campaigns & Elections Magazine James] O’Brien has analyzed the financial status of Sanders and his wife, including their financial disclosure report, and has concluded they have a net worth in the range of $1.2 to $1.5 million, not the $700,000 or less that is usually reported by the media. (snip) …his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, left her position as president of Burlington College under controversial circumstances and...
  • Ron Paul: Cruz 'owned by Goldman Sachs'

    02/05/2016 12:34:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 52 replies
    Former Rep. Ron Paul is lashing out at Ted Cruz, calling the GOP presidential contender too close to Wall Street. "People are liking Cruz. They think he's for the free market, and he's owned by Goldman Sachs," the former Texas lawmaker said on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Company," according to Politico. "I mean, he and [Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton] have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or [Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump] or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul added.
  • Bernie Sanders Appears on SNL; Speaks Against The One Percent

    02/07/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, playing a character named "Bernie Sanderswitzky" who was upset at a passenger on a sinking ship was attempting to hop the line for a lifeboat due to his higher economic status. "Sanderswitzky" said that he was not a socialist, rather that the policy was "democratic socialism," and that the difference between the two was "yuge."
  • Greenfield: Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz

    02/06/2016 3:41:10 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz February 4, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Bernie Sanders has a complicated history with Israel. Back in the 70s, he called for denying weapons to Israel before the Yom Kippur War. His voting record on Israel in the Senate was spotty at best. He called for "aggressive normalization" with the terror state of Iran at the Democratic debate. But defenders keep mentioning that he and his anti-Israel brother Larry, who is with the Green Party in the UK, spent time at a Kibbutz in Israel. When Bernie Sanders entered the race, there was a good...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...