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  • Vote PASSES, Eric Holder in CONTEMPT - Obama Executive Privilege & Evolving Truth - Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 28 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/20/2012 | David Bellow
    House Oversight Committee Has Just Passed a Resolution Holding Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt for not releasing fast and furious documents.   The Contempt Charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on holding Holder in Contempt before it is sent to prosecution.The committee even passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid The Committee hearing was very interesting. The Democrats, like Reps Towns and Rep Norton, tried to say that the Committee should give more time to Eric Holder because Holder is willing to work with the committee to release some documents....
  • Darrell Issa explores the Obama administration definition of Green Jobs [Must see video]

    06/07/2012 4:06:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 7 2012 | Darrell Issa and some Obama lackey
    Darrell Issa explores the Obama administration definition of Green Jobs - June 7, 2010
  • The Employment Situation in May [Official White House Attempt To Shine Sunshine Up Your Butt]

    06/01/2012 7:38:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The White House ^ | June 1, 2012 | Alan Krueger, Obama Cult Priest
    Problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight. The economy lost jobs for 25 straight months beginning in February 2008, and over 8 million jobs were lost as a result of the Great Recession. We are still fighting back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Today we learned that the economy has added private sector jobs for 27 straight months, for a total of 4.3 million payroll jobs over that period. The economy is growing but it is not growing fast enough. BLS’s establishment survey shows that private businesses...
  • The Truth Is What We Say It Is

    05/28/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    email | 5/27/2012 | Tom Durbin
    I have a hard time sifting through some of the news I find in the newspaper, some of the reports I hear on TV networks and cable, and much of what Congress and the Administration tells us on almost a daily basis. I find that what I hear and read doesn’t often seem plausible, that some of it is downright lies or misleading. Truth is like facts…stubborn stuff to ignore…therefore, to deceive, it has to be twisted or re-worded or hidden in order to put forth a message that the author wants to send. In this case, the authors are...
  • Twitter vs. secret diplomacy in the Chen Guangcheng saga [Obama/Mainstream Media Caught Lying]

    05/05/2012 6:08:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 5/5/12
    The celebrated deal that would have ensured that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng would stay in China began to dissolve publicly with a tweet: “GUANGCHENG TALKED TO ME. WHAT MEDIA REPORTED IS WRONG.” The unsettling Twitter message from Beijing activist Zeng Jinyan began a firestorm of debate over whether Chen had been coerced into the deal with threats to his family, an alarming idea that gutted the most important promise behind the agreement -- that Chen would be kept safe.
  • AP apologizes for firing reporter over WWII scoop (Barf alert)

    05/04/2012 8:22:24 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2012 7:45 AM (ET) | DAVID B. CARUSO
    In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France. For this, he was publicly rebuked by the AP, and then quietly fired. snip "Once the war is over, you can't hold back information like that. The world needed to know," he said in an interview. ( president and CEO Tom Curley.)
  • Lies, Damned Lies and Government Jobs Data

    05/02/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/2/12 | Elizabeth McDonald
    There is lots of talk about the "fiscal cliff" the U.S. faces at year end, as stimulus and tax cuts go away... For 59 out of the last 60 weeks, the weekly jobless numbers have been revised, after the fact, always in the same direction: higher. That's unheard of... The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate is dropping, and fell from 10% in October 2009 to 8.2% now. That’s got the White House and media pundits saying an economic recovery has taken place, and that the President’s stimulus bill, which cost more than $750 billion to date, has...
  • Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies

    04/24/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 4/24/12 | Jonathan Serrie/AP
    John Edwards apparently didn't think too highly of his mistress. According to testimony Tuesday from Edwards' former top confidante, the ex-senator didn't give himself great odds when he doubted that he was the father of Rielle Hunter's unborn child. "He said that she was a crazy slut, and it was a one-in-three chance that it was his child," Young testified. Whether or not those were the odds, Edwards made a bad bet. After denying for months that he was the father, even after he copped to the affair, Edwards has acknowledged paternity for their daughter who is now 4 years...
  • MSNBC: Obama graded harder because he's black (Dog-Whistle Racism From MSNBC?)

