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  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release (Freeper book title contest....)

    04/09/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release AFP 1 hour ago Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist of "candid reflections about key moments during her time as secretary of state as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." The book, and...
  • ‘We’re Going to Get Creamed’: Lerner Emails Paint Picture of Planning 501(c)(4) Scrutiny

    03/12/2014 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm | Rodrigo Sermeño
    A House committee report claims Lois Lerner, who oversaw the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report Tuesday concluding that Lerner “created unprecedented roadblocks for Tea Party organizations” and “worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama administration regulations that curtail the activities of existing 501(c)(4) organizations.” […] The emails paint a picture of IRS officials being aware of the potential political consequences of their actions and the increasing attention on the issue. On several occasions, Lerner received...
  • Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies at Wednesday’s oversight hearing

    03/04/2014 1:06:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-4-2014 | Patrick Howley
    Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies openly before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday, according to her attorney. House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced Sunday that Lerner will testify at Wednesday’s hearing, but Lerner’s attorney Bill Taylor said that Lerner will seek to continue invoking her Fifth Amendment rights and will also seek a one-week delay of her testimony. Oversight members are reportedly open to granting Lerner a one-week delay if she petitions for one in person at Wednesday’s hearing. The delay would allow Lerner’s lawyers to continue negotiating for immunity, which they...
  • Rice acknowledges some of her Benghazi info was incorrect but has no regrets

    02/23/2014 9:37:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    • FoxNews.com ^ | Published February 23, 2014
    “That information turned out, in some respects, not to be 100 percent correct," Rice said. "But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false. And I think that that's been amply demonstrated." She was, at the time, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a top candidate to become secretary of state. However, Rice withdrew herself from consideration in the wake of the attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, after the firestorm of criticism she received for her response. Rice said Sunday she didn’t know whether her...
  • THE IRS SCANDAL: TIMELINE

    02/16/2014 5:57:03 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Discoverthenetworks.org ^ | 02/14/2014 | dtn
    In May 2013, it was learned that from April 2010 to April 2012, the Internal Revenue Service had placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status that it had received from hundreds of organizations with such presumably conservative indicators as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” or “9/12” in their names. During that period, the IRS approved only four applications from conservative groups while green-lighting applications from several dozen organizations whose names included the likely left-leaning terms “Progressive,” “Progress,” “Liberal,” or “Equality.” In February 2014, it was further learned that of the already-existing nonprofits that were flagged for IRS surveillance (including...
  • John Kerry to Retire in 2016

    02/06/2014 8:35:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/14 | Tapper
    JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you. TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year. What's been the most surprising thing about the job? KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know... ... TAPPER: There's a lot of talk about two of...
  • DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

    12/28/2013 5:10:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility Posted By Patrick Howley On 7:11 PM 12/28/2013 In | No Comments The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama. The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Rep. Blake Farenthold...
  • Sebelius: Yes, Some Will Pay More for Health Insurance Under Obamacare

    12/17/2013 8:40:44 AM PST · by Hoodat · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/2013 - 09:00 | Daniel Harper
    On a recent trip to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that, yes, some people will be paying more for health insurance under Obamacare:Sebelius Admits Americans Could Pay More For Insurance Due To Oba . . ."More back tracking now from the Obama administration admitting that some Americans will pay more for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act," said the Florida news anchor. "During a visit to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped at a local library to talk to local residents about enrolling on the health insurance website. She also acknowledged that...
  • Sebelius: People Who Lost Plans ‘Thrilled with the Choices Now Available to Them’

    12/12/2013 10:23:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 11, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The millions of Americans who received termination notices for their insurance policies are “thrilled” that they now have other options on the exchanges, saus HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The cancellations allowed people to be “unlocked from a policy” that most actually didn’t want, she explained during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. “A lot of individuals who received cancellation notices are thrilled with the choices that are now available to them.”(continued)
  • Issa to Sebelius: Telling Contractors to Stonewall Congress Is 'Criminal Obstruction'

    12/11/2013 5:04:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/13 | Breitbart News
    On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, angrily telling her that HHS’ attempts to block contractors from giving information to Congress on Obamacare was a violation of law. On December 6, HHS told Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. not to give information to the Oversight Committee, stating, “If you receive a request for this information from Congress, CMS will respond directly to the requestor[.]”
  • A closer look at the Benghazi lie

    12/10/2013 7:38:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/2013 | Tom Fitton
    New photos confirm the attack’s coordination and its cover-up The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people,...
  • Attkisson: Fast and Furious Whistleblower 'Rare Example' Amidst Obama's 'War On Leaks'

