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  • Cast of Characters in the Lynching of Herman Cain

    11/03/2011 8:55:58 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 66 replies
    Voices Empower ^ | November 3, 2011 | Donna Garner
    Chris Wilson of Wilson Research Strategies has said publicly that while he was working for Herman Cain at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the late 1990′s that he personally saw Cain sexually harass a woman at a restaurant in Virginia although Wilson has not said exactly what he believes constituted his claim of “harassment.” WHO IS CHRIS WILSON? Chris Wilson was the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas under then-governor George W. Bush. Chris Wilson worked very closely with Karl Rove. Rove was known to us in Texas as the “master of dirty political tricks. ” I...
  • Open Letter To Herman Cain From A Fellow Black Conservative

    11/03/2011 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 79 replies ^ | 11-3-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Herman Cain, Thank you for your courageous decision to run for president as a conservative Republican. I am sure you anticipated opposition from the left. But, no one could have possibly anticipated the current level of intense hatred and vitriolic desire to politically tie a rope around your neck and drag your black bludgeoned dead carcass through the streets in the mud. Wow! Lord help us. I thank you because your decision to run is much bigger than you. At a time when something has gone terribly wrong in the black community; 70% black high school dropout rate and...
  • AUDIO -- Herman Cain in March: No skeletons in my closet

    11/03/2011 11:23:23 AM PDT · by martosko · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Seeking to woo skeptical conservative bloggers during a March 2011 conference call, Herman Cain pushed back hard against the notion that opposition research might turn up skeletons in his closet. Asked directly about negative information that might arise from opposition research, Cain never revealed the sexual harassment allegations he had known about for more than a decade, instead joking about his golf game and aggressively insisting there was nothing to worry about. I dont have any of those kind of skeletons in my closet, he assured the conservative bloggers. And what I have told people [is] if they come...
  • Herman Cains lavish spending at National Restaurant Association drew scrutiny

    11/03/2011 10:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Yahoo! News' The Ticket ^ | November 3, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    Herman Cain is pointing fingers at Rick Perry's campaign for leaking details about harassment allegations leveled against him when he was head of the National Restaurant Association. But as revelations keep surfacing, it seems clear that plenty of other people may have had an interest in divulging less-than-flattering details about the Republican candidate's tenure at the NRA. As Bloomberg's Lisa Lerer reports, Cain irked some of his NRA colleagues by operating in a "free-wheeling, free-spending culture:" Former employees of the association told Bloomberg News that work-related outings frequently featured heavy drinking....
  • Atlanta schools caught up in cheating scandal get federal standing yanked over inflated scores

    11/03/2011 3:34:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/02/11 | DORIE TURNER
    Atlanta schools caught up in cheating scandal get federal standing yanked over inflated scoresArticle by: DORIE TURNER, Associated Press Updated: November 2, 2011 - 9:32 AM ATLANTA - Georgia has revoked the federal standing for more than 40 Atlanta elementary and middle schools named in a massive cheating scandal. **SNIP** That means the schools can face sanctions under federal law and may have to return thousands of dollars in federal money for each year they reported inflated test scores.
  • Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET

    11/02/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT · by mick · 264 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Breaking News ^ | 11/2/11 | Fox News
    Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET
  • Just Say "So?" Campaign (vanity - our necessary response to Cain "scandals")

    11/02/2011 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Yaelle · 31 replies
    Fertile brain | 11/2/11 | Self
    If we do not want the mainstream media to choose our candidate, we need to fight the forest and not the trees. If the media has their way, they will control the whole story. Their story will be "Herman Cain did X. We will investigate. Is this story true? If so, he is done." They want us to jump into their story and try to prove the accusation is false. That is their paradigm, not ours. It is simple to control the story, but we have to avoid falling for theirs. Our story, no matter what they say, has to...
  • A Glimpse At A President Cain

    11/02/2011 7:47:19 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies ^ | 11/02/11 | CaroleL
    Reports of past sexual harassment allegations against GOP presidential contender Herman Cain may turn out to be a few bad days for the candidate or a major scandal for his campaign. But regardless of how the specific story ends, Republican primary voters may be getting their first best look at how a President Cain would handle the top job. One of the positive attributes of Mr. Cain's former businessman resume is his status as a political novice, an outsider, someone who has a reputation for solving problems in the private sector and no responsibility for the current state of government....
  • Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign

    11/01/2011 9:27:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Northern Virginia Lawyer ^ | November 1, 2011 | Paul A. Prados
    Based on a suggestion from a local blogger to look into political donors on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association for potential ties to presidential campaigns, I have attempted to identify anyone privy to inside information about the National Restaurant Association who also has recent ties to any presidential campaign. According to the October 2011 FEC report for ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC. a gentlemen named Steven C. Anderson gave $1,000.00 on July 14, 2011. FEC search function here. Steven C. Anderson is the same gentlemen who took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National...
  • Santorum aide: Cain should be more forthcoming on sexual harassment allegations

    11/01/2011 8:38:47 AM PDT · by martosko · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorums presidential campaign on Tuesday called on GOP frontrunner Herman Cain to be more forthcoming about harassment allegations dating back to his leadership of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Santorum adviser John Brabender made the remarks during a forum of top aides to the 2012 presidential campaign managers in Washington D.C. hosted by the National Journal. Brabender appeared irked during the discussion when Cains campaign manager suggested Cain is the front-runner of the race. What I would encourage the Cain people to do is if you are the front-runner and you plan to be the...
  • Jonathan Alter: Obama has miraculously remained free of scandal

    10/30/2011 7:23:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2011 | Tina Korbe
    In a fawning opinion piece for Bloomberg, author and columnist Jonathan Alter writes glowingly of “The Obama Miracle” — the supposed lack of scandal in the White House under Obama’s purportedly upstanding leadership. Alter’s analysis approaches the absurd, but at least mercifully stops short of the worshipful psalms that could pass for parody of some Esquire opinion writers.Alter writes, apparently without irony: For starters, the tone is always set at the top. Obama puts a premium on personal integrity, and with a few exceptions (Tim Geithner’s tax problems in 2009) his administration tends to fire first and ask questions later....
  • Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    Polutico ^ | Sunday October 30, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN & ANNA PALMER & KENNETH P. VOGEL Read more: http://www.politico.c
    During Herman Cains tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures. In a series of comments over...
  • Holders days as attorney general may be numbered as resignation calls double overnight

    10/28/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT · by martosko · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holders tenure in the Obama administration may be coming to an end. At least eight members of Congress have now called on Holder to resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Republican Reps. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, John Mica of Florida, Quico Canseco of Texas and Gus Bilirakis of Florida each told The Daily Caller on Thursday that they believe Holder should step down now. The number of members of Congress calling for Holder to end his career in government because of Fast and Furious is now eight, a number which has doubled in one...
  • (Kevin) Ring sentenced to 20 months in lobbying scandal

    10/26/2011 12:06:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) A former lobbyist who was a rising star under Jack Abramoff's tutelage was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and event tickets. Kevin Ring argued up until his emotional sentencing hearing that he was operating in a corrupt Washington environment controlled by people with money and that he did not break the law. "I found a ridiculous system full of gray areas and I manipulated it," a sobbing Ring told the judge in asking her not to lock him up. It was the first time he spoke about the charges...
  • State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama books (Terminal Arrogance)

    10/25/2011 8:29:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Jim McElhatton
    The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking key libraries around the world with Dreams from My Father more than a decade after its release.
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Cannot Be Contained(gunwalker)

    10/21/2011 6:14:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 21 October, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans
    Fast & Furious is literally a killer of a scandal, drenched in the blood of victims of a federal government operation. Despite the best efforts of the Obama team to obfuscate, the truth is emerging, so that the media and even some Democrats are focusing on a full unearthing of the facts. Tuesday, October 18 proved to be an important day in the slow march towards justice for the families of murdered federal agents Brian Terry and Jaimie Zapata, and the hundreds of Mexicans dead from Fast & Furious firearms. First, the U.S Senate unanimously voted in favor of an...
  • Commission Looks At Campaign Finance Changes After Scandal (RAT thief Kinde Durkee)

