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  • Hillary's $500K Saudi jewelry

    08/31/2013 3:25:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/13
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have received the most expensive gift, described as “white gold jewelry with teardrop rubies and diamonds containing a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, and a ring.” Bestowed upon Clinton by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, the jewelry is valued at half a million dollars. It is pending transfer to the GSA, according to the State Department.... Descriptions of each of the gifts to White House, agency and military officials was accompanied by the blanket justification that, “Non-acceptance would cause embarrassment to donor and U.S. Government.”
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husband’s rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the country’s most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...