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  • The case of the missing $600 million at MF Global gets murkier

    11/18/2011 12:44:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 18,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Nearly three weeks after $600 million in customer money went missing from MF Global, the search for the cash has been hampered by the bankrupt brokerage firm’s sloppy record-keeping, an increasingly worrisome situation that has left regulators frustrated and customers in the lurch. The round-the-clock effort has consumed an alphabet soup of federal regulators and criminal investigators, with lawyers sleeping at open desks and each agency commandeering a different conference room at the firm’s offices. But as authorities comb through some 38,000 customer accounts, they are growing more suspicious about what went wrong at MF Global, the commodities powerhouse once...
  • George Soros Trader Involved in Bankrupt Firm Tied to Obama

    11/03/2011 7:38:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 2, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>A major figure in liberal Democrat Jon Corzine’s bankrupt firm, MF Global, used to work for hedge fund operator and Democratic Party financial patron George Soros. MF Global Holdings Ltd., now under FBI investigation, had hired Munir Javeri as Global Head of Trading.</p>
  • Refco Ex-CEO Gets 16-Year Sentence

    07/08/2008 4:52:04 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 25 replies · 691+ views
    wsj ^ | July 5, 2008 | CHAD BRAY
    NEW YORK -- Phillip R. Bennett, Refco Inc.'s former chief executive officer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday for his role in a scheme to hide the commodities broker's financial troubles. At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said white-collar defendants such as Mr. Bennett often "just don't think they'll get caught." "You and others like you play a truly high-stakes poker game," the judge said. The judge didn't impose a fine and said restitution will be discussed at a later date. Mr. Bennett has agreed to forfeit essentially all of his assets. The...
  • Former Refco CEO sentenced to 16 years in prison

    07/04/2008 4:15:16 AM PDT · by LomanBill · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Forbes ^ | 07.03.08 | Dan Wilchins
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Phillip Bennett, the former chief executive of Refco, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday for fleecing investors of more than $2.4 billion in a fraud that destroyed the world's largest independent commodities broker. The sentence marks the latest chapter in the decline and fall of Phillip Bennett, 59, who built Refco into a global commodities trading empire only to see it unravel in 2005 after the company disclosed an accounting deception. ... Bennett, who at Refco's peak was a billionaire, but will forfeit all his assets as part of his sentence, was penitent on...
  • The Dark Side of the Looking Glass

    06/27/2006 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Hostage · 72 replies · 3,737+ views
    Sanity Check ^ | 2004-2005 | Dr. Patrick M. Byrne
    There are 20+ million readers of FR. Most everyone of them are among the most intelligent Americans that exist today. This is a 1-hour presentation about a scandal that dwarfs Enron, a scandal that should be as important in our thinking as the War on Terror and in fact interplays with WOT. Once America has an understanding of this scandal, the revolution that ensues will change American markets and politics as severely as the Great Depression transformed American society of the 1930s and 1940s. The revolution this scandal will generate could go in any direction. It is the duty of...
  • The $10 Billion REFCO Smoking Gun

    10/23/2005 10:31:49 PM PDT · by abletruth · 30 replies · 1,021+ views
    http://www.ncans.com ^ | 10/23/05 | Bob O'Brien
    Sunday, October 23, 2005 The $10 Billion REFCO Smoking Gun The listing for the assets and liabilities of REFCO was just made available, and guess what just happens to be hiding in the liabilities column? A $10 billion liability, at TODAY's mark to market valuation, called "Securities sold, not yet purchased." $10,590,379,000 - to be precise. Securities that have been sold. But they haven't been bought. Welcome to the wonderful world of naked short selling. Now, one might say, "hey, wait a minute, but Thompson of the DTCC said it's only a $6 billion per day problem." Only.
  • 21st Century Bank Run: Watching a $4 billion company fall apart in a week

    10/23/2005 5:39:12 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 26 replies · 1,584+ views
    msn.com ^ | 17 October 2005 | Daniel Gross
    If you want to know what a modern bank run looks like, consider the case of the giant commodity trading firm Refco. It went public in mid-August, but in the course of the past week it has gone from $4 billion stock-market darling to carcass. The proximate cause of the meltdown was the surprise disclosure on Monday, Oct. 10, that an entity controlled by CEO Phillip Bennett had owed $430 million to the company. A week later, trading of the stock has been halted and vultures are picking over Refco the way hyenas gnaw on the remains of wildebeest. Refco...
  • Refco...the rest of the story

