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  • Rupert Murdoch’s Open Borders WSJ Warns: ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 11:04:01 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication’s long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.” Breitbart News has previously exposed how Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful open borders immigration lobbying firms in the country, the Partnership For A New American Economy....
  • Fox News' Yellow Journalism in Links and Pics

    01/28/2016 10:58:30 AM PST · by AAABEST · 50 replies
    Free Republic and Others ^ | January 28, 2016 | AAABEST
    If you're an American conservative Fox News is NOT your friend. All of the following is sourced and linked. Muslim Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is the second largest voting shareholder in 21st Century Fox. Alwaleed told an audience in Dubai that it took just one phone call to Rupert Murdoch - to get the Fox News crawl reporting "Muslim riots" in France changed to "civil riots."" Fox had a Muslim activist and Bernie Sanders supporter who has compared Trump to Hitler set up to sandbag him at the debate. Fox had an illegal immigrant set up to sandbag Trump....
  • Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal : ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 10:50:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | by JULIA HAHN
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication’s long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders The WSJ editors suggest that they would much prefer Trump work with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)44% than Jeff Sessions. The editors write that if Trump were to “work closely...
  • Poll: Cruz beats Trump head-to-head

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would beat rival Donald Trump in a theoretical head-to-head matchup, a new national poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows. However, among all GOP candidates, Trump still holds a commanding lead as the first choice of 33 percent support nationally. Cruz takes second, with 20 percent.
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Mark Levin shreds Wall Street Journal: 'Delusional. Unprincipled. Cronies.'

    12/22/2015 1:57:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Talk radio megastar Mark Levin signed off for the year with a double-barrelled blast at the Wall Street Journal for suggesting that conservative infighting will make Hillary Clinton the next president. In a Facebook post, Levin said the final straw for him was a WSJ column about Clinton under the headline, "Let's Elect Hillary Now. We want a president we can loathe all of the time -- not support some of the time."
  • Ted Cruz tackles the Wall Street Journal

    12/21/2015 7:07:06 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/15 | Kyle Cheney and Hadas Gold
    The paper's conservative editorial board says he's disingenuous and demagogic. The senator says the paper is shilling for Marco Rubio. When tea party upstart Ted Cruz began his ascent in 2012, The Wall Street Journal's editorial board saw enough promise to hint at a new era of GOP reform politics.But it didn't take long for the influential opinion page to sour on the Texas senator. Within months after Cruz was sworn in to office, the Journal was castigating him for his tone and tactics - along with his naked pursuit of the presidency just months after joining the Senate -...
  • Trump and the Goodfellas [Wall St. J. Editorial]

    12/12/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | December 11, 2015
    Trump and the Goodfellas The presidential candidate says he didn’t know he was doing business with the mob. Dec. 11, 2015 Donald Trump says he’ll succeed as President because he has succeeded in business, so it’s appropriate to scour his business record. One area in particular that deserves scrutiny is his business relationship with companies controlled by the Mafia. The reporting on this has so far been scanty, and we have no new revelations. But Mr. Trump was active in construction in the 1980s, when federal racketeering cases highlighted the influence that a “club” of mobsters exerted over large construction...
  • Ted Cruz slams WSJ for negative editorial

    12/10/2015 6:28:17 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid into The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, remarking upon its support for amnesty that it should change its "header to the Marco Rubio for President Newspaper" for the next three months.In an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" taped Wednesday and aired in segments Thursday morning, co-host Joe Scarborough brought up a Dec. 2 editorial in which The Wall Street Journal called out his positions on Syria and his opposition of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency."Mr. Cruz's Syria and NSA gambits seem intended to signal to Rand Paul...
  • Fox News, Wall Street Journal Sign Obama Climate Pledge

    12/03/2015 8:37:53 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | December 2, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The parent companies of conservative cable news network Fox News Channel and the right-leaning Wall Street Journal have signed onto a White House pledge to combat climate change. From the White House statement: Today, the White House will announce additional commitments from 73 companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, a total of 154 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong...
  • NY Times Once Thought 'Toxic' Woodrow Wilson Was 'A Man of High Equipment for the Office'

    11/27/2015 1:42:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Tim Graham
    James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal often tackles newspapers contradicting themselves under the headline "Two Papers in One!" Wednesday's edition, though, went back to point out that the sudden revulsion at Woodrow Wilson's racism is at odds with The New York Times editorial page arguing in favor of Wilson for President back in those times. Now Wilson represents a "toxic legacy" of unapologetic racism, but in 1912 , the Times oozed over him as "a man of high equipment for the office, worthy of the full confidence of the people." To wit:
  • WSJ Wrong on Cruz Again

