Recently, we discovered that Hillary Clinton asked the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to pay her $300,000 for a speech and 90-minute appearance at the university’s foundation dinner. In an effort to put this sum of money into perspective, we’ve calculated the amount of minimum wage jobs this speech fee would cover for one year.
VANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and […]
According to Clinton’s contract with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and other documents concerning the speech obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Hillary had the gall to initially ask the school for $300,000 in exchange for the speech.
Survey finds Republicans growing more accepting of gay GOP candidates, support state rights on same-sex marriage
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Republicans are continuing to grow more accepting of gay rights, particularly in the case of gay Republican candidates. The poll finds that 68 percent of Republicans say they would be no less likely to support a well-qualified gay candidate than other candidates. Among all voters, including Democrats and independents, the poll […]
Seventy-seven percent of Americans say that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not take President Obama seriously, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.
This indictment of Republican Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t smell right, says … WHO?
Who is the governor of Mississippi? Don’t fret if you don’t know, most people probably don’t either. Republican Governor Phil Bryant was ranked the most ignored state executive in a recent piece by FiveThirtyEight that looked at the percentage of respondents who answered “no opinion/don’t know/don’t care” on approval polls. FiveThirtyEight noted that when poll […]
This Democratic senator is sure having a good time spending taxpayer dollars. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) spent over $3,200 in government money on a private plane that took her to a campaign fundraiser last November, thereby violating federal law, CNN reported Tuesday.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Clinton’s event at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven drew hundreds of excited fans — many of them women — some of whom expressed their affection for the former secretary of State in outlandish ways.
Texas Governor Rick Perry just might have his campaign slogan should he decide to run for president in 2016. According to the Des Moines Register, at the end of a speech to a crowd at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, Perry exclaimed, ”You’re welcome. I’m awesome!”
The American people currently rate our country’s politicians the biggest problem facing the nation, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
President Obama and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet at a Martha’s Vineyard soiree Wednesday, which will present the two Democrats with the perfect opportunity to kiss and make up after Clinton criticized Obama’s foreign policy strategy in a recent interview with The Atlantic.
What have you heard about terrorism lately? According to a recent study of speeches and public statements from the last two administrations, the answer is probably, not much. The American Presidency Project analyzed the speeches of government officials from the last two administrations–everyone from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to their secretaries of […]
Hillary Clinton says President Obama’s ‘don’t do stupid stuff’ foreign policy strategy is bad for the U.S.
Hillary and Bill Clinton are substantially downsizing their Hamptons vacation this year by renting a home for a mere $100,000 during the last three weeks of August, reports The Daily Mail.
In Funny or Die’s latest crack at political activism, the comedy site makes a line from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address a reality. “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. […]
The speaker of the House recently launched the webpage Speaker.gov/JOBS, which spotlights the dozens of jobs bills that have passed the House but are currently stuck in Harry Reid’s stalled Senate.
Darth Vader is more popular than President Barack Obama at the moment, but bad poll numbers are not a problem for Russian President Vladimir Putin in his home country. In spite of — or because of?– the downing of Malaysian Airlines 17 by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine and the mustering of thousands of troops near […]
Steven Salaita’s outlook on Israel is no secret. The English professor recently published a book called “Israel’s Dead Soul.” He also mocked Israel and promoted a boycott of Israeli products in blog posts on ‘Electronic Intifada.’ But his expletive-laced anti-Israel tweets may have just cost him a new job at the University of Illinois. Salaita […]
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) doesn’t think Hillary Clinton is ”fit to lead the country,” according to comments he made during a speech in his home state Friday.