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  • Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends

    05/12/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends A $2 million commitment arranged by the nonprofit Clinton Global Initiative in 2010 went to a for-profit company part-owned by friends of the Clintons By James V. Grimaldi May 12, 2016 4:53 p.m. ET 36 COMMENTS HASTINGS, Neb.—The Clinton Global Initiative, which arranges donations to help solve the world’s problems, set up a financial commitment that benefited a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to the Clintons, including a current and a former Democratic official and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton. The $2 million commitment was placed on the agenda for...
  • Benghazi: What Did Bill Clinton Know & When Did He Know It?

    04/22/2016 10:42:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2016
    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch raise questions about the role of Clinton Inc. in the Benghazi debacle, particularly the involvement of Bill Clinton and longtime Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal. Mrs. Clinton, seeking to ease concerns about her ties to the Clintons’ powerful political machine, famously pledged as secretary of state-designate not to “participate personally and substantially” in matters relating to the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton Global Initiative. We now know that promise was swiftly broken. Blumenthal—a man so hated by the Obama White House that it banned the State Department from hiring him—was secretly put on Mrs....
  • The Clinton Shell Game

    04/05/2016 2:06:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2016
    “For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….” — Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin, January 5, 2009. Here at Judicial Watch, we were reminded of this pledge last week when Mrs. Clinton melted down in an exchange with a Sanders supporter who confronted her about Big Oil donations to...
  • Republicans Painting Hillary Clinton as a Tool of the Superrich Forget One Little Thing

    04/27/2015 6:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today we're honored to present a post from New York magazine's Jonathan Chait, whose writing on politics has been published by the New Republic, the American Prospect, and the Los Angeles Times.Barack Obama was raised by a financially struggling single mother, and Mitt Romney was the son of an auto executive turned governor who grew up to be a gazillionaire in...
  • The Clinton cash controversy: What you need to know

    04/24/2015 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Revelations, accusations and pushback have come thick and fast over a forthcoming book focused on the financial interests of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. But many of the details have been difficult to follow. Here’s what you need to know. The basics Clinton Cash, by Peter Schweizer, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, will be published on May 5. The book entered the spotlight on Monday when The New York Times published an extensive account of its contents, describing it as “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.” The...
  • Many Clinton charity donors also got State Department awards under Hillay

    04/24/2015 3:58:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Twenty-two of the 37 corporations nominated for a prestigious State Department award — and six of the eight ultimate winners — while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State were also donors to the Clinton family foundation. The published donor records of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation don't give exact dates or amounts of its contributors, but it is possible to create a general timeline for when many of the corporations donated and when they were either nominated or selected for the award. Silicon Valley giant Cisco was the biggest foundation contributor nominated in 2009, giving the Clinton charity...
  • Hillary campaign swats at Iran charge in ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/23/2015 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 23, 2015 | Olivier Knox
    Bill Clinton has given many speeches since he left office in 2001, earning millions of dollars. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) With an exasperated swipe at “absurd right-wing conspiracy theories,” Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday rejected the allegation in a new book that she watered down Iran sanctions to please a corporation that paid Bill Clinton a fortune in speaking fees. The accusation appears in “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” which is due out May 5. Republicans hope the book will cripple her presidential bid. Democrats have underlined...
  • Indisputable proof that Republicans are warriors for the aristocracy [by issue-trespassing]

    04/17/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | April 16, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    .......As Brendan Nyhan at the New York Times explained in February, this sort of thing is called “issue-trespassing,” where one party attempts to co-opt an advantage of the other by pretending to care about something nobody thinks they care about. In this case, the GOP seemed to be admitting that their reputation as the party of the 1 percent wasn’t helpful to their cause, so they decided to try to shift the blame to President Obama. Nyhan points out that data suggests this rarely ever works, because people rely on party stereotypes no matter how hard those parties try to...
  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • Romney's Speech at the Global Initiative Conference

    09/25/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT · by w4women · 36 replies
    micsak | September 25, 2012 | micsak
    I just watched Romney's speech at the Global Initiative Conference and I was blown away. Foreign aid should be tied to getting people employment. All free enterprise - all the time. It was impressive. He even got a few digs in about Obama. It is a must see.
  • Bill Clinton to Host Egypt President Morsi in NYC

    09/22/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies ^ | 21SEP12 | Dave Reaboi
    The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, the recently elected president of Egypt, will be a featured participant at the eighth annual meeting of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York next week. Morsi is a prominent figure in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the most important of the world’s Islamist organizations and ideological progenitor of al Qaeda and nearly every jihadist terrorist group in the world. Its slogan reads, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” Clinton’s...
  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to Attend and Address the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    09/10/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 113 replies
    CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE ^ | 09/10/2012 | Clinton Global Initiative
    President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to Attend and Address the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
  • Clinton Claims, "No Country Has Ever Succeeded Because The Economy Triumphed Over The Government"

