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  • Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed (WH corruption)

    06/03/2010 9:01:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 86 replies · 3,904+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed By Jeffrey Lord on 6.3.10 And…bang! Can you say James McCord? In a revelation that will send shock waves through the American political landscape, the Denver Post last night revealed that Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has now reluctantly admitted he discussed "three possible jobs with the deputy chief of staff of the Obama administration -- all contingent upon a decision by Romanoff not to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet." The White House Deputy Chief of Staff is Jim Messina, a Denver-born Obama aide who served as the chief of staff of...
  • BREAKING...Ed Rendell was involved on Sestak

    06/02/2010 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 91 replies · 3,260+ views
    Fox News | 6/2/10 | Hannity
    On Hannity just now, Ed Rendell said he was in talks with Rahm Emanuel about wanting Sestak not to run against Specter. Hannity cut him off while he was in the process of admitting another job offer to someone against Santorum. I can't believe Sean would just cut him off like that. Oops!
  • White House can't get its Sestak story straight

    06/01/2010 3:45:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,343+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2010
    Did you hear the one about how President Obama got Slick Willie Clinton to offer second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid appointment to an obscure White House advisory panel in return for dropping his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter? Obama and his Chicago boys are still guffawing over how all the chumps in the media reported that one with a straight face. Hey, it's a just another reason why running a gangster government is nothing but laughs for the Obama crew in the White House. The reality is that nobody outside the White House gang and...
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 2)

    05/31/2010 3:35:42 PM PDT · by callisto · 7 replies · 1,027+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | May 31, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    In Part 1 of this three part series I discussed the Obama administration'slatest scandal, Sestak-gate, a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and its subsequent cover-up. < snip > The Inconsistencies The inconsistencies between the White House and Congressman Sestack’s statements lead to more questions than their "coordinated" statements answer. The Obama administration is adamant that "White House staff did not discuss these options with Congressman Sestak." Really? Sestak claims the offer originated from "someone in the White House,” but former President Bill Clinton is not part of the Obama White House. And Sestak has repeated this claim on...
  • Issa: Explanation of Sestak Deal Is Bad Cover-Up of Crime (Obama not that smart after all)

    05/31/2010 6:02:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 868+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/30/2010 | fox news
    A California congressman who called it an "impeachable" offense for the administration to offer Rep. Joe Sestak a job in exchange for his quitting a Senate bid said Sunday the cover-up, as usual, appears worse than the crime. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said the explanation for the Sestak affair -- that former President Bill Clinton offered the Democratic congressman an unpaid position on an advisory board if he would drop his challenge against party-switching Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter -- is not plausible because as a sitting congressman Sestak couldn't have served on a presidential commission. "It's a crime because they've...
  • "Politicians Are Offered Jobs All The Time" Equals Trying To Influence Outcome Of A Fed. Election?

    05/30/2010 2:14:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies · 462+ views
    5/30/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This seems to be one of the last stands and last ditch arguments that Democrats are making. "Politicians are offered jobs all the time." That is being said over and over now in defense of the Obama administration. "This guy gets offered a job, that guy gets offered one, too, in Washington D.C." Democrats are intentionally trying to sweep ALL job offers in gov't into one basket, and nothing is further from the truth. Trying to influence the outcome of a federal election is illegal.
  • WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race

    05/29/2010 6:28:06 PM PDT · by GVnana · 27 replies · 763+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 5/29/2010 | Phillip Elliot
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House said on Friday it had enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer. Nothing wrong with that, the White House said. Oh, yes, there was, Republicans countered. The administration admission—it said Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had asked the former president to call Sestak—left many questions unanswered, and it seemed unlikely the issue had been put to rest. For Obama, the revelations called into question his repeated promises to run an open government that...
  • Sestak was ineligible for job Clinton offered

    05/29/2010 8:27:43 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies · 695+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2010 | Byron York
    In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board’s website reveals this restriction: The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors. As a sitting member of Congress, Sestak was not eligible for the job. And...
  • [Barf Alert!] Is Sestak Offer A Reprise Of 1982 Reagan Move?

    05/29/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 34 replies · 847+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/28/10 | Ken Rudin
    My in-box is quickly filling up with reactions and thoughts about what to make of the Joe Sestak "drop-out-of-the-Senate-race-and-we'll-get-you-a-job" story. The mail is split between one side saying this is a non-story because it happens all the time, and the other side reminding us that President Obama promised "transparency" and that this would not be a "politics as usual" administration. My own view is that both points are correct. It does happen all the time — and I'll get to that in a moment. That's not the view of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is saying this "could be President...
  • Sestak Was Contacted Twice By The White House? Bill Clinton Only Contacted Sestak Once. Hmmmm.

