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  • Soros gave $6.1 Million to Groups Pressuring IRS to target Conservative Nonprofits

    05/15/2013 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Marathoner · 51 replies
    Conservative News Service ^ | May 15, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    With Soros funding, anything is possible. The growing scandal where the IRS unfairly targeted politically-conservative groups can be traced back to a lobbying effort begun by George Soros-funded liberal groups in 2010, after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
  • Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012

    08/08/2011 1:43:36 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/8/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Does anybody now doubt that this is on purpose? I mean, after all, Barack Obama inherits a AAA credit rating from George W. Bush, and look what he does to it. Obama is always running around complaining and whining and moaning about all that he inherited from George W. Bush. Well, he inherited a AAA credit rating, an unemployment rate of 5.7%. Does anybody doubt that this is on purpose? Well, look, my credit rating doesn't suck. There are a lot of individual Americans whose credit ratings aren't in trouble. The United States has never been in...
  • Billionaire George Soros Trying To Stack the Courts, Critics Say

    06/27/2011 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 27, 2011 | Maxim Lott
    Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty. But a less well-known Soros priority -- replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee -- now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts. Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead. Soros has spent several million...
  • Soros and liberal groups seeking top election posts in battleground state

    06/24/2011 10:46:42 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Chuck Neubauer
    A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election process in battleground states and keep Republican “political operatives from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted.” Known as the Secretary of State Project (SOSP), the organization was formed by liberal activists in 2006 to put Democrats in charge of state election offices, where key decisions often are made in close races on which ballots are counted and which are not. The group’s website said it...
  • Schumer’s Phone Gaffe Reveals Dem Talking Points

    03/30/2011 5:36:59 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 36 replies
    Red State ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | by Brian O'Connor
    Chuck Schumer’s bad day just got a whole lot worse. After getting called out by John Boehner for his “inaccurate rants,” The New York Senator held a conference call with fellow his Democrats… And the press, Where he inadvertently revealed the Democrat’s talking points for the week. Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Soros Group Wants Obama to Rule by Executive Order

    11/09/2010 3:03:52 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 205 replies · 2+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 8, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    snip The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda. snip Demonstrating the close relationship between the DSA and the Progressive Caucus, two weeks ago WND reported the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee was caught on tape meeting with DSA leaders to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans.
  • George Soros: The Enemy Within

    10/21/2010 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Bear Witness ^ | February 18, 2010 | Laus Deo & Chris Jones
    "Who is behind Barak Obama, Who is pulling the strings??". Here is what Mr. Kroft's research has turned up.........bit of a read, but it took 4 months to put it together... “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros “George Soros is an evil man. He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.” —Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Is it possible to lay the global financial meltdown, the radicalizing of the Democratic Party, and America’s moral decline, at the feet of one man? YES, It is indeed possible.
  • Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

    10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros. In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan...
  • Approval of Congress at All-Time Low for Midterm Election Year, Says Gallup

    09/21/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1+ views
    csnews.com ^ | 9-21-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Public approval of Congress now sits at 18 percent, lower than it has been in any prior midterm election year since Gallup started polling public approval of Congress in 1974, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Sept. 13-16. In March, approval of Congress actually sank to 16 percent, the second-lowest approval rating Congress has ever received in the Gallup poll. After that, it climbed to 23 percent in April and then started declining again, hitting 21 percent in May, 20 percent in June, 20 percent in July, and 19 percent in August. “Congress’ current approval rating is now approaching...
  • Hedge fund guru George Soros claims bonus anger is justified (*BARF*)

    10/26/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 941+ views
    City AM ^ | 10/26/2009
    BILLIONAIRE investor George Soros at the weekend became the latest high-profile financier to wade into the bonus debate as he claimed the backlash against banking fat cats on lucrative pay deals is justified. Speaking in an interview about large profits reported in recent weeks by Wall Street’s biggest banks, Soros said: “Those earnings are not the achievement of risk-takers. These are gifts, hidden gifts from the government, so I don’t think that those monies should be used to pay bonuses.” He added: “There’s a resentment which I think is justified.” Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, also said in the...
  • 'Safe Schools Czar' Kevin Jennings: Soros Puppet

