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  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • Video: Woman in Labor ‘Not Allowed’ to Cross Street to Hospital Over Obama’s Impending Motorcade

    07/24/2014 4:02:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 24, 2014 | oliver darcy
    Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade. The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie Clifford told TheBlaze early Thursday morning. “I felt bad for her,” Clifford said. “It does happen when Obama comes to L.A. or I’m sure anywhere else. It paralyzes the city, it does make it complicated.” “You...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Propose Lawyers for Immigrant Children

    06/23/2014 1:44:35 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. lawmakers announced legislation on Monday that would provide lawyers for thousands of undocumented minors streaming across the border into the United States, saying forcing children to face deportation proceedings alone goes against fundamental American values. "It is a fantasy to believe that they have a fair shot in immigration proceedings without counsel," New York U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries told a news conference. Jeffries and the other House of Representatives Democrats introducing the bill said as many as 40 to 50 percent of the undocumented children would have legitimate claims to remain in the United States under...
  • Democracy Alliance Donors Finance and Help Run Obama Advocacy Group

    06/20/2014 12:12:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 20 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Members of a major left-wing dark money outfit are providing large chunks of cash for, and serving as top advisers and officers of, President Barack Obama’s personal advocacy group. Democracy Alliance donors have contributed at least $1.87 million to Organizing for Action (OFA), the 501(c)(4) organization that evolved out of Obama’s reelection campaign, according to data released by OFA. Democracy Alliance members also have official roles in running OFA. According to Democracy Alliance documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, OFA’s board of directors includes four Democracy Alliance “partners,” individuals who pay $30,000 in annual dues and contribute at least...
  • obama-tells-bel-air-donors-weve-got-public-opinion-on-our-side-on-every-issue

    05/08/2014 10:05:11 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 May 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama told a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in L.A. last night that the country is “not going to make good choices unless we break out of this cycle in which dysfunction breeds cynicism, and cynicism then breeds more dysfunction.” “I’m in trouble at home. And the reason is, is because I told Michelle back in 2012 I had run my last campaign, but a couple months ago, I had to let her in on a secret, and that is, honey, I got one more campaign I got to run,” he quipped to a well-heeled audience including Barbra Streisand,...
  • Obama taps tech world for cash amid privacy debate

    05/08/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2014 3:21 AM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama is attending high-dollar Democratic Party fundraisers hosted by Silicon Valley executives, drawing attention to the complicated relationship between the president and the high-tech industry. The revelations of National Security Agency spying have created an outcry from tech companies whose data have been gathered by the government. Obama has had to reassure Internet and tech executives that he is committed to protecting privacy. …
  • ALAN HORN NET WORTH [Obama Fundraiser was at his house last night]

    05/08/2014 2:26:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Celebrity Net Worth ^ | Brian Warner
    Alan Horn net worth and salary: Alan Horn is an American entertainment executive with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in Long Island, New York, Alan Horn graduated from Union College in the mid 80s.
  • Holder: ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ about Political Activities of Those Involved in IRS Investigation

    01/30/2014 9:58:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 11:26 AM | Melanie Hunter
    At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowing that a top Democratic donor is leading the internal investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups. “No, I don’t know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation,” he said when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned him during a Justice Department oversight hearing. “I must tell you I find it astonishing that the Department of Justice appointed a major Obama donor to head this investigation, so the first question I want to ask is did you know that...
  • Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2014 to 2023 Office: Eliminate Human Space Exploration Programs

    11/20/2013 5:41:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Space Ref - NASA Watch ^ | November 18, 2013
    Discretionary Spending--Option 11 Eliminate Human Space Exploration Programs The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Human Exploration and Operations programs focus on developing systems and capabilities required to explore deep space while continuing operations in low- Earth orbit. The exploration programs fund research and development of the next generation of systems for deep space exploration and provide technical and financial support to the commercial space industry. Complementing those efforts, NASA's space operations programs involve operating in low-Earth orbit, most notably using the International Space Station, as well as providing space communications capabilities. This option would terminate NASA's human space exploration...
  • It Feels Good To Be An Obama Crony: Website Butcher CGI Gets Nearly $100 MILLION For $22K Donation

