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  • President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle

    12/05/2013 11:21:21 AM PST · by Third Person · 134 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 5th, 2013 | Maria Sacchetti
    President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks....
  • Lindsey Graham called a liar after tweet saying he voted to defund Obamacare

    09/29/2013 7:55:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/27/13 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a tweet touting his vote to defund Obamacare, but a number of people took him to task, Twitchy said, calling the embattled Republican a liar. While Graham did vote with other Republicans to defund Obamacare, he joined a number of Senate Republicans in voting for cloture -- a key vote that allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid to put funding for the massive law back into the continuing resolution. "I proudly voted to #DefundObamacare and am proud every Senate GOPer united in support of the House-passed #DefundObamacare provision," Graham tweeted. "With Dems in control...
  • Oh, Go Ahead, Destroy Marco Rubio (GOP Elites Can't Figure Out He's Destroying Himself)

    07/02/2013 11:04:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:46 AM 07/02/2013 | Mickey Kaus
    As Allahpundit forcefully points out, Rubio’s whole mission for the Gang of 8 was to anaesthetize the Right with charm and concern. That wasn’t enough, so he also lied. He lied about the border security provisions in his bill, then declared he was going to fight to add the provisions he’d said were there all along, then when he lost those fights he supported the bill anyway. He delivered a final heartfelt plea for understanding–and lied there too (denying, for example that “a future Congress can just defund all the security measures,” which it can). Having started a giant intraparty...
  • DOJ: Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Could Violate Law

    06/05/2013 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. attorney in Tennessee said that it's possible that some inflammatory criticism of Muslims posted on social networking sites could violate federal civil rights laws. “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” U.S. attorney Bill Killian told the Tullahoma News last week. “This is also to inform the public about what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.” Killian, along with an FBI agent, are expected to attend a meeting Tuesday in Manchester, Tenn. hosted by a local Muslim group to...
  • Algerian Terrorists Demand Release of Blind Sheik in Exchange for American Hostages

    01/18/2013 12:09:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Bryan Preston
    And it drew an immediate condemnation from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who warned there would be “no place to hide” for anyone who threatens Americans. Well, that’s because they don’t have to hide. One of the scum who is believed to have masterminded the 9-11-12 attack in Libya that killed four Americans isn’t even hiding his love of decadent Western fruity frappes. Another just got released. So yeah, there’s no place to hide. Except, at this point, the entire planet. To date, the Obama government has not retaliated against anyone anywhere for the Benghazi attack. By the way, for...
  • Obama: Stop Lying About Oil Prices! (and other things as well)

    05/02/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 5/2/2012 | John Myers
    Oil at more than $100 per barrel is far too expensive. Despite President Barack Obama’s recent protestations that oil speculators are to blame for expensive petroleum, the truth is that most of the blame rests on his shoulders. There is plenty of oil in North America. Yet Obama and his Green lobby are happy to see gasoline prices go even higher just as we hit the busy summer driving season. The reason is that higher petroleum prices back up Obama’s argument that renewable energy is urgently needed. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the famous pronouncement that “the only thing we...
  • Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer

    04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    I’ve known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before he’d won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign. If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Rick’s campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as...
  • (Stolen Valor Act) High Court Dilemma: Can Lie About Medal Be Crime?

    02/19/2012 7:16:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, February 19 | Associated Press
    High Court Dilemma: Can Lie About Medal Be Crime? Xavier Alvarez was in good company when he stood up at a public meeting and called himself a wounded war veteran who had received the top military award, the Medal of Honor. Alvarez was lying about his medal, his wounds and his military service, but he wasn't the first man to invent war exploits. He was, however, one of the first people prosecuted under a 2006 federal law aimed at curbing false claims of military valor. Concerns that the law improperly limits speech and turns people into criminals for things they...
  • So Did Romney Create 100,000 Jobs, Or Not? ("campaign has yet to provide convincing proof"

    01/10/2012 8:56:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/9/2012 | Susan Adams
    In the Republican presidential candidate debates this weekend, Mitt Romney repeated his claim that he is an effective leader who created a "net net" of 100,000 jobs while he was working in the private sector. But three recent reports, by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and by Fact Check.org, the nonprofit nonpartisan project run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania say that the Romney campaign has yet to offer convincing proof to back up the claim. ... It hardly seems plausible to suggest that he created the positions that make up the current...
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar (One more time... 600k hits in 3 days

