Ex-Im Bank Authorizes Loan for China-Bound Satellites

Export-Import Bank finances satellite purchase by communications company partially owned by Chinese government
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The United States Export-Import Bank has authorized a $343.3 million direct loan to a Hong Kong-based communications company that is partly controlled by the Chinese government so that it can buy two American-made satellites.

CAP’s Conflicts of Interest

Liberal ‘think tank’ routinely argued in favor of policies benefitting its donors
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Through lobbying, media, and public statements, the left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP) routinely used its influence to push for legislation that benefitted its major corporate donors, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found.

Knock-off Nukes

GE plans to make nuclear reactor parts in China
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is supporting a bid by General Electric to export jobs and nuclear technology to China by seeking assurances from Beijing that it will not steal or transfer valuable reactor technology, the Free Beacon has learned.

Podesta in Cairo

State Department adviser, chairman of Center for American Progress tours Egypt with clients of family’s lobbying firms
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A delegation of American business leaders with lobbying ties to relatives of a top Obama administration adviser wrapped up a four-day tour in Egypt aimed at laying the groundwork for increased economic cooperation on Tuesday, as violent rioters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

Outsourcer in Chief

President Obama’s second-largest fundraiser has huge stake in outsource king Accenture

President Barack Obama’s second-largest fundraiser owns a large stake in America’s number one outsourcer.

Obama’s Outsourcing Allies

The president has a history of associating with outsourcers

President Barack Obama recently called Mitt Romney an “outsourcing pioneer”—a title once bestowed on General Electric and its CEO Jeffrey Immelt, key Obama allies.

MSNBC’s ALEC Hypocrisy

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MSNBC’s parent companies, Comcast and General Electric, are both members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which MSNBC commentators like Martin Bashir and Karen Finney have blamed for the death of Trayvon Martin in order to condemn ALEC member Koch Industries.

Obama’s Network

First Family frequent guests on NBC and other Comcast-owned nets
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The first family has been selective in its cameo appearances, reserving its star-power for networks owned by major supporters. Barack Obama will be gracing cable TV screens Saturday night when he introduces the movie of the week—To Kill a Mockingbird—on USA Network. Gregory Peck’s family, as well as several cast members, will join Obama for the prime time introduction for the film’s 50th anniversary.