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  • Report: $40 Million Borrowed by Dirty Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu is Missing

    09/12/2007 4:30:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 167 replies · 3,089+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2007 | Fox News
    NEW YORK — The mystery of where a dirty Democratic fundraiser got the money to lead a lavish lifestyle, fund political campaigns and post a $2 million bond to get out of jail appears to have a Woodstock connection, according to a report published in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reports that a company run by Norman Hsu, who donated nearly $2 million to Democratic candidates since 2004 — including presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton — recently received $40 million from a Madison Avenue investment fund run by Joel Rosenman, one of the creators of the fabled Woodstock rock...
  • Whose shady foreign cash?

    10/13/2010 3:41:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Democrats deserve a Guinness World Re cord award for their election-season cogni tive dissonance. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House senior adviser David Axelrod accused Republicans last week of benefiting from "money from foreign corporations" -- which liberals claim the US Chamber of Commerce is funneling into domestic political ads. Endangered Democratic candidates across the country are dutifully parroting the line of attack. It's beyond comical to watch the party that cries "RAAAACISM" whenever conservatives question their shady foreign funny money suddenly sounding the alarm over non-US campaign cash. And it's beyond galling to hear Democrats fret...
  • Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme

    03/22/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010
    The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them...
  • Campaign Fund-Raiser Hsu Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

    09/29/2009 2:43:53 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 52 replies · 2,787+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 29, 2009 | CHRIS HERRING
    NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for illegally funneling tens of thousands of dollars to U.S. political candidates and for his role in a Ponzi scheme. The sentence of 292 months in prison, handed down in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Judge Victor Marrero, was less than the 30 years that the prosecution had requested. Before Judge Marrero announced the sentence, Mr. Hsu quietly told him: "I know apologizing will not make things better for anyone, but I would still like to apologize...
  • Ex-Dem fundraiser sentenced in NYC to 24 years

    09/29/2009 6:15:50 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/29/09 | Larry Neumeister
    NEW YORK – Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy." U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws. In a lengthy criticism of Hsu's...
  • Ex-Democratic fundraiser sentenced to 24 years (Norman Hsu)

    09/29/2009 3:51:30 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 11 replies · 1,068+ views
    AP ^ | 29 Sep 09 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK – Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy." U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws. In a lengthy criticism of Hsu's fraud, the judge said the former fundraiser used political...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison

    09/29/2009 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 336+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/29/09 | talkradio03
    This from wcbstv New York, Democratic fundraiser sentence to 24 years, no response yet from Hillary Clinton who received more than $800k and had to return the it....
  • Democratic Fundraiser Hsu Convicted

    05/21/2009 7:45:44 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 519+ views
    Longtime Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted yesterday of violating campaign finance laws in a case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats, including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. Mr. Hsu donated nearly $40,000 to Mr. Rendell’s campaign coffers. According to published reports, Mr. Hsu also hosted an $18,000 dinner for Mr. Rendell at an exclusive New York City restaurant, in which less than 20 people attended. The governor reportedly referred to Mr. Hsu as “one of the best 10 people I’ve me.” He had also said Mr. Hsu “raised money for me...
  • Hsu Convicted But No Reckoning for Hillary

    05/21/2009 11:53:45 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 6 replies · 706+ views
    Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted yesterday of making illegal campaign contributions. Earlier this month, Hsu pled guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme in which investors were swindled out of $20 million. Hsu’s favorite politician was Hillary Rodham Clinton, for whom he raised $850,000. Hillary is Secretary of State. That would seem to invite at least some media attention, if not a full-blown firestorm, but nary a word is heard about Hillary’s ethical suitability for the post. At the Hsu trial, the jury was played a phone message left by Hillary for Hsu that went like this: What am I...
  • At Trial, Prosecutors Play Tape of Clinton Praising Hsu [Norman Hsu, pronounced "Shoo"]

    05/20/2009 8:47:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 851+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | May 13, 2009
    "In the message played in court Tuesday, then-Senator Clinton said Hsu's hard work nearly left her speechless. 'I've never seen anybody who has been more loyal and more effective and really just having greater success supporting someone than you,' she told him. 'Everywhere I go, you're there. If you're not, you're sending people to be part of my events. You know, we're going to win this campaign, Norman, because you single-handedly are going to make that happen.'..." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/13/trial-prosecutors-play-tape-clinton-praising-hsu/
  • Democratic Fundraiser Convicted in Corruption Trial

