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  • Court Orders Pro-Life Group To Stop Releasing Videos That Make Planned Parenthood Look Bad

    07/30/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A California court has ordered the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, the group behind a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, to desist from released any new footage exposing the practice. According to a report by Fox News, officials from a company that purchases baby parts from Planned Parenthood were granted a restraining order against CMP, restricting them from releasing new undercover video. At this point, CMP has released three videos showing a series of conversations about how much money Planned Parenthood receives for certain parts of a baby's aborted body....
  • Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

    07/24/2015 2:30:32 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 117 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 23rd July 2015 | Nick Baumann
    'After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New York City for decades. But for most of the 20th Century, historians and non-historians alike believed Grant was corrupt, drunken and incompetent, that he was one of the country's worst presidents, and that as a general, he was more lucky than good. A generation of historians, led by Columbia's William A. Dunning, criticized Grant for backing Reconstruction, the federal government's attempt to protect the rights...
  • Negligence: IRS Warned About Potential Hacking of Sensitive Taxpayer Info.. Did Practically Nothing

    06/03/2015 5:34:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill yesterday over a massive data breach and hacking of highly sensitive taxpayer information, including social security numbers. A number of taxpayers whose information was stolen have also lost their identities. Information and testimony given by Inspector General Russell George revealed the IRS was given multiple warnings and recommendations about how to prevent an attack or breach. The IRS failed to implement all of the recommendations given. More from Americans For Tax Reform (bolding is mine): Over the last decade the IRS has failed to implement numerous recommendations that...
  • Putin's Purchase of Clintons Varied Little fr How He Dealt w/ Yanukovych, Moscow's Own Shady Elite

    05/29/2015 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    There are plenty of similarities in the way North Korean dictator (or puppet, depending on who you ask) Kim Jon Unand Russian dictator (or teddy bear, depending on who you ask) Vladimir Putin maintain a political/security power base at home: In a 2012 report for Chatham House, James Greene wrote that a key part of Putin's method is to use corrupt business schemes to make elites in former Soviet states compliant. It is an extension of his strategy for controlling his own Kremlin elite.Such cynical 'leadership' is often effective at maintaining a regime's loyal core domestically, and the Kremlin also widely employs corruption...
  • Does the Media Hold Anyone to a Lower Ethical Standard than the Clintons?

    05/29/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let’s say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night. Now they see you driving his car and putting his suits and golf clubs up for sale on eBay. The police find your explanations implausible and contradictory, and then you tell the cops to direct all future questions to your lawyer. The good news is that you have fans. Some neighbors think you’re the cat’s pajamas. They...
  • MSM: Why, This Hillary Character Seems Evasive and Flawed

    The keepers of the Beltway flame don't seem terribly impressed by Hillary Clinton's aloof, unavailable presidential campaign thus far. Meet the Press' Chuck Todd thinks she's engaged in awkward ideological "gymnastics" and failing to connect (via the Free Beacon):videos at link ... The 'Game Change' boys see the relentless drip, drip, drip of the Clintons' financial irregulaties and serial opacity as "quite threatening" to her viability (via Grabien): And what is Mrs. Clinton's favorite refuge when her family's multimillion-dollar slush fund is attracting unwanted attention, new details are emerging about her failures and dishonesty as Secretary of State, and her...
  • "Mistake": Clinton Foundation Admits Failing to Disclose $26 Million in Payments

    05/22/2015 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After weeks of officials trying to explain why the Clinton Foundation is refiling it's taxes after "mistakes were made," new information published by the Washington Post shows at least $26 million was not disclosed properly. Where is the money from? More speeches of course. The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources...
  • Peter Schweizer: ABC Should Redo Our Interview After Stephanopolous Admitted to Clinton Donations

    05/15/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, ABC News chief anchor and former Clinton White House communication advisor George Stephanopoulos admitted to donating $75,000 dollars to the Clinton Foundation after being busted by the Washington Free Beacon. Of course, Stephanopoulos didn't disclose the information before interviewing Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer two weeks ago about allegations Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation during her time as Secretary of State. During the interview, Stephanopoulos argued there was no "smoking gun" to Schweizer's claims in his book and said ABC News had concluded there was no wrongdoing. Naturally,...
  • HILLARY BILLBOARD: YES, LITTLE PEOPLE, I AM ABOVE THE LAW AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!

