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  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for [Opponent]

    10/21/2014 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan....
  • Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box

    10/20/2014 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-20-14 | Jon Street
    An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube) The Maricopa...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona (Video)

    10/20/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore. A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box.The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box.
  • Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/20/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the...
  • Democrats Support Voter Fraud When Opposing Picture ID’s

    The Supreme Court recently upheld a Texas voter ID law. This outrageous piece of legislation would require voters to present a photo ID prior to voting. This is the same sort of requirement that is in place in nearly every country in the world. India requires a photo ID in order to vote, almost every country in Europe has such a requirement. Yet here in the United States requiring a photo ID to vote is met with howls of racism from the Democrats. Interestingly here in Michigan to vote in the Democrats Presidential primary in 2012 voters had to present...
  • Donna Brazile: ‘Voter fraud is a big ass lie'; James O’Keefe: You’re ‘going to regret saying this’

    10/19/2014 8:02:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Is James O’Keefe’s next undercover video about to expose Democratic voter fraud? Could be. O’Keefe just tweeted this tease of his next project, writing that hacks like Donna Brazille and others who claim voter fraud isn’t happening will come to “regret” their words. Get the popcorn
  • We all pay the price for climate hysteria as alarmist predictions fail

    10/19/2014 6:15:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Andrew Bolt
    HEAR that rain on the roof last week? That’s nature telling us our politicians have been idiots. I’m talking about the politicians who let themselves be fooled into thinking it never would rain like this again. I’m talking about politicians who listened to the likes of Tim Flannery, the 2007 Australian of the Year and then head of the Climate Commission. From 2005 to 2008, Flannery, the global warming guru, made a string of outlandish claims like these: “So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems ... “In Adelaide, Sydney and...
  • 7 indicted in Hattiesburg voter fraud investigation

    10/17/2014 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | By RACHEL BEECH and RANDY SWAN
    HATTIESBURG -- A year-long investigation by the district attorney's office into alleged voter irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election has resulted in seven indictments by the Forrest County Grand Jury, WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg is reporting. --- snip -- District Attorney Patricia Burchell...says the names of the individuals cannot be released right now, because the indictments have not been served.
  • $39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine

    10/17/2014 2:49:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus. However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth...
  • AP: Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Cast Ballots Already For Midterm Elections

    10/16/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    See BS ^ | 10/16/2014 | Staff
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states.</p>
  • Keeping Elections Honest [Heritage Foundation Video]

    10/14/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Heritage Foundation
    The United States has a long history of voter fraud that has been documented by historians and journalists. Such fraud can make the difference in a close election, and we have many elections – particularly at the local and state level – that are decided by a very small number of votes. Every American citizen who is eligible should be able to vote, but it is equally important that every citizen’s vote not be diluted or stolen through fraud, especially fraud that could change the outcome of an election. Election integrity is fundamental to securing free and fair elections, which...
  • Oregon gov's fiancée reportedly helped buy land to grow marijuana in 1997

    10/14/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-14-14 | KOIN-TV
    First she admitted being part of a fraudulent green-card marriage -- now, a new report says Cylvia Hayes, fiancée of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, partnered to buy land intended for an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997. KOIN-TV reported late Monday that Hayes partnered with a man to buy the $245,000 property in Washington state using a $15,000 down payment in November of that year. The man who sold the couple the land told the station that Hayes and her partner soon stopped making payments, and records showed that Hayes gave up her interest in the property in April 1998....
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • Missing California woman found in Maine shack after it’s suspected she was swindled out of home

    10/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-12-14 | Nina Golgowski
    Sarah Cheiker disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89 and was found in 2012, taken away by a family after they sold her house and spent the money, say authorities. Three people have since been arrested on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a dependent person. An elderly Los Angeles woman reported missing four years ago was found in a desolate shack in Maine after she was allegedly swindled out of her home and dumped there by a trio of thieves, it was reported this week. Sarah Cheiker, who disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89, was...
  • Has Mission Creep Affected CDC’s Ability To Handle Ebola Crisis?