    10/20/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/20/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that President Obama is “frustrated” by snags in the Obamacare rollout. But how about American citizens who either are having trouble enrolling in Obamacare or are suffering from the shock of rising healthcare insurance premiums AND the size of their deductibles? The anecdotal stories of “sticker shock” are legion (for example, here is a story from New Jersey). And physicians in New York are howling as well. Of course, there are many winners in the Obamacare rollout. Some households will receive added benefits and healthcare benefits that they previously didn’t have. But the biggest winners...
  • Does Barack Obama Sing the Tiger Song?

    12/20/2008 8:26:34 PM PST · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 991+ views
    How many have heard of Nadhmi Auchi? Why are we not hearing more about him? Nadhmi Auchi was born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual. Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him. MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq. As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary...
  • Obama heading to Peninsula homes of two major tech stars on June 6 fundraising swing

    05/18/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/18/13 | Carla Marinucci
    President Barack Obama will star at an “intimate” $32,400 per head June 6 fundraising dinner and discussion in the Portola Valley home of star Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his wife, Neeru, according to the invite obtained by the Chronicle. The dinner is one of two events in Peninsula private homes on Obama’s upcoming fundraising swing here, which benefits the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In addition to the Khosla home dinner, Obama will also attend an earlier reception in the home of Marci and Mike McCue of Palo Alto. McCue co-founded Flipboard, and serves as its CEO. Senator...
  • Director of IRS Tax-Exempt Determinations Office is Obama Donor

    05/15/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | May 15, 2013 | By Eliana Johnson
    The director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements, which oversees the determinatons of tax-exempt organizations, is a donor to Barack Obama. Holly Paz donated $2,000 to Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to Open Secrets, which maintains a database of individual political donations. An inspector general’s report released yesterday concluded that the IRS improperly targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups for undue scrutiny, and Paz heads the office in which the wrongdoing is said to have occurred. National Review Online reported earlier today that agency officials are currently copying the hard drives of every employee on Paz’s watch. That data...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...
  • Labor unions give to Obama’s inauguration

    01/18/2013 8:39:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Several unions have contributed to President Obama’s inauguration. At least nine unions are listed as donors to the inauguration, according to the latest update on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website. The committee has been releasing donors’ names to the inauguration every Friday for the past several weeks. The unions that have donated to Obama’s second inauguration include the American Federation of Government Employees; the American Postal Workers Union; the International Association of Fire Fighters; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the Laborers International Union of North America; and the United Food & Commercial Workers. Labor was a key ally of...
  • Surprise! Treasury IG probing multi-million-dollar fraud in green-energy grants, tax credits

    12/14/2012 11:25:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:41 pm on December 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    And the probe doesn’t involve some bit players in an obscure program, either.  The 1603 Program was one of the centerpieces of Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus, designed to subsidize a transition from hydrocarbon-based energy to renewables in the residential market, and federal government sunk $13 billion into the effort.  Now the Inspector General of Treasury has opened a probe of the three largest providers of solar panel installations, who gained the most from the 1603 Program, and who may have fraudulently calculated their bills in order to claim more taxpayer cash: Three of the country’s most prolific installers of...
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Meet Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor

    10/14/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Free Beacon has a brief profile of Kareem Ahmed from TPM, one of the few million dollar donors to Obama’s SuperPACs. You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize Ahmed’s name. Before this year, his political giving was limited to a few four-figure checks to California candidates. Several veteran California politics watchers contacted for this story had no idea who Ahmed was, either. But here’s the thing: so far in 2012, Ahmed’s contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmed’s wife, Tayyaba Farhat, has contributed another $75,000. At...
  • OBAMA RAISES $150M IN SEPTEMBER, TRIES TO BLOCK 'BLOCKBUSTER' DONOR SCANDAL

