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  • Obama Administration Joint Effort With Corporations Can Resettle Refugees Limitlessly ALEX

    07/07/2016 10:49:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 7,2016 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    The White House announced last week that it is launching a “Call to Action” asking private businesses to help with the resettlement of refugees. This could be done without regard to the government cap of 85,000 total refugees, including 10,000 Syrian refugees, in 2016. Fifteen founding corporations have teamed up with the Obama administration on the effort. These are: Accenture, Airbnb, Chobani, Coursera, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, Microsoft, Mastercard, UPS, TripAdvisor, and Western Union. The Call to Action initiative is not only to help refugees in the United States, but all over the world....
  • Party Of The Rich? Not The One Most Think It is

    12/27/2014 10:28:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/272014
    A look at political donations shows that the big-dollar contributors put their money on the Democrats. So which group is really the party of the rich? For decades, the Democrats have been getting away with portraying Republicans as hateful men who do the bidding of the wealthy at the expense of the country's poor and middle class. Yet as the Associated Press reported just before Christmas, "it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections." What's more, "the two biggest super PACs of 2014," the "Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC," were...
  • LATEST: Clinton/Obama cronies behind push to remove Bundy cattle

    04/17/2014 6:44:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/17/2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Note: a slightly altered version of this story appears at WND today as well. Following a weeklong confrontation between protestors and police from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), events at the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada came to an abrupt end on Saturday, April 11, when the BLM suddenly threw in the towel and left. Speaking to a local TV news program Monday, Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “This isn’t over…” And he is certainly correct. The showdown between BLM and Cliven Bundy – the last rancher in Clark County, Nevada – was but the...
  • Former Goldman Trader Fabrice Tourre Found Liable

    08/01/2013 2:06:56 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2013 | Chad Bray
    A federal jury found former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS +2.11% trader Fabrice Tourre liable for misleading investors in a mortgage-linked deal that collapsed during the financial crisis, delivering a historic win for a U.S. regulator eager to prove its mettle inside the courtroom. The panel of nine jurors reached their verdict during the second day of deliberations, finding Mr. Tourre liable on six of seven claims that he violated federal securities law. "It was a long, slow process," said juror Beth Glover, a 47-year-old Episcopal priest, after the verdict. The victory is an important one for the Securities and...
  • How America's Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State

    07/26/2013 7:28:22 AM PDT · by Dysart · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7--25-13 | Michael Hirsh
    They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades.BREAKIn an interview with National Journal, former NSA Director Michael Hayden indirectly confirmed Microsoft’s involvement. “This is a home game for us,” Hayden says. “Are we not going to take advantage that so much of it goes through Redmond, Washington? Why would we not turn the most powerful telecommunications and computing management structure on the planet to our use?” Most of this co-opting of the private sector has happened with the full-throated support of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, again behind...
  • BlacKKK Racists (Saturbray)

    06/29/2013 8:16:45 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies ^ | 6/29/13 | bray
    And Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he had given us. Rom 5:5 Once again we see the hypocrisy of the religion of liberalism. Even though America is the least racist country in the world we see the race industry tying another Whitey to a tree and lashing her before her lynching. While Paula Deen is watching her life being destroyed for using the N word while White thirty years ago yet at the same time we witness the deification of a Black girl slamming Whitey....
  • Harry Reid, Jon Corzine and other cronies that got away in 2012

    12/15/2012 1:44:23 PM PST · by Libloather
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/12 | Peter Schweizer
    Harry Reid, Jon Corzine and other cronies that got away in 2012By Peter Schweizer Published December 12, 2012 **SNIP** 2. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) For Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), politics is a family business. And when it comes to doling out the federal goodies to favored friends, few can compete with the Nevada senator. Sen. Reid has sponsored at least $47 million in earmarks that directly benefitted organizations that one of his sons, Key Reid, [RW1] either lobbies for or is affiliated with. Recently, another of Sen. Reid’s sons, Rory Reid, helped Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group make...
  • Watch What Warren Buffett Does, Not What He Says

    11/27/2012 11:39:29 AM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/26/12 | Adam J. White
    Warren Buffett is by now no stranger to the national debate over federal tax policy. In 2009, he penned a New York Times op-ed calling for "truly major changes in both taxes and outlays." Two years later, he returned to the Times with a widely publicized call for large tax increases on the "super-rich," noting that his own effective federal tax rate (17 percent) was far less than his employees' rates (ranging from 33 to 41 percent). President Obama liked the idea so much, he called for Congress to pass "the Buffett Rule" in his 2012 state of the union...
  • GOP must woo working people chasing American dream

    11/08/2012 2:37:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    Republicans need a new coalition and a new message. The heart of that coalition should be the working class. The message should be populism. Populist movements in the past have often been ugly because they scapegoated vulnerable minorities. The new Republican populism shouldn't blame the "47 percent" of Mitt Romney's imagination, or immigrants seeking to make a better life. The new Republican populism should declare war on the cronies and special interests who use big government to rig the game in their favor and deny opportunity to those trying to climb the ladder and live the American dream. It's time...
  • Romney a potential running mate, says Gingrich

    12/07/2011 7:10:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-12-07
    Newt Gingrich has at least one name on his list of potential running mates: GOP rival Mitt Romney. "I think Mitt Romney is a very admirable person, and I'm not going to pick a fight with Mitt Romney," Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. When asked if he would ever ask Romney to be his vice presidential nominee, Gingrich didn't mince words. "I think the consensus is that he'd certainly be on the list, whether he'd want to or not," Gingrich said. "He's a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly...
  • Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump?

