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E-mails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama administration (Another Scandal)
CNN ^ | 12/8/2011 | David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin

Posted on 12/08/2011 7:47:17 PM PST by tobyhill

A series of e-mail exchanges between officials at the Department of Health and Human Services shows growing alarm at the amount of projected profit from a government contract for a drug company whose controlling shareholder is a longtime Democratic Party activist.

Ronald Perelman is controlling shareholder of Siga Technologies and a longtime Democratic Party activist and fundraiser. He's also a large contributor to Republicans, but has been a particular friend of the Obama White House.

Also on Siga's board of directors is Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, who has had close relations with the Obama administration and who has supported President Barack Obama's health care initiatives.

In May 2011, Health and Human Services awarded Siga a no-bid contract worth nearly $433 million to develop and produce 1.7 million doses of an anti-viral smallpox drug called STS-246. The drug would augment the existing supply of smallpox vaccine now in U.S. control.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andystern; cnn; obama; scandal; wh
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1 posted on 12/08/2011 7:47:25 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

This is from CNN?


2 posted on 12/08/2011 7:49:07 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: tobyhill
American taxpayers have been SOAKED to enrich the coffers of Dem donors/Unions hacks/Friends of Barack. GIVE ALL THE MONEY BACK YOU THIEVES!
3 posted on 12/08/2011 7:50:09 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: tobyhill

Government by the politicians, for the politicians - and their friends..


4 posted on 12/08/2011 7:53:38 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill. It was a stimulus the same way a taser is a stimulus.


5 posted on 12/08/2011 7:54:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tobyhill

Just ANOTHER reason to begin the Impeachment Proceedings of gangsta Obama.


6 posted on 12/08/2011 7:54:42 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Lurker

No news to us but to a CNN viewer, could be shocking.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 7:57:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: tobyhill

I don’t think we even HAVE smallpox anymore, do we?
Wasn’t it eradicated?


8 posted on 12/08/2011 7:58:00 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t think we even HAVE smallpox anymore, do we?
Wasn’t it eradicated?


9 posted on 12/08/2011 7:58:06 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: tobyhill

Not surprising.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 7:58:32 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: tobyhill

Something every day. . . Is someone keeping track of all this crap? I was about a year ago but just couldn’t keep up. Would be a great campaign ad for whomever the nominee is. Just give a speech and mention Obama and key words, phrases of the past three years and bingo, poll numbers go up - assuming the informed electorate knows what they mean, signify. I mean, where do you start?


11 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:54 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Explains why politicians don’t like.50 caliber rifles.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:21 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: tobyhill

So this is CNN? Then why do they defend Obama on air 24/7 ????


13 posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:36 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Lurker

“This is from CNN?”

The editors must have been off to participate in a OWS rally and missed this one.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 8:02:10 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Wisconsinlady

For over 30 years.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:26 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

AND WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS WITH ENOUGH BALLS TO START ARRESTING PEOPLE????????????????


16 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:33 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is going to turn out to have run the most corrupt administration since Grant.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:42 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Wasn’t it eradicated?

If you don't count the several hundred tons of smallpox the Soviets produced during the cold war which our Government tells us has been (mostly) destroyed, or the remaining samples of live smallpox virus that were never destroyed (they were stored in 3 countries, can you guess them?), or the occasional case that pops up in some 3rd world rat hole, then yes small pox was eradicated.

That's what your Government says. And we all know your Government would never lie to you.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 8:06:01 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Blatant corruption. They have no shame.
19 posted on 12/08/2011 8:12:02 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

“They have no shame.”

Evidently it seems they have no fear of prosecution either.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 8:25:00 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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