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  • Darrell Issa digs in on the 'Sestak bribe' story

    05/18/2010 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 533+ views
    WaPo ^ | 5/18/10 | David Weigel
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) got the made-for-YouTube moment of last week's House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder: Smith repeatedly attempted to make Holder say that "radical Islam" inspired terrorism, and Holder looked for ways to be diplomatic and avoid saying it. But if Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) wins Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania, expect to hear more about the issue on which Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) grilled Holder -- Sestak's off-the-cuff comment that the Obama administration offered him a job if he would drop out of the race. (He says he was being recruited before Sen....
  • Book: White House offered Greg Craig judgeship

    05/18/2010 8:46:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-18-10 | JAMES HOHMANN
    President Barack Obama tried to avoid a high-profile ouster of his original White House counsel, Gregory B. Craig, by coaxing him out of his job and into a federal judgeship, according to a new book. Craig declined Obama’s offer, and his forced removal — which he learned of while reading the morning paper — caused a backlash by Craig’s Washington loyalists, who felt he was being treated shabbily, and by many liberals, who believed he was being punished for trying to fulfill Obama’s failed campaign promise to shut the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The details on last...
  • Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    05/17/2010 6:40:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies · 621+ views
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2010 | Erika Lovely
    While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years. BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related...
  • What if Obama was aware of a bribe to fill IL Senate seat?

    05/02/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 799+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/2/10 | Bruce Thompson
    The real reason the judge and Fitzgerald want to bury Obama's testimony is that if he was indeed aware of a bribe, and failed to report it, he would be guilty of the federal crime of misprision of a felony, which is the same charge Arlen Specter has made against Joe Sestak, U.S. Code Title 18, Section 4: Misprision of a Felony: Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil...
  • White House Misses Deadline on GOP Inquiry About Sestak Scandal, Call for Special Prosecutor Likely

    04/07/2010 3:34:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 1,670+ views ^ | April 06, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    The White House counsel’s office failed to meet an already extended deadline for answering questions from House Republicans about Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who had said the White House offered him a high-level administration job in exchange for his not running against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs also declined to say on Monday whether the administration would support a special prosecutor investigating the matter. Gibbs instead referred back to a Mar. 16 statement in which he said “whatever” White House conversations occurred with Sestak, they were “not problematic.” Legal experts...
  • The B-Cast: Will Rahm Emanuel Face a Special Investigator?

    03/26/2010 10:05:58 PM PDT · by Tom_Busch · 14 replies · 817+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2010
    This is a pretty long video regarding the Joe Sestak job offer, but it's interesting. Seems the White House could have a big problem on their hands. Later on they discuss Glenn Beck, and there may be other topics but I have only watched part of it so far. Video here.
  • Daimler Accused of Bribing Russians

    03/25/2010 6:40:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 03/25/10 | Maria Antonova
    Daimler Accused of Bribing Russians 25 March 2010 By Maria Antonova German carmaker Daimler paid more than 3 million euros ($4 million) in bribes to Russian government officials, largely to secure the sale of cars to the police and Federal Guard Service, the agency that provides transportation for Russian and visiting dignitaries, the U.S. Justice Department said in a lawsuit. The maker of the Mercedes sedans favored by top officials "made improper payments at the request of Russian government officials or their designees in order to secure business from Russian government customers" between 2000 and 2005, when government purchases comprised...
  • How Much Total Do the Bribes to the Congresscritters Cost US?

    03/22/2010 7:45:26 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 24 replies · 657+ views
    3.22.10 | chickesoup
    The healtcare bill itself has a yet unknown but enormous price. But the payola that the leftists used to buy the votes of the congresscritters also have a price. It there anywhere where we can find the numbers tally the total cost?
  • Was Democrat Bart Stupak Bribed with Airport Deal to Get Him to Switch to "yes" on Obamacare?

    03/22/2010 2:00:48 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 3,399+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 22, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Supposed pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak may well have been bribed in order to buy his vote to support Barack Obama's health care "reform." Late Sunday, meticulous research by accountability-minded bloggers first brought to light a stealthy press release from Stupak's own office this past Friday. The release announced a US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration grant in the value of $726 409 for three airports in northern Michigan, meant to go to maintenance and improvements; Stupak represents Michigan's 1st district. Suspicions have only increased with greater fervor since Stupak represented the so-called "pro-life" bloc of Democrat holdouts who wanted...
  • Robert Gibbs and the Sestak Stonewall

    03/13/2010 5:25:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 30 replies · 2,208+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2010 | Byron York
    At Friday's White House briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked, for the fifth time in less than three weeks, about Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak's charge that the White House offered Sestak a high-ranking job if Sestak would drop his challenge to Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. And for the fifth time, Gibbs refused to answer the question of whether the White House offered a bribe to protect the fortunes of a key political ally.
  • Hush money plagues Garn says he gave woman $150,000

    03/12/2010 5:17:37 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 61 replies · 1,285+ views
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 03/11/2010 | Dan Weist
    Hush money plagues Garn / Representative says he gave woman $150,000 after 1985 nude incident in hot tub Statement from Representative Kevin Garn - Delivered from the floor of the House on March 11, 2010 SALT LAKE CITY -- A top leader in the Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin Garn, 55, admits he paid a woman to keep quiet about an incident in a hot tub 25 years ago. Garn, a prominent Layton businessman, said Thursday he paid a former Cedar City woman $150,000 eight years ago and that the deal included a confidentiality agreement. "This came up eight...
  • Former union president charged with violating labor law (Chicago)

