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  • Priorities USA set to join 2016 fray with new leadership

    01/10/2014 7:58:21 AM PST · by Excellence · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2014 | Matea Gold
    Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new leadership team Friday that will begin refashioning the group to serve as an ally for Hillary Rodham Clinton if she jumps in the 2016 race. The personnel changes come as Priorities seeks to position itself as the main advertising vehicle to support a Clinton candidacy, a move sought by Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who helped provide the super PAC with its initial seed money in 2011.
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • The Office of Public Engagement’s Secret Participation at Convention of College Democrats

    10/01/2009 4:14:13 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 1 replies · 322+ views
    VerumSerum ^ | Oct 1 2009 | Morgen
    I posted last week on how the White House, starting last May, organized a grassroots lobbying campaign with the arts community in support of ObamaCare. Yosi Sergant, a former White House staffer who had recently moved over to the National Endowment for the Arts, was ultimately scape-goated and lost his job. But there should be no doubt that the White House, through the Office of Public Engagement, was completely behind this entire effort. The White House continues to deny any wrongdoing, but after Sergant’s resignation ABC News reported that the Administration would be publishing new guidelines to avoid any further...
  • At Least 6 Federal Laws and Regulations Violated By the NEA Conference Call

    09/22/2009 2:16:03 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 30 replies · 1,134+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/22/09 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, I posted about the NEA conference call’s clear and obvious violations of the Anti-Lobbying Act (19 U.S. Code §1913), which explicitly provides: “No part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government, to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, or...
  • 'Artists' as Servants of Power

    09/21/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 598+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/2009 | James Taranto
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood is out today with new details on the National Endowment for the Arts scandal, including a full transcript and audio recording, as well as a CliffsNotes summary by John Nolte, of the notorious Aug. 10 conference call in which administration officials urged artists to help promote President Obama's legislative agenda. Formally, the call was led by Michael Skolnik, who is not a government employee. But Skolnik declares at the start of the call that he is acting on behalf of the administration:I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about...
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda

    09/21/2009 9:13:46 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 134 replies · 8,322+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/21/2009 | Patrick Courrielche
    Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?” The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable.
  • Report on White House Briefing On Art 12 May 200

    09/21/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies · 3,375+ views
    white house briefing ^ | 06/03/09 | White House
    ******************************************************* Introduction On May 12th, more than 60 artists and creative organizers engaged in civic participation, community development, education, social justice activism, and philanthropy came together for a White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. This meeting combined the interests of several groups addressing intersecting issues. All are interested in the power of the arts to build communities and create change. Arlene Goldbard requested a meeting with community cultural development practitioners and thinkers to talk about how the remarkable mobilizing power of community arts can be used by the Obama administration as a tool and a pathway...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Breitbart's Blockbuster to Break Tomorrow at Noon)

    09/20/2009 8:07:11 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 40 replies · 3,338+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9-20-09 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    This is it; the story we were speculating about today. Well, this is the "pre-story" and the rest breaks tomorrow at noon (don't know EST or PST) But, there is even a larger issue that hasn’t yet received much attention in the press. Among the Obama Administration officials on the call were Buffy Wicks, Office of Public Engagement and the lead White House official on the President’s Serve.Gov initiative to promote national service. Also on the call was Nell Abernathy, Director of Outreach for Serve.Gov. One of their mail goals on the call, it seems, was to encourage artists to...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Other Shoe)

    09/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by quegley · 53 replies · 4,800+ views
    www.bighollywood.brietbart.tv ^ | Sep 20th 2009 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywood’s Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other “rising artist and art community luminaries”: On Thursday August 6th, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to attend a conference call scheduled for Monday August 10th hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call would include “a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together to promote a more civically engaged America and celebrate how...
  • Breitbart Telegraphing His Next Punch? (Clues to Blockbuster Story Breaking This Week)

    09/20/2009 2:22:34 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 187 replies · 10,766+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | 9-20-09 | Ace
    Ace links to another blog, that speculates the Breitbart breaking story will be about NEA. From Patterico's Pontifications comes this: If I were a betting man, I’d be betting big that the upcoming bombshell will relate to the NEA. You read it here first. But I think Breitbart’s overarching target is even bigger than that: the national media as a whole. Just as the media was caught flatfooted by the ACORN scandal, so too will they be rocked back on their heels by the next bombshell. Kudos to Andrew Breitbart. He’s making it fun to be a conservative again.