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  • Obama Advisor John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’

    07/01/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 30, 2014 – 02:30 PM | Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach
    Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a Spiegel interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. […] “(W)ith respect to what German citizens think, the United States has a pretty good track record of standing up for values of global democracy, of free expression, of protecting the rights of individuals, of trying to ensure that people are not discriminated against, of not suppressing free speech. Every country has a history...
  • Obama Lands in Afghanistan for Visit with U.S. Troops

    05/25/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Steve Holland
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit to meet with U.S. troops who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war. Spirited out of Washington aboard Air Force One, Obama flew for more than 13 hours for the brief visit to Bagram Air Base, the main U.S. base in the country. The trip comes as Obama is buffeted by criticism at home that his handling of U.S. foreign policy has been too passive in dealing with crises from Syria to Ukraine...
  • Obama supporters call for ObamaCare czar to avoid another rollout disaster

    05/18/2014 3:54:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 17, 2014 | Unattributed
    The White House acknowledged Saturday being open to a proposal for President Obama to appoint a chief executive to oversee the Affordable Care Act -- an ObamaCare czar -- following the Department of Health and Human Services handling last year’s disastrous rollout. The proposal was released this weekend by the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta who left the think tank earlier this year to become a White House senior counsel. “An absolutely essential element of achieving these goals is having the exchange run by a CEO who is both given the resources and made accountable for the...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....
  • White House wades cautiously into effort to protect online privacy

    04/30/2014 1:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    WDAZ, ABC 8, Grand Forks ND ^ | April 30, 2014, 09:21 AM
    The White House will lay out ideas this week for protecting U.S. consumers’ privacy in an era in which the ubiquitous use of computers and mobile phones provides a constant data feed on individuals. But after a 90-day review of “big data,” the White House is expected to suggest ways to encourage companies to protect privacy and identify areas for further study, rather than calling for a legislative overhaul. The Obama administration is treading carefully to avoid further antagonizing major technology companies and international allies angered by the government’s data surveillance programs. The review was led by John Podesta, senior...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

    03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 21, 2014 7:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obama’s commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review...
  • Obama’s Rough 2013 Prompts a New Blueprint (Podesta: Need to remember Harry Reid's not president)

    01/25/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Scott Wilson with Karen Tumulty
    An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps. Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help. The new approach comes after weeks of internal White...
  • Clinton pushes for jobless aid extension

    01/01/2014 8:42:36 AM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 1, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged Congress to quickly pass an extension of federal jobless aid. The former New York senator took to Twitter to reflect on her part in helping to extend a similar program a decade ago.[snip] Clinton has sporadically weighed in on the news of the day since leaving the State Department. During the government shutdown in October, she criticized lawmakers who govern by ideology for pushing the government from crisis to crisis. ,p . Jobless benefits for nearly 1.3 million people expired Saturday after Congress left the extensions of long-term unemployment aid out of a budget agreement...
  • Five things Obama must do to avoid lame-duck status ["It's not personal"]

    12/31/2013 4:20:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama endured a terrible 2013, raising GOP hopes of a Senate takeover in next year’s midterm elections that would turn him into an early lame duck. The GOP needs to win six seats in the upper chamber to take a 51-49 edge, something clearly obtainable with Democrats defending difficult seats in South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and North Carolina. With the Senate and House in GOP hands, Obama would have little if any hope of moving his legislative agenda, and would be left to play defense against a GOP Congress in his final two years in...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...
  • Democratic lawmakers: White House staff shakeup long overdue

    12/14/2013 9:48:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Democratic lawmakers: White House staff shakeup long overdue Getty Images By Alexander Bolton - 12/14/13 12:35 PM EST Democratic lawmakers say staff changes at the White House are long overdue after the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act put them at risk of losing Senate control. A chief criticism among Senate Democrats is that President Obama and senior officials have not done enough to reach out and communicate with allies on the Hill. The paralyzing technical glitches of HealthCare.gov, the federal portal for the new health insurance exchanges, caught lawmakers by surprise and left them scrambling in response to...
  • Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar

    12/11/2013 2:41:09 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/10/2013 | Aaron Klein
    Specializes in bypassing Congress to enact 'progressive change' A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House. The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President Obama for a year. Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for American Progress. The new center bills itself as a research and grant-making...
  • ABC analyst drops bombshell: People very close to Obama authorized IRS actions

    06/03/2013 9:08:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    While appearing Tuesday on KABC’S morning show, “McIntyre in the Morning,” veteran ABC News analyst Trey Hardin dropped a bombshell when he said he is convinced that the IRS scandal emanates from the West Wing of the White House. Hardin states his case with “with a very strong sense of certainty,” but does not offer any new information to support the claim: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that...
  • Now States Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Costs

    02/09/2013 11:14:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/13 | Joel Pollak
    The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year--they are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance. Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if...
  • Report: Obama Cronies in Egypt Looking to Cash In as Embassies Attacked

    09/13/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 13, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Check this out. During the lead up to the terror attacks on our embassies, the Obama regime sponsored a trip to Egypt. Officials from the State Department, as well as Soros lackey [and communist] John Podesta were part of the group touring Egypt and looking for ways to make money by teaming up with our enemies. From the Washington Free Beacon: [emphasis mine] A delegation of American business leaders with lobbying ties to relatives of a top Obama administration adviser wrapped up a four-day tour in Egypt aimed at laying the groundwork for increased economic cooperation on Tuesday, as violent...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Source disputes account of Cain impropriety at Va. dinner

    11/03/2011 4:35:48 PM PDT · by loucon · 48 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Thursday Nov. 3, 2011 | Jan Crawford CBS
    A Republican source who was at the dinner in which pollster Chris Wilson says Herman Cain sexually harassed a young staffer is contradicting the account, telling CBS News he never saw Cain sexually harass anyone that night, although he does remember Cain drinking. "I did not see a lech," the source said.
  • Protests Offer Help, and Risk, for Democrats (Dims Go All In for Commie Scum)

    10/11/2011 11:46:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/10/2011 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Leading Democratic figures, including party fund-raisers and a top ally of President Obama, are embracing the spread of the anti-Wall Street protests in a clear sign that members of the Democratic establishment see the movement as a way to align disenchanted Americans with their party. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s powerful House fund-raising arm, is circulating a petition seeking 100,000 party supporters to declare that “I stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests.” The Center for American Progress, a liberal organization run by John D. Podesta, who helped lead Mr. Obama’s 2008 transition, credits the protests...
  • Solyndra's Whorehouse Lender (Follow the Money)

    09/17/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT · by tomd2 · 98 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 9/17/2011 | Bruce Krasting
    If you want to find out what happened with Solyndra you have to follow the money. I did. The half billion dollars of taxpayer dough that is probably lost in Sol came from the Federal Financing Bank (“FFB”). It’s worth a look at this bank to see what else is going on. FFB is a bank that is owned and controlled by the US Treasury. The chairman of the Board is the TSec. (Tim Geithner). With the (big) exception of the Post Office all of the loans at FFB are guaranteed by government agencies. Technically speaking, FFB has no risks...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Government By Executive Order

    12/02/2010 9:34:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/10 | John Fund
    <p>A new Labor Department plan shows the president still has wide power to implement an anti-business agenda.</p> <p>Because President Obama will now have a tough time getting his liberal agenda through a more Republican Congress, many Democrats are urging him to ram it through using the executive branch's unilateral power.</p>
  • Liberal think tank says President can use military to push progressive agenda

    11/19/2010 6:26:20 AM PST · by FredJake · 58 replies · 2+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 11/18/2010 | Joe Newby
    A report released by the Center for American Progress advises the President to use whatever executive powers he has, including his power as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to push his radical left wing agenda, despite GOP control of the House. The report says, in part: The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through: * Executive orders * Rulemaking * Agency management * Convening and creating public-private partnerships * Commanding...
  • Soros's CAP gives Obama his marching orders to subvert the will of the people

