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  • [Illinois] Supreme Court: Emanuel on Chicago mayor ballot

    01/27/2011 3:19:12 PM PST · by Chicago Lampoon · 227 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/27/11 | Liam Ford
    Did anyone really doubt that the Chicago fix was in all along? The Illinois Supreme Court just announced a 5-2 decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the ballot for the February 22 Chicago mayoral election. Earlier today, former IL Republican Gov. Jim Thompson and other members of the state GOP establishment came out in favor of giving the former Obama ballot access.
  • Appellate Court Bounces Rahm [from Chicago mayoral ballot]

    01/24/2011 10:10:19 AM PST · by John W · 76 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | January 24, 2011 | Ward Room
    Rahm Emanuel's residency fight just took a turn for the worse. The Illinois Appellate Court ruled 2-1 to overturn a Chicago Board of Elections decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot. Rahm's Attorney Kevin Forde says "its a surprise." More to come. Check back for details.
  • Gloves come off on oversight panel as Dem calls for no 'silly' Obama probes

    01/18/2011 3:05:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2011 | Susan Crabtree
    The gloves are coming off on the House committee that will be at the center of Republican attempts to investigate the Obama administration. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, took a jab at his Republican counterpart this week, calling for serious investigations rather than probes that are “silly or absurd.” Cummings made the remark in a letter to Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday spelling out his goals for the committee in the new Congress. He said the panel needs to hold the government accountable while also heeding President Obama's...
  • Conservatives Plan Countermeasures to Neutralize FCC Internet Edict

    12/22/2010 4:57:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 3+ views ^ | December 22, 2010 | Guy Benson
    Following the Federal Communications Commission’s party-line adoption of a new internet regulatory scheme, conservatives are already plotting to challenge and oppose implementation of the new policy at every turn. Critics say the still-unpublished “net neutrality” regulations mark an unprecedented federal intrusion into the realm of internet operation. They’re condemning the three Democratic commissioners who supported the measure for imposing a draconian solution to a non-existent problem. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s 3-2 FCC vote, Republican members of the House and Senate are preparing to file bills to thwart the new FCC rules, and conservative activists are gearing up for a...
  • Wikileaks: Obama Regime Knew Ousted Honduran Leader was Socialist Pig-Backed Him to Please Chavez

    12/21/2010 4:54:34 PM PST · by cookcounty · 75 replies · 6+ views
    Unbelievable. The Obama Administration knew that Manuel Zelaya was an anti-democratic anti-Semitic pig whose goal was to become ruler for life like his buddy Hugo Chavez. But, Team Obama decided to support him for the greater good of Latin American relations. Barack Obama even cut off aid to Honduras in order to appease tyrant Hugo Chavez.
  • 13M get unexpected tax bill from Obama tax credit

    12/16/2010 1:56:02 PM PST · by epithermal · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON – About 13.4 million taxpayers may be getting unexpected tax bills because they were awarded too much money under President Barack Obama's Making Work Pay tax credit, a government audit said Thursday. The tax credit, which expires Jan. 1, was designed to increase take-home pay by about $8 a week through new tax withholding tables. The credit was capped at $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly. However, the credit put millions of taxpayers at risk for not having enough taxes withheld from their paychecks, resulting in a tax bill when they file their returns, said...
  • WikiLeaks releases nearly impossible to stop

    12/08/2010 8:14:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/8/10 | Andrew Ross
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to prosecute Julian Assange for espionage. The founder of WikiLeaks "intentionally harmed the U.S. government," says Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. By releasing 250,000 State Department cables, he also violated the 1917 Espionage Act by transmitting "information which the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation," Feinstein, D-Calif., charged in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece Tuesday. To John Perry Barlow, co-founder of San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation, "The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of...
  • New worry for the US money supply as new $100 bills printed with flaws

    12/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    A new headache may have been created for US and international currency use as it has been determined that a flaw was created in the printing of up to 30% of all new $100.00 bills scheduled for distribution in 2011. In a new report by CNBC today, an official familiar with the problem reported that the new $100 bills are so complex that the printers at the mint have experienced massive problems in the creation of the notes. A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and...
  • At Department of Labor: Set Your Shredders to Warp Speed

    12/06/2010 12:01:49 PM PST · by NetRight Nation · 25 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | December 6, 2010 | Adam Bitely
    It is no secret in Washington, D.C. that the Obama administration’s vast bureaucracy is working overtime to prepare for the new Republican controlled House. The reason for this frenzy of preparation is the new oversight power that the House Republicans will have to peer in to what Obama’s cronies are up to behind the curtain. You can probably hear the loudest hum of shredders working double time at the Department of Labor. According to DOL emails, the department is working frantically to be prepared for what might happen in January. On December 14, the political staff at the Department of...
  • tax cuts for middle class?

    12/06/2010 7:41:43 AM PST · by blitz128 · 15 replies
    I am sure this has been covered, but I have a couple of questions about the tax cut/extension debate. Why are the Dems worried about the Bush Tax cuts expiring, after all I can remember during the original debate that these tax cuts only benifited the rich. Now all I hear is that if these tax cuts arnt extented for the middle class, they will be hurt(which they will be). Which is it? Next Nancy Pelosi says that unemployment benifits are the best stimulus for the economy, (since the Bernacke just said that 10% unemployment may last for 5 years,...
  • Kenya: US Wikileaks Comments Malicious

    12/03/2010 11:06:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/30/10 | Voice of America
    Kenya says it is surprised and shocked by reported comments about the country contained in leaked U.S. diplomatic memos. The German magazine Der Spiegel says the cables depict Kenya as a "swamp of corruption." Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua says that if the report is true, the comments are malicious and a total misrepresentation of Kenya and its leaders.
  • Obama Lies List Hits 1800!

    12/02/2010 6:04:06 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 7 replies ^ | 12/2/2010 | Peter Andrew
    <p>You can see the entire amazing list (Hundreds you have never heard about!)with links below. …Most recent items are always listed on the highest page number. Updates almost daily.</p> <p>If you like the list, you'll love the book!</p>
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Supreme Court questions Obama admin's broad use of FOIA exemption (Drudge Title)

    12/01/2010 12:25:07 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 12 replies ^ | Dec 1 12:41 PM US/Eastern |
    High court questions broad use of FOIA exemption WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is questioning the government's broad use of an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act to withhold documents from the public.
  • Gibbs: We’re Not Scared Of Wikileaks — It’s Only One Guy With One Website

    12/01/2010 11:47:34 AM PST · by · 40 replies
    While appearing on Fox and Friends, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said they aren’t scared of Wikileaks because it’s “only one guy with one website” and that our foreign policy is stronger than that. “Let’s not be scared of one guy with a laptop”, Gibbs added.
  • WikiLeaks cables: US espionage law

    11/30/2010 8:25:59 PM PST · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 December 2010 | Afua Hirsch
    Experts say that in addition to protections for free speech, there are difficulties with proving leaked documents are classified, under a US government executive order which sets limits on documents that can be properly termed as classified documents. However, if charges are made against Julian Assange under the law in the US, then he would face extradition under the controversial UK-US extradition treaty, which provides special measures for extraditions between the two countries.
  • Wikileaks: Anti-Israeli “Experts” Got Everything Wrong

    11/29/2010 1:33:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-10 | Curt
    Couple points from the WikiLeak release that's not related to the treasonous release itself. Many of the released cables confirm that which was already suspected. For example, the fact that Iran smuggled arms to Hizballah using ambulances and their Red Crescent during the 2006 war. A fact Israel brought up when they were condemned for attacking ambulances....these documents prove Israel knew what it was talking about and that the UN was its usual ineffective self. Again, no shocker there. Bigger news, not shocking, but big, is the fact that Arab states, not Israel, were the ones vehemently opposed to...
  • A Superpower's View of the World (Liberals Open Pandora's Box)

    11/29/2010 9:12:28 AM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/29/10 | SPIEGEL Staff
    251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret embassy reports from around the world, show how the US seeks to safeguard its influence around the world. It is nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton ordered US diplomats to 'spy'

    11/29/2010 8:13:14 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 78 replies ^ | 11/29/2010 |
    SNIP The information Clinton directed the diplomats to ascertain ranged from basic biographical data such as diplomats' names and addresses to their frequent flier and credit card numbers, to even "biometric information on ranking North Korean diplomats." Typical biometric information includes fingerprints, signatures and iris recognition. The cable, simply signed 'CLINTON', is classified S/NF - or 'Secret/No Foreign' - and was sent to 33 US embassies and the UN mission offices in New York, Vienna and Rome. It asked officers overseas to gather information about "office and organisational titles; names, position titles and other information on business cards; numbers of...
  • Old papers tell different tales on Obama's past

    11/22/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 262 replies · 7+ views
    WND ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Contributing to the impression of shifting sands in his official biography, two newspaper articles from 1990 – apparently based on interviews with Barack Obama – reported that the future president left Hawaii for Indonesia when he was 2 years old, not 6 years old, as he relates in his autobiography. On May 3, 1990, the Associated Press widely published a feature story on Obama highlighting him as the first African-American named as president of the Harvard Law review. "Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian," the Associated Press reported....
  • Mosque Money Shocker (Outrage; unmitigated gall)

    11/22/2010 6:48:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 23, 2010 | John Avalon
    Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the ninth anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue. The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment...
  • Holder Should Resign Or Be Fired, and Obama Should Apologize

    11/18/2010 11:34:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | November 18, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Outrage is growing at the intersection of ideology and incompetence that is the jury's collapse in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani, declared acquitted in the murders of 224 innocents, including a dozen Americans.The outrage is growing as Americans learn more and more about how utterly avoidable this outrageous miscarriage of justice was. John Podhoretz's and Jennifer Rubin's criticisms are among the most pointed and both employ the damning word "debacle" in the title, and Powerline's Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker weigh in with "The Failure Option." Eric Holder who repeatedly declared his confidence in this process should resign and...
  • Body Scanner Controversy Making Bang Within the Corporate Media

    11/17/2010 8:10:25 AM PST · by FS11 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Intel Hub ^ | 11-17-10 | Ambellas
    Napolitano asks fliers for ‘patience’ on body scanners The nation’s Homeland Security chief asked for air travelers’ “cooperation” and “patience” with full-body scanning and pat downs this holiday season amid a growing public backlash that the airport tactics are intrusive. “Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano writes in a column for today’s USA TODAY, which asks the public to be a partner in defending against terrorism. Will the Dept. of Homeland Security drop the hammer on the unhappy U.S. population and go against the people’s wishes? Will...
  • Jerome Corsi Digs Deeper - Reveals How Congress Was Prepped To Deflect Obama Eligibility Queries

    11/12/2010 7:11:24 AM PST · by JLWORK · 46 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 12, 2010 | John L. Work
    Jerome Corsi has done the work of ten police detectives during his investigation to discover Barack Obama’s history, for which the President has spent millions of dollars to conceal from the People and the Press. Corsi’s travels have taken him as far as Kenya, where he was once taken into custody by Kenyan authorities a few years back, and deported before he could gather any birth records and interview potential witnesses which might exist there. Today he published a copyrighted story at WorldNetDaily that relates in detail exactly how members of Congress were provided material by the Congressional Research Service...
  • She made me do it: Conservative Muslim Indonesia minister says Michelle Obama forced handshake

    11/09/2010 11:00:37 AM PST · by maggief · 72 replies
    AP ^ | November 9, 2010
    sns-ap-as-indonesia-michelles-handshake JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia but says it wasn't his choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. "I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.
  • Is the Crowd Wrong on QE2? (Numbers "fiddling" by BLS created 200,000 phantom jobs last month)

    11/08/2010 1:54:03 PM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Barron's ^ | 11/6/2010 | Alan Abelson
    [Snip] THE JOBS REPORT FOR OCTOBER was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, and at first blush was surprisingly strong, much stronger, indeed, than expected. Payrolls expanded by 151,000 and the two previous months' were revised upward. But hold the hurrahs. The unemployment rate was stuck at 9.6%, and, toss in the underemployed and the rate remains at an elevated 17%. Moreover, the household version of the employment picture was a real bummer, showing an employment drop of 330,000. That especially weird disparity between the household and the payroll reports made us do a double-take. Happily, the...
  • Obama conducting ‘reign of terror’ against suspected White House leakers

    11/08/2010 9:52:33 AM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Online Journal ^ | 2010-11-08 | Wayne Madsen
    Online Journal articles are deemed not welcome on FR, but I thought this article was interesting -- if not outright amusing. Follow the link and decide for yourself:
  • ‘Greenest President Ever’ India trip - carbon footprint bigger than the citizens of many US cities

    11/03/2010 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
    Wattsupwith that ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, wrote in January 2010 on the Huffington Post that President Barack Obama was “The Greenest President Ever“. Weeellll….maybe not. You see, today we have these headlines:....
  • GOP likely to urge Obama officials not to shred documents

    11/03/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/10 | Jordy Yager and Bob Cusack
    Republicans are likely to urge the Obama administration not to shred documents as they transition to the House majority. 

 Before the election, GOP officials on Capitol Hill privately discussed the issue but refrained from publicly tackling it, not wanting to assume what would happen on Election Day.

 Now that Republicans will control the House, the shredding matter will move front and center. 

  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • Obamas wanted to celebrate Diwali in India

    11/03/2010 6:11:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 3, 2010 | Press Trust of India
    Barack Obama, who became the first US president to personally celebrate Diwali in the historic East Room in 2009, wanted to "specifically" celebrate the festival of lights with Indians, the White House has said. "He (Obama) specifically wanted to have an opportunity to celebrate Diwali and to do so with the Indian people, getting beyond simply his official business,"
  • US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

    11/02/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 170 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 2, 2010
    Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city. "The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end...
  • Blogger: MTV asked for 'lighter' questions for Obama (Obama hates gay people...)

    10/14/2010 12:45:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/10 | Washington Post
    A writer for the gay advocacy blog AMERICAblog Gay says that when he applied to be a participant at Thursday afternoon's MTV/BET town hall with President Obama, MTV representatives asked him for a "lighter question."
  • Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records (Obama administration keep Records secret)

    10/13/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13.2010 | Tom Fitton
    Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records Judicial Watch recently suffered a temporary setback in its pursuit of records related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s political contributions. On September 30, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, in effect, that the Obama administration may keep the records of these two government-controlled enterprises secret. Here is the statement I offered to the press in response: This [ruling] shows that the Obama Administration’s commitment to transparency is a big lie. It is incredible that taxpayers are on the line for at least $400 billion, yet cannot access...
  • Obama offering $3 Sweepstakes to meet him in Las Vegas - YES or NO?

    10/13/2010 1:19:44 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Email ^ | 10/13/2010 | Barack Obama
    Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry® From: Barack Obama Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:44:49 -0400 To: ********** ReplyTo: Subject: I want to meet you Friend -- Two years ago, I met 10 of you. Just before I accepted our party's nomination in front of 80,000 people in Denver, I spoke with 10 grassroots supporters who had won a trip to meet me backstage. I still remember the time we spent together -- because these are the people, like you, who stood with me in 2008, and got me through the tough fights since. But we...
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • ABC: Casting Call for Audience of Obama’s MTV Town Hall?

    10/08/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 8, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call. According to the casting call for the event from talent agency, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.
  • FBI Investigating Obama's Main Man, SEIU's Andy Stern

    09/28/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | September 28, 2010
    Interesting, Andy Stern runs through the rise of Obama and his administration like a strand of DNA. He was there at the beginning of the Netroots movement, even hiring Moulitsas and Armstrong to a lucrative consulting contract at the same time they wrote the labor-friendly, Crashing the Gate that helped kick things off. Stern has topped the White House visitor's list and joined Obama's Deficit Commission, despite leaving the SEIU heavily in debt. Enter the FBI, now looking at Stern. Well, they, perhaps more than most, do know something about the Chicago Way. WASHINGTON -- People interviewed by federal agents...
  • 'Blues Brothers' mall to be demolished

    09/25/2010 9:52:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 58 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    HARVEY, Ill., Illinois officials announced plans to demolish a suburban Chicago mall that served as a set for a famous scene in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers." Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday the state is receiving a $4 million federal grant to demolish Dixie Square Mall in Harvey to make way for redevelopment to revitalize the area, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The mall, which has been vacant for more than 30 years, served as a filming location for the mall car chase scene in "The Blues Brothers." "Dixie Square has been a place that we know has to...
  • Obama's aunt says US obligated to make her citizen ( Hurl Alert!!!)

    09/21/2010 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 2+ views
    AP News ^ | September 21, 2010
    BOSTON – President Barack Obama's aunt, who lived for years illegally in Boston before being granted asylum in May, said the United States has an "obligation" to grant her citizenship. "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen," Zeituni Onyango told WBZ-TV in an interview that first aired Monday.
  • Proof: New Records Show DOJ Lied About New Black Panther Dismissal

    09/20/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 20, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    A FOIA request reveals contradictions in statements made to Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and to the public. Some of these statements were made under oath. Judicial Watch made an explosive announcement today about the Justice Department’s stonewalling in the New Black Panther voter intimidation case dismissal. Forced to bring a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after DOJ rebuffed its public records request (so much for transparency), Judicial Watch obtained a privilege log from the DOJ last week.It shows — in a rather dramatic way — that the DOJ has been untruthful about who was involved in the dismissal...
  • President Obama removes 'Creator' from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence

    09/18/2010 10:36:18 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18,2010 | Jason McNew
    Hobbes, Locke, and Cicero be damned. President Obama single handedly overturns Natural Law. Friday evening President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. At around 22:30, he incorporates part of the preamble of The Declaration of Independence, removing "Creator". "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal..... endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" After President Obama says "created equal...", there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the...
  • Anonymous Goldmanite: Obama Needs To Look Like He's Bashing Us But He Doesn't Really Give A S#!T

    09/16/2010 7:35:47 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    he Business Insider ^ | 9-16-2010 | Courtney Comstock
    Anonymous Goldmanite: Obama Needs To Look Like He's Bashing Us But He Doesn't Really Give A S#!T Courtney Comstock Sep. 16, 2010, 9:38 AM Someone at Goldman verbalized many people's worst nightmare and some people's happy place: A senior executive at Goldman told Gasparino: "Obama couldn't give a shit about all this anti-Wall Street stuff. He needs to bash us to get his bullshit financial reform through Congress." - Charlie Gasparino's new book, Bought And Paid For It's too bad Gasparino keeps them anonymous. You can picture that coming out of the mouth of anyone on Wall Street. Like Gary...
  • Former CNBC Reporter: GE CEO Immelt Meddled in Network's Editorial Coverage

    09/14/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This could confirm what many suspected all along - the corporate heads at General Electric (NYSE:GE) would try to use their media holdings to portray President Barack Obama and his administration in a positive light in order to gain a corporate advantage. That's how former CNBC reporter and current Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino explains it in his forthcoming book, "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street." According to Gasparino, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had "helped his company feast off of the subsidies of Obamanomics," including the green energy initiatives and health...
  • Breaking: DOJ Inspector General will investigate Obama voting rights record

    09/13/2010 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 127 replies
    Just obtained this letter from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to members of Congress informing them that he will open up a review of the Obama administration’s selective enforcement of civil rights laws by the Voting Section office of DOJ. Big news. Good news. Fine is a veteran IG whose meticulous work I cited in-depth in Invasion. You know how the Obama bully boys have treated IGs. Prayers for Fine would be most appropriate.
  • News rater, anti-Palin group get govt Gulf work

    federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina. also spent $10,000 for just over three minutes of video showing a routine offshore rig inspection for news organizations but couldn't say whether any ran the footage. And it awarded a $216,625 no-bid contract for a survey of seabirds to an environmental group that has criticized what it calls the...
  • 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

    09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 140 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom
    Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp. Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest. They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations. We...
  • US officials to meet religious leaders on anti-Islam attacks (including Attorney General Holder)

    09/07/2010 1:54:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 188 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Attorney General Eric Holder was Tuesday to meet with religious leaders from across all faiths to discuss ways to stem a wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques. The talks would examine measures the Department of Justice "can take against rising anti-Muslim hate and acts of violence and intimidation against American Muslims," the broad coalition said in a press release. The 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) meeting comes as an evangelical church in Florida vowed to press ahead with plans to burn a Koran on Saturday, to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks....
  • Obama’s Electioneers: Documentary to Reveal the Extent of 2008 Voter Fraud

    08/26/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gigi Gaston
    I am a documentary filmmaker, a Democrat. During the 2008 primaries, I was asked by a former congressional investigator to watch for and document any voter fraud occurring in the Democratic Party caucuses. Complaints had been filed, claims that Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote but lost the caucus vote. What I witnessed in Texas — and later in many other states — were things I could never forgive.The New Black Panther case — think that was an isolated incident? It certainly wasn’t. That type of lawless behavior got started in the primaries. I listened to first-hand accounts of Obama’s...
  • WH: No further comment from Obama on NYC mosque

    08/24/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton was asked about the issue Tuesday at a White House press briefing. He replied, "No, and no" to the questions of whether Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque.