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  • What Were Armed US Consulate Staff Doing near Adei Ad?

    01/04/2015 11:14:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/15 | Ari Soffer
    The full details of Friday's clash between residents of the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Samaria and a delegation from the US Consulate in Jerusalem - which very nearly escalated into a fully-fledged shootout between the sides - are still emerging. But those details which have emerged so far paint a worrying picture regarding the conduct of Consulate staff - who either willingly took part in a planned provocation, or else, in a staggering show of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism, recklessly blundered into a volatile and potentially deadly situation without the slightest idea of what they were doing. Roughly two...
  • 'It will be ugly': GOP Senate win to ax hundreds of Democratic jobs

    11/01/2014 9:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 93 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-31-14 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. “There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees,” said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • Majority of employees feel they have NO control over decisions in the workplace

    07/11/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    daily Mail ^ | 11 July 2014 | By Louise Boyle
    Most employees believe they have no say when it comes to changes in the workplace that directly affect their jobs. Six out of ten corporate staff said they have little or no input in decisions which affect them personally at work, according to a recent survey by Strayer University and Ipsos. Those over 35 felt their opinions mattered less than those workers aged 18-34 - although perhaps that's just a healthy dose of cynicism that comes from spending longer on the corporate ladder.
  • Jarrett: I'm not the shadow chief of staff

    12/18/2013 8:50:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/13 | Justin Sink
    Valerie Jarrett denied being a “shadow chief of staff” to President Obama on Wednesday, insisting she never talks about work during her private time with the president and first lady. “I´m not the shadow chief of staff. I have very specific responsibilities,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and a longtime family friend of the Obamas, said at a Politico breakfast. [WATCH VIDEO] Jarrett said that “people sometimes presume because I am a friend of the president and first lady” that she´s able to exert influence when the Obamas retire from the office to their residence. “There is this
  • Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges

    12/04/2013 7:07:25 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | December 4, 2013 | Chris Frates
    Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges. Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.
  • Cantor´s Ex-Chief of Staff Helped McAuliffe to Victory

    11/06/2013 6:52:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia. “I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus told the Associated Press in August when he joined McAuliffe’s campaign. Cantor employed Marcus Allen until the day before Marcus left the firm to work
  • Furloughs Alter Routines for President’s Staff

    10/04/2013 5:16:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — Shortly before the federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, a small group of top White House officials huddled in the West Wing for what turned out to be a discussion of critical importance: how to run the place. They listened as soon-to-be-furloughed junior staff members showed them how to send a news release, issue a proclamation and distribute daily reports of President Obama’s activities. One crucial piece of information was how to clear someone through the security gates for Oval Office appointments. “I didn’t know how to do that before Monday night,” said Josh Earnest, the...
  • Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage

    10/01/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-30-13 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money — a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding. Under the terms of Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides are required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health care exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will have most of the costs of their premiums paid by their employer — in this case,...
  • Whistleblower: Hillary´s Chief Staff Quashed State Dept. Scandal Investigation

    06/11/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/13 | John Nolte
    A former senior investigator with the State Department´s criminal investigative unit has turned whistleblower and alleged to both the media and Congress that senior staff within State Department covered up investigations into appalling behavior committed by members of Hillary Clinton´s security staff and our ambassador to Belgium. One of those alleged to have interfered was Cheryl Mills, Hillary´s chief of staff. The case in which Clinton enforcer Mills allegedly intervened centered upon Brett McGurk, Obama’s nominee to be US ambassador to Iraq. McGurk’s expected nomination fell apart after a computer hack exposed
  • Shock Video: Gun Rights Advocate's Staff Helped Write Background Check Bill (S 649)

    04/14/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
    An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. "There's a Million other checks in there it's a Christmas Tree," bragged Gottlieb, "We just hung a Million Ornaments on it." "Unfortunately some of my colleagues haven't quite figured it out yet...
  • North Korea asks Russia to consider evacuating embassy staff

