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  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Billionaire conservative activist Richard Mellon Scaife dies

    07/04/2014 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/4/2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher and banking heir who financed conservative causes that included attempts to discredit Bill Clinton while he was president, has died. He was 82. Scaife's death on Friday followed his disclosure less than two months ago that he had terminal cancer, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, one of his newspapers. He was heir to the banking, oil and aluminum fortunes of the Mellon family and used his estimated $1.4 billion wealth to underwrite conservative crusades and groups that included the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82

    07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday. He was 82. Mr. Scaife’s death was reported by the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper he owned. He had announced recently that he had cancer. Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions...
  • A Book for Republicans (Thomas Sowell)

    05/21/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 22, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Democrats have been having a field day with the cry of "tax cuts for the rich" — for which Republicans seem to have no reply. This is especially surprising, because Democrats made the same arguments back in the 1920s, and the Republicans then not only had a reply, but one that eventually carried the day, when the top tax rate was brought down from 73 percent to 24 percent. What was the difference then? The biggest difference is that Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon took the trouble to articulate the case for lower tax rates, in articles that...
  • BNY Mellon imposes fee on rapidly growing deposits

    08/04/2011 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | Emily Flitter and Dan Wilchins
    (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp told some of its biggest depositors this week it does not want their money. BNY Mellon said it is charging a fee to big corporate and asset management clients that deposit more money than average, because it has been overwhelmed by deposits. Global economic turmoil -- including the Greek debt crisis and the U.S. debt ceiling debate -- has driven BNY Mellon's large clients to sell riskier assets and move the proceeds to deposit accounts. The flood of cash is likely to raise BNY Mellon's U.S. deposit insurance fees and could weaken...
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • The Iran-9/11 Connection

    05/23/2011 3:49:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | May 23, 2011 | Phillip Shenon
    A new lawsuit raises the possibility of Tehran's complicity in al Qaeda's infamous attacks. Philip Shenon reports fresh details on who will testify—and the mysteries they could unlock. With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looming, a federal lawsuit in Manhattan offers the possibility of resolving a central mystery about the attacks: Was Iran involved? Former investigators on the 9/11 Commission, which uncovered tantalizing but inconclusive evidence of Tehran's ties to the plot, tell The Daily Beast they welcome the lawsuit, because they believe the U.S. government has done little to follow up on the commission's evidence of Iranian...
  • Heiress Bunny Mellon plays unlikely role in Edwards sex scandal (John's Sugar Mama)

    12/05/2010 11:46:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Muckety ^ | 1/29/10 | Carol Eisenberg
    Heiress Bunny Mellon plays unlikely role in Edwards sex scandalBy Carol Eisenberg January 29, 2010 at 9:08am A few weeks before former presidential candidate John Edwards came clean to the world about fathering an out-of-wedlock child with his campaign videographer Rielle Hunter, he made a special visit to see Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon at her estate in Virginia. Mellon, the 99-year-old widow of the philanthropist and banking heir Paul Mellon, had been one of the biggest donors to Edwards’ presidential campaign. Along with the late Fred Baron, Edwards’ longtime friend and finance chairman who died of cancer last year,...
  • Bunny Hop

    02/14/2010 9:53:20 AM PST · by Ghblog · 18 replies · 341+ views ^ | 2/12/2010 | ghblog
    ...The part of this tawdry story that has not gotten enough attention involves still another woman named Bunny. I don’t think that John Edwards slept with her, but considering how much money she gave him(directly and indirectly) he probably would have. This Bunny is 99 year old Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, the widow of Paul Mellon...
  • Soaking the Rich Never Works

    02/09/2010 4:37:41 PM PST · by sidewalk · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    The New York Times is doing their best to cover the spending tracks left by President Obama. The op-ed, titled "The Truth About the Deficit" could win gold in mental gymnastics. They bend, twist and contort the facts into a pretty little ball of "blame Bush." I showed you yesterday that George W. Bush was part of the problem, but Obama is pressing the accelerator. The Times claims that the deficit is the result of cutting taxes on the wealthy and they offer this stern warning: "The last thing the government should do is slash spending." History tells us that...
  • How John Edwards used Wealthy Heiress to Fund Love-child Coverup

    01/31/2010 4:33:22 PM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies · 1,845+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 01.29.10 | Jim Morrill and Mark Johnson
    Payments from a wealthy heiress to the Mellon fortune through a Monroe, N.C., interior decorator helped subsidize the cover-up of John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter. The decorator, Bryan Huffman, eventually became the conduit for as much as $700,000 from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon – what the Edwards camp called "Bunny money" – to help cover the expenses of Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young, Edwards aide who claimed to be the father of her baby. Mellon's money was part of more than $1.5 million that Young told ABC News was used for the cover-up. He said the money paid for a...
  • Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign

    05/03/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 53 replies · 3,869+ views
    charlotteobserver. ^ | 5/03/2009 | Mandy Locke
    RALEIGH Federal investigators are sifting through the records of money that helped John Edwards' presidential campaign to determine if any was used to keep quiet his affair with Rielle Hunter. Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, acknowledged the investigation to The News & Observer. “I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly,” Edwards said in a statement. “However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved...
  • Bank of N.Y. to buy Mellon for $17.6B

    12/04/2006 6:45:14 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 13 replies · 701+ views ^ | 12-04-2006 | EILEEN ALT POWELL
    NEW YORK - Bank of New York Co. has agreed to take over Mellon Financial Corp. for stock valued at $17.6 billion in a deal that will create the world's largest securities servicing company and one of the biggest asset managers. The combination, which is expected to be completed by the middle of next year, combines two financial institutions that are deeply steeped in American history. New York-based Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton, who went on to become the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Mellon Financial, meanwhile, has been around since its...

    01/14/2006 5:42:32 PM PST · by Mia T · 83 replies · 3,875+ views
    Rockefeller memo, Sen. Evan Bayh, FoxNews | 01.14.06 | Mia T
    ROCKEFELLER SEDITION:WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS?" Mia T, 01.14.06    MEMOgate: democrat party treasonSecret Democrat manifesto detailing the undermining of President Bush in wartime by the seditious misuse of classified intelligence data from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.     Saturday, November 08, 2003 If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both - should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.   Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga....
  • Democrats Subvert War Intelligence (Remember "The Treason Memo"?)

    07/30/2005 5:45:23 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 194 replies · 4,576+ views
    Insight On The News ^ | J. Michael Waller | Dec. 22, 2003
    Investigative ReportDemocrats Subvert War Intelligence Posted Dec. 22, 2003By J. Michael Waller Mellon, above, is using his position as Democrat staff chief on the Senate intelligence panel to undermine the leadership of Rumsfeld, Feith and Bolton. It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned the working...
  • Larry Johnson, Daniel Ellsberg & The Truth Telling Project --Pleading For Intel Leaks

    07/26/2005 10:05:41 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 103 replies · 4,956+ views
    The Truth Telling Project ^ | September 22, 2004 | Traitors
    Home Project Activities Writing & Interviews Press Coverage Links Contact Contribute For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2004 11 FORMER AND CURRENT US AND UK GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ISSUE LETTERSUPPORTING DANISH WHISTLEBLOWER FRANK GREVIL Frank Grevil’s press contact is: Tom Clark tclark@tiscali.dkhome (+45) 4444 1343work (+45) 4452 6447mobile (+45) 4095 0574 or (+45) 6062 1763 OPEN LETTER TO THE DANISH GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC: We, the undersigned citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom, have recently come to learn of the criminal proceedings against our Danish fellow truth-teller, Mr. Frank Grevil. As his case has been presented to us, Mr. Grevil...
  • Democrats subvert war intelligence(threatened national security?)

    12/22/2003 10:11:03 PM PST · by fatso · 41 replies · 1,670+ views ^ | December 23, 2003 | J. Michael Waller Insight
    ON CAPITOL HILL Democrats subvert war intelligence Has politicization of Senate committee threatened national security? It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, or SCCI, as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned the working atmosphere of a crucial legislative panel in a time of war, Senate sources say. It centered on duping the panel's...
  • Arabs For Israel at Carnegie Mellon University

    05/24/2004 2:53:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Arabs for Israel ^ | May 24, 2004 | Nonie Darwish
    On November 20th 2003 I spoke at Carnegie Mellon University at a lecture series entitled "Arabs for Israel," sponsored by the Young Zionist Organization of America. The idea of this series is to show that there are Arabs and/or Muslims who feel positively about, and support Israel. The series started with a talk by Ishmael Khaldi, “My experience as a Bedouin Growing up in Israel.” Ishmael Khaldi is a proud Bedouin Israeli. Khaldi is also Muslim, and was born the third of eleven children in a Bedouin family in the village of Khawalid, northeast of Haifa. He grew up in...
  • Superrich stand to profit from Kerry

    04/16/2004 11:30:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 451+ views ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004 | John Berlau
    By John Berlau © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. Though President Bush constantly is criticized and attacked by Democratic partisans for pursuing policies that benefit "the wealthy," why are so many of what would be considered America's superrich his political opponents? In addition to the Hollywood mega-elite, which since the death of Sam Goldwyn have opposed the GOP mainly for cultural reasons, billionaire businessmen have stepped forward calling for the defeat of Bush or his policies. Most prominent has been speculator George Soros, who has pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, given millions to Democratic Bush-bashing groups such...