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  • Threatening letter sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric

    03/17/2016 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 152 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 18, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The Secret Service, FBI and New York Police Department are investigating what sources tell CBS News is a threatening piece of mail sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump. The mail, sent to Eric Trump at his posh Manhattan residence at 100 Central Park South, also known as Trump Parc East, was opened by his wife Thursday. A source close to the investigation said the letter had a Massachusetts postmark and warned that if Donald Trump doesn't withdraw from the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- paraphrasing -- harm will come to the kids. Investigators in...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • White House indicates Sebelius won't be punished over Hatch Act violation

    09/13/2012 7:23:54 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/13/2012 | staff
    The White House indicated that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would probably not be punished, after federal investigators determined she had violated the law when she campaigned earlier this year for President Obama. Sebelius broke the law by making "extemporaneous partisan remarks" during a speech in February at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). She made the comments in the city that would later host the Democratic National Convention. White House spokesman Eric Schultz explained in a statement that the administration has already taken action on the matter,...
  • Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers Up to $250K Per Vehicle (old, but little known!)

    03/05/2012 4:55:40 PM PST · by Ron C. · 8 replies ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Tom Gantert
    (Editor’s note: This article has been updated with a reaction from a General Motor's official.)Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.Hohman looked at total state and federal assistance offered for the development and production of the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. His analysis included 18 government deals that included loans, rebates, grants and tax credits. The amount...
  • Obama White House cavalier toward technology policies aimed at preventing abuses of Presidential

    06/11/2010 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 397+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 6/11/10 | Jonathan Strong
    When the administration slapped the wrist of one of its top technology officials this spring for violating Barack Obama’s ethics pledge, a spokesman claimed the breaches were isolated incidents. But a Daily Caller investigation reveals a cavalier attitude at the Obama White House toward longstanding safeguards designed to prevent abuses of the Presidential Records Act and other laws – including acts that carry serious legal implications. Two sources say a top White House technology official, Chief Information Officer Brook Colangelo, routinely asked technology vendors for special deals based on his position as a public official.
  • Oh my: Administration admits that Colorado Dem was offered job to drop out of primary

    06/02/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 808+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Sestak story just getting started.” The news here isn’t that Andrew Romanoff was offered a job to help clear the way for Michael Bennet in the Senate primary; the Denver Post reported that allllll the way back in September of last year, citing multiple sources in the state Democratic leadership. The news is that the White House denied it at the time and that unnamed “administration officials” are formally un-denying it now. From last September: Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for...
  • New York Times Excuses Sestak Bribe Offer

    05/29/2010 10:10:41 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 19 replies · 514+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 5/29/10 | Joseph Klein
    The New York Times editorializes today that There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly unethical about the White House offer of an unpaid advisory position to Joe Sestak if he would bow out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, in which he later defeated Senator Arlen Specter. The Times‘ only criticism of the offer was that it was an “unintelligent” thing to do. How far the Times will go in making excuses for its favorite president is no better demonstrated than by its willingness to excuse a prima facie case of an attempted quid pro quo in violation of federal statute...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak Scandal (Holder's refusal is a disgrace and will not stand)

    05/29/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,000+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/10
    Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak ScandalThu May 27, 2:40 pm ET WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the federal position allegedly offered by the Obama White House to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Rep. Sestak has claimed repeatedly that the Obama White House tried to persuade him to abandon his Democratic primary challenge to Senator Arlen Specter by offering a high-level position in the Obama administration. Rep. Sestak's allegations are extremely serious and yet we've heard nothing from the Obama White House so far but vague denials of wrongdoing and outright...
  • White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race

    05/28/2010 8:01:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 179 replies · 3,386+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-28-10 | Fox News
    The White House asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Rep. Joe Sestak about the possibility of obtaining a senior position in the Obama administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race against establishment-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Obama administration will say in a report to be released Friday morning, Fox News has confirmed. The report, by the White House Counsel's office, will describe the Clinton conversations as informal and unhinged from any precise job offer since, as a former president, Clinton could not guarantee Sestak anything. The conversations with Sestak were initiated by Clinton at...
  • The Joe Sestak “Question” – Anatomy Of An Interview That Spread Like Wildfire

