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  • White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies

    07/22/2014 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Daaily Caller ^ | 7/22/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration will continue handing out Obamacare subsidies to federal exchange customers despite a federal court’s ruling Tuesday that the subsidies are illegal. A D.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday morning that customers in the 36 states that didn’t establish their own exchange and use HealthCare.gov instead cannot be given premium tax credits, according to the text of the Affordable Care Act itself. (RELATED: Federal Court Takes Down Obamacare: Subsidies In Federal Exchange Are Illegal) But the White House said in response that it will continue handing out the billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies. White House press...
  • IRS Commissioner: Nothing Odd About Lois Lerner Asking if Instant Messages Are 'Searchable'

    07/09/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Instablog ^ | 7/9/2014 | John Sexton
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifed before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. During one exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, Koskinen seemed to find nothing at all suspicious about Lois Lerner's interest in whether IRS instant messages were "searchable" and could be turned over to Congress.Rep. Jordan: [Lerner] says "perfect" when she learns that it is not traceable, not trackable, not stored...What I want to know is, why did it take us this long to get these emails? We've been after these for 6 months and you dump them on us on July 3rd. Have you...
  • NSA: We can't stop deleting evidence

    06/10/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    WND ^ | June 10 2014 | WND
    The National Security Agency is making an ironic excuse for why it can’t stop deleting data evidence that could be used against it, despite receiving multiple court orders to stop – it doesn’t know how. Technology focused privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which currently has a case pending against NSA alleging the agency illegally intercepted client data, discovered through a Justice Department email slip-up last week that the agency was deleting evidence it had already been ordered to keep by multiple courts. After failing to comply with an order to retain data collected under both executive authority and Foreign Intelligence...
  • Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

    03/20/2014 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 12:50 AM EDT | Sam Eifling
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and could further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade. …
  • Obama the Avatar

    10/25/2013 2:04:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | October 25, 2013 | y Charles C. W. Cooke
    Discussing the Obamacare disaster in the Rose Garden on Monday, President Obama led with a phrase to which we have become accustomed: “Nobody,” the president emoted, “is madder than me” about this mess. Along with “let me be clear” and “make no mistake,” this is a favorite construction. Obama, you see, is more concerned for and correct about everything than everybody else at all times. “Nobody shares the frustrations of the American people more than I do,” he told WABC earlier this month; “nobody is more frustrated” than he about the IRS scandal; “no person,” the president affirmed during the...
  • Dallas CAIR Director: “Muslims Are Above the Law of the Land.”

    06/11/2013 6:06:46 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 75 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Council on American-Islamic Relations leader told a crowd at a rally for Islam that members of the faith should not be bound by American law. “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch. The rally in Austin was part of a nationwide effort to hold “Muslim Capitol Day” events. The event included a speech by a representative of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, who declared that Texas was an awful place and that Islam was the answer. “Why did Muhammad say that...
  • JANET NAPOLITANO RESPONDS TO REPORT OF DEPORTATION : ‘NOT WORTHY OF AN ANSWER’

    04/18/2013 11:00:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 181 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 18, 2013 12:58pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A visibly irritated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer a Republican congressman’s questions about the possible deportation of the Saudi national questioned as a witness in the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • ‘We are above the law of the land’

    03/04/2013 6:17:59 PM PST · by Windflier · 51 replies
    WND.com ^ | 3 February 2013 | John Griffing
    Muslims living in America should not be bound by U.S. law, according to a leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who delivered the controversial message to a crowd at a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas. “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch. ........ The organizers said one major issue discussed “was the recent House and Senate bill proposals involving the implementation of ‘anti-Shariah’ legislation, where the First Amendment rights and freedoms of Muslims would ultimately be hindered.” ........ Carroll’s statement was similar...
  • Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law

    02/14/2013 4:30:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Presidents' State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law. "We can't wait," Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law. One example: his recess appointments in January...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison

    01/20/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 20, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison Daniel Greenfield VIDEO: Eric Holder: We Will Go After Gun Traffickers And to consider a series of new federal laws imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals. I think that we all look forward to Holder catching himself and locking himself up. It shouldn’t be a very difficult investigation even for him. It’s only a question of how much time Holder will give himself to turn himself in. And hopefully he won’t tip himself off about his own...
  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 9:44:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 12/27/12 | PEMA LEVY
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that NBC host David Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted for displaying an empty high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press," even though it may have violated Washington, D.C. law.
  • Media disdain for the David Gregory story

    12/27/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    Some political and media types weren't impressed by headlines this week reporting that D.C. police are investigating the alleged display of a gun magazine on NBC's Meet the Press. They took to the Internet with their disdain for the story. "Excellent use of DC police resources, investigating 'Meet the Press' for committing an act of journalism," snarked the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "When guns are outlawed, only David Gregory will have guns," Slate's Matt Yglesias offered.
  • 'MEET THE PRESS' Got Green Light For Magazine Demo

    12/26/2012 12:26:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/26/12 | TMZ
    An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press" Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
  • David Gregory will not host this Sunday's 'Meet The Press' (Last seen riding in a White Bronco?)

    12/26/2012 11:34:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC's David Gregory, the subject of a now-popular police investigation, is on vacation and will not host this Sunday's edition of "Meet The Press."
  • Cops told NBC not to use gun clip

    12/26/2012 11:29:20 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 103 replies
    NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was “not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.
  • David Gregory, Piers Morgan Under Assault Over Guns

    12/26/2012 10:40:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Daily Download ^ | 12/26/2012 | Howard Kurtz
    I seriously doubt that he’s going to jail. But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws. Was the moderator of Meet the Press caught on tape, armed and dangerous, liberating a few Slurpees from a 7-Eleven? No, he waved a high-capacity ammunition clip on the air while interviewing Wayne LaPierre, asking it shouldn’t be banned. Was it a stunt? Yep, and an eye-catching one. Was Gregory being aggressive with the NRA chief, or seeming to push gun control in a confrontational interview? All that is up for debate....
  • NBC News and David Gregory: A legal problem or a journalism problem?

    12/26/2012 10:33:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/12 | Erik Wemple
    NBC News has a problem. The question is whether it is a legal one or a journalistic one. -snip- The legal problem here is nearly self-confessed. D.C. code plainly prohibits magazines with capacities exceeding 10 rounds of ammunition. Of this regulation, “Meet the Press” cannot possibly claim ignorance or oversight.
  • Police: NBC asked for high-capacity clip (The David Gregory plot thickens...)

    12/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/12 | Peter Hermann and Martin Weil
    NBC News asked D.C. police for a high-capacity ammunition clip to use as a prop on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” show, a request District authorities said Wednesday they denied. But host David Gregory appears to have obtained one anyway — and then displayed it on national television. Now D.C. police say they’re investigating whether the District’s gun laws were violated in the incident. -snip- It’s not clear where the prop used during the show was obtained, or who obtained it. -snip- Any request to use a magazine would have been turned down as a matter of course, the official saids,...
  • Law Students Charged With Decapitating Exotic Bird at Vegas Casino

    10/15/2012 4:18:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/15/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Two University of California-Berkeley students are accused of decapitating an exotic 14-year-old bird at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino's wildlife habitat in Las Vegas. * * * The two men, who said they are law students at the school, then laughed about the killing and threw the body of the bird, witnesses told police.
  • U.S. AG’s Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonald’s restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Elizabeth Warren on defensive again over heritage claim (Squaw lacks law license?)

