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  • Democrat: Republicans putting Lynch at 'back of the bus'

    03/18/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/15 | ERICA WERNER
    The second-ranking Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republicans of putting the president's attorney general nominee "in the back of the bus" by delaying her confirmation. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois made the comment on the Senate floor as he criticized the GOP over its handling of Loretta Lynch's nomination. She would become the nation's first black female attorney general, replacing Eric Holder, the first African-American in the job.
  • The Chicago Dictionary, Volume Four

    05/25/2014 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 25, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Definitions of words and idioms that mean something else in Illinois; posted as a public service to the consumers of news: ASIAN CARP: A destructive monster that devours everything in its path, and is therefore a terrible threat to its rival, the state government. AUTUMN: The hour or two in which summer gives way to winter. BAIL BOND: The criminal promises to pay if he doesn’t show up for trial, and the city promises to look the other way while he commits more crimes until then. BIKE ROUTE: Adding 20% to the cost of building a road, increasing the danger...
  • Now All Can See Why Obama & Christie Get Along SO Damn Well!

    01/09/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Both the same kind of unprincipled, vengeful,  mafioso-mentality thug that should never  be allowed anywhere near the levers of power... If we as constitutional conservatives somehow allow a Chris Christie nomination to become reality in 2016 after this latest scandal, then shame on us- the GOP Establishment golden boy's aides have been caught red-handed ordering bridge lanes closed for four days, creating traffic snarls  -and causing at least one death via ambulance delay- for no other reason than retaliation against a whole town (Fort Lee, NJ) because their Dem mayor (who Christie staffers referred to as 'that little Serbian') refused to endorse his...
  • Did Mooch Screw the Pooch? College Classmate’s Company Built

    10/26/2013 9:07:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/26/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    In mid-October The Washington Examiner reported that Federal Officials only considered one firm to build the epic fail now known as When that story broke you had to suspect that someone probably had a kickback coming. Richard Pollock reported on October 13th: Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut. Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI...
  • Obama Instructs Federal Workers To ‘Make Life As Difficult For Americans As They Can’

    10/04/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-4-2013 | Andrea Ryan
    Our President has no morals. With great ease, Obama and his Democratic minions are issuing orders to their public worker soldiers to make the lives of every American as torturously difficult as possible…to score cheap political points against the GOP “faction.” A Park Service ranger spoke out against what he called “disgusting” tactics. “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” Via Drudge, The Washington Times reports, The games politicians play: Barack Obama...
  • Democrat Economics Work Great if You're: 1) In Congress; or 2) Aren't Human

    09/01/2013 3:31:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Don wrote: Just how many vacation days did President George W. Bush take during his reign? - Obama on Vacation: The $28,429,533.47 Man Dear Comrade Don, George W. Bush took vacations either at his own home in Texas or at his parents’ place in Kennebunkport. That’s not the same thing as flying off to South Africa on safari or touring Brazil or hanging at Martha’s Vineyard. It’d be nice to see the Obamas go back to Illinois, back to Hyde Park for a vacation, and hey, it would lower their carbon footprint too. But when exactly have liberals been a...
  • Pentagon awards US$7 billion of solar contracts

    08/28/2013 10:41:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | 28 August 2013 | By John Parnell
    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded US$7 billion of contracts to 22 companies for the right to develop and sell solar energy to the US Army. The winning companies include Gehrlicher US, Siemens and Sunpower. Once projects are developed it is understood winning companies will bid against eachother to supply solar power with the remainder of the ring-fenced US$7 billion available for purchasing. The “multiple-vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, non-option, non-multi-year contracts” are specifically to be used for solar power. The projects will be developed on land owned or under the jurisdiction of the DoD.
  • Noonan: A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal

    07/19/2013 4:58:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | Peggy Noonan
    The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel. That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused, frequently off-point congressional hearing in which some members seemed to have accidentally woken up in the middle of a committee room, some seemed unaware of the implications of what their investigators had uncovered, one pretended that the investigation should end if IRS workers couldn't say the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes, and one seemed...
  • Did IRS Target Homebuliders on Behalf of Mobbed-Up Union?

