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  • Center for American Progress reveals Palestinians were advising demonstrators in Ferguson

    11/12/2015 7:45:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Oops! As a byproduct of an internal dispute at the far left think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), it has been revealed that Palestinian advisers were brought into the Ferguson, Missouri demonstrations to advise the rioters. Exactly who paid for them to apparently fly halfway around the world (or otherwise build "strong relationships") and stick their noses into an American political dispute is unclear, though it has been bandied about that George Soros has played a major role in funding the #BlackLivesMatter movement that is ginning up black anger, and presumably 2016 election turnout for Hillary. The...

    11/09/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by · 129 replies
    Billionaire investor George Soros has confirmed he wants to bring down Europe's borders, following the accusation made last week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last week, Mr Orban accused Mr Soros – who was born in Hungary – of deliberately encouraging the migrant crisis. "This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state," Mr Orban said. "This Western mindset and this activist network is perhaps best represented by George Soros." Mr Soros has now issued an email statement to Bloomberg Business,...
  • Obamas Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

    10/24/2012 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    The freshly appointed chairman of a federal investigation into the Benghazi massacre is an apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran, the worlds leading state sponsor of terrorism. And to add insult to injury, at press time Tuesday evening the chairman of this new State Department panel, former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, was poised to participate in a panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia. The news comes on the heels of a new report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism that found...
  • Obamas Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldnt expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didnt work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to welcome Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop whos now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • More Young Americans Now Die From Guns Than Cars

    09/03/2015 7:55:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 8/26/2015 | dan diamond
    The United States is one of the greatest nations in the world. But compared to our peers, were one of the worst when it comes to gun violence. In America, you can be shot at an elementary school. You can be murdered at a church or movie theatre. You can even be executed on live TV and yet theres no real expectation of gun reform. Gun-related violence and death is a real public health problem in America, researchers say. And these three charts illustrate why. 1. Gun-related deaths in America wildly outpace our peer nations
  • Hillary Clintons curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • The Legacy of George Soros Part 5

    08/28/2015 5:31:46 PM PDT · by samovar123
  • Center for American Progress helped craft EPA talking points, emails show

    07/07/2015 4:50:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | July 06, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A prominent left-wing group helped formulate Environmental Protection Agency talking points designed to sell a controversial regulatory scheme to skeptical journalists, internal emails show. The emails show Joseph Goffman, the senior counsel of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, circulating talking points from Center for American Progress climate strategy director Daniel Weiss among EPA colleagues attempting to sell the agency's controversial power plant regulations to a New York Times reporter. Weiss emailed Goffman in September 2013 with a series of suggestions for convincing the Times' Matt Wald of the commercial viability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, a vital...
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obamas pick for the job. Shes a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obamas 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obamas campaign as a bundler in 2012.
  • Are Obama's Arab-Firster Policy Hawks Anti-Semites?

    03/06/2015 6:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Judging by liberal reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime minister scored a direct hit at Obama's Arab-first policy. At least amongst the Arab-first crowd that Obama supports. "Given how much buildup the speech received," writes Matthew Duss in Slate, "and how much of America’s time has been wasted with the controversy surrounding it—it’s simply amazing that Netanyahu didn’t use the chance to offer any new or interesting ideas."And that's the best Duss has to offer in the Slate piece titled Netanyahu Just Did Obama a Big Favor.He never really gets to the big favor...
  • Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over potential GOP presidential rivals, poll shows

    01/22/2015 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | By Anne Gearan and Peyton M. Craighill
    Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, Bush and Romney are all longtime politicians and members of political dynasties, registered voters are less likely to count that familiarity against Clinton. That is a good sign for Clinton, a failed 2008 presidential candidate and the focus of Republican criticism that her time has come and gone. Clintons potential to make history as the first female U.S. president makes little difference to most...
  • Center for American Progress wont account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding its donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podestas Center for American Progress isnt accounting for over $5 million in donations from anonymous sources. Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clintons run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if shell get questions about her buddy Podestas missing $5 million. Funny too that you dont...
  • Center for American Progress, poised to wield influence over 2016, reveals its top donors

    01/21/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    The Center for American Progress, the preeminent liberal think tank in Washington, is poised to exert outsized influence over the 2016 president race and should Hillary Clinton win it the policies and agenda of the 45th President of the United States. CAP founder John Podesta is set to run Clintons presidential campaign, and current CAP president Neera Tanden is a longtime Clinton confidante and adviser. CAP recently rolled out a major blueprint for combat wage stagnation and inequality that many view as a template for a Clinton economic agenda, and there are surely more major policy statements to...
  • Think Tank President Distances Herself From Gruber But Previously Praised His Expertise

