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  • Twitter users erupt: #DNCLeaks disappears from trending news as WikiLeaks emails released

    07/23/2016 9:42:46 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Conservative Twitter users erupted on Friday after the social media platform torpedoed #DNCLeaks from its trending-news feed after Wikileaks released 20,000 emails by Democratic National Committee staff members. Embarrassing emails sent and received by DNC members had enough momentum to propel the story to Twitter’s top “trending” news feed on Friday afternoon. The #DNCLeaks entry vanished in the evening, but returned 20 minutes later after users cried foul. The story had 250,000 tweets at the time it was pulled. The Washington Examiner then aggregated the stream of angry feedback by conservatives.
  • Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy (MN)

    03/01/2015 6:57:30 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 13 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    EVELETH, Minn. – Workers in a call center on Minnesota’s Iron Range don headsets each day knowing their employer’s core business: Get Democrats elected. For years, prominent Democratic candidates and political groups have used the obscure center tucked among hills and pines to canvass and raise money from small donors. DFL organizations, state and national, have paid the phone bank’s current and former owners about $80 million over the last decade, campaign records show. The call center relocated to Eveleth in 2006 thanks in part to a $625,000 loan from a unique state agency called the Iron Range Resources and...
  • McCain Smashes Obama Back: You're Incompetent or Corrupt

    11/15/2012 12:10:01 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-12 | William Bigelow
    Sen. John McCain launched a fierce counterattack on Barack Obama yesterday after Obama arrogantly called McCain’s criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “outrageous” and said critics of Rice should “go after me.”
  • NY Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested (RAT Shirley Huntley)

    08/25/2012 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8/25/12 | Michael Gormley
    NY Senator Says She Expects to be ArrestedState Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary. By Michael Gormley | Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 | Updated 6:46 PM EDT A veteran New York state senator said Saturday that she expects to be arrested Monday in the state's continuing investigation into the use of pork-barrel grants by legislators. Sen. Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat, didn't indicate what the charge against her might be. Huntley founded a nonprofit social service and education group that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is...
  • The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through

    04/15/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/14/2012 | Neil Snyder
    Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb. Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said: Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson...
  • The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through (Commentary)

    04/14/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2012 | Neil Snyder
    Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb. Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said: Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson...
  • FEC fines Charlie Rangel $23K for apartment misuse

    03/27/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | March 27, 2012 | DARIUS DIXON
    Rep. Charlie Rangel has agreed to pay a $23,000 civil fine for effectively taking campaign contributions in the form of a rent-regulated apartment turned campaign office, according to Federal Election Commission documents. An FEC letter dated Friday says that Rangel, a 21-term New York Democrat, accepted “excessive in-kind contributions” in the form of leasing a rent-stabilized Harlem apartment at a price below market rate from the property owner. Four years ago, Rangel faced scrutiny over living in three neighboring rent-stabilized apartments on the 16th floor of a luxury building in Harlem. But the new FEC findings were instead related to...
  • 6 pols recuse from Maxine Waters investigation

    02/20/2012 6:48:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    kabc ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012
    Six of the House Ethics Committee's 10 members removed themselves from the case and were replaced Friday, saying they wanted to erase any questions of bias. Waters, a Democrat, is accused of trying to get federal aid for a minority-owned bank that lists her husband as an investor. She denies any wrongdoing. In addition to five Republicans, democratic Congresswoman Linda Sanchez also dropped out of the investigation, which has been going on for more than two years
  • Several Democrats wasting no time abusing their super committee appointments

    08/11/2011 8:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/11 | Amanda Carey
    Some Democratic members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, have become the subject of criticism, but their appointments were only finalized Thursday. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and Reps. James Clyburn of South Carolina and Xavier Becerra of California are already being targeted for circumstances that could compromise their abilities to negotiate. Becerra, for example, wasted no time before using his appointment as a fundraising tool for his own campaign.
  • Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history

    09/16/2010 11:13:03 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    It is a shocking and emblematic photograph that could be of New York City's Boss Tweed, 140 years later: Jimmy Dimora, the most powerful man in Cuyahoga County politics, led away in manacles to FBI headquarters, to federal court, and into infamy. But the picture painted by the 177 pages in indictments made public Wednesday against eight suspects -- including Cuyahoga County commissioner Dimora and two county judges -- is even more shocking, alleging what could be one of the biggest local political-machine corruption cases in recent U.S. history.It also, for the first time, implicates a second commissioner, Peter Lawson...
  • Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry (secret investigation leaked)

    10/30/2009 4:19:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,860+ views
    WP ^ | 10/30/09 | Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane
    Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry AN ACCIDENTAL DISCLOSURE Document was found on file-sharing network By Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, October 30, 2009 House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July. The report appears to have been inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network, and it was provided to The Washington Post by a source not connected to the congressional investigations. The committee...
  • Ethics Inquiries Into Lawmakers Surface via Security Breach

    10/29/2009 6:43:30 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 1,331+ views
    NY Times ^ | Oc t 29 2009
    WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee announced Thursday that it would begin full investigations into two House members, Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, but a security breach threatened to make public the names of many other members facing possible ethics charges. The separate investigations into private financial matters of Ms. Waters and Ms. Richardson suggest a stepped up effort by the ethics committee at a time when it has faced criticisms for the slow pace of its work. The security breach related to a document that contained the names of two dozen members of Congress whose conduct has come into...
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

    09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,615+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2009
    Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.After Acorn workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent-mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip the group of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block...
  • ACORN Fires More Officials for Helping 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in Washington Office

    09/11/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 194 replies · 7,137+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 9/11/2009 | Staff
    Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers' Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel. The firings came less than 24 hours after another pair of ACORN officials from the group's Baltimore office were canned for instructing the "pimp" and "prostitute" how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador that pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes....
  • What is DOJ hiding in the New Black Panther case?(Could it be a Democrat Party Official?)

    07/13/2009 5:30:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies · 1,764+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/13/09 | Rick Moran
    Republican Congressmen want to know the answer although Democrats seem perfectly content to have a bunch of thugs physically blocking access to polling places, using racial slurs and carrying nightsticks. Perhaps since their president is trying to turn America's economy into a third world mess they believe aping banana republic electoral tactics just follows naturally. To try and find out why the Obama Justice Department dropped the case (or at least to get them on record saying it was for political purposes), a group of prominent GOP lawmakers have dispatched a letter to the DOJ Inspector General asking him to...
  • Democrats Warn Health Care Providers Not To Meet With Republicans

    06/11/2009 2:15:28 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 90 replies · 3,232+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 6-11-09 | Drucker, Palmer & Ackley
    Top aides to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) called a last-minute, pre-emptive strike on Wednesday with a group of prominent Democratic lobbyists, warning them to advise their clients not to attend a meeting with Senate Republicans set for Thursday. Russell Sullivan, the top staffer on Finance, and Jon Selib, Baucus’ chief of staff, met with a bloc of more than 20 contract lobbyists, including several former Baucus aides. “They said, ‘Republicans are having this meeting and you need to let all of your clients know if they have someone there, that will be viewed as a hostile act,’” said...
  • James Von Brunn(registered democrat) Like Most Holocaust Deniers are From the Left not the Right

    06/11/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 115 replies · 8,389+ views
    Macsmind ^ | 06-11-2009 | MacRanger
    The media is a abuzed about this, and the lefty blogs are acting as though this being some nuance of the right. Wrong. Let’s not forget that Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, both antisemitic and neither considered spokesmen for the right. But after some research it appears the shooter, James Von Brunn is in fact - despite the protestations of the Kos Kids - a registered democrat from Maryland. So much for the “Right Wing Conspiracy”. Fact is that most of the Holocaust Denier crowd is from the left. Many of the groups follow the writings of Naom Chomsky, the...
  • Rep. Frank: "I Can Blame Republicans" For Financial Disaster

    06/10/2009 11:29:55 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies · 1,935+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said he can "blame Republicans" for the current financial disaster. The transcript is available below.
  • FBI subpoenas Easley travel records [Former NC Governor (Dem)]

    05/15/2009 10:04:13 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 39 replies · 1,505+ views
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | May 15, 2009 | J. ANDREW CURLISS
    The FBI issued a subpoena to the state Highway Patrol today, ordering the agency to produce all records related to private air travel of the Easley family. The request is made as part of a grand jury investigation, according to the documents. The grand jury meets next week, according to the subpoena. Besides seeking information about the private travels of former Gov. Mike Easley, his wife Mary Easley and his son Michael Easley Jr., the subpoena requests documents relating to: Payments made in exchange for the air travel. Communications with the Easley family regarding the private travel. Communications regarding public...
  • Opinion : The Speaker misspeaks ( Comments on the Press Briefing by Nancy )

    05/14/2009 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies · 3,081+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | Joseph Curl POLITICAL THEATER
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her eyes wide, her hands gesticulating wildly, on Thursday laid out a third version of what she knew and when she knew it on the Bush administration's interrogation policies, edging ever closer to debating what the meaning of the word "is" is. With her own second-in-command now demanding more answers, the California Democrat, her voice barely audible at times, read a rambling statement at her weekly press briefing about her prior knowledge of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" (EITs) employed by under President Bush, asserting that she was not told in a September 2002 briefing that the...