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  • Bill Clinton admits: 'Maybe' some donated money to influence State Dept.

    09/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Bill Clinton on Sunday acknowledged that some of the donors to the Clinton Foundation likely made those donations in order to influence foreign policy, when Hillary Clinton led the State Department. But in a Sunday interview with NPR, Clinton insisted that the donations never influenced policy.
  • New Guccifer 2.0 Leaks–PAY FOR PLAY–Top DNC Donors Were Awarded Federal Posts Following Donations

    09/14/2016 6:09:20 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...4Chan users put together a list of Top OFA and DNC Donors. The top donors were awarded significant federal positions which is completely expected. This was posted at Reddit: “ The leaks are being explored over at 4chan. They found that top donors were awarded significant federal positions, which going by other Pay to Play comments is completely expected. 88719024 Here’s my updated list, starting with #1 (top donor) working their way down. Starting to see the pattern? 1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK 2 Julius Genachowski … Former chairman to FCC 3 Frank Sanchez…. Under secretary of commerce...
  • AM Joy-less: Reid Rudely Shuts Down Yet Another Republican

    09/10/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joy Reid has to be the rudest “host” on American TV. On her misnamed AM Joy show, Reid has made an art form out of interrupting and shutting down “guests” who don’t toe her liberal line. We’ve reported how Reid abruptly ended a segment when a conservative Latino tried to mention Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s support of eugenics. Then it was an African-American Republican who was chastised by Reid for daring to speak of “illegals.” Today it was the misfortune of David Malpass, who held senior positions in the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations and now serves as an...
  • Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents [LEFT-WING EXPOSÉ]

    08/27/2016 11:37:11 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 17 APR 2016 | Abby Martin
    Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton's [sic] rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO.
  • MANY [HALF] DONORS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION MET WITH HER AT STATE

    08/23/2016 12:33:58 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 112 replies
    AP ^ | 23 August 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN AND EILEEN SULLIVAN
    More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85...
  • Wikileaks email showing the DNC Clinton campaign clearly were accepting pay to play bribes

    08/13/2016 3:36:59 PM PDT · by wille777 · 115 replies
    "Can we set up a time for a very brief call to go over our process for handling donations from donors who have given us pay to play letters? Want to make sure we have a robust process in place to make sure that donations that come in from those donors, in any form, get put into the operating account. Let me know when would be a good time for you all. Thanks, Jackie"
  • ‘Am I not speaking English?’ Reporters grill State Dept over Clinton emails

    08/11/2016 9:19:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    Russia Today Youtube ^ | Published on August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    “I’m not going to speak anymore,” replied a State Department spokeswoman, reaching a point of exasperation repelling reporters’ hounding over a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails that exposed cozy relationships between the former secretary’s team and wealthy donors of her husband’s foundation.
  • Hillary played favorites with huge number of Clinton Foundation donors

    08/10/2016 11:49:43 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 11, 2016 | By Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    The shady Lebanese-Nigerian businessman who got Hillary Clinton’s State Department to arrange a high-level meeting was only one of a dizzying number of big ­donors to the Clinton Foundation to score government favors. The list includes high rollers whose relationships with the Clintons made them even richer; countries with dubious human-rights records; and companies looking to grease the skids to get an edge on the competition. Frank Giustra, a billionaire mining magnate from Vancouver, pledged $100 million to the foundation in 2005 — and then reaped a fortune from the relationship.
  • Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme

    08/10/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. ... Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The construction...
  • EXCLUSIVE: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation

    07/27/2016 8:50:27 AM PDT · by ncfool · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.” The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC....
  • Hillary, the Panama Papers, and the death of American kleptocracy

    04/19/2016 9:29:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 18 Apr, 2016 | Will Bunch
    Did you see that Sen. Bernie Sanders released his income taxes?....well, his 2014 income taxes, anyway. He did it around 7 p.m. on a Friday night, on the same day that the Democratic presidential hopeful was making international headlines by speaking at the Vatican and meeting Pope Francis, for at least a handshake. In journalism, releasing information at that off hour is what we call "a Friday news dump" -- usually an attempt to bury bad news. That's weird, because if I were handling PR for the Bernie Sanders campaign, I'd be shouting the news from the Green Mountain-tops. They...
  • Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit

    03/24/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations. "We can arrange it however HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] prefers," says one Aug. 24 email from Amitabh Desai, CGI's director of policy planning, in reference to the agenda that would be in place for one of the organization's...
  • Is the Media Protecting Donald Trump?