    10/12/2014 12:05:28 PM PDT · by hope · 19 replies
    Deneen Borelli ^ | 10/12/14 | Tom Borelli
    The Ebola crisis has the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the spotlight. Despite consistent reassurances from CDC head Dr. Tom Frieden that he has the right plan in place to combat Ebola, past mistakes by his organization raises serious questions regarding its competency. A major part of CDC’s problem is a result of its bureaucracy’s drift into areas away from infectious disease. Obesity, gun violence and alcohol are now topics of concern for the CDC. In “CDC Mission Creep: A Dangerous and Wasteful Distraction,” FreedomWorks’ Josh Withrow wrote an analysis about the degree to which the CDC has strayed...
  • In Oregon Green Card Fraud Case, No Fear Of The Law

    10/10/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    The Law: Does immigration law even exist? It's not enough that illegals cross our border with impunity. Now we have Oregon's "first lady" brazenly admitting to green-card fraud. When is the law going to mean something? Calculating that Oregonians will excuse any teary-eyed woman, as shown in a recent hit-and-run case involving an illegal who killed two girls and got away with it, the state's so-called "first lady" Cylvia Hayes, the girlfriend of sitting governor John Kitzhaber, admitted Thursday to having taken $5,000 to marry an Ethiopian teenager on the East Coast to qualify him for a green card —...
  • Voter ID vs. Concealed Carry – Liberal Hypocrisy Unmasked

    10/08/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “Let me be clear,” Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically declared in a 2012 speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “we will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights.” Holder’s remarks were a call to arms against efforts by Republicans to require that voters show identification when they go to vote. His words reflect a belief that the right to vote is so “precious” that requiring individuals to show an ID before casting a vote is tantamount to being “disenfranchised.” However, when it comes to protecting the right to “keep...
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • Oregon governor's fiancee admits to sham marriage

    10/09/2014 9:25:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 10-9-14 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    Link only per FRee Republic rules.
  • Actor Stephen Collins investigated for alleged child molestation

    10/07/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 81 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 10/7/14 | Staff
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Stephen Collins, the actor who played the father and pastor in the hit TV series, '7th Heaven,' is under investigation by the New York Police Dept. for allegedly molesting and exposing himself to at least three underage girls years ago...
  • Their Names Weren’t on Voter Registration Rolls. This City Let Them Cast a Ballot Anyway.

    10/09/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 09, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    Previously unpublished data from the last big election in Burlington, Vt., reveals a significant number of votes were cast by individuals whose names were not on the statewide checklist. In the 2012 presidential election, 17,383 votes were cast in Burlington, according to city-published data. According to data not published by the city, but made available to a reporter, 639 of those votes, or 3.7 percent, came from election day walk-in voters whose names were not on the voter rolls and whose registration status was unknown. As previously reported, votes by individuals whose names don’t appear on the checklist count whether...
  • Five Voter Fraud Myths and Truths

    10/09/2014 8:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has put together a new publication about voter fraud called Crimes Against the Republic.When it comes to voter fraud, there are several myths and several truths of note — enough to leave everyone unhappy. Here are five:1. Myth: President Obama won reelection because of voter fraud. Nonsense. The margins in key swing states such as Ohio and Virginia were too vast to be driven by voter fraud. No voter fraud scheme can move tens of thousands of votes. That’s impossible and would be detected. The machinery of elections simply doesn’t allow for the possibility of organizing and...
  • Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare

    10/08/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct 7, 2014
    Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. Oct. 7, 2014 7:25 p.m. ET Wal-Mart endorsed ObamaCare in 2009 and helped drag the bill through Congress, and so far it hasn’t recanted. By holding back economic growth and incomes, perhaps the law is expanding the retailer’s customer base. Another plus—at least for management—is that Wal-Mart can jettison its employees into the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the largest U.S. private employer is dropping health benefits for some 30,000 workers, or about 5% of its part-time workforce. Earlier health-plan eligibility triage in 2011 had...
  • Georgia leaders worry over 42,000 missing voters (John Lewis D-GA)