    06/04/2013 5:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    In the fall of 2011 the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) submitted Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service following an announcement that the administration was investigating homebuilders in an attempt to bolster union membership at the expense of housing sector jobs. “In a letter [from the Labor Department] cited by The [Wall Street] Journal,” wrote Crain’s Detroit at the time “homebuilders were asked to immediately turn over the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, pay rates and hours worked for all employees over the past two years. The letter from the Labor...
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Grand Jury threatens to expose police/mayoral cover-up of manslaughter in Chicago

    01/03/2013 9:20:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/3/12 | Doug Book
    In March, Coach is Right published a story of official cover-up and falsification of witness testimony involved in the 2004 death of David Koschman at the hands of Richard Vanecko, nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. After 8 years, that story has finally come to a head. In the early morning hours of April 25th 2004, Koschman and three friends bumped into someone from a group which had been visiting the bars in downtown Chicago. A moment later, a member of that party struck Koschman, driving his head into the street causing brain damage from which the young man...
  • Was the attack on Benghazi an "October Surprise" gone bad?

    10/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 114 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 October 2012 | Jeff Head
    Folks, is it possible that the gruesome murder of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally the beginnings of an October surprize gone horribly awry? I believe that somehow, because of all the unanswered questions there...because of the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and continued to cover it up well past all rational thinking would indicate that they were doing ss...and because of just common sense questions, questions like: Why were new security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that left a 40ft...
  • Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up deal’ with CNN moderator Crowley

    10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, ( - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley’s performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney’s statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term “act of terror” the day after the attack, but in reference...
  • How Much of Obama's $181 Million September Haul Was Illegal?

    10/08/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    The Obama campaign released news on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend, that it had raised a massive $181 million in September. It's a staggering sum heading into the final month of campaigning. It almost equals his fundraising for July and August combined. But details about Obama's fundraising windfall and a new report this morning from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) raise troubling questions. Specifically, how much of this fundraising was illegal? GAI found that Obama's donation page doesn't use any industry-standanard card security measures. ...It isn't an oversight but a conscious decision to not use CVV security. In fact,...
  • Gingrich Divorce Papers Magically Appear In Media Hands (Sealed records)

    12/27/2011 9:06:53 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Hayward
    To this day, Barack Hussein Obama remains a man of mystery. Copious amounts of documentation from his early life and academic career have never been released. It took years of pressure, plus Donald Trump as the ringmaster of a media circus, just to see his birth certificate. When the L.A. Times obtained a potentially embarrassing videotape of Obama laughing it up at a party for Arafat minion Rashid Khalidi, the paper pursed its lips and fastidiously hid the tape from public view. Their newspaper account of the part didn’t even mention that domestic terrorist Friends of Obama Bill Ayers and...
  • Rogue trader in $38.6 billion 'green jobs' fraud

    A rogue trader at one of the world's largest banks (USA Inc., second in economic power only to China Inc.) has been exposed as the biggest fraudster in the history of mankind. The fraud – conservatively estimated at $38.6 billion, though others believe it could be at least 20 times bigger once his secret trading accounts in a file mysteriously marked "Stimulus Package" are fully investigated – comfortably exceeds the paltry $2.3 billion losses run up by UBS trader Kweku Adoboli. Though full details of the Uber Rogue Trader – known only by his initials B.O. – have yet to...
  • Shelton's Testimony: FCC Approved LightSquared is a significant problem for ALL GPS users

    09/17/2011 9:10:30 PM PDT · by dickmc · 70 replies
    Department of the Air Force (via GPS World) ^ | September 15, 2011 | General Shelton
    “GPS receivers were quite purposefully designed to operate in a portion of the radio frequency spectrum deliberately maintained as a “quiet neighborhood,” with neighboring frequencies primarily occupied by signals of comparable power levels, all based on widely accepted understanding of previous FCC rules and intent. The proposed LightSquared transmitters will produce received signal strengths five billion times stronger than the GPS received signal.” "Some have suggested GPS equipment can be redesigned for greater filtering to mitigate the interference, but even if this is possible, we believe it would involve substantial financial cost and likely degrade the accuracy of high performance...
  • Why Obama Should Be Re-Elected

    08/01/2011 5:58:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/1/2011 | Frank J. Fleming
    I think we really have a winner as president, don’t you? Barack Obama has been doing a great job running the country, always out there doing… stuff. Lots of stuff. Big stuff. President stuff. We’re lucky we have this guy, and it should be an easy decision to keep him around for another four years. Now, there are people who say Obama has done an awful job. They go on and on about how he has no idea what he’s doing in the Middle East and cite all these statistics that show how bad the economy is, and it’s all...
  • Obama Associates Cover Up Sex Abuse of Black Kids in Chicago [DOCUMENT LEAK INCLUDED]

    04/04/2011 6:43:27 PM PDT · by Laurentius · 220 replies · 1+ views
    Original to Free Republic | April 4, 2011 | Laurentius
    Chicago Democrats with close ties to Barack Obama have been implicated in a massive cover-up of sexual abuse and human trafficking (1) targeting black children in poor neighborhoods. The allegations have emerged from a series of lawsuits brought by abuse victims and their families. The crimes span a period of at least 40 years, and involve torture, kidnapping, gang rape and sexual enslavement of hundreds of African-American children. Through the years, victims coming forward to report these crimes have faced harassment and threats from private investigators (2) and city police. (3) These abuses unfolded during the long reign of the...
  • What's an election without talk of the mob? (Chicago Way)

    03/22/2011 11:07:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3-20-11 | John Kass
    Once upon a time in Chicago, a prominent Northwest Side political boss from the 36th Ward was asked about the connection between the Outfit and politics. "What does that mean, 'mob associated'?" asked then-state Sen. James A. DeLeo, D-How You Doin? "In the year 2001, is there really a mob in Chicago?" So much has happened since then, including that little trial called the Family Secrets case. Outfit bosses went to prison for life. Mysterious mob hits were solved. And political figures — including guys from the 36th Ward — cringed as their names were mentioned in testimony, though they...
  • Obama jokes about birthers at fundraiser; 'birther bill' gets killed in New Hampshire

    03/14/2011 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies ^ | March 10th 2011, 1:16 PM | Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    President Obama is laughing off lingering doubts about his birth certificate. The commander-in-chief cracked wise at a fund-raiser in Boston, poking fun at the so-called "birther" movement, which insists he is not a natural-born citizen. "There's no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground," he said Tuesday. "Now, there are going to be times where we can't. I was born in Hawaii. What can I say? I mean, I just ... I can't change those facts."
  • New Hampshire eligibility bill, Georgia bill, Military judge, Justice Dept., Protecting Obama

    03/14/2011 9:39:15 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    Citizen Wells News ^ | March 13, 2011 | Citizenwells
    “Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans “Live free or die.”…New Hampshire state motto The mainstream media and the US Justice Department have been protecting Obama since 2008. In the LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial last year, Judge Denise Lind addressed the opening up of evidence about Obama’s eligibility in this manner: “opening up such evidence could be an “embarrassment” to the president.” An embarassment means that he is not president. More states are addresing the issue of...
  • Is Obama Bribing the States on Eligibility?

