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  • Senator’s husband profits for 15 years from federal funds (Feinstein-Blum)

    01/19/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/15 | Richard Johnson
    My report Sunday on the lucrative deal Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband has to sell 56 post office buildings barely scratched the surface of her conflicts of interest. The California Democrat’s financier husband, Richard C. Blum, is estimated to be a billionaire from his shrewd investments in companies that profit from federal policies. “For at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum,” Breitbart News reported.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

    01/17/2015 6:54:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hey, we started off the day with a happy story, so in the interest of keeping the tone positive here on the Hot Gas ranch, let’s finish my shift up with another one. I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big. With that in mind, who wouldn’t feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars...
  • Senator’s husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Senator's (Feinstein) husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/16/2015 7:27:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 31 replies
    The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions. Blum’s company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion.
  • A Toast To 2014’s Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And that’s probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • Why did (California RAT) state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    04/05/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/04/14 | Matthias Gafni
    Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more ominous label: supporter of terrorism. Yee, whose arrest after an FBI undercover sting shook the California political world last week, would likely have been charged with aiding terrorists if not for a bureaucratic label missing from the militant Filipino group that he is accused of sourcing for an international arms deal, counterterrorism experts told this newspaper. His ties to the group, whose leader has said he personally...
  • Dianne Feinstein Delivers Postal Profits to Hubby

    11/04/2013 9:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Bill Tatro
    It would appear that I’ve done a great disservice to my children, thus I will not make the same mistake regarding my grandchildren. Many years ago, while strongly encouraging my kids, I continually pounded the table about the virtues of studying hard and getting a good education.In so doing, my objective was to enable my children to experience the excitement of learning new things as they eventually utilized their newfound knowledge in order to start careers that would be rewarding both financially and personally, while also knowing that their chosen occupations could be of great benefit to their fellow...
  • Senator Feinstein and husband To Make Fortune

    05/26/2013 10:00:27 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 17 replies
    American Freedom by Barbara ^ | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Barbara
    "A powerful United States Senator’s husband is standing by, all ready to make millions from a U.S. taxpayer funded enterprise."
  • Post Office selling underused buildings

    05/28/2013 2:03:14 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    snopes and email ^ | 5/28/2013 | unknown
    All In The Family The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask? Why the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, that's who. What a bunch of...
  • Dianne Feinstein's Husband Bags High-Speed Rail Construction Contract

    04/30/2013 4:34:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/30/2013 | Wynton Hall
    Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum won a construction contract for California’s high-speed rail project, reports the California Political Review. Author Laer Pearce says Perini-Zachary-Parsons, a construction group partially owned by Blum’s investment firm, Blum Capital, and their investors, bagged the nearly billion dollar contract:
  • Feinstein's Hubby Wins CA High Speed Rail Contract

    04/26/2013 3:57:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Crazifornia via FoxNews ^ | Friday April 26, 2013
    Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage? Both questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein. So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the lead firm in the three-firm consortium selected by the California High Speed...
  • Guess whose Company won the bid for CA high speed rail?

    04/24/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 32 replies
    The Daily Paul (yes, that Paul) ^ | 4/24/2013 | "RonPaul4Prez2012 "
    Dirty Business as Usual at California High Speed Rail From the article: Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage? Both questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein. So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the...
  • Jennifer Griffin Reports On Obama Gun Running To Syria

    02/07/2013 9:18:55 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 144 replies
    Griffin just reported that during John Brennan's hearing, Senators are asking if Obama, The State Department and the Defense Department.. WERE ARMING SYRIAN REBELS VIA WEAPONS OUT OF LIBYA. Now Leon Penetta is admitting he and Hillary REQUESTED to do this. Even though Hillary said in her hearing she knew nothing about it. Hillary has been caught in a HUGE lie!
  • REPORT: Al Gore Made $100 Million In The Current TV Sale

    01/03/2013 7:30:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Amazing detail in Brian Stelter's reporting on the sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera: "Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But the deal was not signed...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. “Getting this transaction done was very difficult,” he writes. (Read the network’s official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale “Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead.” Time Warner Cable says that it is “removing the service as quickly as possible.” The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • Feinstein, Pelosi among richest in Congress

    10/05/2012 10:29:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/12 | Michelle Murphy, California News Service
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the 15 wealthiest members of Congress, according to a new survey. The annual rankings by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, showed the two San Francisco Democrats have a combined worth of at least $68 million, and potentially much more. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, tops the list with a minimum net worth of $306 million, roughly 4,000 times greater than the average American household. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Lowry Mays, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. No. 3 on the list, Rep. Darrell Issa,...
  • (CA) Poised to Sell Trophy Buildings to Unidentified Investors (and pay rent)

    12/25/2010 11:31:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Lesly Stevens
    As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to decamp from Sacramento on Jan. 3, he has displayed zealous determination to complete what critics say will be among the worst deals the state has ever made: the sale of 11 premier state office complexes to a group of politically connected private investors. ...California would pocket about $1.3 billion after debt is paid off, but would then be a tenant in the same buildings. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, the deal would cost taxpayers $6 billion over 35 years. ....Two prominent Bay Area lawyers sued to halt the sale, and the state...
  • Sen. Feinstein Aided Husband With Legislation

    04/24/2009 2:27:23 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 946+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 21st | Dan Weil
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein may have violated Senate ethics rules by introducing legislation in January that indirectly benefited her husband. The legislation authorized that $25 billion of taxpayer money be given to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to help finance an FDIC proposal to avoid home foreclosures by promoting loan workouts and increasing federal loan guarantees, The Washington Times reports. The Democratic California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is chairman of the board of commercial real estate colossus CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). When Feinstein introduced her bill, the FDIC had just signed a contract with the firm to unload foreclosed properties for...
  • Feinstein responds to conflict of interest allegations

    04/21/2009 2:43:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 1,057+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/21/9 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein today dismissed as "nonsense" allegations that her efforts to bolster funding for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which protects bank depositors, aided her husband Richard Blum's real estate firm. The story by the conservative Washington Times, which appeared today, said that Feinstein's bill to increase FDIC funding by $25 billion arrived shortly after the agency awarded CB Richard Ellis Group, where Blum is chairman of the board, a contract to sell foreclosed houses. Blum's firm won the contract through competitive bidding. The purpose of the contract was to help the FDIC dispose of foreclosed properties it...