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  • Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses

    07/26/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/26/2012 | Amy Payne
    Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the tax hike. This is President Obama’s economic plan. This is what he asked Congress to do. And he recently told a fundraising crowd that his economic plan has been working. “Just like we’ve tried [Republicans'] plan, we tried our plan—and it worked,” he said. But Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner,...
  • Geithner Admits Obama Was Part of Congress that Caused Economic Woes

    03/28/2012 9:22:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Geithner Admits Obama Was Part of Congress that Caused Economic Woes Daniel Halper March 28, 2012 11:58 AM At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner blamed members of Congress (before 2008) for the economic troubles: When Geithner is reminded by a member of Congress that President Obama was a member of that congressional body, he's forced to admit, "Oh, I see you're point. That's a good point. He was a senator for two years. You're right." The member of Congress then says, "He had an opportunity to be part of the solution." Geithner replies, "That's true."
  • Keystone bill defeated by US Senate Democrats (Obama and the other Rats want higher gas prices)

    03/08/2012 2:27:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/8/2012 | staff
    A Republican bid to fast-track the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was defeated by Senate Democrats on Thursday in a vote to amend the chamber's highway funding bill.
  • Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices (Adios Obama!)

    02/29/2012 2:22:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 4+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2/29/2012 | By Mark Whittington
    President Barack Obama's Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices. Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy. The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to...
  • Proposed Obama budget includes surge in tax hikes (Obama plans tax hikes for EVERYONE)

    02/14/2012 7:53:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2012 | fox news
    President Obama's proposed 2013 budget contains a decade-long surge of tax hikes that, if approved, would affect everything from income to investment to inheritance. The budget blueprint contains roughly $2 trillion in new taxes and fees. When other tax cuts and credits are counted, the net impact from the proposals is still about $1.5 trillion. Though Republicans already are mounting a vigorous campaign against the proposal, many of the tax provisions still could become law unless Congress takes action to stop them. ,,,, But the budget also imposes various fees, such as a hike in the airline "security fee," as...
  • (Tax-cheat Timmy) Geithner: Tax hikes must be part of budget (will correct 'fiscal problems')

    02/15/2012 1:42:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Geithner: Tax hikes must be part of budgetBy Peter Schroeder - 02/14/12 01:18 PM ET Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told skeptical Republican senators Tuesday that it is simply not possible to correct the nation’s fiscal problems without raising taxes. Geithner defended President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal before the Senate Finance Committee and said the plan is the only option he sees for helping the economy and addressing the deficit without hurting the middle class. "I do not see how you get there if you are unable ... to contemplate and to embrace modest increases in revenue through tax reform," Geithner...
  • Businessman's Sign: No Hiring Until Obama Gone

    A west Georgia business owner’s sign that he is not hiring until President Obama leaves office is going viral, according to a local Georgia television station. "New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone," read the company’s signs on the side of its trucks, according to the station, 11Alive. "Can't afford it," explained the employer, Bill Looman. "I've got people that I want to hire now, but I just can't afford it. And I don't foresee that I'll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C." Looman's company is U.S. Cranes, LLC. He said...
  • For supercommittee, failure was an option (could have been heroes - go home bums)

    11/22/2011 4:18:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Kansas City ^ | 11/22/11 | KEITH CHROSTOWSKI
    For supercommittee, failure was an optionBy KEITH CHROSTOWSKI - The Kansas City Star Updated: 2011-11-22 Well, they’ve blown it. Failure was an option. The 12 supercommittee senators and representatives announced Monday they couldn’t come up with a spending, taxing and deficit reduction package. Thanks for wrecking everyone’s Thanksgiving. The stakes for the long-term health of the economy have just grown more dire. America’s reputation for leadership has just taken another hit. An agreement would have provided a bracing contrast to the struggles in Europe over the debt crisis there. It would prove to the world that the United States can...
  • Kerry on Debt Panel Outcome

