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George Stephanopoulos removes ‘Hillary 2016′ button long enough to call out ‘Clinton Cash’ author’s bias

28 min 5 sec ago

**Written by Doug Powers

This past Sunday we saw another determined “journalist” attempting to get to the truth about the Clinton Foundation’s fundraising and Hillary’s rogue and now vanished email server (transcript from ABC News via American Thinker):

STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know, the Democrats have said this is — this is an indication of your partisan interest. They say…

SCHWEIZER: Well…

STEPHANOPOULOS: — you used to work for President — President Bush as a speechwriter. You’re funded by the Koch brothers.

How do you respond to that?

SCHWEIZER: Well, George, what did I do when this book was completed?

I went to the investigative unit at “The New York Times,” the investigative unit here at ABC. I went to the investigative unit at “The Washington Post.” And I shared with them my findings, OK. These are not cupcakes. These are serious researchers and investigators.

And they are confirming what I’ve reported. So people can look at the facts and…

STEPHANOPOULOS: They haven’t come — they haven’t confirmed any evidence of any crime.

SCHWEIZER: Well, but — but it’s not up to an author to prove crime. I mean do you think that when people first started looking at Governor McConnell or they started looking at Menendez, that they immediately had evidence?

You need subpoena power. You need access to records and information. You need access to e-mails.

There’s all sorts of things that you can do. You can’t leave it up to an author to say that an author has to prove a criminal case.

Yep, ABC News’ chief political correspondent — who spent years as a Clinton staffer — questioned the objectivity of the author of a book about the Clintons because he used to work for Bush. Stephanopoulos had to willfully bury so much self-awareness before conducting the interview that he was still covered in dirt and holding the shovel.

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There is no ‘H’ in ‘spontaneity': Hillary Clinton kaffeeklatsch was more staged than The Phantom of the Opera

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s a photo of the “ordinary, everyday Iowans” Hillary Clinton is sitting down with during her totally spontaneous campaign road trip:

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Hillary can now start her list of accomplishments with “experienced horticulturist,” because her “impromptu” chat sessions have (and will) have more plants than

Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.

Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour. The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.

Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.

‘What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,’ Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.
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The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.

‘It was supposed to be a strategy meeting,’ Bird recalled, ‘to get our thoughts about issues. But then all of a sudden he says, “Hey, we have Secretary Clinton coming in, would you like to go meet her?”‘

‘And then we got in a car – Troy’s car – and we went up to the coffee house, and we sat at a table and then Hillary just came up and talked with us.’

Bird said ‘we all were called.’

At least now we know what that weird logo can be used for:

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**Written by Doug Powers

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Media chasing Hillary

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Quiz: What are these “journalist” chasing down?

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  • A) The dismantled, smashed and charred remains of Hillary’s email server as they were carted away from the Clinton residence in a Geek Squad meat wagon.

    B) A lead about the $6 billion unaccounted for during Hillary’s tenure at the State Department.

    C) A van containing Hillary Clinton that is dubbed the “Mystery Machine” (“Red Herring” would be a more fitting name).

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    If you like your revolution, you can

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    On Tuesday, President Obama informed Congress that he plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation the Castro-run country has had since 1982.

    John Kerry agrees:

    After careful consideration, the time has come to rescind #Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. http://t.co/EesSIIG5Ek

    — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 14, 2015

    What is Obama and Kerry’s justification for the change? Cuba hasn’t supported terrorism since at least last October:

    In his report to Congress, Obama certified that “the government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period,” and “has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.”

    Translated to Obama administration vernacular, that statement about Cuba’s previous sponsoring of terrorism reads as “dude, that was like half a year ago!” None of this is a surprise — Iran remains on the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, and the Obama administration wants to all but hand them a free copy of “Centrifuges for Dummies.”

    Raul Castro praised Obama the other day as “an honest man.” If during the Summit of the Americas Obama promised him “if you like your revolution, you can keep your revolution,” the joke will be on Castro.

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    ‘No way there’s a pro-Hillary media bias,’ self-debunking #4,713

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    Scootch over, Chuck Todd, because it’s getting crowded in the media’s version of Hillary’s Mystery Machine.

    The wind-up:

    There's literally nothing on Earth funnier now than conservatives on Twitter who think @HillaryClinton is enjoying a honeymoon w/ the media

    — Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 13, 2015

    And the pitch, two days later:

    Halperin Praises Clinton’s Newness: ‘We’ve Never Seen Her Get a Burrito Before’ http://t.co/TRw6RxphJx

    — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) April 14, 2015

    **Written by Doug Powers

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    Chuck Todd’s cheerleading about Hillary’s ‘spontaneous’ road trip brought to an abrupt end (until the next time)

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    When Hillary Clinton (or should I say her campaign) said that their candidate would be getting in van and taking a road trip to Iowa, NBC News’ Chuck Todd instinctively wanted to make it historic:

    So hard in this new media age to do anything that looks spontaneous to political world. This Hillary road trip idea has done just that

    — Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) April 13, 2015

    After it was proven that Hillary’s “Scooby” van shtick goes back at least as far as her 2000 Senate campaign, the very next day Todd took it all back:

    So it appears everything Clinton camp is doing is right out of NYSEN playbook including the van and Scooby. #rutroshaggy H/t. Everyone.

    — Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) April 13, 2015

    Isn’t that the MSM’s modus operandi in a nutshell? (The possible exception being that Todd actually bothered to point out the truth later on)

    Why did Todd make that initial claim? Because he wanted it to be true. Some “real journalists” have short memories and extremely limited access to Google when they need it most.

