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  • Good Riddance, Dirty Harry

    03/27/2015 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 27, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Harry Reid is retiring. Whatever happens to his Senate seat in 2016, this is good news for Republicans and it is good news for America. Good riddance, Harry. Good bloody riddance. Today we will hear a lot about Reid’s “service” to the Senate and to the American people. Ha! “Service” indeed. The truth of the matter is that Harry Reid is a stone-cold killer who has damaged Washington considerably, who has elevated his own political preferences above the institution he was elected to protect, and who has made worse the partisan rancor that our self-described enlightened class claims to abhor....
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster Busted on Drug Charges

    03/26/2015 7:55:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    NBC NEws ^ | 3-26-2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    The deputy police chief of Fresno, California, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession and intent to distribute heroin and other drugs, federal and local law enforcement officials said. Keith Foster, 51, was named by the Justice Department as one of four people nabbed in a year-long investigation by the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer confirmed that Foster is the department's deputy chief, who has commanded patrol operations for the city of a half-million people for the past eight years. Foster was charged with conspiracy to distribute and/or possess...
  • DEA agents had 'sex parties' with prostitutes, watchdog says

    03/26/2015 10:33:28 AM PDT · by BAW · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-26-2014 | John Bresnahan and Laura French
    Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday. In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days. The stunning allegations are part of an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general into claims of sexual harassment and misconduct within DEA; FBI; the Bureau of...
  • REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S

    03/26/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    HARRY REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S CASINO CLIENT Details in this week’s Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family. The report concluded that Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa...
  • Once again Comrade de Blasio reminds us of why Democrats must never be allowed to rule us

    03/26/2015 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the bad old days of New York City, the mob would decide the price of erecting a building regardless of who was planning to do it. Years after the construction of One Police Plaza, the City’s Police Headquarters, when the ceiling of the main floor started to fall down an investigation found that the mob had sold the city substandard concrete. They didn’t care who they ripped off. Hard work led by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani broke the grip of the mob on New York’s construction industry and for years afterward construction boomed because of the reduced costs of...
  • Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions

    03/26/2015 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/2015
    The latest baggage threatening to dog Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House comes in the form of her brother, who allegedly got help from the Department of Homeland Security in smoothing a business deal. The department’s inspector general found that Tony Rodham was given special treatment by DHS’ No. 2 in securing visas for foreigners connected to a deal. Rodham was CEO of an electric car company owned by another longtime Clinton pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, when he got help from DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas securing the visas for investors in the firm. It is not clear...
  • Texas 'Cop Watcher' bill under fire from legal experts, law enforcement groups

    03/26/2015 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News
    A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which would make it a misdemeanor to photograph police within 25 feet -- raising serious concerns that the bill, if passed, would violate the First Amendment and prevent individuals from holding police accountable. For Texans legally carrying a firearm, the buffer zone required would be 100 feet under Villalba's proposal. Villalba reportedly said police approached him about creating the legislation,...
  • JEB BUSH ADVISER SLAMS NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AT LEFT-WING J STREET GALA

    03/24/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians....
  • Feds reportedly plan to charge US senator with corruption THIS WEEK as grand jury reaches...

    03/24/2015 12:42:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Martosko
    Feds reportedly plan to charge US senator with corruption THIS WEEK as grand jury reaches decision on government favors going to top Democratic donor**SNIP** On a new website called ByeBob.com, the group claims he 'unethically, and likely criminally, compromised his ability to represent the people of New Jersey.' CNN reported that the investigation into Menendez is reaching a crescendo, with prosecutors under pressure to complete their work before the statute of limitations runs out on some charges. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the network, has already given his approval. But he insisted 'I can't comment on that' when a...
  • U.S. will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

