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  • Moldovans demand justice for vanishing $1 billion, lack of government action

    05/03/2015 8:53:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | May 4, 2015, 12:11 a.m. | Tatiana Darie
    CHISINAU, Moldova - Tens of thousands of Moldovans took to the streets on May 3 in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau to demand justice for a banking scandal that saw $1 billion vanish from three of the country’s biggest banks. They are calling for some political leaders in the ruling pro-European coalition to step down for their lack of action over the scandal and poor governance. The participants dispersed peacefully in the central square at midday, chanting slogans such as "Moldova is ours," "We are Moldova," and "The thieves must go to jail." Moldovans are looking for answers after $1...
  • 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...
  • State Department allowing Clinton Foundation to approve emails for release

    04/30/2015 12:27:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 30, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials began allowing the Clinton Foundation to review emails the government planned to release to Congress and Freedom of Information Act requesters in January 2014, prompting a process that has delayed the publication of agency records for months, according to the group pursuing the records. [Snip] "On top of the obstruction that is in no small measure criminal in nature — with the hiding, removal and destruction of records by Mrs. Clinton — they are sending these records out to the foundation that are the very subject of these public controversies," said Tom Fitton. Fitton is president of...
  • Stop The Presses! Hillary's Getting Battered By Her Liberal Friends In The News Media

    04/29/2015 11:10:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There's an old, common sense saying about never putting your eggs in one basket. Yet that's what Democrats have done by overwhelmingly bowing to Hillary Clinton's vaunted ambition to be the next president of the United States. But the polls of the last few weeks suggest that Clinton's coronation campaign, with all of the trappings of pomp and power that preceded it, is coming apart at the seams. The former secretary of State's precipitous decline was first noticed in March in a national CNN poll that found her unfavorable numbers were rising, and perceptions of her as honest...
  • Night of the Hunter. Hillary's the Prey.

    04/28/2015 6:20:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-28-15 | J. Robert Smith
    At Chappaqua, Hillary is idling an evening. Then she picks up a copy of Politico. She gets to the end of Dylan Byers’ column and starts to boil. Byers quotes New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, who said, “I'm sure they [the Clintons] don’t like having a liberal criticize them. It might, in some very marginal way, help open up more space for a Democratic challenger." Chait is a liberal writing for the liberal New York Magazine. Liberals, you’d guess, would rally around the Democrats’ presumed presidential nominee. But they aren’t. They haven’t been. The left’s goal is as it has...
  • The Other Clinton Foundation Scandal

    04/28/2015 3:19:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/27/2015 | Staff
    Corruption: If the Clintons haven't used their foundation as a favor bank for foreign governments and business interests, what was it for? It couldn't have been about helping people.
  • Can America survive 8 years of Hillary Clinton?

    04/27/2015 9:34:19 AM PDT · by pinochet · 79 replies
    Hillary Clinton may bring about a 3rd and 4th term of Obama policies. Can America survive without collapsing?
  • The Fall of the House of Clinton

    04/27/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-27-15 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Boys and girls, Count Victor presents a berrry, berrry scarrrrrry tale of political corruption run amok.</p> <p>1.That the accusations are “old news.” 2.That the accusers are funded by right-wing conspiracists. 3.That everyone does what the Clintons did. 4.That the media pick on the Clintons. 5.That there is no hard evidence (because they have destroyed documents) that would ever lead to a criminal case. And: 6.That they are moving on, to work on behalf of the folks.</p>
  • Bill Clinton Feeling The Heat Resigns Honorary Chancellor Post (yet another scandal brewing)

    04/26/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    Former US President William J. (Bill) Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., Friday. His 5-yr term as “Honorary Chancellor,” the company and Mr. Clinton’s staff said expired. But Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer suggests a different explanation: Mr. Clinton actually resigned in order to avoid more negative publicity. The book describes what Mr. Schweizer presents as a “troubling” co-mingling of official State Department business with the private financial affairs of Bill Clinton and a nonprofit run by Laureate’s Chairman, Douglas Becker. Laureate, which runs for-profit colleges, hired Mr. Clinton just...
  • Clinton Restoration Could Be in Jeopardy

