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  • Bill Clinton On Getting $500,000 For Speeches “I Got To Pay Our Bills” (box of tissues alert)

    05/04/2015 8:51:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bubba threw a pity party on the Today Show. For those of you who didn't catch the MSM newser news, probably just about everyone these days, here is a link to the video. You might want to have a box of tissues handy ... cause this short clip is a real tear jerker!
  • Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/04/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-3-15 | Kyle Smith
    The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they’ve been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn’t obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity...
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • BALTIMORE PROSECUTOR RECEIVED CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM FREDDIE GRAY’S FAMILY ATTORNEY

    05/03/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    The Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Baltimore City is asking for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to remove herself from the Freddie Gray investigation and appoint a special prosecutor. On Friday, Mosby announced she was filing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. According to Capital Gazette, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge argues she has a personal conflict due to connections with both Freddie Gray’s attorney Bill Murphy and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby. Attorney and former judge William (Bill) H. Murphy, Jr. represents the Gray family. Murphy was also a...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • Who Is Donta Allen? Baltimore Man In Custody With Freddie Gray Refutes Police Account

    05/02/2015 1:07:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 01 2015 | Suman Varandani
    Donta Allen, a Baltimore man who was in police custody with Freddie Gray, denied police claims that Gray intentionally slammed his head in a police van, a local television reporter told MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Thursday. Police reportedly claimed that Allen told authorities he heard Gray "banging against the walls" of the van and believed he "was intentionally trying to injure himself." Allen, who is currently in prison and was listed as a source in a police document, refuted a police account of the night when Gray was taken into custody. He reportedly also denied giving police any information,...
  • Food Stamps Are a Form of Corporate Welfare, and Harmful to the Poor

    05/02/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by pinochet · 35 replies
    The big Agribusiness corporations are some of the most corrupt corporations in America. The New York Times had an article in 2013, on the Agribusiness corruption in the $1 trillion farm bill. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/richer-farmers-bigger-subsidies.html?_r=0 The Food Stamp programs and free school lunch programs, are a means by which Agro-business corporations can increase their revenues, by selling food to the Federal and State governments at above market prices. The food stamp program was never intended to help the poor. Even the USDA website admits that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was intended to help Agribusiness corporations sell surplus food that they were...
  • Officers Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death, State’s Attorney Said Arrest Was Illegal [Knife Was Legal]

    05/01/2015 2:03:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    WJZ, CBS Baltimore ^ | May 1, 2015 | Derek Valcourt
    City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says Freddie Gray received his critical injuries in Baltimore police custody and has charged all six officers involved in his death...“Lt. Rice, Officer Nero and Officer Miller failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest, as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray,” Mosby said...They found a knife clipped inside his pants packet — the knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law, she said.
  • Loyalty Rewards? Clinton donors, allies on Africa ‘safari’ with ex-president

    05/01/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea left earlier this week on a nine-day tour through Africa with a plane-full of family foundation donors and Hillary Clinton supporters in tow, adding jet fuel to accusations that contributors are getting rewarded -- and courted for even more money. Those on the four-country tour are expected to observe foreign projects the Clinton Global Initiative has backed connected to health care, global warming, wildlife protection, education and agriculture. While foundation aides tout their many successful initiatives in Africa, the trip comes amid the growing controversy over donations to the Clinton family's foundation. Conservative...
  • A Simple Question for Hill & Bill (that no one else is asking)

    05/01/2015 6:44:48 AM PDT · by jda · 27 replies
    Just a simple question that I haven't heard anyone ask.
  • Corruption Galore: Bill Clinton Raked in $2.5 Million in Fees from Companies Lobbying State

    04/29/2015 8:00:40 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Oh my, corruption thy name is “the Clintons.” "Former president Bill Clinton reaped more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 companies that lobbied the State Department while his wife was secretary of state. Ten of those companies paid him within the same 3-month reporting period covered by the government documents that disclosed the lobbying activity." Now, don’t get me wrong. This kind of behavior is completely acceptable in the average banana republic. If you’d do this in, say, Haiti, nobody would say anything. In the States, however, there are some basic rules of conduct for government officials and...
  • The Blue-City Model

    04/29/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 28, 2015
    The Blue-City Model Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America. April 28, 2015 You’re not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance. Nothing excuses the violence of rampaging students or the failure of city officials to stop it before Maryland’s Governor called in the National Guard. But as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the...
  • IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails

    04/29/2015 5:41:13 AM PDT · by yuffy · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:59 PM ET, Tue April 28, 2015 | By Chris Frates
    Washington (CNN)—The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a Senate committee it has found roughly 6,400 messages that have never before been turned over to Congress. Lerner was the IRS official at the center of allegations that the agency targeted tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. Congress requested Lerner's emails from the IRS and agency officials told lawmakers an unknown number of emails had been lost when Lerner's computer crashed. READ: No contempt charges for Lois Lerner The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is in the process of turning the emails over to the...
  • About Those Smoking Guns

    04/28/2015 11:50:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's worth taking a closer look at what was considered criminal in McDonnell's case, because, at least so far, some in the press are suggesting that Hillary Clinton's conduct must meet a much higher threshold to be considered problematic. When ABC's George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of "Clinton Cash" on Sunday, Stephanopoulos played the informal role of Clinton defense...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 6:51:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    Snip...It was with this trip, for instance, that the CEOs accompanying the Clintons saw their $100,000 donation to the DNC morph from a discreet expectation into the price of admission. With this trip, too, shadowy figures like Gene and Nora Lum, John Huang, Charlie Trie, and Thai citizen Pauline Kanchanalak began to operate in the open. All would later be charged in one scandal or another. In Jakarta, Bill Clinton quickly got down to business. He chided Democrats for their historic “adversarial” relationship with business and Republicans for their “inactive” one. Boasted Clinton, “We have unashamedly been an active partner...
  • Obama Sends Three WH Officials to Freddie Gray’s Funeral – Sent No One to Chris Kyle’s Funeral

    04/27/2015 11:06:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    President Barack Obama will send three White House officials to the funeral of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died in police custody this month. Obama sent no senior officials to Margaret Thatcher or Chris Kyle‘s funerals. Priorities. FOX News reported: The White House says the head of President Obama’s initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.
  • The IRS vs. The Church

    04/27/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups prior to the 2012 election was an unconscionable abuse of power for which accountability and punishment have been noticeably absent. But this was and is not the only use by the Obama administration of the power to tax to attempt to destroy its political opponents. The IRS is also involved in targeting what President Obama has called “less than loving” Christians through the mandates of ObamaCare and its attack on the free exercise of religion through the attempted coercion of mandated health insurance coverage This administration’s war on religion is...
  • Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures (Exaggerated records?)

    04/26/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/2015 | Christopher Booker
    Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/26/2015 2:42:02 PM PDT · by yuffy · 17 replies
    myfoxboston ^ | Posted: Apr 24, 2015 5:25 PM CDT
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • INDUSTRY: CITY OF CRONIES (City of Industry,CA)

    04/26/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Mark · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 04/26/2015 | Rebecca Kimitch and Steve Scauzillo Staff Writerss
    (LONG article, so this first:) ************************* BY THE NUMBERS • $107.4 million: Amount City of Industry paid to Zerep Management, owned by former Mayor Dave Perez, from 1995- 2014 for street sweeping and other city maintenance • $219.2 million: Amount Industry paid to other Perez family-owned businesses from 1995-2014 or trash collection and other services • $133,000: Average amount Industry paid to Zerep every month in 2014 or street sweeping • $20,000: Average amount Industry pays monthly now to R.F. Dickson Co. for street sweeping • 50: Equivalent of full-time employees Industry paid Zerep for, based on labor charges. •...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Clintons' Little Tin Box

    04/26/2015 10:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    ~snip~ And here’s what we learned went into the Clinton Foundation’s “Little Tin Box” 1.) Millions from a Russian named Pinchuk,who trades with Iran:Victor Pinchuk is a businessman active in Ukraine who owns the EastOne Group investing company and the Interpipe Group, Ukraine's biggest pipe manufacturer. He is the second richest man in Ukraine and is heavily involved in politics as a former member of parliament who is also married to the daughter of a former Ukrainian president. He is also the largest individual donor to the Clinton Foundation. And not just the Foundation, but also the spinoff Clinton Global...
  • Bill Clinton Feeling The Heat Resigns Honorary Chancellor Post (yet another scandal brewing)

    04/26/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    Former US President William J. (Bill) Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., Friday. His 5-yr term as “Honorary Chancellor,” the company and Mr. Clinton’s staff said expired. But Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer suggests a different explanation: Mr. Clinton actually resigned in order to avoid more negative publicity. The book describes what Mr. Schweizer presents as a “troubling” co-mingling of official State Department business with the private financial affairs of Bill Clinton and a nonprofit run by Laureate’s Chairman, Douglas Becker. Laureate, which runs for-profit colleges, hired Mr. Clinton just...
  • Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes' (but they were all innocent and harmless)

    04/26/2015 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 26, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton Foundation is now admitting that mistakes were made. "[Y]es, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future. We are committed to operating the Foundation responsibly and effectively to continue the life-changing work that this philanthropy is doing every day," says Clinton Foundation acting CEO Maura Pally in a blog post.
  • The Tangled Clinton Web

    04/25/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24 April 2015 | iizthatiiz
    For those of you who were unable to watch the FoxNews special last night just as I was, here is but one of several vids posted on YouTube showing the program. Watch and save it before it gets flagged as "hateful" or Right-Wing Conspiracy propaganda or something by the loony libs!
  • SATIRE House Speaker Pleads for Hillary to Turn Over Computer Server SATIRE

    04/25/2015 12:54:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    GOP Briefing Room Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A new slew of allegations has emerged implying that the Clinton Foundation may have accepted bribes in exchange for Hillary to use her Secretary of State status to influence government policy. An example of possible influence peddling was her support for Russia's acquisition of a major stake in American uranium mining. "It looks like she violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) observed. "She should turn that server and all...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Video Promoting Eric Holder as ‘People’s Lawyer’--Agitprop on your dime

    04/24/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Behold, your tax dollars at work. The Department of Justice has produced this slick video promoting Eric Holder’s legacy as the “People’s Lawyer.”
  • "The Devil is Trying to Discredit Me": Controversial Pastor Defends Trying to Buy Gulfstream Jet

    04/24/2015 7:58:37 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jack Crone
    A controversial US pastor has defended trying to buy a $65million private jet with worshippers' donations and responded to critics by claiming 'the devil is trying to discredit' him. Reverend Creflo Dollar, 53, launched an appeal last month for 200,000 people to each donate '$300 or more' so that he could purchase a Gulfstream G650 to replace his current damaged aircraft.
  • Hillary summoned to May 18 public hearing

    04/23/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House investigatory panel has summoned Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to testify at a May 18 public hearing about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The panel, which is probing the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has scheduled a second public hearing one month later, on June 18, to grill Clinton about Benghazi. Both hearings are contingent upon Clinton providing "a complete record" about her role before, during and after the attacks, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That may be...
  • Hillary camp: Look, there’s not a “shred of evidence” any of this foreign money led to corruption

    04/23/2015 7:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Guy Benson
    Perhaps not the the most effective messaging in the history of politics, but this is the corner in which Team Hillary finds itself, in the wake of two major bombshells that detonated this morning: Shorter Clinton Campaign: “All of this smoke is not caused by a fire.” https://t.co/E6gUyAuuuj pic.twitter.com/U4Zv5fWO7Q— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) April 23, 2015 The New York Times (building on reporting in the forthcoming book ‘Clinton Cash’) revealed the sordid web of cash and coziness wherein the Clintons and their foundation found themselves much richer, and the Russian government found itself in possession of a very large percentage...
  • How Much More Can Hillary! Take? The New York Times Strikes Another Blow at the Dowager Empress

    04/23/2015 1:27:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2015 | Michael Walsh
    As I’ve been saying for months now, she’s toast: The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium...
  • Paul: Obama White House, Congress Should Both Consider Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Uranium Deal

    04/23/2015 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 April 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning that President Barack Obama should investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and that he’s pushing for a congressional investigation as well—after a New York Times report on Wednesday evening based on an explosive new book uncovered her role in a shady Uranium deal. Paul, who was previously briefed on the findings of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash, said: This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother...
  • Malkin: SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program

