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  • Joe Biden's Family Has Been Getting Rich off His Political Career for Decades

    10/09/2019 2:07:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/9/2019 | Matt Margolis
    On Wednesday, The Intercept published a lengthy and detailed exposé on how Joe Biden's family has financially benefited from his career in politics. While Democrats pursue impeachment of Trump for defeating Hillary in 2016, the Democrats are ignoring a huge problem: when Hunter Biden’s career is scrutinized, it clearly shows "that he, along with Joe Biden’s brother James, has been trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication — and sometimes the explicit argument — that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of Joe Biden." In 1973, one year after...
  • BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA LOCKING DOWN INCREDIBLE MARTHA'S VINEYARD ESTATE!!!

    08/22/2019 6:17:51 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    tmz ^ | 8/22/1961 | tmz
    Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we've learned they're in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha's Vineyard estate. Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we've learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they're paying less, but we don't know how much. The estate -- incredible. It's 29 beachfront acres. The main residence is just shy of 6,900...
  • Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s marriage ending with mudslinging and acrimony

    08/18/2019 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2019 | 10:34pm | Updated | Carleton English and Emmett Berg
    Buddy Fletcher is so broke he can’t afford his divorce from Ellen Pao, The Post has learned. The former high-flying hedge fund manager — who once rubbed elbows with Lauren Bacall and Roberta Flack — has no lawyer and is representing himself in a divorce from Pao, the former interim CEO of Reddit. He claims in court papers that the divorce, which is ongoing, left him “homeless” at one point, including a period of living in his car. The couple — known as much for Pao’s Silicon Valley gender discrimination claims as Fletcher’s financial downfall — have been slowly working...
  • Elijah Cummings Confronted Burglar, His Wife Took Pics: Police

    08/02/2019 4:46:36 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 153 replies
    the patch ^ | 8/2/2019 | Elizabeth Janney, Patch Staff
    BALTIMORE, MD — When a man broke into the building in the middle of the night where U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and his wife live, the couple did not call 911 right away. After the intruder got in, they took action. Hours later, the congressman's wife, Maya Rockeymoore, contacted authorities. Two exterior doors lead to the residential part of the apartment building where the couple lives on the first and second floor in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue, according to the police report. Around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, they were alerted by a cell phone application connected...
  • The 47 Strange Deaths Around Bill And Hillary Clinton: Part 3

    07/29/2019 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    Lidblog.com ^ | Jul 28, 2019 | by Tamara Jackson
    Funny things always happen to Bill and Hillary Clinton, friends have this nasty habit of turning up dead. We all gotta go sometime, but Clinton’s buddies seem to go under weird circumstances (and many by suicide). My friend Tami Jackson has compiled a list and description of 47 Clinton friends whose deaths seemed a bit odd. We ran part one on Friday and part two yesterday, today we present the third part of the Clinton body count. While all these elite wonks and writers scurry to anoint Hill and pen the fait accompli, I would like to continue my quest...
  • Chelsea Clinton denies she was ever close friends with Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘madam’

    07/22/2019 9:17:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/22/19 | Martha Ross
    Since Jeffrey Epstein’s latest arrest on sex trafficking charges, a who’s who of the rich and powerful - notably Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton - have rushed to downplay their associations with the financier who is accused of abusing underaged girls. Now Chelsea Clinton has joined her ex-president father on this who’s who list. Her representative issued a statement to Politico over the weekend denying reports that the former First Daughter was close friends with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and the alleged “madam” who has been accused of helping him procure underaged girls for sex. **SNIP** Politico said...
  • Michelle Obama Claims People Dismiss Presidency After Barack: ‘If a Black Guy Can Do It, Anybody...

    07/07/2019 3:28:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 July 2019
    FULL TITLE: Michelle Obama Claims People Dismiss Presidency After Barack: ‘If a Black Guy Can Do It, Anybody Can’ In a Saturday interview, former first lady Michelle Obama insisted that Americans now dismiss the U.S. presidency because a black man was recently in the office. Speaking to TV host Gayle King during the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Obama exclaimed that husband Barack made the presidency “look too easy,” Fox News reported. “I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job,”...
  • Watchdog Asks Maryland Attorney General To Investigate Charity Run By Elijah Cummings’s Wife

    07/20/2019 4:17:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/19 | ANDREW KERR
    A watchdog group filed a complaint Tuesday with Maryland Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh to investigate whether the wife of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings used her charity for her personal benefit. The complaint, filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), is the second action filed against Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’s Maryland-based charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPC), by watchdog groups since May. Rockeymoore Cummings is the principal officer and sole staffer of her charity, which between 2013 and 2015 paid $250,000 in “management fees” to Global Policy Solutions LLC, a for-profit venture in which she...
  • 3 Puerto Rico Senate officials charged in corruption scheme (my Dad says more arrests likely)

    06/02/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 5/30/19 | AP News
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three officials with Puerto Rico’s Senate were arrested by FBI agents Thursday and later charged by the U.S. territory’s federal prosecutor with alleged corruption for a case involving a scheme to defraud the legislature using “ghost employees.” Federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said 18 charges were brought against Ángel Figueroa Cruz, director of the Senate Office of Government Affair; Isoel Sánchez Santiago, an assistant to the Senate president; and Chrystal Robles Báez, a contractor to the body. “This kind of practice is not going to be tolerated where federal funds are involved,” Rodríguez told...
  • Rep. Cummings Wife Still Illegally Withholding Nonprofit Tax Return

    05/31/2019 6:10:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NLPC ^ | 5/31/19 | Peter Flaherty
    Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ wife is breaking the law by not revealing financial disclosures about her nonprofit, an uninvolved legal expert told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings runs a nonprofit called the Center for Global Policy Solutions that is closely intertwined with a for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions LLC. The nonprofit has received millions of dollars from groups with interests before the congressman’s committee, potentially buying them favorable treatment, according to a complaint filed with the IRS by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC). At least three different groups have requested the forms, and...
  • Cummings fights 'baseless' allegations against wife's non-profit agency

    05/29/2019 12:53:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/19 | Brooke Singman
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is fighting back against allegations that his wife’s nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status and posed a potential conflict-of-interest with the work of his congressional panel. Cummings, D-Md., blasted a complaint to the Internal Revenue Service against his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who sits as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and runs a nonprofit group and a for-profit consulting firm, as “baseless,” and partisan. “These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs,” Cummings said in a statement to Fox News. “I am confident that...
  • Bill & Hillary Clinton’s Life in Exile: The Once-Powerful Political Couple Seeks Attention...

    05/25/2019 9:26:22 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 80 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 25, 2019 | Bill Powell
    Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Life in Exile: The Once-Powerful Political Couple Now Seeks Attention, Audience One evening, ... an old friend and adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton sat down with the former president for dinner... Bill, ... looked thinner and more tired ... He is 72 now, ... He was, the friend says, a “bit sad, and more than a bit angry. [SNIP] “This guy’s political brain is still sharp—among the sharpest in the party—and he worries that [the Democratic Party] may be frittering away the chance it has to beat Trump next year.”That’s where the anger comes in....
  • Nancy Pelosi's Husband Snared In SunEdison Stock Scandal

    04/10/2019 7:02:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 04-10-2019
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in SunEdison, a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent its stock price soaring. SunE's 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”
  • CNN’s Baldwin: Trump ‘Crushed Two Political Dynasties’ — the Bushes and Clintons

    11/10/2016 6:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 9, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNN Brooke Baldwin said President-elect Donald Trump “crushed two political dynasties,” by beating former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) in the Republican primary and defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
  • Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump

    08/29/2015 4:21:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    nyt ^ | AUG. 29, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    Washington — PITY Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton. But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump. It was at the height of Trump’s birther madness and Bush was disgusted by it. So I can only imagine 41’s dismay and disbelief — and acid flashbacks to spoiler Ross Perot — now that Trump has popped up to block the path of the son who Poppy...
  • Presidential Dynasties: Nip It In The Bud

    04/08/2015 7:54:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-8-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s official, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are running for president. Okay by me, as they both meet my number one criteria for presidential candidates these days: neither is related to a former president or former presidential nominee (former presidential candidates who never stood a chance with their own party don’t count in this round).Because really, does America need any more family dynasties? Take Hillary for example: I see she just hired Lady M’s “image consultant.”With her not only would we get more of the Bubba-sphere, butt now we’d get more of the Obama-sphere as well. Does America want to...
  • A Signal of Distaste For Dynasties Bodes Ill For Bush, Clinton

    01/10/2015 9:49:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dan Balz
    A Signal of Distaste For Dynasties Bodes Ill For Bush, Clinton By Dan Balz January 10 AURORA, Colo. — It’s been a good few weeks for Jeb Bush, who has been setting the pace among prospective 2016 presidential candidates — at least in the view of some in the elite world of political donors, strategists and commentators. But even before the news that Mitt Romney is thinking about a third campaign, a dissenting view on Bush was registered here Thursday night. A dozen Denver-area residents spent two hours dissecting the state of the country and its politics. The 12 participants...
  • Land of Dynasties: Should we be disturbed by another Bush candidacy?

    12/26/2014 8:12:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jay Cost
    In mid-December, Jeb Bush announced his intention to explore a presidential bid. If he runs and wins the Republican nomination and then the election, he will be the third President Bush in 25 years. That unprecedented prospect has left many wondering: In a republic like ours, is it proper for one family to fill the executive seat so often? The Bushes are not the first family to send multiple members to the White House. They join the Adamses (father John and son John Quincy), the Harrisons (grandfather William Henry and grandson Benjamin), and the Roosevelts (cousins Theodore and Franklin). But...
  • Americans appear comfortable with political dynasties (Not really says the author)

    12/26/2014 3:03:49 AM PST · by raybbr · 9 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | 12/25/2014 | Nancy Benac
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible. After months of hints and speculation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he's actively exploring a bid for the Republican nomination. And while Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't revealed her intentions, she's seen as the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination. Between them, the two potential rivals have three presidents and a U.S. senator in the branches of their family trees....
  • American royalty: Inside the dynasties of the Kennedys, Rockefellers & More

    12/10/2014 3:42:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Media Titans: The Hearst family Worth: $35 billion Wealth established: 1887 Source of wealth: Hearst Corporation The Hearst fortune began in the late 1800s with George Hearst, a millionaire goldmine owner and U.S. senator. Hearst's son William Randolph attended the finest schools but was kicked out of Harvard University for throwing keg parties in Harvard Square and sending used chamber pots to his professors. After his expulsion, William Randolph took over managing the San Francisco Examiner, a publication his father had won as settlement for a gambling debt. Oil barons: The Rockefeller family Worth: $10 billion Worth Established: 1858 John...