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  • Issa presses White House for travel answers

    06/03/2010 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Politico ^ | 6/3/2010 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is pressing the administration to disclose the White House political office’s role in coordinating taxpayer-funded travel by government officials on behalf of Democratic candidates.  Opening a new front in his push to investigate the Obama administration, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter Thursday to 21 Cabinet secretaries and department heads seeking details on their political and official travel since February 2009, and whether the Office of Political Affairs coordinated those trips.  The inquiry is a new twist on a fight that congressional Democrats first waged against former President...
  • Former Dem Congresswoman Pens Anti-Israeli Piece for Arab News (Cynbat the Sailor McKinney)

    06/03/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-3-10 | Rusty Weiss
    It isn't just the pro-Palestinian press that is attempting to distort the reality behind the recent flotilla incident off the coast of Gaza. Former Democratic Congresswoman, and 2008 Green Party candidate for President of the United States, Cynthia McKinney, has voiced her own version of reality through an anti-Israeli rant in Arab News. McKinney is of course, a reliable source on the topic, having been involved in her own little attempts at defying and breaking an Israeli blockade of Gaza (translation - aiding and abetting a terrorist regime). In her column for Arab News, McKinney expresses outrage over ‘Israel's needless,...
  • Oil Spill Criminal Investigation -Will Obama Admin Be Brought up on Charges?

    06/02/2010 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 11 replies · 272+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 6/2/10 | Peter Andrew
    "...Still, in a carefully orchestrated media stunt, Team Obama dispatched Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder to the spill zone to announce he is looking into criminal charges for possible violations of various federal acts. Oh, Really? Will he look into criminal violations of federal acts by people WITHIN the Obama Administration? Or will he only focus on blaming someone else (BP) and using his judicial powers purely for political gain? "...Secretary [Ken] Salazar allowed the MMS to approve — with no environmental review — the BP drilling operation that exploded on April 20, 2010, ...Rather than subject the plan to...
  • Things You Might Not Know About the Arizona Immigration Law

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Voice of Evangelism ^ | 5/26/2010 | Perry Stone
    Arizona recently passed an immigration bill which, if you listen only to the opponents of the bill, must surely give police the right to arrest all Mexicans and shoot them on site. But does it? In fact, if you read the bill, you will find that it simply enforces federal immigration laws that already exist. If you want to read the bill (SB1070), I recommend that you read it on the Arizona legislature website. The text of the law begins: “The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of...
  • A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not Criminal (Seriousness of the charge out the window?)

    05/27/2010 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 906+ views
    Time ^ | 5/27/10 | Michael Grunwald
    A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not CriminalBy Michael Grunwald Thursday, May. 27, 2010 If it's true that the White House offered Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak a job to try to clear the Democratic Senate primary for incumbent Arlen Specter, that's disturbing. But not because anyone is "participating in the cover-up of a possible crime." This doesn't sound like a "potentially devastating accusation of political corruption," much less an "impeachable offense," no matter what nonsense Michael Steele or Sean Hannity are peddling. Republicans may be calling for a special prosecutor, and even Democratic Senator Dick Durbin wants to know what happened....
  • Census Hires Sex Offender and Alledged Rapist To Go Door-To-Door

    05/24/2010 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies · 354+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Updated May 24, 2010 | unknown
    Sen. Shelby Slams Census Bureau for Allowing Sex Offenders to Go Door-to-Door FOXNews.com After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke sent Monday, Shelby wrote that when he asked Locke during a...
  • AP INVESTIGATION: Texas man faked way into Army

    05/21/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies · 1,009+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/2010 | Yahoo News
    FORT WORTH, Texas – A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found. The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood. The case, detailed in court records and other documents examined by the AP, raises more questions...
  • Peanutentiary (Yob in Snoopy costume attempts to break into wrong jail to free family member)

    05/10/2010 1:12:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 491+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | May 10, 2010 | Nick Parker
    Exclusive Peanutentiary  By NICK PARKER Published: Today POLICE have collared a man who was trying to break into prison to spring an inmate while dressed as SNOOPY. Jail workers were stunned when confronted by the lovable Peanuts character waving a gun. When the comic-strip beagle and an accomplice failed to break down a staff door, they pelted prison officers' cars with concrete missiles.   Mix up ... arrested duo targeted wrong jail A prison service source said yesterday: "It's not every day you see a giant cartoon dog going on the rampage after trying to break into a prison. "They weren't...
  • Demonizing Wall Street, then a big Dow drop...coincidence?

