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  • Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    02/27/2015 1:44:56 PM PST · by Macoozie · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Cecilia Kang and Juliet Eilperin
    "Now, near the end of his administration, the extent of Obama’s commitment to Silicon Valley has become clear. And nowhere is that more evident than net neutrality, an issue where the president pressured the government to pass regulations with major implications for how consumers experience the Internet."
  • Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

    12/11/2013 4:07:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Capitol Hill staffers who signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website. The Hill obtained an email sent to staffers on Wednesday warning them, “it is essential that you confirm your coverage in DCHL through the Disbursing Office.” “Do not rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL,” the email reads. “Please do not assume you are covered unless you have seen the confirmation letter from the Disbursing Office,” the email...
  • Cruz Fires Back at ‘Anonymous Congressional Staffers’

    09/24/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/13 | staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized anonymous Republican Congressional staffers who allegedly provided Fox News host with Chris Wallace with “unsolicited research” to discredit the Texas senator’s doomed attempt at filibustering Obamacare Tuesday on the Senate floor: TED CRUZ: You know it’s quite interesting in the course of this debate there have been more than a few newspaper articles, more than a few attacks, from our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle and from our friends on the Republican side of the aisle. I’ve told my wife I now pick up the newspapers each day to learn what...
  • Report: Three Fox News Staffers Targeted By Justice Department

    05/20/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | John Nolte
    Fox News reports that three Fox staffers, two reporters and one producer, were targeted by Barack Obama's Justice Department. Fox doesn't have all the details yet on a reporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine, but their emails showed up in a IG report regarding Fast and Furious. Either their emails were leaked by the Justice Department officials they were sent to, or the email accounts of both were subpoenaed and invaded by government investigators. The IG report does say that subpoenas were issued to obtain emails. Whose email was targeted is not yet known. The third staffer is...
  • Obama Daughters are Michelle’s ‘Senior Staffers’

    03/31/2013 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    GOP the daily dose ^ | 3/3/13 | Amy
    Michelle was caught cheating on her expense report. What a show of arrogance! This information was obtained by Judicial Watch March, 2012. The administration had to be sued to get this through the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. Michelle Obama listed daughters as ‘Senior Staffers’ to justify her expensive African vacation and safari. October 5, 2011, Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world, to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of...
  • USS Midway staffers fired over metals

    01/31/2013 9:35:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    utsandiego ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | Jeff McDonald
    Fourteen employees of the USS Midway Museum engineering department have been fired after officials discovered metals from the "historic" aircraft carrier were being sold off “..big time in the recycling but only a portion of the money was returned said the nonprofit to its "volunteers." This involves hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years... it had been going on for some time.” Museum officials informed 150 employees.
  • War On Women: Pelosi Pays Her Female Staffers 27% Less Than Her Male Staff Members…

    06/03/2012 12:01:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/2/12 | zip
    Which is more than the 23% difference Dems frequently cite. Via Andrew Stiles: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) refused to answer questions about Senate Democrats paying their female staff members less than male staffers on Thursday. She may have ducked the question because a Washington Free Beacon analysis shows she pays the women on her staff $26,606 less per year on average. According to publicly available salary data at the website Legistorm, Pelosi’s female employees earned an average annual salary of $96,394 in fiscal year 2011. Male employees earned $123,000 on average, a difference of 27.6 percent. The...
  • Senior Homeland Security staffers have no law enforcement experience

    05/14/2012 9:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily 'Caller ^ | 5/14/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has presided over the hiring of at least four senior staffers and advisers who have no law enforcement experience but align politically with the president. Jordan Grossman is a special adviser and deputy to the deputy chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, for instance, yet his resume shows no law enforcement experience. Before Grossman got his post in January 2009, he was a “special assistant” at the Obama-Biden presidential transition team after working for Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Before that, Grossman worked as a research assistant at the Annenberg...
  • Principal encouraged cheating, staffers say (Cayuga Elementary in Philadelphia)

    02/12/2012 2:59:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Philly ^ | 2/12/12 | Kristen A. Graham, Dylan Purcell
    Principal encouraged cheating, staffers sayBy Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell Inquirer Staff Writers Posted: Sun, Feb. 12, 2012, 6:35 AM Teachers got the message in meetings and during visits to their classrooms in the days before they were scheduled to administer state exams. Multiple staffers at Cayuga Elementary said they were instructed by principal Evelyn Cortez to do what they had to do in their rooms to get good scores. Cortez, reached Friday night, was emphatic: "I disagree with these allegations." The school, in a tough Hunting Park neighborhood, produced strong test results for several years running, and Philadelphia...
  • Vermont's Three Members of Congress Give Staffers $236,830 in Taxpayer-Funded Bonuses

    01/16/2012 2:55:29 PM PST · by redstateone · 4 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | January 16, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    With only one congressman and two senators, Vermont’s congressional delegation may be small. But that isn’t stopping Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) from doling out big dollars–$236,830, to be exact–to members of their staffs...
  • NY Times staffers near mutiny as paper continues to slide into oblivion

    12/28/2011 8:32:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/11 | Rick Moran
    The rocky, rickety boat that is the New York times has long been in peril of sinking. Now the Times staffers have sent a letter to publisher Arthur Sulzberger expressing "profound dismay" at the direction the company is headed. Huffington Post: The letter calls attention to several grievances. Last week, Times brass notified foreign citizens employed in the paper's overseas bureaus that their pensions would be frozen. In the letter, Times staffers dismayed by this decision point out to Sulzberger that some of these foreign employees, working alongside Times reporters in war zones, have "risked their lives so that we...
  • Hill staffers tweet of partying, 'idiot boss'

    12/08/2011 1:57:17 PM PST · by izzatzo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/08/2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Staffers of Rep. Rick Larsen boasted over Twitter that they were drinking and otherwise goofing off on the job, according to a story in the NW Daily Marker. The website said the tweets gave off the impression of "a staffers-gone-wild bash" in the Washington Democrat's office, including insults lobbed at the congressman himself.
  • Additional budget cuts could force House committees to lay off staffers

    11/30/2011 7:14:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/11 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Additional budget cuts could force House committees to lay off staffersBy Debbie Siegelbaum - 11/30/11 04:38 PM ET Lawmakers expressed significant concerns about the ability of House committees to maintain staffing levels and perform congressional duties as they stare down additional budget cuts. In July, the House approved the fiscal year 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, instituting a 6.4 percent cut to leadership, committee and personal office budgets for the coming year. This is on top of a 5 percent cut committees already took in January 2011. On Wednesday, the Committee on House Administration heard testimony from the chairmen and...
  • Democratic Hill staffers head to Maui on taxpayer's dime -Senate Indian Affairs field hearing

    08/11/2011 10:47:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-11 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Democrats are charging taxpayers for a trip to Hawaii, The Daily Caller has learned. The entire press staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is in Maui, even though a field hearing there won’t happen until next Wednesday. The committee’s oversight field hearing, scheduled for next Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel, will focus on “Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities.” Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Government, which first discovered the hearing, told TheDC it’s unbelievable that Hill staffers talking about fiscal responsibility would waste money on a trip to Maui....
  • No recession for Obama's 454 White House aides: They'll make $37,121,463 this year

    07/05/2011 8:34:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | July 5, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    In his numerous fund-raising and policy speeches around the country these days, President Obama often bemoans the difficult economic times and uncertainties afflicting millions of Americans, including the nearly 14 million still seeking work unsuccessfully.
  • White House Releases Staffers Salaries

    07/01/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/1/11 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama pays 21 White House staffers the maximum allowable salary, $172,200 a year, the White House disclosed today in its annual report of salaries. These top wage earners include all of those given the assignation “assistant to the president”: chief of staff Bill Daley, national security adviser Tom Donilon, top speechwriter Jon Favreau, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe, press secretary Jay Carney, and communications director Dan Pfeiffer -- whose first name is Howard (!), the disclosure reveals. The annual disclosure of salaries (the full list can be read HERE) is one of the...
  • Rep. David Wu apologizes for tiger photos, behavior

    02/22/2011 6:22:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Oregon Rep. David Wu apologized Tuesday for sending photos of himself dressed in a tiger costume to aides, calling that and other behavior last fall “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” as his mental health suffered. “You shouldn’t ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume, something you intend to wear to a private party a couple of nights later,” the Democrat said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s just not professional, even when you’re joshing around with your kids a couple of nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate.” Half a dozen Wu staffers have quit...
  • Obama chooses former Clinton staffers in a move to the center

    01/06/2011 7:02:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama has recast his White House team for the second half of his term, giving top jobs to a pair of Clinton-era veterans in a signal to business leaders and independent voters that he is resolved to steer a more centrist course after two years of intense partisan clashes. Obama announced Thursday that he was installing William Daley as chief of staff, entrusting the White House operation and perhaps the future of his presidency to a former Commerce secretary who has warned that pressing a liberal agenda risks scaring away an all-important bloc of moderate...
  • Cowardly Republican Senate Aides Begin Attacking Jim DeMint

