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  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • Democrats Outrun by a 2-Year G.O.P. Comeback Plan

    11/04/2010 7:58:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 3, 2010 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    The PowerPoint slides presented to House Republicans in January 2009 seemed incongruously optimistic at a time when the very word “hope” belonged to the newly ascendant Democrats and their incoming president, Barack Obama. “If the goal of the majority is to govern, what is the purpose of the minority?” one slide... --snip-- He said his team was thrilled when Mr. Sestak raised a public objection, arguing that, in fact, he voted with Ms. Pelosi 97 percent of the time. In a climate where Ms. Pelosi was toxic, “I was like, ‘Jackpot,’ ” Mr. Miller said. (Mr. Sestak lost in a...
  • Joe Sestak: The CAIRdidate

    10/29/2010 8:25:30 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    Do you want Muslim Brotherhood operatives serving in the Congress? Sestak is in the pocket of Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood CAIR, and I have been reporting on this evil axis since 2007. He is lying about his ties to CAIR. What does that tell you? Art Moore over at WND: 2nd Sestak scandal days before election Unindicted terrorist co-conspirator leader claims to have hosted home fundraiser for Democrat Since his election to the House in 2006, Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak has fended off strong criticism of his relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a federally designated terrorist co-conspirator shown...
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • ON THE ROAD: Pennsylvania's Race Gets Dirty As Sestak Slings Feces

    10/28/2010 6:16:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    In his final push against Republican Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race, an advertisement from Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak features a bag of feces collected from his family dog. Sestak swings the bag into the trash can, and equates it with the policies of his opponent. Toomey’s response to this ad is more moderated at a recent campaign event in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. With that advertisement as the baseline, though, it’s hard to think of a response that wouldn’t seem measured. “The DCC is spending more money attacking me with lies and dishonest ads than they have in any other...
  • Toomey back on top in Pennsylvania

    10/27/2010 11:04:01 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 21 replies
    New polling data indicates that Pennsylvania Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey has regained the lead he held for months, thanks largely to continued strength among independent voters. After Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak closed the gap recently to take a narrow lead in the competitive race, Toomey surged back ahead this week, according to the state’s two largest polling institutes. A Franklin & Marshall College survey released Wednesday morning showed Toomey leading by seven points among likely voters, 43 percent to 36 percent. That finding substantiated movement in the Muhlenberg College daily tracking poll, which swung 11 points in the span...
  • Pa. Sen. debate: Who's the extremist?

    10/23/2010 8:48:02 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/10 | Dan Hirschhorn
    Pennsylvania’s competitive Senate race can be boiled down to a simple back-and-forth: You’re an extremist! No, you are! Those were the volleys traded once again by Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak and Republican nominee Pat Toomey Friday night, as the two used their second and final televised debate of the campaign to paint the other as out-of-step with mainstream Pennsylvanians. Sestak said Toomey is “on the fringe of his party.” Toomey said Sestak is “to the left” of Nancy Pelosi. In the end, each had landed some punches, but neither suffered anything like a knockout blow. “The only time Joe has...
  • Ras Has Toomey Up 48-44

    10/22/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 16 replies
    The latest Rasmussen poll has Republican Pat Toomey up 48-44 percent over Congressman Joe Sestak in the race to replace Arlen Specter as senator from Pennsylvania. The poll taken Thursday night surveyed 750 likely voters and has a plus-minus of 4 percent. Seven percent of voters said they were undecided while 1 percent said they liked another candidate.
  • Everyone Worried About Pat Toomey's Lead Should Read This (Good breakdown from NRO)

    10/21/2010 11:46:11 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 27 replies · 2+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    For those who are worried about Pat Toomey’s sudden slip in the polls in Pennsylvania — and I was among them — you’ll want to read this analysis from “Number Cruncher,” a finance/political junkie who spends even more time breaking down polls than I do. Your readers should calm down. This race isn’t that close, or even closing. The only thing closing is the pollsters’ prediction of who to consider a likely voter. Looking at the Quinnipiac results, I find them very encouraging for Toomey, specifically among Independents. Taking the Quinnipiac crosstabs and applying 2004, 2006, 2008, and my predicted...
  • Sestak Lies Pile Up in First Debate (Sestak vs. Toomey Penn. Senate Debate)

