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ABC News – How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secr...

Politico – Clinton fundraising leaves only 1% for state parties

The Democratic front-runner says she’s raising big checks to help state committees, but they’ve gotten to keep only 1 percent of the $60 million raised. Read more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/clinton-fundraising-leaves-little-for-state-parties-222670

Truthdig – Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

Written by Bill Blum It’s been roughly three months since Hillary Clinton promised, during her Feb. 4 debate with Bernie Sanders on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, to “look into”releasing the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street investment houses. If you’re a stickler for details and would like to know precisely how… Read more here: http://www.truthdi...

The Intercept – To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument

FOR YEARS, THE Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United was depicted by Democrats as the root of all political evil. But now, the core argument embraced by the Court’s conservatives to justify their ruling has taken center stage in the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — because Clinton supporters, to defend the huge amount of corporate cash on which their candid...

Yahoo – Are Hillary’s big speaking fees being used to help fund her campaign?

Recently filed campaign finance reports may shed light on how Hillary Clinton is using some of the money she collected from her hefty speechmaking fees from Wall Street banks and other special-interest groups: She is plowing an increasingly large amount of her funds, $560,983 as of last month, back into her presidential campaign. A Yahoo News review of Clinton’s campaign disclosure reports finds t...

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – Clinton’s abysmal record on open government

Nothing matters more to leadership in a democracy than support for an open, honest government in which citizens are informed and in charge. It is the foundational building block of the republic upon which all else rests. And any candidate vying for the votes of the American people needs to have demonstrated a firm commitment not only to the ideal but to the reality of open government. As we noted ...

Bloomberg – Hedge Fund Titans Choosing Hillary Clinton Over Top Republicans

Hillary Clinton received donations from some of the biggest names in the hedge fund industry, including Paul Tudor Jones, even as the presidential candidate wants to boost their tax rate. Jones, the billionaire founder of Tudor Investment Corp., Jamie Dinan, who started York Capital, and Neil Chriss, who runs Hutchin Hill Capital, each contributed Read more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/...

Salon – The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for

The Clinton Foundation’s business relationship with 20 foreign governments raises real questions about her judgment Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department. READ...

Yahoo – Meet the lobbyists, donors and bundlers behind Hillary’s $157 million juggernaut

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she will stand up to big banks, drug companies and other special interests. “Democracy can’t just be for billionaires and corporations,” she proclaims. But she has struggled to answer questions about her ties to Wall Street, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night she accepted $675,000 in speaking fees from one investment bank becaus...

The Hill – Report: Clinton changed stance on trade deal after donations to foundation

The report in the International Business Times comes as Clinton readies an expected run for president. She’s been dogged by questions about whether foreign donations to her foundations could have influenced her official decisions. The report centers on donations from Frank Giustra and the oil company that READ MORE… http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/238313-clinton-change...

CNN – $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

(CNN)Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-paid-speeches/

New York Times – Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts

“Everybody does it,” is an excuse expected from a mischievous child, not a presidential candidate. But that is Hillary Clinton’s latest defense for making closed-door, richly paid speeches to big banks, which many middle-class Americans still blame for their economic pain, and then refusing to release the transcripts. Read More Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/opinion/mrs-clinton-show-voter...

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