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  • Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was...

    07/03/2017 2:50:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was In Charge Of The Now Shuttered Burlington College Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, has engaged in blatant nepotism while she was president of the now inoperable Burlington College. The Sanders family are not the lovable old Socialists the left thinks they are. They are a corrupt political family and flawed human beings who will do what they have to do to get ahead in life and help their family along the way. Jane Sanders approved a deal for Burlington College with the Vermont...
  • Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist

    09/15/2015 10:11:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    In Jim Geraghty’s “Morning Jolt” email, he talks about the praise bestowed on Donald Trump by Rush Limbaugh: Rush read aloud a good portion of last week’s article, “The Words Donald Trump Doesn’t Use,” and concluded . . .I must say, as the Mr. Big of the vast right-wing conspiracy, the headline, the words Trump doesn’t use, in my humble — and I do have humility — opinion, misses the point about Trump. I will admit, Trump doesn’t talk about liberty. But he sure as hell practices it, doesn’t he? I mean, there doesn’t seem to be any limits...
  • President Grover Cleveland on federal welfare/entitlements

    02/24/2015 2:44:05 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 8 replies
    Wait But Why ^ | Around 1886, retold February 2015 | Grover Cleveland
    ...when there was a Texas drought that hurt the crops of farmers there, Congress allotted $10,000 to buy seed grain to help them recover. But [President Grover] Cleveland vetoed the expenditure and explained why like this:I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think,...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign with McAuliffe in VA

    10/15/2013 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    Hillary Clinton will campaign with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) this weekend. It will be Clinton's her first public campaign event since she left the Obama administration in February. Clinton will officially endorse McAuliffe at a "Women for Terry" event in Northern Virginia on Saturday afternoon, McAuliffe's campaign announced. This will be the former secretary of State's third event for McAuliffe, after hosting two fundraisers, and her first public campaign stop in years. The Clintons have long been close with McAuliffe. He headed the Democratic National Committee while President Clinton was in office and was a top fundraiser for...
  • John Fredericks on McAuliffe's poor debate performance

    09/26/2013 6:00:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    From an email
    The Great Debate: McAuliffe’s All Show No Go Performance By John Fredericks If you like music, circus ring ponies and a light show than you were likely enamored by Terry McAuliffe’s gamesmanship performance last night at the nationally televised Virginia gubernatorial debate hosted by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in Northern Virginia. McAuliffe’s all show and not much go brusque debate exhibition highlighted his one major vulnerability as this tiresome campaign’s final six weeks ticks down: he’s heavy on pizazz and light on substance. This reality was present all night as the grand presenter used his prime time showcase to...
  • Not lifting U.S. debt ceiling would be ‘dumb’: Buffett

    09/20/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:37am EDT | Luciana Lopez
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that politicians not lifting the U.S. debt ceiling would be “pretty damn dumb” and viewed a prolonged political standoff on the issue as “disturbing.” “The market is not going to fall apart,” Buffett said in an interview aired on CNBC on Friday, because markets will only expect politicians to act irrationally for a certain length of time. …
  • Anybody seen "Blood Money" anti Romney ad

    01/27/2012 10:55:24 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    http://www.mittsbloodmoney.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=leaderboard&utm_campaign=mitts_blood_money Just found this ad. Anyone know what the context is? Damning on Willard
  • Santorum Surge Brings Ethics Questions

    01/04/2012 2:55:31 PM PST · by Fred · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 010412 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Rick Santorum's powerful finish in the Iowa caucus is bringing fresh attention to his tenure in Congress, including ethics questions that dogged him about a preferred mortgage he received from a bank run by campaign donors, and federal funds that went to a real estate developer who backed his charity. One of the top donors to Santorum's charity was also the beneficiary of an $8 million Santorum-sponsored federal earmark, according to published reports. Melanie Sloan, a former federal prosecutor who filed an ethics complaint against Santorum in 2006 on behalf of a watchdog group, said her organization's website received a...
  • Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally-most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?

    01/03/2012 1:30:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2012 | Alexandra Petri
    Perry,Iowa — After witnessing the Perry rally in Perry, Iowa, I have a sudden urge to rush out, purchase a firearm, and start rearing eagles. And if it had that effect on me, you know it was potent stuff. The Perry rally at the HotelPattee was far, far nicer than the Santorum rally. Santorum stood on the stairs and addressed a tepid crowd of people without amplification, only four of whom were holding signs, while someone vacuumed in the background. Perry had a country music performer entertaining crowds in a nice room that Santorum seemed unaware was part of the...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • The Rick Perry uprising

    11/22/2011 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    “ … states' rights, states’ rights, states' rights!” — Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009 Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain...
  • Gingrich-Founded Think Tank Collected $55 Million in Past Decade

