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  • Disbelief over Chelsea Clinton’s $65,000 speaking fee

    06/30/2015 12:59:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/30/15 | Marketwatch
    The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline a gala luncheon, and initially reached out to Hillary Clinton. But when Clinton’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials balked. So they turned to the Democratic presidential front-runner’s daughter. As reported by the Post, the university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance.
  • Clinton Aide Worked on UAE Project While at State Dept (another triple dipper)

    06/24/2015 11:34:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies
    WASHINGTON FREEBEACON.COM ^ | 6/24/15 | ALANA GOODMAN
    Then-Secy Hillary's top aide Cheryl Mills held several outside roles......(1) board position with a UAE-funded university in Abu Dhabi....(2) chief of staff and counselor at the State Department....and, (3) Clinton Foundation director. At the State Dept in early 2009, Mills continued to serve as general counsel for New York University for several months. She also sat on the board of the “NYU in Abu Dhabi Corporation,” the fundraising arm for the university’s UAE satellite campus. The school is bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi government and has been criticized by NYU professors and human rights activists for alleged labor abuses. Mills...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ author demolishes Hillary’s self-defense

    06/23/2015 6:43:38 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 22, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    Grave incompetence or brazen dishonesty? Those are the only two conclusions one can reasonably come to after reviewing Hillary Clinton’s stunning Sunday interview on local New Hampshire TV. When WMUR local TV host Josh McElveen asked Clinton why her State Department greenlit the transfer of 20 percent of all US uranium to the Russian government, Clinton claimed she had no involvement in her own State Department’s decision to approve the sale of Uranium One to Russia. “I was not personally involved because that wasn’t something the secretary of state did,” said Clinton. The transfer of 20 percent of US uranium...
  • Why Obama didn’t cancel fundraising despite tragic Charleston shooting

    06/21/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | By David Nakamura
    SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama’s motorcade, 20 vehicles deep, wound through the Highland Park neighborhood Friday in Southern California and stopped at the crest of a small hill. Only the president’s custom black sport-utility vehicle continued, veering up a steeper street until it disappeared. Somewhere out of the view of reporters, Obama got out and entered a makeshift recording studio in the garage of Marc Maron, host of a popular podcast. WTF? That is actually the name of Maron’s show . But it was as good a question as any to ask about why Obama was there to begin with....
  • Hillary Clinton charged the Boys and Girls Club a massive fee to speak at a luncheon

    06/18/2015 5:34:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/16/15 | Francesca Chambers
    - The $200,000 honorarium was the largest the Long Beach, California, organization had ever paid a public figure for an appearance - Normally, speakers donate much of that money back to the small, non-profit that has an annual operating budget of just $3 million - Former secretary of state redirected her check to the Clinton Foundation - which spends $8.1 million a year on travel alone - In 2007, when Bill Clinton headlined the event, he charged the group $150,000 and kept the money for himself Hillary Clinton reportedly charged a Boys and Girls Club chapter $200,000 for an appearance,...
  • Friends of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker raking in the dough

    06/18/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The crazy corrupt corporation known as Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWC) picks up about $10 MILLION a year from taxpayers to run a shadow government that allegedly funnels largess into the pockets of pals of US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). But true to form, New England media lefties zip their lips while pulling “SEND” off of their keyboards. And did we expect anything else? Reformers like Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club calls the NWC the “Newark Watershed Development & Corruption Corp.” Supposedly set up to run land holdings around northwest New Jersey reservoirs, Tittel says, “the NWCDC was...
  • 23 Prominent Democrats Who Rolled In Donald Trump’s Dough

    06/17/2015 12:05:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/17/2015 | By Philip Wegmann
    For being a true conservative, Donald Trump sure has funneled a lot of cash to prominent liberal Democrats over the years. The billionaire media mogul has flirted with presidential politics before. But this time, he’s finally going for it. Yesterday, Donald Trump officially announced that he’s running for president. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the Donald declared that the nation needs someone to “take the brand of the United States and make it great again.” Mr. Trump knows something about rebranding. He’s done a lot of it over the past few years. On the conservative speaking circuit, Trump...
  • Donald Trump Donated Heavily To Democrats, Especially During Election Which Put Reid And

