Tag: Crony Capitalism

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 30: An American flag is seen painted on a barn on January 30, 2016 outside of Des Moines, Iowa. Candidates who are seeking the nominations from the Republican and Democratic Party are touring the state campaigning for votes before the Iowa caucus that takes place …

Darling: Rural Trump Voters About to Be Screwed by FCC

So much for draining the D.C. swamp. Right now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is rewriting some rules that will screw over Trump-supporting rural voters’ access to some broadband services.

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18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie.

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Did Jerry Brown’s ‘Go-Biz’ Win Orange County for Clinton?

Many states usually squander millions to bribe companies to bring in factories that will employ thousands of blue-collar workers, but California’s ‘Go-Biz’ program will squander a quarter of a billion dollars this year to add just a small number of high-paying, mostly white-collar jobs.

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CNBC: ‘Steve Bannon Could Be Wall Street’s Worst Enemy’

Jeff Cox writes at CNBC.com that a speech delivered in 2014 by Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon offers a glimpse into how the new Trump administration may approach Wall Street bailouts and financial reform.

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Buzzfeed: ‘How Steve Bannon Sees the Entire World’

Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder provides a transcript of a speech given by Donald Trump’s new chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon in the summer of 2014 before a conference at the Vatican focused on poverty. Bannon’s remarks predicted the coming populist movements and detailed how the concurrent forces of militant radical Islamic, the corrupt crony capitalism of “the Party of Davos,” and the dehumanizing secularization of the West were all converging into a global conflict.

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Oracle Funds Anti-Google Effort that Outs Hillary, Obama

The Oracle Corporation is using its deep financial resources to fund the “Google Transparency Project,” which has set up headquarters in Washington, D.C. with a mission to “out” Google’s dicey lobbying practices and expose crony relationships with President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Bernie Sanders is Running a Fraudulent Campaign

“Let me say something that may not be great politics. But I think the [S]ecretary is right, and that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.”

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Exclusive–Rand Paul: Real Conservatives Stand For Private Property

I remember having a conversation with a local city official in Kentucky when the Kelo Supreme Court decision came down. Conservatives, myself included, were outraged that the Supreme Court had wrongly allowed using eminent domain to take private property from one private property owner and give it to another private owner.

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GOP is Becoming the Party of Andrew Jackson—Why That’s a Good Thing

The principles of Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonians are becoming the heart of the Republican Party and reflect its future in American politics. Though rarely regarded as part of the pantheon of conservative heroes, Jackson was the figurehead of a unique set of ideas that can and should be embraced by the Grand Old Party.

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Carly Fiorina Slams Obama’s Iran Deal, Crony Capitalism

Carly Fiorina, prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, slammed President Obama with regard to his Iran deal and his generalized foreign policy on Tuesday in an interview with Fortune.

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Net Neutrality Passes: Everybody Equal, But Google Much More Equal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve a wildly controversial Net Neutrality policy that will regulate and tax the Internet intensely, much like the old AT&T telephone monopoly. To help secure political support, Chairman Tom Wheeler made last-minute revisions at the request of Google, according to Politico’s sources at the Commission.

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Sarah Palin Blasts Obama’s Cronyism and ‘Faux Populism’

On the morning after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted him for his “faux populism” and crony capitalism, saying it was “galling” to hear Obama “pretend to care about the little guy.”

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Report: Jeb Bush Leaving Barclays Ahead of Potential ’16 Run

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will reportedly quit his position at Barclays at the end of the year. The Financial Times report comes days after Bush announced that he is “actively exploring” a potential presidential run. Before Bush’s announcement that