    10/07/2014 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Heart of Georgia · 67 replies
    Henry Daily Herald ^ | 10-06-2014 | Cailin O’Brien
    ATLANTA — Just one week away from the start of early voting, at least 42,000 residents who registered to vote still haven’t been given that right.
  • SATIRE Reporter “Creeped Out” by Michelle Obama Campaign Rally

    10/07/2014 8:29:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Meg Kissinger, a long-time reporter for the politically liberal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, attempted to cover a Milwaukee campaign speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. She was stunned to discover that she was prohibited from talking to members of the audience. Michelle’s aide Mary Burke explained that “it is important that the message the First Lady is trying to communicate not be confounded by inappropriate crowd comments to any reporters. This is, after all, her event. She has a right to control how it is perceived and reported.” “To say that I was creeped out is an understatement,” Kissinger said. “We...
  • 10 mile spacecraft and 60 mile highway discovered in 1968 moon photo?

    10/06/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 97 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/05/14 | Staff
    A 1968 photo taken during a Lunar Orbiter mission to the moon shows what appears to be a spacecraft that is at least 10 miles (16 km) long resting inside the Crater Manlius. The photo was the subject of a Youtube video that was released on October 4 that shows various close ups and light contrasts of the apparent spacecraft. Most of the object is well illuminated by the sun, but the rest is in the shadows of the crater which is approximately 20 miles (34 km) in diameter, What appears to be a spacecraft cockpit is in shadows. According...
  • Ebola outbreak prompts fake online products (home testing kits)

    10/05/2014 5:50:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    News 10 ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | News 10
    Amarillo, TX - Scammers are now taking advantage of people's fear of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and are using the disease to make a profit. While nearly 2,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, the United States has yet to see any confirmed cases of the disease. However, that isn't stopping some scammers from trying to make a quick buck at a time when the fatal disease is making headlines. Products claiming to either treat or prevent Ebola are popping up online. The FDA said they have received numerous consumer complaints of...
  • PALESTINIAN GROUPS PLAN 'WEEKEND OF RESISTANCE' IN FERGUSON

    10/05/2014 12:02:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The cable news klieg lights, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson may have moved on, but residents of Ferguson, MO continue to experience nearly nightly unrest stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown. Eye witnesses have told Breitbart News that pro-Palestinian and other Muslim activist groups are a growing presence in the protests. On October 10th, a number of these groups, named "The Palestine Contingent," are planning to join a "Weekend of Resistance" in Ferguson to highlight the connection between the midwest community and Gaza. From its call to action: "Local groups including the Organization for Black Struggle and the...
  • Why Don’t More People Care About Global Warming?

    10/04/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 57 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 10/1/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Polls of voters consistently show that Americans place global warming (sometimes framed more generally as environmental concerns) at or near the bottom of their list of priorities. Most of the top concerns are almost always directly related to the economy. Yet, there were approximately 125,000 people who turned out for the People’s Climate March in New York City. Why aren’t there even more people marching against the poor economy and unemployment, since those are the biggest concerns? In a way, that really is what they were marching against. Mostly. Let me explain. First, people really can’t get worked up over...
  • Watchdog Claims Union's Legal Fight Reveals ObamaCare Fraud (ACORN)

    10/04/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Perry Chiaramonte October 04, 2014 A Texas union’s dirty laundry -- aired out in court when workers charged they were cheated out of overtime pay – also shows the labor organization ripped off taxpayers under a $1.3 million contract to sign people up for ObamaCare, a watchdog group is claiming. Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to serve as a "navigator," enrolling people in Affordable Care Act coverage. The group subcontracted with United Labor Unions Local 100, which, according to Cause of Action, paid members less than it billed the government and, in...
  • HUD Official Pleads Guilty To Stealing $843,000 In Taxpayer Funds

    10/03/2014 5:29:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    TheDC ^ | 10/03/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Former Housing and Urban Development loan specialist Brian Thompson pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $843,000 of taxpayer money in a wire fraud scheme. Thompson was responsible for selling properties acquired by the government after borrowers defaulted on their HUD-guaranteed mortgages. Specialists like Thompson were tasked with ensuring the sale of these properties at the best possible price to reimburse the government for taxpayer funds made to mortgage lenders for insured loans. Instead, he funneled portions of the proceeds into bank accounts he controlled, netting himself $843,000 in the process.
  • BLM Employees Charged Taxpayers $799K for 'Gift Cards'

