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  • Firm That Vetted Snowden Gets New $190M Contract

    07/03/2014 12:16:43 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | July 3 2014 | Kevin Spak
    Newser) – You might think that giving a green light to Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis and allegedly fraudulently submitting 660,000 other background checks without actually completing them would prevent you from getting future government contracts. But you'd be wrong, because the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $190 million contract to US Investigations Services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why? Because USIS hasn't actually been suspended, and, as one immigration official explained, unless there is such a suspension in place, "by law and policy, we have to go with the lowest bidder." USIS isn't barred, the Office of...
  • Despite Easy Win, Christie Still at War With GOP Base

    11/06/2013 7:56:19 AM PST · by statestreet · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | John Gizzi
    By winning Tuesday night in a landslide election for his second term as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie moved so far to the left, it may be difficult for him to win the Republican nomination for president come 2016. The GOP governor won in one of the bluest states, where President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney by 18 points in 2012. To win, Christie had to morph close to not only blue-state values and views, but become close to Obama himself — and he did just that.
  • Gov. Chris Christie says Mitt Romney called him about leak of VP vetting report

    11/06/2013 7:56:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 11/5/13 | Christopher Baxter
    Gov. Chris Christie said today that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called him immediately after details of a new book about last year's vice presidential vetting process became public Thursday. -snip- The book also found Christie was on the short-list to be Romney's vice presidential running mate, but that during vetting the former Massachusetts governor's people were "stunned by the garish controversies” lurking in the shadows of his record, which was "littered with potential land mines." Those obstacles included his decision to steer hefty contracts to donors and political allies, a Justice Department report ripping his spending on travel...
  • Christie says VP vetting leaks a ‘complete violation of trust’

    11/06/2013 7:51:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/5/13 | Aaron Blake
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday expressed deep disappointment that details of his vice presidential vetting were leaked to the authors of a new book about the 2012 election. "It's very disappointing," Christie told CNN. "I think it's a complete violation of trust of me and the spirit within which I entered that process." -snip- According to the book, "Double Down: Game Change 2012," by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Romney advisers had major reservations about Christie's weight and physical health, along with concerns about Christie having been investigated by the Justice Department for exceeding travel reimbursement rates...
  • Meet the Pro-9/11, Anti-Semite Our State Department Nearly Honored

    03/08/2013 2:20:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Guy Benson
    If all had gone according to plan, US Secretary of State John Kerry would be preparing to bestow an "International Women of Courage" award upon an Egyptian named Samira Ibrahim later this afternoon.  He will not, as it turns out, and for very good reason. The Weekly Standard has done Yeoman's work on this controversy, which unraveled in a hurry:   Five of these awards are being given to women from Muslim-majority countries, underscoring the unique plight of women in those countries. The only problem is that one of the women to be recognized is an anti-Semite and supports the...
  • Let´s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours,the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts.</p>
  • CAN IT ALL BE COINCIDENCE? (Including Larry Sinclair)

    10/04/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 48 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Don Fredrick
    As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s driver’s license certainly did not...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • COMPLETE VETTING OF OBAMA: A CHALLENGE TO MSM

    09/13/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 90 replies
    freeper research | Sept 13,2012 | Hoosiermama with freeper research
    Many conservative news people have talked about Obama NOT being vet the last election and it appears that even the authors looking into his history have neglected to thoroughly investigate one area. The Clinton’s, like good magician assistance distracted with the help of lawyer, Phillip Berg…Look over here! Look at his birth certificate! Those who attempted to look into that fact were ridiculed or ignored. In an attempt to ignite research facts and questions follow. “Where did the Dunham family get the money to travel?” asked one blogger who listed many on the family trips to and through Asia. http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/barack-hussein-obama-ii-child-of-privilege/...
  • New York Post AD Exposes Obama's 'Real Father'

    09/11/2012 5:43:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    wnd ^ | Septembe 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    After rejection by USA Today, Washington Post, New York TimesThe New York Post has accepted a full-page ad declaring Barack Obama’s real biological father is the late Communist Party activist Frank Marshall Davis, not the Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert makes the case in his full-length documentary “Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception.” The ad will run in the Post’s New York City, national and international editions Tuesday and Sunday. Convincing the newspaper to accept the full-page ad required Gilbert to go personally to the Post’s main editorial office in Manhattan. “It took...
  • Choir Director Murdered To Conceal Obama's Homosexuality/Drug Use? (audio)