    11/22/2015 8:30:35 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is the real schism in the conservative world that just never seems to end.This one caught my eye: a column in the Wall Street Journal by the redoubtable Kim Strassel, in which she goes after Senator Ted Cruz—who has been scorned repeatedly on the WSJ’s editorial page—for supposed “missteps” on national security.Along the way, Strassel says this:“The senator’s supporters adore him because they see him in those moments when he has positioned himself as the hero. To them he is the stalwart forcing a government shutdown over ObamaCare. He’s the brave soul calling to filibuster in defense of gun rights. He’s...
  • DONALD TRUMP: The 'dummies' at The Wall Street Journal owe me an apology

    11/12/2015 3:10:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2015 | Colin Campbell and Brett LoGiurato
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Business Insider on Thursday that he is demanding a formal apology from The Wall Street Journal for an editorial that panned his free-trade policies. "In other words, they said, 'Donald Trump made a mistake in his speech.' And I didn't. It was said perfectly," the real-estate mogul said during an interview at his Trump Tower office. "And when you read my transcript — that's the transcript of my speech," he said, handing out a typed copy of his debate remarks, "it's perfect. So now we've demanded an apology from The Wall Street Journal." The...
  • Poll: Donald Trump [24%] Won The Debate;Kasich,Bush Dead Last [Cruz/Carson 13%]

    11/12/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    After every Republican presidential debate all the Smart People like to sit around and smugly laugh at the Drudge Report’s online poll showing Donald Trump won the debate. Then a poll-poll comes out and shows Trump won the debate. This of course never shuts up the Smart People because feeling smug will always be more important to them than being correct. Anyway, according to a poll-poll, Trump won Tuesday night’s debate
  • For debate, Fox Business aims to be the anti-CNBC (WSJ's foreigner mod Gerard Baker in hiding)

    11/09/2015 5:07:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/15 | HADAS GOLD
    In interviews, moderators Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo vow to stay out of the action. Fox Business Network, the host of Tuesday's GOP debate, has its claws out - not for the candidates, as its moderators vow to stick closely to the issues, but for its more famous competitor CNBC. -snip- At FBN, Bartiromo and Cavuto will be joined as questioners by Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, whom the Journal did not make available for an interview.
  • Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Republican debate (Mod Gerard Baker not a US citizen!)

    11/08/2015 12:44:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/15 | NOAH WEILAND
    When is the next Republican presidential debate? The fourth Republican presidential debate will be Tuesday, November 10th, live from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -snip- Who will moderate the debate? There will be three moderators: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker. Before Cavuto was a Fox News staple (he hosts a show every afternoon at 4 PM), he interned in Jimmy Carter’s White House.
  • Maria Bartiromo: Debate should help voters (WSJ's Gerard Baker to collude with Karl Rove again?)

    11/08/2015 12:03:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/6/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Maria Bartiromo sees her role in moderating the next Republican presidential debate as getting specifics, not generating entertainment. "This is a serious election," said the Fox Business Network anchor. "Many people feel we're still in a recession. They see the rich getting richer. The issues are most important. What is it these people [the candidates] have to say about it? Why are we in a stagnant position and how will they change it?" Bartiromo will be one of three debate moderators at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Fox Business. She will be joined in Milwaukee by fellow Fox Business anchor Neil...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Carson Surges Into Lead of National GOP Race

    11/02/2015 3:56:03 PM PST · by CaptainK · 343 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 11/2/2015 | Mark Murray
    Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That's the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so far in the survey. Carson's 29 percent is followed by Donald Trump at 23 percent, Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent. These findings are similar to a New York Times/CBS poll released last week, which also showed Carson in first place in the national GOP contest.
  • Polls: Trump Still Leads in IA and NH, But Loses Ground

    10/04/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 40 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 10/4/15 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.
  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clintons security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children. Gutman was allowed to retire in July. Chuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...
  • NBC caught manipulating poll results released today.

    09/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 83 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/26/2015 | sundance
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/27/nbc-caught-manipulating-poll-results-released-today/
  • The Donald and the Demagogues

    09/01/2015 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Demiurge2 · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/1/15 | Bret Stephens
    The Donald and the Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma dont last. Trump is Americas answer to Hugo Chvez. By Bret Stephens Aug. 31, 2015 7:34 p.m. ET If by now you dont find Donald Trump appalling, youre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumps pubescent jokes about Rosie ODonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahams low poll numbers and didnt cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new...
  • The Donald And The Demagogues

    08/31/2015 10:19:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | August 31, 2015 | BRET STEPHENS
    The Donald And The Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma dont last. Trump is Americas answer to Hugo Chvez. By BRET STEPHENS Aug. 31, 2015 If by now you dont find Donald Trump appalling, youre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumps pubescent jokes about Rosie ODonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahams low poll numbers and didnt cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new airports in Queens...
  • As War Closes In, Syrias Assad Puts Emphasis on Living a Normal Life

