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  • Romney: NATO would rethink U.S. relationship if Trump wins in 2024 ('are you kidding me' alert)

    03/29/2022 4:10:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 76 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | 3/29/2022 | David Knowles
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Tuesday in a CNN interview that if former President Donald Trump won the 2024 election, the NATO alliance would be significantly damaged. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said NATO members would wonder whether they could continue to count on the United States. “If he were to come back as the U.S. president, I think it would represent a pretty dramatic departure for the world, and they would rethink whether they can count on the United States to lead NATO to lead other nations as they push back against China and against Russia,” Romney said
  • HUGE EXCLUSIVE: British Operative Inserted Himself into President Trump’s White House to Tarnish Trump and Derail the 2020 Election Audit

    03/17/2022 7:55:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Published March 17, 2022 at 8:00am | By Joe Hoft
    A British operative was inserted into President Trump’s White House in an effort to tarnish President Trump’s image and then derail the 2020 Election audit efforts. We’ve previously reported that an individual named Don Berlin inserted a document into President Trump’s inner circle days before Jan 6 in an effort to set President Trump up for perceived insurrection. A summary of this document was then scooped up by the Jan 6 committee and shared with multiple media outlets in an attempt to claim he attempted an insurrection after the 2020 Election steal. We now know that Berlin wasn’t alone. Another...
  • Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

    02/14/2021 9:48:40 AM PST · by boycott · 89 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 29, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    NOTE DATE PUBLISHED: August 29, 2012 -- Take a typical Bain transaction involving an Indiana-based company called American Pad and Paper. Bain bought Ampad in 1992 for just $5 million, financing the rest of the deal with borrowed cash. Within three years, Ampad was paying $60 million in annual debt payments, plus an additional $7 million in management fees. A year later, Bain led Ampad to go public, cashed out about $50 million in stock for itself and its investors, charged the firm $2 million for arranging the IPO and pocketed another $5 million in “management” fees. Ampad wound up...
  • FOIA email - Hunter Biden sneaking into State Department for Meeting with Deputy Undersecretary Tony Blinken

    10/17/2020 8:32:12 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 102 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | Katicia on Twitter
    @RudyGiuliani : A meeting is coming out in 1-2 days in State Dept. in which Hunter snuck in the back door ... That meeting took place with Tony Blinken."
  • “Baby Lives Matter” Painted Outside Planned Parenthood in Salt Lake City

    07/20/2020 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies ^ | 7/19/2020 | staff
    “Baby Lives Matter” was painted in large letters overnight outside of a Salt Lake City Planned Parenthood. The art was no doubt inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” painted outside the White House last month. The artist, Tayler Hansen, dedicated his artistry to those abandoned without a voice. “My name is Tayler Hansen. I’m making this video to raise awareness of one of the most egregious human rights violations that has not been properly addressed. In 2019, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide. “Almost 43 million children were denied the most basic right of all…life. Which is why...
  • Joe Biden's energy adviser aided Kremlin nuclear agenda

    07/13/2020 5:16:49 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 7 replies
    Just The News ^ | 7/13/20 | By Seamus Bruner
    Not only did the controversial Ukrainian energy firm get a deal with USAID while Hunter Biden was on the board, but Joe Biden's energy advisor, Amos Hochstein, promoted the very program which worked to legitimize Burisma amid the allegations. As an Obama official, Hochstein testified repeatedly to Congress, urging lawmakers to help "reform" Ukraine's energy sector to mitigate Putin's advances
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    11/17/2019 3:23:20 PM PST · by CruiseMates · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC(Anti-Corruption Action Center) — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, where the Obama administration took the rare...
  • Ex-President Micheletti: The US Asked Me to Return Power to Zelaya [Honduras]

    02/04/2018 7:34:31 AM PST · by Yardstick · 5 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elena Toledo
    Roberto Micheletti Baín played a significant role in the political crisis that struck Honduras in 2009. He assumed the presidency of the country when the Supreme Court of Justice ordered the arrest of then-President Manuel Zelaya, who was subsequently expelled from the country by the armed forces. Six years on, Micheletti has retired from political life, and lives surrounded by nature and his family. Yet the specter of political turmoil has returned once more to the Central American nation. Late in April, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice revoked two key constitutional provisions that prohibited presidential reelection: paving...
  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 425 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • Union: 'Bain-style' killing of Twinkie (Romney's fault)

