“Conservative” Newsmax CEO Defends Clinton Foundation; FLASHBACK: Pledged $1MIL To Foundation…

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Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, wrote an op-ed today defending the Clinton Foundation. (Above is a picture of slick willy in his office.)

Ruddy’s defense of the foundation in Newsmax:

When I heard that Bill Clinton was making as much as $500,000 per speech and made many more millions in his post-presidency, I thought to myself, God bless him. This is the American way.

Former President Clinton’s speaker fees are probably in line with other former presidents who draw big fees, maybe bigger owing to his global popularity.

But God bless them all.

Business and organizations love to rub shoulders with iconic American leaders — though the money Clinton has earned is probably a fraction of what President George H.W. Bush made by signing up with The Carlyle Group, an international conglomerate that made most of its initial money from U.S. defense contracts and from foreign countries like Saudi Arabia.

The elder Bush served his country admirably over a long period, starting in World War II as a heroic pilot, and later in several public offices, including the presidency. He later got his reward after leaving the White House.

God bless George H.W. Bush.

So, it is not every day that I defend Bill and Hillary Clinton, or the Clinton Foundation.

In fact, it may come as a surprise to some. In the 1990s I was described by both James Carville and George Stephanopoulos as the Clinton White House’s No. 1 press enemy. But after Bill Clinton left the White House, I came to admire him and his post-presidential work.

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FLASHBACK: The so-called conservative Ruddy pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation in the past:

Via Weekly Standard:

Conservative website Newsmax has pledged a very large donation to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a new report in the Wall Street Journal states.

Newsmax, a conservative news organization, last year pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for Chris Ruddy, the organization’s CEO. Mr. Ruddy has been friends with the Clintons since 2007,” reports the Journal.

“Through a spokesman, he said the donation wasn’t tantamount to an endorsement of Mrs. Clinton’s potential campaign, though he thinks she would ‘make a great presidential candidate.'”

Ruddy himself has even written a blog post for the Clinton Foundation website. The topic? “Public-Private Partnerships Advance Health Care in Mozambique.”

“Christopher Ruddy is a noted journalist and entrepreneur. He currently serves as CEO and President of Newsmax Media, one of the nation’s leading online news media companies. In 1998, Chris founded Newsmax Media, a multimedia publishing company that publishes online and offline content in the fields of news, politics, health and finance. Newsmax.com is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most trafficked news websites,” reads his bio on the foundation’s website.

Hmm…

Great News: In 1-In-5 U.S. Families, No One Works…

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Another amazing example of the progress we’ve made under Barry!

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) — In 19.9 percent of American families in 2014, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), no one in the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a “group of two or more persons residing together who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. In 2014, there were 80,889,000 families in the United States, and in 16,057,000 of those families, or 19.9 percent, no one had a job.

The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”

Members of the 16,057,000 families in which no one held jobs could have been either unemployed or not in the labor force. The BLS designates a person as unemployed if they did not have a job but were actively seeking one. The BLS designates someone as not in the labor force, if they did not have a job and were not actively seeking one.

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BREAKING: More Riots Break Out In Baltimore, Protesters Pelted Police With Bricks, At Least 7 Officers Injured

And we’re off…

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The family asked specifically to stop the protests for today because of the funeral. Great respect they’re showing for the man for whom they say they’re ‘protesting’.

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Tear gas out:
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Officer injured on the ground:
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This is insane, there were crowds of young men armed with bricks and objects pelting cops, hundreds of objects pelting them. They came prepared to attack the police.

News reports are reporting not only the threats from the Black Guerrilla family, and that the Bloods and Crips have been contracted or agreed to attack the police.

The State Police have been called out.


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Attacking police car:

Police official reports at least one officer injured is “unresponsive”.

The effort to attack the police is different-looking, looks very deliberate effort to mass up and attack.

The scanner reports chaos, multiple officers down, many different spots, police overwhelmed in areas.

Baltimore Business Owner: Had To Put Up “Black-Owned Business” Sign To Protect Store From Rioters

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Reminders of Nazi Germany.

Israel Sends 260 Emergency Responders To Help Victims Of Nepal Earthquake, Human Rights Watch Director Slams Them For It…

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Then again, Israel knows it can’t win with the left.

Via The Blaze:

The head of Human Rights Watch used Israel’s announcement that it is sending a team of emergency responders to Nepal to slam the Jewish state over its Gaza policy.

Israel, with a population of 8 million sent two jumbo jets carrying a 260-member emergency response team to set up a field hospital, mobile operating rooms and X-ray labs, as well as a military search and rescue team to look for survivors, as it did following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The tab will likely run in the millions. The U.S. government initially pledged $1 million in aid and a disaster response team. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the U.S. is providing an additional $9 million for response and recovery efforts.

