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  • Rangel's enablers

    07/31/2010 2:52:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 31, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    How has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fulfilled her vaunted promise to "drain the swamp" and preside over the "most ethical Congress in history"? By shrugging her shoulders, downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting for the "political chips" to "fall where they may." At a press conference to preempt the bipartisan House ethics panel's announcement of 13 ethics and federal regulation charges against Rangel on Thursday afternoon, Pelosi claimed to take "great pride" in her swamp-draining record. Unblinkingly, she cited the House trial against Rangel as proof that the "process" is working. But...
  • Obama Schedule: July 28, 2010 (Tastee Sub Shop photo op in NJ; DNC Fundraiser at The Four Seasons)

    07/28/2010 3:26:23 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 40 replies · 4+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | July 28 2010 | Keith Koffler
    10:40 am Meets with Sen. John Kerry 11:45 am Departs White House en route to Newark, NJ 12:50 pm Arrives Newark 1:30 pm Meets with group of small business owners; Tastee Sub Shop, Edison, NJ 2:20 pm Statement to the press; Tastee Sub Shop, Edison, NJ 5:40 pm Attends DNC fundraiser; Four Seasons Hotel, New York City 7:20 pm Attends DNC fundraiser; private residence, NYC 8:50 pm Departs Newark 9:55 pm Arrives White HouseTastee Sub Shop: Four Seasons Hotel:
  • A legacy of budget trickery

    07/25/2010 3:21:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2010 | PETER SUDERMAN
    No more budget gimmicks? That’s what outgoing White House budget director Peter Orszag promised as the Obama team prepared to take control of the White House. “The president prefers to tell the truth, rather than make the numbers look better by pretending,” he told The New York Times. But numbers games turned out to be Orszag’s specialty. He’s set to step down at the end of July, but for the last 18 months, he’s presided over a wave of fiscal trickery. This year’s White House budget, which Orszag played a key role in preparing, is a prime example. When fiscal...
  • Mass. Sen. Kerry docks yacht in RI, saving $500K (docking his family's new $7 million yacht there)

    07/23/2010 9:15:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | AP
    BOSTON – Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State. If the "Isabel" were kept at the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee's summer vacation home on Nantucket, or in Boston Harbor near his city residence, he would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. He would also have to pay $70,000 in annual excise taxes. Rhode Island repealed those taxes in 1993. That has made the state something of a nautical tax haven.
  • Dodd-Frank Already Having Unintended Consequences? You Don't Say!

    07/22/2010 10:24:55 AM PDT · by hiredhand · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 July 2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    The nation's three dominant credit-ratings providers have made an urgent new request of their clients: Please don't use our credit ratings. The odd plea is emerging as the first consequence of the financial overhaul that is to be signed into law by President Obama on Wednesday. And it already is creating havoc in the bond markets, parts of which are shutting down in response to the request....
  • Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist's 'sick puppies'

    07/22/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    From a remote location on an island off Alaska’s coast, former Governor Sarah Palin is blasting what she describes as the “sick puppies” in the media who immediately and ruthlessly attacked her when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described “hordes of Obama’s opposition researchers-slash ‘reporters’” descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain. She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for...
  • Resigned USDA official says racial story misconstrued

    07/20/2010 3:47:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/20/2010 | Marcus K. Garner
    The USDA's rural development director for Georgia says she was forced out of her federally appointed job after a "snippet" of a speech she gave in March appeared to show her admission to only half-heartedly aiding a struggling white farmer because of his race. But in a phone interview from her home in Albany early Tuesday morning, Shirley Sherrod told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that the two-minute, 38-second video posted online Monday by and reported on by and the AJC completely misconstrued the message she was trying to convey. Sherrod, 62, insisted her statements in the video were not...
  • Mass. may join effort to bypass Electoral College

    07/19/2010 2:13:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19, 2010 | Martin Finucane
    The state Legislature is poised to give final approval this week to a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote. Both the House and Senate have approved the National Popular Vote bill. Final enactment votes are needed in both chambers, however, before the bill goes to the governor's desk, the Globe reported last
  • Why A Price On Carbon (Dioxide) Is Nothing More Than A Great Big New Tax

    07/13/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 8 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 13 July 2010 | TonyfromOz
    With talk of a price on Carbon, (in reality Carbon Dioxide) just what is the scope of this, and when you see, it then becomes patently obvious that this whole so called debate is not about the environment. It’s just about the money, and just how much money is involved. At the proposed $25 per ton, and there are CO2 emissions of 3.25 billion tons just to produce the electrical power we all need to have access to, then that amount comes in at nearly $82 Billion. Electrical power emits one third of all emissions, so now the total comes...
  • Congressman accused of colluding with White House