    10/04/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 100 replies
    President Barack Obama’s campaign raised more than $150 million in September, which was a record haul for the 2012 cycle, but the campaign may be actively trying to block a story in the works about a “blockbuster donor scandal” that could put its fundraising numbers under intense scrutiny.
  • Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

    10/04/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    President Obama reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowlegable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • As Islamic bigot's dirty money contaminates Barack Obama

    02/24/2008 7:03:41 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Will the real Obama stand up???As Islamic bigot's dirty money contaminates Barack Obama - Is Obama leaning towards the "ideology" of Khalidi's OK of 'Islamic States Apartheid' and lying about Israel's true free & equal for all democracy smearing its will to survive against Arab racist terror with The poisonous myth of 'Israeli apartheid'? Follow the Money: Obama contributor Talat M. Othman 23 Feb 2008 by to be announced Khalidi, a "virulent critic of Israel", has "denounced Israel as an 'apartheid' state." Pipes wrote that Othman is "president of the founding committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater...
  • Obama Thanks ‘Gay-Porn Kingpin’ at Fundraiser

    07/25/2012 11:10:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 09:18 AM | Patrick Hobin
    President Barack Obama publicly thanked a man the New York Post called a “gay-porn kingpin” at an Oregon fundraiser on Tuesday, according to the Weekly Standard. While speaking at a Portland campaign fundraiser, Obama thanked Terry Bean for organizing the event. … The (New York) Post said (in 2008), "Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios, and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year." …
  • Adelson tally to Gingrich: $20M

    04/20/2012 7:45:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-20-12 | Phillips
    Even as Newt Gingrich’s campaign teetered on the edge of collapse in March, the wife of a casino mogul gave a pro-Gingrich super PAC another $5 million. The contribution brought the Adelson family’s pro-Gingrich tally to $20 million — a figure Sheldon Adelson himself was floating in December, POLITICO reported. The Adelsons almost single-handedly funded Winning Our Future’s operations since its inception in December, but in recent days, Adelson has signaled he will put his wealth behind establishment Republican candidates. The super PAC, Winning Our Future, ended last month with $5.76 million in its account, having raised $5.05 million while...
  • White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In [Special Interests: Pay To Play!]

    04/15/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
    White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO April 14, 2012 Last May, as a battle was heating up between Internet companies and Hollywood over how to stop online piracy, a top entertainment industry lobbyist landed a meeting at the White House with one of President Obama’s technology advisers. Dwight and Antoinette C. Bush in 2010. Ms. Bush visits the White House frequently. The lobbyist did not get there by himself. He was accompanied by Antoinette C. Bush, a well-connected Washington lawyer who has represented companies like Viacom, Sony and News Corporation...
  • Top Obama campaign donor accused of fraud (Abake Assongba)

    04/01/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/1/12 | Jack Gillum - ap
    A major contributor to President Barack Obama's re-election effort is accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official. Donor Abake Assongba gave more than $50,000 to Obama this election season. But her past legal troubles, which include unpaid debts, are creating a new headache for Obama's campaign. The allegations were first reported Sunday by The Washington Post. ..
  • Obama’s Crony Capitalism and His Top 2008 Donors

    03/22/2012 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 2 replies
    New American ^ | 3-22-12 | Brian Koenig
    President Obama raised several hundred million dollars during the 2008 election, more than twice what Republican rival John McCain raised and a far cry more than any other U.S. President before him. The result? Obama’s fundraising achievements have ushered in a degree of crony capitalism Americans have quite possibly never witnessed before. The voluminous scale of political favoritism, and in some cases downright corruption, in the current administration has undermined taxpayers and trampled on the U.S. Constitution, as corporate bailouts, legislative kickbacks, and shady government appointments have become commonplace in the Obama White House. Crony capitalism, also referred to as...
  • GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits

    11/17/2011 12:28:10 PM PST · by OPS4 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 11/17/11 | JOHN MCORMACK
    General Electric, one of the largest corporations in America, filed a whopping 57,000-page federal tax return earlier this year but didn't pay taxes on $14 billion in profits. The return, which was filed electronically, would have been 19 feet high if printed out and stacked.
  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu On Solyndra: Everything Was ‘Proper’

    11/16/2011 12:05:30 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 17 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/16/2011 | Sean Higgins
    On the eve of his appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the Solyndra bankruptcy, the Energy Department has provided reporters with advance excerpts from Secretary Chu’s prepared statement. The remarks indicate that Chu will continue to defend the green energy loan guarantee program that gave the now-bankrupt solar panel company more than $527 million in taxpayer dollars.
  • Chu says no political influence on Solyndra aid

    11/16/2011 11:25:41 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov.16, 2011 | Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - Contributors to President Barack Obama's campaign did not influence the decisions on government aid to the now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told National Public Radio. Chu defended decisions made by the Energy Department on the $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra in his first major interview on what has become a nagging political issue for the Obama administration. The interview, on Tuesday night, comes just ahead of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce committee on Thursday, where Republicans probing the loan are expected to grill him on the taxpayer-funded aid to Solyndra....
  • Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

    11/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by justlurking · 195 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2011-11-15 | COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK
    The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
  • Guess which President has raked in the most Wall Street bucks ?

    10/10/2011 12:28:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10 10 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    While the professional Left trashes Wall Street, they might want to consider how their current President got elected.  The Sunlight Foundation reports that Barack Obama didn’t just win the Wall Street sweepstakes in 2008 over John McCain — he’s done better at getting Wall Street cash than any other President in the last 20 years: Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for...
  • SOLARGATE: FBI Is Investigating Solyndra For Fraud

    09/29/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    Bloomberg reports that the FBI is investigating Solyndra for accounting fraud, according to a source close to the solar panel company. The report confirms assumptions that the Department of Justice has been looking into whether Solyndra misrepresented the company's financial situation in order to obtain — and then refinance — a $534 million loan from the federal government. We've previously written that Solyndra executives assured the administration that the company's future was bright, even as the company's internal audits showed its finances deteriorating. The company declared bankruptcy earlier this month, prompting the FBI probe, as well as two Congressional investigations.
  • DOE’s Green Spending Spree Continues: $132 Mil Loan Guarantee OK’d For Abengoa Bioenergy

    09/29/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 27 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/29/2011 | Ed Carson
    The Energy Department continued to hurry up approvals for green energy loans before the program ends Sept. 30. Late Thursday, the DOE approved a $132 million loan guarantee for Abengoa Bioenergy Project, a Kansas-based cellulosic ethanol plant. The project would create 65 permanent jobs — or just over $2 million per position. That’s actually a big improvement from Wednesday’s DOE approvals of more than $1 billion in loans to two green projects promising 52-55 permanent jobs.
  • Crony Capitalism: $737 Million Green Jobs Loan Given to Nancy Pelosi's Brother-In-Law

    09/29/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies · 1+ views
    weekly standard ^ | Sep 29, 2011 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Despite the growing Solyndra scandal, yesterday the Department of Energy approved $1 billion in new loans to green energy companies -- including a $737 million loan guarantee to a company known as SolarReserve: SolarReserve LLC, a closely held renewable energy developer, received a $737 million U.S. Energy Department loan guarantee to build a solar-thermal project in Nevada. The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes project, near Tonopah, Nevada, will use the sun’s heat to create steam that drives a turbine, the agency said today in a e-mailed statement. SolarReserve is based in Santa Monica, California. On SolarReserve's website is a list of "investment...
  • DOE Mulls Green Energy Loans At $23 Million Per Job

