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  • Oops! Bill Clinton Says He ACCIDENTALLY Took $500,000 From Algeria During Key Arms...(flashback)

    06/04/2016 5:11:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 3/05/16 | Robert Gehl
    "Oops! Bill Clinton Says He ACCIDENTALLY Took $500,000 From Algeria During Key Arms Negotiation With State Department" Oops! Bill Clinton is claiming his foundation “accidentally” accepted money from foreign governments who were negotiating with his wife while she was Secretary of State – a definite no-no. The Clinton Foundation received $500,000 from Algeria in 2010 while the country was lobbying the State Department for an increase in weapons export authorization. The International Business Times says that “some of those export authorizations were for weapons classified as “toxicological agents, including chemical agents [and] biological agents.”  “[Critics] said, ‘Oh you got...
  • The LCMS Calls a Post a Post

    07/22/2015 11:08:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    Chronicles ^ | 07-21-2015 | Aaron D. Wol
    If the role of religion in America today is to teach the faithful to bend over and kiss the ring of postmodernity and beg for forgiveness for actually believing something, the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod just failed spectacularly, flubbed its lines, and fell off the stage. I, for one, am elated. Tuesdays St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed the grand faux pas with this somewhat ironic lede: The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod recently carried out what various members consider the equivalent of a modern-day heresy trial. My enthusiasm is, of course, mixed with sadness. The Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker (the hero/victim of the breathlessly...
  • Remembering Gary Becker: A Supporter of Freedom, Critic of Obamacare

    05/09/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | May 9th, 2014 | Tracy C. Miller
    Like his teacher Milton Friedman, Gary Becker was a supporter of freedom and free markets. One could certainly disagree with him for being too tolerant of some kinds of interventionist government economic policy. Nevertheless, he was often critical of government intervention in the economy, arguing in support of free trade, deregulation, privatization, and against the Affordable Care Act.
  • Sowell: Gary Becker (1930-2014)

    05/05/2014 2:56:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 5, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that subject. More than half a century after Professor Becker's landmark work on the economics of discrimination, most controversies on that subject, both in the media and in politics, go on in utter ignorance of his penetrating insights. So do laws and policies that make discrimination...
  • Let exorcism prayer begin within the Diocese of Worcester itself!

    03/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Benedict XVI, a little while back, said that: "Today we see in a truly terrifying way that the greatest persecution of the church does not come from outside enemies but is born of sin within the church." (See here). This truth is often downplayed by some when it is not forgotten altogether. In this week's Catholic Free Press, Father Daniel J. Becker (who to his credit acknowledges that "each one of us is a sinner, with particular faults and bad habits which darken our souls"), writes in an article entitled "Shine the light on evil": "The truth of today's...
  • Sen. Hatch Seeks Answers from NLRB's Becker on SEIU Manual

    10/28/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 27, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    It's almost given that a Democratic member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has at least some background as a union lawyer. Craig Becker, who long had been associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) before obtaining a recess appointment to the board by President Obama in March 2010 following a Senate GOP filibuster, fits the pattern. But he also may have gone that extra mile, helping to prepare an SEIU manual on how to intimidate employers. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wants to know more. On September 12, Hatch wrote a letter to Becker asking...
  • Hatch to NLRBs Craig Becker: Did you write the SEIU intimidation manual?

    09/13/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, asked National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Craig Becker on Tuesday if he helped the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) write its intimidation manual. According to several recent news reports, some controversial documents have come to light in the course of SEIUs current litigation with Sudexo, Inc., [sic] including a Contract Campaign Manual, which provides details regarding the strategies employed by the union during organizing and contract campaigns, Hatch wrote to Becker. Among other things, the manual explicitly advises union members to engage in tactics designed to attack the reputation of an employer as well...
  • Thank Speaker Boehner for Blocking Obama Recess Appointments