    12/02/2013 6:47:44 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Sharyl Attkisson touted 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower John Dodson as "a rare example, especially amid the Obama administration's war on leaks" during a segment on Monday's CBS This Morning. Attkisson, whose reporting on the arms trafficking scandal won CBS a Edward R. Murrow Award, spotlighted the ATF senior agent's new book on "the inside story of why he went public to expose the government's false denials about its gunwalking secrets." The correspondent also pointed out how "there's still a court battle over the 'Fast and Furious' documents that President Obama is withholding from Congress under executive privilege". She also featured...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/27/2013 5:28:50 AM PST · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using ‘‘candidate-related political activity’’ like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt ‘‘social welfare’’ organizations.
  • Sebelius "Testifies" Before Senate Committee - NOT UNDER OATH!!!

    11/07/2013 8:16:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2013 | MOTUS
    Wow!  Even our senate lapdogs are beginning to bare their teeth. OK, who brought the props? Kitty dropped by to chat about Obamacare and they immediately started bringing up embarrassing issues about Healthcare.gov like those “ginormous security holes” Navigators needed: Apply Today! and the “mini-ormously small number of people actually enrolling in Obamacare. Butt we’re counting every one of them! At least they weren’t talking about Big Guy’s “little white mis-misrememberings,” so I think we’re making progress. And did you see how smoothly Kitty denied knowing anything about the big old security black holes in Healthcare.gov. Even though we now...
  • HHS Secretary Sebelius Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee [LIVE THREAD]

    11/06/2013 6:19:14 AM PST · by don-o · 167 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 6, 2013
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the federal insurance exchange website and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act. Her testimony comes exactly one week after she appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she apologized to the public for what she called the "debacle." Secretary Sebelius and other administration officials have said that problems with the healthcare.gov website will be fixed by the end of this month. During her testimony today, she talks about the progress being made in that effort. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) chairs the committee...
  • Crock of Ages: Sebelius plays ignorant on abortion funds

    11/04/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 EST | by Tony Perkins
    <p>Nov. 4, 2013 (FRC) - If the White House told insurance execs to "keep quiet" about ObamaCare, they certainly listened when it came to abortion coverage. Last week, even the boss of the entire system, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, managed a surprised expression when Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) asked her why the agency was hiding coverage details from pro-lifers. Without skipping a beat, the HHS chief insisted she didn't know what she so clearly knew in 2009, which is that ObamaCare is the biggest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in U.S. history.</p>
  • “What Difference Does It Make”? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just don’t see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old “bait and switch”.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • Sebelius: “I Don’t Know” if Americans Forced to Fund Abortions Under Obamacare

    10/30/2013 2:20:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress today she didn’t know if Obamacare health care plans force Americans to pay for abortions, despite evidence that many plans will force enrollees to fund abortions.Although Americans will definitely fund abortions under Obamacare, the top health care official didn’t know that was the case.“If someone, a constituent of mine or someone in this country, has strongly-held pro-life views, can you commit to us to make sure that the federal exchanges that offer that are clearly identified so people can understand if they’re going to buy a policy that has abortion coverage or not, because...
  • CNN: Sebelius Falsely Claimed She's Not Eligible for ObamaCare

    10/30/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/13 | John Nolte
    As CNN points out, that is simply false: Sebelius is actually legally allowed to get insurance over the exchange but she would have to forego the employer contribution to her premiums. In the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, that employer contribution accounts for a majority of her premiums. In order to get a private health insurance plan through Obamacare, Sebelius would have to pass up what surely amounts to more than $10,000 in annual compensation.
  • Live Thread: HHS Secretary Testifies on HealthCare.gov Enrollment Issues

    10/30/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 474 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | 10.30.13 | C-span
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on the hill, Wednesday, concerning healthcare.gov’s problems since its October 1 rollout. She’ll answer questions before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. This is the committee’s second hearing related to the website problems. Last week, four government contractors hired to help build the site testified. Tuesday, Marilyn Tavener, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, appeared before the Ways & Means Committee. CMS is responsible for setting up the federal marketplace for insurance exchanges and the Medicaid expansion. Rep. Fred Upton chairs the committee and Rep. Henry Waxman serves as Ranking...
  • Al-Qaeda Core officially implicated in Benghazi attack

