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  • Head of Non-Profit Youth Organization Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return (DC)

    05/14/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON—Danita C. Doleman, 46, the president of a non-profit organization, pled guilty today to a charge of filing a false tax return stemming from her participation in a scheme involving former District of Columbia Council member Harry L. Thomas, Jr. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Eric Hylton, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Doleman, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Ex-Senator Espada Found Guilty of Embezzlement

    05/14/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/14/12 | MOSI SECRET
    Pedro Espada Jr., the former state senator best known for an audacious power grab that propelled him over a perennial cloud of suspicion to a top position in the State Legislature, was convicted Monday of stealing money from the nonprofit health care network that he founded and led in the Bronx. The federal jury announced the guilty verdict on four counts of theft and then left the courtroom to resume deliberations on remaining four charges, which include theft, fraud and conspiracy. Mr. Espada sat expressionless, hands resting on the table in front of him, as the jury foreman read the...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank branches

    05/14/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 May 12 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.
  • BREAKING - LightSquared to file for bankruptcy (Another Obama Porkulus Crony!)

    05/14/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-14-12 | David Goodman
    Unable to reach a deal with its lenders, upstart wireless carrier LightSquared will file for bankruptcy Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The move has been widely expected, since the company's options for appeasing its creditors were running out. LightSquare's lenders claim that it has been in default on its debt since its $9 billion partnership with Sprint Nextel
  • Canadian firm will receive up to 50 million stimulus dollars for NV solar plant with two employees

    05/14/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 6 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | Kyle Gillis
    LAS VEGAS — The company behind the recently opened Silver State North solar plant is eligible to receive up to $50 million in federal tax credits under the Obama administration’s “stimulus” legislation, even though the plant created only two full-time jobs. According to a Department of Interior memo, Enbridge Energy Partners, a Canadian-based company with extensive energy holdings in the U.S. that purchased the Southern Nevada plant from Arizona-based First Solar, “can apply for payments of up to 30 percent of the eligible costs of the project — approximately $50 million.” The payments are available through the 1603 Program, a...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

    05/14/2012 9:31:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    [Snip]...There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble. This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville. That fight became known as the Battle of Athens.
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/14/2012 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes,...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • State finds thousands of non-citizens on Florida voting rolls; will they prosecute?

    05/10/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 41 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Fueling the debate over the pervasiveness of election fraud in Florida, a Miami Herald article Tuesday exposed the possibility that thousands of illegal votes have been cast by foreigners, particularly in South Florida. The Florida Division of Elections is already working to stem the problem, its spokesman told the Herald. For the past year, the division has joined forces with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify potential fraud by rooting out foreigners on the voting rolls, division spokesman Chris Cate said.
  • No Joke: House Dems Take Training Course On Playing The Race Card…

    05/11/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | may 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    House Dems trained to make race the issue byJoel Gehrke House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner. The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious. In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized "conservative messages [that are] racially 'coded' and had images of people of color that we commonly...
  • Facebook co-founder Saverin renounces U.S. citizenship ahead of IPO

    05/11/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 20 replies
    CBS NEWS.com TechTalk ^ | May 11, 2012 1:58 PM | David Hamilton
    CNET) Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship ahead of the company's IPO, a move likely calculated to help him dodge capital-gains taxes, Bloomberg reported. Full coverage of Facebook at Tech Talk Facebook IPO, Mark Zuckerberg kicks off roadshow Facebook IPO, shares range from $28 to $35 Saverin, one of a handful of people who helped Mark Zuckerberg start Facebook at Harvard in 2004, hasn't been active at the company for many years. He still holds an estimated four percent of Facebook "Eduardo recently found it more practical to become a resident of Singapore, since he plans to...
  • Documentation Available to Support Obama and Hillary's Support of Gays in the Foreign Service

    05/11/2012 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Jumper · 2 replies
    Personal Experience | 11 May 2012 | Self
    Obama's Foreign Policy is a Mess, period. Consider for a moment that the US Department of State actively supports Gays in the Foreign Service (Read the end of this). Because there are so many Foreign Service Officers, and their partners now serving openly abroad, it may eventually become a policy issue with other countries. What would happen if France or one of the Islamic countries declared a sitting Ambassador or Political Officer persona nongrata and demanded their removal or recall for being GAY, or being the openly GAY State Department funded domestic partner? Does a country have the leverage to...
  • New rules authorize government to destroy Obama's draft records

    05/10/2012 8:55:42 PM PDT · by thesaleboat · 9 replies
    Times 247 ^ | 7 may 2010 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. government intentions. ... The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena power into alleged forgery of several documents concerning Obama’s birth and draft registration. ... Changing the...
  • Will We Ever Have a Free Market Farm Bill?

    05/10/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Kelly William Cobb
    This week, the House will vote to slash Agriculture spending by $33.7 billion. This presents a huge opportunity to reform agriculture in a free-market direction, yet it’s an opportunity being squandered by Congress. For one thing, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, is pushing a Farm Bill that reportedly contains only $24.7 billion in spending cuts. Yet not all farm programs are treated equal and some don’t even rely on direct payments to farmers at all. The most market distorting programs rely on a convoluted system of supply management and price control programs, where government buys...
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • House to Eric Holder: Stop lying to us

    05/10/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House Wednesday evening voted overwhelmingly to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The vote came in a Wednesday evening series of amendments to a bill, H.R. 5326, funding the Justice Department for 2013. Members approved the language in a 381-41 vote; all 41 "no" votes came from Democrats, although 142 Democrats voted with Republicans in support of the amendment. The vote reflects the ongoing frustration Republicans — and apparently some Democrats — have with Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offered the novel funding limitation amendment earlier in the day. The amendment...