    05/31/2011 8:07:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    With the Obama legislative agenda stalled, the left has turned its attention toward using the Executive power to accomplish their socialist goals. The key to this strategy is to the pack agencies, boards, and commissions such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with leftists like Craig Becker and Elizabeth Warren who will advance the collectivist agenda, regardless of whether there is any legal authority to do so. The Senate has blocked several of the more radical nominees, but under the Constitution, President Obama has the power to appoint them during a Congressional recess. Republican...
  • PJM Exclusive: Congress Questions Obamas SEC Chief Embroiled in New Madoff Scandal

    03/03/2011 1:27:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 3, 2011 | Richard Pollock
    Chairwoman Mary Schapiro's general counsel is accused of having a conflict of interest in the Madoff affair that Schapiro knew about. Two influential congressional leaders are directly challenging Security and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro as a new Bernard Madoff scandal engulfs the agency, this one involving charges of conflicts of interest by her own general counsel. Pajamas Media has obtained a copy of the letter sent to the SEC chairwoman. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) today sent a sharply worded joint letter to the SEC chief, demanding she explain why the she appointed General Counsel...
  • Fran Becker Poised for a Win (NY-4)

    10/27/2010 10:18:03 AM PDT · by Raquel · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Political Blog ^ | October 26, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    According to a Daily News report, Republican Fran Becker, candidate for U.S. Congress, is surging in the polls to unseat 7- term incumbent Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4). No surprise here. As Congresswoman, McCarthy has proven to be a spokesperson for the Obama, Pelosi agenda; whereas, as Nassau County Legislator, Fran Becker has proven to be a spokesperson for Nassau County. Less than two months ago, the Cook Political Report found District 4 a solid win for McCarthy in the November 2 election, today has the race within six points. On September 20 the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Fran...
  • Tea Party Town Hall To Defeat Carolyn McCarthy

    10/21/2010 5:05:51 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 3 replies
    Tea Party CPAC ^ | October 21, 2010 | Tea Party CPAC
    Tea Party Town Hall With Fran Becker (R) & Tea Party CPAC Join Us at Tiger Schulmanns located at 274 Sunrise Highway Rockville Center, NY 11570 Time: 6:30 7:30 PM Date: October 27th, 2010 Fran Becker is a Conservative Republican and well known all over Long Island. He is running against Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. He will be joining Michael Lodispoto and Adi Ruvolo of the Tea Party CPAC at Tiger Schulmanns dojo. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is a staunch liberal. Carolyn McCarthy has voted with a majority of her Democratic colleagues 98.0% of the time during the current Congress....
  • Internal Poll Says Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's Got A Fight On Her Hands: Updated

    10/09/2010 8:40:07 AM PDT · by lifreeper · 9 replies
    Internal Poll Says Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's Got A Fight On Her Hands: Updated By Celeste Katz Voters' favorable views of seven-term NY-4 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy have tumbled between June and October, according to an internal poll which suggests she'll have to work hard to defeat GOP challenger Fran Becker. As The Daily News' Ben Lesser reported last month: "McCarthy got thousands of dollars in campaign checks from a lobbyist and his son who've since been charged with funneling illegal cash to politicians. At the same time the money was pouring in, McCarthy sponsored millions of taxpayer dollars in congressional...
  • NLRB Opens Door to Stealth Card Check Despite Becker's Conflict of Interest

    09/17/2010 12:46:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 16, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    In placing radical union lawyer Craig Becker on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) via recess appointment this past March, President Obama may have produced a more potent weapon to advance organized labor's interests than even he may have realized. In a 3-2 decision on August 27, the board voted to review its ruling of three years ago, Dana Corporation [351 NLRB No. 28 (2007)], which granted dissenting workers the right to undo a successful (i.e., employer-recognized) union card check campaign. The board thus has given unions some new ammunition for realizing its top priority of forcing, and...
  • Abuse of Presidential Power? Posner

