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  • Clinton cover-ups

    03/07/2006 4:23:37 AM PST · by libstripper · 38 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • Former Clinton HUD Sec: Hillary Seriously Considering Julian Castro As VP Choice

    In a pre-taped interview to air Sunday on Univision’s Public Affairs program “Al Punto,” Henry Cisneros says former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is at the top of Clinton’s list of running mates. Castro is currently secretary of HUD. According to a transcript of the show, obtained by The Miami Herald, Cisneros says, “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro.” He also says the Clinton’s campaign “… don’t have a second option.” Cisneros then said, “He is the superior candidate considering his record,...
  • (CA) Poised to Sell Trophy Buildings to Unidentified Investors (and pay rent)

    12/25/2010 11:31:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Lesly Stevens
    As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to decamp from Sacramento on Jan. 3, he has displayed zealous determination to complete what critics say will be among the worst deals the state has ever made: the sale of 11 premier state office complexes to a group of politically connected private investors. ...California would pocket about $1.3 billion after debt is paid off, but would then be a tenant in the same buildings. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, the deal would cost taxpayers $6 billion over 35 years. ....Two prominent Bay Area lawyers sued to halt the sale, and the state...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • EDITORIAL: ACORN keeps falling--Vote fraud, then prostitution sponsorship, now tax avoidance

    09/23/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2009 | Editorial
    As scandals concerning the left-wing "community" group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) continue to metastasize, the organization seems to think it can handpick allies to "investigate" its own transgressions. Fortunately for the rest of us, the growth of independent writers and researchers using modern communications means there are plenty of other outfits that can and will expose corruption. Case in point: The Pelican Institute think tank in New Orleans keeps unearthing examples of federal and state tax liens against ACORN's national headquarters in the Crescent City. The institute's indefatigable research broke into national attention yesterday via a...
  • THE SOUND OF CRIME: ACORN-AFFILIATES, PROFITEERS & SYMPATHIZERS TO INVESTIGATE ACORN

    09/19/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies · 1,098+ views
    ( Surprise: ACORN audit to be conducted by panel full of leftists and cronies.) From this profoundly warped announcement (via ABC who engages in daily, early-morning information huddles with the Obama “White House”) from ACORN itself, it’s announced that ACORN is, uhh, going to “investigate” ACORN, with this group of Lefties-at-hire to go onto the media-stage and do the “Let’s Investigate” routine: In a press release, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says, that as “a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees,” the group will immediately stop accepting anyone into ACORN office for service programs, will conduct...
  • ACORN to Review Incidents (Henry Cisneros to Investigate)

    09/17/2009 11:33:26 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 53 replies · 1,427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/16/2009 | Darryl Fears
    Amid a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the political divide, the community organizing group known as ACORN announced Wednesday that it would launch an independent review into "the indefensible action of a handful of our employees" who were secretly videotaped while giving advice to actors posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to buy a home and start a brothel.
  • ACORN says workers conduct 'indefensible' (Suspends, plans audit, in wake of videos)

    09/16/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT · by Clinging Bitterly · 77 replies · 2,892+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-2009 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    UPDATED: ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees "indefensible," has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.
  • Ex-friend stole $473,000 from(former HUD Secretary Henry)Cisneros

    03/25/2009 1:47:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 1,058+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Vicki Vaughan and Guillermo Contreras
    A former college classmate, friend and financial account manager who handled money for former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing $473,000 from Cisneros’ accounts over a three-year period. Cisneros’ former friend, Fred L. May III, appeared before Judge Orlando Garcia in U.S. District Court to plead guilty to a felony charge of fraud. The judge set May’s sentencing hearing for June 25. May was arrested on March 4, a day after the U.S. Attorney filed a federal lawsuit naming May as a financial account manager in San Antonio who had defrauded an unnamed...
  • Fannie, Freddie And Now, Hannie

    01/15/2009 6:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 558+ views
    IBD Edidorials ^ | January 15, 2009
    Subprime Crisis: The media have pounded President Bush for a wave of Hispanic home foreclosures. But it was Democrats who launched a drive to loosen credit for Hispanics — many of them illegals.Democrats and their advocacy groups also prodded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy the high-risk NINJA (no income, no job, no assets) loans they'd pressured banks to make to Hispanic immigrants. Now immigrants are defaulting on subprime mortgages in droves, adding to the toxic debt that is poisoning the financial industry. Yes, Bush was "eager," as the Washington Post described it, to put more Hispanic families into...
  • Building Flawed American Dreams (Henry Cisneros, Clinton HUD secretary)

    10/18/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 1,114+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2008 | David Streitfeld and Gretchen Morgenson
    SAN ANTONIO — A grandson of Mexican immigrants and this city’s first Hispanic mayor, Henry G. Cisneros has spent years trying to make the dream of homeownership come true for low-income families. As the Clinton administration’s top housing official in the mid-1990s, Mr. Cisneros loosened mortgage restrictions so first-time buyers could qualify for loans they could never get before. Then, capitalizing on a housing expansion he helped unleash, he joined the boards of a major builder, KB Home, and the largest mortgage lender in the nation, Countrywide Financial — two companies that rode the housing boom, drawing criticism along the...
  • (1993) Assault on the mortgage lenders: in the name of racial justice, the Clintonites...