    07/13/2010 4:06:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 7/12/10 | Alyssa Farah
    SESTAK-GATE White House Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel looks on during a meeting between President Barack Obama and Acting President Goodluck Johnson of Nigeria at the Blair House April 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. UPI/Olivier Douliery/Pool Photo via Newscom The controversy over allegations White House officials at least as high as Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered two congressional candidates jobs in return for campaign favors, which apparently would violate the law, is reheating – with a claim that one of the candidates colluded with the White House on what story to tell. Judicial Watch, a government watchdog organization,...
  • Gaziano: Obama Appointee, 'Never bring another lawsuit against a black'

    Not only does Todd Gaziano (Congressional appointee on the United States Commission on Civil Rights) claim that the 2008 Election Day voter intimidation charge against the Philadelphia New Black Panther Party was ‘open and shut’, but that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandez ordered, 'Never bring another lawsuit against a black or other national minority, apparently no matter what they do.'
  • "Kenyan-born Obama..." (so they knew also?)

    07/07/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Sunday Standard - AP ^ | Sunday, June 27, 2004 | Sunday Standard
    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations. The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative. Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to...
  • Democrats deeming themselves defeated come November

    07/06/2010 4:26:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-6-10 | Hugh Hewitt
    On the first day of July, the House of Representatives passed a "budget enforcement resolution" that "deemed as passed" a $1.12 trillion budget. Thirty-eight House Democrats voted no, perhaps because they sense in this year of the Tea Party Movement it isn't good politics to engage in such a sham. But pass it did. More tricks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that hide nothing but actually bring great clarity to the next four months. House Democrats might have thought they were deeming as passed a budget, but what they were really doing is deeming their defeat in November. ~snip~ Pelosi's...
  • Al Gore Pleaded With Masseuse to “Release His Second Chakra” (...EWWWWWWwwwwwww...!)

    06/29/2010 11:05:32 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 239 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/29/10 | Jim Hoft
    After a long day’s work, the junk scientist needed some hot second chakra action.Byron York at The Washington Examiner reported, via Ace: The police report of the masseuse’s complaint is 73 pages long and extremely detailed. According to the document, she got a call from the front desk of the trendy Hotel Lucia on the night of Oct. 24, 2006. The hotel had a special guest. Could she come at 10:30 p.m.? She went to Gore’s room carrying a folding massage table and other equipment. Gore, whom she had never met, greeted her with a warm embrace. “The hug went...
  • Senate Democrats poised to start energy bill (includes carbon cap on utilities)

    06/26/2010 11:14:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 27, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro and Richard Simon
    Legislation could include a carbon cap on utility companies. With the gulf oil spill creating political opportunity, Senate Democrats will begin crafting a sweeping energy bill this week that could include a first-ever, though more modest, cap on global-warming pollution. Republicans dismiss such a cap-and-trade system as a new tax on households and business — "cap-and-tax," they call it.
  • Progressive Regression | Gulf Oil Disaster

    06/26/2010 3:07:32 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 26, 2010 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Government Regulation vs. Self-RegulationBy: Larry Walker, Jr.The Progressive Obama Administration’s magical solution for all problems American is more government regulation. But is government regulation really better than self-regulation?Companies like BP have a direct interest in the safe, efficient drilling and harvesting of oil. Would it benefit a private oil company like BP to carelessly blow up its own oil well and lose millions of gallons of the precious black gold into the sea? No. Did it benefit Exxon to crash the Valdez and leak millions of gallons of oil off the coast of Alaska? No. So every company has a...
  • [Budget director] Orszag exit reveals deficit policy split

    06/26/2010 2:11:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 6/25/2010 | Edward Luce
    Peter Orszag, Barack Obama’s budget director, resigned this week partly in frustration over his lack of success in persuading the Obama administration to tackle the fiscal deficit more aggressively, according to sources inside and outside the White House. Mr Orszag, whose publicly stated reasons for leaving were that he was exhausted after years in high pressure jobs and also that he wanted to plan for his wedding in September, is seen as the guardian of fiscal conservatism within the White House. Other members of Mr Obama’s economic team, notably Lawrence Summers, the head of the National Economic Council, have placed...
  • Treasury claims power to seize gold, silver -- and everything else

