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  • FBI Is Coordinating Its Hillary Interview With Her Campaign Schedule (barf alert!)

    05/05/2016 6:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 3 hours ago | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is reportedly coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign schedule in order to find a time to interview the presidential candidate about her private email server, CNN reports. Investigators have already interviewed several of Clinton’s top State Department aides, including Huma Abedin, the network reported on Thursday. Some of those aides have been interviewed several times. The next step in the investigation — which is looking into whether any classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s server — will be to interview Clinton herself. But that poses a problem because she is in the heat of a presidential campaign. And with...
  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage “not to...
  • "Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan ‘Sold His Vote! I Absolutely Believe That"

    05/05/2016 11:12:32 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/2016 | Dan Riehl
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon today that he absolutely believes Paul Ryan “sold his vote” to support so called trade deals that Nehlen says are damaging to America.
  • #5 - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TALK ABOUT HILLARY (Wall Street speech transcipts)

    05/05/2016 9:49:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-5-16 | DFU
    #1 HIRING P.I. THUGS #2 F-ING JEW BASTARD #3 OFF THE RESERVATION #4 DESTROYING COAL INDUSTRY
  • Haynes/Leatherwood/Ferrell to GOP legislators: “Screw You.” (TN)

    05/05/2016 5:26:18 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 7 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/4/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Two weeks ago, 27 Republican House members sent a terse letter to state GOP head Ryan Haynes, demanding to know why one of their “contract employees” – who is also married to the state party’s political director (nah, no conflict there) – was working for candidates running against incumbent GOP officeholders in the August primary. The legislators were ticked. While political consultant Taylor Ferrell was at the center of their complaints, the letter was also a vehicle for conservatives to vent their frustration over years of double-dealing by party poohbahs when it came to favoring more establishment-friendly GOP candidates. They...
  • Romanian Hacker Guccifer: "I Breached Clinton Server, It Was Easy"

    The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. "For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker "Guccifer," told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
  • What has the reign of Leatherwood and Haynes brought to the TNGOP?

    05/04/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 4 replies
    Tennessee Leaders ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tennessee Leaders
    Have they fast forwarded the corruption of Tennessee’s party of Lincoln? Recently, when 27 state legislators identified their unethical practices in a letter to Haynes, Leatherwood and Haynes resorted to denying facts, claiming “false allegations,” and taking a blasé, ho-hum, all-in-a-day’s-work attitude. But we all know the John Adams truism, “[f]acts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” June 2011 – January 2013 – Taylor working for TNGOP 2013 – Brent Leatherwood hired as TNGOP Executive Director March 2014 – Walker...
  • Judge approves deposition plan for Clinton's aides.

    05/04/2016 12:47:04 PM PDT · by meatloaf · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-4-2016 | Josh Gernstein
    Federal judge, Sullivan, approves deposition plan agreed upon by Judicial Watch and the Justice Dept. The depositions addressing the private email server are to take place in the next eight weeks.
  • Whistleblower Speaks Out About Food Stamp Fraud

    05/04/2016 12:43:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/02/2016 | Ryan Luby
    There are mounting concerns about how the state processes food stamps. State workers say their bosses ordered them to falsify records, which left the poorest New Mexicans without the help they need. One state whistleblower who testified in federal court spoke with the 4 Investigates team about claims of a cover-up. Angela Dominguez works for the Human Services Department as a case processor for food stamps, and she and other case workers from all across the state say they were ordered to find ways to make emergency food stamp cases into non-emergencies. “Whatever it would take to not make the...
  • Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation

    05/04/2016 9:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation, Her Actions Reckless and Entitled On Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight,” Journalist and author Carl Bernstein stated that there would be “very damaging” leaks from the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email, and described her conduct as “what she did was an act of recklessness, and entitlement, that there’s no excuse for.” Bernstein began by stating that in the general election “all bets are off,” including the usual GOP-Dem breakdown as an important factor, celebrity might be more important than ideology,...
  • Press Release: Politico Exposes Clinton Campaign ‘Money-Laundering’ Scheme

    05/04/2016 1:13:09 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 21 replies
    Bernie Sanders Press Release ^ | May 2, 2016 | Press Release
    BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, on Monday criticized a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising scheme that state party leaders told Politico has been used as a self-serving “money-laundering” conduit. Despite Clinton’s pledges to rebuild state parties, Politico found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers. “Secretary Clinton is looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign,” Weaver said. “We think the Clinton campaign should let the state parties keep their fair share of the...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will NEVER Release Transcripts Of Her Paid Speeches