    10/21/2010 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Keystone Conservative ^ | 10/20/2010 | Ethan Demme
    Allentown – As expected, Congressman Sestak lobbed one dishonest attack after another in order to try to run away from his extreme record of voting for every single bailout, record-breaking debt, hundreds of billions of dollars in new tax increases, a cap-and-trade energy tax, and government-run health care. But the truth is catching up with him. FALSEHOOD: Pat Toomey voted for the largest deficits in history. TRUTH: Actually, Joe Sestak voted for the largest deficits in U.S. history. Over his four years in Congress, Joe Sestak voted for $3.3 trillion in new deficit spending. In contrast the cumulative budget deficit...
  • Is Pat Toomey Losing Pennsylvania? (Strange things are happening in the Quaker State)

    10/20/2010 6:56:26 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2010 | Thomas Shakely
    Strange things seem to be underfoot here in Pennsylvania. After a week of optimistic rhetoric from Joe Sestak’s campaign about “closing the gap” — according to internal polling — and generating enthusiasm to squelch Pat Toomey’s senate bid, a new Public Policy Polling survey seems to confirm their optimism. The PPP poll, out today, shows Joe Sestak leading Pat Toomey by one point. Leading, 46-45 percent, after months of running as many as ten points behind according to Rasmussen and others. This troubling news comes on the heels of optimistic talk from the AFL-CIO about the power of union members...
  • Poll: Turnaround for Sestak in Pa.'s Senate race (Sestak 44, Toomey 41 in non-partisan poll)

    10/20/2010 6:48:19 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2010 | Staff
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A new poll in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for U.S. Senate shows that Democrat Joe Sestak has apparently wiped out Republican Pat Toomey's lead. The Muhlenberg (MYOO'-len-berg) College/Allentown Morning Call poll released Wednesday shows Sestak supported by 44 percent of likely voters to Toomey's 41 percent. The numbers include people who are leaning toward voting for a candidate but haven't entirely made up their minds. Fifteen percent remain undecided two weeks before the election. Independent polls in recent weeks showed Toomey with a slight lead. Toomey and Sestak are vying to replace five-term Sen. Arlen Specter, whom...
  • Penn. Senate: Democrat Joe Sestak 46% Republican Pat Toomey 45% (Partisan PPP strikes again...)

    10/19/2010 10:04:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | 10/19/2010 | Hot Air Pundit
    Sestak supposedly has closed the gap with Independents but I'll believe it when I see it on November 2nd publicpolicypolling: You can put Pennsylvania Senate back in the toss up category. Joe Sestak leads Pat Toomey 46-45 in our newest poll of the race, erasing the 9 point deficit he had in an August PPP survey. Toomey's support has remained stagnant over the last 2 months while Sestak's has gone up 10 points from 36% to 46%. There are three main factors driving the increased competitiveness of the race: -Democratic voters are getting more engaged as election day moves closer....
  • Millionaire Sestak Brands Toomey a ‘Millionaire’

    10/18/2010 8:49:00 AM PDT · by malkee · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 18 2010
    Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak’s campaign has repeatedly referred to his Republican rival for the Senate as a “millionaire” to suggest his policies will serve the rich. But Sestak himself could be worth as much as $2.7 million, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sestak’s 2009 disclosure shows his retirement savings, bank accounts, and stock and mutual fund holdings are worth between $969,000 and $2,722,000. His two homes are appraised at $800,000 and $334,000. Toomey’s reported assets are worth between $2.02 million and $4.9 million.
  • Will Mel Gibson Stump For Sestak?

