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  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Blowing the Whistle: The Retaliation Against Charles Rehberg and Dr. John Bagnato

    08/20/2009 7:02:59 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 454+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/20/2009 | Mike Volpe
    After nearly two years of investigating non profit hospitals, Albany, Georgia surgeon Dr. John Bagnato and his accountant, Charles Rehberg, were convinced that they had uncovered systemic corruption in the non profit hospital system. While their investigation encompassed the non profit health care system as a whole, its nexis began at the local non profit hospital, Phoebe Putney. The two of them were certain that they found irrefutable evidence that Putney was making hundreds of millions each year, charging unnecessarily high fees to their poor patients, all while their executives enjoyed handsome compensation and the hospital paid no taxes because...
  • Obama eyes Meredith Baker for U.S. FCC position

    06/25/2009 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 17,479+ views
    reuters ^ | 6/25/09 | staff
    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Meredith Attwell Baker to a Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday. Baker has more than 12 years of experience in telecommunications and technology policy in the private and public sector, the White House said. She is a former Commerce Department official.
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. "Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and...
  • James Baker Backs Reinstating the Draft

    05/03/2009 8:02:08 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies · 3,144+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 5-3-09 | Paul Bedard
    Rep. Charlie Rangel, Congress's lone champion of reinstating the military draft, can count on another Korean War-era vet for support: Republican James Baker, a soldier in the Reagan and Bush administrations. Baker, secretary of state during the first Gulf War, visited a private girls' school in Virginia, where he was asked how to attract kids into some kind of service that gives them a stake in the country's future. "This is a very unpopular thing that I am about to say," he warned. "But one thing that makes it harder to go to war is to have a draft, because...
  • Bush special envoy in Iraqi debt controversy: report

    10/12/2004 5:35:28 PM PDT · by TexKat · 1 replies · 665+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/12/04
    LONDON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush's special envoy for Iraqi debt, James Baker, is simultaneously working for a commercial concern that is trying to recover money from Iraq, a British newspaper said. The Guardian said that Baker, a former US secretary of state, has a reported 180-million-dollar (150-million-euro) stake in the merchant bank and defence contractor the Carlyle Group. This consortium, it said, is secretly proposing to collect 27 billion dollars on behalf of Kuwait, one of Iraq's biggest creditors, by using high-level political influence. According to the Guardian, the Carlyle Group claims that Baker will not benefit...
  • Kosovo Albanian gets 20 months for terror plot on Fort Dix

    03/31/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 432+ views
    AP via Serbianna ^ | March 31,2008 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    CAMDEN, New Jersey-A man who admitted letting a group of accused terror-plotters shoot his guns at a firing range was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Monday. Judge Robert Kugler said Agron Abdullahu, who is originally from Kosovo, deserved more than the 10 to 16 months that sentencing guidelines call for because he knew the men who were talking about violence against Americans. "I am convinced that he is not as innocent as he'd like us to believe," Kugler said before handing down his sentence. "This is not a common, ordinary, technical violation of the law." However, the sentence...
  • Shouting 'Fannie!' in a Crowded Congress Advice from the man who foresaw the GSE collapse

    10/14/2008 5:14:01 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 3 replies · 714+ views ^ | 10/14/08 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Richard Baker says that he's not in the business of advising presidential candidates. That's too bad. The candidates and the American taxpayer might be in a better place if he were. Mr. Baker, of course, is the former Louisiana Republican who spent nearly a decade crying in the wilderness . . . er, Congress . . . that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ticking time bombs. Earlier this year he was named CEO of Managed Funds Association, a lobbying firm that represents the hedge-fund industry. And amid the financial carnage, he is somewhat bemused to hear people say they...
  • Vera Baker campaign contributions (2006 Obama for Ill)

    10/13/2008 1:40:53 PM PDT · by milwguy · 3 replies · 1,137+ views
    campaign ^ | 10/13/2008 | milwguy
    BAKER, VERA WASHINGTON, DC 20001 BAKER-WOMBY $500 03/01/2004 P OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC - Democrat Seems she only gave money to one candidate in that year. In 2006, another good looking guy got her cash..... BAKER, VERA E NEW YORK, NY 10009 ALTA CAPITAL/INVESTMENT $300 05/11/2006 P HAROLD FORD JR FOR TENNESSEE - Democrat
  • Will Media Investigate Obama Affair Rumors?

    10/13/2008 12:54:46 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 30 replies · 4,908+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10\13\08 | News Busters
    Remember how the media had to play catch-up with the National Enquirer and blogs after rumors that begged for investigation were ignored? Many enjoyed that. Will the media repeat the same mistake again now that strong rumors are surfacing of an Obama affair? The rumors are swirling, but I never heard them. The first I heard of them was in this preemptive defense calling them smears. Larry Johnson is talking this up, but he isn’t the most reliable source…however when Jammie Wearing Fool has info and predicts this will be a scoop I listen. From Sharon Churcher’s preemptive defense piece:...
  • Who is Vera Baker — and why is she in Martinique? (Obama Affair)

    10/12/2008 2:34:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 148 replies · 20,197+ views
    Hill buzz ^ | 101208 | Hill Buzz
    Who is Vera Baker? Some people in Chicago claim she was Obama’s Finance Director for his 2004 Senate campaign. FEC Senate campaign records show she was paid a pretty penny as “Finance Director”. However, people familiar with Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign say Claire Serdiuk was Obama’s Finance Director. Looking through everything we can see online for that 2004 campaign, Claire Serdiuk is consistently listed as the Finance Director - because that’s what she was. There’s no mention of Vera Baker…but Vera Baker was paid as the “Finance Director” too. And then, suddenly, Vera Baker was relocated to New York. Right...
  • Fannie, Freddie Critic Ridiculed In 2000

