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  • Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala Is 'Pissed Off'

    11/01/2018 4:57:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    Health Leaders Media ^ | 11/1/2018 | Jack O'Brien
    Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala is in, perhaps, the tightest congressional race in this year's midterm election cycle.Shalala, who headed the department for eight years under former President Bill Clinton and previously served as the president of the University of Miami, is the Democratic nominee campaigning to represent Florida's 27th congressional district. The polls have her neck-and-neck in a race where healthcare issues, specifically the lack of Medicaid expansion in Florida and the future of the Affordable Care Act, have taken center stage. Shalala spoke to HealthLeaders about why she's frustrated with the Trump administration's approach to the healthcare system...
  • #BlueHairWave: Hillary Clinton campaign stop with Donna Shalala creates meme-worthy photo

    10/24/2018 12:14:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/24/2018 | Greg P.
    77-year-old Donna Shalala brought in 70-year-old Hillary Clinton to help her energize young voters as she takes on Republican Maria Salazar in the FL-27:
  • Nancy Pelosi shouted out of a restaurant - by Cuban Americans in Miami!!! [VIDEO]

    10/18/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by · 204 replies
    Hatetriots ^ | October 18, 2018
  • Shalala walks into anti-Castro buzz saw: How a campaign event with Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee [tr]

    10/18/2018 1:08:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Poltico ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    There’s a simple rule in running for Congress in Miami: Don’t campaign with someone who praised Fidel Castro and fought sanctions against Venezuela’s dictatorial regime. But Donna Shalala didn’t figure it out until it was too late. In a district filled with Castro-hating Cuban-Americans and Venezuelan exiles, Shalala’s campaign committed an egregious gaffe — and set off a round of Democratic finger-pointing — by posting an announcement that she would hold a campaign event Wednesday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Californian, Rep. Barbara Lee.
  • Donna Shalala in trouble in CD 27, new poll shows

    10/13/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies ^ | 10/12/2018 | Ryan Nicol
    A new survey from Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Democratic candidate Donna Shalala trailing in the race for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. That’s according to a report from POLITICO. The poll was conducted Oct. 1 to 6 among 625 likely voters on behalf of Telemundo 51. It showed 44 percent of voters behind Republican nominee Maria Elvira Salazar, while 42 percent supported Shalala. Mayra Joli, the Trump-supporting third-party candidate, polled at just 1 percent. The Democrat’s deficit was well within the poll’s margin of error of 4 percentage points.
  • New poll shows Democrat Shalala trailing GOP opponent in a district Trump lost badly

    10/12/2018 6:59:26 AM PDT · by edwinland · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | ALEX DAUGHERTY AND DAVID SMILEY
    Donna Shalala may be in trouble. Shalala, a Democrat running in a district that President Donald Trump lost by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016, is trailing Republican TV journalist Maria Elvira Salazar by 2 percentage points in a Mason Dixon-Telemundo 51 poll. The independent poll’s margin of error was 4 percentage points and included a pro-Trump non-party candidate who could siphon votes from Salazar. ... Shalala’s campaign noted that Trump’s approval ratings in the district in the poll are much higher than expected ... “It’s difficult for our campaign to accept that this is the only congressional district...
  • Donna Shalala Is In Trouble (Red Wave Alert)

    09/26/2018 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
    Democratic congressional candidate Donna Shalala is struggling to keep up with her Trump-supporting Republican rival in a district that overwhelmingly favored Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The 77-year-old Shalala, who served as Department of Health and Human Services secretary for the Clinton administration, was supposed to easily snag a win in Florida’s 27th Congressional District and become the “second-oldest House freshman in history,” but recent polls indicate she’s neck and neck with her Republican opponent, Maria Elvira Salazar. In November 2016, voters in the Miami-based 27th District cast a ballot in favor of Clinton by a margin of...
  • Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala wins Democratic House primary in Florida

    08/28/2018 8:41:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    The former Clinton official will face off against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar, who won her Republican primary, in the race to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) in November.
  • Democrats gang up on ex-Clinton Foundation head Shalala

    03/28/2018 10:40:53 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    What might have been a smooth ride to Congress for Donna Shalala is instead turning into a demolition derby. In an open congressional seat in Florida that represents one of the Democratic Party’s best pickup chances in the nation, fellow Democrats are bashing the former Clinton administration Cabinet secretary, accusing her of collaborating with the enemy by contributing to Republican candidates. Two of Shalala’s seven primary opponents joined together Thursday to criticize her for personally contributing $21,500 to Florida Republicans running for state, local and federal offices over the past decade — including GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who held the...
  • Soul-Searching at Clinton Foundation in Trump Era(nyt alert)

    02/03/2017 8:36:53 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/2/2017 | STEVE EDER, SHERI FINK and AMY CHOZICK
    Mr. Clinton, in a letter to be released with the foundation’s annual report this week, went so far as to ask supporters for advice on its future. “We seek both your input and your ideas,” he wrote, noting that the organization would work to expand its impact. Ms. Shalala, in an interview on Thursday, acknowledged the difficulties. “Last year was a tough year,” she said, “because people were beating on us with nonsense,” a reference to bruising political attacks claiming that donors were using the foundation to curry favor with the Clintons.
  • Donna Shalala: Clinton Foundation President, Member of the Board of Gannett which owns USA TODAY