    09/28/2011 7:45:18 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/28/2011 | Sean Higgins
    The Department of Energy is set on Thursday to announce whether nine federal loan guarantees amounting to $6.5 billion for green energy projects will get final approval. The number of full-time, permanent jobs they would create? According to the DOE's own figures, a grand total of 283. That is nearly $23 million per job. It's also a drop in the bucket toward the five million green jobs President Obama promised as a candidate in 2008.
  • Law firms representing Solyndra executives are major Democratic donors

    09/21/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 18 replies
    The law firms representing two prominent Solyndra executives are major Democratic Party donors, The Daily Caller has learned. Reuters first reported that the bankrupt company’s CEO, Brian Harrison, and CFO, W.G. Stover, plan to refuse to talk openly to congressional investigators about how their company squandered $535 million in taxpayer money. They will invoke their Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate themselves at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Friday. The law firms representing the executives are Orrick, Harrington and Sutcliffe, and Keker and Van Nest. Both are major contributors to Democrats and both have handsomely helped President...
  • Solyndra execs will decline to testify at Congressional hearing Friday

    09/20/2011 12:38:12 PM PDT · by library user · 93 replies
    Reuters Breaking News ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Starf
    This is all for now: Solyndra execs will decline to testify at Congressional hearing Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters.
  • Class Warfare, Pandering Dominate Phone Call Between Biden, Teachers Unions

    09/14/2011 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    Ridiculously false choices and rhetoric ruled the evening when the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers hosted a closed-media conference call with Vice President Joe Biden to inform their members about the latest government school and teachers’ union bailout. In a recording obtained exclusively by PublicSchoolSpending.com, Biden explained the administration is seeking to spend $30 billion to create a “Teacher Layoff Prevention Fund.”  He also said that many schools today are “deciding whether or not to heat the school or keep a teacher.” Like school stimuli-past, Biden said schools would not be able to bank the money,...
  • Obama's Guest List Offers Clues To His Themes [jobs speech]

    09/08/2011 12:01:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 8 Sept 2011 | Mark Memmot
    The White House just put out the list for President Obama's jobs-focused address this evening. Those who will be in the gallery with first lady Michelle Obama include: — Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric. He's chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. So look for Obama to again stress the importance of technology, research and development. — Steve Case, who co-founded America Online and is, the White House says, "one of America's most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists." He fills the "American can-do/entrepreneurial spirit" slot. — Darline Miller, CEO of Permac Industries, a Minnesota company that makes "precision...
  • A look at Obama's guests for jobs speech

    09/08/2011 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 8, 2011
    The White House invited several guests to attend President Barack Obama's speech to the nation on jobs: JEFFREY IMMELT -- Chairman and CEO of GE; chairman of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. STEVE CASE -- Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online; KENNETH CHENAULT -- Chairman and CEO of American Express;. RICHARD TRUMKA -- President of AFL-CIO; member of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. GOV. MARTIN O'MALLEY -- Maryland governor. MAYOR MARK MALLORY -- Two-term mayor of Cincinnati. MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA -- Two-term mayor of Los Angeles. GRACEY IBARRA ---- Certified nursing assistant and...
  • Unpatriotic Teamsters Hoarding Mounds of Cash

    09/08/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    The Left’s working motto consistently turns out to be “do as I say, not as I do.”  How else could they possibly make bold pronouncements to the media but live the exact opposite? The day before his declaration of war on the Tea Party movement, Teamsters President James Hoffa appeared on CNN and deemed American companies as “unpatriotic,” according to the Political Ticker. “I think the president should challenge the patriotism of these American corporations that are sitting on the sidelines,” Hoffa said. “The problem in America isn’t that we don’t have enough money. We’ve got more money than any...
  • FBI agents executing search warrant at Solyndra

    09/08/2011 8:29:25 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 79 replies
    Mercury News ^ | September 8, 2011 | Lisa Fernandez
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18851389
  • Bachmann: President created twice as many donors as jobs in the second quarter

