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  • McCain Claims ‘Massive Cover-Up’on Benghazi

    02/18/2013 5:06:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February18, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday's "Meet The Press" when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi as a "massive cover-up." "There are so many answers we don't know," McCain told host David Gregory. "We've had two movies about getting bin Laden and we don't even know who the people were who were evacuated from the consulate the day after the [Benghazi] attack. So there are many, many questions. So we've had a...
  • Emails: Decision on NBC host stirred response

    02/10/2013 4:46:00 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia prosecutors received scores of emails from citizens upset because NBC television journalist David Gregory was not criminally charged for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" show. Prosecutors received roughly 50 emails demanding that Gregory be charged, plus more than 150 others expressing outrage in the days after officials decided to not prosecute him. The Associated Press obtained the messages through a public records request. The emails were sent by people from around the country, including some self-identified gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, who accused prosecutors of hypocritically and unevenly...
  • Shocking Numbers That Show The Media Is Lying To You About Unemployment In America

    02/01/2013 8:47:44 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-1-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Shocking Numbers That Show The Media Is Lying To You About Unemployment In America By Michael snyder February 1st, 2013 Did you know that the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has continually been falling since 2006 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Did you know that the increase in the number of Americans "not in the labor force" during Barack Obama's first four years in the White House was more than three times greater than the increase in the number of Americans "not in the labor force" during the entire decade of the 1980s? The...
  • NBC's Williams Can't Understand Why Obama Isn't Winning by a Landslide

    10/25/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    NBC's Williams Can't Understand Why Obama Isn't Winning by a Landslide By Kyle Drennen Created 10/25/2012 - 10:41am By Kyle Drennen | October 25, 2012 | 10:41 A A Kyle Drennen's picture In an interview with President Obama on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams lobbed this softball: "How is it that with – what, 13 days to go, you're fighting for your life in a 47/47 race?... So after the excitement of '08, given the power of incumbency, you got Bin Laden, you did not expect to be sitting on a more substantial race than we are as...
  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "I'm Not Psyched About This America First Theme" (video)

    07/16/2012 4:13:49 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 16, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC's Chris Hayes during a discussion about the Romney and Obama campaign on his MSNBC weekend show "Up with Chris Hayes." "If I could just be an annoying buzzkill precious liberal for a second, I'm not psyched about this sort of America first theme as being what to lead with," MSNBC's Chris Hayes said at the top of the second hour on his morning weekend program. Hayes and his panel were discussing the Obama and Romney campaigns.
  • NBC Scraps SNL Sketch Critical of Obama

    The Daily Caller has obtained a scrapped sketch critical of President Barack Obama that was intended for airing at the opening of last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.
  • NBC Editgate: Buck Stops With Brian Williams

    04/04/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/3/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    A very specific set of words was cut. It was not random. And it was not a mistake. So the question becomes: whose head should roll? The answer is obvious: Brian Williams. Williams has been, since 2004, the managing editor of NBC News. And this was no mistake. It was a purposeful attempt to drive the narrative against Zimmerman. It is Williams’ job to see that the facts are reported rather than skewed. And the buck stops with him. This is no isolated incident for Williams. He’s an ardent leftist who began his career by interning for Jimmy Carter. When...
  • MSNBC’s Karen Finney Says the Koch Brothers Killed Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 4:05:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies · 54+ views
    Red State ^ | 3/23/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida is a terrible tragedy made even worse by a police department that seemingly bungled the investigation. There are multiple eyewitnesses, some who saw the shooter, George Zimmerman, yelling for help. Others saw Trayvon Martin yelling for help. It shouldn’t be a partisan issue. But MSNBC decided to make it one. According to Karen Finney on MSNBC, the Koch Brothers, NRA, and other conservatives are responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death. They have blood on their hands because they apparently built a time machine with their billions and went back to 1789 and inserted the second amendment...
  • MSNBC'S Sharpton Sinkhole

    03/21/2012 4:06:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    A few nights back, Mark Levin made a powerful point on his radio show: Fox News boss Roger Ailes is a well-known and infamous name in media circles, like some sort of cable-news Voldemort or Darth Vader. Meanwhile, MSNBC boss -- quick, can you name him? -- Phil Griffin is unknown and not the least bit controversial after hiring, as Levin unforgettably put it, a "conga line of morons." NBC news used to be the channel for sober, boring Huntley-Brinkley journalism. It was liberal, to be sure but serious. NBC's news wasn't always objective, but it had a reputation for...
  • Terminated CBO Whistleblower Exposes Deep Conflicts At "Impartial" Budget Office

    03/15/2012 11:40:51 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/15/2012 | Tyler Durden
    I am making public the letter that I wrote to Senator Grassley (Feb. 23, 2011) regarding circumstances that led to my firing after 2.5 months by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), particularly my writing about mortgage fraud and its roots in mortgage securitization that CBO sought to deny was a problem. I was repeatedly pressured by the CBO Assistant Director, Deborah Lucas… to not write nor discuss issues in the banking sector and mortgage markets that might suggest weakness in these sectors and their consequences on the economy and households... …Issues at the heart of the foreclosure problems pertain to...
  • GE rejects Republicans’ climate change doubts

    03/12/2012 5:22:30 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 11 March 2012 | Pilita Clark
    General Electric has brushed aside the doubts leading Republican presidential contenders have raised about climate science. The US industrial and financial conglomerate said it had long seen climate change as a valid concern after an internal evaluation of the scientific case in 2005. (Snip) Observers have attributed the party’s shift since the last election to a range of factors, including the rise of the anti-regulatory Tea Party and fears about unemployment. Others suggest the change is due to fossil fuel interests using so-called super PACs – the new generation of political action committees empowered by a 2010 Supreme Court ruling...
  • NBC hanging on to Chelsea

    02/18/2012 4:16:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/12 | Page 6
    Chelsea Clinton is close to signing another deal with NBC, despite criticism of her reporting. Clinton is nearing the end of a 90-day contract as an NBC News special correspondent, where she contributes to the “Making a Difference” segments that air during “Rock Center With Brian Williams.” While her reports have been tepidly received by critics, sparking strong rumors and reports she would not sign again, sources tell us NBC plans to keep her involved with the network.
  • ABC News’s stunning liberal bias (6/10/2011. Just a reminder of who the enemies are)

    02/14/2012 8:15:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/10/2011 | Richard Grenell
    ABC News and George Stephanopoulos have a credibility problem with conservatives and Middle America. And it seems to be getting worse. It’s not just that ABC News hired Bill Clinton’s White House spokesman and counselor George Stephanopoulos as a journalist; it’s that the pack mentality at ABC News doesn’t see it as a problem. “The planning meetings [at ABC News] have little political diversity. Everyone is left of center and at ease with their liberal ideals. The other viewpoint is rarely raised and never fully represented,” a current ABC News producer told me last week. ,,,,, But the bias at...
  • 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...
  • NBC, Brokaw denounce Romney ad

    01/28/2012 7:50:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://politico.com ^ | January 28, 2012 | Maggie Haberman
    Via POLITICO's Reid Epstein, NBC News and Tom Brokaw are loudly objecting to the Mitt Romney campaign's use of footage from the 1990s in an ad blasting Newt Gingrich over his House ethics charges. Brokaw, whose statement noted he was speaking on his behalf, said, "I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do no want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign." "The NBC Legal Department has written a letter to the campaign asking for the removal of all NBC News material from their campaign...
  • Gregory Tells Reid 'Democrats Haven't Put Together a Budget in a Year' - It's Been Almost Three

