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  • Taxpayers on the hook for Romney rally costs (2012 Flashback/Romney confronted today)

    03/14/2016 11:49:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Canton Rep ^ | 11/29/12 | Robert Wang
    NORTH CANTON The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declined to reimburse the city and Stark County about $14,500 that local officials say they incurred to provide security, firefighter coverage and other services for Romney’s Oct. 26 rally at Hoover High School. With the U.S. Secret Service saying it does not cover such costs, it appears that local taxpayers are on the hook for much of that amount. The campaign is also declining to pay the more than $600 in police and fire overtime costs North Canton said it incurred for Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s appearance...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family...

    12/10/2015 1:46:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/09/15 | Martin Gould
    EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family expenses while married to RFK's daughter, pressured an ally to charge his ex for drug-driving and used Kennedy name to further his ambition New York Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to pay tens of thousands of dollars into a fund as his share of the family's expenses while married to one of Robert F. Kennedy's daughters, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. The result of his inaction is that ex-wife Kerry Kennedy is considerably worse off than her eight surviving siblings or other members of...
  • Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make a

    12/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make any payments' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife Kerry Kennedy have been reportedly battling for years over 'substantial' child support payments for their three daughters. According to the New York Post, for the past at least two years, the former couple has been involved in 'lawyer-assisted go-rounds over substantial amounts' of child support payments, and finally reached an agreement about some of the obligations two weeks ago. Sources told the Post that Cuomo, 58, and Kennedy, 56, continued to fight over...
  • Carly Fiorina Defends Late Payments From 2010 Senate Bid

    10/06/2015 5:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina attacked "the left and their allies in the media" for a critical report released Monday that says her 2010 California Senate campaign mismanaged money and failed to pay vendors for their work. More than four years after the failed campaign, Fiorina still owed nearly half a million dollars to 30 entities. She didn't pay off her debt until January of 2015, just a few months before she launched her presidential bid. One of the outstanding payments due was to her political strategist Joe Shumate who died one month before Election Day as first reported by...
  • This document shows Fiorina didn’t pay Senate race debts until 2015

    10/06/2015 5:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Carly Fiorina's 2010 Senate campaign had a big problem with money. As our colleague Robert Samuels reported, it took years for Fiorina to settle about $500,000 worth of invoices after she lost the race in California -- despite reimbursing herself nearly $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina didn't pay the widow of her pollster at least $30,000 he was owed for his last paycheck after the race was lost. He died about a month before Election Day.
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • Fiorina campaign questioned about paying their bills during senate bid (Deadbeat Carly)

    10/05/2015 8:33:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/5/15 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now that former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has clawed her way up into the top tier of GOP primary candidates, the press has gone into high gear in terms of digging into her past and seeing what skeletons might be found in her closet. This week the Washington Post has has been examining the financial reports from her unsuccessful 2010 California Senate bid and turned up what will no doubt come as troubling news. The famous businesswoman is renowned for handling and managing wealth, but when it came time to pay the bills racked up on the campaign trail some...
  • Carly Fiorina’s first political campaign had a surprising problem: Money

    10/04/2015 7:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Robert Samuels
    Famed California pollster Joe Shumate was found dead in his home one month before Election Day 2010, surrounded by sheets of polling data he labored over for the flailing Senate bid of Carly Fiorina. Upon his death, Fiorina praised Shumate as “the heart and soul” of her team. She issued a news release praising him as a person who believed in “investing in those he worked with” and offering her “sincerest condolences” to his widow. But records show there was something Fiorina did not offer his widow: Shumate’s last paycheck, for at least $30,000. It was one of more than...
  • Former Carly Fiorina political staffers refuse to work for her again after they weren't paid for

    09/24/2015 6:08:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/24/15 | Reuters
    Former Carly Fiorina political staffers refuse to work for her again after they weren't paid for YEARS (and she's worth $120 million!) Fiorina lost her first run for office, a 2010 bid for the US Senate in California. 'I'd rather go to Iraq than work for Carly Fiorina again,' said one high-level former campaign staffer. Fiorina super PAC spokesperson brushes if off, saying it's 'common' for political campaigns to have massive debts when they fold. Politics has a well-known revolving door, with candidates often rehiring consultants, strategists and vendors as they move from one campaign to the next. But for...
  • Ex-staffer: 'I’d rather go to Iraq than work for Carly Fiorina'

    09/23/2015 2:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Fortune ^ | 5/21/15 | Scott Olster
    Ex-staffers have harsh words for Republican presidential candidate. Carly Fiorina apparently left a trail of unpaid, unhappy campaign staffers after her unsuccessful 2010 U.S. Senate bid. According to Reuters, the former HP CEO and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful waited more than four years to give her campaign staff the compensation they were promised. “Federal campaign filings show that, until a few months before Fiorina announced her presidential bid on May 4, she still owed staffers, consultants, strategists, legal experts and vendors nearly half a million dollars,” Reuters reported. Twelve ex-Fiorina campaign workers told Reuters that, if given the chance to...
  • Overeducated Writer Explains Why He Defaulted On His Student Loans, Asks "Am I a Deadbeat?"

    06/07/2015 2:33:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    There are some valid points raised in Lee Siegel's 1100 word rant against college loans (if not so much against college education). There are some bad ones. But two things are clear: the words "personal" and/or "responsibility" were used precisely zero times, and the op-ed writer, who described himself as "the author of five books who is writing a memoir about money", is hardly a glowing advertisement for an education attained (funded with either debt or equity) at one of the Ivy League's "best", Columbia University.That, or the return on money after spending nearly a decade in university and...
  • Half-white Obama and deadbeat son upset Michelle's mom

    03/25/2015 8:43:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/25/2015 | M Catharine Evans
    And if Marian was willing to admit publicly in 2004 that she was not happy with Barack having a white mother, we can only surmise that Craig and Michelle must have gotten an earful about white people behind the closed doors of the Robinson home. After the release of the WTTW video, the question is: what kind of racist messages did the siblings hear from Mother Robinson while growing up?
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • Obama says he has 'unpaid bills' in Chicago, White House deletes comment

    10/21/2014 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Marv Dumon ^ | 10/21/2014 | Marv Dumon
    Bloomberg Politics has removed a Twitter photo of Barack Obama next to fried chicken, perhaps due to pressure from the White House. In a supposedly free country that (supposedly) has First Amendment protections, liberals think you can't name a sports team "Redskins."
  • Deadbeat Mike Weisser, Ware Gun Shop, Stiffs The Second Amendment

    11/23/2013 8:12:46 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 13 replies ^ | November 22, 2013 | na
    Manasquan, NJ --( Mike Weisser, proprietor of the Ware Gun Shop in Ware, MA is a con-man, deadbeat and enemy of the Second Amendment!How can we make such bold statement?Because we know first hand, fact is he owes AmmoLand Shooting Sports News for advertising we ran for him, when he was doing business as “Grey Lock Holsters” in 2012.  On good faith we ran his ads, as we do with all our advertisers, and after making him loads of money he stiffed us for $1800.00, dodging all our phone calls and emails ever since. Yeah we know. Having people steal from...
  • Can't Pay the Mortgage? Obama says "You're just a Deadbeat"

    10/14/2013 6:03:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/8/13 | xrayultra
    "I say, imagine in your private life, if you decided that I'm not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two—first of all you're not saving money by not paying your mortgage. You're just a dead beat. And you can anticipate that will hurt your credit." - Barack Hussein Obama
  • Wall Street briefly falls further on Obama stalemate comments

    10/08/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 10/8/2013 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks briefly extended losses in late afternoon on Tuesday as President Barack Obama spoke about the political stalemate in Washington. The Nasdaq dropped more than 2 percent during his remarks.
  • Obama accuses Republicans of acting like a ‘deadbeat’ by refusing to raise the debt limit

    07/28/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Casting House Republicans as stubborn deadbeats, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to discredit House Republicans in upcoming fiscal fights by painting them as roadblocks to a thriving middle class. **SNIP** “Shutting down the government just because I’m for keeping it open — that’s not an economic plan,” Obama said, wiping sweat from his face in a muggy port warehouse. “Threatening that you won’t pay the bills in this country, when we’ve already racked up those bills, that’s not an economic plan — that’s just being a deadbeat.”
  • Employees of UFL Sacramento team sue Paul Pelosi

    07/16/2013 8:55:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    SFGate ^ | 7-15-2013 | Joe Garofoli
    July 15, 2013 Employees of UFL Sacramento team sue Paul Pelosi Joe Garofoli California's sports and political worlds are colliding through the dormant United Football League franchise in Sacramento, with several coaches and employees suing owner Paul Pelosi - the millionaire husband of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco - claiming he failed to pay them after promising to do so. Five employees of the Sacramento Mountain Lions - including former Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, who held the same position there - say Paul Pelosi, a real-estate investor and businessman, owes them $250,000, according to the suit filed...
  • The US federal government is a deadbeat

    01/14/2013 11:42:37 AM PST · by Robert357 · 3 replies
    AP and cambridge dictionary ^ | Jan 14m 2013 | self vanity
    Today President Obama told the American people that the US government is not a deadbeat. Depending on the definition used, he is wrong. According to the cambridge dictionary, there are two major definitions of a deadbeat: (1) a person who is not willing to work, does not behave in a responsible way and does not fit into ordinary society (2) a person or company that is not willing to pay debts If we used the first definition, I would contend that the US federal government is both "not willing to work" and "does not behave in a responsible way." Therefore...
  • Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

    12/04/2012 6:20:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    SmokingGun ^ | 12.4.2012 | Smoking Gun
    Meet Corey Curtis. The Wisconsin man, who has fathered nine children with six women, was ordered yesterday to cease procreating until he can support his numerous offspring. At Curtis’s sentencing yesterday for bail jumping and failure to pay child support, Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle told the 44-year-old Racine man that his frequent breeding was to be curbed as a condition of his three-year probation term.
  • Official: Obama campaign refusing to pay bill from 2008 rally

    10/19/2012 4:57:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    WLS-AM ^ | 10-19-12 | John Dempsey
    President Obama's campaign has raised millions of dollars, but officials in Springfield Illinois are still griping about an upaid bill from a 2008 campaign rally. When he was a candidate in August of 2008, Barack Obama used Springfield as a backdrop to introduce Joe Biden as his running mate. However Springfield Alderman Frank Edwards tells WLS that the Obama campaign has refused to pay $55,000 it owes in police overtime costs: "If you're going to go after your citizens for bills they owe you then everybody's in. And that's just kind of the way I look at it. I think...
  • Flashback: Obama campaign refused to pay city of Springfield for 2008 campaign event

    07/31/2012 12:42:29 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    The city of Newport Beach, California says it may seek out the assistance of a collection agency to retrieve $35,000 the Obama campaign owes the city for providing police protection during a February, 2012 fund-raising event. The bill was sent in May and was due in June. The city recently emailed the campaign a reminder. The DNC told the city about three weeks ago to deal with the Secret Service. However, [Secret Service] agency spokesman Max Milien [said] that it won't pay. Councilwoman Leslie Daigle says the city intends to apply its usual policies and send the bill to collections....
  • Secret Service won't pay Newport Beach for police at Obama event

    07/30/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Mike Reicher
    ......The Romney campaign paid its bill last week, about a month after the city sent its invoice. The Obama bill, on the other hand, was sent in May and has not been paid. City spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said the city's billing system would be sending past-due notices. About three weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee contacted the city and told officials to deal with the Secret Service. The DNC and the Republican National Committee split their Newport Beach event proceeds with the respective campaigns. ...... Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, said, "It's the city's intention to apply its usual policies...
  • Don’t cry for Auntie Zeituni (Obamas Aunt at it again)

    05/11/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/11/2012 | Howie Carr
    Auntie Zeituni has written a book. It’s called “Tears of Abuse,” on account of how tough she’s had it. Have I read it? Of course not. Have you read her nephew’s best-seller — Dreams from My Ghostwriter, I mean Father? No one has — it’s sold millions of copies, but until two weeks ago, not a single reader got far enough into it to learn that Obama was a dog-eater with “composite” girlfriends. Anyway, I have the press release on “Tears of Abuse,” which describes Auntie Zeituni’s journey to the United States “where she faces the unthinkable; failing health and...
  • Deadbeat state: Ill. owes billions in unpaid bills

    10/15/2011 1:31:56 PM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Deadbeat state: Ill. owes billions in unpaid bills
    Drowning in deficits, Illinois has turned to a deliberate policy of not paying billions of dollars in bills for months at a time, creating a cycle of hardship and sacrifice for residents and businesses helping the state carry out some of the most important government tasks.
  • Obama fined during London visit

    07/24/2011 7:10:34 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 13 replies
    GeoTV ^ | July 21, 2011 | Geo News
    LONDON: US President Barack Obama was fined £120 for not paying the London congestion charge during his state visit to Britain. London mayor, Boris Johnson wanted the £10 congestion fee to be paid for the Presidents armor plated limo "The Beast" and all other cars during his visit in May. Johnson is understood to have raised the issue with Obama at a Buckingham Palace
  • Obama slapped with £120 London congestion charge fine

    07/20/2011 2:19:09 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies ^ | 20th July 2011
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama was fined £120 ($193) for not paying the London congestion charge during his state visit to Britain, The Sun reported today. The President was hit with the penalty for his motorcade. London mayor Boris Johnson wanted the £10 ($15) congestion fee to be paid for the President's armor-plated limo - dubbed "The Beast" - and all other cars during his visit in May. But cameras only managed to photograph one of the vehicles in Obama's motorcade because they were driving so close together. That is the subject of the $193 fine.
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner's car is registered in New York but way out of date

    06/05/2011 2:43:13 AM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies ^ | June 5, 2011 | ALISON GENDAR
    After a week of facing questions about lewd Twitter photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner Saturday had more explaining to do: why his Nissan Pathfinder has New York license plates but a 2007 registration sticker. A photo of Weiner behind the wheel of his more than 20-year-old SUV appeared in Saturday's Daily News as he left his Washington home Friday night. ((snip)) In March, the Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported Weiner owed more than $2,000 in parking tickets for violations around the Capitol and near Reagan National Airport.
  • Judge to Facebook Debt Collector: Stop. Now.

    04/20/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/20/11 | Charlie White - Mashable
    Debt collector stalking you on Facebook? Melanie Beacham says it's harassment, and took debt collector MarkOne Financial to court, trying to get the company to stop sending her Facebook messages about the debt she owed. The company also allegedly sent such messages to everyone else on her Facebook friends list. Behind on her car payments, Beacham started receiving as many as 23 calls per day from MarkOne Financial before it found her on Facebook, according to the Orlando Sentinel. A Florida judge put a stop to the phone calls and online messages in a preliminary ruling, barring the debt collector...
  • Can 2.6 million people be too ill to work?

    04/02/2011 8:20:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | April 2, 2011 | Daniel Hannan
    ...Between 1971, when Invalidity Benefit was introduced, and the mid-1980s, there were typically around 700,000 claimants. Today, there are 2.6 million (the name was changed to Incapacity Benefit in 1995). We have, tragically, encouraged some people to arrange their affairs around qualifying for the allowance. Those who suffer most are not the grumbling taxpayers – they have rather more pressing things to grumble about – but the people who have been trapped in the squalor of dependency. Before you rage about scroungers, imagine you would feel if you relied – relied – upon a weekly handout of £91.40 (the maximum...
  • AWOL WI Dem admits parents financially supporting him in lieu of paycheck

    03/02/2011 3:47:32 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 2, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    AWOL WI Dem admits parents financially supporting him in lieu of paycheck. AWOL Wisconsin Democrat State Senator Jon Erpenbach is admitting that his mom and dad are now financially supporting him because he refuses to go back to Wisconsin to pick up his paycheck for being a state senator. In a TV interview from an undisclosed location in Chicago, the absent Erpenback also admitted that he was basically running out of money to support the hotel stay in Illinois that he has chosen for himself due to his refusal to come back to Wisconsin. He also confessed that he lives...
  • Funding cuts leave many without home heating assistance in Macon

    12/17/2010 7:37:23 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/16/2010 | phillip ramati
    When Eugene Jenkins showed up at St. Paul AME Church at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he didn’t know he would be one of the last people to get a ticket for assistance with his heating bill.He waited in line until 7 a.m., when officials started to hand out the tickets, then went home for a few hours before returning at 10 a.m. By the time he had finished up his paperwork, it was 1:15 p.m., making for a long day. Jenkins was one of the lucky ones in Macon, though. Other people were turned away because the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity...
  • Rick Santorum now TRASHES candidates he SUPPORTED in September

    12/07/2010 11:27:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 91 replies
    RED STATE ^ | December 7, 2010 | Grassroots1773
    Will the real Rick Santorum please stand up? BEFORE the November 2, election, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell in her US Senate race in Delaware (though trying to have it both ways to some extent). Now, AFTER the election, Rick Santroum is now trying to jump on the bandwagon and attack the GOP’s losing candidates. Goal: NOT win elections, NOT learn how to win elections, but simply for personal aggrandizement by Rick Santorum. ________________________________________________ On September 21, 2010, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell as a candidate on Greta Van Sustren’s “On the Record” Rick Santorum Santorum — famous for dumping...
  • O'Donnell has trouble airing 30-minute TV ad in Delaware

    11/01/2010 8:58:13 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 157 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-1-2010 | Philip Rucker
    O'Donnell has trouble airing 30-minute TV ad in Delaware By Philip Rucker Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 1, 2010; 11:12 AM Christine O'Donnell is taking a page from the playbook of Barack Obama. The Republican Senate candidate has produced a 30-minute television advertisement in the form of a documentary chronicling her connection with the people of Delaware. But unlike Obama's ad at the end of the 2008 race, the tea party insurgent's campaign has run into obstacles getting it in front of voters before Election Day. The campaign did not purchase advance time on networks in the Philadelphia or...
  • Kerry bolts tax questions: ‘Can I get out of here, please’

    07/26/2010 6:56:44 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, July 26, 2010 | Thomas Grillo
    A fidgety U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry tacked away from the press in Weymouth today, ducking questions about taxes for his luxury yacht. Following remarks at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, Kerry - still recovering from hip replacement surgery - was able to make a quick exit from a press pack. A clearly perturbed Kerry was not happy when questions were thrown out as he was climbing into his SUV. “I have said consistently we will pay our taxes. We always pay our taxes. It’s not an issue period,” the Bay State’s senior senator said. When asked if he...
  • Fit enough for Ironman but not for the MPD (declared "permanently and totally incapacitated)

    06/21/2010 8:09:32 AM PDT · by UB355 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/21/2010 | Daniel Bice
    Fit enough for Ironman but not for the MPD Posted: June 20, 2010 |(109) Comments Dave Orlowski can swim 2.4 miles. He can bike 112 miles. He can run 26.2 miles. In fact, the 54-year-old athlete can do all of these one right after the other - several times a year. He completed six Ironman triathlons last year, has done three so far this year and hopes to compete in yet another one in Klagenfurt, Austria, on July 4. Orlowski can also play a round of golf, as he did recently at a fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin....
  • Better Off Deadbeat: ... Simple Solution for Getting Bill Collectors Off His Back. He Sues Them.

    01/21/2010 7:25:28 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 113 replies · 3,882+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | 01/20/2010 | By Kimberly Thorpe
    Unlike his neighbors' homes, Craig Cunningham's house in Northeast Dallas looks abandoned. The grass is dried out. The concrete slab under the front door is lopsided and cracked. The green exterior has faded to a toxic-looking shade. Yellow Pages pile up near the front door, and the black mailbox is stuffed full. Maybe the home has been foreclosed on. That wouldn't be a surprise in this economy. But no, that's not the case. Inside, the 29-year-old Cunningham hunkers his 6-foot-2-inch frame on a dumpy couch. His heavy arms extend from his sides, palms up, so two Chihuahuas, Angel and Chuay,...
  • Quotes: Levi Johnston's Interview With CBS News