    05/19/2009 1:51:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 3,750+ views
    APReport ^ | May 19, 2009
    Democratic Fundraiser Convicted in Corruption Trial A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Hsu (SHOO) on Tuesday in an case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats. AP Tuesday, May 19, 2009 A longtime Democratic fundraiser has been convicted of violating campaign finance laws. A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Hsu (SHOO) on Tuesday. The case became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats. Prosecutors said the 58-year-old Hsu used straw donors to make thousands of dollars in donations so he could bypass rules limiting the amount he could donate....
  • Norman Hsu Found Guilty of Violating the Federal Election Campaign Act

    05/19/2009 8:15:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 838+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Norman Hsu Found Guilty of Violating the Federal Election Campaign Act NEW YORK—Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Norman Hsu was found guilty today on all four counts in the superseding indictment charging him with violating the Federal Election Campaign Act by making contributions to various political campaigns in the names of others. Hsu was found guilty following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan federal court. The evidence at trial established that every year from 2004 through...
  • Democratic fundraiser convicted of corruption { Hillary's Hsu }

    05/19/2009 8:37:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 1,264+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/19/9 | TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer
    New York (AP) -- Longtime fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted Tuesday of violating campaign finance laws in a case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats. Prosecutors had argued that Hsu, 58, used straw donors to make thousands of dollars in campaign donations to bypass rules limiting the amount any single individual or group can donate. Hsu's defense argued he was framed by investors who cut deals with the government to avoid prosecution.
  • Ex-Democratic Fundraiser Pleads Guilty in NYC (Norman Hsu)

    05/07/2009 11:21:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 1,047+ views
    AP ^ | JONATHAN DIENST | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Former top Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges he cheated investors out of at least $20 million in a massive Ponzi scheme. The 58-year-old Hsu (SHOO) pleaded guilty to 10 counts of wire and mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero. "I knew what I was doing was illegal," Hsu told the judge.
  • Video game plays strange message? Mother: toy says 'Islam is the light'

    01/27/2009 4:58:42 PM PST · by blueyon · 33 replies · 2,129+ views
    Woodtv.com ^ | Jan 27 2009 | Jessica Hayes
    KNIGHTSVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - Months ago, Rachel Jones was shocked to discover her 4-year-old's baby doll seemed to have a hidden message: Islam is the light. Imagine her surprise when a game for her 8-year-old daughter's Nintendo DS had the same message. Rachel said she bought the Nintendo game, Baby Pals, as a gift for her 8-year-old daughter after a good report card. She had no idea the game also contained the hidden message "Islam is the light."
  • Obama And That Other Ponzi Scheme: president-elect's name may emerge in Norman Hsu fraud trial

    12/31/2008 11:02:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies · 2,616+ views
    DECEMBER 31--As if being linked to one high-profile criminal case weren't enough, President-elect Barack Obama's name may soon pop up in another federal prosecution, this one involving a massive Ponzi scheme. In addition to the Rod Blagojevich pay-for-play probe, Obama could figure in the upcoming fraud trial of Norman Hsu, the disgraced Democratic fundraiser who was charged last year with operating a $60 million pyramid scheme. In a letter last week to U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero, Hsu's lawyer, Martin Cohen...noted that ...it was "inevitable" that his client's "connections" to Bill and Hillary Clinton "and other democratic notables--including perhaps...
  • Spitzer Helps Donors Skirt $10,000 Limit He Set (Norman Hsu gave to Gov after Hsu's fraud charge.)

    03/03/2008 11:59:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 259+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 4, 2008 | DANNY HAKIM
    ALBANY — On Dec. 3, Richard P. Richman, a real estate developer from Connecticut, wrote a check to Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s campaign account. The check was for $10,000, less than one-fifth of the maximum donation allowed under New York State law. But it was all he could give to the governor, who had imposed strict limits on what he would accept from donors as part of his highly publicized pledge to end the excesses of special-interest money in Albany. So Mr. Richman took out his checkbook again. This time he gave $15,000, but sent it to the state Democratic Party,...
  • Submit a question to Hillary Clinton for her Feb. 3 town hall meeting

    02/03/2008 11:25:57 AM PST · by doug from upland · 120 replies · 440+ views
    The Beast's website ^ | 2-3-08 | The Beast
    CLICK HERE TO ASK HER YOUR QUESTION
  • Exposing Hillary's Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21! (status conference)

