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McGinty's endorsed Hillary Clinton and now she has her own email hot mess on her hands. It does sound as if the GOP submitted overly broad FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) requests. Nevertheless, this would be hanging over her head if she survived the primary and became the candidate in the general election. One of the few items produced has been her calendar. Why on earth would there have to be any redactions on her official state appointments calendar ? I wonder who are the other groups who've filed FOIA requests for her records. "When Ms. McGinty stepped down to launch her campaign last summer, he said, Republican groups were among those making 35 requests for her records."
GOP battles to gain access to McGinty emails
March 10, 2016 12:20 AM
Katie McGinty served as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff.Ms. McGinty stepped down last summer to launch her campaign for the U.S. Senate.
By Chris Potter/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted by Divernan | Thu Mar 10, 2016, 06:11 AM (0 replies)
Hillary Clinton said company was ‘outrageous and must be stopped’
Katie McGinty / AP
BY: Brent Scher
March 4, 2016 11:00 am
Democratic Senate hopeful and former lobbyist Katie McGinty spent Thursday night at a fundraiser hosted by a top Pennsylvania lobbyist who represents a coal company that was recently attacked by likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The article includes the sordid past history of lobbyist, Holly Kinser, her ex, Bill DeWeese and her current relationship with Rendell.
Posted by Divernan | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:21 PM (0 replies)
In my latest e-mail from the Sestak campaign:
I've heard him speak to small groups (under 40) twice - once at Veterans Place (a non-profit residential/rehab/training program for homeless vets. Did you know 20% of the homeless are vets?
The second time was at the Pitt Law School where he presented his positions on foreign policy. At both events, he stayed until all members of the audience had asked every question; and then he stayed and talked informally.
If you haven't had the chance to hear him speak in person, take the time to read this very well-written piece from Penn Live. Once you learn about him, I hope you agree with me that he will make one of the finest senators Pennsylvania has ever sent to Washington.
Walking with Sestak: 'Joe marches to his own drum' in Senate race
Posted by Divernan | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:24 PM (10 replies)
After Hillary had her billionairess BFF, Penny Pritzger, pump in HALF A MILLION $$$ to Flint, days before the election, she still couldn't buy a win!
Now that may change by the end of the night, but it will remain damn close.
This will shake the Clintons' world view! What the fuck do you mean, we can't buy off these poor minority voters?!?!? Why didn't they realize their votes were bought and paid for?
You can be damn sure, Flint Michigan will never see one more red cent from Hill or her wealthy friends. And that photo op with Chelsea? She'll never set her pampered foot in there again! Hope the Mayor of Flint got a certified check for that half a million!
Wealthy Democratic donors J.B. and M.K. Pritzker are kickstarting the Clinton’s initiative with a $500,000 donation.
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:30 PM (12 replies)
When it comes to funneling campaign contributions through donors, it's pretty damn easy, as Hillary has managed to do in NYC's Chinatown in her 2008 campaign. All donors, even those at Hill's multiple overseas fundraisers, must "assert" they are U.S. citizens. But the campaign organizations are on an honor system (LOL) to verify those assertions.
And while U.S. journalists tracked down the Clinton campaign's questionable donors in 2008 in NYC, what investigative reporters have the backing/financing/personal bodyguards necessary to track down the alleged donors in crime-riddled Mexico City? Pretty sweet deal for Hillary.
Posted by Divernan | Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:37 AM (1 replies)
I think we should all get the hell out of this thread before lightning strikes.
Posted by Divernan | Sat Mar 5, 2016, 02:30 AM (0 replies)
This is really an excellent, in-depth article on the multiple negative effects of fracking on a community. If you are concerned about fracking in your area, whatever state you live in, you'll learn a lot from reading the whole thing. Good job, TruthOut.
Posted by Divernan | Fri Mar 4, 2016, 02:08 PM (3 replies)
Sing it, Mick!
Posted by Divernan | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:57 AM (2 replies)
That included fly-by diplomacy of landing for an hour in some country on her bucket list, and meeting AT THE AIRPORT some clueless local officials driven in for the privilege of meeting with her.
And on her longer visits to various countries she preached and pushed for opening countries for Big Energy fracking or new trade partnership agreements. She was often acting as a Chamber of Commerce-type proponent for big corporations, rather than dealing with international crises or diplomacy.
Same for the Clinton foundation - in earthquake devastated Haiti, it "facilitated" (while skimming a percentage off the top of the financial support) building a luxury hotel, industrial parks, docks, roads, electric power sources for corporate manufacturing - i.e., infrastructure for international business investors - leaving tens of thousands homeless and hundreds of thousands more living in thrown together shanties with no electricity, water supply, plumbing.
When it comes to promoting corporate exploitation of dirt cheap labor sources in 3rd world countries, the Clinton Foundation is a full service operation. It's not enough to provide labor for under a dollar per hour, the Clinton Family Foundation will also "facilitate" schools and medical clinics - because it's good business to have minimally educated workers -have to be able to read directions and write up reports; and also healthy workers to reduce costly labor turnover. If there's a way to squeeze a dollar out of disaster, the Clintons are masters of the game.
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 1, 2016, 05:14 AM (1 replies)
Hillary Clinton, ‘Smart Power’ and a Dictator’s Fall
By JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
FEB. 27, 2016
The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven.
Note: In choosing where to post this OP (General Discussion or GDP), I read the entire article and concluded it is far broader in history, scope, international relations and impact, and lessons to be learned from the complex situation in Libya and surrounding countries than is appropriate for GDP, notwithstanding the fact that the then Secretary of State is now running in the primaries.
Posted by Divernan | Sun Feb 28, 2016, 10:59 AM (4 replies)