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  • John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal [July 2010]

    02/19/2017 4:46:38 PM PST · by kiryandil · 30 replies
    The Salem-News ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ralph E. Stone
    Remember during the presidential campaign when then Senator Barack Obama made public a video outlining Senator John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal. Bringing up McCain's role during the campaign wasn't just about his past. Rather, his role in that scandal had possible implications to the present financial crisis. The video shows McCain as someone who helped out a constituent, Charles Keating, while — just like today — taxpayers got stuck with the bill. Just what is the Keating Five scandal? Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan...
  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • U.S. Officials Describe Fight That Killed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV

    05/04/2016 6:42:32 PM PDT · by Syncopated · 15 replies, via USNI News ^ | 5/4/2016 |, via Sam LaGrone
    From the article: Keating “was struck by direct fire, and although he was medevaced within the all-important golden hour, his wound was not survivable,” Warren said. “No other coalition or American forces were injured, though both medevac helicopters were damaged by small arms fire.”
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dyke’s team as the fighting went down. “This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Identified as Grandson of Charles Keating Jr.

    05/04/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 May 16 | Zusha Elinson
    The U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq on Tuesday “felt called” to return to the war-torn country after the extremists group’s atrocities, according to his grandfather Bill Holmes. Charlie Keating IV “decided he wanted to go back,” Mr. Holmes said in an interview. Mr. Keating, the grandson of Charles Keating Jr., who served time in prison as a result of the 1980s savings and loan scandals, had been an instructor at a base in California before he left for Iraq earlier this year. The 31-year-old had joined the SEALs “because it was the hardest...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/03/2016 9:32:30 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 30 replies ^ | May 03, 2016 |
    The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the Arizona financier at the center of the 1989 savings and loan scandal, which led to five U.S. Senators being accused of corruption. The senators allegedly involved were dubbed 'The Keating Five.' Keating was advising Peshmerga forces but was less than 2 miles behind the front lines in the town of Tel Askuf, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. A defense official told Fox News the he was killed by small arms...
  • U.S. Army SSG Ty Michael Carter to receive Medal of Honor today

    08/26/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    On Oct. 3, 2009, many Soldiers distinguished themselves when more than 300 Anti-Afghan forces, or AAF, attempted to overrun Combat Outpost, or COP, Keating, a company-sized outpost in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. On that day, of the 53 members of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, who defended the position, eight Soldiers were killed, and more than 25 were injured. Of these men, one Soldier’s gallantry stood out. Without regard to his own safety, Spc. Ty Michael Carter proved himself time and time again. He resupplied ammunition to fighting positions, provided first aid to a battle buddy, killed enemy troops,...
  • RAHN: Geithner’s willful negligence

    05/01/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-30-12 | Richard Rahn
    What would you think of a secretary of the Treasury who failed to do serious cost-benefit analysis about regulations that could cost millions of Americans their jobs and cause innocent people to be subject to political abuse or worse and yet have almost no benefit to the United States? Over the past several years, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner was warned by many private economists and members of Congress of the adverse consequences of a proposed rule that would force U.S. banks to be uncompensated tax collectors for foreign governments. On April 17, Mr. Geithner issued the rule anyway. Rep....
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Keating says keys were left inside car allegedly stolen by Quincy brothers

    03/29/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/28/11 | Milton Valencia and John Ellement
    QUINCY (MA)-- Two brothers from Quincy today pleaded not guilty to charges they stole US Representative William R. Keating's aging Lexus from his Quincy home early this morning. Christoper J. Babij, 25, and his 20-year-old brother, Kenneth Babij, were arrested by Quincy police while still inside Keating’s Lexus about 10 minutes after he reported it stolen around 2:45 a.m. today. The brothers appeared in Quincy District Court where Kenneth Babij was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a substance abuse evaluation after a court clinician reported that he is using three grams of heroin daily using hypodermic needles. He also...
  • Joe Biden, Bill Keating share ‘laugh’ (To GOPers: ‘Forgive me if I laugh in your face.’)

    11/02/2010 11:44:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/31/10 | Jessica Fargen
    Joe Biden, Bill Keating share ‘laugh’By Jessica Fargen Sunday, October 31, 2010 - Updated 2 days ago A star lineup of Dems led by Vice President Joseph Biden yesterday hit Quincy to make a last-ditch pitch for the open 10th Congressional District seat. “Get up, folks. Get up and go out and get these folks to vote. Do not take this lightly,” a vehement Biden urged a crowd of several hundred at a rally for Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating, who is running in a close race against Republican Jeff Perry. The campaign stump in Quincy comes as prominent...
  • GOP group has eye on Jeff Perry to go all the way

    09/25/2010 2:39:17 PM PDT · by S.O.L. · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/2010 | Edward Mason
    GOP candidate Jeff Perry got a major national boost yesterday when he was named a “Young Gun” by the Republican Congressional Committee, raising the potential of new ammo for his duel with rival Democrat William R. Keating. “We believe Jeff Perry is in a very good position to win - even in Massachusetts,” said RCC spokesman Tory Mazzolla. “This is a very winable seat.”
  • McCain's Got to Go! - Great new song!