    04/24/2015 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich." The book isn't even out yet, and Clinton's team is already sheltering in place like Churchill's cabinet during the Blitz. That's in part because Schweizer, a conservative author and dogged investigative journalist, has teamed up with notorious right-wing rags The New York Times and The Washington Post to essentially re-report...
  • Paul: Obama White House, Congress Should Both Consider Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Uranium Deal

    04/23/2015 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 April 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning that President Barack Obama should investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and that he’s pushing for a congressional investigation as well—after a New York Times report on Wednesday evening based on an explosive new book uncovered her role in a shady Uranium deal. Paul, who was previously briefed on the findings of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash, said: This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother...
  • The Betrayal Papers: Part VI - The Chicago Connection

    04/22/2015 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 11 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | April 22, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers, Part VI: The Chicago Connection This, the sixth and final installment of The Betrayal Papers, will explore various projects, schemes, and associations that tie Obama and his associates together. A preponderance of these project are based out of Chicago, the crossroad of the global Left, Islamic “civilization jihad,” and the Communist mafia. The themes to observe in each case are deception, greed, and power. To have any chance to retain our freedoms and personal safety, we must recognize the depth of the treason from within; we must name the perpetrators and conquer them before they end America....
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Meeting With Obama/Jarrett/Rice (Gowdy take warning)

    04/21/2015 1:29:29 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 31 replies
    DC whispers ^ | 03/28/2015 | not shown
    The White House played coy regarding the possibility Hillary Clinton, who was said to be in D.C. for a Center for American Progress meeting that morning, would be stopping by the White House. Only after an unscheduled meeting between Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama, and Susan Rice took place did the White House acknowledge the president and Mrs. Clinton took time to “catch up” and discuss a “range of topics.”
  • Uh Oh: Largest Donor to Clinton Foundation Has An Iran Problem -- UPDATE: New Bombshells

    04/20/2015 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It looks like Hillary's foreign donations headaches are just beginning. Via the New York Times, oh my: The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return. “We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes...“Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major...
  • A brief guide to Clinton scandals from Travelgate to Emailgate

    04/13/2015 11:06:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 123, 2015 | Mark Tapscott
    Hillary Clinton is entering the presidential race in a cloud of scandal surrounding foreign contributions to the Clinton family foundation and her use of a private email account and server to conduct official business while secretary of state. But she and her husband are no strangers to scandal. There often seemed to be no end of the scandals during President Bill Clinton's two terms in the White House and Hillary Clinton's campaigns for the Senate starting in 2000 and the Oval Office in 2008. Political experts began diagnosing "Clinton Fatigue" long ago.
  • Paul hints at Clinton Foundation scandal (More on the way!)

    04/08/2015 3:00:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Just minutes after officially announcing he’d be seeking the Republican nomination for president, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went hard after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with Sean Hannity that was taped midday Tuesday but didn’t air until late Tuesday night, Paul told the Fox News Channel host that “hypocrisy” is the first word that comes to his mind when describing the former secretary of State. “She wants to be a champion for women’s rights, and yet she takes money from countries that are some of the worst abusers,” Paul said. The Kentucky Republican...
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether. There’s a line from the first Godfather that’s always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the family’s deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, “Could I have gotten to him ten years ago?” That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Monica Lewinsky Lectures America

    03/27/2015 8:19:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    TED Talks are a hot liberal video series. The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly "TED Radio Hour." TED's mission statement proclaims a passionate belief in "the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world." TED offers "a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers." Or they're seeking the most Internet clicks. Because their most recent "most inspired thinker" was ... Monica Lewinsky. Seventeen years after the Year of Our Intern, Lewinsky should be doing something...
  • REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S