    01/08/2012 11:09:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    Romney: "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..."
  • Weiner: "I Can't Say With Certitude" That Picture Isn't Of Me (VIDEO)

    06/01/2011 11:09:03 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 1, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) talks to NBC News about the lewd picture scandal. NBC's LUKE RUSSERT: "That's not a picture of you?" REP. ANTHONY WEINER: "You know, I can't say with certitude. My system was hacked. Pictures can be manipulated, pictures can be dropped in and inserted."
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Jay Carney: Obama Was Never Opposed To Signing Statements

    04/18/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 18 April 2011 | RCP
    Jay Carney says President Obama was never against signing statements, just when President Bush "abused" them. Watch what then-Senator Obama said in 2008 while running for president and decide for yourself. "His concern was with what he saw as an abuse of the signing statement by the previous administration. So that the positions he took in signing statements on the budget bill entirely consistent with that position, you need to retain the right to, as president, to be able to issue those signing statements, but obviously they should not be abused," White House press secretary Jay Carney told the press...
  • The Shep Smith-Rachel Maddow Connection (not THAT way!)

    02/24/2011 8:01:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 32 replies
    Johnny Dollar's Place ^ | 23 February 2011 | Johnny Dollar
    An interesting ‘coincidence’... Here’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night with Jay Leno: JAY LENO: How about what's going on in Wisconsin?... RACHEL MADDOW: If you look at the last election cycle, of the top ten people donating money in that election, seven of them were giving to Republicans, those were all corporate interests and Right-wing PACs and stuff. Seven of the ten were all Right-wing, and the only three that weren't were unions. So, if Republicans can get rid of the unions, particularly these public sector unions, they can run the table in every election from here on out. Now...
  • "Shovel-Ready This, Shovel-Ready That" - COMMEMORATION VIDEO

    10/13/2010 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 6 replies · 1+ views
    To commemorate this historic moment in time, when the President finally fessed up and admitted to making a mistake [although he says he only made a 'tactical' mistake], I decided to post the following Youtube video. [Scroll down for the video] Enjoy!: But first a little background material: President Obama recently sat down for an hour-long interview with the New York Times’ White House correspondent, Peter Baker. "During our hour together," writes Baker, "Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But he did identify what he called 'tactical lessons'." Among the lessons gleaned...
  • Truth often elusive in political ads

    09/15/2010 7:40:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/15/10 | Joe Garofoli,Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    California's governor's race has turned into a multimillion-dollar advertising game of "I know you are, but what am I?"On Tuesday, Democrat Jerry Brown released two 15-second statewide TV ads lambasting his GOP opponent Meg Whitman as a "Pinocchio" for lying in her political advertising.His move came in response to Whitman's new ad featuring former President Bill Clinton who, in his 1992 presidential primary debate with Brown, accused the former California governor of raising taxes. Whitman's team has refused to pull the ad despite requests from Brown after a nonpartisan fact-checking group, along with the state Department of Finance, found that...
  • McCain: Disconnect between Washington D.C. and people (McCain claims he has never backed amnesty)

    06/03/2010 8:32:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 696+ views
    News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-03 | Nathan Bruttrell
    Sen. John McCain’s town hall meeting reflected his packed schedule during his visit Wednesday as he ran the gamut of his campaign. McCain, who visited Lake Havasu City for the second time in three months, spoke about several issues including immigration, health care, the economy and foreign affairs during a Town Hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Hampton Inn. McCain’s stop in Havasu followed Town Hall meetings in Clifton and Parker as well as appearances at the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce, Fire Station No. 2 and the grand opening of his Mohave County Campaign Office in Havasu. McCain said...
  • Obama lawyers want more secrecy at White House

    04/30/2010 6:11:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies · 920+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | APRIL 29, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The federal government is arguing that previous court rulings applying the Freedom of Information Act to records such as the visitor logs at the White House are incorrect, and President Obama's administration should be allowed to withhold from the public the information it chooses. A new government brief filed in a court dispute over the records argues, instead, that people with questions about who visits the White House should go to the White House website and ask for the information, and if the president agrees, it could be released. The April 21 brief filed in U.S. District Court for the...
  • Romney endorses Hoekstra in Michigan GOP governor primary

    04/22/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 17 replies · 428+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4-22-10 | Aaron Blake
    Mitt Romney is wading into the GOP governor's primary in Michigan, and he's backing Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.). Hoekstra faces state Attorney General Mike Cox and businessman Rick Snyder in a pitched primary battle. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is term-limited, and Democrats are waging their own primary battle.
  • I never tell a lie!

