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Congress on Red Alert for 60 Minutes Exposť of D.C. Corruption (!!Tonight!!)
Breibart ^ | 10/20/2013 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 10/20/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie

Members of Congress and their staffs are on red alert tonight for a CBS 60 Minutes investigation by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer exposing how lawmakers convert campaign donations into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members.

Sources say top CBS executives thought the report was so explosive that they made it the show’s lead story and delayed airing it for another week in order to capture tonight’s much larger NFL-viewing audience. The report features selected revelations from Schweizer’s forthcoming book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; 7pmest; cbs; congress; extortion; pages; peterschweizer; seebs; stevekroft; tonight
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I've not watched 60 minutes in years. Maybe the ObamaCare Fiasco has clued a few people in...
1 posted on 10/20/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Oh no.

Cockroaches everywhere are setting their Tivo.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Uhh I meant CONgre$$Critters.


3 posted on 10/20/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m sure it’ll be accurate, fair and balanced as are all 60 Minutes segments.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 2:18:02 PM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: NormsRevenge

I wish they were buying plane tickets.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 2:18:14 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“lawmakers convert campaign donations into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members”

Think the Clinton Clan will get a mention?


6 posted on 10/20/2013 2:18:36 PM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“60 minutes ?”

Maybe they should devote 60 days.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 2:18:46 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This is a surprise to people? No one wonders why so much money is spent for a job that pays well (but not THAT well) and why those people end up nearly uniformly as millionaires?


8 posted on 10/20/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

No interest in watching unless they are going to cover both sides of the aisle


9 posted on 10/20/2013 2:20:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

El Rushbo”Unmasked”The House Banking Scandal almost 25-years ago!!House members were writing checks for money they didn’t have and “Buying”stamps with “Campaign Donations”which they then turned into cash!!This is OLD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 10/20/2013 2:21:56 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: NormsRevenge

Now liberals like to say Sarah Palin isn’t in touch
with what is happening but what was her last editorial
about? Corruption!
Amazing how this happens.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 2:22:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
...exposing how lawmakers convert campaign donations into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members.

This is the least of what they do.

It's a seeBS diversion.

12 posted on 10/20/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jersey117

They will pick on every Republican and never mention a democrat because to do so would be raciss. And of course it will all be W’s fault.


13 posted on 10/20/2013 2:23:27 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

60 Minutes and Breitbart?


14 posted on 10/20/2013 2:23:37 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Pelosi's party jet is old news, and earmarking funds that benefit her husband's investments around the San Francisco Bay


15 posted on 10/20/2013 2:23:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Zeneta
Not sure 60 would even cover it all. There is grist for the mill in this story. We have nearly 545 grifters there, not counting staff and management of the various buracries.

435 member of Congress. 9 supreme court justices and one president.

16 posted on 10/20/2013 2:24:34 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Are they going to cover Charlie Rangel? Or will this be a GOP-only exposé?


17 posted on 10/20/2013 2:27:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I've not watched 60 minutes in years. Maybe the ObamaCare Fiasco has clued a few people in...

I watched it a couple of weeks ago when they did a story about people scamming the Social Security disability system. First time that I have watched 60 minutes in about 30 years.

I'll watch this story tonight about DC corruption.

Seems like CBS wants to do some real journalism for a change. They even joined up with a Breitbart contributor. I'm sure that a few IRS audits and some veiled threats to pull the licenses of the CBS owned TV stations will get them back on the liberal reservation.
18 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:46 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: shelterguy
B I N G O !
Give that man the Kewpie doll
19 posted on 10/20/2013 2:32:41 PM PDT by Tupelo ( I'm an old man and most people hate me, but I don't like them either so that makes it even)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Corruption in DC? Nooooo, say it ain’t so.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 2:33:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“Show me a politician who is poor, and I’ll show you a poor politician.”


21 posted on 10/20/2013 2:33:19 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
"CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer"

I'll tune in. It looks like they may even pick on the progressives.

22 posted on 10/20/2013 2:36:24 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: All

let’s see... it’ll be about three congressmen, at least two Republicans and the accusations will be based on out-of-context “anonymous” statements based on no actual evidence but something someone said to someone in a bar and a few disgruntled ex-employees and maybe a few leftist lobbyists that just happened to contribute to Obama that didn’t get the money because of the eeeeevvvvvil Republican leadership..

pass.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 2:38:44 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The great congressional DC trick:

Come with thousands-————>leave with millions.

24 posted on 10/20/2013 2:39:29 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: tet68

showz ya what a lost herd the media is, huh?


25 posted on 10/20/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: shelterguy

If they only pick on Republicans, I can live with that. We’ve been sold out on just about everything by RINOs who want our votes but don’t give a damn about our values. This will help us know which saboteurs need to be primaried.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 2:43:31 PM PDT by grania
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, I’m sure Nanzi Pelosi will jump right on it...


27 posted on 10/20/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Using the IRS to squelch free speech is a STORY.

