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Behind Hillary Clinton's High Praise for a Republican Wall Street Guru

Terry Duffy, whom Hillary Clinton quoted in her economics speech Monday, is a futures exchange operator and, yes, a registered Republican. But he's been on Team Hillary since at least 2008.

...Of all the ways for a politician to underline the importance of remembering and honoring the people you serve, quoting Duffy’s op-ed was a peculiar one. But a look at Clinton’s relationship with Duffy, who made $6.7 million last year, might explain why.

Duffy may be a registered Republican, but he is a Clinton supporter as well. He endorsed Clinton in her 2008 run, saying, “We need a president like Hillary Clinton who understands the important role that financial markets play in our global economy.” He added, “Like no other candidate, Hillary Clinton crosses party lines to combine the visionary leadership and pragmatic problem-solving skills that this country needs in its President.” He gave the maximum contribution of $4,600 to her 2008 campaign.

Duffy declined comment for this article, though Anita Liskey, the managing director of communications at CME, confirmed his current party registration. She told me, of Duffy's relationship with Clinton, “He knows her well and he’s obviously pleased that she mentioned his piece.”

E-mails released last week by the State Department show evidence of this relationship, as Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein and Ben Brody have detailed. Duffy asked Clinton to stop by a dinner he was hosting for “150 or so folks from the exchange,” and she in turn asked an aide to help find a moment for Duffy's group to visit the State Department. He was the conduit through which Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican rival in the presidential race, sent greetings...
Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-13/behind-hillary-clinton-s-high-praise-for-a-republican-wall-street-guru
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Tue Jul 14, 2015, 10:33 PM (33 replies)

Faces Of The Student Debt Crisis In America

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Tue Jul 14, 2015, 09:54 PM (15 replies)

Bernie Sanders takes on Clinton, Bush

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 11:22 PM (32 replies)

VFW Presents Bernie Sanders with their 2015 Congressional Award

The VFW Congressional Award has been presented annually since 1964 to one sitting member of Congress for significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform.

“With eight years on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee — two of them as chairman — it is no understatement to say that Senator Sanders has taken care of wounded, ill and injured veterans and their surviving family members,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud. “He has been a commanding voice against changing the COLA calculations for disabled veterans, for the proper care and treatment of women veterans, homeless veterans, for better employment opportunities and improved access to mental health programs, as well as increased congressional oversight of the VA claims processing transformation,” he said.

With minor edits from:

A longer version is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=QJR-u6nh7oc

Published on Mar 13, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) received the VFW Congressional Award in recognition of his outstanding service to our nation and for his support and dedication to service members, veterans and their families at the 2015 VFW Legislative Conference.

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 12:05 PM (7 replies)

Evo Morales had an interesting gift for the Pope

President of Bolivia had an interesting gift for Pope Francis


The Guardian says he looks bewildered, but I think he likes it.

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Jul 10, 2015, 03:08 AM (2 replies)

#JobsNotJails - Bernie's new bill would employ 1 million young Americans

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Thu Jul 9, 2015, 11:32 AM (2 replies)

Al Sharpton speaks with Bernie Sanders about his civil rights record and other issues

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Tue Jul 7, 2015, 11:29 PM (31 replies)

In 2012 Third Way was promoting Martin O'Malley as a "hot prospect"

Back in 2012 the "Third Way" think tank was promoting Martin O'Malley as a "hot prospect" for 2016

Martin O'Malley's "private" media session hosted by Third Way think tank (2012)

For the past few months, Maryland Juice has been tracking the careful positioning of Gov. Martin O'Malley in the 2016 White House lineup. On Tuesday we noted that CNN contributor Bill Schneider had booked Gov. O'Malley for a media talk that billed him as a "hot prospect" for 2016. The event was hosted by a centrist Democratic think tank called "The Third Way." Now it seems that media speculation about the future of Maryland's Governor is sprouting up all over the place. Below we flag a few interesting press hits about the 2016 White House race. Among the bits of juice below are recent comments from Governor O'Malley about the recent CD6 Democratic Primary, comments about transvaginal probes, and remarks about Maryland's budget battle.

O’Malley advertised as ‘hot prospect’ for 2016
“Governor O’Malley may dismiss talk of 2016 as ‘premature,’ but when has that stopped us?” asks an invitation to the monthly gathering hosted by Bill Schneider, the political analyst and longtime CNN contributor.



Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 08:57 AM (181 replies)

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley at Third Way idea forum (2011)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Trailing the Dragon: China, the U.S and the $2.3 Trillion Energy Market


Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 08:17 AM (16 replies)
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