    10/21/2005 9:45:55 AM PDT · by Positive · 5 replies · 594+ views
    Refco, one of the largest futures trading firms in the world has declared bankruptcy and its chairman is being charged with a number of felonies. The following paragraph from a Washington Post article might jog the memories of some of us older timers. A close examination of her individual trades underscores Blair's pivotal role. It also shows that Robert L. "Red" Bone, who ran the Springdale, Ark., office of Ray E. Friedman and Co. (Refco), allowed Clinton to initiate and maintain many trading positions – besides the first – when she did not have enough money in her account to...
  • Refco files for bankruptcy, agrees to sell unit

    10/17/2005 9:50:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Reuters | October 18, 2005
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Troubled commodities brokerage Refco Inc. said on Monday it had filed for bankruptcy protection as it struck a deal to sell its core futures brokerage business to a group of private equity investors for $768 million (439 million pounds). New York-based Refco said it and certain subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday as part of the memorandum of understanding with investors. None of Refco's regulated subsidiaries -- its futures brokerage business, which is conducted through Refco LLC, Refco Overseas Ltd. and Refco Singapore Ltd, and its broker-dealer, Refco Securities LLC -- filed for bankruptcy...
  • Refco was a train wreck just waiting to happen

    10/16/2005 5:23:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies · 1,329+ views
    timesonline ^ | October 16, 2005
    Refco was a train wreck just waiting to happen URBANE banker or crook, call Phillip Bennett what you want, but those who have met him are starting to realise they never knew the man beneath the sharp suits. Until last weekend Bennett was chairman and chief executive of Refco, one of the world’s biggest futures brokers. Today he is chairman of nothing, under house arrest and the former dollar billionaire will be lucky if he is left with a billion dimes. The British-born Cambridge graduate is at the centre of a scandal that could turn his firm to vapour. It...
  • Regulators Seek Help As Refco Sinks Deeper

    10/14/2005 9:13:16 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 18 replies · 470+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2005 | SUSANNE CRAIG and PETER A. MCKAY
    In an attempt to bring stability to the crisis at Refco Inc., regulators have asked Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other firms to buy or assume financial responsibility for its massive futures-trading operation, people familiar with the matter said. The approach, made by senior regulators at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, may calm fears among investors, lenders and trading partners who have been increasingly concerned about the future of the company. Any buyer would likely be expected to guarantee deposits of the unit and allow traders to unwind their positions. With $4.1 billion in customer futures...
  • World's hedge funds face crisis as Refco suspends trading

    10/14/2005 11:30:39 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 118 replies · 1,832+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Jill Treanor
    World's hedge funds face crisis as Refco suspends trading · Leading global broker admits 'liquidity problem' · Billions of pounds could be tied up in frozen deals Jill Treanor Friday October 14, 2005 A crisis in the world's hedge fund industry was in prospect last night after one of the world's largest derivatives brokers was forced to freeze trades potentially worth billions of pounds. The move by Refco, which acts for many leading speculative investors both on Wall Street and in the City, followed the discovery of accounts irregularities at the firm earlier this week and the issue of fraud...
  • Refco Subsidiary Freezes Customer Accounts for 15 Days Due to Cash Issues

    10/13/2005 10:13:33 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 506+ views
    Associated Press | October 13, 2005 | Michael J. Martinez
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Refco Inc., the commodities broker mired in an accounting scandal in which its chief executive hid bad debts from shareholders and regulators, said Thursday it will freeze customers' accounts in one of its subsidiaries for 15 days because it may not have enough cash on hand to operate normally. Refco Capital Markets Ltd., an offshore broker for stocks, bonds and currencies, is the subsidiary that former CEO Phillip Bennett, 57, allegedly used to help hide up to $545 million in bad debts. Bennett was indicted on federal charges Wednesday that he caused Refco to file...
  • Refco May Restate Results, CEO on Leave

    10/10/2005 4:02:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Press | October 10, 2005
    NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the world's biggest commodities brokerages Monday said its chief executive took an indefinite leave of absence after the company discovered he had secretly transferred $430 million of the company's assets to a firm he controlled. Refco Inc. also said its financial statements since 2002 "should no longer be relied upon" and that it would delay filing its quarterly earnings release originally slated for next week. The news sent Refco shares plunging $12.96, or 45 percent, to close at $15.60 on the New York Stock Exchange. Refco, which became a publicly traded company in...
  • China Names Condom for Bill Clinton