    06/26/2010 2:55:21 AM PDT · by cowtowney · 38 replies
    Because of recent inquiries to GATA about the possibility of an attempt by the U.S. Government to confiscate privately held gold and silver bullion and coins and shares in companies mining the precious metals, we're republishing here the correspondence between GATA and the U.S. Treasury Department on the subject in 2005. The Treasury Department was surprisingly candid in that correspondence, asserting the U.S. Government's authority, in declared emergencies, to confiscate precious metals and to restrict ownership of mining shares -- and to confiscate and restrict every other financial asset as well. So perhaps precious metals investors shouldn't feel too paranoid.
  • House and Senate in Deal on Financial System Reform (Say good-bye to American Banks)

    06/25/2010 3:27:13 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 6/25/2010 | edward wyatt
    Nearly two years after the American financial system teetered on the verge of collapse, congressional negotiators reached agreement early Friday morning to reconcile competing versions of the biggest overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression. A 20-hour marathon by members of a House-Senate conference committee to complete work on toughened financial regulations culminated at 5:39 a.m. Friday in agreements on the two most contentious portions of the financial regulatory overhaul and a host of other provisions. On a party-line vote, the House conferees voted 20-11 to approve the bill; the Senate conferees voted 7-5 to approve.
  • Joe Scarborough Justifies Decision Not to Talk about Gore Sex Allegation on MSNBC; Calls It Unfair

    06/24/2010 9:59:46 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's already been documented that the media have, at least initially, ignored the allegation that global warming alarmist-in-chief and former Vice President Al Gore faced a sexual assault charge in 2006. But why? Although not know for its enlightening commentary, ABC's June 24 broadcast of "The View" offered an answer for that question. Subbing a moderator for the show's panel was MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough, who explained their decision to ignore it was based on "insufficient evidence" despite the police report documenting the allegation. "This is an interesting story," Scarborough said. "A 2006 police report surfaced of a...

    06/23/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT · by Piranha · 20 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Unknown | Organizing for America
    Here is a video of Obama speaking to Organizing for America about the way that they plan to use the oil spill in the gulf to redo the American economy. Does anyone really believe that Obama is trying in good faith to stop the spill or mitigate the damage it is causing?
  • Fannie and Freddie: still bleeding your $$

    06/23/2010 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2010 | SCOTT GARRETT
    Contrary to what the Obama administration would have you believe, the biggest recipients of taxpayer funds during the financial crisis have not been Wall Street banks -- but the toxic twins, mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And the House and Senate are now finalizing legislation to reform the financial sector -- yet the bill will leave the biggest bailout recipients untouched. In fact, Fannie and Freddie are guaranteed to continue siphoning money from American taxpayers. That's right: The Democratic majority in Congress has made no attempt to reform these two entities, which have already cost us $145 billion....
  • Soros’s Oil Spill Payoff

    06/22/2010 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 11 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jun 22nd, 2010 | Tait Trussell
    Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, [1] contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries [2] where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators. Could this be merely a happy...
  • Obama Stalls while GOP Seeks Foreign Help (Oil Spill, Jones Act)

    06/22/2010 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/2010 | Chris Moody
    Three Republican senators from states on the Gulf of Mexico have introduced a bill they say will make it easier for the United States to accept foreign ships to help the BP oil spill clean-up effort. Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison joined with Florida Senator George LeMieux and John Cornyn of Texas to draft a bill that would temporarily suspend the Jones Act in the Gulf region, which they say is keeping foreign ships from offering aid. The 90-year-old law, which already includes a provision that allows waivers for foreign ships on a case-by-case basis, mandates that vessels may only...
  • Cracks Show BP Battled Well Two Months Before Blast

    06/21/2010 10:01:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    BusinessWeek ^ | 6/17/10 | Alison Fitzgerald and Joe Carroll
    BP Plc was struggling to seal cracks in its Macondo well as far back as February, more than two months before an explosion killed 11 and spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It took 10 days to plug the first cracks, according to reports BP filed with the Minerals Management Service that were later delivered to congressional investigators. Cracks in the surrounding rock continued to complicate the drilling operation during the ensuing weeks. Left unsealed, they can allow explosive natural gas to rush up the shaft. “Once they realized they had oil down there, all the decisions they made...
  • James O'Keefe Undercover Video Reveals Census Fraud!