    05/29/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies · 1,201+ views
    5/29/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Charles Krauthammer brought up how TWO contacts were made with Sestak by the White House. One in June and one in July of 2009. Clinton only talked one time with Sestak about taking an unpaid advisory position. In his interview with Larry Kane, Sestak said yes to being offered a "high ranking" and a "federal job" by someone in the White House. When asked if it was for Secretary of the Navy he responded with "no comment." An unpaid advisory position would not be a high ranking federal job. What was that high ranking federal job and who would be...
  • Sestak “Job” Offer Misunderstood Says Emanuel

    05/29/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies · 983+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative | 29 May 2010 | John Semmens
    Allegations by Representative Joe Sestak (D-Penn) that President Obama offered him a job if he would drop his primary challenge against Pennsylvania’s sitting Democratic Senator Arlen Specter may have all been a misunderstanding according to Presidential advisor Rahm Emanuel. “I can see how Representative Sestak’s over-inflated ego may have persuaded him that the President would ‘hand him a job,’” Emanuel observed. “But Joe has gotten his wires crossed and completely misunderstood what he was being asked to do. All the President wanted was for Joe to serve as an unpaid member on his staff.” Emanuel dismissed the charge that a...
  • Krauthammer: WH Statement On Sestak "Lawyerly" And "Deceptive"

    05/29/2010 12:08:56 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies · 1,689+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/28/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    FoxNews video: Charles Krauthammer on the revelation that the White House enlisted Bill Clinton to try to convince Joe Sestak not to enter the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary. Video at link.
  • Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?

    05/29/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies · 3,335+ views ^ | May 28, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is "enormous.". Karl Rove called it an "extraordinary charge." wrote that "it could be grounds for impeachment." What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused...
  • Barack Obama's Credibility Hits Rock Bottom After Oil Spill And Sestak Scandal

    05/29/2010 12:51:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 2,214+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 29, 2010
    Barack Obama's Credibility Hits Rock Bottom After Oil Spill And Sestak Scandal Toby Harnden 29 May 2010 The first thing Barack Obama probably should have done was to order the livestreaming Oil Spill Cam to be turned off. As the President insisted to Americans that he was "singularly focused" on staunching the flow, there was that mesmerising image on their television screens of plumes of hydrocarbons gushing relentlessly into the Gulf of Mexico. When any political leader feels they have to declare that they are "fully engaged" in an issue, it is clear that they are in trouble. Talking about...
  • Sestak-Gate?

    05/29/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Newsweak ^ | May 28th | The Spectrum
    After several months of smoldering, a slow-burning scandal in Pennsylvania has finally gone mainstream. Did the White House offer Rep. Joe Sestak a plum administration job in return for dropping his bid against Sen. Arlen Specter? Now that Sestak has defeated Specter in the Democratic primary, congressional Republicans are clamoring for a probe, alleging such an offer, if it occurred, may have constituted bribery. Here's the skinny.
  • FREIND Interviews Joe Sestak On White House Job Offer

    05/29/2010 5:38:05 AM PDT · by grace522 · 38 replies · 2,076+ views
    Freindly Fire Zone ^ | 28 May 2010 | Chris Freind
    Chris Freind interviews U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak about his role in "Job Gate"--- the possible quid pro quo job offer from the White House in exchange for Sestak abandoning the race. Criminal implications for both White House officials and Congressman Sestak are discussed. Job Gate portion of the interview runs from minute 4:00 to 11.35 and from 15:20 to end (one minute later). Excerpt: FREIND: "U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, one of the highest ranking Democcrats in the Senate, has publicly said that you need to come clean.... ...Clearly, someone isn't telling the whole truth. If this was a...
  • White House Source: Obama Ignorant of Sestak Bribe Attempt Until "Recent Days"

    05/28/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 178 replies · 4,510+ views
    Friday, May 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    In reports that appear to have been missed in the flurry of reporting this afternoon on the Obama administration's release of a cursory report on its in-house investigation on the administration's attempted bribery of Rep. Joe Sestak, CNN's John King reported that a White House source told him Barack Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt until "recent days."Posting on Twitter around 1 p.m. EDT, King reported in three Tweets what his sources were telling him about the unfolding scandal:WH Source: prez didnt know about rahm/clinton/sestak talks until recent days; GOP pressing for more details.WH memo lacks...
  • Analysis: Sestak case smudges Obama outsider image

    05/29/2010 10:17:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/10 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON – So much for changing how Washington works. Crimping his carefully crafted outsider image and undercutting a centerpiece of his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama got caught playing the usual politics — dangling a job offer for a political favor in the hunt for power. His lawyer admitted as much in a Friday report. It detailed how Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, sent former President Bill Clinton on a mission: try to persuade Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., to abandon his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., by offering an executive branch post. Sestak said no, stayed in...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak Scandal (Holder's refusal is a disgrace and will not stand)

    05/29/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,000+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/10
    Judicial Watch Statement on Sestak ScandalThu May 27, 2:40 pm ET WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the federal position allegedly offered by the Obama White House to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Rep. Sestak has claimed repeatedly that the Obama White House tried to persuade him to abandon his Democratic primary challenge to Senator Arlen Specter by offering a high-level position in the Obama administration. Rep. Sestak's allegations are extremely serious and yet we've heard nothing from the Obama White House so far but vague denials of wrongdoing and outright...
  • Sestak cover story starts to unravel

    05/29/2010 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 248 replies · 11,065+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Crafting a cover story that is consistent with awkward facts is hard. Did the best and the brightest miss this? Sestak was not eligible to serve on the Intelligence Advisory Board. Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports: In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board's website reveals this restriction: The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from...