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  • THE OBAMA SCANDAL BRACKET:Let's Play Obama Scandal Madness

    07/02/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    PowerLineBlog ^ | July 1, 2014 | John Hindraker
    One of the few things that interest Barack Obama, other than golf, is the annual NCAA basketball tournament bracket. So reader Brad Mirakian came up with the Obama Scandal Bracket. He did a good job of it too; he probably left off a scandal or two, but he also wisely left one blank for the scandal yet to come. Here it is. In comments, feel free to make your own observations about which is the worst of the Obama scandals, or which ones have the most potential to bring down the most corrupt administration within memory.
  • More Than A Smidgen...

    02/16/2014 1:42:22 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 35 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/16/14 Another Day In Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy
    When I look at the unmitigated disaster that has been the Obama Error, I have trouble deciding which one of Chairman Obama's crimes against the Republic is the most heinous. There's so much to choose from, it's like a buffet of evil. The NSA is reading your email as you read this column. The United States military was used to put the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Libya without any CONgressional approval whatsoever. Obamacareless has changed its appearance more times than a chameleon on LSD. And we could go on an on, with one outrage after another that would have...
  • Make Room for Islamistgate: The Obama Administration’s Newest, (Biggest?) Scandal

    06/04/2013 12:56:20 PM PDT · by kimtom · 55 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | June 4th, 2013 | Barry Rubin
    Currently the Obama administration is facing three big scandals — the IRS targeting, the bugging of AP and Fox, and Benghazi. Now we have scandal Number Four, just as large in scope. For the last four years, the Obama administration has conducted a major “outreach” program to Islamic groups in the United States and in the Middle East. In a comprehensive article, investigative journalist and PJ Media contributor Patrick Poole now presents the full scoop and scope of what’s been going on. His article — “Blind to Terror: The U.S. Government’s Disastrous Muslim Outreach Efforts and the Impact on U.S....
  • Underreporting in Obamaland

    05/30/2013 11:06:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Scandal after Obama scandal. Outrage upon Obama outrage. Remember the Benghazi cover-up story? Forget it. It’s been thrown out like last week’s garbage and is now buried deep in the mainstream media’s landfill with previous underreported Obama scandals such as Solyndra and Fast and Furious. The Big Media have fresh Obama outrages to underreport or pooh-pooh at the IRS and the Department of Justice, where Obama apparatchiks harassed and intimidated conservative political groups or troublesome Fox News reporters. Two weeks ago we complained that the liberals running mainstream journalism, keeping with tradition, have been less than eager to look closely...
  • Jay Carney Invokes Birtherism To Fire Back Against Scandal Outrage

    05/21/2013 11:14:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/21/13 | Josh Feldman
    White House press secretary Jay Carney has been under serious pressure to handle the press’ grilling over the big scandals facing the Obama administration this past week, and when people get particularly stressed, they tend to do a lot of deflecting. In Carney’s case, he attempted to dismiss all the criticism of the Benghazi, IRS, and AP scandals (as well as an emerging one about Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius) by digging up what Bill O’Reilly would call an “old canard”: birtherism. During today’s press briefing, Carney sequentially smacked down the outrage over Benghazi, the IRS, and the...
  • Whoa!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

    05/21/2013 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/2013 | Jim Hoft
    ARMED DHS GUARDS GREETED TEA PARTY PROTESTERS TODAY AT THE ST. LOUIS IRS RALLY– No sign of the Light-Armored Tanks yet… But there were DHS vehicles parked outside the IRS office just in case the Tea Party protesters got violent. Alex Cohen holds a Gadsden flag at the IRS building. It was his first Tea Party rally. Over 300 Tea Party protesters turned out for the rally against IRS harassment and intimidation. Tea Party protesters at the St. Louis-Town and Country IRS protest today wore targets on their backs. There were plenty of American and Gadsden flags at the rally....
  • Benghazi, the secret White House emails, and the 67 hour gap

    05/17/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 17, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    On Wednesday the Obama White House dumped 100 pages of emails related to the Benghazi cover-up scandal. Even this cherry-picked selection of documents cast serious doubts on the official White House story line. The universal conclusion among commentators was that the emails, intended to stem the crisis, raised more questions than they answered.... Sadly the dumped emails do not help because the first of them was time-stamped 67 hours after the Benghazi attacks began. This 67 hour gap makes the 18 and a half minute gap in the Nixon tapes look like a hiccup. However, even if the White House...
  • IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

    05/16/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 49 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 5.15.13 | John Parkinson
    The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
  • Please sign the petition to impeach Obama. Over 30000 signature collected so far.

    We request that Obama be impeached for the following reasons: 1. He proclaimed war in libya without getting congress approval first. Article I, Section 8- Only congress can approve to start war. 2. Obamacare is unconstitutional. Forcing US citizens to get health insurance whether they want it or not. 3. Obama disrespects our Constitution calling it flawed and trying to change it even after taking this oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution...
  • Benghazi terrorist attack follows Obama on the campaign trail

    10/29/2012 5:58:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 28, 2012 | Brad Knickerbocker,
    ........................................Now, the episode has taken another turn as more information emerges about what actually happened in Benghazi over the seven hours of the attack – and what US military assets might have been available to protect or perhaps rescue the American diplomatic personnel under fire.On Sunday, the Associated Press carried a long report from Tripoli suggesting that a planned attack likely was only incidentally connected to the crude YouTube video about the Prophet Mohammad that sparked protests across the Middle East and North Africa.Neighbors of the US consulate in Benghazi “all described the militants setting up checkpoints around the compound...
  • Whiff of scandal now taints Barack Obama

    11/13/2011 1:50:48 PM PST · by safetysign · 21 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 11/13/2011 | Toby Harnden
    Yes, they are preoccupied with the prospect of a double-dip recession and unemployment. But two topics that were raised again and again by people I met in Michigan this week were the brewing scandals surrounding Republican-led investigations into Solyndra and Operation Fast and Furious. Solyndra is the solar energy company trumpeted by Obama as part of the “green jobs” future and given $535 million loan guarantees from federal government stimulus funds. In September it filed for bankruptcy and its premises were raided by the FBI. Operation Fast and Furious was a botched sting operation run by the Alcohol, Tobacco and...
  • 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....
  • Rattner to Pay $10 Million in Settlement With Cuomo

    12/31/2010 7:48:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    nytimes ^ | December 30, 2010, 1:20 pm | PETER LATTMAN
    The financier Steven L. Rattner (Obama's lead auto industry overhaul administrator), has agreed to pay $10 million to settle civil charges that he engaged in a kickback scheme involving New York state’s pension fund... Rattner will pay restitution to the state pension fund and will be barred from appearing in any capacity before a public pension fund within the state for five years. He did not admit any wrongdoing... Rattner accused Mr. Cuomo of “extortion” and said this conduct was “not the kind of behavior I think we want out of an attorney general or a governor.” Cuomo was infuriated...
  • Obama party stays in home taxed at $300

    12/27/2010 8:45:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 12/27/10 | Rob Perez
    The owner of a historic Kailua house beside the one the president uses has his property bill cut The absentee owner of a multimillion-dollar home being used by President Barack Obama's visiting entourage gets one of the biggest residential property tax breaks on Oahu. Kevin Comcowich, the Houston investment executive who purchased the nearly 5,000-square-foot home for $9 million in January 2008, was charged $300 in property taxes this year. Last year, Comcowich paid nearly $30,000 in taxes for his 1-acre beachfront spread in Kailua. In 2007 the tab — paid by the previous owner — was about $48,000, according...
  • STONEWALLING: Obama Blocks Investigation of Firing of AmeriCorps IG Walpin

    12/23/2009 4:09:39 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 360+ views
    Various/The Lid ^ | 12/23/09 | The Lid
    ...Since Obama made that speech on January 21, it has been clear that President must have had his fingers crossed underneath the podium, because openness has been missing from this administration. The latest example of Presidential cover-up has do do with the firing of Gerald Walpin. Until a few months Walpin was the Inspector General for AmeriCorps. He claims he was fired because he made the mistake of Investigation a friend of Michelle Obama (FOO) Kevin Johnson, former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California, for the misuse of AmeriCorps funds. Pressed for a reasoning for the dismissal...
  • Obama administration withholds data on program

    08/04/2009 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 67 replies · 5,035+ views
    AP ^ | August 4th, 2009 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is refusing to release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would substantiate—or undercut—White House claims of the program's success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Sunday the government would release electronic records about the program, and President Barack Obama has pledged greater transparency for his administration. But the Transportation Department, which has collected details about 157,000 rebate requests, won't release sales data that dealers provided showing how much U.S. car manufacturers are benefiting from the...
  • AmeriCorp Scandal Mayor Now Being Investigated by FBI

    06/18/2009 2:06:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 901+ views
    Washington Examiner/The Lid ^ | 6/18/09 | The Lid
    FBI Director Robert Mueller's job may be in jeopardy. Word is out the FBI is investigating Sacramento Mayor and former NBA Star Kevin Johnson for his dealings with the St. HOPE Academy and AmeriCorp. That is the same AmeriCorp who had Gerald Walpin as its inspector general for AmeriCorps. And it is the same Kevin Jonson who is a friend of the President. Mr. Walpin's investigation of Johnson is what got him fired. Because he was investigating the president's friend, Walpin, whose position as an inspector general is supposed to be protected from political appointees and the White House, was...
  • (Judge John T.) Noonan: Moral clarity comes from 'strenuous debate' (Glendon's replacement)

    05/17/2009 3:47:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies · 913+ views
    The Observer (ND student newspaper) ^ | May 17, 2009 | Aaron Steiner
    For the first time since 1883, the University did not award the Laetare Medal, the highest honor bestowed American Catholic, on Sunday, normally given on Commencement day. The lack of award did not go without notice - Judge John T. Noonan, the 1984 recipient of the Medal, gave an address in lieu of that of its recipient. The 2009 winner, Mary Ann Glendon, declined the award on the basis of President Obama's presence at Commencement. Noonan used the address to speak about "a great debate" in America about "the inviolability of human life in a mother's womb," offering his thoughts...
  • Rogue Financier Stanford Linked to Fund Run by Bidens

    02/24/2009 4:23:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 58 replies · 4,380+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | February 23, 2009 | The Wall Street Journal
    A fund of hedge funds run by two members of Vice President Joe Biden's family was marketed exclusively by companies controlled by Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is facing Securities and Exchange Commission accusations of engaging in an $8 billion fraud. The $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and a Stanford Financial Group entity and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund. Stanford-related companies marketed the fund to investors and also invested about $2.7 million of their own money in the fund, according to a lawyer for Paradigm....
  • Awkwardness to prevail when Rod Blagojevich swears in members of Senate

    01/13/2009 11:51:47 PM PST · by malkee · 11 replies · 716+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 14 09 | Rick Pearson and Ray Long
    The bright hopes for a new political beginning that often accompany the inauguration of an Illinois legislature will be overshadowed by awkwardness Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich oversees the swearing-in of a Senate that will sit in judgment at his pending impeachment trial. "I think it's going to be eerie," Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) said Tuesday. "It's like being a part of a family where you're in a position to try to convict a family member—because we worked with him. Whether we liked him or didn't like him, we've been with him for six years." On Wednesday, Blagojevich is...
  • A Rahm Emanuel IMMIGRATION Scandal ?

    12/15/2008 7:33:28 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 27 replies · 1,196+ views
    WND/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/15/08 | Yidwithlid
    Now I understand why Barack Obama chose Rahm Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff. Like his boss he is a magnet for scandal. This time the scandal involves immigration and the last President he worked for the Teflon-coated Bill Clinton. When Emamuel worked for Bubba, he bent the naturalization of immigrant rules to buy Clinton more votes for re-election: "He got every rule changed in the hiring of adjudicators so they could naturalize more Mexican nationals to vote for Bill Clinton, not to mention getting the rules changed to naturalize anyone," regardless of their criminal background, said the official,...
  • News Round-up on the Blagojevic -'OBAMA SCANDAL'

    12/11/2008 11:27:09 AM PST · by Righting · 19 replies · 922+ views
    Dec 2008
    Blagojevich scandal ensnares Obama, Jesse Jackson Jr. Kansas City Star, MO By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist The scandal involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is spreading. ... http://voices.kansascity.com/node/3036Blagojevich Scandal Could Mean Trouble For Obama Team U.S. News & World Report, DC - Dec 10, 2008 ... ensnared in the scandal." The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, reports Axelrod "lists Mr. Blagojevich on his firm's Web site as one of his clients, ... http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/bulletin/bulletin_081210.htmThe Blagojevich scandal http://clivecrook.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/12/the_blagojevich_scandal.phpUnion Linked to Corruption Scandal http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/us/politics/12union.html?ref=us
  • FBI: Illinois Governor Sought To "Sell" Obama's Senate Seat

    12/09/2008 9:14:10 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 81 replies · 3,198+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/08 | Brian Ross
    Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich wanted President-elect Barack Obama "to put something together…something big" in exchange for going along with Obama's choice to fill his vacant US Senate seat, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed following the Governor's stunning arrest."I've got this thing and it's f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for f***in' nothing. I'm not gonna do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there," Blagojevich said in a phone call secretly recorded by the FBI on November 5, the day after the election, according to the affidavit.(snip)Told by two other...
  • Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 195 replies · 10,039+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office: Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange...