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  • L.A. police look for ex-cop suspected in shootings (3 dead, cops & Irvine couple targeted)

    02/07/2013 9:27:56 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 141 replies
    A former Los Angeles cop who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement in retribution for being fired is now suspected of shooting three officers early Thursday, killing one, The shootings -- which come a day after Irvine, California, police named Christopher Jordan Dorner as the suspect in a double slaying there Sunday be on the lookout for the onetime officer and Navy lieutenant. The manhunt stretched from Los Angeles to San Diego He worked for the LAPD from 2005 until 2008. Multiple law enforcement agencies linked Dorner, 33, to the shooting of two Riverside police officers in...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • Washington Post: Obama Won 80% of Non-Citizen Votes in 2008

    10/26/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Voter fraud still totally not an issue. How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was...
  • Here's one campaign promise that Obama has (unfortunately) kept

    10/23/2014 4:46:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas prices shot up to $4 a gallon — that he "would have preferred a gradual adjustment." Six years later, and Obama has succeeded.
  • The View From Hell: Nicole Wallace And Hostility To Conservative Women

    09/18/2014 1:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    For a long time before I became a reporter, I never paid attention to bylines — the announcement of who wrote a given article. That all changed for me one day when I was sitting at Jimmy T’s Diner in Washington, D.C., reading a hate-filled “fashion” column that was nothing more than the projection of angry liberal political views. It was so awful that I wanted to know who wrote it. The author, Robin Givhan, of course went on to win a Pulitzer. I’m part of a profession that rewards liberal political views above most all else. Along similar...
  • Nicolle Wallace: Palin Relationship Was ‘Irreparably Damaged’ After Couric Interview [VIDEO]

    09/17/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on “The View” Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was “irreparably damaged” following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign. Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor’s campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin “erupted and exploded” in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up “for failure.” “Our relationship really erupted and exploded, and was irreparably damaged after the Katie Couric interview, in which she had thought I had set her up for failure,” said...
  • The Madness of 2008: The Perfect Storm That Gave Us Obama

    08/26/2014 5:47:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership.</p>
  • Terror suspects freed by Obama admin. were labeled ‘high risk’ in 2008: report

    06/02/2014 10:39:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The Washington Times | June 2, 2014 | Ken Howell
    All five terror suspects the Obama administration exchanged for the release of Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl on Saturday were deemed in a 2008 Pentagon dossier to be ‘high risk’ for launching attacks on American interests if released.
  • Meghan McCain: ‘I hate Karl Rove’

    05/23/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    politico ^ | 5/23/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Meghan McCain was sharply critical of Karl Rove during an interview with Larry King, going so far as to say she hates him and that he needs to apologize to her family. The daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee showed no love for the political commentator and said he is no longer a relevant political figure, according to a transcript of the interview from Ora.TV’s “PoliticKING with Larry King” that will air on Thursday night. “I hate Karl Rove and I think he still needs to apologize to my family, which he has not done, for things that happened...
  • 'My father could've had Jesus as running mate' & he would've lost the presidency, Meghan McCain says

    05/22/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin isn't to blame for the GOP's loss in the 2008 presidential election, Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, says. McCain told talk show host Larry King in an interview for his PoltiKING show that not even the Son of God could have saved her dad's campaign. 'I think my father could have had Jesus Christ as his running mate and it wouldn't have mattered in '07. I truly believe that,' she said. McCain wrote in her 2010 book Dirty Sexy Politics that Palin added 'drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of...
  • Hillary, the Fighter: Hillary Clinton Fought Secret Service Agent to Fly Into Blizzard

    05/14/2014 4:50:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 13, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Hillary, the Fighter: Hillary Clinton Fought Secret Service Agent to Fly Into Blizzard During her campaign for president in 2008, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was involved in a profanity-laced argument with one of her Secret Service agents, according to Glenn Thrush a reporter for THE POLITICO. Thrush witnessed Clinton being cursed at by an agent in an argument over her demand to fly the campaign plane, a Boeing 737, into a roiling Wisconsin blizzard. “I remember watching a usually stoic Secret Service agent cursing Clinton on the tarmac in Milwaukee when she ordered the campaign’s rattletrap 737 to fly...
  • ‘Jaw-Dropping’: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Makes Bombshell Claim

    03/18/2014 8:54:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 18, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    The Chinese “received a message from the Russians” back in 2008 suggesting a pact to sell Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities on the market, which would have nudged down the price of the debt of Fannie and Freddie and also maximized the chaos on Wall Street, a former U.S. official told BBC. It confirms a report that TheBlaze TV’s For the Record first aired back in September 2013.
  • Michigan Woman Dead for Six Years Found Only After Money Runs Out