    03/23/2015 4:07:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:47am EDT
    GENEVA - The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a U.S. spokesman told Reuters. The move at the 47-member state forum where Washington unfailingly defends Israel, follows signals that the Obama administration is undertaking a "reassessment" of relations with Israel. The last time that Washington spoke under that stand-alone agenda item was in March 2013, U.N. records show. (This story corrects to removes word "unprecedented" in paragraph 2, adds new 3rd paragraph to clarify)
  • Dianne Feinstein’s husband gets billion dollar government rail contract

    03/21/2015 8:20:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Richard Blum, the man who actually married the hag Diane Feinstein is getting a billion dollar government contract for the California ‘high-speed rail.’ I’m such it’s purely a coincidence that Blum is getting the government contract for his own company, over someone say, independent. I wouldn’t want to be seen with Diane Feinstein for all the money in the world, let alone sleep with her. Richard Blum must be a desperate, greedy ‘man.’ Dianne Feinstein’s husband gets billion dollar government rail contract What a remarkable coincidence. A guy who was just handed $1 billion of other people’s money in the...
  • The Chamber of Commies (Saturbray)

    03/21/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/21/15 | bray
    Isaiah 23:17 [Full Chapter] At the end of seventy years, the LORD will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. One of my friends said he decided not to pay his taxes to the gummit this year. Rather, he gave it to a Mexican who was mowing a lawn and said he was just skipping the middle man. He asked, what is the point of contributing his hard earned money to a broken political system when it is going to end up...
  • Now Huma Abedin is Being Scrutinized for Possible Corruption

    03/20/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/19/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Sen Chuck Grassley has written two letter to the State Dept. concerning a special arrangement for Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest adviser. At the same time Abedin worked for the State Dept, she also worked for a company called Teneo. For those of you who don’t know it, Teneo bills itself as an expert in helping your company get government contracts. Can you see the obvious conflict of interest here? The Senate is trying to find out if Teneo’s clients received government grants and if they did, was Abedin and or Hillary involved? Abedin also had a private email account that...
  • In Video, Obama Appeals to Iranian Youth on Nuclear Deal

    03/20/2015 2:13:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/19/15 | David E Sanger
    Two weeks after Senate Republicans issued a letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear agreement Iran signs with the administration may be temporary, President Obama has issued a missive of his own: A video directed at Iran’s young people, urging them to pressure their leaders to accept the deal on the table. The ostensible reason for the video was a greeting for Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration that Mr. Obama has used before to deliver messages to the Iranian populace. But after mentioning a celebration held at the White House, he wasted no time making his case...
  • Rumors swirl around sale of Waimanalo estate [Obama buying Hawaii estate?]

    03/20/2015 2:38:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 39 replies
    KITV ^ | March 19, 2010 | Paul Drews
    WAIMANALO, Hawaii —A well-known Waimanalo home has been sold, but the big question is who is the buyer? The talk around town points to President Barack Obama, and there is a connection between the president and the buyer of this multi-million dollar estate. Waimanalo is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful Windward Oahu beaches. "We enjoy this. I don't know if it will be the same. If it's the same, it's all good," said Waimanalo resident Uncle Nawai. The sale of the Waimanalo property named Pahonu has people talking about potential changes to their community. "It started a couple...
  • DEMS ANXIOUS OVER HILLARY CLINTON AS CLINTON FOUNDATION SCANDAL GROWS

    03/19/2015 10:14:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Growing Democratic anxieties over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy received a jolt on Thursday, as Reuters revealed Hillary and Bill Clinton broke the disclosure rules they agreed to with the Obama administration by failing to disclose Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) donors since 2010. As Reuters notes, CHAI is the Clinton Foundation’s “flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together.” The Reuters revelation comes on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s roundly criticized explanations for why she evaded records laws by using a personal email address and had a secret server housed in...
  • Hillsboro jail worker sentenced to four years for inmate liaisons [Oregon]

    03/19/2015 2:11:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    A judge has sentenced a former Oregon jail worker to four years in prison for having sex with an inmate in a supply closet. The liaisons happened 13 times last year, a Washington County prosecutor said Monday. When a sheriff's deputy in the maximum-security wing went to lunch, that left jail services technician Jill Curry alone in the control room so she could press a button to let the 25-year-old inmate out of his cell.
  • Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution in Brazil

    03/18/2015 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/15 | Cliff Kincaid
    “We won’t be another Venezuela” -- Marxist basket case of economic failure and corruption With the Middle East in turmoil and Russia’s Vladimir Putin threatening nuclear war, most of our media have missed a big story south of the border. President Barack Obama’s fellow Marxist, Dilma Rousseff, is coming under tremendous pressure to resign her presidency in Brazil. As many as three million Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to demand the impeachment of Rousseff, a former Marxist terrorist, and the end of the rule of the Brazilian Workers’ Party. Such a development would be a major blow to...
  • State: No Record Of Clinton's "OF-109" Form - The Kelly File

    03/17/2015 6:47:11 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    .youtube.com ^ | March 17 2015 | You Tube
    Clip of Jen Psaki reporting on the form. AT 3:31 clip of Juan Williams on the Five with Megyn Kelly. Guest is Shannen Coffin.
  • D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real...….

    03/16/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    "D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real Uplands Park Officials Are A little Upset…." A fellow named John Muhammad identified himself as city manager of the tiny north county village of Uplands Park during a live interview Thursday night on FOX News channel. Mr. Muhammad then went on a bizarre diatribe to say he, and his community, believed the KKK or the police themselves were the shooters. Beyond the jaw dropping protestations about the police shooting another slight problem is Mr. Muhammad is not a “city manager”. Actually, not even close. First,...
  • White House Out To Destroy Hillary

    03/16/2015 5:42:33 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 63 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 16, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Hillary Clinton email scandal is now heading into its third week. Hillary has obviously been up to no good throughout this scandal. She admittedly had 30,000 emails deleted without anyone having read them. When you consider that President Nixon was chased from office for 18 minutes of missing tape, you would think that deleting 30,000 emails might at least be viewed with extreme suspicion. Especially so when the former Secretary of State and presumed Presidential candidate won’t let anyone near her email server. The question all along is who leaked the email scandal to the press. This is something...
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israel’s enemies.
  • Vietnam’s senior officials should be banned from depositing money abroad

    03/14/2015 4:18:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 2 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | Updated : 03/14/2015 14:28 GMT + 7
    Vietnamese civil servants holding positions at levels of ministerial bureaus and departments or higher should be banned from depositing money or assets abroad or owning property overseas, according to a research group’s proposal aimed at preventing corruption and improving the recovery of losses in corruption case. Such a proposed prohibition is one of many solutions that have been raised in a study on “recovery of property from corruption cases – the practice in Vietnam and international experience” conducted by a group of researchers under the Vietnam Party Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs. The suggested ban was voiced by Vu...
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...
  • If Hillary Clinton Signed Form OF-109, She Committed A Felony

    03/13/2015 6:45:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: Hillary Clinton insists she did everything by the book, that she broke no laws and heeded all regulations. That book is obviously not the State Department records management handbook. The government's book says that you don't get to keep materials, classified or unclassified, in your personal possession and then get to sift through them at your leisure to decide which ones the government that paid you gets to see. All documents are the property of the government. The State Department determines which ones are returned to you. As Shannen W. Coffin, a contributing editor at National Review and senior...
  • Two Ferguson Cops Shot Over Holder’s Disparate Impact Report

    03/13/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 15 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 13, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ferguson, Missouri is back in the news again. Last week the Justice Department released two reports about the Ferguson police department. In one report they completely exonerated Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back, Brown did not have his hands up and Wilson had no racial motivation. In other words, the entire cause for protest in Ferguson was inaccurate, fabricated or an outright lie. The Grand Jury got it right when they didn’t indict Wilson, even Eric Holder’s Justice Department had to acknowledge there were no facts indicating any crime was...
  • [Bubba] Clinton has received $16 million in post-presidency benefits

    03/13/2015 2:52:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2015
    Former President Bill Clinton has received nearly $16 million in taxpayer funds since leaving the White House, covering everything from his pension to personnel to benefits -- and renewing questions over how much taxpayers really should spend on ex-presidents who make millions after leaving office. A new Politico report and analysis examined the payments since he left office in 2001, and claimed it amounts to more than any other ex-president has received. Meanwhile, Politico points out, Clinton has a personal annual income that beats all the other living former presidents. His $15 million advance -- then a record -- for...
  • Hillary Email Controversy an ‘Inside Job’ Ordered by Obama, Valerie Jarrett

    03/11/2015 12:51:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 106 replies
    mediaite ^ | March 11th 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    Author and purported Clinton insider Ed Klein has a theory about how the Hillary Clinton email controversy came about: it was sparked by President Barack Obama and ordered by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Appearing on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, Klein said he’s not the only one who buys into that explanation, and that Bill Clinton also believes it. According to Klein’s sources, the White House is leaking information to their “friends in the mainstream media” about Hillary’s actions as Secretary of State. Klein also said his sources from within the White House told him that Hillary is under six...
  • Hillary Email Gaps Hide 'Pay For Play,' Benghazi Truth

    03/11/2015 10:10:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Scandal: Selective editing of her emails by Hillary Clinton staffers have left "months and months" of gaps of missing emails, including those from her trip to Libya from which an iconic picture has gone viral. We have all seen the photo of Hillary Clinton flying on a C-17 to Libya in October 2011 using a hand-held device to presumably check or send emails, perhaps about her trip, the situation in Libya, or maybe, just maybe, communicating with a foreign Clinton Foundation donor. We don't know because, as House Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy noted on CBS' "Face The Nation" last Sunday,...
  • Does Obama have private e-mail account? W.H. won't say

    03/11/2015 7:16:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    usatoday | March 11, 2015 | David Jackson
    Linky only.
  • Hillary’s Brilliant Press Conference Performance

    03/11/2015 5:18:29 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 11, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    You have to give the Clinton’s credit for knowing how to put on a good show. Hillary’s press conference yesterday was great entertainment. Sure, she’s completely full of it but the optics and the performance were magnificent. Hillary explained her personal email story at the UN of all places. It was picked for two reasons. First, the UN gives Hillary the appearance of being above the fray, focused on world politics rather than the pettiness of emails. Second, in order to get a press pass the media has to request one at least 24 hours in advance. Hillary announced her...
  • IRS Insists Giving Tax Refunds to Illegal Aliens Is “the Least We Can Do” [semi-satire]

    03/10/2015 10:52:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2015 | John Semmens
    The IRS has announced plans to follow up President Obama’s illegal grant of amnesty to persons in this country illegally with a program that will permit illegal aliens to receive tax refunds for taxes they never paid. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the move as “a necessary component of the President’s vision for America’s future. The vast majority of these immigrants are poor. They will need substantial help if the President’s dream of transforming our culture is to become a reality. Diverting some of America’s excess wealth to these people via tax refunds is one way of making this happen.”...
  • 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'

    03/10/2015 6:29:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip"...
  • Is President Obama Really as Clueless as He Claims?

    03/10/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I don't know which is more maddening, President Obama's repeatedly claiming he finds out about important matters only after reading the newspapers, his expectation that we'll swallow that, the even scarier prospect that it could be true, or that the media continue to give him a pass on it. Obama told CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante that he learned of Hillary Clinton's use of her private email address for official State Department business after a New York Times report. With no apparent self-consciousness or embarrassment, Obama said he learned about it at "the same time everybody else...
  • Hillary Bought By Foreign Governments

    03/10/2015 4:29:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 10, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    As with every other scandal in his administration, President Obama learned about Hillary Clinton’s private stash of emails via the newspaper. You have to give Valarie Jarrett credit, she does a bang up job keeping bad news from Obama until it’s already in the hands of the press. You would think the President would have been aware that Hillary was using a private email address considering he emailed her at it. Nevertheless, the President knows nothing. No doubt he’s disappointed and outraged over the lack of transparency. No one could be more upset than the President. In reality he had...
  • Taking the Bait on Menendez Story

