Bill Clinton’s Irish Billionaire Buddy Under Fire for Sweetheart Loan Deal

Bill Clinton and Denis O'Brien in Haiti. (AP)

Irish billionaire and Bill Clinton crony Denis O’Brien is under fire in his home country (although he technically resides in Malta for tax purposes) over an alleged sweetheart loan deal with the publicly-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC).

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Kate Upton, Alexandra Daddario Join Forces in ‘The Layover’

Two huge talents

When last we brought you some Hollywood casting news, the potential of Kate Upton’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ was being discussed. Even if she fails to nab that plum gig, however, we still have lots of Upton to look forward to. Turns out that she’s starring in the William H. Macy-directed comedy The Layover with none other than San Andreas‘ Alexandra Daddario:

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Charity Gave $500K to Clinton Foundation for Bill to Accept Award from Supermodel

We feel his pain.

A charity run by Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2014 after Bill Clinton agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award from the organization. The New York Times reports [emphasis added]:

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Title IX Is a Dumpster Fire That Should Be Done Away With

The site of Laura Kipnis' inquisition

Laura Kipnis—a liberal feminist professor—recently wrote an essay in which she suggested that students should be allowed to sleep with professors. As a result of writing that essay, she was accused of violating Title IX of the Education Act, a section of the law previously best known for killing college wrestling programs in the name …

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ANALYSIS: Some People Are Dangerously Obsessed with Hillary Clinton

Ermahgerd! (AP)

Some people are dangerously obsessed with Hillary Clinton, a Free Beacon analysis has found.

Hillary supporters in the D.C. area, for example, recently congregated for a Hillary-supporter happy hour in Arlington, Virginia. Fortunately, the New Republic was there to cover the festivities:

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Major Hillary Clinton Donor Announces Thousands of Layoffs

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Major Hilary Clinton donor JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday it would lay off more than 5,000 employees over the next two years. The move would eliminate roughly 2 percent of the company’s workforce as part of an overhaul aimed at replacing human tellers with automated technology.

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Disgraced Former Lehman Brothers CEO (and Major Democratic Donor) Refuses to Apologize for Role in 2008 Financial Crisis

Democratic donor Dick Fuld.

POLITICO reports that former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, speaking publicly for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that caused his former firm to declare bankruptcy, offered a decidedly unapologetic take on his role in the risky trading practices that precipitated the crisis:

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Poll: Few People Trust Hillary Clinton

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A majority of Americans do not think Hillary Clinton is “honest and trustworthy,” according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Just 39 percent of American said they considered Clinton honest and trustworthy, compared to 53 percent who said otherwise. The gap among independents (31 percent to 61 percent) was even larger. Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable rating, meanwhile, remains underwater at 45 percent to 47 percent.

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Chinese Censorship: A Small Price to Pay for Filthy Lucre!

Daniel Craig in 'Skyfall,' a movie censored by the Chinese

There’s an interesting report at NPR on the ways in which China’s censorship regime exerts influence on American filmmaking. As someone who has long grated at the way domestic filmmakers scream “censorship!” when they get a rating from the MPAA they don’t like but say virtually nothing about actual censorship in overseas markets. What was intriguing to me was the sort of thing that earned the wrath of China:

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23 Crucial Differences Between Democratic Candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

HillDog vs. BernDaddy

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, making him the first declared challenger to Hillary Clinton. The two candidates are not very similar. Here’s a look at some of their key differences.

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Kate Upton’s ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ Coming Soon

Kate Upton / AP

According to The Wrap, Free Beacon favorite Kate Upton is a finalist for a major role in the forthcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Here’s The Wrap:

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L.A. Unions Cool With Their Members Being Paid Starvation Wages

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I’m old enough to remember when unions were denouncing wages under $15 as sub-survival rates. For instance, check out how this union-backed astroturf group describes an hourly wage under $15:

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Three Cheers for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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Care for a truth bomb? Here it is: Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for holding up Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general. In bringing indictments against senior FIFA officials as part of a sweeping corruption investigation, Lynch has established herself as an aggressive champion of American values (such as freedom, entertainment, and brawn), and a tireless opponent of socialist abominations (such as flopping, whining, and tie scores).

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ANALYSIS: Stunning Lack of Diversity at Hillary Clinton Campaign Events

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There is a stunning lack of racial diversity among the pre-screened “everyday Americans” at Hillary Clinton’s campaign events, a Free Beacon analysis found. Clinton plans to meet with minority women small business owners in South Carolina on Wednesday, but the roundtable events she has hosted since announcing for president on April 12 have been, for the most part, excruciatingly white. These photos, according to our analysis, speak for themselves:

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The Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails, Explained

What difference, at this point, does it make?

You probably have some questions about emails Hillary Clinton decided to release on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, but were afraid to ask. Here’s everything you need to know:

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