    04/21/2015 5:18:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption. According to the recently unsealed federal indictment against him, sleazy Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., took it upon himself to add his own very special, crooked path to the U.S. Call it the 36DD Visa. The New York Post recounted this weekend how Menendez and his staff pressured the State Department to expedite the foreign tourist and student visa approval processes...
  • Wisconsin Burning

    04/20/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 4-20-15 | nuke
    It is hardly a new concept. The very same Democrat Party used these tactics over 50 years ago in my home state of Mississippi. The primary enforcers of Party doctrine in those days was the Ku Klux Klan. The victims were Black Americans who wanted nothing more than to exercise their First Amendment rights, and to participate in the political process and vote. In turn, they were subjected to harassment, intimidation, and much, much worse. It didn’t end with a kumbaya moment of clarity on the part of the Democrats-In-Charge. No, it ended with the exposure of the criminal activity,...
  • Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran

    04/19/2015 7:08:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 18, 2015 | Rory Ross
    Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country. Ukrainian oligarceh Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years – in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine. Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of “economic opportunity and growth”. He also has links to the...
  • Clintons Refused to Return Money from Iranian Government Front Group

    04/18/2015 3:19:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Brent Scher
    The Clinton Foundation refused to return more than $50,000 of contributions from a group described by federal government investigators as a “front” for the “Mullahs who dominate Iran.”
  • Walter Scott was driving his passenger home for a cookout...shot dead by South Carolina cop

    04/17/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 134 replies
    Associated Press and Dailymail.com ^ | 16 April 2015 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Walter Scott and his passenger were looking forward to having a cookout when he was pulled over and shot dead by a South Carolina police officer, it has emerged. Scott, 50, and Pierre Fulton, his friend of several years, had met for breakfast on April 4 before Scott drove him to a church...Scott was behind $18,000 in his child support payments and family members have said he may have run because he was worried about going to jail.
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, 2015watchdog.org A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • What Debt Ceiling? Just Stop the Clock!

    04/10/2015 9:38:56 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4-10-2015 | John Linder
    Kabuki theater has returned to Washington, D.C. The statutory ceiling on borrowing was reached more than three weeks ago. The Treasury Department just stopped the clock on March 15. The total debt of the U.S. government remains at $18,112,975,000,000, which is $25 million below the statutory limit. In due course Congress will take up the issue of raising the debt ceiling. That will open the gates for front-page stories about a divided Republican Party risking a default and crashing credit markets across the globe. Some will try to use this vote to force policy changes such as ending Obamacare or...
  • That Was Then, This Is Now: A Tale of Two Senators: One got away, the other is prosecuted.

    04/09/2015 5:37:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2015 | Jeff Lipkes
    Once upon a time, before he was a Senator, X worked for a law firm that helped a shady developer score $43 million in government funding. When X left the firm and became a legislator, he helped the developer get another $14 million in taxpayer funds, with $855,000 in fees for his former boss and the developer. In return, the slumlord funneled at least a quarter million dollars to Senator X’s campaigns. He also enabled the Senator to buy a $1.56 million mansion by purchasing an adjacent lot the seller also owned and insisted on selling at the same time....
  • Obama’s Latest SCREW UP Revealed After ‘Accidently’ Giving Away Your Money

    04/08/2015 5:01:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    madworldnews/com ^ | 4/7/15 | Alisha Rich
    It has been revealed that thousands of taxpayer dollars have been approved to pay for disability benefits of hundreds of people that never should have received a dime, and it was all done because of an accident. The Social Security Administration (SSA) was approving some Puerto Ricans for disability benefits because they don’t speak English as their first language, but they all were residing in Puerto Rico — where Spanish is the predominant language.
  • Lying Democrats: Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder have no shame

    04/07/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Something happens to men and women when they gain a proximity to power. Most in public service, one can only assume, begin with noble purpose: to serve, to change and improve the world — whether that be a small town or, literally, the world. Soon enough, many — not all, but many — want only to stay in that position of power, and will do what it takes, whatever it takes, to stay there. Where once they talked only of their dreams and ambitions, not for themselves, but for those they served, soon enough they spend their days tearing...
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...
  • Katie Pavlich: The deception of the Obama Department of Justice

    04/06/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Throughout Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House he’s been accused of leading a lawless presidency and cheapening the rule of law through his Department of Justice. Many say these accusations are simply based in politics, but a closer look at the way the Department of Justice has handled multiple cases in federal court suggest misleading or lying to judges is a habit, not a mistake. Most recently, we’ve seen this happen in the case surrounding President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration. Twenty-six states are suing against the action, and in February, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued...
  • A Flawed Legal Analysis Is Helping Lois Lerner

    04/06/2015 1:27:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 04/04/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On March 31, Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote House Speaker John Boehner to inform him that the Justice Department would not present Lois Lerner’s contempt citation to a federal grand jury. The letter explaining his decision is an exercise in misdirection—the kind of misdirection that magicians use to fool an audience. Why? Because at no point in his detailed, seven-page legal analysis does Machen mention the most important point demonstrating that Lerner did, in fact, waive her Fifth Amendment right.
  • Top US public employee union AFSCME gave $65M in 2014, mostly to Democrats, progressive groups

    04/05/2015 5:18:09 PM PDT · by yuffy · 2 replies
    Fox news ^ | ˇPublished April 05, 2015 | Jason Hart
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- the country’s largest trade union for public employees -- gave more than $65 million last year to politicians, lobbyists and activist groups, according to 2014 federal reports obtained by Watchdog.org. AFSCME is funded by roughly 1.4 million members and mandatory fees taken from 125,255 nonmembers. Critics argue AFSCME gets its revenue from taxpayers so its donations are essentially indirect support for Democratic politicians, political activist groups and bigger government. AFSCME’s 2014 report to the Labor Department showed $64,585,115 in Political Activities and Lobbying spending. The union also reported more than $1...
  • Actor Says Clinton Vouches for Accuracy of TV Show SATIRE

    04/05/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Kevin Spacey, star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series "House of Cards," told reporters that former President Bill Clinton confirmed that "99% of what you've shown in the series is essentially true." In the show, Spacey plays Frank Underwood, an ambitious sociopath who manipulates and murders his way to higher office. In the first season he started out as the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives. By the end of season three he is the President of the United States with a body-count of three on his covert resume. Spacey said that "my good friend Bill boasted that he'd...
  • What Was Indicted Doctor Hoping to Buy With $100k Donation to Harry Reid’s Super PAC?

    04/05/2015 4:16:40 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In its indictment of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida opthalmologist, the Department of Justice cites Melgen’s $600,000 donation to Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) Senate Majority PAC in 2012. That money, the feds charge, was earmarked for the successful re-election of Menendez, and was part of “hundreds of thousands of dollars and contributions to entities that benefitted MENENDEZ’s 2012 Senate campaign, in exchange for specific requested exercises of MENENDEZ’s official authority.” The indictment makes no mention of the additional $100,000 Melgen contributed to the Senate Majority PAC a mere two weeks before Reid arranged an August...
  • Read Cylvia Hayes' 94,000 emails with governor's office staff

    04/04/2015 10:42:33 AM PDT · by dila813 · 17 replies
    oregonlive ^ | April 04, 2015 at 10:17 AM, updated April 04, 2015 at 10:20 AM | Laura Gunderson
    After Friday afternoon's release of 94,000 emails between Cylvia Hayes and former Gov. John Kitzhaber's staffers, reporters poured over the documents dating back to the beginning of his third term in 2011. Now it's your turn. Cast of characters The Governor's office Mike Bonetto, Kitzhaber's chief of staff, had a front-row seat to the blurring between Hayes' public and private roles. No longer working in the governor's office. .........snip........ You can access the same archive as reporters by going to this link on Gov. Kate Brown's state site.
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • Va. governor eliminates criminal history questions on state job applications

    04/03/2015 4:54:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | pril 3, 2015 | Jordan Moore
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Applications for state jobs in Virginia will no longer will include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order removing criminal history questions from state employment applications Friday. Under the order, employment decisions won't be based on an applicant's criminal history unless it's specifically related to the job they are being considered for. While it only applies to state employment applications, the order also encourages similar hiring practices for private employers throughout the Commonwealth. Some business owners we spoke to in Bristol, Virginia are not on board with the idea.