    05/28/2010 4:43:51 PM PDT · by onyx · 64 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Larry Kane Report ^ | May 28, 2010 | Larry Kane
    May 28th 2010 — Posted to News Flash So how did it happen? How did a straightforward question and blunt answer bring anxiety to the White House? I’ll tell you the story.For over three months now, friends and others have asked me to recount the events of February 18th of this year, when a single question from me to Congressman Joe Sestak unleashed a controversy that remains to this day. Is it a political issue? Is it illegal? I can’t answer those questions, but I can tell you how casually it all happened, and what basis I had for asking...
  • Issa's response to Sestak

    05/28/2010 12:19:38 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 24 replies · 1,287+ views
    House of Representatives ^ | May 28, 2010 | Rep. Darrell Issa
    “After more than ten weeks of outstanding questions, the White House has offered a version of events that has important differences from what Congressman Sestak has been saying for months – that he was offered a ‘job’ by ‘someone in the White House’ in exchange for leaving the Pennsylvania Senate race. “I’m very concerned that in the rush to put together this report, the White House has done everything but explain its own actions and has instead worked to craft a story behind closed doors and coordinate with those involved. The White House has admitted today to coordinating an arrangement...
  • The Silence of the Sestak: The Big Me involved?; Update: WH memo released

    05/28/2010 9:20:33 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies · 711+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 28, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    With the political world holding its breath for the Friday-afternoon document dump containing the Obama White House response to the Joe Sestak scandal, Greg Sargent gets a sneak peek at the possible defense. The Obama administration will say that it asked Bill Clinton to conduct “informal” talks with Sestak to determine his political ambitions, which Sestak then mischaracterized afterward: Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he’d be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation....
  • Sestak-gate: White House Offered Romanoff Job Too

    Allegations that the White House offered Joe Sestak a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race echo an earlier report of a job offer to candidate Andrew Romanoff in Colorado. On September 27, 2009 the Denver Post reported that the Obama administration offered Senate candidate Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. The paper said the job offer, which specified particular jobs, was reportedly delivered by Jim Messina, Obama’s deputy chief of staff. One position cited by the Post was a job at USAID, the...
  • Gov workers steal your money to buy flat-screens, face no consequences

    05/23/2010 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,298+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2010 | J.P. Freire
    This time it is actual clear-cut stealing, not just cushy benefits — the General Services Administration inspector general reports that employees of the Federal Protective services used government purchase cards to buy gold coins, flat-screen televisions, and even gym memberships. From the Washington Times: Twenty-one FPS employees took advantage of an 18-month transition period during which the security agency was moved from the General Services Administration to the Department of Homeland Security “to loot GSA resources by purchasing unauthorized goods,” according to the GSA’s office of inspector general. Investigative documents obtained by The Washington Times through a Freedom of Information...
  • Liberal Hackers at it Again

    03/12/2009 4:00:38 AM PDT · by drellberg · 67 replies · 2,496+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 11, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    ""Wikileaks" explained in an earlier email that it was making public the information on Coleman's donors, including their credit card numbers, because of the "Coleman campaign's effort to impugn the election processes in the State of Minnesota." As a result of Wikileak's mass email of a spread sheet containing credit card information for thousands of Coleman donors, the Coleman campaign sent an email to its supporters today suggesting that they cancel their credit cards."
  • U.S. Attorneys Can't Prove Gun is a Gun

