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  • Experts: New Clinton State Dept. emails show donor 'access,' not 'favors'

    08/23/2016 3:31:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    USA Today | August 23, 2016 | Heidi M Przybyla
    Link to Article only as per posting guidelinesGist of Article: This is a head's up on how the Mainstream Media Monkeys are going to try to spin the latest Hillary Scandal. The new DNC talking points are as follows: Experts ... them Have decided ... no question about it - so you stupid peasants can quit thinking New emails show ... incontrovertible evidence 'Access' ... nice people just trying to avoid standing in long lines Not 'favors' ... they didn't want anything for their money - so there was no corruption, bribery or scandal Nothing to see here so you...
  • Emails Reveal Clinton Foundation Donors Asking State Department for Favors

    08/10/2016 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    A few months after Hillary Clinton took over as U.S. secretary of state in 2009, a longtime associate with connections to the Clinton Foundation insisted that her senior aides give a job to an unidentified male associate. “Important to take care of [name redacted],” Douglas Band, President Bill Clinton’s former right-hand man, wrote to Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Nora Toiv in an April 22, 2009, email. “We have all had him on our radar,” Abedin responded. “Personnel has been sending him options.” The subject line on the email read “A favor…” The email exchanged was uncovered by...
  • Day After ‘Clinton Cash’ Film’s Ericsson Revelations Go Worldwide, CEO Steps Down

    07/25/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Just one day after the global premiere of Clinton Cash, Hans Westberg, the embattled CEO and president of telecoms company Ericsson, stepped down as the head of the Swedish wireless equipment maker. Though the telecom giant’s announcement to remove Westberg is not confirmed as a direct result of the film’s online popularity, the company’s timing is an odd coincidence. The New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, highlighted that Ericsson — on Westberg’s watch — had come under heavy fire for selling telecom equipment to countries that were...
  • NYT: Hillary Clinton ‘May Decide’ to Keep Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

    07/04/2016 3:58:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 61 replies
    www.breitbart.com/ ^ | July 4 2016 | breitbart.
    Patrick Healy of the NYT pens an 1,800-word slobber job on Hillary Clinton: in her first 100 days, she’ll appoint a historically diverse Cabinet, work with Republicans on “broadly popular issues,” and — psst! — probably decline to replace Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who just happened to speak privately with her husband Bill last week.
  • EXCLUSIVE: State Department Won’t Release Clinton Foundation Emails for 27 Months

    06/30/2016 4:04:22 PM PDT · by safetysign · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/30/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.
  • Russia Is Reportedly Set To Release Clinton's Intercepted Emails

    06/14/2016 12:53:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | Jun 13, 2016, 2:37 PM | By Defense & Foreign Affairs Staff
    Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time she was U.S. Secretary of State. The release would, the messaging indicated, prove that Secretary Clinton had, in fact, laid open U.S. secrets to foreign interception by putting highly-classified Government reports onto a private server in violation of U.S. law, and that, as suspected, the server had been targeted and hacked by foreign intelligence services. The reports indicated that...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘loves’ the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court

    03/16/2016 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-27-2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.
  • Obama has an offer that AT&T can't refuse

    06/08/2015 4:55:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/15 | Washington Examiner
    AT&T wants to make a deal. America's second-largest mobile telephone provider and its largest landline provider wants to purchase DirecTV, the satellite television provider, for $49 billion. Regulators routinely have to sign off on such mega-deals. At least in theory, they do so in the interest of protecting the freedom of the marketplace from monopolistic practices. But in this case, the regulators are not protecting consumers — instead, the Washington Post reported last week, the Federal Communications Commission appears to be using this deal as a bargaining chip to buy off one of the larger and better-funded sources of opposition...
  • NYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence

    04/23/2015 3:41:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Washington Free Beacon & Fox News ^ | 4-23-15 | Daniel Bassali
    In a Fox News preview of “The Tangled Clinton Web,” a New York Times reporter accused the Clinton Foundation of lying to her about a meeting Bill Clinton had with Kazatomprom officials regarding the sale of uranium to Russia. “Frank Giustra arranged for officials to go to Bill Clinton’s house in Chappaqua,” reporter Jo Becker said. “When I first contacted the Clinton Foundation, they denied any such meeting ever took place. And when we told them we have already talked to the head, who not only told us all about the meeting but actually has a picture of him and...
  • Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