    11/28/2011 11:35:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/28/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Just like clockwork, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to unload thousands of records it hopes no one will ever bother sifting through during the holidays. On Black Friday, the White House released more visitor log info — trumpeting disclosures it has fought tooth and nail. I’ve started looking through the data. And you can, too, right here:
  • Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.

    11/14/2011 5:54:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2011 | Moe Lane
    The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor. As you probably know, smallpox was eradicated in the wild decades ago: mostly because it was a genuinely terrifying threat...
  • A Blue-State Bailout in Disguise (Analysis of Hussein's Porkulus II)

    09/15/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/15/11 | P Peterson, D Nadler
    Our new study shows that under the Obama jobs bill, debt-ridden states will get another big handout.Last Thursday, the president urged Congress to pony up roughly $200 billion in taxpayer money to "provide more jobs for teachers [and] more jobs for construction workers" and more money to carry out other state and local activities. He urges Congress to spend this money even after handing out hundreds of billions of dollars for similar purposes as part of the 2009 stimulus package, as well as a score and more billion dollars again in 2010. These vast contributions to the coffers of state...
  • GE to Buy Back Shares From Buffett Next Month

    09/13/2011 5:20:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-13-11
    *snip* General Electric [GE 15.41 0.40 (+2.66%) ^ 0.40 (+2.66%) ] officially notified Berkshire Hathaway [BRK.A 103460.00 -340.00 (-0.33%) ] on Tuesday it intends next month to repurchase the $3 billion of preferred stock it sold him in October 2008.GE has flagged the move for a while. Under terms of the deal it struck with Buffett when all hell was breaking loose, the company led by Jeff Immelt was obliged to wait three years to call the bonds. It also needed to give at least 30 days notice—hence this week's letter from Fairfield, Connecticut, to Omaha. Buffett's money doesn't come...
  • Obama names businessman Bryson to Commerce post

    05/31/2011 8:41:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama will nominate businessman John Bryson to lead the Commerce Department, a White House official said Tuesday. Bryson's appointment brings another private sector player into an administration that has been making a concerted effort to improve its relationship with the business community.
  • The Wall Street Journal Survey of CEO Compensation ( Most CEOs give to democrats )

    05/10/2011 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8th | Hay Group
    The Wall Street Journal CEO Compensation Study was conducted by Hay Group, a management-consulting firm. The study analyzes CEO pay from the biggest 350 U.S. public companies by revenue that filed their definitive proxy statements between May 1, 2010, and April 30, 2011. Survey Methodology & Terms Definitions Footnotes How to Use This Chart: Click on a column heading to sort by that category. For an individual executive's full compensation details, as well as a link to the proxy statement, click the relevant row. All figures in thousands
  • Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate

    11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 219 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed
    Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
  • Tidal Wave Set to Hit Shorebank and Its Cronies (Obama and cronies set to....)

    08/05/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    Word Press ^ | Aug 4, 2010 | By Bridgette
    Big Government publicized the investigative work of Chicago’s 9-12 Project regarding Shorebank Corporation beginning in April, 2010 and again on May 20th. To further expose the corruption surrounding this bank, Glenn Beck has done further investigation and is tying the bank to radicals in government, government officials, specific groups, individuals, and major companies and banks in what he has dubbed “Crime Inc. “ Recent news organizations have reported that Shorebank needed a bailout, but they weren’t available for TARP funds because they didn’t meet the criteria. They have called on their “friends” for additional cash so they might be eligible...
  • ShoreBank probe killed (cronyism wins)

    06/27/2010 7:54:16 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-26-10 | Sun Times Staff
    A congressman's proposal to appoint an inspector general to examine bank-bailout deals for political pressure -- a measure aimed at the politically connected ShoreBank Corp. on Chicago' South Side -- was killed in negotiations on Friday. ShoreBank has received commitments totaling $165 million from major banks such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, and is awaiting approval of another $75 million in federal bailout money. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) introduced the amendment earlier this week amid reports that the White House had asked other financial institutions to help ShoreBank. The White House denied any interference. In a...
  • Soros’s Oil Spill Payoff

    06/22/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 22, 2010 | Tait Trussell
    Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators. Could this be merely a happy coincidence for...