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  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • President McCain 2008- What if McCain won the presidential election in 2008?

    06/16/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    AllVoices ^ | June 15, 2012 | Amee Ellsworth
    The Presidential election of 2008 was one of the most important in the history of the United States. The economy was on the verge of complete collapse, and decisions had to be made to ensure the economy did not fail. Let’s imagine, if we can, how things would have been different if McCain had beat Obama. The McCain-Palin ticket offered something that could have made history. A female vice president of the United States would have been a huge step toward equality for women- especially in positions of power. Aside from that one historical marker that would have been positive...
  • You mean 2008 Wasn’t Sarah Palin’s fault?

    06/12/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT · by ak267 · 5 replies
    Datechguy's Blog ^ | 6-12-2012 | Datechguy
    Today on Morning Joe Nicole Wallace was sitting in with Joe Scarborough & company (sans Mika) and the subject of President Obama’s statement concerning the “private sector is doing fine”. Plenty of people have hit the president on this but there was an interesting twist on the subject today beginning with the opening. The Show started with John McCain’s “The fundamentals of the economy are sound” statement with the Obama commercial that followed. Then then showed the president’s gaffe and Romney’s ad that followed. Joe, Nichole Wallace Steve Rattner and Mark Halperin started discussing it and comparing it to the...
  • Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008

    05/22/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008 By Jonathan Easley - 05/22/12 09:52 AM ET President Obama raised far more cash from hedge fund and private equity donors than any other candidate in the 2008 election cycle. According to an analysis by the nonprofit group Open Secrets, Obama took in nearly $3.5 million from large private-equity donors that year — nearly twice what his general-election rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), pocketed. The data bring into focus the thin line Obama must walk in attacking presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s background in the industry, which has sparked...
  • The Democrats' Election Forgery Racket

    04/05/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/4/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether "vote early and often" scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: "Well, certainly on the air." Yuk, yuk, yuk. Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots and enlisting medical professionals to authorize fraudulent doctors' notes for liberal teachers-union operatives protesting Republican opponents. It's no laughing matter. This week, four Democratic officials in Indiana were hit with felony charges related to petition fraud in the state's 2008 primary. The prosecutions...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Did Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?

    04/04/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | 4/3/2012 | da Tagliare
    Most people in the US, especially Democrats, believe that the Obama Birther Movement was started by Republicans and or the Tea Party. They believe it is a smear campaign aimed to tarnish the image of their hero of change. But they may be shocked to learn that the Birther Movement was actually started by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary back in 2008. Bettina Viviano was a vice president with Amblin Enterntainment, Steven Spielberg’s company, before launching her own film production company in 1990. In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party....
  • The Obamacare Shellacking

    03/09/2012 5:05:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Democratic support for President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul may have single-handedly caused the party’s historic “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-term elections, a new study finds. The study was conducted by a group of political science professors and published this week by American Politics Research. It found that, had it not been for the health care law, House Democrats likely would have held at least 25 seats and maintained their majority.
  • Democrats look back to 2008 (& try to recapture the mojo - Feinstein: tea party “extremism”)

    02/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 2/12/12 | Christopher Cadelago
    Democrats look back to 2008Written by Christopher Cadelago 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, 2012 Democratic leaders this weekend implored attendees at the state party convention in San Diego to harness the energy and enthusiasm of 2008, casting the upcoming elections as pivotal moments that will determine the trajectory of the country for decades to come. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Saturday that the only way to maintain the firewall against Republican and tea party “extremism” is to re-elect President Barack Obama, return her to the U.S. Senate for another term and marshal the resources to regain control of the House of Representatives....
  • Obama’s Former Faith Adviser: ‘I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying’

    01/29/2012 8:37:50 PM PST · by Tigen · 43 replies ^ | January 25, 2012 | Penny Starr – Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing. “I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying,” said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Casey made the remarks at an event focusing on religion and the 2012 presidential election at the liberal Center for American Progress where he was a panelist along with Gabriel Salguero, president of the National...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Administration for Records of Possible Leak of Bin Laden Records

    01/29/2012 5:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Lonely Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Lonely Conservative
    Judicial Watch filed a freedom of information request for documents pertaining to the possible leak of the information relating to the killing of Osama bin Laden to a Hollywood producer in August 2011. The administration has yet to cough up the information, so Judicial Watch is suing them. The DOD admitted receiving the FOIA request on August 22, 2011, but advised Judicial Watch that “at this time, we are unable to make a release determination on your request within twenty (20) working days” of August 9, which would have been by September 6, 2011. The CIA acknowledged receiving the FOIA...
  • Massive opposition research file on Romney hits Internet

    If you think you’ve already heard everything there is to know about Mitt Romney, think again. A 200-page document that appears to be Sen. John McCain’s entire 2008 election-year opposition research file on the former Massachusetts governor hit the Internet with a vengeance Tuesday evening. And it’s an eye-opener. The file explores everything from the assessed value of Romney’s house (“$3.162 million”) to his views on the Boy Scouts’ ban of homosexuals (“publicly opposed … in 1994 and 2002 campaigns”). It was made public Tuesday on the social media website Buzzfeed, although it appears to have been accessible online for...
  • 2008 Presidential Results by Precinct (vanity)

    01/06/2012 6:19:25 PM PST · by piytar · 9 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | piytar
    Hello FRiends. I am doing some research and was wondering if anyone could point me to a database of nationwide election results for the 2008 election of obama, broken down by precinct? Thanks!
  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • HBO Films: Game Change Tease

    12/21/2011 2:45:30 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies
    Ed Harris as McCain. Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
  • FReepers, find the Lies! Compare Obama transcript in 2008 on Healthcare to Obamacare

    12/02/2011 8:21:17 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 9 replies
    Public Record | 10-15-2008 | John McCain & Barak Obama
    Find the lies - compare Obama's 2008 debate answers on healthcare (what he would do) to Obamacare (what he did): October 15, 2008 Transcript of Presidential Debate Topic - Healthcare SCHIEFFER: All right, let's go to a new topic, health care. Given the current economic situation, would either of you now favor controlling health care costs over expanding health care coverage? The question is first to Senator Obama. OBAMA: We've got to do both, and that's exactly what my plan does. Look, as I travel around the country, this is the issue that will break your heart over and over...
  • Democratic Presidential Petition-Forging Scandal Investigation Ongoing (Obama 2008)

    12/01/2011 9:51:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    AdvanceIndiana ^ | 12-1-11 | Gary Welsh
    The investigation of how the 2008 Indiana presidential campaign of Barack Obama forged enough signatures so that his name could appear on the Indiana presidential primary ballot is still ongoing according to a report in today's South Bend Tribune. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak is handling the investigation, even though his name was among those of prominent Democrats whose signature was forged on the ballot petitions under review, which also includes ballot petitions submitted on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign. The Indiana State Police is conducting the investigation on behalf of Dvorak's office. The story does not indicate when...
  • Why Obama’s 2008 Coalition Won’t Save Him This Time

    11/08/2011 6:02:58 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 3 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 11-8-11 | William Galston
    The latest Gallup report, based on a massive sample of more than 39,000 adults, contains troubling news for Democrats. Individuals identifying with the Democratic Party are a smaller share of the American people than they were early in 2008, and their views are less representative of the people as a whole. This means that the Obama team, which faces the crucial choice of either doubling down on its 2008 winning mix of professionals, young people, and minorities or rebuilding support among Independents in the heartland, should emphasize the latter option. Any general election strategy that relies solely on mobilizing the...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...