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Top Clinton Foundation Donor Says His Money Had Nothing To Do With Support For Colombian Trade Deal

ibtimes.com — The Canadian mining mogul at the center of controversy surrounding the Clinton philanthropic empire and contributions from executives with business interests before the State Department on Thursday broke his silence: He claimed that he and the Clintons have been victimized by sensationalistic reporting.

Sirota: GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian - Richmond.com: David-sirota

richmond.com — In Republican primary politics, the libertarian brand carries cachet, which explains why many of the GOP's presidential candidates are battling to position themselves as the one true standard-bearer of small government conservatism. But a funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

Marijuana Industry Hosts Big, Three-Day Investor Summit In Denver

ibtimes.com — DENVER -- The convention floor at Denver Airport's Crowne Plaza this sunny Tuesday afternoon in April could be the trade show for any well-established industry -- gray-haired execs in conservative suits mingling with office park dads in polos and fresh-out-of-college types in brand-emblazoned T-shirts.

Cities And States Paying Massive Secret Fees To Wall Street

alternet.org — California's report said $440 million. New Jersey's said $600 million. In Pennsylvania, the tally is $700 million. Those Wall Street fees paid by public workers' pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary.

Chris Christie Gave Millions More Pension Dollars To Donor's Firm Than Disclosed, Documents Show

ibtimes.com — New Jersey rules require Chris Christie's administration to cancel investment contracts with firms whose officials raise or donate money to the governor's political campaigns. But his administration has paid more than $16 million in pension fees to the financial firm that was led by the Republican governor's chief fundraiser and top donor, Jon Hanson.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Pushes To Give Wall Street More Pension Cash

ibtimes.com — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has a relatively low public profile, but he's the official in charge of one of the largest pools of capital in the world: When he speaks, the financial sector listens.

Fast-Track Authority For President: 4 Key Facts About Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership

ibtimes.com — Here are four key facts to know about the "fast-track authority" that President Barack Obama is seeking as a way to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that involves 12 nations bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Chris Christie Officials Give Atlantic City Contract To Firm Of Governor’s Brother

ibtimes.com — As one of its first moves in its state takeover of financially strapped Atlantic City, Chris Christie's administration has awarded a lucrative government contract to the financial services firm that employs the Republican governor's brother, Todd Christie. The deal followed an even bigger contract given to the firm by Christie officials only weeks after the governor's brother began working there.

The Republican Party's Ridiculous Parade of Phony Libertarians

alternet.org — In Republican primary politics, the libertarian brand carries cachet, which explains why many of the GOP's presidential candidates are battling to position themselves as the one true standard-bearer of small government conservatism. But a funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

Hillary Clinton Trade Deal Flip-Flop? She Praised Trans-Pacific Partnership, Now Hedges

ibtimes.com — Hillary Clinton's campaign today said she is still deciding whether to support a controversial 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Progressive groups opposed to the deal lauded that announcement. There's just one hitch: Clinton is already on record touting the agreement.
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Apr 24, 2015

Rahm Emanuel answering my question about his $600K from firms managing city pension instagram.com/p/14HELniEnI/

Apr 24, 2015

Mayor @RahmEmanuel just touted huge the amount of cash he raised from corporate execs - he said it shows how much business supports him.

Apr 24, 2015

Just asked @RahmEmanuel why he accepted $600K from firms managing city pension cash. All he said was that he followed the law.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @IBTimes: Top Clinton Foundation donor denies his money had anything to do with Hillary's support for Colombian trade deal bit.ly/1KdkU4r

Apr 24, 2015

President Obama is so truly proud of the TPP, he refuses to release the TPP text for lawmakers & the public to read ibtimes.com/trans-pacific-…

Apr 24, 2015

Big Weed Is Looking For Big Money - @IBTimes report from Denver on investor cash flooding into the marijuana industry ibtimes.com/marijuana-indu…

Apr 24, 2015

@Marilynandtwin LOL. Let's debate whether its a scandal. Hilarious. Good one.

Apr 24, 2015

WOW: Hillary Clinton is sending out fundraising emails touting the scandals surrounding Clinton Foundation cash ibtimes.com/top-clinton-fo…

Apr 24, 2015

BREAKING: Clinton Foundation's Big Oil Donor issues statement slamming @IBTimes & @NYTimes ibtimes.com/top-clinton-fo…

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