    04/24/2012 6:46:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-21-11 | Joel Gehrke
    MSNBC hosts agreed this weekend that white voters hold President Obama to a higher standard than his white predecessors because he is black. "[Obama] now has a specific record of governing," MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry said today on her show. "A record that, I contend, because of his race will be held to a much higher standard than it would have been for a white incumbent. Those white voters who found what they were looking for in 2008 will not necessarily be so enthusiastic in 2012." Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's NOW, agreed. "I think race absolutely has to do with...
  • N.C. Democratic Party executive director resigns in wake of same-sex sexual harassment allegations

    04/16/2012 6:04:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/2012 | Staff
    North Carolina Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley resigned Sunday in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed one of his former communications staffers. Last week The Daily Caller uncovered emails that seemed to show that an unidentified state Democratic Party official, later revealed to be Parmley, sexually harassed communications staffer Adriadn Ortega. The emails indicated that the Democratic Party made a financial settlement with Ortega, and that both Ortega and Parmley signed non-disclosure agreements to keep the incident quiet. Local news outlets have reported that Ortega was fired after he made the sexual-harassment allegations, and that the state...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Highlights Why Americans Distrust Media

    04/09/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 04.05.2012 - 4:45 PM | Bethany Mandel
    Trayvon Martin Case Highlights Why Americans Distrust Media Bethany Mandel | 04.05.2012 - 4:45 PM When Americans first heard the story of the death of Trayvon Martin, many in the public and in the media decided on a narrative for why George Zimmerman killed the unarmed black teenager in Florida on the night of February 26. It was decided that Zimmerman, a “white-Hispanic” (should we now start classifying President Obama as the first white-African American president?) pursued and shot an innocent unarmed black teen in cold blood, because of his own racial bias. Over time, details available to the public...
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Forgerygate: Media Threatened With Fed Investigations If O Birth Certificate Story Reported

    03/20/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 4+ views
    The Center for Western Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Book
    Individuals and member organizations of the American media were threatened with FTC and FCC investigation if information gathered by Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse concerning the forgery of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate were passed on to the American public. It was Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo who made this stunning revelation, stating “During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs.” And Jerome Corsi, author of “Where’s the birth certificate,” the book whose imminent publication was responsible for forcing Barack Obama to quickly create and...
  • The Obama Administration's Attack on Clean Elections

    03/17/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Tom Fitton
    During the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Judicial Watch announced a major new campaign to stop leftist activists and their allies in the Obama administration from undermining the integrity of the elections in 2012. And as the nation heads into another presidential election season, our 2012 Election Integrity Project is one of JW's top priorities. Overall, our investigators have uncovered a multi-pronged strategy by leftist radicals to make certain Barack Obama and other liberal candidates are reelected by hook or by crook - with the full support and participation of the Obama Justice Department. Consider this from The Washington...
  • Despite food-aid pact, North Korea plans April satellite launch [Dumbo punked again]

    03/16/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    L.A. Slimes ^ | 3/16/2012
    Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea announced Friday it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April to mark the 100 th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung’s birth.
  • How the liars won

    02/25/2012 3:50:53 PM PST · by James Thomas · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 10, 2005 | John Ziegler
    THE RESULTS of the special election, while largely expected, are truly remarkable for what they reveal about who we are as a state and the current nature of our political landscape. They are not just important because they may end up being Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Waterloo, but also because they show so clearly that our political discourse is terribly broken, perhaps far beyond repair.
  • CSU professors to be paid for protest day

    02/20/2012 7:34:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    California State University East Bay professors who played hooky to protest state budget cuts - but then put in for a full day's pay - are getting a pass from the system's chancellor. "Following the California Faculty Association's one-day strike at California State Universities Dominguez Hills and East Bay on Nov. 17, 2011, faculty on your campuses were asked to properly report their time for that day," CSU Chancellor Charles Reed wrote in a Feb. 13 memo. At CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson (Los Angeles County), where there was a sign-in system, 359 faculty members did not work that day...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to Speak in Tallahassee

    02/06/2012 9:11:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | 2/6/2012
    Feb. 6, 2012 - Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Florida State University later this morning and will talk about college affordability certainly; an important topic in a college town like Tallahassee. We're told that the Vice President will discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America's students and workers can obtain the education and training they need. The Obama administration says this is crucial so that this country will have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century. In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a blueprint for an...
  • Embolden Taliban try to sell softer image (Hussein perpetuates the LIE!)

    01/28/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/28/12
    KABUL, Afghanistan – When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s, Maulvi Qalamuddin headed the Committee to Protect Virtue and Prevent Vice, the religious police that shut down girls' schools, beat up men with insufficiently long beards and arrested those in possession of music or video tapes. Nowadays, the 60-year-old Taliban cleric is on a different mission: He is overseeing a network of schools that teach reading, writing and math to thousands of girls in his home province of Logar, an insurgent hotbed just south of Kabul.
  • Mark Levin: Newt did more for the Conservative Movement

    01/26/2012 5:04:52 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 26, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Listen to Mark Levin rips Newt's critics a new one!
  • Let’s demystify Newt’s ethic charges.

    01/25/2012 4:25:27 PM PST · by Vendome · 34 replies
    Vanity | 1/25/2012 | Vendome
    What follows is an article I am writing to dispell the myth's being bandied about by some very large liars regarding the Ethics complaints Newt was charged with in the 90's. I have sourced the material. It is a bit long. The formatting is for people with a short attention span and those who like to read.
  • NBC Moderators [Brian Williams] Pepper Republicans from the Left

    01/23/2012 4:47:55 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | September 08, 2011 | Brent Baker
    NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris peppered the NBC News/Politico debate inside the Air Force One pavilion at the Reagan Library with questions from the left, repeatedly pressing the Republican presidential candidates with liberal talking points and Democratic agenda items. That’s time which could have been better spent advancing issues and concerns of Republican primary voters interested in differences amongst the candidates, not in forcing the candidates to defend conservative positions despised by MSNBC viewers and hosts. (Compilation video at link) Williams hit Texas Governor Rick Perry from the left on his state’s poor economic indicators (“no other...
  • State of play in Florida: Challenges and opportunities for Newt

    01/22/2012 2:23:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 22, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, 40 percent to 28 percent, over Mitt Romney. He also won every Congressional district and, in doing so, won all of South Carolina’s 25 delegates. Now the battle heads to Florida, which holds its primary on Jan. 31. Here are five things to look for as the race heads to Florida. 1. Momentum versus organization Newt Gingrich will come into Florida with momentum, gained from winning South Carolina’s primary, which every Republican presidential nominee has won since 1980. But Romney has a head start in Florida. He has hundreds of thousands of absentee...
  • Obama asks for power to streamline government (Hussein and media will portray him as Reagan!)

    01/13/2012 3:57:14 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/13/12 | B Tau
    In what could lead to a big reorganization of the federal government, the Associated Press reports that President Obama will ask Congress for the power to merge departments and agencies to help streamline government and improve efficiency. The president's first priority would be combine the trade and commerce departments, according to a senior administration official. The president would request fast-track consolidation authority that would allow him to propose agency mergers that would then be subject to an up-or-down vote from Congress within 90 days. Under the terms of the president's proposal, lawmakers would still need to grant the president the...
  • Terror in Tampa- CAIR Denial (Media & CAIR *claim* Muslim community turned in suspect)

    01/10/2012 6:26:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies
    ... The Director of CAIR's Florida chapter, Hassan Shibley, gave a more lukewarm and confusing response to news of the arrest. Although he stated that Osmakac "was no friend or supporter of the Muslim community" and that the Muslim community had played a "vital role" in his arrest, he also expressed "concern about a perception of entrapment."
  • Sixth straight month of solid hiring expected when government reports on December job growth

    01/06/2012 4:15:37 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies · 1+ views
    .....[Economists] predict that the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.7 percent from 8.6 percent, which was the lowest rate since March 2009.
  • Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008)

    01/05/2012 1:26:41 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 6 replies ^ | Jan 05, 2012 | Sel
    Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008) Before his recent endorsement...John McCain didn't think much of Mitt Romney. He released this ad highlighting Romney's affinity for taking whatever position necessary to get elected. Paid for & approved my John MeCain! Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities That was then, this is now. McCain raps Newt for 'liar' comment
  • As political season heats up, Politico’s Web traffic cools down

    12/22/2011 8:42:36 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites, an ominous trend for the suburban Virginia-based news outlet and its peers as Americans head into an election year. Recently published and publicly available Web traffic data indicates that “unique visitor” traffic to in November 2011 was 15 percent lower than in the previous month, and 31 percent lower than in November 2010. The data, from Compete, Inc., also show an overall two-year decline. Political websites gain and lose readers throughout election cycles, with presidential election years trending higher in unique Web...
  • DNC Chair Falsely Claims Unemployment Has Not Increased Under Obama (LOL!)

    12/12/2011 10:13:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 12, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) falsely claimed that unemployment has not gone up under President Barack Obama. In fact, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in January 2009 when he was inaugurated and has remained above 8 percent every month of Obama’s presidency since February 2009, when it hit 8.1 percent. Wasserman Schultz, appearing on the Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends program Monday, said that it was “simply not true” that unemployment had gone up during Obama’s presidency. Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson stated, “Unemployment has gone up precipitously since he...
  • Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies

    12/10/2011 12:01:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192). Holder’s testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal. Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones. In the radio...
  • Unemployment Numbers Tell Us the Economy is a PERFECT TEMPERATURE?