    03/26/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    HARRY REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S CASINO CLIENT Details in this week’s Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family. The report concluded that Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa...
  • Another “dark money scandal” hits, this time for Scott Walker

    03/24/2015 7:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The oppo researchers are out in droves and they’ve got their sights set on the GOP frontrunners as usual. This time the diligent diggers are looking at some hefty donations to Wisconsin Club for Growth by John Menard Jr., a wealthy business owner, which may have worked to the benefit of Governor Scott Walker. So a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and help advance his pro-business agenda — he found the perfect way to do so without attracting any attention: He wrote more than $1.5 million in checks...
  • Hillary Clinton cracks a joke about her illicit email account - promises 'no more secrecy'

    03/24/2015 12:11:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | Kieran Corcoran, Francesca Chambers
    Hillary Clinton cracks a joke about her illicit email account in wake of scandal as she promises 'no more secrecy' **SNIP** She said: 'I am well aware that some of you may be a little surprised to see me here tonight. You know my relationship with the press has been at times, shall we say, complicated.' '... But I am all about new beginnings. A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account – why not a new relationship with the press? 'So here goes. No more secrecy. No more zone of privacy - after all, what good does...
  • Gowdy asks Clinton to turn over email server for review

    03/20/2015 11:25:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    AP ^ | March 20, 2015 | Matthew Daly
    The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi has formally requested that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review. [Snip] Gowdy said that while Clinton "is responsible for causing this issue" by using a private email server, "she alone does not get to determine its outcome."
  • Could Boko Haram be Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Scandal?

    03/19/2015 8:19:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One senator wants to know if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted her emails regarding the very delayed designation of Boko Haram as a terrorist organization — and if a very well-heeled donor influenced that policy.The query is not new for Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), but it’s now reflected in some additional disturbing lights: the admission by Clinton that she used personal email while the nation’s top diplomat and screened which ones to keep or discard, and the ascension of Boko Haram to an ISIS affiliate.In June of last year, Vitter questioned why the State Department, under former...
  • It Really Happened! [Catholic Cardinal Archbishop Leads Gay Pride Parade]

    03/17/2015 7:55:37 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 170315 | Church Militant
    Cardinal Dolan Dishonors St. Patrick - Gays March Past Cathedral
  • Cruella vs Lucrezia

    03/16/2015 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Rich Galen
    I lied. I said the other day I wasn't going to write about Hillary's email issue again, but here we are. There was an article over the weekend in the New York Post ? Ok. I know. The New York Post isn't exactly the Tabloid of Record in the Big Apple. As of this writing (Sunday evening) no non-conservative publication - in print or on line - has followed it up. But, I assume there will be a ton of questions for White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about this at the Monday briefing so when it becomes big news...
  • Carville: The Secret Server Scandal Is Good for Hillary Clinton

    03/16/2015 7:27:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | March 15, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    George Stephanopoulos, a former White House communications director for President Clinton, appears to have lost faith in Hillary Clinton’s handling of her newest scandal. Now the host of ABC’s This Week, Stephanopoulos said Clinton’s entourage has demonstrated that it is “not up to speed.” But longtime Clinton surrogate James Carville still disagrees, and suggested the scandal about Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private e-mail account and secret server would benefit Clinton’s potential presidential campaign.
  • Obama and the Clinton Emails

    03/12/2015 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state, used a private email server for all of her emails when she was President Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. During that time, she enjoyed a security clearance identical to that of the president, the secretary of defense, the director of the CIA and others -- it is the highest level of clearance the government makes available. She had that classified clearance so that she could do her job, which involved knowing and working with military, diplomatic and sensitive national security secrets....
  • How Many Lies Did Hillary Pack Into Her Press Conference?