    03/08/2010 2:19:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 85+ views
    A former president of a Chicago union local was charged today with violating federal labor law by demanding livestock feeders for his Maryland farm from a company that employed union workers. Bill Dugan, who retired in 2008 as president of Operating Engineers Local 150 amid allegations he misused union resources, was charged with a single misdemeanor count, federal prosecutors in Chicago said. Prosecutors said Dugan, 76, who has a buffalo farm in Maryland, demanded concrete "buffalo feeders" valued at more than $900 in 2005. *snip* "For 45 years, Mr. Dugan was committed to advancing the interests of working, middle-class families...
  • Pelosi Statement on Chairman Charles Rangel

    03/03/2010 8:05:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 894+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 03/03/2010 Pelosi Statement on Chairman Charles Rangel Washington, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this morning on Chairman Charles B. Rangel: "Chairman Charlie Rangel has informed me of his request for a leave of absence from his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. I will honor his request. "I commend Chairman Rangel for his decades of leadership on jobs, health care, and the most significant economic issues of the day."
  • Charlie Rangel News Conference Live Thread 9:00AM

    03/03/2010 5:52:33 AM PST · by JRochelle · 73 replies · 4,079+ views ^ | 3/3/2010 | Staff
    Rangle is holding a news conference in 15 minutes. Will he throw in the towel? No link yet.
  • FINALLY! Rangel Takes a Leave of Absence

    03/03/2010 7:00:28 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 17 replies · 441+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 3/3/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    U.S. Representative Charles Rangel announced today that he sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a leave of absence from his post as chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. Rangel, a Democrat from New York, declined to give details as to what prompted his decision to relinquish leadership of the panel, which also has jurisdiction over Social Security, trade and Medicare. Rangel was admonished for breaking House rules on accepting gifts.
  • White House Avoiding Sestak's Charge He Was Offered Bribe Not to Run Against Specter

    03/02/2010 7:21:22 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 807+ views
    The Lid/CNS NEWS ^ | 3/2/2010 | The Lid
    Last Week Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak made an astounding prediction. The White House offered a plum job in the administration if he would only drop his primary battle against now Democrat, former Republican, former Democrat, Arlen Specter. Both Fox News and the Philadelphia Enquirer spoke to unnamed White House officials, who insisted on “anonymity,” but had denied the congressman’s claim. Sestak, meanwhile, has repeatedly stood by his assertion that the administration offered him a job in exchange for not running against Specter. Yesterday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked the question out in the Instead of answering the...
  • Did Obama Offer Sestak A Bribe?

    02/19/2010 8:24:20 AM PST · by CaroleL · 21 replies · 709+ views ^ | 02/19/10 | CaroleL
    On a Philadelphia news program yesterday, Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) said the Obama administration offered him a high-ranking federal job if he would drop his primary challenge to Senator Arlen Spcter (D-Pennsylvania). Mr. Sestak refused to elaborate and seemed chagrined after blurting out "yes" to program host Larry Kane's direct question. "Was it secretary of the Navy?" Mr. Kane asked the retired US Navy Rear Admiral. "No comment," Mr. Sestak said and then added he would never leave the Senate race for a deal.
  • Obama to tout housing help Friday in Las Vegas

    02/19/2010 6:31:47 AM PST · by Anita1 · 53 replies · 1,369+ views
    (Is this a Bribe - or What??) President Barack Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help, a boost timed to his appearance in the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation. ~ Obama's move, detailed by aides in advance of his town hall here Friday, is the latest by a White House determined to show it is helping families rebound from a deep recession. The downturn is taking an election-year toll on Obama's party as voter frustration builds.
  • Lincoln pays $25,000 to be named one of the top school districts in Michigan

    02/04/2010 9:03:03 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 6 replies · 401+ views ^ | 2-4-08 | David Jesse
    The banner ad across the Lincoln school district’s website proudly proclaims it has been recognized as one of the best school districts in Michigan. The criteria for Lincoln and eight other districts being selected? A $25,000 check. Nine southeast Michigan school districts paid $25,000 each to a Detroit-area public relations firm to be “named,” a top school district. That firm, in turn, bought airtime on a Detroit-area television station to broadcast a feature on the state’s best schools. A website - - also features the nine schools. Mentioned nowhere on the videos or the website is the fact that...
  • ObamaCare's latest bribe

    01/15/2010 8:38:30 AM PST · by safetysign · 6 replies · 420+ views
    New York Post ^ | 01/15/2010 | Staff
    It took two days of wrangling behind closed White House doors under the demanding gaze of big-labor bosses, but President Obama won a major health-care victory yesterday. The same can't be said of America. The deal in a nutshell: a big, fat wet kiss for labor unions, which won exemption from a proposed 40 percent tax on on expansive private health-insurance plans until 2018. Meanwhile, those with generous plans that are not the product of collective-bargaining agreements get to pay beginning immediately. And to pay and pay and pay. The tax (along with deep cuts in Medicare funding) was meant...