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  • Obama nominates fundraiser to Finland envoy post

    07/17/2014 3:58:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 17, 2014
    President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer who raised campaign money for him in the 2008 and 2012 elections as ambassador to Finland. The lawyer, Charles C. Adams Jr., is the managing partner at the Geneva office of the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He was among a group of Obama fundraisers in 2008 that raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the campaign. In 2012, he was among Obama's top fundraisers, bringing a minimum of $500,000 to the president's re-election effort.
  • Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital in New Mexico

    07/03/2014 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 3, 2014
    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday. Officials at the hospital said it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to the other, which is about a five minute walk. VA spokeswoman Sonja Brown said Kirtland Air Force Medical Group personnel performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She says staff followed policy in calling 911 when the man collapsed on Monday. "Our policy is under expedited review," Brown...
  • Barack Obama is a generic Democratic president

    07/03/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    The Quinnipiac poll getting buzz this week may be worthless, but the general topic of evaluating Barack Obama is another opportunity to make an important point: almost everything about Obama's presidency can be explained by saying he’s a Democratic president. He’s an interesting man, but as president he’s become about as generic as possible. By saying he’s a generic Democratic president, I’m not arguing that he’s performed perfectly; I’m saying that his performance is neither significantly above or below par. Let's hear it, Obama critics or Obama supporters. Where have his particular skills, preferences or personality produced anything that sets...
  • TODD: OBAMA HAS FAILED TO MEET EVEN 'MODEST GOALS'

    06/30/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd discussed the complete failure of President Barack Obama's reelection goals named the "year of action" saying, "Let's face it there hasn't been much." Todd dubbed the presidents lack of accomplishments a "six-month stalemate. "The president has largely failed to meet even those modest goals wether it was raising the minimum wage signing a trade agreements, or getting an immigration reform done," he said.
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?

    06/29/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
    ... American citizens were targeted by a powerful government agency on account of their political opinions — an unforgivable sin in a democracy where freedom of speech is protected and valued. Democratic party reaction has been muted, even defensive. The old "there's nothing there" mantra has been trotted out every time another new and relevant revelation comes to light. Come to think of it, this would be the type of scenario a young, community activist, Harvard Law professor would typically get excited about. After all, these citizens are victims. Alas, these particular victims are tea party folks — an exception...
  • Transcript of Lois Lerner’s Remarks at Tax Meeting Sparking IRS Controversy [FLASHBACK]

    06/21/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Election Law ^ | May 11, 2013 | by Rick Hasen
    In response to a question about the IRS’s handling of Tea Party exemption applications, asked at the May 10 meeting of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations office, made the following response:  “We get about 60,000 applications for tax exemption every year, most of them are 501(c)(3) organizations. But between 2010 and 2012 we started seeing a very big uptick in the number of 501(c)(4) applications we were receiving and many of these organizations applying more than doubled, about 1500 in 2010 and over 3400...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part of Criminal Scheme

    06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
    Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.
  • Editorial: Appoint special counsel for IRS targeting probe

    06/18/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | June 17, 2014 | Editorial
    When the Internal Revenue Service announced late Friday that, somehow, it lost two years worth of emails to and from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s unfair placement of Tea Party and other conservative groups on its secret “Be on the Lookout List,” our thoughts turned to, well, “Saturday Night Live.” We imagined IRS commissioner John Koskinen explaining to the Church Lady, a character played by the actor Dana Carvey, that a computer crash caused the emails to disappear. That almost certainly would prompt the Church Lady to reply, skeptically, “Well, isn’t that convenient,”...
  • Chuck Todd on Obama Poll Numbers: Public Is Saying ‘Your Presidency Is Over’

    06/18/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18, 2014 | by Evan McMurry
    Discussing a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that shows President Barack Obama hitting his lowest foreign policy number in the history of the poll, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd said on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that the poll reflected the public making a damning verdict about Obama’s presidency. “This poll is a disaster for the president,” Todd said. “You look at the presidency here: lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.” “Then on the issue of do you believe you can still...
  • Iraq conflict: All options open to fight insurgents - Obama

    06/12/2014 10:40:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12, 2014
    US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options", including military action, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. He said the US had an interest in making sure jihadists did not gain a foothold in Iraq. "There will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily," Mr Obama told reporters at the White House as he met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. "I don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in Iraq, or Syria for that matter."
  • The Fruit of Obama’s Abandonment of Iraq [January 2014]

    06/12/2014 6:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 8, 2014 | by Bruce Thornton
    The debacle in Iraq, of course, has many causes. The dysfunctions of tribal cultures and Islam’s theology of violence––papered over by a national identity imposed from without and indifferent to the religious, regional, ethnic, and tribal fault lines of the region. Yet despite all that, in 2011 Iraq still had a chance to establish some sort of ordered government, as long as enough American forces were on hand to help keep order. And here is where the blame lands on Obama, for failing to negotiate a status-of-forces agreement with the Iraqi government that would have left 10,000-15,000 American troops in...
  • NYC Settles With 14 Occupy Protesters for $583K

    06/10/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ
    The city has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, marking the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case, the marchers' lawyers said Tuesday. The city didn't immediately comment. City lawyers had said in court papers this fall that the arrests were lawful and police "acted reasonably, properly, lawfully and in good faith." The individual protesters are receiving $5,000 to $20,000 apiece, and their lawyers $333,000 for fees and costs, the attorneys said. But to protester Jennifer Peat, 36, "the point was never the...
  • Poll: Working Class Voters Abandon Obama

    06/04/2014 3:34:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 4, 2014 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new CNN poll of Americans finds falling support for President Obama on every policy issue. On no single issue does a majority of Americans approve of Obama's position. On many important issues, e.g. health care, immigration and foreign policy, his approval ratings have reached new lows. Perhaps surprisingly, however, his approval ratings are worst among America's working class. Those earning less than $50k and those who haven't been to college have turned decidedly against Obama. On voters' top issue, the economy, 61% of voters disapprove of Obama's performance. Just 38% approve. Obama's numbers are 7 points worse than they...
  • Was Michelle Obama elected president, too? First lady corrects misstep

    06/02/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    First lady Michelle Obama got a little carried away with her title Monday, correcting herself after suggesting to supporters that she, too, got elected in 2008. At a Democratic fundraiser in Boston, Mrs. Obama asked the audience to remember “when we took office.” Then she said, “Well, when Barack took office and I was there.” She said the president has accomplished a lot of the “change” he promised in 2008.
  • Why Is The Chamber Of Commerce Supporting Amnesty?

    05/30/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2014 | By JENNY BETH MARTIN
    Across Lafayette Park, facing the White House, sits an imposing stone structure, framed by ornate Corinthian columns and comprising a significant chunk of a full city block. It is home to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, the historic bastion of American business and industry. Since its founding slightly more than a century ago, the chamber has engaged in countless issues from keeping unions in check to job training and tax reform. But increasingly, the chamber is straying from its original principles, and there is no greater example than its supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. The...
  • Legacy at risk, Obama struggles to redefine foreign policy

    05/30/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2014 | BY MATT SPETALNICK
    President Barack Obama’s second term was supposed to be a crowning opportunity to make his mark on the world stage, but instead he's leading an intense effort to redefine his foreign policy record – and the odds look stacked against him. An administration-wide public relations blitz, which Obama launched with a big foreign policy speech this week, has done little to quell critics who frequently pan his global approach as rudderless, as the White House lurches from crisis to crisis. With just two and a half years left in office, Obama’s chances of forging a successful foreign-policy legacy by the...
  • Nigerian Islamists extend killing spree in northeast: police

    05/21/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2014 | BY LANRE OLA
    Suspected Nigerian Islamist militants killed 17 people in a remote northeastern village on Tuesday night, hours after a bomb killed 118 people in the central city of Jos. Militants opened fire on Alagarno village and razed several houses to the ground. The attack was barely 30 km (20 miles) from Chibok, where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
  • U.S. House panel subpoenas Kerry again over Benghazi

    05/15/2014 4:26:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2014 | by Susan Cornwell
    A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Thursday issued a second subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before Congress this month about the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi. The State Department reacted angrily, saying it was the second time Kerry had been subpoenaed while on foreign travel, and noted the announcement had been made via Twitter. "This is not the way legitimate and responsible oversight is conducted," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Barf. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa had earlier issued a subpoena for Kerry to appear on May 21, but...
  • Bozell: Broadcast Networks 'Allergic to the Truth About the IRS Scandal'

