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  • Ex-Trump campaign manager: unlike Romney, Trump bragged about his wealth ó and it worked

    12/02/2016 4:55:26 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    VOX News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JOSH EDELSON
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts ó One by one, the political operatives sitting around the table at Harvardís campaign managers conference Wednesday afternoon explained why they thought their candidate could win ó even though he or she ended up losing. And then came Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski explained how he joined Donald Trumpís team in January 2015, and helped run ďthe most unconventional race in the history of the presidencyĒ before his eventual firing 18 months later. ďEmbracing Mr. Trumpís wealth and not running from it,Ē Lewandowski said, ďwas a strategic decision that we made early on.Ē He continued: ďThe reason we did that...
  • Trump says he's leaving his businesses to focus on presidency

    11/30/2016 7:19:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-30-2016 | FoxNews.com
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday he is leaving his multi-million dollar businesses to focus on being president Ė a change from comments heís made in the past about being able to juggle both. "I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make America great again," he said in a series of early morning tweets. "While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as president, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses." Trump...
  • 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...
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • Trump critic Mark Cuban stays mum on sitdown with Steve Bannon

    11/23/2016 8:32:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Mark Cuban, one of Donald Trump's most vocal critics, met with the president-elect's key advisor Steve Bannon, according to reports. They met Tuesday at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, according to TMZ, which first reported on the meeting and published a picture of the pair. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Asked whether he could confirm the meeting or give details on what was discussed, Cuban told CNBC that he would "have to pass." The billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He repeatedly criticized Trump in appearances on CNBC during...
  • Icahn: Question Isn't Why Would You For Vote Trump, It's Why Wouldn't You Vote For Trump?

    11/22/2016 8:06:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 22, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Billionaire investor and Trump supporter Carl Icahn speaks with Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto about the president-elect's proposals to reduce regulations on business and the energy industry, why working people supported Donald Trump, and whether or not he would consider taking a role in the Trump administration. About Trump's appeal to working people, Icahn said: "The pundits all wonder what happened, but I think it was extremely simple... Think of a middle-class guy working out in the middle west. The real question is not why did he vote for [Trump], but why wouldn't he vote for him?" "I said to...
  • Warren Buffett sees $11 billion boom on Donald Trump win

    11/22/2016 6:58:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For someone who backed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Warren Buffett has done just fine so far with a Donald Trump victory. The multibillionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway has seen his investment portfolio explode in the days since Trumpís stunning upset Nov. 8. Buffett has benefited particularly well from the myriad financial holdings he holds in the companyís portfolio. Bank stocks have surged since Trumpís win, on anticipation of higher rates and less regulation of Wall Street. Taken together, the companyís half-dozen top financial holdings have brought the Oracle of Omaha a hefty $4.3 billion in profits since the...
  • This Is What a 'Money Is No Object' Car Collection Looks Like

    11/21/2016 5:31:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Esquire ^ | 21 Nov, 2016 | MŃT… PETRŃNY
    Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim of Bahrain wanted a Ferrari Enzo. And since his company built both the Bahrain International Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit, he could easily afford one. So, he called supercar dealers Romans International, and the collection sort of snowballed from there. Obviously, if you have an Enzo, you might as well get a 288 GTO, an F40, and F50 and a FerrariFerrari. Oh, and a Maserati MC12, because that's basically a rarer and faster Enzo. Plus a 599 GTO and an Abarth 500. Lamborghinis are cool too, so it's not a bad idea to get...
  • Meet The Billionaires Planning Trump's Inaugural Festivities

    11/17/2016 3:26:33 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 17, 2016 | Chase Peterson-Withorn
    The committee is being led by former Forbes 400 member Tom Barrack, a Los Angeles tycoon who founded private equity firm Colony Capital and was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in July, where he described Trump as one of his ďclosest friends for 40 years.Ē A major fundraiser, Barrack launched the ďRebuilding America NowĒ super PAC to support the Trump campaign. He served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior under Ronald Reagan, and is being floated as a possible pick for Treasury Secretary. Of the remaining 19 members of the committee, four are on...
  • Kushner vs. Christie: The nasty Trump transition fight that goes back a decade

    11/17/2016 5:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    The first time Chris Christie squared off with a Kushner, the scene was a federal court and the outcome -- along with all the tabloid drama -- helped vault the future governor of New Jersey into the Republican elite. His opponent then, in the early 2000s, was the billionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner. Also a prominent Democratic political donor, Kushner's criminal tax evasion and witness tampering case won Christie, then a US attorney, triumphant headlines in the country's largest media market.
  • Dem Mega Donor Says Money Is No Object In Fight To Defeat Trump(steyer alert)

    11/16/2016 8:55:33 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Chris White
    One of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís wealthiest donors said he plans on spending as much money necessary to fight President-elect Donald Trump and his pro-fossil fuel positions. Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer told reporters Tuesday that he intends on crafting a multi-pronged strategy engaging voters and anti-Trump activists once the former reality TV star takes residence in the White House. ďWe have always been willing to do whatever is necessary,Ē the former hedge fund manager said when asked about the amount of money he was willing to dump into the system to destroy Trumpís agenda. Steyerís position closely...
  • Welcome to Trump Central: Inside the gaudy $100m penthouse from where the President-elect [tr]

    11/15/2016 10:03:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2016 | Gareth Daview
    It could be a difficult farewell for Donald Trump when the time comes to take up residency at the White House. Although he has hinted of commuting from New York City in his helicopter, the U.S. President-elect is likely to have to say goodbye to the $100million suite which sits at the top of Trump Tower. The lavish building can be found on Fifth Avenue and is home to the Republican's business as well as his three-level, 66th floor penthouse.
  • Donald Trump Refuses Huge Salary, Will Make $1 as President. Wonít Take Frequent Vacations Like..

    11/15/2016 9:36:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    FULL TITLE: Donald Trump Refuses Huge Salary, Will Make $1 as President. Wonít Take Frequent Vacations Like Obama Donald Trump will be the third president in U.S. history to not accept a salary. In an interview with ď60 MinutesĒ on Sunday, the billionaire seemed to have no idea how much he would make as president, and when interviewer Lesley Stahl informed him it was $400,000, he said heíd pass. ďNo, Iím not going to take the salary. Iím not taking it,Ē he said. ďI think I have to by law take $1, so Iíll take $1 a year.Ē John F....
  • Confirmed: Donald Trump Says He Will Take $1 Salary as President

    11/14/2016 7:08:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The answer is no,Ē he said, when asked about his campaign trail promise by CBS interviewer Lesley Stahl. ďI think I have to take by law one dollar so Iíll take one dollar a year.Ē He admitted that he didnít even know what the salary was, but when he was told it was $400,000 salary he declined it. ďIím not taking it,Ē he said. He added that he would not be taking too many vacations either. ďThereís so much work to be done and I want to get it done for the people,Ē he said. ďI want to get it...
  • Exclusive Clinton Ties Could Doom For Profit Laurette University's IPO

    11/06/2016 2:31:08 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-16 | Richard Pollock
    DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband former president Bill Clinton greet guests at the end of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ‚ąß Reports of faulty corporate record keeping and links to the growing controversy over allegations of Clinton Foundation ¬ďpay-to-play¬Ē schemes could doom the pending initial public offering (IPO) of the for-profit Laureate Education university, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. Billionaire George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and...
  • George Soros' offshore finances revealed in Panama Papers

    11/04/2016 3:06:48 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 11 replies
    Aol.news ^ | 5-17-16 | Unstated
    George Soros is a resident of New York state and a wealthy political donor. But the Panama Papers show his money resides elsewhere. Soros Holdings Limited was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Soros Capital in Bermuda. And Soros Finance Inc. was set up in Panama. It's there that the law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the rich and powerful avoid taxes and hide their wealth. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/17/george-soros-panama-papers-hillary-clinton/21379016/
  • At A Conference For Coastal Elites, Silicon Valley Talks Trump

    10/23/2016 5:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nitasha Tiku
    Donald Trumpís popularity is prompting the tech industry to wonder whether its massive success has left some Americans behind. Unless youíre invited to Graydon Carterís private dinner, the cocktail party at San Franciscoís historic Ferry Building is supposed to be the highlight of the annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, a high-end business conference for the coastal elite. On Wednesday evening, guests were escorted from the Yerba Buena Center to the Embarcadero by trolley and greeted by a six-person mariachi band who played through the selfies. But a little past 6 p.m., the crowd in the cathedral-esque lobby had already...
  • Trump: No Salary for Me as President.

