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  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Michael Moore wants Obama to visit Flint, Attorney General to arrest Snyder

    01/16/2016 3:27:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | 1/16/16 | NBC25 Newsroom
    FLINT - Filmmaker and Davison native Michael Moore spoke before a fired-up crowd in downtown Flint today about the water crisis. In his speech he asked that President Barack Obama visit Flint, when the president is at the North American International Auto Show next week. Moore said that Obama needs to come to Flint before it becomes the president's version of Katrina, conjuring images of when President Bush flew over, but initially did not go to, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina stuck the city.
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Was it wrong for Jeb Bush to nickname someone Hurricane Katrina?

    12/31/2015 5:09:37 PM PST · by BBell · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's decision to nickname a South Carolina politician "Hurricane Katrina" is being criticized for what political observers say is insensitive to the victims of the 2005 disaster, CNN reports. According to the cable network, Bush was trying to make a joke about South Carolina state Sen. Katrina Shealy, who's been the only woman in the state Senate for the past three years. But in giving her the nickname, Bush conjured up memories of his brother, former President George W. Bush, and what many called his inept handling of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath that killed more than 1,800...
  • 'A Decade on and Hurricane Katrina is Still with us in New Orleans

    08/17/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 17, 2015 | Josie Ensor
    Scott and Kimberly Roberts clung to each other in the attic of their clapboard home, praying the gale-force winds and rising flood water would not carry them away. With shaking hands, they captured the moment they were hit by Hurricane Katrina one of the fiercest storms in living memory on a $20 camera they had bought just days before. I decided to film because I realised we werent going to be able to leave, Mrs Roberts, 34, said. And just in case it happened how people said it was going to happen, I wanted to capture it. The...
  • Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps

    05/24/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and JOHN SCHWARTZ
    NEW ORLEANS Nearly 10 years on, one might assume that the case of Hurricane Katrina is closed. That the catastrophic flooding of this city was caused not merely by a powerful storm but primarily by fatal engineering flaws in the citys flood protection system has been proved by experts, acknowledged by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and underscored by residents here to anyone who might suggest otherwise. But the efforts to establish responsibility with ever more precision to ascertain just how many of those flaws were due to engineering, politics or money have not stopped....
  • Brian Williams Katrina Diary: No Floating Body Nor Dysentery But Lots of Bush Bashing

    02/08/2015 9:19:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 8, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ironically, the biggest witness against the exaggerated claims of Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina fabulism turns out to be Brian Williams himself. His diary entries in the NBC News Daily Nightly online journal from the time of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans to the aftermath several days later shows no mention of his many disputed claims. A detailed analysis of Brian Williams' Daily Nightly journal entries from August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans until our puppy-rescuing hero was safely out of harm's way shows no references to a floating body in the French quarter, drinking floodwater, catching dysentery,...
  • Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton have demonstrated their contempt for the American people

    02/07/2015 4:58:02 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 39 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 7, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The New Orleans Advocate reports: "NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who apologized on the air Wednesday night for lying about an experience covering the Iraq War, is now facing scrutiny over his gripping accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that burnished his nightly news bona fides almost a decade ago. Williams account of seeing a body float by in the French Quarter which remained largely dry and even a claim of catching dysentery from drinking Katrina floodwaters have raised eyebrows among bloggers and elsewhere since he took it on the chin this week over a claim that he...
  • Chopper Whopper: Brian Williams Told Eerily Similar Katrina Story

    02/05/2015 10:19:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 5, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    A life threatening situation for Brian Williams. Fortunately the danger passes and the NBC News anchorman remains friends with his rescuer to this day. If that sounds like his story about his helicopter supposedly being hit by an RPG in Iraq, a fable that he was forced to apologize for, as well as his subsequent rescue by an army sergeant, it also sounds eerily similar to a story he told about Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The SooperMexican blog made the discovery of Brian Williams' Katrina rescue story. It remains to be seen how authentic this story is but SooperMexican...
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Obamas Onslaught Against Non-Profits

    12/14/2014 5:04:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    With the attempt to limit the deductibility of contributions to charities by high-earners, the Obama Administration has opened a multi-front attack against the American tradition of neighbor helping neighbor and financially successful people turning large portions of their wealth over to charities that improve the American culture in august manners. The governmental power grab competes with the attempts to control the financial sector for its significance and may exceed it in the long-term effect upon our culture. One first has to marvel at how liberals can twist logic to rationalize a tax increase. It happens regularly from the local government...
  • Clinic worker my heart breaks because some women cant kill their children

    12/07/2014 9:33:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | June 3, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    The Abortioneers is a blog written by abortion clinic workers. One clinic worker discusses what happens when women miss their abortion appointments because of natural disasters: When Hurricane Katrina hit I was working in the South at an abortion clinic. I remember hearing stories through our networks of women desperately trying to find an abortion clinic after they were evacuated because the hurricane caused them to miss their appointment. At my clinic when there were a few times we were forced to close due to circumstances beyond our control, we would freeze the fee for women so that they...
  • Beyond Single Issues: Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

    09/13/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Indypendent ^ | September 12, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It was all over the news in August: images of police pointing military-grade weapons at unarmed black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Michael Brown, his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and felt the fear I have for my own family. In the wake of the climate disaster that was Hurricane...
  • Ebola Is Obama's "Katrina", And He's More Worried About Africans Than Americans???

    10/04/2014 5:39:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    10/04/14
    Where is Obama's Surgeon General? Why is the the Administration silent and allowing a deadly pandemic, that can't be detected for 3 weeks, to come into our country? Why is the border STILL NOT SECURE?
  • Hillary Clinton recalls Mary Landrieu's leadership post-Katrina at New Orleans rally

    11/02/2014 6:39:44 AM PST · by dennisw · 42 replies
    nola ^ | November 01, 2014 | Cole Avery,
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton said she learned all she needed to know about Sen. Mary Landrieu by watching her work to get funding for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Clinton recalled she and Landrieu's experience in the U.S. Senate together during a get-out-the-vote rally at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans on Saturday. She touted Landrieu's leadership and how she prioritized Louisiana's women and families while urging the crowd to vote Tuesday. Clinton and Landrieu served in the Senate together from 2001-2009. Clinton said her greatest memories of Landrieu came in the aftermath of Katrina. She remembered Landrieu...
  • In Senate runoff attack on GOP challenger, (still exempt) Mary Landrieu shoots, misses

    11/09/2014 5:57:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/09/14 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** When this hospital needed a champion to build and rebuild, literally out of the rubble of Katrina and Rita, ... where was Bill? In the video found here, Landrieu trumpets her own record, referring to herself in the third person, while damning Cassidy as wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who he was, and not sure who he wants to be. It would have made for great optics and might have helped her in a runoff pundits are predicting she will lose if Cassidy hadn't tweeted back an answer to her question: Mary Landrieu wants...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu makes big changes in her campaign as runoff vs. Bill Cassidy looms

    11/05/2014 1:13:06 PM PST · by abb · 39 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 5, 2014 | Melinda Deslatte
    Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu heads into a Dec. 6 runoff as a clear underdog, struggling for another six-year term against a wave of conservatism and Republicans looking to pad their new Senate majority. Fifty-eight percent of voters chose another candidate on Tuesday over the 18-year incumbent. She has the distinction of being the last Democratic statewide elected official in a state where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular. And her main campaign theme of clout was undercut when her party was forced into minority status: Even if shes re-elected, Landrieu will lose her vaunted chairmanship of the Senates energy committee...
  • Landrieu Backs Into A Buzzsaw: Attack On Cassidy Backfires Horribly [VIDEO]

    11/07/2014 10:55:24 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2014 | DEREK HUNTER
    In the fight of her political life, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu took the gloves off on day 1 of the runoff election between her and Republican candidate Bill Cassidy. Fewer than 24 hours later, the attack Landrieu launched went horribly wrong. The day after neither candidate reached the 50 percent plus 1 vote threshold, Sen. Landrieu held a press conference where she slammed her opponent as absent during the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Standing in front of a VA Medical Center construction site, Landrieu called Cassidy wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who...
  • Landrieu off to Bad Start in Louisiana Runoff Election [satire]

    11/09/2014 8:13:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) got off to a bad start in her desperate bid to hold onto her seat. In an attempt to characterize her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy as unreliable and undependable, Landrieu demanded to know what he had done to help the state recover from 2005s Hurricane Katrina. Cassidy, an MD, responded that he had been working to provide medical aid to refugees of the storm. With help from friends and neighbors he and his physicians group set up an emergency treatment center in an abandoned K-Mart. Landrieu shruugged this off as small potatoes. While my opponent...