    05/09/2015 9:06:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    http://i61.tinypic.com/2n8780.jpg ^ | 5-2015 | DFU VIA TINYPIC.COM
    The billboard that needs to be seen across the country. Can the gutless on our side actually do it?
  • America’s Politicized Tax Enforcement Is a Harbinger of Decline

    05/07/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/7/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece? The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them. What ruins societies is well known: too much consumption and not enough production, a debased currency, and endemic corruption. Americans currently deal with all those symptoms. But two more fundamental causes for decline are even more frightening: an unwillingness to pay taxes and the end of the rule of law. Al Sharpton is again prominently in the news, blaming various groups...
  • Surprise: Clinton Foundation Will Keep Receiving Donations From Foreign Governments

    04/16/2015 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Do we want a president who is bought and paid for by foreign governments? That's the question Americans should be asking themselves. It was announced late yesterday that Bill and Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation, which has received more than $100 million in foreign government donations, will continue to receive foreign donations as she runs for president. The good news is they're limiting the countries to six allies and none of them are state sponsors of terrorism or proponents of Shariah law. More from WSJ: The board of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has decided to continue accepting donations...
  • (YouTube) DFU SING-ALONG: Words (that you can't say about Hillary)

    03/28/2015 6:56:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-28-15 | dfu
    sing and enjoy.....please leave comments and pass it along.....let's make it go viral Amazing, huh? We are over a year and a half away and her Thighness has "Super Volunteers" monitoring us for the words we use.
  • The real reason Hillary Clinton is in trouble

    03/13/2015 8:47:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    wash times ^ | march 13, 2015 | Crowley
    The big revelation from the latest Clinton scandals is not that the former president and his wife are corrupt, low-rent, grabby, greedy, serial liars. Everyone already knows that. No, the revelation is the exposure of the dirtiest little secret of them all: No one likes her. This is the hard truth that has popped up like a vicious migraine: No one — not even many of her fellow Democrats and leftists in the mainstream media — likes her very much. Her negative poll numbers (particularly on issues of honesty and trustworthiness) have always been high, except during much of her...
  • Jersey City councilwoman uses City Hall office to fundraise

    03/10/2015 5:32:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    JERSEY CITY -- City Councilwoman-at-large Joyce Watterman was caught this week using her City Hall office and taxpayer-funded aide to solicit donations to her political committee. Watterman, a Democrat who was first elected to the council in 2013, sent out invitations to a $100-a-head "birthday fundraiser" scheduled for tonight at Liberty House and included the phone number to her City Hall office on the invite.
  • Former Kearny councilman pleads guilty in $13 million mortgage fraud scheme (Hudson County Dem)

    03/09/2015 8:23:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 9, 2015
    A former Kearny councilman today admitted his role in a $13 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony buyers to purchase condominiums in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, authorities announced. John Leadbeater, 58, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court, one week into what was expected to be a lengthy trial.
  • Dear Hillary, here are 6 things harder to carry than two BlackBerrys (BWAHAHAHAHAHA)

    03/10/2015 5:16:36 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    Today, Hillary Clinton came clean about e-mail-gate. Sort of. The former secretary of state told reporters that she decided to use a single, private e-mail account because at the time, her BlackBerry couldn’t handle two different e-mail accounts. Carrying two phones, she said, would have been inconvenient. This is crazy. As The Fix’s Chris Cillizza pointed out, “lots and lots of people carry two devices.” It’s especially true in Washington, where wielding multiple phones is something of a status symbol. And truthfully, it’s not much of a burden at all. People carry lots of other — heavier and more awkward...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Defense secretary addresses coming battle against ISIS in Iraq

    02/21/2015 7:47:30 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2015 | ByJULIANNA GOLDMAN
    The new secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, said Saturday the U.S. may slow down the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Carter made the announcement during his first trip to Afghanistan as defense secretary. On the flight there, Carter also discussed an impending battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in Iraq - the battle for Mosul. A senior Obama administration official told CBS News that neither Carter nor the White House knew about that briefing, where a military official also said the assault would include between 20,000 and 25,000 Iraqi troops backed by U.S. air...
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution claims Detroit Muslim who targeted non-Muslims “targeted Muslims”

