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  • Energy Department prepares to approve more green loans

    04/05/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Restuccia
    The Energy Department said Thursday it expects to begin tentatively approving new taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy projects in the coming months. The announcement comes about seven months after Solyndra, the California solar firm that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the administration in 2009, went bankrupt, setting off a firestorm in Washington. “The Department expects to begin issuing conditional commitments over the next several months after completing a rigorous internal and external review of each application,” Energy Department loan program chief David Frantz wrote to the top lawmakers on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Frantz...
  • BREAKING: Unseen Video Shows President Obama, Top Dem Politicians Praising Failed Green Company

    04/05/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A virtually unseen video has surfaced that highlights the high-powered political rhetoric and unrealized promises put forth by President Barack Obama and Michigan’s top Democratic politicians regarding the heavily subsidized and now-troubled A123 Systems battery manufacturer. The video, which had just over 600 views since it was posted in Oct. 2010 on Youtube, has Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow singing the praises of the now-troubled advanced battery manufacturer A123 Systems. A123 Systems, which opened its lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia in September 2010, saw...
  • Democrats: Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney

    04/05/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Scripps ^ | 04/05/2012 | THOMAS BURR
    WASHINGTON - The head of the Democratic Party scolded Sen. Orrin Hatch for alleging that President Barack Obama would use Mitt Romney's Mormonism against him in the White House race."That is just preposterous," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That suggestion is utter nonsense."Hatch, during a campaign stop in northern Utah, raised the prospect that Obama's re-election campaign would play the religion card to harm Romney's chances of toppling the incumbent Democrat."You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe," Politico quoted Hatch as saying at...
  • Leak At Department Of Justice Pulls White House Deeper Into Fast And Furious

    04/05/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 4 April 2012 | Doug Book
    Last month, FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) that reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employment of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. And now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Obama's top attorney tells the court, "Nevermind."

    04/05/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 44 replies
    When our president, a, ahem, constitutional scholar, berated the court for having the audacity to consider overturning an unconstitutional law, he implied justices should think twice before doing such an unprecedented thing. Of course, Barack Obama was revealing himself to be anything but a constitutional scholar. A mere appellate court judge got so miffed he ordered the Obama Administration to submit a three-page, single-spaced paper today explaining how judicial review is something the court has the authority to do. So, Eric Holder, who currently holds the position of Attorney General in the admnistration, submitted the letter. Here’s what Holder had...
  • Fed Audit Confirms Govt. Corruption In Solyndra Deal

    04/05/2012 1:20:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2012
    The “serious concerns” of U.S. Treasury officials involving a risky $535 million infusion for a fly by night solar panel firm were ignored as the deal was fast-tracked by the Obama Administration, according to a federal audit released this week. Bankrolled by Obama fundraiser George Kaiser, the now-defunct northern California company (Solyndra) got more than half a billion dollars from the U.S. government to promote green energy. Instead, it abruptly folded last fall, stiffing American taxpayers and laying off more than 1,000 workers. From the start, it was a controversial deal that was suspiciously rushed through for a politically-connected...
  • Obama’s Sign of Madness

    04/05/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    During remarks in Portland, Maine, on Friday, President Obama said, “We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘you’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling. It was tried in the decades before the Great Depression. It didn’t work then. It was tried in the last decade. It didn’t work. You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it’s been proven not to work. That’s a sign of madness.”
  • Obama campaign wants to train army of women

    04/05/2012 12:41:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | April 5, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    The Obama campaign is hoping to train an army of women at the DNC's national issues conference in Washington, D.C., later this month. The two-day convention will include remarks by President Obama and strategy meetings on American women, values and the 2012 election as well as economic security and strengthening the middle class. Confirmed training sessions include: "Talking to Your Neighbor: Persuading Women Voters," "Digital Organizing: Effective Social Media Strategies," "Talking about the President’s Accomplishments," and "Crafting Your Personal Narrative."
  • Why did Judge Smith lecture Obama? Because he simply ignored a court order the judge had approved.

    04/05/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 8 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 5, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Most lawyers trying a case abide by the maxim: Don’t piss off the judge. President Obama disregarded that when he lectured the Supreme Court not to overturn the health care law. Indirectly the President was challenging the entire judiciary and it struck a raw nerve with Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court. Judge Smith had, less than two years earlier rejected, in a 2 to 1 decision, the Interior Department request to stay a lower court order lifting the offshore drilling moratorium (Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar) – thus requiring the moratorium lifted. In one of...
  • Another Taxpayer-Funded Solar Company Looks Like a Failure

    04/05/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    An Ohio-based solar company received millions of dollars in state and federal subsidies despite government officials’ knowledge that the company was in financial trouble, and now a local newspaper reports little activity at the manufacturer’s Perrysburg plant. According to a report last month in The Toledo Blade, Willard & Kelsey Solar Group was lent $10 million by two state agencies even though the company showed little more than a half million dollars in revenue for 2009 – that being a grant from the Buckeye State – and a loss of $4.2 million. State officials told the newspaper that loan...
  • Did Obama really teach Constitutional Law?

    04/05/2012 11:47:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Half Sigma ^ | April 5, 2012
    As reported in a Wall Street Journal column: He spoke slowly, with long pauses, giving the sense that he was speaking with great thought and precision: "Well, first of all, let me be very specific. Um [pause], we have not seen a court overturn [pause] a [pause] law that was passed [pause] by Congress on [pause] a [pause] economic issue, like health care, that I think most people would clearly consider commerce. A law like that has not been overturned [pause] at least since Lochner, right? So we're going back to the '30s, pre-New Deal."Lochner v. New York is one...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Shows 'Racist' Epithet Persists

    04/05/2012 11:36:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/5/2012 | Marybeth Hicks
    If there’s one way to determine whether an event has devolved into a circus maximus, surely it must be the entry into the public debate by Roseanne Barr. The erstwhile comedian and celebrity took up the Twitter cause last week on behalf of the late Trayvon Martin, the black teenager killed on Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in his gated community of Sanford, Fla. Of course, as a citizen, Ms. Barr has every right to speak out about this or any issue she chooses. But it comes as no surprise that she tweeted an erroneous address...
  • The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem

    04/05/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Arcy · 44 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    Look at the senior women meeting with Obama in this White House photo at a dinner they called to discuss their invisibility. Look at their faces and body language. They are pissed off. Coverage in the Washington Post...focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club–Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel–Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women. "...there were only 58 women in the 142 highest senior staff positions at the...
  • Eric Holder Letter

    04/05/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/5/2012 | Holder
    Here is the Holder Letter. The question now is: "Is the distortion intentional?
  • Coca-Cola Ends Ties to Conservative Law Writers

    04/05/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 37 replies
    AP,ABC ^ | 4/5/12 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense statute. The Atlanta-based soft drink maker said its focus with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, was on combating "discriminatory" food and beverage taxes, not on issues "that have no direct bearing" on its business. The decision to "discontinue its membership" came Wednesday, just a few hours after the black online advocacy group ColorofChange began a boycott of the company. Coca-Cola declined to...
  • McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS

    04/05/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | | 4/5/12 11:59 AM EDT | MIKE ZAPLER
    The Republican backlash against President Barack Obama’s health care-SCOTUS remarks shows no sign of subsiding.In a noon speech today to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the GOP counteroffensive, telling the president to “back off” the Supreme Court.“The President crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the Court must be defended,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said, according to the prepared text of his speech released by his office. "So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its...
  • The Democrats' Election Forgery Racket

    04/05/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/4/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether "vote early and often" scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: "Well, certainly on the air." Yuk, yuk, yuk. Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots and enlisting medical professionals to authorize fraudulent doctors' notes for liberal teachers-union operatives protesting Republican opponents. It's no laughing matter. This week, four Democratic officials in Indiana were hit with felony charges related to petition fraud in the state's 2008 primary. The prosecutions...
  • Questions the worthless MSM(Media) should be asking Obama on Judicial Activism and Restraint

    04/05/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 29 replies
    4/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Obama recent statements on the US Supreme Court Judicial Review: Obama: “ I'd just remind conservative commentators that for years what we've heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said. “Well, this is a good example. And I'm pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.” ...... and....... Obama: “’I am confident,” announced the president of the United States, “that the Supreme Court will not take what would...
  • Obama administration heeds judges' health care order-with link to Holder letter

    04/05/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | By Bill Mears
    <p>Administration lawyers met their deadline and filed a three-page, single-spaced letter -- following the specific instructions of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing a challenge to the health care law. The letter affirmed the government's stance that federal courts indeed have the authority to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- and any other law Congress passes.</p>
  • Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following The DC’s reporting

    04/05/2012 10:25:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign website has removed several videos that pitched alarmist messages to African-American voters, following reporting by The Daily Caller and the Fox News Channel. In one video that the campaign yanked from the “African-Americans for Obama” section of its website Tuesday, actress Tatyana Ali seemed to predict that a second Obama term would bring a host of benefits to African-Americans once the president no longer had to concern himself with campaigning.