    05/04/2016 12:10:55 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 41 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 2/9/2016 | The Young Turks
    Hillary Clinton assures us that she's not at all biased by the $675,000 she's received from Goldman Sachs for paid speeches. An attendee of one of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches spoke with Politico and revealed why Clinton won't release the transcripts of the speeches. Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks down the story. more comments...
  • Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years for corruption schemes that netted him $4 million

    05/03/2016 3:39:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/3/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    For two decades, Sheldon Silver served as one of the most powerful men in New York State. On Tuesday, a judge ordered he serve the next 12 years in prison.
  • VA:Nova Armory files Lawsuit Against Officials for Bullying Tactics, Intimidation

    05/03/2016 8:16:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The popular gunshop NOVA Armory opened in Arlington, VA on March 26th.  The store was filled with customers, in spite of opposition from a small group of anti-rights activists.  The bullying activists were joined with several members of the local government who attempted to force the gunshop to close.  One landlord had already broken a lease under pressure from the local disarmists.  NOVA had warned the politicians that the would sue if the harrassment continued.  From NOVA Armory: March 4, 2016, ARLINGTON, VA — The gun shop planning to open in Arlington, Virginia this month has responded to a...
  • Cruz's Hemlock Beverage Served To The GOP

    05/02/2016 10:41:56 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 28 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 2, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Cruz is at it again. In two states over the weekend Cruz's "ground game" steamrolled state conventions following losses in those state primaries, putting overwhelming majorities of delegates on the state slate that support Ted. In Arizona, for example, Cruz lost by roughly half compared to Trump; 47% to 25% (Kascich got 10% and the rest went to candidates who have dropped out.) How does a political party manage to justify a delegate split that doesn't look like 47-25-10, roughly? Oh sure, such a result might be "legal" under the rules of the party, and further on the first ballot...
  • Heads Up: Major analysis of Clinton Foundation scandals coming

    05/02/2016 8:18:12 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Charles Ortel is a respected Wall Street analyst who has been poring over the publicly available records of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and he promises a blockbuster set of revelations: I will soon start posting new, in-depth, detailed reports explaining what I have found in the public record concerning the Clinton Foundation. In the latest document, I provide information concerning some of the new avenues we shall start exploring in coming days. (snip) When you read my forthcoming reports, and when you check for yourself, you will see that the Clinton Foundation still operates far outside laws...
  • Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin To Syrian Rebels

    05/02/2016 6:39:27 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/2/2016 | Tyler Durden
    The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books ("Whose Sarin?" and "The Red Line and the Rat Line") has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia,...
  • One Year of Silence on Hillary Clinton Uranium Deal

    05/02/2016 2:30:00 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    For more than a year, the mainstream media has failed to ask Hillary Clinton some very basic questions about a series of extremely troubling deals. Why? Last Spring, my book Clinton Cash was released and it initially set off a media maelstrom. It began on April 19, 2015, with a leaked copy of the book going to the New York Times. The copy was not sent by me or my publisher.
  • MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TALK ABOUT HILLARY #1

    05/01/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-1-2016 | dfu
  • Limbaugh, Beck, Levin, Loesch – They’re Not Obtuse, They’re Not Opportunistic, They’re Liars…

    04/30/2016 4:05:01 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 201 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 30, 2016 | sundance
    As a general principle no conversations have involved more varied opinions than discussions about the supposed “conservative” media and their seeming cognitive dissonance when it comes to issues surrounding Senator Ted Cruz. Some people think these voices were just hoodwinked by Cruz and now their ego won’t permit them to admit the falsehood. Others think the pundits are too close to the candidate to see the inherent issues and contradictions; some propose their punditry is connected to financial motives. Perhaps it’s a combination therein, but many people just can’t figure it out... All of those aforementioned voices know this fact....
  • Treason by the Senate of the United States

    05/01/2016 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 25 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 12-Apr-2016 | Edward Fish
    It is both my pleasure and extreme displeasure to have the first post of this blog be about treason as perpetrated by the Senate; it is pleasurable because it is a deeply interesting subject, displeasure because it illustrates & proves just how little our Senators care about our country and, by extension, us. So, without further ado, I present to you a case of treason: It is fairly common knowledge that the Iran is an enemy of the states, as Iran has been officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism since the beginning of 1984 — Figure 1 shows...
  • RICO and the United States

    04/30/2016 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 2 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 15-Apr-2016 | Edward Fish
    In 1970 the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) became law, this act was intended to prosecute the mafia but has been employed against a much wider range of organizations… ironically, the United States itself has become so corrupt that it itself is a very good fit for the actions that can trigger a RICO case. 18 USC 96, §1962, subsection (a) says, in its first sentence: It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income derived, directly or indirectly, from a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt in which such...
  • Cuomo’s office gets subpoena in probe of Buffalo Billion

