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  • The New Team: Jamie Gorelick

    11/09/2008 6:29:16 PM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 152 replies · 1,048+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | November 9, 2008 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration. The New Team A series of profiles of potential members of the Obama administration. Name: Jamie Gorelick Being considered for: Attorney general Would bring to the job: A wide-ranging Washington résumé that spans corporate, legal and national security affairs. Ms. Gorelick (pronounced Guh-REH-lick) was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in...
  • Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick and Fannie Mae (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 2:05:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 36 replies · 1,750+ views
    Radio Report | October 3, 2008 | self
    I cannot source this, but I heard the other day that Ms. Gorelick had worked for Fannie may at a salary of a little over $500,000 and left with $26,000,000 in bonuses. The bio on her website says she was Vice Chair of Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003. She is a Harvard elitist (see link below). Jamie GorelickApparently she did a horrible job and left with a 26 million dollar bonus. To me, something just doesn't look right here. I think there should be a thorough investigation to see if any laws were broken and if she (and Franklin...
  • Attorney General Gorelick? (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 1:14:56 PM PDT · by gundog · 15 replies · 992+ views
    self | October 3, 2008 | gundog
    Attorney General Gorelick? Could the creator of the "wall of separation" between foreign and domestic investigations become the next Attorney General of the United States? Would you trust a person who's up to her elbows in the current financial upheaval to persue due diligence in the FBI's investigation of the key players in that debacle? Would President Obama, himself the number two beneficiary of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's political largesse, allow his Attorney General to prosecute these cases? Would you have faith in the advise and consent capacity of a Senate composed of nearly 60 Democrats, among them Christopher...
  • Probe Into Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Widens

    09/30/2008 9:15:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 1,904+ views
    WashPost ^ | 9-30-08 | Zachary Goldfarb
    The government probe into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac widened as the mortgage giants disclosed yesterday they are under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies, which were seized by the government three weeks ago, said that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the SEC have opened investigations over accounting, disclosure and corporate governance matters relating to events dating to Jan. 1, 2007.
  • Fannie Mae’s Thugs Vilified Whistleblowers, Told Avalanche of Lies

    09/30/2008 6:27:48 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 19 replies · 411+ views
    OpenMarket.org ^ | 7/23/2008 | Hans Bader
    [note: this article is from July 23, 2008] A $25 billion bailout of government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae is now planned. But Fannie Mae has such political power that its crooked managers will probably never be held accountable for their fraud in any way, unlike the Enron executives who went to jail. Instead, its lending authority will likely expand under federal mortgage bailout bills. Paul Gigot, a Wall Street Journal editor, describes the personal vilification he has received over the years after the Journal began warning, prophetically, that Fannie Mae was engaged in fraudulent accounting, and that the taxpayers might...
  • REPORT: LA grand jury probing Countrywide VIP loans (includes all the DEM suspects)

    09/26/2008 5:50:44 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 35 replies · 1,542+ views
    LAtimesblogs via WSJ ^ | September 25, 2008 | Peter Viles
    The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal grand jury in Los Angeles is investigating the so-called "Friends of Angelo" loan program at Countrywide Financial, under which influential borrowers received preferential terms on home loans. The reported borrowers under the program have included U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), former Fannie Mae Chief Executive Franklin Raines, and California state appeals court judge Richard Aldrich.
  • Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

    09/25/2008 3:41:49 AM PDT · by abb · 56 replies · 2,002+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 25, 2008 | Glenn R. Simpson
    Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, made large, previously undisclosed home loans to two additional executives of Fannie Mae, the government-chartered firm at the center of the U.S. credit crisis. One of Countrywide's previously undisclosed customers at Fannie was Jamie Gorelick, an influential Democratic Party figure whose $960,000 mortgage refinancing in 2003 was handled through a program reserved for influential figures and friends of Countrywide's chief executive at the time, Angelo Mozilo. Ms. Gorelick was Fannie Mae's vice chairman at the time. [Former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in April, got a...
  • Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

