Keyword: chutzpah

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  • Stephanopoulos Actually Asks If It's 'Appropriate' for Ailes, Accused of Sexual Harassment,[Trunc]

    09/07/2016 11:01:58 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 21 replies
    Newbusters ^ | September 7, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Good Morning America Wednesday, ABC anchor, longtime Clinton Foundation donor and former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos grilled Trumps campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on a laundry list of topics before asking this embarrassingly obtuse question: Is it appropriate for Fox News Roger Ailes to advise Trump, after hes been accused of sexual harassment?
  • Law School Professors Wont Tolerate Intolerant Phrase All Lives Matter

    04/06/2016 8:23:49 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Apr 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    large number of faculty and law professors at American Universitys Washington College of Law are claiming that the phrase All Lives Matter is an act of intolerance.
  • Oh Dear – Mark Levin Accuses The Conservative Tree House of Antisemitism…

    02/13/2016 5:32:21 PM PST · by stilloftyhenight · 74 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/13/16 | sundance
    There is something very sad about watching a once heralded hero destroy his career credibility because he refuses to accept, acknowledge or admit his preferred candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, has some very serious and factual weaknesses. Today radio talk show host Mark Levin accuses this site of antisemitism. ~snip~ A ridiculous claim that is quickly noted and broadcast by Mediaite.
  • Jewish groups press Cruz to explain controversial backer

    02/11/2016 3:30:16 PM PST · by Tareli · 54 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 11, 2016 | Eric Cortellessa
    Republican hopeful touts endorsement of Mike Bickle, who seeks to convert the Jews and says God sent Hitler to hunt them. American Jewish groups have demanded that presidential hopeful Ted Cruz clarify his position on his provocative endorsement from an evangelical leader whose views on Jews are highly controversial.
  • Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

    02/08/2016 7:41:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | by Les Leopold
    Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered." It was not what they offered - it was what Team Hillary demanded. A review of her 2014 tax return posted on her website shows that $225,000 was her minimum fee. She received $225,000 for 34 of the 41 speeches listed on her tax return. Of the remaining 7 speeches, two were for 250,000 and the others for $265,000, $275,000, $285,000, $305,000 and $400,000. In total she received $9,680,000 for these speaking engagements in 2013. Carl...
  • WaPo: Why won't Clinton release the transcripts of those paid speeches? (cause they're unimportant)

    02/07/2016 12:47:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton had a chance to put to rest swirling questions about her paid speeches to groups such as Goldman Sachs during last week's final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. She pointedly refused to take it. [Snip] But why did Clinton respond that way? There's the possibility - though I think it's very remote - that Clinton simply wasn't expecting the question and didn't want to commit to anything in the moment. [Snip] Why not release them, then? ... My guess is that in the speeches, Clinton acknowledges her various friends and acquaintances at Goldman Sachs (and other...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Has 'Never, Ever' Let a Donor Influence Her Vote

    02/07/2016 12:31:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | JENNIFER HANSLER
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor. "I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding," she said. The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton's alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I'm happy to set this record straight and I really want to, once again, call out...
  • Surprise: Hillary Campaign Balks At Releasing Wall Street Speech Transcripts

    02/07/2016 11:52:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Vintage Hillary. As she fashions herself as a hardcore anti-Wall Street progressive in the midst of a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary, she's trying to explain away her six-figure speeches to major financial institutions, who also happen to be her generous campaign benefactors. At Thursday's (very low-rated) debate against Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton claimed that when she delivered these lucrative addresses, she spoke truth to power -- bravely warning about the subprime mortgage collapse prior to the 2008 financial crisis: Hillary Clinton discusses her speeches on Wall Street Given this alleged, evidence-free prescience, one might think that Mrs. Clinton would be eager to release...
  • Hillary Goldman Clinton

    02/07/2016 5:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Aside from "the establishment," there is no bigger boogeyman in the 2016 election than the dreaded "Goldman Sachs." "The establishment" is a bipartisan Freddie Krueger, haunting the dreams of people whose only knowledge of the term is an abstract notion spun by those selling something. Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, is a tangible company, a legal company, but perhaps more demonized on the left than anything this side of the Koch Brothers. If you're inclined to think "Wall Street" is robbing you blind, invoking Goldman Sacks is enough to make you grab a pitchfork. That's why its name has...
  • Lament of the Plutocrats (What Hillary said in Goldman speeches)

