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  • Rush Slams Deceptive 'Grass Roots' Efforts to Censor His Show (Blackmail)

    09/25/2014 6:18:39 AM PDT · by Hostage · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 24, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    "The Rush Limbaugh Show" on Wednesday accused a "small number of hardcore political activists" and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of being behind a two-year-old Stop Rush protest that amounts to "blackmail" of small business people who advertise with the high-profile conservative talk-show host. In a release issued on Businesswire.com, Limbaugh’s show fired back at the smear campaign against him: “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s newest email spam, asking their recipients to sign a petition calling for sponsors to end their relationship with The Rush Limbaugh Show, is based on the two-year old Stop Rush political protest as its inspiration....
  • Dem Rep: Obama Must Go Forward on Amnesty to Quell Latino Racial Unrest

    08/28/2014 11:50:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-28-14
    Thursday on MSNBC's "José Díaz-Balart," Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said President Barack Obama should use an executive order and grant amnesty to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States because it will "quell some of the unrest" caused by "racial overtones" of anti immigration rhetoric. He said, "Latinos that are fourth, fifth generation -- they see this as a civil rights issue." Grijalva said Obama's amnesty, "Will quell some of the unrest that we are seeing in our communities and the racial overtones that continue to build around this issue." He explained, "The issue of...
  • Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

    04/17/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tom Jackman
    Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia. The ruling is the latest turn in the FOIA request filed in 2011 by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) and the American Tradition Institute to obtain research and e-mails of former U-Va. professor Michael Mann.
  • [ Colo Gov] Cory Gardner changes position on ‘personhood’ laws ( no longer supports)

    03/24/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-24-2014
    Republican Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner, once an ardent supporter of “personhood” laws that define human life as beginning at the moment of conception, said he no longer supports them because they also restrict access to contraception. Gardner made the statements to the Denver Post, calling efforts to add personhood amendments to Colorado’s Constitution in 2008 and 2010 “a bad idea driven by good intentions.” “I was not right,” he told the paper. “I can’t support personhood now. I can’t support personhood going forward. To do it again would be a mistake.” Gardner was once so supportive of the idea that...
  • Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance

    01/17/2014 11:10:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | January 17, 2014
    Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance "I think it was disturbing to most people, and I think he found it disturbing.” President Obama doesn’t merely claim ignorance of the IRS’ targeting of politically conservative groups or the Department of Justice’s targeting of journalists: according to The New York Times, Obama was also ignorant of the extent of NSA surveillance. According to the Times, “aides said Mr. Obama was surprised to learn after leaks by Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, just how far the surveillance had gone.” David Plouffe, Obama’s advisor, said, “Things seem...
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report

    12/28/2013 4:31:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2013-12-26
    Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report Staff Reporter 2013-12-26 08:55 (GMT+8) Retired NBA great Dennis Rodman loves visiting North Korea not just to train local basketball players but to enjoy the sexual services laid on for him by his pal, the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un, reports Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po. The Hall of Famer departed from North Korea on Monday after training local players for an exhibition game against former NBA veterans scheduled for Jan. 8, Kim's birthday. This was his third visit to the country in the past year. Known for his wild...
  • Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices

    11/10/2013 3:39:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2013 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Labor leaders and businesses are closely watching a Supreme Court case to be argued this Wednesday that involves a popular strategy used by unions to successfully organize hundreds of thousands of workers. That strategy — widely deployed by the Service Employees International Union and the Unite Here hotel workers union — involves pressuring an employer into signing a so-called neutrality agreement in which the employer promises not to oppose a unionization drive. By some estimates, more than half of the recent successful unionization campaigns involve such agreements, which sometimes allow union organizers onto company property to talk with workers. Benjamin...
  • Roberts' Trojan Horse

    10/19/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT · by LS · 81 replies
    self | 10/19/2013 | LS
    Few people are as unpopular on the right at Chief Justice John Roberts. He is viewed as having legitimized Obamacare. But did he? My understanding of the "leiu" (the law, according to Inspector Clouseau) is that for a suit to have merit there must first be a harm. Keep that in mind. Matt Sissel currently has a suit against Health and Human Services on appeal claiming that Obamacare, since it was ruled a "tax," in fact violates the Constitution's origination clause that all tax bills must originate in the House. According to Andrew Kostler at the Heritage Foundation, the concept...
  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO.
  • OK I have a question: Exactally WHAT does Obama have on ALL "RINO/GOP-e""Leaders"?

    09/04/2013 7:46:37 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 68 replies
    9/4/2013 | US Navy Vet
    I am wondering.
  • Kerry 'using Europeans to blackmail Israel' Threat targets Jews in Jerusalem, biblical territories

    08/02/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/2/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – The Obama administration is working behind the scenes in tandem with the European Union’s boycott of Israeli settlements, tying the seriousness of the EU’s future ban to the Jewish state’s actions during current U.S.-brokered talks with the Palestinians, according to a senior Palestinian negotiator. Last week, the EU published guidelines that deny EU funds in the form of grants, prizes and financial instruments from going toward any Jewish entities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights or eastern Jerusalem. The guidelines further require any future Israeli-EU financial agreements to include a clause stipulating that the West...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • Obama's turning point has arrived

    06/25/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2013 | K.T. McFarland
    There is a turning point in every presidency that people point back to and say, you know, nothing was ever the same after that. Sometimes it is the point where presidents go on to greatness. Sometimes, it is when a presidency unravels. For Jimmy Carter, it was when a group of students seized the American Embassy and took more than 100 American diplomats hostage in November 1979. Carter could do nothing right after that. His attempt to rescue the hostages was a pathetic, feeble failure. During the oil crisis Carter went around the White House in a cardigan sweater turning...
  • Horrors of austerity: $70 million in bonuses for the IRS

    06/20/2013 5:44:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    human events ^ | 6-19-13 | john haward
    The funniest thing about the Democrats’ ridiculous “sequester theater,” in which they pretended that increasing government spending by 6 percent instead of 8 percent would leave America in ruins, is that they didn’t waste any effort on maintaining the pretense. Even while they were trying to scare us with the alleged horrors of austerity, the government was throwing big money into various frivolities. Once the sequester drama was over, the champagne corks popped, and the caviar resumed flowing, with breathtaking speed. So, even as the President gears up for a $100 million junket to Africa (hastily cancelling a big Tanzanian...
  • Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence

    06/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 128 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 18, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    EXCERPT Lee’s argument is not based on the NSA or its monitoring of the nation’s communication. Rather, Lee said, there are indications that Roberts originally intended to vote against the act, but that a public “campaign of intimidation” made him change his mind. First, the senator claimed “the opinion was written in a way to suggest he switched his vote,” and that the dissenting opinion reads like it was originally written as the majority. He added that several news outlets reported that Roberts did change his vote, based on insider information. Not only that, he said, but the court performed...
  • Did the Obama regime blackmail John Roberts to change his Obamacare decision?

    06/10/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT · by TheMantis · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/2013 | Robert Elliott
    During their discussion, Mr. Beck raised an intriguing possibility: Was Chief Justice John Roberts blackmailed by the Obama regime into changing his ruling on Obamacare at the last minute? Given what he knows about the NSA, Mr. Binney couldn't rule such a thing out.
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to end air traffic controller furloughs

    04/25/2013 6:05:10 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 Apr13 | Richard Cowan and Doug Palmer
    <p>WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday approved legislation to provide enough funding for federal air traffic controllers through Sept. 30 to end furloughs that have brought widespread airline delays. Several Senate aides said an agreement had been reached on a bill giving the Department of Transportation new flexibility to use unspent funds to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and other essential employees at the Federal Aviation Administration.</p>
  • Kim Jong-un Wants Phone Call from Obama - report (He wants his money)

    04/08/2013 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KBS ^ | 4/8/2013 | KBS
    North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is waiting for United States President Barack Obama to make a phone call to Pyongyang to discuss easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, according to Russia’s news agency Itar-Tass. The report cited United Kingdom diplomats, saying Pyongyang was demanding the U.S. president personally call Kim Jong-un as one of the conditions to relieve the current conflict at hand.
  • Blackmail: Obama will continue releasing criminal aliens until taxes are raised

    03/05/2013 8:25:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Examinier ^ | 3/5/13 | Dave Gibson
    Sequester cuts Obama Tax Increase DHS Janet Napolitano Related Ads Criminal Law Theft Obama Illegal Immigration Income Tax Taxes Aliens UFO Advertisement On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the Obama administration will continue to release criminal aliens from local jails and detention centers, claiming that the recent sequester cuts demand such action. She made the remarks at an event hosted by the left wing website Politico. Napolitano said: We’re going to continue to do that … for the foreseeable future. We are going to manage our way through this by identifying the lowest risk detainees, and putting...
  • Jihadist's Letter to Zawahiri Reveals Anthrax Motive,"

    11/09/2007 4:21:02 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 8 replies · 270+ views
    BloggerNewsNet ^ | November 9, 2007 | Ross Getman
    A former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, Numan Bin Uthman, has written a letter to al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri telling him that Jihadi groups in Arab countries have failed and that the strategy of using nonconventional WMD to deter an invasion of Afghanistan was a misguided and failed strategy. The letter needs to be understood in the context of the fact that the microbiologist that Ayman Zawahiri and Mohammed Atef used to infiltrate US biodefense, Ali Al-Timimi, had a stern warning not to invade Iraq hand-delivered to every member of Congress on October 6, 2002...
  • Vatican Denies Gay Blackmail Rumors

    02/23/2013 7:39:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/23/2013
    The Vatican on Saturday accused the Italian media of spreading "false and damaging" reports in what it condemned as a deplorable attempt to influence cardinals who will meet in a secret conclave next month to elect a new pope. Since Pope Benedict announced his resignation on Feb. 11, Italian newspapers have been full of rumors about conspiracies, secret reports and lobbies in the Vatican that they say pushed the pope to abdicate, including a rumor that involved a shadowy "gay lobby" within the Vatican. CNN Senior Vatican Analyst John Allen, who is also a correspondent with the National Catholic Reporter,...
  • How Roberts Was Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare

    02/11/2013 5:05:53 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    libertycaucus.net ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Trip, Jr.
    Many of us have questioned what caused Roberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as reported by CBS, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question. In 2000 Justice Roberts and his wife Jane adopted two children. Initially it was apparent that the adoptions were "from a Latin American country", but over time it has become apparent that the adopted children were not Latin American, but were Irish. Why this matters will become evident. In 2005 the NY...
  • Was Chief Justice John Roberts Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare?

    02/10/2013 8:02:21 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 54 replies
    PatrionAction.net ^ | 02/10/2013 | Katie Baker
    Many of us have questioned what causedRoberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as repo..., and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question.
  • Fed computers hijacked in Swartz tribute

    01/26/2013 10:33:33 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Erin Smith
    Anonymous, a band of online vigilante activists, has turned its ire on the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening to release secret, internal documents the group hacked in memory of Aaron Swartz, the Internet prodigy who committed suicide before his federal trial. “With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine,” read part of the message and video posted on the U.S. Sentencing Commission website, which the activist...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 10:50:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 115 replies
    ZDNET ^ | Violet Blue
    Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort." The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. anonymous By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents. It appears that via the U.S. government website, Anonymous had distributed encrypted government files and left a statement on the website that de-encryption keys would be...
  • Animal Rights, Human Wrongs