    03/07/2016 9:27:25 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 95 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 2016 March 04 | Julia Limitone
    During an interview on the FOX Business Network's Mornings with Maria, Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay lashed out against the media for protecting Donald Trump. "The media won't report what's really happening on the ground... They will not investigate Donald Trump. When have you seen a story written about Donald Trump's sleazy business practices? There's plenty of stories out there about that. The media is protecting Donald Trump either because they want him to be the nominee against Hillary Clinton or they're big buddies of his. Most of the media comes from New York and they are buddies," he...
  • Hillary Rodham Nixon — Even He Didn't Destroy The Tapes

    03/31/2015 4:09:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff. Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon's presidency. The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute...
  • If Hillary Clinton Signed Form OF-109, She Committed A Felony

    03/13/2015 6:45:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: Hillary Clinton insists she did everything by the book, that she broke no laws and heeded all regulations. That book is obviously not the State Department records management handbook. The government's book says that you don't get to keep materials, classified or unclassified, in your personal possession and then get to sift through them at your leisure to decide which ones the government that paid you gets to see. All documents are the property of the government. The State Department determines which ones are returned to you. As Shannen W. Coffin, a contributing editor at National Review and senior...
  • Harry Reid’s name surfaces in Utah bribery case against two ex-attorneys general

    07/15/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | John Solomon
    Utah prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against two former state attorneys general in a court filing that makes tantalizing references to a possible pay-to-play influence scheme involving U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In a court filing in Utah County, District Attorney Sam Gill charged former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff with numerous felony state crimes, including bribery, acceptance of illegal gifts, evidence tampering and a “pattern of unlawful activity.” The charges were expected for months and both men were taken into custody. Mr. Shurtleff served for many years as Utah’s top law enforcement official before retiring...
  • Obama library: Bidders settle on sites

    06/11/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2014 | By Melissa Harris and Dahleen Glanton
    The South Side lakefront jewel where Barack and Michelle Obama held their wedding reception vs. a rare, open downtown field set against Chicago's majestic mountain range of skyscrapers. These are just a few of the preliminary offerings area universities plan to present to the president, the first lady and the few confidants helping them as they begin to weigh where to locate the Obama presidential library and museum. Meanwhile, the University of Hawaii, where the president grew up, has said it wants to build the library on oceanfront property in Kakaako, a commercial and retail district of Honolulu between Ala...
  • How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

    05/30/2014 11:13:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/30/14 | Justin Pritchard
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - concluded that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: No state had even considered whether driverless cars should be legal. And yet this week, Google said it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals. The plan is possible because, by this time next year, driverless cars will be legal in the tech giant's home state.
  • Donald Sterling also receives lifetime ban from Nevada's Bunny Ranch brothel

    05/01/2014 12:52:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    upi. ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    CARSON CITY, Nev.Donald Sterling can’t watch his players on the court in California -- and now he can't play in Nevada. A day after he was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling also got the boot from the infamous Bunny Ranch brothel outside Carson City, Nevada. The owner of the legal brothel, Dennis Hof, also announced that Sterling is banned from entering any of his six other brothels in the state. "A lot of NBA players come here to party," Hof told the Huffington Post. "Out of respect to them,...
  • LET THEM ENDORSE! A Simple Solution to the NCAA "Pay for Play" Issue

    04/16/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Winters
    As the furor over compensation of college athletes continues to heat up across the nation, a number of different proposals and options have been explored. Last month members of the Northwestern football team stepped the debate up by successfully petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to form a union and bargain for benefits. The issue was further highlighted when Shabazz Napier, star of the recently crowned NCAA Mens Basketball Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, told reporters that sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. While the NCAA has been adamant in its policy to not monetarily...
  • NFL Teams To Allow Cheerleaders To Visit Fans In Their Seats During Games

    04/01/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    The National Football Leagues has partnered with an app developer that will allow fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders. Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has teamed up with Experience in an effort to help improve the in-game experience for fans. On top of having cheerleaders visit fans in their seats, the app will allow fans the opportunity to upgrade their seats and also allowing them to be on the field before the game.
  • Tony Bennett Slams Modern Music: Today’s Songs Are ‘Terrible’

    03/22/2014 2:13:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 181 replies
    Parade ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | Lindsay Lowe
    Tony Bennett doesn’t have much patience for most modern music. The legendary singer, 87, told the BBC Radio 4’s Today program that most modern songs lack a “lasting quality.” “The songs that are written today, most of them are terrible,” he said. “It’s a very bad period, musically, throughout the world for popular music.” He added that today’s music industry leaders are more concerned with making money than making quality music. “The corporations took it over and they want to make so much money and they don’t care whether the public likes it or not,” he said. “They think the...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • AWOL Detroit City Councilman Allegedly Gave Pricey Gifts To Teen Mentee