    09/28/2011 10:09:05 PM PDT · by John 8_58 · 34 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton blasted the Tea Party and the Republicans while answering questions for leftists bloggers. The MSM never reported this, but Clinton met with some liberal bloggers during his annual Global Initiatives meeting in New York City a few days ago. One of the bloggers, from a site I will not mention, asked Bill a question about Rick Perry's comment that Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. He also asked what he thought of the economic philosophy of those who align themselves with the Tea Party. It seems that Clinton blamed the Tea Party for not basing...
  • Kenya PM dropped from Obama luncheon

    09/19/2009 8:43:01 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 85 replies · 4,216+ views ^ | 09/19/09 | NATION Team
    Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrived in the United States of America on Saturday night to news of cancellation of a luncheon with US President Barack Obama which had earlier been scheduled for later this week. The news followed a round of confusion over whether he would attend the luncheon, hosted by the White House for selected leaders from sub-Saharan Africa on the sidelines of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. New York-based Kenyan ambassador to the UN Zachary Muburi-Muita told the Nation on Saturday night that the State Department contacted him on Friday to...
  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Billionaire businessman helped GOP take back Senate

    06/09/2009 8:24:11 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 19 replies · 1,703+ views
    BY ELIZABETH MOORE | 10:20 PM EDT, June 9, 2009 ALBANY - In the end, it was Malcolm Smith's BlackBerry that did him in. Businessman Thomas Golisano, upset over tax and spending increases in the state budget, had journeyed to the Capitol in April to share with the Senate majority leader what he says were $1 billion worth of ideas for trimming costs. But Smith's attention quickly strayed to his e-mail, where it stayed for the rest of the meeting, Golisano said. "We felt we were talking to the wall," the Paychex Inc. chairman and three-time Independence Party gubernatorial...
  • 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...
  • Caption Bill Clinton, Chris Rock, Shakira, Bono and Wyclef Jean

    10/03/2007 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 11 replies · 344+ views
    From left, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, comedian Chris Rock, musicians Shakira, Bono and Wyclef Jean participate in The Clinton Global Initiative & MTV's 'Giving - Live At The Apollo' Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
  • Clinton Wants Billions to Aid World's Poor (Tired of the immigration threads? Bubba's back!)

    03/31/2006 12:50:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/06 | Nahal Toosi -ap
    NEW YORK - Former President Clinton's attempt to marshal the resources of the world's wealthy and influential to solve global problems resulted in $2.5 billion in pledges during a signature conference held last year. This year, he wants even more. On Friday, the former president was joined by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he discussed plans for the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative and from the September 2005 gathering. Clinton described major strides in addressing global health challenges like HIV infection in Africa, saying the CGI had negotiated testing and treatment for 250,000 people...
  • He's Not the retiring kind. Bill Clinton is building on Jimmy Carter's example...

    09/24/2005 11:56:03 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 25 replies · 1,110+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 9/19/05 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Bill Clinton is building on Jimmy Carter's example and creating a new paradigm for ex-presidents. They're ba-aack. Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, America's political odd couple, are teaming up for another big roadshow, this time to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Last week, they stood shoulder to shoulder with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, the 59-year-old Clinton now completely gray and looking a bit fragile, and the 81-year-old Bush looking stooped and a bit weary. Later the pair appeared together in Houston, chatting with evacuees at the Astrodome and the Reliant Center Arena....
  • $1.25 Billion donated to Clinton Global Summit

    09/17/2005 7:03:12 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 1,403+ views
    ATS Swiss News Agency via Babelfish translation | September 18, 2005
    The Clinton top collected 1,25 billion dollars of gifts New York - former American president Bill Clinton closed Saturday the alternative top with that of UNO which it had chaired for Thursday in New York. Some 1,25 billion dollar of gifts will have been joined together there for various international causes. The world Initiative Clinton (cgi) brought together leaders of the whole world, businessmen, environmentalists or dignitaries religious. It made it possible to collect nearly 200 promises of gifts. "I am satisfied with what we carried out here", Clinton declared. "But I hope that you leave from here with...
  • Clinton Global Initiative Inaugural Meeting, September 15-17, 2005 NYC

    09/12/2005 2:31:17 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Clinton Global Initiative ^ | September 2005 | Bill Clinton
    MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative to be held September 15-17, 2005, in New York City. This event, which will bring together King Abdullah II, President Leonel Fernandez Reyna, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretary General Kofi Annan, Vice Premier Shimon Peres, Dr. Hernando de Soto, Rupert Murdoch, Richard Parsons, and an array of other distinguished and dedicated leaders, will coincide with and complement this fall's Millennium Summit of the U.N. General Assembly. This nonpartisan conference will concentrate a diverse and select group of current...