    09/10/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/8/12 | 68Truthseeker
    Jeff Kuhner interview with Larry Sinclair. Choir Director Murdered To Conceal Obama's Homosexuality/Drug Use?
  • U.S. officials concede American lives were sacrificed in rush to implement Obama's Afghan strategy

    09/03/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies
    U.S. and NATO officials have acknowledged that, in the rush to implement the President's politically calculated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghan troops were not properly vetted, which resulted in the deaths of 45 coalition members - most of them Americans - at the hands of their supposed Afghan allies. Hence, in an extremely belated response, the senior commander of U.S. special forces in Afghanistan has finally decided to suspend training for all new Afghan recruits until they can be re-vetted... The spike in green-on-blue attacks has forced NATO officials to concede the 'painful truth': Many of the attacks might have...
  • Romney To Hometown Crowd: 'No One Has Asked To See My Birth Certificate'

    08/24/2012 10:02:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    A zinger on the campaign trail.
  • Conservative Offers $20,000 to Anyone Who Can Produce Obama’s College Transcripts

    08/19/2012 1:26:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If you want to score twenty G’s this summer and garner at least thirty minutes of crazy fame then get busy rooting out Obama’s college transcripts. This past Friday provocateur Brooks Bayne who runs TheTrenches.us asked me if I’d help get the word out about his offer of 20k to anyone who could produce what the White House does not want us to lay our eyes on, namely: BHO’s college docs. I told Brooks, “Let me pray about it and I’ll get back with you.” Being a man of my word I knelt and prayed, “Lord, what would thou haveth...
  • Romney's campaign event host turns out to be a convicted drug dealer

    08/13/2012 4:43:07 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 58 replies
    CTV ^ | 8/13/12
    MIAMI -- Mitt Romney is holding a campaign event at a Miami restaurant owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker. Romney appeared Monday evening at El Palacio de los Jugos, a restaurant owned by Reinaldo Bermudez. Court records show that Bermudez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 1999 and served three years in federal prison.
  • Obama's Marc Anthony Ad is Another Embarrassment for the Campaign

    06/10/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/2012 | Tara Dodrill
    COMMENTARY | Yet another celebrity advertisement for President Barack Obama was unveiled earlier this week. While Marc Anthony may be an attractive and accomplished singer, he likely does not have much in common with the typical Latino voter. Anthony's impassioned plea that Obama needs another term to continue "making progress" and that he "has our backs" during the video clip republished on The Blaze neglects to mention that Anthony himself has proven he cares little about the nation's debt. According to document excerpts published by the Washington Free Beacon, Anthony is a "tax-dodger" who owed more than $3 million back...
  • EXCLUSIVE - THE VETTING - SENATOR BARACK OBAMA ATTENDED BILL AYERS BARBECUE, JULY 4, 2005

    06/04/2012 10:49:45 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 31 replies
    Brietbart | 6/4/12 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate, in the form of a scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernadine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005
  • Exclusive - The Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005

    06/04/2012 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate--in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernadine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005. Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery,...
  • Hannity Special: McCain Camp Didn’t Vet Obama; Palin Thought That Was a Mistake

    05/19/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Saturday May 19, 2012
    Sean Hannity hosted a panel on his show last night, to discuss Barack Obama’s history, in his “own words.” Stephen K. Bannon was a member of that panel, and reminded viewers (around the 3:30 mark) that the McCain campaign failed to vet Obama during the 2008 presidential election: The decision to not vet the current president in 2008 by Steve Schmidt and other incompetent individuals within the McCain camp, played a role in outcome in that race. Governor Palin knew the American people deserved to know the facts about Obama’s history and associations. Schmidt & Co. simply wouldn’t allow it,...
  • Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'

    05/17/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/2012 | Joel Pollak
    Note from Senior Management: Andrew Breitbart was never a "Birther," and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of "Birtherism." In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama's ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him. It is for that reason that we launched "The Vetting," an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential...
  • Exclusive: Obama Letter to Bell to Blurb 'Dreams from My Father