    02/21/2015 4:59:54 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    Isn’t it funny how all these mainstream media “mistakes” run in exactly the same direction. They never, ever seem to make a mistake that falsely portray Muslims as perpetrators and non-Muslims as victims. The Washington Post did the same thing as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution does here. This kind of thing shows how the state press keeps the lemmings in line. “Atlanta Journal-Constitution Falsely Claims Detroit Muslim ‘Targeted Muslims,’” by Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, February 19, 2015: On Tuesday news went national of a Muslim man who was arrested in Detroit for stabbing two non-Muslims at a bus stop after asking...
  • Public official stands in the way of police and woman who fears she’ll end up dead

    02/12/2015 5:33:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 02/09/15 | CHRIS HAYES
    FOX 2 has obtained exclusive evidence, including police body camera video, showing a councilwoman who appears to be trying to control a North County municipal police department.
  • Federal Judge Accuses DOJ Attorneys of Defrauding The Court, Threatening Witness ...

    01/26/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week reporter Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson published a piece about alleged serious misconduct and intimidation from DOJ attorneys during the trial and lawsuit of former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns against the government. One of the recently unsealed documents, a Dec. 1 opinion by Judge Allegra, finally explains why in October the judge voided his original decision, made in August, to award Dobyns $173,000. (He later reversed his decision to void the judgment, which still stands.) The reason: The judge believed that Justice Department attorneys had “committed fraud on the court.” One...
  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad 'in money-laundering probe'

    09/08/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 September 2014 09:46 ET
    Zalmay Khalilzad was the highest-ranked Muslim American to serve under President George W. Bush A top ex-US envoy is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say. Zalmay Khalilzad is accused of transferring $1.4 million (£0.9 million) to his wife's account, Profil magazine reports. The money is said to be linked to activities involving companies in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. Mr Khalilzad was US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2007.
  • Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

    07/14/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/14/14 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer, accepts responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, including 10 who have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme, and agrees to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. “The terms of this agreement …demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation,...
  • Exposing [Catholic] abusers must give victims new hope

    07/14/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    Bedfordshire News (UK) ^ | 7/13/2014 | Steve Lowe
    AT long last there could be hope for those historically abused at a former Catholic boys home. The Government, under pressure itself, is setting up an inquiry into historic abuse. And the current Pope has also promised to listen and act on allegations of abuse by Catholic priests. St Francis Home, in Shefford, took boys from across the county and wider, where, instead of being cared for, they were systematically abused, both physically and sexually.
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • How the Clintons went from ‘dead broke’ to rich: Bill earned $104.9 million for speeches

    06/27/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker
    Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives....His pay: $1.4 million....Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world....the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found....The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor....Hillary Clinton has followed her husband and a roster of recent presidents and secretaries of state in this profitable line of work...executives familiar with the engagements said her standard fee is $200,000 and up, and that she has been in higher demand than...
  • 16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]

    06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    The News Virginian ^ | June 17, 2014 | MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton. (snip) The list of Republican Warner supporters includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under...
  • Report: Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Has Been "Thrown Away"

    06/19/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a report published late last night in POLITICO, the hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner where the IRS claims her emails to outside agencies and groups like the White House, Department of Justice, FEC, Democrat members of Congress, etc. were stored has been...destroyed. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources. “We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the...
  • BOOM: Barack Obama Has Hired a Criminal Defense Attorney

    05/13/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 75 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Conservative Tribune
    As the impeachment buzz surrounding the Obama administration has finally becomes mainstream, we look back at all of the offenses our president has committed that have brought him to this point. They have ranged from criminal negligence to outright unconstitutional tyranny. Ted Cruz has released a list of 76 of Obama’s “lawless actions,” and we are certain there must be many more where these came from. Such a pattern of disregard for the wishes of the American people and our Constitution simply cannot be stood for, and it seems like Mr. Obama might finally be catching on to that fact.
  • Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison, NIS 1m. fine