    10/23/2009 7:44:13 AM PDT · by blackandgoldfan · 7 replies · 554+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | October 23, 2009 | Denise Clark
    'Safe School Czar' Kevin Jennings, who helps shape educational policy at 1600, had his GLSEN group enter into the New Beginning Initiative, funded by the Open Society Initiative, a group directly funded by George Soros. The initiative was designed to further the gay agenda without Congressional approval.
  • Obama-Soros Health Crimes

    10/14/2009 11:54:52 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 9 replies · 903+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Most of Obama’s stated plans for America are indistinguishable from those of George Soros. As the left forces nationalized health care on us, we may want to consider Soros’s Project on Death. Soros is a leading promoter of the assisted suicide movement. He papers over it with tripe about compassion; in reality, the project is a push for palliative care rather than treatment for gravely ill patients. As always, it’s all about the money:
  • The Soros-Axelrod Axis?

    09/24/2009 3:36:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,391+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros is one of the big sugar daddies of the Democratic Party. He also is the ruler of an archipelago of so-called 527 groups that pose as non-partisan activists groups, but in fact are often hyper-partisan (such as MoveOn.Org), and are often employed by Democrats to influence elections. Soros, for years, has been the top funder of such groups. His influence among Democrats is widespread and enduring (and was well-documented by David Horowitz and Richard Poe in their book, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party). His pet think-tank,...
  • Soros Care

    09/06/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 1,837+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 8-16-09 | Ben Johnson
    A rising chorus of discontent – more a citizens uprising – shows Middle America’s deep suspicion of President Obama’s health care reform proposal. Average citizens have voiced their disapproval at townhall meetings hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Tim Bishop, and staffers of Sen. Claire McCaskill. In a burst of passion-envy, Chris Matthews asked on Monday night’s Hardball, “Where the Hell are the people who want health care, the poor people out there…the union people? Where are they? I haven’t seen one placard, let alone one protest demonstration, for health care.” In...
  • Why Obama Gave Billions To Brazil For Oil Drilling/ SOROS OWNS SOME OF THE COMPANY

    09/02/2009 9:50:48 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 21 replies · 2,377+ views
    Last month there was much criticism over the fact that President Obama agreed to give Brazilian Owned Oil Company Petrobras up to $10 Billion Dollars to look for Oil off the Brazil Coast. This was especially disturbing when you consider that they Administration objects to the US Drilling off its own coast, which will work toward keeping the price of oil low and help wean us off foreign oil. Why would the POTUS pay for a foreign country to drill for oil but object to his own country taking advantage of his own country's resources? Payback. Last week Hot Air...
  • Obama’s Communist Advisor and His Billion-Dollar Army

    08/25/2009 9:02:19 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 1,070+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 25, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I'm in NY where I'll be headed to the Fox studios in a few hours to tape the "Glenn Beck Show." The segment I'm doing will be aired Thursday as part of a week-long series called "The New Republic," which is Glenn's look at the radical agendas of the Obama Administration. Last night, with Pat Caddell as his guest, Glenn made the connection between the trillion-dollar defcits Obama is deliberately running up and the Cloward-Piven strategy devised by two Columbia radicals to bankrupt the welfare system in New York in order to create a crisis that would generate radical change....
  • Soros Pledges $5 Million for Obama Healtcare Marketing Push

    08/10/2009 5:58:52 PM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,196+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/10/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Oligarch George Soros is sending a $5 million check to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, reports Greg Sargent. Among the 21 members of HCAN's steering committee are ACORN, MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress and the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF). CAF is another institution that has received funding from Soros and the Rockefeller Family Fund. (The Rockefellers have always been major investors in the pharmaceutical industry, and have always been instrumental in directing legislation in a direction that benefits there pharma investments.) CAF also pushes for national health care as...
  • How much is George Soros manipulating you and America?