    09/25/2008 2:34:06 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 40 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/25/08 | GLENN R. SIMPSON
    Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, made large, previously undisclosed home loans to two additional executives of Fannie Mae, the government-chartered firm at the center of the U.S. credit crisis. One of Countrywide's previously undisclosed customers at Fannie was Jamie Gorelick, an influential Democratic Party figure whose $960,000 mortgage refinancing in 2003 was handled through a program reserved for influential figures and friends of Countrywide's chief executive at the time, Angelo Mozilo. Ms. Gorelick was Fannie Mae's vice chairman at the time. Another Countrywide client was recently ousted Fannie Mae Chief Executive Daniel Mudd, though it isn't clear...
  • Q&A with Fannie Mae's Jamie Gorelick (from 2002)

    09/24/2008 1:38:25 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 20 replies · 859+ views
    Business Week ^ | March 2002 | Margaret Popper
    The vice-chairman sees "a very, very strong 2002" and says Fannie and Freddie are "managed safely" In the wake of the Enron disaster, Federal National Mortgage Assn. (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac), the federally chartered mortgage banks that experienced explosive growth in 2001, have come under increased scrutiny. Once again, Republicans in Congress are threatening to conduct an investigation into the activities of the two -- No. 7 and No. 2, respectively, on this year's BusinessWeek 50 list of top performers -- some say in hopes of revoking the portions of the Fannie and Freddie...
  • Those behind market crisis should be punished: Sarkozy

    09/23/2008 2:45:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/23/08
    Those behind market crisis should be punished: Sarkozy 1 hour, 39 minutes ago Those responsible for the crisis that has swept global financial markets should be punished, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said overnight in his first reaction to the latest bout of economic turmoil. In an acceptance speech at an award ceremony attended by U.S. and French business leaders, Sarkozy called for the "truth" on the crisis to be uncovered. "Today, millions of people across the world fear for their savings, for their apartment, for the funds they have put in banks. It is our duty to give them clear...
  • Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

    09/20/2008 5:08:14 PM PDT · by huac · 60 replies · 2,238+ views
    American Thinker ^ | C. E. Wright
    "...One Jamie Gorelick is this American. And without pretending that she caused the loss of countless thousands of lives and countless billions of dollars of wealth by herself, she certainly did push some of the early domino's in catastrophic chain events that are a major factors in life in America today...Gorelick, an appointee of Bill Clinton, is the one who constructed the wall of separation that kept the CIA and the FBI from comparing notes and therefore invading the privacy of nice young men like, say, Muhammed Atta and Zacarius Moussaoui. While countless problems were uncovered in our intelligence operations...
  • Mike Reagan Hammers the Dems/Wall Street Bailout

    09/19/2008 5:24:26 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 25 replies · 244+ views
    The Michael Reagan Show ^ | 09/19/2009 | Michael Reagan
    Mike Reagan declared the runaway government bailout of Wall Street at taxpayers expense a "ROBBERY!" Los Angeles, Ca. - On his nationally syndicated radio show Reagan declared that the "Democrats Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson, Jamie Gorelick, Penny Pritzker, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, are robbing the American taxpayer, and Republicans in the House and Senate had been tapped to drive the getaway car. In a political system where well paid Democrat operatives can enrich themselves at the expense of the American people with zero downside, there is no incentive to behave properly, when the taxpayer will bail you out. Enough...
  • Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

    09/19/2008 12:52:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 105 replies · 726+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    Ken Lay and Jack Abramoff must be green with envy over the all the mischief that has been accomplished by Jamie Gorelick, with scarcely any demonization in the press. Imagine playing a central role in the biggest national defense disaster in 50 years. Imagine playing a central role in one of the biggest economic disasters in your country's history. Imagine doing both as an un-elected official. Imagine getting filthy rich in the process, and even being allowed to sit self-righteously on a commission appointed to get to the bottom of the first disaster, which of course did not get to...
  • Vanity - Wikipedia void of "Jamie Garelick" entries

    09/18/2008 10:34:13 AM PDT · by davidlachnicht · 94 replies · 2,606+ views
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  • CNN's Crowley: Obama Team Wanted 'Horrific' Wall Street Headlines

    09/16/2008 12:33:06 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 29 replies · 529+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Do you think the recent stock market collapse or troubles in the banking system are good news? Well, according to CNN's Candy Crowley, the Obama campaign does. On Monday's "Anderson Cooper 360," after CNN senior political analyst David Gergen said "what happened over the weekend with the economy and the bottom falling out of the financial markets...is the opportunity for Obama to seize the momentum back on his side," Crowley actually said, "[J]ust as foreclosures were showing up on B-17, or in the real estate section, along comes this horrific headline out of Wall Street...I mean, this is what they...
  • Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

    09/16/2008 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies · 274+ views
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 9-15-08 | Doug Ross
    It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick. In 2004, observers were "astonished" to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997.....
  • WHOOPS!