    06/16/2015 1:49:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/03/2015 | Chuck Ross
    While it has been an open secret for several years that Donald Trump was once a heavy Democratic donor, a deeper analysis of campaign records shows that the real estate billionaire’s contributions skewed even further left during the 2006 mid-term election, the crucial contest that put Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in power and arguably helped pave the way for Barack Obama’s political agenda.Between 1989 and 2010, The Donald gave $314,300 to Democratic groups and candidates and $290,600 to Republicans, according to a Daily Caller analysis of records maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics.But Trump’s donation gap was even...
  • The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods

    06/16/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | Delroy Murdock
    Hillary Clinton “re-launched” her floundering campaign Saturday on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island. Clinton’s desperate effort to associate herself with “everyday Americans” contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort. In fact, the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary’s elaborate slush fund, includes numerous donors and even one-time board members with dodgy backgrounds, shady dealings, and even criminal convictions that should repel rather than lure a once and perhaps future president of the United States. Peter Schweizer’s meticulously researched new best-seller Clinton Cash (complete with 635 endnotes) delineates this ultimate power couple’s...
  • Hillary Has LGBT Fundraiser Tonight in Washington

    06/08/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Washington, D.C. for an LGBT fundraiser tonight. "Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters," reports the Huffington Post. "About 120 people are expected to attend the event, which is being billed as 'an intimate fundraiser' at the Woman's National Democratic Club.
  • How Did Denny Hastert Get Rich Enough to Pay Millions to an Accuser?

    06/01/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/01/2015 | John Fund
    Denny Hastert — the former House speaker now indicted for violating regulations on bank withdrawals that were originally meant to snare drug dealers — was a man of integrity according to his former House colleagues. By the sketchy standards of Illinois politics, that might well have been true. But his fall from grace should prompt other questions about how a former high-school teacher who held elective office from 1981 to 2007 could leave Congress with a fortune estimated at $4 million to $17 million. When he entered Congress in 1987, he was worth at most $275,000. Hastert was the...
  • Hillary Clinton Super PAC Struggles to Raise Money

    05/21/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2015 | By PETER NICHOLAS and LAURA MECKLER
    The super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid is struggling to raise money and now expects to collect only about $15 million through the end of June, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The group, Priorities USA Action, is shaking up its senior staff in hopes of jump-starting a fundraising operation that, five weeks after Mrs. Clinton entered the presidential race, has garnered only about $5 million in “hard commitments,” two people familiar with events say.
  • How the Clintons Worked the Angles in Haiti

    05/17/2015 4:34:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10 May 2015 | Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    Within two weeks of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, the word had already gone out from the State Department that Bill Clinton would be in charge of U.S. reconstruction efforts. “That means,” one individual told me and I reported in a Jan. 25, 2010 column, “if you don’t have Clinton connections, you won’t be in the game.” The “game,” as my source called it, meant securing hundreds of millions of dollars in no-bid contracts from the State Department’s U.S. Agency for International Development and grants from multilateral institutions like the InterAmerican Development Bank, which gets the bulk of its funding from...
  • How did $17 mil go missing from the Clinton Foundation?

    05/17/2015 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 58 replies
    WND ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Before Hillary Clinton completed her first year as President Obama’s secretary of state, Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel calculates $17 million went missing from Clinton Foundation financial reports. “The Clinton Foundation and the Obama Administration presented to the public a false narrative, namely that when Hillary became Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation had to guard against conflicts of interest,” Ortel explained in a second report he made available to WND exclusively before publication. Ortel says the public record appears to confirm that the Clinton Foundation’s various components were reported as one consolidated entity to...
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos gave $75G to Clinton Foundation without disclosing it, apologizes