    09/30/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 26 replies
    September 30, 2016 | Self
    Link only as the Democrat controlled USA Today does not allow Free Republic to use their stories. Note the footnote to the story
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • Donna Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation, Has Stroke

    09/30/2015 5:52:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK
    Donna Shalala, the former president of the University of Miami who was brought in to lead the Clinton Foundation this year, had a stroke shortly after the closing ceremonies of the organization’s major fall event early Tuesday evening, officials said. Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after departing the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative, which was held at the Sheraton New York hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, according to a statement from foundation officials.
  • Clinton Foundation raked in over $1M from colleges in three years (won't reveal entire take)

    06/01/2015 7:38:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 10 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 6/1/15 | Geoff Earle
    The U of Miami — headed by Bill Clinton's ex-Secy of HHS, Donna Shalala, who will take over the Clinton Foundation on Monday — shelled out at least $250,000, foundation records show...but the school refused to specify the total amount spent. “The speaking fee was underwritten by a private donor,” the school’s Asst VP of media relations, told The NY Post. Arizona State U paid a whopping $500,000 last year, records show (and also doubled tuition). “If I had known, I would have spoken up,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) told The Arizona Republic. The first disclosed payment appears to be...
  • Donna Shalala to head Clinton Foundation [long history with Hillary]

    03/07/2015 12:24:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Adam B. Lerner
    The Clinton Foundation will get new leadership in the form of longtime Clinton ally and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala as it continues to face ongoing questions about its foreign fundraising practices, former President Bill Clinton announced in Coral Gables, Florida on Friday. The news of Shalala’s new role comes as the foundation has caused all-but-certain 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton some political trouble in the final weeks before her expected campaign roll-out. Republicans have latched onto reports that the foundation resumed accepting money from foreign governments after Clinton left the State Department in 2013 — a...
  • Yes, Donna Shalala Went Bowling With The Rogue Miami Booster And Sebastian The Ibis

    08/17/2011 11:28:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    deadspin ^ | 8-17-11 | erick smith
    By Jack Dickey Aug 16, 2011 8:15 PM Yes, Donna Shalala Went Bowling With The Rogue Miami Booster And Sebastian The Ibis Once upon a time, Donna Shalala was a dignified cabinet member during the Clinton glory years. She was Secretary of Health and Human Services, the first female to miss the State of the Union as a designated survivor in case of an attack. Then she became president of the University of Miami. So, here, we have a photo of her a-bowlin' with Nevin Shapiro, the booster at the center of Yahoo's big U investigation, and Sebastian the...
  • American VIP humiliated at airport [Donna Shalala]

    08/06/2010 6:36:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 55 replies · 1+ views
    ynetnews ^ | 6 Aug 2010 | Itamar Eichner
    This is not how she imagined her visit to Israel. Prof. Donna Shalala, who served as the US Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years under Clinton and is currently the president of the University of Miami, was held for two-and-a-half hours at Ben Gurion Airport during which she underwent a humiliating security debriefing because of her Arab last name – all this despite the fact that her hosts notified the airport ahead of time that she is a VIP. The fact that Shalala arrived in Israel as part of an official delegation of the heads of universities...
  • The Countrywide six

    06/21/2008 1:41:45 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 13 replies · 245+ views
    ESR ^ | June 16, 2008 | John Bender
    The Countrywide sixBy John Bender web posted June 16, 2008The news that former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson was one of the sleaze bags who enriched themselves with sweat heart deals on mortgages from Countrywide Financial makes it a bipartisan scandal and eliminates the slim possibility that any of them will be brought to justice.  The ruling political class doesn't like to bring its members to justice. But if one political party can gain political advantage by going after a few members of the political class who happen to be in the other party, they will grab...

    06/16/2008 7:17:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 169+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | June 16, 2008 --
    When it comes to charging abuse in markets like the mortgage business, American politicians, right up the ladder, should zip their lips. They're not ones to talk. That's becoming ever more painfully clear with reports like the one Thursday from Condé Nast Portfolio suggesting that several key pols got favored treatment on their personal mortgages. The lucky winners included folks like Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Kent Conrad (D-ND), plus several former Cabinet secretaries: ex-Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson; ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala (who is to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday) and ex-UN Ambassador and...
  • Sen. Conrad donates money over loan deal (Countrywide)

    06/14/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/08 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said Saturday he is donating $10,500 to charity and refinancing his loan on an apartment building after reviewing documents showing he received special treatment from Countrywide Financial Corp. Conrad said it appears that Countrywide waived 1 point on his mortgage for a Bethany Beach, Del., vacation home. He said he would donate the equivalent amount of money to Habitat for Humanity. "Although I did not ask for or know that I was receiving a discount, and even though I was offered a competitive loan from another lender, I do not want to...