    03/25/2010 10:01:08 AM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies · 408+ views
    Government Motors Corp of the US ^ | III / XXV / MMX | pansgold
    NOBODY KNOWS NOBODY--IN CHICAGO Rod Blagojevich is the former Illinois Governor who tried to sell Obama's seat in congress.  Obama was asked, by the press, if he had ever met Gov. Ron Blagojevich. Barack Obama answered: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game."   Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago , April 16, 2007.    (Photo Reuters)   To understand the next 4 years, you have to understand the “world according to Chicago .” While  Chicago is a city in  Illinois , it is almost a completely different country when...
  • Obama On...Lying Again

    03/19/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 19 replies · 739+ views
    FoxNews | 03/19/10 | GRRRRR
    Obozo is on the TeeVee now, been lying through his teeth for the past 10 minutes. Sycophants in audience all wee-weeing themselves... Says that preventative care visits are FREE for the rest of your life, saves money for years and years, forgets to mention the 500BILLION in new taxes... I can't stand this crap anymore...
  • Ben Nelson dispels Offutt AFB closing rumor - audio

    12/17/2009 9:11:53 AM PST · by pitviper68 · 14 replies · 1,856+ views
    Ben Nelson says that he knows who started the rumor, and that it may be embarrassing if/when that info comes out. Says, no one threatened him or offered him ANYTHING for his vote. He's says the abortion issue is not the only thing stopping him from supporting the Senate bill.
  • Democratic Holdout Controls Fate of Senate Health Care Bill (Blue Dog or Yellow?)

    12/18/2009 2:09:44 PM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies · 1,285+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 18, 2009 | Trish Turner and AP
    Updated December 18, 2009Democratic Holdout Controls Fate of Senate Health Care Bill FOXNews.com Saturday: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska is a Democratic moderate who voted to begin debate on health care legislation. (AP Photo) As Democrats race against the clock to pass a sweeping health care bill before Christmas, Sen. Ben Nelson, the only known Democratic holdout, has positioned himself to play Santa or the Grinch.The Nebraska Democrat is pushing to include air-tight restrictions on abortion funding in the bill, but that's not all he wants.Because of the $465 billion in Medicare cuts included in the Senate bill, Nelson wants...
  • Nelson: 'I'm not on the bill'

    12/15/2009 1:46:57 PM PST · by moose2004 · 44 replies · 1,924+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/15/09 | moose2004
    The White House meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats has raised expectations that they have nailed down 60 votes for the health care bill. But as he prepared to leave for the White House with other senators, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told POLITICO the deal wasn't done.
  • Sen. Ben Nelson: I will not vote to end the filibuster

    12/12/2009 9:33:20 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 52 replies · 2,107+ views
    Red State ^ | December 12, 2009 | Dan Perrin
    Everyone in the country closely following the ObamaCare saga have been waiting for Senator Nelson (D-NE) to give us a sense of where he is on the bill since his abortion restriction amendment failed last week. Yesterday, Senator Nelson — a long time pro-lifer — said: “I can’t support cloture [ending the filibuster] on the next round,” and that adds a second large monkey wrench in the Senate ObamaCare gears. Monkey-wrench number one is the public option. Monkey-wrench number two is Nelson’s statement above. Monkey-wrench number three is any number of things that could rise to the level of a...
  • Lieberman, Nelson: Public-option compromise still not good enough

    12/13/2009 12:07:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 518+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Two key senators criticized the most recent healthcare compromise Sunday, saying the policies replacing the public option are still unacceptable. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) both said a Medicare "buy-in" option for those aged 55-64 was a deal breaker.
  • Nelson Says Vote Not For Sale (at any price!)

