In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence.
At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found.
In response to questions from Reuters, officials at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the foundation confirmed no complete list of donors to the Clintons’ charities has been published since 2010.… Continue Reading
Potential presidential contender Jeb Bush is coming under fire from the pro-Israel community ahead of his foreign policy adviser’s scheduled keynote address to a left-wing Middle East activist group on Monday night.
Bush adviser James Baker, the former secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush and a long-time critic of America’s close relationship with Israel, is slated to speak at the annual conference for J Street, a lobbying group that advocates for increased U.S. pressure on Israel.
J Street executive director Jeremy Ben Ami told the Washington Free Beacon that Baker’s advisory role with the former Florida governor could benefit J Street.
“What we hope is to have an open door to every candidate on both sides of the aisles, so perhaps this will help us have an open door, perhaps not,” said Ben Ami.… Continue Reading
With the publication of the House and Senate budget resolutions this week, the contrast between Republicans and Democrats could not be more stark.
Democrats want to take care of you. Republicans want you to get ahead.
It is not just that President Obama’s budget, released in February, projects an $687 billion deficit in 2025, up from $486 billion this year, and the Republican budget projects a surplus. It’s that Democratic proposals are centered on keeping people safe, and Republican proposals are focused on helping them get better jobs and higher incomes.
Democrats are telling us that they gave us Obamacare for 11 million and food stamps for 47 million. They want to give us paid sick leave and maternity leave. They want to raise the minimum wage. … Continue Reading
The radical left is never satisfied with its power. It always wants more. Two terms as president won’t satisfy Obama’s power-lust.
On December 12, 2014, CNN reported that “300 ex-Obama staffers” had written a public letter urging first-term senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president.
Obama could have stopped that move from his homeys. He chose not to, and probably encouraged it behind the scenes.
A few days ago, Robert Reich was quoted by our trustworthy media to the effect that “Elizabeth Warren would be a strong primary challenger to Hillary Clinton.” And Obama’s good buddy Deval Patrickhas endorsed Liz. Add EMILY’s List, the AFL-CIO, and the usual cast of suspects, and it looks like the radical left is going for Warren.
Warren, a fraudulent “Native American” affirmative-action professor at Harvard Law, represents the same radical left strain that Obama does.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Senate was criticized for blocking an anti-human trafficking bill on Tuesday because Senate Democrats objected to the inclusion of anti-abortion language.
“Stopping human trafficking is too important a priority to be held hostage by the abortion lobby’s culture-warring,” Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in a statement.
“I urge the Senate to think about vulnerable women and children in peril, rather than about the political maneuvers of the abortion-industrial complex.”
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act enjoyed bipartisan support two weeks ago, but on Tuesday failed by five votes to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance the bill. USA Today reported that a second vote to end debate on the underlying bill also did not receive the needed amount of votes.… Continue Reading
While addressing one of the nation’s leading homosexual activist groups on Friday in the nation’s capital, Vice President Joe Biden used the name of Jesus Christ in vain while defending the claim of the LGBT community that homosexuality is hereditary.
What’s your reaction to Vice President Biden’s comments to the Human Rights Campaign?
Biden was challenging prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s assertion last week that homosexuality is a choice … a learned behavior — not a gender or inherent biological state of being.
“A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay,” the acclaimed neurosurgeon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
Apologizing later for his “choice of language” on a Facebook post, Carson wrote that even though he opposes same-sex “marriage” due to his Christian beliefs, individual states should be able to choose whether it’s legal.… Continue Reading
A new conservative watchdog group dedicated to exposing unethical behavior in government isn’t confident Hillary Clinton will turn over all the emails from the personal account she used while secretary of state under Barack Obama.
Clinton’s successor, John Kerry, has pledged that the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Clinton wrote on her personal account when she was secretary of state. The former first lady had urged the State Department to release the emails in question. (See earlier story)
Clinton’s use of a personal email account for official State Department business has prompted questions about her transparency – and there are some serious questions whether she violated the law.
The Department of Labor announced today that the official unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent last month, the lowest it’s been since Spring of 2008. Good news, right? Well, kind of. The official unemployment rate masks a problem that’s been plaguing the economy since shortly before the 2009 recession: a continuing decline in the labor force participation rate, which basically measures the percentage of the able-bodied population that’s either working or looking for work. After holding steady at roughly 66 percent from 2004 through late 2008, the labor force participation has been falling, and falling, and falling some more, with no end in sight.
This decline has significant effects on the official unemployment rate. People who are unemployed and eventually stop looking for work are no longer counted as being part of the labor force, which means they’re no longer counted by U.S.… Continue Reading
When Rudolph Giuliani mentioned that President Barack Obama, as a young man, was under the influence of Communist Party member and suspected Soviet espionage agent Frank Marshall Davis, Giuliani struck a nerve. In contrast to his claim that Obama didn’t love America, his remarks about the Davis-Obama relationship were not opinion, but fact. That is why a Washington Post fact-checker has been assigned to investigate Giuliani’s claim. We shall see whether the Post, at this late date, covers a story that could have been Pulitzer Prize-winning material more than seven years ago.
As the former New York City mayor noted, Obama’s grandfather turned him over to Davis for mentoring. His black father had taken off and his mother was mostly spending her time elsewhere. But the question remains: what kind of influence are we talking about?… Continue Reading
Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, bashed President Barack Obama for labeling the the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in mid-February as “Egyptian citizens.”
Cruz also attacked the Obama administration for continuously ignoring the fact that most of today’s international terror troubles are caused by “radical Islamic terrorists.” Cruz asserted that America needs a leader that will not just identify the radical Islamic threat from groups like the Islamic State but also protect the liberty of international Christians.
“When 21 Coptic Christians are beheaded we see the president saying they were simply ‘Egyptian citizens,'” Cruz said. “They were murdered for their Christian faith and the president needs to stand up and defend them.”
Cruz also chastised Obama for labeling the January Islamist attack of a Kosher market in Paris, which resulted in the death of four customers and a police officer, as a “random act of violence.” The widowed wife of the Paris gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, is said to be featured in one of ISIS’ latest propaganda films entitled “Blow Up France 2.”
“From all aboard, America is perceived to have leadership of the world, but yet we see the president describing the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris as a quote, ‘random act of violence,'” Cruz explained.… Continue Reading