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  • Kerry: Ben Franklin Could Not Be Confirmed to Office If He Lived Today

    05/25/2015 12:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT | ( Staff)
    At a reception at the State Department that marked the U.S. taking over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Benjamin Franklin lived today and was nominated for office he would never be confirmed. [Ö] ď(T)here is, of course, a second connection between Franklin and this reception,Ē Kerry said. ďAnd that is that he liked to have a really good time, folks. And he didnít spare the booze, and while he was in Paris he led a life that clearly meant that had he lived today and been nominated, he would never have...
  • Flash Back - Post 911 John Kerry Blamed US Insensitivity for Attacks

    01/21/2004 1:44:53 PM PST · by tallhappy · 24 replies · 641+ views
    Fox News Sunday | 9-16-01 | John Kerry
    Given Jon Kerry's now front running status, I thought it would be important to go back and look at his immediate post 911 comments on Fox News Sunday. He rolled out the classic blame America line and implied we were contributory in provoking attacks by our hostility and policies that alienated people. Here's the interview transcript: SNOW: Senator Kerry, earlier on the broadcast -- I want to go back to something you mentioned earlier. Earlier on the broadcast, Attorney General Ashcroft was talking about a series of changes he thinks we need to do to improve our domestic vigilance. You...
  • John Kerry is Stabbing Israel in the Back, Again

    10/15/2015 9:31:13 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 15, 2015 | Daniel Tauber
    By Daniel Tauber Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel ó October 15, 2015 Ö While Israelis are being chased by wild Palestinians armed with their kitchen knives, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is busy betraying Israel, again. Let us recall the first time Kerry betrayed Israel. Shortly after he was appointed Secretary of State, he initiated Israeli-Palestinian negotiations he believed could end a one-hundred year-old conflict in nine months. Though Israel had previously frozen Jewish construction in Judea for ten-months as part of a U.S. attempt to initiate negotiations, and although the Palestinian Authority still refused to negotiate, Kerry urged Israel...
  • Army leader raises specter of drafting women

    10/12/2015 1:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/15 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Integrating women into combat will eventually force lawmakers to have an "emotional discussion and debate" about whether women should also be part of the draft, the Army secretary said Monday. John McHugh said it's still too early to discuss whether women should have to sign up for the Selective Service as men have. But, as the military drives toward a Jan. 1 deadline to open some or all combat positions to women, McHugh acknowledged the country will need to have the conversation if women have the same opportunities in the military as men. "If your objective is true and pure...
  • ĎWorst media headline in historyí: Slateís spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Hereís how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Kerry Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangelís failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN Ė Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 1st, 2015 11:27 am | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahuís comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud. Netanyahu told the General Assembly: ďHereís a general rule that I learned and you must have learned in your lifetime. When bad behavior is rewarded it only gets worse.Ē The General Assembly audience broke out in applause. The US delegates sat silent. US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN Ė Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Oct 1st,...
  • Nobel Prize Rumors Put Focus On Kerry-Iran Coziness

    10/01/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 1,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of stateís legacy increasingly linked to Iranian regime fortunes Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry. Rumors have been circulating for months that Kerry and Zarif will be co-selected for the prize. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a leading Swedish think-tank, recommended in July that the two be selected for the Nobel in 2016. Lawmakers...
  • Itís Time to Rethink Syria

    09/25/2015 6:04:15 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | September 25, 2015 | Philip Gordon
    When I started at the White House in March 2013, I was among those who advocated increased assistance, including military assistance, to the Syrian opposition. Secretary of State John Kerry led the diplomatic effort to rally and unify our key partners, who all pledged to support the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) as the legitimate representatives of Syrian people and to channel military support to the Supreme Military Council (SMC), then led by General Salim Idriss. It was not long, however, before it was apparentóat least to meóthat this approach would not work. The SOC was weak and out of touch...
  • Bush: Wife meant to hide shopping spree from me

    09/18/2015 10:13:22 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 76 replies ^ | June 22, 1999 | Jo Becker
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that his wife misled U.S. Customs officials about $19,000 in new clothing and jewelry she brought into the country because she didn't want him to know how much she had spent on her five-day Paris shopping trip. Forced to explain his wife's actions at the Atlanta airport Thursday, Bush said Monday that the episode had disrupted their family life. His wife, Bush said, feels "horrible about this." "It was a difficult weekend at our house," Bush said. On Friday, the Bushes disclosed that Columba Bush had paid a $4,100 fine and was briefly...
  • Itís too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clintonís 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: Itís too late to start over. As in, thereís no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your partyís front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden ó even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, itís only August! The Iowa caucuses wonít be until February! Thatís, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isnít as simple as announcing that youíve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthoodís sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders ó especially religious leaders ó is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today weíre told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a ďuniquely rich sourceĒ of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, weíre led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI ó Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Threw a Pen at Kerry (Video)