    11/17/2010 6:11:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros funds the Center for American Progress, which has been characterized as Barack Obama's Ideas Factory. John Podesta, its head, led the transition team when Barack Obama became President. The Center has also become a hiring hall for the Obama team, filling its positions with former employees (among these was controversial Van Jones -- who now is back at the Center). Apparently, George Soros and his Center are upset that the American people placed a roadblock in their plans when we rose up and painted the nation red. The Center now is providing a blueprint of ways Barack Obama...
  • Podesta calls on Obama to circumvent Congress

    11/17/2010 3:54:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2010 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta, now the head of the Center for American Progress, called on President Obama to push forward with his agenda using federal agencies and executive branch power Tuesday, even though Democrats were dealt a blow in the recent midterm elections. Podesta said the American people want the president to move forward with his agenda. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Podesta said. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use...
  • Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

    10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros. In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan...
  • CHRIS COONS AND HIS SUPPORTERS

    10/15/2010 1:14:17 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 10-15-2010 | AJ
    Does it matter that Chris Coons is a Marxist? Does it matter that he is anti-American? His supporters are among the most extreme Socialist, Marxist and Communist organizations flying under the radar in America today. This article exposes some of them. The evidence is clear and we all know that actions speak louder than words. As Executive of New Castle County, Chris Coons has only scratched the surface of the level of taxation he intends to impose. HeÂ’s grown the size of government locally and heÂ’ll continue that pursuit through federal legislation if he is elected Senator. His campaign rhetoric...
  • Journalist finds credibility in stories about UFOs

    08/15/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT · by rosettasister · 35 replies
    De Void ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Carol Memmott
    In "UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record," journalist Leslie Kean presents 10 years of research about unidentified flying objects. 1 What does your investigation into UFOs show? That there are solid, physical objects in the sky that appear to be metallic. They're luminous, and they can maneuver in ways that defy the known laws of physics, and we can't explain what they are. 2 Are they from outer space? The extraterrestrial hypothesis has been proposed as a possible explanation. We don't know what they are.
  • Faith-Based Group Fires Back at Glenn Beck

    07/16/2010 11:08:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies
    http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/07/15/faith-based-group-fires-back-at-glenn-beck/ | Thursday, July 15, 2010 | .time
    One hundred thousand faithful Americans are telling Glenn Beck that enough is enough. This summer as Beck travels the United States solo and with Bill O'Reilly, Faithful America--a multi-faith justice organization--has rallied its members to push back against Beck's anti-Christian-social-justice message. When Beck makes stops in South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C., the group's provocative new ad will follow his trail and challenge his words as “piecemeal gospel” on local Christian radio stations.....
  • Crime Inc: The George Soros Story

    06/24/2010 8:11:46 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 06/24/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Last month I went into extended detail about the story called Crime Inc. Exposed by Glenn Beck, Crime Inc. is a web of liberal and progressive organizations that leave a trail all the way to the White House and President Obama. Cap and Trade is the flag all of the players rally in Crime Inc. rally around. Mr. Beck added another twist to the story, as if it was not spooky enough already. Only now the central theme is George Soros. First let me lay out who the major players are, but please do not get lost in the details:...
  • John Podesta’s Unified Hope Theory

    02/15/2010 8:40:12 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Many folks have been wondering of late why on earth Obama’s national defense review failed to mention Islam, jihad, or the threat of a nuclear Iran and focused instead on MannBearPig. Those folks are small thinkers who merely need to heed the advice of one John Podesta, a sage man whose writings explain it all. Thank Gaia his brilliant scholarship so obviously informs the policies on which our very safety depends. John Podesta’s Unified Hope Theory allows all of the fundamental political forces (money, demographics, power, etc.) between all of the things from which we desperately need government to save...
  • WHO Is In Charge of the White House? SEIU or Obama?

    01/18/2010 8:26:57 AM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies · 1,068+ views
    Wordpress ^ | 1-18-2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    “We are going to paint the Nation purple with SEIU” ~~Barack Obama (See video at very end of this blog)…… Andy Stern; President of the SEIU with 22+ visits to the White House within six months.Anna Burger; The conduit between the following Progressive entities. Vice Chair of the Democracy Alliance: George Soros, Drummond Pike (Tides), John Podesta of the Center for American Progress (Progressive think tank), Center for Progressive Leadership, the NDN, et. al Member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory BoardDirector at They Work For Us: Tied to Chuck Rocha of the Hispanic Caucus Institue, Eli Pariser (of Moveon.org,...
  • Get The Frackin' Gas

    12/22/2009 5:25:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,773+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An oil company wants to invest its profits in clean-burning American natural gas. A Hungarian billionaire and a "green" politician want to stop it. This is the real Climate-gate scandal. While the greenies of the world united in Copenhagen to talk about the weather, emitting a Third World-country-size chunk of greenhouse gases to gather there, the world's largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, was doing something about it. On Dec. 14, Exxon agreed to buy XTO Energy, a natural gas firm, in a deal valued at $41 billion. XTO is one of the leaders in something called "fracking" technology, in...
  • BREITBART: Podesta spends Soros' money stupidly

    09/28/2009 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 23 replies · 2,000+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 28, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    BREITBART: Podesta spends Soros' money stupidly Every journalism inquiry from the mainstream media continues to focus on the successful operation that exposed ACORN, not on ACORN itself, as if there is no evidence to sift through or common traits to be found in the videos. Why is the story about journalistic process rather than institutional corruption? The Washington Post and the Associated Press have had to issue embarrassing retractions for falsely implying Mr. O'Keefe's motives were racist. The New York Times, too, had to issue a retraction on an issue raised to impugn his tactics. It was so predictable that...
  • Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus

    09/21/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 3,240+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Policymaking: If the stimulus isn't working, perhaps it's because it was largely written by a collection of leftist interest groups called the Apollo Alliance that counts among its directors a co-founder of the Weather Underground.The Labor Department reported Friday that 42 states lost more jobs than they gained in August, and that 14 plus Washington, D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10% or more. Michigan's rate rose to 15.2%, highest in the nation. Nevada, represented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is second with 13.2%. California, home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is tied for fourth with Oregon at 12.2%. Clearly,...
  • THE SOUND OF CRIME: ACORN-AFFILIATES, PROFITEERS & SYMPATHIZERS TO INVESTIGATE ACORN

    09/19/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies · 1,098+ views
    ( Surprise: ACORN audit to be conducted by panel full of leftists and cronies.) From this profoundly warped announcement (via ABC who engages in daily, early-morning information huddles with the Obama “White House”) from ACORN itself, it’s announced that ACORN is, uhh, going to “investigate” ACORN, with this group of Lefties-at-hire to go onto the media-stage and do the “Let’s Investigate” routine: In a press release, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says, that as “a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees,” the group will immediately stop accepting anyone into ACORN office for service programs, will conduct...
  • ACORN says workers conduct 'indefensible' (Suspends, plans audit, in wake of videos)

    09/16/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT · by Clinging Bitterly · 77 replies · 2,892+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-2009 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    UPDATED: ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees "indefensible," has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.
  • Obama's Ex-Green Jobs Czar Lands Quickly (Red Jones back at old job)

    09/09/2009 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 450+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2009 | Ken Bazinet
    For fallen White House aides, the rallying cry apparently is John Podesta to the rescue! The Obama administration’s former green jobs czar Van Jones is headed back to Podesta’s Center for American Progress after stepping down from his White House post four days ago amid controversy over his leftist affiliations, the Daily News has learned. Dubbed a radical environmentalist by his right-wing critics, Jones was linked to a group that had insisted the Bush administration was aware the 9/11 attacks had been planned, but did nothing to stop the terrorist plot. His supporters counter that Jones is one of the...
  • Van Jones joins the Center for American Progress

