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  • Will Fast And Furious Justice Finally Befall Eric Holder? (good read - long)

    10/06/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Serial abuses of justice by America’s top law enforcement official should be enough to make just about any tinhorn banana republic dictator blush. Yet regarding any embarrassment evidenced by the leader of the free world… not so much. Despite the fact that our attorney general has been indicted for contempt of Congress on both felony and civil charges, has repeatedly lied under oath, and has routinely turned a blind eye to laws that he is duty-bound to enforce, Mr. Holder continues to serve at the behest of his presidential mentor. At least he has so far. Apparently not so very...
  • Obama Doesn't Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit 10/14/13

    10/06/2013 5:25:13 AM PDT · by GailA · 43 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 10/5/13 | Mary Bruce
    With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation's borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I'm pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn't end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that's preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told...
  • Obama Is Obsessed with the Wrong 1 Percent

    08/19/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Occupy Wall Street won. In fact, the movement won even before taking to the parks in 2011. By the time the demonstrations started, America had already elected a president whose top priority was to reduce high-end income inequality — i.e., the inequality between the wealthy and everyone else. If Obamacare — at its heart a “spread the wealth” redistribution scheme — and a call for ever-more tax hikes on the rich and on businesses aren’t proof enough, there’s also Barack Obama’s recent speech at Knox College. The enormous disparity between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, the president argued...
  • Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system

    08/10/2013 7:14:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sat, Aug 10, 2013 | Karoun Demirjian
    In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges. But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans, and the whole system of distributing them, will eventually be moot. Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.” “What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said. When then asked...
  • Administration to Step Up Neighborhood Diversity Initiative

    08/09/2013 10:00:32 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 56 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new fair housing regulation aimed at increasing the diversity of America's neighborhoods. “Too many of our minorities are trapped in blighted, high-crime neighborhoods solely because they can't afford to live where conditions are better,” HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan declared. “We are launching a two-pronged approach to remedy this social injustice.” “Prong number one,” Donovan says, “will be an intensive data collection and analysis of the racial composition of every neighborhood in the country. Prong number two will be aiding the integration of an appropriate racial and ethnic mix of inhabitants.”...
  • Bombshell: Ryan Lizza reports that DOJ fought to conceal warrant from James Rosen

    05/24/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Unreal. In an explosive new bombshell report, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza claims that the Obama administration deliberately kept Fox News reporter James Rosen in the dark about the warrant to search through his personal emails. Some new info in the leak case that targeted Fox's James Rosen coming shortly...— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 24, 2013
  • Obama, IRS and Eric Holder: The Axis of Hear No Evil, See No Evil

    05/18/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    May 18, 2013
    You know the people I’m talking about. The Know-Nothings. You know the folks who pushed that one law regarding almost 20 percent of the entire economy before they even read the bill? The ones who rushed it into law just to see what was in it? The ones who managed to write a bill, while still not being familiar with what the bill actually did?   Yeah, those guys? The Know-Nothings. Well, they know nothing about a lot of other stuff too. Obama’s one of those guys. So is Eric Holder. So, apparently, is the entire staff at the IRS...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long

    04/05/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder expressed “concern” Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that America’s prison system demands overhaul. “Too many people go to too many prisons for far too long for no good law enforcement reason,” Mr. Holder said, in remarks to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York, Politico reported. “It is time to ask ourselves some fundamental questions about our criminal justice system. … It is time to examine our systems and determine what truly works.” Mr. Holder said in the Politico report that state...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Why Congress Might Have to Mess with the 401(k)

    11/29/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by Perdogg · 196 replies
    Time ^ | 11/29/12 | Dan Kadlec
    One of the earliest fears about tax-favored savings accounts like IRAs and 401(k) plans was that when this pool of savings grew large enough Congress would not be able to resist tapping it to help solve the nation’s debt problems. We’re about to find out if those fears—persistent for decades—have been justified. Everything including the sacred mortgage deduction is on the table as lawmakers wrestle with the fiscal cliff, a year-end avalanche of scheduled spending cuts and tax increases. With a combined $10 trillion sitting in IRAs and 401(k) plans, retirement accounts make a juicy target. Some of this money...
  • SSI Exclusive: "Prior Knowledge." ATF knew that the cash was in the pipline to the straw buyers

    10/22/2011 6:02:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 21 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    In late September 2009, ATF Phoenix Group VII supervisor Hope MacAllister walked into the Lone Wolf Trading Company. She had a message for the owner Andre Howard, according to sources familiar with the investigation into Fast & Furious in both DC and Arizona, and the message was this: "The amount of weapons you sell is about to dramatically increase." Howard, the sources say, was cautioned that "he might not have enough stock" to supply the straw buyers that MacAllister somehow knew were on the way and that "he should stock up on what they wanted." MacAllister seemed to know "exactly...
  • State, national GOP reject proposal to split votes based on districts