    12/16/2009 9:51:41 PM PST · by malkee · 111 replies · 4,844+ views
    Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, the key Democrat hold-out in pushing health care reform forward in Washington, adamantly says his vote is not for sale at any price. Answering Reporters questions Wednesday, the moderate Nebraska Democrat was asked about a blog that claimed the White House is threatening to close Offutt Air Force base in Bellevue if Nelson does not vote for the plan. Nelson called those reports false and says they're being spread by bloggers, talk show hosts and columnists with political agendas. Nelson maintains he is against federal funding for abortion being included in the bill and has reservations...
  • Candidate flip, president flop

    12/18/2009 10:51:31 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | David Sirota
    Obama crushes a medication policy he'd vowed to endorse. Such bogus election-year promises undermine democracy. Every now and then, an insider inadvertently exposes the hideous rationalizations that run the American political grotesquerie. The best known of these statements are memorialized on TV as "gaffes." But the ones that never become famous tend to reveal the ugliest assumptions of all. Case in point is the comment the pharmaceutical industry recently let fly in the Washington Post. The newspaper this week examined how the Obama administration crushed legislation that would have allowed Americans to purchase lower-priced FDA-approved medicines from abroad -- legislation...
  • Walter Williams: Cooling planet could cook zealots

    12/11/2009 4:57:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 1,702+ views
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | December 11, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year, my column "Global Warming Rope-A-Dope" (Dec. 24, 2008) started out: "Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy the planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about man-made global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil." New evidence proves that climatologists and environmental policy advocates have not only fed us lies, engaged in scientific and academic fraud but committed criminal acts as well. [snip] Last year's column closed with my speculation that if ever "the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's...
  • Michelle Obama Tries to be Overly Dramatic in Pitch to Olympic Committee - Video 10/2/09

    10/02/2009 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 98 replies · 3,054+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Michelle Obama's pitch to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen, where she said at around the 1:10 mark of the video, that some of her best memories are of "sitting on her Dad's lap," watching the Olympics, and "rooting for Olga, Nadia, Carl Lewis and others for their brilliance and perfection." Uh, Carl Lewis was born in 1961, and Michelle Obama was born in 1964. Lewis first participated in the Olympics in 1984 - when Michelle was 20 years old! In her rush to be overly dramatic, she forgot to check some of the facts. If...
  • 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...
  • Rangel amends disclosure; back taxes owed

    08/27/2009 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1,301+ views
    Rangel amends disclosure; back taxes owed @ 4:22 pm by Hill Staff Earlier this week, news broke that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), already under investigation by the House ethics committee for numerous alleged ethics violations, had amended his required financial disclosure forms to show at least $600,000 in previously unreported assets. Rangel disclosed the additional assets in an amended return the House Legislative Resource Center posted online this week. Those assets included two vacant lots in Glassboro, NJ. The New York Post today reported that Rangel is delinquent in paying his taxes on that property, citing the Gloucester County Clerk's...
  • White House stonewalling on 'birth letter'

    07/26/2009 6:06:32 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 66 replies · 913+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Joe Kovacs
    Is it real, or is it fake? Despite numerous, repeated requests for more than two weeks, the White House is refusing to verify the authenticity of a letter allegedly sent by President Obama in which he ostensibly declares a Honolulu hospital as his birthplace. The letter in question, dated Jan. 24, 2009, was trumpeted and used to raise funds – then later concealed – by the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, which eventually released images of the paper letter to WND. "As a beneficiary of the excellence of Kapi'olani Medical Center – the place of my...
  • CNN Kills Birther Story (Dobbs under the bus by his boss)

    07/24/2009 1:27:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 177 replies · 3,493+ views
    Politico ^ | 7-24-09 | Ben Smith
    CNN president kills birther story TVNewser reports that CNN President Jon Klein has declared a halt to birther coverage -- a tacit shot at Lou Dobbs. Klein forwarded Dobbs's producers a memo under this heading, which I suspect won't calm the conspiracists: Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead - because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef.
  • Obama Accused Bill Clinton of Telling 'Bald-Faced Lies,' Reporter Says in Book

    06/02/2009 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Fox ^ | June 2, 2009
    Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe writes in "Renegade: The Making of a President" that Barack Obama's campaign struggled with figuring out how to respond to former President Clinton's attacks. President Obama accused Bill Clinton of peddling "bald-faced lies" during the presidential campaign, according to a new book on the 2008 race. Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe writes in "Renegade: The Making of a President" that Obama's campaign struggled to figure out how to respond to former President Clinton, who during the early primaries was a fierce defender of his wife Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination. "We had to figure out...
  • FL 2010: Crist signs cigarette-tax hike, calls it a "health issue" [also blasphemes Reagan]

