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  • We are in a police state now

    01/18/2014 3:30:14 PM PST · by Jack Black · 30 replies
    A totally biased and unqualified Obama donor is set to investigate the IRS, so why not a Soros dependent to investigate the NSA? Remember when investigators were supposed to have the appearance of balance and propriety? On Friday Barack Obama held a press conference to announce once again that he knows absolutely nothing about what his government is doing. DrJohn’s Law say that whatever Obama says is a lie and the opposite is almost always the truth. Obama denied knowing how invasive the NSA has become and claimed that the NSA has never abused anyone’s privacy. That, naturally, is a...
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before agency changed targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/22/13 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office...
  • The White House pushed dirt on Darrell Issa, book says

    07/04/2013 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Washington Post / Blogs ^ | July 3 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    In the summer of 2010, with Republicans poised to take over the House and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in line to lead the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the White House started urging reporters to write negative stories about the congressman’s past, a new book says. (article continues at link)
  • Bombshell: Police Chief Mark Kessler On Obama ID Fraud; Obama Not Kenyan Or American

    06/10/2013 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 583 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Police Chief Mark Kessler
    Audio PART FOUR @00:18 "This Barry...he's not an American, I can tell you that right now. The information that I was given, he's not an American. He's not even Kenyan and I'm tellin' you that when you find out what he is, your blood is gonna boil. The American people are gonna go absolutely crazy if Congress doesn't do something about this cause he's not Kenyan and he's not American. ...There's no record of him prior to the age of five anywhere in this country. Nowhere. The people that...that they say are his parents, guess what? They're not his real...
  • Soros gave $6.1 Million to Groups Pressuring IRS to target Conservative Nonprofits

    05/15/2013 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Marathoner · 51 replies
    Conservative News Service ^ | May 15, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    With Soros funding, anything is possible. The growing scandal where the IRS unfairly targeted politically-conservative groups can be traced back to a lobbying effort begun by George Soros-funded liberal groups in 2010, after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
  • ARE THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO STEAL PENNSYLVANIA?

    11/06/2012 5:33:25 AM PST · by barryobi · 66 replies
    powerline ^ | 11/06/2012 | john hinderaker
    It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia. Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 56, Div 1; Ward 56, Div 22; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 12, Div 17; Ward 39, Div 1; Ward 24, Div 9; Ward 18, Div 25; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 29, Div 18; Ward 65, Div 19; Ward 20, Div 1; and Ward 6, Div 11. The idea is to kick out the Republicans, then stuff the box with ballots...
  • Watchdog Group: Obama Bundlers Bagged Millions in Auto Bailout

    11/04/2012 7:53:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 3, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    The government’s bailout of the automobile industry was rife with cronyism that bagged Obama bundlers and Administration insiders millions and left taxpayers holding the bill. That’s the conclusion Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer reached when he investigated little-known details surrounding the Obama Administration’s auto bailout, an action President Barack Obama touts as one of his most sterling presidential achievements. The government’s actions involving Chrysler resulted in a net loss to taxpayers of $2.9 billion, and the government is currently sitting on a $14.5 billion loss for its actions involving General Motors. But Mr. Schweizer says few Americans realize the...
  • Liberal friend of my wife brags about voting 3 times. What to do?

    11/03/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT · by arista · 130 replies
    Vanity | 11/3/12 | Me
    My wife had some of her girlfriends over today when I was out of the house. Later, my wife told me that one of her liberal friend was bragging about how she is registered to vote at three addresses and regularly votes three times, including in the current election. She didn't say for who, but we all know she is a liberal. We live in the SF Bay area. The friend in question moved here from New York a few years ago and is probably registered in NY, plus at two addresses here in Calif. The question is, what can...
  • Leaked Emails Prove Obama Admin Drove Cash to Failed Green Company

    10/28/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2012 | Breitbart
    ...CompleteColorado.com has obtained emails that seem to directly contradict Plouffe’s answer, and also challenge the President’s notion that the DOE’s loan decisions were universally autonomous within the agency. The emails also lend even more credence to the theory that the loan to Abound Solar was political payback to Colorado’s wealthy Democratic benefactor and Gang-of-Four member, Pat Stryker.
  • All Three Branches of Government Are Acting Above the Law What do we do about it?

