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  • Were We Warned? (Obama Knew)

    09/13/2012 10:12:44 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    Were We Warned? By Rich Lowry September 13, 2012 11:37 P.M. Comments3 From the Independent (prominently featured on Drudge): According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.
  • Emanuel Had Contact With Governor’s Office on Senate Seat (Obama's firewall breaking down)

    12/14/2008 4:27:50 AM PST · by tobyhill · 80 replies · 3,027+ views
    ny times ^ | 12/14/2008 | HELENE COOPER and JACKIE CALMES
    President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, communicated with the office of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois about potential candidates for Mr. Obama’s Senate seat and provided a list of names, according to two Obama associates briefed on the matter. The Obama associates said the interactions concerned several people who might fill the seat. Such contacts are common among party officials when a political vacancy is to be filled. It was not clear whether the communication was via direct telephone calls. The Chicago Tribune reported that communications between Mr. Emanuel and the governor, both Democrats, had been captured...
  • Sources: Emanuel not target of Illinois probe

    12/12/2008 2:25:16 PM PST · by RatsDawg · 64 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | NEDRA PICKLER and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers
    WASHINGTON (AP) - People who have been briefed on the Illinois governor corruption investigation say Barack Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is not a target of the probe. Emanuel, a Chicago congressman who would have been a likely contact between the Obama transition office and Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been a focus of media attention since Obama said Thursday he has asked for an internal review of contacts between his staff and Blagojevich. Emanuel has been refusing to answer questions about whether he's the "president-elect adviser" referred to in the criminal complaint that accuses Blagojevich of putting Obama's Senate...
  • EDITORIAL: Sen. Reid on the hot seat

    10/15/2006 7:22:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,635+ views
    EDITORIAL: Sen. Reid on the hot seat It didn't quite have the legs to knock the overhyped Foley scandal off the front pages, but another Washington controversy this week at least momentarily threatened the credibility of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. The Associated Press on Wednesday reported that our own Sen. Reid may have violated Senate rules by failing to report the 2001 transfer of land he owned "to a partnership in which he maintained a personal stake." Advertisement Three years later, Sen. Reid made $700,000 when the partnership sold the real estate. To make matters worse for the senator,...
  • Reid's Land Deal (Philly Inquirer calls for Harry Reid to be replaced as Dem leader!)

    10/13/2006 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 285 replies · 8,789+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 13, 2006 | Editors
    A lucrative land deal benefiting U.S. Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) deserves full scrutiny by the Senate ethics committee. In 1998, Reid purchased undeveloped residential property on the outskirts of Las Vegas for $400,000. He bought one lot outright, and a second lot with a partner, Jay Brown. In 2001, Reid sold the land for the same price to a corporation created by Brown. Reid retained an ownership stake in the corporation and continued to pay taxes on the property. There was no written agreement; Brown told the Associated Press that the two had been friends for 35...
  • The Bush Log (GREAT read)

    05/17/2002 4:03:35 PM PDT · by Benrand · 82 replies · 657+ views
    Objective American ^ | 5/17/02 | E.G. Ross
    POLITICS: The Bush Log (PP: Bee-Bots) By E.G. Ross, Editor Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it arises out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further developments. —Lewis Mumford THE WHITE HOUSE (George W. Bush, Personal Log, May 17, 2001)—Well, they're at it again. The conservatives and libertarians, in and out of the media. Bitchin' at me for spendin' too much money. Cavin' in, they call it. Cow-towin' to the liberal porkers, they say. Abandonin' my free-market principles, they claim. Didn't like me signin' the farm bill. No, sir. Or the campaign...