    05/08/2010 11:11:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,142+ views
    Quincy Ilinois News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Coco Letterman
    Somewhere – wherever his eternal home is – Dick Nixon is smiling today. He pulled a lot of shady, underhanded, illegal stuff in his life. But he’s potentially giving the Commander in Chief props today. On Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange was brought to its knees by what many reports are saying was “one stray trade” or “one mistakenly stroked key” on a keyboard. Investigators are trying to find the singular cause of the problem that caused the largest point swing in the history of investments. On Thursday afternoon, CNBC’s Money Honey, Maria Bartiromo, said, “I mean this really...
  • ICE to Buy Parent Of Chicago Climate Exchange

    04/30/2010 7:51:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 72 replies · 1,692+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | April 30, 2010 | Staff
    Futures exchange group Intercontinental Exchange Inc. said it agreed to buy Climate Exchange for 395 million pounds ($606.7 million) to create a single trading platform for environmental contracts worldwide. Shareholders in Climate Exchange, the operator of the European, Chicago and Chicago Futures carbon emissions exchanges, will receive 750 pence a share in cash, representing a 57 percent premium on Thursday's closing price, ICE said in a statement on Friday. Climate Exchange was founded by Richard Sandor, a longtime futures industry executive in Chicago.
  • Arizona illegal immigrant law expected to boost May Day crowds in Bay Area

    04/30/2010 11:52:17 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies · 784+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | By Linda Goldston and Vinnee Tong
    <p>Arizona's controversial new law that allows police to question people about their immigration status has ignited Bay Area efforts to overhaul national immigration laws and promises to draw the largest crowds to traditional May Day rallies in years.</p> <p>People who haven't attended such events before are expected to join activists and families in San Jose on Saturday in a march from King and Story roads on the East Side to a rally at San Jose City Hall. Crowds also are expected to march through San Francisco's Mission District and Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.</p>
  • Federal criminal probe into Goldman (mortgage) trading: report (WSJ.com says so, SEC - No comment)

    04/29/2010 6:21:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/29/10 | Martinne Geller
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) or its employees committed securities fraud in connection with its mortgage trading, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the office of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney said she could "neither confirm nor deny" any Goldman investigation. Goldman was not available to comment.
  • HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

    04/27/2010 9:43:36 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies · 1,453+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2010 | N/A
    Hawaii legislators have passed a measure allowing a state agency to ignore repeated requests from a person or organization for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. The measure approved Tuesday by the state Legislature would carve an exemption in the state's public records law and allow officials to ignore all kinds of duplicative requests, including those for Obama's birth certificate. Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino has issued two statements since 2008 saying she had seen vital records proving Obama is a natural-born American citizen. Obama was born in Honolulu to a Kenyan father and an American mother. SNIP The bill...
  • Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police (Chicago)

    04/25/2010 3:56:27 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 949+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | April 25, 2010
    Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police Updated 9:17 AM CDT, Sun, Apr 25, 2010 Chicago police activity An 18-year-old man who opened fire on police has died from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the gun battle, according to a police statement. Chicago Police say they shot Izael Jackson, of the 5300 block of South King Drive, after he jumped out of a vehicle and opened fire on officers following a traffic stop Saturday night. Mobile Strike Force officers attempted to stop a car around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, near East 61st Street and South Prairie...
  • Obama Appeases U.S. Muslims

    04/22/2010 2:05:42 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Human Events ^ | Robert Spenser
    The New York Times reported Monday, with no hint that it understood the implications of what it was reporting, that Barack Obama is reaching out to Hamas-linked groups in the United States, while hamstringing our response to the terror threat by making obfuscation of the ideology of jihad terrorists official U.S. policy. Times reporter Andrea Elliott says that “Muslim and Arab-American advocates” have met with top White House officials, including Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder. They’ve discussed, among other things, “counterterrorism strategy.” Their influence has been felt. White Houses sources...
  • Rooftop ban for criminal

    04/22/2010 7:19:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies · 342+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20 Apr 2010
    Rooftop ban for criminal A criminal who escapes officers by climbing on the roof of his house has been banned from every rooftop in his borough - in case he falls and sues police. Adam Paul Corbett regularly staged 10-hour rooftop stand-offs when officers came to arrest him. The force helicopter has been called out on numerous occasions, which had cost thousands of pounds. Police say they had to ensure the 22-year-old's safety because if he fell while trying to escape, he could sue the force. They have now successfully applied for an interim anti-social behaviour order in an attempt...
  • Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, others flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, lawsuit reveals

    04/21/2010 4:35:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/21/10 | Michele Dagan
    President Bill Clinton and Naomi Campbell are among the rich and famous who have flown aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, according to flight logs from Epstein’s private aircraft. The flight logs from 2003-05 have been filed in one of the many civil lawsuits pending against the billionaire money manager. Nearly two dozen young women have filed lawsuits against Epstein — some already settled — all alleging Epstein sexually abused them as minors at his El Brillo Way home. Epstein, 57, was released from jail in July after serving 13 months of an 18-month state sentence for soliciting...
  • Living in the Bizarro United States, where illegal aliens cannot be called "criminals" (Video)

    04/20/2010 7:18:39 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 1 replies · 471+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/20/10 | Michael Naragon
    You know things are getting bad when the California courts are differentiating between "illegal" and "criminal." In a court case in which the plaintiff couldn't appear because he couldn't cross the border from Mexico, San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald Styn awarded Alberto Jimenez $2500 in "damages" resulting from his alleged defamation. At issue was an e-mail forwarded by San Diego Minutemen founder Jeff Schwilk in which he labeled Jimenez and six other illegals as "criminals" after an assault on a cameraman near a worker pick-up spot in 2006. The Minutemen were investigating a potential child prostitution ring that worked...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.