    08/07/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/2015, 8:45 AM | Ari Yashar
    A leading Iranian MP revealed on national TV last week that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi threw a pen at US Secretary of State John Kerry during the Iran nuclear talks. MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Foreign Policy and National Security Committee in Iran's parliament, made the comments which were broadcast by IRINN (Islamic Republic of Iran News Network), Arutz Sheva has learned. According to the influential MP, Araqchi, who acted as chief nuclear negotiator in the talks, was involved in a heated exchanged with Kerry during which Kerry slammed his hand on the table, making a pen...
  • Italian police seize cash from Snoop Dogg - Italian Finance Police take $205,933 from rap star

    08/01/2015 7:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies ^ | 08/01/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg CNN
    <p>During a normal check at Lamezia Terme, the rapper was found with $422,820 in U.S. cash, a police source told CNN. The maximum amount of cash that passengers traveling through Italy can carry without declaring it is Ä10,000 ($11,010.25). The rules were put in place to prevent money laundering.</p>
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion.Ē Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the leftís most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. ďBuses of activists from a litany of organizations ó all funded in part by Mr. SorosĒ showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Kerry Might Be Disturbed by Iran, But Obama Sure Isnít

    So Secretary of State John Kerry finds Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneiís plans to defy U.S. Middle East policy ďvery disturbing.Ē (H/T Allahpundit at Hot Air). So now Kerry is disturbed by Iran? Apparently, Kerry wasnít all that disturbed negotiating with a regime that is currently holding four Americans in captivity. Of course, when Major Garrett of CBS News dared to question President Obama about it, he admonished Garrett and told him he ďshould know better.Ē If Kerry genuinely finds Khameneiís statements disturbing, President Obama surely doesnít. After all, when Khamenei uttered ďOf course, yes, Death to America,Ē back...
  • Ted Cruzís Iran doomsday: ĎMurderí of millions of Israelis, Americans

    07/21/2015 12:02:48 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15
    Ted Cruzís worst fear about the nuclear deal with Iran? That ďmillions of Americans will be murdered by radical theocratic zealots.Ē President Obama [argues] that under the deal Iranís ability to quickly make a bomb will be hamstrung, and that doing nothing would actually accelerate Iranís nuclear capabilities. But Cruz said if Iran were to acquire a bomb, he fears the detonation of a nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv,... that would ďmurder vast numbers of PalestiniansĒ and Israeli Jews. ďThe odds are unacceptably high that they would view the murder of those Palestinians is perfectly acceptable collateral damage to annihilating...
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trumpís callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is ďnot a war hero.Ē Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, ďWe Will Trample Upon America,Ē according to photos released by Iranís state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republicís supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...
  • Kerry says Iran vow to defy U.S. is 'very disturbing'

    07/21/2015 4:30:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies ^ | 7/21/15 | Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program was "very disturbing".
  • John Kerry: Itís ĎVery Disturbingí How Ayatollah Keeps Saying He Wants to Destroy Us

    07/21/2015 8:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/21/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to Al-Arabiya that it‚Äôs ‚Äúvery disturbing‚ÄĚ how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues talking about destroying the U.S. and Israel after signing the P5+1 nuclear agreement.Kerry said he would be pitching Gulf partners on ‚Äúall of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI will also discuss with them at great length the things that the United States of America is going to do, working with them, in order to push back against the terror and counterterrorism efforts and other activities in the region that are very...
  • U.S. 'disturbed' by Iranian leader's criticism after deal

    07/21/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nour
    DUBAI, (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was very disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries' top diplomats sought to calm opposition to the accord from political hardliners at home. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme was "very troubling". "I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that...
  • Defiant Ayatollah: Deal Changes Nothing

    07/21/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    If President Barack Obama and other world leaders hoped the nuclear agreement with Iran would lead to normalized relations down the road, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has nipped that prospect in the bud. Speaking Saturday about the deal, the Islamic holy leader denied a wider shift in foreign policy. ďWe have repeatedly said we donít negotiate with the U.S. on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues. There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interests,Ē Khamenei said. Iranians are excited about the ramifications of the deal,...
  • Itís not Dixieís fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners arenít responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools ó those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities ó is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • John Kerry's Lie: "Anytime, anywhere inspections never on the table" (ray76)

    07/19/2015 11:41:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    various | Jul 19, 2015 | ray76
    Kerry today said, "We never had a discussion about 'anywhere, anytime' managed access." Mr. Kerry is not telling the truth. Anywhere: "In addition, Iran has agreed to allow IAEA to investigate any suspicious site or any allegations of covert nuclear activities anywhere." John Kerry; April 2, 2015; Lausanne, Switzerland; "Iran will be required to grant access to the IAEA to investigate suspicious sites or allegations of a covert enrichment facility, conversion facility, centrifuge production facility, or yellowcake production facility anywhere in the country." White House Press Secretary; April 2, 2015; "Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa ó Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clintonís stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...

