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  • Obama Says 'Official' Explanation Coming 'Shortly' on Alleged Sestak Job Offer

    05/27/2010 3:34:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 856+ views
    fox ^ | 5/27/10 | fox
    President Obama said Thursday that the White House is preparing to issue a formal explanation regarding the allegation that it offered Rep. Joe Sestak a job to drop out of the Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter. The president, addressing the matter in public for the first time since the Pennsylvania congressman leveled the claim in February, said the statement should answer questions about the claim and insisted "nothing improper" happened.
  • Palestinian Official Criticizes Israeli Prime Minister for Invoking Bible in Comments on Jerusalem

    05/13/2010 1:35:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 329+ views
    cns news ^ | 5/13/10 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said Wednesday he found “distasteful” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s invoking of the Bible to highlight the longstanding Jewish claim to Jerusalem. The veteran P.A. official made the comment after Netanyahu noted during a special parliamentary session marking “Jerusalem Day” that the words “Jerusalem” and “Zion” appeared in the Old Testament, the Jewish Tanakh, 850 times.
  • Obama energy official has ties to firms that stand to benefit

    04/27/2010 12:42:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 255+ views
    mcclatchy ^ | 4/27/10 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — A top Obama administration official who's helping lead a campaign for energy conservation has a major financial interest in two companies that are poised to benefit from the government's spending. Cathy Zoi, the assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy, owns between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of stock in Landis+Gyr, a Swiss-based manufacturer of special electric meters that are used to create an efficient "smart" grid of electricity use.
  • US official doubts N.Korea role in warship sinking

    03/29/2010 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/29/10 | afp
    A senior US official on Monday doubted that North Korea was involved in the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, in which dozens of crewmen are missing. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said that while South Korea was leading the investigation into Friday night's maritime explosion, he had heard nothing to implicate any other country. "Obviously the full investigation needs to go forward. But to my knowledge, there's no reason to believe or to be concerned that that may have been the cause," Steinberg told reporters.
  • Official: Obama wants Yellen as Fed vice chair

    03/12/2010 12:05:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 240+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/12/10 | IM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to nominate Janet Yellen, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to take over as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, an administration official said Friday. Yellen, who was a top economic adviser to President Bill Clinton, is considered a dove on monetary policy, meaning she is more worried about high unemployment than rising inflation. She would become the second highest ranking Fed official. Obama is also considering filling two other vacancies on the Federal Reserve board with Sarah Raskin, the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation, and Massachusetts Institute of...
  • President Obama's Official Twitterer Connected To MoveOn.org

    02/14/2010 9:32:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 647+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2/14/10 | Noel Sheppard
    The woman that poses as Barack Obama on all his social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter is connected to the far-left organization MoveOn.org. For those scratching their heads, the President in theory is a member of these websites. However, he obviously isn't responsible for typing in the little messages that are going out to his followers almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Official: Danish police stop attack on cartoonist

    01/01/2010 6:50:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 915+ views
    COPENHAGEN – Police foiled an attempt to kill an artist who drew cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Muslim world, the head of Denmark's intelligence service said Saturday. Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, said a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an ax and a knife when he attempted to enter Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus shortly after 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Friday.
  • US official blasts big oil over Obama energy program

    11/24/2009 8:28:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 958+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/09 | afp
    US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar blasted big oil trade groups Tuesday, accusing them of barring the way to a balanced US energy system that would create thousands of jobs. The oil and gas leasing program put in place by President Barack Obama's administration is "robust" and "focuses on development in the right way, in the right places and with a fair return to the American taxpayer," Salazar said as he announced plans to auction 38 oil and gas leases next year.
  • 'Obama Pride' Official Starts 'Church Outing' Website to Expose (or Smear) Catholic Priests

    11/22/2009 9:54:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 862+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/22/09 | Tim Graham
    Blogger Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper suggests a new story for The Washington Post on the gay left waging war on the Catholic Church over the city council's imposition of "gay marriage" rules without a referendum: A new Web site hopes to use the oldest trick in the book to combat the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage: A good, old-fashioned forced outing! At ChurchOuting.org, you’re invited to scroll through a list of every Achbishop, Bishop, and Reverend in the Archdiocese of Washington, zero in on one you know is gay, and then submit your “detailed account of...
  • Stimulus official: Can't certify job stats

    11/18/2009 10:25:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/18/09 | EAMON JAVERS
    The chief federal oversight official for the stimulus program said in a letter Wednesday that he can’t certify whether the number of jobs “created or saved” by stimulus funds is accurate. Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney was responding to a request for information by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In a letter to Issa dated Nov. 17, Devaney wrote, “Your letter specifically asks if I am able to certify that the number of jobs reported as created/saved on Recovery.gov is accurate and auditable. No, I am not able to...
  • Hizbullah official boasts: All of Israel is within our fire range

    11/11/2009 10:36:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 447+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/11/09 | staff
    Senior Hizbullah official Mahmoud Kamati on Wednesday mocked IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, and said all of Israel was within his group's fire range. "Ashkenazi's threats are baseless and are an attempt to draw attention away from the enemy's defeat in Gaza and in Lebanon," Kamati said in an interview with Al-Jazeera. He went on to boast that "all the cities and all Israeli military and industrial centers are within Hizbullah's fire range."
  • Limbaugh Targeted By Obama Official

    10/15/2009 10:18:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,803+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/09 | Joseph Ashby
    The plot thickens on the media’s character-lynching of Rush Limbaugh. Of the four stories ran on ESPN.com about Limbaugh’s bid for the Rams (October 6, October 12, October 15, and another October 15) none of them mention that NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith served as council to Attorney General Eric Holder and member of Barack Obama’s transition team. The October 12 article references Smith’s anti-Limbaugh email meant to garner opposition against the radio host’s bid. The report refers to Smith only as the executive director of the NFLPA. Despite the fact that Smith’s opposition was based on Limbaugh’s...
  • Official ‘misspoke’ on Goldstone report

    09/23/2009 6:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 341+ views
    jta.org ^ | 9/23/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A White House official "misspoke" when he said the Obama administration would not allow the Goldstone report recommendations on Israel's conduct in the Gaza war to reach the International Criminal Court. A top White House official told Jewish organizational leaders in an off-the-record phone call Wednesday that the U.S. strategy was to "quickly" bring the report -- commissioned by the U.N. Human Rights Council and carried out by former South African Judge Richard Goldstone -- to its "natural conclusion" within the Human Rights Council and not to allow it to go further, Jewish participants in the call...
  • Top US official: Climate bill urgently needed

    09/10/2009 11:53:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,111+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/10/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With negotiations on a new international climate treaty proving difficult, the Obama administration's chief climate negotiator on Thursday called on the Senate to act as soon as possible and pass legislation to control the gases blamed for global warming. Todd Stern, the State Department's special envoy for climate change, told a House panel that it was critical for the Senate to pass legislation to give the U.S. the "credibility and leverage" that it needs to convince other countries to reduce their pollution. While Stern cited progress, he said there's still a divide between developing countries worried that...
  • Former Bush Official: Clinton Wrong about "Settlements"

    06/25/2009 6:19:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/25/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Elliot Abrams, who served under United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, took issue Thursday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's claims that there were no understandings between the Bush administration and Israel about construction for natural growth in Judea and Samaria. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Abrams said, "Despite fervent denials by Obama administration officials, there were indeed agreements between Israel and the United States regarding the growth of Israeli settlements on the West Bank."
  • Official: Obama to propose new consumer agency

    06/16/2009 12:50:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1,049+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/16/09 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An Obama administration official says the Treasury will propose the creation of a regulatory agency to protect consumers in their credit, savings and other banking transactions. The new agency is one of the central elements of President Barack Obama's overhaul of the financial regulatory system. The president is set to announce his broad plan on Wednesday.
  • CA: Top SEIU official in California quits three posts

    03/11/2009 9:25:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 469+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Paul Pringle
    The Service Employees International Union's highest-ranking California officer has resigned that position and two other leadership posts in the wake of an internal investigation of payments to her ex-boyfriend, it was announced today. The SEIU said its inquiry found no wrongdoing by Annelle Grajeda, who was one of six executive vice presidents of the national union as well as the head of its California council and the local that represents Los Angeles County workers. The union said Grajeda, who could not be reached for comment, had decided to become an assistant to the SEIU's secretary-treasurer in Washington, D.C. Grajeda had...
  • UK gov't official in anti-Semitism storm

    02/09/2009 8:01:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 524+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/9/09 | staff
    A top UK Foreign Office official has been arrested on suspicion of an anti-Semitic outburst at a gym, the Daily Mail reported Monday. Rowan Laxton, who is head of the South Asia Group at the Foreign Office, was watching TV reports of the IDF offensive in Gaza while on an exercise bike at a gym when he was allegedly heard shouting: "F**king Israelis, f**king Jews," and saying that IDF soldiers should be wiped off the face of the earth, the UK newspaper reported. His tirade reportedly continued even after he was approached by other exercisers at the London Business School's...
  • Hillsborough GOP official rebuked for racial e-mail joke (Update: She resigned)

    02/05/2009 4:01:44 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    TampaBay.com | St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2/5/09 | Adam C. Smith, Robbyn Mitchell and Stephanie Garry
    TAMPA — Florida Republican chairman Jim Greer said Wednesday that longtime Hillsborough state committeewoman Carol Carter may lose her position because of the racial joke she forwarded in an e-mail. "Carol Carter has been a hard-working, loyal Republican for many years, but this action I have no tolerance for, regardless of the circumstances or intent," a furious Greer said of Carter's e-mail. Concerning her future, Greer said, "I am currently considering all options, including my authority to remove her from the office of state committeewoman." The e-mail read: From: Carol Carter Friday, January 30, 9:30 AM Subject: FW: Amazing! I'm...
  • Ex- Bangladesh Official: Hitler Should Have Killed All the Jews

    02/03/2009 8:33:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 886+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2-03-09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) A former senior official and newspaper editor from Bangladesh told a television audience last week that Adolph Hitler should have been more thorough when it came to the Jews. The TV host seconded the opinion. As reported by the editor and publisher of the Weekly Blitz, peace activist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, Mohammad Asafuddowlah said, "My soul bleeds when I recall the recent atrocities against the people of Gaza. And if I was a young man, I would have gone to Gaza with a weapon to exterminate Israel." It is not just Israel's extermination Asafuddowlah seeks, however. "Now I...