    04/30/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    buffalonews.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY – Hours after his office received a subpoena as part of a criminal probe of the Buffalo Billion program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday ordered a review of his own signature economic development program, which is anchored by the massive SolarCity project along the Buffalo River. The governor’s counsel, Alphonso David, said Friday that the investigation begun last year by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has “recently raised questions of improper lobbying and undisclosed conflicts of interest by some individuals” that may involve cases in which the state was “defrauded.” The revelation by Cuomo comes after months in which...
  • Not “Red” but “ROTTEN to the Roots” (TN GOP)

    04/29/2016 7:17:50 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/27/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Boy, the leaks just keep on coming. Seems that Rocky Top kicked over a rock and all sorts of noxious secrets are now slithering out from underneath. The Rocky Top Tipsters (www.rtptipline.com) have given us so much inside information, we are having to line up the stories like planes at the Atlanta airport. Here’s the latest: Unable to refute the facts of their conflicts and insider dealing, the state party staff and some officials have resorted to ad hominem attacks and threats. Their only defense has been to fall back on a narrow and dubious interpretation of the party by-laws....
  • Deputy Shot And Killed In Shootout (Colorado)

    02/24/2016 11:29:53 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 2/24/2016 | unknown
    A Park County deputy was shot and killed during a shootout with a suspect at a home in Bailey. Two other deputies, also with Park County, were injured. Their injuries are not life threatening. The Park County Sheriff's Office says the shootout involved the three deputies and one suspect. The suspect was also shot and killed.
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • Poll: More than half say nominating process is 'rigged'

    04/27/2016 8:40:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    More than two-thirds of Americans want the presidential nomination processes to be changed and more than half say the systems are “rigged,” a new poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that 51 percent of likely voters believe the primary system is “rigged” against some candidates. And 71 percent say parties should pick their presidential nominees with a direct vote, instead of using delegates. Twenty-seven percent said they did not understand how the primary process works, and 44 percent said they were unsure why delegates are involved at all. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders...
  • Sen. Durbin: Police ‘Holding Back’ Afraid To Lose Job Over ‘Mistake’

    04/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who wrote a letter asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Chicago Police policies in December, recently said the windy city’s law enforcement is “holding back.” In coverage of the 44 people killed or injured in last weekend’s shootings in Chicago, WGN-TV reports:U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin feels the spike in shootings could be related in part to low officer morale, as the Department of Justice investigates the police department. “I think they’re holding back now in fear of video cameras, DNA, and losing a job over a mistake they might make,” Durbin said.…
  • Brazil’s Giant Problem

    04/26/2016 6:11:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2016 | John Lyons and David Luhnow
    When construction began in 1956 on Brazil’s new capital, everything about it pointed to the country’s ambitions as a rising global power. Its architect Oscar Niemeyer designed curving, futuristic government palaces, embodying hopes for a utopian modernity. Brasília rose in just 41 months, laid out in the shape of an airplane, a seeming reflection of the nation’s impatience to soar. But the sparkling new capital was a monument to Brazil’s past. For all its modernist appeal, it was one more expression of the country’s long and troubled attachment to the concept of a giant paternalistic state, responsible for managing the...
  • The mess at state GOP HQs just got worse. (TN)

    04/25/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 8 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/24/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Political consultant/wife of state GOP political director working to defeat incumbent conservative GOP legislators while working out of office in GOP HQs. Posed as an official representative of the Tennessee Republican Party to reporter covering the delegate controversy. RTP has learned that party officials Brent Leatherwood and Walker Ferrell were repeatedly warned about the appearance and ethics of contracting with Ferrell’s wife. That arrangement on its face was highly questionable, but exploded into the public view when it was learned she was also under contract to defeat several Republican officeholders. This unethical “backdoor” attempt to circumvent party by-laws was exposed...
  • Jacki Daily Podcast: ISIS OIL BEING SOLD IN USA!!