    07/20/2012 8:16:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | July 19, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom. The Rule of Law is a three-legged stool on which freedom sits. The first leg requires that all laws be enacted in advance...
  • White House visitor logs provide window into lobbying industry [Obama more than any president]

    05/20/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 10 replies
    ... It was an unremarkable January day, with a steady stream of lobbyists among the thousands of daily visitors to the White House and the surrounding executive office buildings, according to a Washington Post analysis of visitor logs released by the administration. The Post matched visits with lobbying registrations and connected records in the visitor database to show who participated in the meetings, information now available in a search engine on the Post’s web site. The visitor logs for Jan. 17 — one of the most recent days available — show that the lobbying industry Obama has vowed to constrain...
  • The Influence Industry: Obama gives administration jobs to some big fundraisers

    03/08/2012 2:11:47 PM PST · by MissesBush · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/08/12 | T.W. Farnam
    Big donors considering whether to work the phones raising money for President Obama’s reelection campaign might consider the fate of his 2008 bundlers. Many of them, it turns out, won plum jobs in his administration. Obama campaigned on what he called “the most sweeping ethics reform in history” and has frequently criticized the role of money in politics. That hasn’t stopped him from offering government jobs to some of his biggest bundlers, volunteer fundraisers who gather political contributions from other rich donors. More than half of Obama’s 47 biggest fundraisers, those who collected at least $500,000 for his campaign, have...
  • Report: LightSquared might swap airwaves with military

    02/18/2012 4:16:23 PM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Wireless startup LightSquared might try to swap airwave licenses with similar ones operated by the Defense Department in a last-ditch attempt to save its nationwide network, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the company's plans.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to block LightSquared's plans earlier this week after testing showed its network would interfere with millions of GPS devices....The company has until mid-March to receive regulatory approval or its risks losing a multibillion-dollar contract with Sprint.
  • Bankrupt Solyndra seeking to pay bonuses

    01/12/2012 2:58:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Washiington Times ^ | 1-11-12 | Jim McElhatton
    Now seems an unlikely time for handing out bonuses at bankrupt Solyndra LLC, but that’s the plan of company attorneys intending to dole out up to a half-million dollars to persuade key employees to stay put. Nearly two dozen Solyndra employees could receive bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each under a proposal filed by Solyndra’s attorneys in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The attorneys say the extra money will add motivation at a time when workers at the solar company have little job security and more responsibilities because so many of their colleagues have been fired. The names of...
  • Obama violated Senate norms to appoint this guy? New CFPB chief accused of misusing state funds

    01/06/2012 10:59:31 AM PST · by tutstar · 29 replies
    Klein Online ^ | January 5, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is : Obama violated Senate norms to appoint this guy? New financial protection chief accused of misusing state funds (FR needs more space for title- I always have to alter Aaron's titles to post them) Sparking Republican charges he violated Senate norms, President Obama today used his recess appointment powers to name a head for the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. KleinOnline first reported last month that consumer groups had been calling on Obama to seize rarely-used powers in to make a recess appointee for Richard Cordray, the nominee for what the government bills as a new consumer...
  • Gore-mobile recalled as a fire hazard

    01/01/2012 8:24:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) ^ | January 1, 2012 | Don Surber
    Crony capitalism not only is a pain in the national wallet, but products from crony capitalists pose a physical danger. Fisker Automotive —fronted by Democratic eco-millionaire Al Gore —received a half-billion federal “loan” 2 years ago to make luxury electric cars. Not only was this a sweetheart from the Obama administration, but the deal financed the manufacture of unsafe electric lemons.From the New York Times: Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prices on the 2012...
  • Justice Department seeks to pass rule allowing government officials to lie

    A powerful tool that allows ordinary citizens to obtain crucial information from government archives, the US Department of State (DOA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is under attack. The Daily Caller reports that the US Justice Department wants to revise the law to allow government officials to lie about, or conceal the very existence of, records that it does not wish to release publicly. The Justice Department claims that the law needs to be revised to protect sensitive information from being released. But current FOIA provisions already exempt certain information from having to be supplied, as long as those requesting...
  • Justice Dept. Proposes Lying, Hiding Existence Of Records Under New FOIA Rule

    10/28/2011 4:56:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Justice Dept. Proposes Lying, Hiding Existence Of Records Under New FOIA Rule By C.J. CiaramellaArchive | Email C.J. Ciaramella A classified folder rests President Barack Obama’s desk during a morning meeting in the Oval Office, June 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the...
  • Fraud case targets grants awarded by President Obama’s friend

    09/21/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept 21 2011 | By CHRIS FUSCO & DAVE McKINNEYStaff Reporters
    The indictment of a Chicago nurse accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for her personal use has turned a spotlight on an Illinois state agency that awarded her money while it was headed by one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, records show. Under Whitaker, the Illinois Department of Public Health awarded Margaret A. Davis — the former program director of the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association — a no-bid contract and seven AIDS- and cancer-related grants that became part of her $500,000 cash-siphoning scheme, prosecutors say. According...
  • Smith to Holder: Investigate Solyndra

    09/20/2011 7:38:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/20/11 | Publius
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent the following letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking the appointment of an independent examiner to probe the Solyndra scandal: Rep. Smith to Atty. Gen. Holder
  • Informants: FBI Ignores Border Corruption

    09/19/2011 6:57:04 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/19/11 | Friends of Ours
    Two highly-respected whistle blowers with law enforcement backgrounds shockingly claim that the FBI is refusing "to investigate allegations that the Mexican drug cartels have corrupted U.S. law officers and politicians in the El Paso border region" after "big names" started to surface as reported by Diana Washington Valdez for the El Paso Times: "Greg Gonzales, a retired Do a Ana County sheriff's deputy, and Wesley Dutton, a rancher and former New Mexico state livestock investigator, said that instead of arrests and prosecutions of suspects, their whistle-blowing activities have resulted only in threats and retaliation against themselves." Of course, it is...
  • Is LightSquared the New Solyndra? The Case of Air Force 4-Star and White House Pressure

    09/16/2011 11:43:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 16, 2011 | Michael Angley
    Last week, Air Force General William Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, told Congressional leaders in a closed-door session that the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to favor a company that turns out to be a major donor to the Democratic Party. LightSquared, a Virginia-based broadband satellite company, has been vying for permission to operate in a frequency band in the vicinity of our nation’s GPS system. In Gen Shelton’s presentation to Congress, he went prepared to warn of the dangers the LightSqaured project would pose to our GPS integrity. He said the White...
  • LightSquared: The next Obama pay-for-play morass?

    09/15/2011 10:36:31 AM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 09-15-2011 | Michelle Balkin
    When it rains, it pours. And there ain’t a big enough umbrella for all President Obama’s cronies and fixers to crowd under these days. While the Solyndra BGB (big green boondoggle) continues to blow up on Capitol Hill, the White House faces another pay-for-play backlash — this time from his own left flank. The liberal Daily Beast reports on a broadband project backed by a frequent Obama White House visitor and donor that has Pentagon officials concerned over potential military GPS interference. The Obama FCC took the lead in intervening on the donor, billionaire hedge fund manster Philip Falcone’s, behalf...
  • Deliberate smear--Media Matters story on ATF gun smuggling

    07/30/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    As reported yesterday, the ultra-Leftwing, George Soros-funded 'Media Matters' confronted the reporter who first broke the ATF gun smuggling scandal as he sat outside the committee hearings on the subject in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Shoving a cell phone camera in his face, the Media Matters propagandist demanded to know why Mike Vanderboegh had 'lied' about the Tampa field office of the ATF smuggling guns into Honduras. Media Matters posted their story yesterday, in which they accused Fox News of reporting Vanderboegh's assertions without doing an adequate fact-check. It goes without saying that Media Matters, the pompous...
  • ATF whistle blower has been fired

    06/28/2011 7:50:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/28/11
    Vince Cefalu, the ATF agent who blew the whistle on Fast and Furious, has been fired. He is being interviewed on Fox now. This comes after Rep. Issa warned the ATF not to fire him.
  • Congressional lines drawn to edge out GOP (Illinois)

    05/28/2011 5:02:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 may2011 | Rick Pearson
    SPRINGFIELD— — Suburban voters are likely to see unfamiliar names on the ballot when they vote for Congress next year under a proposed Democratic map unveiled Friday aimed at removing most of the rookie Republicans who won last November. Take Elmhurst. Longtime residents of the western suburb are used to having conservative Republicans like the late Henry Hyde and Rep. Peter Roskam as their congressman. They soon could find themselves represented by the liberal Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley, whose home base is the North Side of Chicago. McHenry Voters in Will County just getting to know freshman GOP Rep. Adam...
  • Oh my: Documents reveal that Elena Kagan may have helped craft legal defense of ObamaCare

    05/19/2011 7:15:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    She won’t recuse herself, needless to say. Defending their signature domestic “achievement” when it’s under mortal threat from a constitutional challenge is much, much more important to the left than observing ethical rules. Which is why, of course, they’ve been hassling Clarence Thomas about a supposed conflict of interest in his own right vis-a-vis ObamaCare. They know Kagan is compromised, so they’re setting up a “tu quoque” rejoinder for when, not if, the GOP takes up this point in earnest.I wonder if they know how compromised she is. On March 21, 2010, Katyal urged Kagan to attend a health care...
  • The sharks are about to eat you – again

    05/11/2011 7:13:17 PM PDT · by bronkburnett · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | may 11, 2011 | michael master
    Have the sharks lured you back into the investment water? Well, you are about to lose everything again, like in 2009 – and Obama is letting the sharks do it because they gave him lots of money. And who are those sharks? George Soros, executives of Goldman Sachs, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, bankers, insurance companies and Wall Street. Let's look at these things: inflation, GDP, unemployment, housing, oil and taxes... ... Money managers are now moving lots of money into cash and treasuries from stocks and bonds. Why? Low interest rates have been driving up the values of stocks and...
  • Comparative Analysis By Pro Graphics & Special Effects: Trump Vs. Obama; Birth Certificate Fraud

    05/01/2011 4:31:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Birther Report ^ | April 29, 2011 | Birther Report
    Obama's Apparent Long Form Birth Certificate Fraud A very clear, easy-to-understand comparative analysis Analysis by Pro Graphics and Special Effects
  • Obama says US to be major purchaser of Brazilian oil

    03/20/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 55 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/19/2011 | Robin Yapp
    Prices for Brent crude hit more than $117 last week as the civil war in Libya continued and are likely to rise further after the start of UN-backed action against Col Gaddafi's forces. Traders are also concerned about protests and tensions in a number of other oil-producing nations in the region. Mr Obama spoke of the US's desire to secure more of its oil from Brazil in future after talks with his counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia at the start of a two-day visit to Latin America's biggest country. "I have told her that the United States wants to...
  • Document dump: Read DHS’s deadline snub and Issa’s forceful Response (Obama Stonewalls panel)

    02/02/2011 8:47:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    Yesterday, The Daily Caller reported that the Obama administration had snubbed top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa on his first major document deadline as new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sending a short letter promising to comply in response to a major information request that was due Saturday at noon. A Jan. 28 letter from the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is “in the process of retrieving” documents requested by Issa “and will make them available for your review expeditiously.” But the next day, Issa’s two-week deadline expired. Now Issa is hitting back...
  • Obama wants Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago mayor ballot

    01/25/2011 7:31:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wants former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot, a top presidential confidante said Tuesday. “I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama and fellow Chicagoan, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” As the president said when Emanuel left the White House last fall, Obama still “thinks Rahm will make a terrific mayor,” Jarrett said. An appellate court ordered Monday that Emanuel’s name be removed from the ballot because he did...
  • TRENDING: GOPer calls Obama administration 'corrupt'

    01/02/2011 11:28:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | January 2nd, 2011 | Gabriella Schwarz
    The incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman on Sunday tried to clarify his recent remarks to Rush Limbaugh where he called President Obama "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times." ... "When you hand out $1 trillion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) just before this president came in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus, that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting effect," Issa said on CNN's "State of the Union." Although TARP – the program passed in 2008 intended to strengthen the...
  • Ex-car czar Steve Rattner settles pay-to-play scandal

    01/02/2011 11:22:34 AM PST · by FromLori · 5 replies
    CNN Fortune ^ | 12/31/2010 | Dan Primack
    After more than a year of wrangling, obfuscation and name-calling, Steven Rattner has effectively 'fessed up to having done wrong. The former car czar and private equity boss today agreed to pay $10 million in restitution to the State of New York, for his role in the state's public pension kickback scandal. He also has agreed to refrain from "appearing in any capacity" before any New York pension fund for the next five years. This follows Rattner's earlier deal with the SEC, under which he agreed to repay $6.2 million and agree to a two-year ban from the securities industry....
  • Worst Scandal Yet - More Than Watergate or Clinton's Lewinsky

    10/25/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT · by babygene · 77 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.dailypaul.com ^ | 09/09/2009 | TheKingIsComing
    OBAMA THE CROOK. It Looks like Chrysler was Railroaded This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed? Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straits and federal government "graciously" offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs." Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too...
  • As November Looms, Desperate MSM Goes Into Attack Mode Against Tea Party

    09/30/2010 8:32:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 30, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    Popular culture is in full-scale attack mode on the Tea Party I’m figuring they are very afraid of something. The Tea Party movement has caught the emotion and passion of America and network TV shows feel they have to fight back. This is quite odd. We have a new season of TV shows being unveiled by the networks and many of them feel like it’s important for them to attack those with conservative Constitutional values.
  • NY Times: White House Revamps Ethics Team

    08/07/2010 9:53:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2010 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has pledged to run the most ethical and transparent administration in history. Now, with ethics issues swirling in the capital, his administration plans to move forward with a revamped structure for overseeing ethics issues. The pending departure of Mr. Obama’s “ethics czar,” Norman Eisen, is generating angst among outside ethics watchdogs who admire his work, and more than a bit of glee from lobbyists who have clashed with him over restrictions. Ethics issues have surged in Washington in recent weeks with the expected ethics trials of two veteran House Democrats, Charles B. Rangel of New York...
  • Michelle Obama visits Ronda

    08/07/2010 9:32:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 7, 2010 | Fiona Govan
    Michelle Obama followed in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles when she paid a visit to Spain's oldest bullring, the Plaza de Toros in Ronda, a picturesque town in the hills above the Costa del Sol. The First Lady, her youngest daughter Sasha, and their group of friends left the Spanish coast and travelled to Ronda for a day of sightseeing accompanied by their vast security escort in a 13 car motorcade. -snip- Meanwhile at the five-star luxury Villa Padierna, where the group have chosen to spend their mini-break, preparations were under way for Marbella's event of the...
  • Obama Earmarks $1 Billion in Stimulus Money for Company in Illinois

    08/06/2010 7:49:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | August 6, 2010 | Brian Darling
    The biggest earmark in American history has been doled out to a company in Illinois, the President’s home state, in the name of green jobs. The President’s $862 billion Stimulus plan has been an abysmal failure. It provided states and localities with billions in bailout moneys, funded wasteful projects like the Monkey cocaine study at Wake Forest and given false hope to Americans that the President has ideas to turn around the economy. This earmark is an outrage and the signature project of the President’s Stimulus plan. Thankfully, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is sounding the alarm bells and educating the...
  • Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist's 'sick puppies'

    07/22/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    From a remote location on an island off Alaska’s coast, former Governor Sarah Palin is blasting what she describes as the “sick puppies” in the media who immediately and ruthlessly attacked her when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described “hordes of Obama’s opposition researchers-slash ‘reporters’” descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain. She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for...
  • Wrinkles found in Postal Service pact Deal signed, sealed, delivered to Goldman

    07/19/2010 10:58:45 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/18/2010 | Jim McElhatton
    When the U.S. Postal Service's top marketing officer agreed to hire Goldman Sachs nearly two years ago without a written contract, top executives inside postal headquarters scrambled to make the unauthorized deal square with postal procurement rules. But the no-bid contract they eventually awarded to Goldman Sachs was backdated and was for the wrong kinds of services: The company was hired under a banking services agreement, but Goldman Sachs' postal work didn't have anything to do with banking, records show. And the idea to hire the banking giant came from a top former postal executive who also served on the...
  • As Blagojevich defense begins, the White House intersection

    07/19/2010 10:57:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-19-10 | Lynn Sweet
    From a political and public relations perspective, the most troubling testimony to the Obama White House so far from Rod Blagojevich's criminal corruption trial was the surprise revelation that on election eve 2008, Barack Obama, confident he would win the White House on Nov. 4, called Illinois SEIU union leader Tom Balanoff to discuss the Illinois Senate seat he would soon be vacating. In that call, Obama mentioned Valerie Jarrett as a possible replacement saying at the same time he would prefer she work with him in the White House. Balanoff testified that at the conclusion of the call he...
  • Democratic fundraiser Nemazee gets 12 years prison (bundled dough for Obama and Hillary)

    07/15/2010 9:28:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/10 | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge handed a 12-year prison sentence on Thursday to Hassan Nemazee, a former fundraiser for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who admitted to a $292 million fraud of three major banks. Nemazee had pleaded guilty on March 18 to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud over loan transactions ... .. also sentenced to three years of supervised release .. ordered to make $292.3 million in restitution to the banks. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan pronounced the prison sentence, which is shorter than the term requested by prosecutors. They had sought a...
  • Obama and the Chicago Machine

    07/09/2010 11:11:00 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/09/10 | Kimberly Strassel
    Since that February 2007 day when a young U.S. senator announced an inspiring presidential run, Barack Obama has been on the lam. He's been running from that Chicago machine that gave birth to his political career, but later became a liability to his reformist message. It's dogging him still. Consider the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, which is sucking in most of the president's Chicago intimates. The threat to the White House isn't that Mr. Obama will be accused of wrongdoing. The threat is that the trial offers evidence for a growing view that Mr. Obama isn't so...
  • DOJ To Dead People … We’re Not Looking, Go Ahead And Vote

    07/08/2010 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | July 8, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    J Christian Adams has been dropping plenty of bombs that make this Obama Justice Department starting to look more and more like an extension of the Obama Campaign. First it was the New Black Panther Party case that Justice mysteriously dropped. Then it was the charge DOJ does not intend to enforce voter intimidation against white people, and now this. Says Christian … DOJ has no intention of looking for voter fraud either.In an interview yesterday with Megyn Kelly Adams charged that Justice it will not enforce Section 8 of the Motor Voter law. It is the section that demands...
  • Tony Rezko cut Patti Blagojevich $40,000 check at the same time Blagojeviches needed $40,000

    07/05/2010 6:01:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | 7/5/10 | Natasha Korecki
    Through its latest witness, prosecutors are following the money trail from Tony Rezko to pay for contractors who worked on a major Blagojevich home renovation. Prosecution witness Robert Williams, Rezmar Chief Financial Office, read off the list of contractors who did work on the Blagojevich family's Ravenswood Manor home.
  • Union official: Obama used me as a middleman to talk to Blagojevich about the Senate seat

    06/29/2010 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 29 June 2010 | Allahpundit
    Nothing criminal about The One’s behavior here — to this day, there hasn’t been a single accusation that he considered a quid pro quo with Blago to appoint his candidate of choice — but this does suggest that Team Barry’s report on all this in December 2008 was a sham. The claim that Obama had spoken to a middleman about the seat had been made previously, but not until now did the middleman himself step forward to confirm it. Meet Tom Balanoff of — ta da — SEIU: “Tom, I want to talk to you with regard to the Senate...
  • Tom Balanoff: Obama called day before election about Jarrett appointment

    06/29/2010 12:28:46 PM PDT · by kbennkc · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 29 JUN 10 | Sarah Ostman
    Top union leader Thomas Balanoff said he was at dinner the night before the November Presidential election when he got a call that was blocked. So he didn't take it. Later he listened to his messages: "I walked outside, listened to it and it was from President Obama," Balanoff said. "Tom, this is Barack, give me a call," the soon-to-be President-Elect said on the message. After Balanoff sent word through an Obama aide to call him back, Obama returned his call later that night. "Tom, i want to talk to you with regard to the Senate seat," Obama told him....
  • President Obama's aide failed to disclose $40K payout (shocker: from SEIU)

    06/28/2010 6:30:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6-28-10 | Jake Sherman
    President Barack Obama’s political director failed to disclose that he was slated to receive a nearly $40,000 payout from a large labor union while he was working in the White House. Patrick Gaspard, who served as the political director for the Service Employees International Union local 1199, received $37,071.46 in “carried over leave and vacation” from the union in 2009, but he did not disclose the agreement to receive the payment on his financial disclosure forms filed with the White House. In a section on his financial disclosure where agreements or arrangements for payment by a former employer must be...
  • Prosecutor says former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich was part of 'a series of illegal shakedowns'

    06/08/2010 12:39:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies · 50+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/8/10 | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press
    Rod Blagojevich was trying to use his power of government to get personal benefits for himself and his inner circle, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the former governor's corruption trial. In her opening statement for the government, prosecutor Carrie E. Hamilton said Blagojevich was out to get payoffs and campaign money and was part of "a series of illegal shakedowns." She said there was also a plan about what he could do for his close advisers to cash in.