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  • Dem mega-donor Steyer caught up in Oregon governor scandal

    02/14/2015 10:23:19 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic mega donor Tom Steyer financed at least one of the green groups who made payments to former Governor John Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes while she was an "unofficial" advisor in the governor's office. The payments were made at the same time that the state was evaluating green fuel standards. The Washington Free Beacon is also reporting that several Steyer associates were involved in the scheme.
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • Cain to End Candidacy Tomorrow? (Major Announcement tomorrow.)

    12/02/2011 11:35:32 AM PST · by sunmars · 301 replies · 1+ views
    Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday. One supporter who has been summoned to the private session said he believes that Cain is likely to announce he is ending his candidacy. Another who has been invited to the morning meeting says attendees have been told he has made no decision, but wanted to meet with some of the supporters to express his gratitude. Several sources...
  • Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back

    08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT · by DRey · 102 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    “I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States...
  • Mmmmmm...Deep Fried Butter and Bribery

    08/14/2011 3:58:28 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 14 replies
    The Ames Straw Poll, a sideshow Iowa Republican Party fundraiser, is finally over. The best thing about this straw poll is that it cuts to the chase and gets to the very heart of American politics – bribery.The presidential politicking season finally kicked off in earnest as Republican Party candidates all gathered in the heartland for a bit of old fashioned Americana. They feasted upon heart clogging delicacies such as fried butter on a stick and engaged in the fine political art of bribery. Yes, the straw poll results are not about the candidates’ ideas, their personas, their debate skills...
  • Palin-McCain Visit Starting To Take Shape

    03/11/2010 8:47:43 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,103+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/11/10 | Jake Gibson
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be in Arizona the last weekend of March as part of Senator John McCain's re-election campaign. Details of that trip are now starting to come into focus. McCain and his 2008 running mate will host a campaign rally in Tucson on the afternoon of Friday March 26th, before holding a high dollar fundraiser at the Arizona Biltmore later that evening. On Saturday the 27th they will hold another rally in Phoenix. For the fundraiser, $2500 gets you into the dinner as well as an hour-long pre-dinner VIP reception, including...
  • Video: CNN meteorologist calls global-warming hysteria “arrogant”

    12/20/2008 11:22:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,483+ views
    hotair.com ^ | December 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Notable, I’d say, both for the source and the sentiment. On CNN last night, meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the record snowfall and cold in Las Vegas with Lou Dobbs, who asked him what this had to say about global warming. Myers compared the research models to analyzing the reliability of a three-day-old car:
  • Global Warming Skeptics Question Authority

    12/20/2008 12:58:13 PM PST · by foutsc · 14 replies · 734+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 20 Dec 08 | foutsc
    Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer. -- George Santayana Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical. -- Friedrich NietzscheMillions of gullible world citizens have surrendered all sanity and skepticism to worship at Reverend Albert Gore's altar to Gaia. Meanwhile, here are quotes from some of the world's leading scientists to remind us that the science is not "settled," nor is there a consensus. Both very unscientific terms, by the way: “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” -...
  • Al Gore: The entire polar ice cap will disappear within 5 years

    12/13/2008 3:25:48 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 126 replies · 4,038+ views
    Video of the Goreacle speaking in Germany this past week.
  • Environmentalists See Golden Opportunity in Obama Administration [Twenty-eight green groups....]

    12/13/2008 8:02:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Environmentalists See Golden Opportunity in Obama Administration Twenty-eight green groups compiled 359 pages of suggestions, hoping for a green revival post-Bush. By MARK CLAYTON Dec. 11, 2008— The toxic lead-tainted earth that crunches under Rebecca Jim's feet when the environmental activist visits Tar Creek in northeast Oklahoma reminds her that in the United States today, the "polluter doesn't pay." Lead and zinc mining over a century turned Tar Creek orange, poisoned residents, and made it the nation's first Superfund toxic cleanup site in 1983. But a quarter century later, the federal cleanup fund is broke and the 40-square-mile area dubbed...
  • Global Warming's Poor, Huddled Masses