60 Minutes, however, spends their time on this...

Great work, guys. So proud.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 2:46:00 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: dagogo redux
“Show me a politician who is poor, and I’ll show you a poor politician.”

But, maybe, a good representative.

29 posted on 10/20/2013 2:46:39 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: tet68

I am always amazed at how stupid or bought off her voter contingent is.


30 posted on 10/20/2013 2:47:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: barefoot_hiker

The only fairness ever on 60 Minutes was maybe thirty years ago, when Mike Wallace tore apart that McMartin Preschool travesty.


31 posted on 10/20/2013 2:50:06 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Parmy

Trust in Government Nears Record Low,

snip...

Just 19% say that they trust the government in Washington to do what is right just about always or most of the time, down seven points since January.

snip...

http://www.people-press.org/2013/10/18/trust-in-government-nears-record-low-but-most-federal-agencies-are-viewed-favorably/

The power of “compounding” is soon to follow.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Daffynition

Oooooh...that gave me a neck-tweaking pisschill.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 2:52:20 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I rarely, if ever, watch “60 Liberals,” er...I mean “60 Minutes,” but the expose on congress-critters engaging in insider trading was very good. I think it aired earlier this year, with Steve Croft.

Because of this airing, the laws were changed. How great it must have been for members of Congress to know in advance that a defense contractor was going to be building a major weapons system, and then to be able to legally purchase stock in that contractor before the news was made public.

From what I understand, the practice was made legal once again, allowing the staff members of the congress critters to engage in insider trading. Gee, I wonder if these staff members are buying stock on the congressman’s behalf? Guess I don’t have to wonder.

A story I really found interesting was when 60 Minutes aired silent footage of a film depicting a ride down Market Street in San Francisco. It was very clear and detailed, and experts determined the footage was shot just days before the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 1906.
The film survived because it was put on a train for the East a day after it was filmed.


34 posted on 10/20/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Harry Reid LIVES in the Ritz.

There will be no mention of him, or Pelosi, or Feinstein.


35 posted on 10/20/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Let’s hope those Vichy Repubs like McCain and McConnell are included in the expose.


36 posted on 10/20/2013 2:56:25 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This will be on AIR at 730PM with a football game before it that might delay the start


37 posted on 10/20/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
They've done this before and evidently the only lasting result was a REPUBLICAN losing his position of authority.

In 2011, Kroft and Schweizer teamed up for a 60 Minutes investigation based on Schweizer’s New York Times bestseller, Throw Them All Out. The results rocked official Washington, as the exposé revealed that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was given insider access to the Visa credit card IPO, wherein she made a 50% profit on her investment in just two days. The report also alleged that Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) engaged in insider trading, prompting an ethics investigation and Bachus stepping down from his chairmanship of the Financial Services Committee. Schweizer’s book ultimately led to passage of the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act banning congressional insider trading. Throw Them All Out was “the book that started the STOCK Act stampede,” reported Slate.
Forgive me for being underwhelmed.
38 posted on 10/20/2013 2:58:33 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Artie

No and either will Ostupido but you can bet Republicans will be highlighted.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 3:01:12 PM PDT by funfan
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Click

40 posted on 10/20/2013 3:06:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: barefoot_hiker

Just ask the makers of Audi...


41 posted on 10/20/2013 3:18:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Wow — this should be in Breaking News —

CBS 60 Minutes finds corruption in Washington DC —

and decides to expose it right after they have spent all that aire time during the shutdown mocking those who wanted to rein in the corruption.


42 posted on 10/20/2013 3:27:18 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Future Snake Eater

I want to know about the President’s vacation budget and schedule. How many millions of dollars are actually spent and can someone give that accounting to the public?


43 posted on 10/20/2013 3:27:37 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Uh-oh. I hope the Grid doesn’t go down.


44 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: All

“I’m under a publisher embargo right now and can’t say much,” Schweizer told Breitbart News. “But suffice it to say, President Obama and some members of Washington’s Permanent Political Class are not going to like what we uncovered and the kinds of personal enrichment and self-dealing exposed in Extortion.”


45 posted on 10/20/2013 3:41:53 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’ve said for some time, if you want to get rich forget hard work, starting a business, inventing something.
Get into politics. That’s where the big money is.
The world’s largest banana republic, good ol’ USA.


46 posted on 10/20/2013 3:47:23 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m sure they will mention politicians subverting our laws to get votes from illegal aliens.


47 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:50 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Gee,one can only wonder on which party 60 Minutes will focus.


48 posted on 10/20/2013 4:23:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This PAC business is a slush fund, no matter who it is.

I am willing to elect or re-elect serious contenders, like Cruz & Lee, so the Senate Conservatives Fund works for me, and they inform me every week by email, of what they are doing and who they are supporting.

THEY are the ONLY ones in a position to scorch some earth. The rest are playing us, since PAC cash passes to their family.


49 posted on 10/20/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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Hummm

CBS trying to improve their rating??? maybe they fear they are following the CNN route and want to make a U turn...


50 posted on 10/20/2013 5:19:10 PM PDT by haircutter
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