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  • Obama State Dept Excludes Israel From Counterterrorism Forum

    07/11/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies ^ | 7/10/2012 | William Bigelow
    How much does Barack Obama hate Israel and want to throw her under the bus? Here’s how much; the Obama administration not only excluded Israel from a new counterterrorism forum in Spain, it didn’t even mention Israel in its remarks. If there were ever a country that has dealt with murderous terrorist attacks over and over again, that country would be Israel. Here’s what Maria Otero, the State Department’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, said: Last September at the official launch of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, I had the privilege to introduce the premiere of a...
  • Sen. Reid Refuses to Call Vote on Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts; Will Media Report?

    07/11/2012 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama’s income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy," Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper reported just before 10:30 a.m. today. "Reid appeared exasperated by the Republican request to vote on extending the Bush-era tax rates when Democrats would prefer to focus this week on a small-business tax package estimated to create 1 million jobs," Bolton added. You may recall that on Monday, President Obama renewed his call to extend the Bush tax cuts for every income bracket except that covering...
  • Nancy Pelosi made between $1-5 million on Asian investments in 2011

    07/11/2012 8:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 11, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    On the heels of The Weekly Standard’s report yesterday that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz — a vocal critic of Mitt Romney‘s investing practices, had herself dabbled in the foreign markets — we can add Nancy Pelosi to the list of prominent Democrats to profit from overseas investments. According to Pelosi’s 2011 financial disclosure statement, the Democratic House Minority Leader received between $1 million and $5 million in partnership income from ”Matthews International Capital Management LLC,” a group that emphasizes that it has a “A Singular Focus on Investing in Asia.” A quick trip to the company website reveals a...
  • Obamacare Now Estimated to Cost $2.6 Trillion in First Decade

    07/11/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/11/12 | Weekly Standard
    The Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee will later today release the following chart, detailing the rising projected cost of President Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare: The latest estimate, as the chart details, is that Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion dollars in its first real decade. The bill does not fully go into effect until 2014, therefore the estimate begins with that year. "President Obama promised a joint session of Congress in 2009 to spend $900 billion over ten years on his health care law: 'Now, add it all up, and the plan that I’m proposing will
  • Dem. Chair Invested in Swiss Banks, Foreign Drug Companies, and the State Bank of India

    07/10/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 53 replies ^ | DANIEL HALPER | JUL 10, 2012
    Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past. "Americans need to ask themselves, why does an American businessman need a Swiss bank account and secretive investments like that?" the DNC chair, a chief surrogate for President Obama's reelection team, said on Fox News Sunday two days ago. "Just...
  • Failure of Serious Energy is a 'BFD' for Obama and His Chicago Cronies

    07/10/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 2 replies
    Big-Government ^ | 7/10/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Before there was Solyndra, there was Serious Energy. The company was personally hyped by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Roland Burris (remember him?) as a “green jobs” company funded by Obama’s 2009 stimulus. Today, Serious Energy is closing factories and laying off workers--and the Federal Trade Commission has found it made false claims about the energy efficiency of its products. The story of Serious Energy is a metaphor for Obama’s political career, featuring strong-arm union tactics, corrupt Chicago politicians, crony capitalism, and media propaganda. Back in May 2010, it was already clear that Serious Energy was...
  • Darpa Gets a New Boss, and Solyndra Is in Her Past

    07/10/2012 8:29:21 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies
    Digg ^ | 07/10/12 | Noah Shachtman
    Until last year, Arati Prabhakar worked for the venture capitalists who backed Solyndra, the green-tech firm that imploded in a scandal described by Mitt Romney as an example of the White House’s ”crony capitalism.” Now Prabhakar has a new job, this one in the Obama administration: running the Pentagon’s most important research agency. But being the geek-in-chief requires investing billions on risky, high-tech bets that aren’t so different from Solyndra.
  • Holder Demands Journalists Show Photo ID to Get Into His NAACP Talk on Evils of Photo ID Laws

    07/10/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 10,2012 | Jim Hoft
    You just can’t make this stuff up. Eric Holder gave a talk today at the annual NAACP conference in Houston. The far left Attorney General slammed the recent state voter ID laws. In order to cover the event as a journalist you had to show a photo ID. Via the Joe Pags Show: *******MEDIA ADVISORY******* ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO DELIVER REMARKS TOMORROW TO NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at the NAACP National Convention during the plenary session on TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT. WHO: Attorney General Eric...
  • Congressional Candidate Drops Out After Special Forces Fib (yet another rat lies about their past)