    03/12/2011 9:54:29 PM PST · by thecodont · 83 replies
    drkatesview ^ | March 11, 2011 | drkate
    Continuing to thwart the United States Constitution and the people’s will, the Obama-Jarrett administration appears to be bribing the states considering eligibility legislation. Already Georgia* and New Hampshire’s eligibility bills will be postponed to 2013, clearly to protect Obama. And although there are signs of improvement in the language of the Arizona bill, what do you want to bet that will be postponed too? The way the bribe is being set up only reinforces our own research that Congress is engaged in the cover up of the usurpation. The goal is to reduce or threaten federal funding for key infrastructure...
  • The president's right-hand woman

    02/23/2011 8:41:41 AM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 19, 2011 | Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON--It was all in a recent day's work for Valerie Jarrett. She reassured Jewish leaders about White House strategy on Egypt, helped the First Lady sync her spring agenda with her husband's, ushered a former Fed chairman into the Oval Office, soothed Rev. Al Sharpton's concerns about education policy and took a stroll with President Obama across Lafayette Park to patch things up with some irritated CEOs. The schedule illustrates why no one else in the White House now has a range of responsibilities equal to Jarrett's. When Obama took office she was the least seen of his four senior...
  • Rush: Obama’s Organizing for America Funneling Protesters Into Wisconsin

    02/18/2011 8:27:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/18/11 | merideth jessup
    As Wisconsin union workers continue to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, Organizing for America — the Democratic National Committee’s campaign arm housed at — is “mobilizing to defend Wisconsin‘s public employees’ right to organize.” During his Wednesday broadcast, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh condemned the outspoken protesters for shutting down the work of democratically elected representatives doing the “people’s business.” Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, OFA has also started to mobilize its army of followers in Ohio and Indiana where measures similar to Gov. Walker’s are taking shape. On Thursday, an estimated crowd of more than...
  • Team Obama 2012 setting up in city (Chicago - new DNC exec dir is SEIU/ACORN thug Gaspard)

    01/23/2011 10:34:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 1/21/11 | LYNN SWEET
    Team Obama 2012 setting up in cityBy LYNN SWEET Jan 21, 2011 05:09AM WASHINGTON — President Obama’s team made it official on Thursday: his 2012 re-election campaign will be based in Chicago and will formally kick off in March or April. White House Social Secretary Julianna Smoot will step down to become a deputy campaign manager. Obama headquartered his 2008 national campaign from a high-rise at 233 N. Michigan Ave., an ideal location at the time since Obama was an Illinois senator living in Chicago and his top adviser — David Axelrod — and his finance chair — Penny Pritzker...
  • Carol Moseley Braun kicks off campaign for mayor

    11/21/2010 5:03:16 PM PST · by STONEWALLS · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 20, 2010 | By John Chase, Tribune reporter
    Seizing on a message she used two decades ago in her historic run for the U.S. Senate, Carol Moseley Braun announced Saturday she was running for Chicago mayor to be a voice for the unheard and an advocate for the underrepresented. "This great city can't survive if some Chicagoans are treated like second class citizens," Braun told about 150 supporters gathered outside on the chilly morning at Northerly Island along the lakefront. "This city must continue to grow with the support of and inclusion of every neighborhood, every community." After filing signature petitions last week to run for mayor, Braun's...
  • Thug Schakowsky Teaches How To Bully Citizens Into Voting!

    10/22/2010 6:26:19 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 14 replies ^ | October 22, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    I honestly had never heard of Rep Schakowsky (D-IL) before several weeks ago when she disgustingly denounced the Constitution for the first time in a talk radio interview. Now it seems that I see and hear her everywhere and each time it’s the equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard to my oh-so-sensitive eardrums. We all know that Chicago politics is a thug-machine. It’s given us such classy politicians as Blagojevich, Rahm Emanuel, The Obama’s and Schakowsky. In this clip she speaks in front of a rowdy crowd and teaches them how to bully people into voting, as she shrieks: “All...
  • In Search of Enemies

    10/12/2010 4:15:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | October 11, 2010 | John J. Pitney Jr.
    Just three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are still searching for demons. Why? Richard Nixon once explained: “Politics is battle, and the best way to fire up your troops is to rally them against a visible opponent on the other side of the field. If a loyal supporter will fight hard for you, he will fight twice as hard against your enemies.” President Obama has long heeded this advice. His early political training came from disciples of Saul Alinsky, who also taught about the value of villains. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he fired up his supporters against President Bush....
  • Teachers union gets a pass on ObamaCare rule