    07/14/2015 4:37:12 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 13 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7/14/15 | Alan Cledenning
    ... Bokas also does installation and repair jobs ó and half of those involve cash deals with no receipts for his labor. The result is that a job costing 250 euros ($275) goes for 125 euros because he doesnít charge the client sales tax and Bokas doesnít report the income for taxation. ďIíve got a receipt for everything I sell in my shop,Ē Bokas said. But tax officials ďdonít know what my hands do.Ē
  • Of course it seems impossible, but John Kerry has bashed America

    07/03/2015 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer Via CNS News: ď ĎThere is nothing sanctimoniousí or arrogant in the State Departmentís publication of an annual report on human rights around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, adding that the U.S. cannot help but be humble itself given the racial tensions at home over the past year. Releasing the latest report Ė covering 2014 and issued 120 days late Ė Kerry said some foreign governments may take issue with it. ĎMy advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu updates us on how the Iran deal has now gotten even worse

    06/29/2015 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    No small achievement. In case youíve stopped paying attention, as itís hard to follow complete absurdity over the long haul, tomorrow is the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran - and weíre nowhere close to getting one. So, no deal, right? After all, a deadline is a deadline, right? Of course not, sillies. This deadline is as meaningless as any of Obamaís other red lines. The deadline will be extended, a deal will be reached, it will be horrible, and it will help the Iranians along in the process of developing nuclear weapons. Weíve already conceded the point on...
  • John Kerry: U.S., China Agree to Bilateral Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue

    06/29/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Space News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Marcia S. Smith
    During recent meetings with Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to establish a "U.S.-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue." A State Department spokesman says the first meeting will be held before the end of October, but could not provide any other details. The lengthy list of "outcomes" from the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, DC June 22-24, 2015, includes a section on cooperation in science, technology and agriculture. Under that heading, the two countries agreed as follows: "101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations...
  • Video: Alan Grayson: No to ĎFast Track,í No to Trade Treachery

    04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apri. 29, 2015
    I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
  • Congressman Absolutely Loses It on Reporter With Profanity-Laced Tirade InvolvingÖRobots

    05/14/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson reportedly unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against a reporter who questioned his offshore investments during a recent interview, angrily asking the journalist if heís ďsome kind of s**tting robotĒ who goes around ďs**tting on people.Ē The fiery moment reportedly came after Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith inquired about some accounts in the Cayman Islands which he said Grayson ďincorporated Ö so investors could avoid taxesĒ; the politician railed against this accusation.
  • Revealed: The Rubio ďluxury speedboatĒ

    06/09/2015 2:45:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, the New York Times clucked its tongue over Marco Rubio‚Äôs ‚Äúpenchant for luxury,‚ÄĚ embodied primarily in the purchase of an $80,000 ‚Äúspeedboat.‚ÄĚ One man‚Äôs luxury is another man‚Äôs ‚Ķ fishing boat. The Rubio team sent Dylan Byers a link to the model of the boat Rubio bought, which ain‚Äôt exactly a yacht: But while Rubio did indeed spend $80,000 on a boat, the vessel in question is not the glamorous ‚Äúluxury speedboat‚ÄĚ the Times article portrayed. It is, in fact, an offshore fishing boat.On Tuesday, Rubio spokesperson Alex Conant sent POLITICO a link to a website showing...
  • What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery

    05/24/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    **SNIP** Much like Clintonís speech to Salesforce, the former secretary of stateís speech isnít available online nor would ISRI give video upon request. The speech of ISRIís 2015 convention speaker, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, appears on the companyís YouTube page, but Bill Clintonís 2009 speech to the same group does not. But such is the case for almost all of Hillary Clintonís paid speeches from 2014 ó though most were given to massive audiences, almost none are available in their entirety online. Whatís clear is that most, if not all, of the companies and organizations that hired Hillary...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson erupts after his own off-shore funds was exposed by a Florida newspaper