    11/16/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    The Bain attack is back. This time it’s being used against Hostess Brands, the Twinkies and Wonder Bread maker that announced Friday it was closing. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka drew the comparison in a public statement Friday. “What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.” Earlier Friday, Hostess Brands announced that it would be closing, which the company said...
  • The return of Bain Capital (Big Bird, Binders, Bayonets Under Bus)

    10/30/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    For the final days of the 2012 campaign, the Democratic groups pummeling Mitt Romney on television have returned to the weapon they started with last spring: Bain Capital. The Obama campaign and its super PAC allies have spent months trashing Romney’s policies and personal values across the airwaves, branding him as a job-killing, abortion rights-opposing, Medicare-privatizing tycoon who disdains working-class and poor Americans. But with a little over a week left in the race, several of the Democrats’ top independent spenders are leaning hard into the Bain message, eschewing a pure policy message for a gut-punch reminder that the former...
  • MSNBC’s Fineman in a tizzy over Des Moines Register’s Romney endorsement; Left shrieks ‘Bain...

    10/28/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/28/12
    Oh, my! Perhaps that explains this indecipherable frantic tweet that Mr. Fineman posted earlier.#Obama in dm register tre— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) October 28, 2012 Heh. Cat got your tweet, toots? Twitter users can’t resist some jabs over that one.@howardfineman your tweets are really hard to decode.— Dave Devitt (@sydcon) October 28, 2012 @howardfineman Is that you Senator Grassley?— Gus (@Gus_802) October 28, 2012 Looking at @howardfineman's recent TL, I'm convinced he's drunk or dictates his columns at HP.— Slim Pickens (@Mattie96) October 28, 2012 HuffPo editor and MSNBC analyst Fineman continues. Basically, that Des Moines Register endorsement of Romney?...
  • Wealthy CEO torments ex-wife (Staples founder’s ex-wife: I’ll be out on the street)

    10/23/2012 9:37:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    PurseLog ^ | Sept 3 2006
    Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, ex-wife of Staples founder, sits in her $5,200 a month, 14th-floor, concierge-at-the-door, elegantly furnished Back Bay apartment and tells you she’s broke. She can’t work. She can’t afford a car, her medications, her rent, even the family springer spaniel, J.J., who she just gave away. She produces doctors notes detailing medical woes: possible lupus, bouts of pneumonia requiring hospitalizations, a history of cancer, petit mal seizures, plus recommendations for thrice weekly psychotherapy and psychiatry. She says her insurance won’t cover mental health care. “I’m going to be out on the street,” says Sullivan Stemberg, a tiny, 50-ish...
  • Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic (MUST READ)

    10/20/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 38 replies
    Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic By MICHAEL BARBARO, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL WINES. BOSTON — As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney could not resist burrowing into the bureaucratic weeds: He once took the statewide math and reading test for 10th graders, then startled his education commissioner by calling to say, “I like No. 14” and rattling off the answer. As head of the private equity firm Bain Capital, he was so uncomfortable cutting loose struggling employees that a legend grew: executives sent in to his office to be fired emerged thinking they had been promoted. And as...
  • Pro-Obama super PAC goes back to Bain basics in closing days

    10/20/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | October 20, 2012 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The pro-President Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is out with a memo this morning detailing its plans for the final days, including the return of one of its toughest spots about Mitt Romney's time at Bain.
  • Fact Check: Story about Mitt Romney and missing child is true .

    10/19/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT · by sushiman · 107 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 4/29/12 | Carole Fader
    Is it true that Mitt Romney closed down his firm, Bain Capital, and flew 30 workers to New York to look for the missing daughter of one of his colleagues? The fact-finding groups, and all rate this as true, and media reports of the day confirm much of the details of the viral email.
  • Tuesday's Debate: Obama Tips Hand?...Will Slam Romney on Bain?

    10/14/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 75 replies ^ | 10-14-12 | Ed Henry
    As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. "His running...
  • Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    10/14/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 120 replies
    As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday.
  • What is the story on Sensata?

    10/14/2012 6:08:11 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    10/14/2012 | Kevin Davis
    I keep hearing about Sensata? What is the scoop on that and why is the left thinking it will hurt Romney??