    09/08/2009 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 3,064+ views
    Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country. He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president's agenda. I respect that decision. Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him. Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van's chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged...
  • John Podesta:Van Jones Was The Subject Of A Right Wing Smear Campaign, Glenn Beck "Chief Tormentor"

    09/06/2009 10:01:57 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 34 replies · 925+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/7/09 | talkradio03
    John Podesta, attack dog for the Clinton Regime now for Barack Obama, puts the blame on Glenn Beck and the right wing, for pointing out Van Jones' own words...
  • Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as "Van's chief tormentor'

    09/06/2009 5:56:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 131 replies · 6,921+ views
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 | Kristinn
    Obama transition chief and head of the leftist Center for American Progress, John Podesta, laid in to Glenn Beck tonight with a spirited but after the fact defense of former Obama administration official Van Jones that was posted tonight at Think Progress:Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country. He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision. Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am...
  • The Apollo Alliance helped write porkulus and cap / tax

    08/19/2009 3:25:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,300+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8 7 09 | Matthew Vadum
    ACORN is also listed as a "partner" in the Apollo Alliance, along with SEIU, and Center for American Progress president John Podesta. The "green jobs" group has significant pull in Congress and helped to write the February stimulus bill. It is a major player in the debate over economy-crippling cap-and-trade legislation.The Apollo Alliance "is designed to bring together the elements of organized labor with the community organizers with the green groups, the environmental groups, and to access all of the big foundation money that's been supportive of those causes in the past," according to Phil Kerpen, director of policy for...
  • The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? ) (VIDEO)

    07/30/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 1,572+ views
    Glenn Beck via RBO ^ | July 29th | Procrustes
    Below Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck explains the Apollo Alliance on his July 28 show. Beck mentions the Obama administration’s “stimulus” blueprint, “The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” which you can read here.
  • Podesta letter: Impeach Bybee

    04/26/2009 5:46:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 3,204+ views
    politico.com ^ | April 26, 2009 | Ben Smith
    John Podesta, the head of a left-leaning think tank who ran the Obama transition team, is calling for the impeachment of Jay Bybee, a federal judge and former Bush administration official who wrote one of the “torture memos” made public last week. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers (D-Mich.), Podesta says that since he has "issued opinions that violate the Constitution and concealed relevant aspects of his legal views and professional conduct from the Senate, Bybee has neither the legal nor moral authority to sit in judgment of others."...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • An Obama/Soros Victory Against Bill O'Reilly and Free Speech

    03/29/2009 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 60 replies · 1,976+ views
    CAP/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/29/09 | Yidwithlid
    One of President Obama's Anti Free Speech guru's John Podesta was won a victory against truth and Bill O' Reilly. An affiliate of the George Soros-funded think tank and pressure group, Center for American Progress (CAP), has emulated the tactics of Media Matters for America by becoming a media critic. John Podesta, former Bill Clinton "hit man" and leader of the Obama transition team has taken on the roll of shutting up any non liberal commentators. He is now leading the charge to get advertisers to pull out of O' Reilly's show. And they got their first victory, UPS:
  • BEWARE: Obama's Stealth CENSORSHIP Of Talk Radio

    02/24/2009 8:38:36 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 33 replies · 1,451+ views
    Red State/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/24/09 | Yidwithlid
    The Democrats Just love being in power, and way before election day they were working on their goal of STAYING in power. One of their tactics is cutting off all public debate about what the party is doing. The want to turn off the only medium that presents a dissenting opinion, talk radio. Last week the White House announced that they would not support reimplementation of the fairness doctrine, here's why: The President is doing an end-around to cut off dissent, its called "localism." By changing the interpretation of the phrase "Radio and television stations are required to serve the...