Tag: Penny Pritzker

President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The president began a six day trip to strategize with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, England and Germany on a broad range of issues with efforts …

Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit Celebrates Muslim Outreach

President Barack Obama will appear at Stanford University in Silicon Valley on Friday to be keynote speaker at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will highlight his commitment to building bridges to Muslim-majority countries around the world. Obama has

Penny Pritzker (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Penny Pritzker: The Obama Crony Destroying the Internet

The Wall Street Journal’s L. Gordon Crovitz reports Monday that the Department of Commerce is unlikely to stop Los Angeles-based XYZ.com from enforcing Chinese censorship of domain names around the world.

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Commerce Secretary: US Economy ‘Pretty Good’ Despite GDP Shrink

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said that despite the contraction in GDP, “things are actually pretty good” on Friday’s “Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo” on the Fox Business Network. Pritzker said, “You know, actually, I think things are actually pretty good.

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Oil and Gas Exports—One Policy Change, Many Benefits

“Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage,” claimed the Obama administration’s Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18 Wall Street Journal

US Commerce Secretary: Obama’s Amnesty Will ‘Help’ Economy

US Commerce Secretary: Obama’s Amnesty Will ‘Help’ Economy

Commerce Secretary, Chicago native Penny Pritzker, penned an editorial in support of Obama’s amnesty policy, claiming that the president’s move would be a “source of economic opportunity” for the nation. Pritzker, a Chicago socialite and heir to the Pritzker family

Obama's Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants

Obama's Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants

The Obama administration’s calamitous policy of abandoning U.S. control of Internet domain names is being handled by none other than his controversial Chicago crony, Penny Pritzker. Pritzker, the Hyatt billionaire and subprime mortgage lender who withdrew her name from consideration

Obama Names White Sox Player, Soap Opera Writer to Ambassadorships

Obama Names White Sox Player, Soap Opera Writer to Ambassadorships

President Barack Obama has named two Chicago cronies with no foreign policy experience to coveted ambassadorships. One, Colleen Bell, is a writer for The Bold and the Beautiful who married into “Chicago’s soap opera dynasty,” reports Carol Felsenthal of Chicago magazine. The other

Report: Billionaires Got Millions of Dollars in Farm Subsidies

Report: Billionaires Got Millions of Dollars in Farm Subsidies

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) — Fifty billionaires on the Forbes list of the U.S. richest have received $11.3 million in federal farm subsidies, the Environmental Working Group said Thursday. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Charles Schwab, head of the brokerage

Rahm Taps Millionaire Banker to Replace Pritzker on Chicago School Board

Rahm Taps Millionaire Banker to Replace Pritzker on Chicago School Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel named millionaire venture capitalist Deborah Quazzo to fill the Chicago Public School Board vacancy left after billionaire Penny Pritzker resigned ahead of her nomination for U.S. Secretary of Commerce in March. A statement released by Emanuel’s office

Politico: Where Is the Outrage over Pritzker's Commerce Nomination?

Politico: Where Is the Outrage over Pritzker's Commerce Nomination?

Prior to Tuesday’s Senate confirmation of Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce, Politico asked “On Pritzker, where is the outrage?” Given bipartisan opposition from the public, along with Pritzker’s crony business history, it’s a good question. Media outlets both liberal

Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Sec. Despite Sub-Prime Lending History

Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Sec. Despite Sub-Prime Lending History

After sailing through her confirmation hearing, Penny Pritzker was confirmed on Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of Commerce. Despite strong opposition from both liberals and conservatives, the Senate voted 97 to 1 to confirm Pritzker.  Self-described democratic

Senate Confirms Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce

Senate Confirms Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce

(AP) By ANDREW TAYLOR – The Senate Tuesday confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer. The sweeping 97-1 vote installs Pritzker, a longtime friend of

Obama's Commerce Secretary Didn't Report $80 Million in Income

Obama's Commerce Secretary Didn't Report $80 Million in Income

Barack Obama’s close friend and major fundraiser, Penny Pritzker, who has been nominated to be the new Secretary of Commerce, didn’t include more than $80 million in income in financial disclosures she filed last week. Pritzker, who is a billionaire,

The Pritzker Hearing and the Chicago-DC Ruling Class

The Pritzker Hearing and the Chicago-DC Ruling Class

I found it astonishing to watch Senators from both parties roll over for Secretary of Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker at her confirmation hearing his week.  My Breitbart colleagues teased me for my lack of cynicism about the “ruling class” in

