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  • Clinton headlined fundraiser for campaign group which gave $500,000 to wife of FBI boss [tr]

    10/27/2016 9:31:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton headlined a major fundraiser for a political action committee shortly before the group steered nearly $500,000 to the wife of the FBI official who oversaw the Clinton email investigation, DailyMail.com has learned. Clinton's ties to the Common Good VA - a Virginia state PAC run by Clinton's long-time friend and advisor Terry McAuliffe, its governor - came under scrutiny this week after the Wall Street Journal reported that the group donated heavily to the state senate campaign of Jill McCabe. Her husband Andrew McCabe led the FBI investigation into Clinton's emails. Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of...
  • More Politicized Justice to Protect Hillary

    10/29/2016 10:48:48 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    AIM ^ | October 26, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    A recently revealed connection between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a local Virginia politician and the FBI exposes, at the very least, another deceptive conflict of interest that was likely intended to help protect the viability of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. These politicians believe they can get away with such actions because they trust that they can count on a complicit mainstream media to cover for their corruption. A case in point is the funding McAuliffe arranged for Dr. Jill McCabe, the wife of the future deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe. McAuliffe steered nearly $500,000 from his political action...
  • Fake Catholic Groups and the "Catholic Spring" Emails

    10/17/2016 4:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anne Hendershott
    It is now impossible to deny that Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have worked for years to undermine and manipulate Catholic leadership John Podesta smiles after meeting Pope Francis after the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Beginning in 2007, orthodox Catholic writers including myself wrote dozens of articles in an attempt to expose the funding and duplicitousness of two fake Catholic groups: the George Soros-funded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United. (For example,...
  • Judge blocks EPA water rule; EPA say they will defy injunction

    08/28/2015 7:46:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has ruled that a controversial regulation that would give the Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over small streams and ditches is bureaucratic overreach and has halted the implementation of the rule. The judge was not pleased with the EPA, who said they would go ahead and implement the regulation in the 37 states that did not sue to end it.
  • Lost Interview exposes pre-Presidential Barack Obama's tragic misreading of American history...

    10/25/2013 3:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    Vid at link.
  • Obamacare Unworkable, GOP Blamed

    04/13/2013 8:25:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    The unforeseen difficulties of implementing the Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obamacare) have key proponents scrambling for answers. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), one of the leading writers of the Obamacare legislation, now calls the program “complex beyond comprehension. We had hoped that somehow, someone would've come up with sensible procedures for how the thing is supposed to work, but no such luck. The system's as opaque as the day we passed it. Our high hopes are crashing down around us.” US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius blames Republicans for the mess. “Instead of rolling up their sleeves...
  • Video: Obama calls for 'democracy with a small d'

    09/18/2012 10:21:46 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 9/18/12 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A 1995 video depicts Barack Obama calling for “democracy with a small ‘d,’” while pushing a society based on collectivism and “common good.” In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of which he speaks. Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan. Obama was speaking in an Aug. 11, 1995 interview pushing his just published book, “Dreams From My Father.” At the time, Obama was a community organizer planning to launch a political career. Obama...
  • In Wisconsin, the real struggle is over power

    02/26/2011 11:34:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | February 21, 2011 | Ezra Klein
    [This article was e-mailed to me by a fellow Catholic who wanted help refuting it from a Catholic social justice perspective. IOW, not just "Aw, Ezra Klein is a WaPo Socialist", but a real analysis of the legitimacy (if any) and limits of collective bargaining in the public sector, Have a look at it, and at my few comments below. Looking to y'all for some enlightening discussion. You've probably heard politicians fret that state governments - or, worse, the federal government - will default on their debts. House Speaker John A. Boehner called the prospect of a federal default "a...
  • Beck vs. Greer: The Common Good

    06/03/2010 4:42:59 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 13 replies · 336+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | June 3, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    In our political discourse, there are many words and phrases which mean entirely different things to different people. Justice, charity, and "the common good" come to mind. When Glenn Beck began warning people to run from houses of worships which preach "social justice" earlier this year, many critics took it as a stand against charity. Variations of "how could you be against 'social justice?" reverberated throughout the media.Perhaps the most prominent response came from Simon Greer of Jewish Funds for Justice. In a Washington Post op-ed, Greer took issue with Beck's charge to "make sure your church puts God first...
  • Three Precisions: Social Justice

    12/01/2009 3:56:20 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 3 replies · 362+ views
    First Things ^ | 12/01/2009 | Michael Novak
    What Is Social Justice? What, exactly, is social justice? (snip) Are we to gather from this that the term social justice is simply a synonym for living out the beauty of the Beatitudes? I once heard a professor at the Catholic University of Ružomberok, Slovakia, say that he thought of social justice as “an ideal arrangement of society, in which justice and charity are fully served. Until then, one cannot say that social justice has been realized.” Does this mean that social justice is a social ideal by which some people measure reality and toward which they strive, progressively, to...
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • The Common Good Requires the Legal Protection of the Unborn