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac survived scrutiny by manipulating, cajoling, and lobbying politicians and hiring board members who were politicos (e.g. Jamie Gorelick) rather than mortgage gurus. They hired lobbyists, gave massive donations, obtained nice tax breaks, and sailed below the regulatory radar screen. Of the 354 lawmakers who received money from Freddie and Fannie between 1989 and 2008, Sen. Chris Dodd received the most. But next was . . . drumroll . . . Barack Obama. Yup. And he was only there for three years. Not too much went to John McCain, about a sixth of what Obama received...
  • Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet (Jamie Gorelick Alert)

    08/26/2008 8:54:06 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 22 replies · 462+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 26, 2008 | By Louis Jacobson
    CongressNow: Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet August 26, 2008 By Louis Jacobson CongressNow Staff With Democrats having been out of the White House for eight years, there is no shortage of Cabinet-ready personnel for a President Barack Obama to choose from. Here are some names being floated for domestic Cabinet appointments. National security and economic posts are covered in other articles in this series. Attorney General. With revelations of an affair presumably taking widely touted former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) out of the picture, the AG landscape is wide open. Eric Holder Jr., a member of Obama’s vice presidential vetting...
  • Jamie Gorelick's Cloudy Memory (mega clintonista wall gag alert)

    07/30/2008 4:48:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 554+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-08 | Ed Lasky
    Jamie Gorelick writes an op-ed complaining about the politicization of the Department of Justice regarding the recruitment of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/28/AR2008072802467.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 She makes it appear as if the ability to hire and fire US attorneys were not at the discretion of the President -- which it is. But she also forgot her own history. Gorelick was herself a Clinton appointee and one who has seemingly forgotten her own President's actions in using the bludgeon of Justice Department hiring and firings for political purposes. To wit: Bill Clinton fired all U.S. Attorney's when he assumed office and...
  • Another Blow To Justice [Gorelick scum]

    07/29/2008 2:08:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies · 358+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/08 | Jamie Gorelick
    Where were the career people on whom we count to keep the department honest? The latest report concludes that the two most senior people responsible for protecting immigration judges from political influence had "sufficient evidence . . . to have realized that political or ideological affiliations played a role" and that they should have spoken up to others who could do something. The same criticism was leveled at those who ran the office overseeing the honors program and lateral hiring. Where were they? It is disappointing that they failed to act forcefully to protect the department they served. Attorney General...
  • The billionaire's club: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the numbers

    07/17/2008 9:41:23 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 143+ views
    The Minnesota Indepedent ^ | July 15, 2008 | Molly Priesmeyer
    Remember the American Dream? It had a roof on top. A door to happiness in its belly. And in some cases, a white-picket fence around its edges. Now homeownership and all its once-cherry-on-top privileges are on blue-light special: Bargain-basement dreams are in danger of turning into nightmares for millions of Americans, and it shows no sign of ending soon.
  • Guess who's been involved intimately with Fannie Mae (Anyone remember Jamie Gorelick?)

    07/16/2008 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 297+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 7/16/08 | The Maha
    From the Maha - Guess who's been involved intimately with Fannie Mae? Does the name Jamie Gorelick ring a bell? This woman is everywhere, and Jamie Gorelick got a 26 million payout when she left the place. Jamie Gorelick got 26 million to leave, one of Clinton's guys, Franklin Raines, Franklin Raines, he was kicked out after corrupting the place. He left shortly before he was taking it in the shorts, but he got out of there with no penalty whatsoever. What is it with these Clinton people? This is why we don't get any tell-all books on the Clinton...
  • U.S. rescues Fannie, Freddie

