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  • Hillary: Growing Up in Chicago Area, It Was ‘Farms Fields As Far as the Eye Could See’

    05/06/2015 4:10:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-5-2015 | Pam Key
    (snip) “On a personal basis, the first time I ever met anyone in our country working was when I was about 12 years old, as I recall,” she said. “Through my church, I was recruited, along with some other girls in Sunday school, to serve as babysitters on Saturday for the small children so the older children could join their parents in the fields. Because believe it or not, when I was growing up in the Chicago area, it was farm fields as far as the eye could see. The migrants, immigrant laborers would come up, up through the Midwest,...
  • Somali Pirate Advocate to Speak at Clinton Foundation Event

    05/05/2015 2:43:35 PM PDT · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/5/2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    This week’s Clinton Global Initiative conference in Morocco will feature a speech by K’naan Warsame, a prominent hip-hop artist and Somali pirate advocate. ...
  • Clinton aide’s emails face disclosure suit (Huma Abedin)

    05/05/2015 2:09:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 5/5/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The emails of Huma Abedin, the top personal aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are now facing a disclosure lawsuit after the State Department failed to turn them over in response to an open-records request. Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that uses open-records laws to pry information loose, had filed a request to get a look at Ms. Abedin’s emails during her four years at the State Department. News outlets have reported that Ms. Abedin also used the private email server Mrs. Clinton set up to handle government business, but the status of her...
  • At This Point, Voters May Be Fed Up with All the Clintons’ Scandals

    05/05/2015 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/5/2015 | Michael Barone
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn’t pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals — the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors — because the charges are just one more in a long series: Whitewater, the Rose law firm billing records, the Buddhist temple fundraising, the Lippo Group. So, the theory goes, because the Clintons have been accused of so many scandalous doings before, people shouldn’t be concerned now about Secretary Clinton’s actions that helped certain donors turn over 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves...
  • Hillary Clinton to call for a 'full and equal' path to citizenship in Nevada

    05/05/2015 7:11:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 05/05/2015 | Dan Merica,
    Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN)In what will be her most comprehensive comments on immigration reform as a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton will use a roundtable on Tuesday in Nevada to argue that the only "true solution" for reform is "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship." Clinton will cast immigration reform as a family issue, an aide said Tuesday, and will focus on the need to find a legislative fix, strengthen the United States border and bring "millions of hard-working people out of the shadows and into the formal economy so they can pay taxes and contribute to...
  • Bill Clinton: “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate”

    05/05/2015 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    The Western Free Press ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jennifer Glen
    Bill Clinton was interviewed by NBC News, discussing Hillary’s run, their foundation, and the income he makes from speeches. The Clintons have certainly stuck with the narrative of being average people. He defends his half million dollar speaking fees with “I gotta pay our bills,” and “it’s the most independence I can get.” While there in nothing wrong with his right to earn a living by fetching great sums for his appearances, the Clintons really need to stop pretending they are one of the “little people.” And whenever they get caught being rich, they throw in a something about being...
  • Hillary Clinton Declines Request For Two Benghazi Committee Appearances – Will Only Attend Once….

    05/04/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    A letter from Hillary Clinton’s legal team (embed below)to the House Committee On Benghazi. The attorney’s agree to one appearance, but refuse a second. Originally committee chairman, Trey Gowdy, wanted Secretary Clinton to appear first to address the email and communication issues to gain a better understanding of what documentation issues surround her tenure as Secretary of state; and a second appearance to address the structural questions about Benghazi as they relate to the issues not yet reconciled:
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada (donor omits salient details)

    05/04/2015 4:29:19 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/3/15 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman w/ Alice Crites
    In a rare interview, wealthy Canadian magnate, Frank Giustra says his friendship with Bill Clinton has grown out of their shared interest in philanthropy — not business. “I admire what he does. But I’ve never asked him for a damn thing.” But Giustra’s donations, and others from his friends in the international mining business, are now a factor in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last week, the Clinton Foundation acknowledged that an affiliated Canadian charity founded in 2007 by Giustra kept its donors secret, despite a 2008 ethics agreement with the Obama administration promising to reveal its donors. Giustra has committed more...
  • Hillary Clinton Might Call Your Mom On Mother’s Day If You Give Her Money