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    Sunday open thread: Gwyneth Paltrow shows that liberal empathy is a SNAP

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, working mother, hostess for $15,000-per-plate Obama fundraisers, says she’s living on a SNAP grocery budget for a week to empathize with those on food stamp rolls that have exploded in recent years:

    This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij

    — Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015

    She probably underestimated the amount of benefits by quite a bit but when you weigh 75 pounds does it really matter).

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    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    Here’s outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder on the day he was sworn in back in February of 2009:

    I call on every employee of this department from this moment on to return to the practices that are the foundation of this entity.

    And they ran with it!

    This memo was sent out Friday:

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    How many weekend plans did this put a crimp on?

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    The Hillary Clinton pay-to-play ‘coincidences’ just keep piling up

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    Hillary’s expected to announce Sunday that she’s going to run for president in 2016 (she wanted to announce on Saturday but Clinton protocol requires that all of Bill’s girlfriends get at least 24-hours advance notice of any major announcement).

    Leading up to that announcement, here’s another total coincidence revolving around the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of foreign donations:

    The Clinton Foundation reportedly accepted millions of dollars from a Colombian oil company head before then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to support a trade deal with Colombia despite worries of human rights violations.

    The report in the International Business Times comes as Clinton readies an expected run for president. She’s been dogged by questions about whether foreign donations to her foundations could have influenced her official decisions.

    The report centers on donations from Frank Giustra and the oil company that he founded, Pacific Rubiales. In a Wall Street Journal story from 2008, Giustra is described as a “friend and traveling companion” of former President Clinton who donated more than $130 million to Clinton’s philanthropies. He’s also a Clinton Foundation board member and has participated in projects and benefits for the foundation.

    In 2008, Hillary Clinton said “I will do everything I can to urge the Congress to reject the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.” As a matter of fact, you might recall that Clinton’s 2008 campaign strategist Mark Penn quit her staff because of Hillary’s opposition to the Colombian trade pact (Penn apologized for promoting the deal against Hillary’s wishes).

    But then Frank Giustra started carpet bombing the Clinton Foundation with millions and millions, and things changed:

    But an IBTimes review of public State Department documents shows that as the Giustra-Clinton foundation relationship deepened, Hillary Clinton and the State Department never criticized or took action against the Colombian government for alleged violations of labor rights at Pacific Rubiales. Instead, Clinton’s State Department issued certifications in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 declaring that Colombia has been complying with human rights standards that are required under federal law for continued U.S. military aid to the country.

    The Clintons make following the money more difficult , but hopefully when Hillary announces her 2016 campaign she’ll issue the same challenge to reporters she did in 1995:

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    President who has enjoyed smoking cigarettes cites ‘climate change’ as possible explanation for daughter’s asthma

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

    **Written by Doug Powers

    President Obama has been making a renewed push to link “climate change” to health care, and he’s even included a personal story:

    President Obama said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that his push to address climate change has been partly influenced by a frightening moment when his daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a 4-year-old.

    “What I can relate to is the fear a parent has, when your 4-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, ‘Daddy, I’m having trouble breathing.’ The fright you feel is terrible,” the president said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday.

    “And if we can make sure that our responses to the environment are reducing those incidents, that’s something that I think every parent would wish for.”

    Could a closer shave with Occam’s razor would reveal that a more likely explanation was that Obama was (is?) a cigarette smoker? Or maybe there are other explanations:

    In 2012, Michelle Obama claimed their daughter got asthma around the same time while at the circus, saying the family had to make sure their house was “dust- and dander-free, and don’t bring in anything that will disrupt her.”

    But we all know that circuses are caused by global warming, and Al Gore is serving as ringmaster.

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    Baltimore mayor provided destruction ‘space’ for rioters, and they’re running with it

    Mon, 04/27/2015 - 22:15

    **Written by Doug Powers

    On Sunday, these words actually came out of the mouth of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    “I made it very clear that I worked with the police and instructed them to do everything they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act, because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on. We also gave those that wished to destroy space to do that as well.

    Welcome to Idiocracy. Enjoy your stay.

    How is that “space for destruction” working out? Monday afternoon and evening those in their mayor-approved grievance parcels decided to go free-range — go figure.

    #BREAKING: PHOTO: Back of CVS store now being looted in #Baltimore as seen on @cbsbaltimore http://t.co/DRYiQMHHwc pic.twitter.com/nEW1wTcCJi

    — Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) April 27, 2015

    A state of public emergency declared in #Baltimore following the violence of #BaltimoreRiots http://t.co/x8huUBwsLE pic.twitter.com/ZhPeB8QL0j

    — Newsweek (@Newsweek) April 28, 2015

    Did @MayorSRB allocate so many rocks and bricks for her designated riot spaces? #BaltimoreRiots pic.twitter.com/R7KO0HNGYU

    — KillerBunnyFooFoo (@PolitiBunny) April 27, 2015

    One witness at the #BaltimoreRiots says protesters are destroying the windows of a church. pic.twitter.com/FDRnYoJEgl

    — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 27, 2015

    Housing for the elderly that was under construction is now no more:

    Fire in East Baltimore is at a building that was under construction. Was going to be senior housing #baltimoreriots pic.twitter.com/3HvlfjiJWt

    — Christian Schaffer (@chrisfromabc2) April 28, 2015

    That massive fire in Baltimore confirmed by CNN reporter as a Southern Baptist Church's new senior center. Now, in ruins.

    — Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 28, 2015

    What a way to make a statement…

    Nothing says "social justice" like torching additional housing for the elderly (h/t @williamamos) https://t.co/TsCPVeYTNf

    — Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) April 28, 2015

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake has set a curfew, but it won’t start until Tuesday night. Wouldn’t want to impose on anybody currently taking advantage of their mayor-sanctioned destruction space.

    **Written by Doug Powers

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