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  • Top Democratic Donor Tom Steyer Demands Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    06/10/2017 11:11:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 10, 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Key Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer is calling on lawmakers to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying that already, the facts "exceed standards for presidential impeachment for obstruction of justice" drafted against Presidents Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill Clinton in 1998. In his letter to Congress, published through Medium, Friday, Steyer, whose superPAC NextGen Climate Action spent about $100 million in the 2016 election, said the "clear and undisputed" facts being exposed call for an "immediate impeachment inqury" by the House.....
  • Top Democrat donor pushes for Trump impeachment

    06/10/2017 7:04:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/17 | Josh Delk
    Leading Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer is asking lawmakers to begin the impeachment process for President Trump.Steyer, whose superPAC NextGen Climate Action poured about $100 million into the 2016 election, penned a letter Friday to Congress persuading them that Trump had obstructed justice and asking them to begin the impeachment process.    In the letter, Steyer argues that the “clear and undisputed facts about Mr. Trump’s attempt to impede an FBI investigation demand an immediate impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives.”   The letter was first reported by The Huffington Post. According to Steyer, Trump’s alleged interference into the investigation of his...
  • Dow, NASDAQ Rise On News World Is Ending. Go Figure.

    06/02/2017 4:01:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.2.2017 | David Blackmon
    Liberal heads exploded all over the fake news media Thursday, as President Trump very predictably announced that he was taking the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord transfer of wealth scheme, an action he had promised to take literally hundreds of times during the campaign. Climate Fraud support groups went into all manner of hysterics, predicting the end of the world in just a few years, but the stock market rocketed up even as the President was making his announcement. So obviously, the Dow Jones Industrials and NASDAQ had already priced the end of the world into their indeces....
  • Tom Steyer: Trump's Paris exit a 'traitorous act of war'

    06/01/2017 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1,2017 | John Siciliano
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer called President Trump a traitor if he makes good on his promise and exits the Paris climate change agreement. "If Trump pulls the US out of the #ParisAgreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people," Steyer tweeted. Steyer was very active during the presidential campaign through his group, NextGen Climate, and has become a leading activist in an agenda that supports moving the nation toward 100 percent renewable energy over the next 25 years.
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • DELINGPOLE: Tom Steyer Is In So Deep With The Russians They Should Call Him ‘Impaled by Vlad’

    03/02/2017 11:06:20 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 2, 2017 | James Delingpole
    Liberal mega-donor Tom “Rhymes With Liar” Steyer has been ranting on Twitter about Donald Trump and the Russians But isn’t this a bit rich coming from someone whose NextGen Super PAC was dedicated to putting notorious uranium-to-the-Russkies saleswoman Hillary Clinton into the White House? A guy who, furthermore, has genuine connections – as opposed to #fakenews connections – with Putin’s inner circle? Someone who, just like Hillary, made huge chunks of his vast fortune prostituting himself so flagrantly to the Russian bear it resembled a horror out-take version of Leo Di Caprio’s ursine rape scene in The Revenant? A green...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer: There’s ‘No Limit’ to How Much I’ll Spend to Combat Donald Trump

    01/18/2017 9:01:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 2017-01-18 | Mahita Gajanan
    The billionaire Tom Steyer, an environmental activist, said he won't quantify how much he is willing to spend to combat Donald Trump's presidency. “If you ask me can I put a limit on how much I value the health, the safety, the employment and the civil liberties of Americans, there’s no limit to what I think that’s worth,” Steyer told Bloomberg in an interview. Steyer, a Democrat who spent at least $87 million on the 2016 presidential election, was the biggest individual political donor in the race. According to Bloomberg, Steyer routes most of his money through the NextGen Climate...
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Enviro-Billionaire Wastes Millions On Failed Millennial Election Outreach(Awww)

    11/19/2016 8:55:40 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Chris White
    Democratic donor Tom Steyer dumped tens of millions of dollars in a failed attempt at herding young people to vote against President-elect Donald Trump. Steyer’s $25 million campaign simply did not produce results. In fact, young voters stayed home in larger numbers than in 2012, when President Barack Obama won his second term. Only about 24 million voters under 29 voted this election year, according to exit polls. Their share of the voted dropped from 26 percent down to 15 percent this year in several battleground states. Steyer plowed money into youth outreach only to see young voters avoid the...
  • Hillary "Attack Dog" David Brock Plotting With Soros, Steyer, Sussman To "Kick Trump's Ass"