    09/24/2012 4:47:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/12 | Hillary Chabot
    Elizabeth Warren on defensive again over heritage claimBy Hillary Chabot Monday, September 24, 2012 - Updated 2 hours ago **SNIP** Warren, during the Jim & Margery show on 96.9 WTKK this morning, addressed the issue when a caller asked her if she felt bad for checking the box in the law school directory and potentially taking an opportunity from a real Native American. “I know what I know from my family. I didn’t check a box to go to college. I didn’t check a box to go to law school. The only box I checked was in a directory to...
  • GM Bankrupt Again (Saturbray)

    08/18/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT · by bray · 29 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 8/18/12 | bray
    “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very WORK that the Father has given me to finish and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me. John 5:36 My source inside the White House is warning that the collapse of GM is imminent it is just a matter of if they can hold out until after the election. The bankruptcy of Obama Motors with the entire reason for the Premier’s re-election resting on its success has the entire DNC on triple high alert. Never mind they have no economic clue outside the usual liberal...
  • Irish govm't to make it criminal offense for a priest not to report sex offender confessions

    06/16/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 15, 2012 | WILLIAM ODDIE
    Full Title: The Irish government is going to make it a criminal offence for a priest not to tell the gardai when a sex offender confesses his crime: I say, bring it on Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo) “It has to be made clear to everyone, including the main Church in this State, that the rights of children and the laws of the land come first,” Senator David Cullinane was reported by the Irish Times as saying earlier this week in Seanad Éireann. “Priests should know that they cannot use the confessional seal as a reason for...
  • Why did Judge Smith lecture Obama? Because he simply ignored a court order the judge had approved.

    04/05/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 8 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 5, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Most lawyers trying a case abide by the maxim: Don’t piss off the judge. President Obama disregarded that when he lectured the Supreme Court not to overturn the health care law. Indirectly the President was challenging the entire judiciary and it struck a raw nerve with Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court. Judge Smith had, less than two years earlier rejected, in a 2 to 1 decision, the Interior Department request to stay a lower court order lifting the offshore drilling moratorium (Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar) – thus requiring the moratorium lifted. In one of...
  • Spike Lee Won't Apologize, Has 'No Comment' On Terror Tweet

    03/28/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies
    FOX NATION.COM ^ | March 28, 2012
    Late last week, Spike Lee re-tweeted the address of ‘George Zimmerman’ to his quarter of a million followers. Except it was the wrong address. It was the address of an elderly Florida couple whose son... William George Zimmerman (no relation to shooter) - lived briefly there in 1995. Now the 70-year-old school cafeteria lunch lady with a heart condition and her 72-year-old husband have been forced to move out of danger into a hotel temporarily after receiving hate mail, threats, harassing visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors.
  • Berkeley launches independent probe of chief

    03/16/2012 2:38:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/16/12 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The city of Berkeley has hired a law firm to investigate the police chief's decision to send an officer to a reporter's home after midnight to push for changes in a story, officials said today. Interim City Manager Christine Daniel issued a statement confirming the independent investigation shortly after the police union called for an outside probe, saying the top cop should be held to the same standard as the rank and file. Chief Michael Meehan has apologized for what he has described as an "error in judgment." Any officer under his command who did what the chief did would...
  • Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee

    02/15/2012 4:14:07 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 11 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 2-15-2012 | George Miller
    Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee …. Posted by By GeorgeM at 15 February, at 22 : 53 PM Mike Voelz called me a few minutes ago to say that he was feeling “relief and excitement” upon completing his filing of a Florida Ballot Challenge to Obama. He had been studying FL statutes for two years and is a registered Democrat. He remarked that he was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to file and how friendly they were. He said that they asked him for his BAR number and...
  • Georgia eligibility challenge returns!