    10/07/2011 6:00:05 AM PDT · by Libloather
    10 News ^ | 10/04/11
    Commission Looks At Campaign Finance Changes After ScandalKinde Durkee Accused Of Embezzling From State Political Campaigns UPDATED: 5:21 pm PDT October 4, 2011 SAN DIEGO -- Various interest groups jockeyed at a California Fair Political Practices Commission hearing last week as commissioners debate changing campaign finance rules in response to the Kinde Durkee embezzlement scandal, but the agency first must determine whether the changes would require new legislation. FPPC Chairwoman Ann Ravel suggested the agency institute stricter training requirements for campaign treasurers and post results of investigations of treasurers on its website. The commission was soliciting public comment from people...
  • Head of Energy Department loan program steps down amid Solyndra controversy

    10/06/2011 4:13:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011
    The head of the Energy Departments controversial loan guarantee program has decided to step down, department officials confirmed to The Washington Post on Thursday. Jonathan Silver, who was named executive director of DOEs Loan Programs Office in November 2009, has come under fire from congressional Republicans since the solar manufacturer Solyndra declared bankruptcy Aug. 31 after receiving a $535 million federal loan guarantee. While DOE made the initial loan to Solyndra before Silver took the programs helm a point he made repeatedly during his congressional testimony last month he remained the administrations point person for the embattled initiative....
  • A Catholic Response to Homosexuality

    10/06/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/23/2011 | Michael Drake
    Interview with the Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, by Michael Drake Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt was born in March 1947, in Detroit, Mich. Following his studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he was ordained to the priesthood in July 1974, at Sacred Heart Church, Dearborn, Mich. In May 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Since June of this year, Archbishop Nienstedt has being urging support for an amendment to the constitution of Minnesota to protect marriage as the union...
  • Scandal Watch: Fast and Furious round-up

    10/05/2011 10:24:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/5/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Question: Why does Eric Holder still have a job? Answer: Because he has thrived on incompetence, stonewalling, and corruption his entire career. Why would the outcome of Fast and Furious be any different than all the rest of the scandals that make up his long track record of putting political interests of the public interest at the expense of public safety, conflicts of interest, and his own admissions of screwing up, then moving up. Why is anybody surprised that Holder and his hole-ridden memory cant recall key facts, or that he admits to not doing his job properly? He has...
  • 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 dont have any regrets because if you look at the overall portfolio of loan guarantees, its doing well, Obama told ABCs 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 Sams credit card, $535 million is just another statistic. Its easy to say hindsight is 20/20 when there werent...
  • 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 isnt much like a VC. Or anything else that makes financial sense in the private sector. Its 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 whats 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 wont)

    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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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: Its 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 companys 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 Kaisers White House visits, right? Nah
  • Kaiser Foundation grant to Mrs. Obamas 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 Foundations 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 Centerappears on the groups 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 Forces 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 childbearingif 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 wont happen until next Wednesday. The committees 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 its 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...
  • Passionate Progressives

    08/10/2011 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Them libs are horndogs, man... Here to serve More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Major Scandal Brewing Among Clinton Associates, Former DNC Official

    08/09/2011 3:10:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/9/11 | Mark Hemingway
    A major scandal amoung influential Democrats just broke, and so far it appears to be flying under the radar. Stephen Losey at Federal Times has the scoop. bilde.jpg In a nutshell: Alan Kessler, the former finance vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's finance chair during her 2008 campaign, resigned suddenly from his position on the USPS' Board of Governors last month. Turns out, he was pressuring postal officials to back off of a land deal that would have cost his friend, Douglas Band -- who is Bill Clinton's lawyer, helps run the Clinton Foundation and helped...
  • Tiger Woods dropped by Tag Heuer

    08/07/2011 11:43:39 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 52 replies
    Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer announced they are ending their relationship with the world's former top golf star. The contract is believed to be worth more than $10m (6m) and the Swiss firm are the sixth major sponsors to drop Woods following revelations about his personal life two years ago. The Swiss watchmaker suspended use of Woods' image in the US after details of his extramarital affairs came to light following a 2009 crash outside his Orlando, Florida home.
  • Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal (Cheaters "are an example of what is right")

    08/03/2011 11:40:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AJC ^ | 8/02/11 | Ty Tagami
    Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandalBy Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Parents of students at an Atlanta public school where cheating was alleged to have occurred on a statewide test on Tuesday night defended their school and teachers at a town hall meeting. Weve been extremely pleased with the instruction my children have received, said Quinnie Cook-Richardson, one of several parents at the troubled West Manor Elementary School who spoke at the meeting. Her sons teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, They are an example of what is...
  • Rush: There will be a next [Obama] crisis, and it will happen within seven days.(????)

    08/02/2011 8:45:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 94 replies
    Tuesday August 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush speaking today on his show: I think that sums up who is taking whom hostage today. We are being held hostage by the Democrat Party. We are being held hostage by the Washington, DC, Ruling Class. And just think, the Senate is voting right now on measures to raise the US debt ceiling. In a few moments, in a very few moments, this crisis will be over and everybody can sigh (sighs) and move on to other things. But how long will it be before we have the next crisis? Whatever happened to the "no drama Obama" we were...
  • Pennsylvania Joins the List of States Facing a School (teacher) Cheating Scandal

    08/02/2011 7:00:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Post-Gazette ^ | 8/01/11 | MICHAEL WINERIP
    Pennsylvania Joins the List of States Facing a School Cheating ScandalMonday, August 01, 2011 By MICHAEL WINERIP, The New York Times **SNIP** Mr. Herold's first day was July 6. On July 8 about 9:30 a.m., Ms. Mezzacappa suggested he look at the enormous state file, and by 11:30 that night The Notebook had posted its biggest scoop. A total of 89 schools -- 28 in Philadelphia -- had been flagged by the state for, among other things, an improbably high number of erasures, as well as questionable gains on reading and math tests. Mr. Socolar, a data fanatic, calculated that...
  • VIDEO: Ch. 2 Special: APS (Atlanta Public Schools) Cheating Scandal - July 31

    08/01/2011 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 7/31/11
    Ch. 2 Special: APS Cheating Scandal- July 31Updated: 10:42 am EDT July 31, 2011 A Channel 2 Action News special looks into the weeks developments in the APS cheating scandal. This week Justin Farmer discusses how the district is hiring 109 new teachers amid the news APS is facing an $8 million deficit and will have to pay $1 million a month for teachers implicated in the scandal while they remain on leave. Also, Channel 2's Tom Regan and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Alan Judge join Justin for analysis on the week's developments.
  • Former Bondi Ass. AGs & Foreclosure Fraud Investigators Live on WDJA 1420AM Sat. from 8-10 am EDT

    07/29/2011 3:17:01 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 7 replies
    4closurefraud Blog ^ | July 29, 2011 | Michael Redman
    Citizen Warriors | Foreclosure Fraud Special w/ June Clarkson & Theresa Edwards Radio Show Saturday from 8-10 am EDT with and We will be hosting our radio show tomorrow on WDJA 1420 from 8-10 am EDT. We are going to have some interesting updates and discuss topics emerging from the Pam Bondi scandal related to the firing of the nations two top fraudclosure investigators. This show will be hosted by Lisa Epstein and myself, Michael Redman. (Carol is out of town but may call in) Special Guests: Former Assistant Attorneys General & Foreclosure Fraud Investigators June Clarkson...
  • Amid Fast and Furious Scandal, Obamas New Anti-Crime Strategy Includes Stemming Gun Flow

    07/26/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( Even as the Obama administration still faces question about a botched gunrunning operation in which federal law enforcement officials knowingly allowed guns be transported Mexican drug cartels, a new White House report calls for cracking down on the illicit flow from the United States of weapons and criminal proceeds to criminal gangs. The White House on Monday released the report titled Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, referring to terrorist, drug trafficking and other criminal organizations operating across national borders. The 38-page report lists 56 priority actions, including an executive order to seize the assets of transnational organized...
  • Atlanta Cheating Scandal Teachers Blame Testing! (Online Standardized Testing is the fix?)

    07/26/2011 4:16:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Gather ^ | 7/11/11 | Jaymie Pierce
    Atlanta Cheating Scandal Teachers Blame Testing!by Jaymie Pierce July 11, 2011 06:55 PM EDT Teachers caught in the big Atlanta schools cheating scandal complain about the pressure of achieving scores and targets from administrations in the school districts. Furthermore, they are attesting that it is the fault of the "No Child Left Behind Act." The Atlanta Journal reported today that the findings from the investigations gave three primary areas for the wide-spread cheating. The report indicates that all schools would be considered failing under the "No Child Left Behind Act" expecting 100% proficiency. The stern actions of sanctions against teachers...