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McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administrationís sole-source vaccine contract
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn

Posted on 11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST by ColdOne

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor.

The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective.

Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the inspector general of HHS to investigate. McCaskill is the chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting and Oversight.

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KEYWORDS: andystern; bigpharma; clairemccaskill; democrats; dncrico; hhs; mccaskill; missouri; noaccountability; notransparency; obamascandals; pharmceuticals; secretdeals; seiu; siga; sigatechnologies; smallpox; smallpoxvaccine; st246; stern; vaccine; vaccines; wmd

1 posted on 11/24/2011 3:33:31 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Nachum

Ping?


2 posted on 11/24/2011 3:37:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ColdOne

...even the dems are turning on him


3 posted on 11/24/2011 3:40:48 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ColdOne

So, readers might be wondering: why would the Ubama Administration tell a corrupt socialist piece of dog feces like McCaskill to ask for this investigation? Here’s a clue: the “investigation” will be handled by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In other words, the Ubama regime will be investigating itself.

Apparently, the Ubama regime got word that this latest example of its corruption was going to be exposed one way or the other, and so this preemptive strike gives the administration an opportunity to “clean things up” and get stories straight. They are simultaneously buying some time.

This is really nothing more than that. Don’t look for anything serious to be done about Ubama’s corruption. Ubama and the rest of those animals are really, really good at the corruption thing.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 3:43:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Baynative
...even the dems are turning on him

LOL!
Nope. See post #4.

5 posted on 11/24/2011 3:44:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Baynative

I think she is up for re-election isn’t she?


6 posted on 11/24/2011 3:44:17 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Two additional names: Dr. Oz and Andy Stern.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 3:44:26 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: Jet Jaguar

McCaskill is up for reelection in Missouri and is trying her best to establish herself as anti Obama.


8 posted on 11/24/2011 3:47:30 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: ColdOne

Notice McCaskill didn’t ask the Senate to investigate anything...


9 posted on 11/24/2011 3:48:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Now it makes sense, thanks.


10 posted on 11/24/2011 3:49:27 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Lancey Howard

Sounds about right...


11 posted on 11/24/2011 3:51:05 PM PST by moehoward
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To: NoExpectations

A few months ago there was an Executive Order about this and Andy Stern.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 3:53:18 PM PST by molson209
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To: Graybeard58

Thanks


13 posted on 11/24/2011 3:53:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Baynative
Like they're just now finding out about this?

Screw 'em all ... no re-election, especially to the ones that are now acting so patriotic and honest.

They're the most devious and dangerous to our Republic.

14 posted on 11/24/2011 4:04:07 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Lancey Howard

True.


15 posted on 11/24/2011 4:06:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ColdOne

she is just trying to CYA


16 posted on 11/24/2011 4:07:38 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: ColdOne

she is just trying to CYA


17 posted on 11/24/2011 4:07:40 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: ColdOne

she is just trying to CYA


18 posted on 11/24/2011 4:07:44 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Lancey Howard

God only knows what they say in private.


19 posted on 11/24/2011 4:09:30 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ColdOne

Night of the Long Knives


20 posted on 11/24/2011 4:10:07 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: ColdOne

Some key points. The antiviral pill is for smallpox, a disease that only exists in two labs on the planet. The cost is $255 per dose. There is no way to test the effectiveness of the medication. The proposal is to stockpile 300 million doses. The shelf life is three years.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 4:11:48 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: Lancey Howard
It takes a FReeper to figure it out!
22 posted on 11/24/2011 4:13:07 PM PST by vigilante2 (Reelect nobody)
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To: ColdOne
The Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor.

The most "transparent", "ethical" and "truthful" regime in the history of the planet.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 4:23:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Holy toledo - 300,000,000 x $225 = $67,500,000,000 .. that’s money even elected members of Congress might pay attention to!


24 posted on 11/24/2011 4:23:24 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Some key points. The antiviral pill is for smallpox, a disease that only exists in two labs on the planet. The cost is $255 per dose. There is no way to test the effectiveness of the medication. The proposal is to stockpile 300 million doses. The shelf life is three years.

Some other key points: the Soviet Union made tons of smallpox virus as recently as the 1990s. They also engineered variant forms of smallpox. No one has any idea whether those stockpiles have been destroyed (probably not) or where they are. No one has any idea whether the traditional smallpox vaccine will have any effect at all against the forms the Soviets made. Compare that also to the many thousands of cubic yards of botulin toxin Iraq made and spirited away, probably to Syria (which has its own advanced bioweapons research) with the Russians' help. There's plenty of bad stuff out there right now to completely eff over any particular country on the face of the earth.
25 posted on 11/24/2011 4:30:58 PM PST by aruanan
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To: ColdOne
A thousand days late and a trillion dollars short, Claire.
26 posted on 11/24/2011 4:39:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: ColdOne

Yes! thankfully


27 posted on 11/24/2011 4:42:44 PM PST by MCF
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To: ColdOne
She is up for election in November and she's toast!

I don't think this is going to prove anything to the folks in the Show Me State other than Claire showing how desperate she is to get re-elected.

28 posted on 11/24/2011 4:48:38 PM PST by not2worry
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To: ColdOne
Why do Obama scandals appear as chunks of a half a billion dollars for each occurrence?
29 posted on 11/24/2011 4:51:07 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: SERKIT

I noticed that.


30 posted on 11/24/2011 5:00:26 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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31 posted on 11/24/2011 5:10:26 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

My husband just remined me that Glenn Beck had stated that Andy Stern left SEIU to join this drug company when things were getting hot with SEIU. This corruption just takes on different hats, but the players are always the same. As for Claire, well I agree she is CYA’ing and knows that Kathleen Sebelius will never do a damned thing about this. Again, we just need to clean the cess pool of DC out before they start injecting us all with crap we pay for, to do us all in! My adult children just heard my rant and think I am totally nuts. Happy Thanksgiving to my FRiends here who get me.


32 posted on 11/24/2011 5:30:55 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: ColdOne

Each Federal Dept. has an Office of Inspector General
(OIG) that conduct internal investigations of allegations of criminal, civil and regulatory violations within the Department. They also conduct external investigations of, for example, contractors who deal with the Department for any alleged violations. The OIGs are autonomous and, by law, cannot be influenced by higher-ups within the Dept. nor by anyone outside of the Dept. within the Executive or Legislative Branches. (At least they’re not supposed to be)

So McKaskill’s request for HHS to conduct an investigation is SOP.


33 posted on 11/24/2011 5:31:27 PM PST by Signalman
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To: ColdOne

She did not get the memo from the DNC


34 posted on 11/24/2011 5:34:56 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: Signalman
At least they’re not supposed to be

Somebody told me there's no tooth fairy, either, but I distinctly remember finding a quarter under my pillow the next morning.

35 posted on 11/24/2011 6:03:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne

When she looks into the Carnahan windpower grant that proceeded Barry’s trip to St. Louis. Then she might get a touch of traction. Otherwise, were these the people who ratted her out on her airplane scam?


36 posted on 11/24/2011 6:23:18 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Apparently, the Ubama regime got word that this latest example of its corruption was going to be exposed one way or the other, and so this preemptive strike gives the administration an opportunity to “clean things up” and get stories straight. They are simultaneously buying some time.

Sounds about right. I'd bet serious money any FOIA request about it will now be refused because it's "under investigation".

37 posted on 11/24/2011 6:33:23 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: SERKIT

Good question.


38 posted on 11/25/2011 6:58:06 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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