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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 FOXNews.com. 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...
  • OBAMA ON RUSSIA, ECONOMY, PALIN

    07/07/2009 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 25 replies · 1,144+ views
    firstread.msnbc.msn.com ^ | 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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
    blog.nj.com ^ | June 23, 2009 | blog.nj.com
    The following is a news item pulled from the website of LaRouchepac.com 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 26, 2009 | Bridget Miller
    Reading Miranda Rights to Captured Terrorists 'Most Outrageous Notion I Have Ever Heard,' Says Republican Senator (CNSNews.com) – 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 CNSNews.com. “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
    www.examiner.com ^ | June 27, 8:37 AM | www.examiner.com
    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
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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
    wsj.com ^ | 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
    google.com/hostednews/AP ^ | June 22, 2009 5 hours ago | google.com/hostednews/AP
    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
    wgbh.org ^ | June 18,2009 | wgbh.org
    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
    upi.com ^ | June 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM | upi.com
    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
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 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
    apnews.myway.com ^ | 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 suntimes.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | Chicago suntimes.com
    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
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