    10/24/2013 10:51:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    First official acknowledgment that the Benghazi attacks last year involve at least two suspects who are members of “Al-Qaeda core”, which is based in Pakistan and led by Ayman al-Zawahiri. ... reports of recorded phone conversations that took place between then Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi and al-Qaeda number one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who sits at the top of “Al-Qaeda core”. These conversations reportedly include discussions about releasing al-Qaeda terrorists into Egypt, to form terrorist camps. These camps were formed in the Sinai and along Egypt’s border with Libya. These developments may constitute the strongest evidence yet that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Hillary Clinton heckled on Benghazi: ‘You let them die’

    10/24/2013 5:43:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was interrupted during a Wednesday night speech at a university in New York by an angry heckler who blamed her for the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. "Benghazi, Benghazi, you let them die," the heckler screamed, for fully 40 seconds while Mrs. Clinton tried to ignore it and continue her speech, The Daily Mail reported.
  • Benghazi Blackout: How the Big Three Networks Have Censored or Spun

    09/09/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | September 9, 2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, and sent the Obama administration scrambling for a cover story that the Big Three broadcast networks initially bought and were slow to unravel. A similar pattern has emerged in 2013. As new information about the administrationÂ’s actions before and after the attacks have been revealed through congressional testimony, whistleblowers, and eyewitnesses, the Big Three have responded by censoring, breezing past or spinning politically damaging bombshells. The following are just some of the findings of...
  • US hits back at Putin 'liar' comment about Kerry

    09/05/2013 3:57:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | By Matthew Lee
    The State Department is hitting back at what it calls false accusations that Russian President Vladimir Putin made about Secretary of State John Kerry. Jen Psaki is a department spokeswoman. She says Kerry is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam war and has had more than words aimed at him. Psaki says Kerry is not losing sleep because of Putin's quote preposterous comment that was based on an inaccurate rendering of what Kerry said.
  • IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS

    07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/6/2013 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee."They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was unimpressed. "We hope she comes in and gives us the truth...
  • Hot mic catches NSA boss praising FBI chiefs for supportive testimony on surveillance programs

    06/18/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT · by Irenic · 26 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 18 June 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    'Tell your boss I owe him another friggin' beer:' Hot mic catches NSA boss praising FBI chiefs for supportive testimony on surveillance programs The director of the National Security Agency was overheard offering a round of beer to the FBI's second-in-command following Tuesday's congressional hearing on the NSA's controversial surveillance programs. The three-hour hearing had just wrapped up around 1 p.m. when NSA Director Keith Alexander turned to FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and praised him for his testimony. 'Thank you, Sean,' Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg. 'Tell your...
  • Lerner signed IRS cover letters to conservative groups demanding intrusive tax-exemption info

    05/24/2013 10:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2013 | AllahPundit
    Lerner signed IRS cover letters to conservative groups demanding intrusive tax-exemption info — after she learned what was going on posted at 11:21 am on May 24, 2013 by Allahpundit Via Andrew Stiles, no wonder the IRS wants her out.Now that she’s gone quiet, we can’t know what her defense would be to the ACLJ’s charges. But I can guess. We now know through her own testimony and from the Inspector General’s report that Lerner was briefed about this unlawful targeting scheme in June 2011. But nine months later, beginning in March 2012, she sent cover letters to many...
  • House Holds Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    05/08/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE
    Eight months after four Americans died in a terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a House committee held another hearing on Wednesday to examine whether the Obama administration mishandled the tragic events. What follows is an update on what is known about the Benghazi episode and why it has become such a political flash point: Q. Why is the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding a new hearing on Benghazi? A. Committee investigators found two State Department officials who previously had not spoken publicly and who are scathingly critical of the administration’s response to...
  • Senate Confirms John Kerry as Sec of State (And the three repubs that voted against him)

    01/29/2013 7:02:51 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    "Voting against Kerry were three Republicans — Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas"
  • Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote

    01/29/2013 2:05:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote By Julian Pecquet and Ramsey Cox - 01/29/13 04:32 PM ET The Senate approved one of its own to become President Obama's second secretary of State in a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sailed through the chamber in a 94-to-3 vote, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Texas Sens. Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R) casting the only “no” votes. Kerry's approval to replace Hillary Clinton was a foregone conclusion after Republicans urged Obama to nominate him in lieu of his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice....
  • Hillary Clinton: “I Did Not Say It Was About The Video ... “What Difference Does It Make”….

    01/24/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, answering questions on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) pressed her on the anti-Islamic video that was originally blamed for the attack. “When you briefed us, you said unequivocally this was a result of a video and I remember in fact you got pretty upset about it when somebody suggested this was a terrorist attack.” Clinton said, “I did not say … that it was about the video for Libya, it certainly was for many of the other places where we...
  • Does Kerry Still Think Assassination Of The President And V.P. Is Funny?