    04/05/2013 4:13:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/05
    (Reuters) - North Korea has asked Russia to consider the possibility of evacuating staff from its embassy in Pyongyang due to increasing tension on the Korean Peninsula, a spokesman for the Russian embassy said by phone from Pyongyang on Friday.
  • DWS Worries Staff Being 'Priced Out' Good Meal Because of Sequester

    03/24/2013 12:50:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/22/13 | NROVideos
    Wasserman Schultz on Sequester
  • Info Request on Michelle Obama

    03/08/2013 5:16:59 AM PST · by Wife of D28Man · 8 replies
    Can someone help me find the list of Michelle Obama's secretarial staff? I remember a post on FR that had all of her staff listed by name and pay and it was stunning. It would be useful to point out in the wake of the WH tour closing. If I remember correctly, Jackie Kennedy had 2 secretaries and Co-President Rodham Clinton had 6 - MO has more than a dozen, perhaps significantly more....
  • White House Staff Not Pleased Tours Canceled Due to Sequestration

    03/05/2013 9:15:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    US News ^ | Elizabeth Flock
    Whispers hears that staff aren't too pleased with the announcement Tuesday that the White House is canceling all future tours of the building due to sequestration, the across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect last Friday. White House staff members are now tasked with informing numerous spring and summer constituents who booked White House tours that the walk-throughs have been canceled. [OFFICIALS: Sequester to Bite Slowly] White House tours, which are actually self-guided and take place in the mornings on Tuesday through Saturday (except on federal holidays), are generally reserved through a constituent's congressman or congresswoman. The White House is...
  • White House staff involved in Cartagena brothel scandal?

    09/20/2012 6:28:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Will the Cartagena brothel case make an unwelcome reappearance in the middle of Barack Obama’s re-election efforts? That’s what sources from law enforcement and Capitol Hill told Fox News yesterday, saying that an upcoming report on the Secret Service scandal will also name two White House staffers as suspects: "Federal law enforcement personnel and a congressional committee are anxiously awaiting an overdue inspector general’s report that they believe may reveal the involvement of two White House advance team members in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia earlier this year." more at link-
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.
  • Obama staff ban interviews outside rally

    08/10/2012 7:27:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Dave Davies, senior reporter for Philadelphia's WHYY radio station and an NPR contributor, reports that Obama campaign staffers prevented him from interviewing voters outside a recent campaign rally featuring Michelle Obama. "Obama campaign operatives barred me from talking to voters outside the event, to the point of interfering with my interviews and grabbing my microphone," he reports. Multiple campaign staffers interfered with Davies; none would explain why he was not allowed to conduct interviews. (You can listen to Davies' audio report, which includes his exchanges with the staffers, on the WHYY website). The Obama campaign says that despite Davies' experience,...
  • Obama staffer collapses, dies at Chicago headquarters

    07/14/2012 5:34:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2012 | Carlos Sadovi
    A 29-year-old man who was working at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago collapsed and died Friday, campaign officials said. Alexander Okrent of the 300 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • NHS staff drive fleet of taxpayer-funded luxury cars

    07/02/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/2/12 | Staff
    National Procurement, a branch of the NHS National Services Division, arranged for staff who are deemed to be "regular users" of cars for business to get the cars through a taxpayer-backed vehicle-leasing scheme. The role of National Procurement, which is funded by the Scottish Government, is to buy medical supplies for the NHS, and to "increase savings" for the health service. Figures provided by National Procurement in response to a Freedom of Information request showed that 40 employees, or one in eight members of staff, had used the 4x4s and convertibles to drive to work. Much of the
  • Biden praised ‘power’ of Newt Gingrich’s ‘ideas,’ recommended him for UN ambassador in 2005

