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It's really not Hillary's fault.

She never saw the e-mail from the State Department. That's her story, and she's sticking to it.

Democracy Alliance Pledges to Keep Donors Secret

Shadowy donor club to shield donor names, internal deliberations from public view.

December 4, 2014

A shadowy club of ultra-rich liberal donors assured contributors at a recent closed-door meeting that it will not disclose their involvement if they wish it to remain secret.

The Democracy Alliance says opacity in political funding and the influence of “big money” is corrosive to the democratic process, but the group currently discloses nothing about the hundreds of millions of dollars it steers to leading liberal and Democratic organizations.

It is now discussing steps to increase transparency of its operations, according to internal documents from the organization’s November conference obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. However, it insists it will keep key information from public view.

The Alliance is assuring donors that DA will not reveal their work in steering massive sums to major political groups.
This is kind of funny since they said the exact same thing *this* year. I guess a year wasn't enough time to nail down the transparency pledge. It just amazes me when I hear the same bullshit from the left about the Koch Brothers. Don't you get it? They're *all* the same.

Jarrett born in Iran. Does that have an effect on negotiations?

Valerie Jarrett
Age: 59
Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
Profession: Businessperson, Lawyer
Institution: Stanford University, Northfield Mount Hermon School, University of Michigan Law School

Valerie June Bowman
November 14, 1956 (age 58)
Shiraz, Iran

Navy vet, 100, persuades protesters to let him speak: 'Give me a chance'.

Way to keep it classy. This is why these protests are garnering less and less support. What kind of lowlifes would interrupt such a ceremony? A bunch of classless fools.

Navy vet, 100, persuades protesters to let him speak: 'Give me a chance'

U.S. Navy veteran Dario Raschio was all smiles Saturday as he awaited a special honor from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, who joined him at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to present the 100-year-old with a handful of medals.

"I feel I'm no hero," said Raschio, dynamic and spry, before the event. "I don't accept it as being a hero. I accept it as being a part of my job."

Shortly after Wyden began speaking, though, protesters erupted in the back of the room, shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" More than 100 pushed through the doors, banged on the windows from outside and hoisted signs.

Raschio and his daughter, Pam Brown of Portland, had a front-row seat to the spectacle. Raschio's smile faded.

Demonstrators across the country have used "don't shoot" and "hands up" as rallying cries following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last fall. "I can't breathe" references the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in July following a chokehold by a New York City police officer.

Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS

Many of us have suspected this would happen. Now it's confirmed. With the employer mandate now in play, expect even more pain to follow.

Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS

As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm.

H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

“The ACA is going to result in more confusion for existing clients, and many taxpayers may well be very disappointed by getting less money and possibly even owing money," the president of a tax preparation and education school told the Journal.

While the Affordable Care Act fines those who don't have health insurance, it also provides subsidies for people making up to four times the federal poverty line ($46,680).

Harry Reid might be immune, but Sarah Palin certainly isn't

A lot has been said today about the incivility concerning Senator Reid's training accident. For the record, I responded in one of those threads with the following:

MeatSandwich (3,138 posts)
7. I don't like Harry Reid as a politician one bit. But as a human being, I would hope for his speedy and mostly painless recovery. Just my two cents.
With that said, I did a bit of research and found the following tweets directed toward Sarah Palin and her family. I am not going to excerpt them here simply because some of them are so vile that common decency prohibits me from doing so. I would be interested in your thoughts once you have read through the link I provided.

Twitter death threats to Sarah Palin

NYC protesters chant for dead cops

I just don't have the words. I challenge anyone to defend this.

"What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!"

Bloods gang member ‘sucker-punches cop’ during anti-police protest

Protesters keeping it classy. When I think of the word "thug", this is type of asshole I envision. If you want to make a difference and a political statement, this is *not* the way to do it. Feel free to throw his ass under the jail.

Bloods gang member ‘sucker-punches cop’ during anti-police protest

Nearly a week after firebrand Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams tweeted his support for members of the Bloods to join anti-cop protests, a member of the violent gang took him up on the offer — and sucker-punched an NYPD ­officer at a Harlem rally.

Jonathan Allen slugged Deputy Inspector Andrew Capul in the face, ambushing him from behind Thursday as the police official, dressed in uniform, talked to protesters near West 125th Street at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building around 9:30 p.m., police said.

Ferguson protesters march inside St. Louis County Police Department

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors gathered outside the St. Louis County Police Headquarters in Clayton Wednesday afternoon. Demonstrators said they came to express their democratic voice on the, “National Day Against Police Brutality.” They planned to speak at a scheduled public meeting of the St. Louis County Police Commission, but it was abruptly cancelled.

Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police officer in August. Demonstrations have now gone on for more than 70 days. New details have emerged recently about the shooting. Leaks have appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York Times from the officer involved in the shooting that sparked the protests.

If you're going to have a protest sign, it's always a good idea to spell the words correctly. Otherwise, you look like a "moran."

Democrats start to point fingers

And it begins. It was just a matter of time before the politicos started to grumble.

Democrats start to point fingers

Democrats are starting to play the blame game as they face the possibility of losing the Senate in November.

Tempers are running high a month out from Election Day, with polls showing Democratic candidates trailing in the crucial battleground states that will decide whether control of Congress flips to Republicans.

The behind-the-scenes tension broke into the open last week when former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) questioned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision not to endorse Democrat Rick Weiland in South Dakota’s Senate race.

Pro-immigrant advocacy groups, meanwhile, are saying Democrats should not blame them if Latino voters don’t turn up to the polls on Election Day. They say President Obama made a tactical blunder by postponing an executive order easing deportations.

And grassroots organizers are grumbling about Alison Lundergan Grimes’s (D-Ky.) bid to take down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), arguing her campaign has been disorganized.
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