    06/27/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Jalopnik Detroit ^ | Aaron Foley
    Ten days ago, intern-bullying Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh disappeared from public view, stopped showing up to meetings and deleted all traces of social media in the midst of a municipal struggle swirling around a possible city bankruptcy. Today, he's facing serious allegations of misconduct with a recent high school graduate. A woman, who has chosen to remain unidentified, told her son's vice principal at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men that she was concerned about gifts he was receiving through Pugh, who runs a mentoring program (named after him: the Charles Pugh Leadership Forum) for students at the...
  • I was a 'dinner whore': Confessions of a fashionista

    03/24/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 107 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:30 EST, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:36 EST, 23 March 2013 | By Snejana Farberov
    New York fashion blogger Brittny Pierre is not ashamed to admit that she had gone out on dozens of dates with men for the sole purpose of getting a square meal. Pierre, who has been writing for Village Voice Media and a hip hop website, made the confession in a piece written in the first person that appeared on the feminist blog XOJane this week. The woman detailed how she would meet her 'victims' on the dating site OKCupid and through Craigslist, and would go out for dinner three times a week with different men, allowing them to foot the...
  • W.H.: 'No set price' for meeting with Obama

    03/04/2013 10:29:17 AM PST · by null and void · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/13 12:53 PM EST | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    There is no "set price" to meet with President Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday amid continued outcry over the role of Organizing for Action, the outside group supporting the president's agenda. "Any notion that there is a set price for a meeting with the president of the United States is just wrong," Carney said during his daily briefing. Since OFA is intended to back the president's agenda, it makes sense that Obama would meet with the group, Carney said. "As anyone would expect, the president would likely meet with their representatives to discuss his agenda." "But,...
  • 75 Percent of Women Say They Won't Date Unemployed Men

    06/27/2012 8:46:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Live Science ^ | 06/27/2012 | David Mielach
    While losing your job may be a devastating blow to your career aspirations, it may be an even bigger blow to your personal life, according to new research conducted by a dating service. A significant majority of women said they would not date a man who was unemployed. Just one-third of men said they would date an unemployed woman. Overall, 75 percent of women said they would be unlikely to date an unemployed man, with 33 percent saying no outright. Another 42 percent of women answered maybe when asked about the possibility of dating an unemployed man. That answer, however,...
  • Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker Cut Ads for the Celebrity-in-Chief

    06/05/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to play couple sound bites for you here. I had this yesterday, too. Did not get to this. I regret this. They were late in the sound bite roster. I made a comment a moment ago that if you knew how this works you would not believe we'd ever get to any of these sound bites. I get the roster every day at about 30 minutes before the program. And like today, there's 35 sound bites, but they're just there. They're not in any particular order other than if there's three Shrums, there are three...
  • Donors Gave as Santorum Won Earmarks

    02/11/2012 10:07:14 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 15, 2012 | MICHAEL LUO and MIKE McINTIRE
    The announcements flowed out of Rick Santorum’s Senate office: a $3.5 million federal grant to Piasecki Aircraft to help it test a new helicopter propeller technology; another $3.5 million to JLG Industries to bolster its bid to build all-terrain forklifts for the military; $1.4 million to Medico Industries to upgrade equipment for its munitions work. [snip]
  • 'Transformation': Perry now opposes all abortion, even in rape or incest cases

    12/27/2011 10:57:43 PM PST · by South40 · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/27/2011 | Carrie Dann
    OSCEOLA, Iowa -- In what the Texas governor calls a "transformation," Rick Perry on Tuesday said that he has reversed his acceptance of abortion in some severe circumstances, saying that he now opposes the procedure even in cases of rape and incest. Perry said the change came after seeing the "Gift of Life" film produced by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. He told an audience of Iowans at Clark Electric Co-op in Osceola that he was moved by the story of a woman who introduced the film during a screening earlier this month in Des Moines.
  • Perry flubs name, number of Supreme Court justices

    12/09/2011 1:58:18 PM PST · by Enosh · 94 replies
    DES MOINES – Presidential contender Rick Perry said there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and flubbed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s (SOHN’-ya soh-toh-my-YOR’) name in an editorial board meeting at The Des Moines Register. Perry met with the board Friday. He struggled for six seconds to come up with Sotomayor’s name, then initially called the justice “Montemayor.” A member of the newspaper’s editorial board helped him out with the correct name.
  • Rick Perry's Damage Control Strategy: Have a Sense of Humor