    04/02/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/2012 | Staff
    While Vice President Joe Biden has landed a few jabs on Newt Gingrich during his run for the White House, there was a time when Biden had nothing but effusive praise for the increasingly irrelevant White House contender. During a 2005 hearing on United Nations reform, then-Sen. Biden praised the “power” of Gingrich’s “ideas” and “persuasion” and even recommended that President George W. Bush select the former House Speaker as his United Nations ambassador. Here’s the context. As a co-chair of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Task Force on the United Nations along with former Democratic Maine Sen. George Mitchell,...
  • Romney camp, super PAC share high-level aides

    02/27/2012 7:28:47 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the super PAC accepting million-dollar contributions to support him are barred by law from coordinating, yet they share many of the same top-level workers, a fact both groups have helped mask by paying high-level aides through companies that appear to exist largely as conduits to avoid disclosure. Months before a top Romney aide, Steve C. Roche, stopped working for the campaign, a company controlled by Mr. Roche was established and has since been paid $2 million by the super PAC, with a million-dollar check coming just three days after the last money publicly disbursed to...
  • Staff at The Sun Tabloid Arrested In Bribe Inquiry

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's biggest-selling tabloid newspaper was fighting to contain the damage after five of its employees were arrested Saturday in an inquiry into the alleged payment of bribes to police and other officials, detectives and the newspaper's parent company said. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said the five employees from The Sun tabloid had been detained and that police had searched their homes and the group's London offices, potentially deepening the scandal over British tabloid wrongdoing.
  • Glenn Beck StaffThreatened by Soros Operatives

    01/28/2012 7:19:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/28/12 | Cliff Kincaid
    Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI), a public policy organization, is leading a “Bring Back Beck” campaign to return Glenn Beck to the Fox News Channel, where he had a popular program devoted to analyzing current and future events, including the role of hedge fund billionaire George Soros, in the American political environment. Kincaid has produced several articles examining the role of Soros-funded groups in forcing Beck’s departure from the channel last year.
  • Incoming Chief of Staff Jack Lew's Past Statements Coming Under Fire

    01/09/2012 7:37:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/9/12 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama’s decision today to replace White House chief of staff William Daley with the director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill as Washington watchers recall Mr. Lew’s past statements. On Feb. 13, 2011, Mr. Lew appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and said of Mr. Obama’s proposed budget: Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have...
  • Three reasons Herman Cain should oust Mark Block

    11/09/2011 8:44:43 AM PST · by martosko · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Matt Lewis
    By the time most people knew the name Mark Block, Herman Cain‘s campaign was already on the rise. And with the release of a bizarre web ad showing him smoking, Block became a full-blown political celebrity. (At the time, I remarked that it was a mistake for a strategist to seek the limelight. After all, the campaign should be about Herman Cain.) Then, the scandals started to hit. And in the week or so since the allegations of sexual harassment first surfaced, Cain’s team has failed to put out a series of fires. What is more, Block threw fuel on...
  • Long-time aide to Herman Cain leaving presidential campaign

    10/27/2011 7:07:14 PM PDT · by martosko · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Alex Pappas
    GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s longest serving aide is leaving his surging campaign, even as the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO polls in the top tier of the Republican field, The Daily Caller has learned. Executive assistant Karleen Smith has worked for Cain since he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004. In an email to TheDC, she said her departure from the Cain campaign has long been in the works. “My husband retired in July and I am 59,” Smith said. “My husband and I have been planning this retirement for awhile. We are ‘young seniors’ and ready to travel...
  • Obama sticks with his staff despite slumping poll numbers

    10/08/2011 6:32:03 PM PDT · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 9, 2011, 4:12 p.m. | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Washington— As a senior staff meeting broke up one recent morning, President Obama pulled a few aides aside in the Oval Office for a pep talk. The chatter around Washington was fixated on the president's sluggish poll numbers, which prompted speculation that Obama might shake up his White House staff. Obama's advice: Tune it out. The blame ultimately belongs on him, Obama told the staffers, and he had no plans to cast any of them aside. "He was saying we should pull together and focus on what's important," recalled one senior staff member who was present and agreed...
  • UN says withdraws non-essential staff from Syria