    10/03/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com ) -- Wildfire management employees at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) used government charge cards to by $799,000 worth of gift cards from vendors such as REI, American Express, FredMeyer and Visa, according to a report released Sept. 30 by the Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General. When investigators requested supporting documentation such as purchase orders, receipts, and authorizing signatures, BLM staff claimed that they were “missing,” according to the report. The inspector general describes widespread misuse of government-issued charge cards at the agency, making the “purchase card program susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse.” In...
  • Miller faces ethics complaint in AG’s race

    10/02/2014 9:45:18 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — An ethics complaint has been filed against Secretary of State Ross Miller on allegations that he used an online election portal to unfairly gain support for his candidacy for attorney general. The Web portal was set up by his office for military and overseas civilian voters to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. The complaint dated Sept. 29 was filed by Kirk Lippold, a retired U.S. Navy commander of the USS Cole who at one point had sought the 2nd Congressional District seat when it became vacant after Dean Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate....
  • Senate candidates complain about big money - but still take it

    10/01/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Brainerd Dispatch ^ | 10-1-2014 | Catharine Richert, Minnesota Public Radio News
    When it comes to money in politics, U.S. Sen. Al Franken often complains that there is just too much of it. But when Franken called the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that opened the door for corporations, unions and individuals to spend unlimited amounts on candidates a "disaster" earlier this month, his impassioned Senate floor speech disguised a central fact of his campaign, and that of his Republican opponent, businessman Mike McFadden. Both are benefiting from a sophisticated network of donors and committees that have flourished in the wake of the legal decisions Franken and others often criticize. The U.S....
  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    09/29/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 51 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | Jake (Diary)
    Time and again, we hear from the Democrats that voter fraud is not an important issue. Despite their ardent insistence, we continue to see people getting arrested for voter fraud, usually from their own party! Today’s news continues that trend. Democratic Connecticut State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested on 19 counts of voter fraud.
  • Crooked judge heads straight to public retirement pension

    09/25/2014 8:09:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/24/2014 | By JANE ANN MORRISON
    When Steven Jones is sitting in prison (and I’m pretty sure the despicable abuse of his judicial powers will persuade a federal judge he’s unworthy of probation), don’t feel too sorry for him. He probably won’t have money woes when he gets out. While he’s pumping iron behind bars, he can rest assured he might be able to get up to 75 percent of his $200,000 a year salary as a judicial pension, at least at some point. That’s the way the system works. A pension is an earned benefit, so you can be a teacher convicted of molesting children...
  • Sorry to break it to everyone but the woman who claims to have surgically implanted third breast is

    09/23/2014 12:04:19 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Ashley Collman and Mia De Graff
    The three-breasted lady sounded too good to be true, and it now appears she was a hoax all along. The 21-year-old calling herself 'Jasmine Tridevil' and claiming to have undergone plastic surgery to add a third breast, has been connected by internet-rumor site Snopes to a Tampa, Florida massage therapist named Alisha Hessler. Snopes discovered that the website JasmineTridevil.com is registered to a person named Alisha Hessler, and that Tridevil bares striking resemblance to a Tampa masseuse named Alisha Jasmine Hessler . A website for Hessler's business - Alisha's Golden Touch - lists that she is a 'provider of internet...
  • Climate change rallies are call to action policy-makers should heed

    09/23/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 sept 2014
    More than 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on world leaders to act on climate change — the largest climate change rally in history, according to reports. And while New York's rally was the largest in the People's Climate March event, rallies also took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and more than 2,000 other locations around the globe, according to the BBC. And hundreds more showed up Monday in New York and marched to Wall Street to protest the role they say investments play in financing practices that cause climate change, The New York Times reported. The rallies...
  • Wisconsin voters can't get IDs, liberal group says