    12/12/2008 6:06:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 847+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 12, 2008 | DAVID A. RIDENOUR
    Barack Obama doesn't have a mandate for his global warming policies. He doesn't even have a mandate from his most fervent supporters.Last month, President-elect Obama promised to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — approximately a 16% cut — and then to cut them an additional 80% by 2050. That's a 68% cut from today's levels and would mean trimming U.S. carbon emissions to roughly where they were in 1905. Think about 1905 for a minute. There were just 77,988 registered vehicles in the U.S., compared to over 250 million today — or just one vehicle...
  • Obama's Carbon Busters - A team of Al Gore's protégés takes over energy policy

    12/12/2008 6:37:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009
    After the selection of a largely centrist economic team, liberals have been asking when President-elect Obama would give them a seat at the table. Well, now we know, and Americans should strap themselves in. Mr. Obama is stocking his energy shop with the greenest of greens who want to move fast on a very aggressive climate agenda. Here come the carbon busters. It's striking that the moderate in this bunch may be Steven Chu, who has reportedly been tapped as Energy Secretary. Though a political unknown, Mr. Chu is the respected director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the...
  • UN PUSHING GLOBAL WARMING SCAM EVEN HARDER

    12/11/2008 4:01:32 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 12 replies · 601+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | December 11, 2008 | Neal Boortz
    It's been a while since we have agitated all you global warmers out there. In case you all didn't know, the UN is having a little climate conference in Poland right now. And an Associated Press report from Poland says, "Scientists studying the changing nature of the Earth's climate say they have completed one crucial task -- proving beyond a doubt that global warming is real. Now they have to figure out just what to do about it." Aren't you thrilled? The UN has figured it out! The debate is over! And right now more than 10,000 UN delegates and...
  • Report says Obama's small-donor base claim is off

    11/24/2008 8:35:21 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,742+ views
    USA Today | 11/24/08 | Ken Dilanain
    Headline and link only due to copywrite. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-11-24-obamadonors_N.htm
  • CA: Governor's aides make big bucks (FRom 'the man who vowed to shake up politics as usual')

    05/28/2007 9:31:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/28/07 | Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO — In a nod to the state's fiscal health and his own fabulous wealth, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declines his $206,500 salary. When it comes to the compensation of his aides, however, the governor is far less frugal. Since taking office more than three years ago, Schwarzenegger has broken with tradition by allowing top aides to moonlight on campaigns, collecting salaries from public and private interests simultaneously. He also has boosted the ranks of staffers earning $100,000 or more of taxpayer money. And the man who vowed to shake up politics as usual has continued the age-old practice of rewarding...
  • Mayor to U.N.: $tay Here

    09/23/2006 3:12:33 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 56 replies · 1,109+ views
    New York Post ^ | 23 September 2006 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    <p>September 23, 2006 -- World leaders can rant all they want at the United Nations - as long as its diplomats continue to spend big bucks here, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.</p> <p>"If the U.N. left, from an economic point of view, it would be a disaster," he said on his weekly WABC radio show. "Tens of thousands of people would lose their jobs. The trickle-down effect - stores, restaurants, builders, real-estate prices - would be devastating for this city."</p>
  • CA: As bond issue is set, big bucks rolling in to Schwarzenegger (Surprise Surprise!)

    05/09/2006 9:37:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 186+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/9/06 | Tom Chorneau
    Sacramento -- Real estate developers, general contractors and farmers made sizable contributions to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in recent weeks as legislative leaders and the administration finalized a landmark $37 billion bond package for rebuilding public works projects statewide. The governor has raised a total of $5.1 million in the last seven weeks, much of it -- $1 million -- coming from builders and other businesses with potential interests in the infrastructure bonds approved last week for the November ballot. Builders traditionally support Republican candidates and have given generously to Schwarzenegger in the past, but the recent surge of contributions from...
  • Big Oil donates big bucks to Schwarzenegger's re-election campaign

    04/26/2006 8:45:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 237+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/26/06 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    No sooner did Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger call for a state investigation of price gouging at the pump than his critics jumped in feet first -- noting that the "no special-interest money" governor has taken nearly $2 million in campaign contributions from the very oil companies he wants investigated. "Arnold's latest slick stunt, pretending to care about soaring costs of gas prices, rings hollower than a Krispy Kreme doughnut,'' said the anti-Arnold labor folks at the Alliance for a Better California. And indeed, records show that the governor -- who has raised $82.7 million since riding into Sacramento on the promise...
  • Monmouth Boy Scouts Council to Charge Annual Fee of $52