    04/24/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/24/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki Talks With Dr. Grantham About How ISIS Oil Has Made Its Way To the USA
  • Dem Operative Says "Hillary Will Be Elected Even If She's in Jail" [semi-satire]

    04/23/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Long-time Democratic insider, and current CNN political correspondent, Bob Beckel predicted that "Hillary will be elected president even if she's in jail on election day. The American people don't care about emails or computer security. Their expectations are that those they elect to lead them will rise above a literal compliance with the law in order to more effectively wield the power that is necessary to govern the nation." Beckel discounted the possibility that Clinton's legal troubles would pose any impediments to her assumption of the presidency. "I'd say that by winning in November she will have been effectively 'pardoned'...
  • Pro-Kasich MS GOP threatens Trump/Cruz convention attendees with “badge or guns”

    04/22/2016 1:15:40 PM PDT · by Syncro · 62 replies
    1st2no ^ | April 20, 2016 | Not Attributed
    Pro-Kasich MS GOP threatens Trump/Cruz convention attendees with “badge or guns” Pro-Kasich? They support John Kasich?A couple of years ago I had the benefit in honor of campaigning with Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in the state of Mississippi as he was trying to get elected to the Senate and knock off Sen. Thad Cochran . He was met by the Republican state GOP supported by the National Republican Senate Committee (by the way, Sen. Ted Cruz was vice chairman at the time) who used liberal racist fear tactics to defeat him. NOTE: Cruz didn’t participate in this particular strategy by...
  • Benghazi: What Did Bill Clinton Know & When Did He Know It?

    04/22/2016 10:42:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2016
    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch raise questions about the role of Clinton Inc. in the Benghazi debacle, particularly the involvement of Bill Clinton and longtime Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal. Mrs. Clinton, seeking to ease concerns about her ties to the Clintons’ powerful political machine, famously pledged as secretary of state-designate not to “participate personally and substantially” in matters relating to the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton Global Initiative. We now know that promise was swiftly broken. Blumenthal—a man so hated by the Obama White House that it banned the State Department from hiring him—was secretly put on Mrs....
  • Growing Grassroots Anger at GOP Establishment in Tennessee

    04/22/2016 6:25:20 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Controversy is threatening to bring an early end to the regime of thirty-year-old Ryan Haynes, who was named chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party in April 2015. More than two dozen Republican members of the Tennessee House of Representatives signed an April 18 letter to Haynes demanding the immediate termination of his political director, Walker Ferrell, on the grounds that his wife, Taylor Ferrell, a paid consultant of the Tennessee Republican Party, is also being paid to defeat a number of incumbent Republican members of the House in primary challenges. The latest problem comes less than a month after...
  • On what planet did they think this was a good idea? Uranus?

    04/22/2016 6:17:29 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    Rocky Top Politics. ^ | 4/20/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    GOP State Party officials caught in a huge conflict-of-interest. 27 GOP legislators call Haynes and staff on the carpet for “unethical” behavior. Wife of state GOP political director paid to defeat incumbent Republican officeholders. In the Pantheon of Dumb Political Operatives, these people deserve a special place of honor. Instead of us here at RTP rehashing today’s events, we provide our loyal readers (both of ‘em) the actual letter, delivered of course by (more than) one of our Merry Band of Tipsters. Letter 1 letter 2 Whew! There is already major fallout over this, what with everyone scurrying to cover...
  • State Party Threatens GOP Lawmakers?

    04/22/2016 6:12:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/21/2016 | RockyTop Politics
    SEC members say GOP executive director making “veiled threats” against signers of letter. Brietbart News posts major national story on the controversy. The fallout over the crass conflicts-of-interest and “insider trading” by the ethically challenged state GOP staff and leadership is only just beginning. Baghdad Brent After over one-third of the House GOP caucus sent a scathing letter to Chairman Ryan Haynes about the corrupt arrangement between the party’s political director and his political consultant wife, the immediate knee-jerk response came from the state party’s executive director, “Baghdad Brent” Leatherwood, who said that Haynes “would in no way allow his...
  • Haynes Hits the Panic Button - State Party Chair begs Legislators to take their name off letter.

    04/22/2016 6:07:26 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/21/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    State Party Chair begs Legislators to take their name off letter. RTP says waverers and others may be begging to sign back ON to the letter once they hear about new revelations. GOP state party chairman Ryan Haynes, instead of spending his time correcting the sordid scandal enveloping state party headquarters, has decided to attack the messengers. In the meantime, we offer a friendly caution to those wavering legislators and others who have rushed to defend Haynes: RTP has been tracking down accusations of other misdeeds and questionable arrangements that will likely make letter-deniers pleading to get their signatures back...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • Former FBI agents to Director Comey: ‘Future of the Bureau’ rests on handling of Clinton email case

    04/20/2016 5:28:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/20/16 | John Sexton
    A group of former agents has written a letter to FBI Director Comey saying the “future of the bureau” hinges on what happens in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The letter from a group of retired agents in Long Island compares the Clinton email scandal to another famous FBI case known as ABSCAM. ABSCAM involved public corruption of politicians who were filmed taking bribes from a fictitious front company. Fox News published the letter over the weekend. It reads: Dear Director Comey,The Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, hereinafter called the Chapter, would...
  • Did Philly VA shred vets' documents?