    12/04/2011 3:21:31 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 10 replies
    Notes From Underground ^ | December 4, 2011 | Yra Harris
    As the news came out on Friday morning, the headline reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 8.6% from 9%–at first glance, the rate looked like 98.6 on the economic thermometer. The analysts are still arguing over the meaning of this data, but for traders and investors the real outcome is meaningless. It may lead to foreign investors purchasing U.S. equities as America is seen to be a relatively stronger economy, especially when compared with the EUROPEAN CREDIT-STRESSED environment. The headline number is fraught with all types of data pollution as the bean counters strive to figure out how many...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • Unemployment slips to 8.6% as private sector adds jobs (LMAO Alert!)

    12/02/2011 5:57:12 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 59 replies
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. labor market strengthened in November as private employers continued to add jobs at a healthy pace, and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since March 2009. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 120,000 last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday in its monthly survey of employers. Private companies added 140,000 jobs
  • Caption the Obama Family Singers at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    12/01/2011 10:46:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Dec. 2, 2011
  • Clinton: We're not done with Iran

    11/21/2011 7:55:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/21/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally announced new measures to sequester Iran Monday evening, and she warned that more sanctions could come. “Today’s actions do not exhaust our opportunities to sanction Iran,” Clinton said alongside Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “We continue actively to consider a range of increasingly aggressive measures.”
  • 388,000 Jobless Claims Last Week (ALL PRAISE HUSSEIN!)

    11/17/2011 5:45:51 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies
    FOX NEWS | 11/17/11 | Hussein's bootlickers in Labor
    JUST done as a news alert. Experts were expecting 395,000. So look for Hussein worship to commence. I wouldn't be surprised if the regime held a fake news conference.
  • Super Committee, Super Lie

    11/16/2011 9:14:04 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 25 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | November 16, 2011 | Major Garrett
    When I left the White House beat to cover Congress, I told people what the biggest difference was between the two beats. People in the White House and Congress lie to you, I would say; the difference is that on the Hill it’s not the same lie told by the same seven people. That was true until the super committee was created. Now, instead of politicians lying to their constituents and reporters, they are lying to themselves. Not rationalizing, or trimming the truth, or speaking in euphemisms. Lying. Bald. Faced. Lying. The super committee is a thought experiment gone awry....
  • Keystone XL: Nebraskans take pipeline issue all the way to the White House

    11/10/2011 3:29:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 10 November 2011 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The tar sandhills near Mills in north central Nebraska, through which the Keystone XL pipeline is planned to be built. The woman seated before the row of suited state legislators in her red Husker team hoodie was choking on tears. She had grown up on a farm in Nebraska. Her parents had grown up on farms, in the days before electricity and running water, and now she said generations of toil and sweat could be destroyed in an instant by a $7bn pipeline project. A leak from the pipeline, which would run from the tar sands of Alberta to the...
  • Cain Accuser Accounts Role in Federal Seizure/Kidnapping of Elian Gonzales to Cuba (2000)

    11/09/2011 6:39:21 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies
    Cubanet, (Miami) April 2000 ^ | April 2000 | Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
    Her (INS Agent Mill's) instructions: Locate Elian, get him safely into a waiting van, and stay with him and allay his fears until federal agents reunited him with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.After Elian was found in a closet, Mills told him in Spanish: ``I know this seems frightening to you now, but it will all be over very soon,'' said Russ Bergeron, director of media relations for the INS. ``She told him: `We're not going to take you to Cuba. We're not going to put you on a raft. We're taking you...
  • Official: Total Unemployed at 16.2 Percent

    11/06/2011 8:20:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Yahoo!Finance reports Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent -- a shift that points to a growing crisis of long-term unemployment. Nearly one-third of America's 14 million unemployed have had no job for a year or more. Congress is expected to decide by year's end whether to continue providing emergency unemployment benefits for up to 99 weeks in the hardest-hit states. If the emergency benefits expire, the proportion of the unemployed receiving aid would fall further. Congress has extended the program nine times. But it...
  • Subcommittee authorizes Homeland Security subpoena (re: illegals identified but not deported)

    11/02/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | Henry C. Jackson - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee on Wednesday authorized a subpoena against the Homeland Security Department for information about illegal immigrants who have been identified but not deported. The authorization cleared the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration policy and enforcement by a 7-4, party line vote. Democrats voted against the measure, saying it was premature to issue a subpoena because Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is cooperating with the committee. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, says the subpoena authorization is necessary because the Obama administration hasn't responded quickly enough to his request, which was made in...
  • Politico's Martin Dodges Question On Cain Details