    11/10/2011 2:37:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 10, 2011 | Molly Ball
    By facing the issue and joking about it, Perry frames his gaffe as a funny moment rather than a serious, and seriously stupid, one. He takes control of the discussion. Every minute he's on the air being interviewed about it is one more minute his moment isn't being replayed, one more minute some panel of pundits isn't fretfully analyzing its stupendous terribleness. By allowing his memory glitch to be the topic of discussion and owning up to it, he helps exhaust the subject. Most of all, Perry is being humanized, albeit not in the way any politician would wish. For...
  • After debate flub, Perry recalls Britney Spears song ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’

    11/10/2011 12:45:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-10-2011 | Caroline May
    After debate flub, Perry recalls Britney Spears song ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ Caroline May November 10, 2011 ....On Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday, Perry sheepishly recalled the incident explaining it was a “brain freeze” that felt hours long. “A brain freeze for 54 seconds, it seemed like 54 hours. Listen, I stepped in it and I’m still wiping it off my boots,” he said. “You know I think a bunch of Americans would be pretty happy to forget big chunks of the federal government.” Perry said that it is always good to laugh at your flubs and with that in...
  • Can Rick Perry Rebound With A Flat Tax? (video interview)

    11/08/2011 12:43:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 8, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    he Perry campaign wants to reboot, having retooled and refined its message and tried hard to get back on the jobs message. Okay, fine, but first the Perry camp needs to answer a basic question — why should supporters who went all in for him and wound up feeling burned give him a second shot? I asked him about that and it was, perhaps, a good sign that he stayed on the jobs message. The jobs message, though, raises a question about his flat tax — won't it just help the rich? Also, what about President Obama's approach and his...
  • Was Sharon Bialek paid undislcosed amount to Lie about Herman Cain Sexual Harrasment Charge?

    11/07/2011 12:18:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 236 replies
    Divided States ^ | 11/07/2011
    Who can turn down $5M+ put in an offshore bank account is someone else’s name to lie about sexual advancements made by Herman Cain? Sharon Bialek, a Chicago Liberal and possible agent of the Obama campaign, has been accused of making false accusations against Herman Cain for sexual harassment. But Sharon Cain’s case may begin becoming unglued when a private investigator, who has requested to remain anonymous until such a time when she will present empirical evidence proving that Bialek is a paid liar set up by Democrat operatives to destroy Cain campaign. The source also confirms that agents of...
  • Poll: Perry now down to … three percent in Florida

    10/17/2011 3:03:27 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 138 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/17/2011 | Allahpundit
    Last month, Insider Advantage had him leading Romney in the state 29/20. A month later, “He now barely has a heartbeat.” When I saw Perry’s topline number of three percent, I figured the “Ponzi scheme” talk must have sent Florida’s seniors running screaming into the night. Not so. He’s actually doing (marginally) worse with other age demographics in this poll, and in the last poll he did reasonably well with the 65+ crowd, finishing second to Romney in that group with almost 23 percent. That poll was taken on September 13, which was almost a week after Romney started attacking...
  • Rick Perry says "debates are not my strong suit"

    10/11/2011 10:24:02 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 11, 2011
    HANOVER, N.H. -- After a two-hour debate on the economy, earnest GOP operatives headed straight to the spin room to tout the merits of their respective candidates. As for Texas Gov. Rick Perry,he headed straight to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. "Debates are not my strong suit," Perry told about 100 fraternity brothers gathered to see him at the house, a few blocks from the debate site on the campus of Dartmouth College. No keg stands were in view.
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • PERRY POWERHOUSE: PULLS IN $17 MILLION

    10/05/2011 4:54:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Drudge ^ | October 5, 2011
    EXCLUSIVE: Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry raised over $17 million in 49 days, DRUDGE has learned. $347,000 per day; 20,000 unique donors from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. With more than half of donors living outside of Texas... Developing...
  • Wind Power's Political Payoff

    09/26/2011 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 26, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Our ever-campaigning president heads off to a fundraiser held by a politically connected businessman whose company took a $100 million stimulus tax credit. Solyndra didn't stop pay-for-play the "Chicago Way." Tone-deaf somehow does not seem adequate to describe President Obama's silent indifference to the Solyndra scandal of his making as he rushes off to another fundraiser, a $25,000 per person affair in Missouri on Oct. 4 organized by another beneficiary of our stimulus tax dollars. Tom Carnahan, of the Missouri Carnahans, arguably that state's most prominent political family, is listed on President Obama's campaign website as a host of...
  • Solyndra Takes The Fifth