    05/27/2009 6:53:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2009-05-27 | Josh Hafenbrack
    Tallahassee - Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike Wednesday - the biggest of its kind in Florida history -- saying he hopes to kill the habit that results in thousands of deaths every year. "I view it more as a health issue than a tax issue," said Crist, a Republican who broke with a career-long opposition to tax increases. " Ronald Reagan used to say if you want to kill something, tax it. It wouldn't be bad if we killed smoking. It would save a lot of lives." As of July 1, Florida's new cigarette...
  • NRA to Crist: Leave "our" money alone [Crist raids Fl. CCW permit processing "trust fund"]

    05/21/2009 1:59:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 543+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2009-05-21 | Aaron Deslatte
    Tallahassee - In the latest show of the influence Florida's gun lobby holds over state politics, Gov. Charlie Crist's office has been bombarded by tens of thousands of complaints from angry gun owners. The spark: lawmakers this month took $6 million from a trust fund meant to help process concealed-weapons permits. The funding "sweep" was part of a broader $600-million raid on trust funds set up to finance dedicated government services or programs. Lawmakers chose to use the money instead to help pay operating expenses for schools, health care and other government programs. The $6 million came out of roughly...
  • Sen. John McCain Endorsing Gov. Crist

    05/20/2009 8:57:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 1,590+ views
    TALLAHASSEE-- U.S. Sen. John McCain is endorsing Gov. Charlie Crist in his campaign for U.S. Senate. The Charlie Crist for Senate Campaign made the announcement Wednesday morning. "Today I am pleased to endorse Charlie Crist for the United States Senate," said Senator McCain. "Now more than ever, we need leaders who are committed to lower taxes, limiting government spending, and fighting for the people are needed in Washington."
  • FL 2010: Is Charlie Crist a Liar? [promised not to veto GOP tax hikes, then signed no-tax pledge]

    05/16/2009 11:31:54 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Kiplinger ^ | 2009-05-14 | Mark Willen
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who announced this week that he'll run for the Senate next year, seems to have gotten himself into a bit of a fix. Yesterday he signed the no-new-tax pledge pushed on candidates by Americans for Tax Reform. By signing it, candidates "bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases." The problem for Crist is that, according to state Budget Chairman J. D. Alexander, Crist earlier promised the Florida legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, that he wouldn't veto the $2.2 billion in tax increases contained in the budget that lawmakers just passed. Like many other...
  • Krauthammer: Pelosi Is Now At War With The CIA; I Suspect They Will Destroy Her (w/Video)

    05/14/2009 7:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies · 6,622+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 14, 2009 | Greg Hengler
    Krauthammer also provides some overwhelming factoids regarding Pelosi's charge that the CIA lied to her: "Her charge of the CIA lying to her is utterly implausible. Why would it lie to her and tell all the others the truth? It makes no sense at all; and it was refuted by the black and white Obama CIA memo –– not a memo out of the Prince of Darkness: Bush and Cheney; but Obama CIA –– would show that in the briefing in which she says none of this simulated drowning occurred, they had specifically told her about the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques...
  • Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me

    05/14/2009 8:41:39 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 237 replies · 12,726+ views
    politico ^ | 35 mins ago
    Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Bush administration told her explicitly they weren't using waterboarding on terror detainees during a Sept. 2002 briefing on interrogation tactics -- months after they had begun waterboarding Abu Zabaydah. Pelosi also called on CIA director Leon Panetta to release full details on her briefing -- and shook her head in the affirmative when asked if the administration had actually "lied" to her. "The only mention of waterboarding in the briefing was that it was not being employed," she told reporters, reading from a prepared statement -- twice for emphasis....
  • Pelosi: Torture protest improper in '03

    05/11/2009 7:20:39 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 96 replies · 5,997+ views
    Politico ^ | 11 May 2009 | GLENN THRUSH & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned in early 2003 that the Bush administration was waterboarding terror detainees but didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.
  • Obama Asks Geithner to Find Way to Block AIG Payouts

    03/16/2009 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 2,403+ views
    Obama Asks Geithner to Find Way to Rescind AIG Payouts By JONATHAN WEISMAN President Barack Obama, trying to contain a political firestorm, instructed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner "pursue every legal avenue" to block $165 million in bonuses to AIG executives who were in part responsible for the company's near collapse. "This is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed," Mr. Obama said ahead of announcing a plan to rescue small businesses through a raft of new lending options. "Under these circumstances, it's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much...
  • Steele to Rush: I'm sorry