    04/19/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Morning Call ^ | Aug 15, 2015 | Paul Muschick
    As if local veterans enduring endless waits for government benefits don't have enough to worry about, now there's this: Officials are investigating whether documents were inappropriately shredded at the Department of Veterans Affairs center in Philadelphia, which processes benefits claims from the Lehigh Valley. If a veteran's paperwork is shredded instead of added to a claim file, that could result in disability or pension benefits' being denied or delayed. The Philadelphia office and nine others were inspected without warning last month by the VA inspector general's office. The checks occurred because the inspector general discovered a claims center in Los...
  • Diagnosing Bill de Blasio’s disease: How can we explain the trouble he's in?

    04/18/2016 6:25:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 17 Apr, 2016 | HARRY SIEGEL
    The bad news has been snowballing for Bill de Blasio, what with the emergence of a federal probe involving, among other things, top cops in Brooklyn accepting diamonds, trips and more from two big donors to various appendages of his political operation and what’s now four separate investigations into a city-aided flip, again involving a wired backer of the mayor, of a Lower East Side nursing home for AIDS patients into luxury condos. I wrote last Sunday that “after this week, I’m losing faith that de Blasio’s horse trading is paying off for the city.” And it appears I’m not...
  • Hillary Clinton used State Department position to get Yunus $13m grant, reportedly under...

    04/18/2016 2:37:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Bangladesh 24 ^ | 4/19/16 | Nurul Islam Hasib
    Her mixing of official work with Yunus and others is reportedly the focus of a FBI public corruption investigation, according to the report.The Daily Caller News Foundation says its investigation revealed that the tax funds were given to Yunus through 18 separate USAID award transactions listed by the federal contracting site USAspending.gov.Yunus is a long-time friend of Clinton, and was managing director of the Grameen Bank before Bangladesh Bank forced him to leave office on the grounds that he had crossed the official age limit.He had challenged his dismissal in the Supreme Court but lost and has been at loggerheads...
  • Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote (Vote Happening NOW)

    04/17/2016 5:42:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    KDAL ^ | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to send her for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her...
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road district’s duties...
  • Obama IRS Corruption Update (Weekly Update)

    04/16/2016 10:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest Defending the First Amendment against the Obama IRS Only 3 U.S. Airports Require Employee Security Checks JW Gets Props in The Wall Street JournalJudicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest With a notorious Democrat in the White House, it bears repeating that there are corrupt politicians in both the Republican and Democrat parties. The “corruption caucus” in the political world is both bipartisan and growing. True to our non-partisan educational mission, we...
  • Overpass Project in Kolkata ‘Made Our Lives Hell’ for Years Before Collapse

    04/16/2016 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2016 | ELLEN BARRY and HARI KUMAR
    KOLKATA, India — When Sonali Mehrotra realized that a hulking overpass would come within arm’s length of her third-floor balcony, she took refuge in black humor, telling relatives to look at the bright side: Instead of lugging suitcases up the stairs when they came to visit, they could toss them into a bedroom as they drove in from the airport. Anyway, work on the overpass occurred so sporadically — generally, when elections were coming — that a project originally promised in 18 months was unfinished after seven years. At this rate, she joked, the project might not be completed in...
  • Technology will allow us to decentralize our federal government and representatives

    04/15/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 12 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/1/2016 | Arthur Smith
    There is a truism simply stated that the three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location. Maybe it is time to apply this axiom to government, specifically at the federal level. Technology has now reached the point that it is no longer necessary for a congressman or senator to reside in or near Washington, D.C., in order to carry out his constitutional duties. Imagine how much more difficult it would be for lobbyists to bribe the majority of the 435 members of the House of Representatives or the 100 senators if they had to make a circuit...
  • Bernie Earned Less in Year than Hillary Made in Single Speech

    04/15/2016 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders reportedly earned just over $200,000 in 2014. That same year, Hillary Clinton, Sanders's top Democratic rival, gave about 45 paid speeches, many of which paid her more in a single hour than Sanders made the entire year.
  • ABSCAM agents to FBI chief: Bureau's 'reputation' on the line in Clinton probe

    04/15/2016 2:51:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Former FBI agents who worked the notorious 1970s sting operation known as ABSCAM have written FBI Director James Comey to warn that nothing less than the bureau's "reputation" is on the line as the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices enters a critical phase. The agents, in a March 16 letter obtained by Fox News, offered their support for Comey and the agents working the email case. But the letter cautioned the outcome would have long-lasting implications. "Decisions must be made on facts alone. Much is at stake here -- people's trust in the Bureau for years to come, as...