    06/02/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 33 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    James O’Keefe is at it again and this time has revealed a massive financial fraud within the Census Bureau that is costing you, the taxpayer, over an additional $1,000,000,000.00! This clip reveals James O’Keefe going undercover as a Census worker and being trained to tweak his pay card and his work hours by up to four additional hours a day. Census workers are paid $18.25 per hour. With over 600,000 workers that’s an incredible amount of fraudulent paychecks. O’Keefe captures on video the training by the crew leader on how to tweak the time cards. When he points out to...
  • Under Obama a Nation of (Cherry Picked) Laws

    05/26/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 323+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/26/10 | alaphiah
    So who died and made John Morton King? Under the presidency of Barry Hussein Soetoro the United States of America has officially become a lawless Nation. When John Morton assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can openly and without any fear of reprisal or retribution pick and chose laws that he doesn’t like and then chose to disregard a validly implemented law, that act is the essence of lawlessness. (see article) So do we now live in a country where anyone in the United States can chose to disregard a law with which they disagree,...
  • Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

    05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 35 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that. In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated, Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a...
  • Barack Obama’s dozens of social security numbers: there’s far more to this story than we thought

    05/16/2010 6:21:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 383 replies · 12,848+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 16, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    According to a search done by former British police detective Neil Sankey, now a U.S. citizen and a licensed private investigator in Los Angeles, Barack Obama reportedly has 27 different social security numbers under 21 different personal and/or familial name variations in 22 different states plus the District of Columbia. Along with PI Susan Daniels, Sankey generated a large social security public data base in his lengthy research project, titled “List of Properties associated with Barack Obama and his family.” Sankey’s research is featured in a web video entitled Dossier2MP4 produced by Jim Przybowski. The Sankey/ Daniels social security investigation...
  • Dellums downplays stimulus funds audit

    04/23/2010 5:03:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 363+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 23, 2010 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Two days after state auditors disclosed that Oakland misspent federal stimulus dollars meant for job creation, Mayor Ron Dellums said the city's Recovery Act problems are a thing of the past. "It's much ado about nothing, man," Dellums said in his first comments on the matter. "It's an accounting matter." Auditors found that Oakland, which has struggled with an 18.3 percent unemployment rate, did not properly account for about $830,000 of the $3 million in stimulus grants it received last year for summer youth, adult and dislocated-worker programs. Auditors found the city arbitrarily used the funds, inflated job numbers and...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • GOP Tells Obama To Start Over on Health Care, Harry Reid Fires Back

    02/25/2010 8:13:07 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies · 2,673+ views
    Politics Daily/The Capitolist ^ | Minutes Ago | Patricia Murphy
    President Barack Obama began the bipartisan health care summit Thursday morning by framing health care costs as a catastrophic drag on the American economy, and by imploring Republicans to abandon their talking points and engage in an open-minded discussion about how to improve health care delivery for all Americans. "I hope that this isn't just political theater, where we're just playing to the cameras and criticizing each other, but instead are actually trying to solve the problem," Obama said to the Republicans and Democrats assembled in the Garden Room of the Blair House in Washington. "That's what the American people...
  • Frank lauds Dodd fight for US financial watchdog (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    02/11/2010 4:14:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 318+ views
    III ^ | 2/09/10 | Kevin Drawbaugh
    Frank lauds Dodd fight for US financial watchdog2010-02-09 19:24 WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday said he supports Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd's fight for the Obama administration's proposed independent financial consumer watchdog agency. "I welcome Senator Dodd's intention to fight to preserve an independent consumer agency," said House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, adding that past consumer protection failures helped cause the financial crisis. "Those who cite safety and soundness as a major reason to oppose increased consumer protection have it exactly backwards. In fact, the inability to protect consumers from abuse...
  • Rangel gift$ to lawyers (Tax-cheat Charlie fends off congressional ethics investigations)

    02/05/2010 3:18:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 293+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/03/10 | S.A. MILLER
    Rangel gift$ to lawyersBy S.A. MILLER Last Updated: 4:07 PM, February 3, 2010 WASHINGTON -- Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel spent huge amounts of campaign cash in the last quarter of 2009 on lawyers to fend off congressional ethics investigations, campaign-finance reports show. The Harlem Democrat dropped $575,000 on five teams of lawyers since Oct. 1 -- the lion's share of the $687,000 he spent that quarter. It's far more than the $354,694 Rangel's campaign says he raised during that three-month span. For the past year, the House ethics panel has been probing Rangel's use of congressional letterhead to raise money...
  • No squatters, Paul Kirk!

