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  • Andrew Romanoff Stays Under the Radar (Another bribe to leave the race???)

    05/27/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 4 replies · 496+ views
    Politico ^ | December 9, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    When word circulated that former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was planning a primary campaign against Sen. Michael Bennet, Democrats were worried — so much so that Romanoff reportedly got a call from the White House exploring whether he wanted a job in the administration instead.
  • Sestak-gate: White House Offered Romanoff Job Too

    05/26/2010 5:47:13 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 23 replies · 1,057+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jim Meyers
    Allegations that the White House offered Joe Sestak a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race echo an earlier report of a job offer to candidate Andrew Romanoff in Colorado. On September 27, 2009 the Denver Post reported that the Obama administration offered Senate candidate Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. The paper said the job offer, which specified particular jobs, was reportedly delivered by Jim Messina, Obama’s deputy chief of staff. One position cited by the Post was a job at USAID, the...
  • Fergie Gets Back To New York as Friends Say She Wants To Leave The UK For Good

    05/26/2010 9:48:37 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 36 replies · 1,026+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:25 PM on 26th May 2010 | David Gardner
    The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson told a New York crowd today of her 'pride' in her life as she fights to save her reputation over the 'cash-for-access' scandal. Sarah Ferguson brushed off her personal crisis as she spoke as she hosted a breakfast for booksellers and librarians at the Book Expo America event in Manhattan. 'I think it is a real treat for me to be here today and I can't thank you enough for listening,' the tired-looking duchess told the supportive crowd. The former wife of Prince Andrew was exposed at the weekend after being filmed accepting a...
  • Sestak, Blago and the White House...Bribes and Job Offers...

    05/25/2010 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | March 25, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Rod Blagojevich apparently asked the Obama Administration for a job in lieu of letting Obama have his pick of candidates to replace him as Illinois Senator. Joe Sestak was asked by someone in the White House (Rahm Emanuel?) to take the Secretary of the Navy job in lieu of allowing Obama have his pick of candidates for the Pennsylvania Senate see...i.e. Arlen Specter. One man is up for criminal conviction...the other is working in the White House.
  • Todd: Obama Offering Sestak Job No Different Than Cheney Offering Campaign Backing To Pawlenty

    05/25/2010 6:35:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 811+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    UPDATE: See video clip after the break of an earlier interview in which Scarborough unequivocally puts it to Sestak that he had been offered the Secretary of the Navy position, and Sestak seems to confirm it. so much so that after playing the clip, today's guest Jeffrey Sachs, an ardent Obama fan, has to laughingly admit that, yes, Sestak had been offered the Navy job. ---------------- Does Chuck Todd understand the difference between offering, in return for a candidate's agreement to drop out of a race, a big federal job with its salary and perks, versus offering to support someone's...
  • An Uncomfortable Robert Gibbs Refuses to Answer Questions on Sestak Job Offer - Video

    05/20/2010 6:26:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 703+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refusing to answer a question as to whether Rep. Joe Sestak was offered a job by the Obama Administration in order to get him to drop his run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania against Sen. Arlen Specter. Gibbs hemed and hawed, but would not really give an answer.
  • To Russia, with Love

    05/11/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published April 01, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    Given Russia's reputation for excessive bureaucracy, it's only right that a company would exist to help businesspeople to set up, find the right translators, and also provide the right legal guidance to navigate the Byzantine direction of Russia's business bureaucracy. Center of Economic Planning consists of a professional team of skilled translators, auditors and IT specialists who will also not just help foreign businesses, but also help native Russians build their businesses.
  • Government Attorney in L.A. Is Convicted of Taking Bribes from llegal Immigrants [$177k In Safe]

    04/21/2010 8:59:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 473+ views
    LATimes ^ | April 21st 2010 | Anna Gorman
    Government Attorney in L.A. Is Convicted of Taking Bribes from llegal Immigrants Constantine Kallas, assistant chief counsel with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, accepted bribes of as much as $20,000 in exchange for helping get benefits for illegal immigrants. Anna Gorman April 21, 2010 A government attorney who posed as an immigration judge and accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from illegal immigrants was convicted Tuesday in Los Angeles of federal corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office said. A U.S. District Court jury found Constantine Peter Kallas, assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office...
  • Tax Tip: IRS states that Bribes Must Be Counted as Income

    04/10/2010 10:22:50 PM PDT · by bsf2009 · 28 replies · 737+ views
    IRS Publication 525 Contents Cat. No. 15047D ^ | 2009 | Internal Revenue Service
    See page 31: "Bribes. If you receive a bribe, include it in your income." How long has this been in the IRS code?
  • Cost of Bribes More Than Doubles in ’09

    03/26/2010 8:04:21 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 2 replies · 158+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 3-20-10 | By Alex Anishyuk
    The average cost of a bribe more than doubled last year, the Interior Ministry's economic safety department said Thursday, although experts say the figures may be on the low side. The cost of an average bribe last year reached more than 23,000 rubles ($780), up from 9,000 rubles in 2008, the department said in a statement posted on its web site. The ministry registered 7,856 cases of bribery involving state agencies in 2009, an increase of 10.2 percent from the year before. Of those cases, a total of 2,351 people were prosecuted for corruption last year, a rise of 14.9...

