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  • Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush

    10/19/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by jstolarczyk · 52 replies · 1,871+ views ^ | 19 October 2004 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 1:09 p.m. EDT Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush In the days following the Democratic National Convention in Boston this past August, several billionaire Democratic activists secretly met at the famed Aspen Institute in Colorado. The purpose of their clandestine meeting was "to use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of President George W. Bush," The New Yorker magazine reports in its most recent edition. Details of the meeting remain sketchy, but the magazine described the Aspen conference this way: "Five billionaires joined half a dozen liberal leaders in a lengthy conversation about the...
  • Which Idiot Crackpot is More Dangerous?

    04/29/2014 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've been wondering here, folks, whose comments are more idiotic?  And whose comments, in fact, are not only just more idiotic, but more dangerous: Donald Sterling's or John Kerry's?  We mentioned what Kerry said about Israel becoming an apartheid state. It turns out that that was a private meeting, and some reporter from The Daily Beast got past all the security at the Trilateral Commission -- whoa -- and recorded it, and now they're all apoplectic.  It a private comment to the conspirators at the trilateral commission.  The world wasn't supposed to hear that.  Yes, it was. ...
  • White House offers 'grand bargain' on tax cuts and infrastructure

    01/05/2014 5:25:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 60 replies
    NBC ^ | Sun Jan 5, 2014 | Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News
    Gene Sperling, the director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, said Sunday that Obama is offering congressional Republicans “a grand bargain on jobs. He has said he would be willing to do corporate tax reform that lowers rates to 28 percent, simplifies taxes for small businesses, but do it together with a major infrastructure investment.” In his budget proposal last year, Obama called for $50 billion in additional short-term federal spending on infrastructure projects such as bridges, highways, and mass transit systems, as well as creation of a National Infrastructure Bank to make loans to such projects. “The economy...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Sperling Says No Nein To Private Recapitalization Of Fannie And Freddie (Same Day As Reid)

    11/24/2013 2:56:47 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As many are painfully aware, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed in price from Q4 2007 to Q4 2008. Fannie Mae stock was trading at $60.81 on September 28, 2007 and fell to $1.71 by September 30, 2008. That is quite a drop. But Fannie Mae’s equity is now at $2.73 while Freddie Mac’s is at $2.52 per share. Both started showing signs of life in March 2013, spiked on May 28th, fell again, but has regained upward momentum since September. Who is in the running to purchase Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and provide private market...
  • Woodward invites Sperling to his house; Sperling: ‘I hope [we] can put this behind us’

    03/03/2013 8:57:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2013 12:30 PM | Jeff Poor
    Is “Beer Summit, part 2” in the works? On this weekend’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling suggested he and journalist Bob Woodward are poised to resolve the very public conflict they’ve had in recent days. (RELATED BLOG: How Woodward played us by playing up Sperling’s “threat”) “You know, Bob and I have known each other for 20 years, and we’ve always had a friendly and respectful relationship,” Sperling said. “Anybody who looks at the emails that went from me and that came back from him can see that there’s respect and friendliness.”
  • Sperling Admits Obama Misled in Debate: The President Did Propose the Sequester

    03/03/2013 8:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/3/13 | Daniel Halper
    White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama's plan: "We put forth the design of" the sequestration, Sperling finally admits after a long back-and-forth.
  • And the WH hatchet man was …

    02/28/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-28-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    … Gene Sperling, at least according to BuzzFeed’s source with access to the e-mail conversation between Bob Woodward and whoever “threatened” him. As hatchet men go, a director of the White House Economic Council odd choice. Isn’t this the kind of thing Rahm Emanuel used to handle? (snip) "Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to tell him that he would question Obama’s account of negotiations leading to the “sequester” — automatic cuts set to take effect next month." "The aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward said, and then...
  • Economic Official Sperling Warned Woodward (Alleged sender of 'regret' email)

    02/27/2013 7:10:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Ben Smith
    The White House official whom Bob Woodward charged had crosssed a line by saying he would "regret" printing his version of a set of Washington negotiations was Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, a source familiar with the exchange told BuzzFeed Wednesday. The email from Sperling to Woodward, which Woodward read to Politico Wednesday, has transfixed Washington, with Republicans and some in the press charging that it embodies a White House lording it over a cowed press corps. Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to tell him that...
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

