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  • One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader $158,000 pension

    09/22/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jason Grotto
    Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration. And his city pension is more than modest. It's the highest of any retired union leader: $158,000. That's roughly five times greater than what the typical retired city worker receives. In fact, his pension is so high that it exceeds federal limits and required the city pension fund to file special paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service to give...
  • The American mood… as eloquently espoused by James Gannon

    03/30/2010 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 755+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-30-10 | Mataharley
    This needs absolutely no commentary for me. It is a spot on accurate assessment of the mood of the nation, as deliciously put by former WSJ journalist, James Gannon, and as it it appears on American Spectator today.Apologies to the Spectator for the full reprint, but I don't want to "interrupt" the flow with a hyperlink junp. And a H/T to the folks who post a Lucianne for the heads up. Now... sit back and enjoy.... America's Quiet AngerBy James P. Gannon on 3.30.10 @ 6:07AM There is a quiet anger boiling in America. It is the anger of millions...
  • RAIDERS: Gannon not welcome in Alameda

    09/26/2009 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 729+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/9 | David White
    The Raiders can't keep Rich Gannon out of the Coliseum's broadcast booth, so they want to lock the quarterback-turned-TV analyst out of the team facility in Alameda. Team officials told CBS Sports they did not want Gannon to attend Saturday's television production meetings in advance of Sunday's Raiders-Broncos game, The Chronicle has learned, citing his public criticism of the organization in recent years. "Rich Gannon is not welcome here," Raiders executive John Herrera said Friday when asked about the ban. "We told CBS we did not want him in our building, we did not want him to be part of...
  • Stunning Liberal Hypocrisy on White House Press Access

    03/26/2009 11:47:07 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 531+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 26, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Fair-minded conservatives were aghast in President George W. Bush's second term when the left-wing character assassination machine went into high gear to destroy Jeff Gannon. Gannon, also known as James Dale Guckert, asked questions that annoyed liberals because they were based on a right-wing political perspective. Liberals were outraged. How dare the White House allow a conservative in who didn't constantly bash President Bush. The nerve! Partisan, ideologically-driven people shouldn't be allowed into White House press briefings, they howled in unison. [...] Now comes the revelation that at least one partisan ideologically-driven leftist is being welcomed to White House media...
  • Sack Jack Croddy, Send Jeff Gannon; Fire A Coward, Hire A Patriot

    11/06/2007 8:52:09 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 14 replies · 247+ views
    A recent “town hall” meeting called to allow foreign service employees an opportunity to discuss so-called “forced” assignments to the embassy in Iraq confirmed what I long suspected about the State Department. Jack Croddy, an undistinguished career officer opposed to the “must fill” order for postings to Baghdad whined, “It's one thing if someone believes in what is going on over there and volunteers. I am sorry, but, basically, that is a potential death sentence, and you know it.” He continued to wail, “And then another thought—who will take care of our children? Who will raise our children if we...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Mom gets photos of son missing for 24 years

    09/01/2006 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 145 replies · 4,655+ views
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2006 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she's bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged.
  • Democrats want sweeping House ethics investigation

    01/07/2006 9:22:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,533+ views
    Democrats want sweeping House ethics investigation 15 minutes ago Democrats seized on a mushrooming scandal involving a disgraced lobbyist on Saturday to call for sweeping ethics probes in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat, said lobbyists had multiplied by the thousands in recent years to the point where there were now 63 of them for every lawmaker. She said they were using their campaign donations to influence policy and even write laws. Slaughter called on the House ethics committee to investigate corruption cases involving lawmakers with links to Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who pleaded...
  • [Kathy] Gannon Keeps Ringside Seat on Troubled Times

    12/03/2005 8:29:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies · 247+ views
    women's e news ^ | Laura J. Winter
    After 18 years of covering the harsh effects of the Taliban--particularly on women--Kathy Gannon, the celebrated AP correspondent, is leaving her base in Pakistan to reopen the AP's news bureau in Tehran. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (WOMENSENEWS)--Choosing the hard option over hot meals and clean sheets is Kathy Gannon's way of getting the better story. She's trudged with burly anti-Soviet mujahedeen soldiers over the mountains separating Pakistan from Afghanistan and lived in Kabul while U.S. bombs rained down from above. Most recently she slept in her car for eight days in Muzaffarabad, the epicenter of the South Asian Earthquake, where tens of...
  • Byron York: Plagiarism? Bloggers don’t seem to mind

    11/09/2005 7:10:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 5 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/05 | Byron York
    Suppose a Democratic strategist wrote an open letter to colleagues and clients analyzing this week’s election returns. “Republicans have very little to cheer about this election,” he said with some satisfaction. “But off-year elections are rarely harbingers of future performance. Democrats actually did quite well in 2003, to little effect in 2004.” Suppose further that the Democratic strategist signed his name to the letter and distributed it widely.And then suppose one more thing: that the Democratic strategist had not actually written those words but had lifted them wholesale from a liberal blog. (In fact, those words do come from such...
  • Must See TV: May 31 Edition of "Lie Detector:" (Vanity)