    03/09/2015 11:36:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 9, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Commentators on both the Left and the Right are suggesting that the impending indictment of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is retribution against Menendez for his recent criticisms of Obama administration foreign policy. While we concur that almost everything that Attorney General Eric Holder does is tainted by politics, a few points about the Menendez case are in order: 1) The reported charges against Menendez, that he tried to interfere with a Medicare fraud investigation of his largest donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, and that he went to bat for Melgen in the Dominican Republic port security deal, were not cooked...
  • As Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet About Private Emails, Republicans Seize Moment to Criticize Her

    03/09/2015 12:40:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 8, 2015 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    ....“There are gaps of months and months and months,” Mr. [Trey] Gowdy said Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” “It strains credibility to believe if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy that there is not a single document to turn over to Congress.”.........Democrats remained on the defensive over the situation, given Mrs. Clinton’s status as their presumed presidential nominee despite not having formally announced her intentions to run.Senator Dianne Feinstein...said Mrs. Clinton must “step up” and explain why she had used a private email address during her time as secretary of state, increasing the...
  • The DFL Party and the culture of corruption

    03/07/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Start Tribune ^ | 3-6-15 | David Hann
    If you picked up a Star Tribune last weekend, you might have read two seemingly unrelated stories. On Saturday, news of a $1.9 billion surplus, with the state budget growing to $42.5 billion for the next two years (“Surging surplus raises the stakes, Feb. 28). On Sunday, a solid piece of investigative journalism about political cronyism on the Iron Range (“Range agency deep into DFL politics, pockets,” March 1). What if these two stories were related? Researchers at Indiana University published a study last year that explored the impact of public officials’ corruption on the size and allocation of state...
  • Hillary deserves it (Saturbray)

    03/07/2015 8:19:55 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/7/15 | bray
    Proverbs 15:27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. So Harpy has her hand caught in the cookie jar. There is no definitive proof she was taking bribes using the Clinton Foundation, but it is pretty obvious she was. Just like we can assume every white cop is a racist wanting to arrest and shoot an innocent black child, we can assume Hillary was using her personal email server to hide the graft and corruption she was taking for her own personal gain. The one thing we do know about Hillary is...
  • FBI, IRS investigating Community Action of Minneapolis

    03/07/2015 5:59:23 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 7 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 7, 2015 | Alejandea Matos
    The FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating Community Action of Minneapolis, a defunct nonprofit organization whose leaders allegedly misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.The investigations were disclosed for the first time Thursday in a new court filing by the organization’s court-appointed receiver, Michael Knight. He was hired by the state to assess the full scope of the organization’s finances after a state audit revealed the agency’s board and its chief executive, Bill Davis, used taxpayer money for a celebrity cruise, tropical vacations, a personal car loan and other questionable expenses.The new documents, first obtained by...
  • Defiant Sen. Menendez declares, "I am not going anywhere"

    03/06/2015 6:00:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Fox News' Chad Pergram, Jake Gibson and Jodie Curtis and The Associated Press contributed to this re
    A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez declared, “I am not going anywhere,” Friday night amid reports the Justice Department is preparing to charge the New Jersey Democrat with corruption counts over allegations he used his office to help a Democratic donor. A person familiar with a federal investigation of Menendez told the Associated Press the Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against him in the coming weeks. The pending charges were first reported by CNN. Menendez told a press conference about four hours after the reports surfaced that he had “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the...
  • Doctor in Menendez Scandal Made Payments to Hillary and Her Scandal-Plagued Brother

