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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Does Not Fund Abortion, Melinda Reveals

    06/08/2014 1:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Philanthropist Melinda Gates revealed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the most charitable private foundations in the world, does not fund abortion. "I understand why there is so much emotion, but conflating these issues will slow down progress for tens of millions of women. That is why when I get asked about my views on abortion, I say that, like everyone, I struggle with the issue, but I've decided not to engage on it publicly – and the Gates Foundation has decided not to fund abortion," Gates wrote earlier this week, reflecting on a recent overseas trip....
  • Spiritual Foundation of Christopher Columbus

    10/14/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dave Stotts
    In honor of Columbus Day, enjoy this clip from Drive Thru History.
  • YAF Celebrates “No More Che Day”

    10/09/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    (October 9, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the YAF sponsored “No More Che Day.” It also marks the 46th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death.) Good thing the college “hipsters” who wear Che T-shirts didn’t live in Stalinist Cuba under their idol. “Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates!” snarled the KGB-mentored Che Guevara in 1961. “Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service! Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think of individuals! Individualism must disappear from Cuba!” By the mid-'60s, the crime of a "rocker"...
  • The New York Times takes down the Clinton Foundation. This could be devastating for Bill and Hillary

    08/14/2013 11:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/14/2013 | Tim Stanley
    Is the New York Times being guest edited by Rush Limbaugh? Today it runs with a fascinating takedown of the Clinton Foundation – that vast vanity project that conservatives are wary of criticising for being seen to attack a body that tries to do good. But the liberal NYT has no such scruples. The killer quote is this: "For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest. It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of...
  • Saying the unsayable about Hispanics

    05/21/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Bookworm
    As is often the case with my brain, I need to mull over things sometimes to decide what I think about them. Such is the case with Jason Richwine, the Heritage Foundation scholar who was driven out when it was discovered that his thesis (which passed inspection at Harvard) reached the following conclusions: So what is actually in the dissertation? The dissertation shows that recent immigrants score lower than U.S.-born whites on many different types of IQ tests. Using statistical analysis, it suggests that the test-score differential is due primarily to a real cognitive gap rather than to culture or...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation Publishes Leaked Audio of Bradley Manning’s Statement

    03/12/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Freedom of the Press Foundation ^ | 3/11/13 | Trevor Timm Follow @TrevorTimm Rainey Reitman Follow @RaineyReitman
    Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court. While unofficial transcripts of this statement are available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning. He explains to the military court in his own cadence and words how and why he gave the Apache helicopter video, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Logs,...
  • Hevron Police Chief: Cave of Patriarchs is Israel's Foundation

    12/22/2011 11:29:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    The commander of the Hevron Region of the Israel Police, Col. Yitzchak Rachamim, partook in the candle lighting ceremony at the Cave of Patriarchs Wednesday. "Our primary goal is that not only Jews from Diaspora will visit the Cave of Patriarchs, but also the residents of Israel will all flock in multitudes to this holy site," he said. "We identify fully with the importance of the place – this is the foundation of the state of Israel," he added. "The policemen and officers of the Hevron Region serve in this dear and holy place out of a sense of mission,...
  • German foundation dismisses Iranian deputy FM

    11/30/2011 6:11:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/30/11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN – Rising criticism from prominent German- Iranians, NGOs and the federal commissioner for culture and media prompted an elite cultural foundation on Tuesday to eject Iran’s acting Deputy Foreign Minister Mostafa Dolatyar from its board of trustees because he called for the destruction of Israel. According to a report in Iran’s Mahan News in 2010, Dolatyar said, “We hope that the prophecy of the Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] regarding the downfall of this regime [Israel] will occur very soon and that we will witness it.” A spokesman for Bernd Neumann, Germany’s federal culture commissioner, told The Jerusalem Post that...
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • Attack Iran's Moral Foundations, Peres Tells CNN

    11/15/2011 3:57:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed.” "They are the only country that threatens to destroy another country openly,” and an attack on the Islamic Republic’s foundations is needed "because Iran is a spoiled country. It is morally corrupt." Concerning sanctions and promises to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, he said, "We expect that the leaders that make a promise will fulfill it." If military action is needed, President Peres said that he hopes Israel will not be alone in attacking Iran’s...
  • The Heritage Foundation: Stop the liberal assault on our values, and protect our Constitution