    01/31/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by OPS4 · 85 replies · 17,848+ views
    Peter Paul Project ! ^ | january 2008 | Intermeddler
    The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project will shortly launch its fundraising drive to raise $500,000 to support the most important citizen’s legal initiative of 2008. The landmark civil fraud suit of Paul v Clinton et al which the California Supreme Court ordered to proceed against the Clintons, Grammys Producer Gary Smith and Clinton agent Jim Levin, will be set for trial and a discovery schedule at a special conference to be held in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 21, 2008. The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s...
  • Hillary Clinton's Massive Conflict of Interest

    01/18/2008 9:47:39 PM PST · by america4vr · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    As American banks go hat in hand to foreign financial institutions and governments, begging for capital to help them get out of the mess into which their subprime loans have landed them, the question arises as to whether the United States should permit nations like China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the banks they control to acquire part ownership of our leading banks. The presidential candidates discussed this issue in their Nevada debate and Hillary was asked about it in an interview with Neil Cavuto on the FOX Business Network yesterday. She replied that she would not...
  • Clinton adviser arrested in Nashua (Sid Blumenthal)

    01/12/2008 4:50:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 180 replies · 1,167+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 1/12/08 | STEPHANIE HOOPER
    NASHUA – A top Clinton adviser faces charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated after city police caught him speeding through Greeley Park a day before the state primary. Sidney Blumenthal, longtime friend and senior adviser to presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. was allegedly driving a rented car north on Concord Street at a speed of 70 mph when Nashua Police Sgt. Mike Masella decided to stop it at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. -snip- Blumenthal was arrested after completing the test and taken to the police department where he refused to take a breath test and was booked on...
  • The Clinton Cow in the China Shop - Part 1

    01/07/2008 12:56:25 PM PST · by SonnyCorleone · 7 replies · 260+ views
    http://www.dagnyd.net ^ | 12/7/2007 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Hillary Clinton has been playing a dangerous game with China. After over a decade of illegal contributions to the Democratic party and special favors by the Clintons, Hillary has turned on her old Chinese friends and sold them out in a desperate bid to win in 2008. The American dollar and economy have suffered collateral damage in this Clinton double cross with China. "Chinagate" was the name for numerous illegal campaign contributions from the PRC to the Democrats that helped them to win the 1996 elections. As you may remember back in 1996, the Clinton administration's apparently traded missile secrets...
  • Shaken Clinton Camp prepares for Trench Warfare (After N.H.)

    01/06/2008 9:58:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 96 replies · 561+ views
    The Hillary Project ^ | 1-07-08 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Hillary Clinton's campaign, anticipating probable defeat here in New Hampshire on January 8, is gearing up for an extended trench-warfare battle against Barack Obama. The former First Lady is planning to fight Obama in South Carolina on January 26, and in the gargantuan nationwide primary on Tuesday, February 5 -- with contests in 19 states, including New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Colorado. If she remains competitive, Clinton's plan is to continue to compete in Louisiana on February 9, in Virginia and Maryland on February 12, in Wisconsin on February 19, in Ohio on March 4 --...
  • Trailing in N.H. Polling, Clinton Takes More Control of Campaign

    01/06/2008 8:50:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies · 190+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/6/08 | Anne E. Kornblut and Shailagh Murray
    HAMPTON, N.H., Jan. 6 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, slipping further behind her chief rival in the Democratic primary here, has taken direct control over her strategy and message as she scrambles to block the ascent of Sen. Barack Obama. -snip- In an unscheduled conference call with senior aides on Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton took what her advisers described as an unprecedented level of control over the direction of the daily message -- issuing orders rather than soliciting advice. According to one participant in the call, Clinton did not explicitly relieve any advisers of responsibilities, but made it clear that...
  • The Tyranny of Super-Delegates (will Super Delegates save Hillary?)

    01/05/2008 11:24:42 AM PST · by doug from upland · 108 replies · 1,265+ views
    nation ^ | jan 2007 | the always entertaining moonbat Katrina vanden Heuvel
    The Tyranny of Super-Delegates Barack Obama's stirring victory in Iowa was also a good night for our democracy. The turnout broke records and young people – who were mobilized and organized – participated in unprecedented numbers. And now that Iowans have spoken – the first citizens in the nation to do so – here's the Democratic delegate count for the top three candidates (2,025 delegates are needed to secure the nomination): Clinton – 169 Obama – 66 Edwards – 47 "Huh?" you say. "vanden Heuvel, you made a MAJOR typo." In fact, those numbers are correct: the third-place finishing Sen....
  • Hillary is the candidate of retribution, not of hope

    01/05/2008 11:36:06 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 12 replies · 285+ views
    London Guardian ^ | January 5, 2008 | Martin Kettle in New Hampshire
    It is hard not to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She is, in so many ways, the perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats. She has the brains and the name, the money and the machine. (snip) And yet, when actual voters are given the chance to seal the deal, too many of them balk, as they did in Iowa this week. Coming third in Iowa, with more than two-thirds of the voters choosing other candidates, is a shocking blow to the Clinton campaign. Yet the pollsters have always known what her problem is. Her problem is that a lot of...
  • Caption Hillary in Manchester

    01/04/2008 2:15:23 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies · 220+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (R) walks out of the Gala Cafe to greet supporters while campaigning in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, January 4, 2008. Voters in New Hampshire go to the polls January 8 in the U.S. presidential primary elections.
  • Hsu likely headed to prison; judge rejects dismissal bid

    01/04/2008 11:59:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/4/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    A judge has ruled that disgraced political donor Norman Hsu's 16-year-old plea to a fraud charge remains in effect, meaning the one-time Democratic rainmaker is likely headed to state prison. Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall rejected Hsu's bid Friday to dismiss his 1992 no contest plea, and was set to sentence him to three years in state prison. Hsu also faces federal charges in New York. Hsu's lawyers asked the judge to toss his plea, arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive. They could easily have...
  • Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible BAD NEWS IN IOWA: Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing

    01/02/2008 1:06:50 PM PST · by rface · 53 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01.02.08 | RICK KLEIN
    As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa, and can declare success even if she finishes in third place. Asked if the order of finish matters, Former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, deflected the question. "She absolutely had to be competitive and she's accomplished that," he said. "Obviously everybody's interested in winning, and I think we're going to do well. It's tight. There's no question about that." In May, Vilsack was quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "There's...
  • New probe urged for Hillary crimes (FEC "aiding and abbetting" in felony)

    01/02/2008 7:39:19 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 491+ views
    world net daily ^ | 1-2-07 | ART MOORE
    New probe urged for Hillary crimes Charges that if FEC rejects, agency will have 'aided and abetted' in felony By Art Moore © 2008 WorldNetDaily.com The top donor to Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2000 campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission asking the agency to re-open an investigation into illegal contributions and to probe alleged continuing violations of the law by the Democratic presidential candidate. The complaint by business mogul Peter Franklin Paul also asserts the Clinton campaign's 2005 conciliation agreement with the FEC – in which a finance aide was fined $35,000 – effectively let Clinton and...
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • DFU SONG: California Girls (Chelsea snubs little 9-year-old girl in Iowa, Sydney Rieckhoff)

    01/01/2008 10:21:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 28 replies · 70+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 1-1-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CALIFORNIA GIRLS My name is Chelsea Clinton...I was born of royalty And if reporters have a deadline they must meet, they will not get a thing from me I've traveled with my mom and dad and watched them operate One day a little kid, that Sydney Rieckhoff girl, I had a chance to set her straight I will not talk to you, stupid little girl (I will not talk to you, stupid little) I will not talk to you, stupid little girl For National Scholastic she had pen and pad in hand She was all set to...
  • The Bubba Factor, And Other Maladroit Clintonisms

    12/31/2007 6:51:20 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 414+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 31, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Politico notes that Bill Clinton has fallen back on Bubbalistic campaigning in Iowa. The homespun wisdom of the former Rhodes scholar comes along with his wife's various regional accents, but as Ben Smith notes, usually much farther away from the press: Before he was a silver-haired elder statesman, ex-president, and globe-trotting do-gooder, Bill Clinton was Bubba. And out in rural Western Iowa, Bubba is back. ... While his speech differed little from the one he gives in upscale audiences, his presence there indicates both the potential his wife’s campaign sees in the West and the fact that the former...
  • Clinton claims she has real experience

    12/30/2007 5:28:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies · 278+ views
    UPI ^ | Dec. 30, 2007 | UPI
    U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sunday brushed aside assertions she only has sidelines experience, not game experience, in facing presidential issues. Speaking on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the presidential hopeful said the criticism emanating from the rival campaign of Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. -- that her years as first lady while her husband was president are irrelevant -- is to be expected in the final run-up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. "But I think the reality and the evidence is far different," she said. "I was intimately involved in so much that went on in...
  • felons removed from Clinton's TN steering committee

    12/25/2007 2:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,010+ views
    WBIR ^ | 12-25-07
    <p>Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has revised its list of Tennessee supporters on its statewide steering committee to remove the names of two convicted felons.</p> <p>The original list of more than 100 committee members had included former state House Majority Leader Tommy Burnett and West Tennessee Democratic Party activist Gladys Crain.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton's holiday hogwash

    12/24/2007 11:25:24 AM PST · by fweingart · 48 replies · 257+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    SNIP-Now look at Clinton's ad. Gussied up a bit like Martha Stewart, a chipper Hillary sits on her couch, arranging all of her Christmas presents to put under the tree. "Carol of the Bells" is playing on a harpsichord in the background. She's trying to find the right cards to put on the right packages. One is labeled "Universal Health Care," another is "Alternative Energy," another is "Middle Class Tax Breaks."
  • Clinton in panic mode

    12/24/2007 12:00:23 PM PST · by jdm · 120 replies · 510+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | Dec. 24, 2007 | Staff
    SEN. Hillary Rodham Clinton has lost the air of inevitability that once surrounded her campaign for the Democratic nomination. It remains to be seen whether she's willing to lose her soul in her quest for the presidency. Only a month ago, her main rival, Sen. Barack Obama, was dismissed as a "lightweight" by the political establishment. Now he has a slight lead over Senator Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire and is believed to have a good chance of winning South Carolina. Magic Johnson's recent endorsement aside, the advantage Senator Clinton once enjoyed over Senator Obama among African-Americans has disappeared....
  • HRC staff ordered to lower expectations

    12/21/2007 3:23:28 PM PST · by Phlap · 73 replies · 182+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 12/21/2007 | Roger Simon
    DES MOINES — You can accuse the Hillary Clinton campaign of a lot of things, but overconfidence is not one of them. Not in Iowa. Not anymore. Orders have come from the top of the campaign here that nobody is to predict that Hillary Clinton will win Iowa. That may be part of the “expectations” game that all campaigns play. Or it may be because the campaign no longer is really sure that Clinton will win.
  • Hillary leads in the 'anti-' vote

    12/18/2007 7:51:34 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 181+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    Forty percent of Americans say they would vote to keep Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton from winning the presidency, more than twice the total for their No. 2 "anti-" pick, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. In a new Fox 5-The Washington Times-Rasmussen Reports survey, 64 percent of Republicans, 42 percent of third-party or independent voters, and 17 percent of Democrats said the candidate they most want to keep from the White House is Mrs. Clinton. "Hillary Clinton is better known than any [other] presidential candidate on either side. She has a lot of people who love her and a...
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth $34.9 MILLION

    12/15/2007 6:13:01 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies · 2,863+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | 15 December 2007
    WHAT SHE’S GOT Cash and Bonds: $30.1 million Life Insurance: $140,000 Retirement Funds: $33,000 Alternative Investments: $248,000 Houses: $5.9 million Mortgages: $1.5 million WORTH: $39.9 MILLION 2006 Income: $12.1 million WHERE SHE GOT IT When Bill Clinton first ran for President in 1992, Hillary provided most of the couple’s income working for the Rose law firm in Little Rock; he earned only $35,000 a year as governor of Arkansas. Although she takes in $165,200 a year as a senator, these days Bill is breadwinner-in-chief. His presidential pension is $201,000 a year, and he grabbed a $12 million advance for his...
  • Roadblocker: Hillary to hit all six morning shows Monday (sleep in tomorrow)

    12/16/2007 9:40:11 PM PST · by ClarenceThomasfan · 30 replies · 353+ views
    Time Magazines The Page blog ^ | 12/16/07 | Mark Halperin
    Clinton tries to extend Big Mo/turn-the-page storyline with Monday TV appearances on all six morning shows from Iowa.
  • Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her

    12/16/2007 3:55:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 162 replies · 1,246+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    DUNLAP, Iowa - Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the experience to her quest to woo undecided voters in the closing days before Iowa's pivotal caucuses. "I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on," Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. "I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy...
  • Hillary on Stilts

    12/16/2007 5:14:59 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 211+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's been a rough day for Hillary. First, as noted here, she was drummed from pillar to post on ABC's "This Week." NewsBuster Noel Sheppard then detailed here how Chris Matthews' crew raked her over the coals. Now, completing Hillary's troika of tribulation, the CBS Evening News has gotten into the act. The development being reported was ostensibly positive for Hillary: the Des Moines Register today endorsed her. If CBS had stopped there, it would have been a plus for the Clinton campaign. But unfortunately for Hillary, the Evening News decided to play clips of Clinton on the stump in...
  • Hillary Clinton: Is Bill Doing Her Wrong Again?

    12/16/2007 5:27:53 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 19 replies · 193+ views
    associated content ^ | stillafreemind
    I guess I am not too surprised at Bill Clinton, but I sure would be mad as hops if I was Hillary. He and his cronies seem to be able to drop Hillary's numbers without too much sweat. Is it just that Bill cannot stand to have his wife be in office? Wow, republicans have to just stand by and watch the whole Clinton thing implode. Maybe you would like to read this article.
  • Bill Shaheen quits Clinton campaign: Clinton Camp Panic?

    12/13/2007 1:23:48 PM PST · by rface · 87 replies · 868+ views
    Union Leader - NH ^ | 12.13.07 | JOHN DISTASO
    Bill Shaheen has resigned as a co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s state campaign, UnionLeader.com has learned. Shaheen last night apologized for telling a reporter that if Barack Obama becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, Republicans will use his admitted past drug use against him. Clinton this morning personally apologized to Obama in Shaheen’s remarks. The two candidates reportedly met at Reagan National Airport in Washington. In a statement given to UnionLeader.com moments ago, Shaheen said, “I would like to reiterate that I deeply regret my comments yesterday and say again that they were in no way authorized by Senator Clinton or the...
  • Caption this "Take Your Buddy to Caucus" Event in Des Moines (Hillary barf alert)

    12/10/2007 4:54:43 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 85 replies · 163+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 12/08/07 | Hillary Clinton
    (With her mother. I know - a human mother, not a jackal. I was shocked, too!) Looks like the 'Clinton juggernaut' may have brought in all of a hundred people. Can you say "Oprah", Hillary?
  • Why Liberal Women Dislike Hillary Clinton

    12/07/2007 8:16:21 AM PST · by rface · 79 replies · 1,577+ views
    CBS ^ | 12.07.07 | Keach Hagey
    Jane Fonda summed up this view best in which she called Clinton "a ventriloquist for the patriarchy with a skirt and a vagina." (It would be such a great quote, except when was the last time Hillary wore a skirt?)....... They are like her, but they don't like her. Such is the curious phenomenon of many educated, professional, liberal women of a certain age when it comes to Hillary Clinton, the Los Angeles Times reports. In fact, upper-middle-class women on the left are "historically her toughest crowd," the paper reports. Why is this? The Times offers a handful of possibilities:...
  • Clinton on Skis: 'I Would Just Go Straight Down'

    12/07/2007 10:49:52 AM PST · by keepitreal · 95 replies · 356+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | December 6, 200y | Eloise Harper
    Sen. Hillary Clinton, speaking at a ski lodge in New Hampshire, told voters she learned how to ski in the Granite State. "I would just get to the top and I would just go straight down. I never took a lesson. I thought I was a great skier because I was just rolling down that hill,"
  • Hsu's indictment has Clinton battling perceptions

    12/05/2007 7:35:15 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 32 replies · 307+ views
    Newsday ^ | December 5, 2007 | MARTIN C. EVANS
    As the race for the White House moved into its final weeks in 1996, Republicans were accusing the campaign of Bill Clinton and Al Gore of unethical fundraising tactics, including Gore's attendance at a fundraiser at a tax-exempt Buddhist temple in California. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House, the indictment yesterday of a former chief fundraiser, Norman Hsu, may see her confront potentially harmful fundraising questions of her own. "Will this help? Of course not," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Polling Institute at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Conn. "You accumulate enough hurts and you have a...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges (Hillary Fundraiser)

    12/04/2007 10:27:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 111 replies · 524+ views
    Fox News and AP ^ | December 4, 2007
    Just reported on Fox News