Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $45,781
52%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 52%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: billionaires

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sheldon Adelson privately supports anti-McMaster campaign

    08/19/2017 1:20:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson has privately told one of his allies that he supports a campaign that depicts H.R. McMaster as anti-Israel and seeks to remove him from his post as national security adviser. In an email to Mort Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, Adelson writes: "Now that I have talked to somebody with personal experience with McMaster, I support your efforts." Why this matters: Adelson is arguably the most influential donor in Republican politics, spending tens of millions of dollars each election season. He also funds the ZOA, which has been relentlessly attacking McMaster and...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs.
  • Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

    08/16/2017 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Oatka · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 14, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Soros pushed resources to counter laws described as direct attack on the liberal billionaire. Liberal billionaire George Soros's advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his native country of Hungary. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from the Soros grant making Open Society Foundations, has spent nearly as much on lobbying...
  • Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Soros pushed resources to counter laws described as direct attack on the liberal billionaire Liberal billionaire George Soros's advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his native country of Hungary. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from the Soros grant making Open Society Foundations, has spent nearly as much on lobbying...
  • Seven billionaires worried about a stock market correction

    08/10/2017 8:12:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Financial News London ^ | 10 Aug 17 | Jeff Reeves
    By now, all investors should know the research about the follies of market timing, MarketWatch reports. But similarly, all investors should admit that a quest for outperformance by stock picking and active management will never end — particularly given that 2017 shows more than half of active funds are beating their benchmarks for the first time since before the Great Recession. So it’s worth noting that a host of big-name billionaire investors are pretty concerned about current market conditions. Yes, there are tremendous benefits to passive, low-risk, long-term investing strategies. And obviously, some of the “best” investors on Wall Street...
  • Cheery Hillary and Bill attend hedge-fund billionaire daughter's wedding

    08/07/2017 7:56:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-7-17 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Hillary and Bill Clinton attended the wedding of a hedge-fund billionaire´s daughter - the same businessman who was one of Hillary´s biggest financial supporters during her election campaign. The former President and First Lady were all smiles while at the wedding of 24-year-old Sophie Lasry, the daughter of Avenue Capital Group founder Marc Lasry, on Sunday night. Lasry married Alexander Swieca, a 25-year-old former University of Michigan quarterback, who is the son of another billionaire hedge fund manager, Henry Swieca. Hillary and Bill are long-time friends of the father-of-the bride, Marc Lasry, and the billionaire was even a top contributor...
  • In Weary Wisconsin Town, a Billionaire-Fueled Revival

    08/07/2017 3:54:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New York Times Business ^ | 8-5-17 | Alexandra Stevenson
    Diane Hendricks and her late husband saw opportunity in Beloit, a decaying industrial town. Now, she dreams of turning it into a mecca for start-ups. When Diane Hendricks sees something she doesn’t like here, she buys it. A bankrupt country club. A half-empty mall. Abandoned buildings. The rusting foundry down by the river. Beloit used to be a town that made papermaking machines and diesel engines. Ms. Hendricks thinks it can be a place where start-ups create the next billion-dollar idea, and she is remaking the town to fit her vision. She can do so because she is the second-richest...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Hey, let’s give everyone a basic income

    07/06/2017 9:28:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 134 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/5/2017 | John Sexton
    Mark Zuckerberg has been traveling around the country meeting people while denying he has any intentions of running for office. And yet, here he is making what amounts to policy recommendation for the United States. You could call this the first major plank in his non-platform. From his Facebook post: Priscilla and I spent the weekend around Homer, Alaska as part of the Year of Travel challenge. It’s beautiful here. One thing that stood out to us is how different Alaska’s social safety net programs are in a way that provides some good lessons for the rest of our country....
  • A woman who has coached hundreds of millionaires and billionaires shares the secret to their success

    06/26/2017 10:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal has worked with hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. The secret to their success doesn't boil down to one specific habit, routine or personality trait, she tells CNBC: "The secret of the true billionaire is what's going on on the inside." "There's so much literature out there about how to succeed," she continues. "Most of the books talk about 'how': Do this and you will be that. But it doesn't work that way. We have it backwards. What we really need to do is to figure out who we are on the inside. We need to...
  • BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

    06/22/2017 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 6:46 p.m Thursday, June 22, 2017 Palm Beach County Crime WEST PALM BEACH Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused. In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court, explaining...
  • billionaires, media, environmentalists promoting the enslavement of citizens

    06/19/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Who profits today from the global warming/climate change industry, worth trillions of dollars?" “One must give the Soviets their due. No other country is capable as are the Soviets of manipulating public opinion in the West.”—Natalie Grant Wraga Few intelligent people understood the global environmental communist agenda twenty years ago but Natalie Grant Wraga did. The majority did not pay careful attention and the MSM presented the environmental agenda of Cultural Marxism in a very positive light that seemed logical.
  • 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...
  • The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools

    06/06/2017 6:10:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Natasha Singer
    In San Francisco’s public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 “innovation grants” and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders and less like bureaucrats. In Maryland, Texas, Virginia and other states, Netflix’s chief, Reed Hastings, is championing a popular math-teaching program where Netflix-like algorithms determine which lessons students see.
  • Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Is Launching A Coalition To Defy Trump And Uphold The Paris Agreement

    06/02/2017 10:46:38 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-2-2017 | Lenna Garfield
    Thirty cities, three states, more than 80 university presidents, and more than 100 companies are part of a growing group intending to uphold the Paris Agreement, the climate-change accord that President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US would be exiting. The group, called the United States Climate Alliance, is being organized by the billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. The coalition plans to submit a plan to the United Nations that commits to greenhouse-gas limits set in the Paris Agreement, according to The New York Times. It is negotiating with the UN to form its own National Determined Contribution — a...
  • French Intel: John Podesta Converting $40B Clinton Foundation Assets Into Gold, Art, Diamonds

    05/31/2017 11:56:15 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | May 30 217 ast | George Webb
    Independent journalist George Webb says that after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, longtime Democrat operative and Clinton loyalist John Podesta is in a frenzy to unload $40 billion from the Clinton Foundation — by buying up art, gold and diamonds, and spreading them out all over the world — before those assets are seized by the new FBI director. John Podesta was the chair of Hillary’s failed 2016 presidential campaign. Before that, he was Counselor to the President in the Obama administration, and White House Chief of Staff in the Bill Clinton administration. Beginning at the 0:30 mark...
  • The most presidential moments from Mark Zuckerberg's whirlwind tour of the US (so far

    05/24/2017 5:26:53 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-24-2017 | Alex Heath
    Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know that he's not running for president. In recent months, Facebook's CEO has dined with a family at their home in Ohio and been photographed working on an assembly line at a Ford factory, meeting with members of the military, and even feeding a calf. But as much as such outings may look and sound like someone raising his profile for a political run, Zuckerberg insists that's not the case. "Some of you have asked if this challenge means I'm running for public office," Zuckerberg recently wrote in a Facebook post. "I'm not." And that...
  • Billionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?

    05/01/2017 7:36:24 AM PDT · by libh8er · 14 replies
    McClathcy ^ | 05-01-2017 | Scott Christianson and Greg Gordon
    The Internal Revenue Service is demanding a whopping $7 billion or more in back taxes from the world’s most profitable hedge fund, whose boss’s wealth and cyber savvy helped Donald Trump pole-vault into the White House. Suddenly, the government’s seven-year pursuit of Renaissance Technologies LLC is blanketed in political intrigue, now that the hedge fund’s reclusive, anti-establishment co-chief executive, Robert Mercer, has morphed into a political force who might be owed a big presidential favor. With Trump in the Oval Office, Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, who has become his public voice, seem armed with political firepower every which way...
  • Bernie Sanders Slams Billionaires, Gets Reminded He Owns 3 Houses

    04/21/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is having a difficult time with his latest tweet assailing the wealthy. First, Sanders, who ran a progressive presidential campaign criticizing Wall Street and the rich, tweeted out a message Thursday evening with what seems to be a typo, telling billionaires: "You can have it all." After deleting the initial tweet and replacing it with a new one, swapping "can" with "can't", Sanders was mercilessly mocked for questioning how yachts and cars billionaires need when he and his wife bought their third house — a $600,000 beachfront residence — in August.
  • Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl

    04/15/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, L.P ^ | April 14, 2017 | Franz Wild
    Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, transparency groups, investigators and government officials in Guinea in a coordinated effort to ensure BSG Resources Ltd. lost the rights to the Simandou deposit in April 2014, BSGR said in a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
  • In Trump They Trust: Inside The Global Web Of Partners Cashing In On The President

    04/09/2017 7:05:27 PM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    A previously little-known batch of billionaires and tycoons from around the world suddenly find themselves in an unprecedented position: How do you cash in on a partnership with the president of the United States of America? From the avaricious dealmakers to the abandoned deals, meet the world's 36 mini-Trumps. All told, at least 14 from this community of partners, from Turkey to India to the Philippines, attended the inauguration festivities. "People often talk about partners as not necessarily friends, almost as if they're mutually exclusive. 'If you're a partner, you're not a friend, and if you're a friend, you're...