    05/14/2015 3:40:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    There have been few progressives as angry about off-shore investment accounts as Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). In 2011, not coincidentally while Mitt Romney readied his presidential campaign, Grayson wrote at the Huffington Post that Barack Obama should order ‚Äúthe IRS to audit every one of the Fortune 500‚Ä≥ corporations. Grayson wanted to stop them from ‚Äúevading taxes through transfer pricing and offshore tax havens.‚ÄĚGrayson may have known more about that than first thought. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times found out that Grayson himself had incorporated two funds in the Caymans later that same year, the same kind...
  • Unions Donate to Sharptonís Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharptonís MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharptonís nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharptonís six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Soros Uses His Foundations to Dodge Taxes

    05/02/2015 4:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama Inc. targets conservative groups, it isnít going to annoy the guy who bought its boss his spot in the White House. Sorosí wealth increased tremendously during Obamaís time in office. And much of it came from dodging taxes. You know, the taxes he insists that middle class peons and small business owners need to be socked with. George Soros likes to say the rich should pay more taxes. A substantial part of his wealth, though, comes from delaying them. While building a record as one of the worldís greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed...
  • George Soros May Face a Monster Tax Bill [liberal hypocrisy at its finest] [link only]

    04/30/2015 2:27:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] | April 30, 2015 | Miles Weiss
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  • Billionaire Hypocrisy: George Soros May Owe $7 Billion In Taxes

    04/30/2015 11:20:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    ďYou support President Obamaís proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy?Ē That was the question put to George Soros on CNN some three years ago. Here was his answer: ďYes, very muchÖ the super bubble really resulted in creating a great increase in inequality, and now we have the after effect where you have slow growth, but if you could have better distribution of income, then the average American would actually be better off.Ē Thereís no question that ďeveryday AmericansĒ (as a reminder, those are the people Hillary Clinton wants to help by running for presidentÖ well, those people...
  • Hillaryís hypocrisy on the death tax: I support this tax. I just donít feel like paying it.

    04/18/2015 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this week we took a look at the GOP efforts to repeal the death tax, including some of the political pitfalls involved as well as reasons why it‚Äôs still a hill worth fighting on. In a rare moment of taking a position on a policy issue, Hillary Clinton has chimed in on the so called estate tax several times over the years. She has referred to it as a ‚Äúwealth tax‚ÄĚ, which works out quite well for her this year if she‚Äôs trying to angle her way into a more Elizabeth Warren style position on the subject. So...
  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/17/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Apple's market capitalization of $730 billion may now be more than double that of Exxon Mobil, but when it comes to taxes paid to the US government, it's no contest: the company with record profitability that so many progressive hipsters adore and for whose products they line up with annual regularity is billions of dollars below its "fair"†contribution to the US Treasury. Ironically, it is eclipsed by that other company that so many progressives love to hate: Exxon Mobil, which paid $4 billion more in tax than Apple, yet whose valuation has been cut by 15% over the past...
  • How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

    02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    MondayNote ^ | February 8, 2015 | by Jean-Louis Gassťe
    Appleís most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws. Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 Fiscal Year. The figures are astonishing: iPhones: Apple sold 74.5M, + 57% over last yearís same quarter. iPhone revenue was $51.2B, + 57%. Thatís enough iPhones for 1% of the world population, 9.4 iPhones for every second of the past quarter. I hope to see some day a documentary movie on the supply chain heroics leading (parts manufacturing, assembly, transportation logistics) required to achieve...
  • Every for profit business started by Al Sharpton was hit for not paying taxes

    02/05/2015 7:36:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This news was actually uncovered by National Review a few days ago, but things have been rather busy so we didn’t get around to it until now. The tax problems which Al Sharpton has run into with his National Action Network are well known and frequently documented. While the non-profit is more than a million dollars in debt to the tax man, Sharpton continues to tap it for a more than one quarter million dollar salary. But as Jillian Kay Melchior discovered with a bit more digging, Sharpton has also started up and abandoned a variety of for profit...
  • Obama to propose 'grand bargain' on corporate tax rate, infrastructure

    07/30/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Roooooooters ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama will propose a "grand bargain for middle-class jobs" on Tuesday that would cut the U.S. corporate tax rate and use billions in revenues generated by a business tax overhaul to fund projects aimed at creating jobs. His goal, to be outlined in a speech at an Inc facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is to break through congressional gridlock by trying to find a formula that satisfies both Republicans and Democrats. Efforts to reach a bipartisan "grand bargain" on deficit reduction have been at an impasse for months. Senior administration officials say Obama is not giving up on...
  • McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'

    05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies ^ | 21 May 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."