    08/26/2015 7:29:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    On the day in May when Islamic State militants raised their black flag above the ancient city of Palmyra, the Damascus Opera House featured a singer in a rumpled black suit belting out traditional Arabic ballads. Members of the audience were herded together so the half-empty auditorium appeared full on state television, and the crowd whistled, clapped and danced in the aisles for the benefit of the cameras. This week, as the extremist militants blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, the opera house in the capital 150 miles to the west prepared to open an art exhibit. It is...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Obama Sways Influential Jewish Lawmaker to Back Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 10:21:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    Wall St.J ^ | August 21, 2015g | SIOBHAN HUGHES
    Obama Sways Influential Jewish Lawmaker to Back Iran Deal Rep. Nadlers endorsement capped a week in which president locked in support from several wavering Democrats By SIOBHAN HUGHES Aug. 21, 2015 WASHINGTONRep. Jerry Nadler on Friday endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, capping a week in which the Obama administration locked in support from several wavering Democrats before a critical vote next month on an agreement that could reshape the U.S. relationship with the Middle East. The Jewish Democrat from New York said that for all its flaws, the accord between Iran and six other nations gives us the best chance...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the Jeb Celebration, illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bushs famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ

    07/25/2015 11:11:35 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-24-15 | Mike Masnick
    If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies. They insist that the news coverage isn't designed to reflect the business interests of their owners. Of course, most people have always suspected this was bullshit -- and you could see evidence of this in things like the fact that the big TV networks refused to cover the SOPA protests. But -- until now -- there's never necessarily been a smoking gun with evidence of how such business interests influences the editorial...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as hes risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because hes giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruzs closeness to Trump reveals lack of character

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he wont wage violence on Republicanswhich is part of the reason why he wont condemn Donald Trumps comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isnt holding back, though. The papers conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trumps claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who werent captured better. Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasnt...
  • Trading halted on NYSE floor

    07/08/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2015
    Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page. A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • NYSE Tweets: no Cyber Attack

    07/08/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 8, 2015 | self
  • Former Walker aide to file civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutor (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Cindy Archer was once made to beg sheriffs deputies and FBI agents not to shoot her dogs during an early-morning raid on her Madison home. Now the former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who has never been charged with a crime in the Democrat-launched John Doe investigation is fighting back in court. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday evening, Archer writes that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his agents ransacked her house and ruined her career. After much soul-searching, I am filing a civil-rights lawsuit on Wednesday against Milwaukee County District Attorney...
  • Obamas Gun-Control Misfire

    06/10/2015 9:05:17 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2015 | JASON L. RILEY
    Last September the Obama administration produced an FBI report that said mass shooting attacks and deaths were up sharplyby an average annual rate of about 16% between 2000 and 2013. Moreover, the problem was worsening. The findings establish an increasing frequency of incidents, said the authors. During the first 7 years included in the study, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually. In the last 7 years of the study, that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually. The White House could not possibly have been more pleased with the media reaction to these findings, which were prominently featured by the...
  • WSJ Editorial Wrong About Menendez Indictment

    05/15/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 15, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Its been almost a month since the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled The Menendez Indictment. We responded in a letter to the editor that has not been published. Its a safe bet it never will be, so we post it here. The Journal got to the point in its opening paragraph: Ill-defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose. The recent indictment of Senator Robert Menendez on 14 counts of corruption and honest services fraud is a troubling case in point that deserves more...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Nearly Stalls Out

    04/29/2015 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/29/2015 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    WASHINGTONThe U.S. economy slowed to a crawl at the start of the year as businesses slashed investment, exports tumbled and consumers showed signs of caution, marking a return to the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly six-year economic expansion. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The economy advanced at a 2.2% pace in the fourth quarter and 5% in the third. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected growth...
  • BOOK: Hillary Gave Russian Govt. Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Reward Donors Company

    04/22/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/15 | Breitbart News
    Editors Note: This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. We reprint in part here.Hillary Clintons State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of Americas largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the sellers chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show.The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russias state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which...
  • The End of History, Part II [AP US History distortions]

    04/04/2015 8:52:50 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-1-15 | Lynne Cheney
    (Snip) The framework requires that all questions take up sweeping issues, such as group identity, which leaves little place for transcendent individuals. Men and women who were once studied as inspirational figures have become examples of trends, and usually not uplifting ones. The immigrant story that the exam tells is of oppressed people escaping to America only to find more oppression. That many came seeking the Promised Landand found it hereis no longer part of the narrative. (Snip)
  • Nuclear Deal Allows Iran Significantly to Boost Centrifuges After 10 Years

    04/04/2015 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 4, 2015 | By LAURENCE NORMAN
    France on Saturday outlined one part of what the gradual ramp-up of Irans nuclear program could entail after the initial 10-year phase of a framework accord. Since Thursdays deal between Tehran and a group of six world powers on the outlines of a final agreement, the U.S., the Iranians and the French have each produced their own documents outlining what they see as the highlights of the deal. That has led to squabbling between U.S. and Iranian officials over differences in their versions. According to a French fact sheet, Iran would be able to carry out a gradual, clearly defined...
  • The European Union Is Preparing To Sue Google, And It Wants A Fight