    09/16/2010 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    RedState ^ | September 16, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    It has begun. Republican Senate aides who desperately want the majority back so they can add an extra zero to their eventual K-Street salary package once they stop prostituting themselves to lobbyists and instead become lobbyists prostituting themselves to squishy Republicans are attacking Jim DeMint. In addition to their own self-interest, you can be sure they are expressing their bosses’ frustrations.Now, you and I both know that Jim DeMint swooping in at the last minute to endorse Christine O’Donnell had as much to do with her victory as a butterfly flapping its wings in China 340 years ago last Monday....
  • SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

    04/22/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,597+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/22/10 | Daniel Wagner - ap
    WASHINGTON – Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says. The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to a memo obtained late Thursday by The Associated Press. The memo says 31 of those probes occurred in the 2 1/2 years since the financial system teetered and nearly crashed. It was written by SEC Inspector General David Kotz in response to a request from Sen. Charles Grassley,...
  • Congressional Staffers Complain About Double Standard in Health Care Law

    03/25/2010 11:23:39 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 34 replies · 1,727+ views
    FOXNews ^ | Jana Winter
    Select congressional leadership staffers -- some of whom wrote the health insurance act -- are not governed by new rules governing millions of Americans and the rest of their colleagues on how they buy insurance -- and the special exemption has the Hill hopping mad... ..and neither will White House staffers and Cabinet members -- nor the president himself. They will be allowed to keep their current plans, which are offered to all other federal employees. And now many congressional aides who like their current health insurance policies and will be forced to switch are asking: Why? They want to...
  • --Thought Police! US Senate Staffers Forbidden to Read Drudge

    03/12/2010 10:21:05 AM PST · by molybdenum · 12 replies · 380+ views
    Mark Talk . com ^ | 3-9-10 | Mark Williams
    For those who may be unaware, the Drudge Report is an aggregate news portal. That simply means that in a single web page Drudge, his human editors and/or web crawling robot compile a long list of news headlines, many dealing with politics but many more not. Drudge also features a comprehensive list of additional full service news organizations from around the world, and...(cont'd at http://www.marktalk.com/blog/?cat=2
  • Maverick *Hearts* 'Cuda and Not Hurt About Prayer Story

    03/28/2009 11:57:02 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 22 replies · 1,012+ views
    Washington Times via C4P ^ | March 29, 2009 | R. A. Mansour
    Politico is apparently hatching up some story about "wounded" McCain staffers who were Palin "loyalists" and are upset by her innocent joke about praying with her seven-year-old daughter before the vice presidential debate. I don't buy it myself. No one with half a brain would be offended by that cute little anecdote from Palin's Lincoln Day speech -- certainly not a self-proclaimed Palin "loyalist." In fact, I predict that next week Jim Geraghty will call up Randy Scheunemann and Steve Biegun and get them on the record saying that they don't feel slighted in the least. (And those are the...
  • Obama's Inability to Hire Good Help Rears Its Head … Again

    05/12/2008 11:58:41 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 15 replies · 196+ views
    ABC News blog (Political Punch) ^ | May 12, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Obama's Inability to Hire Good Help Rears Its Head … Again We started covering Sen. Barack Obama's inability to hire good staffers in June 2007, when he blamed staffers for some opposition research trying to link Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to outsourcing in India; for injecting some venom in the David Geffen/Hillary Clinton fight; and for missing an event with firefighters in New Hampshire. In December, we noted again that Obama was blaming the answers on a 1996 questionnaire on a staffer; and was blaming his touring with "cured" ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin (which antagonized gays and lesbians) on...
  • America Supports You: Pentagon Staffers Bring Kids to Work

    04/24/2008 4:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 64+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2008 – As the children of Defense Department employees arrived in throngs for National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, they transformed the normally serene Pentagon courtyard into a veritable circus, replete with clowns, animals, and arts and crafts. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Edmonds and his sons, Gatlin, 5, center, and Adam, 4, prepare to enjoy the arts and crafts in the Pentagon's center courtyard April 24, 2008. The activities were part of America Supports You's celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo...
  • OH-EIGHT (R): THE GOP STAFFER GAP (EARLY PRIMARY/CAUCUS STATES)

    10/11/2007 5:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 682+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 11, 2007 | Mark Murray
    The Politico's Martin looks at large discrepancy between the number of staffers the leading Dems have in Iowa and New Hampshire versus the leading Republican candidates. In fact, Martin finds the second-tier Democratic candidates have more staffers on the ground in the early states than all of the LEADING GOP candidates. (By the way, considering how little of an organizational advantage Romney may actually have in the first two states, does that mean Thompson can get up to speed in Iowa faster than some believe?) --snip-- NBC/NJ's Memoli notes that Ann Romney seemed to take personally Thompson’s "actor" barb in...
  • Snapped Shot Calls against Shamnesty coming in 19 to one

    06/22/2007 9:33:51 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 19 replies · 1,107+ views
    Snapped Shot words of wisdom ^ | 6/22/07 | Snapped Shot
    No kidding. The pro:con ratio of calls [related to the Immigration bill] is probably 1:19 here. That's because the people who are "for" it are busy working and not calling Senate offices. 6/19/2007 - 3:06 pm
  • MUST READ: Words of Wisdom from Capitol Hill

    06/21/2007 7:20:43 PM PDT · by Brian C. Ledbetter · 2 replies · 352+ views
    Snapped Shot ^ | 21-Jun-2007 | Brian C. Ledbetter
    I hate tooting my own proverbial horn here, but this is something that ALL FREEPERS need to see! -BCL America, this is what the idiots that we send to Washington think of you. (Thanks to JDawg for posting this link over in Michelle's little world) Notice that you must be logged in from a Capitol Hill (i.e., Congressional) computer to post to this website) Yes, the Metro in July. Honestly, is there some kind of charter that says that you must be 50 lbs overweight, dress in clothes that don't fit, and reek to high hell from all the sweat...
  • Staffers worry revolving door will slow down[K-Street]

    01/09/2007 1:05:59 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 9 replies · 424+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09 Jan 2007 | Jim Snyder
    Staff members on Capitol Hill often dream of K Street riches, a payoff for years of late nights, frustrating compromises and, occasionally, bosses who throw things at them. But a few aides are no doubt doing some early pro bono advocacy work as the Senate takes up legislation that could delay those financial rewards. Senators will debate lobbying and ethics reforms this week, after the House last week passed a gift ban and other measures designed to break the bonds between lawmakers and lobbyists — with exceptions made for fundraising. The Senate is likely to join the House in putting...
  • U.N. Union: 'No Confidence' in Annan

    03/10/2006 7:56:05 PM PST · by CAWats · 5 replies · 302+ views
    NY Times ^ | 03.10.06 | AP
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 10, 2006 Filed at 6:53 a.m. ET UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary General Kofi Annan faced a staff revolt over his plans to overhaul the United Nations' operations, with the Staff Union overwhelmingly handing him a vote of ''no-confidence'' in the latest setback for the leader. The union, representing more than 5,000 staff at U.N. headquarters, said Thursday it was dismayed at many proposals in Annan's blueprint, especially the call to consider outsourcing a variety of U.N. services from translations to billing. The disappearance of permanent appointments and a new policy on job mobility...
  • Schumer's consumer crusade tarnished by his own staffers

    10/02/2005 7:41:58 AM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 1,281+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 2, 2005 | Glenn Thrush
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles Schumer was one of the first politicians to rail against the evils of identity theft, but lately his signature issue has turned into a singular headache. Schumer, who has led campaigns against Wheaties price-gouging and exorbitant ATM fees, recently sponsored legislation to protect corporate consumer data. He's also been pressuring legal publishers to block snoopers from accessing Social Security numbers online.
  • Where are all the Clinton-Gore staffers now? (TOP SECRET document!!!)

    09/30/2005 12:13:15 PM PDT · by Registered · 181 replies · 5,824+ views
    file hosting ^ | 09.30.05 | Chris/Clinton Alumni
    If you're like me you've been wondering just what happened to all of those Clinton-Gore staffers and appointees. Well now you can have a definitive resource to look them up, see what they're doing and catch up on all the "old times" Click the link below and you will be able to download a 130 page pdf document full of all the names, addresses, emails and updates on all of our friends and buddies that may have worked for Clinton-Gore: CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the pdf file If you're like me and value those old relationships, you need to download...
  • Give Steel Credit

    09/27/2005 12:11:52 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 14 replies · 789+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 27, 2005 | The Prowler
    STEALING FROM STEELE There may be enough brewing in the federal investigation into how senior staff at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee procured the credit report of Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele to turn this into a full-blown scandal. According to Capitol Hill sources, as well as sources tied to the FBI and the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's office, which is involved in the case, the investigation into "Credit Rate-Gate" could extend beyond Steele to other prospective and current Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate the DSCC were doing opposition research on. "We're hearing that they are looking into whether...
  • CA: Shelley staffers' political duties - Official used state resources in 2002 race, documents say

    10/08/2004 8:14:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 312+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/08/04 | Dion NIssenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - Top deputies to Secretary of State Kevin Shelley enlisted government aides and used state resources to work on his political campaigns in possible violation of state law, according to interviews and documents obtained by the Mercury News. While Shelley was an assemblyman running to be California's top elections official and after the San Francisco Democrat took office last year, aides drove his campaign manager to pick up donations, used state mail to ferry campaign checks to Sacramento and used a government fax machine to transmit political fundraising material, records and interviews show. One regional director cited her political...