    08/10/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 1,247+ views
    Book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe, Shadow Government | 8/10/09 | self
    I came across a book written by David Horowitz and Richard Poe about George Soros. The Shadow Pary. It was written three years ago. With what is happening in our country and the involvemnt of Acorn, Unions, activist groups and media blackouts this is worth reading.
  • How GEORGE SOROS is Helping to Fund the Pro-Obamacare Movement

    08/07/2009 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 789+ views
    Front Page Mag/The Lid ^ | 8/7/09 | The Lid
    For months the Democrats and their media puppets have been been trying to bash the Republican party as the party run by Rush Limbaugh. El Rushbo is not the head of the party (although they could do a lot worse). If the Republican Leadership had any guts they would speak out about who really runs the Democratic Party, Nazi Collaborator, George Soros. Unlike the Democratic charge, this one is much closer to the truth. After the 2004 election George Soros, met with a group of Mega-rich liberals to ensure that they get to control the country after the 2008 Elections....
  • Democrat Party No Longer a Political Organization It's A Criminal Conspiracy

    08/02/2009 12:29:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 2,119+ views
    Right Side News ^ | August 1, 2009 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    There's such a cornucopia of delectable items to choose from this week, so where does the HFR begin?  How about with the increasing awareness that the corruption within the Democrat Party is so pervasive that the entire party should be RICO'ed?  What more perfect case for prosecution under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act could one ask for?  The Democrat Party is no longer a political organization - it is a criminal conspiracy. Yet another example was provided this week (7/27), when it was disclosed that two of the most powerful Dem Senators, Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad,...
  • Town halls gone wild

    07/31/2009 7:20:11 AM PDT · by ttjemery · 118 replies · 7,336+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/31/09 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    <p>Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.</p> <p>On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.</p>
  • Town halls gone wild

    07/31/2009 8:27:12 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 14 replies · 1,986+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Fri Jul 31, 5:30 am | Alex Isenstadt
    Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress. On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control. “I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent...
  • Obama Financier, George Soros, Behind Governor Palin Ethics Complaint

    06/01/2009 11:27:31 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 16 replies · 1,193+ views
    Billionaire George Soros is an extreme leftist & naturally a huge supporter & financier of Øbama. Soros funds dozens of far-left front groups which advocate everything from open borders, to the legalization of most drugs, to abortion on demand. George Soros’ funded "programs" also promote the liberal agenda being taught in schools. Some of Mr. Soros' endeavors include: MoveOn.org, The Open Society Institute, USAction, Center For American Progress, Americans United For Change, money to ACORN & many more, including Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW is the group who filed the clothes complaint against Governor Palin, and,...
  • Soros Buys 5.4% of Plains Exploration (what does he know that we don't?)

    05/14/2009 7:24:06 AM PDT · by mnehring · 24 replies · 1,946+ views
    FORMER HIGHFLYER Plains Exploration & Production (ticker: PXP) is one stock that has run out of gas as energy prices pulled back. However, the oil and natural-gas exploration company has a new investor in billionaire George Soros who has scooped up nearly 6.5 million of the downtrodden shares in 2009. On May 4 Soros's fund, Soros Fund Management, disclosed it now owns 6,467,400 million shares, or a 5.4% stake in the Houston-based Plains Exploration. Soros' hedge fund did not show any stock holdings as of Dec. 31, 2008, meaning the shares were purchased at some point in the last four...
  • Removing the ACORN from the American Oak

    05/10/2009 10:28:51 AM PDT · by IrishPennant · 44 replies · 2,583+ views
    IrishPennant
    There are many posts of FR, as well as many news articles about ACORN, George Soros and Obama that already lay out the ties I will in this post. Yet, I knew little about it until I really started looking in to it. We have experienced a coup and we remain asleep. America did not speak. The financial meltdown was orchestrated to perfection, the election was stolen using ACORN and the MSM silenced through intimidation...All by George Soros. Our country HAS BEEN STOLEN. I post this, as well as the synopsis below, only because I never gave it the attention...
  • Soros thinks U.S. is far from recovery while it effectively ruins itself