    10/05/2011 5:52:09 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 8 replies
    This week, Heritage is releasing a first-of-its-kind television ad that will air on Fox News, Fox Business, and other networks. Featured in the ad are Heritage Trustee Steve Forbes and leading Heritage policy expert James Carafano. Have you seen it yet? With a potential audience of more than 1,000,000 people, Heritage now reaches conservatives in a brand-new way--rallying them together to call on Congress and the White House to cut government spending, stop the liberal assault on our values, and protect our Constitution. I’m calling on you as a fellow conservative to help us raise the funds needed to cover...
  • Tides Foundation Connected to Day of Rage Against Wall Street

    08/31/2011 4:56:58 AM PDT · by Haddit · 12 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | Brooke Lorren
    On September 17th, activists across the United States are planning on meeting on Wall Street and a couple of other locations across the United States to protest against capitalism. On the surface, the event seems like a grass-roots gathering of liberal protesters from across the United States. On the US Day of Rage web site, organizers list partners such as "European Revolution" and "Take the Square" which don't seem to have billionaire backers behind them. If you do a little digging, you will find that the Tides Foundation is an indirect supporter of this event.
  • Daily Kos: Heritage Foundation Hates America

    08/27/2011 10:58:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/27/11 | Tim Graham
    If conservatives believe that reducing the burden of government creates economic growth, lefties at the Daily Kos have to believe the opposite: cutting government is an economic disaster. Take the Thursday blog post by Vyan titled "Cutting our way toward 3rd World status." The target is the Heritage Foundation, which apparently wants America to be a "third world nation with no middle class," like Somalia, because of the "(Koch Funded) Heritage Idea that the U.S. should change it's constitution to require it to only spend a maximum of 18% of it's GDP and require a Super-Majority Vote to increase
  • Mandela aide: Lavish handouts are making Africa the 'spoilt child of the planet'

    05/27/2011 11:26:07 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:34 PM on 27th May 2011 | By Jason Groves
    Lavish aid to Africa is turning the continent into a ‘spoilt child’, according to the head of a charity backed by Nelson Mandela. Mike Kendrick, founder of the respected Mineseeker Foundation, warned that aid often increased the hardship faced by the world’s poorest people. In a devastating verdict, he told the Daily Mail last night: ‘I sometimes use the analogy of a spoilt child. We have all seen rich parents give their child everything they need, without earning it.
  • Save America Foundation - Convention - March 18-20 Marriott Waterside, TAMPA, Florida

    01/26/2011 5:12:40 AM PST · by davidosborne · 72 replies
    Save America Foundation ^ | 26 January 2011
    Have you got your tickets to this event yet? How many FLORIDA FReepers will be attending and what "shirt" will you be wearing? FLORIDA FReepers attending this event who will agree to wear a GOOOH Florida T-shirt at this event please contact me ASAP for a FREE GOOOH-Florida T-Shirt ! David Osborne GOOOH - Florida
  • Leaning on Nothing at All

    01/09/2011 9:09:44 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-10-11 | stolinsky
    Life, both personal and national, is filled with trials. As we strive to overcome economic problems at home and attacks by fanatical believers abroad, we will need true grit. But no matter how much grit we can muster, at our worst moments we will also need something to lean on. We seem to be doing our best to remove every vestige of that something from our public life. We assume that if we believe in nothing at all, the fanatics who hate us and despise our way of life will become less fanatical. They won’t. They will only be encouraged...
  • Your tax dollars at work: National Science Foundation gives $700K grant to theater company

    10/06/2010 12:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/10 | Mark Hemingway
    One in 10 Americans are out of work, and this how the National Science Foundation is spending your money: The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Civilians, a New York theater company, to finance the production of a show about climate change. “The Great Immensity,” with a book by Steven Cosson (“This Beautiful City”) and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”), tells the story of Polly, a photojournalist who disappears while working in the rain forests of Panama. The grant is a rare gift to an arts organization from the foundation
  • You Bet Your BP