    05/30/2005 7:08:09 AM PDT · by Nick Danger · 13 replies · 694+ views
    PAX TV ^ | May 30, 2005 | Nick Danger
    Freeper TV Alert The May 31 edition of "Lie Detector" on PAX TV will concern two subjects that may interest Freepers. "Lie Detector" is a show where the guest agrees to take a lie detector test right on television. Two guests on the May 31 show: Known for lobbing softball questions at current President George W. Bush, elite press core official “Jeff Gannon” came under scrutiny by democrats and fellow press core members, who discovered his real name is James Dale Guckert with a checkered past and possible agenda. Was “Jeff Gannon” fed questions by the Bush administration to use...
  • GANNONGATE (Vanity Fair To Debunk Leftist's Favorite "Scandal")

    05/03/2005 12:51:47 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 17 replies · 865+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | May 3, 2005 | Byron York
    In its upcoming issue, Vanity Fair has done an investigation into the current cause of the kooky left, the case of disgraced White House reporter Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. And reporters David Margolick and Richard Gooding have uncovered...nothing. No White House wrongdoing. No secret plotting or illicit Gannon affairs with White House staffers. No Karl-Rove-master-plan-to-undermine-democracy hijinks. Nothing. "As time passed, Gannon came to seem, to at least some of the [left-wing] bloggers, as more like a freelance zealot than the linchpin of some much larger conspiracy," Margolick and Gooding write. "They now admit that for them Gannon emerged as less a...
  • Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter

    04/25/2005 11:55:10 AM PDT · by jd777 · 20 replies · 958+ views
    RAW STORY ^ | 4/25/04 | John Byrne
    Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter By John Byrne RAW STORY Editor Day discovered with two check-ins but no check outs; Other events found on some days without press briefings In what is unlikely to stem the controversy surrounding disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert, the Secret Service has furnished logs of the writer’s access to the White House after requests by two Democratic congressmembers. The documents, obtained by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal Guckert had remarkable access to the White House. Though...
  • Blogger Hits the Wall

    04/05/2005 4:32:38 PM PDT · by denver larry · 30 replies · 1,526+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2005 | Dan Froomkin
    The second blogger allowed into the White House briefing room became the first blogger to actually ask press secretary Scott McClellan a question last week. Eric Brewer, a scientist by trade and one of a handful of contributors to a small, liberal blog called BTC News, got his chance toward the end of Friday's briefing. The question he asked was a good one, on a topic that's probably of great interest to an awful lot of people. It's also precisely the kind of question your typical full-time White House correspondent doesn't ask anymore -- because there's simply no point. You're...
  • White House Press Corps Dismisses "Gannongate"

    03/17/2005 11:17:11 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 13 replies · 712+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 17, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Well, it's official. The White House Correspondents' Association has weighed in on "Gannongate," saying "individual episodes" should not prompt a crackdown on credentialing. That was a reference to a conservative reporter, Jeff Gannon, heavily criticized for asking anti-Democrat questions. Matt Drudge reported on February 28 that in a resolution adopted at a meeting in Washington that morning, the association said it "stands for inclusiveness in the credentialing process so that the White House remains accessible to all journalists We hope that individual episodes do not obscure the broader principles of a fair and evenhanded credentialing process." The resolution explained that...
  • House Judiciary Committee to Take Up Gannongate, WED 10AM

    03/16/2005 6:21:41 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 16 replies · 584+ views
    U. S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary ^ | 3/16/2005 | House Judiciary Committee
    H.Res. 136, Directing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution documents in the possession of those officials relating to the security investigations and background checks relating to granting access to the White House of James D. Guckert (also known as Jeff Gannon). Live webcast available
  • conservativeundergound.com exclusive: Jeff Gannon Speaks

    03/15/2005 5:56:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies · 354+ views
    http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2031
  • Blogged Down (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    03/09/2005 6:05:59 AM PST · by Valin · 30 replies · 909+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 3/4/05 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Pseudo-journalistic Web sites are another way conservatives get around “the filter” of mainstream media. It’s a new medium, but, for the Republican Party, it’s an old story. During one especially hectic week in mid-February, the Internet took three scalps in what appeared to be unrelated events. Liberal bloggers forced Talon News White House correspondent James D. Guckert, a k a “Jeff Gannon,” to resign after it was revealed that he was writing under a false name for a Republican activist group (GOPUSA), that he was not really a journalist at all, and that he had posed nude on the Internet...
  • Secret Service Defends Giving Gannon/Guckert Access to White House

    03/09/2005 6:47:35 AM PST · by woofie · 32 replies · 977+ views
    Editor& Publisher ^ | Published: March 08, 2005 4:00 PM ET | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Responding to a request from House Democrats to investigate the approval of James Guckert, a.k.a. Jeff Gannon, to attend White House briefings and presidential press conferences for two years, the U.S. Secret Service has declared that there was “no deviation” from “proper procedures." Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director Conrad A. Everett defended the vetting in a letter to Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Louise Slaughter, obtained by the Web site, The Raw Story. Guckert is the former reporter for GOPUSA/Talon News who has also been linked to male escort services. “Mr. Guckert provided the Secret Service with his...
  • Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger

    03/08/2005 8:11:15 AM PST · by Peach · 38 replies · 1,117+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | March 8, 2005 | Elana Schor
    Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger BY ELANA SCHOR Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the House's top Democrat for homeland security, has found an unlikely place in need of his protection: the White House press room. Thompson and four colleagues, all senior congressional Democrats, have petitioned Bush administration officials to release classified documents about James D. Guckert, a conservative activist who was a daily fixture at White House press briefings. Calling himself Jeff Gannon, Guckert asked President Bush questions at televised news conferences as a representative of Talon News Service,...