    04/26/2012 9:20:12 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 37 replies
    Big Government ^ | Joel B Pollak
    Race Theory professor Derrick Bell did not end after Harvard Law School--and certainly not at the April 24, 1990 rally at which Obama embraced Bell, literally and figuratively. Breitbart News has discovered a letter sent by Obama to Bell in February 1995 in which Obama asks Bell to review--and to blurb--an early version of Obama’s autobiography, then entitled Dreams of My Father. The letter is preserved in the archives of New York University, to which Bell donated his papers. The archives--which are open to the public--include Bell’s papers from decades of research, writing, teaching, and speaking. The website for the...
  • The Vetting - Exclusive: Obama Letter to Bell to Blurb 'Dreams from My Father'

    04/26/2012 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Hemingway's Ghost · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/26/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Barack Obama’s association with radical Critical Race Theory professor Derrick Bell did not end after Harvard Law School--and certainly not at the April 24, 1990 rally at which Obama embraced Bell, literally and figuratively. Breitbart News has discovered a letter sent by Obama to Bell in February 1995 in which Obama asks Bell to review--and to blurb--an early version of Obama’s autobiography, then entitled Dreams of My Father.
  • whether foreigner or native-born (vanity)

    04/08/2012 2:50:05 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    Bible ^ | 04/08/2012 | FreeAtlanta
    While sitting in service, I was jarred by a verse that we read about unleavened bread. It covered both foreign and "Native-born". Exodus 12:19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. hmm, so this whole natural born stuff isn't some uniquely American "racists" thing that our founders invented? Recognition of native or natural born is something people of other nations and people have always been concerned with. Why? Anyway, I thought it was...
  • The Vetting: Obama Exploited Catholics To Push Universal Health Care In Illinois

    04/05/2012 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-06-12 | Charles C. Johnson
    In 1999, then-State Senator Barack Obama invoked the late radical Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who passed away in 1996, to promote a universal health care law he co-sponsored and which Illinois voters had overwhelmingly rejected. The bill incorporated language directly from the late cardinal’s 1995 pastoral letter, “A Sign of Hope,” which argued for a “fundamental right” to healthcare, reading, in part: “Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity, and there is an obligation for society to ensure that every person be able to realize that right.” Supporters of single payer health care, like Dr. Quentin Young...
  • The Vetting - Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots

    04/02/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Valerie Jarrett is not only one of President Barack Obama’s closest advisors; she also is one of the most radical, with close connections to the Chicago left that nurtured Obama in his early political career. The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American expatriates) found a foothold in Chicago politics through her marriage to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, whose father Vernon held sway as a columnist on the Chicago Sun-Times--for a time, the city’s only major black columnist. In 1991, Vernon Jarrett enthusiastically promoted a Chicago visit by professor Derrick Bell, who was still on voluntary unpaid leave from Harvard Law...
  • THE VETTING: OBAMA 1995: ‘SCAPEGOAT’ THE ‘TOP 5%’

    03/21/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 21 2012 | B.Shapiro
    In a newly-uncovered interview from the Hyde Park Citizen newspaper circa December 28, 1995, Barack Obama explains his philosophy on income inequality in the United States, especially in light of economic difficulties: In an environment of scarcity, where the cost of living is rising, folks begin to get angry and bitter and look for scapegoats. Historically, instead of looking at the top 5% of this country that controls all the wealth, we turn towards each other, and the Republicans have added to the fire. In that interview, Obama explains that his perspective on the “top 5%” was shaped by his...
  • The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns

    Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.
  • Palin Backs Breitbart's 'The Vetting,' DC Media Freaks Out

    03/16/2012 2:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media in Washington, DC is apoplectic after Gov. Sarah Palin backed Andrew Breitbart's project, "The Vetting." In an exclusive article for Breitbart.com entitled "Breitbart Is Here," Palin had endorsed Breitbart's effort to vet Barack Obama, his Republican rivals--and the mainstream media itself: Breitbart’s most immediate mission was the belated vetting of Barack Obama. This obviously is an issue very near and dear to my heart. During the ’08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn’t be bothered to investigate Barack...
  • The Vetting: Obama Teaches Constitutional Law -- Part II