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White House: Obama Now Regards Iran As Our “Former Adversary”…

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What the f*ck is he talking about? – Ayatollah Khamenei

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Moonbat Writers Citing Mohammed Cartoons Withdraw From Event Over Decision To Charlie Hebdo…

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It’s almost like liberals are trying to enforce sharia law.

Via Raw Story:

Six writers have withdrawn from a PEN American Center event over its decision to honor French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with its Freedom of Expression Courage award. The literary and human rights organization announced Sunday that the writers were disappointed by Charlie Hebdo’s representation of Muslims and its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

The writers — Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi — have withdrawn from the gala, which is scheduled to be held on May 5 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Paris-based magazine was attacked in January by Islamic extremists who killed 12 people. Editor-in-chief Gerard Biard, and Jean-Baptiste Thoret, a Charlie Hebdo staff member who survived the attack because he arrived late for work, are scheduled to accept the award.

“I was quite upset as soon as I heard about (the award),” Prose, a former president of PEN American, told the Associated Press during a telephone interview on Sunday night, adding that while she was in favor of “freedom of speech without limitations” and “deplored” the attack on the publication, giving an award signified “admiration and respect” for the magazine’s work.

“I couldn’t imagine being in the audience when they have a standing ovation for Charlie Hebdo,” Prose said.

Kushner reportedly cited her discomfort with the magazine’s “cultural intolerance” and promotion of “a kind of forced secular view,” as the reason for her withdrawal from the event, according to an email sent Friday to PEN’s leadership.

Pic Of The Day: Lesbian Hippy Fossils Kiss Outside Supreme Court Ahead Of Gay Marriage Ruling…

Pass the eye bleach!

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How about a closeup?

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Wonderful: Biden Says New AG Loretta Lynch “Cut From the Exact Same Cloth” As Racist Predecessor Eric Holder…

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Ughhh…

Vice President Joe Biden stated that Attorney General Loretta Lynch has “an unyielding commitment to the rule of law” and is “cut from the exact same cloth” as her predecessor Eric Holder at her swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

Biden said, “I have absolute confidence that Loretta Lynch will exceed the high standard set for her, because she’s cut from the exact same cloth. Both she and Eric embody the mantra of one of the –their predecessors, the man after whom this building is named, who said, ‘the purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.’”

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WH: Baltimore Race Riots “Primarily A Local Issue”…

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Consistency not being one of the Obama regime’s strong points:

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Islamic State Touts Its UK-Style Socialized Health Care…

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Code Pink nods in approval.

Via BBC:

Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

The video has not been verified but was being circulated by IS-affiliated social media accounts and bears all the hallmarks of previous IS productions.
Using an NHS-style logo, it introduces the “ISHS” – or IS Health Service.

It appears to have been filmed in Raqqa General Hospital in the Syrian IS stronghold of Raqqa.

The first doctor in the video talks about the establishment of a health ministry that regulates medical facilities across IS territory, including the Raqqa hospital, which he says has been refurbished.

A second doctor introduces the intensive care unit, which he says treats victims of military conflict and car accidents. A third speaks about the X-ray department, which includes a women-only unit.

The Australian doctor, who calls himself Abu Yusuf, says he travelled from his home country to join IS and is using his medical skills “as part of my jihad for Islam”.
He is shown treating newborn babies in incubators, in a section of the video set in the hospital’s apparently well-equipped paediatric ward.

EPA Spends $84,000 To Study Churches That Preach Climate Change…

Where they learn about the one true prophet, Al Gore.

Via WFB:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change.

A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented “sustainability initiatives” in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants.

“Climate change—which affects traditional faith-based efforts to improve human health, mitigate poverty and redress social inequity—is inspiring religious organizations to advocate for clean air and water, restore ecosystems, and conserve resources,” a grant for the project, which began last fall, states. “This project seeks to understand the empirical experiences of faith-based environmental efforts within communities.”

“Through what motivations and processes do congregation level sustainability initiatives emerge?” the grant asks. “What factors facilitate and/or hinder implementation of these initiatives? What environmental and community outcomes are perceived to have been achieved through these initiatives?”

Shot: Hillary Clinton Op-Ed Mentions Five Everyday Iowans. Chaser: All Five Were Hand-Picked To Attend Her Campaign Events…

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Dems finally remembering what 2008 taught them, Hillary is a horrible candidate.

Via WaPo:

For the average Iowan flipping open Monday’s Des Moines Register, the opinion piece from Hillary Clinton that it contains might suggest that the candidate’s brief listening tour was something of a success. It mentions five Iowans — just like them! — whose stories seem to have energized Clinton.

“Everywhere I went,” she writes, “I met Iowans with great ideas for how we can get there.”