    04/03/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 194 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | By Roberto A. Ferdman
    In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi."This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing," Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome."That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps...
  • Obama Admin Quietly Removes Iran and Hezbollah from “Terror List”

    03/18/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 17, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Unlike the (Obama Administration's dealing with the United Arab Emirates) concerning the ( designation of the Council on America-Islamic Relations as a terrorist organization), the administration has rather quietly removed Iran and Hezbollah as terrorist threats to the United States. [snip] The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, (dated February 26, 2015 (PDF),) noted Iran's efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide.[snip] (Newsweek adds:)[snip] What's going on here? According to professor of political science at...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • Blaming the flirtatious wife? Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial turns tabloid

    07/31/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-14 | Howard Kurtz
    In this Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., accompanied by his wife, Maureen.AP As governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell was a savvy southerner often talked about as a hot Republican presidential prospect for 2016. Now he’s fighting to stay out of jail. The fall-from-grace narrative is a classic one, a rising-star politician who accepted lavish gifts from a rich businessman seeking help from state government. But this tale had a twist: McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was a key go-between with the executive, Jonnie Williams. In a Richmond courthouse,...
  • Marine commander (Col George Bristol) says no stand-down order in Benghazi attack

    07/31/2013 6:53:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 173 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Jul 31, 2013 | UPI
    A Marine operations commander told lawmakers Wednesday he gave troops in Libya permission to respond to a September 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Tripoli. Testifying in closed session before the House Armed Services Committee, Col. George Bristol contradicted claims by some congressional Republicans he had issued a stand-down order following the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stephens and three other Americans were killed, The Hill reported. Bristol, who commanded Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara at the time of the attack, said he gave the Tripoli security team leader, Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, permission...
  • Obama High-Fives IRS with $92 Million in Bonuses

    05/20/2013 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/20/2013 | Morgan Brittany
    The IRS scandal is becoming more insane by the minute.  After the testimony on Friday from the Inspector General and the now “retiring” acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, things couldn’t be more convoluted.  First of all, Obama came out and said that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had “demanded the resignation” of Miller, when in fact, Miller was due to leave his post by June of this year.  So there was no “resigning” going on, and he will leave with all of his benefits intact.  Wow!  No accountability, no answers, no penalties. Next we find out that during the four year...
  • Did Obama Steal The Election With Hagel’s Help?

    01/20/2013 11:33:16 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 16, 2013 | Kris Zane
    Chuck Hagel has been tapped by Obama for Secretary of Defense, which has resulted in a slew of push backs over his troubling record: criticism and lack of support for Israel; coddling of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran; and his almost immediate appointment after retiring as a senator to Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, the mega bank that has been accused of funneling billions of dollars to Iran’s nuclear program. But the most troubling aspect of Chuck Hagel is the fact that he may have stolen both of his senatorial elections. In 1992, Hagel was CEO of Election Systems & Software,...
  • UC Berkeley adviser fired after affair

    05/06/2012 6:31:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/6/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    A former UC Berkeley assistant vice chancellor who doubled the salary of a male subordinate during a 15-month affair has been fired from the university. Diane Leite, 47, who had already been bumped from her assistant vice chancellor's job, was dismissed from the six-figure-salary adviser's job where she had landed, UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof confirmed Friday. Leite's relationship with purchasing manager Jonathan Caniezo, who is 17 years her junior, was detailed in a whistle-blower letter to her boss back in August. Records show that Caniezo's pay grew from $57,864 in late 2008 to $120,000 in 2010.When the scandal went...
  • UC Berkeley professors condemn light punishment for administrator

    03/16/2012 7:50:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/16/12 | Matt Krupnick
    BERKELEY -- A growing chorus of voices is calling for the firing of a UC Berkeley administrator who helped triple her secret sex partner's pay over five years. Calling Diane Leite's punishment "an affront" to the university, several UC Berkeley professors have asked the school's provost to investigate how the matter was handled. They are aghast that, instead of firing her, the university reassigned Leite from her assistant vice chancellor post and will still pay her $175,000 a year. "It's an outrage," said engineering professor Samer Madanat, one of at least 13 professors who signed the letter to Provost George...
  • UC Berkeley administrator hiked pay for employee she was seeing

    03/12/2012 8:01:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/12/12 | Matt Krupnick
    A longtime UC Berkeley administrator has been demoted and docked in pay for improperly giving several raises to an employee with whom she was having a sexual relationship -- but she will still make $175,000 a year. Diane Leite, a former assistant vice chancellor, "should have known better" than to push through five raises in two years for a purchasing manager, university investigators concluded. The scandal in UC Berkeley's office that provides administrative services for campus research is detailed in a report obtained by the Bay Area News Group using the California Public Records Act. Jonathan Caniezo, 30, who earned...
  • NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

    Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom, who similarly fretted: "It's basically a white, very, very Christian state." Geist explained how Bloom has been "in hiding" since writing a scathing article in The Atlantic attacking Iowa as, "An assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow." Bloom also ranted: "Those who stay in...
  • Alaska: Poster state for crony capitalism

    10/31/2011 10:24:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 28, 2011 | Joe Miller
    Crony capitalism thrives in Alaska, center stage held by the Alaska Native Corporations (ANC). From the pending shakedown of taxpayers through a wholesale land grab (S.730 and H.R.1408) to recent arrests of four people in one of the "most brazen federal contracting scandals in our nation's history," there seems to be no end to the scams, a consequence of an ANC system run amok. It's not enough that over $29 billion of taxpayer money has been transferred to the ANCs under the 8(a) minority no-bid federal contracting scheme. The state's seemingly permanent political class has recently orchestrated sister bills in...
  • Pelosi's brother-in-law is given $737m of taxpayers' money to build giant solar plant

    09/29/2011 3:06:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 29, 2011 | By John Stevens and Leon Watson
    Nancy Pelosi is facing accusations of cronyism after a solar energy project, which her brother-in-law has a stake in, landed a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, despite the growing Solyndra scandal. The SolarReserve project is backed by an energy investment fund where the Minority Leader's brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi is second in command. Tom Schatz, president of Washington-based advocacy group Citizens Against Government Waste, said: 'It is time for a full audit of their activities, their management and their results. 'Candidly, it might be time for the federal government to rethink the whole idea of loan programs.'
  • CHICAGOLAND: Obama Said to Consider William Daley for Top White House Post

    01/03/2011 1:55:08 PM PST · by saganite · 85 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3 Jan 11 | staff
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  • Sen. Dodd escapes punishment for alleged corrupt activities

    12/30/2010 3:52:49 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 16 replies · 63+ views
    http://www.examiner.com/national ^ | December 30, 2010 | Jim Kouri
    Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), who allegedly received a sweetheart real estate deal in exchange for securing a Bill Clinton presidential pardon for one of his associates, among other allegations, will leave the U.S. Senate in January free from investigations or prosecution. A public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption reported on Wednesday that on December 20, 2010, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics -- commonly known as the Senate Ethics Committee -- dismissed a Judicial Watch ethics complaint filed against outgoing Senator Christopher Dodd. Judicial Watch's complaint alleges that Senator Dodd assisted a longtime friend and associate, Ed...
  • Brown campaign: Candidate didn't make 'whore' comment

    10/08/2010 12:47:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/8/10 | Jack Chang
    The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown said this morning that the Democratic candidate did not suggest calling Republican rival Meg Whitman a "whore" on a voicemail recording to the Los Angeles Police Protective League that was made public last night. Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford, however, said he didn't know who used the word in the recording. "Obviously, it's not the kind of thing people should say, and we've apologized for it," Clifford said. "It wasn't Jerry."
  • State Budget Deal Includes Tax Break For Wealthy Firm

    10/06/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2010 | Jack Dolan
    Buried in the details of the deal to close California's $19-billion budget deficit is a roughly $30-million tax break crafted to benefit a company owned by members of one of the state's richest and most politically influential families, according to a legislative analysis obtained by The Times. The provision, which will allow the Humboldt Redwood Co. to deduct $20 million in old losses from future taxes, is also expected to cover penalties and interest for the firm co-owned by three sons of Donald G. Fisher, founder of the Gap and Banana Republic, said company Chairman Sandy Dean. The tax break...
  • Joe to Joe (Biden was involved in Sestak matter)

    06/01/2010 5:43:51 AM PDT · by randita · 28 replies · 1,156+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6/1/10 | Washington Prowler
    Joe to Joe By The Prowler on 6.1.10 @ 6:09AM MISSING IN ACTION Some Democrats on Capitol Hill were caught off guard by the White House announcement on Friday that placed former President Bill Clinton and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the center of the Rep. Joe Sestak job bribery scandal. "We expected at the end of the day that somehow Joe Biden would be involved," says one Democrat leadership source. "He was much more involved in the Specter recruitment and had more invested in getting Specter what he wanted." Indeed, Specter and several senior advisers, according to...
  • Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    05/30/2010 12:20:05 PM PDT · by devane617 · 92 replies · 3,187+ views
    Washington Exmainer ^ | 05/30/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Over at The Next Right, the've pieced together some interesting connections about the White House's ties to British Petroleum, better know as the company currently polluting the Gulf of Mexico. We all know Obama was the biggest recipient of BP's campaign cash in Washington, but it seems BP's ties to the White House run even deeper. According to The Next Right, PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep....
  • More Deals In: Health Care Bill Gives Special Treatment (The bribes still coming in)

    03/20/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies · 1,048+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/19/2010 | ap
    Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would be allowed...
  • Did Barack Obama Reward Financially Reward ABC News For the OBAMACARE Prime-time Special?

    12/18/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 565+ views
    National Center/The Lid ^ | 12/18/09 | The Lid
    The health care debate began for real in June when ABC devoted an entire hour to Obamacare in a special edition of ABC's Prime time hosted anchor Charlie Gibson and (now incoming anchor) Diane Sawyer. Called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" the special aired on June 24, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. Basically Obama was given solo airtime to pitch his health care agenda both in prime time and later that evening on Nightline. To make matters worse, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) a group that opposes Obamacare tried to air commercials giving the...
  • What Was Clinton's Deal With North Korea? (Did Clinton simply secure the release of the women?)

    08/09/2009 5:15:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1,478+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/8/2009 | Oliver North
    Former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton has returned from Pyongyang, North Korea, with Al Gore's employees Laura Ling and Euna Lee. The two women, reporters for Gore's Current TV operation, were seized by North Korean border guards March 17 along the frozen Tumen River -- the border between North Korea and China. On June 8, following a five-day "trial," Pyongyang's Central Court convicted the women of "committing hostilities against the Korean nation and illegal entry" and sentenced them to 12 years' hard labor. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Mr. Clinton, accompanied by a doctor and his former chief of staff John...
  • Democrats not shy about chasing cash

    05/24/2009 3:58:32 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 3 replies · 343+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 24, 2009 | Jim Siegel
    Democrats not shy about chasing cash Despite recession, lobbyists note increase in requests for campaign contributions Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:38 AM By Jim Siegel Ohio House Democrats returned to power in January after 14 years in the minority and brought with them an aggressive fundraising style that some lobbyists wish they had left behind. More than a half-dozen lobbyists, some independent and some representing influential trade groups, say House Speaker Armond Budish and his team are asking for "outrageous" amounts of campaign cash -- setting unprecedented goals and telling some groups they need to give House Democrats as much...
  • Uncle Sam and Uncle John (Murtha)

    05/14/2009 8:56:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 718+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 14, 2009 | Editorial
    Megadollar by megadollar, pressure keeps mounting for a House ethics investigation into the cycling of rich Pentagon contracts and campaign contributions through the appropriations empire ruled by Representative John Murtha. The latest disturbing tale is about Mr. Murtha’s nephew, Robert, whose defense subcontracting business lately has been winning millions of dollars a year in no-bid Pentagon contracts. The nephew insists “good work,” not Uncle John, is the key to his success. But e-mails obtained by The Washington Post show the nephew touting family clout. One message advises a partner that a condition for “keeping funds flowing” mandates that part of...
  • Source says Democrat Jane Harmon’s denial “….is bull s&^t”: “It’s true. She was on there.”

    04/21/2009 6:09:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 21, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    California Democrat Jane Harmon tried to sell her influence to end an espionage case against to spies in return for help becoming House Intelligence Committee chairwoman. In a newly released NSA wiretap report, Harmon has been exposed negotiating a quid pro quo deal with an official of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The agreement apparently called for Harmon to sell the influence of her Congressional office by lobbying the Justice Department to reduce espionage charges against two AIPC operatives. In return AIPAC would lobby then minority leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi to name Harmon as the Chair of the...
  • Dems thank teachers unions with 'stimulus' money

    02/18/2009 10:10:29 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies · 923+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/18/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    The managing editor of Budget & Tax News says no money for education should have been included in the recently signed economic "stimulus" bill. In a recent press conference, Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned that if the economic stimulus bill did not pass, up to 600,000 education workers could lose their jobs as states face enormous budget shortfalls. But Steve Stanek of The Heartland Institute argues that the bill should not have included the allotted $87 billion for education. Stanek argues that the stimulus basically amounts to a payoff for teachers and teachers unions who supported Obama. "The teachers unions...
  • The Change We've Been Looking For- Union Bribes and Indictments for Selling U.S. Senate Seats?

    12/12/2008 11:47:58 AM PST · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 1,505+ views
    Wayne Alyn Root's Blog ^ | December 10, 2008 | Wayne Allyn Root
    America wanted change and we sure got it. We elected a politician who looked and sounded fresh and new and different (and don't forget "clean" as Senator Biden once remarked), and promised that magic word "change." Aren't we lucky? It appears that the change we got is that we've moved Chicago machine-style politics into the White House. We found out on Tuesday what that business model consists of- the good Governor of Illinois was arrested for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's United States Senate seat. Yes, I said sell Obama's seat to the highest bidder. It's nice to know...
  • Obama planning US trials for Guantanamo detainees

    11/10/2008 3:09:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 39 replies · 308+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 11/10/2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN
    President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials... Article is at the source because of copy rights It's under national news.
  • Report: Exxon Execs Gave More to Obama (Obama in the tank for "Big Oil")

    08/07/2008 2:09:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 373+ views
    washington post ^ | 8/7/008 | Matthew Mosk
    The Democratic National Committee may be trying to get some mileage out of recent news about oil industry contributions to Republican Sen. John McCain, launching a web site spoofing the idea of McCain sharing his presidential ticket with Exxon. But they may have found an unwelcome surprise in a just-released analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Turns out, the biggest recipient of contributions from Exxon executives and employees during this campaign is not McCain. It's Obama. The non-partisan center writes: "Through June, Exxon employees have given Obama $42,100 to McCain's $35,166. Chevron favors Obama $35,157 to $28,500, and Obama...
  • Pa. State Police chief to head NFL security

    By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU HARRISBURG - Nobody used to want a ticket from Col. Jeffrey B. Miller, the high-profile, 24-year veteran of the state police. Now, everyone is hounding him for tickets - to NFL ballgames.
  • O'Malley donor gains highway access (MD)

    06/19/2008 11:19:30 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 204+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-19-08 | Tom LoBianco
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith this year secured more than $28 million to build a highway interchange leading to a road serving a commercial property owned by one of their largest campaign donors. Mr. O'Malley and Mr. Smith, close political allies, committed the money a few months ago to build the interchange from Interstate 795 to a road running past the $79 million business development owned by Edward St. John. Mr. St. John was recently fined $55,000 by the state prosecutors office for donating more than $25,000 through his company's vice presidents to Mr. O'Malley...
  • Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash (WA)

    06/13/2008 8:31:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 172+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 12, 2008 | Chris McGann
    Governor says deal curbs the growth of Indian gamblingOLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is benefiting from more than $650,000 in campaign contributions from Indian tribes that hit the jackpot in 2005 when she killed a gambling compact potentially worth more than $140 million a year to the state. Unlike 22 other states that collect millions from revenue sharing agreements for tribal gambling, Washington gets no money from tribal casinos under the compact that Gregoire renegotiated with the Spokane Tribe. Gregoire backed away from the 2005 agreement that included revenue sharing in an attempt to keep gambling from expanding too quickly...
  • Clinton rolls a sizable pork barrel

    12/10/2007 7:27:41 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 75+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10 December 2007 | Tom Hamburger and Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    It's a real estate developer's sugar-plum dream: a mega-shopping mall complete with 10 Broadway-style theaters, an indoor river, a Tuscan village and a 39-story luxury hotel sheathed in green solar panels shaped like giant blades of grass. Plus as much as $1 billion in government-backed financing, thanks in part to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Not everyone thinks the plan, known as Destiny USA and still in the early bulldozer stage, is a good idea. Many on the Syracuse City Council consider its tax breaks a waste of public money. Others fear it could damage the struggling downtown area. Others question...
  • Photos link Hillary Clinton to controversial Clinton presidential pardons

    10/31/2007 3:49:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 277+ views
    One News Now ^ | October 31, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption says it has obtained more than 30 photos taken at the White House in December of 2000 that link Hillary Clinton (D-New York) to some controversial pardons made by her husband the president. Judicial Watch says it obtained the 34 photos from the Clinton Presidential Library. The photos show Mrs. Clinton and then-President Bill Clinton with Grand Rabbi David Twersky and other community leaders at the White House. The meeting took place on December 22, 2000 -- after the New York based Hasidim sect delivered 1,400 votes to Hillary Clinton's...
  • Student hounds prof running for office

    10/25/2007 7:51:31 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 78 replies · 117+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DAVID EGGERT
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - A politically conservative student armed with a video camera and a Web site is trying to force a Democratic congressional candidate out of his teaching job at Central Michigan University. Dennis Lennox, a 23-year-old junior, has posted videos on YouTube of himself questioning assistant professor Gary Peters about campaigning for office while holding a prestigious position at the university. Some say Lennox is persistent. Others accuse him of pandering for attention. "What I'm doing isn't about getting media attention," said Lennox, a political science major. "I'm speaking for the hundreds of students, alumni, taxpayers and even...
  • Sen. Clinton To Pay Off Vilsack's Campaign Debt

    03/28/2007 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 33 replies · 225+ views
    KCCI.com ^ | March 27, 2007 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack gave Sen. Hillary Clinton his endorsement for her presidential campaign. The Clinton campaign has promised Vilsack to help pay off a $400,000 campaign debt he built up during his run for the White House............"
  • Houston mayor cancels free flu shots at polling places

    11/01/2006 8:29:56 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 17 replies · 1,557+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-1-06 | MATT STILES
    Mayor Bill White today ordered a halt to a privately funded drive to offer flu vaccinations at early voting sites in Hispanic and black neighborhoods, amid conservative criticism that the effort would boost Democratic votes. Since Monday, the city had been offering the free vaccinations at four polling places around Houston under a national grant program, used in more than 20 other cities. White defended the program at a news conference today, saying public health was the city's only motive in launching the initiative. Still, he said he decided this morning to abandon the plan after today to avoid perception...
  • Schwarzenegger: No quid pro quo for donors (His position on Gay Marriage?)

    10/11/2006 3:50:07 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 391+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2006 | Marisa Lagos
    Gov. Schwarzenegger today insisted that he has kept a 2003 campaign promise not to be beholden to special interests, saying he is above the pay-to-play politics of his predecessor. In an interview with the Chronicle editorial board this morning, Schwarzenegger said he has never pledged to shun money from special interest groups, but rather promised that donors could not buy favors from his office with donations. "I never said I would not accept money, that special interests are no good and would not be part of the mix," he said. "I said we have to stop the money from going...
  • State Buys Land From Richardson Donor (NM)

    06/18/2006 6:25:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 677+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sunday, June 18, 2006 | Thomas J. Cole
    The administration of Gov. Bill Richardson bought 12 acres of vacant land from a major campaign contributor and his family, paying $3.2 million more than the family bought the property for 28 months earlier. Santa Fe contractor Sonny Otero made a $50,000 donation to Richardson's re-election campaign about two months after the sale was finalized. The state General Services Department in January paid $6.9 million for a total of 14 acres in the Valdes Industrial Park on Santa Fe's fast-growing south side. O-Fam, a limited liability company owned by Otero and his family, owned 12 acres, making their share of...
  • Quid pro quid

    01/08/2006 10:15:34 AM PST · by pickrell · 20 replies · 1,162+ views
    9 January 2006 | Ron Pickrell
    As conservatives, we owe it to our cause to be honest with ourselves. Several men, on opposite sides of the partisan divide have been impugned with charges ranging from bribery all the way to treachery. The very thought that a man like Tom Delay, a person of obviously credentialled liberal and progressive thought, tuned to the needs of those dependent upon the re-distribution of proceeds- be it proceeds from work, proceeds from healthy habits, proceeds from hard work and preparation to undertake the support and moral guidance of what children they should father, or proceeds from a preparation to fulfill...