Monday, October 3, 2016

Trump bounces back in latest poll

Trump jumped from 35 percent Friday to 39 percent Sunday, while Clinton fell from 45 to 44 over the same period. 
 Clinton had opened a 10-point gap at the end of last week, but her margin was back to 44-39 to start the week. The numbers show only a 1-point post-debate uptick for Clinton, who led Trump 43-39 the day of the showdown.

Despite a horrendous week, which began with an much-panned debate performance and ended with a feud with a beauty queen and new questions about his income taxes, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled back within 5 percentage points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest tracking data from The Times-Picayune/Lucid presidential poll released Monday (Oct. 3).

 The poll has been in the field since Aug. 1, asking the same questions each day and reflect swings based on daily news and events. The trendline since the candidates Sept. 26 debate, however, shows only a slight uptick for Clinton, who was widely seen as "winning" the high-profile televised showdown.

 Among the third-party candidates, Libertarian Gary Johnson dropped from 9 points to 6 points over the course of the week. Green Party nominee Jill Stein remained at 2 points. The number of undecided voters was 10 percent.

 Don't look at just the numbers look at the direction the candidates are going.


Bill and Hillary Clinton get paid a lot of money to talk.

The Democratic power couple earned just over $6.7 million in speaking fees last year, according to their 2015 tax returns.

 Hillary clearly dialed back her paid speaking activity last year. She earned only $1.5 million. That's way down from the $10.5 million she garnered from speaking fees in 2014 and the $9.7 million she made in 2013.

 The Clintons are millionaires, thanks to big businesses paying them sizable sums to speak at corporate events. It's a great way to make money, but it also comes with questions about whether the Clintons are too tied to corporate cash. 

The 2015 tax documents from the Clintons don't specify which businesses paid Bill and Hillary to speak. In the past, Wall Street has frequently paid Hillary to speak. Bernie Sanders, her democratic rival for the presidential nomination, challenged her to release video or text of the speeches she gave to big business. She never did.

"Nothing will change until we elect candidates who reject Wall Street money," a Sanders ad said, directly hitting Clinton.

 The Hillary Clinton net worth total of $31.3 million comes from analyzing her Public Financial Disclosure Reports. Bill Clinton has an estimated net worth of $80 million. That gives a combined Bill and Hillary Clinton net worth of $111 million dollars.

 Barack Obama’s net worth is $3.4 million. The Obama net worth sum comes from his required personal financial disclosures, plus his $400,000 salary as U.S. President.

 Combined Bill and Hillary Clinton net worth 2002: $4,077,000

Barack, how can you increase you net worth?  Just ask the Clintons.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton do you remember Scooter Libby?

Libby is the highest-ranking White House official convicted in a government scandal since John Poindexter, the national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan in the Iran–Contra affair

In October 2005, Libby was indicted by a federal grand jury concerning the investigation of the leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame Wilson. Plame's position at the CIA was considered classified information. Libby was indicted on five counts relating to the Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice. Libby resigned all three government positions immediately after the indictment was announced.

 In the subsequent federal trial, United States v. Libby, the jury convicted Libby on four of the five counts in the indictment (one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury, and one count of making false statements) and acquitted on the second count of making false statements. The day after his conviction in that trial, he resigned his later appointment as senior advisor at the Hudson Institute (January 1, 2006 – March 7, 2007)

 On July 2, 2007, when Libby's appeal of Walton's order failed, President Bush commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact. In commuting Libby's prison term, Bush stated: "I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison. ... My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby.

 Presidential candidate and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton described actions that led to Libby's conviction as part of a larger effort by the White House to silence critics of the war in Iraq.

Clinton said; "Today's decision is yet another example that this administration simply considers itself above the law," said Clinton of Bush's decision to commute Libby's sentence. "This case arose from the administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies.

"Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House's efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice."

Looks like the pot is calling the kettle black.

Hillary lied to congress Martha Stewart lied to investigators.