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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...