    12/01/2008 6:10:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies · 1,749+ views ^ | 19 November 2008 | NA
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A unique case in an Omaha courtroom involved U.S. attorneys trying to use an unusual method to convict a man. KETV in Omaha reported that attorneys had a conundrum on their hands -- they had the evidence to prove the convicted felon was in possession of a gun, but they couldn’t prove the gun was a gun. What attorney’s had on their hands was an American double-action revolver that was manufactured between 1880 and 1941. The problem is that federal code states that the weapon is not a firearm unless it was manufactured after 1896. Without a...
  • Lawmaker's son, UT student David Kernell, indicted in Palin e-mail hacking

    10/08/2008 7:18:30 AM PDT · by radar101 · 31 replies · 1,906+ views
    Knox News ^ | October 8, 2008 | News Sentinel staff
    University of Tennessee student who is the son of a Memphis legislator has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of hacking Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's personal e-mail. David C. Kernell, 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Knoxville for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Palin, the governor of Alaska and Sen. John McCain's running mate, according to U.S. Attorney James R. Dedrick. Dedrick said Kernell, the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, turned himself in to federal authorities today for arrest.
  • ATTN U.S. ATTORNEYS IN PENNSYSLVANIA - You only have until 12-31-05 to indict Governor Ed Rendell

    10/26/2005 4:19:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 881+ views ^ | 10-26-05 | DFU
    FULL STORY ON HILLCAP.ORG BRIEF SUMMARY: 1. Ed Rendell, Chairman of the DNC, invited Peter Paul to attend an Algore fundraiser of Los Angeles attorneys 2. At the event, Rendell told him that he could sponsor such an event for Algore if he gave 150K 3. Paul agrees to give 150K in stock that can be cashed out in September; the FEC requires that an immediate memorandum for that pledge be filed. No such memorandum was filed. That is probably not signicant because they ultimately never received the cash from the stock pledge. 4. Peter Paul puts on the...
  • War Resisters in Canada (Deserters) - Know them better!

    08/22/2005 9:00:12 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Jeremy Hinzman Jeremy Hinzman was a U.S. soldier in the elite infantry division, the 82nd Airborne. He served in Afghanistan in a non-combat position after having applied for conscientious objector status. After being refused CO status and returning to America, he learned that they would be deployed to Iraq. Hinzman did not believe the stated reasons for the Iraq war. In January 2004 he drove to Canada to seek asylum. He is currently living in Toronto with his wife Nga Nguyen and son Liam. His refugee claim was turned down in March 2005 by the Immigration and Refugee Board. That...
  • Kidnapped girl and suspected abductor found in Arkansas

    06/10/2005 12:16:14 PM PDT · by trussell · 30 replies · 2,030+ views
    KUSA-TV ^ | 6/10/2005 | Dan Viens Web Producer
    Kidnapped girl and suspected abductor found in Arkansas Dan Viens Web Producer Created: 6/10/2005 8:36 AM MDT - Updated: 6/10/2005 11:10 AM MDT CLARK COUNTY, Ark. - A girl kidnapped in Michigan and her suspected abductor were found in Clark County Arkansas Friday. Authorities believed they may have been heading to Colorado. Fourteen-year-old Nicole Poddig is now with authorities in Arkansas. Her suspected abductor, 28-year-old Jamie Channer, has been taken into custody. Law enforcement officials say Poddig was taken at gunpoint from Michigan by Channer. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation put out an alert Friday that they may be headed...
  • Alleged Pentagon hacker arrested

    06/08/2005 7:37:08 AM PDT · by infocats · 11 replies · 696+ views
    MSNBC T.V. NEWS ^ | June 7th. 2005
    British man accused of breaking into military, NASA computers LONDON - A British man accused by the United States of hacking into scores of military computers and disrupting operations was arrested in London on Tuesday to face an extradition hearing, police said. Unemployed programmer Gary McKinnon, 39, is accused of gaining illegal access to 53 computers owned by the Pentagon, NASA and the U.S. Army and Navy between February 2001 and March 2002. He was taken to a central London police station and is due to appear in court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing brought on behalf of the...
  • East St. Louis federal vote fraud trial begins

