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Watchdog group: Delaware candidate's spending 'flat-out illegal'
CNN ^ | September 18, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 09/18/2010 8:43:10 AM PDT by Java4Jay

A watchdog group says it plans to ask authorities in Delaware to investigate Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's finances.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; cod; crew; delaware; georgesoros
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1 posted on 09/18/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

If she’s guilty of something, throw her in jail; for her sake, I hope she comes up clean.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 8:44:08 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Java4Jay

The watchdog group is probably led by Tokyo Rove.

Yawn.


3 posted on 09/18/2010 8:44:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Java4Jay
And we're not investigating the Democrat's finances because?
4 posted on 09/18/2010 8:44:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Java4Jay

Beat the establishment & you’ll then get investigated by the establishment.


5 posted on 09/18/2010 8:45:21 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Java4Jay
Funny how they can dig this stuff up AFTER she wins. Would not surprise me one bit if Murkowski was behind it.
6 posted on 09/18/2010 8:45:49 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Java4Jay

“Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington”

Wonder who funds them. Are their finances in order. I smell a former member of the Jude Rat.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 8:46:10 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Kiss it, noob troll.


8 posted on 09/18/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: Java4Jay

What does “this is not good” mean?

Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Why a link and no commentary?


9 posted on 09/18/2010 8:47:08 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Java4Jay

LOL... “Ethics?”

Um, our IRS head is a tax cheat. End of debate.


10 posted on 09/18/2010 8:47:12 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Java4Jay

Sloan served as Nominations Counsel to the Sen. Judiciary Committee under Joe Biden and got her JD from U Chicago. Go figure.


11 posted on 09/18/2010 8:47:18 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: unixfox

“Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington”, aka CREW.

Sounds more like the leftists than the RINOs. Besides, the time for a RINO attack is past.


12 posted on 09/18/2010 8:47:57 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: Java4Jay

I smell something Rovian about this.

That said, if she’s a crook, better to know before she’s elected. I hope nothing comes of it.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:04 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

AKA The (Wrecking) CREW


14 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:05 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: Java4Jay

Screw em! Saul Alinksy can kiss my ass - and so can all the asshats who use his tactics! Are they investigating Coons’ finances” Ha, not likely!


16 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:31 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: Java4Jay

Left-wing, funded by Soros, loved by Daily Kos, nut case Porter Goss involved, run by one of the least attractive women in Washington, DC, which is saying something, in sum, big ax to grind.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:40 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: padre35; Java4Jay

Perhaps the noob wants to stir up controversy for the Left.


18 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:42 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Do you support her if she’s guilty? I hope she’s not; I’m glad she won. WTH are you talking about? Late night?


19 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:48 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Java4Jay
Any feedback ?

Google 'Dummies Underground'. You can get the feedback you want over there...
20 posted on 09/18/2010 8:48:55 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Java4Jay

She was investigated earlier by the IRS at the instigation of none other than Joe Biden—and no doubt Beau Biden, his corrupt son.

The IRS investigation found nothing other than some slight adjustments, which is par for the course, and which she paid.

Then, somehow or other, they mistakenly accused her of cheating on her taxes after everything had been settled. That was subsequently cleared up, the IRS admitted its “mistake,” but the damage was done, since naturally the Bidens and their minions brought in the news media. And, as we have seen, the crooked Republican establishment that works closely with the Democrats in Delaware.

Financial problems? No doubt. Most of us have them. Is that a crime?


21 posted on 09/18/2010 8:49:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Java4Jay

If the allegations are true, she would not be the first candidate to play fast and loose with people’s donations - Charlie Rangel and Ron Paul have made that an art form and they’re not going anywhere. Also CREW is pretty easy to tie to the DNC and therefore to the Coons campaign. Finally, there are only 7 weeks left - I doubt they’ll have time to prepare an indictment. And the campaign finance rules still have plenty of loopholes.


22 posted on 09/18/2010 8:49:48 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Java4Jay

She is incredibly photogenic but, from what dribs and drabs I’ve been hearing, she appears to be a bit...um...eccentric, to say the least.


23 posted on 09/18/2010 8:49:51 AM PDT by Krankor (Don't you see, no matter what you do, you'll never run away from you.)
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To: Java4Jay

From wikipedia:

Donors to CREW include such liberal groups as George Soros’ Open Society Institute, Democracy Alliance, Service Employees International Union, the Arca Foundation, and the Gill Foundation.

Enough said.


24 posted on 09/18/2010 8:50:13 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Java4Jay

So?


25 posted on 09/18/2010 8:50:18 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Java4Jay
I don't have a dog in this fight, but did she get the 6 million she sought in the wrongful termination/emotional stress claim?

Or is that gig still on-going?

26 posted on 09/18/2010 8:50:26 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Java4Jay
"I love how progressives name their organizations. The names are always so supportive of good, clean living. For example, the outfit claiming Christine O’Donnell is a bad person is CREW, which stands for “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.” Oh, just hug me, CREW! Thank you soooo much for being there! It turns out that CREW is just another in a long line of libscum outfits that mislead the public with their cute names. "
27 posted on 09/18/2010 8:50:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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Melanie Sloan, Executive Director

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW's Executive Director. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, working for then-Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI). Ms. Sloan also served as Counsel for the Crime Subcommittee chaired by then-Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY). In 1993, Ms. Sloan served as Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph Biden (D-DE).

http://www.citizensforethics.org/about/staff

28 posted on 09/18/2010 8:50:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Java4Jay

The Washington Post has variously described CREW as a “liberal watchdog group”,[2] “nonprofit watchdog group”,[3] “advocacy group”,[4] and “nonpartisan watchdog group”.[5] Roll Call reported in January 2008 that CREW files most of its complaints against members of Congress, and “all but a handful... have targeted Republicans”.