    08/17/2011 9:33:25 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 26 replies
    Published: 08.17.11, 14:59 / Israel News The United Nations has withdrawn non-essential staff from Syria where President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to crush a five-month uprising against his rule, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said in a statement to Reuters that the 26 non-essential international staff members and their families had left Syria.
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Obama's twitter barrage loses him 37,000 followers

    07/29/2011 11:44:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:17 AM on 30th July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama alienated 37,00 twitter followers last night with scores of tweets urging followers to contact their local Congressman over the debt deal. With his approval rating sitting at an all-time low of 40 per cent amidst the debt crisis, tens of thousands of Americans unfollwed the President to avoid the deulge. The president’s staff sent a total of 118 tweets asking his followers to write their Republican lawmakers to demand a compromise on debt legislation. The first tweet read: 'The time for putting party first is over. If you want to see a bipartisan #compromise, let Congress know....
  • Expose’: Planned Parenthood Staffers Admit Tax-Funding Not Needed

    06/29/2011 8:38:45 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Expose’: Planned Parenthood Staffers Admit Tax-Funding Not Needed Indianapolis, IN -- A new expose’ released by Live Action shows Planned Parenthood staff at clinics across Indiana essentially admitting plenty of other options exist for women to obtain legitimate medical care other than at Planned Parenthood centers. That’s even if the abortion business is ultimately de-funded under Indiana law. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/29/expose-planned-parenthood-staffers-admit-tax-funding-not-needed/
  • Spotlight takes toll on first lady's staff [Michelle Obama is on her third chief of staff and....]

    05/27/2011 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Spotlight takes toll on first lady's staff By: Julie Mason and Amie Parnes May 27, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Less than three years into the job, first lady Michelle Obama is on her third chief of staff and third social secretary. She is on her second communications director, the White House chief usher recently departed, and her press secretary’s last day is Friday. The turnover, greater than under recent first ladies, underscores the pressure and high expectations of working in an operation known for its polish and discipline. A crucial political asset to her husband and his administration, Michelle Obama...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits Fathering A Child With Household Staffer

    05/17/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 127 replies · 2+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Staff, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after the former governor revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The couple announced in a joint statement May 9 that they had separated after 25 years of marriage. The Times reported Tuesday that Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the child is his. "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued...
  • Israeli embassy staff evacuated from Ivory Coast

    04/10/2011 10:05:57 AM PDT · by Nachum
    JTA ^ | 4/10/11 | staff
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel evacuated its embassy staff from the Ivory Coast amid heavy fire between opposing sides in the west African nation's civil war. Acting Ambassador Daniel Saada was injured during the April 8 evacuation in Abidjan, the former capital of and largest city in the Ivory Coast, by a United Nations force. The four staff members had been holed up in the ambassador's residence for several days due to the ongoing civil war. The diplomats were evacuated out of fear that government soldiers would take over the embassy, as had occurred in the Japanese embassy, Haaretz reported. The...
  • DNI Clapper: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood 'largely secular'

    02/10/2011 10:48:30 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 89 replies
    Politco ^ | 02/10/2011 | Josh Gerstien
    During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular." In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about. "The term 'Muslim Brotherhood'...is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,"...
  • Bill Daley Will Be New White House Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 9:09:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/6/11 | Publius
    NBC News and Politico are reporting that Bill Daley, brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton and long-time executive at Wall Street’s JP Morgan Chase will join the Obama Administration as White House Chief of Staff.
  • WikiLeaks’ Jew-Hating Staff

    12/17/2010 2:46:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12/17/10 | Ryan Mauro
    If you needed any more proof of WikiLeaks’ extremist agenda, look no further than Israel Shamir, the Holocaust denier who is in charge of distributing the organization’s documents to the Russian media. The involvement of Shamir, who also supports Ahmadinejad and refers to Palestinian terrorists as “martyrs,” should put to rest any doubt that WikiLeaks’ rhetoric about transparency is just a cloak for its anti-American and anti-Western agenda. As Michael C. Moynihan exposed, Shamir has a long track record of anti-Semitism, including Holocaust denial. Shamir described Auschwitz as “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the...
  • 2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down by vandals

    12/09/2010 4:17:16 PM PST · by penelopesire · 51 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9th December 2010 | Luke Salkeld
    "Standing proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters. The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped down in what is being seen by some as a deliberately anti-Christian act. A feature of the skyline surrounding the Somerset town, the tree has been visited by thousands retracing the steps said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea, who some say was Jesus’ great uncle. Legend says it sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the...
  • Staff at ABC News' DC bureau is icy to 'cold' Christiane Amanpour

    10/24/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/10 | Emily Smith
    The knives are out for Christiane Amanpour at ABC News' DC bureau. Since the ex-CNN war correspondent began anchoring "This Week" in August, she's upset some co-workers "Amanpour flies into Washington on Friday and anchors the show on Sunday," an insider griped. "She reads about Washington from her Central Park apartment. It's not like other war zones that you can parachute into. She is very cold and distant with the other bureau staff." Some resent Amanpour's friendship with Disney honcho Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay. Disney owns ABC. Other staffers gripe that despite her reputation
  • With staff changes, Obama also plots new strategy

    10/11/2010 8:27:36 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-10-10 | Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: advancing his agenda through executive actions he can take on his own, rather than pushing plans through an increasingly hostile Congress. A flurry of staff departures and promotions is playing out as the White House ends a nearly two-year period of intense legislative activity. Where the original staff was built to give Obama maximum clout in Congress, the new White House team won't need the same leverage with lawmakers. "It's fair to say that the next...
  • Loophole Lets Dozens of Minnesota Congressional Staff Opt Out of Key Healthcare Reform Requirement

    04/10/2010 11:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 812+ views
    big government ^ | 4/10/10 | Tom Steward
    More than 100 staff members appointed by three Minnesota congressmen who serve as chairman or ranking member on powerful House committees appear to be exempt from a key requirement in the controversial health care reform bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law. According to a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) review of the state congressional delegation’s committee assignments, it appears that 115 committee staff of Congressmen James Oberstar, Collin Peterson and John Kline might be able to opt out of the requirement to purchase their health coverage through new state-run insurance exchanges.  “Forcing millions of Americans into...
  • Disney resort (Paris) hit with another staff suicide

    04/04/2010 3:19:42 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 9 replies · 809+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | 04/04/10 | Matthew Campbell
    Staff at Disneyland Paris, the most popular tourist attraction in Europe, are considering industrial action to improve their working conditions after the suicides of three employees since the start of the year. Guy-Bruno Mboe, leader of a Disneyland union, has blamed the latest two deaths on “brutal” working conditions. “It’s all about profit, profit, profit,” said Mboe. “The combination of fewer staff and demands for more productivity just pushed this poor man over the edge.” The directors of the resort denied that the suicide of an employee in his home on March 26 had anything to do with his working...
  • Staff Clarifies Health Care Remarks by Collin Peterson(D-Mn)

    04/01/2010 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies · 888+ views
    The MINNPOST.com ^ | Mar 30 2010 | By Derek Wallbank
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Collin Peterson’s office today clarified his weekend comments printed in the Marshall Independent that suggested he would now support the health care reform legislation he voted against last week. Peterson’s comments came at a DFL fundraiser in Morton, where he spoke alongside such gubernatorial candidates as R.T. Rybak, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Matt Entenza and Paul Thissen. Here’s the relevant text: "I'm aware people are very much disappointed in my vote," Peterson said, citing thousands of phone calls and e-mails at his office. "There are reasons for it," although he said it would take more time than he...
  • We can all be exempt from Bamacare

