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  • Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental

    07/31/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family, for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., neighborhood. Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. Officials say the arrangement came about when...
  • Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony

    07/29/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 2:42 PM EDT | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy,...
  • Flash Mob Robbery Occurs at Victoria's Secret Store in Georgetown

    07/27/2011 7:51:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 7/25/11 | WILL THOMAS
    Flash Mob Robbery Occurs at Victoria's Secret Store in GeorgetownUpdated: Monday, 25 Jul 2011, 10:50 PM EDT By WILL THOMAS/myfoxdc WASHINGTON - D.C. Police detectives are investigating a theft at a Victoria’s Secret store Monday afternoon located inside the Shops at Georgetown Park. Lt. John Hedgecock said two men and two women entered the store at 2 p.m. and within a matter of seconds, scooped up lingerie and took off on foot. "We have some information that they may be using some of the social media such as Facebook and Twitter to schedule an event if you will," Hedgecock said.
  • Secret Video of Obama at the end of Last Night's Budget Negotiations....

    07/14/2011 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/14/11 | wafflepwn
    It really went down this way. Really...
  • Lawmakers grumble over secret Biden talks (Tom Cole R-Okla. - "you really don’t need to know")

    06/23/2011 5:37:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/11 | Pete Kasperowicz and Molly K. Hooper
    Lawmakers grumble over secret Biden talksBy Pete Kasperowicz and Molly K. Hooper 06/23/11 05:20 AM ET Lawmakers are expressing frustration with the lack of information they have received from Vice President Biden’s debt-limit negotiations. The growing restlessness comes as Biden and six members of Congress are aiming to release the framework of a bipartisan deal by July 1 that will lift the nation’s debt ceiling while cutting trillions of dollars from the budget. While the Biden group has expressed optimism that a deal is within reach, rank-and-file members are skeptical, and are raising questions about the lack of transparency. In...
  • Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed

    06/15/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 6/15/11 | NewsEditor
    You are here: Home / News / Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed Weiner’s In-Laws and the Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections Revealed Posted by NewsEditor on June 15, 2011 · Comments (0) Was Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner and the Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton, unaware that her mother was reported as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Is it possible she does not know that her brother is tied to the Brotherhood’s radical leadership? Did Western media miss what has been revealed in several Arab newspapers, which has remained secret in American...
  • We've Gone from a Nation of Laws to a Nation of Powerful Men Making Laws in Secret

    05/27/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/27/11 | George Washington
    Preface: Some defendants are no longer allowed to see the "secret evidence" which the government is using against them. See this and this. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges can throw out cases because they don't like or believe the plaintiff ... even before anyone has had the chance to conduct discovery to prove their case. In other words, judges' secret biases can be the basis for denying people their day in court, without even having to examine the facts. Claims of national security are being used to keep the shenanigans of the biggest banks an corporations secret,...
  • Secret Service says agents ‘monitor’ Fox News frequently

    05/19/2011 9:27:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/11 | Alex Pappas
    A spokesman for the Secret Service said it’s not out of the ordinary for agents to “monitor” Fox News — or any other news organization. An employee of the Secret Service on Wednesday accidentally Tweeted on the agency’s Twitter account a complaint about having to “monitor Fox for a story” and not being able to deal with the network’s “blathering.” The Tweet was promptly removed and the Secret Service offered an apology, blaming it on someone who thought he or she was posting to a personal account. But why was the law enforcement agency that provides protection to the president...
  • Obama's Order To Kill, Not Capture Bin Laden: Dead Men Don't Talk

    05/08/2011 9:48:57 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 28 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/08/2011 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Obama's order to kill not capture Bin Laden reminds me of a very personal episode from my life. In 1989 the Ceausescu couple was caught and executed by firing squad after a so-called "trial" that lasted less than 4o minutes, sentencing and execution included. No witnesses were allowed for the defendants and no public was present in the room...
  • Russ Feingold: Priorities USA (Secretly-Funded Obama-Allied Groups) 'Playing With The Devil'

    04/30/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    4/29/11
    Link only - Russ Feingold: Priorities USA 'Playing With The Devil'
  • California’s Secret Government. How Redevelopment agencies blight the Golden State.

    04/23/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | 04/21/2011 | Steven Greenhut
    In Sacramento, Governor Jerry Brown is planning to close California’s $26.6 billion structural deficit through spending cuts and tax extensions. Opposition has been spirited but less contentious than expected, probably because of the size of the budget hole. But one item of Brown’s plan—something that would save about $1.7 billion annually—has generated heated debates between local officials and the new administration. The governor has proposed eliminating California’s approximately 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs). In theory, RDAs spearhead blight removal. In fact, they divert billions of dollars from traditional services, such as schools, parks, and firefighting; use eminent domain to seize property...
  • Upton expands investigation into ’secret’ Obamacare meetings

    04/18/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/11 | Jonathan Strong
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is expanding his investigation into the meetings between special interest groups and the Obama White House that set the stage for the passage of Obamacare, sending document requests to 11 industry groups and unions that played a key role in the negotiations. In April 11 letters to the groups, Upton asks for extensive details and documents about each organization’s interactions with the White House in regards to the health care law. The requests come as the Obama White House has so far declined to provide its documents about the meetings. At issue...
  • Goldstone's Other Secret

    04/11/2011 5:27:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/11 | Fred Taub
    While Israel is used to being vilified in the United Nations, there is far more to be unraveled in the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict than just Richard Goldstone’s retraction on April 1, 2011. The secrets behind the story are revealed in my new book, Boycotting Peace (http://www.BoycottingPeace.com) and here is a behind-the-scenes peek at what the Palestinians and United Nations do not want you to know. There is a Harvard educated U.S. law professor who has been a consultant to Yassir Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the official name of the Palestinian Authority, and who created...
  • Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash

    03/22/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    FULL Title - Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.
  • Judge bows out of Tom DeLay associates' trial (Reason for removing self remains secret)

    03/19/2011 9:43:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Statesman ^ | 3/10/11 | Laylan Copelin
    Judge bows out of DeLay associates' trialReason for removing self remains secret; trial set for April is likely to be postponed. By Laylan Copelin AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 10:26 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 The judge who sentenced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to three years in prison removed himself Thursday from the upcoming trial of two DeLay associates, John Colyandro of Austin and James Ellis of Washington. A few hours later, Senior District Judge Pat Priest denied DeLay's motion for a new trial, kicking off DeLay's appeal of his felony conviction. In those two separate actions, Priest apparently...
  • Bachmann Exposes $105 Billion Secret

    03/15/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has again demonstrated her extraordinary leadership in the U.S. House. She discovered $105 billion of taxpayers' money that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had hidden in ObamaCare. Now, Bachmann wants her colleagues to refuse to pass must-pass bills, such as the Continuing Resolution or raising the debt limit, unless they include recapturing that secret money. What a great idea! After all, the new Congress was elected last November to cut spending and put the federal government back within the bounds of the Constitution. The new members of Congress promised not only to cut overall spending but...
  • Paying to Keep Things Secret

    03/12/2011 2:54:53 AM PST · by rambo316 · 13 replies
    My Thoughts | 3/12/11 | Myself
    Dear fellow Patriots-- Knowing that there is an election coming up, there is one simple question that people on the Right, Bachmann, Palin, all the folks that are thinking of running for office should ask. The question is: Why Mr. Obamao, are you paying millions of dollars to keep all of your records secret. It is public knowledge that he is paying law firms to keep all his records secret. Let's start asking why he is doing this. I know why but most of America doesn't know.
  • US In Secret Talks With Taliban

    02/19/2011 9:03:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    business insider ^ | 2/19/11 | John Ellis
    The Obama Administration has entered into direct, secret talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders, several people briefed about the talks told me last week. The discussions are continuing; they are of an exploratory nature and do not yet amount to a peace negotiation. That may take some time: the first secret talks between the United States and representatives of North Vietnam took place in 1968; the Paris Peace Accords, intended to end direct U.S. military involvement in the war, were not agreed on until 1973. When asked for comment on the talks, a White House spokesman said that the remarks...
  • The Dirty Little Secret About De-Funding Obamacare

    02/18/2011 1:36:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Several members of Congress, like Rep. Denny Rehberg (R, MT) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.-Wash.) are offering amendments that would prevent any new spending from being used to implement Obamacare. Good for them. Those are important additions to the big spending bill pending in Congress. But here’s the dirty little secret: Much of Obamacare is being implemented with money that was already appropriated last year. These billions are already available for bureaucrats to put Obamacare into force. Denying additional funding for Obamacare does not de-fund the huge amounts it already is using for implementation. That requires additional action. Even...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.