    08/16/2010 6:32:59 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    Kristin Theresa Jaroma, Ever since the oil spill disaster occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, the issue at hand has been the long-term and near-term effects of this on local residents, local businesses, and the South’s economic hit, Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation said at the Bloggers Briefing there on August 10, 2010. As a result, pressure has been placed on the Obama Administration to end the moratorium. The oil spill liability cap issue, and the secondary costs that BP must pay as a result of the economic disaster, have been contentions issues for Democrats and Republicans alike. The...
  • Creation’s Seal

    04/13/2010 4:21:06 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 173+ views
    o7jimmy Youtube ^ | 4/13/2010 | Revski
    Biblical animation and a quote from: 2 Timothy 2 vs. 19
  • The New Fascists: Foundation – Part 2

    02/19/2010 4:00:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/19/10 | James Hudnall
    In part one, we revealed there are only two kinds of government when you strip away all the smoke and mirrors. Big Government (BG) or Limited Government (LG). Or as we will see in this chapter, “top down” or “bottom up.” The choice you make determines if you support freedom or slavery. Today we’re going to talk about why in more detail. To start, I need to say that this chapter explores the role of religion as a tool of statecraft. It’s going to discuss how rulers use religion to get what they want. It is not a comment on...
  • Oakland CA City Council Bans Sales Of Gun & Ammo; California Gun Owners Fights Back

    02/03/2010 11:46:23 AM PST · by .454Puma · 4 replies · 578+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 02/03/1010 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    .........."But the California gun owners are fighting back. And who would have thought? California, long regarded as a lost cause because of the most restrictive gun laws passed an imposed over the years against its law abiding citizens is nowadays on the forefront of the fight to restore the Second Amendment rights for the entire country. These days a grassroots organization of gun rights enthusiasts formed around the hugely popular Internet forum Calguns.com is spearheading the counterattack. The name of the organization: the Calguns Foundation". Read the entire story at the link.
  • CA: Meg Whitman's charitable foundation's biggest benefactor was environmental group (EDF)

    11/07/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 663+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Billionaire gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave away just $125,000 of her charitable foundation's $46 million in assets in its first year of operation — and tax records show the bulk of the money went to a surprising place. The Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation in 2007 contributed $100,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is now at odds with Whitman over water policy. The foundation also invested $3 million in hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands — a Caribbean tax haven that's been the subject of political controversy. ... But it's the $100,000 to...
  • Kirk Asks President Obama to Withdraw Administration's Request to Provide $400,000 to Libya

    09/25/2009 8:14:47 AM PDT · by hripka · 7 replies · 674+ views
    Trading Markets ^ | Sep 24, 2009 | Congressional Documents and Publications/ContentWorks via COMTEX
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today urged President Obama to withdraw his Administration's request to provide $400,000 to Libya's Qaddafi Foundation, just weeks after they celebrated the release of a terrorist responsible for the murders of 189 Americans. Last month, when Scotland freed Abel Baset Megrahi, the only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi greeted him with a hero's welcome. Qaddafi's son, Saif, was involved in the negotiation for Megrahi's release and accompanied the terrorist back to Libya. Despite the U.S. Administration's strong condemnation of Megrahi's release, the State Department...
  • UK foundation to distribute textbook that lauds Muslim world's scientific and cultural heritage

    09/02/2009 6:44:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 860+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/2/09 | JONNY PAUL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN LONDON
    An educational foundation in the UK has announced plans to distribute to high schools a free book that highlights the scientific and cultural legacies of Muslim civilization. 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World is the creation of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization (FSTC), a Manchester-based organization set up to raise awareness of the contributions of the Muslim world to modern civilization. FSTC said the contribution that Muslim and other civilizations have made to the modern world has been widely overlooked and that its team of academics has focused on debunking the myth of the so-called "Dark Ages...
  • Tides Foundation ex-official guilty of theft