    05/14/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2015 | Ed Henry
    ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos got deeper in hot water Thursday with his network, which revised upward to $75,000 the amount of money he contributed to the Clinton Foundation without full disclosure to the network or viewers -- while he was covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and foundation controversies. Stephanopoulos apologized Thursday and said he should have revealed the contributions, which were initially reported at $50,000. But an ABC official told Fox News on Thursday afternoon the anchor has changed that number, to $75,000. He is also pledging not to moderate any presidential debates, Fox News has learned. The...
  • Fake Newsman Caught Giving 50 Large to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation

    05/14/2015 3:22:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you hear about Stephanopoulos today? Have you heard about this? George Stephanopoulos, it has been discovered -- and he has apologized for not telling us -- that he has donated $50,000 to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation over the years. Now, see, Snerdley's in there shaking his head, "So what, not surprising." That's the point, right? Not a surprise. He never left the Clinton crime family, is the point. He's not a journalist. He's not an anchorman. He's a political hack. All he did was change his location. But you see, the thing is, once again, there's a...
  • Trump gave at least $100K to Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 11:59:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/15 | Mark Hensch
    New York real estate mogul Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have donated a combined total of at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation, records show. “Donald J. Trump” is listed on the Foundation’s website as giving between $100,000 and $250,000 to the charitable organization. “Ivanka Trump,” meanwhile, is listed as a donor who gifted between $5,001 and $10,000 to the nonprofit. “This list is comprised of those who made contributions or grants to advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative, and indicates cumulative lifetime giving through 2014,” the website said.
  • Foundation says Obama is just getting started

    05/11/2015 4:26:00 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/11/2015 | Sam Rolley
    (Obama's not going away. Like Carter and the Clintons he'll be around to complete his convoluted chaos.) President Barack Obama recently vowed that his “project” will continue long after he leaves the White House. In a new email to supporters, the Obama Foundation has reiterated that the president is going to remain very politically active after 2016 with the declaration “eight years is only the beginning.” “Eight years is only the beginning. Barack Obama’s commitment to public service preceded his presidency, and will continue long after he and the first lady leave the White House. The foundation will carry forward...
  • GoFundMe bans anyone accused of ‘discriminatory acts’ from fundraising…like this elderly...

    05/08/2015 12:19:42 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/7/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    "GoFundMe bans anyone accused of ‘discriminatory acts’ from fundraising…like this elderly Christian florist" GoFundMe has again shut down the support page of a beseiged business whose owner believes in Christian morality. A campaign to help Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist being sued because she declined to take part in a homosexual “marriage” ceremony, has been canceled by the fund raising website. Stutzman, who owns Arlene’s Flowers, referred a longstanding homosexual customer to nearby florists, because she could not in good conscience create custom arrangements in support of his same-sex “wedding.” The homosexuals sued her, and to help pay mounting costs,...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary ‘Didn’t Know About a Lot of’ Foundation Donations

    05/07/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-6-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Former President Bill Clinton stated that Hillary Clinton “didn’t know about a lot of” the foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation in an interview with CNN International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. Clinton said, in response to a question about whether the foundation’s foreign donations influenced Secretary Clinton’s policy, “No. She didn’t know about a lot of them. And we had a policy, when she was secretary of state that we would only continue accepting money from people that were already giving us money. And I’ve tried to re-create that policy as nearly as I can now during the campaign....
  • Hillary Clinton Isn't Ready to Disclose Who's Funding Her Campaign

    05/07/2015 6:34:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6 May 15 | PATRICK CALDWELL
    On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has been pushing hard to overhaul of the country's broken campaign finance system. "We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccounted money out of it, once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment," Clinton said during one of her first official speeches in Iowa last month. Clinton's campaign finance rhetoric appears to be aimed at super-PACs, the quasi-independent organizations that bolster campaigns by buying ads. But when it comes to the major funders behind her own presidential campaign, the Democratic front-runner has yet to answer questions about how...
  • Boeing Gave to Clinton Causes After Hillary Steered Its Russian Contract