    04/28/2009 2:07:52 PM PDT · by mgist · 25 replies · 1,020+ views
    Commerce Journal ^ | April 7, 2009 | Petrony
    According to George Soros’ forecast the U.S. economy is not to recover in a short time with a possibility of a situation that could be observed in Japan, in other words a long period of low recovery. Speaking to Reuter Financial Television Soros stressed that the government’s efforts aimed at rescuing financial institutions could have unprogramed implications effectively turning them into “zombies” that would suck the lifeblood out of the economy instead of stimulating it. "I don't expect the U.S. economy to recover in the third or fourth quarter so I think we are in for a pretty lasting slowdown,"...
  • U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net 'Fairness Doctrine' [censoring the Internet]

    04/27/2009 6:34:44 PM PDT · by luv2ndamend · 141 replies · 7,214+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | © 2009 WorldNetDaily
    Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail WASHINGTON – Barack Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period. The revelations about Cass Sunstein, Obama's friend from the University of Chicago Law School and nominee to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, come in a new book by Brad O'Leary, "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech."...
  • Billionaire Soros Bankrolling Calls for 'Torture' Probe

    04/23/2009 2:54:05 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 82 replies · 2,633+ views
    Newxmax ^ | 4/23/09 | David A Patten
    A fund-raising letter has revealed one of the leading figures pushing for an investigation of alleged U.S. torture of terror suspects following 9/11: leftist billionaire-financier George Soros. Officials at the Open Society Institute, which was founded by Soros in 1993 to promote progressive causes around the globe and which bills itself as “a Soros Foundation Network,” issued an e-mail to supporters yesterday announcing the creation of a new organization called the Commission on Accountability. On its Web site, the Commission on Accountability demands an “independent, non-partisan” investigation of “torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees.” The Commission on...
  • The Obama/Napolitano Doctrine: Conservatism Verboten

    04/23/2009 1:35:52 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 68 replies · 3,718+ views
    RedStatesUSA ^ | April 23, 2009 | Christopher G. Adamo
    ...Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, in concert with Barack Obama, is laying the groundwork for a far grander and more sinister plan [than Clinton's], which if suggested only a few years ago would have been instantly consigned to the realm of paranoid conspiracies. Such transparent deflection notwithstanding, the evidence is far too extensive to allow for deniability. This is the meanacing reality of the Obama White House.
  • Obama Triggers Firestorm In CIA Tactics Case

    04/22/2009 12:50:09 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies · 2,873+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2009
    Barack Obama was criticized harshly on Wednesday for leaving the door open to the prosecution of former Bush administration officials who authorized severe CIA interrogation procedures. Obama's decision to release classified memos last Thursday that detailed aggressive techniques on terrorism suspects that included waterboarding, sleep deprivation and forced nudity has triggered a political firestorm in Washington. Politicians on the left are eager to launch investigations into the Bush-era policies that were part of the effort to prevent a repeat of the September 11 attacks, while those on the right said Obama seems to be breaking a pledge to look forward,...
  • Soros Invades Pentagon

    04/21/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 45 replies · 1,794+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4/21/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Democratic Party financier George Soros, who puts much of the blame for Islamic terrorists on America and former president George W. Bush, can celebrate his first foothold inside the Pentagon. It is in the person of Rosa Brooks, far-left former Los Angeles Times columnist. She was once counsel to billionaire Soros' Open Societies Institute, whose funding arm bankrolls a number of hard-left pressure groups, such as MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org, of course, is the Washington outfit that smeared Gen. David Petraeus as a betrayer of his country, and depicted Bush in a Web ad as Adolph Hitler. Brooks, who has also likened...
  • Nazi Collaborator George Soros Invades the Pentagon

    04/21/2009 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 24 replies · 2,551+ views
    Human Events/The Lid ^ | 4/21/09 | The Lid
    Soros told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that he developed his character as Nazi collaborator in Hungry. He took that learning and became convicted Insider trader, a guy who made 10 billion dollar off the British people through currency speculation, terrorist supporter and Israel hater. After the last election George Soros, met with a group of Mega-rich liberals to ensure that they get to control the country after the 2008 Elections. What they ended up doing is giving $100 Million dollars to key liberal organizations in major battle ground states(see Obama's Liberal Shock Troops ). Here's the scary part--it worked....
  • Record fine for Soros Fund over Hungarian transactions