    07/28/2009 12:18:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 514+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/28/09 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A former official at a San Francisco charity has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than $132,000 over three years. Jason Ramon Sanders, 38, of San Francisco, will be sentenced Aug. 26 for stealing $132,600 from the Tides Foundation from 2005 to 2008. Sanders, who was a philanthropic adviser for the foundation, pleaded guilty March 25 before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco to a count of theft within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, because the charity is in the Presidio.
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR? (DEAN-MAINE GOVERNOR(D)SNEAKS AWAY FROM FANCY DEMOCRATIC SHINDIG)

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Chance Phelps Foundation Donates $10,000 to ‘Hope for the Warriors’ (NOT the BAD Phelps)

    06/19/2009 4:53:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 641+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2009 – A foundation formed by the family of a fallen Marine whose story was told in the HBO movie “Taking Chance” has donated $10,000 to a group that works to help wounded veterans and their families. Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit group, received the donation from the Chance Phelps Foundation during Fleet Week activities in New York on May 22. Gretchen Mack, mother of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chance R. Phelps and founder of the Chance Phelps foundation, said her family decided to make the donation based on what they experienced last year...
  • MY HEART AND WILL FOR MY CHILDREN

    05/25/2009 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Jeff Kingshott ^ | 5/24/09 | Holy Spirit
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come , for...
  • Blessing of the Foundation Stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite Churches at Bethany 

    05/10/2009 2:55:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 345+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 10, 2009
    On Sunday evening, 10 May 2009, the Holy Father blessed two foundation stones, at Bethany beyond the Jordan, one for a Latin church and one for a Greek Melkite church. The Pope recalled, in addition to the Baptism of Christ, the biblical association of the prophet Elijah with this area. Dear Brother Bishops, Dear friends, It is with great spiritual joy that I come to bless the foundation stones of two Catholic Churches to be built beside the river Jordan, a place marked by many memorable events in biblical history. The prophet Elijah the Tishbite, was from this area, not...
  • Result of Citizen Opposition -- One Wealthy Foundation To Stop Funding Amnesty?

    Result of Citizen Opposition -- One Wealthy Foundation To Stop Funding Amnesty?   By Roy Beck, Sunday, April 12, 2009, 9:11 PM A tiny bit of hopeful evidence emerges that consistent, long-term and substantial U.S. citizen opposition to the open-borders agenda may eventually back off some of the wealthiest foundations that are funding the pro-amnesty efforts. A report on the website of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation suggests that the foundation is leaving the political arena on immigration because of the great disappointment that U.S. citizens rose up to defeat all the amnesty attempts in 2006, 2007...
  • Obama's pick for No. 2 spot at EPA withdraws

    03/25/2009 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 6,576+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency is removing himself from consideration. Jon Cannon, a professor of environmental law at the University of Virginia, says he is withdrawing as the nominee for deputy EPA administrator because of scrutiny surrounding the America's Clean Water Foundation.
  • Physicist Receives Million-Pound Prize for Predicting a 'Hypercosmic God'

    03/24/2009 1:45:20 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies · 1,767+ views
    ICR ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    On March 16, 2009, the Templeton Foundation announced the winner of its annual 1 million pound sterling (1.42 million USD) prize, an amount that exceeds the payoff of the prestigious Nobel Prize...Dr. d’Espagnat was awarded the prize for his work using theoretical physics to predict the reality of a hypercosmic god, who exists outside of the physical universe...
  • George Soros finally gets it

    02/21/2009 11:37:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,771+ views
    ml-implode (Option Armageddon) ^ | 02/21/09 | Rolf Winkler
    George Soros finally gets it February 21, 2009 – 1:56 pm Three weeks ago, the positively schizophrenic Op-Ed page for the WSJ published yet another piece by a big financial brain proposing a “solution” to the financial crisis. While the editorial page itself is so rigidly ideological as to be useless, the op-ed page publishes stuff all over the map. The only common attribute seems to be a big-name byline. Once in a while you’ll get a thoughtful, nuanced and hard-hitting piece by Shelby Steele or Judy Shelton, for instance; occasionally, one of the big names will actually say something...
  • Foundation won't disclose Bush library donors

    01/06/2009 8:22:44 AM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 546+ views
    AP ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | AP
    Donors to President George W. Bush's presidential library probably will remain a mystery, said the foundation overseeing fundraising. Mark Langdale, who heads the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, said that's the way some donors want it. "It's our decision not to disclose who the donors are," he said. The foundation will oversee construction of the library, museum and public policy institute at the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. The group had raised less than $3 million when the latest tax reports were filed in August. That's far short of its $300 million goal, but foundation officials said fundraising...
  • Bill Clinton: Bought and paid for (Clinton For Sale in Middle East)

    12/18/2008 1:53:45 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 780+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/18/08
    Clinton for sale By posting this am I saying that Bill Clinton is different from any other powerful politician, in taking money from foreign donors who obviously hope to influence the political process? No, in this Bill Clinton is not singular. But look at this list: $10 million to $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Between $1 million and $5 million each from Saudi businessman Nasser Al-Rashid, Friends of Saudi Arabia, the Dubai Foundation, and the governments of Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei and Oman. And the New York Post here is worried about money from India keeping Hillary from...
  • GOP may seek Bill Clinton’s testimony (National sitcom - episode two...)

    12/10/2008 8:21:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/10/08 | AMIE PARNES & GLENN THRUSH
    GOP may seek Bill Clinton’s testimonyBy AMIE PARNES & GLENN THRUSH | 12/10/08 7:58 PM EST Senate Republicans are considering asking Bill Clinton to testify at his wife’s confirmation hearing about potential conflicts of interest involving his worldwide charitable enterprises. “There are concerns about his international work across the board,” a Republican aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Politico. “Seeking donations from foreign governments is definitely concerning. ... It has been discussed, and it will be discussed.” While spouses frequently attend nominees’ confirmation hearings, they are usually there for moral support and window dressing — a sympathetic face...
  • Where Were You? [Devotional]

    11/09/2008 4:50:59 AM PST · by tenger · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 8, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me if you understand. Job 38:4 Whenever I wander into the book of Job, I want to rush past Job’s problems and his so called friends. The meat of the book is at the end, in my opinion. To recap briefly, God gave Satan freedom to do anything he wanted to Job except to take his life. Satan said that Job would deny God in the end. Then Job’s “friends” ridicule and harassed Job day after day. God has heard enough. He rebukes the Job (and the other three by...
  • Foundation [New McCain Ad]

    09/17/2008 11:00:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies · 198+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 17, 2008 | JohnMcCaindotcom
    From: JohnMcCaindotcom Added: September 17, 2008
  • Clinton Foundation Secrets (Great Editorial!)

    04/25/2008 5:41:54 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 14 replies · 103+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/25/2007 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Transparency is a popular word in this presidential election, with all three candidates finally having released their tax returns. Yet the public still hasn't seen the records of an institution with some of the biggest potential for special-interest mischief: The William J. Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton established that body in 1997 while still President. It has since raised half-a-billion dollars, which has been spent on Mr. Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas and global philanthropic initiatives. The mystery remains its donors, and whether these contributors might one day seek to call in their chits with a President Hillary Clinton.
  • What Else is the Clinton Foundation Hiding?

    04/16/2008 4:29:14 PM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 14, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    What's wrong with this picture? Senator Hillary Clinton is urging President George W. Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in order to protest China's crackdown in occupied Tibet. At the same time, Bill Clinton's foundation takes money from a Chinese Internet company alleged to be part of the same crackdown in Tibet that Mrs. Clinton feels so strongly about. According to the Los Angeles Times, Senator Clinton's recent stern comments on China's internal crackdown collide with former President Bill Clinton's fundraising relationship with a Chinese Internet company accused of collaborating with the mainland government's censorship of...
  • Bill Clinton, Tycoon

    04/06/2008 12:35:09 PM PDT · by vadum · 22 replies · 79+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 6, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Bill Clinton's been pretty good at making money since leaving the White House, earning $109 million with his wife in his post-presidential life, according to documents disclosed by Hillary Clinton's campaign. But where is all this money coming from? The specific figure that attracts attention is the $15.4 million that President Clinton earned from billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Companies (link to PDF factsheet on Yucaipa here). As Forbes noted two years ago: The mainstream business press beats up on [Burkle], essentially for buying access and influence among politicians and leaders of the pension funds that invest with him (FORBES included)....
  • The Clinton Foundation: Substance or Style?