    03/06/2015 1:51:55 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 3/6/2015 | Thomas
    Dr. Salomon Melgen made a name for himself as a major Democratic Party donor over the last several decades. His commitment to the cause has earned him a photo op with President Obama and various donations to candidates and causes. His repeated donations to Senator Robert Menendez also came with flights to the Caribbean that are now under federal investigations. 130319_obama_melgen_courtesy_328 Turns out that Melgen and his wife Flor have funneled money to Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well. Even more alarming the Florida eye doctor also made several payments to Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh Rodham. The record, spanning back...
  • Oh my: DOJ preparing to file criminal corruption charges against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

    03/06/2015 12:36:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline via Dave Weigel: “DOJ confirms that Bob Menendez is a New Jersey politician.”There’s no louder Democratic critic of Obama’s Iran deal than Menendez and now here he is, about to be indicted. Hmmm. Maybe I spoke too soon in questioning Lee Smith’s theory that the White House has decided to start destroying the Iran-deal skeptics on its own side. People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN has learned exclusively. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of...
  • Sen. Sullivan Grills EPA Chief Over Offensive Comments About Alaskan Native Gifts (Good Video)

    03/05/2015 6:51:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Gina McCarthy, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, overstayed her welcome in Alaska last year. When Alaskan native tribes honored the EPA worker with gifts, she returned the favor by telling the Wall Street Journal she threw one of the “f-ing things away” and that the moose meat she was given could “gag a maggot.” During Wednesday’s Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) grilled McCarthy about her ‘disturbing’ comments that were featured in the largely positive Wall Street Journal profile. “A lot of people saw that as a glowing article,” he said. “Most people in Alaska...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/05/2015 4:57:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report.
  • Democrats recoil from Hillary in wake of email controversy

    03/05/2015 1:46:02 PM PST · by Windflier · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5 March 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    The White House, the State Department and Democrats on Capitol Hill are side-stepping questions about Hillary Clinton as the controversy over her cyber hygiene escalates. While some of the presumed presidential candidate's party members have come to her defense, many lawmakers headed for the exits this week as reporters asked them for their opinion on the way Clinton handled her email while at the State Department. Democratic strategists were more willing discuss the scandal - but what they had to say, Clinton probably won't like. Officials at 1600 Pennsylvania now claim they didn't know that Clinton was solely using her...
  • PROOF OBAMA BACKED RUTHLESS FOREIGN THUG (Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea involved)

    03/05/2015 11:03:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/10/2008 | BOB UNRUH
    Sen. Barack Obama designated a personal aide (who is now the Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea, Mark Lippert) as his direct contact for the 2007 Kenyan presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who later was appointed prime minister after his election loss was followed by widespread, deadly violence that destroyed or damaged 800 Christian churches, according to e-mails obtained by WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi during a trip to Kenya...
  • (1998) 2Nd Set Of First Lady's Records Found In Vincent Foster's Attic

    03/05/2015 6:37:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    seattle times ^ | 1998 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON - Whitewater prosecutors have obtained from the attic of the late Vincent Foster's house a second set of Hillary Rodham Clinton's law-firm billing records, lawyers said today. The new records have fewer handwritten notations and fewer pages, but generally contain the same information as the set belatedly found in the White House in 1996. Nonetheless, the documents have become a focal point of recent grand-jury questioning in Arkansas as prosecutors press to wrap up their investigation of the first lady's legal work for a failed savings and loan owned by her Whitewater business partner. "You're sitting in the grand...
  • (from 1996) Hillary Clinton's Fingerprints Among Those Found on Papers

    03/05/2015 6:31:17 AM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1996 | Neil Lewis
    WASHINGTON, June 4— Republicans on the special Senate Whitewater committee released a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation today showing that the fingerprints of the First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were found on records discovered in the White House family quarters two years after they were first sought by investigators. The F.B.I. report also found that the documents, copies of billing records from Mrs. Clinton's work as a lawyer in Arkansas, revealed fingerprints of five others. They were Vincent W. Foster Jr., the deputy White House counsel who committed suicide in July 1993; a personal assistant to the Clintons...