Clinton Donors, Relatives Got Rich Off Haiti Earthquake

The good news is, with the terrible earthquake in Nepal, the Clintons might have a chance to score some more easy cash for themselves and/or their family and friends.

From Breitbart:

Schweizer: Clinton Donors, Relatives Got Rich Off Haiti Contracts, US Taxpayers

By Ian Hanchett | April 24, 2015

“Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer reported on the US taxpayer money and contracts in Haiti profited Clinton Foundation donors and Clinton relatives on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel special “The Tangled Clinton Web.” …

Fox News Senior National Correspondent John Roberts… reported on Digicel, which, according to Schweizer, was the “chief beneficiary” of an initiative to have a service that allowed money to be transferred via cell phone in Haiti pushed by the Clintons.

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Clinton Foundation ‘Admits’ Mistakes — Blames Canada

Translation: We are going to pretend we got caught doing something nobody cares about, while ignoring the real problem.

From the Associated Press:

Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors

By HOPE YEN | April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."

Which is what criminals always say when they get caught.

Maura Pally posted the statement Sunday on the foundation’s website… Pally said the Clinton Foundation expected to refile some of its tax forms, following a voluntary external review, because it had "mistakenly combined" government grants with other donations…

How does a charity make such an obvious mistake?

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Charity Watchdog Put Clinton Foundation On Watch List

What a great testimonial for the Clinton Foundation: ‘We’re just as trustworthy as Al Sharpton!’

From the New York Post:

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’

By Isabel Vincent | April 26, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.

That is 6% by our math.

The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. On its 2013 tax forms, the most recent available, the foundation claimed it spent $30 million on payroll and employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent and office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel.

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Baltimore Mayor Gave Rioters Space To Destroy Things

While Obama was yucking it up about his ‘black rage,’ a mere thirty miles up I-95 others were expressing their black rage and deep bereavement by rioting and looting.

First, there is this general report on the weekend festivities, via the Daily Caller:

Arrested Baltimore Protesters Charged With Theft, Assault, Rioting

By Kerry Picket | April 26, 2015

Baltimore City Police have released the names of individuals who were arrested during Saturday’s riots. A number of charges included: malicious destruction, theft, assault of police, failure to disperse, assault with a deadly weapon (rocks) and rioting. Thirty-one adults and four juveniles were arrested.

What do you expect from deeply grieving people? Apparently paid professional protesters wear their hearts on their sleeves. (Speaking of which, notice how the professionally printed signs supplied by the Stalinists at ANSWER misspelled the name of Eddie Gray.

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‘Buck It’ – Obama Vents His Anger At WHCD Nerd Prom

How wonderful. And yet another ‘historic precedent’ for Mr. Obama.

From Byron York at the Washington Examiner:

At correspondents dinner, Obama lets second-term anger out

By Byron York | April 26, 2015

Depending on your perspective, President Obama’s performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night was either funny or filled with rage… Either way, there’s no doubt that Obama, by incorporating comedian Keegan-Michael Key into his act, went public with the anger — specifically, the black anger — that has become part of the general conversation about Obama’s time in office.

But we thought Obama promised to put racial strife behind us?

Key and partner Jordan Peele do a Comedy Central routine in which Peele, playing Obama, delivers a calm, measured speech while Key, playing Obama’s "anger translator," named Luther, acts out what Obama is really thinking, sputtering in rage against criticism and opposition that Obama believes is based in racism.

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Russians Hacked Obama’s (Hillary’s) Unclassified Emails

Some what-would-normally-be-considered-shocking news leaked by White House officials to their favorite media outlet for a sleepy Saturday morning when nobody will notice.

From an unfazed New York Times:

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER | APRIL 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation.

Just think what the Russkies have done with Hillary’s homebrew server, which had little and sometimes no security whatsoever. And Hillary’s emails, at the very least, could make her highly blackmail-able.

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Bush Speaks Out Against Obama’s Middle East Failures

Bear in mind this is not supposed to be an editorial. But of course everything in the MSM is an editorial these days.

From an outraged Bloomberg:

George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East

By Josh Rogin | April 26, 2015

In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

This is ‘bashing’?

One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance [sic!], transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks.

The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was something he didn’t want to do.

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees Want Monthly Allowance, Housing

Why not go back to Gitmo, where they got free housing, free three squares, free jumpsuits, and free prayer rugs — and their own separate cells?

From an irony-proof Associated Press:

Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

April 25, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country. The men began their protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo on Friday and said they slept there through the night.

They insisted would stay until they met with the U.S. ambassador. "We’ll be here until Monday. We are not leaving until with speak with the ambassador," former detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi said.

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WH Considers Whether To Let Families Pay Ransoms

And never mind that this will put an even bigger target on the backs of Americans overseas.

From Brian Ross, via ABC News:

Potential Shift in Hostage Policy: Officials to Recommend Families Be Free to Pay Ransom

By BRIAN ROSS and JAMES GORDON MEEK | April 26, 2015

Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week.