    10/22/2016 7:59:26 PM PDT · by LUV W · 83 replies
    Nevo News ^ | Nevo News
    Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not want the $400,000 annual salary that comes with the White House job and would turn it down if elected. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the 2016 race despite having no political experience, was asked at a town hall-style meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire, if, as president, he would roll back generous pension and healthcare benefits given to members of Congress.
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Rickettsís pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Rickettsí billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Donald Trump's Fortune Falls $800 Million To $3.7 Billion

    09/29/2016 8:26:22 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/29/2016 | Jennifer Wang
    .... A lot of Trump critics have argued that heís afraid that his tax returns will show heís not a billionaire. Highly doubtful. First, Trumpís income will not directly correlate with the value of his assets, the debt on them or his stake in each. Second, FORBES has been scouring Trumpís fortune for 34 years. Sometimes heís up, sometimes he downĖand for much of the 1990s he was out of the three-comma club. FORBESí new investigation into Trumpís wealth pegs his fortune at $3.7 billion, down $800 million from a year ago. A softening of New York Cityís real estate...
  • Shattuck: True blue-collar billionaire Donald Trump shows Hillary Clinton is out of touch

    09/27/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09-27-16 | Tom Shattuck
    Donald Trump made it very clear last night that he is disgusted with Washington. Unluckily for Hillary Clinton, she is the standard-bearer for the Washington establishment and he didnít let her forget it. He spoke to the plight of the middle class and hammered big, clumsy government and tax increases as the cause.
  • Clinton Cash: Billionaires Back HRC 20-to-1 over Trump

    09/27/2016 12:51:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/16 | Staff
    Brendan Coffey reports in Bloomberg that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is outraising Donald Trump by 20-to-1 among billionaires, a statistic which plays to her Republican rivalís populist appeal.
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Will Trump Release His Tax Returns? Billionaire Pledges Up to $5 Million for Veterans if So

    09/13/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/13/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has pledged to give up to $5 million to veterans groups if Donald J. Trump agrees to release his tax returns before the Oct. 19 presidential debate.
  • Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz commits $20M to help beat Trump

    09/09/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The funds are a surprising infusion of cash from an individual who has never before been active in politics. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups, including those backing Hillary Clinton. The donations, once issued, will make Moskovitz the third...
  • New York Timesí Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor

    08/30/2016 9:37:56 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Even as the New York Times reports extensively and critically on the Clinton Foundation and its activities during Hillary Clintonís tenure as secretary of state, as with other news outlets, multiple high-dollar donors to the foundation are associated with the paper, including the Timesí top shareholder, Carlos Slim. Slim, a Mexican telecom tycoon whose net worth of nearly $80 billion makes him the second richest man in the world, became the top shareholder of the New York Times earlier this year after he doubled his shares to take control of 16.8 percent of the company.
  • MEGA-RICH AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THE ABORTION PUSH IN IRELAND. WHY?

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Sorosí foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work Ďcollectivelyí to legalise abortion Ė Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • White House Partner Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Pro-Iran Deal ĎEcho Chamberí

    08/18/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Adam Kredo
    An organization that played a key role in the White Houseís effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summerís nuclear agreement with Iran requested $750,000 for this campaign from a foundation backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, according to funding documents leaked to the public. The Ploughshares Fund, a liberal organization cited by top White House officials as a chief architect of the Obama administrationís campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Sorosís Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off ďexperts and validatorsĒ of the administrationís diplomacy with Iran, according to a funding...
  • Billionaire father and daughter linked to Trump shake-up

    08/17/2016 10:33:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/16 04:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trumpís dramatic staff shake-up on Wednesday revealed the growing influence wielded on his campaign by a Republican mega-donor duo. The fingerprints of Robert Mercer, a New York hedge fund billionaire, and his middle daughter, Rebekah, can be seen all over the new Trump staffing appointments and other decisions being made by the GOP presidential nominee. The Mercers, who previously put $13.5 million into a super-PAC supporting Ted Cruz's bid against Trump, have recently converted the group into the Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC, targeting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Robert Mercer has reportedly made a ďsubstantialĒ additional investment of at least...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ĎAggressive US Actioní On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Goreís environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a ďpolitical space for aggressive U.S. actionĒ on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Goreís climate group over three years. ďU.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Sorosís...
  • Memo: Sorosí Investments Led To Senate Passage Of ĎGang Of Eightí Immigration Bill

    08/17/2016 5:36:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Left-wing billionaire George Sorosí non-profit network, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is confident about the future success of its work in the field of immigration activism and may embark on a massive campaign on immigration issues in the near future. Thatís according to a candid 62-page document reviewing OSFís work on immigration reform discussed in May at the groupís board meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The document, which is one of 2,500 stolen from OSF in a massive hack and released over the weekend, shows that the Soros group believes that its $7.7 million investment in groups pushing for immigration reform...
  • George Sorosís Open Border Foundations