    05/15/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 15, 2014 | By Brent Bozell
    What will it take for ABC, CBS, and NBC to cover the IRS targeting scandal, which is no doubt bigger than Watergate? Time after time after time, we’ve seen major developments in this story go completely unreported, or, at best, given a few token seconds. The liberal media are downright allergic to the truth about the IRS scandal. This administration has lied countless times to the media’s face, and they just continue to sit there and take it. They’re so lovesick with everything Obama that they can’t bring themselves to do their jobs and report the news. It’d be pitiful...
  • Harry Reid taking heat to form select committee on Benghazi scandal

    05/15/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Citing unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, three dozen Republican senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to name a select committee to investigate the matter in the Senate. “While we appreciate the recent bi-partisan review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which included both majority and minority views, unfortunately, Congressional oversight committee action has been largely confined to jurisdictional bounds,” the senators wrote. “As a result, the committees only have a partial...
  • Top Democrat pressed IRS to quash Obama critics

    05/14/2014 3:34:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 14, 2014 | by BOB UNRUH
    New documents obtained by Washington watchdog Judicial Watch show that while the feds were directing the Internal Revenue Service’s campaign to target tea party and conservative groups, a key Democrat senator was pressing the federal agency to shut down political opposition to President Obama. The organization said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., exposed his intent to attack tea party and conservative organizations in a series of letters exchanged with the IRS. Levin, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and top IRS officials discussed how to target groups the senator claimed were “engaged in political activities.” In response to a...
  • New IRS emails describe Washington direction of Tea Party targeting efforts

    05/14/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | BY MARK TAPSCOTT
    Newly released internal Internal Revenue Service emails obtained by the group Judicial Watch document active direction by the federal tax agency's headquarters in targeting Tea Party and conservative nonprofit applicants during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns. In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.” Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, and Sharon Camarillo was a senior manager in...
  • Complaint over Obama fundraiser triggered Solis probe

    05/10/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2014 | by PAUL PRINGLE, ABBY SEWELL
    Allegations that former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, currently a candidate for Los Angeles County supervisor, solicited subordinates to help raise money for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign triggered a criminal investigation of her fundraising efforts, according to interviews and a federal document related to the case. The complaint alleged that in March 2012, Solis "left a voicemail message on a subordinate employee's government-issued Blackberry in which you asked the employee to contribute toward and assist with organizing others to attend a fundraiser for the President's reelection campaign."
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Elijah Cummings: 'Shockingly disrespectful' to subpoena John Kerry about Benghazi

    05/02/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    ... Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., denounced the subpoena of Kerry as "shockingly disrespectful," protesting that Kerry should have been given more time to prepare and that committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., should have followed a more formal process for issuing the subpoena. “These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight, they continue a trend of generating unnecessary conflict for the sake of publicity, and they are shockingly disrespectful to the Secretary of State,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, said in response to the subpoena.
  • EXCLUSIVE: NO RECORD OF INTEL BRIEFINGS FOR OBAMA WEEK BEFORE EMBASSY ATTACKS (flashback)

    05/02/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12, 2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff. According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration. The White House responded by claiming that President Obama reads daily intelligence reports, even if he does not attend the...
  • Greg Gutfeld: "This Isn't Just Benghazigate, This is Mediagate"

    05/01/2014 5:36:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Greg Gutfeld
    New emails suggests White House aide Ben Rhodes was involved in prepping Susan Rice for her video explanation for Benghazi. The White House had previously denied involvement. But now we see their role in the election spin regarding the attack. So the answer to who pushed the video is the committee to reelect President Obama and that committee includes the White House and the docile media. For them, getting those Americans out was less important than getting their guy in.
  • The ObamaCare 8%

