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  • Did George Soros break U.S. Laws?

    11/12/2016 10:10:14 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 86 replies
    Do we have laws regarding foreigners and our elections?
  • Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing-Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing."

    11/07/2016 6:50:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 7, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing." Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Allegations concerning Huma Abedin’s connections to Islamist groups and actors devoted to taking down America through a subversive jihad is no secret.  But for those in the know about Islam, its goals and methods—and especially the power of indoctrination—her life story is more than enough for concern. Born in the U.S., Huma moved to Saudi Arabia (SA) at the age of two.  There, she likely spent her formative years being indoctrinated in the same Islam that...
  • 'FBI director is trying to influence the election'

    10/30/2016 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/16 | Yoni Kempinski
    Sheldon Schorer, a representative of Democrats Abroad Israel, sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the decision by FBI director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State. Schorer was highly critical of Comey's actions. "It's a gross departure from internal FBI procedures...not to comment on investigations that are current." He also said that FBI policy is "not to make a comment than can influence an election" when the election is less than 60 days away. Schorer agreed that the reemergence of the email scandal would be harmful to...
  • WIkileaks -- Some Republican players with a financial interest in Libya

    10/29/2016 7:23:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Reddit / Wikileaks ^ | Oct 29 2016 | PepeLeBlond
    This contains a analysis of John Podesta https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/87 It was obviously important enough to send it to him I will just number some highlights, but this is a good article worth reading in full. Secondary verification by google.com DKIM key Fwd: CLIP | Yahoo: Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-16 20:49 Subject: Fwd: CLIP | Yahoo: Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabian Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud prior to a State Department meeting in 2012. 2.The Saudi contract with the Podesta Group, owned by veteran Washington lobbyist...
  • Clinton ally funneled money to wife of FBI agent who oversaw emails

    10/25/2016 5:39:30 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/2016 | JEREMY LOTT
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an important ally of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, funneled nearly $700,000 in donations and support to the campaign of the spouse of an FBI official who then oversaw Clinton's email investigation. The Virginia governor's office was full of denials about the connection on Sunday. "Any insinuation that his support" for state Senate candidate Dr. Jill McCabe, wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, "was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous," a spokesman for the governor told the Wall Street Journal. McAuliffe's PAC donated $475,000...
  • NBC Planned to Use Trump Audio to Influence Debate, Election

    10/12/2016 10:12:18 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 8 replies
    NBC execs had a plan to time the release of the Donald Trump audio to have maximum impact on both the 2nd presidential debate and the general election.
  • FOX News Starting to Change?

    07/29/2016 1:29:34 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 101 replies
    July 29, 2016 | Vanity
    Now that FOX News is under a new, more liberal management, has it begun to show signs of a drift in reporting. For the second consecutive day, Carl Cameron has been far too critical of Donald Trump. DT said on one occasion that he didn't really know Putin. On another occasion DT said they met briefly in the 60 minutes green room. Cameron makes this a near scandal saying that it's a discrepancy that the Trump team simply must clarify. This is such a petty thing; I expect more from FOX News.
  • Carl Bernstein: Drudge "An Influence Unequalled," Large Measure Of Why Trump Is The Nominee

    07/20/2016 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Carl Bernstein talks the power of the Drudge Report and the influence the eponymous editor had in the Republican primary race during a CNN panel discussion about Roger Ailes and the future of FOX News. Bernstein said FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge and called the website "an influence unequalled." "One of the interesting things we've seen in this campaign is, FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge," the legendary journalist said Wednesday on CNN. "Drudge is really great new factor in this election in terms of media. He is -- Drudge, that site has...
  • The Confessions of Congressman X

    05/17/2016 8:17:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    Amazon ^ | Congressman X
    A devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own! No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing. . . "Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them." "My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything." "Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works." "It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive,...
  • Facebook has more influence over Americans than any media company in history

    05/10/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/10/2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    this story is a deeper question that unnerves everyone — including established, mainstream outlets — in a media ecosystem that's increasingly dependent on Facebook's whims: The company's power is vast, and that power is not always deployed in ways that are transparent and accountable. Mark Zuckerberg has always said he wants to build Facebook into "a utility," and he's arguably succeeded. But utilities, because they're so important, are highly regulated. Facebook is approaching utility-level importance, but it answers to no one — not even, given Zuckerberg's control of the company, its shareholders.
  • 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...
  • The 50 most influential Gadgets of All Time