    03/12/2015 5:35:11 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/11/2015 | John Merline
    In her brief press conference on Tuesday, which was meant to clear the air on her unusual use of a private email account while secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made several claims that even the mainstream press have begun to question.
  • [Dem] Anthony Weiner's former sexting partner in new scandal with [Dem] Indiana lawmaker

    03/11/2015 2:30:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015
    An Indiana legislator issued an apology Tuesday for what he calls 'poor judgment' after sending nude photographs of himself and gifts to a woman tied to a 2013 sexting scandal involving a former New York congressman.[Dem]Rep. Justin Moed issued a statement to the media Tuesday saying he was 'truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. ... I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down.'This as he is set to be married this September.Moed did not directly address...
  • The Return of the Clinton Media Persecution Complex [Dems eat their own]

    03/10/2015 6:21:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 10, 2015 | David Corn
    It is, unfortunately, an old and all-too familiar story. A Clinton, meaning Bill or Hillary, does something wrong (or possibly wrong). The media pounces; the Clinton antagonists of the right hit the warpath. Immediately, the Clinton camp and its supporters accuse the media and the conservative Clinton Hate Machine of trumping up a story to thwart the noble Clintons. Clinton spokespeople go into war-room mode. Resentful reporters grouse (privately and publicly) about the heavy-handed operators and obfuscators of Clintonland. And the right claims this latest fuss is a scandal that surpasses Watergate. Rinse, repeat. The latest iteration of this Clinton-media...
  • Obama Claims He Learned About Hillary’s Emails “Through News Reports” (Yeah Right)

    03/09/2015 3:15:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    This White House actually seems to believe that incompetence and cluelessness is a valid excuse for misbehavior. Asked when he first learned of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system as Secretary of State, the President responded with his tired line of having learned about the latest scandal “through news reports”. I’m beginning to think the guy wasn’t even aware he was elected President until he saw himself taking the oath of office on the nightly news. Obama Says He Heard About Hillary's Emails "Through News Reports"Also: Captain Renault was shocked to discover that Rick’s café was home to illegal gambling....
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show

    03/05/2015 6:49:00 PM PST · by BAW · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | James Rosen
    Hillary Clinton appears to have established multiple email addresses for her private use, and possibly the use of her aides, under the domain of “clintonemail.com,” according to a prominent member of the hacking community who supplied independent research data, conducted with high-tech tools, to Fox News. The hacker used an open-source tool, publicly available, called “The Harvester” to search a variety of data sources – including well-known platforms such as Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter and others – for any stored references to email addresses seen using a particular domain, in this case clintonemail.com. Hackers working under contract for private firms,...
  • Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's and Cylvia Hayes' trip to dump brings police sweeping in

    02/28/2015 12:44:51 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ted Sickenger
    Sightings of former Gov. John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes have been few and far between since Kitzhaber resigned last Wednesday and the two departed Salem. But there was such a sighting one week ago. And it raised quite a stink. The former governor and Hayes showed up at the Knott Landfill southeast of Bend in a pickup and an SUV about 2 p.m. last Friday and spent a few minutes dumping trash, according to Timm Schimke, the director of the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department.
  • Scandal: Not Just a TV Show, But a DC Reality

    02/28/2015 9:24:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    If you thought that Scandal was just a popular primetime television show, guess again. While the show is one of my favorites it unfortunately depicts a reality in Washington, DC. Sadly, scandals plague government agencies, bureaucrats, and officials every day but many fly under the radar. For example, the IRS testified that Lois Lerner’s emails regarding the targeting of conservative groups had miraculously disappeared—but an IRS watchdog has found 32,000 of Lerner’s emails. There was no effort on behalf of the IRS to even retrieve the emails and the IRS Commissioner didn’t even bat an eyelash when asked to locate...
  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE ROSIE O’DONNELL HOUSE OF HORRORS

    02/28/2015 4:25:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | February 26, 2015
    ROSIE O’DONNELL wrecked her marriage when she “went nuts” in a Thanksgiving Day tantrum fueled by booze and drugs! In a blockbuster world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER can reveal the untold story of Rosie’s relationship-ending meltdown, which left terrified wife Michelle Rounds locked in a bathroom and fearing for the safety of both herself and their 2-year-old daughter. Multiple sources have confirmed the shocking incident took place last November at Rosie’s home on Casey Key – north of Sarasota, Fla. – with raging Rosie throwing a holiday tantrum in front of Michelle’s visiting relatives!
  • IRS Employee Looking for Lois Lerner Emails Was Blind, Literally!