    01/16/2012 4:19:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/16/2012 | noel sheppard
    The lack of current events knowledge demonstrated by today's anchors and political commentators is often breathtaking. On Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory actually told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), "Democrats haven't put together a budget in a year." Actually, it's been almost three years. DAVID GREGORY, HOST: Talk about who should have the most influence in this new year and Gallup has a poll that was very interesting. I'll put it up on the screen. Forty-six percent said President Obama, but 42 percent said Republicans in Congress and this is after you and President Obama had been...
  • MSNBC's Financier – Mitt Romney

    01/05/2012 8:00:05 PM PST · by ckilmer · 8 replies
    dallasblog ^ | Thu, Dec 29, 2011, 10:38 PM | Tom McGregor
    MSNBC's Financier – Mitt Romney Are you curious how former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney became a very wealthy man? Apparently, his investment company, Bain Capital, is bankrolling the President Barack Obama White House news network, MSNBC, a leftist cable news network that is floundering in TV ratings compared with Fox News. Politico reports that, “starting on last night’s Ed Show with Ed Schultz, MSNBC anchors are now disclosing their parent company’s ties to Bain Capital, the buyout firm co-founded by Mitt Romney.” For an approximate $3.5 billion – a business relationship that MSNBC anchors have not disclosed until recently, according...
  • NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

    Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom, who similarly fretted: "It's basically a white, very, very Christian state." Geist explained how Bloom has been "in hiding" since writing a scathing article in The Atlantic attacking Iowa as, "An assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow." Bloom also ranted: "Those who stay in...
  • NBC's Gregory Defends ObamaMideast Policy Vs. Santorum,Defends Election Win

    01/01/2012 1:20:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/1/12 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, as guest Rick Santorum criticized President Obama for not supporting a democracy movement in Iran that might have weakened the anti-America radical Muslim government of Tehran, but, by contrast, supported a democracy movement in Egypt directed against a pro-America government - which resulted in an election that recently handed more power in Cairo to radical Muslims - host David Gregory accused the GOP presidential candidate of being "patently contradictory." As he moved into this foreign policy portion of the interview, Gregory brought up a recent speech in which Santorum accused President Obama of
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Romney Struggles With Primary Voters, Gingrich With General Electorate [Newt: 50% No]

    12/17/2011 3:10:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 16, 2011 | Mark Murray
    NBC/WSJ poll: Romney Struggles With Primary Voters, Gingrich With General Electorate By Mark Murray, Deputy Political Director, NBC News WASHINGTON - Exactly three weeks until the first Republican presidential nominating contest in Iowa, front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have two different challenges, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Romney faces a challenge with the Republican primary electorate, trailing Gingrich nationally by 17 percentage points as nearly two-thirds of Republicans view him as either liberal or moderate. Gingrich, meanwhile, faces a challenge with the general electorate, as half of all voters say they wouldn’t vote for him...
  • Brian Williams Lottery (Guess the Date When he is forced to utter "Fast & Furious")

    12/14/2011 7:20:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | December 14, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    So far the sum total of the times that Operation Fast & Furious has been mentioned on NBC is exactly ONE time and that was when it briefly mentioned in passing on Dateline NBC. Even though this scandal has been much discussed on the Web and covered in detail on CBS by Sharyl Attkinson, Brian Williams has yet to even mention this scandal once. However, there might come a point where even Brian Williams' virgin lips will be forced to be "deflowered" by uttering the taboo words "Fast & Furious." Therefore let us have a Brian Williams Fast & Furious...
  • Morning Joe: Obama Believes 'America Is Not Commensurate With His Gifts'

    12/12/2011 4:50:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn't like his job. He doesn't particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work. An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn't think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Jon Meacham encapsulated the concept, Obama believes "the country is not commensurate with his gifts." View the video here.
  • Fannie and Freddie Big Wigs Under Fire For Lavish Spending and Bonuses

    12/01/2011 4:24:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    US News ^ | 1 Dec 2011
    Embattled government mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were under fire again Thursday as the House Committee on Financial Services grilled leaders on "lavish" spending and executive pay. This after the government mortgage giants both posted huge losses last quarter and have appealed to the Treasury Department for more funds—almost $14 billion between them—to shore up their shaky balance sheets. With a hefty dose of indignation, Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer railed on Fannie Mae chief Michael Williams about more than $5 million budgeted for "meals and social activities" for employees—wondering why a taxpayer-funded organization in major financial trouble...
  • Obama escaped Rezko's orbit

    11/30/2011 9:03:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/11 | David Freddoso
    Although it did not go unreported, convicted Chicago political influencer Tony Rezko's 10-year prison sentence was treated as an afterthought during the short Thanksgiving workweek. Also an afterthought: the amazing facility with which President Obama has completely escaped Rezko's orbit in the liberal mainstream media's standard narrative.
  • 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...
  • Fannie, Freddie Execs Defend Pay Packages

    11/16/2011 10:03:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    fox business ^ | 11/16/2011 | reuters
    Top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Wednesday defended their companies' pay practices which have drawn opposition after it was disclosed the government-controlled firms were paying out nearly $13 million in executive bonuses. Michael Williams, chief executive of Fannie Mae, and Charles Haldeman, Freddie Mac's chief executive, both argued the compensation structures at the mortgage finance firms were warranted to retain and attract qualified staff. A bill to block the pay packages was approved by the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday in a 52-4 vote. The full House must still vote on the measure. A similar bill...
  • (Obama Supporters) Fannie, Freddie execs score $100 million payday

    11/15/2011 4:32:12 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/15/2011 | staff
    Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received the biggest federal bailout of the financial crisis. And nearly $100 million of those tax dollars went to lucrative pay packages for top executives, filings show. The top five executives at Fannie Mae received $33.3 million in 2009 and 2010, while the top five at Freddie Mac received $28.1 million. And each company has set pay targets of as much as $17 million for its top managers for 2011. That's a total of $95.4 million, which will essentially be coming from taxpayers, who have been keeping the mortgage finance giants alive...
  • First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path [Predicts Race Over By Feb.1st]

    11/11/2011 9:53:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2011 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower
    First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path By NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower *** Romney’s clear path: After Herman Cain’s defiant news conference on Tuesday and after Rick Perry’s brain freeze at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP presidential nomination is now WIDE open. In fact, not since Bob Dole in 1996 has a candidate been such a clear front-runner right before the primaries and caucuses begin. The ’96 comparison is also instructive: Dole still lost New Hampshire to Pat Buchanan. What this all means: While Romney looks to be on his way...
  • Fannie Mae taps $7.8 billion from Treasury, loss widens

    11/08/2011 4:55:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Fannie Mae taps $7.8 billion from Treasury, loss widens Photo 6:42pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fannie Mae, the biggest source of money for U.S. home loans, on Tuesday said it needed a further $7.8 billion in federal aid to stay afloat as a shaky housing market widened its third-quarter loss to $5.1 billion. Fannie Mae also attributed the deeper cash drain to losses on derivatives that are used to hedge the firm's exposure to swings in interest rates and expenses related to home loans made prior to the 2008 financial collapse. In the year-earlier quarter it had a loss of...
  • Networks Hit Cain Story 50 Times in Less Than 4 Days; Ignored Clinton Scandals

    11/05/2011 2:33:32 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center [videos] ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    Over a period of just three and a half days, CBS, NBC and ABC have developed an insatiable hunger for the Cain sexual harassment story, devoting an incredible 50 stories to the allegations. In contrast, over a similar period these networks mostly ignored far more substantial and serious scandals relating to Bill Clinton. After Paula Jones held a press conference there was only one report of her allegations. Following Kathleen Willey's claims of being groped by Clinton, there were a mere three reports. For Juanita Broderick, who came forward in February 1999 to say Clinton RAPED her, only three stories...
  • Freddie Mac Loses $4.4B in Third Quarter, Requests $6B More From Treasury

    11/03/2011 10:20:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | November 03, 2011 | Associated Press
    Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has requested $6 billion in additional aid after posting a wider loss in the third quarter. Freddie Mac said Thursday that it lost $4.4 billion, or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. That compares with a loss of $4.1 billion, or $1.25 a share, in the same quarter of 2010. This quarter's $6 billion request from taxpayers is the largest since April 2010.
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Executives Get Big Housing Bonuses

    11/01/2011 8:13:51 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 12 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 10/31/11 11:32 PM EDT | JOSH BOAK & JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    The Obama administration’s efforts to fix the housing crisis may have fallen well short of helping millions of distressed mortgage holders, but they have led to seven-figure paydays for some top executives at troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator for Fannie and Freddie, approved $12.79 million in bonus pay after 10 executives from the two government-sponsored corporations last year met modest performance targets tied to modifying mortgages in jeopardy of foreclosure. The executives got the bonuses about two years after the federally backed mortgage giants received nearly $170 billion in...
  • Tom Brokaw "Stunned" By Herman Cain's Smoking Ad, Lambasts 9-9-9 plan (video)

    10/30/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 30, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Tom Brokaw is shocked and stunned at Herman Cain's web ad that features his Chief of Staff smoking a cigarette. Brokaw did not appreciate the cigarette because of the damage smoking does to one's body. Brokaw even went so far as to say Cain should rename his 9-9-9 plan to include cancers and diseases one gets from smoking. "I must say on the Cain thing, I was stunned by that ad that he did with his campaign manager, ending up smoking a cigarette. Which, in my judgment, is one of the great health hazards in America in terms of lethal...
  • Freddie Mac CEO to step down

    10/26/2011 8:23:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-10-26 | Peter Schroeder
    Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman, Jr., has announced his plans to step down as chief executive officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac sometime in the next year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates Freddie and its counterpart Fannie Mae, announced Wednesday that Haldeman is looking to leave the government-sponsored enterprise some time next year.
  • 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...
  • Psychotic Liberal Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Herman Cain – 10/6/11

    10/06/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 107 replies
    mofo politics ^ | September 6, 2011 | Herman Cain/LO'Donnell
    “Warning: You’re going to want to strangle Lawrence O’Donnell after watching this, if you don’t already.” Posted October 6th, 2011 Herman Cain versus demigod Lawrence O’ Donnell. Annoying Liberal Larry met his match with Cain. Highlights of LO’D got-ya questions (teasers to watch video) to Cain since no transcript out yet. LO’D : ‘ Has the Democrat Party managed to brainwash 81% of the American people into supporting that idea? (more taxes on the rich) LO’D Reads Twitter question : “Ask him how he would ever expect to get the African American vote when all he has done is insult...
  • Herman Cain fires back in highly offensive MSNBC interview

    10/06/2011 11:02:27 PM PDT · by sybilll · 97 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/06/2011 | TheRightScoop
    I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard a more offensive interview on MSNBC than the one I just heard from Lawrence O’Donnell with Herman Cain. In one interview O’Donnell managed to accuse Herman Cain of not only sitting on the sidelines during the civil rights movement, but also of dodging the Vietnam war. His contempt for a black Republican has never been more clear. At one point in the interview, O’Donnell asked Cain where America would be right now if Rosa Parks took his dad’s advice to stay out of trouble and just sit in the back of the bus....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Airing Anti-Palin Bilge at NBC

    09/21/2011 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    Twenty years ago, NBC's "Today" devoted three days of interviews to the insufferable Kitty Kelley, who unspooled baseless allegations against Nancy Reagan, like her supposed love affair with Frank Sinatra. That kind of tabloid bilge belched back up the garbage disposal on Sept. 16, when "Today" promoted the new Palin-bashing book "The Rogue," by leftist author Joe McGinniss. NBC doesn't have an evidence standard when its conservatives are being gored. With liberals, it's a different story. NBC didn't give a second to McGinniss after liberals roundly condemned him in 1993 for his Ted Kennedy book "The Last Brother." In 1996,...
  • 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,...
  • GE responds to charges of crony capitalism

    09/15/2011 8:48:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 13 replies · 1+ views
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Thursday September 15, 2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    General Electric, with a larger lobbying budget than any other company in America, has long lobbied for and profited from Big Government. Since Obama tapped GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt as Job Czar, this critique has spread throughout the Right. When it came out that GE's U.S. corporate income tax bill for 2010 was $0, anti-GE sentiment grew on the Left and Right. Finally, at the latest Republican debate Newt Gingrich attacked GE for profiting from Obama-style green-energy loopholes. So today, GE responds: "There has been a lot of talk lately about GE and what some call crony capitalism. Unfortunately, those...
  • Sarah Palin Slams GE, Solar Firm

    09/15/2011 3:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Street ^ | September 15, 2011 | Philip van Doorn
    Sarah Palin has joined the manic bashing of General Electric, calling the conglomerate "the poster child of corporate welfare and crony capitalism." One day after Elizabeth Warren said that GE "pays nothing in taxes" as part of her announcement that she would run for the U.S. Senate to represent her home state of Massachusetts, Palin -- the former half-term governor of Alaska, cable stalwart and perennial fence-sitting would-be presidential candidate -- said that the company "pays virtually no corporate income taxes." Palin said nothing about reforming the tax code to address the tax credits claimed by General Electric. Palin quickly...
  • GE to Buy Back Shares From Buffett Next Month

    09/13/2011 5:20:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-13-11
    *snip* General Electric [GE 15.41 0.40 (+2.66%) ^ 0.40 (+2.66%) ] officially notified Berkshire Hathaway [BRK.A 103460.00 -340.00 (-0.33%) ] on Tuesday it intends next month to repurchase the $3 billion of preferred stock it sold him in October 2008.GE has flagged the move for a while. Under terms of the deal it struck with Buffett when all hell was breaking loose, the company led by Jeff Immelt was obliged to wait three years to call the bonds. It also needed to give at least 30 days notice—hence this week's letter from Fairfield, Connecticut, to Omaha. Buffett's money doesn't come...
  • GE Moves 115-Year-Old X-Ray Unit's Base to China to Tap Growth (Obama selling the USA)

    09/13/2011 12:42:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Sadhill News ^ | September 13, 2011 | Staff
    Just days ago ,a href="http://sadhillnews.com/2011/07/12/bankrupt-bailed-out-government-owned-tax-free-overseas-job-outsourcing-ge-tells-american-business-owners-stop-complaining-about-big-government">(bankrupt, bailed-out, government-owned, tax-free, overseas-job-outsourcing GE ) CEO Jeffery Immelt scolded American business owners, ‘The people in this room have got to stop complaining about government!‘, and, (‘The truth is), we all need to be part of the solution‘,(GE-sponsored) Obama warning us (There Is Going To Be A Tug-Of-War Within The United States Between Those Who See Globalization As A Threat And Those Who Accept’ It") and then Obama calling on GE’s chief Jeffrey Immelt to (head his economic recovery advisory panel) while Obama made ‘special arrangements’ for the upcoming ($53 billion in taxpayer funds) used...
  • In Latest Republican Debate Moderators Carry Obama's Message

    09/09/2011 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Brian Williams must crave attention. In the latest Republican debate, instead of moderating, he personally debated all the participants. The actual discussion between candidates was more civil and constructive than the endless string of gotcha speeches foisted as questions on the panel by NBC's Williams and his Politico sidekick, John Harris. Question after question was an attempt to put each GOP candidate on the defensive. More accusation and White House talking points passed from the lips of Williams and Harris than legitimate questions looking to determine the ideas of the candidates and how they differed. As a result the debate...
  • NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century'

    08/30/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | 8/30/11 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader." Later, Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: "If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?"