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  • Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration

    10/05/2011 11:29:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies
    Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration?  With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico.  Nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling all efforts by...
  • Obama's Solyndra comments show he is out of touch with reality

    10/05/2011 4:15:58 AM PDT · by rzman21 · 9 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/5/2011 | John Rossomando
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter So President Obama has no regrets on Solyndra despite the mounting evidence that his administration knew there were problems with the loan guarantee before it collapsed. “I don’t have any regrets because if you look at the overall portfolio of loan guarantees, it’s doing well,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Monday. “Hindsight is always 20/20.” But when you are the president who has racked up over $4 trillion dollars on Uncle Sam’s credit card, $535 million is just another statistic. It’s easy to say hindsight is 20/20 when there weren’t...
  • Solyndra and the Scandal of Tomorrowland

    10/03/2011 5:30:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/3/11 | Karl
    Megan McArdle, explaining why the federal loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra is more venture socialism than venture capitalism, concluded: [T]his isn’t much like a VC. Or anything else that makes financial sense in the private sector. It’s like… the government giving money to companies that sound whizzy. Instapundit Glenn Reynolds added: “A more cynical explanation is that the ‘sound whizzy’ is just meant to be a distraction from what’s really no more than a payoff to political supporters.” When the history of the Solydra debacle is fully written, Prof. Reynolds may well be correct about the political...
  • Atlanta student 1 of 7 charged in SAT cheating scandal (paid between $1,500 and $2,500 for each)

    09/28/2011 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WRDW ^ | 9/27/11
    Atlanta student 1 of 7 charged in SAT cheating scandalReporter: The Associated Press Posted: 3:26 PM Sep 27, 2011 GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A Georgia college student is facing charges he stood in for New York high school students and took the SAT exam for them. Six current or former Great Neck North High School students also were arrested on Tuesday. Nassau County prosecutors say Sam Eshaghoff was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 for each exam. Eshaghoff is a 19-year-old Great Neck North alumnus who now attends Emory University in Atlanta. He spent his freshman year at the University...
  • Now hiring: Accountant to investigate Solyndra

    09/25/2011 6:02:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/23/11 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    The GOP-led panel investigating Solyndra is asking Speaker John Boehner for more staff help as it digs deeper into the solar company's collapse. "We need an accountant," subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) said Friday. "We need a strong accountant because when you look through this stuff you need to understand the accounting aspect of it." "We've got a lot of lawyers, but we need a strong accountant," Stearns added.
  • The Phony Solyndra Scandal (Big government SUPPOSED to take risks the private sector won’t)

    09/24/2011 12:10:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/23/11 | JOE NOCERA
    The Phony Solyndra ScandalBy JOE NOCERA Published: September 23, 2011 **SNIP** Do the Republicans know this? Of course. Do they care? Of course not. For an hour and a half on Friday morning, they peppered the two men with questions about this “taxpayer ripoff,” as Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, described it, knowing full well that Harrison and Stover would invoke their constitutional right to remain silent. Joe McCarthy would have been proud. The purpose of the hearing — indeed, the point of manufacturing a Solyndra investigation in the first place — is to embarrass the president. **SNIP** But...
  • Larry Flynt Gunning for Rick Perry (Bounty for dirt on Perry)

    09/22/2011 8:56:34 PM PDT · by tlb · 52 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9/22/2011 | TMZ STAFF
    Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is putting GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry in his crosshairs ... he'll be offering up to $1 million for anyone who can prove Perry has had an illicit sexual liaison ... TMZ has learned. The ad -- which Flynt will take out in various newspapers -- says, "Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry?"
  • Fraud case targets grants awarded by President Obama’s friend

    09/21/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept 21 2011 | By CHRIS FUSCO & DAVE McKINNEYStaff Reporters
    The indictment of a Chicago nurse accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for her personal use has turned a spotlight on an Illinois state agency that awarded her money while it was headed by one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, records show. Under Whitaker, the Illinois Department of Public Health awarded Margaret A. Davis — the former program director of the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association — a no-bid contract and seven AIDS- and cancer-related grants that became part of her $500,000 cash-siphoning scheme, prosecutors say. According...
  • ‘Elite’ media treatment of Gunwalker is scandalous

    09/21/2011 7:39:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Gun scandal skipping the big fish,” The Arizona Republic headline declares. “Evidence Suggests Cover-Up in ATF Scandal, as More Guns Appear at Crime Scenes,” Fox News reveals. “Gunwalker scandal: ATF director out of top job,” CBS News reports. “Gun scandal skipping the big fish,” The Arizona Republic headline declares. “Evidence Suggests Cover-Up in ATF Scandal, as More Guns Appear at Crime Scenes,” Fox News reveals. “Gunwalker scandal: ATF director out of top job,” CBS News reports. Advertisement “Obama Is 20 Days Away from Beating Bush's Scandal-Free Record,” The Atlantic Wire contradicts, albeit admitting “the ATF blunder” was “a close call,”...
  • Solyndra Investor, Obama Bundler George Kaiser in 2009: It’s Time to Cash in on the Mother of All

    09/20/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 9/120/11 | Morgen
    Billionaire Obama fundraiser George Kaiser visited the White House 16 times over the past 3 years, and is caught in the middle of the Solyndra scandal as the company’s chief investor and prime beneficiary of the debt restructuring approved by the Obama Administration earlier this year. This has lead to the obvious question of whether Kaiser leveraged his political connections to obtain federal stimulus funding, and preferential treatment, but surely there might be a less nefarious explanation for Kaiser’s White House visits, right? Nah…
  • Kaiser Foundation grant to Mrs. Obama’s health initiative sparks new Solyndra cronyism questions

    09/18/2011 7:14:02 PM PDT · by martosko · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    A Daily Caller review of the George Kaiser Family Foundation’s income tax returns found that during the same year billionaire investor George Kaiser successfully secured $535 million in government loan guarantees for the now-failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, his private philanthropy donated to a political cause close to the hearts of several high-ranking Obama administration officials. Kaiser, a major Obama donor, was a frequent White House visitor during the week before the Obama administration approved that taxpayer-underwritten financial deal. A $10,000 donation to the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medical Center appears on the group’s 2009 tax forms....
  • Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

    09/18/2011 9:51:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies ^ | Sep 18, 2011 | John Kass
    Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way Those of us from Chicago know exactly what the Solyndra scandal smells like. And It doesn't smell fresh and green. John Kass September 18, 2011 The Solyndra scandal cost at least a half-billion public dollars. It is plaguing President Barack Obama. And it's being billed as a Washington story. But back in Obama's political hometown, those of us familiar with the Chicago Way can see something else in Solyndra — something that the Washington crowd calls "optics." In fact, it's not just a Washington saga — it has all the elements of...
  • Scandals Undercut Obama Re-Election Message

    09/16/2011 7:44:09 AM PDT · by boxlunch · 22 replies | Chris Stirewalt
    First there was Fast and Furious, then there was Solyndra and now there is LightSquared -- three high-level scandals that involve allegations of cover-ups inside the Obama administration. ..... (snip) The latest one involves confidential testimony from Gen. William Shelton, head of the Air Force’s Space Command, whom congressional sources say told a House Armed Services subcommittee that he was pressured to change his prepared remarks in a way that would benefit a major Democratic donor ..... (snip) Philip Falcone is one of the big backers of LightSquared, a telecommunications company that wants to develop a nationwide satellite phone network....
  • The SolEnron Scandal

    09/14/2011 6:47:12 AM PDT · by bray · 6 replies ^ | 9/14/11 | bray
    But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, LOVE and holiness with propriety. 1 Tim 2:15 It is not hard to figure out why the SolEnron scandal occurred we had some greedy alternative energy executives who believed in Global Warming and a corrupt White House that was handing out Billions. People who understand economics and the scam of GW knew that there was no economic model that could possibly work without gummit intervention. These people believed you could outlaw coal and gas energy to open the door for expensive alternative boondoggles like Solyndra Corp who made solar...
  • France's Jacques Chirac 'not in fit state' for court

    09/03/2011 7:47:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/3/11 | BBC
    Ex-French President Jacques Chirac says he is not in a fit state to attend his corruption trial, reports say. He has asked the Paris court for his lawyers be allowed to represent him, AFP news agency has reported. Mr Chirac, 78, is accused of embezzling public funds in the 1990s, when he was mayor of Paris. He denies the charges. The trial is due to start on Monday, having been adjourned in March after a co-defendant argued that some of the charges were unconstitutional. In a letter to the Paris court on Friday, the former leader wrote that he wanted...
  • Cable: UN peacekeepers traded food for sex

    09/01/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/1/2011 | LAURA BURKE
    <p>ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.</p> <p>The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.</p>
  • Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS (Atlanta Public School) cheating scandal

    08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Clatl ^ | 8/17/11 | Miranda Sain
    Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS cheating scandalPosted by Miranda Sain on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM A criminal investigation has begun into the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal — and former Superintendent Beverly Hall could play a large role, the AJC reports: The subpoena, issued by a Fulton County grand jury, seeks comprehensive information dating back to 1999 regarding teacher transfers and demotions, bonuses paid to employees for improved test scores and copies of complaints from parents, teachers or students of possible improprieties related to Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The subpoena also seeks signed...
  • Democrat Hill staffers head to Maui on taxpayers’ dime for Senate hearing

    08/12/2011 11:16:14 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 8 replies ^ | August 12, 2011 |
    Senate Democrats are charging taxpayers for a trip to Hawaii, The Daily Caller has learned. The entire press staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is in Maui, even though a field hearing there won’t happen until next Wednesday. The committee’s oversight field hearing, scheduled for August 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel, will focus on “Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities.” Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Government, which first discovered the hearing, told TheDC it’s unbelievable that Hill staffers talking about fiscal responsibility would waste money on a trip to Maui....
  • Affair with president's wife shakes Vermont university

    08/11/2011 10:31:54 AM PDT · by freespirited · 51 replies
    A month after Daniel Fogel resigned as president of the University of Vermont, a top school fundraiser has also left amid an investigation into his affair with Foley's wife. Michael Schultz, an associate vice president for development at the school in Burlington, Vermont, accepted a severance package and departed on Wednesday, a university spokesman said on Thursday. The school's board of trustees conducted a review of the relationship between Schultz and Rachel Kahn-Fogel, the president's wife and a volunteer in the fundraising office. Schultz, who earned a doctorate after writing a dissertation on the proper role of a university president's...
  • (Main perp schools Superintendent Beverly) Hall: 'I Deeply Regret' Atlanta Cheating Scandal

    08/11/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 8/10/11
    Hall: 'I Deeply Regret' Atlanta Cheating ScandalWSB-TV Updated: 2:44 pm EDT August 10, 2011 **SNIP** Hall retired from Atlanta schools just days before state investigators released a scathing report implicating nearly 180 educators in the scandal. Educators accused in the probe said they were under immense pressure to improve students' scores by any means possible amid a culture of "fear and retaliation," investigators said. Educators, who said they were either directed to cheat by superiors or felt they had no other option, huddled in back rooms at night erasing wrong answers and filling in correct ones or led students to...