    08/25/2010 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    Joe Sestak appeared at a CAIR fundraiser in 2007 and you could chalk it up to ignorance and Kumbaya-naivete that he didn't know that the group had been connected to Islamic extremism and terrorism by the FBI. Ignorance and naivete are not traits you'd hope to see in your congressman but they don't mean that he particularly wants to see any particular nation get wiped off of the map. Last week , Sestak brought in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to endorse him. Bloomberg, a Tea-Party-hating Republican. has been unwavering in his support for Feisal Abdul Rauf's Victory Mosque near...
  • APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate

    08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies
    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party. "I think he's exactly what our country needs more of. I think he's what the Senate needs more of _ courageous, independent thinking," Hagel said. "That's what...
  • APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate (Massive RINO barf alert)

    08/23/2010 9:02:30 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Peter Jackson
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel — a Republican — is throwing his support behind Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race. Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts what's best for the country before the interests of his party. He said Sestak's courage and integrity as a legislator are qualities the nation needs more of. He refused to comment on the candidacy of Sestak's opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, a former congressman. The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter,...
  • RNC Asks DOJ To Investigate The Sestak Issue

    08/18/2010 9:08:29 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies ^ | 08/19/10 | CaroleL
    In the latest chapter of the 'Did the Obama Administration Try To Bribe Joe Sestak?' story, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called on the Justice Department to investigate. In a letter to the Attorney General, Mr. Steele calls for an immediate investigation so that voters "can have full confidence that our elections are not tampered with and that those in the highest positions of power do not for political purposes abuse the office with which they are entrusted."
  • Toomey Moves Ahead in PA-Senate Race (Up nine points)

    08/17/2010 8:10:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Public Policy Polling | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    With Joe Sestak's victory in the Democratic primary and the poll bump that came with it now three months in the rear view mirror, Pat Toomey has taken a 45-36 lead in the Pennsylvania Senate race. That's a big change from the tie PPP saw in a June survey of the race but pretty similar to the solid Toomey lead our April survey showed. Toomey's winning for the same reasons most Republican candidates across the country are doing well in key races right now: -He has a 50-23 lead with independent voters. -He's benefiting from a much more unified party,...
  • (Video) Clinton Continues To Deny Trying To Get Sestak Out Of PA Senate Race

    08/12/2010 11:58:43 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    When confronted by a reporter who asked former President Bill Clinton why he campaigned for PA Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D) after he tried to get him out of the primary, Clinton claimed that “he never tried to get him out of the race.” The reporter is referring to an Obama Administration job offered to Sestak by Clinton. The White House wanted Sestak to drop out of the Democratic primary against Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter to clear the path for Specter. As known, Sestak ended up defeating Specter in the primary.
  • Toomey maintains lead in Rasmussen poll (Good news/Bad news in Pennsylvania)

    07/19/2010 9:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    The good news and the bad news in Pennsylvania appears to be that there is no news. Rasmussen’s latest survey of likely voters in Pennsylvania shows Republican Pat Toomey maintaining a lead on Joe Sestak outside of the margin of error, 45/38. That’s essentially unchanged since last month, when the nomination bumps dissipated: The numbers remain little changed this month in Pennsylvania’s race for the U.S. Senate, with Republican Pat Toomey continuing to maintain a slight lead over Democrat Joe Sestak.The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Toomey with 45% support, while Sestak earns...
  • Renewed Interest In The Sestak Issue

    06/18/2010 1:29:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 4 replies · 415+ views ^ | 06/18/10 | CaroleL
    The possible violation of federal law by the Obama administration also known as 'the Sestak issue' has been pushed out of the media spotlight recently by the much larger 'oil spill in the Gulf issue'. But a new development is bringing renewed interest to whether the White House offered US Representative and Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) a job if he would drop out of his Democratic primary race.
  • Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey 45%, Sestak 38%

    06/04/2010 6:09:31 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 64 replies · 1,777+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4 June 2010
    Congressman Joe Sestak’s post-primary bounce appears to over, and he now trails Republican rival Pat Toomey by seven points in the U.S. Senate contest in Pennsylvania. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania shows Toomey with 45% support, while Sestak earns 38%. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided. Two weeks ago, just after his widely covered primary victory over longtime Senator Arlen Specter, Sestak posted a modest four-point lead lead over Toomey. Prior to the primary, however, Toomey tended to enjoy modest leads over Sestak. The current polling shows...
  • VIDEO: President Clinton Refuses to Comment on Sestak Offer

    05/30/2010 1:24:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies · 825+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 28, 2010 | JasonTcpa
    President Bill Clinton Refuses to Comment on the offer made to Rep. Joe Sestak on behalf of the White House.VIDEO.
  • White House-Clinton-Sestak Deal: Now Everyone is Lying