    05/05/2015 1:08:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Washngton Examiner ^ | MAY 5, 2015 | 7:04 AM | BY SARAH WESTWOOD
    Boeing gave heavily to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton helped it secure a major deal with a Russian airline in 2009, author Pete Schweizer noted in his book, Clinton Cash. The company was also involved in funding one of Clinton's pet projects at the State Department after the agency reportedly brushed aside ethical guidelines to secure a $2 million contribution.Boeing remains a major partner of the Clinton Foundation, supporting Clinton Global Initiative projects and donating between $1 million and $5 million to the charity. The company also gave $2 million to support the State Department's efforts to host a...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters’ crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. “We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets,” Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. “The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Windfall at Bernie's: Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours

    05/01/2015 1:51:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/1/2015 | Dan Merica
    Bernie Sanders' nascent presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised more than $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, a number that far outpaces what Republican presidential hopefuls posted in their first day. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, kicked off his dark horse campaign for the Democratic nomination on Thursday with an email to supporters and a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. Since then, more than 100,000 people signed up for the campaign and 35,000 people donated money, according to a campaign press release. The average donation was $43.54. "This is a remarkable start...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Clinton Foundation stench driving away donors: Politico

    05/01/2015 8:11:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder why? After all, many of them haven’t yet been identified. Ken Vogel explains that the publicity surrounding the influence-peddling schemes at chez Clinton has potential donors looking elsewhere, but … does that apply to those who still want to buy influence? Hmmm. Actually, the fact that so little goes to charity — and that the rate (6.4% in 2013) has become so public — is what has them rethinking their commitments:
  • Now Boeing Refuses to Release Email Exchange Between Them and Hillary Clinton

    05/02/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    RedStatements.co ^ | 5/01/15 | Steven Ahle
    David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research showed up at a stockholder’s meeting for Boeing. He asked Boeing CEO W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr to turn over email correspondence between Hillary Clinton and her State Department and Boeing. McNerney turned him down flat. This is the second time in a week that a CEO has refused a request from a member of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Last week, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt also refused to release emails between GE and Hillary Clinton. GE received favorable treatment from the Algerian government because of...
  • Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

    05/01/2015 1:54:36 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    The Crimson [Harvard college newspaper] ^ | 5-1-15 | KARL M. ASPELUND
    Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees, according to a Crimson analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. During the three years, the Harvard affiliates represented in analyzed public filings gave nearly $3 million to federal campaigns and candidates. Each of Harvard’s schools leaned to the left in the contributions made by their affiliates, many by wide margins. Ninety-six percent of donations in the data set from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which includes...
  • Clinton Foundation Donor Boeing Won’t Turn Over Hillary Emails

    04/28/2015 3:23:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | april 28, 2015 | lachlan markay
    Airline giant Boeing said this week that it will not release correspondence pertaining to the State Department’s work in securing a Russian contract for the company, a donor to the foundation of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Boeing recently rejected a shareholder resolution proposed by David Almasi, a Boeing shareholder and the executive director of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research, asking the company to disclose more information about its charitable giving. At the company’s Monday shareholder meeting, Almasi asked chief executive James McNerney “to set the record straight that every communication between Boeing and the State Department was...
  • Wealthy Hillary Clinton Lambasting CEOs For High Pay is, Well, Rich (The 2.5 BILLION campaign)

    04/25/2015 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 04/22/2015 | Victor David Hanson
    --snip-- Back in Arkansas, she once had a Clinton family crony from Tyson Foods invest $1,000 in cattle futures on her behalf. That relatively tiny sum mysteriously exploded into a $100,000 profit. Professional investors suggested that the odds of such unheard of profit-making were 31 trillion to 1. And there was most definitely "something wrong" about the taxes — or lack of them — that Clinton paid on the profits. She failed to report fully her capital gains to the IRS. That lapse earned her some $14,600 in tax penalties and back interest.
  • Hillary now raising funds off of … evidence of her corrupt fundraising