    11/21/2011 3:55:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) ^ | November 21, 2011 | Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
    For Immediate Release: Monday, November 21, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today made the following statement after an announcement by co-chairs Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R- Texas) that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was unable to reach an agreement on a plan to reduce the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion:“I'm deeply disappointed with this outcome. We all are. This was an historic moment to do something big, bold, and balanced that demanded shared sacrifice to put our country first. Everyone worked hard and everyone wanted success.“It’s too easy just to...
  • Rangel wants wealth redistribution, says rich didn't sacrifice for war

    10/26/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on Wednesday called for the redistribution of America's riches and hammered the wealthy for benefitting from a war effort fought by the poor and middle class. Citing statistics that show 1 percent of Americans now own 42 percent of the nation's wealth, the lawmaker representing Harlem said: "There is something wrong with that formula." Rangel offered no specific remedy for adjusting those figures during his comments on the House floor, but argued further that the wealthiest one percent have the added benefit of not needing to get involved in military service. "Why is it that we...
  • They want $lice of the occu-pie: 500G fight at Zuccotti (Occupy Wall Street)

    10/23/2011 5:35:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | october 23, 2011 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    <p>Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in -- but its reluctance to share the wealth with other protesters is fraying tempers.</p> <p>Some drummers -- incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday -- are threatening to splinter off.</p>
  • Michelle Obama's Africa Vacation Cost More Than $432,142

    10/04/2011 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama's family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group. The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn't include the food, lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members. Judicial Watch said it based the jet costs on the Pentagon's hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip. The documents don't give exact cost calculations, which is typical...
  • Michelle O Flaunts $42,000 bracelet in NY while we suffer

    09/22/2011 3:19:11 AM PDT · by The Sparrow · 47 replies
    Culture Map Houston ^ | 09.21.11 | Shelby Hodge
    While we're fighting with our own, the queen is out there flaunting her wealth again while Americans "eat their peas."
  • Fed ramps up aid to economy with $400 billion stimulus

    09/21/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/21/11 | Mark Felsenthal and Pedro da Costa - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday dialed up its aid to the beleaguered U.S. economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates over time and help the battered housing sector. The Fed said it would launch a new $400 billion program that will tilt its $2.85 trillion balance sheet more heavily to longer-term securities by selling shorter-term notes and using those funds to purchase longer-dated Treasuries. It will now also reinvest proceeds from maturing mortgage and agency bonds back into the mortgage market, an acknowledgement of just how weak conditions in the sector...
  • Obama: I’ll veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes

    09/19/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s got a deficit-reduction package that can’t clear the House, thanks to massive new tax hikes that everyone knows are a deal-killer. He has a jobs package that can’t clear the Senate. What’s a President to do? Threaten a veto: President Obama warned he will veto any deficit plan brought to him by Congress that wasn’t ‘balanced’ between taxes and spending cuts.‘We are not going to have a one-sided deal that hurts the folks who are most vulnerable,’ Obama said Monday morning, speaking from the Rose Garden.He rejected accusations that tax increases for the wealthy was ‘class warfare’.The president argued,...
  • Obama increases his personal debt ceiling -- his-and-hers jets for vacation

    08/19/2011 9:55:09 PM PDT · by garjog · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th August 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Before it had even started in earnest, the much-maligned vacation became a PR nightmare, after it emerged this morning that he and his wife took separate government jets to Martha's Vineyard just hours apart. Michelle Obama​ was revealed to have arrived at the Massachusetts retreat, only 500 miles from Washington, four hours before her husband yesterday. ... The extra transport to get the the First Lady to the island for only a few more hours of vacation time will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses. The costs related to Mrs Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the...
  • And he's off! Obama all smiles as he jets to Martha's Vineyard - as approval plummets

    08/18/2011 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/11 | Staff
    With his approval rating dropping to historic lows, unemployment at an epic high and the Dow closing in the gutter, President Barack Obama is cutting his losses and taking a few days off. The president will be staying with his family at the Blue Heron Farm, a sprawling, $50,000-per-week estate with plenty of room for staff and Secret Service agents accompanying him on the trip. Mr Obama boarded Air Force One with First Dog Bo on Thursday as a new poll showed a startling loss in the commander-in-chief's favourability before he heads to Martha's Vineyard.
  • Obama's Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/14/2011 2:49:41 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    US News ^ | 8/11/2011 | Paul Bedard
    At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha's Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers. While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy Chilmark, the dozens of U.S. Secret Service agents, communications officials, top aides, drivers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with him will be covered by taxpayers as with every other presidentialvacations. His 11-day stay will require the Coast Guard...
  • Democratic Hill staffers head to Maui on taxpayer's dime -Senate Indian Affairs field hearing

    08/11/2011 10:47:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-11 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Democrats are charging taxpayers for a trip to Hawaii, The Daily Caller has learned. The entire press staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is in Maui, even though a field hearing there won’t happen until next Wednesday. The committee’s oversight field hearing, scheduled for next Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel, will focus on “Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities.” Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Government, which first discovered the hearing, told TheDC it’s unbelievable that Hill staffers talking about fiscal responsibility would waste money on a trip to Maui....
  • Obama Makes History (of Our AAA Credit)

    08/08/2011 6:03:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Obama administration and congressional Democrats are betting their political futures on the hope that the American electorate is ignorant and forgetful, and hence the memo has gone out to functionaries hither and yon, from David Axelrod to John Kerry: This is to be called the “tea-party downgrade.” That this is said with straight faces bespeaks either an unshakable contempt for the mind of the American voter or an as-yet unplumbed capacity for Democratic self-delusion. Let us revisit the facts. The original debt-ceiling deal put forward by the Democrats totaled $0.00 in debt reduction. This would have fallen approximately $4...
  • Obama says debt ceiling crisis hurt economy

    08/03/2011 12:57:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-3-11
    The U.S. debt ceiling crisis had an unnecessary negative impact on the economy, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, while a congressional impasse over aviation could cost the government $1 billion in lost revenues. Obama signed legislation into law on Tuesday that would raise the U.S. debt ceiling and cut spending, averting a default hours before a deadline. "The economy is still weakened, partly because of some things we couldn't control like the Japanese earthquake and the situation in Europe as well as the Arab Spring and its effect on oil prices," Obama told reporters at the White House at...
  • US may have way to cover bills after deadline, for week (Obama lies, again!)

    07/27/2011 3:45:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    msnbc ^ | 7/26/2011 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM/NY Times
    It turns out the federal government is sitting on some extra cash. Thanks to an inflow of tax payments and maneuvering by the Treasury Department, the government can probably continue to pay all of its bills for several days after Aug. 2, providing potentially critical breathing room for Congress to raise the debt ceiling, according to estimates by several Wall Street banks and a Washington research organization. The consensus is that the government will not run short of money until Aug. 10, when it would be unable to cut millions of Social Security checks without borrowing more money. President Obama...
  • White House stokes debt-ceiling crisis (No to new plan)

    A Republican aide e-mails me: “The Speaker, Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell all agreed on the general framework of a two-part plan. A short-term increase (with cuts greater than the increase), combined with a committee to find long-term savings before the rest of the increase would be considered. Sen. Reid took the bipartisan plan to the White House and the President said no.”
  • Eight Hundred Days Without A Budget-A new milestone in Democrat Party governance is reached.

    07/25/2011 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    human events ^ | 7-8-11 | John Hayward
    Democrats have controlled the Senate and the White House since the election of 2008, and the House of Representatives up until this year.  Certainly they could have passed any budget they desired, including one with tax increases and spending increases.  But they chose to ignore the 800-day gorilla in the room because they don't want to be on record supporting a budget that actually does what they want.  Then the public could hold them accountable for their cowardly and irresponsible behavior in the face of national fiscal calamity.  
  • Obama, Dem leaders to meet as debt crisis deepens

    07/24/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with the top Senate and House Democrats Sunday night amid the nation's deepening political standoff over the federal debt. The White House said late Sunday afternoon that Obama had invited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to the Oval Office.
  • Default 'Off the Table,' Debt Deal Will Be Struck: Geithner

    07/18/2011 8:12:27 AM PDT · by EBH · 99 replies
    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Monday that he is certain that congressional leaders will strike a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling prior to the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid default. "Each side has said definitively that default is not an option," he said, "They're not going to play around with this." "If the United States of America were to default it would be catastrophic for the American economy, for the American financial system, for the average American people, it would be a substantial unfair tax on all Americans and it would bring the world economy ... to...
  • 244 mega-fund-raisers rake in the money for Obama

    07/17/2011 6:29:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/17/11 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — The Obama re-election team released the names of more than 244 mega-fund-raisers Friday — including 31 who raised at least $500,000 to bankroll the Obama 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The fund-raisers are known in the political business as “bundlers,” people who use their extensive networks to raise money on behalf of a candidate. The Obama for America campaign calls their bundlers “volunteer fund-raisers.” The Obama team disclosed the 244 bundlers (in a few cases couples or business partners were counted as one bundling unit) who collected at least $50,000. No one from the Chicago area...
  • Happy birthday, Mr. President

    07/15/2011 6:27:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2011
    If America defaults on its debts come Aug. 2 -- as the Obama folks warn, absent a deal by then -- what will President Obama do on Aug. 3? Why, host a big birthday bash for himself, of course, to raise cash for his re-election. That's his plan right now, anyway. (He turns 50 on Aug. 4.) Tickets for a private birthday dinner with the prez will go for as much as $35,800 a couple. We, too, want to wish the president a joyous birthday. But how can anyone take seriously his threats of default -- and those of underlings...
  • New backup plan would let Obama raise debt ceiling without congressional OK

    07/14/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/14/2011 | Lisa Mascaro
    A plan by the Senate's two top leaders to allow President Obama to raise the debt limit without congressional approval is emerging as the most likely strategy to avoid a looming federal default. The plan being drafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would lock in roughly $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years — a figure considerably smaller than Republican leaders or President Obama had been seeking. Administration officials have said they still would prefer a more sweeping deal on the deficit, but they signaled the idea...
  • Geithner wants debt limit deal by next week

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday said that time is running out for a deal to raise the debt limit, and wants a broad agreement with Congress in place by the end of next week at the latest.
  • GM Spends Taxpayer Money to Lobby for More Taxpayer Money

    07/05/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 5, 2011 | Mark Modica
    According to CNBC, General Motors has ramped up its lobbying efforts to the tune of $3.58 million in the first quarter of 2011. This is nearly triple the $1.36 million it spent in the first quarter of the prior year. It is also over double the $1.67 million spent by non-bailed out Ford in the same quarter. The $50 billion that taxpayers gave to bail out GM is now partially being distributed back to President Obama, Congress and a variety of agencies in an effort by GM to, well, receive more taxpayer money.One of the requests made by GM lobbyists...
  • Geithner calls GOP debt limit plan 'irresponsible'

    06/29/2011 10:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/29/11 | AP
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is strongly criticizing a Republican proposal that would prioritize interest payments on the nation's debt and cut spending rather than raise the borrowing limit. Geithner says in a letter addressed to Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, that the idea is "a radical and deeply irresponsible departure" from previous practices by presidents of both parties. The letter was copied to 16 other Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Obama shifts debt-talk tactics, drops call for end to Bush tax rates

    06/27/2011 3:21:33 PM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2011 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama, seeking a Republican agreement to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug 2, will not insist that any deal include an end of President Bush's controversial tax rates on the wealthy. Obama's tactics are coming into clearer focus: they involve seeking higher taxes not on a broad swath of high income earners but on a narrower band of the super rich, such as owners of private jets. This means that those who earn $250,000 have got a reprieve.
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/23/2011 7:38:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | Thursday June 23, 2011 | Terrence Jeffery
    (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.” The administration’s plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way individuals and families do. [........] “We're not doing it because we want to do it, we're doing it because we see no alternative to a balanced approach to reduce our...
  • Remarks by the President at a DNC Event

    06/21/2011 12:30:13 PM PDT · by kennedy · 9 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary ^ | June 20, 2011 | The Teleprompter in Chief
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat, have a seat. It is wonderful to see all of you. I've got a lot of friends in the room here. People who knew me before anybody could pronounce my name. (Laughter.) People who knew me before I had gray hair. (Laughter.) It is wonderful to see those of you who’ve been friends for a long time, and it’s wonderful to see new friends here as well. What I'd like to do is to make some very brief remarks at the top and...
  • Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone

    06/21/2011 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone Tuesday, June 21, 2011 By James Zilenziger (CNSNews.com) - The White House isn’t saying how much of a tab the taxpayers will need to pick up for the week-long trip that First Lady Michelle Obama, her two children, her mother, a niece and a nephew are taking to South Africa and Botswana. But according to Congressional Research Service estimates, the flights alone will cost taxpayers more than $171,000--almost as much as the $174,000 annual salaries paid to rank-and-file members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The...
  • NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    06/20/2011 3:02:50 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2011
    NBC issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of golf's U.S. Open. The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported. In a statement during the broadcast, NBC commentator Dan Hicks said, "[snip] Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to...
  • NBC’s ‘Under God’ Omission Prompts Calls for Boycott, Firing

    06/20/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/20/11 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – NBC apologized for omitting the words “under God” and “indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance during Sunday’s U.S. Open, but the incident has touched off calls for NBC to hold those responsible for the omission accountable. During the opening broadcast of the U.S. Open, NBC showed a montage that included children reciting the pledge, but the words “under God” and “indivisible” were omitted twice. The network received immediate backlash about the incident through social media, including tweets calling for a boycott of NBC. “We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago, and when...
  • Taxpayer Funded Beer Bash, Ball Games and Scavenger Hunts at Holder DOJ

    06/16/2011 11:59:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 16, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    With the real unemployment rate above 16 percent, it is a perfect time to throw a lavish party for high paid federal employees at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. At least Eric Holder thinks so.The Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, the same unit that dismissed the slam dunk voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and forced Dayton (OH) to hire firefighters who flunked employment tests, is throwing an alcohol-fueled bash during work hours for 815 employees.I have obtained the invitation posted internally to all 815 Civil Rights Division employees. It reads:“It’s Time to Get Together,...
  • War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues (Obama claims he's above the law)

    06/15/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 173 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/15/2011 | Charles Savage
    The White House is telling Congress that President Obama has the legal authority to continue American participation in the NATO-led air war in Libya, even though lawmakers have not authorized it. In a broader package of materials the Obama administration is sending to Congress on Wednesday defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offers lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. Obama has not been violating the War Powers Resolution since May 20. On that day, the Vietnam-era law’s 60-day deadline for terminating unauthorized hostilities appeared to pass. But the White House argued that...
  • Blame the Economy on Welfare Queen General Electric

    06/14/2011 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | John Ransom
    With data showing that the housing market has gone into reverse, another of Obama’s blue ribbon panels is about to report to the president on ways to get the U.S. economy going. Heading up the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is corporate welfare queen GE’s Jeffery Immelt.Expect, then, Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness headed by Immelt to recommend more of the top-down central planning where Big Business, Big Labor and Big Government connive to divide up the jobs pie at the expense of the rest of us, the little guys. The program will kind of be like Obamacare,...
  • New Weiner scandal: license plate fraud?

    06/13/2011 11:21:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The one thing we can’t say with certitude is that Anthony Weiner has been registering his vehicles with the DMV. The New York Daily News did a little investigating after seeing expired tags on his Nissan Pathfinder, and discovered that not only has the car not been registered, but the plates on them belong to a different car (via JWF): When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner,...
  • Broken Bible Belt: Homes In Ruins From Tornadoes Denied Aid By FEMA For ‘Insufficient Damage’

    06/13/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | June 13, 2011 at 9:33am | The Blaze
    Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’. Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’. The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble. Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground. Three...
  • New Dirty Email Exchange Between Rep. Anthony Weiner & Cyber Mistress Traci Nobles

    06/10/2011 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 57 replies
    RadarOnline ^ | June 10, 2011 | Amber Goodhand
    Weinergate is the gift that keeps on giving. A fifth woman, Traci Nobles, has been discovered to have had sexual communication with digital Don Juan, Rep. Anthony Weiner and RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained emails between the two of them. “Please understand i am a very important man. I'm always busy, but I promise i will make time for you soon!” Weiner wrote to Nobles in an email dated May 6, 2011. “Don't the pictures i send keep you satisfied?” Nobles, 34, is a blonde gym teacher from Athens, Georgia, who also teaches cheerleading at the YWCO — the Young Women’s...
  • Athens woman, Weiner traded racy messages

    06/09/2011 9:52:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    online athens ^ | 6-9-11 | Johnson
    Athens woman, Weiner traded racy messages By Joe Johnson - joe.johnson@onlineathens.com Published Friday, June 10, 2011 comments0An Athens cheerleading coach apparently had an online fling with U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman embroiled in controversy for sending sexually explicit messages to several women. http://images.morris.com/images/athens/mdControlled/cms/2011/06/09/842158096.jpg Associated Press || Richard Drew/AP A teary U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference in New York on Monday. An Athens cheerleading coach shared online messages with the embattled congressman.onference in New York on Monday. An Athens cheerleading coach shared online messages with the embattled congressman. Associated PressRichard Drew/AP A teary U.S....
  • Weiner: I’m not resigning

    06/09/2011 11:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 176 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/9/11 | Felicia Sonmez
    New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner maintained Thursday that he does not plan to resign his seat, despite growing calls from members of his own party for the seven-term congressman to step down in the wake of his admission that he conducted inappropriate online communications with at least six women. “I’m not,” Weiner told a reporter for the New York Post on Thursday when asked if he planned to resign. “I’m going to get back to work as best I can.” Weiner said that he is working on making amends with his wife, senior State Department aide Huma Abedin, who...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • X-Rated Weiner Photo Leaks

    06/08/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 50 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | June 8 | Staff
    Andrew Breitbart said he wouldn't release his final photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner, an X-rated close-up, because the congressman had owned up to his Internet affairs. But he'd hold into it, he said Tuesday, as "an insurance policy" in case Weiner tried to get revenge on the blogger. Unfortunately for Breitbart--and for Weiner--that policy no longer holds, because on Wednesday a pair of radio DJs seem to have leaked a photo of Breitbart displaying the money shot on his iPhone.
  • The Secret Online Life of Rep. Weiner

    06/07/2011 6:25:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 6-7-11 | the readers
    Re “Tearful Weiner Admits Sending Explicit Picture” (front page, June 7): As a constituent of Representative Anthony D. Weiner, I would hope that he takes the dignified course of action and steps down. With these pictures in the public forum and the possibility of more looming, his ability to defend my interests has diminished. Mr. Weiner has let down all of his constituents and no longer carries the reputation needed to actively debate on a national stage. He should leave the political arena. MICHAEL METS Glendale, Queens, June 7, 2011 To the Editor: Politicians don’t seem to understand that if...
  • Weiner voted against censuring Rangel

    06/06/2011 5:50:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Weiner voted against censuring Rangel By Daniel Strauss - 06/06/11 07:50 PM ET When Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) colleague, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), faced ethics charges in the House in 2010, Weiner voted against censure. Now Weiner will face ethics charges of his own. On Monday, Weiner revealed that for the past three years he had had "inappropriate" Internet conversations with six different women around the country. Weiner's announcement is the most recent major development of the so-called "Weinergate" scandal that started after Weiner's Twitter account sent out a picture of a man in underwear. Initially, Weiner maintained that his...