    09/21/2005 3:38:25 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 28 replies · 1,431+ views
    True legacy?? A Chinese company is honoring ex-president Bill Clinton by naming a new line of condoms after him - along with a companion line of condoms that will be named after his ex-girlfriend, Monica Lewinsky........
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views
    www.issues2000.org ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...
  • HILL MARCHING TO OWN TUNE

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton Blasts Bush Administration over Abortion [Abstinance won't stop AIDS]

    01/12/2005 7:02:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies · 2,750+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 1-11-05
    NEW YORK, January 12, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion crusader and New York Senator Hillary Clinton condemned US President George W. Bush Tuesday, claiming his withdrawal of funding from organizations that commit or promote abortions is harming women. Speaking at an International Women's Health Coalition-sponsored dinner, Clinton claimed that "reproductive health care and family planning service is a basic right," and said this was based on decisions reached at the 1994 U.N. Population Conference in Cairo, as well as the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing, where Clinton gave a keynote address. She argued that the Bush administration has failed to...
  • Jesse Jackson Praises 'Sister Hillary' Despite Slurs

    01/13/2005 8:32:34 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies · 2,230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 11:08 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised New York Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday as "Sister Hillary," after Clinton cited his efforts to overturn the presidential election by challenging the Electoral College vote in Ohio. Speaking at his annual Wall Street Project fundraiser, Jackson said "Sister Hillary" had been an important ally in his fight for those "traumatized by what happened to us as a people and a nation in Ohio." He called Clinton "a light in dark places," who has "stood on the right side of history," according to quotes picked up by the New York Sun. The praise for Clinton came...
  • Hillary: Please Send Money

    01/12/2005 9:25:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2005 | Byron York
    Amid speculation that she might forgo a run for re-election to the Senate in 2006 in favor of a presidential run in 2008, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent an early fundraising appeal that, while directed toward reelection, reads like a trial run for a White House bid. "As the Republicans' number one target in 2006, I have to begin now building resources for the tough fight I face in my re-election campaign," Clinton writes in a letter to supporters. She says her task is made more difficult by "the Republican attack machine out to distract me...
  • Gallup: Bush is the most admired man in the world; Hillary most admired woman

    12/29/2004 6:39:12 PM PST · by Nascardude · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    George W. Bush Is Most Admired Man in 2004 Hillary Clinton tops list of most admired women; Oprah Winfrey a close second by Joseph Carroll GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- President George W. Bush tops Gallup's annual survey of the "most admired man" for the fourth year in a row. Hillary Clinton leads the most admired woman list, with Oprah Winfrey close behind. Republicans and Democrats differ significantly in their views of this year's most admirable men and women. Republicans overwhelmingly say the president is the most admired man, and also name first lady Laura Bush and national security...
  • Hillary's Former Campaign Funderaiser Man: INDICTED

    01/07/2005 11:44:08 PM PST · by postitnews.com · 2 replies · 1,269+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray announced today the unsealing of a four-count indictment charging David Rosen, the former National Finance Director for a candidate for United States Senate in the 2000 campaign, with causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1001 and 2. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Central District of California and unsealed today. The indictment alleges that Rosen, an experienced professional political fundraiser, was responsible for all fundrasing, planning and costs for an...
  • Hillary ex-aide indicted in false campaign filings

    01/07/2005 10:48:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 1,804+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/08/05 | Jerry Seper
    [snip]The affidavit said the true cost of the event "was deliberately understated in order to increase the amount of funds available to New York Senate 2000 for federal campaign activities." Mrs. Clinton was first lady at the time of the gala.     The indictment comes at a time when Mrs. Clinton is considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, and faces potential challenges in 2006 for her Senate seat from former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani or New York Gov. George E. Pataki. [snip]Two of the event's organizers were Hollywood producer Peter F. Paul and charity fund-raiser Aaron...
  • Hillary's Former Finance Director Indicted

    01/08/2005 7:33:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 1,569+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 01/07/04
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday. The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time. While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false. The indictment charged that Rosen provided some documents...
  • FBI Raids Hillary's Warehouse in Whitewater Déjà Vu (Remember this guys?)

    01/08/2005 9:10:52 AM PST · by Capablanca911 · 17 replies · 3,636+ views
    NewsMax.com http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2002/6/24/221543 Monday, June 24, 2002 11:15 p.m. EDT FBI Raids Hillary's Warehouse in Whitewater Déjà Vu Ten years ago, L. Jean Lewis, an investigator with the government's Resolution Trust Corporation, was able to piece together a complicated Arkansas bank fraud conspiracy from a treasure trove of documents she unearthed in an out-of-the-way Kansas City warehouse. The result was the Whitewater scandal, which, after six years' worth of twists and turns, ended in the first impeachment of an elected president in U.S. history. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton surely hopes that history isn't repeating itself with the raid conducted by...
  • Ex-Clinton Aide Charged on Fund-Raising

    01/08/2005 11:55:47 AM PST · by Sarastro · 14 replies · 2,109+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | January 8, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (AP) - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of filing fictitious reports that misstated contributions for a Hollywood fund-raising gala for the senator, the Justice Department said Friday. The indictment, rare for a political campaign, was unsealed in Los Angeles and charged David Rosen with four counts of filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission. The charges focus on a dinner and concert on Aug. 12, 2000, supported by more than $1.1 million in so-called in-kind contributions - goods and services provided free or below cost. The F.B.I. previously said...
  • Clintonista's Indictment Kept Secret for a Year

    01/08/2005 12:13:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 255 replies · 6,163+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/08/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Though Hillary Clinton's former finance chairman David Rosen was actually indicted in 2003, the Bush administration kept it secret till the indictment was unsealed late Friday, a move that spared the former first couple and the Democratic Party significant embarrassment during the height of the 2004 presidential campaign. "The indictment was handed down more than a year ago," the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Citing "sources familiar with the probe," the Times said the Bush Justice Department decided that any criminal charges would not be made public until after last fall's presidential election for fear they would be seen as...
  • Hillary aide indicted ("Star-studded gala")

    01/08/2005 3:41:13 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 10 replies · 1,286+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 8, 2005 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - A top aide in Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race was indicted yesterday on federal charges of filing false documents that allegedly lowballed costs and hid generous assistance in putting on a star-studded Hollywood gala. The Justice Department alleges that David Rosen, Clinton's former campaign finance director, misstated the cost of the fund-raiser to free up more cash for the Democrat's 2000 election. Campaign staffers have denied the books were cooked. Rosen was indicted on four counts of filing false Federal Election Commission reports stemming from an Aug. 12, 2000, fund-raising dinner and concert for Clinton's Senate campaign....
  • How Hillary's money man was nailed for L.A. gala

    01/08/2005 4:19:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3,191+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/8/05 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – The indictment of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s former Senate campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, on campaign finance charges was made possible by the cooperation of Judicial Watch client Peter Paul, the public interest watchdog group said today. Paul, a former Hollywood Internet entrepreneur and partner of "Spiderman" creator Stan Lee, spent nearly $2 million to produce the August 2000 Hollywood tribute to honor President Clinton and to help raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s 2000 U.S. Senate campaign – the event at the center of the indictment. He was repeatedly assured that his expenses would be reported to the Federal...
  • NY Repubs Blast Hillary for 'Pattern'

    01/09/2005 12:09:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,312+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 01/09/04 | UNK
    "Is anyone really surprised that another Clinton confidante has been indicted?" said Stephen Minarik, referring to the indictment of David Rosen, who served as Hillary Clinton's finance director in her 2000 Senate race. The New York State Republican Party chairman added: "Hillary Clinton's public life reads like an instruction manual for breaking the rules. New Yorkers deserve better. The remarks by Minarik are but the opening salvo in a ramping up campaign to frustrate her reelection to the Senate and even nix a potential presidential bid by Clinton in 2008, says a report in the NY Daily News. Pundits are...
  • Hillary Clinton's hometown paper fails to carry her finance director indictment story

    01/09/2005 6:35:30 PM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 11 replies · 2,149+ views
    I anxiously awaited information about the indictment of my neighbor Hillary Clinton's Campaign finance director David Rosen. To my surprise, there was no mention of it in the local or national pages. I suggest to folks like me who want to hear the story, that they call or fax the Journal news here in Westchester County & ask them why they missed this huge story! Contact them at: Reader Services Editor The Journal News One Gannett Drive White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: (914) 694-3514 Fax: (914) 694-5018
  • GOP BIG RIPS HILL OVER AIDE

    01/09/2005 2:11:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 3,511+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2005 | STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN
    The head of New York GOP blasted Hillary Clinton's ethics yesterday in the wake of the indictment of the junior senator's former finance director. "Is anyone really surprised that another Clinton confidant has been indicted?" said Stephen Minarik. "Hillary Clinton's public life reads like an instruction manual for breaking the rules. New Yorkers deserve better."
  • New York Sun Articles on Hillary Clinton finance Director inditment

    01/10/2005 6:48:50 AM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 10 replies · 1,648+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2005
    A few articles from a New York City Newspaper on the Clinton Fundraiser scandal. It's nice to see somebody besides the A.P. actually writing a story that doesn't fawn over this slimeball.
  • ANOTHER HILLARY SCANDAL

    01/11/2005 1:24:07 AM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 2,337+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/11/05 | DICK MORRIS
    THE indictment of Hillary Clinton's 2000 campaign-finance director, David Rosen, may pose a threat to the senator's presidential bid. For now, the federal indictment is focused only on Rosen, but it is not hard to see the process creeping up the campaign food chain to the senator herself. [snip] While there is no indication that the Senate candidate knew of the understating of the cost of the event, is it credible that she would not be aware of a decision that gave her campaign more than a quarter of a million dollars as it entered the final three months...
  • PETER PAUL: HILLARY KNEW ABOUT CAMPAIGN CASH

    01/10/2005 9:35:46 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 2,054+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/10/05
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton personally negotiated some of the fees for a star-studded Aug. 12, 2000 Hollywood fundraiser, the event's producer, Peter Paul, said in an interview aired on Sunday - as the event comes under increasing scrutiny by a Los Angeles grand jury and the Justice Department. And in another sign of potential legal trouble for the top Democrat, a spokesman for the lawfirm championing Paul's case said his client informed Mrs. Clinton that her finance director, David Rosen, had failed to accurately report costs for the event to the Federal Election Commission. "Hillary Clinton personally called the...
  • Will 2000 fund-raiser scam bite Hillary?(Promoter of event who's now serving time tells all)

    11/19/2004 6:15:47 AM PST · by truthandlife · 12 replies · 1,931+ views
    The man who organized a star-studded Hollywood gala to benefit then-first lady Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign has authored a riveting account of his life among the rich and famous, shining the light on members of the would-be presidential candidate's staff and the Democratic standard bearer herself. Aaron Tonken, who quickly became a friend to top celebrities after once living in an L.A. homeless shelter, penned the last portion of his tell-all book, "King of Cons: Exposing the Dirty, Rotten Secrets of the Washington Elite and Hollywood Celebrities," from behind bars. Part of his story includes what he considers a betrayal...
  • Hillary Clinton Shedding Polarizing Image

    11/20/2004 7:05:18 PM PST · by DrQuinn · 167 replies · 5,507+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 11/21/04 | Judy Holland
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recent polls show the public's image of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gradually morphing from sharply controversial First Lady to centrist, constituent-minded senator. Although still a polarizing figure, the first-term legislator could use the makeover to position herself for a White House run in 2008. Political strategists say Clinton has impressed Senate colleagues and constituents by working on New York issues while taking moderate or conservative stances on controversies such as the war in Iraq. "A majority feel positive toward her," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. "She's being...
  • Commencement Speech, Wellesley Collegeby Hillary Rodham

    11/22/2004 3:09:38 AM PST · by PJBlogger · 33 replies · 3,267+ views
    SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE ARCHIVES ^ | May 31, 1969 | HILLARY RODHAM
    Commencement Speech, Wellesley College by Hillary Rodham Wellesley College - May 31, 1969 "I am very glad that Miss Adams made it clear that what I am speaking for today is all of us -- the 400 of us -- and I find myself in a familiar position, that of reacting, something that our generation has been doing for quite a while now. We're not in the positions yet of leadership and power, but we do have that indispensable task of criticizing and constructive protest and I find myself reacting just briefly to some of the things that Senator Brooke...
  • 42% of Dems Say Hillary Strongest Candidate for 2008

    11/23/2004 12:01:41 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 94 replies · 4,486+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 22, 2004
    Forty-two percent (42%) of Democrats say New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the party's strongest Presidential candidate in 2008. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 16% think 2004 nominee John Kerry would be the best bet for Democrats in the next Presidential contest. Thirteen percent (13%) named Kerry's running mate, John Edwards.Among unaffiliated voters, 27% named Senator Clinton as the Democrats' strongest candidate. Sixteen percent (16%) named Senator Edwards and 10% Senator Kerry.No other candidate reached double digits among Democrats or unaffiliated voters in the Rasmussen Reports survey. None of the three "Red State" candidates reached 5%. Those...
  • The Clinton library's sanitized history

    11/23/2004 10:42:55 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 1,106+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/24/04 | Paul Greenberg
    Maybe I haven't visited enough presidential libraries. And, yes, I do know they all inevitably have something worshipful about them; it's in their nature. But I can't recall anything - anything! - so blatantly partisan, so full of just plain bullfeathers, so completely . . . Orwellian in its approach to the truth as one display at the newly opened Clinton Library here in Little Rock. You really need to see it to disbelieve it. [snip]But as every apparatchik knows, the real trick to disguising propaganda as history isn't what's said but what isn't. Some terms are clearly verboten in...
  • Kathleen Willey to Hillary: 'Remember the Swiftvets'

    11/24/2004 7:01:04 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 55 replies · 2,819+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    When Hillary Clinton runs for president, she may have to face her own version of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - in the form of her husband's accusers, the women the Clintons have been trying to erase from the national memory of Bill's presidency. snip...
  • Dick Morris: Bill’s library is launching pad for Hillary

    11/26/2004 6:36:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies · 4,634+ views
    Daily Courier ^ | 11/26/04 | Dick Morris
    Bill’s library is launching pad for Hillary By DICK MORRIS Syndicated Columnist Last week’s events in Little Rock had less to do with a library retrospective of the Bill Clinton years than a campaign launch for the prospective presidency of Hillary Clinton. Doubt it? Then why was it Hillary, not Bill, who appeared on all the talk shows? It’s his library. But it’s her candidacy. So she did all the softball TV interviews, not him — reminding voters of her availability for 2008 while seeming to talk about the ’90s. The timing is perfect: Democrats demoralized by John Kerry’s defeat...
  • U.S. News: Hillary May Not Run

    11/30/2004 5:37:36 AM PST · by truthandlife · 83 replies · 5,539+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-30-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Some Hillary supporters say the former first lady may not make a bid for the White House after all. Though initial polls show Sen. Clinton as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2008, U.S. News & World Report says Hillary may not seek the job. Paul Bedard's "Washington Whispers" column in the latest edition of U.S. news reports that ". . . some friends and allies advise against placing bets that the former first lady will be the nation's 44th president." Citing these close friends to Hillary, the magazine says Hillary has made no commitment to running, and some...
  • CNN correspondent labeled Safire's smear of Hillary Clinton "journalism"

    11/30/2004 3:59:25 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 1,875+ views
    Media Matters ^ | Nov 30, 2004 | N. C.
    On the November 29 edition of CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, CNN correspondent Mary Snow reported that New York Times columnist William Safire, who is retiring in January 2005, "is praised not just for his columns, but for his journalism." Citing a 1996 column as one of three examples of Safire's praiseworthy "journalism," Snow stated: "In the Clinton years, he once called Hillary Clinton a congenital liar for her role in the Whitewater scandal." But Safire's January 1996 column calling Hillary Clinton a "congenital liar" was just one example of the numerous false accusations Safire leveled against Bill and Hillary Clinton....
  • HILLARYWATCH - NO Opponent? No Worries...

    12/03/2004 1:46:31 PM PST · by KMC1 · 8 replies · 1,100+ views
    HillaryWatch | 12.3.2004 | HillaryWatch
    Patti Solis Doyle. Recognize that name? Lady Shillary wants you to. It is the signature at the bottom of the first "Friends of Hillary" letter that is kicking off the Senator's appeal for campaign funds by asking donors to "fight back" against what it is calling the "new flood" of anti-Hillary rhetoric coming from conservative groups. Doyle says in the Shillary appeal letter, "We have to have funds on hand even before the campaign begins so that we can respond right away." And Doyle also paints the Senator as the "sacrifical servant" of the democratic party because she had...
  • Everyone Knows This Senator, and for 2008, That May Be Precisely the Trouble (Hillary Alert)

    12/04/2004 5:06:34 PM PST · by nj26 · 46 replies · 2,508+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/5/04 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 - In a race for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a problem that has dogged her since her days as first lady: an entrenched bloc of voters who simply do not like her. And her experience as a senator in New York shows that despite vigorous campaigning around the state since taking office, she remains an extremely polarizing figure who is unable to sway these voters to her side. One poll after another shows that roughly one of three New Yorkers has an unfavorable opinion of Mrs. Clinton, a statistic that has not changed since she...