    08/05/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Tina Korbe
    This morning’s predictably dejecting jobs report provided the GOP presidential candidates with an apt opportunity to cast the president in an unflattering light — and to contrast his approach with what their own would be. Memorably, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney framed his statement in a way that leaves voters displeased with the economy little choice but to vote Obama out of office. “When you see what this president has done to the economy in just three years, you know why America doesn’t want to find out what he can do in eight,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. Importantly,...
  • Big Labor Seeks To Force Unionization; Congress Must Step Forward

    07/26/2011 9:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Fred Wszolek
    For those who may have written off Big Labor’s agenda after they failed to push the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) through Congress last year, they may want to take a careful look at the actions being undertaken by President Obama’s Administration and they’ll quickly find that the job-killing movement is alive and well. In fact, EFCA has been resurrected in three specific changes being advanced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Department of Labor (DoL). And this should not be a surprise to anyone, as union bosses have been very clear that they expect Obama to pay...
  • Obama Team Moves Fund-Raiser After Globe Inquiry (Obama campaign in bed with Big Pharma)

    07/14/2011 6:48:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Thursday, July 14, 2011 | Glen Johnson
    President Obama’s campaign committee is moving a fund-raiser featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from the Pfizer world headquarters to another location in New York City after The Boston Globe inquired about the propriety of a major pharmaceutical company hosting an event that could benefit the administration regulating it. “This is a general fund-raising event for the campaign that has nothing to do with a specific company and the attendees will not be from any one company or sector,” Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said this afternoon in a statement. A Pfizer spokesman did not address the change in locale but defended...
  • Salaries Plunge for Lawyers; Unemployment Still High

    07/08/2011 8:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    An NALP study finds Law School Class of 2010 Starting Pay Fell 20% as Jobs ErodedStarting salaries for last year’s U.S. law school graduates plummeted 20 percent as private practice jobs eroded, according to a report by the National Association for Law Placement. The national median starting salary at law firms dropped to $104,000 from $130,000 in 2009, reflecting a shift in the distribution of jobs and salary adjustments at some firms, the NALP said today. The report cited information submitted by 192 laws schools and covering 93 percent of 2010 graduates. Aggregate starting salaries fell because graduates found fewer jobs...
  • Facebook upgrade spurs fears of political bias

    05/24/2011 8:50:51 AM PDT · by opentalk · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Neil Munro
    Facebook’s managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company. But Facebook manager are providing very limited information about which groups are being favored with the new key, prompting some activists to complain about possible political favoritism among Facebook managers, and many other activists to experiment with techniques and tricks to get the needed upgrade-key. “Who is being given the upgrade?” asked Pamela Geller, the New York organizer of a 15,000-member group opposed to Islamist political groups. Without the special key, groups lose access...
  • GE's Profit Jumps 77%

    04/21/2011 5:59:04 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011, 8:36 A.M. ET | BOB SECHLER
    General Electric Co. reported a 77% increase in first-quarter earnings, lifted by marked improvement at its GE Capital financing arm and gains at most of its industrial units. The company also boosted its quarterly dividend by a penny to 15 cents. The move marks GE's third dividend increase in the past year, although the payout remains well short of GE's 31-cent dividend before the financial crisis and economic downturn. Many companies have been boosting dividends, looking to give cash back to shareholders as the need to hoard it wanes amid an improved economy.
  • U.S. in Vast Insider Trading Probe (Will Obama's Wall Street donors get special treatment?)

    11/20/2010 5:46:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/10 | SUSAN PULLIAM, MICHAEL ROTHFELD,JENNY STRASBURG and GREGORY ZUCKERMAN
    Federal authorities, capping a three-year investigation, are preparing insider-trading charges that could ensnare consultants, investment bankers, hedge-fund and mutual-fund traders and analysts across the nation, according to people familiar with the matter. The criminal and civil probes, which authorities say could eclipse the impact on the financial industry of any previous such investigation, are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars, the people say. Some charges could be brought before year-end, they say.