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War on Hillary redux

The Hillary Clinton hit list

Hillary Rodham Clinton during her failed presidential campaign kept a "hit list" of lawmakers who she and staff believed had slighted her or her husband, former President Bill Clinton, an upcoming book by two reporters says.

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The most unimportant aspect of Glenn Greenwald's big news

Permit me a moment of total frivolity.

Up to now all of Versailles has been united in marginalizing Glenn Greenwald. Up to now.

Why Pierre Omidyar decided to join forces with Glenn Greenwald for a new venture in news Read below the fold...

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The Versailles metaphor has gone mainstream

Michael Tomasky reviews This Town in NYRB

It’s as if he were writing about the Bourbon court of the 1750s but doing so in 1791 while pretending that not much had really changed.

I would say 1788, the big blow up has yet to occur. The Bastille fortress still stands. Read below the fold...

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The Culture of Corruption

Obama to headline April DCCC fundraiser in Calif.

President Obama will headline his first Democratic fundraiser of the 2014 election cycle at an event next month in San Francisco with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif).

Pelosi open to looking at Obama proposal to cut Social Security Read below the fold...

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Powertown, it is enough to drive you to drink

Once again, Washington, DC has been rated one of America's drunkest cities.

While on average DC drinks a modest 16.6 alcoholic drinks a month, 20.1% of our population are classified as binge drinkers.

I have written about this before: Read below the fold...

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From the people who want to cut our social security

Obama Orders Pay Raise For Congress, Federal Workers, Joe Biden

Obama is not stupid. He knows that a pay raise at this time, under these circumstances, will inspire contempt on the part of the public. Popular contempt for Congress serves his interests. Read below the fold...

Death by Media: Radioactive Days

I woke up Sunday AM and by habit, tuned in to CBS news radio. The dulcet tones of news guy Harley Carnes related how radioactive bluefish tuna swam all the way from Japan to our west coast. And then he told us not to worry; the fish were perfectly OK to eat since the added radioactivity was only 2% of what occurs naturally.

You first, Harley.

I tried to find a verifying transcript, but all I could locate was this thread comment on an obscure site:

but harley carnes on kcbs said it was ok to eat, according to the "official"

so, num,num

sushi anyone

If you listen closely, you can hear an elite "Haw haw haw!!" from Versailles. Read below the fold...

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Obama proposes to raid pension funds to bail out banks

Talks set out terms of US mortgage deal

The banks would receive less credit if they reduce balances for loans packaged in bonds or by reducing monthly payments through cuts in borrowers’ interest rates. In one scenario, the banks would get about 50 cents of credit for every $1 of reduced mortgage principal in home loans used to back bonds. In another scenario, balances on loans held on the banks’ books that are cut in the first year of the deal would receive $1.25 credit. This means, under certain circumstances, the aid to homeowners would be less than the aggregate size of the settlement, people familiar with the matter said.

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Annals of career "progressive" war criminals

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Bankster for OMB

Jack Lew: Obama's OMB Pick Oversaw Citigroup Unit That Shorted Housing Market

Corzine wasn't available? Read below the fold...

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Meanwhile, back at the Human Sacrifice Committee

Democrats’ New Super Committee Proposal Includes $400 Billion In Medicare And Medicaid Cuts

Democrats on the Super Committee are offering a $2.3 trillion tax-and-cut proposal “that includes $400 billion in Medicare and Medicaid reductions,” but only if Republicans compromise by putting new tax revenues on the table, Politico reports.

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Don't worry, NBC/MSNBC/CNBC will be all over this!

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'Back to the Source': Members of Debt Panel Have Ties to Lobbyists

The Washington Post article uses GE as a case study to discuss the almost 100 registered lobbyists who are former employees of super committee members and are now "representing defense companies, health-care conglomerates, Wall Street banks and others with a vested interest in the outcome of the panel's work

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Why does Harry Reid have a job?

Harry Reid says he'd favor Huntsman over Romney

Why is he even commenting on the Republican race? Can you imagine any previous party leader making a remark like this?

Get the feeling that our parasitic overlords have selected Huntsman? Read below the fold...

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