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  • The Russian Hack Narrative (ray76)

    01/06/2017 12:04:28 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jan 6, 2017 | Ray76
    Hillary Clinton generates events to support her narrative. For example, Clinton accused Trump of creating an atmosphere of violence at his rallies. To support the narrative she paid people to instigate trouble at Trump rallies. She has long had the narrative that Trump is connected with Russia. It began with accusations that Trump’s adviser Paul Manafort was tied to Russia, and that Trump too was tied to Russia. That went nowhere. Now months later the narrative has advanced to Russia hacked the DNC. This claim is based on Dmitri Alperovitch and Crowdstrike. Given Clinton’s pattern of generating events to support...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: We're committed to 'very significant' tax reform by August recess

    02/25/2017 6:16:36 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he wants to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress' August recess, in what could prove a tough task as lawmakers work through a complex agenda. "We want to get this done by the August recess. We've been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate and we're looking at a combined plan," he told CNBC in his first television interview since assuming office. President Donald Trump has repeatedly made pledges for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office, creating optimism among business executives and investors. So...
  • Steve Mnuchin Picked By Trump To Head Treasury Department

    11/29/2016 5:29:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | 29 Nov 2016
    Donald Trump will nominate Steve Mnuchin, who has ties to both Wall Street and Hollywood, to be treasury secretary, according to a report Tuesday. The 53-year-old, who also served as finance director for the presidential campaign, was at Trump Tower on Tuesday to meet with the transition team.
  • Donald Trump just got the endorsement of billionaire Wall Streeter Carl Icahn

    09/28/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Bloomberg News that he's endorsing Donald Trump because he's the sort of leader the US needs at this time. "I disagree on certain points I don’t want to get into, I’m sure those can be worked out, but the basic thing is, you need somebody that can get things going in Congress, and I think he can do it. You need somebody that understands business, and I think he understands it," Icahn told Bloomberg. Shortly after Trump launched his campaign, the candidate appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." On the show, the billionaire real-estate magnate said...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Here's Obama's Message to GOP by Appointing Lew Treasury Secretary

    01/10/2013 6:19:28 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 Jan 2013 | John Carney
    Barack Obama is sending a pointed message to Republicans by nominating Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary: I'm not backing down from this budget fight. This is certainly a blow to any hope that Republicans might have had that Obama would flinch from his pledge not to negotiate over the debt ceiling. The president has said he will demand a clean bill raising the debt ceiling, unattached to any conditions or spending cuts. To call Lew's relationship with Capitol Hill Republicans strained would be an understatement. According to some on the Hill, there just is no relationship anymore. ... If Obama...
  • Jack Lew’s Terrible Signature May Grace Dollar Bills Now (PERFECT Signature for Paper Money)

    01/09/2013 4:18:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kevin Roose
    Jack Lew, President Obama's reported pick to replace outgoing Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, is known as a no-nonsense backroom negotiator with wonkish tendencies, who is admired on the left and grumbled about on the right. A lesser-known but extremely pertinent fact about Lew is that he has the world's worst signature. And pretty soon, that signature could be on every single one of your dollar bills.
  • Rumors Grow That Michael Bloomberg Is Going To Be The Next Treasury Secretary

    10/01/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Gus Lubin
    Larry Kudlow just insisted on a rumor we've heard several times: Michael Bloomberg is going to be treasury secretary. Kudlow says he heard from "deep insiders" that the pick has been made and it's Bloomberg. Of course this also confirms rumors that Tim Geithner, currently the Treasury Secretary, is gone after November.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Is Apparently Being Floated As Tim Geithner's Replacement

    09/01/2010 9:58:32 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | Business Insider
    Apparently New York's Mayor Bloomberg was on the short list to be named Secretary Treasurer back in 2008, and now the White House is revisiting the idea. From the NYPost: "It's been the focus of a lot of discussion," said one Democrat. "He's very well-liked and well-respected on Wall Street." At least the second half is probably true. The roots of this rumor are in Martha's Vineyard. Asked about last weekend's four-hour golf game with President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, Bloomberg told reporters yesterday, "The economy was the main subject, other than discussing golf."
  • Geithner Says U.S. Economy No Longer World Leader

    06/25/2010 4:58:35 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 44 replies · 2+ views
    ECR ^ | 25 Jun 10 | EC
    I guess we really shouldn't be surprised. After all, this is what Obama and his team of globalists wanted, wasn't it? It's pretty much what he promised his hate-America base. If anyone was listening, they would have heard it. US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told the BBC that the world "cannot depend as much on the US as it did in the past". He said that other major economies would have to grow more for the global economy to prosper. He also played down any differences in policy between the US and Europe regarding deficit reduction. Mr Geithner was...
  • Obama says treasury secretary's job is secure

    03/21/2009 7:17:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 683+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/09 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says treasury secretary is one job that's not up for grabs. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" Obama said that if Treasury chief Timothy Geithner offered his resignation, the answer would be, "Sorry buddy, you've still got the job."
  • US Treasury secretary attacks oil, gas tax breaks