    07/13/2008 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 223 replies · 1,467+ views
    U.S. rescues Fannie, Freddie Treasury Department raises credit line, has power to buy companies' stock. Fed will open discount-lending to two government-sponsored mortgage lenders. Paulson calls for new regulatory controls.
  • The looting of Fannie Mae by Democrat insiders

    06/15/2008 2:01:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies · 248+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 2006 | Wash Post
    Much more information over here --->>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/23/AR2006052301751.html 
  • Janet Reno's No. 2 possible AG for Obama (Jamie Gorelick)

    06/15/2008 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies · 308+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/13/08 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Janet Reno's No. 2 possible AG for ObamaJamie Gorelick accused of treating terror suspects as mere criminals Posted: June 13, 2008 10:45 pm Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2008 WorldNetDaily NEW YORK – A panel of Democratic Party legal heavyweights speculated Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, could be appointed attorney general if Barack Obama were elected president. In a panel chaired by Elena Kagan, dean and professor of law at Harvard Law School, Gorelick charged on the opening plenary panel of the American Constitution's Society two-day meeting in Washington that the Bush administration had...
  • Judge denies Duke, Durham motion to silence lacrosse lawyers (Gorelick Loses!)

    04/15/2008 1:15:45 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 537+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | April 16, 2008 | Ray Gronberg
    WINSTON-SALEM -- U.S. District Court Judge James Beaty Jr. on Tuesday denied a motion for sanctions filed by Duke University and the City of Durham and ruled that the legal team for 38 members of the 2005-06 Duke lacrosse team had violated ethical rules by using a Web site, news conference and news release to publicize the filing of their case. The players have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Duke and the city, demanding reparations arising from the since dismissed Duke lacrosse sexual offense case. Beaty also ruled, however, that the content published on that Web site -- www.dukelawsuit.com...
  • Bill Clinton Takes On 9/11 Conspiracy Protesters

    10/26/2007 11:46:01 AM PDT · by SoldierDad · 74 replies · 245+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 10/25/07 | Unknown
    Bill Clinton addressed a crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota at a fundraiser for his wife's campaign on Tuesday. Clinton's 50-minute speech, which started about an hour behind schedule, was derailed briefly by several hecklers in the audience who shouted that the 2001 terrorist attacks were a fraud. Rather than ignoring them, Clinton seemed to relish a direct confrontation. "A fraud? No, it wasn't a fraud," Clinton said, as the crowd cheered him on. "I'll be glad to talk to you if you shut up and let me talk." When another heckler shouted that the attacks were an "inside job," Clinton took...
  • 2 GOP Lawmakers Allege Democrats Have Ties to Terrorism

    10/23/2007 2:35:17 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 65 replies · 202+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2007 | Tim Craig
    RICHMOND -- Two Republican state legislators are accusing Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other Democrats of embracing radical Islamic organizations that support terrorism, an allegation that has outraged the governor and Muslim leaders, who say the GOP is resorting to fear-mongering to win votes. As Republicans work to retain their majorities in the General Assembly, the two delegates from the Shenandoah Valley say they are conducting an investigation into Democrats' ties to the Muslim American Society and Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center, both in Falls Church.
  • Politics hang over Sept. 11 ceremony

    09/10/2007 10:40:26 PM PDT · by XR7 · 6 replies · 430+ views
    MSNBC & AP ^ | September 10, 2007
    2008 candidate Giuliani’s speech just one of a slew of issues causing anger NEW YORK - Once again, the city will pause for four moments of silence to mark the attacks that killed more than 2,700 people. Family members will lay flowers where the twin towers fell, and the names of victims will be read. But much will be different on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, after tense arguments about where to hold the ceremony, whether a presidential candidate should be allowed to speak and if it's still fitting to put on such a large-scale commemoration. Firefighters, first responders...
  • A New Agenda for Justice (Pot Criticizes Kettle)

    08/28/2007 9:39:12 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 10 replies · 523+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2007 | Jamie S. Gorelick
    The next attorney general will inherit a demoralized Justice Department that has been cut adrift from its historical values and well-honored traditions. New leadership offers an opportunity for Justice to return to its best traditions under both Democrats and Republicans. Here are 10 priorities that would help the next attorney general guide the department back on course:(snip) "Take care that the laws be faithfully executed." (snip) Depoliticize hiring. Stop considering applicants' political backgrounds in the hiring and promotion of career lawyers. Equally important, political appointees should have experience in the areas they are overseeing, rather than experience as political operatives....
  • CIA Missed Chances to Tackle al-Qaida

