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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? Hereís how much; the Obama administration not only excluded Israel from a new counterterrorism forum in Spain, it didnít 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. Hereís what Maria Otero, the State Departmentís 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‚Äôs report yesterday that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‚ÄĒ a vocal critic of Mitt Romney‚Äės investing practices, had herself dabbled in the foreign markets ‚ÄĒ we can add Nancy Pelosi to the list of prominent Democrats to profit from overseas investments. According to Pelosi‚Äôs 2011 financial disclosure statement, the Democratic House Minority Leader received between $1 million and $5 million in partnership income from ‚ÄĚMatthews International Capital Management LLC,‚ÄĚ a group that emphasizes that it has a ‚ÄúA Singular Focus on Investing in Asia.‚ÄĚ 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 Iím 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 ďgreen jobsĒ company funded by Obamaís 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 Obamaís 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 Houseís†Ēcrony capitalism.Ē†Now Prabhakar has a new job, this one in the Obama†administration: running the Pentagonís most important research agency. But being the geek-in-chief requires investing billions on risky, high-tech bets that arenít 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 canít 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 Ė 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 presidentís 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 Attorneyís 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 unionís 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) ó 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) ó 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; ĎLike Choosing Bernie Madoff to Police Fraudí

    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 ďbureauĒ overseeing a month-long United Nations conference in New York aimed at finalizing a controversial global ďarms trade treaty.Ē 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. ďThis 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 2Ė27. 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 ďlaughable.Ē Johnson goes on to promote the passage of the UNís 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 ďdrive-byĒ 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 naÔve enough to believe that doing...