    02/03/2010 1:00:25 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 15 replies · 876+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 3, 2010 | Howie Carr
    Hey Sen. Paul Kirk - screw! You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here, here being the U.S. Senate. It’s been 15 days now since a Republican won the special election in Massachusetts, and Kirk is still squatting in Ted Kennedy’s office. Hey Paul Kirk - how can we miss you if you won’t go away?
  • Judicial Watch posts documents in ‘Pelosi Air Force Scandal’; travel tops $2 million

    01/31/2010 2:19:29 PM PST · by Crush · 36 replies · 2,039+ views
    The US Report ^ | 29 Jan 2010 | Kay Day
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. The following are highlights from the recent release of about 2,000 documents related to Pelosi's travel: •Speaker Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average...
  • Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled to pass health-care reform (Mass. Senate Special Election)

    01/09/2010 11:58:20 PM PST · by Blackyce · 59 replies · 2,042+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2010 | Frank Quaratiello
    Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled to pass health-care reform By Frank Quaratiello  |   Saturday, January 9, 2010  |  |  Healthcare Photo by Patrick Whittemore It looks like the fix is in on national health-care reform - and it all may unfold on Beacon Hill.At a business forum in Boston Friday, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month.“We want to get this resolved before President Obama’s State of the Union address in early to mid-February,” Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast.The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward...
  • New York Fed to AIG: Can You Keep a Secret?

    01/07/2010 9:43:44 AM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies · 645+ views
    Daily Finance ^ | 1/7/10 | PETER COHAN
    In 2008 the New York Federal Reserve Bank -- then chaired by current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner -- urged American International Group (AIG) not to disclose to the public its Credit Default Swaps (CDS) settlement payments to global banks. AIG ultimately received $182.3 billion in bailout funds and credits from the government. The Bloomberg News report about this incident is based on emails between AIG and the New York Fed obtained by Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The New York Fed played an important role in AIG's bailout, providing it with...
  • Will Corzine Allies Steal the Election in New Jersey? ACORN, Dirty Tricks and Absentee Ballot Fraud

    11/01/2009 9:26:38 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 63 replies · 2,943+ views ^ | November 2. 2009 | by Capitol Confidential
    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is locked in the political fight of his life. With just hours left before voting, polls show a neck-and-neck race between Corzine and GOP candidate Chris Christie, with Independent candidate Chris Daggett pulling significant support. Obama and VP Biden are making last ditch pitches for the embattled governor. But evidence is building that Corzine’s campaign may see its only salvation is in rigging the election. The first sign is a straight-up dirty trick. Daggett’s run for office is certainly convenient for Corzine, as he will help split any anti-Corzine vote. And, as a Corzine political...
  • Obamas Hope-Nosis: Pulling The Wool Over The Countrys Eyes

    01/05/2009 2:12:34 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 6 replies · 719+ views
    Have you ever seen so many controversies swarming around a President who HASN'T EVEN been sworn in? I'm happy for all for the folks who are still haplessly drooling over President-Elect Obama's victory... Good for you. Hopefully his win will shut the race-rioters up good Or awhile, at least. And hopefully, when your hope and change bubble is shattered under what will ultimately be poor leadership, you Obama-drones wont lose faith in our great nation. But until then All of these controversies have got to have you AT LEAST a little worried. It's just a shame that the first African...

    09/12/2004 12:01:19 AM PDT · by woodb01 · 71 replies · 3,350+ views
    A new face on the horizon is Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes, who is garnering headlines by saying he helped Mr. Bush avoid service in Vietnam. But Mr. Barnes in 1999 said that no one from the Bush family asked for such assistance; he testified to the same fact under oath. Barnes, a Democrat, was defeated in Texas after he was implicated in a quick-profit stock scheme that was allegedly designed to win the passage of two banking bills. He is also a Kerry campaign vice chair.
  • Torricelli-Lautenberg-DNC Switcheroo Scheme Not 1st Foray into Virtual Reality

    10/19/2002 8:13:15 PM PDT · by Mia T · 32 replies · 617+ views
    Rutgers Focus | 10-19-02 | Mia T
    Torricelli-Lautenberg-DNC Two-Step Not 1st Foray into Virtual Reality NJ Senators Tested "RUNet 2000," DNC Switcheroo Scheme Precursor, in 1998 By Mia T October 19, 2002     n 1998, the New Jersey democrat machine christened its virtual-reality election-fraud scheme "RUNet 2000," seeming to miss the infamous mark by two years. At that time, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Torricelli bravely risked--if not life--certainly limb (see below) during the virtual-reality scheme's trial run at Rutgers University. Despite the much ballyhooed Rutgers début, RUNet 2000 was, in fact, concocted elsewhere. A standard issue clinton-McAuliffe scheme, RUNet 2000 was intended to...