    09/23/2014 4:39:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-22-14 | Administration Propaganda
    Wisconsin offices that issue driver's licenses aren't open enough hours to issue photo IDs to all the voters who need them before the Nov. 4 election, a liberal group told federal judges in a brief filed Monday. Wisconsin's 2011 law requires voters to show a government-issued ID with a photo to vote. Because of legal challenges, the requirement had not been enforced since the February 2012 primary. But a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Sept. 12 that the law could be used for the Nov. 4 election and other elections while it considers...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • Audit scolds Community Action of Minneapolis for misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars

    09/22/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9-20-14 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Leaders of a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves low-income residents used taxpayer money to pay for a celebrity cruise and trips to Palm Beach and the Bahamas, according to a recently completed state audit. Along with the trips, the audit by the state Department of Human Services found that the nonprofit’s leaders spent public money on bonuses, golf, spa treatments, furniture, alcohol and even a personal car loan. The audit concluded that the organization’s longtime chief executive, Bill Davis, misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2011 to 2013. “It was deeply concerning how the dollars are being used,” Chuck Johnson,...
  • Mark Levin torches Elizabeth Warren over her comments on Israel

    09/16/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/16/14 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin really lays into Elizabeth Warren over her comments in response to a question about Israel. Just listen, it’s short and it’s fantastic:
  • Fake Holocaust Survivor Eva Steiner Moseley Gets Elizabeth Warren to Endorse Hamas

    09/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like Hedy Epstein, Eva Steiner Moseley is another fake Holocaust survivor who uses phony claims of being a Holocaust survivor to attack Israel and support terrorists. Eva Moseley is even more fake than Hedy Epstein because she and her family moved to New York in 1939. Moseley is a more honest fraud because she describes her fake Holocaust survivor routine as her ‘schtick’. In a shockingly unguarded moment, she wrote the following email to her comrades at the Peace Commission: “I can do my “I escaped from Nazi Vienna and am unhappy with what Israel does” schtick, if you think...
  • VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

    09/16/2014 9:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A former Veterans Affairs supervisor has been sentenced for stealing up to $20,000 of government property, a recent Justice Department release announced. From 2010 to 2013, 48-year-old Venita Godfrey-Scott directed her employees to use materials and supplies intended for VA medical center upkeep on her own house. These taxpayer-funded home improvement projects included “a deck in her backyard, carpet installation, and various kitchen, bathroom and basement improvements.” She also instructed employees to buy other necessary materials with her government-issued credit card, and had them work on these projects during normal work hours, when they were being paid by the VA....
  • 'Ratings shopping' makes a comeback in the US

    09/16/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 15 September 2014
    Sales of subprime mortgage bonds have withered since the financial crisis, but fresh concerns are arising as issuance of some other types of securitisations surges. Sales of bonds backed by loans used to finance car purchases undertaken by the least creditworthy borrowers have reached pre-crisis levels in the US, prompting a Department of Justice investigation. While losses on subprime auto asset-backed securities (ABS) remained low during the crisis, there are concerns that new specialised lending companies are making riskier loans which are then being bundled into the bonds. Fitch Ratings has been hired to rate only four of the 29...
  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud (a whole 90 days in the big house)

    09/13/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/14 | Jean Merl, Patrick McGreevy
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a new trial, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some observers have speculated that Wright will serve little or no time behind bars, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of...
  • Mississippi high court to hear arguments Oct. 2 in McDaniel election challenge (GOP-E Vote Fraud)

    09/11/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | Sep 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. The high court has released a schedule for the appeal by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Justices said they will handle the case quickly, as McDaniel requested. Justices gave McDaniel’s attorneys until Friday to file legal arguments in his appeal. They gave Cochran’s attorneys a Sept. 24 deadline to file arguments. The McDaniel camp must file a response to Cochran’s arguments by Sept. 26. Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed McDaniel’s lawsuit...
  • Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

    09/10/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Among the courses: The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, NBC 4 New York reported. The courses would have had to shut down to accommodate the president and his entourage — including Secret Service — during one of their busiest holiday weekends.