    08/17/2016 3:17:46 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | August 17, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Thanks to the hacking of George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) by DCLeaks, we are getting an inside look at the machinations of the multibillionaire and his organizations. Soros is exploiting the refugee crisis to advance his radical left agenda. Indeed, his Open Society Foundations should be re-named the Open Border Foundations. One leaked memo stands out for its brazen presumption that the refugee crisis should be accepted as ďthe new normal.Ē It is entitled ďMigration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review.Ē The memo was written by Anna Crowley, the Program Officer of OSFís International Migration Initiative, and Kate Rosin, a...
  • A vote for Clinton is a vote for the New World Order and an end to the United States of America

    08/16/2016 4:10:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-16 | DrJohn
    Worried about Trump? You should be worried about the left wing elites. It is their goal to establish a new and one world order, with themselves in control. Six years ago I warned you about George Soros. Soros is the self-loathing Jew who said his happiest days were spent with his father ratting out other Jews to the Nazis. Soros also has let everyone know how he feels about the US: ďThe main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.Ē† That means the US must be taken down, and who better to do it than...
  • Billionaire real estate executive, 56, 'divorces wife of 15 years and starts dating 22-year-old

    08/15/2016 5:11:47 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 148 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8/15/2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Billionaire Andrew Farkas, 56, has divorced his second wife of 15 years and has started dating a 22-year-old Harvard student,Page Six reported.Farkas, the founder of real estate merchant bank Island Capital Group, reportedly offered Sandi Farkas a hefty settlement and put their luxurious Upper East Side townhouse on the market for $42.5million.Farkas, who graduated from Havard in 1982, is reportedly partying in the Hamptons with a 'busty' Pakistani senior at his alma mater, the gossip website reported.(snip)While one source pointed out that the Harvard student is 'younger than his daughter from his first marriage,' another reported the romance was getting...
  • Billionaire LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke tells ... residents in Texas to get off his ... land (edited)

    08/13/2016 10:25:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kiri Blakeley
    Hundreds of Texas residents, many elderly and on fixed incomes, will have to move from the land they've been leasing for decades thanks to a billionaire who bought the land and is forcing everyone off of it. Los Angeles Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke - who also owns north London football team Arsenal - bought up 535,000 acres of legendary ranch land near Lake Diversion outside of Wichita Falls in February, reports Dallas News. ... The Cara Blanca Park land had been in the Waggoner family, which established the property 164 years ago. The family then leased the land near...
  • Soros Groups Get Hacked, Hundreds Of Documents Leaked

    08/14/2016 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/13/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Hundreds of internal documents from groups run by prominent billionaire liberal donor George Soros were leaked online Saturday after hackers infiltrated the groups. The 2,576 files were released by DCLeaks, a website which claims to be ďlaunched by the American hacktivists who respect and appreciate freedom of speech, human rights and government of the people.Ē The documents are from multiple departments of Sorosí organizations. Sorosí the Open Society Foundations seems to be the group with the most documents in the leak. Files come from sections representing almost all geographical regions in the world, ďthe Presidentís OfficeĒ, and something named SOUK.
  • BREAKINGó- George Sorosís Open Society Hacked and Information Leaked Online

    08/13/2016 2:54:11 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 185 replies
    GP ^ | 8/13/2016 | J Hoft`
    Soros documents are posted from operations in Latin America, Eurasia, Asia, the US, Europe and the World Bank. Billionaire George Sorosís Open Society organization was infiltrated by hackers. The hackers reportedly had access to internal network, sensitive docs, and programs.
  • America's Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

    08/03/2016 6:06:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4AUG16 | Authored by Eric Zuesse
    America's Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously by Tyler Durden Aug 3, 2016 7:30 PM 0 SHARES Authored by Eric Zuesse,The results are already in, even before the official campaign-finance final figures will become available after the election.Though a large percentage of the people funding the campaign advertising will never be made public - due to recent Supreme Court decisions allowing¬†‚Äúdark money‚ÄĚ - data already exist on the final product of the campaigns (including both the above-board and the dark money), which is the booked advertising time for each of the two candidates at the start of their campaigns. (Similar proportions...
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Koch to host Cape Cod fundraiser for Donald Trump

    08/02/2016 5:45:13 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies
    Massive.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Billionaire businessman Bill Koch and his wife Bridget are hosting a $2,700-a-head fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at their home on Cape Cod on Saturday. Koch is part of the wealthy family who owns Koch Industries, and he also founded his own energy company. He co-chaired a campaign to oppose Cape Wind, a proposed offshore wind farm off of Cape Cod. Two of Bill Koch's brothers, Charles and David Koch, are prominent conservative donors who have said they will not support Trump.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "Iím gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Warren Buffett joins the billionaires-for-Hillary club

    08/01/2016 5:54:18 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton will get a helping hand at a fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska, Monday from deep-pocketed investor Warren Buffett ó the third billionaire in less than a week to jump to the Democratic presidential nomineeís aid. The two will hold a public rally together at Omaha North High Magnet School, where Clinton ďwill discuss her commitment to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,Ē according to the Clinton campaign.
  • Billionaire's aide says no plans to help Trump (Charles Koch)

    07/30/2016 7:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 30, 2016 8:58 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Kochís expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency. Thatís the message from one of the Koch networkís chief lieutenants as hundreds of the nationís most powerful Republican donors gathered for a weekend retreat on Saturday. With Election Day just three months away, Koch lamented the state of the 2016 contest during a welcome reception inside a luxury hotel at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. ďWe donít really, in some cases, donít really have good options,Ē Koch said of the ďcurrent political situation.Ē Ö
  • Attack of the Globalists: Magazine Owned By Hillary Mega-Backer Urges Republicans To Vote Clinton

    07/31/2016 5:26:06 PM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/31/2016 | Aaron Klein
    PHILADELPHIA Ė An article published over the weekend by the Economist warns that an America governed by ďwall-buildersĒ will be ďpoorer and more dangerous,Ē while urging Republicans to support Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump, who, the magazine claims, has ďsucked confidence out of global institutions.Ē Unmentioned in the article is that the Economist Group, which owns the controlling stake in the magazine, is partially owned by the famous Rothschild family. Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild (pictured) also sits on the Economist Groupís board. She is a top Clinton supporter, donor, and fundraiser, and has done work with the Clinton...
  • Mark Cuban Calls Donald Trump a ĎJóOffí While He Was Endorsing Hillary Clinton at Rally

    07/31/2016 5:24:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:32 July 31st, 2016 | by Tommy Christopher
    Up until very recently, billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wasnít sure which candidate he was going to support, but at a Hillary Clinton rally in Pittsburgh Saturday, he removed all doubt, and probably made history in the process. Cuban spoke at length about his own biography, peppering in a few shots at Donald Trump, like saying ďHelloĒ to him in Russian, bragging that his Shark Tank reality show ďkicked the apprenticeís ass,Ē and slamming Trumpís ďhardscrabbleĒ beginnings: That was just the warmup, though, as Cuban went on to become perhaps the first person ever to use this particular word...
  • As if by magic, the billionaire becomes the populist

    07/31/2016 1:47:51 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/31/2016 | Susan Shelley
    Donald Trump is doing Harry Houdiniís act. In the 1890s, Houdini was famous for performing a trick he called ďMetamorphosis.Ē The magicianís hands would be tied securely behind his back and heíd climb into a sack that was tied at the top with a knotted rope. Then the bag with Houdini inside was placed in a wooden trunk, which was locked and secured with leather straps. Houdiniís wife, Bess, his assistant, would draw a curtain around the locked trunk and step inside. The audience heard her clap her hands once, twice, three times ó and on the third clap Houdini...
  • Charles Koch warns politicians are offering Ďfrighteningí answers to improve society

    07/30/2016 8:22:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 30, 2016 | Matea Gold
    Charles Koch warns politicians are offering Ďfrighteningí answers to improve society By Matea Gold July 30 at 9:06 PM COLORADO SPRINGS ó Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch on Saturday chastised the political class, saying that those seeking public office were offering "frightening" answers and largely failing to promote a society that provides opportunity for all. ďOur goal is to unite people from all walks of life to work for what we call a free and open society ó a society of opportunity, of free speech, free exchange, and what we call permissionless innovation,Ē Koch told conservative donors assembled in a hotel...
  • Exclusive: Billionaire Republican donors urge Kochs to back Trump

    07/28/2016 3:21:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2016 | Michelle Conlin
    A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network, have been making their case in emails and phone calls to Charles and David Koch ahead of their bi-annual donor seminar, which begins Saturday in Colorado, according to four donors involved in the loosely-coordinated effort and advisors representing...
  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...
  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21,2016 | By T. BECKET ADAMS
    It says a lot about Donald Trump that his children are such delightful people, even though they were raised with the "disadvantage" of being very wealthy, Ben Carson said Thursday. "All of the Trump children are absolutely delightful people. And I think that speaks volumes about the man," he said, referring to the GOP nominee. "Anybody who can raise children, particularly in the environment they came up in, which I think is a disadvantaged environment. Because I know a lot of people who are very rich and their kids are so spoiled, and I think it's a disadvantage. I really...