If the WaPo calls someone or something liberal, you can bet your bottom dollar that’s the case. Same thing they did with Palin.


29 posted on 09/18/2010 8:51:30 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: MizSterious

It’s pretty clear that our opponents are slinging all the brown stuff they can lay their hands on. This is the place where Repubics typically tuck tail and vanish.

Let’s see how this opening salvo is handled by our side this time.


30 posted on 09/18/2010 8:51:38 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: nhwingut

And oh by the way, how many millions in back taxes do White House staffers owe? CREW - most likely brought to you by the billionaire Marxist George Soros.


31 posted on 09/18/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: unixfox

Do you mean Castle ?


32 posted on 09/18/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Java4Jay

Oh, and she is also one of the attorneys representing Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame in the suit against former Bush Administration officials in the Plame leak case.


33 posted on 09/18/2010 8:52:44 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: Java4Jay
"41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone."And they want to investigate Christine O'Donnell?
34 posted on 09/18/2010 8:52:57 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Java4Jay

More information on strong leftward tilt of that “watchdog group.”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2010/09/17/cbs-dishonestly-touts-non-partisan-watchdog-groups-quest-criminal-inves


35 posted on 09/18/2010 8:52:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: kearnyirish2

O’Donnell hasn’t been found guilty. She isn’t on trial.

“WTH are you talking about? Late night?”

You responded to my post, then ask, “WTH are you talking about? Late night?”?

You’re a noob, and may be a troll.


36 posted on 09/18/2010 8:52:57 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: Java4Jay
Every candidate.....at least the conservative ones....will be investigated by the msm. Or rather, the msm will arrange to have them investigated.

And to tell the truth....they better come up clean - legally clean.

Apparently, the conservatives don't have the power to call for such investigations of liberal candidates and/or office holders.

And even when they do....and they find at the least "stink" and sometimes more....the perp is given a free bill of health by the msm. Wasn't there just such a case involving the old squeeze box from NY??

37 posted on 09/18/2010 8:53:27 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (What tagline??)
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Close. Here’s a link the the ‘CREW Crew’—and all affiliations are on the rabidly Democrat side, coming out of Conyers’ office, Clinton’s civil rights division of the DoJ, Gore’s environmentalist organization, Democrat campaign consulting, etc.:

http://www.citizensforethics.org/about/staff


38 posted on 09/18/2010 8:53:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dragnet2

She dropped the $6.9mm suit in 2008 after 5 years of litigation. But she has collected more than a million dollars this week, so after 7 years of unemployment things are finally going her way.


39 posted on 09/18/2010 8:53:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hurricane Andrew
Oh, and she is also one of the attorneys representing Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame in the suit against former Bush Administration officials in the Plame leak case.
Melanie Sloan, that is...

40 posted on 09/18/2010 8:54:01 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: Krankor

what dribs and drabs have you heard about obama? Coons??


41 posted on 09/18/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Java4Jay

This is exactly what they did to Palin early on, attack and investigate her for alleged ethics violations. She is being Palinized, it didn’t work against Palin and it won’t work against ODonnell, she will come out all the stronger because of it.


42 posted on 09/18/2010 8:54:14 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: This Just In

Sounds pretty much like a hit piece.

O’Donnell needs to get on message ASAP because these shill groups be the “Citizen for Accountable Govt” a shill from 06-08, or this no name group, will continue to pop up.


43 posted on 09/18/2010 8:54:17 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: bereanway

Just curious....is CREW part of Tokyo Rove’s weaponry?


44 posted on 09/18/2010 8:54:51 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (What tagline??)
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To: Java4Jay; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Number one, CNN sucks; number two, watch the "watchdog" group listening to its master's voice:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
("CREW" -- Democratic Party front organization)
Google

45 posted on 09/18/2010 8:55:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

What in hill is the “Jude Rat”? Is this supposed to be some kind of implied anti-Semetic insult? It’s obviously a play on “Judenrat.”


46 posted on 09/18/2010 8:56:29 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: nhwingut

“LOL... “Ethics?”

Um, our IRS head is a tax cheat. End of debate.”

Exactly. Just as is most of the administration and their staff.


47 posted on 09/18/2010 8:56:42 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: 30Moves
Donors to CREW include such liberal groups as George Soros’ Open Society Institute, Democracy Alliance, Service Employees International Union, the Arca Foundation, and the Gill Foundation.

Of course nobody could ever accuse Herr Soros of holding a political bias, much less being a former employee of the Hungarian Jude Rat. < /endsarc>

48 posted on 09/18/2010 8:57:11 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: This Just In

I assure you I’m neither. Bye


49 posted on 09/18/2010 8:57:16 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

But you’ll vote for Coons nonetheless.


50 posted on 09/18/2010 8:58:13 AM PDT by traderrob6
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