The five Iowans mentioned in the article, however, were all attendees at one of Clinton’s staged roundtables and were invited by the campaign or the host. The five attended only two roundtables — somewhat undermining that “everywhere I went” line — attended by 13 total Iowans.

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#Baltimore Police Report Credible Threat To “Take Out” Law Enforcement Officers

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The Mayor praised the Nation of Islam for “helping out” during the riots. Here is a picture of them posing with Bloods, Crips, Anonymous and the professional traveling protesters from NYC.

Via Weekly Standard:

Baltimore police are warning that there is a “credible threat” to “take-out” law enforcement officers, according a press release from the Baltimore Police Department.

“The Baltimore Police Department / Criminal Intelligence Unit has received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Blood, and Crips have entered into a partnership to ‘take-out’ law enforcement officers,” the warning reads.

“This is a credible threat. Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers. Notification will be sent via NLETS. Further informationw ill be sent through appropriate channels.

“Media is requested to distribute this information to the public and law enforcement nationwide.”

Gay Hotelier Apologizes For Hosting Ted Cruz Event: “I Made a Terrible Mistake”…

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After the Rainbow Battalion descended on him for hosting the event he suddenly realized Cruz is against gay marriage leaving him “shocked.” Hmmm, anyone else want to join me in calling BS on that claim?

Via Mediaite:

One of the two gay hoteliers who hosted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a reception last week apologized on Facebook Sunday night, saying he had made a “terrible mistake” in receiving the GOP presidential contender.

“I’ve spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz’ statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry,” Reisner wrote.

Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass told the New York Times last week they had mostly chatted with the conservative candidate about foreign policy, but also indicated a potential softening on Cruz’s private feelings about gay marriage.

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Media Vultures And Activists Descend Upon Freddie Gray’s Funeral, Some Shooting Pictures With Body

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Russia Today is even reportedly live streaming the funeral. RT has made it their cause to promote Occupy, Anonymous and Black Lives Matter as a way of attacking the U.S.

People are taking pictures as they come up to the coffin. I don’t even want to post that here, because it’s just offensive. If you need proof you can find it here and here.

HT: Polititainment

Obama Sends Representation To #FreddieGray Funeral

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Chris Kyle, an American hero, family still waiting. Family of James Foley, beheaded because he was American still waiting…

Via The Hill:

The White House is sending a delegation to the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore.

Broderick Johnson, a White House Cabinet secretary and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, will represent the Obama administration. Broderick, a native of Baltimore, will be joined by Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Elias Alcantara, with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Gray, 25, died one week after sustaining a spinal injury while he was detained by police in West Baltimore on April 12. His death set off a wave of protests around the city, which turned violent over the weekend.

Gray’s funeral will take place Monday in Baltimore. Thousands are expected to attend, including relatives of Eric Garner, a black man who died in July, after police in New York City placed him in a chokehold.

Clown Show: Vile Race Baiter Al Sharpton Heading To Baltimore Over Freddie Gray Protests, Will Lead March To DC…

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My favorite part is where Sharpton claims he “resisted personal involvement” in the case.

Sharpton press release:

“I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement. Though I have discussed it on my daily radio and TV shows and been in touch with our NAN Baltimore chapter, I resisted personal involvement until we saw what the promised May 1 investigation report would bring.

I am saddened and disappointed that there now may not be a report released on May 1. It is concerning to me that a deadline that the police themselves had set and announced they have now conveniently changed. Therefore, I will come to Baltimore this week at the invitation or Rev. Westley West, who has led vigils daily there, along with local clergy, and morning radio show host Larry Young who has headed our Baltimore chapter of NAN for the last decade.

It is my intention to come and have a meeting with grassroots activists and faith leaders to schedule a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington. The march will bring the case of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Eric Harris to the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Ms. Lynch, in her new role that we all supported, must look and intervene in these cases. Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Reverend Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network

Hillary Campaign Has To Explain To Brain Dead Supporters What To Do With Their Free Bumper Sticker…Update: Hillary Team Commits Cat Abuse

To confuse them even further, Team Pant Suits used a laptop as an example of where to stick their bumper sticker.

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Update:

Paging PETA! Cat abuse, email from the Hillary team:

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Obama Rumored To Be In Talks To Join Columbia Law School After White House

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Shouldn’t you actually have to not be a huge lawbreaker to be engaged to teach law? Just a thought.

But I like the idea of starting to think about a post-Obama White House and thinking about where he can go…

Via NY Post:

President Obama is rumored to be in talks to move to New York and teach as a professor at Columbia Law School once his time in the White House is over.

The president has strong links to Columbia University — he was a transfer student from California’s Occidental College in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior, and graduated from Columbia in 1983.

Obama also taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until his election to the US Senate in 2004. He was a senior lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year.

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