    04/20/2006 2:27:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies · 381+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 20 Apr 2006 | Iain Murray
    Animal Rights, Human Wrongs By Iain Murray: 20 Apr 2006 Animal rights extremism -- which the FBI has labeled the biggest domestic terrorism threat -- has encountered a number of serious reverses recently. These reverses are a great victory for science, free inquiry and public health. In particular, Americans could learn from a popular movement in the UK that is standing up to the threats and intimidation of the animal "liberation" movement and asserting the moral arguments for animal testing. The poster child for animal liberation extremism has been Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a British-based firm that conducts experiments on...
  • Records identify staffer who invited Jill Kelley to the White House

    12/29/2012 4:03:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/29/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    And the Central Command web site says Gottlieb was detailed from the White House for a time to a joint inter-agency task force focusing on detainee operations in Afghanistan. He was in Kabul from January 2010 through March 2011, according to a biography. Gottlieb, as a White House employee, is allowed to bring guests to dine in the White House mess -- basically an employee cafeteria.
  • Mark Levin goes NUCLEAR: “Who the hell does Boehner think he is?”

    12/05/2012 11:50:43 AM PST · by Fred · 15 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 120512 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin has had enough, saying that Huelskamp was elected by American citizens in his district who sent him there to vote the way he pledged to them he’d vote, and now Huelskamp is being treated like crap from Speaker Boehner because he’s not falling in line? Levin asks “who the hell does Speaker Boehner think he is?” Listen below:
  • CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'

    11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 474 replies
    Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
  • Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/13/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.... KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously...
  • Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By His Own Government?

    11/12/2012 4:48:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 12, 2012
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed

    11/11/2012 3:39:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 82 replies
    -excerpt- Kelley alerted the FBI about the emails that appeared to be an attempt to blackmail Petraeus, which started the investigation, said the sources, who are close friends of the Petraeuses. In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported. Kelley, a Tampa, Fla. resident who is married with three children, and sister Natalie are close friends of the Petraeus' and spent holidays together. And she was not having an affair with the retired, four-star Army general, sources close to the family tell Fox News.
  • View Internet Porn, Get Blackmailed By Hackers (SYMC)

    11/11/2012 10:39:46 AM PST · by thecodont · 18 replies
    Business Insider via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Published 10:53 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 | Julie Bort, provided by BUISNESS INSIDER
    <p>Hackers have discovered a new way to part computer uses with their money. They plant malware on a computer that threatens to report the computer user to the police for viewing or distributing porn.</p> <p>It's a form of hacking called "ransomware," according to a new report by security company Symantec, which estimates hackers are earning upwards of $5 million a year from computer users who fall for the scam and pay the blackmail.</p>
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Hackers try to blackmail Mitt Romney with his own tax returns (Claim to Steal Returns For Ransome)

    09/06/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/6/2012 | Yahoo News
    Is there some great big secret buried in Mitt Romney's old tax returns? Though the Republican candidate for president has made his most recent years' returns public, Democrats have been demanding he release them all, presumably so they can mine the forms for things to attack him over. But maybe it's not Democrats Romney has to worry about: A group of computer hackers claim to have stolen Romney's tax returns from accounting firm PWC, and are threatening to release them to the public if the former Massachusetts governor does not fork over a million dollars. According to the hackers, the...
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Denies Anonymous Hackers Have Mitt Romney Tax Returns

    09/05/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    PricewaterhouseCoopers told Whispers Wednesday that it has no evidence an anonymous group hacked its computer systems and stole GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns.
  • Roberts Switched Views to Uphold Health Care Law (Original CBS Report)

    07/01/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, Juy 1, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations. Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the...
  • Roberts Flashback: NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN

    06/28/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/3/2005 | Drudge Report
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU AUG 04, 2005 11:35:09 ET XXXXX NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN **Exclusive** The DRUDGE REPORT has uncovered a plot in the NEW YORK TIMES' newsroom to look into the adoption of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts. The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals. Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants. Both children were adopted...
  • Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare

    05/03/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT · by LucyT · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    <p>In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences.</p> <p>Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.”</p>
  • White-dominated California boards face legal threats over racial makeup

    03/11/2012 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/11/2012
    Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita owes her Hispanic last name to a grandmother from Spain, whom she never met. Zurita considers her mother black and said her father "wants to be black" even though he "looks Latino." Zurita, the mayor pro tem of Compton, sometimes jokes with her sister about their racial roots. "She always tells me I look just like a Mexican: flat booty, straight hair. You know, just all kind of – how Mexicans used to look. You know, now they have big booties," Zurita said in a legal deposition in November. "You know, little jokes about it."...
  • Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks

    03/07/2012 11:46:31 AM PST · by Redcat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 5, 2012 | Richard Fausset
    Reporting from Atlanta— A former employee of a restaurant co-owned by Paula Deen has filed a lawsuit against the matronly celebrity cook, accusing her of condoning an atmosphere of sexual harassment and racism in her high-profile culinary empire. The suit also accuses Deen of casually referring to black people with a racial epithet. The civil complaint, which was filed Monday in state court in Savannah, Ga., was brought by Lisa T. Jackson, a former manager at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House, one of five restaurants in Deen's group. The Savannah-based oyster house is co-owned by Deen and her brother, Earl W....
  • Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    02/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 3+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/27/12 | Jana Winter
    Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to legal documents obtained by FoxNews.com. In an acrimonious lawsuit settled at the end of last year, Brock accused William Grey of making repeated threats to expose him to the "scorn or ridicule of his employees, donors and the press in demanding money and property." Brock claimed in legal papers that he sold a Rehoboth Beach, Del., home he once shared with Grey in...
  • Was The Georgia Secretary Of State’s Decision “Greased”?

    02/21/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by NJ_Tom · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ”That thing was greased,” as they say in Chicago, referring to a political phenomenon known as “being handled before table.” Well, bloggers are asking, was it? Word now coming out reveals just two days after Secretary of State Brian Kemp gave Barack Obama the green light to appear on Georgia election ballots,, the Department of Energy awarded Kemp’s state an eye popping $8.3 billion loan guarantee to begin construction on two nuclear plants. In the face of “a shocking dissent by Nuclear Regulatory Commission CHAIRMAN Director Gregory B. Jazcko,” four other commissioners approved awarding Southern Energy the first nuclear construction...
  • Paul Babeu Embroiled in Scandal

    02/19/2012 2:24:14 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 128 replies
    abc ^ | 2/19/12 | staff
    Former Ariz. Sheriff allegedly threatened to deport secret male lover.
  • Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation

    02/17/2012 9:35:51 PM PST · by Hildy · 44 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | February 17, 2012
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times.
  • Iowa woman accused of blackmailing TLC show

    02/08/2012 10:27:37 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 4 replies · 1+ views
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is charged with extortion in an alleged plot to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000 in exchange for not revealing compromising photos of a cast member, according to federal court documents. Teresa Hunt, of Bettendorf, is accused of threatening to release photos of a cast member in "apparently intimate situations" to a magazine. Hunt was arrested Feb. 1 after she apparently sent television executives typed and handwritten letters demanding the show be canceled, along with a business card for "Perfect Pictures." The...
  • PICKET: (audio) Newt to Pelosi - 'Put up or shut up...bring it on'

    01/25/2012 7:08:17 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responded to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, who said on Wednesday night on CNN's John King that Mr. Gingrich would never become President of the United States. "There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that's their prerogative," said Congresswoman Pelosi. "I don't even think that's going to happen." Mr. Gingrich appeared on The Washington Times affiliated radio program "America's Morning News" and forcefully responded to Rep. Pelosi. "There's almost a level of hysteria about the prospect of somebody who really wants to change Washington," said...
  • The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt)

    01/18/2012 5:23:38 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 159 replies
    PBS.org ^ | September, 1995 | Gail Sheehy
    ........But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working." What happens if Newt runs?, I ask. "He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and...