    03/30/2010 7:48:33 AM PDT · by AuntB · 42 replies · 833+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | Mar. 28, 2010 | Anonymous
    Listen Up! Great New Tune! McCain's Got to Go! This one says it all! The CD came by mail anonymously to the Terry Anderson show. "Your career has hit a snag, it's time to pack your's time to hit the road!"FLUSH the JOHN.mp3
  • Meghan McCain seeks reform for Republican Party (says Rush, GOP "stubborn and close-minded")

    01/28/2010 12:19:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,808+ views
    Meghan McCain believes in limited government and the pro-life platform. She also supports the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But she believes the Republican Party needs to evolve. McCain spoke at the University Auditorium Wednesday night, and about 360 tickets were distributed for the event. She was paid $10,000, according to the UF Student Government Finance Office. “The Republican party has a serious PR problem,” McCain said. “Anyone who doesn’t think so is smoking something.” Describing herself as a “progressive Republican,” McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, focused on the need for civility within the realm of politics...
  • Hayworth will keep tribal gifts despite scandal Flashback)

    01/28/2010 11:06:57 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 491+ views ^ | 23 Dec 2005 |
    Arizona's U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, ranked as one of the top recipients of campaign contributions from interests enmeshed in a raging lobbying scandal, has no reason to return the money, his top aide says. Moreover, the donors want Hayworth to keep the funds, chief of staff Joe Eule said. With four other politicians returning more than $250,000 in recent days to Indian tribes and others connected with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pressures have mounted for Hayworth and other recipients to follow suit. Eule said that the Republican congressman has received campaign contributions totaling $150,000 from tribes affiliated at one time...
  • McCain: Amnesty Opponents A 'Party of A$$holes'

    01/28/2010 11:27:56 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 72 replies · 1,858+ views
    Diggers Realm ^ | Jan-2010 | Digger
    In the new book Game Change there are a number of revelations, gossip and innuendo that are attributed to those who were running for president in 2008. There are two quotes in the book though that I have no doubt were actually made. Both are from Senator John McCain. The first is where McCain said that those who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens are "going to destroy the f--king party”. The second is in a call with Senator Lindsey Graham where McCain said in frustration at the rebuke he was getting, "Listen to these people ... Why would I want...
  • JD Hayworth Paid More than $101,000 by Indicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

    01/28/2010 11:13:45 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 75 replies · 2,113+ views ^ | December 19, 2005 |
    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group in Washington that monitors the influence of money in politics, Mr. Hayworth was the largest single Congressional recipient of donations from Mr. Abramoff and his family, his associates, his Indian tribe clients and a gambling cruise ship line that he owned, with more than $101,000 going to Mr. Hayworth and his political action committee since 1999. Mr. Hayworth was also a frequent guest in sports skyboxes controlled by Mr. Abramoff and his clients, and at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by the lobbyist. Mr. Mitchell said Mr. Hayworth needed to...
  • John McCain's Role In The $160.1 Billion Lincoln Savings & Loan Collapse [2008]

    01/28/2010 11:19:29 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 45 replies · 740+ views
    Wizbang Blue ^ | Sep 19, 08 01:49 PM | Paul Hooson
    This morning in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John McCain, a former major figure in the 1989 Lincoln Savings & Loan Scandal and the $160.1 billion dollar collapse, with his running mate, Sarah Palin, under her own ethics investigation in her state of Alaska by the legislature over "Troopergate", gave an absurd and disingenuous speech calling for firings of some public officials and indictments for some other corrupt persons in business. Yet it is exactly these same sort of a personalities that McCain would either fire or indict that he was himself back in 1989 during the savings and loan collapse scandal...
  • Revisiting McCain's Keating 5 history

    01/28/2010 11:32:49 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4 Sep 2008 | Staff W. Riter
    At one time, John McCain said the worst thing that ever happened to him, Vietnam included, was the so-called Keating 5 scandal. "The Vietnamese," he would say, "didn't question my honor." Among McCain's earliest benefactors in Arizona was Lincoln Savings and Loan chief Charles Keating Jr., who filled McCain's campaign coffers with more than $100,000 and hosted the McCains multiple times at his vacation home in the Bahamas. Keating expected his largesse to be rewarded, and when federal regulators began looking into Lincoln's questionable lending practices and investments in the late 1980s, he turned to five senators whose coffers he...