    05/03/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-05-03 | Chuck Ross
    In an apparent effort to increase her campaign’s war chest and its database of potential donors, Hillary Clinton is offering to call supporters’ moms on Mother’s Day, May 10. “Give someone special in your life a Mother’s Day gift to remember: A call from Hillary (on your behalf!) Enter now for your chance to win,” reads Clinton’s campaign website, which then prompts users to enter their email address.After entering that information, the site makes another pitch. “Now increase your odds — chip in to be automatically entered again for another chance to win,” reads the site, which allows for contributions...
  • Hillary Doesn't Like Unpaid Internships, but Clinton Foundation Sure Does

    05/03/2015 5:35:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The charity spent $30 million on salaries last year but not one cent on interns, unlike the Ford or Gates Foundations. What gives? Hillary Clinton may be running for president as a champion for the middle class, but the Clinton Foundation’s interns do not get paid. “Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment,” Clinton said at UCLA in 2013. “More businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.” That doesn’t happen at her own business, the Clinton Foundation that Bill started...
  • Why Do So Many People Hate the Sound of Hillary Clinton's Voice?

    05/03/2015 6:47:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 139 replies
    New Republic ^ | May 1, 2015 | Elspeth Reeve
    ou know Hillary Clinton’s voice, right? I mean, you know it. It’s just so loud and annoying. Or maybe it's like a nagging wife. Or inauthentic—that phony Southern accent! Those flat Midwestern vowels! Whatever it is, her voice is burned into your brain. Now think of Jeb Bush’s voice. It’s so—wait, what does it sound like again? He sounds just ... like a guy, maybe? It's probably hard for you to recall distinguishing features about most of the Republican candidates. Maybe you don’t know what Ted Cruz sounds like, except that he sounds like a jerk. Why? In part it's...
  • Her Majesty Hillary’s Speech Police

    05/03/2015 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont “independent” who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a “democratic socialist,” announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Party’s nomination — er, I mean the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. One of the Vermonter’s most visceral claims to left-wing fame is his maintenance of a more ferocious hatred of the billionaire Koch brothers, David and his elder brother Charles, than any other progressive on the planet.Sanders is kompletely, krazily Koch-phobic. Back in 2013, when the scandal broke of veterans dying due to a lack of care from the VA,...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ a blistering indictment (how they got rich off liberal "tolerance and compassion")

    05/03/2015 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 5/3/15 | KYLE SMITH
    Schweizer’s book painstakingly follows the money to such characters as Canadian mining tycoon Frank Giustra, a $31.3M donor to the Clinton Foundation, who chauffeured Bill on his private jet. The details of the sordid Clinton operation vary, but the M.O. is fairly consistent: One: Dodgy rich businessman, often a foreigner with a mega-deal in some corrupt country, possibly run by a dictator, writes a check that buys him the status of friend of Bill Clinton (FOB). The check is payable to the Clinton Foundation, or to Bill himself, as an honorarium for a meaningless idealistic speech that is essentially Bill...
  • Oops: Bill Clinton 'Mistakenly' Misreports Taxable Income as Tax-Free Donations

    05/02/2015 6:37:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 1, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Once again, mistakes -- passive voice -- were made: Clinton Foundation mistakenly listed payments to Bill from Chinese developer & US-Islamic Conference as donations. http://t.co/UNAP89ipu9 — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 30, 2015 The foundation has also come under scrutiny for failing to clear all foreign government donations through an agreed-upon State Department vetting process when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and for failing to identify foreign government donations on tax returns. Fact-checkers this week challenged the foundation’s claims that it’s barred by Canadian privacy laws from revealing the names of more than 1,000 mostly foreign donors to a...
  • Flood of Bad News for Hillary Dampens Campaign

    05/02/2015 3:03:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    It’s been a tough week for Hillary Clinton, with a flurry of bad news that is casting further doubt on her prospects for winning the Democratic Party nomination, let alone the White House. She did receive a celebrity endorsement, but, alas, it came from pornographer Larry Flynt, and as Bloomberg’s John Heilemann observes, it “beggars belief that she and her team will be issuing any press releases touting the latest bold-faced name to clamber aboard her bandwagon.” A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans suspicious of Clinton’s honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy. Her...
  • They were Hillary Clinton’s die-hard loyalists. Here’s where they are now.

    05/02/2015 10:41:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | May 2, 2015 | Vanessa Williams
    The PUMAs are back on the prowl. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision to run for president has stirred up old feelings for some loyal supporters who refused to accept her defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary. When other Democrats put away their swords and rallied behind Barack Obama, the resisters responded: “Party unity, my ass!” — hence the nickname PUMAs. After seven years in the political wilderness, some are ecstatic at the chance to help elect a candidate that they believe in, and to make history by putting the first woman in the White House. Others are excited but cautious, still...
  • Now Boeing Refuses to Release Email Exchange Between Them and Hillary Clinton

    05/02/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    RedStatements.co ^ | 5/01/15 | Steven Ahle
    David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research showed up at a stockholder’s meeting for Boeing. He asked Boeing CEO W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr to turn over email correspondence between Hillary Clinton and her State Department and Boeing. McNerney turned him down flat. This is the second time in a week that a CEO has refused a request from a member of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Last week, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt also refused to release emails between GE and Hillary Clinton. GE received favorable treatment from the Algerian government because of...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Clinton Foundation stench driving away donors: Politico

    05/01/2015 8:11:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder why? After all, many of them haven’t yet been identified. Ken Vogel explains that the publicity surrounding the influence-peddling schemes at chez Clinton has potential donors looking elsewhere, but … does that apply to those who still want to buy influence? Hmmm. Actually, the fact that so little goes to charity — and that the rate (6.4% in 2013) has become so public — is what has them rethinking their commitments:
  • AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails (another Wellstone moment ahead for Hil?)

    05/01/2015 4:16:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/15 | LISA LERER and EMILY SWANSON - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Is she strong and decisive? Yes, say a majority of people. But inspiring and likable? Only a minority think so.
  • Hillary Alert: New Emails Mean Benghazi Isn’t Over

    05/01/2015 3:53:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times /AP Via Yahoo ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    Hillary Clinton tried to take a break from controversy this week with a speech at Columbia University in New York voicing her concern about civil unrest in Baltimore and her prescription for reforming the criminal justice system. But for the former Secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, renewed controversy is always just around the corner. On Thursday, House Republicans announced that their once floundering probe of Clinton’s conduct surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya just got another important boost: The State Department handed over 4,000 pages of new documents to a...
  • 4 Reasons To Think Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Are In Cahoots

    05/01/2015 11:24:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/01/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    If all it took to get my vote was being a 73-year-old dude who’s grooving out to the folk songs he used to shout-sing in a Vermont jam band, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would have my vote. If you click on the audio button on the lower right (see video on this page), you can hear him shush the reporter who is playing his old music and say “Shhh. I’m getting in the groove here!” What’s not to love, really? If you didn’t know he was a sitting U.S. Senator, there is no way you’d put that on a list...
  • Canadian Charity’s Revenue Dropped Substantially the Year Hillary Clinton Resigned as SOS

    05/01/2015 8:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-29-15 | John Sexton
    A review of financial documents for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) shows the charity’s revenue dropped substantially in 2013, the year Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State. For the first time since it was registered to accept donations in 2007, CGEP spent more on salaries and office supplies in 2013 than it did on charitable giving. The NY Times revealed Wednesday that the Canadian charity collected about $33 million between 2008 and 2013 of which $25 million was passed across the border to the U.S. based Clinton Foundation. However there was a sharp drop in giving in 2013,...
  • Clinton health charity never provided foreign donor data(Jarrett refuses comment)

    05/01/2015 5:18:08 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Annie Linskey Globe Staff
    An unprecedented ethics promise that played a pivotal role in confirming Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, amid senators’ concerns about conflicts of interests, was uniformly bypassed by the biggest of the Clinton Foundation philanthropy. The Clinton Health Access Initiative never submitted information on any foreign donations to State Department lawyers during Clinton’s tenure 2009-2013, Maura Daley, the organization’s spokeswoman deemed it unnecessary, except one case she described as an “oversight."....grants from foreign governments increased by tens of millions of dollars to the Boston-based organization. The Clinton health initiative has acknowledged failing only to disclose the identity of its contributors,...
  • Can a One-Percenter Lead the Democrats?

    04/30/2015 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Does it strike you as an indication of a political party's robust vitality that in a country of more than 300 million people that party has just one likely nominee for president? Notwithstanding the fact that she has at her disposal nearly a billion dollars, she is 67 years old and stands accused of committing at least one felony. What country are we talking about, the old USSR? No, we are talking about the contemporary U.S. of A. This is the condition in which the Democratic Party now finds itself, and it calls itself the party of youthful...
  • Clinton Proposal Could Allow Feds to Ban Book Critical of Clinton Foundation

    04/30/2015 9:08:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Hillary Clinton’s proposal to get money out of politics could allow the federal government to restrict or ban the publication of a book that has embroiled her presidential campaign in controversy, experts say. Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to “get unaccountable money out of” politics in an op-ed for the Des Moines Register published Monday. Her campaign did not respond to requests for additional details, but legal experts say similar efforts over the past two years would have profound effects on Americans’ free speech rights.
  • Clinton Non-Profit Admits Organization Is Just A ‘Pass-Through’

    04/30/2015 7:02:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/30/15 | Sean Davis
    Another day, another Clinton scandal. The Boston Globe reported this morning that yet another Clinton tax-exempt organization, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), failed to disclose foreign donations it received while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.“The Clinton Health Access Initiative never submitted information on any foreign donations to State Department lawyers for review during Clinton’s tenure from 2009 to 2013,” the Boston Globe wrote. “[CHAI CEO Maura Daley] said the charity deemed it unnecessary, except in one case that she described as an ‘oversight.'”More interesting, however, is CHAI’s stated rationale for refusing to disclose the donations: since it...
  • The Clinton Family’s Proud Tradition of Shamelessly Lying

    04/30/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-30-15 | Jim Geraghty
    Everybody has a particular figure in the news who drives them a little bonkers. You may recall that for some reason, media hosannas for Chelsea Clinton stick in my craw. I’m perfectly happy to see Chelsea Clinton go off and live a happy life as a mom or doing whatever she likes away from the public spotlight. But I’m tired of the media telling us she’s remarkably accomplished in her own right, her keynote addresses to conferences like SXSW, treating her like she’s an A-list celebrity and fascinating figure, the “Woman of the Year” and “Mom of the Year” awards,...
  • Nigerian Bishop: Hillary Clinton's Remarks About Religious Beliefs Show She "Thinks She Is a God"

    04/30/2015 1:29:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 30, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    ROME—In this far reaching, follow-up interview to a story Aleteia brought you in February, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, who serves as Director of Communications for the African Bishops, discusses with Aleteia the latest developments regarding Boko Haram, and his fellow Nigerian bishop’s claim that he had vision of Jesus Christ, who told him the terrorist organization would be defeated through the power of the rosary.    He also offers his perspective on Hillary Clinton’s statement last week that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health...
  • 6 Interesting Facts About Hillary Clinton's Christian Faith

    04/30/2015 9:37:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Hillary Clinton wants to be president of the United States, but what actually guides her? The only currently declared candidate for the Democratic ticket was raised in the Methodist tradition and continues to practice that faith today. Here are six interesting facts about Clinton's faith as it relates to her candidacy and personal life. 1) Clinton was raised in the First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge, Illinois, and wrote in her book It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us that "religion figures in my earliest memories of my family. Our spiritual life as a family was...
  • Circumstantial Evidence

    04/30/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/15 | Al Caruba
    “A generation or two ago,,.. a person so encrusted in a reputation for scandal would not be considered a possible presidential contender. She would be ineligible. Now she is inevitable.” Imagine that you are the former Governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, both sitting in jail after having been found guilty last year of public corruption for accepting golf outings, lavish vacations and $120,000 in “sweetheart” loans. Compared to the Clintons they are just two failed bit players. Writing in the May issue of Commentary, Jonathan S. Tobin, a senior editor, noted the lack of a...
  • Get 'Real': Clinton Facing Familiar Questions on Ability to Connect

    04/29/2015 11:14:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Hillary Clinton's first official foray into the 2016 presidential campaign is raising questions about whether the former first lady, senator and secretary of state can find the same common ground with voters -- and the same success -- her husband did in winning two terms in the White House. Unlike Bill Clinton, whose ability to convey to individual voters an air of personal concern for the issues that affected them and their families -- a campaign technique referred to as "retailing" -- Hillary Clinton's initial attempt to connect with voters at an Iowa coffee house and her stealth visit to...
  • Vox Writer Skips Obvious Laugh Line in Hillary's Speech

    04/29/2015 3:28:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Allen of General Electric Vox wrote a loving paean about Hillary Clinton's speech today at Columbia University which touched on the Baltimore riots. However, what was really notable about his article is what it left out. An inadvertently jarring laugh line which Allen very conveniently skips.  It might have been overlooked by Allen but Hillary's unintended humor has caused a lot of laughter on the Web. We shall get to that but first let us watch Jonathan Allen grow misty eyed over Hillary's speech:
  • Hillary 1994: Lock Up Offenders Forever, Build More Prisons

    04/29/2015 1:37:27 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Pam Key
    On the heels of the social unrest caused by a string of law enforcement involved deaths of African-American males across the country, today Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for an end to mass incarceration. However, a little more than 20 years ago in 1994, Clinton spoke in support her husband, then-President Bill Clinton, and his sweeping crime bill that would build more federal prisons and “lock up violent offenders so they can never could get out again.” In a 1994 CSPAN interview, then-first lady Hillary Clinton pushed for the stalled crime bill saying, “This bill will put more police...
  • "Clinton Cash" Questions India Politicians $5 million Donation.

    04/29/2015 1:28:25 PM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/15 | Geoff Earle & Carl Camponile
    A politician from India donated some $5 million to the Clinton Foundation — which would have amounted to nearly his entire net worth, a new book about the Clintons claims. The Clinton Foundation in 2008 reported that it had received a contribution of between $1 million and $5 million from Amar Singh, a member of India’s Parliament and a pal of Bill Clinton. The size of the donation relative to Singh’s net worth raised questions about whether Singh was the true source of the cash, according to “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer The 2008 contribution was made as Congress debated...
  • 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charitable spending

    04/29/2015 12:28:01 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The charity run by the Clintons has raised $2 billion since it was founded in 2001 -- $144.3 million in 2013 alone -- but only a small fraction of the take went to its “life-saving work,” according to analysts who monitor non-profits. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation claims 88 percent of the money it raises goes to actual charity work, but experts who have looked at the books put the number at about 10 percent. The rest, they say, goes mostly to salaries, benefits, travel and fund-raising. “That claim is demonstrably false, and it is false not according...
  • Bill Clinton's plane makes emergency landing in Tanzania

    04/29/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 29, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    A plane carrying former President Bill Clinton had to make an emergency landing in Tanzania Wednesday after one of the four engines on his plane stopped working, CBS News has learned. Everyone on board the plane is safe. Clinton was traveling in the East African nation to visit projects that have been funded by his family's foundation. The plane made an emergency landing at the Dodoma fueling station, where the engine had to be fixed. The plane was a Canadian turboprop Dash 7, traveling from Iranga, a city in the center of Tanzania, to Lake Manyara, which is in the...
  • Stop The Presses! Hillary's Getting Battered By Her Liberal Friends In The News Media

    04/29/2015 11:10:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There's an old, common sense saying about never putting your eggs in one basket. Yet that's what Democrats have done by overwhelmingly bowing to Hillary Clinton's vaunted ambition to be the next president of the United States. But the polls of the last few weeks suggest that Clinton's coronation campaign, with all of the trappings of pomp and power that preceded it, is coming apart at the seams. The former secretary of State's precipitous decline was first noticed in March in a national CNN poll that found her unfavorable numbers were rising, and perceptions of her as honest...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Unite Economic and Criminal Justice Reform

    04/29/2015 10:45:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Yahoo News via Takepart.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Rebecca McCrary
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Wednesday dove into the debate over the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose death has triggered days of protests in Baltimore. In her speech at Columbia University, Clinton outlined a broader vision of criminal justice reform. “What we have seen in Baltimore should indeed--and I think does--tear at our souls,” Clinton said. Her speech strove to put Gray’s death in police custody in the broader context of poverty in Baltimore. Clinton reminded the audience that one out of every three young black men in the city are unable to find...
  • Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system ‘out of balance’

    04/29/2015 10:51:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 4-29-2015 | KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN, ap
    “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said in her first major policy address since launching her presidential campaign earlier this month. “It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration.” Clinton spoke in the days after violence and protests have swept through the streets of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal-cord injury while in police custody. In a speech at Columbia University, Clinton spoke of protests over policing in Ferguson, Missouri; Charleston, South Carolina; and in New York, and repudiated policies dating to her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency that lengthened...
  • Is The Clinton Foundation Just An International Money Laundering Scheme?

    04/29/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/29/2015 | Sean Davis
    BloombergPolitics reported this morning that the Clinton Foundation refused to disclose the identities of at least 1,100 donors, most of whom are not U.S. citizens, to a Clinton Foundation affiliate. The donations were routed through the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada), or CGEPartnership, a Canadian charitable organization. That organization then effectively bundled the foreign donations and sent them along to the Clinton Foundation itself, and it did all of this without ever disclosing the individual foreign sources of the income.If that sounds to you like more of a laundering operation than a charitable organization, that’s because it certainly looks...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for overhaul of crime policies put in place under Bill Clinton

