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  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Obama adviser Summers earned millions from hedge fund

    04/04/2009 12:25:27 PM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies · 705+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 04/04/09 | Roberta Rampton
    Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, was paid about $5.2 million by hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the past year, disclosure forms released by the White House showed on Friday. Summers was also paid $2.7 million in speaking fees by a range of organizations and companies, including several troubled Wall Street financial firms. The disclosure documents on Summers and other White House officials advising Obama on the global financial crisis covered 2008 and the first few months of this year. Summers became an official adviser on January 20 when Obama took office. Summers, who was...
  • Public Trust Monitor Poll (Voters more favorable to Romney than Palin?)

    04/14/2009 6:48:24 PM PDT · by yongin · 41 replies · 892+ views
    Public strategies ^ | April 14, 2009 | Public Strategies
    Public Strategies did a series of polls to determine who voters trust. The polling company interviewed 1,000 registered voters from March 27 to 31. The Measure of Public Trust shown below: Trust Distrust Obama 66% 31% Dem Party 52% 40% GOP 40% 54% Palin 38% 53% Romney 36% 39% Rush Limbaugh 28% 58% Nancy Pelsoi 26% 53% More data can be found at the link.
  • Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod is a Lobbyist Connected to Ayers Family

    10/29/2008 10:21:42 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 37 replies · 2,171+ views
    October 29, 2008 | Biochemky
    As reported by Ed Morrissey (2008), two years ago when the large nuclear utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) wanted Illinois state lawmakers to back a large rate hike two years ago, it took a creative lobbying approach. Its parent company, Exelon Corporation, contracted with ASK Public Strategies, a consulting firm, to a build a fake "front company" that appeared to be devoted to the public interest called Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity (CORE). Then the "front company" (CORE) ran TV ads warning of a “California-style energy crisis” if the rate increase wasn’t approved. The CORE ads, however, failed to disclose in...
  • The Secret Side of David Axelrod (Obama's hitman)

    09/22/2008 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 722+ views ^ | March 14, 2008, | Howard Wolinsky
    The master of "Astroturfing" has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporations David Axelrod has long been known for his political magic. Through his AKP&D Message & Media consultancy, the campaign veteran has advised a succession of Democratic candidates since 1985, and he's now chief strategist for Senator Barack Obama's bid for President. But on the down low, Axelrod moonlights in the private sector. From the same River North address, Axelrod operates a second business, ASK Public Strategies, that discreetly plots strategy and advertising campaigns for corporate clients to tilt public opinion their way. He and his partners...