    03/30/2009 8:34:51 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 18 replies · 967+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 3/27/2009 | Uncredited
    Hungary's financial supervisory watchdog announced Friday it had slapped a 1.6-million-euro fine on an investment fund founded by US billionaire George Soros, for manipulating the market. The PSzAF said it had fined Soros Fund Management LLC for transactions on the Budapest stock exchange on October 9 that led to a "significant loss in value" of Hungarian OTP bank stocks, which fell in days from 4,000 forint (13.2 euros, 17.86 dollars) to 2,500 forint. The PSzAF "is imposing a 489-million-forint fine on Soros Fund Management LLC... for violating the rules regarding the illegal manipulation of financial markets," the supervisory authority said...
  • An Obama/Soros Victory Against Bill O'Reilly and Free Speech

    03/29/2009 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 60 replies · 1,976+ views
    CAP/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/29/09 | Yidwithlid
    One of President Obama's Anti Free Speech guru's John Podesta was won a victory against truth and Bill O' Reilly. An affiliate of the George Soros-funded think tank and pressure group, Center for American Progress (CAP), has emulated the tactics of Media Matters for America by becoming a media critic. John Podesta, former Bill Clinton "hit man" and leader of the Obama transition team has taken on the roll of shutting up any non liberal commentators. He is now leading the charge to get advertisers to pull out of O' Reilly's show. And they got their first victory, UPS:
  • Obama's Sights on Second Amendment

    03/26/2009 10:38:12 PM PDT · by Scanian · 95 replies · 3,487+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 27, 2009 | Jan LaRue
    While campaigning for the U.S. Senate and then the presidency, Barack Obama said he believed in the individual right to bear arms. Those aware of his record and rhetoric reckoned he was referring to his wife's penchant for sleeveless attire, not the Second Amendment. During his 2004 run for the Senate, Obama said "I think that the Second Amendment means something. I think that if the government were to confiscate everybody's guns unilaterally that I think that would be subject to constitutional challenge." No kidding. He didn't say it would be unconstitutional, just "subject to constitutional challenge." Nor did he...
  • ACORN's Illegal Activities and Mafia-Style Tactics in Congress’s Spotlight

    03/27/2009 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Crush · 54 replies · 4,105+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 23, 2009 | Chris Carter
    Members of Congress heard testimony against the activist group ACORN on Thursday, exposing the group's illegal activity and mafia-style tactics. Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh appeared before the a House Judiciary subcommittee alleging that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has violated campaign finance and tax laws in addition to their protest-for-hire and coerced donations. The source of the accusations was from the sworn testimony of ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, who was a clerk for ACORN's sister organization called Project Vote. MonCrief, a Democrat and Obama supporter, testified last year that Barack Obama's campaign gave Project Vote a...
  • H.R. 1388 passed by the Senate - 26 March 2009 — Serve America

    03/26/2009 6:53:11 PM PDT · by joygrace · 50 replies · 3,808+ views
    www.catsden.wordpress.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catsden
    Interestingly enough an important amendment brought to the floor today was not in the H.R. 1388 when it passed the Senate today. The first presented by Sen Vitter (LA) wanted to insure that no money be made available to ACORN and its affiliates, on the grounds that it is a organization with possibly suspect behaviour and that including it in the bill would not be able to politicize charitable giving and activities. Saying that the bill doesn’t allow politicized does not necessarily protect the country from ACORN’s “so-called” charitable activities. ACORN has already received considerable funding from the government, for...
  • GIVE Act outlaws citizens' right to protest

    03/26/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 108 replies · 3,436+ views
    It is another sound good piece of legislation. H.R. 1388 has a creative title; The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. 321 representatives of the people voted approval for this legislation which, among many other things, strikes a blow to the rights of people to mount any protests against legislation. Listen closely, it outlaws the right to mount protests against proposed legislation.
  • MoveOn.Org is Getting Nervous