    11/14/2014 1:33:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    "...The most recent person to distance herself from the embattled MIT economist is Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress, who wrote an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal Thursday claiming that Mr. Gruber was not, as many claim, the architect of the health-care law.......... [snip of her denial] [picking up with the facts].....According to Tanden, Gruber provided essential budgetary information that the Congressional Budget Office needed to score the bill. The most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O., Tanden told The New York Times for a profile of Gruber. We knew the numbers he...
  • Inside the Head of a Bank CEO (Down The Rabbit Hole-Must Read)

    02/15/2009 5:01:46 PM PST · by khnyny · 33 replies · 2,600+ views
    Fox Business ^ | February 13, 2009 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    In covering the hearing of the nine bank chief executives on Capitol Hill, it didnt take long for me to see that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was having a hard time of it, valiant effort though he did make to defend his banks lending practices. Because to look inside Wells Fargo, you will find the worst of the mortgage lenders housed in this bank, Wachovia, which Wells Fargo bought last fall for $15.4 bn, and housed within Wachovia is Golden West Financial, which Wachovia bought for a stupefying $25 bn, Golden West, the purveyor of some of the worst...
  • We Dont Need No Thought Control in Schools

    11/07/2014 9:15:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 6, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel discussion at Center for American Progress called for brain research in the classroom and shared their remarks on mandating scientific research in the classroom. Giving a final exam-type test on the first day of class, Benedict Carey, science reporter for The New York Times and author of How We Learn, said, [It] prepares the brain to receive the information subsequently because you see the topics that are coming later in the semester. He admitted, Pre-testing is very counterintuitive, but claimed these pre-tests, which a majority of students fail, help students get higher grades on final exams. Glenn Whitman,...
  • Feds cap Obamacare fines at $2,448 per person (new rules)

    07/25/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    IBA Mag ^ | 7/25/14 | Caitlin Bronson
    **SNIP** The figures, released late Thursday, cap the fine for not buying insurance at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The standard rule of thumb is 2% of household income, with a minimum of $325 per person. The caps are equal to the national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. Those who choose to go uninsured will owe one-twelfth of the annual payment for each month they or their dependents dont have either coverage or an exemption, the IRS said. All fines will be due during tax return season, which can be deducted from tax...
  • US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

    05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this diversity gap at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.

    04/21/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLMs focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners. Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas. In Texas, Miller says, the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago...
  • Obamacare architect: Law will cause 'the end of employer-sponsored insurance'

    03/20/2014 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel claims in his new book that the health care reform law will result in the end of employer-sponsored insurance. Despite President Barack Obamas claim that if you like your plan, you can keep it a talking point developed in his first 100 days in office by a tiny but influential left-wing messaging group called the Herndon Alliance his administration has long planned to disassemble the current U.S. insurance industry as well as alter health care reform. The Daily Caller reported last June that the Obama administration was making moves to squash self-funded insurance plans,...
  • SCOTT WAGNER BEATS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT - CAP and a Pennsylvania write-in revolt.

    03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3.20.14 | Jeffrey Lord
    First, it was a Florida congressional race. Now? A Pennsylvania special election for the state Senate. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win and yes, the winner says he heard about Obamacare. Scott Wagner is a Pennsylvania state Senator this morning. It wasnt supposed to happen. In a stunning upset, the York County businessman, taking a stand against the states political establishment of both parties, made state history by winning a special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate in a write-in landslide, defeating both the Republican and Democrat nominees. Wagner captured 48 percent of the vote....
  • Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'

    02/03/2014 9:26:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a tiny minority who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because the children belong to all of us. Reville continued, Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states rights, and things of that nature, when really what were doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some...
  • Shriver Report Is the New War on Women Manifesto

    01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 15 January 2014 | Carrie Lukas
    If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the War on Women campaign effort for 2014, there isnt now. The release of the Shriver Report with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media campaign; day-long events; and presidential pow-wow shows that the Left is doubling down on the message that women are under siege in America, and only bigger government can save them. The publication ably describes some of the hardship and challenges facing American women, though there is the obligatory use of exaggerated statistics. Beyonce (who is naturally a lead author...
  • Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other lib environ activist groups