    07/10/2012 3:31:30 PM PDT · by tje · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | July 10, 2012 | RANDY KREIDER
    A candidate for the United States Congress has dropped out of his race in the wake of reports that he lied about his military record, specifically that he was a soldier in the Army's Special Forces when he never completed the necessary training. Ken Aden, the Democratic nominee to represent Arkansas' Third Congressional District, said in a statement Monday that the questions raised regarding his record created a "tremendous distraction" for his campaign and that he was withdrawing from the race. Aden, whose military records show was active in the Army for more than 10 years before being honorably discharged...
  • Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public

    07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle
    While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. (snip) In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year...
  • Ex-Broward teachers union chief charged with theft, fraud

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 10, 2012
    Pat Santeramo ....The Broward State Attorney’s Office has charged former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo with racketeering, theft and campaign fraud. ....Among the charges: that Santeramo diverted about $165,500 in union funds to himself between 2001 and January 2012 through an "invoice-kickback" scheme with a construction company.... In one instance, Santeramo had the construction company bill BTU $89,295 for repairing the BTU building elevators. The company gave $20,000 of the union’s payment back to Santeramo in cash.... Santeramo is also accused of making a series of illegal campaign contributions by having 25 individuals, including BTU members, make donations to...
  • Chevy offers money-back guarantee on new vehicles

    07/10/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    DETROIT (AP) — Chevrolet is trying to pull more customers into its dealerships by offering a money-back guarantee on new cars and trucks. The General Motors brand said Tuesday that buyers can get refunds if they return their 2012 or 2013 vehicles for any reason. The guarantee lasts for up to 60 days from the date of purchase. Chevy Marketing Chief Chris Perry says research shows that customers like it when companies show confidence in their cars and trucks. Customers pay a set price equal to the discount GM offers to parts supply companies, including incentives. If they aren't satisfied with the vehicle,...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Wealthy Socialite/Top Democratic Donor Denise Rich Renounces Her U.S. citizenship

    07/09/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 9 July 2012 | Daily Mail.Reuters
    -Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father -Former husband Marc Rich fled the country when indicted on charges of tax evasion - but was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001 -House of Representatives committee later found Denise Rich had swayed the decision through donations to Clinton campaign -Comes as the latest wealthy American to denounce citizenship Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in...
  • NAACP head: Voter ID fight akin to 60s battles

    07/09/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT · by South40 · 68 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/2012 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — The head of the NAACP says the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states is akin to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s. Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told delegates at the group's annual convention on Monday in Houston that these are Selma and Montgomery times.
  • Iran Named to UN Arms Treaty Conference Group; ‘Like Choosing Bernie Madoff to Police Fraud’

    07/09/2012 3:14:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Iran has been chosen as a member of the “bureau” overseeing a month-long United Nations conference in New York aimed at finalizing a controversial global “arms trade treaty.” The move, which came as the conference got underway last week but received virtually no attention, is the latest example of Iran taking up leadership positions at the United Nations despite its defiance of Security Council resolutions relating to its nuclear program. Furthermore, according to an expert panel monitoring U.N. sanctions on Iran, Tehran continues to flout a Security Council ban on exporting its weaponry, with Syria the main recipient. “This is...
  • Soros Promotes UN Control Over Gun Ownership

    07/09/2012 3:20:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 64 replies
    New American ^ | July 7, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    George Soros is financing the fight to give the United Nations control of your guns. Through his (Media Matters) Soros is dumping pro-UN gun control propaganda into the mainstream media to coincide with the (United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty) being held in New York July 2–27. In a blog post (published July 3) Timothy Johnson of Media Matters describes the notion that the United Nations would ever try to take away the right of Americans to keep and bear arms “laughable.” Johnson goes on to promote the passage of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as a...
  • Executive Order: Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions

    07/07/2012 9:28:51 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 261 replies
    White House Press Release ^ | 7/6/12 | White House
    For Immediate Release July 06, 2012 Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ASSIGNMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and...
  • The other Madigan: state's top law-enforcement official doesn't play to the cameras (puff piece)