    10/31/2011 5:31:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 110 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Herman Cain has been taking heat for his response to questions about Politico's story on alleged sexual harassment. But today on Morning Joe, it was Politico's own Jonathan Martin, lead author of the story, who was being evasive about the details of the allegations against Cain. Incredibly, when Willie Geist asked him to describe specifically what Politico is accusing Cain of having done, Martin hemmed, hawed then ultimately said "we're just not going to get into the details of exactly what happened with these women," beyond the sketchy generalities in the Politico story. View the video here.
  • Public Employees Busted in Retirement Scheme

    10/30/2011 10:35:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    Employees of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) have defrauded that organization of over $1 billion over the last seven years. In as many as 500 cases, LIRR employees falsely claimed disability benefits to supplement their pensions, employing a sophisticated scheme involving special “facilitators” and doctors operating “disability mills.” Eleven defendants have been named so far, including a former president of the railroad union; each has been charged with conspiracy to commit health-care fraud and mail fraud. There were three doctors who participated in this scheme, and in return they received cash payments between $800 and $1,200 — along with millions...
  • Rep. Chaffetz Questions Secretary Napolitano on "Fast and Furious"

    10/27/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 14 replies
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz ^ | 102611 | JasonChaffetz
    :28 Chaffetz: When did you first speak with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious? Napolitano: I don't believe I have ever spoken with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious. 3:01 Why is that you, as the Secretary of of Homeland Security with one of your agents dead on the scene, did not get briefed about fast and furious? Napolitano: I do not know.
  • Voter Fraud Allegations Hit San Francisco Mayor’s Race

    10/25/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/25/2011 | Eric Shawn
    Shocking voter fraud allegations are rocking the mayor's race in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon has launched an investigation and demands are growing for federal authorities to move in. One campaign official fears the election could be stolen if nothing is done. Supporters of incumbent Mayor Ed Lee, who is running for a full four-year term next month, are accused of illegally handling vote-by-mail ballots. Witnesses say workers for the group, SF Neighbor Alliance, set up a makeshift sidewalk voting site in the city's Chinatown and accuse it of illegally casting absentee ballots for elderly Chinese voters. Read more:...
  • Herman Cain lashes out at 9-9-9 critics

    10/14/2011 4:33:24 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    Bartlett, Tenn. - Herman Cain lashed out at his critics Friday, accusing detractors of his 9-9-9 tax reform plan of trying to slow his newfound momentum with baseless attacks. During his first campaign swing since surging in the polls, Cain told a tea party crowd near his birthplace of Memphis that the plan would grow the economy by five percent at minimum, and pledged to pass it in his first 90 days in office. “Can y’all see the bull’s eye on my back?” he joked to the crowd of several hundred supporters who had gathered in a city park here...
  • Why Is the FBI After Clint Eastwood?

    10/12/2011 6:56:54 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 37 replies
    E online ^ | October 10, 2011 | Ted Casablanca and Alyssa Toomey
    In a very bizarre turn of events, it seems that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is all riled up over Clint Eastwood's latest movie, J. Edgar. Which, of course, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the FBI's founding director, J. Edgar Hoover. So when the bureau's not chasing down Scarlett Johansson's nude pics, it's all up in Clint's business! What's up with the FBI going all Hollywood these days? Color us not surprised it has everything to do with Eastwood's portrayal of The Hoov. And remember we first criticized Clint for failing to make the character "gay-enough." Now it seems the FBI...
  • So many U.S. manufacturing jobs, so few skilled workers

    10/12/2011 5:08:06 PM PDT · by decimon · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2011 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work. Technology giant Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany's Siemens AG , has over 3,000 jobs open all over the country. More than half require science, technology, engineering and math-related skills. Other companies report job vacancies that range from six to 200, with some positions open for at least nine months. Manufacturing is hurt by a dearth of skilled workers. "What we have been saying for quite a while is that even though there is a high unemployment...
  • WH Sends Mass Email Saying Republicans "Won't Even Vote" on Jobs Bill

    10/05/2011 1:12:09 PM PDT · by rightistight · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/5/11 | Aurelius
    Ah hypocrisy, you've been around a lot lately. I've seen you next to Eric Holder when he was testifying about Fast and Furious and behind President Obama when he was touring the Solyndra plant last year. Looks like you're back again. You may have heard the news yesterday that Senate Democrats blocked President Obama's "Jobs" Bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell actually pushed for a vote yesterday, actually echoing Mr. Obama's cries to vote on the bill. "I'd like to give him that vote," Mr. McConnell said. No dice. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the vote. But because hypocrisy...