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  • Fired Inspector General Angered Board With Accusations, Meeting Notes Show (Obama lied, again)

    07/07/2009 3:00:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 2,102+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/7/2009 | Judson Berger
    The chairman of the board that convinced President Obama to fire its inspector general last month complained that Gerald Walpin was creating too much friction with agency administrators, according to notes from a May meeting obtained by The account adds a vital new layer to the explanation the White House gave for the firing, which made only passing reference to such concerns in justifying the removal of Walpin, former IG for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the volunteer service AmeriCorps. The official explanation emphasized Walpin's personal behavior at the May 20 meeting. The informal meeting...

    07/07/2009 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 25 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 07, 2009 11:10 AM | NBC'S CHUCK TODD:/Domenico Montanaro
    TODD: I want to move to economy, it's going to come up at the G-8 a little bit. I want to read some various phrases that you've used in your administration. Early on, when you took office, you said the economy was going to get worse before it gets better. Then Larry Summers said we hit bottom to a point. Then we started hearing the phrase green chutes. You predicted, though, higher unemployment. Vice President Biden over the weekend said the team misread the economy. And then yesterday, Prime Minister Brown was saying that the recession might get worse. So...
  • Gerald Walpin Documents

    07/06/2009 7:03:29 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 5 replies · 1,039+ views ^ | July 6, 2009 | Ed O'Keefe / Emily Kotecki
    • April 23, 2008: A memo from General Counsel Frank Trinity to Corporation Board Chairman David Eisner regarding an April 15 Walpin memo regarding how to handle improper end of term service hour certifications for AmeriCorps members. • April 23, 2008: A memo from Trinity to Walpin regarding how to handle improper end of term service hour certifications for AmeriCorps members. • April 25, 2008: A memo from Walpin to Eisner and Trinity regarding Trinity's response to Walpin's memo about how to handle improper end of term service hour certifications for AmeriCorps members. • April 30, 2008: Corporation for National...
  • Battle lines drawn in AmeriCorps IG scandal

    07/03/2009 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 49 replies · 2,178+ views ^ | July 3, 2009 | Byron York- Chief Political Correspondent
    Photo illustration by Matthew Sheffield Key Republicans in both the House and the Senate are accusing the White House of giving “incomplete and misleading” information to investigators probing the president’s abrupt firing of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin. In return, the White House is hinting that documents concerning its actions in the Walpin affair may be protected by executive privilege. Both developments are part of an escalating conflict between GOP lawmakers and the Obama administration. Republicans are deeply skeptical of the White House explanation for the June 10 firing of Walpin, a tough investigator who had been probing misuse of...
  • Attorneys Support Gerald Walpin, National Service Watchdog Dismissed by Obama

    07/02/2009 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 1,208+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | July 1, 2009 | By Noeleen G. Walder
    Nearly 150 prominent attorneys, of all political stripes have banded together to support one of their own who went to Washington, D.C., to serve as a government watchdog, only to be unceremoniously dismissed by the Obama Administration earlier this month.
  • How George Soros Created Obama's Health-Care Coalition

    07/02/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | June 23, 2009 |
    The following is a news item pulled from the website of June 23, 2009 (LPAC)--Health Care for America Now (HCAN), endorsed by President Obama as the coalition pushing his health-care (euthanasia) reform, is a project of billionaire British-agent speculator George Soros, his Tides Foundation, and the Saul Alinsky counter-insurgency networks Soros used to ramp up the Obama Presidential candidacy. Though labor unionists will come into Washington on June 25 to rally and lobby for the Obama "reform," the HCAN organization sponsoring the D.C. events explicitly opposes the single-payer health-care plan favored by labor and by most Americans. The group...
  • Documents Detail Case for Walpin's Dismissal

    07/01/2009 4:42:17 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies · 1,901+ views ^ | July 1 2009 (1 hour ago) | Ed O'Keefe
    Documents Detail Case for Walpin's Dismissal Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service and the group's inspector general, Gerald Walpin. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of confidence. Former Corporation for National and Community Service Inspector General Gerald Walpin. (AP)Lawmakers almost immediately raised concerns with the dismissal, suggesting the White House failed to follow proper procedure in removing the Bush appointee and did not provide adequate reasons for the dismissal. The White House outlined...
  • California Assembly Speaker: Conservative Talkers Are Terrorists

    06/28/2009 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 63 replies · 3,716+ views ^ | June 27, 2009 - 14:34 ET | Noel Sheppard
    California Assembly Speaker: Conservative Talkers Are Terrorists By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive) June 27, 2009 - 14:34 ET Conservative talk radio hosts are terrorists. So said the Speaker of California's Assembly in an interview published at the Los Angeles Times Saturday. As amazing as it may seem, this was Karen Bass's (D-LA) response to the question, "How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?" (h/t NBer Gary Hall):
  • Reading Miranda Rights to Captured Terrorists 'Most Outrageous Notion I Have Ever Heard,'

    06/28/2009 4:34:47 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 26 replies · 1,700+ views ^ | June 26, 2009 | Bridget Miller
    Reading Miranda Rights to Captured Terrorists 'Most Outrageous Notion I Have Ever Heard,' Says Republican Senator ( – The Obama administration’s policy of having the FBI read the Miranda rights to terrorists captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan is “outrageous,” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told “To me, this is the most outrageous notion I have ever heard,” said Inhofe. “These people are terrorists, they don’t have rights, they don’t belong to a country that is identifiable.” “The longer you do that, the more difficult you make it for us to pick up detainees that we need to interrogate because...
  • Americans saving more as Obama continues the spending spree

    06/27/2009 10:30:44 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | June 27, 8:37 AM |
    The more Obama and the Democrats pour money down the rabbit's hole (portal to a bizzarro world/significantly strange happenings/extremely surreal situations) of debt, the more Americans are saving their own money. As they watch neighbors continue to lose their jobs and homes, they are putting money away at the highest rate in 15 years--6.9 percent. During the housing boom, the savings rate dipped below zero as a result of taking out home equity loans and taking advantage of easy credit. Now it is the highest since December 1993 as Americans lose more confidence in the Obama and Democrats spending spree....
  • Obama's Walpin Firing Tip of the Iceberg

    06/27/2009 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 3,156+ views ^ | Saturday, 27 June 2009 00:00 ‎7 hours ago‎ | Steven J. DuBord
    As previously reported by The New American on June 12, President Barack Obama has fired Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who found out that Americorps funds were being misused at Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s St. HOPE Academy. Administration officials tried to strong arm Walpin into leaving quietly, but he would not acquiesce. Obama then claimed that he had lost confidence in Walpin and dismissed him, not even caring that it gave the appearance of punishing Walpin for catching a big Obama supporter in wrongdoing. The administration did attempt to characterize Walpin as being confused, disoriented, and unable to answer questions...
  • CBS Confirms ObamaCare Would Oust People from Health Insurance and Doctor

    06/24/2009 5:03:09 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies · 1,954+ views ^ | June 23, 2009 - 23:56 ET | Brent Baker
    CBS, of all news outlets, is setting a high standard for ABC to meet Wednesday in its broadcasts from the White House. On Tuesday night, just a week after a “Reality Check” on how President Obama's claim that his government-expansion health care plan won't hike the deficit doesn't match reality, the CBS Evening News aired a story on how his plan would likely force many to lose their current health insurance and/or doctor. Katie Couric noted “72 percent of Americans say they favor a government plan that would compete with private insurers,” but “at the same time, nearly two-thirds are...
  • White House to Abandon Spy-Satellite Program

    06/23/2009 6:05:17 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies · 1,318+ views ^ | JUNE 23, 2009, 5:50 A.M. ET | SIOBHAN GORMAN
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to kill a controversial Bush administration spy satellite program at the Department of Homeland Security, according to officials familiar with the decision. The program came under fire from its inception two years ago. Democratic lawmakers said it would lead to domestic spying. Document Police Chiefs' Letter to Napolitano. The program would have provided federal, state and local officials with extensive access to spy-satellite imagery — but no eavesdropping capabilities— to assist with emergency response and other domestic-security needs, such as identifying where ports or border areas are vulnerable to terrorism.
  • Obama to sign anti-smoking bill in Rose Garden(FDA to Regulate Tobacco)

    06/22/2009 7:15:08 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 68 replies · 7,774+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 5 hours ago |
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco. Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to reduce nicotine in tobacco products, ban candy flavorings and block labels such "low tar" and "light." Tobacco companies also will be required to cover their cartons with large graphic warnings.
  • REPORT: Obama plan to zone oceans

    06/20/2009 5:38:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 76 replies · 2,474+ views ^ | June 18,2009 |
    SNIPWe'll get to all that. But first I want to mention a White House memorandum released last Friday to the heads of federal departments and agencies because it appears the Obama Administration wants to zone the oceans. The memo indicates that Obama is creating a task force that within 180 days will recommend "a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning." What's called The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force will make recommendations to the president on protecting ocean and Great Lake resources as they experience "growing demands" from "renewable energy, shipping and aquaculture." "This framework," the memo reads, "should...
  • Obama rips GOP at Democratic fundraiser

    06/19/2009 9:12:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 44 replies · 1,521+ views ^ | June 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM |
    WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama used a congressional Democratic fundraiser in Washington to jab critics of his domestic and economic plans. Obama, speaking Thursday at a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, ripped Republicans who have criticized the administration's efforts on economic stimulus spending and reforms to the nation's healthcare financial regulatory systems, The Hill reported. After ticking off legislation that he has signed into law, Obama took on Republicans who have attacked his administration for several of his big and costly initiatives.
  • Report to detail interrogations, secret detention

    06/19/2009 4:43:37 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 14 replies · 636+ views ^ | Fri Jun 19, 4:15 am ET | PAMELA HESS
    WASHINGTON – The government is preparing to release a long-delayed internal report on the CIA's secret detention and interrogation program. How much of the document will be declassified for public view isn't yet known. The roughly 150-page report was expected to be released Friday, but a CIA spokesman said Thursday that government officials were still poring through the documents.
  • Hospitals oppose Obama's Medicare, Medicaid cuts

    06/14/2009 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | June 13, 2009 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday he wants to help pay for his health care overhaul by slowing Medicare and Medicaid spending, but hospitals, medical technicians and others are resisting. The high-stakes struggle over medical care is heating up as Obama declares the status quo unacceptable.
  • Uighur detainees from Gitmo to wind up in Bermuda!

    06/11/2009 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 17 replies · 815+ views
    Chicago ^ | June 11, 2009 | Chicago
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AG THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 (202) 514-2007 WWW.USDOJ.GOV TDD (202) 514-1888 UNITED STATES RESETTLES FOUR UIGHUR DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO BAY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF BERMUDAWASHINGTON - The Department of Justice today announced that four detainees, Chinese nationals of Uighur ethnicity who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, have been resettled in Bermuda. These detainees, who were subject to release as a result of court orders, had been cleared for release by the prior administration, which determined they would no longer treat them as enemy combatants. The detainees were again cleared for release this year...
  • Obama Stumped When Asked About North Korea

    06/08/2009 5:58:00 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 77 replies · 3,275+ views ^ | Youtube video/C-Span
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  • U.N. Red and U.S. “Progressives” Plan Socialist World Government

    06/05/2009 4:58:32 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies · 1,030+ views
    Accuracy in the Media / ^ | May 26, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Times interviewed Paul Oquist, D’Escoto’s senior adviser for the conference, who sat beneath portraits of Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, among others. While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program garners the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party. The United Nations...
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama treated like king

    06/03/2009 12:12:46 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 92 replies · 3,008+ views ^ | June 3, 2009- 50 minutes ago | By MARK S. SMITH
    President Barack Obama receives a gift from Saudi King Abdullah at the start of their bilateral meeting at the King's Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,Photo resized at RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — From the moment Barack Obama stepped off Air Force One, his first visit to Saudi Arabia as president was filled with, well, pomp and pageantry fit for a king. His host was, after all, the monarch who presides over the oil-rich nation. King Abdullah staged an elaborate welcome ceremony, showered Obama with compliments, put up the president at his lavish desert horse farm and gave him...
  • Obama meets Saudi king; bin Laden issues message

    06/03/2009 9:56:34 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | June 3, 2009 | Ross Colvin and Ulf Laessing
    Obama's meeting and scheduled speech in Cairo on Thursday drew condemnation from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who said in a taped message aired by Al Jazeera television that the U.S. leader had planted seeds for "revenge and hatred" towards the United States in the Muslim world. The message, which aired shortly after Obama's arrival in the kingdom, came a day after bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, called Obama a criminal and warned Muslims not to fall for his polished words, part of a propaganda effort to pre-empt Obama's Cairo speech. After sipping Arabic coffee at an airport welcome...
  • When the Dems derailed a Latino Nominee

    06/03/2009 5:37:02 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 12 replies · 743+ views ^ | June 1, 2009 | Byron York
    Unless something entirely unforeseen happens, confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be a lovefest for the Democrats who run the Senate Judiciary Committee. There will be much talk about Sotomayor's historic opportunity to become the first Hispanic on the Court, about her inspiring background, and about the sterling qualifications she would bring to the job. Sotomayor will have the majority party strongly on her side, and odds are things will end happily for her. For some Republicans, however, it will be hard to avoid thinking back a few years, to a confirmation hearing that didn't end happily...
  • Obama administration to invite Iranian diplomats to U.S. Fourth of July

    06/02/2009 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 64 replies · 1,424+ views
    VOA News ^ | June 2, 2009 | VOA News
    US Embassies to Invite Iranian Diplomats to Celebrate Fourth of July The Obama administration has authorized its embassies to invite Iranian diplomats to U.S. Independence Day celebrations on the Fourth of July. Officials say the State Department sent a cable to all its embassies on Friday, telling them they "may invite representatives from the government of Iran" to their annual holiday parties.
  • Russian President may push 'new world currency'...

    06/02/2009 10:40:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1,566+ views
    Drudgereport .com Headline ^ | June 2, 2009 | Drudgereport .com
    Russian President may push 'new world currency'
  • Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate,Has Right to Nuclear Power

    06/02/2009 6:45:33 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 90 replies · 2,830+ views Via Drudge ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    LONDON -- President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful. SNIP SNIP "What I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations," Obama said, adding that the international community also "has a very real interest" in preventing a nuclear arms race.
  • Recruiter murdered in Arkansas Shooter a Muslim convert opponent of military Studied in Yemen?

    06/02/2009 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies · 1,813+ views ^ | Updated June 2, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    BREAKING:Soldier murdered in Arkansas; Update: Shooter a Muslim convert, opponent of military; Update: “Studied” in Yemen? Update IV: Police have identified the shooter as Carlos Bledsoe, but that’s not what he’s calling himself these days: A Muslim convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot two soldiers outside an Arkansas recruiting station, killing one of the soldiers, police said Monday. “This individual appears to have been upset with the military, the Army in particular, and that’s why he did what he did,” Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said in a phone interview. “He has converted to...
  • Charges Against 'New Black Panthers' Dropped by Obama Justice Dept.

    05/29/2009 7:44:19 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 39 replies · 1,284+ views ^ | May 28, 2009 |
    Three men were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force -- one even brandishing what prosecutors call a deadly weapon. Charges brought against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense under the Bush administration have been dropped by the Obama Justice Department, FOX News has learned. The charges stemmed from an incident at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 when three members of the party were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force -- one...
  • Illinois State Legislators Call for Burris Resignation Over Wiretapped Conversations

    05/28/2009 1:19:04 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies · 1,495+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Fox News
    Roland Burris' colleagues in the U.S. Senate have been noticeably silent since the release of a secretly recorded phone conversation with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother. But back home, at least two state lawmakers are calling for Burris' swift resignation. Illinois state lawmakers are calling for swift resignation by U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, whose fighting allegations he worked with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother on a favor for the governor in exchange for an appointment to the Senate seat. State Rep. Jim Durkin -- the ranking Republican on the impeachment panel who questioned Burris during his Jan. 8...
  • Media Reality Check: Stressing Sotomayor's Life, Not Her Liberalism

    05/28/2009 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies · 686+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 27, 2009 | Rich Noyes
    ABC, CBS and NBC Toast 'Amazing' and 'Incredible' Court Nominee, Leave Labeling to 'Conservatives' Two early themes have emerged from network news coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. First, network reporters have spared no adjective in exulting over the "incredible," "amazing," and "remarkable" story of Sotomayor’s climb from public housing to a chance for the Supreme Court. Second, the notion that she is a liberal judge with an activist approach is cast as merely a partisan claim from her conservative opponents — even though network reporters eagerly declared both John Roberts and Samuel Alito "conservative," "very conservative,"...
  • Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    05/27/2009 2:33:22 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies · 3,353+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2009 | Lori Montgomery
    Levy Viewed as Way to Reduce Deficits, Fund Health Reform With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.
  • White House downplays North Korea's threats

    05/27/2009 11:50:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 46 replies · 1,750+ views
    AP/ ^ | May 27, 2009 | AP/
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says North Korea's threats against South Korea will not give it the attention Pyongyang wants and will only add to its isolation. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that North Korea should live up to its promises and stop its provocations against the South. Pyongyang says Seoul's decision to join an international nuclear anti-proliferation program is tantamount to a declaration of war. The North warned of military strikes and declared their 1953 armistice null and void.
  • Upholding values will shield US from terror: Obama

    05/22/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 112 replies · 2,606+ views ^ | May 22, 2009 |
    President Barack Obama Friday warned America risked its security when it compromised its values, seeking support for his bid to sketch a new legal framework for anti-terror policies. Obama used the backdrop of the US Naval Academy graduation ceremony to argue that founding US ideals must guide the future battle against terrorism, a day after trying to quell raging debate over Guantanamo Bay in a major speech. "We uphold our fundamental principles and values not just because we choose to, but because we swear to -- not because they feel good, but because they help keep us safe," Obama told...
  • Pelosi News Conference LIVE

    05/22/2009 7:18:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 207 replies · 14,615+ views
    FreeTube FOX NEWS LIVE ^ | May 22, 2009 | FreeTube FOX NEWS LIVE
    Watch Pelosi LIVE news conference Click Here
  • California Rejects Higher Taxes—Obama, Reid and Pelosi Should Take Note

    05/21/2009 4:55:14 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 6 replies · 885+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | May 21, 2009 | Peter Roff
    California voters Tuesday put the truth to the lie that the tax rebellion has come to an end. Almost two-thirds of the electorate (65.4 percent) cast ballots against Proposition 1A, a measure which would have increased taxes in the cash-strapped "Golden State" by $16 billion. Voters in the state that, in 1978, gave birth to the modern tax revolt proved once again that the political pundits who the Republicans need to give up their anti-tax stance in favor of a platform that acknowledges the need for expanded government services that appeal to constituencies like those that shop at "big box"...
  • Obama's new rules will transform US auto fleet

    05/20/2009 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 92 replies · 2,165+ views ^ | May 20, 2009 | TOM KRISHER
    <p>DETROIT (AP) - Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Carpenters will still haul materials around in pickup trucks, but they will cost more. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet.</p>
  • Democrats Defending Pelosi

    05/20/2009 5:18:20 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | May 20, 2009 | Paul Kane
    Caucus Stands Behind Leader in CIA Briefing Controversy House Democrats have rushed to the defense of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her public battle with the CIA, a reflection of the enormous loyalty the California Democrat enjoys in her caucus despite a month-long effort by Republicans to use the dispute to weaken her standing. Yesterday several leading Democrats joined her in criticizing the CIA's procedures for briefing Congress on intelligence issues and, rather than distancing themselves from Pelosi, top Democrats said they believe that the CIA misled her in a September 2002 briefing about controversial techniques used during interrogations of alleged...
  • John King: Pelosi goes mute, but not her critics

    05/18/2009 6:23:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 15 replies · 1,399+ views ^ | May 18,2009 | John King
    CNN's John King looks back at Sunday's talk shows and what will make news in the coming week. (CNN) -- And amid all the talk, there was notable silence: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided not to appear on any of the Sunday shows to defend herself after a rocky week. For Pelosi, last week included a concession that she had been briefed about the use of waterboarding back in 2003 and an accusation the CIA had deliberately misled her and Congress about Bush era interrogation practices. Health care, the economy and the path to a GOP comeback were also hot...
  • Retail sales drop unexpectedly in April, raising recovery doubts

    05/13/2009 8:44:23 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 55 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | May 13,2009 | AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON – Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, a disappointing performance that raised doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recession. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales fell 0.4 percent last month. Many economists had expected a flat reading, and the April weakness followed a 1.3 percent drop in March that was worse than first estimated. Retail sales had posted gains in January and February after falling for six straight months, raising hopes that the all-important consumer sector of...
  • Smokers, drinkers to carry tax burden?

    05/13/2009 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 40 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 5/13/09 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The Senate Finance Committee considers the option of taxing vices to pay for health care reform. Photo: Reuters If you make big bucks — or enjoy alcohol, cigarettes and Coke — the government might hit you up to pay for fixing the nation’s health care system. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee peeked into vending machines and liquor stores, company payrolls and health savings accounts, looking for a mix of tax increases and spending cuts as a way to pay for a health overhaul — which could cost more than $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Experts thought the big...
  • Save Our Economy-A One Year Mortgage Holiday!

    05/12/2009 8:12:14 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 98 replies · 2,267+ views ^ | A few months |
    I think this is an excellent idea. When I first heard of this it was misunderstood as a NO MORTGAGE for a year.It is not. It reduces the mortgage payment and would be LIKE refinancing for free. Alot of people said WHO WILL PAY FOR THIS? It is like forbearance for all. No cost really to the banks or anyone. The banks would win in the end with alot less foreclosures as more people are losing jobs. The banks WILL BE FINE off of all of the stimulus money they are sitting on. Click Here: Save Our Economy-A One Year...
  • Tancredo: Obama is a 'cult leader'

    05/08/2009 5:25:19 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies · 1,774+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama is a "cult leader" whose presidency transcends politics, former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) claimed. "He is — you have to admit — he is a cult leader. And the cult will go with him wherever he wants to go," Tancredo said on the conservative newsradio program "Dateline: Washington." Tancredo made the remarks in respect to the way Obama has characterized his immigration priorities, which Tancredo alleges is a cover for a broader "amnesty" program.
  • Obama Budget Seeks $100 Million To Close Guantanamo Det. Facility

    05/07/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 25 replies · 813+ views JONES NEWSWIRES ^ | May 7, 2009 | Corey Boles, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
    Obama Budget Seeks $100 Million To Close Guantanamo Detention Facility WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President Barack Obama's budget requests $100 million to help close the Guantanamo military detention facility, after House Democrats stripped out a similar request from a bill to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the rest of fiscal 2009. The president had included a request of $80 million to pay for the closing the prison in an $83.4 billion war funding bill submitted to Congress last month. The revised $100 million request was included in Obama's $3.6 trillion budget for fiscal 2010, details of...
  • KIM STOLZ: Is Obama’s Supreme Court Pick In the Bronx?

    05/06/2009 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies · 843+ views
    FOX News Blogs/ ^ | May 6th, 2009 9:01 AM Eastern | KIM STOLZ
    Despite his high approval ratings, President Obama still has a lot to prove as far as appointments go, given the scandals that have surrounding many of his cabinet appointments. And this is on top of the loose-cannon known as Vice President Biden. The success and smoothness of President Obama’s next few significant decisions are vital. Somewhat serendipitously, the most important decision for him yet, both politically and personally, has just landed on his desk. Just a week ago, and ironically on Obama’s 100th day in office, Supreme Court Justice David Souter, sent a letter informing the president of his decision...
  • House bypasses governor’s veto to claim Oklahoma’s sovereignty

    05/06/2009 7:39:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 55 replies · 2,675+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | MICHAEL MCNUTT
    Although Gov. Brad Henry vetoed similar legislation 10 days earlier, House members Monday again approved a resolution claiming Oklahoma’s sovereignty. Unlike House Joint Resolution 1003, House Concurrent Resolution 1028 does not need the governor’s approval. The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate. "We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City. "I think our governor is out of step.” House Democrats objected, saying the issue already had been taken up and had been vetoed, but House Speaker Pro Tempore Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, ruled the...
  • Acorn Charged in Voter Registration Fraud Case in Nevada

    05/06/2009 5:21:56 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | STEVE FRIESS
    LAS VEGAS — A prominent antipoverty organization that drew criticism from Republicans during last year’s presidential race was charged by Nevada officials Monday with engaging in voter registration fraud. Two former leaders of the group’s Nevada branch were also charged in connection with the submission of thousands of bogus voter registration forms. The organization, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, is accused of paying canvassers only if they registered at least 20 voters per shift and providing bonuses of $5 for registering more than 21. Under Nevada law, it is illegal to attach incentives to such...
  • The CIA's Fight With Obama

    05/05/2009 9:17:05 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jack Kelly
    Has Barack Obama made an enemy who can sabotage his presidency? The presidency of George W. Bush began to unravel when some in high positions at the Central Intelligence Agency began waging a covert campaign against him. It began in the summer of 2003 when officials at the CIA asked the Justice department to open a criminal investigation into who had disclosed to columnist Robert Novak that Valerie Plame, wife of controversial former diplomat Joseph Wilson, worked at the CIA. The officials knew at the time the Intelligence Identities Protection Act did not apply to Ms. Plame, who'd been out...
  • Michelle Obama steps out in $540 sneakers!

    05/01/2009 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 151 replies · 6,060+ views ^ | May 1 2009 |
    NEW YORK: Michelle Obama left many admiring her 540-dollar fancy footwear as she recently stepped out to volunteer at a Washington D.C. food bank. The US First Lady was spotted sporting renowned French design house Lanvin's trendy trainers, suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps. The mum-of-two, who has top labels in the line desperate to dress her in their wraps, completed the remaining look with her J.Crew cardigan and a pair of utilitarian capri pants, reports the New York Daily News. Michelle has sparked many shopping frenzies amongst women looking to ape her sense of clothing.
  • U.N. torture envoy: U.S. must prosecute Bush lawyers

    04/24/2009 9:27:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies · 1,617+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 24 2009 | VERONIKA OLEKSYN
    Manfred Nowak, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, holds press conference... VIENNA (AP) - The U.S. is obligated by a United Nations convention to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who allegedly drafted policies that approved the use of harsh interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects, the U.N.'s top anti-torture envoy said Friday. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama left the door open to prosecuting Bush administration officials who devised the legal authority for gruesome terror-suspect interrogations. He had previously absolved CIA officers from prosecution.