    09/24/2008 6:17:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,047+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2008 | FRED L. SMITH JR
    It is now consensus that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are at the heart of the systemic meltdown we are seeing in the mortgage market. They are costing taxpayers billions through their own bailouts and through the role they played in fueling an artificial mortgage boom.But eight years ago, when I testified before Congress that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's "special privileges create a serious hazard to the market, to taxpayers (and) to the economy," my criticism of these sacred financial entities was met with ridicule. At the hearing on June 21, 2000, before the House Financial Services Committee, I...
  • The Agitator - Barack Obama's unlikely political education

    09/07/2008 12:55:08 PM PDT · by FreedomLives2008 · 34 replies · 960+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 19, 2007 | Ryan Lizza
    In 1985, Barack Obama traveled halfway across the country to take a job that he didn't fully understand. But, while he knew little about his new vocation--community organizer--it still had a romantic ring, at least to his 24-year-old ears. With his old classmates from Columbia, he had talked frequently about political change. Now, he was moving to Chicago to put that talk into action. His 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, recounts his idealistic effusions: "Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. That's what I'll do. I'll organize black folks....
  • War Powers Act needs fixing, bipartisan panel says (another agency forming?)

    07/08/2008 6:47:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 237+ views
    cnn ^ | 7-8-08
    The United States needs a new law requiring that the president consult with Congress before going to war, a blue-ribbon panel led by two former secretaries of state said Tuesday. The current War Powers Resolution is "ineffective, and it should be repealed and it should be replaced," James Baker said in a joint appearance with Warren Christopher, announcing the results of the study they led. The recommendation follows failed efforts by Democrats in Congress to put a stop to the war in Iraq or to put conditions on President Bush's conduct of it. Congress passed a joint resolution to authorize...
  • 5 Ex-Secretaries of State: Close Guantanamo Bay camp, open talks with Iran

    03/28/2008 2:49:08 AM PDT · by Flavius · 54 replies · 1,221+ views
    ap ^ | March 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Five former U.S. secretaries of state are urging the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran. Each says closing the facility in Cuba would bolster America's image abroad. Regarding Iran, they say it's important to maintain contact with adversaries and allies alike.
  • 5 Ex-Chief Diplomats: Close Guantanamo [and open a dialogue with Iran........]

    03/27/2008 6:12:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 597+ views
    5 Ex-Chief Diplomats: Close Guantanamo Mar 27 08:46 PM US/Eastern By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Five former U.S. secretaries of state on Thursday urged the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran. The former chiefs of American diplomacy, who served in Democratic and Republican administrations, reached a consensus on the two issues at a conference in Athens aimed at giving the next president some bipartisan foreign policy advice. Each of them said shuttering the prison camp in Cuba would bolster America's image abroad. "It says to...
  • Vasa Matter? Nothing! (Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker in eastern Oregon)

    12/18/2007 10:16:09 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 288+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 17, 2007
    The Bend Bulletin of Oregon has an interesting article on Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker in eastern Oregon. It is too long an article to reproduce here, but it is well worth the read. I would like to just quote some of the more interesting excerpts and quotes. Bishop Vasa on his "controversial" orthodoxy: “I as a teacher have an obligation to say these are not opinion, they are our teachings and are part and parcel of the Catholic Church,” he said. “These are things which stem directly from God himself.”On the value of a Catholic education:“Children...
  • Louisiana Congressman Slams Immigration Bill (Richard Baker-R)

    05/19/2007 1:52:01 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 745+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | 5/18/07 | Richard Baker
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Richard Baker, R-Baton Rouge, issued the following statement today on reports of a "deal" reached in the U.S. Senate for "comprehensive immigration reform": "News reports indicate that members of the Senate claim to have reached a 'grand bargain' designed to overcome legislative stalemate on illegal immigration. Though I haven't seen the specific bill language yet, from what I can discern from the reports, this bargain shows some deference to overwhelming public opinion in favor of increased border security and tougher enforcement of workplace rules, and stipulates that 'only after' the administration has shown progress on these...
  • BBC: US and Syria hold landmark talks ~ Rice following Pelosi?

    05/03/2007 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies · 1,023+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 3 May 2007, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK | BBC Staff
    US and Syria hold landmark talks Condoleezza Rice also said "hello" to her Iranian counterpart US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has held a ground-breaking meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem at a summit in Egypt.Mr Muallem said the highest-level talks between the two countries in several years were "frank and constructive". US-Syrian relations have worsened in recent years over claims of Syrian interference in Iraq and Lebanon. The meeting took place on the sidelines of a conference called to help develop and bring peace to Iraq. Delegates endorsed a five-year International Compact for Iraq (ICI), under which...
  • 'Israel Right or Wrong' Is Not a Grown-Up Debate

    03/29/2007 7:00:02 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 24 replies · 195+ views
    The Times [UK] ^ | March 30, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    America’s prejudices are a barrier to Middle East peace The blowtorch of media scrutiny is steadily taking layers of gaudy paint off the happy caravan that is Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. … -snip- Of much more interest is the flak that the Democratic senator is taking for some remarks he made about the Middle East. Hillary Clinton, his main opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination in next year’s election, has seized upon them as proof that the senator cannot be trusted with US national security nor as a true friend of Israel. What exactly, was the young senator’s offence? Did...