Goldman Sachs bans top employees from donating to Trump: Report

Hillary with Goldman Sach’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Goldman is concerned NOW about “pay to play” rules. It was less concerned in 2008 when it was Obama’s biggest private contributor. And Hillary Clinton donations still appear to be OK.

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CIA/Goldman Sachs/GOP leadership alum launches “conservative” bid for White House?

Not sure what the point of this is. Do some neocons think that this is enough of a wrench to derail Trump? Seems a rather desperate attempt at this point. How is this guy supposed to get ballot access?

And there is an obvious choice at this point for those who are inclined in the conservative direction (but not neoconservative direction which is likely the issue here) in Gary Johnson. And he has ballot access.

It’s been a weird election.

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Goldman Fined 0.1% Of Revenue For “Criminal Theft” Of Confidential Fed Information

This, dear readers, is how it works. The rules, as we saw with the Comey announcement a few weeks ago do not apply to everyone. Some people and banks are even too big to even embarrass or shame, never mind fail or jail.

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In The Hamptons, the (Crony Class) and Those Who Serve Them See Two Elections

The split illustrated in this article is the same split I see in America generally. Those who have done well since 2008, people in banking, in government, teachers, academia, all areas of the economy which have benefited from our crony system (which exploits the middle class) seem to lean Hillary. Those who are on the outs in the crony economy tend to favor other candidates be they Trump, Johnson, Bernie, or now Jill Stein.

Remember Mr. Bailout, Mr.

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Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job

The below map is out of date but it gives one a sense of the breadth of Goldman’s reach. It has expanded since this map was created. For instance Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England is a Goldman alum.

One of the most interesting things about Mr. Barroso taking this job is how annoyed the pro-Europe people are with him. Goldman was anti-Brexit, so Barosso coming on board to help negotiate Brexit for Goldman is sand in the wounds of Brussels and Co.

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Robert’s Rules get raw, Nevada Dems revolt, Bernie folks draw the line in the desert? (VIDEO)

My favorite part of this video is when a guy holding a Bernie sign looks over at the other side of the room and says, “Democracy… You got something against it?”

Lights were turned on. Old people got upset. (As did the young people.) It was ugly. I’ve got to figure out which convention I’m going to go see this year and at this point the Democratic convention looks like it will be the most fun to watch.

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How Does the World Fight Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Some good ideas here. Some significant points of disagreement (the media is all too often not on the good guy side, it’s not just “state capture” it is capture of industry by the state too), but generally a good piece.

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Goldman Sachs Executive helped Bill Clinton write his state of the union address

Oh man. Goldman Sachs is just a full service firm I guess. And I mean full service. Private Banking. Venture capital. Global economic manip…er…I mean analysis. And hey, speech writing too.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Why Is There One Standard for Me and Not for Everybody Else?’ (Good question Hillary)

Sometimes truth comes from weird places.

Shoot, Ms. Clinton, many people have long wondered why there is one standard for you and another for everyone else. But I don’t think you pose the question many Americans pose it.

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What Clinton said in her paid speeches, ‘She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.’

Hillary and former Goldman Sachs CEO and disgraced financier John Corzine. Photo: Truthdig

The speeches are starting to leak out. I wonder what she said when she addressed other banks? I wonder what Bill Clinton said in his speeches? That would be pretty interesting.

Hillary and Robert Rubin. Former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs  Photo:Commondreams.org
Hillary and Lloyd Blankfein, current CEO of Goldman Sachs

 

(From Politico)

“I don’t know how she does it,

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