    10/28/2009 7:16:45 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 111 replies · 4,204+ views
    CBS News via The Page ^ | 10/28/09 | Mark Halperin
    On the dirt he has on Sarah Palin: "There are some things that I have that are huge. And I haven't said them because I'm not gonna hurt her that way... I have things that can, you know -- that would get her in trouble, and could hurt her. Will hurt her. But I'm not gonna go that far. You know, I mean, if I really wanted to hurt her, I could, very easily. But there's -- i'm not gonna do it. I'm not going that far." Says he's referring to things Palin did while she was governor of Alaska....
  • Levi preps for Playgirl photo shoot

    10/16/2009 3:52:29 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 78 replies · 3,543+ views ^ | 10/16/09 | ANNE SCHROEDER MULLINS
    Just how is Levi Johnston gearing up for his big bare-it-all photo shoot for Playgirl mag? Johnston's trainer dishes to People mag how his client is prepping for his big photo spread: eating 3,500 calories a day and working out three hours a day, six days a week, along with a lot of cardio. And luckily for Johnston, his favorite food, moose meat, is quite nutritious. "Moose meat is very good for you, high in protein and very lean," his trainer, Marvin Jones, told the mag. "He's an avid hunter, so he has his own." Jones says the two will...
  • Is Obama Lazy? (PROOF)

    09/30/2009 12:16:19 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 277 replies · 10,746+ views
    Capitol News ^ | 3/7//2009 | Rick Moran
    All we're getting is whispers from the press, of course, A raised eyebrow here, a sad shake of the head there. But the picture that is emerging of Barack Obama, the executive, is not very flattering if you look between the lines.
  • Obama pays parking tickets 17 years late

    07/23/2009 12:01:00 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 65 replies · 2,158+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 23, 2009 | staff reporter
    BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got more than an education when he attended Harvard Law School in the late 1980s. He also got a healthy stack of parking tickets, most of which he never paid. The Illinois Senator shelled out $375 in January - two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign - to finally pay for 15 outstanding parking tickets and their associated late fees.

    07/19/2009 5:42:15 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies · 431+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2009 | BRAD HAMILTON
    A jeweler to the stars is one of the city's worst deadbeat dads -- and a wanted man for stiffing his ex-wife and son out of half a million dollars in court-ordered support. Niraj Chaturvedi, a gem dealer who supplied baubles to Harry Winston and Fred Leighton jewelers, bolted for Allentown, Pa., after a Manhattan judge ruled he owed his family $8,500 a month since 2004. Chaturvedi's total of $472,000 puts him in the rogue's gallery of New York's worst child-support deadbeats, authorities say. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Laura Drager found that Chaturvedi, 54, sabotaged his ex-wife's share of marital...
  • Desmond Hatchett fathers 21 children by 11 women before turning 30 (and guess who pays????)

    05/31/2009 5:22:33 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 66 replies · 2,697+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2009 | Staff
    Details of Desmond Hatchett's remarkable family emerged when he was taken to court by the authorities in Knoxville, Tennessee, for failing to keep up with maintenance payments. He had four children in a single year – twice. Mr Hatchett, who works in a minimum wage job, said that he was not trying to break a record and has no plans to have any more children. He insists that he knows all of their names, ages and birthdays. "I'm done. I'll say I'm done," he told WVLT local television. "I didn't intend to have this many. It just happened." Knox County...
  • The Obamas were in debt -- and now so are we

    04/10/2009 2:22:16 PM PDT · by happygrl · 34 replies · 1,630+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    An examination of the Obama’s finances show that they were living off lines of credit along with their salaries until 2005, when the book royalties came through and Michelle received her astonishing 260% pay raise at the University of Chicago. This reexamination of the Obama’s finances was triggered by a Chicago Tribune story on whether the Obama’s should refinance their home in Chicago. In addition, it is tax time with tea parties and that is another good reason to take another look. As we first reported here last year, the Obamas received a better mortgage rate from Northern Trust than...
  • In Congress, UN chief calls US 'deadbeat' donor

    03/11/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | John Heilprin - ap
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    03/30/2008 6:45:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 130 replies · 4,783+ views
    Politico. ^ | 3/30/08 | KENNETH P. VOGEL |
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