    01/23/2014 10:24:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Among Washington's most important but rarely covered realities is the daily close coordination among Democratic politicians, executive branch bureaucrats and the left side of the non-profit activism community. Emails obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute exposed a slice of that coordination in the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The emails show, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts, "senior policy officials at the EPA working closely with environmental groups in what appears to be an effort to kill the pipeline."...
  • NBCs Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of Overnight Sensation Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesdays NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drops Crusade Against Obamacare

    01/18/2014 12:11:06 PM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2014 | ELLIOT M. KASS
    In a striking about face, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will no longer seek the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, working instead to correct what it sees as its flaws. It was three years ago this month, during his annual State of American Business address, that the Chambers president and CEO, Tom Donahue, labeled the ACA unworkable and called for its repeal. During last weeks address he softened his views, calling instead for business-friendly adjustments to the new law. The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the chamber has been working pragmatically to fix...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchors Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on Nightly News, they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In The Shriver Report: A Womans Nation Pushes Back From the Brink, which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that devalue and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • Liberal group touted access to Hillary Clinton for $250,000

    12/18/2013 5:03:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) this year promised corporate donors a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton in return for a $250,000 donation, documents obtained by The Hill show. The meeting never happened, though Clinton spoke at the anniversary gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium that was cited on the solicitation. None of the patrons were able to meet with Secretary Clinton but our board and trustees did meet with her at the event, said Andrea Purse, a CAP spokeswoman. The documents ask prospective donors to contribute to CAPs Progressive Party, which was held Oct. 24 to...
  • Podesta: Climate game changer (& hoax denier)

    12/15/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/13 | Laura Barron-Lopez, Justin Sink
    Environmental groups believe John Podesta will be a force for change on climate issues at the White House. The groups argue that for must of Obamas years in office, an administration that took power at the height of the recession has prioritized helping the economy over other goals. Thats created an uphill climb for advocates pushing the White House to take a tougher line in reducing carbon emissions and cleaning up polluters. Podestas arrival as a White House adviser, which comes as unemployment hits a low point under Obama, is a pivotal moment, activists predict. The most significant thing about...
  • Who Funds the Far Left? Youll Be Surprised

    12/14/2013 3:20:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12-13-13 | John Hinderaker
    The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered for some years who finances far-left web sites like Think Progress. As of today, we know at least part of the answer, as CAP released its corporate donor list for...
  • Swiss vote against cap on executive pay: TV

    11/24/2013 7:44:00 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    afp ^ | 24 November 2013 | Jonathan Fowler
    Two-thirds of Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a referendum to cap executive pay at 12 times the wage of a firm's lowest earner ... Switzerland, which has long boasted a business-friendly climate coupled with one of the highest average salaries in the world, has largely avoided the economic crisis dogging the European Union, of which it is a staunch non-member. The referendum campaign was spearheaded by the Socialist Party, plus the Greens and trade unions.
  • James O'Keefe tweets to Secretary Sebelius: Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow

    11/19/2013 7:34:41 PM PST · by Diago · 452 replies
    James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 5h Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It's going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas __________________________________ .@SenTedCruz praises @Project_Veritas... more to come soon... ___________________________________ James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII MSM: please do ignore it. That won't bode well for you. This screenplay's already written. My favorite part is still coming up.
  • Obama flubs during health care conference call with community organizers, claims 'more than...

    11/19/2013 6:37:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama flubs during health care conference call with community organizers, claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor PUBLISHED: 21:44 EST, 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 23:14 EST, 18 November 2013 President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of progressive volunteers on Monday evening that 'more than 100 million Americans' in a nation of less than 314 million have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. And at a time when his signature legislative initiative's website has made the White House the butt of jokes, the website hosting...
  • Obama claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled [in Obamacare]

    11/19/2013 3:57:46 AM PST · by grundle · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2013 | David Martosko
    Full title: Obama flubs during health care conference call with community organizers, claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of progressive volunteers on Monday evening that 'more than 100 million Americans' in a nation of less than 314 million have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. And at a time when his signature legislative initiative's website has made the White House the butt of jokes, the website hosting the conference call was plagued with its own connection errors and other malfunctions. A weary-sounding Obama made...
  • Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year

    09/07/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 September 2013 | By David Rose
    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year an increase of 60 per cent. The rebound from 2012s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russias northern shores.
  • Contains Loud Bangs - Periodic Table of Videos {video only]

