Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,300
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: stern

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Meghan McCain: My dad hates Rand Paul

    10/15/2014 11:19:52 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 125 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2014 | Judy Kurtz
    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) daughter said on Wednesday that her father and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) "hate each other." Meghan McCain appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to promote her “TakePart Live” talk show on Pivot TV. When Stern asked the 29-year-old what her father thinks of the Tea Party favorite, she quickly replied, “They hate each other.” She repeated the sentiment before wondering aloud if it had previously been publicly disclosed. “In a fistfight, I’m pretty sure your dad can kick [Paul’s] ass,” Stern quipped to McCain. “Yeah,” the Vietnam War veteran’s daughter said, “My father’s 76 years...
  • "Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal"

    11/12/2011 9:51:41 AM PST · by austinaero · 26 replies
    LA Times via Drudge Report ^ | 11/13/11 edition | david.williams@latimes.com
    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Just another Bam scandal [No bid contract for Dem fundraiser and SEIU union official]

    12/10/2011 8:05:41 AM PST · by Brilliant · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2011 | NY Post
    <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has officially called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general to investigate a suspicious $433 million no-bid contract for a dubious smallpox vaccine.</p> <p>Frankly, just about everything connected with this one smells.</p> <p>The contract was awarded to Siga Technologies, a New York-based company whose principal investor is megabillionaire — and key Democratic moneyman — Ron Perelman.</p>
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Sources: Howard Stern to Move to Palm Beach Permanently (reason: taxes)

    09/18/2014 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    © Copyright 2013 GossipExtra.com · All Rights Reserved ^ | September 16, 2014 | by Jose Lambiet
    PALM BEACH — No matter what his professional future holds, satellite radio star Howard Stern is planning to move to Palm Beach permanently after the $10 million-renovation of his $52 million-house is completed early next year...One of the sources added that Stern is well aware of the benefits of declaring residency in a no-income tax state like Florida and homesteading his property.
  • Howard Stern Says Greg Gutfeld Great Replacement for Departing David Letterman

    04/08/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Howard Stern has made no secret of his affection for Greg Gutfeld. Stern proclaimed Gutfeld's The Five to be his favorite show earlier this year. Now, the self-proclaimed King of All Media is going a step further with his praise for the Breitbart News contributor and author. Stern told his listeners earlier today that Gutfeld would make a fine replacement for the departing David Letterman. That praise doesn't come lightly. Stern has made his animosity toward fellow late night talker Jay Leno well known...
  • Howard Stern interviews various New Yuckers about upcoming election issues (Heeelarious!)

    09/24/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 24, 2012 | Not sure
    Howard Stern, a man I detest in general, sends one of his staff to wander the streets and ask the peeps out there some questions about the upcoming election.
  • 'America's Got Talent' ratings lower despite Howard Stern

    05/16/2012 7:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 15, 2012 | James Hibberd
    Surprise: NBC’s America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year despite the high-profile addition of Howard Stern as the show’s new judge. Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year. EW’s Ken Tucker suggested Stern’s performance was almost too nice.
  • Former Union Chief Andy Stern Praises Crony Communism

    12/05/2011 8:00:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 5, 2011 | IBD staff
    Economic Systems: The former head of the Service Employees International Union says capitalism is on the ash heap of history and sees China as our role model. We have seen his future, however, and it doesn't work. President Obama once reportedly told aides, according to the New York Times, that things would be easier if he were president of China. Presumably he meant there would be no pesky things like a Congress, free elections and a free press to deal with. Former SEIU chief Andy Stern, who may still hold the record for visits to the White House under this...
  • CNN gets punked by Howard Stern fan (Boo-yahhhh!!!)

    11/29/2011 6:32:53 PM PST · by Kolath · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/29/30 | Frances Martel
    Frances Martel, Mediaite: CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield got a bit of an unwelcome surprise this evening as an interview with who she thought was Gregory Porter, an American student recently arrested and released in Cairo, went awry. Porter described the fear of being arrested in a crowd in Tahrir Square, the happiness of hearing his mother’s voice after his first phone call… and then thanked “the North Shore Animal League and Baba Booey’s monkey nuts.” http://www.breitbart.tv/howard-stern-inspired-prank-caller-poses-as-student-arrested-in-cairo-thanks-baba-booeys-monkey-nuts-for-freedom/
  • Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.