    09/21/2011 4:02:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Two top executives of the bankrupt solar panel firm will refuse to answer questions about possible fraud and the waste of taxpayer dollars. Unlike oil execs, they and the administration have much to hide. There's a delicious irony in the news that Solyndra's two top executives, Chief Executive Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. "Bill" Stover, plan to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer questions when they testify Friday before a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel investigating their failed company, which got more than $500 million in federally backed loans. It was only a...
  • The Administration's Tangled Web

    09/20/2011 4:28:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 20, 2011 | Staff
    Scandals: A gun dealer's tape shows a possible coverup of a third gun found at the scene of a murdered border patrol agent. Meanwhile, a second congressional witness reports coaching of testimony on a donor's project. That giant sucking sound you hear is the Obama administration imploding under the weight of incompetent policies based on long-discredited progressive ideology and now a wave of scandals that involve gun-running, witness-tampering and political payoffs — and cover-ups of all of the above. The infamous Watergate tape may have its rival in tapes obtained by CBS News between an agent for the Bureau of...
  • Obama raising with Missouri stimulus beneficiary

    09/23/2011 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Politico, ^ | 9/23/11 | Alexander Burns
    President Barack Obama will raise money in early October with a Missouri businessman whose company benefited from a $107 million federal tax credit to develop a wind power facility in his state. Tom Carnahan, a scion of Missouri’s most prominent Democratic political family, is listed on Obama’s campaign website as a host of a $25,000-per-person fundraiser to be held in St. Louis on October 4. His energy development firm, Wind Capital Group, was helped by a sizable credit authorized in the stimulus, for an energy project in northwest Missouri.
  • Solyndra Investor, Obama Bundler George Kaiser in 2009: It’s Time to Cash in on the Mother of All

    09/20/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 9/120/11 | Morgen
    Billionaire Obama fundraiser George Kaiser visited the White House 16 times over the past 3 years, and is caught in the middle of the Solyndra scandal as the company’s chief investor and prime beneficiary of the debt restructuring approved by the Obama Administration earlier this year. This has lead to the obvious question of whether Kaiser leveraged his political connections to obtain federal stimulus funding, and preferential treatment, but surely there might be a less nefarious explanation for Kaiser’s White House visits, right? Nah…
  • Palin takes aim at GOP presidential candidates

    09/13/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 399 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Palin even went as far as to lend her voice to the charge leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the debate against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): That he allowed a law to go though requiring HPV vaccinations for adolescent girls because of a $5,000 campaign donation and his relationship with his former chief of staff, who went on to lobby for a pharmaceutical company. "I knew there was something to it," Palin said of learning while she was Alaska's governor that her Texas counterpart had given the go-ahead to the vaccine. "Now we're finding that now, yea, something...
  • Greta Interview with Palin and Bachman: Disgusting innuendo about Perry

    09/12/2011 7:40:37 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 270 replies
    Self | Self
    I saw the GOP debate and the Greta interview with Palin and Bachman. I am absolutely against Perry's mandate of the Gardasil vaccine. On policy grounds. Period. But, to see the two ladies pile on with corruption charges against Perry was truly disgusting. If they have any proof that Perry mandated the vaccine to profit Merck, I am the first one who wants it. And, if proof emerges that he did so, I will be the first one to revoke my support for him. It happens in the industry all the time. Acquaintances get you an audience. So, in this...
  • WOLF: Loudest Obamacare cheerleader wants out

    03/27/2011 1:48:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    Becoming the most hypocritical politician in America is not an easy goal to achieve, but New York’s Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is up to the task. Earlier this year, the Obama administration began rewarding its union friends and others with an escape from the clutches of Obamacare. Now one of the most outspoken Obamacare supporters - the man who actually said, “I wrote the bill … the bill and I are one” wants his own “get out of jail free” card from this abominable law. Moments of unmistakable clarity may not always find their way to the president’s teleprompter,...
  • NCAA, Newton: Strange days

    12/02/2010 7:14:47 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 65 replies
    www.thestate.com ^ | 12/2/10 | TIM DAHLBERG
    Here’s hoping the slap on Cecil Newton’s wrist really stung. Then maybe he will remember it next time he tries to sell a son to the highest bidder in college football. Most likely it didn’t. Because the only punishment Cam Newton’s father got for peddling his son like a piece of meat was a public scolding and perhaps the loss of some choice seats in Saturday’s SEC championship game. Cam Newton made out even better. Thanks to the crackerjack sleuths at the NCAA, he will be behind center for Auburn in this weekend’s game. The masterminds behind the BCS cartel...
  • Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

    05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 35 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that. In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated, Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a...