    03/22/2010 9:10:51 PM PDT · by Rightproud · 31 replies · 1,018+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | March 22, 2010 | Ben Domenech
    I know that this article has already been posted but this posting puts a interesting strategic twist on it. The way many have read page 158 of the legislation leads the reader to believe that congressional staff are exempted from bamacare. "(II) CONGRESSIONAL STAFF- The term 'congressional staff' means all full-time and part-time employees employed by the official office of a Member of Congress, whether in Washington, D.C. or outside of Washington, D.C." This mean that each of our Republican Senators and Republican Representatives can claim us as their "congressional staff" which means that we would be exempt from bamacare....
  • Exempted from Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote The Bill

    03/22/2010 4:18:39 PM PDT · by Bell407Pilot · 90 replies · 5,395+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | 3/22/2010 | Ben Domenech
    For as long as the political fight took over the past year, the abbreviated review process on the health care legislation currently pending on President Obama’s desk is unquestionably going to result in some surprises — as happens with any piece of mashed-up legislation — both for the congressmen who voted for it and for the American people.
  • Staff Tension at Harvard Newspaper Explodes into Epic, Graphic Scorched-Earth Email

    12/08/2009 1:39:28 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 17 replies · 1,523+ views
    The Gawker.com ^ | 12/08/09 | Azaria Jagger
    A group of disgruntled staffers at heralded Harvard rag The Crimson said good-bye to the outgoing leadership with a group email that includes the phrases "epically unpopular," "forever-flaccid penis," and "group-fisting." IvyGate redacted the names and has a moratorium on outing senders and recipients in their comments. But you can totally take a stab here, and/or email me with your deepest, darkest secrets. ————— Forwarded message ————— From: [redacted] Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 17:53:52 -0500 Subject: Open Letter to the 136 To: [redacted] Dear 136, As you approach the time when you are stepping down from your positions, we...
  • Dobbs' staff must re-apply for jobs (The axe falls)

    11/23/2009 12:27:18 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 12 replies · 1,268+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/23/09 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    The axe is starting to fall on the staff of more than 20 producers and reporters that Lou Dobbs left behind when he abruptly left CNN two weeks ago. Late Friday, the CNNers were told that they could start applying for new jobs at the all-news network -- with the clear implication that their old jobs were going to end shortly. In his years at CNN, Dobbs amassed the largest single staff at the network, according to insiders, operating independently from the rest of the network in a closed-off area of the network's new headquarters in the Time Warner building...
  • NHS may need to lose 137,000 staff to meet £20 billion savings target

    09/02/2009 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Times on line ^ | 9/2/09 | David Rose
    The NHS may need to cut its workforce by about 10 per cent — the equivalent of 137,000 staff — to help to meet planned savings of £20 billion, according to a leaked Department of Health report. A study commissioned from the consultancy firm McKinsey and Company recommends cutting clinical staff posts as well as administrators to meet efficiency savings by 2014, suggesting a knock-on effect to patient care.
  • Fat, unfit NHS staff top the sick league

    08/18/2009 8:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 8/18/09 | Sam Lister,
    More than 45,000 NHS workers call in sick each day — one and a half times the rate of absence seen in the private sector. The first national audit of staff habits has found that high rates of obesity, smoking, absenteeism and poor mental health are having a direct impact on the quality of patient care. Dr Steve Boorman, a leading occupational health expert, was asked by the Government to assess links between staff habits and NHS productivity. He will present his interim review today. His findings are drawn from six months of staff surveys, workshops, data reviews and responses...
  • Swine flu fears for Obama as a White House staff member is suspected of contracting virus

    04/30/2009 1:48:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1,336+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/30/2009 | David Gardner
    Fears that President Obama may have been exposed to swine flu grew tonight after it was revealed that a member of the White House team that went with him to Mexico is suspected of contracting the disease. The president’s press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed today that a member of the advance team that went to Mexico to check on security has fallen ill. The man’s wife, son and nephew were also infected with flu and all four have tested as ‘probable’ with the virus. All four have recovered. Mr Gibbs said the security agent was never in close proximity to...