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  • Trump’s Labor Nominee Let Bill Clinton’s Pedophile Buddy Off The Hook

    02/19/2017 10:02:10 PM PST · by Tours · 53 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/16/2016 | Cassandra Failrbanks
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump named Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for secretary of labor — the same man who cut a sweetheart plea deal with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Acosta, while working as the top federal prosecutor in Miami, agreed not to file any federal charges against Epstein — who was accused of having sex with dozens of underage teen girls — in exchange for him pleading guilty to state charges of soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution. The infamous pedophile had been accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls into a sex-slave network....
  • Trump to Announce Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary Pick

    02/16/2017 9:11:07 AM PST · by Truth29 · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Ali Vitali
    President Donald Trump is set to announce Alexander Acosta as his new pick to head the Department of Labor, less than a day after his first choice for the job, Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration. Acosta served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush, selected by the president in August 2003. Acosta was a member of the National Labor Relations Board and also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. Most recently, he was the dean of Florida International University College of Law. If confirmed, Acosta would be...
  • Four GOP Senators Withdraw Support for Secretary Labor Nominee Puzder (hired illegal)

    02/13/2017 4:36:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 143 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 13 Feb 2017 7:06 PM | By Solange Reyner
    Four Republican senators have withdrawn their support for Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder after he admitted to hiring an undocumented immigrant as his housekeeper, Law Newz reported. Per sources, Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Tim Scott, and Johnny Isakson have all said they will not support Puzder, a chief executive of Hardee's parent company, because of all the hiccups ahead of his confirmation hearing. Puzder said in a statement Feb. 6 he and his wife had employed a housekeeper for three years but didn't know she was in the U.S. illegally. "When I learned of her status, we immediately ended...
  • Trump's pick for labor secretary admits to employing illegal immigrant

    02/07/2017 9:32:12 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 Feb 2017 | Sarah N. Lynch
    U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Labor Department admitted to employing an undocumented immigrant as a house cleaner, the kind of revelation that derailed Cabinet nominees in previous administrations. Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, is one of several Trump nominees who face strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups. In a statement late on Monday, Puzder said he and his wife had employed a housekeeper for a few years without being aware that she was not legally permitted to work in the United States. "When I learned of her status, we immediately ended...
  • Trump Expected to Tap Labor Secretary Who Prefers Foreign Labor to American Workers

    12/09/2016 3:50:44 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 64 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12/9/16 | Julia Hahn
    President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to name as his Labor Secretary fast food executive Andy Puzder, who stands diametrically opposed to Trump’s signature issues on trade and immigration — which won him the election. Puzder is the chief executive of CKE Restaurants, which includes Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Advocates for American wage-earners say that Puzder as Secretary of Labor is alarming because he will be in charge of enacting policies that directly impact American workers, whom Puzder believes are “unwilling” to do certain jobs. Puzder has suggested that available U.S. jobs should instead be filled by imported foreign labor....
  • Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. CEO, who is hated by liberals, will be Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary

    12/08/2016 6:08:04 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Fight for 15 looks down for the count. Andy Puzder understands what almost no liberals have even the slightest clue about: Businesses exist to maximize profit. If an employee enjoys prosperity as a result of providing value to the business and being commensurately rewarded, that’s a good thing that makes everyone happy. But the purpose of the business is not to make employees rich just for the sake of it. It’s to make the shareholders rich. So when dopes take to the streets demanding a minimum wage of $15 with their mindless #FightFor15, Puzder understand exactly what that will mean....
  • Breaking: Trump names Andy Puzder of CKE Restaurants Labor Secretary

    12/08/2016 7:23:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 190 replies
    Per Stuart Varney on Fox Business. Will add links when it hits the news.
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost

    09/25/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 9-25-2014 | MacAoidh/Scott McKay
    September 25,2014 Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost by MacAoidh/Scott McKay It’s busting out on to the wires today. Holder is resigning, effective as soon as his replacement can be confirmed. He had to do this now, rather than wait until after the midterms, because Holder’s tenure as Attorney General has been marked by a pattern of activist Leftism and constitutional/legal abuse such as has never been seen in American history, and if there is a Republican majority in the Senate next year they’re not going to be able to confirm anyone like him....
  • More Justice Department Chicanery: Thomas Perez and ‘Disparate Impact’

    06/01/2013 10:03:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 1, 2013 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The cabinet nominee fought to keep the Supreme Court from reviewing his preferred extortion technique. One of the administration’s favorite legal theories, “disparate impact,” may get taken up again by the Supreme Court. Will the administration try to engineer some kind of payoff to take the issue away from the Court — again? In June 2012, the town of Mount Holly, N.J., petitioned the Supreme Court to review the legitimacy of racial discrimination claims premised solely on a disparate impact theory under the Fair Housing Act. Under this theory, a policy — such as requiring high credit scores for loans...
  • Perez Framed Lenders As Racist In $600 Mil Shakedown

    05/20/2013 6:34:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Paul Sperry
    New evidence has emerged that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez may have improperly prosecuted Wells Fargo, Bank of America and dozens of other banks for lending discrimination by using deficient mortgage data in investigations. IBD has learned the special prosecutor spearheading Perez's record number of statistics-based cases of racism against lenders told federal bank regulators in 2010 he lacked key home loan data needed to conduct the kind of iron-clad "regression analyses" that would hold up in court. Still, Perez's civil-rights division used the shaky data to force bank defendants into a record $600 million in settlements, including loan set-asides...
  • Minimum wage workers get Labor Secretary’s ear

    05/14/2013 1:53:48 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 20 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/13/2013 | Maria Wiering
    Laura Bailey makes $7.80 working at Wendy’s, but most of her income goes to transportation to and from work, making money tight for her and her teenage daughter, she said May 14 at a roundtable for minimum wage workers. An increase of the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 “would do wonders” for her budget, she said. Bailey was among 19 people who shared their stories with Seth D. Harris, acting U.S. secretary of labor, who hosted the roundtable at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, a Catholic Charities program in Baltimore. The event was the 23rd of its kind...
  • Tom Perez and More Justice Department Lies

    05/08/2013 2:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 8, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The Department of Justice under Eric Holder can’t seem to help itself. Truth and candor have gone extinct. The latest lie involving the nomination of Thomas Perez to be Labor secretary is found in today’s Washington Post. Naturally, the compliant reporter, Josh Hicks, appears to make no effort to challenge the lie, and probably never will. This latest lie about Perez revolves around his illegal use of his personal Verizon email account to conduct Justice Department business at his Takoma Park, Maryland, home. I testified to the House Judiciary Committee last month that when he was confronted with the question...
  • Justice attorneys wary of Perez’s nomination for Labor, cite ‘most devastating indictment’

    03/25/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2013 | Jerry Seper
    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez's nomination by President Obama as labor secretary has been met with criticism from Republicans and widespread concern among current and former Justice Department attorneys who question whether the Civil Rights Division chief is qualified for the post. "People should be raising serious questions about this nomination," said Hans von Spakovsky, a veteran Justice Department lawyer who formerly served as counsel to the division. "This is a man who misled both Congress and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. "He was the focus last week of the most devastating indictment of a federal government agency...
  • Perez at Labor: The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down

    03/22/2013 6:18:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/20/13 | Donald Joy
    For the last several years, Thomas Perez has waged war on America from his position as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at Eric Holder’s bureau of outrageous travesties, once known to Americans as the U.S. Department of Justice. The environment there was so corrupt, so hostile to the rule of law and to white people, that prominent career DOJ civil rights attorney J. Christian Adams resigned in protest. Adams has written an entire book on the subject and on Perez’s reign of terror, the New York Times bestseller titled Injustice: The Racial Agenda of the Obama...