    06/15/2009 6:45:02 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 2 replies · 231+ views
    The Diocese of Scranton ^ | 6/16/09 | J. Brian Benestad, PhD
    Let us call to mind Pope John XXIII’s famous definition of the common good, as slightly reformulated by the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “the sum total of the conditions of social life which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their own perfection more fully and more easily.” The perfection of each citizen is the goal of civil society and is, therefore, an essential part of the common good. A few examples of the many required social conditions are the legal protection of life, the legal recognition of marriage as a union between a man and woman,...
  • Transcript: John Podesta on 'FNS'("providing for teh common good")

    11/09/2008 2:56:12 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 25 replies · 583+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Nov. 9, 2008 | Chris Wallace and John Podesta
    WALLACE: But the question, of course, is what kind of change. I want to put up something that the liberal economist Paul Krugman wrote in a column in the New York Times this week. Let's put it up. He wrote, "This year's presidential election was a clear referendum on political philosophies, and the progressive philosophy won." Do you agree? PODESTA: Yes, I do. I think that the program that that - again, that was - that - that the Obama-Biden ticket put forth in the campaign focused on providing opportunity for everyone, focused on the common good. And I think...
  • Editorial: Abortion and the Common Good

    09/07/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 94+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/07/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Among the several organizations using the term “common good” within the ranks of Catholic activism these days there are some who attempt to argue that when people like me emphasize that every procured abortion is intrinsically evil and can never further the Common Good, we are engaging in “a single issue” politics. They argue that this insistence fails to take into account other important elements of Catholic Social thought. I disagree and insist instead that it is the firm foundation for all that other Catholic Social thought. Some of these folks write me in response to my articles. I tell...
  • Cardinal George Corrects the Catholic Vote Debate

    09/06/2008 9:35:36 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 1 replies · 78+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | September 06, 2008 | Deal W. Hudson
    Cardinal George Corrects the Catholic Vote Debate Posted on September 06, 2008, 9:12 AM | Deal W. Hudson The most important statement from a Catholic bishop of the present political season was published a few days ago by Francis Cardinal George of Chicago. In essence, Cardinal George stated it was a violation of Catholic teaching to evoke the common good in politics without advocating legal protection of yet-to-be-born children. Several "Catholic" political organizations (Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United) have come into existence since 2004 using the "common good" as their guiding principle. Here is what...
  • Love of Country, John McCain

    07/25/2008 8:51:46 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 12 replies · 105+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 7/25/2008 | john mccain
    My Friends, I am often asked why I want to be President of the United States. And my answer is that I believe in the greatness of this nation as a beacon of goodwill throughout the world. I believe each and every one of us has a duty to serve a cause greater than our own self-interest. I’ve spent my life in service to my country, and I’ve spent my life putting my country first. When I was held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam from 1967 to 1973, I was given the option to come home early...
  • Obama: "We can't...eat as much as we want"

    05/18/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 235 replies · 2,434+ views
    AFP ^ | 5/18/8
    "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said. From this story: WASHINGTON (AFP) — Barack Obama set his sights on November's general election Saturday as he campaigned in Oregon, where he hopes to declare victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.Obama has said Tuesday's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky could mark the end of his drawn-out battle with rival Hillary Clinton, and his campaign pressed home that message by...
  • CLINTON WANTS A GUN SUMMIT

    02/19/2008 6:03:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 208 replies · 766+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 18, 2008 | Michael McAuliff
    Another new wrinkle from Hillary Clinton today: she wants a presidential summit on gun control. That came up in the Q-and-A session of her stop in De Pere, after a woman asked about dealing with shootings such as the Northern Illinois University carnage. Clinton started with the line she rolled out a couple days ago about recognizing that there is “no conflict” between letting lawful gunowners have weapons and keeping guns out of the hands of bad guys and the mentally ill. She went on to propose a solution to coming up with a solution for the problem — kind...
  • Tough Days for Freedom

    09/23/2007 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 280+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 23, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    The heart of the matter Our theme for today comes from George W Bush: “Freedom is the desire of every human heart.” When the president uses the phrase, he’s invariably applying it to various benighted parts of the Muslim world. There would seem to be quite a bit of evidence to suggest that freedom is not the principal desire of every human heart in, say, Gaza or Waziristan. But why start there? If you look in, say, Brussels or London or New Orleans, do you come away with the overwhelming impression that “freedom is the desire of every human heart”?...
  • Illegal Immigration: Amnesty for the Sake of the ‘Common Good’ Is No Good

    06/18/2007 5:58:53 AM PDT · by John Galt 72 · 6 replies · 518+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 18, 2007 | Matt Carrothers
    Illegal Immigration: Amnesty for the Sake of the ‘Common Good’ Is No Good by Matt Carrothers June 18, 2007 Many words have been typed, speeches made and talk radio monologues delivered questioning the reasons behind President Bush’s passionate pleas for awarding amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens. In a Washington Post editorial last week, Bush’s former speechwriter Michael Gerson provided compelling clues about the president’s guiding ideology on the issue. Gerson’s lament that Americans would dare criticize Bush for abdicating his constitutional duty to enforce our laws should rightfully offend the millions of conservatives who have supported their...