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  • Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden - A Debate With The Joker

    10/12/2012 4:52:14 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/12/12 | LD Jackson
    The title of this post does not fully express the disgust with which I watched the Vice-Presidential debate last night. Paul Ryan and Joe Biden sat down at a table in the first face to face meeting of the two tickets vying for the Presidency since Mitt Romney wiped the floor with Barack Obama. There was never a doubt that Paul Ryan would be in command of the issues. He always is and is more than capable of articulating them with precision and accuracy. There was also no doubt that Joe Biden would be on the attack and that is...
  • Elena Kagan: How Can Giving a Boatload of Money to Poor People be Unconstitutional?

    03/30/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have the Elena Kagan sound bite. I know that I have total, 100% credibility with you. When I tell you something, you know it's true. But I want you to hear it. This was Wednesday at the Supreme Court during the third day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law. This is the most junior justice, Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general for Obama, who openly cheered the passage of Obamacare when it went through the House. And she then worked on its defense at the Supreme Court. She should have...
  • Kagan Sits in Judgment of Obamacare—Despite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend It

    03/28/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When the Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—AKA “Obamacare”—Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan showed up to hear the arguments and gave no indication she would recuse herself from judging the cases even though she had cheered enactment of Obamacare as an Obama political appointee and had personally assigned her top deputy in the Obama Justice Department to defend the law in federal court. A federal law, 28 USC 455, says a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might...
  • Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ

    12/26/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/11 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned. Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Did Glenn Beck Get a Phone Call From the White House?

    12/17/2009 10:29:33 AM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 149 replies · 4,944+ views
    17 Dec 09 | Vanity
    My wife was listening to Glenn Beck’s radio program, this morning. She informs me that Glenn Beck says that the White House called his “red phone” yesterday at the end of his FOX News TV show. Evidently, the White House was upset that Glenn Beck interviewed Michael Goldfarb, author of the Offutt AFB closure threat report. In the interview, Goldfarb stood by his report. Glenn Beck, prefacing the story as a rumor, also stated that he confirmed this story with three sources. But, the White House vociferously denies the story.
  • Obama Will Give Nobel Peace Prize Money to Charity

    10/09/2009 6:40:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies · 3,508+ views
    cnn ^ | Posted: 02:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama will donate the roughly $1.4 million award from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a White House spokesman said Friday.
  • Obama may earn Millions from Schools in Book Deal

    05/20/2009 2:42:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 584+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    Obama may earn millions from taxpayer-funded schools in his new book deal. Five days before taking the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama signed a book deal with Crown Publishing Group to publish a version of his best-selling book, "Dreams from My Father", aimed at middle school and young adult age groups. Obama would receive a $500,000 advance payment against royalties, plus ongoing royalty payments. Some in the media have questioned the propriety of this deal from the angle that the President might be unduly influenced by Bertelsmann AG, the German based media publishing empire which owns Random House, which...
  • Sen. Barack Obama’s Stock Deals Questioned

    03/07/2007 1:37:11 PM PST · by EndWelfareToday · 16 replies · 629+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | March 7, 2007 | Unknown
    Just weeks after taking his seat in the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama was involved in two questionable business deals, buying stock in companies whose backers included major donors to his political campaigns. In February 2005, Obama bought about $5,000 worth of stock in AVI BioPharma, a drug company working to develop a medicine to treat avian flu victims, according to Senate disclosure statements cited by the New York Times. Less than two weeks later, Sen. Obama began pushing for an increase in federal financing to fight avian flu, a move that eventually helped lead to the Senate’s approval of a...
  • Reiner denies impropriety in preschool politics

    02/23/2006 7:15:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 725+ views
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Hollywood director Rob Reiner denied any wrongdoing Thursday in response to recent scrutiny about the potential misuse of taxpayer funds for a June ballot initiative he is spearheading. Reiner, who heads the state's First 5 California Children and Families Commission he helped create, is now leading a campaign for a ballot initiative that would establish a state constitutional right to preschool for all 4-year-olds and raise income taxes for wealthier households to fund a preschool program. A Los Angeles Times story earlier this week detailed, however, how the commission spent $23 million on ads to...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Vermont Auditors Faulted Dean Aide on Contract in '92

    01/05/2004 7:58:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 94+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/6/04 | Rick Lyman
    When Howard Dean was governor of Vermont, his administration was taken to task in a 1993 state audit that questioned the involvement of a top Dean aide in the awarding of a contract to a health maintenance organization. The aide, the audit noted, once represented the H.M.O. as a lobbyist. The contract was canceled after the audit was made public. Four years later, a second audit stumbled across a highly critical review of the same H.M.O., then the state's largest. The review had never been made public, as required under state law. The 1993 audit, by Edward S. Flanagan, pointed...