    08/28/2013 5:34:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 8-28-2013 | Periodic Videos
    It's detonation vs deflagration. More slow motion at More chemistry at us on Facebook at on Twitter at the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: Periodic Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haran: Brady's other channels include: (Physics and astronomy) (Numbers and maths) (Space stuff) (Science and behind the scenes) (Food science) (Big science facilities) (Favourite scientists) (Academic look at the Bible) (Modern language and culture) (Philosophy stuff) Thanks to Destin from smartereveryday for helping us out!!!
  • No joke! Meet Obama's new 'nudge' czar

    08/01/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 44 replies
    WND ^ | July 31, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Maya Shankar, a White House adviser cultivating a team tasked with subtly influencing Americans behavior, previously worked closely with the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, WND has learned. Shankar has discussed utilizing cognitive science for social activism and is a champion of so-called social justice.
  • Hillary Super PAC fundraiser linked to Soros, Media Matters

    06/28/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PACs Finance Council is a member of George Soros progressive donor network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation. San Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clintons expected 2016 presidential campaign. Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing line, is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive...
  • California to Industry: Get Lost

    06/06/2013 6:38:46 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6th, 2013 | Adam Sparks
    IF you were the leaders of the State of California and you were hemorrhaging businesses, with entire industries leaving as fast as they could pack and taking jobs with them, what would you do? Assist with job training? Offer tax credits? Ease regulations? Wrong. The State of California didn't do that. Instead, they looked at the few still struggling industrial businesses dumb enough to want to still operate in this hostile environment and asked why? Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Bombshell: Eric Holder Liedto Congress Under Oath

    05/24/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies
    PJ Medi ^ | 5/24/13 | PJ Media
    During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank I fear that Guam will capsize! Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement. In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something Ive ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy. He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News James Rosen were known. Since then, its come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.
  • Obama announces Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

    01/25/2013 9:26:12 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 01/25/13 | self
    Obama states McDonough has been one of his closest advisors-
  • Cheap Natural Gas and Its Enemies

    12/21/2009 3:29:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 576+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    A vast reservoir of clean-burning natural gas could be available at reasonable cost in the coming years, freeing us from some of our dependence on imported energy. Yet there are those who consider such a development a threat. A small group of billionaires (and mere multimillionaires), formed under the aegis of the Democracy Alliance, has amassed a great deal of political influence in America on behalf of the Democratic Party and Democratic politicians. Among the more important members of this "club" are George Soros and his liberal allies, Herbert and Marion Sandler. The latter two are billionaire beneficiaries of the...
  • Terrorist? Dont Ask, Dont Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents arent allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training. The touchstone document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasnt been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • CAP Panelist Critiques Obamacare

    03/13/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 13, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    I dont think Obamacare is going to drive health insurance costs down. These words, while common sense to the Right, prove startling when you consider where they were spoken today: at the liberal Center for American Progress, which has historically informed policies made by the Obama Administration. All the evidence I can tell you as a business person who pays for health insurance is that its driving them way up, continued Steven Brill, journalist and author of Time magazines February lead story, Bitter Pill. Its great, for example, to get rid of preexisting conditions, but it does mean that the...
  • Obama Campaign Merges with George Soros

    01/25/2013 2:46:25 PM PST · by mgist · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/25/13 | Greenfield
    George Soros has leased the White House as a summer home for eight years, and appointed a number of his stooges to Cabinet positions, including Chief of Staff. Its a great triumph for the wanted criminal who has gone from collaborating with the Nazis to controlling the greatest country in the world. And now Soros will be funding the Permanent Campaign to transform America into a Socialist country. Obama rolled out his new political outfit last week, he and his allies declared it would be powered by grassroots activists and change politics from outside Washington. Not exactly. In its first...
  • The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight

    01/20/2013 7:17:31 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This is...about a coordinated effort by about 36 different interest groups with reported revenues of no less than $1.69 billion, pledging millions of dollars to work together to attack conservative supporters and organizations, to intervene directly in Democratic politics, to push for filibuster reform to better enable a push through their agenda without any input from the opposition, and expanding "voting rights" and fighting voter registration laws to further grease the skids for their legislative agenda. 1. Who belongs: Here are a few of them: ...the AFL-CIO, the Center for American Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank (Center for American Progress)

    01/12/2013 7:03:20 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The Center for American Progress is recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House some of them executive actions that would not require the approval of Congress in what amounts to the progressive communitys wish list. CAPs recommendations, presented Friday to White House officials and detailed in an 11-page report obtained by The Washington Post, establish a benchmark for what many in Obamas liberal base are urging him to do after last months massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. CAPs proposals which include requiring universal background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition...