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  • Former Obama lawyer admits deceiving Congress

    12/10/2011 7:09:07 AM PST · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Remember the Gerald Walpin affair? Republican Sen. Charles Grassley does. Walpin was the inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the organization that runs the AmeriCorps service program. In June 2009, Walpin received a call from Norman Eisen, who was then the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform. Eisen told Walpin he had an hour to either resign or be fired. Eisen's call appeared to violate the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which is designed to protect inspectors general from political interference. The Act requires the president to give Congress 30 days'...
  • A Washington that is More Reflective of All of America

    11/10/2009 1:46:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 343+ views ^ | November 09, 2009 at 04:10 PM EST | Posted by Norm Eisen
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home ē The White House Blog A Washington that is More Reflective of All of America Posted by Norm Eisen on November 09, 2009 at 04:10 PM EST Just a quick post to report on a meeting today with a group of lobbyists and others who currently chair Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs). The group had objected to the Administration's new policies barring the appointment (and reappointment) of federally registered lobbyists to agency boards and commissions. Although we have previously addressed their views here and here, we feel it important to meet with...
  • Ethics Update [Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/05/2009 2:20:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 643+ views ^ | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM | Posted by Norm Eisen
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM ē THE BLOG FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM Ethics Update Posted by Norm Eisen We have previously reported six limited waivers that have been granted by the White House pursuant to the Presidentís Executive Order on Ethics for Executive Branch personnel Ė the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history. Three of these waivers involved lobbying-related issues and three did not. We blogged about them here, here, and here. Several months ago, the public interest community suggested that we also make available in a central place limited waivers...
  • White House refuses to answer Senate questions on AmeriCorps IG firing

    06/17/2009 4:09:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 148 replies · 8,369+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 6/17/09 | Byron York
    Norman Eisen, the White House Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, met with investigators on the staff of Republican Sen. Charles Grassley at Grassley's offices this morning. The investigators wanted to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the abrupt firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin. According to Grassley, Eisen revealed very, very little, refusing to answer many questions of fact put to him. And now Grassley has written a letter to the White House counsel asking for answers. The questions relate to a letter Eisen sent to some senators Tuesday night attributing Walpin's dismissal, in...
  • IG witness Blows Up White House Excuse

    06/17/2009 1:33:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 114 replies · 8,823+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2009 | Quinn Hillyer
    We have found an exclusive witness who directly contradicts multiple aspects of the official White House explanation for firing AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin. Separately, one part of the White House explanation treads on exceedingly shaky ground that raises the specter of improper age discrimination.
  • Bikin-e-mails Rattle Tv Wife

    05/01/2007 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    May 1, 2007 -- FOXY Philadelphia TV reporter Alycia Lane is in hot water after a series of private e-mails and saucy snapshots she sent to handsome NFL Network anchorman Rich Eisen were intercepted by his wife. Suzy Shuster, a sideline reporter for ABC's college football broadcasts, hit the roof when she discovered seven e-mails and several bikini photos sent by Lane - who works for CBS affiliate WKYW-TV and is recently divorced - to an account she and her husband, Eisen, share. That had Shuster firing off to Lane a scathing letter, a copy of which was obtained by...
  • Page's family: Leave our 'hero' son alone (LET MY PEOPLE GO!)

    10/05/2006 7:52:29 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies · 1,240+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/5/2006 | CNN
    (CNN) -- The family of a Louisiana teenager who reported "sick" e-mails from former Rep. Mark Foley called their son a hero Thursday and said they want reporters to go away. Foley resigned last week after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a left-leaning watchdog group, posted some of the e-mails he exchanged with the former male page in 2005, who was then 16 and had worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, a Louisiana Republican. The family's statement calls the e-mails "ambiguous" and expresses support for Alexander.