    10/08/2010 3:55:32 PM PDT · by opentalk · 29 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | October 8, 2010 | CHARLES HURT, YOAV GONEN
    The United Federation of Teachers -- one of President Obama's key political backers -- is the biggest beneficiary of a White House sweetheart deal that will exempt certain outfits from complying with new health-care rules, officials revealed yesterday. The quietly approved federal waivers for 30 companies, health insurers, unions and other groups across the country means the UFT doesn't have to gradually phase out caps on annual health coverage like everyone else. The UFT was concerned that could have been a major financial hit on the union. The one-year waiver, approved last month by the Department of Health and Human...
  • All in the Chicago Family

    08/09/2010 4:52:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | 8-9-10 | Rich Trzupek
    Among the more appealing messages that Barack Obama campaigned on in 2008 was his promise to change the culture in Washington and usher in a new era of openness and honesty in government. It was the sort of message that still resonates with an increasingly cynical electorate that is, as Obama’s handlers recognized, fed up with the corruption, hidden agendas and back-room deals that characterize life within the beltway. Voters hoped that this fresh face, so full of earnest enthusiasm and idealistic vision, could be the one to usher in a new era.Almost two years after that historic election, more...
  • Obama's Coffee House Loophole

    06/30/2010 4:34:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 30, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama is finally uniting the left and the right -- in joint opposition to his administration's chronic sabotage of transparency and public disclosure rules. It won't be long before liberals disillusioned by Dear Leader's reveal-as-we-say-not-as-we-conceal policies link arms with me and join in on my 2-year-old chant: Obama lied, transparency died. Watchdog groups and Republicans on Capitol Hill want an investigation into hundreds of White House meetings with corporate lobbyists at D.C. coffee houses. K Street influence peddlers told The New York Times last week that they've met routinely with Team Obama officials over the past 18 months to...
  • Obama trial aka Blago trial, Obama quid pro quo, Obama senate seat,...SEIU negotiates

    06/27/2010 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Citizen Wells ^ | June 27, 2010
    Obama trial aka Blagojevich trial, Obama quid pro quo, Obama senate seat, SEIU negotiates for Obama, Valerie Jarrett This audio exerpt from a Blagojevich wiretap dated November 7, 2008 has it all. It indicts Obama and Blagojevich in a quid pro quo, classic Chicago pay to play scheme to sell Obama’s old senate seat. It reveals that Obama used SEIU major players Andy Stern and Tom Balanoff to negotiate with Blagojevich. It also reveals that Obama wants Valerie Jarrett, no stranger to pay to pay politics, to get the senate seat. BLAGOJEVICH To get a sense of where I was....
  • Day 68: Why isn’t the A-Whale in the Gulf yet?

    06/27/2010 11:58:29 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/27/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The A-Whale bills itself as the largest open-water oil skimmer in the world, and it’s at least very impressive. Originally an oil and ore tanker, the ship’s owners recently refitted the ship to do exactly the kind of work that the US so desperately needs in the Gulf of Mexico, and to do it on a vastly larger scale than current operations can handle. According to the ship’s project manager, the entire American effort in 66 days has skimmed off 600,000 barrels of oil. The ship’s owners claim that A-Whale can skim 500,000 barrels a day. So where is the...
  • Blago calls Obama ‘hen-pecked’ by Michelle

    06/23/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Tribune blog ^ | Wednesday June 23,2010 | Bob Secter
    hen·peck (hnpk) tr.v. hen·pecked * To dominate or harass (one's husband) with persistent nagging. - of a man continually harassed or tormented by the persistent nagging of a woman (esp his wife) Rod Blagojevich is not exactly emerging as a shining example of enlightened feminist-friendly rhetoric in the undercover recordings being played at his trial this afternoon. An example is a conversation he held with chief of staff John Harris on Nov. 7, 2008, in which the two were still discussing Blagojevich’s plans to swap a Senate appointment for a post in the Obama administration or some high-paying job in...
  • Oil Palace gets another Health District notice (Palin event under attack)

    06/22/2010 6:33:21 PM PDT · by mnehring · 26 replies
    TYLER --- A lawyer is now involved in a dispute between the Oil Palace and the Health District, after weeks of notices and the possibility the venue could be shut down. Oil Palace owners say, if they want a legal fight, they'll give them one. It all started a couple of months ago when Glenn Beck came to town. Oil Palace owners say the water was mysteriously turned off. NETP Health District workers came by with an order to shut them down. Once the water was turned back on, the owners decided to go on with the Beck appearance. They...
  • Former watchdog Walpin loses suit over firing

    06/18/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | June 18, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal agency inspector general fired last year by President Barack Obama amid claims of bizarre and incompetent behavior, Gerald Walpin, has lost the first round in his legal bid to win back his job.On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Roberts threw out a lawsuit Walpin brought in an attempt to be restored to his position at the Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs Americorps and other programs. Walpin has claimed that his firing was political retaliation for his opposition to wasteful spending by the agency and for his aggressive investigation of a friend of Obama, Sacramento Mayor and former...
  • Explanation of White House 'job offer' energizes doubters

    05/29/2010 12:51:17 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 57 replies · 1,204+ views ^ | 5/29/2010 | By Bob Unruh
    White House lawyer Robert Bauer's statement today on the "job offer" to Rep. Joe Sestak carefully explained it was really only an unpaid advisory position that would allow Sestak to stay in his U.S. House seat representing Pennsylvania. But the words did nothing to remove critics' doubts, and one commenter on the blog of conservative columnist Michelle Malkin may have touched a nerve when he wrote, "When you are telling the truth you do not have to prepare a response. The truth does not have to be manipulated. It does not have to be reviewed by attorneys. It does not...
  • Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

    05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 35 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that. In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated, Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a...
  • Kagan hired Obama man who wants to censor Net

    05/19/2010 7:36:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 540+ views
    WND ^ | May 18, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    It was President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, who hired radical regulatory czar Cass Sunstein as a Harvard law professor. Sunstein, like Kagan, has advocated extraordinary restrictions on speech and expressed extreme views on other topics. In February 2008, Kagan, as dean of Harvard Law School, announced the arrival at Harvard of Sunstein, then a longtime University of Chicago scholar. Kagan called Sunstein "the preeminent legal scholar of our time."
  • Metra boss Phil Pagano's suicide a repeating pageant for Illinois

    05/11/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 670+ views
    chicago Tribune ^ | May 9, 2010 | John Kass
    When politicos play musical chairs in Illinois, what happens after the music stops and there's no safe place to sit? There have been four dead in recent years, unrelated cases of suicide, different except for the acts of the common pageant: The corruption investigators call. The music ends abruptly. Two were done in by guns, one on a beach, the other under a bridge. A third was by pills in a construction trailer. The fourth came Friday morning during rush hour, announced by that body under that white sheet on the Metra tracks in McHenry County. ...In his pocket was...
  • Regime Puts Boot on BP's Neck

    05/03/2010 6:47:33 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 13 replies · 835+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    GIBBS: I'm not sure the president can alter the pace of drilling in the Atlantic -- I mean in the Gulf, I'm sorry. We're -- I used this phrase yesterday, as Secretary Salazar used this phrase and that is we're going to do what we have to do, we will keep our, as Secretary Salazar said, our boot on the throat of BP to ensure that they're doing all that is necessary while we do all that is humanly possible. RUSH: We're going to keep the boot on the throat of BP to make sure they're doing all that's necessary....
  • The smell coming out of the White House

    04/08/2010 7:07:24 AM PDT · by usalady · 11 replies · 799+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | Martha
    Anyone familiar with Chicago knows that there are things that clings to those who move into a new environment. It is hard for politicians to get rid of the smell of corruption and the old stock yards.
  • Barack Obama's Birth Certificate: Researcher Says Issue Not Resolved Despite Media Dismissal

    04/07/2010 11:05:05 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 25 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Andy Martin
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Andy Martin is an author, Internet columnist and media critic.* Martin is currently promoting his best-selling book, "Obama: The Man Behind The Mask" and promoting his new Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai’i years." Martin is Executive Editor and publisher of Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York. Why Obama’s Personal History Still Matters: Barack Obama has been in the White House for over a year, but his past remains a mystery to the American people....
  • Statistical Analysis Shows Stimulus Dollars Were Distributed Based on Politics

    03/31/2010 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 465+ views
    The Lid/George Mason U ^ | 4/1/2010 | The Lid
    While there have been rumors to this effect, this particular analysis is unique in the fact that it uses traditional statical norms to analyze which congressional district got how much funding from the stimulus plan and whether or not that allocation was politically motivated. Veronique de Rugy of George Mason University used stimulus data from and economic and political data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau,, to compile a series of facts about stimulus spending. What she discovered to high degree of statistical confidence that districts with Democratic congressmen revived significantly more stimulus cash and...
  • Meet Another One of Harry Reid’s “Rent-a-Thugs”: (bus egger)

    03/31/2010 9:14:10 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 21 replies · 1,507+ views ^ | 3/31/10 | Larry O'Connor
    When thousands of peaceful, Tea Party protestors came to Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nev. last Saturday, you would have thought that the favorite son of this hardscrabble, mining town would garner tons of local support. Not so. Members of IBEW Local 357 were called to action to agitate the crowd and, as we’ve previously shown, to hurl eggs at the busses carrying them.
  • Dems send late-night letters challenging CEOs who talked health-care costs

    03/28/2010 8:20:02 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 71 replies · 1,999+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/28/10 | Staff
    There Will Be No Dissent: Dems to grill CEOs who warned of health bill's costs. In letters sent late Saturday night, Representative Henry Waxman called on the chief executive officers of AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Caterpillar Inc. and Deere & Co. to provide evidence to support costs they said will result from the recently passed health-care reform bill. (READ WAXMAN’S SATURDAY NIGHT LETTERS HERE & HERE) Waxman has also requested access to the companies’ internal documents, which one committee Republican says is “an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats’ flawed health-care reform legislation.” In the letter...
  • Arne's List: A World Of Privilege

    03/24/2010 5:01:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 291+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Education Secretary Arne Duncan taught us Orwell this week, showing how some are more equal than others with his VIP list for admission to Chicago's best schools. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. Duncan, hailed as a miracle-working reformer in the Chicago school system he once led, didn't quite persuade that city's well-connected elites of the value of his reforms, given the number who sought placement in the district's better schools. Duncan insists it was just an appeals list on which parents could place kids who didn't make it into the schools they wanted. He says that he didn't do...
  • Two retiring Tennessee Democrats to get government jobs for Yes on ObamaCARE vote!

    03/19/2010 8:48:06 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | March 18,2010 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    Well lookie here. Rumor is, two retiring Tennessee Democrats who suddenly will vote for ObamaCARE are getting cushy government jobs after they retire from the House. According to Human Events, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) has been promised the job of NASA administrator in exchange for his vote, and Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.), another retiring Democrat, has been promised an appointment as U.S. Ambassador to NATO in exchange for his vote! Buying the Blue Dog Democrats? Both voted against passage of the House bill back in November.
  • Dennis Kucinich Sells Out His Principles on Obamacare For Frequent Flyer Miles

    03/17/2010 11:06:29 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 45 replies · 924+ views
    What do principles matter if you get to fly on Air Force One with President Obama? Senators Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu needed millions of dollars to throw out their principles. Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio only needed a joy ride. I hope the guy at least got to meet the pilot and take home a pair of tiny wings for his jacket. Kucinich has vehemently attacked Obamacare since it first appeared to have no universal coverage. The Congressman has passionately pursued universal, single-payer health care since he’s been in office. It is his big issues (besides being a complete...