    03/03/2008 8:51:48 AM PST · by vadum · 10 replies · 191+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | February 2008 | Deborah Corey Barnes and Matthew Vadum
    Bill Clinton is masterminding his charitable foundation’s fundraising campaign at the same time that he advises his wife’s presidential campaign. Might that create some conflicts of interest? At the very least, linking nonprofit fundraising to political proximity is sure to generate lots of philanthropic clout—but to what end? Bill Clinton promises to disclose the names of donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation when his wife becomes president. How reassuring.....
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Holdings Outperforming S&P 500 Handily

    02/26/2008 6:00:51 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 23 replies · 221+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 26 February 2008 | staff
    We recently pulled the most recent 13-F of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to track its holdings and recent performance. Due to Warren Buffett's generous donation, the Foundation is loaded with Berkshire shares. At the end of 2007, BRK/B made up 46% of the Foundation's equity holdings. Because of Berkshire, the Foundation is heavily overweight the Financials sector at 46.93% (vs 17.58% for the S&P 500). It is also overweight Healthcare, Consumer Staples and Industrials. The Foundation is underweight Telecom, Consumer Discretionary and Energy, and it has a 0% weight in Technology, Utilities and Materials. We're guessing that the...
  • White House Lays Foundation for ‘Normal’ Iraq Relationship

    11/26/2007 5:14:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 132+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have laid the groundwork for defining what a long-term relationship between the two countries will look like, White House officials announced today. Both signed the U.S.-Iraq Declaration of Principles for Friendship and Cooperation, the first step toward a normalized, bilateral relationship, said Brett McGurk, director for Iraq in the National Security Council. The document provides a framework for future negotiations between the two countries and loosely defines the issues. McGurk said long-term progress in the region will take a generational commitment in one form or another,...
  • Another Shameless Liberal Scam

    10/06/2007 1:47:46 AM PDT · by Paige · 96 replies · 3,563+ views
    Focal Point USA ^ | October 6, 2007 | Rich Carroll
    How many readers have donated hard-earned cash for the Susan G. Komen Breast Foundation? How many of you have run or walked to support a "race for the cure"? How many of you know your breast cancer donations go to the pro-abortion outfit Planned Parenthood? Beware of liberal agendas wrapped in good causes.
  • Foundations of Culture (Romney Remarks from Creston, IA)

    07/30/2007 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 13 replies · 323+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | July 2007 | Mitt Romney
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  • America Supports You: Homeland Defense Foundation Helps Military Families

    07/13/2007 5:16:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 89+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2007 – The National Homeland Defense Foundation distributed more than $500,000 in temporary financial assistance to over 300 families of deployed military personnel since 2005, according to the foundation’s president. “We have hundreds of heart-warming anecdotes resulting from our program,” Donald E. Addy said. Founded in 2004, the National Homeland Defense Foundation is a new member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations that support military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. In addition to the financial assistance, the foundation also offers military families educational and emotional support...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Ready to Lend Troops a Hand

    04/09/2007 5:45:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 – The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is lending a helping hand to those serving in the global war on terrorism, a foundation official said The group was founded in December 2001 to assist servicemembers and military families who face financial issues due to predatory lending. Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is a member of America Supports You, the Defense Department program established in November 2004 to directly connect military members to the support of the America people and to offer a tool to the general public in their quest to find meaningful ways to support the...
  • America Supports You: Warrior Foundation Aids Wounded Troops

    02/19/2007 11:33:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2007 – With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan underway, the San Diego-area community was looking for ways to help wounded servicemembers returning to the area. So in 2004, community members started the Warrior Foundation, an organization that reaches out to wounded troops and their families. The Warrior Foundation, a subset of the San Diego Council, Navy League of the United States, began as an effort to get touch-activated electric razors to those with shoulder, arm, and hand injuries to make shaving easier, Jim Bedinger, the foundation’s treasurer, said. San Diego radio talk-show personality Rick Roberts...