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  • Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit ("Reverend" in Sex Tryst with FNC Pundit Tamara Holder)

    05/16/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    AIM ^ | May 16, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in...
  • Insurers must credit ObamaCare when giving new round of rebates, feds say

    05/13/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 5/13/12 | WSJ
    Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration's health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday.
  • Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign -- (Obama Hit List)

    05/12/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/12/2012 | Daniel Halper
    Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign Obama's enemies list is working Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,' took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney," Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported. Titled 'Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors,' the post accused the eight of being 'wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.' Mr. VanderSloot was one of the...
  • The Great China Crackup?

    04/30/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dan Blumenthal
    The blind, barefoot lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, imprisoned for exposing the morally repugnant practice of forced abortion and sterilization, just evaded one of the world’s most sophisticated state police. It’s a shrewd move: figuring out how to get a sick blind man from his house arrest to Beijing—a daring cat and mouse game between the Chinese police state and reformers. And it was apparently done not because Chen wants asylum: He and his inner gang of reformers see their chance to press for a more democratic political system. In other words, Chinese reformers believe the system is cracking. What matters for...
  • Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case

    04/21/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by traumer · 53 replies
    <p>Maywood, Ill. - Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.</p> <p>Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”</p>
  • Windy City Watchdog Robert Wiedrich Dies

    04/21/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Robert Wiedrich, "one of the original watchdog reporters who went after Chicago's corrupt politicians and mobsters," died at the age of 85 last Saturday as reported by Erin Meyer for the Chicago Tribune. Wiedrich was born to investigate wise guys and dirty cops. The veteran reporter from The Chicago Tribune recently published his memoir Windy City Watchdog, and his nose for news was evident even as a boy growing up during the depression on the Near North Side when Al Capone still ruled the town. He recounts as a kid watching a steady parade of men using a back staircase...
  • WHAT is Scytl & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned?

    04/10/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 57 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2012 | Ann-Marie Murrell
    Here’s another of those quiet, subtle, but very dangerous little stories that has somehow slipped past all the mainstream media outlets. The United States of America has a brand new private VOTE COUNTING company that the Obama administration has personally handpicked. The company is called Scytl and it is based in Michelle Obama’s most favorite vacation spot, Barcelona, Spain. Forget the fact that Barack is once again providing jobs for people in another country; there are much bigger fish to fry in this story.
  • Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

    04/03/2012 3:39:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 75 replies ^ | 3/29/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    The Talking Points Memo headline reads: “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional: "The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically...
  • With murders up 35%, McCarthy shakes up Chicago police brass

    03/30/2012 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/30/2012 | FRANK MAIN and FRAN SPIELMAN
    With Chicago suffering a 35 percent spike in murders this year, police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced a reshuffling of his command staff Friday, replacing commanders in five of the city’s 23 districts. McCarthy also promoted three supervisors to deputy chief positions. McCarthy said the changes were made to “strengthen the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence” and create a “more efficient departmental structure.
  • Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down

    03/29/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 260 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/28/2012 | sahil kapul
    A handful of Senate Democrats sought to assure doubtful liberals that the Supreme Court justices aren’t ready to strike down their crowning achievement, standing before cameras and mics Wednesday in front of the court. One warned that doing so would ruin the court’s credibility. “This court would not only have to stretch, it would have to abandon and completely overrule a lot of modern precedent, which would do grave damage to this court, in its credibility and power,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut. “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends...
  • Report: Secretary Duncan got $50K payout from Chicago schools

    02/03/2012 10:27:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/12 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a $50,000 payout in unused sick and vacation leave when he left his job as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools system to join the Obama administration. According to a new report by the watchdog group Better Government Association, the secretary was able to take advantage of department policy to covert unused, accrued benefits into a cash payout. Since 2006, Chicago's school system has paid $265 million to employees under this policy, with $227 million for sick days alone. The policy was put into place by the Chicago school board and predates Duncan, a...
  • BLACK-GOLD BLUES: Buffett's railroad winner from Keystone denial

    01/24/2012 12:10:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    WND (Bloomberg) ^ | 1/24/2012 | Staff
    'Whatever people bring to us, we're ready to haul' (BLOOMBERG) — Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. “Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an...
  • More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline (Warren Buffet owns BNSF Railroad)

    01/23/2012 9:20:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-20-12 | James MacPherson
    Rail shipments of North Dakota crude to increase with decision to block Keystone XL pipeline ### North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say. "Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service...
  • Obama Attempt to Bring Olympics to Chicago ["ethics waiver" to funnel Olympic racket $$ to cronies]

    01/17/2012 3:35:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    An organization that investigates and fights government corruption announced this week that it obtained records detailing costs associated with a trip made by President and Mrs. Obama and key members of the administration to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the expressed purpose of securing the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago. Expenses for the two-week trip appear to have far exceeded $467,175, in light of the fact that costs associated with the aircrafts ? two Boeing 747s and several Air Force cargo planes – have not been made available. According to the records obtained from the Obama Department of Defense (DOD),...
  • The Illustrated Results of Obama's "Community Organizing"

    01/15/2012 4:16:19 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    If I didn't know better, I'd think this was Beirut in the nineteen seventies. But, in reality, it's the current state of the housing for which Barack Obama claims responsibility as a "community organizer." It turns out the developers enriched by his government-funded subsidies did a heck of a lot better than the folks who once lived here. As a state senator, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a...
  • This just in: Barack Obama wins in '12 (John Kass-weary conservative)

    01/15/2012 11:42:46 AM PST · by STARWISE · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-15-12 | John Kass
    *snip* The reason he'll win? He knows who he is. And the Republican politicians don't know who they are. They've forgotten what they're about, or perhaps like some isolated tribe, they've lost the language necessary to explain it to themselves. Their voters know this and don't really believe them anymore. And that's why Obama will win. And the Republican establishment that seeks to unseat him? Their guy Mitt Romney calls himself a conservative. But he's really a John Kerry in Republican clothing, right down to the phony laugh, and his past flips and flops will haunt him in defeat. Shouldn't...
  • Now We Will See The Real Obama and it Will Get Ugly

    01/14/2012 6:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 2+ views ^ | January 14, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Bill Daley leaving the Obama administration was big news for ten minutes. But as my friend Streetwise Professor and I discussed on Twitter after the news broke, this really signals a big change in direction on how Obama will campaign. It’s going to get really ugly. How ugly? Think of the election cycle from 1796-1804. It will be that ugly. The culmination of those election cycles was a duel by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, with Hamilton losing his life after the gun battle.Both Hamilton and Jefferson manipulated the press of that time to scandalize the other side. Character assassination...
  • Paul, Santorum, Perry problems with Illinois petitions (may not be on ballots)

    01/12/2012 4:44:17 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON--GOP White House hopefuls Rick Perry and Ron Paul did not file correctly for the March 20 Illinois presidential primary "beauty contest," leaving them open to a challenge that could knock them off the ballot. Illinois law requires candidates to file using their home addresses. Paul, a Texas congressman used an address in Virgnia and Perry, the Texas governor used a post office box in Austin, Texas for an address. Newt Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer all filed the required 3,000 signatures. Jon Huntsman skipped Illlinois.
  • Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    01/09/2012 1:59:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Lynn Sweet
    Washington - When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois. And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home. And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama's best friends, had been recruited...
  • Officials: White House chief of staff resigning

    01/09/2012 11:36:55 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2012, 2:20 PM EST | BEN FELLER
    Two senior administration officials say the White House chief of staff, William Daley, is resigning. He's being replaced by Jacob Lew, the budget director. The change will be effective at the end of this month. President Barack Obama planned to announce it later Monday.