    04/03/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    FastCompany ^ | April 2, 2015 | David Lumb [after The Wall Street Journal]
    Google has a staggering 90% dominance of all search in the EU, making it much more influential than it is in the U.S., where it currently holds 75% dominance, says Business Insider). Experts told The Wall Street Journal that it is easier to bring an antitrust lawsuit to the EU commission than to a U.S. court: Unlike in the U.S., where antitrust investigators must prove their case to a judge, the EU Commission acts as prosecutor, judge, and jury in competition cases... If convicted, Google could be forced to pay as much as 10% of its annual revenue, which amounted...
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexicos oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Liberal Professor: If You Understand Economics, You're Likely to be a Bad Person

    03/29/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    According to Lisa Wade, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, if you have an understandings of Economics, you are likely a bad person. That was her finding in an article she published this week, titled "ARE ECONOMICS MAJORS ANTI-SOCIAL?" The first word in the piece was simply, "Yep." Dr. Wade writes that if you have taken classes on Economics, you "are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie, and steal." She largely bases her belief on a study from 2010. In the study, students were asked if they would like...
  • Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

    03/29/2015 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2015 | by SAVANNAH ROBINSON
    Eighteen-year-old Alicia Donaldson works at a busy McDonald's in East Oakland. Her job is more complicated than anyone might think. "When you do the grill and the chicken by yourself, it's not easy," she admits. "You have to put down the meat on the grill, and then put chicken in the grease. People get burned a lot." That's a lot of pain for only $9 an hour. Today it's still hard work, but now Alicia is making $12.25 instead. "When I worked 56 hours my check was about $480," she remembers. This month the highest minimum wage in the nation...
  • Earnings "Beat the Street" Manipulation Underway as Profit Warnings Mount

    03/29/2015 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    Of S&P 500 companies providing first-quarter outlooks, MarketWatch reports 84% have been negative as Profit Warnings Pile Up.Ahead of the start of earnings reporting season, which unofficially kicks off when Alcoa Inc., reports results on April 8, about 84% of the companies that have provided first-quarter outlooks gave negative outlooks. Thats above the 81% that warned Q1 2014, and the five-year average of 68%.< I believe that yellow highlight I added should say Q3. More importantly, it would have been nice for MarketWatch to actually link to FactSet because it contains some interesting charts and analysis.Earnings Insight Let's dive into...
  • 8 Basic Money Lessons Everyone Should Know

    03/29/2015 8:27:28 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Daily Worth ^ | 3-24-15 | Natasha Burton
    Where should we learn how to handle money? School. But we dont. Instead, what you know or dont know about finances stems from a number of factors: how you were raised and what you learned from friends, financial advisors, a spouse, random Internet searches, and so on. Which leads to money habits that arent ideal. So we talked to the pros to find out what you should have learned in school. Heres what they said.
  • Fast-Food Restaurant Chains That Rake In $2M+ Per Store

    03/29/2015 8:20:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    forbes ^ | 8-14-14 | Carol Tice
    Have you ever visited your favorite fast-food restaurant and, as you grab that sack of burgers or chicken, wondered how much money that restaurant makes? Well, restaurant trade magazines track those stats for the big fast-food chains. And the answers can be surprising. It turns out that only seven of the top 50 quick-serve brands in the country pull in more than $2 million per store. For perspective on that, for a full-service restaurant to be a profitable enterprise, it needs to pull in $1 million a year thats the rule of thumb I learned in my years as...
  • A Three-Sided Minimum Wage Debate Moves into Nevada

    03/29/2015 7:54:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Rod Kackley
    One Nevada senator wants to cut the states minimum wage by $2 an hour. Another wants to raise it by $8 an hour. Guess which senator is a Democrat and which is a Republican. That is an easy one. But this is tougher. Guess which party is also pushing to raise the states minimum wage by 75 cents. Nevada Republican Sen. Joe Hardy wants to scrap the states constitutional amendment that provides a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour with health insurance coverage same amount as the federal minimum wage and $8.25 an hour if the employer does...
  • Barney's Blithering Misunderstanding of Business: 'Your Being There Means Somebody Else' Won't Be

    03/29/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two days ago I ordered online a used copy of Milton & Rose Friedman's classic "Free to Choose," hoping a liberal loved one would be willing to read it. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, so now I'm tempted to send the book to Barney Franksince it's apparent that, like many liberals, he doesn't understand the most basic notions of how free markets work. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today, Frank described business creators as being "given privileges." Barney then added this mind-boggler: "there's only a limited amount of space, there's only a limited amount of businesses. Your...