    11/17/2016 7:24:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 87 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 17 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The last time we encountered David Brock, Hillary Clinton's so called media "attack dog", was two months ago when we exposed a money laundering scheme involving over a dozen of his Pro-Clinton SuperPACs. Now, it appears that unable to concede defeat, the man who aligned his career with Hillary Clinton, is going for blood, and is soliciting the help, but mostly money, of Clinton's top donors. According to Politico, Brock is launching his own Koch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trump’s stunning victory over Clinton last week. In an...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer calls on Obama to block offshore drilling

    11/14/2016 9:44:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Politico via Hot Air ^ | 11-14-16 | By Esther Whieldon, Politico via Hot Air John Sexton
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is calling on President Obama to permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic using his executive authority. From Politico: NextGen and White House officials have discussed the possibility of Obama using his executive powers under a section of the law governing offshore drilling that allows him to “withdraw from disposition” any section of the Outer Continental Shelf that has not already been leased for oil or gas drilling… Steyer’s group says more permanent protections are available using section 12(a) of the OCS Lands Act. Similar to the Antiquities Act, which presidents can use to...
  • Anti-fracking ballot measures are collapsing, so what happens next? [Colorado]

    08/13/2016 1:39:33 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | August 12, 2016 7:07 PM | Simon Lomax
    Colorado’s anti-fracking campaign is a bust – again. But make no mistake: The campaign goes on. According to CBS Denver, environmental activists have nowhere near the number of valid signatures needed to put two anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. This is a huge embarrassment for the national environmental groups behind the anti-fracking push – including 350.org, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club and Greenpeace. ... One way or another, the environmental left is making a big move in Colorado this year. The anti-fracking campaign isn’t going anywhere – it’s just going to be reassigned to support a much bigger...
  • Soros, Steyer, and Democracy Alliance Work to Retake Colorado

    08/05/2016 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 5, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The Democratic Party’s top donors are pouring money into Colorado political groups, drawing attention to state legislative contests and ballot fights that could affect the redrawing of key congressional districts, public records show. Billionaire hedge fund managers George Soros and Tom Steyer are steering money to Colorado state senate candidates, while the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor club created ten years ago by four wealthy Colorado Democrats, provides financing for an interconnected network of Democrat-aligned political groups. Campaign finance data reveals how the Alliance and its top donors are implementing a strategy conceived last year to retake power at...
  • Green Billionaire Aims To Take Over Colorado’s Legislature(tom steyer alert)

    07/10/2016 8:34:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Chris White
    Billionaire anti-fracking activist Tom Steyer has dramatically increased his political donations in four key legislative races in Colorado in an effort to push the state away from fossil fuels, according to federal and state campaign finance records. Steyer made three $200 personal contributions to Democrats in crucial state Senate races. Democratic senatorial candidates Rachel Zenzinger, Jenise May, and Daniel Kagan were the recipients of Steyer’s largesse. May and Kagan are running for open seats, while Zenzinger is trying to unseat an incumbent Republican. Big money donors like Steyer can contribute a maximum of $200 in Colorado to state House or...
  • Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy? (San Francisco)

    06/21/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Jun 21, 2016 | Max DeNike
    March for Environmental Hope A real thing, Jimmy. If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march — probably in world history — and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for Environmental Hope, a four-day trek from the City by the Bay to Sacramento, is being pitched as a family-friendly event — and in this case that means more than funnel cakes and bounce houses. Organizers are hoping to tug on the collective heart strings of America by making this about the children, as...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists (Tom Steyer) Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan

    05/17/2016 7:20:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Two of the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituencies, labor and environmentalists, are clashing over an effort to raise tens of millions of dollars for an ambitious voter turnout operation aimed at defeating Donald J. Trump in the November election. The rift developed after some in the labor movement, whose cash flow has dwindled and whose political clout has been increasingly imperiled, announced a partnership last week with a wealthy environmentalist, Tom Steyer, to help bankroll a new fund dedicated to electing Democrats. That joint initiative enraged members of the nation’s biggest construction unions, already on edge about the rising influence...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...