    12/25/2012 12:13:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 24, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Sen. John Kerry has a long and dubious record in foreign policy. In the 1970s, he testified against his fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He charged that they were violating the Geneva Conventions every day in Vietnam. Some POWs were outraged at Kerry’s disloyal statements. They said they had been tortured by their Communist captors trying to force them to make such untrue statements. Worse, Kerry went to Paris in 1971. There, he met with North Vietnamese Communists. … Any negotiation between a private U.S. citizen and a foreign power is illegal. It violates the...
  • Obama has chosen John Kerry as Secretary of State

    12/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
  • GOP opposition to diplomat Rice begins to crack

    11/25/2012 10:17:22 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 68 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    Republican opposition to the possible nomination of Susan Rice to be secretary of state is showing signs of cracking. Arizona Sen. John McCain now says he'd be willing to meet with Rice, the current U.N. ambassador, and consider her much-scrutinized explanation about how the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, unfolded. McCain has said GOP senators would do "whatever is necessary" to block Rice if President Barack Obama were to nominate her to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department. On Sunday, McCain was asked on "Fox News Sunday" if Rice could change his mind....
  • John Kerry, Susan Rice Favored For Two Cabinet Spots

    11/12/2012 10:56:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
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  • Trying to fill 6,000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10,000 H-1B visa

    10/02/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 51 replies
    Network World ^ | September 28, 2012 08:55 AM ET | Patrick Thibodeau
    WASHINGTON -- With the recession hit in 2008, Congress put the idea of a "skills shortage" and a need for more H-1B visas in a closet. That didn't mean, though, that interest in raising the H-1B cap went away for everyone. New York City Mayor Bloomberg, for instance, last year called the limits on both temporary and permanent employment-based immigration a "form of national suicide." Microsoft has long advocated for more work visas. But the company's advocacy was quieted during the recession as well, as it announced in 2009 a layoff of 5,000 workers. Circumstances at Microsoft have since changed...
  • Kerry: ‘Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now’ than 4 years ago

    09/06/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Democratic Senator John Kerry denounced Mitt Romney's approach to world affairs on Thursday and praised President Barack Obama's handling of national security, telling any doubters to "ask Osama Bin Laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago!" The decorated veteran and foreign policy expert also accused Romney of getting his information about Russia from "Rocky IV." "Here's the choice in 2012: Mitt Romney--out of touch at home, out of his depth abroad, and out of the mainstream?" Kerry said in a red-meat speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. "Or, Barack Obama—a...
  • John Kerry: Obama being 'swiftboated'

    08/18/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 189 replies
    John Kerry: Obama being 'swiftboated' August 17, 2012 | 4:43 pm Paul Bedard Washington Secrets The Washington Examiner @SecretsBedard Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate on Friday charged that critics are trying to "swiftboat" President Obama with false and "ridiculous" claims and that Mitt Romney is a foreign policy rookie who embarrassed himself during a recent trip to London. In a letter to Obama's supporters, he railed on the charges Obama has been hit with, including those from the so-called "birthers." The attacks, he said, "remind me all too well of the notorious 'Swift Boat' attacks I faced...
  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf. Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. I’m also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • The House Hearing on Global Warming ( Yesterday--Lame Duck Session)

    11/18/2010 11:32:31 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 17, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    The Global Warming hearing today on C-SPAN included Dr. Richard Lindzen, Dr Judth  Curry, Dr. Pat Michaels, Dr. Ben Santer, and Dr. Heidi Cullen, among others. Many didn’t get a chance to watch (to see if Ben Santer “beat the crap out of Pat Michaels“) but we have the video here. C-SPAN: House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment heard from a dozen witnesses about how the public and private sectors are approaching climate change. Washington, DC : 3 hr. 47 min.It is now online and can be watched in full at this link:http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/11/17/HP/A/40918/House+Science+Technology+Subcommittee+Hearing+on+Climate+Change+Science.aspxh/t to WUWT reader Rational Debate
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Liar

    03/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 12, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1985, Americans were treated to brilliant National Security Advisor John Poindexter. Although everyone who had ever spent time with Poindexter agreed that he had a computer-like memory, he answered the same way to seemingly every question put to him by the boozy likes of Senator Ted Kennedy. "I don't recall," could have been Poindexter's nickname, and it was likely untrue. Later, in 1991 Poindexter was convicted for, among other things, obstruction of justice and perjury. Later, these convictions were overturned. At least Poindexter was a senior naval officer who was acting in the interests of...
  • Caption John Kerry in Jerusalem