    03/02/2009 3:20:29 PM PST · by Dan Nunn · 465 replies · 17,756+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 2, 2009 | Mike Allen
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.” “My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.” The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the...
  • Al Franken Admits $50,000 Tax Debt

    02/06/2009 2:16:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 131 replies · 8,245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2009-02-06 | Ronald Kessler
    Overlooked in coverage of Tim Geithner’s and Tom Daschle’s unpaid taxes is the $70,000 that Minnesota Democratic senatorial candidate Al Franken has admitted to owing in back taxes, interest, and penalties. Last April, the California Tax Franchise Board revealed that Franken owed the state $5,800 in taxes, fines, and penalties because he did not file returns in 2003 through 2007. Franken then admitted that he owed more than $50,000 in back taxes to 17 states.Franken blamed everything on his accountant of 18 years, saying he failed to report the income from the comedian’s celebrity appearances and speeches in those states...
  • John McCain Says He "Thinks the World" of Gov. Sarah Palin - Video 1/22/09

    01/22/2009 6:39:19 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 667+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. John McCain on Larry King Live, January 22, 2009, saying he is very close to Gov. Sarah Palin, and that he "thinks the world" of her. . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Can Obama Answer 6 Questions Honestly? (Free Republic mentioned)

    08/22/2008 2:07:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,109+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Friday, August 22, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    The Democratic National Convention is days away, and Sen. Barack Obama is wading through a lot of mud that is sticking to him. During the primary election, I gave Mrs. Clinton some advice. Today, I offer the same for Obama, who wants to be commander in chief.I will frame my advice in the form of questions. If Mr. Obama can answer these questions honestly, he can help himself and his campaign. So here we go:SNIP 5. You have other associations that aren't exactly kosher for a presidential candidate. You've condemned your former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, for his anti-American speeches. Now...
  • Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall (12/1/08)

    12/10/2008 5:40:18 PM PST · by Clinton's a liar · 99 replies · 2,578+ views
    WMBD/WYZZ Springfield, IL ^ | December 1, 2008 | WMBD/WYZZ News Staff
    “Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall Reported by: WMBD/WYZZ News Staff Monday, Dec 1, 2008 @07:24am CST WMBD/WYZZ - SPRINGFIELD Governor Rod Blagojevich is turning to the president elect for help in a billion dollar budget shortfall. The governor will meet Monday and Tuesday Philadelphia with Barack Obama. Their discussion will focus on Illinois’ $2 billion deficit and how the Land of Lincoln will manage its 2009 fiscal year. In November, Blagojevich announced a plan to manage the state’s deficit. Part of that plan requests more than $1 billion dollars in federal money over the next three years,...
  • KHQA Clarification (Illinois TV station now says it has "no knowledge" of Obama-Blagojevich meeting)

    12/10/2008 2:46:08 PM PST · by CedarDave · 212 replies · 7,563+ views
    ConnectTristates.com ^ | December 10, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST. | KHQA-TV, Quincy, Illinois
    KHQA TV wishes to offer clarification regarding a story that appeared last month on our website ConnectTristates.com. The story, which discussed the appointment of a replacement for President Elect Obama’in the U.S. Senate, became the subject of much discussion on talk radio and on blog sites Wednesday. The story housed in our website archive was on the morning of November 5, 2008. It suggested that a meeting was scheduled later that day between President Elect Obama and Illinois Governor Blagojevich. KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place. Governor Blagojevich did appear at a news conference in Chicago...
  • More Obama Resume Inflation: His Days at Business International

    09/15/2008 7:18:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 187+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/15/08 | Tom Blumer
    Sweetness & Light (S&L) has the goods (HT Michelle Malkin) on yet another instance of resume enhancement in a Barack Obama book. It is also yet another example of something an inquisitive media has failed to discover in the 21 months since an Obama presidential run became likely. It's too bad. It's clear, from an underlying 2005 post at Analyze This, and other information S&L gathered, that had anyone in the media undertaken an effort to speak to Obama's co-workers at Business International, the firm where he worked after earning his bachelor's degree from Columbia, they would have found that...