    11/21/2011 2:11:10 PM PST · by Fred · 49 replies
    wsj ^ | 112111 | Alicia Mundy
    The Center for Health Transformation, founded by Newt Gingrich, released a statement Monday outlining some of the think tank’s activities, its membership fees and the money it has generated. The disclosure from the center, which Mr. Gingrich left earlier this year, comes amid a flurry of inquiries about the former House speaker’s financial ties. A number of news stories last week listed clients such as the American Hospital Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the main trade association for pharmaceutical houses. The Washington Post reported that Mr. Gingrich’s center had collected $37 million over the...
  • Giving Newt a Pass

    11/21/2011 11:32:24 AM PST · by Fred · 111 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 112111 | John Derbyshire
    I can’t understand why Newt Gingrich is getting such a pass on his Freddie Mac consulting. He claims to have been a historian for this outfit? FHLMC needs a historian like the U.S.A. needs a Department of Education, like Europe needs a common currency, like … like … I dunno, like Michelle Obama needs another $12,000 accessory. I sputtered about this on last week’s Radio Derb: Newt’s trying to ju-jitsu the thing, telling us that his experience as a shill for Freddie Mac gave him valuable insider understanding of governmental affairs. Isn’t that what we want in a candidate, valuable...
  • Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist, plain and simple

    11/20/2011 6:56:38 PM PST · by Fred · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 112011 | Tim Carney
    When Newt Gingrich says he never lobbied, he's not telling the truth. When he was a paid consultant for the drug-industry's lobby group, Gingrich worked hard to persuade Republican congressmen to vote for the Medicare drug subsidy that the industry favored. To deny Gingrich was a lobbyist requires an Obama-like word parsing over who is and who isn't a lobbyist. Gingrich stated last week on Fox News, "I do no lobbying of any kind. I never have. A very important point to make. I have never done lobbying of any kind." But the facts contradict that claim. First of all,...
  • Perry Ad: "I'm The Outsider Who's Willing To Step On Some Toes" (including Video)

    11/19/2011 5:33:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | RCP
    In his latest campaign ad, Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls himself an "outsider." "I want to force Congress to balance the budget, and if they don't, I say we cut their pay in half, send them home. Replacing one Washington insider with another won't change a thing. If you want an outsider who will overhaul Washington, then I'm your guy."
  • Rooted in the Big Empty, Perry sets his sights on the big job

    11/19/2011 10:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | PAULINE ARRILLAGA
    LAS VEGAS - Rick Perry is sitting comfortably on a plush sofa in a hotel far from the strip that put the sin in "Sin City." It's the day after another presidential debate, and if the flat-screen in front of him were on, he'd hear plenty of appraisals of whether a new fiery approach helped his pursuit of the highest office in the land or hurt him more. Instead, he's talking about his boyhood in Texas, his time in the Air Force and a wiener dog named Lucy. He is, here in suite 6118 of the Red Rock resort, relaxed...
  • Newt Gingrich: Only worked one hour a month giving advice to Freddie Mac

    11/18/2011 8:42:45 PM PST · by Fred · 72 replies
    Wapo ^ | 111811 | Dan Eggen
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is stepping up his defense of his lucrative consulting career, in part by arguing that he didn’t do very much to earn all that money. In an interview late Thursday on Fox News, Gingrich said that he only worked about an hour a month giving advice to Freddie Mac, the quasi-public mortage company that paid him up to $1.8 million in fees.
  • Newt Gingrich Hit on Health Care Flip-Flops, Think Tank

    11/18/2011 8:15:13 PM PST · by Fred · 34 replies · 2+ views
    KLPW AM ^ | 111811 | Admin
    AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As Newt Gingrich attempts to shrug off his political baggage, the former House speaker is under new scrutiny for having close ties to health care giants and flip-flopping on his statements on health care. The Center for Health Transformation, which Gingrich founded, raked in millions of dollars from heavy hitters like GE Healthcare and Wellpoint, as first reported by the Washington Post. The group says it does not lobby, but on its website, it touts its ability to build bridges between the federal government and private sector. Among its strengths, the think tank lists its unparalleled “network...
  • Gingrich hints he may release details on Freddie Mac payments today

    11/18/2011 10:59:24 AM PST · by Fred · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | 111811 | Walt Cronkite
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he's trying to figure out how much money he made from controversial housing giant Freddie Mac and suggested he may release the information as early as Friday. Gingrich's comments, in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, represent the latest shift in his campaign's response to a Bloomberg News story earlier this week that said the former House speaker made as much as $1.6 million from Freddie. Initially, the Gingrich campaign promised to release details about the payment, then appeared to back off that pledge. Freddie Mac and its sister quasi-governmental...
  • GINGRICH FACES MORE SCRUTINY OVER CORPORATE CLIENTS

    11/17/2011 7:56:15 PM PST · by not2worry · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2011 | Jim Rutenberg
    His campaign has said that he did no lobbying; but his consultancy practice was centered around his ability to help big corporate interests speak the language of Republicans and navigate the corridors of Capitol Hill on issues vital to their businesses.