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  • Kagan, Obama, and the Harvard Legacy of Literary Fraud

    05/13/2010 6:28:22 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 12 replies · 702+ views
    cashill.com ^ | 5/13/2010 | Jack Cashill
    In 1989, Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe hired first-year Harvard law student Barack Obama as his research assistant. After Obama was elected president, Tribe would gush, “His stunning combination of analytical brilliance and personal charisma, openness and maturity, vision and pragmatism, was unmistakable from my very first encounter.” Obama had one other prominent mentor among the Harvard faculty, Professor Charles Ogletree, an African American. In the run up to the election, Ogletree would enthuse, "I'm so excited about this candidacy that I just can't tell you. I'm just overfull with joy.” In 2004, Tribe and Ogletree both made the news...
  • Holder Defends Terrorists’ Clemency, Calls Rich Pardon a ‘Mistake’

    01/17/2009 5:35:52 PM PST · by yoe · 6 replies · 704+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | January 16, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    In his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, attorney-general nominee Eric Holder responded to the two top criticisms leveled against him by (1) defending clemency for members of a terrorist group and (2) saying, “I will be a better attorney general for having had the Marc Rich experience.” Holder has been criticized for several controversial and suspected politicized decisions he made as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration. Chief among these have been his role, which he says he regrets, in President Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich. Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, had made large campaign donations to the Democratic...
  • Tennessean: State rep’s son contacted in Palin e-mail probe.

    09/18/2008 3:12:58 PM PDT · by unixfox · 84 replies · 366+ views
  • McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime

    09/15/2008 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 346 replies · 1,357+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 15, 2008 | Andy McCarthy
    McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime [Andy McCarthy] The McCain Campaign has issued a statement responding to the report from Amer Taheri (see today's web briefing) that Sen. Obama secretly negotiated with the Iraqi government regarding U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. McCain spokesman Randy Scheunemann stated as follows: At this point, it is not yet clear what official American negotiations Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented. It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than...
  • Chinese envoy tells U.S. to 'shut up'

    08/18/2006 6:32:39 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 64 replies · 1,461+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Aug 2006 | staff
    The United States should "shut up" with its concerns about China's growing military spending because the increase is no threat, a Chinese ambassador said Thursday. Sha Zukang, China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, told British Broadcasting Corp. radio that American concerns about his country's growing military might were misguided. "It's better for the U.S. to shut up," Sha said. "Keep quiet. It's much, much better." Sha said the world need not worry about China's growing economic and military might because "China basically is a peace-loving nation." "China's military buildup is not threatening anyone," Sha said. "This is a...
  • Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply

    02/24/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 3,852+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | February 24, 2006 | Tom Ford,
    The state imposed a $140,000 penalty for what it called "willful, continuing, and egregious" violations of the price law... The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price. The fine against Midwest Oil of Minnesota is twice as large as any imposed on a company since 2001, when the state established a formula based on wholesale prices, fees and taxes to determine a daily floor for gas prices. Kevin Murphy, deputy commissioner of the department, called the violations "willful, continuing, and egregious and warrant...
  • AP Uses Deaths of 10 Marines for Political Spin

    12/03/2005 12:41:20 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 42 replies · 1,218+ views
    AP | 12/03/05 | vanity
    Ten of my Marine brothers were killed by an IED -(filmed, by the way,by one of the terrorists,and presented gleefully on al-Jazeera), and this is the way the Associated Press opened their story: JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - The grim news that a roadside bomb killed 10 Marines in Iraq arrived at Camp Lejeune just days after President Bush outlined his strategy for victory, a speech delivered in the face of increasing calls to bring the troops home. Have they no shame ?