    03/15/2012 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, we explored President Barack Obama’s teachings at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996. (Snip) Question 2 is even more interesting, and sheds light on how deeply Obama was influenced by Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory. This question concerns a fictional "Mayor Dudley Duright," the first African-American mayor of Wazoo City. The population of the city is 50 percent black and 50 percent white, and highly segregated. The Mayor decides to deal with two issues: racial disparities in city contracting, and racial disparities in the city’s Fire Department (foreshadowing the Ricci case, in which Justice Sonia Sotomayor was
  • The Vetting: Obama Teaches Constitutional Law -- Part I

    03/15/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Let’s take a trip via the wayback machine to the hallowed classrooms of the University of Chicago Law School. The year is 1996, and a young lecturer named Barack Obama is teaching constitutional law to a group of students. His first final exam question is about whether homosexuals can be barred from receiving state health care coverage for their infertility treatments. The question deals with a hypothetical lesbian couple that wants to have a baby. Their state prevents health providers from providing infertility treatments for unwed couples; the couple’s state-provided healthcare therefore refuses them coverage for such procedures Obama then...
  • Breitbart will release full video of Obama tonight on Hannity at 9pm.

    03/07/2012 11:17:16 AM PST · by jdokey · 337 replies
    Obama tapes will be released tonight on Hannity tonight. Click on link for more info.
  • Obama's transparency stumbles (Vetting Hussein?)

    03/05/2012 2:29:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/05/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's transparency stumblesBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 3/5/12 4:52 AM EST President Barack Obama set a high bar for open government, and he set it quickly. **SNIP** • Administration lawyers are aggressively fighting FOIA requests at the agency level and in court — sometimes on Obama’s direct orders. They’ve also wielded anti-transparency arguments even bolder than those asserted by the Bush administration. • The administration has embarked on an unprecedented wave of prosecutions of whistleblowers and alleged leakers — an effort many journalists believe is aimed at blocking national security-related stories. “There just seems to be a disconnect here. You want...
  • Andrew Breitbart’s Fiery CPAC Speech: I Have ‘College Days’ Obama Videos

    02/10/2012 7:23:24 PM PST · by opentalk · 54 replies · 10+ views
    mediaite ^ | February 10, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Andrew Breitbart took the podium at CPAC Friday afternoon, introduced to the stage with Rage Against The Machine’s Guerilla Radio, and revealed to the audience he had “videos” of Barack Obama from his college days. “I have videos, this election we’re going to vet him,” Breitbart disclosed to raucous applause. “We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.”“The videos are going to come out, the narrative is going to come out, that Barack Obama met a bunch of...
  • Sheriff Joe Targeted For Ouster. - Faces 'resign now' campaign as prepares Obama eligibility report

    01/04/2012 12:36:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    WND ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is preparing to release results of his investigation of Barack Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 ballot, a top-gun activist who led a successful campaign to recall a key Arpaio ally is now targeting the sheriff himself.In the coming weeks, it will be decided whether transplanted radical attorney-activist and “community organizer” Randy Parraz can force Arpaio to resign before the sheriff’s Cold Case Posse has a chance to deliver a report in February.Parraz, who has made his career applying Saul Alinsky-style community organizer tactics for radical leftist movements in the U.S. and Canada,...
  • Obama campaign offers to sell Romney's son a birth certificate mug

    12/31/2011 10:09:13 AM PST · by opentalk · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama's campaign would be happy to sell Mitt Romney's son a birth certificate mug from the president's campaign store. Romney's son Matt joked Friday that his father might release his tax returns when Obama releases his birth certificate. The campaign tweeted from Obama's official Twitter feed: "Mitt Romney's son thinks President Obama should release his birth certificate. Guess he doesn't have one of our mugs? http://OFA.BO/N13uCf"The mugs read "Made in the USA" under a photo of Obama, and included a replication of the president's birth certificate.
  • Vet This!

    12/17/2011 1:26:27 PM PST · by Balata · 18 replies
    Dec 17th 2011 | Vanity
    Vet This! Last night Mitt was on CSPAN addressing a group of about 20 to 30 people. What got my attention was when he said his dad was born in Mexico. I immediately flashed on Obama putting the fact his dad was born in Kenya on his web site. The commonality of these two events is the fact their respective political parties haven’t vetted them for Natural Born Citizen status even though that is one of the constitutional requirements for being President or Vice President. Also, it explains why any one who is supporting either of these two individuals for...
  • Attack Ads Start to Fly in GOP Presidential Race

    12/02/2011 2:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 2, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    With less than five weeks until Iowa voters hit the polls to kick off the Republican presidential race, the leading candidates in the race unleashed barrages of ads hitting television stations across the country and the Internet. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts unveiled two new ads running in Iowa, which holds the first presidential caucus Jan. 3, and in New Hampshire. The Iowa ad indicates Romney plans to compete in the Hawkeye State, where he placed second back in the 2008 race. "After watching Mitt evade, distort, and eventually blame Bret's questions, it's no wonder he is ‘Scared Mittless’...
  • Herman Cain: I was joking in column calling on Tiger Woods to run for president

    11/07/2011 2:03:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 16, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says he wasn’t being serious when he penned a column in 2006 calling on Republicans to groom golfer Tiger Woods to run for president. In an interview with The Daily Caller on Sunday, Cain said, “That was a joke. That was a joke, okay. That was a joke. Americans got to learn how to have a sense of humor.”
  • Kevin’s Korner: The No-Debating Debate, Branstad’s New Career & You Go First Newt

    11/06/2011 5:37:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 6, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    ...The much-hyped Lincoln/Douglas style debate never came close to resembling the Lincoln/Douglas style … Or a debate, for that matter … It did expose Herman Cain’s inability to answer tough questions. Cain was asked about Medicare. He sat there for several seconds with a deer in the headlights look, before finally submitting with “You go first, Newt”. Translation: “I have no idea what you’re asking me. Let’s hears Newt’s answer so I can copy it.” … Cain deferred to Newt again later in the debate when he couldn’t answer a question. Gingrich was respectful in choosing not to dismantle Cain,...
  • Raisin' [a Few Issues for the Purpose of Honestly Vetting Herman] Cain!

    10/16/2011 2:32:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 299 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2011 | Joseph Ashby
    "I'm the only problem-solver in the group," Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told Mike Huckabee in an August Fox News appearance. Well, many candidates bill themselves as problem-solvers. In fact, if we asked any candidate running for any office in the entire country, practically every one would likely define him- or herself as able to solve problems. Yet we know that politicians, as a rule, create and worsen problems rather than fix them. .....Overconfidence turns the hopeful campaign pronouncements of otherwise successful people into dismal policy. In the end, Americans usually end up with more laws, less freedom, and no...
  • Memo to Perry: Dog-cuss the Democrats, not the 'cue

    09/22/2011 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | September 22, 2011 | Tom Baxter
    Rick Perry has some splainin’ to do when he gets to Eastern North Carolina, and we’re not talking about his dog-cussing of Democrats and Ben Bernanke. Back when he was the Texas agriculture commissioner, Perry tried some Eastern North Carolina barbecue at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, and reportedly said, “I’ve had road kill that tasted better than that.” The remark got picked in a book, “Holy Smoke: the Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue,” by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed. That volume is probably making the rounds of Mitt Romney’s headquarters right now.
  • Was Barack Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?

    08/31/2011 9:02:33 AM PDT · by opentalk · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2011 | Douglas MacKinnon
    In their quest to widen the low-road and increase its rider-ship, the liberal Washington, D.C-based Politico just offered up this hackneyed but oh so predictable headline: “Is Rick Perry Dumb?” Really? While it’s no surprise to conservatives and independents that the liberal mainstream media would pull out the old “attack Ronald Reagan” hand-book, dust it off, and use its previously discredited assaults to go after the surging Perry, a better question to be asked is: “What are they all so afraid of?” First of all, something which must be highlighted and stressed by all who care about fairness and accuracy...
  • NYT Friedman:way too soon to tell if media blew it vetting obama the candidate (LOL)