Commerce Nominee Penny Pritzker Sails Through Senate Confirmation Hearing

Commerce Nominee Penny Pritzker Sails Through Senate Confirmation Hearing

Secretary of Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker coasted through her Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. Thursday.  Members of both parties on the committee largely ignored Pritzker’s questionable business practices, offshore investments, and tax problems, as well as the

Labor Unions Fighting Pritzker Nomination During Confirmation Hearing

Labor Unions Fighting Pritzker Nomination During Confirmation Hearing

Labor unions have made it clear that they are not fans of Obama campaign bundler Penny Pritzker or her family’s Hyatt Hotel chain. Thursday morning, they flexed some muscle in opposition to Pritzker’s nomination to become Commerce Secretary at her confirmation

Thune Grills Pritzker About Subprime Bank Failure

Thune Grills Pritzker About Subprime Bank Failure

After over 40 minutes of evasion in Penny Pritzker’s confirmation hearing as Secretary of Commerce, the committee finally heard about the failure of Pritzker’s Superior Bank in 2001 due to subprime lending. “What do you have to say to the

Sen. Kirk to Support Pritzker: She Will 'Take on Special Interests'

Sen. Kirk to Support Pritzker: She Will 'Take on Special Interests'

Senator Mark Kirk was “uncertain” about supporting Hyatt Hotel heiress and Obama campaign bundler Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary until a few days ago. Ahead of Thursday’s confirmation hearing, Kirk has announced he is joining his Illinois counterpart Dick Durbin

Pritzker Assured Employees of Bank's Health Two Months Before Failure

Pritzker Assured Employees of Bank's Health Two Months Before Failure

After coming under fire in 2008 for her role in the failure of her family’s subprime-lending Superior Bank, President Obama’s campaign defended their then-campaign finance chairwomen, Penny Pritzker, claiming, that “she stepped down as chairwoman of the bank’s board in

Senior Citizens and Veterans Devastated by Pritzker's Bank Failure

Senior Citizens and Veterans Devastated by Pritzker's Bank Failure

Fran Sweet, a 68-year old retiree, says she is still out $69,400 after the failure of Penny Pritzker’s subprime-speculating Superior Bank in 2001. Sweet told Breitbart News, “It was not a failure. It was a bank robbery… My feeling is

Penny Pritzker: Obama's Worst Insult to His Left-Wing Base

Penny Pritzker: Obama's Worst Insult to His Left-Wing Base

In a crowded field, Chicago billionaire, bundler, sub-prime banker and union buster Penny Pritzker is clearly the worst nominee that President Barack Obama has chosen for his second term cabinet.  Though the position for which she has been nominated, Secretary

Obama Nominates Top Bundler Pritzker as Commerce Secretary

Obama Nominates Top Bundler Pritzker as Commerce Secretary

Today, President Barack Obama plans to nominate one of his top campaign donors to become secretary of the Commerce Department. Billionaire Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, whom Forbes ranks as the 277th richest person in America, bundled at least $904,957

Bill Ayers Calls Rahm Emanuel 'Right-Wing Troglodyte'

Bill Ayers Calls Rahm Emanuel 'Right-Wing Troglodyte'

At a protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close 54 public schools last week sixties WWeatherman Underground radical Bill Ayers interviewed by conservative columnist William J. Kelly KELLY: What do you think of Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close the

Penny Pritzker Eyed for Commerce Secretary

Penny Pritzker Eyed for Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Business executive and Hyatt Hotels heiress Penny Pritzker is the leading candidate to be the next U.S. commerce secretary, people familiar with the matter say. Pritzker, a close personal friend of President Barack Obama and

Obama Bundler Who Oversaw Bank Collapse May Get Cabinet Nod

Obama Bundler Who Oversaw Bank Collapse May Get Cabinet Nod

Penny Pritzker, heiress to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, has been an important backer of Barack Obama’s political career. A fixture of Chicago Democrat politics, billionaire Pritzker has bundled tens of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama’s campaigns. She helped

Report: Top Obama Bundlers Bag Millions in Taxpayer Money

Report: Top Obama Bundlers Bag Millions in Taxpayer Money

An investigation by the Government Accountability Institute found that more than half of the most politically active 50 campaign bundlers for President Obama were either appointed to a presidential council, committee, board, or other White House post. Many bundlers’ businesses or relatives’ businesses also

Why Does Pro-Israel Democrat J.B. Pritzker Fund Anti-Israel Media Matters?

J.B. Pritzker is one of the richest members of America’s one percent and a staunch pro-Israel Democrat. After backing Hillary Clinton in 2008–in opposition to his sister, Penny Pritzker–J.B. helped raise money for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Among other civic and philanthropic causes, Pritzker