    01/23/2006 3:56:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 49 replies · 592+ views
    WINS ^ | 01.23.06
    Monmouth Boy Scouts to Charge Annual Fee(MARLBORO, N.J.) The Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts will start charging a $52 annual membership fee, beginning March 15. Previously, parents paid a one-time registration fee. The group says it needs the money to help erase more than $1 million in debt that was caused by expenses and professional fees. The group also is asking parents to match the fee with a voluntary donation. Families with more than one Boy Scout will get a 25 percent discount on each additional child. Membership in the Scouts has been on the decline in recent years. Monmouth...
  • Bank of America Announces Free Nationwide Remittance to Mexico

    09/28/2005 2:26:16 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 24 replies · 1,295+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | September 28, 2005 | Bank of America
    Bank Benefits Millions of Hispanics by Eliminating Transfer Fees LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America today announced its free nationwide remittance service that is making it easier for millions of Hispanics to send money to Mexico by eliminating transfer fees. Called SafeSend(R), the new feature is available to anyone who has a Bank of America personal checking account. Earlier this year, Bank of America became the first major financial institution in the United States to offer free remittances when it introduced the product in Chicago. "We are proud to help millions of Hispanics send money for free...
  • Vanity: Trial lawyer wanted to sue Newsweek

    05/20/2005 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies · 375+ views
    5/20/05 | Self
    Is there an enterprising lawyer out there who would be willing to try to contact the families of some of the Afghans killed in the rioting or maybe even some of the US soldiers who have been injured or put at greater danger because of Newsweek's poor journalistic efforts? What is the likelyhood of a lawsuit succeeding or would a judge mumble something about the First Amendment and dismiss it?
  • Jewish Actress Helps Expand Trauma Unit For Jerusalem Hospital (Natalie Portman)

    03/30/2005 12:40:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 197 replies · 18,398+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 28, '05 | staff
    Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital received a $50 million donation last week from one of the people born there – famed Jewish actress Natalie Portman. Portman’s donation is earmarked for an improved and expanded emergency trauma center being funded by the Hadassah Women's Zionist movement. The expansion will enable three times as many victims to be treated at once. At a ceremony Thursday evening at the Jerusalem Theater, Dr. Kobi Assaf, Hadassah Hospitals’ director of surgery and shock trauma said the expansion of the trauma center will save many lives. "One of the most crucial things we can do for trauma patients...
  • U.S. Vows Quick Assistance to Indonesia

    03/29/2005 9:14:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 5 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-29-2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID,
    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials are promising rapid assistance to victims of the latest earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, reacting to criticism that the government responded too slowly to the tsunami that struck the region in December. "We're applying what we've learned from the previous earthquake so that we can be prepared to be responsive quickly and in a meaningful way," deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said Monday. "Where we are right now is having alerted all our posts, been in contact with all our posts, putting ourselves in battle mode to be in a position where we can...
  • Where your taxes go (Dissecting a teachers contract)

    03/23/2005 6:03:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 65 replies · 3,702+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 03.20.05 | Scott Fallon
    It's only a 38-page document, but it determines how millions of tax dollars are spent, sets working conditions for 462 employees and indirectly affects the education of more than 5,500 students. Ridgewood's teachers contract is key in managing the school district's $70.7 million enterprise. And like any of the other 610 teacher pacts across the state, it is arguably the most powerful public document in town. More money from property tax bills goes to pay teachers and school support staff than any other group of local public employees in New Jersey. Funding for school districts makes up about 55 percent...
  • Resources On Televangelism. (What's Wrong With Benny Hinn?

    03/07/2005 7:56:01 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 98 replies · 2,362+ views
    WHAT'S WRONG WITH BENNY HINN? Audio Files Available: Listen Now VIA MP3 1.) Benny Hinn Audio Track 1: "I am a Little God...I am a little messiah." 2.) Benny Hinn Audio Track 2: There are really a total of 9 gods. WHAT ABOUT OTHER TV PREACHERS? Paul Crouch of TBN: "I am a little God...critics be gone!" Kenneth Copeland: "You don't have a God in you...you are one." More....
  • Bill O'Reilly SETTLES!