    08/26/2007 8:00:15 AM PDT · by VxH · 24 replies · 954+ views
    Associated Press - Military.Com ^ | August 22, 2007 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - It took an act of Congress to force the CIA to lift the veil on its watchdog's internal investigation that lays out the agency's many failures in the months and years before Sept. 11, 2001. Three CIA directors disparaged the document. Multiple requests under the Freedom of Information Act collected dust. Finally, on Tuesday, with the clock ticking on Congress' 30-day deadline to release the report, CIA Director Michael Hayden reluctantly caved in. Completed in June 2005, the report lays out in greater detail what has long been known: The CIA's top leaders failed to use their available...
  • CIA missed chances to thwart al-Qaida

    08/21/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies · 1,570+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 8-21-07 | Katherine Schrader
    The CIA's top leaders failed to use their available powers, never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al-Qaida and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers in the run-up to Sept. 11, the agency's own watchdog concluded in a bruising report released Tuesday. Completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now, the 19-page executive summary finds extensive fault with the actions of senior CIA leaders and others beneath them. "The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner," the CIA inspector general found. "They did not always work effectively and cooperatively," *snip* Yet the...
  • CIA Missed Chances to Thwart al-Qaida

    08/21/2007 4:30:35 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 15 replies · 768+ views
    AP via Comcast News ^ | 8/21/07 | KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The CIA's top leaders failed to use their available powers, never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al-Qaida and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers in the run-up to Sept. 11, the agency's own watchdog concluded in a bruising report released Tuesday. Completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now, the 19-page executive summary finds extensive fault with the actions of senior CIA leaders and others beneath them. "The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner," the CIA inspector general found. "They did not always work effectively and cooperatively," the...
  • Bill Clinton authorized Sandy Berger's access

    01/03/2007 11:48:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 369 replies · 14,544+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 4, 2007 | By Chelsea Schilling
    Investigation into pilfered documents reveals former president signed letter President Bill Clinton signed a letter authorizing former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger's access to classified documents that later came up missing, according to a newly released investigation report by the National Archives and Records Administration. The sensitive drafts of the National Security Council's "Millennium After Action Review" on the Clinton administration's handling of the al-Qaida terror threats in December 1999 suspiciously disappeared after Berger said he intended to "determine if Executive Privilege needed to be exerted prior to documents being provided to the 9/11 Commission." Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft testified...
  • Jetliner safety bill fueled by Flight 800

    06/30/2007 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 29 Jube 2007 | Martin C. Evans
    Nearly 11 years after a fuel tank exploded on TWA Flight 800, killing 230 people off the South Shore of Long Island, a congressional committee voted yesterday to force the Federal Aviation Administration to act to prevent similar explosions. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee added language to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act that would require the federal government to make so-called inerting systems standard equipment on commercial airlines. If passed by the full Congress, the FAA would have to require the installation of the safety equipment on the nation's commercial fleet to begin by the end of the...
  • Fortress America's gate is open

    05/13/2007 5:26:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 61 replies · 1,877+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 13 may 07 | Mark Steyn
    Most terrorists seem like bumbling losers if they're caught before the act: That's certainly true of the Fort Dix jihadists who took their terrorist training DVD to the local audio store to be copied. It was also true of the Islamists arrested in Toronto last year for plotting to behead the prime minister, one of whose cell members had a bride who wanted him to sign a prenup committing him to jihad. The Heathrow plotters arrested while planning to blow up U.S.-bound airliners included a Muslim convert who'd started out as the son of a British Conservative Party official with...
  • Things Lawyers Can Do For You

    04/29/2007 5:50:52 AM PDT · by Valin · 13 replies · 735+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 4/29/07 | Harold C. Hutchison
    The recent disbarment of Lynne Stewart is one of the latest examples of what is wrong with using the law-enforcement approach to dealing with terrorism. Not only is there the fact that all too often, treating terrorism as a criminal matter to be dealt with by law enforcement agencies, leads to terrorists going back onto the street, but there are problems with the lawyers. Stewart was convicted for providing material support to terrorists while she was representing Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman during his terrorism trial. One of the things she did was pass messages to Rahman's supporters – including exhortations...
  • My Brother’s & Sister’s Horrifying Choice