    04/30/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | By James Freeman
    A new survey from the Journal and NBC News shows that the President's signature health care law remains deeply unpopular. "This thing is working," President Obama said of the law on April 17. Now the latest edition of the WSJ/NBC poll suggests just how few Americans agree with that statement. A mere 8% of respondents in the new survey say that the Affordable Care Act "is working well the way it is."
  • White House says emails were not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 1:20:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise
    The White House went on the defensive Wednesday to explain newly released emails that appear to show the administration drafted talking points to blame the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya, on a spontaneous protest rather than a coordinated assault planned by al Qaida-linked Islamist militants. White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a briefing at the White House that the emails released on Tuesday by a conservative watchdog group weren’t about Benghazi specifically, but instead referred to a different set of talking points that addressed unrest across the region. “The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi they...
  • Benghazi emails show White House image control: Judicial Watch

    04/29/2014 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 29, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released emails from U.S. officials on Tuesday that it said showed the White House was concerned primarily with protecting President Barack Obama's image after an attack that killed Americans in Libya. The email lists one goal as being "to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy." It also emphasizes Obama's leadership and stresses his statesmanlike qualities. A White House spokeswoman said the email contained "general topline talking points" about the unrest spreading throughout the Middle East at the time.
  • Emails Show Susan Rice Prepped To Lie By White House

    04/29/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Scandal: Newly obtained emails on Benghazi show then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was coached by a key White House aide to lie and ignore the facts known and reported on the ground to make the administration look good. The question of how the video story was concocted out of whole cloth, by whom and why, and why it was trumpeted by Rice, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama himself with such fervor at the United Nations has remained unanswered until now. That the White House's main concern in the wake of an attack in which four Americans were murdered...
  • Benghazi scandal tied to White House

    04/29/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    As the result of a Freedom of Information Act battle, new documents have emerged tying the messaging of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, to the White House. ... Among the top administration PR personnel who received the memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe. In addition a document showed Susan Rice was...
  • Lawyer for ex-IRS official Lerner seeks to address House ahead of contempt vote

    04/29/2014 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2014
    The lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent a letter to House Republican leaders on Monday, asking for an opportunity to address the House ahead of a vote to hold his client in contempt of Congress. "Holding Ms. Lerner in contempt would not only be unfair and, indeed, un-American, it would be flatly inconsistent with the Fifth Amendment as interpreted by the Supreme Court," Lerner's lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Taylor requested "an opportunity to present to the House the reasons why it should not hold Ms....
  • Email ensuring ‘Obama looked good’ was post-Benghazi priority

    04/29/2014 3:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed. Key to the messaging: Making sure the president appeared strong in the face of adversity, the nonprofit Judicial Watch found, in a recently received FOIA request. The main point of the White House team’s strategy was to paint the terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video and not a...
  • Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election

    02/18/2014 8:10:50 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 18,2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll. Conducted to test the media hype about a comeback by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the new poll found voters still uninspired by Romney, but also deeply dissatisfied with Obama who has so far failed to capitalize on his victory over 15 months ago. The poll asked those who voted for Obama's reelection a simple question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?” — Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no. — 80...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sen. McCaskill's Husband's Businesses Benefitted From $20 Million in Stimulus Funds

    10/25/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2012 | Ken Boehm
    An analysis of public records by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has found more than $20 million in federal stimulus funds benefitting real estate projects financially tied to Joseph Shepard, husband of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Earlier this month, the Associated Press published an analysis , stating, "businesses affiliated with the husband of Senator Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office..." The NLPC analysis released today showed more than $20 million in financial benefits from the federal stimulus law to real estate projects associated...
  • BIG NEWS: Feds Paid $40 Million to Claire McCaskill’s Husband’s Businesses (calls for tax returns)

    10/09/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Game Changer? The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income. Missouri royalty - The rest of the country has suffered but Claire McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard have done very well these past five years. There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns. ABC3040 reported: Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for...
  • 5 Things About Ted Cruz

    04/19/2014 4:18:11 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 18, 2014 | Monica Langley
    Sen. Ted Cruz won his seat in 2012 in a surprise victory, and since then he has been vocally pushing a conservative agenda—a tough foreign policy, social conservatism, limits to government—inspired, he says, by his hero since boyhood, Ronald Reagan.
  • I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President today.

