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  • How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites

    11/10/2020 6:44:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 9, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites It is no longer a hypothesis but a certainty. Now we know that Pope Francis “first of all” keeps his thoughts fixed “on what will come after me,” meaning on the future conclave, whether this is to come sooner or later. He said so himself in an interview a few days ago with the agency ADN Kronos. In which he also applied to himself the memorable “We’re on a mission from God” of the Blues Brothers, in these words:“I fear nothing, I act in the name and on behalf of our Lord. Am I...
  • The Kennedy Dynasty (Finally) Wears Out Its Welcome

    09/05/2020 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS A VOTER, I have two rules of thumb: (1) I don't vote for incumbents, and (2) I don't vote for Kennedys. Rarely do I violate either rule, but on Tuesday I had no choice: In the Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, the incumbent, Ed Markey, was being challenged by a Kennedy and I could oppose only one of them. So I voted for Markey — that is, against Joe Kennedy III. Which made mine one of the 765,000 votes that ended Kennedy's congressional career — and, let us hope, the Kennedy political dynasty. I have nothing against Kennedy personally....
  • PM Trudeau appoints Canada's first female finance minister [Freeland]

    08/18/2020 7:40:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.18.2020 | tg/sri (AP, Reuters)
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named his close ally and deputy Chrystia Freeland as finance minister. She replaces Bill Morneau who resigned amid friction with Trudeau over government spending amid pandemic. Freeland, 52, a former journalist and foreign minister, on Tuesday became Canada’s first female finance minister, a day after Bill Morneau resigned. She also keeps her job as deputy prime minister. “It’s about time that we broke that glass ceiling,’’ Freeland said. […] Freeland will now be tasked with reviving an economy crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the budget deficit this fiscal year forecast to hit C$343.2...
  • Chirlane McCray to decide fate of NYC statues of Washington, Jefferson

    06/19/2020 11:09:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | Julia Marsh and Nolan Hicks
    First lady Chirlane McCray will put statues and structures honoring historic figures tainted by slavery — including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson — under the microscope as part of a new “Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. Hizzoner’s move comes a day after five city lawmakers — including City Council Speaker Corey Johnson — sent a letter requesting the statue of Jefferson be removed from the council’s chamber, as leaders across the city and nation struggle to respond to weeks of protests over racism that followed the death of George Floyd. “This is exactly the kind...
  • De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

    04/26/2020 12:16:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies ^ | April 26, 2020 | Kevin Sheehan and Lee Brown
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he has put First Lady Chirlane McCray in charge of a special coronavirus task force — insisting her work with her embattled ThriveNYC initiativemade her perfect for the new job. McCray will work with Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson in leading a task force on racial inclusion and equity to make sure the Big Apple rebounds as a “better and more just society than the one we left behind,” Hizzoner said. The mayor insisted that the First Lady deserved her place at the head of the new initiative because of the ideas she generated  —...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf’s former business keeps operating during coronavirus shutdown despite losing state waiver [PA]

    04/26/2020 10:53:21 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Spotlight PA and PA Post ^ | March 30, 2020 | Angela Couloumbis and Ed Mahon
    Gov. Tom Wolf’s former business, a cabinet supply company in central Pennsylvania, has continued operating during the coronavirus shutdown despite having its waiver rescinded by state officials, PA Post and Spotlight PA have learned. Last week, in response to questions from the news organizations about how the company qualified as “life-sustaining,” the governor’s office said in a statement that a waiver that had been issued to Wolf Home Products allowing it to stay open would be revoked, forcing it to close.
  • Biden’s sexual misconduct & family nepotism must be investigated

    04/15/2020 10:37:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/20 | Barry Shaw
    Now the media and his party are covering up a history of sexual abuse. Surely Americans want these issues investigated before they place their vote? The biased hypocrisy of the #MeToo Movement was blatantly obvious when Tara Reade stepped forward to complain about being sexually assaulted by Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Result? Total silence.
  • JPMorgan Chase Paying $264 Million to Settle FCPA Charges (From 2016 - Be ready when Bidens get nailed)

    02/02/2020 1:29:09 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 15 replies
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016-241 Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay more than $130 million to settle SEC charges that it won business from clients and corruptly influenced government officials in the Asia-Pacific region by giving jobs and internships to their relatives and friends in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). JPMorgan also is expected to pay $72 million to the Justice Department and $61.9 million to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for a total of more than $264 million in sanctions...
  • Former Official Will Cooperate With Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry

    02/22/2018 8:19:53 AM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2018 | ethan barton
    A former senior Peace Corps official agreed to cooperate with any law enforcement investigations surrounding a scheme that funneled millions of Department of State dollars to a nonprofit founded and run by former Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, recently published court documents show. Warren “Buck” Buckingham agreed to cooperate as a condition of an agreement with the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney’s Office that would keep him from facing prosecution for a related illegal lobbying charge, court documents filed Thursday and made public Tuesday show. (RELATED: Former Peace Corps Official Who Steered Contracts To John Kerry’s Daughter May Avoid Prosecution)...
  • Chelsea’s ‘Best Friend’ Wins $11 Mil In Defense Contracts With No Clearance

    09/28/2017 5:02:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/28/17 | Richard Pollack
    A company whose president is “best friends” with Chelsea Clinton received more than $11 million in contracts over the last decade from a highly secretive Department of Defense think tank, but to date, the group lacks official federal approval to handle classified materials, according to sensitive documents TheDCNF was allowed to review.Jacqueline Newmyer, the president of a company called the Long Term Strategy Group, has over the last 10 years received numerous Defense Department contracts from a secretive think tank called Office of Net Assessment.The Office of Net Assessment is so sensitive, the specialized think tank is housed in the Office...
  • Where is Waldo? Opps sorry, Hunter Biden?

    10/05/2019 8:26:24 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 28 replies
    5 Oct 19 | hapnHal
    Got a question? Has anyone seen Hunter Biden? On vacation? With a hooker? Hiding? Sean Hannity would like to have Hunter Biden on his show.
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Son Also Board Member of Energy Company, Traveled to Ukraine and Nancy

    10/04/2019 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    GP ^ | October 4,2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title Nancy Pelosi’s Son Also Board Member of Energy Company, Traveled to Ukraine and Nancy Featured Prominently in Company’s Ad Quid-Pro-Joe and his son Hunter are not the only Democrat family members cashing in on their prominent positions. Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul is also on the board of an energy company. Paul Pelosi Jr. also traveled to Ukraine. AND — Better Yet — Speaker Nancy Pelosi even appears in the company’s video ad! According to Patrick Howley at National File Speaker Pelosi’s son Paul Jr. was an executive at Viscoil. Paul Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017.
  • Cory Booker’s brother opened a school so bad it got shut down. N.J. just gave him a $150K education…

    07/14/2019 11:56:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | July 12, 2019 | Adam Clark
    A thousand miles from Newark, in a tiny old school building tucked behind a Christian church, Cary Booker delivered the bad news. It was spring of 2011, and Omni Prep Academy, the Tennessee charter school co-founded and led by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s older brother, could no longer pay its kindergarten and first-grade teachers, the elder Booker announced, according to former teachers who were in the room. The financial woes weren’t a shock — when the school opened the previous fall it provided no books, no curriculum and almost no training for its novice educators, former teachers said in interviews...
  • Clintons accused of nepotism by former adviser in new tell-all

    03/05/2019 6:18:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/05/19 | Bob Fredericks
    **SNIP** Vargo wrote that in November 2000, Mitchell told her that Bill Clinton had phoned him to say he was “very unhappy” that Chelsea’s boyfriend had not been shortlisted from roughly 200 candidates despite Bubba’s recommendation, according to the report. “It would be hard to believe that the timing of the president’s call wasn’t aimed at influencing us to make him a finalist,” Vargo wrote. The boyfriend never made the shortlist, which Vargo said made her a target of the powerful couple. Later, in 2012, Hillary Clinton’s State Department cut its annual $500,000 contribution to the Mitchell scholarship, citing budgetary...
  • Illinois House votes to remove tollway board directors amid concerns of 'unethical behavior'

    01/26/2019 8:18:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Marni Pyke
    How far will changes at the beleaguered Illinois tollway go and how will that affect day-to-day operations? Illinois House lawmakers voted 100-6 Tuesday to end the terms of nine tollway directors appointed by departing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner after concerns about "unethical behavior." The state Senate is expected to vote Wednesday, and the tollway directors could be sent packing shortly after Democratic Gov.-elect Pritzker takes office Monday. The agency can continue to run normally without a board in the short term, one expert said. "The tollway will be fine -- at this time of year they're working on long-term planning...
  • Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss

    09/14/2018 8:32:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tim Novak
    Vanecko and Davis. Their firm made millions in fees even as retirement plans for teachers, cops, other Chicago city workers suffered big losses. A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of resident Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in...
  • Meghan McCain contrasts father's legacy with Trump's 'cheap rhetoric'

    09/01/2018 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Meghan McCain on Saturday presented the legacy of her father, John McCain, as a sharp contrast to the conduct of President Donald Trump, with whom the late senator bitterly feuded. Although McCain didn't mention the President by name -- and he was not present at the service, in accordance with the late senator's wishes -- she made several unmistakable and pointed references throughout her emotional remarks. "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of...
  • Maxine Waters hit with FEC complaint over mailer money

    08/01/2018 7:04:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 8/1/18 | Fred Lucas
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the most outspoken members of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ in Congress, is facing fresh questions about a longstanding controversy regarding how her campaign raises money and how those funds have flowed to her daughter. The California congresswoman has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle from some of her state’s biggest politicians paying to be listed on her slate mailers—sample ballots traditionally mailed out to about 200,000 voters in Los Angeles highlighting whom she supports. Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman’s daughter, Karen Waters, or her...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope’s Personal Theologian… To Head Major Argentine Archdiocese

    06/07/2018 12:55:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Wanderer ^ | June 7, 2018 | HANNAH BROCKHAUS
    Pope Francis has appointed his personal theologian and ghostwriter Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez to head the Argentinian Archdiocese of La Plata, the Holy See’s press office announced June 2. Fernandez, 55, replaces Archbishop Hector Aguer, who turned 75 in May, the age at which diocesan bishops are required to submit letters of resignation to the Pope. Fernandez was replaced as rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in April after serving in the position since 2011, and university officials told Catholic News Agency at the time Fernandez was hoping to be named archbishop of La Plata, considered to be...
  • Clinton on Notion of Ivanka Being First Female President:

    03/19/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 125 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2018 | Connor Beck
    Clinton on Notion of Ivanka Being First Female President: ‘We Don’t Want Any More Inexperienced Trumps in the White House’ Hillary Clinton shot down the idea of Ivanka Trump being President of the United States, a rumor that was written about in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. During an interview flagged by Newsweek, Clinton sat down with Dutch public broadcasting company KRO-NCRV where she was told daughter of the president Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female President of the United States. "That’s not going to happen," Clinton said. "No?" the interviewer responded. "No," Clinton said, shaking her head....