    05/03/2016 3:27:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 65 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2016 | Multiple Time Editors
    The Tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good. It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The...
  • Trump, Cruz, Clinton Hit Time 100 Most Influential List

    04/21/2016 12:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Two Republican presidential candidates and both Democratic candidates are on Time Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2016. The magazine placed them and other notable American politicians from both parties among a list of artists, athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. They are on the list because, according to the magazine, "they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke a record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what they're capable of." "To expect Donald Trump to conform to the 'norms' of business and politics is like expecting a square peg to fit in a...
  • Cornyn: Obama 'trying to influence' FBI Clinton probe

    04/14/2016 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/14/15 | Joel Gehrke
    The number two Republican in the Senate charged Thursday that President Obama is "trying to influence the outcome" of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department. "Time and time again, the White House has projected its desired outcome of this investigation to the public, and worse, to those people conducting it," Texas Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. The Senate majority whip has long called for a special counsel to take over the review of Clinton's email practices, but President Obama's latest defense of...
  • Fresh document trove sheds light on Clinton-Trump ties

    04/12/2016 12:34:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/12/16 | Judson Berger/foxnews
    The release Tuesday by the National Archives of a fresh trove of documents detailing the Clinton administration's dealings with billionaire Donald Trump could become the latest fuel for flame-throwing in an already incendiary 2016 presidential race. ADVERTISEMENT The documents include: a signed copy of Trump's “The Art of the Deal,” delivered to a top aide to then-President Clinton; logs of Trump’s invitations to the Clinton White House; and an entry about a Trump Towers photo-op with the president. The files come at a sensitive time in the Republican presidential race, and could be used by Trump’s top rival Texas Sen....
  • The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

    03/16/2016 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/2016 | Times Staff
    For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s unranked list:
  • Ann Coulter–Voters Deliver Subtle Message: Die, Donor Scum

    03/16/2016 4:41:05 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Mar 2016 | Ann Coulter
    To the extent it’s still standing after yesterday, the Stop Trump movement is comforting itself with the world’s biggest lie: that John Kasich is the embodiment of the Republican Party, while Donald Trump is the bastard stepchild. It’s exactly the opposite. It is no longer a question of what the party wants. The voters — remember them? — keep showering Trump and Cruz with Ceausescu-like percentages. The combined vote for Trump and Cruz is a ringing chorus of what this party wants: a wall, deportation, less immigration and no job-killing trade deals. In other words, what the party wants is...
  • The POLITICO 100:Billionaires dominate 2016 Establishment-bashing Cruz nabs 4 of 6 top donors

    02/27/2016 4:32:14 PM PST · by gg188 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/16 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf
    In fact, despite his attacks on his party’s donor class and establishment, Cruz, the Texas senator who won last week’s Iowa caucuses, appears to have locked down the support of four of the top six donors ― the Wilks family of Cisco, Texas (the No. 1 donor on POLITICO’s list), New York hedge fund tycoon Bob Mercer (No. 2), Texas energy investor Toby Neugebauer (No. 4) and Illinois manufacturing moguls Dick and Liz Uihlein (No. 6) ― but only one other donor on the list.
  • How Scalia Inspired a Generation to Defend the Constitution

    02/15/2016 2:52:10 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 15, 2016 | LEE J. STRANG
    The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at age 79 of natural causes Saturday in Texas is an ideal occasion to reflect on the profound influence he had on the legal profession and, by extension, the nation. Astute observers of academic life in America know that the law professoriate has long been dominated by liberals. I discovered this when I arrived at law school, and my professors ignored, dismissed, or derisively mocked conservative and libertarian legal arguments. The dominance of progressive legal views is so powerful that even faculty members who are politically moderate are pressured into...
  • Could a Wealthy Candidate Buy Endorsements and Support