    04/29/2015 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Tough-on-crime policies that emphasized arrests and convictions for relatively minor offenses have failed the country, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday, leading to overcrowded prisons and too many black men "missing" from their families and communities. "We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system," Clinton told an audience at Columbia University in New York. Calling for an "end to the era of mass incarceration," Clinton endorsed body cameras for police nationwide to record interactions between officers and potential suspects. Making her most specific policy proposals since launching her campaign earlier this month, Clinton said it's time...
  • Hillary Clinton Wades Into Baltimore: ‘It’s Time to End the Era of Mass Incarceration’

    04/29/2015 9:44:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 29, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday addressed the issues of police brutality and rioting most recently seen in Baltimore, by saying the country needs to restore trust between citizens and police officers, and by arguing for an end to lengthy prison terms for low-level offenders. In an address to Columbia University, Clinton argued that throwing people in jail for smaller crimes isn’t making the country any safer. She also said it’s depriving thousands of children with parents, which is locking in place a cycle of poverty for these families. “Keeping them behind bars does little to reduce crime, but it does a...
  • Firm Co-Founded By Hillary’s Campaign Chair Lobbies For Russia’s Uranium One

    04/29/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Chalk it up to a small world or to a tangled web, but Uranium One, the Russian-owned uranium mining company at the center of a recent scandal involving the Clintons and a close Canadian business partner, has lobbied the State Department through a firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman. Senate records show that The Podesta Group has lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One — once in 2012, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and once in 2015. Uranium One paid The Podesta Group $40,000 to lobby the State Department, the Senate, the National...
  • Chuck Todd: ‘It Boggles The Mind’ That Clinton Foundation Continues To Take Foreign Donations

    04/29/2015 9:14:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-29 | Al Weaver
    During an appearance on “Morning Joe” Wednesday, “Meet The Press” moderator Chuck Todd said that it “boggles the mind” that the Clinton Foundation continues to take foreign donations. Todd’s remarks come after such donations from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state have come under increased scrutiny amid the launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Well, I mean, look, to me, though, that’s the part of this that makes it more damning on the Clintons,” Todd told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, both of whom argued the onus is on the White House in this situation. “This is where...
  • The author of a book hammering Hillary Clinton says he has full-time security

    04/29/2015 9:10:14 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 36 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Colin Campbell
    The author of a controversial new book on Bill and Hillary Clinton claimed on Wednesday that he has arranged full-time security for himself. Asked during a Bloomberg interview if he received any death threats over his controversial book, "Clinton Cash," Peter Schweizer would only say he has "security." "I'll just say we have security. And that security is not something that just came because we decided to have security. And we'll just leave it at that," he said.
  • The Clintons Lower The Bar -- Again

    04/29/2015 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then he either doesn't think it was a mistake, he just doesn't care or he thinks you're a fool. The one indisputable takeaway from Peter Schweizer's new book, "Clinton Cash," is that Bill and Hillary Clinton fit one or all of those descriptions. Let us recall Marc Rich, a shady billionaire indicted for tax evasion and defying...
  • Corruption Galore: Bill Clinton Raked in $2.5 Million in Fees from Companies Lobbying State

    04/29/2015 8:00:40 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Oh my, corruption thy name is “the Clintons.” "Former president Bill Clinton reaped more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 companies that lobbied the State Department while his wife was secretary of state. Ten of those companies paid him within the same 3-month reporting period covered by the government documents that disclosed the lobbying activity." Now, don’t get me wrong. This kind of behavior is completely acceptable in the average banana republic. If you’d do this in, say, Haiti, nobody would say anything. In the States, however, there are some basic rules of conduct for government officials and...
  • The Clintons Lower The Bar -- Again

    04/29/2015 8:34:57 AM PDT · by yuffy · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then he either doesn't think it was a mistake, he just doesn't care or he thinks you're a fool. The one indisputable takeaway from Peter Schweizer's new book, "Clinton Cash," is that Bill and Hillary Clinton fit one or all of those descriptions. Let us recall Marc Rich, a shady billionaire indicted for tax evasion and defying...
  • Bill Clinton collected $2.5 MILLION in speaking fees from companies that lobbied Hillary's...

    04/29/2015 2:59:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/28/15 | David Martosko
    Bill Clinton collected $2.5 MILLION in speaking fees from companies that lobbied Hillary's State Department Former president Bill Clinton reaped more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 companies that lobbied the State Department while his wife was secretary of state. Ten of those companies paid him within the same 3-month reporting period covered by the government documents that disclosed the lobbying activity. Most of the influence-peddling accusations swirling around Hillary Clinton in the past ten days have focused on claims that she traded the power of her office in exchange for foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation, her...