    08/21/2011 7:47:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-21-11 | Jeff Poor
    NYT's Friedman: 'Way too soon' to tell if media blew it vetting Obama the candidate ~~~~~~~ During the 2008 presidential election season, many Americans were captivated by then-candidate Barack Obama’s promises of hope and change. And some would argue that much of the media were taken in by the promises too. Nearly three years into the Obama presidency, is it fair to say the media were duped? On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz asked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman just that question. According to Friedman, the jury is still out. “Way too soon to tell...
  • NYT’s Friedman:‘Way too soon to tell’if media blew it vettingObama the candidate

    08/21/2011 2:20:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/11 | Jeff Poor
    During the 2008 presidential election season, many Americans were captivated by then-candidate Barack Obama’s promises of hope and change. And some would argue that much of the media were taken in by the promises too. Nearly three years into the Obama presidency, is it fair to say the media were duped? On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz asked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman just that question. According to Friedman, the jury is still out.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Where are Obama's former girlfriends?

    08/16/2011 7:15:00 PM PDT · by opentalk · 199 replies
    WND ^ | August 16, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. –As the presidential campaign season begins to get into full swing, radio host Rush Limbaugh is again raising questions about President Barack Obama's personal background, wondering where all of his former girlfriends, classmates and students are. "I got one of these email things," Limbaugh said on his program this afternoon. ...This one is, 'Where are all of Obama's former girlfriends?' It's a takeoff on where are all of the students Obama taught who claim to have been inspired by him when he taught law at the University of Chicago. Where are all of the former classmates of...
  • President Obama’s top 10 failed nominees and appointees

    03/28/2010 10:20:42 AM PDT · by indianews · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Jim DeMint Blog ^ | 3/28/2010 | Jim DeMint
    Posted by Senator Jim DeMint 03/28/2010 - 11:28:50 AM A day after the Senate adjourned for Easter recess President Obama said he was going to appoint 15 of his nominees during the break, depriving the Senate the opportunity to vet and vote on any of them. Circumventing constitutional Senate vetting is dangerous because President Obama’s track record in vetting nominees and other high-level appointees has been very poor. At least 10 of them have already resigned or withdrawn in disgrace. Just yesterday, Maj. Gen. Robert A. Harding withdrew his nomination to become the director of the Transportation Security Administration after...
  • We Know More About the KILLER Whale in Five Hours, Than We Knew About Obama Before the Election

    02/26/2010 8:15:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 1,087+ views
    bungalow's bill conservative wisdom ^ | Feb, 25, 2010 | Bungalow Bill
    About a week before the 2008 election, Tom Brokaw sat in front of Charlie Rose on PBS stating we really don’t know much about Barack Obama. The two then exchanged back and forth all the things the mainstream media failed to ask Obama or dig up as we headed into the election just a few days later. This was the sad assessment of the state of the media and its bias leading into election day. The mainstream media failed to report on Obama’s college days, his birth certificate, his drug use, his associations with Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall...
  • Transcript of Proceedings (10/5/09: Judge Carter, Orly Taitz)

    10/16/2009 6:02:03 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 39 replies · 2,566+ views
    The court has released the official transcript of the October 5, 2009 hearing on the Motion to Dismiss the eligibility lawsuit brought by Orly Taitz against Obama. (Keyes/Barnett v. Obama) Full transcript at the link.
  • Judge Land Fines Orly Taitz $20K, File Copy of Order with State Bar of CA

    10/13/2009 7:45:31 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 1,164 replies · 25,939+ views
    United States District Court (Georgia) ^ | 10/13/2009 | Judge Clay Land
    When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer personally attacks opposing parties and disrespects the integrity of the judiciary, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer recklessly accuses a judge of violating the Judicial Code of...
  • Ain't that tough enough?

    10/02/2009 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Conservative Digest · 2 replies · 205+ views
    http://conservativedigest.wordpress.com/ ^ | 9/2/09 | Conservative Digest
    John Podesta was the fourth Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton; he also headed the Obama transition team. Today he is George Soros’ point man at the liberal think tank, Center for American Progress. In a recent interview at the Clinton Global Imitative Conference, Podesta explains that it is the high standards and tough vetting process that makes it so difficult to get the best NGO and business executives to work for the federal government. Podesta said, “We are denying the government some really spectacular talent” (See Video interview here) Consider a small list of the spectacular talent Podesta helped...