    05/13/2014 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 13, 2014, 8:52 am | Yika Yaakov and Lazar Berman
    Judge blasts bribe-takers as ‘traitors’; former prime minister insists he’s innocent of corruption in Holyland case, will appeal conviction Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison, a two-year suspended term, and a fine of NIS 1 million ($289,000) in the Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday, with the judge issuing a scathing rebuke of the former prime minister. The graft crimes for which Olmert was convicted, Judge David Rozen said, were “among the worst in the criminal code.” Rozen added that “without trust there can be no upstanding public service.” Olmert will have 45 days to appeal the...
  • Fifth grade worksheet: Founders wanted government to have ‘power over the states’

    05/01/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | May 01 2014 | Renee Nal
    A fifth grade worksheet in Florida declares that the Federalists were different than the anti-federalists because they “believed in a strong national government that would have power over the states.” The Federalists believed in a central government, but it was to be a “limited government.” The anti-federalists believed that there should be no central government, and pushed for full sovereignty of the states. The Federalists, according to the worksheet, included “John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.” While it is true that the Federalists wanted a central, or a “general,” government, the worksheet does...
  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    04/24/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report.
  • Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 73 replies
    MyNews4.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | MyNews4.com
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."
  • 'House of Cards' Actress: Senior Obama Official Told Me Reporters "Sleep with Sources"

    02/19/2014 10:06:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An actress on the Netflix original (hit) series 'House of Cards' says that in the course of doing research for the show -a story about a fictitious congressman, staring Kevin Spacey, and based on a BBC miniseries-  she was told by a "senior White House official that -as on the show- reporters DO sleep with their (married) sources... at least in this putrid regime. Robin Wright -who plays Claire Underwood, wife of Spacey's congressman character on the show- said that in the course of researching her role, she learned some surprising things (to her, anyway) about what goes on in D.C.  According...
  • Pennsylvania GOP a party without principles (GOP-E War on the TEA Party)

    01/20/2014 7:41:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | January 2, 2014 | Elizabeth Roberts
    In March 2012, York's Republican Committee Chairman, Bob Wilson, made the following comments regarding the local "tea party" group, the York 912 Patriots: If the leadership of the York 912 group wanted to make a positive impact in York County and in Pennsylvania, they would be focusing their efforts on defeating Barack Obama, Bob Casey and Eugene DePasquale. Each year, the Liberty Index compiles a score for Pennsylvania's legislators based on how well they advance an agenda of limited government and economic freedom. Each earns a grade based on his voting record, and is ranked in order from best to...
  • Politico/WaPo Editors To Meet Over [Mike Allen's] Playbook Payola Scandal

    01/17/2014 3:12:01 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | John Nolte
    It has been over two-months since Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple dropped a bombshell on Politico with a meticulously researched report that alleges Politico's influential Playbook editor, Mike Allen, rewards advertisers with glowing coverage. The response from Politico thus far has been to dismiss, downplay, and ignore Wemple's reporting as "nonsense."
  • Ted Cruz: President Obama runs America like a “corrupt dictator” not bound by the law

    01/10/2014 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wayne Slater
    [SNIP] .....Cruz, who is considered a potential candidate for president in 2016, was introduced by former Sen. Phil Gramm. Gramm compared Cruz’s effort to derail Obamacare — against the wishes of some in his own party — to the siege of the Alamo. Gramm acknowledged Republicans were hurt politically by the government shutdown, according to polls. Gramm noted that when Col. Travis drew a line in the sand, some volunteers crossed it and some did not. “The ones who didn’t cross the line died too. But no one remembered their names,” he said.......
  • Judicial Watch Releases 11 Most Corrupt Politicians of 2013:Obama Makes List for 7th Straight Year

    01/04/2014 11:31:48 AM PST · by South40 · 26 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released its 2013 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) • CIA Director John Brennan • Senator Saxby Chambliss • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Attorney General Eric Holder • Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller / Former IRS Official Lois Lerner • Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano • President Barack Obama • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) • Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ((snip)) This year, Rice makes the Ten Worst list all on her own by joining...
  • D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

    10/20/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/13 | Sarah Palin
    In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics...
  • [May 24, 2011] Judge Caught Dismissing Her Own Tickets!