    07/25/2010 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Becker-Posner Blog ^ | July 18, 2010 | Richard Posner (Gary Becker's comment follows)
    The Bush Administration, especially in the person of Vice President Cheney, had an expansive view of presidential authority. It was articulated as an interpretation of the Constitution, in particular Article II, which is about the presidency. Truman similarly took an expansive view of presidential authority when he seized the steel industry during the Korean War, but the seizure was overturned by the Supreme Court. (The Bush Administration had a mixed record in the Supreme Court in defending its expansive view of presidential authority, which centered on antiterrorist policy.) Clinton used administrative regulation to try to get around the Republican Congress...
  • Protestors block Israeli cargo in California

    06/20/2010 10:20:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 21 June 2010
    Over 500 people gather at Port of Oakland in bid to prevent Zim ship from unloading in protest of Gaza flotilla raid. Organizers say dockworkers have agreed not to show up to unload vessel ___ Flotilla protest reaches California: Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at the Port of Oakland before dawn Sunday in a bid to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from unloading for the day. Richard Becker ANSWER Coalition, one of the groups which organized the protest, told the San Francisco Chronicle: "Our objective was to boycott this ship for 24 hours, and we succeeded in doing that." The...
  • Dem-Packed NLRB May Rush Through Pro-Union Rulings

    04/08/2010 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 5 replies · 433+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/7/2010 | Sean Higgins
    After years of inactivity, the National Labor Relations Board is set to come roaring back. And everyone expects it to give Big Labor a new edge in its dealings with management. Thanks to two recent NLRB recess appointments by President Obama, employers are bracing for new rules on workplace organizing efforts, including how and when the elections are held, which employees can be organized, what data must be turned over to unions during elections and what access they would have to workplaces. Business could also face new restrictions on what they can tell employees during elections and new penalties that...
  • Obama's radical recess appointments

    04/01/2010 3:11:55 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 6 replies · 516+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | April 1, 2010 | Chad Groening
    A grassroots non-denominational church lobby is blasting President Barack Obama for using recess appointments for two individuals who are so radical they couldn't even be confirmed by a Democratic-controlled Senate. Since Congress adjourned on Friday (March 26), President Obama has appointed no less than 15 of his languishing nominees. The Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) is concerned about two in particular, including radical professor Chai Feldblum who is to serve as a commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. TVC executive director Andrea Lafferty says Feldblum is way out of the mainstream. "She has stated that sexual liberty trumps religious liberty,...
  • Obama's Appointee Supports U.S. Business Hiring Illegal Aliens

    03/30/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Chicago Now ^ | 03.28.10 | Warner Todd Huston
    This weekend President Obama implemented a recess appointment for Craig Becker to head the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On January 8th, 2001, Becker told a radio audience that he was a supporter of American businesses hiring undocumented, illegal aliens. The man that will be implementing rules to govern labor relations in America is a supporter of breaking America's labor laws to hire illegal workers. ... and Barack Obama's radical agenda rolls ever onward. audio at linkhere
  • Craigs List: Employers Have No Right To Be Heard

    03/30/2010 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/30/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Over the weekend, we noted the recess appointment of Craig Becker, the former Service Employees International Union lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB oversees labor and business relations, so this represents a pretty big payback for Big Labor even if Becker cannot serve past the end of the current Congress (January 2011). How big? Over at the Washington Examiner, Mark Hemingway elaborates on Mr. Beckers take on labor/management relations:
  • Obama Bypasses Senate; Appoints Becker to NLRB

    03/29/2010 10:04:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 600+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 28, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    Barack Obama and organized labor have made no secret about promoting each other's interests. Indeed, his 2008 presidential victory would have been much more difficult in absence of union financial contributions and volunteer work. Thus, Obama's recess appointment Saturday of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, effectively overriding a Senate Republican filibuster last month, served as an IOU as well as an expression of the president's will. Becker, currently a top union lawyer, has argued that workers should not have any right to opt out of union representation. Moreover, he's counseled a large local union founded as a...