    02/08/2012 10:09:23 AM PST · by Pfesser · 201 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/07/12 | Bob Unruh
    An administrative law judge in Georgia who held hearings on citizens’ complaints that Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president and so shouldn’t be on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state failed to follow U.S. Supreme Court precedent, according to one of the attorneys representing clients bringing the complaints....Appeals of the decision already are in the works, ... Hatfield ... told WND he had expected Kemp to rubber-stamp whatever Malihi wrote....He noted since Obama and his lawyer “failed to appear” and “failed to submit any evidence,” the determination by Malihi in the cases brought by his clients appears to...
  • Obama Got Served

    02/01/2012 7:17:02 PM PST · by Sallyven · 692 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    [snip]...Jablonski remained true to his word -- neither he nor Obama showed up for the January 26 hearing. I noted last week that Obama was not scheduled to be anywhere near Atlanta on the date of the hearing, although I had wondered if still, perhaps, Georgia might be on his mind. According to reports in the blogosphere, the president's schedule on the morning of the 26th was open, and according to an unnamed source, Obama watched the live feed of the hearings. Perhaps Obama, as well as the several mainstream media news outlets I spotted at the hearing, were merely...
  • No ruling in ‘birther' challenge

    01/26/2012 10:44:59 AM PST · by Pfesser · 46 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 12:15 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Bill Rankin
    After hearing evidence with neither President Barack Obama nor his lawyers in attendance, a state administrative law judge on Thursday did not issue a ruling as to whether Obama can be allowed on the state ballot in November. Lawyers for area residents mounting "birther" challenges told Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi that Obama should be found in contempt of court for not appearing when under subpoena to do so. But Malihi did not indicate he would recommend that and cut off one lawyer when he criticized Obama for not attending the hearing. "It shows not just a contempt for this...
  • Obama attorney to boycott ‘birther’ hearing

    01/25/2012 5:31:56 PM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 54 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 25, 2012 | Martin Wisckol
    Scoffing at a judge’s call for Barack Obama to appear in court Thursday, Obama attorney Michael Jablonski says that not only will the president not be on hand but neither will Jablonski.
  • President Obama To Ignore Georgia Subpoena And Head To Las Vegas Jan 26th.

    01/22/2012 8:28:39 PM PST · by Obama Exposer · 155 replies · 2+ views
    President Obama plans to head out on a 3 day trip arriving in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon and staying overnight well into Thursday. That afternoon he will leave for Denver and then Detroit. The president plans to promote his State of the Union address. With this action, President Obama intends to ignore a legal judicial subpoena from the state of Georgia requesting him, by name, to appear in court January 26th 2012 at 9am in Judge Michael Malihi's courtroom. Barack Obama's attempt as a candidate to be on the state ballot in Georgia has been officially legally challenged by state...
  • George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus then Invested in Companies Benefiting

    11/21/2011 1:33:12 PM PST · by BAW · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11-21-2011 | Wynton Hall
    Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program. It’s just one more revelation featured in the blockbuster new book that continues to rock Washington, Throw Them All Out, authored by Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. Mr. Soros met with Mr. Obama’s top economist on February 25, 2009 and twice more with senior officials in the Old Executive Office Building on March 24th and 25th as...
  • White House Rejects Solyndra Subpoena; WH Says It's a "Fishing Expedition"

    11/04/2011 2:12:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 55 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/4/11 | Aurelius
    After the collapse of Solyndra, a solar company that received over $500,000,000 in loans from the Obama Administration, Republicans noted the unsettling amount of ties that the White House had with the defunct company. Vice President Biden called on his advisers to hurry through the loan, President Obama toured the Solyndra plant in 2010, and the top executives of Solyndra donated heavily to then-candidate Obama in 2008. President Bush rejected loaning the company money, saying that it was too risky, and even President Obama's advisors told him in person that the half-a-billion-dollar loan was "not ready for prime time." The...
  • Obama News Conference (Hussein Worship Today, 11:30am EDT)

    06/29/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 220 replies
    Hotlanta Urinal-Constipation ^ | 6/28/11 | Jamie Dupree
    ...Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning at 11:30am EDT, giving reporters the chance to ask....
  • Top Agency Officials Knew of Disputed Gun Program