    03/05/2009 5:53:37 AM PST · by texrepub76 · 51 replies · 840+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 5, 2009 3:18am IST | Tom Doggett
    WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and natural gas producing companies should not receive federal subsidies in the form of tax breaks because their businesses contribute to global warming, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday. It was one of the sharpest attacks yet on the oil and gas industry by a top Obama administration official, reinforcing the White House stance that new U.S. energy policy will focus on promoting renewable energy sources like wind and solar power and rely less on traditional fossil fuels like oil as America tackles climate change. "We don't believe it makes...
  • Is Nomination of Tax Cheat Turned Treasury Sec. Geithner Really Essential?

    01/21/2009 9:00:15 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 21, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Timothy Geithner's nomination as Treasury Secretary is in a spot of trouble given the irony of the man who would be charged with enforcing our tax laws being himself a documented tax cheat. I'm willing to look at the domestic employee being illegal issue is not that big of a deal - which makes me FAR more non-partisan than Democrats who exploded the nominations of Bush cabinet picks Bernard Kerick and Linda Chavez over the same issue. But the tax issue ought to be a real thorn in the side of an administration that preached openness and honesty. The Obama...
  • Breaking -- NBC News Says [New Mexico Governor] Richardson Will Get Commerce

    11/21/2008 2:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies · 4,921+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2008 | Bruce Daniels
    Network's Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd reporting Obama will name his economic team Monday. 1:55pm UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that Sen. Hillary Clinton has decided to quit her Senate seat and accept the post of Secretary of State, according to two Clinton confidants. Senior advisers to President-elect Barack Obama told the Times this morning that the offer had not been formally accepted and no announcement would be made until after Thanksgiving, but said they were convinced the deal was ready to be sealed. NBC News is reporting that President-elect Barack Obama will roll out his economic team...
  • Is Treasury Chief Hank Paulson the financial equivalent of Civil War General George B. McClellan?

    05/03/2008 10:55:04 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 10 replies · 94+ views ^ | May 3rd, 2008 | Steve Forbes
    Is Treasury Chief Hank Paulson the financial equivalent of Civil War General George B. McClellan? The "Young Napoleon" brilliantly organized and trained Union armies in the first year and a half of the Civil War. His problem: He couldn't bring himself to actually engage the enemy, always proffering excuses as to why he couldn't take decisive action. An exasperated Abraham Lincoln finally fired him. Mr. Paulson repeatedly says he wants a strong U.S. dollar. Last month he told Reuters: "I've been as consistent as anyone that you've ever heard in saying that the strong dollar [is] in our nation's interest."...
  • New Treasury chief says 'strong dollar' in US interests

    08/01/2006 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Republicain · 54 replies · 811+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/01/2006
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Newly minted US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in his first public comments since assuming office last month that a "strong dollar" is in the United States' best interests. Paulson picked up the baton right where his predecessor left off in stating his adherence to a strong dollar in a speech at New York's Columbia University. "I believe that a strong dollar is in our nation's interest and that currency values should be determined in open and competitive markets in response to underlying economic fundamentals," Paulson said, according to a transcript. The dollar has weakened in...
  • Former U.S. Treasurer tapped by Schwarzenegger

    01/31/2006 5:03:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 229+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/31/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to head the State and Consumer Services Agency. Marin was appointed treasurer by President Bush in 2001 and served until May 2003, when she resigned to return to California. She lost a Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Since then, she has been a member and chair of the state's Integrated Waste Management Board. "Rosario's decades of experience serving and representing the people of California at the federal, state and local levels have given her a unique understanding of the important ways...
  • The Book(s) On Bush

    04/25/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT · by BerkeleyRight · 7 replies · 480+ views ^ | April 23, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    It is rare to have books exploring the legacy of a presidential administration still in its first term. It is rarer still to have the number of insider accounts that Americans have access to in 2004. “These books appear to be painting history before our eyes,” said Charlotte Abbott, news editor of Publishers Weekly. “No one in the industry of publishing can remember a time since Watergate when so many political books have come out and the public has been interested – and a lot of those Watergate titles came out after.” One of the reporters who first exposed Watergate,...
  • National Treasures(Lieberman courted/rising Greenspan stock/Missing Republican/Pelosi’s Jim Wright)

    12/19/2004 10:39:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 556+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/20/2004 | The Prowler
    OLD JOESen. Joe Lieberman has already turned down two jobs offered by President Bush, so why not go for a trifecta? Lieberman again tops a list of folks being considered for head of the new national intelligence directorate, a job that Lieberman might actually have to seriously consider. He smartly turned down the Homeland Security chief job, and the U.N. ambassadorship just wasn't big enough for him, even if he would have been given an opportunity to work on the Middle East peace process a bit. But Lieberman did take on a large role in shaping the national intelligence legislation,...