    02/28/2015 3:44:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-27-15 | J. Christian Adams
    An IRS employee tasked with trying to restore and obtain emails on Lois Lerner’s IRS computer’s hard drive was legally blind. Stephen Manning, the deputy chief information officer for strategy and modernization at the IRS, submitted an affidavit in the True the Vote vs. IRS litigation regarding the persons and procedures used to attempt to recover Lois Lerner’s hard drive containing emails pertaining to Tea Party targeting. The affidavit can be read here. Paragraph 14 describes the educational background of the person searching for data on Lois Lerner’s hard drive: “According to the Specialist, prior to joining the Internal Revenue...
  • Hillary’s State Department OK’d Bill’s big-money speeches

    02/25/2015 8:51:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 25, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    Less than a year after Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton asked the State Department to approve a paid, videotaped speech he was asked to make at a gala in Shanghai, sponsored by a Chinese sports foundation. Wealthy hedge fund manager Kai Jiang wanted to pay the former president an undisclosed amount through a charity fund set up by his wife, Crystal Huang, a Chinese TV and film star who regularly serves as fodder for the Chinese tabloids. But unlike hundreds of big-dollar Bill Clinton speeches that sailed through a State Department ethics approval process while...
  • David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House

    02/18/2015 3:13:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | David Martosko
    Longtime presidential adviser David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House – and draws a mix of applause and laughter Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. The surprising boast came during a Q&A at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, an organization he founded and leads. 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,' Axelrod said. 'And I think that...
  • Cylvia Hayes discloses another $118,000 for consulting fees

    02/14/2015 8:05:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Laura Gnderson
    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has confirmed she collected $118,000 in previously undisclosed payments from an out-of-state clean energy group while she was advising the governor on clean energy policy. Clean Economy Development Center of Washington, D.C., paid her $30,000 in 2011 and $88,000 in 2012. The disclosures mean Hayes has collected at least $213,000 in consulting fees since Kitzhaber took office in 2011. She serves as first lady of Oregon.
  • Environmental Scandal Engulfs Oregon Governor, Where Is National Media?

    02/13/2015 10:08:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 13, 2015 | John Fund
    John Kitzhaber, the Democratic governor of Oregon was sworn into his fourth term of office just last month. But it seems highly unlikely he will be able to survive this month in office. Last October, the Willamette Weekly newspaper published an exposé showing how the governor’s fiancé, Cylvia Hayes, was taking money as a private consultant to environment groups and then pushing their policies in her public role as “First Lady” of the state. Most infamously, she ordered state employees to follow a policy she was being paid $25,000 by an advocacy group to promote. Apparently, some of the money...
  • Why NBC’s suspension is Brian Williams’ last hope for remaining anchor

    02/11/2015 2:07:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    NBC Universal tried to save Brian Williams’ job last night—and that’s why he was suspended for six months. The company finally had to stop the bleeding, to halt the hemorrhaging of its own credibility along with that of its franchise player. The brass slowly came to realize that Williams had to be punished, and significantly, for the sin of fabricating a story about his 2003 trip to Iraq. The betting is that with Lester Holt handling “Nightly News” for six months, things will cool off—the country will have moved on to some other outrage—and Williams will be able to return...
  • NBC News President Deborah Turness' Memo on Brian Williams (tissue alert)

    02/07/2015 10:19:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 6, 2015
    The following memo was sent from NBC News President Deborah Turness to NBC news staff on Friday: All, This has been a difficult few days for all of us at NBC News. Yesterday, Brian and I spoke to the Nightly News team. And this morning at the Editorial Exchange, we both addressed the wider group. Brian apologized once again, and specifically expressed how sorry he is for the impact this has had on all of you and on this proud organization.
  • Brian Williams’ Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its “Today” franchise having ceded ground to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and its Sunday-morning mainstay “Meet the Press” struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor – in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose “NBC Nightly News” is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams’ admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • Rutgers Professor Defends Billionaire Pedophile: 14-Year-Old Prostitution Isn’t ‘So Heinous’

    02/05/2015 10:13:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 3, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Reuters exclusive published Monday explores the conundrum faced by nonprofits that have received money from Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier arrested and convicted for child prostitution. But buried in the report is an insane statement from a Rutgers professor saying that he didn’t think he should return the money… because he didn’t think Epstein did anything all that bad. Professor Robert Trivers told Reuters that Epstein was “a person of integrity who should be given credit for serving time in prison” and for settling civil lawsuits brought by underage girls. ”Did he get an easy deal? Did he buy...
  • ‘Don’t dress like Beyoncé': The sexts of Steve Kroft (to his black mistress)

    02/01/2015 10:17:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 31, 2015 | Leonard Greene and Laura Italiano
    The Manhattan mistress of married “60 Minutes’’ newsman Steve Kroft sent him sexy lingerie photos during their affair, but he insisted she dress low-key — like “Laura Bush” — with him in public to keep things hush-hush, according to newly revealed texts. A source close to Kroft’s lover told The Post that the TV hotshot was “really paranoid about right-wing zealots” finding out about their affair and using the tawdry details to try to destroy his career and CBS. [Snip] Kroft was proud to boast to Goines about his closeness to the leader of the free world — and let...
  • Likud Press Conference to Expose Obama-Labor Link

    01/31/2015 3:03:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/2015, 11:06 PM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Likud party intends to hold a press conference in Tel Aviv Sunday in which it will expose details about “V15 – Victory in 2015,” a campaign it says is using foreign money, and lots of it, to boost Labor and Meretz in the elections. Likud has filed a motion to the Elections Committee, according to which V15 is carrying out an illegal indirect campaign with a connection to Labor and Meretz. V15 is “making criminal use of foreign sources of funding,” adding that the sums involved were “very high” and their sources unknown. Likud's press conference will include MK...
  • Obama Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Started Sorority With Holder’s Wife

    01/30/2015 5:46:07 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/27/2015 | Patrick Howley
    resident Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a charter member of an all-black Harvard sorority — and so was Eric Holder’s wife. ... can Lynch as an investigator really be objective when it comes to her predecessor, who is currently in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious scandal document obstruction and would probably warrant investigation from an unbiased successor? After all, Lynch goes way back with Holder’s wife. “The Xi Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
  • Hillary's $500K Saudi jewelry (from late Saudi King Abdullah in 2012)

    01/26/2015 1:16:26 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/13 03:50 PM EDT | Benjamin Goad
    World leaders lavished President Obama and top administration officials with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewels, artwork and other extravagant gifts last year, the State Department disclosed Thursday. Most of the gifts are turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration or the General Services Administration (GSA), though recipients are allowed to retain many for official use or buy them for their personal collections. 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...
  • Sheldon Silver’s arrest sends Albany into a state of panic (Democrats lighting candles alert!)

    01/24/2015 8:48:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Carl Campanile, Danika Fears and Aaron Short
    Albany is terrified and in disarray after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, with lawmakers and insiders fearing he’ll turn on them to save himself. “People are scratching their heads and saying, ‘What did I say the last time I spoke to Shelly?’ ” one veteran Albany lobbyist told The Post on Friday. After Silver’s arrest Thursday, US Attorney Preet Bharara hinted at more to come, telling the public to “stay tuned.” Now legislators are questioning why Silver’s closest Democratic colleagues, including Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, have pledged support for him instead of calling for his resignation. “They want Shelly to...