    03/10/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood. Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday. "It is kind of the perfect storm for a mysterious set of circumstance...
  • And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is…

    03/02/2014 6:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Haaretz Daily ^ | March 1, 2014
    The was a time when everyone loved making fun of GOP vice presidential canidate Sarah Palin. It’s her turn to get the final laugh. As CBS recounts, in October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.” Just as amusing was the response to Palin’s comments by foreign policy...
  • Sarah Palin Owns Giant Future-Predicting Telescope? (She's right, again, so here's push-back)

    03/01/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | March 1, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
    Many Americans still remember the joke made by Tina Fey in a return to SNL to play the role of Sarah Palin back in 2008. While introducing herself, Fey’s version of Palin stated in a folksy, matter-of-fact way that she could, “see Russia from [her] house.” As funny as it was at the time, this joke was actually borrowed from an interview with ABC News‘s Charlie Gibson: Palin: …We have got to keep our eyes on Russia…And, Charlie, you’re in Alaska. We have that very narrow maritime border between the United States, and the 49th state, Alaska, and Russia. They...
  • I Read Sarah Palin's New Book About the War on Christmas. Here's What I Learned (Hurl Alert)

    12/17/2013 3:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Portland Mercury ^ | December 17, 2010 | Alex Falcone
    Since losing the 2008 presidential election and almost completing a full term as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has remained on the edge of the national consciousness. She's like America's racist aunt; not evil, just painfully ignorant and around the holidays she usually opens her mouth and says something embarrassing. Her newest book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas is like her others: a delightful read if you're able to disconnect the hate part of your brain and just focus on the imaginary world she creates. It's an amusing, Seussian world, featuring combinations of real and...
  • Media Wrong Again: Palin Helped McCain In 2008

    11/30/2013 12:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    For over five years, a consistent media claim has been that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hurt Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008 and that he would have fared better with anyone else on the ticket besides her. A recent study by political science professors at Bradley University debunks this claim concluding instead that Palin was a net plus for McCain including with independents and moderates. The first serious study on this matter was conducted by University of Central Florida political science professor Jonathan Knuckey and was published in Political Research Quarterly in April 2011: Using data from the...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Meghan McCain: Some say ‘I’m the second coming’ of Republicanism

    11/06/2013 12:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>Meghan McCain said she’s already defied the odds by not disappearing from the public stage after her father’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, and that part of the reason is some regard her as the new face of the Republican Party.</p>
  • There Was Nothing 'Financial' About the 2008 Crisis

    09/11/2013 7:28:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 9/11/13 | John Tamny
    "'Your No. 1 client is the government,' John J. Mack, Morgan Stanley's chairman and chief executive from 2005 to 2009, told current CEO James Gorman in a recent phone call. Mr. Gorman, who was visiting Washington that day, agreed." - Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2013. The five year anniversary of the ‘financial crisis' has predictably generated all manner of commentary about its presumed causes. What's most unfortunate five years later is that ‘financial' and ‘crisis' are still used together. It's unfortunate simply because despite what you read, the crisis was decidedly not financial, nor was it caused by a...
  • Another Agency Goes IRS (FEC also targeted conservative groups)

    08/03/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | WSJ
    One big question raised by IRS political targeting is whether Obama officials or their bureaucratic allies unleashed the power of the administrative state for partisan ends. Now evidence is emerging that officials at another agency, the Federal Election Commission, used their enforcement power as an anti-conservative sword. The House Ways and Means Committee this week released emails showing that, in 2008 and 2009, the FEC's general counsel staff sought tax information about conservative political groups from Lois Lerner of the IRS. Ms. Lerner is the IRS official who took the Fifth before Congress rather than tell her side of the...
  • McCain On Palin: ‘She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t

    07/31/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 31, 2013 | Catherine Thompson
    In a wide-ranging interview with The New Republic published Tuesday, Sen John McCain (R-AZ) praised former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, his running mate in the 2008 presidential race, for "exciting" the GOP base in a way the senator couldn't achieve. Asked if it "bothered" him when people said his legacy was choosing Palin as his running mate in 2008, McCain said "no." "We were four points down when I chose her and three points up afterwards," he told the magazine. "She held her own and, some people said, won a debate with the vice president. She did everything I ever...
  • Governor Palin: I’ll Be on Greta’s "On the Record" Tonight (Title shortened)

    07/26/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 26 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Full Title: Governor Palin: I’ll Be on Greta’s "On the Record" Tonight, Updated: ‘I Was Forbidden from Telling the Truth About Obama in 2008′Via Facebook: I’ll be on Greta’s "On the Record" tonight talking about Obama’s "phony scandals" claim. The Democrat Party’s leadership is obviously a lost cause, but take note that the GOP’s out of touch hierarchy is disappointingly not doing the job of calling Obama out and holding the media’s feet to fire, and consequently Obama gets away with claiming that these very serious government scandals are "phony." They have the mic, but they selfishly don’t use it...
  • Paulson claims Russia tried to foment Fannie-Freddie crisis

    01/29/2010 4:06:54 PM PST · by lwd · 30 replies · 1,289+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Published: January 29 2010 21:06 | By Krishna Guha in Washington
    Russia proposed to China that the two nations should sell Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 to force the US government to bail out the giant mortgage-finance companies, former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has claimed. The allegation is in his memoir On the Brink in which he also suggests that Alistair Darling, the UK chancellor, blocked a rescue takeover of Lehman Brothers by Barclays Bank when he refused to support special treatment by UK regulators. “Russian officials had made a top-level approach to the Chinese, suggesting that together they might sell big chunks of their GSE holdings...
  • BEFORE THE MEMOS: The Morning CBS Loved Sarah Palin

    05/24/2013 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 18 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | September 4, 2008 | Harry Smith
    So, how did Sarah Palin do on her big national debut last night...?
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Arab Money and the Purchase of a President

    12/30/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | John A. Shaw
    In the run-up to the 2012 election, a story surfaced about an Iraqi billionaire who managed to buy access to Washington policy makers while funding a Chicago Pay-to-Play scheme that helped produce a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and, ultimately, a President of the United States. The story was eight years in the making, yet despite the extent of his political influence, this Iraqi’s name remains widely unknown. He wants it that way. In fact, he has spent millions of dollars to hinder the reporting of his activities by the news media. The lack of attention paid to him, however, is...
  • Report: IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood

    05/16/2013 6:00:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election. “In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud (Indiana)

    04/26/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Arcy · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Eric Shawn
    Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud: A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years

    04/10/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT · by tje · 62 replies
    NBC/AP ^ | 3/12/2008 | Unattributed
    Girlfriend was physically stuck to the seat — her skin had grown around it NESS CITY, Kan. — Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years, and they're investigating whether she was mistreated. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at...
  • Michele Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Investigated By Ethics Watchdog

    03/25/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC's Good Morning America ^ | March 25, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Federal investigators are probing allegations that Rep. Michele Bachmann, or members of her staff, inappropriately used money raised during her presidential campaign, her lawyer and former campaign staffers said today. Bachmann has not been formally accused of any wrong doing, but staffers said they had been questioned by federal authorities. The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Bachmann's attorney confirmed to ABC News.com that Bachmann was being probed by the OCE, but denied any wrongdoing. "There are no allegations that the congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing," campaign lawyer William McGinley told ABCNews.com in a statement....
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Is CIA Pick John Brennan Blackmailing Obama Over 2008 Passport Breach

    02/17/2013 2:10:16 PM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 76 replies
    The video is alarming to say the least. It raises serious questions about why Obama would be compelled to pick John Brennan to head the CIA.
  • Donilon fought off housing regulation proposals

    10/10/2010 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 10/09/10 | Pete Yost
    The second person, a former housing industry executive intimately familiar with of Fannie Mae's operations, agreed that Donilon was at the head of an unceasing anti-regulatory campaign that the company waged throughout his tenure. The former housing executive said that on political issues, especially regulatory oversight, Donilon was the right-hand man to Fannie Mae chairman and CEO Franklin Raines.
  • New Obama security adviser clashed with military

    10/08/2010 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Oct 8,2010 | Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will name close aide Tom Donilon as his new national security adviser on Friday in a move that could have implications for the struggli
  • Flashback Obama 2008: 'I Will Make It Impossible' To 'Slip' Last Minute Pork In Bill

    01/02/2013 7:14:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2008 | staff
    Speaking at a campaign event on September 22, 2008: "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
  • The Mega Scandal Everyone Has Forgotten - Fannie, Freddie, and Congress get off scot-free.

    01/02/2013 3:07:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | John Fund
    Angelo Mozilo In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked.It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • After Call From Senator Inouye’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid

    07/01/2009 2:07:35 AM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | 7-1-09 | Paul Kiel & Binyamin Appelbaum
    Inouye reported ownership of Central Pacific shares worth $350,000 to $700,000, some held by his wife, at the end of 2007 [5]. The shares represented at least two-thirds of Inouye's total reported assets. Inouye has requested a delay in filing his annual financial disclosure for 2008, which was due this spring, and he declined to provide the current value of his investment. Since the end of 2007, the bank's stock has lost 79 percent of its value. Central Pacific was founded in 1954 by a group of World War II veterans including Inouye who were emerging leaders in Hawaii's Japanese...
  • U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis

    12/10/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2012 12:45 | Jack Kenny
    More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV. The news follows by four days a report from the Russian news service RT that the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower has joined the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Syria. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week issued stern warnings to Syria about unspecified but serious "consequences" that would follow if...
  • India executes Terrorist convicted of 26/11 Massacre

    11/20/2012 10:08:48 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 35 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | HT Correspondent
    Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged to death on Wednesday at Yerwada Jail in Pune. Kasab was executed at 7:30am at Yerwada jail in Pune in Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month. Pakistan had been informed about the hanging of Kasab, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday. He told reporters that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Kasab's mercy petition. "Pakistan has been informed but there is no demand for Kasab's body. The president rejected Kasab's mercy petition Nov 5. I had further forwarded it to the...
  • Hillary Clinton, Political Prisoners, and Video trailers

    10/27/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 10/27/12 | Shoebat
    We now have a firsthand account that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker (Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) would be “arrested and prosecuted” for making the video the administration spent weeks blaming for the Benghazi attack. That means Hillary outwardly expressed a desire to make Nakoula a political prisoner. There is another individual in Hillary’s past who appears to be living the life of a political prisoner right this very second; his name is Peter Paul and his ordeal began in the year 2000. Paul was the individual behind a completely different video trailer. In 2007, a...
  • Stat Analysis: Cuyahoga Early Vote Numbers Show Romney Cutting Obama 2008 Lead in STATE by 26%

    11/05/2012 7:20:23 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/2012 | Matthew
    Down 16% overall, down from 54,340 in 2008 to 45,337 this year-- down 9,007 or 16%. And most of the decline came from Democratic voters. The numbers show a huge increase in GOP voters here: Democrats: 127,741 53.36% or 89% of 2008 Republicans: 47,091 19.67% or 138% of 2008 Other: 64,544 26.96 or 78% of 2008 Total: 239,376 or 84% of 2008 Compare this with the 2008 results: Obama: 458,422 69.05% McCain: 199,880 30.11% Total difference: 258,242 If GOP voting is up 38% in just the early voting and the Republicans are better prepared for election day, they could narrow...
  • Democrats Choose To Ignore 2010 (Its The Values Voters, Stupid Alert)

    11/01/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Again, I want to go back. There are two polling groups that have pulled out of Virginia (one of them a month ago) saying that it's over in and North Carolina. Suffolk Polling pulled out. They’re thinking, “It's over there. We're not gonna spend any more money there.” Another poll pulled out of Florida yesterday or the day before. But the Drive-Bys continue to poll these states, obviously, and the Drive-Bys continue to put out polling data. “It's tied! It's Obama here, Obama there, Romney there!” Nobody knows. That's why I say it's a turnout election now. It really...
  • Gaddafi regime fed names of jihadists to the CIA and to Britain

    03/22/2011 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 26 replies
    The Australian ^ | March 22, 2011 | Alexi Mostrous
    COLONEL Muammar Gaddafi's regime secretly provided information to Britain and the US on Islamic extremists in the east of Libya, according to leaked diplomatic cables and intelligence sources. The names of hundreds of suspects were passed to the CIA and British intelligence. “There was a strong, shared concern between Gaddafi and the US and UK Governments about radical Sunni jihadist terrorists, including the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),” Paul Pillar, a CIA veteran who negotiated with Libya over its nuclear program, told The Times. Diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint eastern Libya as a fertile ground for radical extremism. One...
  • Found An Incredible Political Treasure Trove: Obama 2008 Interactive Mash-Up Map

    10/30/2012 9:16:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    MapMash ^ | November 2008 | Staff
    I was doing research for a Free Republic election project I am working on and came away with this fascinating political treasure trove of Obama's entire 2008 campaign map of the US showing every political rally of his campaign with video of each stop, listed by date along with video of his appearance. For example,clicking on the New Orleans icon will list the appearance date of February 7, 2008 and the campaign speech he made during his New Orleans campaign stop. There are some cities in which the videos have been removed. But for the most part the information provided,...
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...