    01/19/2012 12:41:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 744 replies
    Jan 19, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I'm officialy endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!</p>
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • Emails Show Corruption At Heart Of Administration

    04/17/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    New emails show that both the IRS and Justice Department were involved in a probe of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is no mere scandal — it's a major breach of the law. President Obama told Fox News in February that there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" in what the IRS did. The corruption is there, Mr. President, and it demands a prosecution. The only remaining question is whether the rot extends to your office, too.
  • Mother blames Clinton for son's Benghazi death

    04/12/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News San Diego ^ | April 12, 2014
    Protesters gathered at the site of a Hillary Clinton event in San Diego. The group included Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith who was one of four Americans killed in a terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Smith says she holds Clinton accountable for what happened to her son. "They abandoned my son," she said. "And that's exactly what it was, an abandonment. They abandoned the guys on the roof top also. Please everybody, don't let Hillary be president. Don't let Hillary be president, whatever you do!"
  • Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!!

    01/29/2012 2:00:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Jan 29, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all God fearing, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, strong defense conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!! What are you waiting for? We know who and what Romney is. It's no secret. In his past he was intentionally to the left of Ted Kennedy. He campaigned for Roe v Wade as settled law that should be preserved and sustained and he delivered liberal activist judges to do just that. He campaigned on the platform that abortion should be safe and legal in America and he delivered taxpayer funded abortion in Massachusetts to make it so....
  • CIA's lies on Libya: Benghazi protest never happened

    04/02/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | April 2, 2014
    A CIA Libya Station Chief has admitted that the government agency has lied about Libya, as the Benghazi protest never took place. Before the Benghazi news buzzed around the world, the station chief for the CIA reported to his superiors located in Washington that no type of spontaneous protest ever happened. In a deliberate attempt to not just lie to the American people, but others across the globe Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice told the bluff of the century. These political leaders announced to the public that a terrorist attack happening on a Benghazi diplomatic assignment...
  • ‘Very upset’: CIA sat on Benghazi investigation, US personnel fuming

    03/13/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Housley
    American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA's inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened -- despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees. Former Ambassador Chris Stevens, another State official and two ex-Navy SEALs working for the CIA were killed in that attack. Many in the agency were told, or were under the impression, that an investigation was in the works, but that is not the case. One person close to the...
  • Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders’ claims on Benghazi mortar attack

    03/08/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs. Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony. Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof -- a target roughly the size...
  • In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence

    01/18/2014 4:27:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Byron York
    A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film, "Mitt," is an extraordinarily intimate look at the former Massachusetts governor as he ran for president twice, in 2008 and 2012. Director Greg Whiteley had impressed Romney with his 2005 documentary "New York Doll," which brilliantly chronicled a broken-down rock musician's conversion to Mormonism, and for the new film, Romney gave Whiteley unprecedented freedom to record behind-the-scenes moments as the candidate and his family endured the trials of two presidential campaigns..... the old lack of confidence came out again...
  • Poll: If Voters Had Known They’d Lose Their Insurance, They’d Have Voted For Romney [link only]

    11/24/2013 5:17:05 PM PST · by grundle · 61 replies
    weaselzippers.us/ [link only] | November 23, 2013
    link only: http://weaselzippers.us/2013/11/23/if-voters-had-known-theyd-lose-their-insurance-theyd-have-voted-for-romney/
  • Confirmed today: Unemployment numbers all faked AND Obamacare website code NEVER EVEN WRITTEN.

    11/19/2013 5:57:50 PM PST · by GraceG · 35 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 11/19/2013 | Ann Barnhardt
    I don’t relish in this. I put these posts up to make the point that there will be absolutely no room for any arguments about how “we had no idea that the Obama putsch regime was malevolent” or “we were taken totally by surprise”. As I have been saying for years and years, PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR GOVERNMENT, and an iniquitous gutter republic, such as yours (I renounce any association or connection to the abortion of an overthrown nation-state formerly called the United States of America - I am stateless) that has the temerity to STILL crow about being...
  • White House says Obama did not consider dropping Biden from 2012 ticket

    11/01/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:28pm EDT | Steve Holland
    U.S. President Barack Obama never considered the idea of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election team and replacing him with Hillary Clinton, the White House said on Friday. “Double Down,” a new book on the 2012 campaign, says Obama’s top aides considered the notion but decided not to pursue it because it did not materially improve Obama’s odds. White House spokesman Jay Carney, pressed on the issue at his daily news briefing, did not deny that such an idea was floated within Obama’s re-election campaign. …