    07/09/2012 8:45:53 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 3 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/9/2012 | Steven R. Strahler
    Lisa Madigan swept into the Illinois attorney general's office almost a decade ago as the can't-miss, up-and-coming daughter of the state's most powerful politician. Today her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, still commands the spotlight. Ms. Madigan, who was supposed to be governor by now, shows no sign of upstaging him. By all accounts, she was deeply involved in the signature issue involving state attorneys general ...
  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/8/2012 | Melynda Price
    I came of age when the word “drive-by” entered the American lexicon. By high school graduation, I lost one cousin to gun violence and another was incarcerated for a gun crime. I know many harmed by guns and even more who feared the possibility. I always wonder if, but for the Second Amendment, there would be a more radical commitment to compromise and peacefully working through easy and difficult issues. In writing the Second Amendment, the Framers didn't envision the kind of gun toting that is permitted across this country today.... I am not naďve enough to believe that doing...
  • Where Mormonism meets Scientology

    07/06/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/6/2012 | Damian Thompson
    We can take it for granted that Tom Cruise – whose divorce proceedings are already such a catastrophe for Scientology – will never talk in public about Xenu. The existence of this intergalactic emperor, who flourished c 75,000,000 BC, was top secret until the Church’s enemies took to the internet. Advice to journalists: if you ask Cruise about Xenu, the doors of Hollywood (where the Church wields immense influence) will slam in your face. On the other hand, it’s safe to ask any Scientologist about Kolob. This is the star, or possibly planet, that is closest to the throne of...
  • Five major ObamaCare taxes that will hit your wallet in 2013

    07/06/2012 2:51:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2012 | John Kartch
    While the individual mandate tax gets most of the attention, the ObamaCare law actually contains 20 new or higher taxes on the American people. These taxes are gradually phased in over the years 2010 (with its 10 percent “tanning tax”) to 2018 (when the tax on comprehensive health insurance plans kicks in.) Six months from now, in January 2013, five major ObamaCare taxes will come into force: 1. The ObamaCare Medical Device Manufacturing Tax (snip) 2. The ObamaCare High Medical Bills Tax (snip) 3. The ObamaCare Flexible Spending Account Cap (snip) 4. The ObamaCare Surtax on Investment Income (snip) 5....
  • it's happening now !!!!

    07/07/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 26 replies
    Robert Drobot | A.D. 7 July 2012 | Robert Drobot
    The law enforcement, medical, judicial and penal systems in the State of Pennsylvania need to be criminally indicted for conspiring and condoning egregious sub-human physical torture; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after arrest; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after imprisonment; denial of competent and reasonable legal defense; denial of exculpable evidence withheld by State Police during trial: and last but not the least the present day false imprisonment of a law abiding citizen who by happenstance was in the wrong place at the wrong time - beaten nearly to death three times thereafter.
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson owes us an explanation

    07/07/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 7, 2012 | PHIL KADNER
    ............Since June 10, he has been suffering from “exhaustion” according to his staff and has been unable to fulfill his duties as a representative. In an update on his condition, his press spokesman this week issued a news release stating: “Congressman Jackson’s medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed. Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time. “At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient facility. According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will...
  • San Jose officer's son, 3, shot to death in home (California)

    07/06/2012 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2012 | Ellen Huet
    The 3-year-old son of a San Jose police officer died after he was shot in his family's Gilroy home Thursday, police said. The boy, Preston Orlando, was shot with a handgun in the home on the 7500 block of Kentwood Court just before 5 p.m., Gilroy police said. He died on his way to a hospital.
  • UN calls for 'billionaires tax' to help world's poor

    07/06/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/2012 | Tim Witcher
    The United Nations on Thursday called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $400 billion a year for poor countries. An annual lump sum payment by the super-rich is one of a host of measures including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, currency exchanges or financial transactions proposed in a UN report that accuses wealthy nations of breaking promises to step up aid for the less fortunate. The annual World Economic and Social Survey says it is critical to find new ways to help the world's poor as pledged cash fails to flow. The report estimates that...
  • Obama's Problem Obeying the Law

    07/06/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/6/12 | William A. Levinson
    There is ample evidence that Barack Obama, and people under his supervision, committed at least one felony -- specifically, illegal gambling across state lines -- to fund his 2008 election campaign. Congress, meanwhile, found Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, in contempt for refusal to testify about Operation Fast and Furious. Orchestration of straw purchases of firearms, one of which resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer, could easily be another felony. The Obama Campaign's Numbers Racket The general definition of a lottery is an activity that includes (1) mandatory payment of consideration -- i.e., money -- as a...
  • Charlie LeDuff golfs the length of Detroit - What 50 years of Democrat rule does to a city)

    07/05/2012 6:24:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 46 replies
    Fox Detroit ^ | Jul 05, 2012 | Dennis Kraniak
    FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff takes on an epic challenge of golfing his way from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle... literally. It's a par 3,168, 18-mile, single hole course. The 46-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning writer carries only four clubs in his bag while facing extraordinary hazards that took years to form. He strokes his way through grassy fields, abandoned houses and crumbling landmarks. The half-way houses on this course are real.
  • [Texas Congressman]Henry Cuellar Invites New Mexican President To Laredo

    07/05/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | July 4, 2012
    Congressman Henry Cuellar is extending an invitation for Mexico's newly elected president to visit the gateway city. Congressman Cuellar was one of the only Americans to greet Enrique Peńa Nieto on Sunday. the congressman says he hopes relations between the u-s and Mexico strengthen and improve with the new administration. Cuellar says he and Nieto spoke about several potential projects. He also says he invited the president-elect to visit Texas especially Laredo as soon as possible. Mexican electoral authorities said today that they will recount more than half of the ballot boxes used in Sunday's elections after finding inconsistent vote...
  • Savannah Guthrie proves that Obama was born in Huwaii? Or did she mean Huwai, Indonesia?

    07/05/2012 10:13:24 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 6 replies
    A YouTube user by the name of Bigone5555J made an observation that needs some attention. His video covers the discovery that Obama was born in Huwaii according to Savannah Guthrie. Savannah Guthrie is the reporter that was allowed to be the only member of the press to feel and photograph the real Certificate of Live Birth (according to her). Why she was appointed as the only individual allowed access is certainly curious, but even more suspect is the two low resolution photographs issued of Obama’s long form Certificate of Live Birth touted as the authentic paper document copy with seal...
  • USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    07/04/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2012 | Caroline May
    One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.” The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people...
  • Why Did Barack Obama Let Terry Lakin Go to Jail?

    07/05/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Former Lt. Col. Terry Lakin knows what despair feels like. He felt it full-bore on a late December day in 2010. Having been stripped of his rank, income, benefits, pension, and authority at court martial, this much-honored 17-year U.S. Army veteran was about to lose his freedom. The good doctor had refused deployment to Afghanistan. He had been there before in his role as flight surgeon and would have been happy to go again. He had his bags packed and was ready to leave. All he asked from his commander-in-chief before boarding the plane was a sign, a nod to...
  • Another Stimulus Backed ‘Green Energy’ Company Goes Bankrupt ( Pat Stryker mentioned )

    07/02/2012 6:29:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    Another stimulus-backed green energy company has filed for bankruptcy, further fueling criticism of Energy Department programs that backed highly-risky investments on the taxpayer dime. Like Solyndra and a number of other green energy investments made under this administration, Abound Solar had a very poor credit rating, but enjoyed a wealth of political connections. ... Abound had to remove an entire rooftop of defective solar panels from the headquarters of one of its top investors, Bohemian Companies, a venture capital firm owned by Pat Stryker. Stryker is particularly noteworthy, given her extensive ties to Democratic causes and politicians, including President Obama....
  • No Freedom From Taxes This Fourth of July

    07/03/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-06-27 | [Staff]
    This year on the Fourth of July, Americans will have a hard time celebrating their independence, as so much of the celebration is consumed by government. Between traveling over the extended weekend and stocking up on food and drinks for cookouts, Americans will spend a minimum of $2.6 billion. However, make sure there’s room for Uncle Sam on your picnic blanket: this year, 34.77 percent of the cost of celebrating the Fourth of July is made up of government taxes and fees. Fourth of July spending is subject to income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes and other taxes on...
  • Ruling-Class Entitlement Pimps Continue to Lead by Example

    07/02/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 2 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'I deserved it' Shocking it is that millions of handout-junkies could be so shameless, even contemptuous while sponging off you their whole sad life... alas, it seems they learned it from their 'progressive' masters- such as with Michelle Obama and her permanent vacation... Both then go to great lengths to defend each other's privilege and benefits while vilifying those who are forced to underwrite it all, perfect example being the recent case of disgraced Washington DC City Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., forced to resign in January when faced with federal charges for theft and filing of false tax returns- the first such resignation in DC Council...
  • Black Mobs Now Beating Jews in New York

    07/02/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Ford and others, such as MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, say the media should not report news if it makes black people look bad. But most racial crimes and violence from black mobs in the New York area are usually not reported – not by the mainstream media anyway. Witnesses and others who know often find a way to drop a dime, or a video or Internet posting. Just a few days before the Heinberg beating, a group of students from a predominately black school in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn were “evicted” from the 9/11 Memorial site in...
  • Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’

    06/29/2012 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Tigen · 12 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6-29-12 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and a member of Obama's transition team focusing on immigration issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious. When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Burke told...
  • Arrest Eric Holder

    07/02/2012 12:54:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    ...........One reason we have as much bad behavior as we do among pseudo-elites is the same reason why child misbehavior is now rampant....If powerful public officials knew they could be marched away in handcuffs to a fetid jail cell, perhaps they'd take their oaths of office more seriously. ....Do you want to see a day when the police stop you for imaginary infractions that can be "adjudicated" on the spot for some not-so-imaginary cash? Then keep tolerating corruption in high places. For not only does it reflect corruption in low ones-most notably, the hearts and minds of the voters --...
  • Gretchen Morgenson on Repeat of C-Span Q&A at 11 EDT

    07/01/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span ^ | 1 July, 2012
    Anyone wanting to understand the beginnings of great economic collapse of 2008 should start with the book "Reckles$ Endangerment", by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. Mortgenson is finally interviewed by Brian Lamb on this week's C-Span Q&A, and gets to tell a bit of the story of how government mismanagement and outright corruption in the early 90's set the stage for the wrecked economy in the late 00's. Lamb, for some reason, tries his best to turn a lot of the blame to Republicans, and Morgenson does the obligatory "both sides of the aisle" routine, but the names you'll hear...
  • China blocks Xi Jinping web searches after report on family's wealth

    07/01/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 06/30/12
    China blocks Xi Jinping web searches after report on family's wealth BEIJING: China blocked web searches today for the name of leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, a day after cutting access to Bloomberg sites following the agency's publication of a report on his family's wealth. Financial newswire Bloomberg used publicly available records to compile a list of investments by Chinese Vice President Xi's extended family, which the agency said totalled USD 376 million. The report did not trace any assets to Xi, expected to become Chinese president in an upcoming leadership transition, his wife, or their daughter and said there was no...
  • How Liberals Win (Peer into the abyss)

    07/01/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Dysart · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-30-12 | BILL SCHER
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has endured much criticism of his legislative skills from his fellow progressives. His conciliatory approach has been compared unfavorably with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s gleeful pugnacity and Lyndon B. Johnson’s relentless arm-twisting. His willingness to strike deals with corporations has been tagged “business as usual.” Many progressives, frustrated over the past three years, have concluded that the political system is fundamentally broken because corporate power has been allowed to suffocate popular liberal policies. But the Supreme Court’s upholding of Mr. Obama’s health care law reminds us that the president’s approach has achieved significant results. If his liberal critics paused...
  • Holder Vows Solidarity With Latino Leftists: “Uno Para Todos, Todos Para Uno.” (LULAC)

    06/29/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2012
    On the same week that the U.S. House of Representatives found him in criminal contempt, the nation’s embattled Attorney General professed solidarity with a radical leftist Latino group, proudly celebrating its socialist mission of “uno para todos, todos para uno” (all for one and one for all). It wasn’t enough for Eric Holder to earn the accolade of being the nation’s first sitting Attorney General to be found in criminal contempt by Congress for stonewalling the investigation of a disastrous experiment conducted by his office. Known as Operation Fast and Furious, the project allowed Mexican drug traffickers to obtain U.S.-sold...
  • Obamacare: $1 monthly ‘abortion surcharge’ to be included in healthcare exchange plans

    06/29/2012 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Sopater · 36 replies
    America's Watchtower ^ | March 13, 2012
    The biggest issue that many people had in the debate leading up to the passage of the Obamacare legislation was the fact that most Representatives and Senators who would be voting on the bill didn’t bother to read the legislation they would be voting on. Congressman John Conyer actually asked what good it would do to read the bill because the Congress still wouldn’t know what was in it unless they each hired two lawyers, and Nancy Pelosi famously quipped “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” But what went underreported in my opinion was...
  • Federal workers owe us their taxes (to the tune of $3.4 BILLION!)

    06/29/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT · by yorkie · 13 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | June 29, 2012
    President Obama is always harping about all Americans paying their fair share of taxes. While it may be legal to have back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service has found that more than 279,000 federal employees and retirees owed $3.4 billion, yes, billion, in back income taxes. Some members of Obama's executive staff of nearly 1,800 owed the government $833,970 in back taxes. My first question would be, why does it take 1,800 employees to staff the executive office? Most federal employees are paid much more with better benefits than those who have similar jobs in the private sector. Another question,...
  • DOJ Says It Will Not Prosecute Holder (Shocking!)

    06/29/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT · by NOVACPA · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | June 29, 2012 | NOVACPA
    The Justice Department has declared that Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won't be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
  • Mexican drug cartels work to sway local vote

    06/28/2012 3:37:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2012 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico — Before the sun climbed above the hills around this central Mexican town, Saul Garcia and his family awoke to the sound of bullets piercing the front gate. A masked motorcyclist had opened fire on their brick home, leaving behind a poster signed by the La Familia drug cartel, warning the mayoral candidate to withdraw from the race or the gang would kill him, his wife and three children. Garcia, a candidate for the local Social Democratic Party, didn't pull out. A state police officer now follows Garcia 24 hours a day while he courts voters on...
  • Complete List of Democrats Voting to Hold Holder in Contempt of Congress

    06/28/2012 3:20:15 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 30 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/28/12 | Aurelius
    The House of Representatives just voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress for stonewalling the House Oversight Committee's efforts to get to the bottom of what occurred in the horrifically planned and ultimately deadly "fast and furious" program. While the House Democratic leadership and their allies have attempted to paint this as nothing more then pure petty politics, the roll call from today's vote reveals something interesting... 17 Democrats voted to hold Holder in contempt - destroying the media's partisan narrative, and possibly giving more Democrats wiggle room to also oppose the embattled Attorney General....
  • No More Stealth Taxation from Representation

    06/28/2012 1:05:33 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 9 replies
    None | June28, 2012 | All of us
    In the 1760s, the rallying cry was "No Taxation without Representation." We need a new slogan to combat a government that is secretly taxing us and lying about it. We have to call Obamacare what it really is: The Obama Health Care Tax. This new taxation came from our "representation" in Congress, in cahoots with a tyrannical President. In 2010, we got rid of (a part of) that Congress, but their stealth taxes live on. We defeated (many of) the Dems who gave us Obamacare in 2010. We can and must defeat the rest of them in 2012. What will...
  • New Jon McNaugton Painting

    06/28/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 10 replies ^ | Today | Jon McNaughton
    "There is something simmering deep inside the soul of all Americans. We want to know that our country belongs to the people; that the government acknowledges our individual rights; that fiscal responsibility is an absolute requirement. We want our presidents and politicians to mean what they say when they take the oath of office... 'to defend the Constitution of the United States!' "I hope everyone will see themselves as the Empowered Man. It makes no difference whether you are a man or woman, how old you are, or the color of your skin. When we decide to no longer be...
  • Monckton tells Lords: Obama presidency at risk

    06/28/2012 1:15:28 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 27 May 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    “Mr. Obama’s legitimacy is now in doubt,” Lord Christopher Monckton concludes in the report. Monckton bases his conclusions largely on the findings of Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s law enforcement investigation. Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse announced March 1 there is probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website April 27, 2011, and his Selective Service registration form are forgeries. “A dislocation more severe than the fall of Watergate may be anticipated, leaving the free world leaderless at a time of great financial uncertainty,” Monckton advises the British nobility. He put his fellow peers on...