What a shock. And never mind that this will put an even bigger target on the backs of Americans overseas.

"There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," said one of three senior officials familiar with the hostage policy team’s ongoing review.

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Reader Selected News For The Week Apr 25 To May 1

This thread is for the busy bees of S&L to post news articles that might not warrant their own thread.

Posting Guidelines

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Avoid editorials or opinion pieces unless they are truly newsworthy.
Avoid items that most people most likely have seen elsewhere.
Post articles that fit under the topic of a recent thread as a comment there. Always spell out the name of the source and post a link to it.
And always post less than one quarter of the original article.

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Wages Drop As Immigration Surges, Asylum Expanded

This can’t be due to immigration. This has to be another problem caused by global warming.

From the Daily Caller:

CRS Report: Wages Declined As Immigration Surged

By Rachel Stoltzfoos | April 23, 2015

Wages and share of income for the bottom 90 percent of American wage-earners declined over the past 40 years, as the foreign-born population increased dramatically, data requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee shows.

Since 1970, the foreign-born population of the U.S. increased 325 percent, the Congressional Research Service found, while wages for the bottom 90 percent of earners decreased by 8 percent and their share of income by 16 percent…

The CRS charted the correlation between wages and the number of foreign-born workers in the U.S. between 1945 and 2010. Before 1970, wages rose sharply as the number of foreign-born persons declined.

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Hillary Attacks GOP, Talk Radio On Amnesty, Equal Pay

Maybe it’s Freudian. Maybe, deep down, Hillary doesn’t really believe that she should offer herself as a leader. Or maybe, deep down, she is just very shallow.

From Time magazine:

Hillary Clinton Makes First Attacks on GOP

By Sam Frizell | April 23, 2015

… Hillary Clinton aimed the first substantial attacks of her new candidacy at Republican policies during a speech in New York City on Thursday, criticizing the GOP on immigration, health care and the delayed nomination of Loretta Lynch to Attorney General… “There are those who offer themselves as leaders who would deport mothers working to give their children a better life rather than risk ire of talk radio,” Clinton said at the annual Women in the World conference in Manhattan…

Wow. Hillary is pulling out all of the stops.

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New Yorker: Foundation Scandal Could Benefit Hillary

You see? Once again the Republicans are going to over-reach and prove they cannot relent in their ‘War On Women.’

From NewsBusters:

New Yorker: Clinton Foundation Scandal ‘Could End Up Benefitting Hillary’

By Kyle Drennen | April 23, 2015

In a desperate attempt to spin the escalating Clinton Foundation scandal as a positive for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, The New Yorker’s John Cassidy argued in a Wednesday article that bombshell revelations about the controversy in the new book Clinton Cash "could end up benefitting Hillary."

Cassidy argued that with "conservative media figures piling on" the story, "the Clinton campaign will be able to portray questions about the Clinton Foundation and the family’s finances as a political witch-hunt rather than a legitimate exercise in vetting Presidential candidates."

He further declared: "And if that happens, many Americans may end up dismissing the whole thing as a partisan squabble." …

That should keep Republicans and the conservative media from talking too much about this outrageous scandal.

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Most Voters Don’t Trust Hillary, Especially Millennials

And this poll was conducted before the barrage of articles on Hillary and the shady dealings of the Clinton Foundation from the NYT, the WP and Reuters.

From the New York Post:

Majority of voters think Hillary is untrustworthy: poll

By Aaron Short | April 23, 2015

A majority of US voters — 54 percent — say Hillary Clinton is not honest or trustworthy according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Only 38 percent said they trust the Democratic frontrunner…

Specifically, the Quinnipiac poll found that: "American voters say 54 – 38 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, a lower score than top Republicans. And it was conducted between April 16 and April 21.

Which was before the New York Times revelation that Hillary let the Russians buy 20% of America’s uranium capacity after a total of $2.35 million dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation, and after a payment of $500,000 to Bill for ‘a speech.’

But most of the other news in the poll was upbeat for Clinton.

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Politico: Bribery-Gate Hits Hillary’s NYC Donor Kickoff

This is where these revelations could really hurt Hillary. Who wants to donate to a campaign where you will be assumed to be buying influence? (Cough.)

From a deeply concerned Politico:

Book blowback hits Clinton’s NYC donor kickoff

By Annie Karni and Gabriel Debenedetti | April 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, had hoped to spend Thursday morning rallying fundraisers in a midtown office building in Manhattan — but he also found himself fielding concerns about a spate of unsettling investigations into the Clinton family’s personal fundraising…

"Unsettling"? Boy, the Politico doesn’t mince words, do they? If this just ‘unsettling,’ then Watergate must have been almost amusing. (After all, nobody helped the Russians buy uranium in Watergate.)

[D]uring a question-and-answer period, the most pointed query from donors to Podesta was, how do we respond to questions raised by a new book linking millions in Bill Clinton speaking fees to wealthy foreign donors angling for influence with the highest-ranking officials of the U.S.

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