    01/29/2016 12:33:10 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    One of the interesting assumptions infecting this election season is that a self-funded wealthy candidate is less likely to make corrupt deals. If a candidate doesn't solicit money from the public (which, by the way, every candidate for president does), so the story goes, he won't be beholden to do favors. But what if a candidate had a ready reserve of millions? Could that candidate buy off media outlets, public figures and educational institutions? Answer: probably, if he knows how to do the deal. Expenditures on behalf of a campaign, of course, must be reported to the Federal Election Commission....
  • Dinesh D'Souza: National Review Won't 'Dent Donald Trump's Real Support'

    01/23/2016 9:07:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 88 replies
    News Max ^ | 22 Jan 2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    National Review's scathing indictment of Donald Trump will do very little to dissuade most Republicans from supporting him for the GOP presidential nomination, conservative pundit and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza tells Newsmax TV. "I don't think this is going to dent Trump's real support," D'Souza said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." ... "It is good for intellectual conservatives to weigh in on this. Their points are not entirely invalid. Also, National Review historically has had a role of, you may say, policing the right. Even in Buckley's day," he said. "There was a John Birch Society, there were...
  • Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

    01/08/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Charles Koch is “disappointed” with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far. In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he’ll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it’s hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities “doesn’t seem to faze them much. You’d think we could have more influence.”
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous [2011 Article, A Reminder Today...]

    12/28/2015 11:13:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    1. Gives billions to left-wing causes... 2. Influence on U.S. elections... 3. Wants to curtail American sovereignty... 4. Media Matters: Soros is a financial backer of Media Matters... 5. MoveOn.org: Soros has been a major funder of MoveOn.org... 6. Center for American Progress: Headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton, the Center for American Progress has been instrumental in providing progressive talking.... 7. Environmental extremism: Former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and his leftist environmental ideas have been funded by Soros' money... 8. America Coming Together: Soros gave nearly $20 million to this 527...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they're both wrong

    10/03/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 10/2/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks. We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don't have that. Instead, we're faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President's response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they’re both wrong

    10/03/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don’t have that. Instead, we’re faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President’s response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves

    08/02/2015 4:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2015 | Peter Apps, global defence correspondent
    Three years after the Obama administration announced its “pivot to Asia,” American allies in the region are looking somewhat unconvinced. While no one disputes that managing China and its multiple neighborhood conflicts remains on Washington’s radar, this effort is often overshadowed by other priorities. In particular, the Middle East and confrontation with Russia — both historic preoccupations that had been expected to subside — keep on emerging at the top of the agenda. The result is relatively simple. Those countries in Asia most worried by China — Japan, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia and others — are increasingly banding together....
  • The UK: The Small Island with Big Influence

    08/02/2015 12:03:58 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Hands Across The Pond ^ | 30th July 2015 | Wesley Hutchins
    Two years ago during the G-20 Summit, a spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly said that Britain was a “small island no one listens to.” British Prime Minister David Cameron accepted the official line from the Russians that such remarks were not made, but nevertheless responded with a robust defense of the United Kingdom. “Britain may be a small island”, he said, “but I would challenge anyone to find a country with a prouder history, a bigger heart, or greater resilience.” He focused on this small island doing its bit in being resolute throughout World War II in the...
  • Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

    07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/2/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public...
  • House Democrats endorse former President Clinton’s paid speeches

    06/17/2015 3:39:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    House Democrats say there’s nothing wrong with Bill Clinton getting paid to give speeches while Hillary Clinton runs for president. Critics of the speeches, including former Clinton administration official Robert Reich and others, are a distraction, say the Democrats, who argue that voters don’t care how the former president makes his money. “I just don’t think that Americans cast their vote for or against Hillary Clinton based on whether Bill Clinton is giving speeches,” said Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), a former House Democratic campaign chief. “I respect Robert Reich,” Israel added. I don’t believe it’s ever a good idea for...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For Progressives

    05/16/2015 12:15:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Pew Research came out with its latest seven-year study of religious trends in America. The data appears to show Christianity in decline, and given its numerous sensational headlines the liberal media couldn’t be happier with the results. For once, this Jesus Freak actually agrees with them. The Pew Research numbers showing Christianity in decline is good news—both for America and Christianity. Allow me to explain. We have become so obsessed with numbers in our culture – dollars, attendance, followers, likes, polls, etc. – that we have confused audience with influence. For example, pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber currently...
  • Is Matt Drudge the second most influential man in America?