    04/25/2015 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 04/24/2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    --SNIP-- Any cheap grifter can make money illicitly, but it takes an expert to make money in two different ways from the same grift. And let’s face it, this is a natural strategy for Hillary: When she’s not talking about strong women and shattering the glass ceiling, she’s hiding behind why-is-everyone-so-mean-to-me victimhood. Those are the two sides of her coming “first woman president” campaign pitch. Begging lefty suckers to fork over money in indignation that this fabulously rich family and its fabulously rich “charity” are being challenged for accepting some fabulously lucrative donations from foreigners at curious times is vintage...
  • Peter Schweizer Claims Scalp: Says Bill Clinton Quit Education Company Because of ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/25/2015 12:00:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-25 | Breitbart News
    From Joshua Green and Jennifer Epstein writing at Bloomberg Politics, confirming yet another set of facts from Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” and showing that Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, lied in claiming government funding for the International Youth Foundation went down when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State: Former president Bill Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., on Friday. His five-year term as “honorary chancellor,” the company and Clinton’s staff said, had expired. But Peter Schweizer, the conservative author of a forthcoming book examining the Clintons’ financial dealings, suggests a different explanation:...
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • The Clinton Foundation’s Foreign Dealings Are Looking Ugly for Hillary

    04/23/2015 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    And so it begins. The New York Times and the Washington Post on Thursday published separate investigative reports digging deep into the finances of Hillary and Bill Clinton, their family foundation, and the overlap between their interests and those of their global patrons. Neither report provides a smoking gun, but both illustrate a politically fraught dynamic that is expected to dog Hillary throughout her 2016 campaign. As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman...
  • Clinton Foundation Reorganizes to Keep Foreign Money Flowing

    04/19/2015 6:24:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04/16/2015 | By Emily Zanotti
    Hillary Clinton may be reticent to speak on the subject of foreign policy just yet - she's peppered her rare interactions with actual media with bland policy positions mostly having to do with middle class Americans and favorite burrito proteins - but that might be because the Clinton Foundation is still trying to work out how they're going to accept all that foreign cash while one of their founders is campaigning to be leader of the free world. Turns out, they're still going to accept the foreign cash, at least as far as six key countries, with whom the US...
  • House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors

    04/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hillary Flynn
    Major contributors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer would get a break on gift taxes to secretive non-profit groups. The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups. The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as removing one of the few remaining potential obstacles to unfettered big-money spending by nonprofit groups registered under a section of the Tax Code — 501(c) — that allows them to shield...
  • Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser

    04/16/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 33 replies
    On July 17, country singers Tim McGraw and Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise was founded after Adam Lanza stole various firearms then carried out a heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. NBC Connecticut quoted McGraw as saying: Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise...
  • Clinton Foundation to keep accepting donations from foreign governments

    04/16/2015 7:32:25 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/15
    Hillary Clinton seeks $2B to end big money politics [WTH?] The Clinton Foundation said late Wednesday that it will continue to accept donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, despite concerns that such gifts will create a conflict of interest for the Democratic front-runner. The foundation's board said that donations directly to the foundation would only be allowed from six governments — Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, other governments could continue to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle...
  • Tom Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics’

    04/07/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/07/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    He has a name (sort of)! Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures.Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.Steyer’s PAC found limited success...
  • Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics"

    04/07/2015 6:52:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures. Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.
  • Report Shows Americans Forced to Send $1.5 Billion to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    03/25/2015 6:55:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A new governmental report shows American taxpayers have been forced to send $1.5 billion in federal funds to the nation’s biggest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Two years ago, pro-life members of Congress sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a comprehensive report on which abortion advocacy groups Americans were forced to fund with their tax dollars. Today the government watchdog (GAO) released the requested report which details funding for six abortion advocacy groups over a three year period (2010-2012).The six organizations researched were Planned Parenthood, Population Council, International Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher...
  • Salon: ‘massive Clinton Fundraising Operation’ Inside State Dept. Raked In Cash For Hillary