    10/28/2004 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Destro · 278 replies · 11,158+ views
    Just reported on NBC News
  • Help needed to unravel the financial dealings of John Kerry and his key money people

    MJB Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:12 pm  Your help is urgently needed – over on the Swift Vets message board there’s a thread that trying to unravel the financial dealings of John Kerry and a number of his key money people. There are some incredible people on this board – NavyChief, who did the leg work leading to Thomas Lipscomb’s recent article that Kerry was the only possible author of the after action report that led to his own Bronze Star medal; Navy Wife – who has helped to compile and post a treasure trove of documents relating...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 17-23, 2004: Etna Otherworldly, plus Epidote

    10/20/2004 8:27:15 AM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies · 782+ views
    Etna Volcan Sicilien | October 16, 2004 | Charles Rivere
    Link post, to alert interested Free Republic readers the chance to access the thread in the "Chat" section, where any commentary should be posted: Geology Picture of the Week, October 17-23, 2004: Etna Otherworldly, plus Epidote
  • Clinton's Defense Secy Sells Mansion

    08/11/2003 5:53:27 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 18 replies · 217+ views
    ChiTrib ^ | 8/11/3
    Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen and his wife, former Channel 2 reporter Janet Langhart, have sold their eight-bedroom, 5,405-square-foot house on nearly an acre in the Washington suburb of McLean, Va., for $4 million, according to public records. The couple, who bought the 17-room house in April 2002 for $3.6 million, sold the McLean home to Joseph G. Tompkins, president of Saga Investment Co. in McLean, according to public records. Cohen and Langhart have paid $4.3 million for a condo in Chevy Chase, Md., according to public records. They also have sold a two-bedroom Pennsylvania Avenue condo in Washington...
  • US Commandos Destroy Iraq Oil Pipeline (& Railroads) to Syria [Saddam's Last Supply Lines]

    04/02/2003 10:21:48 AM PST · by ewing · 63 replies · 330+ views
    World Tribune and Middle East Newsline ^ | April 2, 2003 | Al Rai Al Aam and US Sources
    United States Special Forces Operations are said to have blown up an Iraqi Oil Pipeline that delivered more than 200,000 barrels of oil per day to Syria. (at a profit of 2 million a day for Saddam Hussein exempt from the United Nations oil for food programme)The Kuwaiti paper reported on Wednesday that United States forces sabotaged the Iraqi oil line to Syria last week in an operation in Northwestern Iraq.The newspaper quoted United States forces as saying that the forces also blew up a railroad link between Iraq and Syria.The United States sources said that the destruction of the...
  • Bill Clinton Collects Speaking Fee from Pharmaceutical Company (Anyone remember Hillarycare?)

    02/02/2003 10:07:25 AM PST · by mountaineer · 15 replies · 371+ views
    Sun-Sentinel (Florida) ^ | Jan. 30, 2003
    HOLLYWOOD -- He came, he spoke, he golfed. Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday (Jan. 29) became the latest celebrity to hit the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, speaking to a pharmaceutical company's employees before hitting the resort's championship golf club for a noon tee time.
  • Immigrant money transfers peak - Group says funds sent home to Mexico hit record $10 billion in '02

    01/01/2003 5:28:49 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 20 replies · 388+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2003 | as
    Immigrant money transfers peak Group says funds sent home to Mexico hit record $10 billion in '02 01/01/2003 Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Rodolfo Hernandez Villasenor, an East Los Angeles iron caster, walked into a bank recently and unfolded a neat $150 stack of bills to send home to his mother and five siblings in Mexico. Mr. Hernandez, who immigrated to the United States 26 years ago, took the money out of his monthly $2,000 salary to help his family pay for tamales, hot chocolate and other fixings for Christmas and New Year's Eve. "They will use it to...
  • $3.2 million in van seized in S. Texas - traffic stop nets largest cash haul for DPS, two suspects

    11/15/2002 1:22:15 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 55 replies · 643+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 15, 2002 | By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News
    $3.2 million in van seized in S. Texas Ordinary traffic stop nets largest cash haul for DPS, two suspects 11/15/2002 By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News At first, the Department of Public Safety trooper thought it was just a simple traffic stop. Then he found more than 400 pounds of cash hidden in the van. When the counting was done, DPS said Thursday, troopers had seized $3,229,604 packed in three black duffel bags stashed in the back of a U-Haul van. The vehicle was stopped Nov. 8 for speeding on U.S. Highway. 77, about six miles north...