    09/19/2011 11:55:25 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 19 September 2011 | By Associated Press
    HARRISBURG — The plan to change how Pennsylvania awards its electoral votes in presidential elections has ignited a debate over its fairness and the effect on the state's substantial clout in national politics. Both the state Republican Party chairman and the national GOP political committee, which has the mission of electing Republicans to Congress, oppose the proposal by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware County. Pileggi wants to replace the system of awarding all of the state's electoral votes to the candidate who wins the statewide election. The number of Pennsylvania electoral votes will shrink from 21 to 20 in...
  • Power Plays

    03/25/2011 4:19:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 3/25/11 | The Prowler
    INTERNET GRABBERS House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continues to demand answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski over why the head of a supposedly independent federal agency visited the White House 81 times between January 2009 and November 2010. It was during this time that Genachowski and his staff were developing a regulatory scheme that would ultimately place control of the Internet in the hands of the FCC. Of special interest to Issa is a meeting held September 17, 2009, which took place four days before Genachowski made a speech at the Brookings Institute laying out the broad...
  • China, Russia quit dollar

    11/24/2010 12:07:59 PM PST · by ConfusedSwede · 107 replies · 2+ views
    ChinaDaily ^ | 2010-11-24 07:55 | Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun
    "St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies."
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' to be released day earlier than planned

    11/21/2010 11:18:34 PM PST · by onyx · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 22, 2010 1:13 AM | By Ed O'Keefe
    Signaling the growing seriousness of the Obama administration's commitment this year to ending the military's ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, the Defense Department said Sunday that it will release a long-awaited report on the matter earlier than planned because senators are eager to vote on whether to repeal the policy. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has ordered the report to be released on Nov. 30, one day earlier than planned, "to support Congress's wish to consider repeal before they adjourn," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Sunday. The Senate is slated to vote again on a defense...
  • Rangel Is Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules [update: guilty of all but one charge]

    11/16/2010 11:56:30 AM PST · by Racehorse · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 November 2010 | David Kocieniewski
    A House panel on Tuesday found Representative Charles B. Rangel guilty of 11 counts of ethical violations, ruling that his failure to pay taxes, improper solicitation of fund-raising donations and failure to accurately report his personal income had brought dishonor on the House. After a public hearing Monday that was truncated by Mr. Rangel walking out in protest, an adjudicatory subcommittee of the House ethics committee deliberated for four hours before finding him guilty of all but one of the 13 counts against him. (Two other counts, involving Mr. Rangel’s misuse of House franking privileges, were merged into one.)
  • Illinois Hardball Politics: "Democrats Are Prepared to Steal This Election"

    11/02/2010 6:55:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2010 | Guy Benson
    The battle over President Obama’s old senate seat in Illinois is excruciatingly close.  Republican Mark Kirk leads Democrat Alexi Giannoulias by a very small margin in most polls and is narrowly favored to win.  But a number of Illinois GOP operatives I spoke with today expressed concerns about an eleventh-hour development in the race: A $1 million cash infusion from the DNC into the state late on Saturday, coinciding with the President’s Hyde Park Rally.  Politico’s Ben Smith reports: With Illinois shaping up as perhaps the tightest Senate race in the country — and one where the Democratic candidate and his...
  • Unusual VOTING event in Golden Valley, MN

    11/02/2010 5:50:26 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-2-2010 | grey_whiskers
    A caller to the Chris Baker show on 100.3 FM KTLK in Minneapolis, reported that he was the first voter on site at a Precinct in Golden Valley, MN (suburb immediately to the West of Minneapolis, and home to the broadcast studios of TV station KARE-11). Minnesota's voting system utilizes pieces of paper where the voter completes an arrow next to the name of their selected candidates with a black marker. The paper is fed through a scanner. So, the FIRST voter at this polling place reported that "the scanner was broken" and the election officials were collecting the ballots...
  • America's Patriots are Obama's Enemies.

    11/01/2010 10:29:32 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | chatter4
    Video of John Boehner's short speech at an Election Eve rally in Ohio. America's Patriots are Obama's Enemies. In all fairness, Obama did try to back track on his statement, but, only after John Boehner's remarks were published by Politico, in advance of his speech. Obama now says, "Now, I did also say if you're going to punish somebody, punish your enemies, and I probably should have used the word, "opponents" instead of enemies. Now the Republicans are saying that I'm calling them enemies. What I'm saying is you're an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is...
  • Stopping Sarah Palin (Erickson at RedState)

    11/01/2010 3:16:56 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 17 replies
    Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her. There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc. Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington. A good number of them are actually Hill staffers already beginning to pick a side with 2012 campaigns and using press contacts to savage Palin. There is also a goodly portion of people within existing campaign infrastructures. Largely these hits are...
  • ABC News fabricates report to make Joe Miller look like a loser

    11/01/2010 4:19:36 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    ABC News fabricates a report to make Joe Miller look like a loser. Yesterday, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl alleged in a now-discredited report that Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller had lost the confidence of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was thought to be a loser by the NRSC. However, the only big problem with that report of yellow journalism was that none of it was true at all. Clearly, ABC News just fabricated the report to misrepresent that Miller was going to lose, that Lisa Murkowski had the upper hand, and that the trailing Democrat in the race,...
  • Palin: News Station Trying to "Make Up" Stories (CBS trying to run from their own affiliate)

    10/31/2010 5:33:18 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/31/2010 | cbs
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing staffers at CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA of conspiring to fabricate a story about Republican senate candidate Joe Miller. Sunday on Fox News, Palin said a cell phone recording shows two of the reporters were trying to discredit the Miller campaign. "It was revealed and we have the tape that proves it, that the CBS reporters, the affiliate in Alaska, conspired to make up stories about Joe Miller," said Palin on Fox News. "We have the tape, [Host] Chris [Wallace], that proves it and I can't wait till it busts out all over the...
  • Palin on Alaska Reporters: ‘Corrupt Bastards’

    10/31/2010 4:39:32 PM PDT · by GVnana · 39 replies
    Breitbart. TV ^ | 10/31/2010
    Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News Sunday and discussed the reporters who were overheard plotting smears against Joe Miller on an inadvertent voice mail message
  • Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin

    10/31/2010 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Bratch · 189 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/31/10 | MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI
    Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin. Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns. There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the...
  • ‘Corrupt Bastards!’ & CNN: Lisa Murkowski Says Alaska Republicans Can’t Count on Her to be with them

    10/31/2010 5:15:31 PM PDT · by unspun · 61 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 31, 2010 | Admin
    How can she better label herself a RINO?From CNN's Dana Bash via her Twitter account, @danabashcnn Woah. Lisa murkowski just made really clear to our drew griffin in alaska republicans can't count on her to be w them. ...via ÜberTwitter h/t: CedarDave Meanwhile, GOP U.S. Senate candidate, Joe Miller features a captured audio track on his site, where local a CBS reporting team discusses ways that he and his supporters may be smeared: "Accidental Voice Message Raises Questions." Sarah Palin calls these media operatives, "corrupt bastards," today in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace. For more on the numerous...
  • Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska’s GOP Senate Candidate

    10/30/2010 10:47:41 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 84 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.</p> <p>The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.</p>
  • Palin: 'Corrupt Bastards' At Alaska CBS Affiliate Tried To Create False Controversy About Joe Miller

    10/31/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Calling them "corrupt bastards," Sarah Palin has asserted that reporters at a CBS affiliate in Alaska tried to gin up false controversies surrounding the Republican senatorial candidate, Joe Miller. Palin said she has tape of CBS reporters in Alaska at a Miller rally that Palin organized this past Thursday saying "let's find a child molester in the crowd as a supporter for Joe Miller" and blast that, and seeking to suggest there was some kind of chaos along the lines that occured recently at a Rand Paul rally. View video.
  • Palin: 'Corrupt bastards' in media scheme against Miller

    10/31/2010 10:14:09 AM PDT · by freespirited · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/10
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claimed on Sunday that she has video evidence proving that reporters for a CBS affiliate in Alaska conspired to show Joe Miller, the state's Republican Senate nominee, in a negative light. "CBS reporters are on tape saying, 'Let’s find a child molester in the crowd that supports Miller,'" the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said on "Fox News Sunday." "Those are corrupt bastards." Palin, who is a Fox News contributor, said she "can't wait" to show the tape, which she says was recorded at a recent rally that she addressed in Alaska. The tape was...
  • Tax hikes coming for Californians anyway

    08/27/2009 12:46:45 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 29 replies · 1,335+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Californians must have thought they’d sent a loud and clear message to Sacramento in May when they rejected a series of referendums that would have approved tax hikes to solve their budget crisis. The only ballot initiative approved cut off legislators’ pay when they failed to produce a budget, in what should have been a sign that the Golden State electorate had had enough. The political class in the state capital apparently has their fingers stuck firmly in their ears:
  • AP: UN panel disputes oil-for-food firing

    11/10/2005 7:11:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | Nick Wadhams - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. appeals body ruled that the only employee to be fired over the Iraq oil-for-food scandal did not violate staff rules and should be reinstated with a public apology from Secretary-General Kofi Annan, according to documents disclosed Thursday. The Joint Disciplinary Committee concluded that Joseph Stephanides was fired mostly because of the public scrutiny from an investigation that found the $64 billion program was poorly managed and corrupt. The ruling, obtained by The Associated Press, said the three-judge panel "sympathized with the applicant's argument that he was being made the 'sacrificial lamb' in this matter so...