    04/22/2007 7:05:51 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 16 replies · 1,507+ views
    4-22-07 | Lloyd Marcus
    I visited Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in Florida, one of the tallest in the nation. I climbed to the top of the 175 foot tower. Though totally protected by a fence, a mild case of vertigo kept my back pressed against the hall while I enjoyed the spectacular view. Then it hit me. On 9/11 thousands of my fellow Americans, who simply showed up for work, were faced with the unimaginable horrifying choice of whether to be consumed by fire or jump from the towers. Innocent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters clueless of the danger were tortured...
  • Justice Department failed to inform 911 Commission that Berger stole documents before he testified

    04/17/2007 6:08:00 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 31 replies · 1,524+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-17-07 | M. Peach
    If anyone watched the Fox News report titled, "Socks, Papers, Scissors" hosted by David Asman, the conclusion was that the Justice Department was aware that Berger stole and destroyed some of the most sensitive documents in the National Archives - and yet failed to notify the 911 Commission priof to Berger testifying. Berger was sworn in under oath - and gave his testimony to the commission who was unaware of what he did? It wasn't until much later that they were told - after the report was printed and distributed. A commission member said he was shocked to hear that...
  • Hillary plots 9/11 attack on Rudy

    03/31/2007 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 66 replies · 1,907+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/01/07 | Tony Allen-Mills
    The first face-to-face confrontation of the 2008 presidential race is looming over a US Senate inquiry into health problems suffered by workers at New York’s ground zero after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As the chairwoman of a Senate subcommittee investigating complaints that workers were misled about air quality after the collapse of the twin towers, Senator Hillary Clinton, the Democrat front-runner for the presidential nomination, confirmed last week that she is considering calling Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and the leading Republican contender, to testify at a public hearing. The health committee’s inquiry has...
  • The Barrett report

    01/31/2007 4:15:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 87 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2007 | Mark Goodman
    The bell has just rung on the 2008 presidential sweepstakes and already more entries have crowded into the gates than the American grandstand can count, much less account for. That's all to the good, as the only winners over the past two decades have been named either Bush or Clinton. Still, since nothing less than the fate of the nation seems to be at stake, it is imperative that all candidates be measured... --snip--     Deeply frustrated by nine seasons of blockading by Clinton lawyers and Democratic congressmen, Mr. Barrett issued a statement saying, "An accurate title for the report would...
  • How Sandy Berger Paid Back the GOP

    01/30/2007 3:22:10 AM PST · by kellynla · 239 replies · 10,566+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 29, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board – former Democrat Rep. Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder Samuel "Sandy" Berger. In the words of a recent House Committee report, Berger had perpetrated "a disturbing breach of trust and protocol that compromised the...
  • Capitol Hill Rejects Claim That 9/11 Was Avoidable

    12/26/2006 3:48:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 1,002+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) WASHINGTON -- A lengthy Senate investigation has debunked charges by a Republican congressman that military analysts identified Mohamad Atta and other Sept. 11 hijackers before the attacks, according to a committee aide familiar with the report. In a letter to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sens. Pat Roberts and John D. Rockefeller dismissed suggestions by Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., that defense analysts ignored analysis that could have prevented the attacks. Roberts, R-Kan., is outgoing chairman and Rockefeller, of West Virginia, is the senior Democrat who will assume the chairmanship next month. They concluded "there was no evidence Mohamad...
  • AP: Congress Rebukes FBI Over Probe (Oklahoma City Bombing)

    12/24/2006 12:21:44 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 74 replies · 3,342+ views
    Excite news ^ | December 24, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI failed to fully investigate information suggesting other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allowing questions to linger more than a decade after the deadly attack, a congressional inquiry concludes. The House International Relations investigative subcommittee will release the findings of its two-year-review as early as Wednesday, declaring there is no conclusive evidence of a foreign connection to the attack but that far too many unanswered questions remain. The subcommittee's report will conclude there is no doubt McVeigh and Nichols were the main perpetrators, and it discloses...
  • bulletin: FANNIE MAE'S FORMER CEO, OTHERS CHARGED WITH MANIPULATING EARNINGS

