Hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer’s decision to throw his financial weight behind the donor-class 2016 favorite, Marco Rubio, has sparked fresh questions about Rubio’s coziness with the financial interests funding his career.
Month: October 2015
Ten GOP Candidates Spend Halloween with Hawkeye Voters at Iowa State Fairgrounds
Ten GOP presidential candidates spent their Halloween meeting with Iowa state voters at the GOP Growth and Opportunity Party in Des Moines, Iowa.
Deutsche Bank expects Gold to average around $1,100 an ounce in 2016
Deutsche Bank expects gold prices to average around $1,125 an ounce in the last quarter of 2015, and around $1,100 an ounce in 2016.
Silicon Valley wants to fix Democracy to be More Responsive to Silicon Valley
With Silicon Valley having caught up to Wall Street for the top spot in financially influencing Washington D.C., they are developing technology to fix the American Democracy to be more responsive to Silicon Valley corporate needs. Chris Lehane, a Bay Area Democratic strategist for billionaire Tom Steyer, describes the politics of Silicon Valley, “We’re like an ATM, but for the ATM to work you have to answer some questions.” To get the right answers, lobbying expenditures by computer/Internet companies hit $139.5 million in 2014, up +2,000 percent in the last 25 years. Tech campaign donations for the 2016 political races are expected to more than double from the record $64.1 million in 2012 Presidential cycle, which was up +$17.8 million in 2008. OpenSecrets.org predicts that, “From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money will be everywhere as 2016 looks like it will be Silicon Valley’s biggest year yet.” Led by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, OpenSecrets expects “Left Coast” superstars and worker bees to “fork over most of their contributions to help the Democratic nominee.” But Silicon Valley corporate players have also been quietly sponsoring a number of shadowy tech start-ups that could dramatically influence political
Jeb Bush: If You Are Elected to Serve ‘You Should Show Up and Vote’
GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush touted his record as a pro-life governor after being critical of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) absent voting record.
School Bans Hispanic Student’s Hispanic Halloween Costume
A high school in Brampton, Ontario banned a student of Colombian descent from dressing up as a mariachi for Halloween, claiming it was ‘cultural appropriation.’ Joshua Sewerynek, a ninth-grade student at the St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, told MRCTV that he and his friends had planned to dress up as a mariachi band for Halloween. After submitting his costume to his school’s official Twitter account as per instructions, he informed that it was “too offensive.” When Sewerynek informed the school of his hispanic heritage, he was told that “while you may not find it offensive, others may” and that “culture is not a costume.” This echoed the slogan of a former ad campaign against allegedly insensitive costumes that went viral on the internet, mainly due to the large number of parody remixes that were created to poke fun at the concept of “cultural appropriation.” After informing Sewerynek that his costume was too offensive, the school’s Twitter account then retweeted images from the same campaign. Please keep this in mind while choosing your 2015 Halloween costumes! pic.twitter.com/dTku2yeuTz — Cardy (@STABrampton) October 24, 2015 Sewerynek said that “the social justice movement has gone too far when kids can’t even represent their own culture”, and has said that he and his friends still plan to attend school dressed up as
Politico: Obama, Paul Ryan ‘Covert Collaborators’
Bill Maher Criticized for Blaming Parents for Police Brutality
Comedian Bill Maher is being criticized by left-leaning pundits and activists for saying a lack of parenting might be a contributing factor to many cases of alleged police brutality.
Bobby Jindal: GOP Leadership Should Have Challenged President to ‘Do the Right Thing’ on Defunding Planned Parenthood
GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed outrage at GOP leadership in Washington, D.C. for not defunding Planned Parenthood.
ISIS Claims It Brought Down Russian Passenger Jet That Crashed in Sinai
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terror group says it is responsible for downing a Russian passenger jet that crashed Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.