    06/01/2005 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 15 replies · 545+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | June 01, 2005 | AP
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) Jurors in a federal vote fraud case will decide in the coming weeks whether East St. Louis Democratic Committee leaders attempted to buy votes in the November elections, or if committee members were set up, as a defense attorney alleges. Committee Chairman Charles Powell Jr. and others are accused of trying to buy the election using cash, liquor and cigarettes. But Powell's lawyer Bruce Cook said in opening statements Tuesday that ``the FBI engaged in picking sides during an election'' by arresting his client two weeks before he was up for re-election to the City...
  • FBI Enters West Case (Spokane Mayor Allegedly Offered Internships In Exchange For Sex)

    05/11/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 18 replies · 710+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP ^ | May 11, 2005 | Nicholas K. Geranios
    SPOKANE -- The FBI has opened an inquiry into a possible "public corruption" case involving accusations that Mayor James West offered city jobs to young men he met online, a federal prosecutor confirmed yesterday as West began a temporary leave. The FBI involvement was confirmed by Thomas Rice, chief criminal prosecutor for the U.S. attorney's office here, The Spokesman-Review reported in a copyright story posted late yesterday on its Web site. Agents were expected to interview Ryan Oelrich and another man, both 24, who said they were independently offered City Hall jobs after online chats with a man who turned...
  • Blue states buzz over secession

    11/08/2004 11:00:51 PM PST · by kattracks · 193 replies · 6,061+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/09/04 | Joseph Curl
    Secession, which didn't work very well when it was tried once before, is suddenly red hot in the blue states. In certain precincts, anyway.      One popular map circulating on the Internet shows the 19 blue states won by Sen. John Kerry — Washington, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland and the Northeastern states — conjoined with Canada to form the "United States of Canada." The 31 red states carried by Mr. Bush are depicted as a separate nation dubbed "Jesusland." The idea isn't just a joke; one top Democrat says, "The segment of the country that pays...
  • Blue States Buzz Over Secession

    11/09/2004 6:07:51 PM PST · by GaryL · 346 replies · 9,377+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | November 9 , 2004 | Joseph Curl
    Secession, which didn't work very well when it was tried once before, is suddenly red hot in the blue states. In certain precincts, anyway. One popular map circulating on the Internet shows the 19 blue states won by Sen. John Kerry -- Washington, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland and the Northeastern states -- conjoined with Canada to form the "United States of Canada." The 31 red states carried by Mr. Bush are depicted as a separate nation dubbed "Jesusland."
  • Men could face charges again after serving time for the same crime

    11/04/2004 6:08:08 PM PST · by Orange1998 · 18 replies · 676+ views
    (11/04/04 - HOUSTON) — There's an unusual case in a federal court in Houston. Two men who have already done time for beating a man last year find themselves back behind bars for the same crime facing even more serious charges. This time Douglas Brannan, 21, and Mark Fletcher Smith, 25, are facing federal charges for the beating of an Hispanic man at a gas station in Spring last year. Buying gas is a constitutionally protected right of everyone.The pair of assailants was accused of severely beating the man, kicking him with their steel-toe boots. They plead guilty to that...
  • It is Factually True: Kerry DID Break Federal Law on Goose Hunt

    11/01/2004 5:21:34 PM PST · by fideist · 56 replies · 895+ views
    today | self
    If you remember the story, Kerry did not want to be seen carrying the dead goose he shot in the photo op. So while exiting the field he had a birdboy run on up ahead out of the camera shot carrying the goose. When asked, he said each hunter shot one, but in all pictures, he is the only one not shown carrying a dead goose. Duckhunters on the website the Duckhunter's Refuge pointed out this was a violation of federal law, it involved not "maintaining field possession" of the game. When this question arose, I emailed the head waterfowl...
  • Doubts raised on Bush accuser (FR Blast from Past Feb. 2004--Bill Burkett)

    09/12/2004 9:18:38 AM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 26 replies · 1,659+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | February 14, 2004 | Michael Rezendes
    Note: Newsweek is reporting that the source for the CBS allegations against Bush is Bob Burkett, someone with a grudge against the National Guard and Bush. Six months ago, the Boston Globe reported major "issues" with another Burkett story that was posted on FR at the link noted. Link to original (Globe) article is here: First few paras: ++++++++ For at least six years, a retired Texas National Guard officer has maintained that President Bush's record as a member of the Guard was purged of potentially embarrassing material at the behest of high-ranking Bush aides laying the...
  • Flashback: Dan Rather attends Tex Dem Fundraiser and defends Daughter (possible source of forgery)

    09/10/2004 10:55:03 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 6 replies · 1,988+ views ^ | 2001 |
    Dan Rather came under criticism after it was revealed by the Washington Post that he had given a keynote speech at a fund-raiser for Texas Democrats: GERALDO RIVERA: Let me just read you this news account, April 5th, USA Today: "Conservatives and pundits had a field day at Dan Rather's expense Wednesday after the CBS anchor apologized for being the star attraction at a recent Democratic fundraiser in Texas that raised 20 grand." Was that one of the worst mistakes you've made at least recently? DAN RATHER: Well, it certainly was one of the dumbest mistakes I ever made. But...
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [Buckhead post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 295 replies · 141,002+ views
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • Kerry doomed, Fake docs and FR mention all on ABC's Notes.

    09/10/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Smartaleck · 126 replies · 7,630+ views
    ABC Notes ^ | 09-10-2004 | Various- ABC notes
    Excerpts.... The Kerry end is near? At this precise time every four years, the most media-savvy members of the Gang of 500 begin to think about their roles in the premiere post-election forum that revisits the actions and players of the presidential race. But if nothing changes in the race as it now stands — with President Bush winning a decent-sized victory — much of the talk will be about the greater technical proficiency of the Bush-Cheney effort.Democrats, who deny up and down that they had anything to do with the documents, tell ABC News that they plan to continue...
  • CBS'S BIG BLUNDER? (Credits Free Republic)

    09/09/2004 10:31:38 PM PDT · by kattracks · 398 replies · 19,398+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/10/04 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>September 10, 2004 -- THE populist revolu tion against the so- called mainstream media continues. Yesterday, the citizen journalists who produce blogs on the Internet — and their engaged readers — engaged in the wholesale exposure of what appears to be a presidential-year dirty trick against George W. Bush. What the bloggers and their audiences did was call into profound question the authenticity of four documents proudly trumpeted by CBS News in a much-heralded investigative report on Wednesday night's edition of "60 Minutes" about the president's National Guard service in the early 1970s.</p>
  • There ought to be an Investigation (See-BS/DNC memogate)

    09/10/2004 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Always Right · 13 replies · 1,263+ views
    9-10-04 | Always Right
    This is a serious crime, altering military records to not only slander a war-time President, but that also suggest criminal activity. These forged memos suggested serious charges against our President, and should not be taken lightly. Whenever the Democrats suggest the Republicans might have done something wrong, they demand a full-scale congressional investigations. These memos are linked to sources inside the DNC, and it is important to get to the bottom of this. Whomever did this commited a serious crime. Our limp-wristed Representives must grow a backbone and demand that this be thoroughly and quickly investigated. I can guarentee you,...

    08/17/2004 9:58:41 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 1,826+ views
    Defensetech ^ | 8/16/04
    Protesters have been targeting government and corporate websites for years. But when online activists strike at Republican domains during the G.O.P.'s convention later this month, the digital demonstrations might turn out to be more than symbolic, for once. In the past, activists have been able to shut down the website of, say, the World Economic Forum for a few hours. But the impact of such a takedown was nebulous at best: It's hard to argue the organization really suffered from a few-hour lag in posting its press releases online. In this year's presidential race, however, campaign websites have moved beyond...