    05/30/2010 12:03:14 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 34 replies · 1,125+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/30/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Exactly how does an 'offer' of an unpaid position in the Obama Administration entice a politician to drop a bid for the U.S. Senate in a year in which the incumbent, Arlen Specter, had all of the appeal of a mangy, flea-infested dog? Yet the White House, Bill Clinton, and Joe Sestak would have the public believe that this is all that was offered to entice the Congressman away from challenging Specter. Even the hardened Chicago mobster himself, Rahm 'Dead Fish' Emanuel, knows that in this game 'you gotta come up with somethin' bettah than dat.' Politics is a game...
  • Sestak Was Contacted Twice By The White House? Bill Clinton Only Contacted Sestak Once. Hmmmm.

    05/29/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies · 1,201+ views
    5/29/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Charles Krauthammer brought up how TWO contacts were made with Sestak by the White House. One in June and one in July of 2009. Clinton only talked one time with Sestak about taking an unpaid advisory position. In his interview with Larry Kane, Sestak said yes to being offered a "high ranking" and a "federal job" by someone in the White House. When asked if it was for Secretary of the Navy he responded with "no comment." An unpaid advisory position would not be a high ranking federal job. What was that high ranking federal job and who would be...
  • Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?

    05/29/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies · 3,335+ views ^ | May 28, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is "enormous.". Karl Rove called it an "extraordinary charge." wrote that "it could be grounds for impeachment." What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused...
  • Sestak-Gate?

    05/29/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Newsweak ^ | May 28th | The Spectrum
    After several months of smoldering, a slow-burning scandal in Pennsylvania has finally gone mainstream. Did the White House offer Rep. Joe Sestak a plum administration job in return for dropping his bid against Sen. Arlen Specter? Now that Sestak has defeated Specter in the Democratic primary, congressional Republicans are clamoring for a probe, alleging such an offer, if it occurred, may have constituted bribery. Here's the skinny.
  • Sestak cover story starts to unravel

    05/29/2010 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 248 replies · 11,065+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Crafting a cover story that is consistent with awkward facts is hard. Did the best and the brightest miss this? Sestak was not eligible to serve on the Intelligence Advisory Board. Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports: In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board's website reveals this restriction: The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from...
  • Sestak Case Puts Rahm Emanuel's Bare-Knuckled Politics Back in Spotlight

    05/29/2010 5:22:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 553+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/2010
    The White House official behind the controversial offer to Rep. Joe Sestak is no stranger to hard-nosed political horse trading. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who enlisted the help of his former boss Bill Clinton to approach a congressman about sitting out a Senate primary race, has been involved in several political controversies during his 20-year-plus career in Washington. And the current controversy is only the latest for Emanuel in the past 16 months, since he joined the Obama administration. In the first days of the Obama administration, Emanuel admitted to talking to then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about...
  • (AP) Analysis: Politics as usual for Obama (Sestak)

    05/29/2010 2:23:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies · 774+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2010 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON — So much for changing how Washington works. Crimping his carefully crafted outsider image and undercutting a centerpiece of his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama got caught playing the usual politics — dangling a job offer for a political favor in the hunt for power. His lawyer admitted as much in a Friday report that detailed how Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel dispatched former President Bill Clinton to try to persuade Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak to abandon his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter by offering an executive branch post. "I can assure the public that nothing improper took...
  • Clinton 'whiff of scandal' returns

    05/28/2010 7:19:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 5/28/10 | Josh Gerstein
    Bill Clinton’s picture is again a fixture on cable news. Republicans are sternly demanding a special prosecutor. And legal commentators are bickering over the finer points of federal criminal statutes on bribery and graft. It feels like 1997—but it’s 2010. And Barack Obama can’t be happy. The White House’s confirmation Friday that it enlisted former President Bill Clinton in an effort to get Rep. Joe Sestak out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary has sent the regular players in Washington’s scandal industry to their battle stations – to pick over the very sort of insider special dealing that Obama had promised...
  • White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"