    03/03/2010 11:34:00 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies · 913+ views
    srael's President Shimon Peres (L) greets U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) at the start of their meeting in Jerusalem March 1, 2010. The United States is working to close ranks with Israel on how to tackle Iran's nuclear project, Kerry said on Monday, playing down the prospect of the Israelis attacking their arch-foe unilaterally. U.S. senator John Kerry, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, left, shakes hands with Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni during their meeting in Jerusalem, Monday, March 1, 2010. In this photo made available by the Israeli Defense Ministry, U.S. senator John Kerry, Chairman of...
  • Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry

    01/03/2010 12:47:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 168 replies · 7,983+ views
    Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry By Bridget Johnson - 01/03/10 01:48 PM ET Iranian legislators on Sunday decided to not allow a visit from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), according to Iranian media. "Members of the Iranian parliament's Foreign Relations Committee (a subcommittee of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission) voiced opposition to the request after studying the issue," Hassan Ebrahimi, head of the committee, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Several Iranian news outlets reported last week that Kerry had submitted an official request to visit Tehran in an emissary role. Kerry spokesman...
  • Markey keeps out minority's witness from hearing, GOP folds

    10/30/2009 12:59:00 PM PDT · by paltz · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Washington Times- Water Cooler ^ | 10/30/09 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, held hearings yesterday to look into fraudulent letters which were sent on behalf of the coal industry to several members of congress. The original hearing was to take place on October 15, but was postponed until yesterday morning. The committee lined up the following witnesses: Rep. Tom Periello (D-Va.) Mr. Jack Bonner, Bonner & Associates Mr. Steve Miller, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Ms. Lisa M. Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, American Association of University Women Mr. Hilary...
  • For Kerry, a growing role on foreign policy stage (warning! this will likely offend you!)

    10/26/2009 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 19 replies · 1,010+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 23 October 2009 | Karen DeYoung
    Five years after his painful loss to George W. Bush, ending a presidential campaign in which he was accused of being an Iraq war defeatist who was too willing to talk to America's adversaries, Sen. John F. Kerry has finally found his place in the foreign policy spotlight. Not only has President Obama advanced many of the Massachusetts Democrat's ideas but Vice President Biden's election vacated for Kerry the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the legislative branch's leading foreign policy pulpit.
  • Video: Obama Sob Story About Denial Of Coverage Anecdote Is FALSE

    09/17/2009 6:05:10 PM PDT · by careyb · 18 replies · 1,918+ views
    Special Report ^ | 9/17/09 | Bret Baier
    I wonder how many more are made up?
  • US Senator John Kerry Wants to "Blow Republicans Out of The Water"

    11/04/2008 7:57:31 AM PST · by FTL · 70 replies · 3,189+ views
    Daily Kommunist | 10/03/08 | John Kerry
    Found over on DailyKommunist. "We have to do everything we possibly can"?? Well Senator Kerry, it is not only possible for your people to commit voter fraud and widespread cheating - they are in fact doing it in droves. And I venture to say that is exactly what you and the other criminal leaders on the far Left wing of your Neo-Marxist party are rallying your Operatives to do. Sounds like Kerry is nodding and winking at their Operatives to "do whatever it takes" and further wants to suppress the Republican GOTV effort as we have already seen reports of...
  • Countering Kerry's Orwellian History: FReeper Review of To Set the Record Straight

    01/16/2008 11:34:59 AM PST · by Fedora · 77 replies · 3,434+ views
    Original FReeper review | 01/16/2008 | Fedora
    Countering Kerry’s Orwellian HistoryFReeper Review of Swett and Ziegler, To Set the Record StraightBy Fedora I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler’s new book To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry (Foreword by John O’Neill, New American Media Publishing, 2008, 389pp, hardcover $29.95, ToSetTheRecordStraight.com). As someone whose research is given an acknowledgment by the authors, I would like here to share some of my reactions to this important book. The first chapter begins with a review of John Kerry’s role in promoting Vietnam Veterans Against...
  • House to dig deeper into Ramos-Compean case [still more hearings to come]

    08/01/2007 10:21:57 AM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies · 636+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Jerome Corsi
    House Republicans and Democrats rebuked U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton today for not appearing at a House subcommittee hearing into his office's prosecution of former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. .. The absence of Sutton and Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner – and an overall lack of cooperation from the Justice Department – will trigger additional oversight hearings demanding answers in the controversial case, said Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass., chairman of the subcommittee on Internal Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Delahunt pointed out the Justice Department decided Sutton...