    02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing Brett LoGiuratoFebruary 27, 2013, 6:53 PMWikimedia/Bektour Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House...
  • Mr. Obama avoids meeting his economic team so far in 2011

    06/30/2011 2:12:59 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 23 replies ^ | June 30, 2011 | Greg C.
    A review of Mr. Obama's calendar as posted on the White House Website, shows that the president failed to hold even one meeting with his highly touted Economic policy adviser, Gene Sperling, appointed earlier this year. During the same period from January through June, the Vice President, Joe Biden, conducted 6 meetings with Mr. Sperling on March 29 and 30, on April 15, 24 and 28 and on May 4th. more here
  • Nancy Pelosi snaps at White House adviser Gene Sperling

    04/14/2011 6:41:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Nancy Pelosi snaps at White House adviser Gene Sperling By: John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen April 14, 2011 08:47 AM EDT In a tense moment that may well have encapsulated the frustrations of three-plus months in the minority, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi snapped at a top presidential economic adviser, Gene Sperling, during a closed-door meeting between White House aides and House Democratic leaders Wednesday. “Maybe you could consult with us just once,” Pelosi said, according to one source’s account. Others confirmed the basic content of the stand-out barb from the former speaker in the midst of an active but...
  • Gene Sperling: Obama's new economic whisperer

    01/09/2011 10:55:10 AM PST · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, January 7, 2011 | By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
    (01-07) 09:56 PST WASHINGTON (AP) -- He has helped write popular television dramas and has stroked many a sweet drop shot on the tennis court. He has written a book about education in developing countries. And now, for the second time in his career, Gene Sperling, never formally educated as an economist, will rise to one of the top economic posts in the U.S. government. Read more:
  • Obama chooses former Clinton staffers in a move to the center

    01/06/2011 7:02:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama has recast his White House team for the second half of his term, giving top jobs to a pair of Clinton-era veterans in a signal to business leaders and independent voters that he is resolved to steer a more centrist course after two years of intense partisan clashes. Obama announced Thursday that he was installing William Daley as chief of staff, entrusting the White House operation and perhaps the future of his presidency to a former Commerce secretary who has warned that pressing a liberal agenda risks scaring away an all-important bloc of moderate...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 September 2008

    09/21/2008 4:57:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 532 replies · 1,211+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 September 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 21st, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chair of the American Red Cross. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Paulson; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Paulson; Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Paulson; Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Douglas Holtz Eakin, adviser to John McCain; Austan Goolsbee, adviser to Barack Obama; former Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.; Gene Sperling,...
  • Kerry's Billionaire Buddy Divides America (The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro America)

    08/25/2004 4:08:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 907+ views ^ | 8/25/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    ( - No sooner had George Soros vanished from the media spotlight when another liberal billionaire stepped up to the microphone. Yesterday it was John Sperling's turn to offend Republicans by disparaging everything about the so-called red states. The 83-year-old Democrat and John Kerry supporter released his book, "The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro America," which chronicles a winning strategy for Democrats, according to Sperling. Ignore conservative values, he advises, and return to the days of FDR's liberalism. Sperling, who unsuccessfully tried to clone his dog but had more luck with his pet cat, appeared on the U.S. political...
  • Liberal Author Pits "Metro" America Against "Retro" America In New Book

    08/24/2004 2:07:30 PM PDT · by dukeman · 43 replies · 981+ views
    WORLD Magazine Blog ^ | 8/24/04 | Vincent
    "Retro" vs. "Metro" America If you are pro-life, support freedom of Christian expression, believe pornography is harmful and should be restricted, oppose usurious progressive taxation, believe in school choice, and vote mainly Republican, then you are part of Retro America, according to The Great Divide: Retro Vs. Metro America, a new book by John Sperling. The Great Divide is billed as "a blueprint for how the Democratic Party can regain, and maintain, control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives." Mr. Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, believes that conservative voters with traditional values are a millstone...