    05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 178 replies · 4,510+ views
    Friday, May 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    In reports that appear to have been missed in the flurry of reporting this afternoon on the Obama administration's release of a cursory report on its in-house investigation on the administration's attempted bribery of Rep. Joe Sestak, CNN's John King reported that a White House source told him Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until "recent days."Posting on Twitter around 1 p.m. EDT, King reported in three Tweets what his sources were telling him about the unfolding scandal:WH Source: prez didnt know about rahm/clinton/sestak talks until recent days; GOP pressing for more details.WH memo lacks...
  • Clinton Cutout

    05/28/2010 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 924+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Alibis: The White House's official explanation for Sestak-gate is one for the books: We employed Bill Clinton as courier to present an offer of no value. Since when does Special Delivery bring empty packages? In espionage parlance, a "cutout" is an intermediary who takes information from one agent to another, possibly not even knowing the content or significance of what he carries. If a cutout is captured or exposed, the others are protected. White House counsel Robert Bauer has issued what the media insist on calling a "report" on the efforts to get Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., not to run...
  • Sestak Still Hasn't Denied He Was Offered Navy Job

    05/28/2010 5:39:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,309+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has it dawned on the MSM that despite the denial by Pres. Obama's lawyer today that Joe Sestak was offered the job of Secretary of the Navy, Sestak himself has still not said he wasn't offered the job? With all the stagecraft of having him stop on the Capitol steps to speak to reporters, don't you think that if there was any way under heaven that the White House could have convinced Sestak to flatly state that no one ever offered him the Navy job, it would have happened? It didn't. Instead, all Sestak says is that Pres. Clinton offered...
  • Denver Post Finally Gets Around to Mentioning Romanoff Job Offer Allegation Again

    05/28/2010 3:59:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 828+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Well hallelujah! After 8 months of being in a silent lockdown mode on the subject of whether the White House offered the Democrat Senate candidate from Colorado, Andrew Romanoff (photo), a job if he would remove himself from the primary race, the Denver Post has finally gotten around to reporting on it again following their initial September story. By strange "coincidence" the Post's sudden willingness to once again broach this subject happened just hours after their bizarre silence on this topic was pointed out by various blogs on the web including the NewsBusters blog of your humble correspondent yesterday. The...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Clinton Refuses To Comment On Sestak Offer

    05/28/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 124 replies · 5,489+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    President Bill Clinton refuses to comment on the offer made to Rep. Joe Sestak on behalf of the White House. Clinton was asked several times, but ignored the question.
  • VIDEO: Sestak: Conversation With Clinton Was Not "Inappropriate," Lasted 60 Seconds

    05/28/2010 2:07:05 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 18 replies · 625+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) confirms former President Bill Clinton persuaded him to drop out of the Democratic PA Senate primary. Sestak says he felt nothing about the conversation was inappropriate. Sestak says this is not unusual as "Washington is all about deals."
  • It was Bill Clinton, Woops not good enough um, Sestak's Brother? um, it, was, Just a Volunteer Job!

    05/28/2010 1:55:39 PM PDT · by unspun · 23 replies · 547+ views
    Investigating Obama ^ | 05/28/2010 | Arlen Williams
    Reporting this in sequential fashion, the lower the later.Orginal post, 5/28/2010, 12:07pm CT - Listening to the joint Obama/Sestak story now, on Fox News. They think this will pass the sniff test of honest news watchers, whether conservative, moderate, or even liberal? After all this time for Obama and Sestak to confer/collude on a story, they come up with, "aw, shucks, it was just a volunteer gig?" This makes Nixon's plumbers and axe-men look pretty competent. Megyn Kelly, "...still illegal." Soon after that, she discusses the subject with former Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, who seems to take a White House...
  • GOP Asks FBI to Investigate ‘Collusion,’ Obstruction of Justice in Sestak Case

    05/28/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Byron York
    All the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have joined Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking GOP member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, in writing a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller over the Joe Sestak affair. The lawmakers urge Mueller to investigate “collusion” and possible obstruction of justice involving the White House, former President Bill Clinton, and Sestak’s brother, who was consulted during the drafting of the new White House report. “Not surprisingly, the White House’s own report clears White House officials and former President Bill Clinton of wrongdoing,” the lawmakers write. “But assurances by the Obama...
  • 'Press Wouldn't Cover Sestak Story If Rahm Announced It On Pennsylvania Ave. In A Speedo'

    05/28/2010 4:40:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,150+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just how desperately does the MSM want to bury the Sestak job-bribe story? Yesterday we reported Time editor Rick Stengel's risibly feigned ignorance of the matter. On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough broke off a colorful metaphor to describe the liberal media's see-no-evil approach to the subject, saying the MSM wouldn't cover the story "if Rahm Emanuel announced it in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue wearing nothing but a Speedo." Mika Brzezinski broached the subject by mentioning that she had gotten "hammered" by her husband and friends for her criticism of the MSM's failure to ask the tough questions on...
  • Obama on Sestak Job Scandal: 'Nothing Improper Took Place'; W.H. Report Coming 'Soon'

    05/27/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 115 replies · 3,274+ views
    Thursday, may 27, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama assured the American people that "nothing improper took place" with regard to claims by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA.) that the Obama administration offered him a government job if he would drop out of the Pennsylvania primary race with Sen. Arlen Specter.Obama also said a White House report about the allegations would be coming "soon"."Not months or weeks," he said.Democrats and Republicans have raised questions about what could be a serious violation of federal law, or even an impeachable offense, if Sestak was indeed offered a bribe of a federal job.Obama made his comments in response to a question...
  • Is Congressman Joe Sestak Protecting a Felon in the White House?

    05/27/2010 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 26 replies · 611+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/27/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The U.S. Code specifically forbids anyone from seeking to tamper with an election by offering a bribe or anything else of value or substance to a candidate. This is known as 'quid-pro-quo.' And it is a serious offense for which a person who is convicted of the crime could spend up to 5 years in prison. Yet Sestak is stonewalling on who offered him such a deal at the White House and the specific job that was offered, with many speculating it was the job of Secretary of the Navy. The White House also continues with its stonewalling on the...
  • Scandal at the White House

    05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 19 replies · 674+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 05/27/2010 | Chris Bounds
    (Several videos are embedded in the article on the site. Drop by if you want to check them out.) The Obama Administration seems to all but beg for questions of conspiracy. As if there were not enough questions shrouding the White House already, scandal has now filled the air in Washington, which if true could be an impeachable offense. This story starts with Arlen Specter. Remember, he is a Pennsylvania Senator who jumped from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party last year. He was a RINO (Republican in name only) anyway, but the jump shifted power to the Democrats...
  • Time's Stengel: Sestak? Who He?

    05/27/2010 6:59:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 551+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was a classic moment on Morning Joe today when Mika Brzezinski asked Time editor Rick Stengel whether the magazine's current issue contains anything about the allegations that the Obama admin offered Joe Sestak a top federal job in return for getting out of the Senate primary against Arlen Specter. Hat tip NB reader sarainitaly. A flat-footed Stengel seemed totally stumped. He stammered and stumbled until Mika gently explained she was talking about "the Sestak controversy. Joe Sestak." Finally the penny appeared to drop: "oh, Sestak. No. No. There is not. There is not." View video here.
  • Sestak Surprises Me With A Bombshell Answer

    05/26/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies · 1,451+ views
    larry kane report ^ | February 18th 2010 | larry kane
    “Is it true that you were offered a high ranking job in the administration in a bid to get you to drop out of the primary against Arlen Specter?” Sestak looked a little surprised by the question. He said, “Yes.”
  • Sestak-gate: White House Offered Romanoff Job Too

    05/26/2010 5:47:13 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 23 replies · 1,057+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jim Meyers
    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...
  • Congressman: White House Job Offer to Sestak May Be an 'Impeachable' Offense

    05/25/2010 2:27:25 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 137 replies · 6,218+ views ^ | May 25, 2010 |
    Rep. Joe Sestak's allegation that the White House offered him a job to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary race against Arlen Specter is a crime that could lead to the impeachment of President Obama, Rep. Darrell Issa said. But the decision by the Pennsylvania congressman not to elaborate on a so-called deal also could become a political problem as Sestak tries for the U.S. Senate seat.