    02/06/2016 8:36:30 AM PST · by DCdude · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/2013 | Ben White
    On a recent afternoon, executives at Goldman Sachs invited a few hundred major investors to the Conrad Hotel in lower Manhattan. The bankers and their guests filed into a large room and turned their eyes to Hillary Clinton. But Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to...
  • $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

    02/06/2016 4:51:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Robert Yoon
    Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.
  • Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

    02/06/2016 4:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    AP News via ^ | February 5, 2016
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me." Just minutes later, she got tangled in a question about a part of her resume that is an enduring mystery. In the 18 months before launching her second presidential bid, Clinton gave nearly 100 paid speeches at banks, trade associations, charitable groups and private corporations. The appearances netted her $21.7 million - and voters very little information about what she was telling top corporations as she prepared for her 2016 campaign. What she said - or didn't say -...
  • Hillary Clinton accepted $675,000 for Wall Street speeches: ‘That's what they offered’

    02/04/2016 11:02:11 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 26 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 2/4 | Yahoo
    Hillary Clinton has a simple explanation for why she accepted $675,000 from Goldman Sachs to give three speeches after she was secretary of state. “That’s what they offered,” Clinton said during CNN’s town hall event in Derry, N.H., on Wednesday. “You know, every secretary of state that I know has done that.” The Democratic frontrunner was asked by moderator Anderson Cooper if taking such a large payment from a Wall Street bank in 2013 was an “error in judgment” considering she knew she’d be running for president in 2016. “Well, I didn’t know,” Clinton insisted. “To be honest, I wasn’t...
  • Hillary on huge speaking fees: “That’s what they offered”

    02/04/2016 9:26:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    By way of a disclaimer, I didn’t watch the Democrats’ town hall last night. (I’ve been sick since Tuesday, sorry.) It doesn’t sound like I missed much in terms of breaking news, new policy announcements or serious fumbles. In fact, the “biggest” moment of the night appears to have come from Hillary Clinton when Anderson Cooper took a swing at her out of left field, asking her why she had to accept all those huge speaking fees for the past several years. (Politico) Hillary Clinton gave no ground to Bernie Sanders over her progressive credentials at a televised forum...
  • Clinton defends Wall Street speaking fees: ‘That’s what they offered’

    02/04/2016 2:14:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night defended accepting huge speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, arguing that it won't influence the way she treats the banking industry. Speaking at CNN's Democratic presidential forum, anchor Anderson Cooper pressed Clinton on whether it had been a mistake for her to reel in more than $200,000 per speech for three speeches to the Wall Street giant. "Look, I made speeches to lots of groups. I told them what I thought. I answered questions," Clinton said. "But did you have to be paid $675,000?," Cooper asked. "Well I don't know," Clinton responded. "That's what they offered."...
  • How rich is Bernie Sanders?

    02/08/2016 7:50:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a short answer to the question: a lot richer than he admits. And the longer answer is even more interesting.  Writing at Doug Ross’s Director Blue, Cliff Kincaid explains: [former publisher of Campaigns & Elections Magazine James] O’Brien has analyzed the financial status of Sanders and his wife, including their financial disclosure report, and has concluded they have a net worth in the range of $1.2 to $1.5 million, not the $700,000 or less that is usually reported by the media. (snip) …his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, left her position as president of Burlington College under controversial circumstances and...
  • Ron Paul: Cruz 'owned by Goldman Sachs'

    02/05/2016 12:34:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 52 replies
    Former Rep. Ron Paul is lashing out at Ted Cruz, calling the GOP presidential contender too close to Wall Street. "People are liking Cruz. They think he's for the free market, and he's owned by Goldman Sachs," the former Texas lawmaker said on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Company," according to Politico. "I mean, he and [Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton] have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or [Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump] or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul added.
  • Bernie Sanders Appears on SNL; Speaks Against The One Percent

    02/07/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 7, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, playing a character named "Bernie Sanderswitzky" who was upset at a passenger on a sinking ship was attempting to hop the line for a lifeboat due to his higher economic status. "Sanderswitzky" said that he was not a socialist, rather that the policy was "democratic socialism," and that the difference between the two was "yuge."
  • Greenfield: Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz

    02/06/2016 3:41:10 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz February 4, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Bernie Sanders has a complicated history with Israel. Back in the 70s, he called for denying weapons to Israel before the Yom Kippur War. His voting record on Israel in the Senate was spotty at best. He called for "aggressive normalization" with the terror state of Iran at the Democratic debate. But defenders keep mentioning that he and his anti-Israel brother Larry, who is with the Green Party in the UK, spent time at a Kibbutz in Israel. When Bernie Sanders entered the race, there was a good...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz (and the utter ZOT-ness of the moron who posted this)

    02/06/2016 3:21:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 103 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2016 | Dana Milbank
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‘s "New York values," it wasn‘t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and his wife borrowed from Goldman Sachs. Cruz, asserting that Trump had "upward of $480 million of loans from giant Wall Street banks," said: "For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it‘s the height of chutzpah." Cruz, pausing for laughter...
  • Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls

    11/15/2014 1:56:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2014
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.
  • Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'

    06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 6/24/14 | Susan Jones - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when...
  • President Obama, While on Hawaii Vacation, Lambastes GOP Who Went Home for the Holidays and . . .

    01/04/2014 7:19:07 PM PST · by Hoodat · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 04, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    While President Barack Obama continued what the Weekly Address to accuse Republicans in Congress of going home for the holidays while less-fortunate Americans suffer. Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire. And for many of their constituents who are unemployed through no fault of their own, that decision will leave them with no income at all. We make this...
  • Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria

    09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 184 replies
    Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria Daniel Halper September 4, 2013 9:31 AM President Obama said in Sweden today that he personally "didn't set a red line" on Syria: "First of all, I didn't set a red line," said Obama. "The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red...
  • Obama: 'My Military' Looking at Syria Options

    08/31/2013 5:17:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | August 31, 2013 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama referred to the country's troops as "my military" in Friday remarks about how the United States may respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria that Obama asserted violated international norms. "Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm," Obama said. "But as I've already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. We have consulted with allies. We've consulted with Congress. We have been in conversations with all the interested...
  • Cop who pepper sprayed students and got fired seeks workers comp and claims psychiatric injury

    07/26/2013 8:10:30 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/26/13
    The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker's compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.
  • Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

    04/09/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    France 24 - International News ^ | April 9, 2013 | Staff
    President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.[snip] In sharp, impassioned remarks, he contrasted the courage of parents whose children were killed by a deranged gunman with US lawmakers he said feared the wrath of the powerful American gun lobby.
  • International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

    10/21/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Alexander Bolton
    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.
  • Obama 2012: More Chutzpah than Hope

    09/12/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/12/2012 | Timothy Daughtry
    With Obama complaining that Mitt Romney is "new" to foreign policy and that Romney's positions are "extreme," mainstream America might need to redefine the word chutzpah. Traditionally defined as stunning audacity, such as murdering one's parents and then pleading for clemency on the grounds of being an orphan, chutzpah will now have to be defined as spending one's career on the left-wing fringes of society and then questioning the qualifications of anyone with real-world experience.
  • Mary Hayashi inquired about Nadia Lockyer's seat

    04/25/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Maybe there's something about one of the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's five seats that attracts troubled Bay Area politicians. Less than a week after Nadia Lockyer resigned her seat on the board following weeks of scandalous revelations of drug abuse and a sexual affair with a meth adddict, disgraced Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, reportedly inquired about the post. Hayashi, who is termed out of the Legislature after this year, contacted three of the four remaining members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to gauge their interest in appointing her to fill out Lockyer's term until 2014, the Bay...
  • Ron Paul: Israel should be the Hong Kong of the Middle East

    01/08/2012 10:56:14 PM PST · by Lattero · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    At a campaign event that drew more than 300 people here late Sunday afternoon, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) defended his Israel policy in response to a question from an undecided voter, an answer that included, in part, the suggestion that Israel should be the Hong Kong of the Middle East. I would want to maintain very close relations with Israel, Paul said. Id want to be a good friend of Israel. And I also want to respect them in many ways that I do not think the United States should undermine their sovereignty in any way. He went on to...
  • Ron Paul : I Am the Most Pro-Israel Candidate

    12/28/2011 10:52:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11
    <p>Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul said Wednesday night that he is not anti-Semitic, and that he is pro-Israel, despite remarks made earlier this week by his former aide by which Paul would have preferred it if Israel did not exist.</p>
  • Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support Israel

    12/07/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by keyd · 111 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/07/2011 | Doug Wead
    Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support IsraelIn an exclusive Newsmax interview, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed his support for Israel, but cautioned that while the United States should be a friend of the Jewish state, America should not be the master of Israel. Paul also says the United States should not dictate Israels borders or try to buy her allegiance with massive amounts of foreign aid. He argued that foreign aid has actually hurt not helped the Jewish state. The interview was conducted by Newsmax contributor Doug Wead, a presidential historian and New York Times...
  • Obama: Ive Done More for Israels Security Than Any Other Administration

    12/01/2011 6:07:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12/1/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has done more for Israels security than any other administration, and vowed no ally is more important to the U.S. than the Jewish state. I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration, Obama said. Speaking to prominent Jewish supporters at a New York City fundraiser, Obama said there is enormous tumult in the Middle East because of the Arab Spring, but that the U.S. stands firmly on the side of democracy and on...
  • Putin says smash faces of Russian fraudsters

    10/28/2011 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:53pm EDT | Gleb Bryanski
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir, already in campaign mode for a third term as president, said fraudsters who siphon off state money should have their faces smashed. "The practitioners of kickbacks and graft should not only get a rap on the knuckles, they should have their faces smashed," Putin told an audience of Russian financial policemen. Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International rates Russia as the world's most corrupt major economy, ranking it 154th out of 178 nations in its corruption perceptions index last year, on a par with Cambodia, Kenya and Laos.
  • Minister: Turkey's Demand for Apology Chutzpah

    08/08/2011 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that Turkey's demand for an Israeli apology for deaths aboard the Gaza flotilla last year constitutes "chutzpah." Speaking on Voice of Israel government-run radio, Yaalon noted that the flotilla which pitted armed thugs against IDF soldiers, while posing as a humanitarian mission was a provocation, and that Ankara bears some of the responsibility for this. Turkey wants to "stand Israel in the corner" and raise its own prestige in the eyes of the Arabs, Hizbullah and Hamas at Israel's expense, he added. "The Turkish policy will not change if we apologize,"...
  • Casey Anthony plans to appeal convictions for lying

    07/15/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/11
    Casey Anthony will appeal her convictions on four charges of lying to detectives who investigated the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, according to a notice filed on Friday by her criminal defense attorneys. (snip) The defamation lawsuit was filed in 2008 but put on hold during the criminal proceedings. Fernandez-Gonzalez's lawyers this week asked for an emergency order to compel Anthony to appear at the deposition, telling the judge they were concerned she would disappear after her release from jail. Greene countered with a motion for an emergency protective order, arguing that Anthony was emotionally and...
  • Obama tells Jewish donors he strongly backs Israel (Gag Alert)

    06/20/2011 7:23:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    reuters ^ | June 20, 2011 | Patricia Zengerle
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama reassured Jewish donors on Monday he strongly supports Israel, stressing close ties between the United States and the Jewish state, but also emphasizing that changes in the Middle East will require a fresh look at the region. "Both the United States and Israel are going to have to look at this new landscape with fresh eyes. It's not going to be sufficient for us just to keep on doing the same things," Obama said at the first of two big-ticket fund-raisers where he was speaking on Monday evening.
  • Grow up, Secretary Geithner

    05/19/2011 5:44:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2011 | Greg Richards
    Yesterday, Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gave a speech in New York on the debt default crisis, which tried to shift blame for the nation's finances away from the Administration (reported by USA Today: "If Republicans try to impose that plan on this country as a condition for raising the debt limit, then they will own the responsibility for the first default in our history, with devastating damage to the nation." Talk about chutzpah! First, as Treasury Secretary, Geithner is the Administration official most responsible for monitoring the spending as well as the revenue-raising of the federal government. It is...
  • Chutzpah, or Ploufepah???

    04/10/2011 8:54:53 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 7 replies
    Squeeky Fromm - Girl Reporter ^ | April 10, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    "img src="" Leo Rosten in The Joys of Yiddish defines chutzpah as gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible guts, presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to. In this sense, chutzpah expresses both strong disapproval and a grudging admiration. In the same work, Rosten also defined the term as that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Perhaps we need a similar word for what David Ploufe , a senior White House aide said about...
  • Fired workers sue Chipotle, say checks were late

    02/03/2011 5:32:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 3, 2011 | Mike Hughlett
    A group of workers that Chipotle Mexican Grill fired for being illegal immigrants sued the restaurant chain on Thursday, alleging that it didnt comply with a Minnesota law requiring all back pay to be distributed promptly. Last month, Chipotle said it fired a substantial number of its 1,200 Minnesota workers starting in December, after a federal immigration audit found some of them to be illegal immigrants. Participants in a protest against the firings put the number at 700. The company wouldnt say how many there were, but a source close to the investigation put the number closer to 350. Up...
  • Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

    12/31/2010 9:10:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Dec 10
    Two politicians have caused outrage in Berlin by demanding that recipients of the unemployment benefit known as Hartz IV not waste their money on fireworks. Germans usually spend over 100 million on fireworks in the three days leading up to the New Year. Although there are no statistics on how much of this cash is unemployment benefit, two Berlin politicians decided to give those on welfare some end-of-year advice. "Unemployment benefit, which is paid by the state, should not be blown on rockets and bangers," Cornelia Seibeld of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) told Berlin newspaper B.Z.. This came...
  • Audacity: Ground Zero Mosque Developers Apply for $5M in U.S. Taxpayer Money (Outrageous)

    11/22/2010 11:19:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 22, 2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    The "cultural bridge" appears to be in financial trouble From the Daily Beast today, we learn that the Ground Zero mosque developers, who still owe more than $200,000 in back taxes, have jumped the funding shark. Evidently, those Saudi millions have failed to come through as planned and the mosque developers have applied for a federal grant to get their cultural bridge out of the water. The mosque developers, having at last report only about $20,000 in their bank account, have applied for stop the presses five million taxpayer dollars. The grant money, if approved, will come from...
  • Takes one to know one, Eliot

    09/25/2010 3:48:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2010 | Editorial
    Nobody doubts that Andrew Cuomo is a thumb-in-your-eye political brawler -- not that there's anything wrong with that. And for Eliot Spitzer to be feigning shock about it in public is a little rich, don't you think? Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor kicking off a career as TV yakker, this week tossed a brickbat at Cuomo: "The problem Andrew has is that everybody knows that behind the scenes he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there," he said. Dirty? Nasty? From Spitzer? Chutzpah Hall of Fame, we say! Spitzer's basic problem with Cuomo isn't hard to figure out, of course....
  • A Clinton Entendre Eulogy

    07/04/2010 3:12:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 04, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America should hand it to Bill Clinton. The man is the master of manipulation, an oratorical genius. Clinton can use words to turn the argument around like no one else on the planet. Ex-President Clinton is able to parse language in such a way that after he is done playing with your head even the meaning of the word "is" becomes debatable. Bill Clinton is so good that a whole generation of people actually believe sex isn't sex. Moreover, in the midst of playing lexicon Twister, Clinton somehow always includes in everything he says self-aggrandizing subliminal messages that relate to...
  • Adrian MacNair: Iran condemns Toronto police over G20. Yes, Iran

    07/01/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2010 | Adrian MacNair
    Iran, the country currently pursuing nuclear weapons in contravention of the IAEA and UN Security Council Resolution 1929 Iran, the country in denial of the existence of homosexuals in their country Iran, the country which fixes elections and then brutally represses and arrests demonstrators, killing many in the process This is the country lecturing Canada on human rights: Iran has strongly condemned the Canadian police for arresting hundreds of protesters during the recent G20 summit in Toronto, describing the move as an inhuman act. The use of various violent tools and ways to counter a peaceful rally is by no...
  • New Worlds Record for Chutzpah: Obamas Seder

    03/28/2010 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,064+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 3/28/10 | Jonathan Tobin
    Some 29 years ago, the first president Bush earned the enmity of American Jews with his rant about being one lone guy standing up against the horde of AIPAC activists exercising their constitutional right to petition Congress. Bushs statement symbolized the intolerance and enmity that his administration felt toward Israel and its American friends. But say one thing for that Bush and his secretary of state, James f@#$ the Jews Baker: at least they never pretended to be anything but what they were, country-club establishment Republicans who were not comfortable with Israel or Jewish symbols. Not so Barack Hussein Obama....
  • Howell Raines: Why Don't Honest Journalists Take on Roger Ailes and Fox News?

    03/11/2010 5:34:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 98 replies · 2,440+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2010 | Howell Raines
    One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration -- a campaign without precedent in our modern political history? Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and its cadre of raucous commentators, Ailes has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and...
  • Frank: Partisanship is out of control in Congress

    02/16/2010 12:41:57 PM PST · by kcvl · 70 replies · 1,288+ views
    Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank says Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is right that Capitol Hill's partisanship is getting out of control. But Frank says his fellow Democrat could do more to change that by staying in Congress and helping change the filibuster rule than by stepping out of public service.