    11/14/2011 5:54:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2011 | Moe Lane
    The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor. As you probably know, smallpox was eradicated in the wild decades ago: mostly because it was a genuinely terrifying threat...
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • Video: Howard Stern Fan Ruins WNYW Live Shot (#Occupy Biased Local News!)

    11/17/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 22 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 11/16/11 | Andrew Gauthier
    Ocean Media, LLC is looking for a Senior Media Buyer. next job GBTV is looking for a Segment Producer. see all FOX Affiliates, New York, Reporters Video: Howard Stern Fan Ruins WNYW Live ShotBy Andrew Gauthier on November 16, 2011 1:56 PM “We love Howard Stern too but, come on, we have serious stuff going on here,” WNYW morning anchor Greg Kelly said after some guy ruined a live shot from reporter Antwan Lewis, who was covering the aftermath of the NYPD’s Zuccotti Park raid Tuesday morning (video above). While reporting in lower Manhattan, Lewis was repeatedly interrupted by a...
  • Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 5:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • Is Bizarre Smallpox Drug Deal Obama Administration's Next Solyndra?

    11/14/2011 6:51:19 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-13-11 | Rick Ungar
    David Williams of The Los Angeles Times has uncovered a $433 million dollar government contract to purchase a smallpox anti-viral drug that may, or may not, be necessary in the case of a bioterrorist attack. For that matter, we are not even sure if the drug will work. ST-246, a pill to be manufactured by Siga Technologies, Inc., would come into play as a second level of defense in the event of a smallpox attack. Currently, the nation has stockpiled some $1 billion in smallpox vaccines, enough to inoculate the entire U.S. population and treat those who have contracted the...
  • Even Howard Stern has no problem finding the more intelligent people of Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 6:18:48 AM PST · by 84rules · 19 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | October 29, 2001 | Breitbart.tv
    Language warning from mid-way to the end. But this is too funny!
  • Audio: Howard Stern’s crew interviews Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/17/2011 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart TV. Given Stern’s reach and the otherwise adoring coverage of OWS, this may well be the biggest PR hit the movement’s taken so far. People are buzzing about this Quinnipiac poll out today showing that a heavy majority of New Yorkers agree with “the protesters’ views” — whatever those might be — but the numbers are a fait accompli. In the 2008 election, Brooklyn broke 79/20 for Obama; Manhattan 85/14; and the Bronx 88/11. So long as the protesters babble feelgood platitudes about “economic justice” and take care to ruin the quality of life only for those residents/businesses...
  • Firth: A Screenplay or a Sham?

    07/04/2011 10:53:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    The film that director Michael Winterbottom is now working on in which two British policeman, Thomas Wilkin, and Geoffrey Morton,hunt down the unarmed Avraham “Yair” Stern, storm his apartment on Mizrachi Street in Tel Aviv and kill him is, according to those who have presumably also seen the screenplay, taken completely from a British viewpoint. The Jewish characters are portrayed in a highly negative manner. The screenplay is written to show atrocities committed solely by Jews who are described as terrorists. Laurence Coriat provided the screenplay, which, according to Joel B. Pollack writing in Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog, embodies...
  • The Nasty King's Speech

    05/15/2011 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/11 | Ruth King
    Colin Firth is a fine, versatile actor. He is undoubtedly the best Mr. Darcy in all the movies made of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is now set to play Avraham Stern, the intellectual and poet who became leader of the Jewish underground Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (LEHI), called the Stern Gang by the British. Michael Winterbottom, who produced the film (to be called “The Promise”) did much of the research at the Begin Center and has stated that it is based on the true story of two British police detectives, Thomas Wilkin and Geoffrey Morton, who...
  • Fundamental Transformation? Andy Stern Speaks Out Against Checks and Balances

    04/08/2011 2:41:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Editor’s note: this opinion piece would usually appear on the blog. We have decided to feature it on our story side. Is this what fundamental transformation looks like? In an op-ed on the Huffington Post, former SEIU president Andy Stern decided to get all “Founding Fathers” with his audience. He went back, way back, to the time of male, powdered wigs and the Federalist Papers. His thesis: you know those checks and balances the old guys put in place? Yeah, they’re just kind of getting in the way of change. “American democracy has layers of power and responsibility, which James...
  • Yemen president gets a stern warning from Obama press secretary

    04/06/2011 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/6/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    The United States strongly condemns the use of violence by Yemeni government forces against demonstrators in Sanaa, Taiz and Hodeida in the past several days. The Yemeni people have a right to demonstrate peacefully, and we remind President Ali Abdullah Saleh of his responsibility to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis who are exercising their universal right to engage in political expression. We call upon the Government of Yemen to conduct full investigations into these events and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
  • Fat Cat Union Salaries Exposed!

    03/03/2011 10:58:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/11 | The Center for Public Integrity's John C. Henry Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2011/
    These are the 10 largest unions, noting the number of employees who earn more than $200,000, leadership salaries and campaign contributions to federal candidates in 2009-2010. Union: National Education Association Membership: 3.2 million Assets: $216 million The NEA, representing most of the nation’s teachers, has 31 headquarters officers and employees who earn over $200,000. The president, Dennis Van Roekel, received $397,721 in salary and benefits. Of the $3.7 million NEA spent on political activities in the last election cycle, 98 percent went to Democratic candidates. The NEA has 98,000 members in Wisconsin. Before taking the helm in 2008, Van Roekel...
  • Stern to WaPo: Labor Movement 'Had Socialist and Communist Tendencies'; Change the Tense, Andy

    03/01/2011 6:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/1/11 | Tom Blumer
    Retired Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern was recently interviewed by Journolist organizer and Washington Post staff writer Ezra "the Constitution is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago" Klein. In response to a question from Klein about "the animosity between unions and workplaces" (that is what Klein says he said), Stern made an interesting assertion that most readers probably took at face value: We grew up in that culture. In the '30s, people didn't want us to exist. We had to do sit-down strikes . . . we had socialist and communist tendencies.
  • Public unions force taxpayers to fund Democrats

    02/23/2011 8:15:00 AM PST · by opentalk · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Everyone has priorities. During the past week Barack Obama has found no time to condemn the attacks that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has launched on the Libyan people. But he did find time to be interviewed by a Wisconsin television station and weigh in on the dispute between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the state's public employee unions. Walker was staging "an assault on unions," he said, and added that "public employee unions make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens." Enormous contributions, yes -- to the Democratic Party and the Obama campaign. Unions, most of whose members are...
  • Deficit Plan Fails to Win Panel Support

    12/03/2010 9:39:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/3/2010 | Corey Boles
    The U.S. deficit commission received the backing of a majority of its 18-strong panel, but fell short of the 14 votes needed to possibly trigger congressional votes on its recommendations. The panel's final plan would cut around $4 trillion from U.S. budget deficits by 2020 through an ambitious combination of an overhaul of the tax code, spending cuts and changes to the Social Security program. As the commission wrapped up its final meeting, several members urged Congress and President Barack Obama to take up the mantle and take aggressive action to tackle the nation's fiscal woes. The plan "deserves a...
  • Nail in the Coffin: Stern to Vote No On Deficit Commission

    12/02/2010 9:32:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/2/10 | Arlette Saenz
    ABC News has learned Andrew Stern will vote no on the deficit commission’s plan to reduce the national deficit by nearly $4 trillion. Mr. Stern, the former president of the SEIU, has informed co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson that he will be the fifth member voting no, ending the commission’s hopes of officially passing the plan to Congress. The commission needed votes from 14 of the 18 members in order to pass the plan to Congress. Mr. Stern joins Sen. Max Baucus and Reps. Dave Camp, Paul Ryan and Jan Schakowsky in voting against the plan. He is also...
  • FBI, Labor Department Probe SEIU's Stern

    10/06/2010 10:45:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 5, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      The abrupt departure by Andrew Stern this spring as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), after 14 years on the job, blindsided a lot of observers. After all, he was a shadow cabinet member of the Obama administration. Reported ongoing federal investigations into two unrelated, and possibly illegal, financial arrangements may shed light on his motives. The Associated Press ran a story last Tuesday stating the FBI and the Department of Labor have been interviewing persons potentially knowledgeable about the possibility that Stern: 1) received unauthorized funds from a book he'd authored several years ago; and...
  • SEIU Probed Over Consulting Pacts

    09/28/2010 9:30:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 | KRIS MAHER And EVAN PEREZ
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Labor Department have been asking questions about consulting contracts with the Service Employees International Union, including the role of former SEIU chief Andy Stern, according to a labor official who said he was interviewed. The official said he was asked about a consulting contract the SEIU gave to Alejandro Stephens, the former head of one of its locals in California, as well as about several contracts the SEIU granted to people or companies with ties to the union. Mr. Stephens was sentenced under a plea deal with prosecutors earlier this month to four...
  • Feds investigate prominent ex-labor leader Andy Stern

    09/28/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT · by toma29 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/28/2010 | Post Wire Services
    WASHINGTON — Prominent ex-labor leader Andy Stern is reportedly being investigated by the FBI and Department of Labor as part of a corruption probe involving the Service Employees International Union, authorities said. Two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about Stern’s role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who performed no work and a book contract that Stern landed in 2006, The Los Angeles Times reported today on its website. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The FBI...
  • FBI Investigating Obama's Main Man, SEIU's Andy Stern

    09/28/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | September 28, 2010
    Interesting, Andy Stern runs through the rise of Obama and his administration like a strand of DNA. He was there at the beginning of the Netroots movement, even hiring Moulitsas and Armstrong to a lucrative consulting contract at the same time they wrote the labor-friendly, Crashing the Gate that helped kick things off. Stern has topped the White House visitor's list and joined Obama's Deficit Commission, despite leaving the SEIU heavily in debt. Enter the FBI, now looking at Stern. Well, they, perhaps more than most, do know something about the Chicago Way. WASHINGTON -- People interviewed by federal agents...
  • FBI investigates prominent labor leader Andy Stern

    09/28/2010 7:25:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | September 28, 2010 | By SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON — People interviewed by federal agents report the FBI and the Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern as part of a corruption probe involving the Service Employees International Union. Two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about Stern's role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who performed no work and a book contract that Stern landed in 2006. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. Stern abruptly resigned as president of the 2.2-million member SEIU...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Related to Closed-Door Obamacare Meetings

    08/25/2010 2:26:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2010 | Staff
    Documents Detail Meetings with Union Officials, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParleContact Information:Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- August 25, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding closed-door health care meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParle and union officials. The following are highlights from the documents obtained by Judicial Watch...
  • Dengue fever hits Miami-Dade County, reports the health department

    07/15/2010 10:14:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 15, 2010 | Fred Tasker and Cammy Clark
    The first suspected locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County was reported Thursday by county health officials. A viral disease that afflicts 100 million worldwide every year, it hadn't been seen in Florida since 1934. "Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by a breed of mosquito common to the southeastern United States and the tropics," the Miami-Dade Health Department said in a news release. "It is not spread from person to person. More than 100 million cases of dengue occur every year worldwide.''
  • Howard Stern "Democrats are Communists"

    06/30/2010 8:46:26 PM PDT · by tutstar · 72 replies · 1+ views
    youtube video ^ | 06 2010 | audio of stern
    Wow! says he'll never vote dem again!
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • The Resurrection of Rod Blagojevich

    06/02/2010 4:47:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    We've had the Summer of Love and the Summer of the Shark. Now, are you ready for the Summer of Corruption? On Thursday, jury selection begins in the federal trial of disgraced former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois. The timing couldn't be worse for Blago's old Chicago pals in the White House. Just as Team Obama tries to bury one job-trading scandal, another one resurfaces. It's a useful reminder that Washington didn't turn Obama into a business-as-usual politician. He was born and bred among the slimiest in their class. At the center of the Blago trial is the convergence...
  • Obama, Blago, Rezko, and Stern

    06/02/2010 9:19:14 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 555+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 4-23-10
    Rich Miller at the Capitol Fax blog discovered that a redacted court document in the Blagojevich trial wasn’t so redacted. This document includes all sorts of bad news for the President. First up, Rezko: Blagojevich’s lawyers allege that Tony Rezko admitted to violating the law by personally contributing “a large sum of cash” to a public official’s campaign, which the Blagojevich people say is Obama. The lawyers claim that Obama may not have been telling the truth when he said Rezko never relayed a request from a lobbyist to hold a fundraiser for Obama in exchange for favorable legislative action...
  • Mediaite Exclusive: Censored Portions of Blago Subpoena May Implicate Team Obama

    04/22/2010 1:14:12 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 100 replies · 5,128+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 04/22/2010 | Frances Martel
    Today in United States v. Rod Blagojevich: following up on his 2008 claims that then-Senator Barack Obama was one of a few people who could testify to his innocence, his defense team issued a motion today to subpoena the President to testify in court. Most of the juiciest bits involving Obama’s role in choosing a new Senator are blacked out, or so we thought. It turns a lucky PDF glitch gave us VIP access. Who wouldn’t want to see the blacked out part? Let’s investigate! Most of the non-blacked out portions of the motion are predictably tame general knowledge: the...
  • Key local to back Henry, likely foiling Stern succession plans

    04/23/2010 6:32:34 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 1 replies · 136+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/23/2010 | c
    A giant New York-based local union is poised to vote to support California labor leader Mary Kay Henry (above) for the presidency of America's largest union today, three sources familiar with the union said, dealing a stunning rebuff to Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern and his handpicked successor, Anna Burger. With some 300,000 members -- about 15% of SEIU's total membership -- 1199 is the largest of the constituents of SEIU whose local leaders are now voting in an election that pits Burger's promise to continue SEIU's high profile role as powerhouse of Democratic Washington politics and Henry,...
  • Will SEIU socialism survive Stern stepdown?

    04/19/2010 8:12:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 321+ views
    keywiki ^ | 4/19/10 | Trevor Loudon
    The shock stepdown by long time SEIU president Andy Stern has raised eyebrows across the US political spectrum. Andystern Andy Stern While Stern has been the face of SEIU for years, it is unlikely that his resignation will affect the direction of America’s most politically powerful labor union. SEIU’s positions on immigration reform, healthcare “reform”, labor legislation, worker pensions and support for Obama and the Democratic Party usually reflect the policy’s of the U.S.’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) . Stern himself trained at the DSA controlled Midwest Academy in Chicago.
  • More payola? What&#8217;s SEIU&#8217;s retiree, Andy Stern&#8217;s, new job in the Obama WH?

    04/13/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 309+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-13-10 | Mataharley
    I'm not sure if I'm surprised or not to read that SEIU's Andy Stern decided to resign his lofy power post today. After all, it's been well publicized that Andy Stern is the guy who tops the list for visits to the Obama WH in the official log. And we can only guess what the unofficial log is since Norm Eisen, a special counsel to the president, declares that the log is incomplete, and adds a few "false positives" on a WH blog. A lot of people visit the White House, up to 100,000 each month, with many of those...
  • Stern Exit May Make Big Labor More Powerful

    04/13/2010 1:26:10 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 10 replies · 600+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/13/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Andy Stern, 59, president of the Service Employees International Union, surprised many when it was leaked late Monday that he was stepping down. It seemed inexplicable: He was a close ally and adviser to the White House, so why give that up that kind of power? The answer may lie in the fact that his retirement could heal Big Labor’s schism. In 2005, Stern led the SEIU and other unions, including the Teamsters, out of the AFL-CIO to form a rival coalition, Change to Win. The coalition has struggled, and the AFL-CIO has made overtures to get the rebel unions...
  • Official: SEIU President Stern to Resign

    04/13/2010 3:20:30 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 43 replies · 1,902+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- One of nation's most politically powerful -- and polarizing -- union leaders is preparing to step down from his post. Andy Stern, president of the 2.2-million member Service Employees International Union, plans to resign, a senior union official told employees in an e-mail on Monday. The message from the official, Diane Sosne, was obtained by The Associated Press. She is a member of the union's board and president of an SEIU local based in Seattle. SEIU spokeswoman Michelle Ringuette said only that Stern plans to address "speculation" that he would leave his post later this week, at the...
  • SEIU head Andrew Stern to resign

    04/12/2010 6:56:07 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 31 replies · 1,143+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 12, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern, one of America's most prominent labor leaders, is set to resign, according to a member of the union's board. The President of an SEIU local based in Seattle, Diane Sosne, broke the news to her staffers at 11:35 this morning, local time. "Last night I received confirmation that Andy Stern is resigning as President of SEIU. He has not yet made a public announcement; we will share the details as we become aware of them," Sosne wrote in an email obtained by POLITICO.
  • SEIU officials: Stern to resign

    04/12/2010 6:24:56 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 119 replies · 5,229+ views
    Politico.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern, one of America's most prominent labor leaders, is set to resign, according to a member of the union's board.
  • Obama's Appointee Supports U.S. Business Hiring Illegal Aliens

    03/30/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Chicago Now ^ | 03.28.10 | Warner Todd Huston
    This weekend President Obama implemented a recess appointment for Craig Becker to head the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On January 8th, 2001, Becker told a radio audience that he was a supporter of American businesses hiring undocumented, illegal aliens. The man that will be implementing rules to govern labor relations in America is a supporter of breaking America's labor laws to hire illegal workers. ... and Barack Obama's radical agenda rolls ever onward. audio at linkhere
  • Democratic group targets tea party candidates

    03/29/2010 5:00:29 PM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies · 910+ views
    Washington post ^ | march 29, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    1. Craig Varoga, a longtime Democratic political operative, has formed a group -- known as Patriot Majority PAC -- with the specific goal of keeping tea party candidates out of office. "Americans need to confront the dangerous ideas of the tea party movement head on, without any fear, before they gain any additional traction in the legislative process or the 2010 elections," said Varoga, who managed former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack's 2008 presidential run. The idea behind Patriot Majority PAC is to pick 12 to 15 races where tea party-affiliated candidates are running then launch a barrage of television and...
  • ACORN SWAP? - This is a trick, a public relations trick

    03/23/2010 2:55:06 PM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies · 782+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2010 | Eric Shawn
    The group, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, claims it will close its affiliates and field offices by April 1st. But some of its critics think the move is really an April fool's switch. They claim ACORN actually isn't going anywhere, just rebranding under different local organizations with new names but with the same mission. ACORN has faced a variety of allegations over the past two years, from voter registration fraud to Republican charges that it uses public funds for liberal political purposes. ACORN workers have gone to jail, and undercover tapes of ACORN workers seemingly giving advice...
  • Obama Administration Restores Full Funding to Corrupt ACORN Org - OMB memo, resume funding

    03/19/2010 2:47:32 PM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies · 849+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    ACORN is the largest radical leftist group in America today. This radical group worked closely with the Obama camp during the election but, the community organizing group was not open about the relationship. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election: One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts. And, ACORN...
  • Bush's union transparency rules retracted under Obama

    03/11/2010 5:59:15 PM PST · by mgist · 11 replies · 488+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/11/10 | By Chuck Neubauer
    The Obama administration promised increased transparency in government but has rolled back rules proposed by the Bush administration that expanded the financial disclosure statements required of labor unions and their leaders. Since President Obama took office, the Labor Department has rescinded or delayed three sets of rules proposed by the George W. Bush administration that would have required unions and their leaders to more specifically detail their finances, according to a review of records by The Washington Times. The rules were rolled back while the Obama administration was seeking more stringent regulation of corporate America, including banks, insurance companies, health...