    06/16/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 15, 2011 | SEAN COLLINS WALSH
    WASHINGTON — Knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial border security strategy that allowed guns to be shipped illegally into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels, went to the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to evidence released on Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Witnesses at the House hearing included three relatives of a Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona and three A.T.F. agents, right. The operation, which began in 2009, came under fire after two guns linked to it were found at the scene of the killing of...
  • Why Dems won't stop playing with Weiner

    06/07/2011 2:12:07 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 37 replies
    Redstate ^ | 06/07/2011 | gawken
    Whither the Dems? Why NO call for Weiner to resign? The behavior of the Democrat leadership after Weiner’s presser yesterday afternoon is probably MORE bizarre that the congressman’s risky behavior…sending lewd pics of himself to women in cyberspace. If you think about it, it makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever. It is a LOSE/LOSE proposition for them. And thus, it’s reasonable to inquire if there is indeed something in the Dem/liberal DNA, psyche, ethos, whatever, that makes them behave in this way. Comparisons have already been made as to how Boehner handled the fairly comparable Chris Lee incident. He was gone...
  • Weiner Told Porn Star to Lie, Offered PR Help

    06/07/2011 6:31:39 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/7/2011 | TMZ Staff
    Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned. Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.  When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation ... by lying. On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type...
  • Weiner voted against censuring Rangel

    06/06/2011 5:50:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Weiner voted against censuring Rangel By Daniel Strauss - 06/06/11 07:50 PM ET When Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) colleague, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), faced ethics charges in the House in 2010, Weiner voted against censure. Now Weiner will face ethics charges of his own. On Monday, Weiner revealed that for the past three years he had had "inappropriate" Internet conversations with six different women around the country. Weiner's announcement is the most recent major development of the so-called "Weinergate" scandal that started after Weiner's Twitter account sent out a picture of a man in underwear. Initially, Weiner maintained that his...
  • Why is Obama's name different on passport? Doesn't match birth records released

    06/05/2011 5:26:11 PM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 2011 | Jerome Corsi
    In this era of tight airport security, the Transportation Safety Administration typically will not allow a passenger to board an airplane if the name printed on the ticket differs from the way it appears on government-issued identification. Now that the White House has released President Obama's purported long-form birth certificate, a question arises as to why the name on that document does not match the name on his State Department passport. This matched how his name was listed on the short-form Certification of Live Birth released during the 2008 presidential campaign, as first presented by DailyKos.com June 12, 2008: Below...
  • We've Gone from a Nation of Laws to a Nation of Powerful Men Making Laws in Secret

    05/27/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/27/11 | George Washington
    Preface: Some defendants are no longer allowed to see the "secret evidence" which the government is using against them. See this and this. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges can throw out cases because they don't like or believe the plaintiff ... even before anyone has had the chance to conduct discovery to prove their case. In other words, judges' secret biases can be the basis for denying people their day in court, without even having to examine the facts. Claims of national security are being used to keep the shenanigans of the biggest banks an corporations secret,...
  • White House skips legal deadline on Libya (Obama "skips" the law)

    05/21/2011 5:06:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | 5/20/2011 | ap
    The White House is skipping a legal deadline to seek congressional authorization of the military action in Libya — but few on the Hill are objecting. Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 a president can only send troops into combat for 60 days without congressional mandate.
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: sexual contact with chambermaid 'consensual'

    05/17/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 91 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:51PM BST 17 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will admit he had sexual contact with the hotel chambermaid who alleges he attacked her, but insist it was consensual, his lawyers have indicated. The International Monetary Fund chief allegedly locked the maid in his suite at Manhattan's Sofitel on Saturday and forced her to give him oral sex. He was denied $1m bail and is being held at Rikers Island jail. However in a hint at what may become his main line of defence, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said at New York criminal court: "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter". It...
  • Obama Fundraising May Have Violated RICO

