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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...