    03/21/2010 5:40:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies · 2,693+ views
    Congressman Bart Stupak ^ | March 19, 2010 | Michelle Begnoche
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. “This federal funding will help these airports better provide critical services to communities in northern Michigan,” Stupak said. “I am pleased the FAA has made this investment in our local airports and the individuals and businesses they serve.” Alpena County Regional Airport received a grant of $85,500 to acquire friction measuring equipment, specifically a decelermeter and tow vehicle, to replace equipment that has...
  • Bribing the health care Dem stragglers with promise of Presidential EO power

    03/21/2010 11:38:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 335+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-20-10 | Mataharley
    It's almost a laugh, watching desperate Dems scratch, claw and make sundry last minute back room deals to push O'health care over the top today. I say a laugh because the reality is this.... as of this AM, the verbal media reporting (that's a caveat emptor all on it's own...) is that Pelosi is likely to bypass using a Resolution for a rule change, and having the House Dems vote to accept the Senate version of HR 3590, passed Dec 24th. Following that, they vote on a reconciliation bill. However that reconciliation bill has to also be accepted by the...
  • DEAL WATCH: Boyd a “Yes” Vote on Gov’t Healthcare Takeover After His Forest Bill Passes House

    03/20/2010 10:53:11 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies · 522+ views
    NRCC ^ | March 20, 2010 | NRCC
    Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats? With a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare expected tomorrow, Rep. Alan Boyd (D-FL) finally got off the fence and announced yesterday that he would vote “yes” for the bill. Boyd’s announcement came just days after one of his pet bills passed the House. Boyd is the sponsor of a bill, the Florida National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2009 (H.R. 3954). The bill languished in committee after being introduced in October 2009. Suddenly, though, it received a vote Thursday in the...
  • Joe Sestak Just Confirmed White House Offered Him a Job

    03/20/2010 7:34:56 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 45 replies · 1,624+ views ^ | 03/20/2010 | freeamerica
    Did anyone just hear Sestak confirm that the white house offered him a job to step down last summer on Cavuto? Did he just admit to a federal crime?
  • More Deals In: Health Care Bill Gives Special Treatment (The bribes still coming in)

    03/20/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies · 1,048+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/19/2010 | ap
    Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would be allowed...
  • Code Red Moves Cardoza and Costa to "Yes" votes on Gov't Healthcare Takeover After Water Deal

    03/18/2010 5:25:42 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 14 replies · 542+ views
    Is This Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats? As a vote approaches on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare, Code Red is now considering two supposedly “undecided” California Democrats, Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, to now be “yes” votes. The U.S. Department of Interior announced yesterday that it is increasing water allocations for the Central Valley of California, a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water and as a result unemployment has soared. Not surprisingly, Cardoza and Costa had...
  • The Slaughter Solution: The Metamorphosis of The American Republic Into Government By Fiat

    03/14/2010 1:34:49 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 70 replies · 1,933+ views
    NewsReal ^ | MARCH 14 | LIZ BLAINE
    A very dangerous act is being attempted by the Left to secure their rule over the American people and transform the legislative process from a Constitutional Republic to a government by fiat. Today on Fox News Sunday, Democratic leader Rep. Chris Van Hollen admitted Democrats intend to use the unconstitutional “Slaughter Rule” as a solution to ram nationalized health care through Congress without majority vote and in defiance to the will of the American people. The Slaughter rule would declare that the House of Representatives “deems” the Senate health care bill “passed” by the House. House members would have to...
  • Two MC Say That If Administration Offered Sestak Job to Drop Senate Race It Could Be a Crime

    03/13/2010 5:01:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 37 replies · 1,159+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/12/2010 | Fred Lucas
    Washington ( – Two members of Congress said this week that someone in the White House may have committed a crime if they offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) an administration job in exchange for him not running in Pennsylvania’s Democratic senate primary against Sen. Arlen Specter, an allegation that Sestak said was true. Meanwhile, despite several media inquiries over the last few weeks and the comgressmens’ statments, the White House continues to withhold comment on the matter. Sestak’s opponent in the primary, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government...
  • Issa raises questions on Sestak allegations

    03/10/2010 2:17:27 PM PST · by maggief · 13 replies · 503+ views
    Politico ^ | March 10, 2010 | JAKE SHERMAN
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee says the Obama administration may have broken the law by offering Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) a job in order to persuade him not to mount a primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter. Sestak has said that the administration offered him a high-ranking government job if he’d stay out of the race. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has been asked repeatedly about the accusation in recent weeks but so far has neither confirmed nor denied that a job was offered. But in a letter to White House general Counsel...
  • Monica Conyers, wife of Detroit congressman, faces sentence for bribery scheme in sludge deal

    03/10/2010 8:00:24 AM PST · by cajuncow · 27 replies · 980+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-10-10 | Associated Press
    DETROIT (Associated Press) -- The most prominent person caught in an corruption investigation in Detroit is returning to court to be sentenced in a bribery scheme involving a city sludge contract. Ex-councilwoman Monica Conyers pleaded guilty last summer to conspiracy and admitted taking cash in exchange for supporting a Houston company, Synagro Technologies. The contract passed by one vote in 2007.