    04/26/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/24/11 | Bill Levinson
    AFL-CIO Attorney: "It is legally impossible to conduct a nationwide raffle"We recently sent a complaint to the Federal Election Commission with regard to the "Dinner with Barack" fundraising promotions of 2007 and 2008. The Center for Competitive Politics quoted AFSCME (part of AFL-CIO) associate general counsel Jessica Robinson on the use of raffles to raise money for political campaigns. Ms. Robinson says unequivocally that it is impossible to legally conduct a nationwide raffle and furthermore that doing so violates the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute. Racketeering includes systematic violations of any state's gambling laws.. This means there...
  • Latino group: DuPage cops are targeting us

    03/01/2011 8:10:30 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Daily Herald ^ | 3/1/2011 | Robert Sanchez
    A coalition of local Hispanic leaders is calling for an independent investigation to determine if racial profiling exists in DuPage County. The group examined Illinois Department of Transportration statistics on traffic stops, which they say show police in some DuPage towns pulled over a higher percentage of minority motorists in 2009 than reflected in the racial makeup of their communities. “What exactly are they looking for?” said Cristóbal Cavazos, a coordinator with Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. “I think us in the Latino community know very well what the police are looking for. They’re targeting Latino drivers in this county.” The countywide...
  • Does Jimmy Carter Deserve To Be Sued?

    02/04/2011 5:04:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2011 | Mona Charen
    In a suit filed in federal court in New York, former president Jimmy Carter, along with his publisher, Simon & Schuster, is being sued by five readers of his 2006 book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." The suit alleges that the defendants violated New York's consumer protection laws by committing "deceptive acts in the conduct of business, trade, or commerce." The plaintiffs, who hope to be considered a class, were "members of the reading public who thought they could trust a former president of the United States and a well-established book publisher to tell the truth..." Does Carter deserve this trouble?...
  • Video Of Apparent Blizzard Clean-Up, Slow-Down Surfaces

    01/04/2011 6:19:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Sanitation workers spotted asleep on the job, apparently hanging out at a Coney Island Dunkin Donuts for 11 straight hours and some drinking beer for six or seven hours instead of working are all being probed. “If they find people that did criminal acts they’re going to arrest them,” Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said. Sources tell Kramer that one of the most amazing charges being investigated concerns the reported refusal of some sanitation supervisors to give assignments to crews of Department of Transportation plows that were sent to sanitation districts to plow residential and secondary streets in the...
  • Poll Watchers Claim Harassment And Intimidation At Houston, Texas Voting Places

    10/20/2010 12:44:17 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 152 replies
    libertypundits ^ | 10/20/10 | Melissa Clouthier
    Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher reports voter intimidation in Harris County, Texas (Houston) by volunteer poll watchers trained by King Street Patriots, a local non-partisan group who started the True The Vote campaign. Tommy leads with this inflammatory paragraph saying: In a story that’s sure to draw comparisons to the New Black Panther Party member who brandished a nightstick at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, a Tea Party group called the King Street Patriots has been accused of “1960s style” voter intimidation in primarily minority precincts on the first day of early voting in Texas. The group is being sued by...
  • McDonald's, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

    10/07/2010 4:09:38 AM PDT · by safetysign · 47 replies · 1+ views
    timesnewsnet ^ | 10/10/2010 | staff
    USA Today is reporting that nearly a million workers won't get a consumer protection in the U.S. health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government exempted their employers. Thirty companies and organizations, including McDonald's and Jack in the Box won't be required to raise the minimum annual benefit included in low-cost health plans, which are often used to cover part-time or low-wage employees. The Department of Health and Human Services, which provided a list of exemptions, said it granted waivers in late September so workers with such plans wouldn't lose coverage from employers who might choose instead...
  • White House allows big firms to dodge health reforms (Obama makes exceptions in following the law)

    10/07/2010 4:09:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/6/2010 | REED ABELSON/NY Times
    As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance — from companies like McDonald’s and some insurers — by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards. The waivers have been issued in the last several weeks as part of a broader strategic effort to stave off threats by some health insurers to abandon markets, drop out of the business altogether or refuse to sell certain policies. Among those that administration officials hoped to mollify with waivers...