    05/08/2015 6:27:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7. 2015 | Brent Budowsky,
    While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by far the single most influential person in the American media, and it is fair to ask: Is he the second most influential man in America? For more than any individual in the media, Drudge dominates his competitors to the degree that he has no competitors, and determines what you watch on television, what you read in newspapers, what you hear and radio, and even what you read on the Internet about politics more than any single person in American...
  • Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

    04/11/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-10-15 | Eriq Gardner
    The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages of emails plus other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and...
  • Was it fair for Giuliani to say Obama was influenced by Communists since his youth

    02/22/2015 2:24:25 AM PST · by Beckwith · 37 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 2010 | Beckwith
    Let's say a man was elected to the highest office in the land who had been mentored, during his childhood, by an avowed communist who was identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (card number 47544) by the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii, accused by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) as being active in several communist-front organizations, and had a thick FBI file. Let us further say that this man's guardian, his grandfather, had chosen this mentor for him, indicating that he was likely sympathetic to the mentor's beliefs. Now,...
  • Mrs Miniver: The film that Goebbels feared

    02/11/2015 12:52:34 PM PST · by Borges · 39 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/9/2015 | Fiona Macdonald
    Winston Churchill credited Mrs Miniver with increasing American support for the war effort. A new programme finds out how the domestic drama changed history. “We will come. We will bomb your cities.” So bristles a character in the film Mrs Miniver. A German pilot who had been shot down in the chocolate box English village of Belham, he momentarily brings the horrors of World War II to what is largely a domestic drama. The movie – released in June 1942, going on to win the best picture Oscar the following year – is credited with consolidating American support for the...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Al Sharpton Arguably Now the Most Powerful Person in America

    12/24/2014 2:20:06 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | December 24th, 2014 | Joe Concha 24th, 2014
    Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America right now. And no, that isn’t an overstatement. Think about what the 60-year-old activist and MSNBC host has going for him right now: Power Indicator #1: Sharpton has been to the White House to advise President Barack Obama, his senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, or both. No big deal, right? Plenty of MSNBC hosts have visited over the past six years. Care to guess, according to the White House Visitor Log, just how many times Sharpton has visited since Mr. Obama took office? Five times? Nope....
  • The POPVOX Blog

    07/04/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    popvox.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | marci
    Dear POPVOX Friends, On behalf of our entire POPVOX Team, I want to wish you a very happy Independence Day, and share some exciting news. The Library of Congress is now archiving POPVOX content -- including your comments to Congress* -- for the official national historical record. We have been notified by the Library of Congress that POPVOX has been selected for inclusion in the official digital archives of the United States. (The full notice is posted below.) The Library of Congress preserves “the Nation’s cultural artifacts” and “materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people.” This...
  • All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

    04/14/2014 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | recent | Nomi Prins
    Who rules America? All the Presidents’ Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history. Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents’ Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics—or greed driving bankers. Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships...
  • Twenty of the Most Influential Evangelicals in America

    04/03/2014 1:48:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2014 | Thom S. Rainer
    I conducted an informal survey of over 30 persons, simply asking them to name the most influential evangelicals in America today. Though my choice of the respondents was subjective, I do have confidence that the men and women who gave me these names are very knowledgeable about the evangelical scene in the United States.The respondents represent a cross section of denominational and non-denominational churches and entities. From my perspective, those I surveyed are clearly evangelicals themselves. Among the criteria I gave them, I included the following: Limit the responses to Americans.The names must represent living persons.Name at least eight persons.Only...
  • Stan Lee Named as One of Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities for 2014(Lee Beats out Rush)

    01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 16, 2014
    Lee beats out Rush Limbaugh on the magazine's list of the 10 celebrities with influence, thanks to his role as co-creator of the Marvel Universe.
  • On Defensive, JPMorgan Hired China’s Elite

    12/30/2013 2:46:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2013 | BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    In a series of late-night emails, JPMorgan Chase executives in Hong Kong lamented the loss of a lucrative assignment. “We lost a deal to DB today because they got chairman’s daughter work for them this summer,” one JPMorgan investment banking executive remarked to colleagues, using the initials for Deutsche Bank. The loss of that business in 2009, coming after rival banks landed a string of other deals, stung the JPMorgan executives. For Wall Street banks enduring slowdowns in the wake of the financial crisis, China was the last great gold rush. As its economy boomed, China’s state-owned enterprises were using...
  • K Street sizes up retiring lawmakers

    12/22/2013 6:41:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Retiring lawmakers are likely to find a tough job market next year on K Street. Several lawmakers — many of them veterans with centrist bonafides — plan to retire after the 2014 election, making them prime recruits for lobby firms, trade groups and corporate boards. While corporate headhunters see a future on K Street for many of the retiring lawmakers, they warn that sluggish lobbying revenues and gridlock on Capitol Hill are depressing demand. “With revenues down, it's not going to be as fruitful. It will slowly pick up but we are still in a slump when it comes to...
  • The GOP might as well be dead

    12/03/2013 1:24:38 PM PST · by bestintxas · 76 replies
    wash post ^ | 12/2/13 | j capehart
    The Growth and Opportunity Project, aka “the autopsy,” was heralded as the Republican Party’s clear-eyed assessment of its 2012 presidential defeat. Autopsies are done on dead things, and ever since its March 2013 release, the GOP has done everything possible to stay dead. The Republican Party is dead to African Americans. Not that there was much of pulse to begin with. Romney won 6 percent of the black vote to 93 percent for Obama, which isn’t surprising since Romney was looking to unseat the nation’s first black president. But it is also not surprising considering all of the voter suppression...
  • WebMD received almost 5 million bucks for feds to promote Obamacare

    11/13/2013 6:41:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    A performer who pays for good reviews from critics usually isn't any good, and that would seem to be the case for Obamacare, too. Except that it is the taxpayers, not the performer laying out the bribe money, and the magnitude of the bribe dwarfs even the most lavish junkets offered by Hollywood. The Washington Times has a blockbuster exclusive story: Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration's top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law. The consumer health care site had the occasional...
  • 10 Corporations Control Nearly Everything You Buy

    11/03/2013 6:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    PolicyMic has a very interesting chart that shows how 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy. click on chart for huge image The chart was posted on Reddit as illusion of choice. I could not locate the original source. PolicyMic explains ... Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. These corporations create the chain of supplies that flow from one another. Each chain begins at one of the 10 super companies. Here's just one example: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum...
  • Forbes Releases 2013 Ranking Of The World's Most Powerful People

    10/30/2013 7:56:03 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 30, 2013 | Forbes
    RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TOPS FORBES’ 2013 RANKING OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE
  • Ted Cruz Speech Nods to Increasing Libertarian Views within Republican Party

    09/30/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT · by shego · 452 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 9/26/13 | David Kirby
    During his Ironman 21-hour speech, Sen. Ted Cruz read excerpts from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, name-dropped "libertarians" at least six times, and yielded to Sen. Rand Paul, who invoked Frederic Bastiat's "What is Seen and Unseen," a favorite among libertarians. Ted Cruz, who retained remarkable composure over the long night, seems in all things deliberate. Political leaders seem to have become more comfortable talking about libertarians, even identifying themselves as such. Libertarians may have reached a tipping point within the Republican Party. Last week, a FreedomWorks study on public opinion found that libertarian views within the Republican Party are at...
  • Five most important people that never lived?

    09/27/2013 7:19:00 PM PDT · by MNDude · 147 replies
    Recently, Time magazine had an issue titled "The One Hundred Most Influential People Who Never Lived" where they ranked the most important fictional characters of all time such as Santa Claus, Kinta Kunta, Homer Simpson, etcetera. In your opinion, who are the five most influential fictional characters of all time?
  • State Department reveals Hillary Clinton received $500K worth of jewelry from Saudi king

    08/30/2013 6:01:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/30/13 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac
  • Biden Talks of 'Outsized Influence' of Jews: 'The Influence Is Immense'

    05/22/2013 7:35:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/22/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    At a Jewish American Heritage Month reception last night in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden talked about Jews, power, and influence. “The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage,” Biden said, according to the pool report. “The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you.”...