    03/21/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2015 | Breitbart News
    Editor’s Note: This excerpt, from a book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, first appeared on the left-wing site Salon. We reprint in part here.  Hillary tapped Kris Balderston, the hit list author, to keep the Clinton political network humming at State. A longtime lieutenant to both Clintons, Balderston, who called everyone “buddy,” liked to talk in salesman’s terms about Hillary’s “power to convene” and her commitment to making sure her partners could “do well by doing good.” What he meant was that Hillary could use the Clinton Rolodex to focus private-sector money, government power, and the expertise at colleges and...
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Office Over ‘Billions Stolen’ by Clinton Foundation

    03/20/2015 2:00:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 68 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 3-20-15
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff March 20, 2015 8:27 am Haitian activists protested outside of the Clinton Foundation in New York over the loss of “billions of dollars” that was meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The activists are claiming the money was stolen through the Haiti Reconstruction Commission that was headed by Bill Clinton. In January 2015, the Clinton Foundation was the target of protests for wasting more than $10 billion and awarding contracts to non-Haitian companies. The activists also said Haiti as a cover for foreign governments to funnel kickbacks of hundreds of millions of...
  • Clinton Foundation accepted millions from company deeply connected with Chinese government

    03/16/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Ben Bullard
    Which Hillary Clinton scandal is bigger? Is it the one involving her likely illegal secreting and destruction of email records from her time as secretary of state, or is it the one involving the massive conflict of interest she wholeheartedly embraced by using her family’s nonprofit foundation to collect millions of dollars from foreign government donors — again, during her time as secretary of state?Time will tell, but the foreign-donor scandal got a fresh dose of ugliness Monday with a CBS investigative report revealing that the Clinton Foundation received a massive injection of money from “at least one” Chinese company...
  • Billionaires Ken Griffin, Pritzkers part of $1.3M cash dump to Emanuel campaign ( Chicago politics )

    03/09/2015 5:47:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/09/2015 | Natasha Korecki
    Over three days, some of the wealthiest people in Chicago, if not the nation, dumped more than $1.3 million into the political re-election campaign of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.. Among the donors was Citadel founder and billionaire Ken Griffin, who donated $250,000 to Emanuel. The mayor is battling to keep his seat against a surging Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Others who donated from March 3 to March 6 include: Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, $200,000; Richard Melman, $100,000; and Jay B. Pritzker and M.K. Pritzker, who tossed in $50,000 each. Garcia recently took in a a $250,000 contribution from...
  • Bribes Disguised As Charitable Gifts: Hillary Clinton’s Possible Legal Trouble

    03/09/2015 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    In 2011 and 2012, the Obama administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission levied large penalties against U.S. pharmaceutical companies for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. These included Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly and Company. Among the charges was making donations to a charitable foundation in Poland. That charitable foundation was run by an official with a regional health ministry who had the authority to make pharmaceutical purchasing decisions. The charitable foundation was legitimate and the foundation’s work was for a good cause. But the U.S. government found that the donation still had a corrupt purpose. Again, the Clinton...
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Hillary’s presidential chances threatened by her own blundering (Clintons cash-in bigtime)

    03/01/2015 6:00:56 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/28/15 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    ....victory eluded Hillary in 2008...now her 2016 run is marked by mistakes, gaffes and reports of ethical corner-cutting. Once viewed as a smart, passionate woman whose brilliance would shine when she was liberated, she is, at 67, getting long in the tooth to be talked of in terms of "potential." After 25 years in the circus, she’s still a celebrity guest, not a star performer. Instead she’s running the Rose Garden strategy of a favored incumbent. She’s still giving paid speeches, believing she can float above it all like a giant balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade....she sees herself as...
  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:12:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has quietly dropped its ban on foreign contributions and is accepting donations from the governments of “the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline.” The Journal’s conclusion: Since 2001 “the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments.” Needless to say, the gargantuan troll-like conflict of interest that arises as soon as the foundation of the leading candidate for the presidency of the United States begins accepting money from overseas is...