    10/02/2008 4:31:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies · 1,217+ views
    findarticles.com ^ | National Review, Dec 27, 1993 | Robert Stowe England
      Assault on the mortgage lenders: in the name of racial justice, the Clintonites want the power to decide who gets a home of his own - efforts to impose regulations on banks to make loans even if applicants are not creditworthy Robert Stowe England QUIETLY, behind the scenes, the Clinton Administration is preparing for the biggest regulatory crackdown of recent years. Attorney General Janet Reno is linking up with banking regulators and with HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to end the supposed epidemic of discrimination against minorities in making home loans. The implications for society at large are ominous. Here,...
  • Clinton campaign head made $200,000 with subprime lender

    03/30/2008 7:15:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 661+ views
    Newsday ^ | March 29, 2008 | GLENN THRUSH
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager, Maggie Williams, earned about $200,000 on the board of a Long Island subprime lender that charged prepayment penalties -- a practice that Clinton, a critic of the subprime industry, now seeks to eliminate. Williams, who took over the reins of Clinton's campaign in early February, served as a director on the board of the Woodbury-based Delta Financial Corp. from April 2000 until the firm declared bankruptcy in December, according to Securities and Exchange Commission records. She was recruited by former New York City Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch, a Delta consultant. Her assignments were to create...
  • Clinton courting Nevada Latinos to win California

    01/13/2008 7:49:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies · 71+ views
    News Day ^ | January 13, 2008 | LETTA TAYLER AND GLENN THRUSH
    Hillary Clinton was hugging babies and posing with grandmas while canvassing door-to-door in a working-class Hispanic neighborhood one evening when a man in a checked flannel shirt and wool cap waved her into his pocket-sized yard. "You are going to win!" Jose Velasco, 47, a porter in the Mirage casino who is bucking his own union's endorsement of Barack Obama to support Clinton, said last week. "I will, with your help," she replied with a wide grin. Hispanics make up only between 12 and 15 percent of Nevada's Democratic electorate, but Clinton has spent virtually all of her time since...
  • Clinton courts Hispanic vote in the West (Si, se puede!)

    01/12/2008 2:23:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 26 replies · 1,632+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01.12.08 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    LAS VEGAS - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, attempting to earn the "la presidenta" title bestowed by supporters in the West in recent days, appealed to Nevada's Hispanic community Saturday to back her potentially history-making candidacy as an affirmation of the American dream they share. "Help us reach our common purpose," Clinton said at a rally touting her support within the Hispanic community. "The common purpose of America is progress, not just for the wealthy and the well-connected, but everyone. Every single person deserves a shot at the American dream. That is why I'm running for president." Clinton, reinvigorated after an...
  • MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's

    07/03/2007 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/3/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    I keep seeing this talking point phrase in multiple MSM stories about the Libby conviction; "Libby was convicted in March, the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair roiled the Reagan administration in the 1980s."(emphasis, mine) This is a misleading statement that makes the reader imagine that no high-ranking Presidential appointee, adviser, or member of the White House has been convicted of anything or sentenced to anything since Reagan's era. But, at least one past official's name should be placed above that of Libby's. Henry Cisneros was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, appointed to...
  • MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's (Henry Cisneros)

    07/02/2007 8:56:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies · 1,604+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 2, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's Posted by Warner Todd Huston on July 2, 2007 - 23:30. I keep seeing this talking point phrase in multiple MSM stories about the Libby conviction; "Libby was convicted in March, the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair roiled the Reagan administration in the 1980s."(emphasis, mine) This is a misleading statement that makes the reader imagine that no high-ranking Presidential appointee or advisor has been convicted of anything since Reagan's era. But, at least one past official's name should be placed above that of Libby's....
  • Libby is NOT the highest level Executive Branch Official Convicted (Cisneros)

    07/02/2007 7:03:59 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 9 replies · 970+ views
    7/2/07
    It is worth repeating that Henry Cisneros is actually held a position in the Executive Branch much higher that the position that was held by Scooter Libby. Henry Cisneros was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Appointed by Bill Clinton. In 1997, because of investigations against him that began in 1995, Cisneros resigned his position. In December of 1997 Cisneros was indicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, giving false statements and obstruction of justice. In September of 1999, facing the reality that he would be convicted and sent to jail, Cisneros negotiated a plea agreement, under which he pleaded...
  • Clinton Pardon's List

    07/02/2007 3:26:12 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 30 replies · 2,926+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 | Associated Press
    PARDONS: Verla Jean Allen Nicholas M. Altiere Bernice Ruth Altschul Joe Anderson Jr. William Sterling Anderson Mansour Azizkhani Cleveland Victor Babin Jr. Chris Harmon Bagley Scott Lynn Bane Thomas Cleveland Barber Peggy Ann Bargon David Roscoe Blampied William Arthur Borders Jr. Arthur David Borel Douglas Chrles Borel George Thomas Brabham Almon Glenn Braswell Leonard Browder David Steven Brown Delores Caroylene Burleson, aka Delores Cox Burleson John H. Bustamante Mary Louise Campbell Eloida Candelaria Dennis Sobrevinas Capili Donna Denise Chambers Douglas Eugene Chapman Ronald Keith Chapman Francisco Larois Chavez Henry G. Cisneros Roger Clinton Stuart Harris Cohn David Marc Cooper Ernest...
  • AT&T gives donation to Schwarzenegger's after-school program

    03/20/2007 8:26:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Telephone giant AT&T, which spent millions last year to influence legislation giving the company access to California's cable television market, gave about $500,000 Tuesday to a private after-school program founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 cable law, attended a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, where AT&T's philanthropic arm announced the donation to the governor's nonprofit After-School All-Stars program. Schwarzenegger founded the national program in 1992 as a way to provide tutoring services and sports to at-risk middle school students. It has affiliates in 14 cities. For AT&T, Tuesday's donation followed a 2006 legislative session in which...