    03/26/2009 9:48:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 26 replies · 2,809+ views
    Personal email from MoveOn.Org
    Dear MoveOn member, President Obama only needs 50 votes in the Senate to pass his visionary, progressive budget. There are 58 Democrats and Independents in the Senate, so it should be gliding through no problem, right? Wrong. While most Democrats are supporting the president's agenda, some are wavering. They're backing away from key reforms—like making polluters pay to address global warming1 and rolling back the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans.2 They're even asking for compromises on major health care reform.3 They've been getting tons and tons of pressure from lobbyists for the big corporate interests—and key Democrats may...
  • 'I'm Having A Very Good Crisis,' Says Soros As Hedge Fund Managers Make Billions Off Recession

    03/25/2009 2:47:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 5,882+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 25, 2009
    'I'm having a very good crisis,' says Soros as hedge fund managers make billions off recession By Mail Foreign Service 25th March 2009 George Soros said the current economic crisis has been the culmination of his life's work A hedge fund manager who predicted the global credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been 'stimulating' and the culmination of his life's work. George Soros, who predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse. Mr Soros said his prediction meant he was better able to brace...
  • Promoting Statism in the Name of Service

    03/25/2009 3:29:39 PM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies · 615+ views
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Hogan
    With all the focus and attention on the TARP, the so-called “stimulus” bill, the nationalization of huge chunks of our economy and the various issues economic – lost in the weeds have been a host of destructive “programs” being developed and passed by the Obama-Democrat machine. Right now on the floor of the United States Senate is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have seen in a long time. HR 1388, the “Serve America Act” is cloaked in feel-good rhetoric and supposedly noble goals, but it is nothing more than another Washington power-grab – this time targeted...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Senators Propose Legislation to Help Small Charities Get Management Help - S. Admt. to HR1388

    03/25/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT · by joygrace · 12 replies · 641+ views
    www.philanthropy.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | Suzanne Perry
    The Senate Finance Committee’s top two members — Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Charles E. Grassley — teamed up today to introduce legislation that would provide money to help small and medium-sized charities get training and management assistance. The legislation, introduced as an amendment to a national-service bill now being debated by the Senate, would provide $25-million over five years to a “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The amendment would “strengthen small charities around our country, especially where resources are scarce,” Senator Baucus of Montana, who chairs the finance committee, told his colleagues...
  • The Campaign To Bankrupt The Palin Family

    03/25/2009 12:54:31 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 170 replies · 6,585+ views
    Redstate ^ | March 24, 2009 | Martin Knight
    From just September till now, Sarah Palin has accumulated a personal dept of over $500,000 in legal fees defending herself against fake/false/frivolous ethics charges. That’s Five Hundred Thousand Dollars. A group of Alaska liberals, with the apparent cooperation of members of the Alaska Democratic Party have been filing ethics charge after ethics charge against Sarah Palin. The aim? Not to get her impeached and booted from office, because every single one of the charges are frivolous, baseless and even fairly deranged - one was even filed in the name of a soap opera character - but something far more personal....
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • Top Hedge Fund Managers Do Well In A Down Year [Soros $1.1 Billion in a Year]

    03/24/2009 8:23:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 921+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 24, 2009
    Top Hedge Fund Managers Do Well in a Down Year By LOUISE STORY Published: March 24, 2009 The financial crisis may have turned much of Wall Street’s wealth into dross, but a select group of hedge fund managers has managed to maintain a golden touch that might make King Midas blush. As major markets and economies careened downward last year, 25 top managers reaped a total of $11.6 billion in pay by trading above the pain in the markets, according to an annual ranking of top hedge fund earners by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine, which comes out Wednesday. James H....
  • ACORN Paid for the Buses for AIG Protests

    03/24/2009 2:36:01 PM PDT · by kellynla · 104 replies · 5,199+ views
    Glenn Beck | 3/24/2009 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck just reported on his show that ACORN paid for the buses to transport people to the homes of the AIG employees who received bonuses. Nothing follows.
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...