    10/07/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 53 replies
    District Justice Kelly S. Ballentine removed from the bench and arrested for 9 felonies.
  • The recession’s biggest winner: Warren Buffet made an astonishing $10 billion from financial crisis

    10/07/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:40 EST, 7 October 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    For many, it was a period of financial turmoil as banks failed, stock markets tumbled and millions lost their jobs. However, billionaire Warren Buffett kept on doing what he does best and began investing in a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years on and the value of those deals are clear for all to see, America’s second-richest man earning another $10 billion thanks to his choice investments. … The fall of 2008, when the market was shaky and confidence was low, a number of stocks of companies that had decent reputations were at record lows, including...
  • Not Even Fisker's Fire Sale Can Dampen DOE Enthusiasm for 'Investments'

    09/19/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 19, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    After the Department of Energy announced this week ithad given up on not-bankrupt-but-should-be Fisker Automotive, and will auction off its loan for a pittance, you’d think (and hope) Congress would have had enough of this kind of thing. Senator John Thune certainly has. “The Obama administration has gotten into the business of picking winners and losers at a significant cost to taxpayers,” said the South Dakota Republican yesterday. “I’m calling for the Senate to consider my amendment to eliminate the wasteful ATVM loan program and for my colleagues to join me in protecting taxpayer dollars from any future risky green...
  • RANKED: The Most Corrupt States

    09/04/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2013 | Rob Wile
    This weekend, the New York Times' Nick Madigan called Florida a "hothouse of corruption," reporting the Sunshine State saw the greatest number of people convicted of public corruption between 2000 and 2010.That's technically true. But it's not the full story.To get a true sense of the most corrupt state, we need to know how many convictions there have been on a population basis.So we went back to Justice Department data cited by Madigan, to see which states saw the greatest number of convictions per 100,000 (Madigan actually appears to cite slightly outdated data; the latest covers the period between 2002 and...
  • Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief — Illegally

    08/16/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 8/16/2013 | Amy Payne
    “Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.” That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees. Ironically, when Members of Congress passed Obamacare, they kicked themselves and their staffs out of their current subsidized employer (federal government) coverage. As Robert Pear, veteran health reporter for The New York Times, noted back in 2010, “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote...
  • McAuliffe: 'Gun Violence Going Down' is 'Not The Issue' (VIDEO)

    08/07/2013 10:07:16 AM PDT · by paltz · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/5/13 | Kerry Picket
    Virgnia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe did not want to tell reporters if he supports the passage of an "assault weapons" ban (AWB) in the commonwealth of Virginia. When asked by Breitbart News, he replied, "What I said in Virginia, what we ought to do--and I'm a strong supporter of the second amendment--I'm a gun owner. I take two of my sons hunting and skeet shooting. I think there are reasonable things we can do."
  • E-mails Suggest Collusion Between FEC, IRS to Target Conservative Groups

    07/31/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/31/2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American...
  • Concerns raised about voter eligibility (NH Voter Fraud)

    07/24/2013 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Aglooka · 29 replies
    WMUR ^ | 07/23/2013 | WMUR
    State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-District 21, has eight people registered to vote under her single-family address in Portsmouth. Several of them came to New Hampshire to work on campaigns for various periods of time and voted in elections before moving on. When asked about the legitimacy of their domicile status, Clark said: "By and large, the young people who stayed with me were committed to New Hampshire, but given their age, whether they intended to stay is impossible to predict."
  • Allegation: State Department Officer Traded Visas for Sexual Favors

    07/08/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/8/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The State Department seems to have a sexual exploitation problem on its hands. Three weeks ago we learned from a State Department whistleblower who works inside the Inspector General office that officials interfered with internal investigations into sexual misconduct. That misconduct included a US Ambassador soliciting sexual favors from prostitutes and minors. Now, we're learning a U.S. Embassy official has been removed for allegedly trading visas for sexual favors. Charles Johnson has more: A State Department officer has been accused of selling visas for sex and money in what may have been a massive human trafficking operation, The Daily Caller...