    12/18/2006 12:21:52 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 67 replies · 1,606+ views
    bulletin FANNIE MAE'S FORMER CEO, OTHERS CHARGED WITH MANIPULATING EARNINGS Ex-Fannie Mae CEO, others charged with manipulating earnings Last Update: 3:04 PM ET Dec 18, 2006 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Federal regulators said Monday they have filed charges against three former Fannie Mae executives, former Chairman and CEO Franklin Raines, former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer J. Timothy Howard, and former Senior Vice President and Controller Leanne G. Spencer. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO)said the charges, "reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying...
  • Charges Filed Against Former Fannie Mae Execs

    12/18/2006 12:01:17 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 39 replies · 2,659+ views
    AP ^ | Monday December 18, 4:58 pm ET | Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) The government has filed civil charges against former Fannie Mae chief executive Franklin Raines, former chief financial officer Timothy Howard and former controller Leanne Spencer.</p>
  • NYSE Gives Fannie Mae Deadline

    12/12/2006 2:52:24 PM PST · by AdamSelene235 · 6 replies · 373+ views
    ap ^ | Tuesday December 12, 2006 | ap
    NYSE to Permit Fannie Mae to Keep Trading but Must Meet March 15 Deadline for Filing 2005 Financials WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fannie Mae has until March 15 to file its 2005 annual report, the New York Stock Exchange said Tuesday. The exchange will permit the mortgage giant's shares to continue trading if it complies with additional listing requirements, as expected, in the interim, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Fannie Mae. If the annual report has not been filed by Dec. 31, 2007, Fannie Mae's shares face delisting, the exchange said. Fannie Mae is delinquent in filing...
  • Fannie Mae erases $6.3 billion in profit

    12/06/2006 6:10:29 PM PST · by AdamSelene235 · 11 replies · 903+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 6, 2006, | MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer
    WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae erased $6.3 billion in profit in a long-awaited restatement Wednesday capping the accounting scandal that stunned financial markets and brought the ouster of top executives and a record fine against the government-sponsored mortgage leader. The correction of its earnings from 2001 through June 30, 2004, ordered by the Securities and Exchange Commission two years ago, was well below Fannie Mae's earlier estimate of $10.8 billion. The reworking of its accounting is costing the company some $1 billion this year to conduct. It is the first earnings statement filed by Fannie Mae, which finances one of every...
  • Ashcroft Blasts 9/11 Commission

    10/06/2006 2:31:47 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 45 replies · 2,182+ views
    UPI ^ | 10-5-06 | Shaun Waterman
    Former Attorney General John Ashcroft this week became the only Cabinet-level Bush official to attack the Sept. 11 Commission, writing in his memoirs it "seemed obsessed with trying to lay the blame for the terrorist attacks at the feet of the Bush administration, while virtually absolving the previous administration of responsibility." Ashcroft also writes that the commission's hearings "were not so much about discovering the truth as they were about assessing blame and grandstanding," adding that they "degenerated into show trials."
  • HILLARY'S FECKLESS 'DEFENSE' OF BILL WILL DAMAGE BOTH CLINTONS: THE CHRIS WALLACE INTERVIEW BLOWBACK

    09/27/2006 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Mia T · 70 replies · 3,883+ views
    MSNBC, FoxNews, ABC, CBS, hillary clinton, bill clinton | 9.27.06 | Mia T
    HILLARY'S FECKLESS 'DEFENSE' OF BILL WILL DAMAGE BOTH CLINTONSTHE CHRIS WALLACE INTERVIEW BLOWBACK by Mia T, 9.27.06 I think my husband did a great job in demonstrating that Democrats are not going to take these attacks. All you have to do is read the 9/11 Commission [Report] to know what he and his administration did to protect Americans and prevent terrorist attacks against our country. hillary clinton, 9.26.06 hat was it exactly that impelled missus clinton to rush to her husband's 'defense' within hours of the broadcast of his now infamous interview by Chris Wallace? 1 Was it the...