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  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home

    04/14/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters. One of Carney's posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says "Have YOU Enlisted?" in Russian: The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Tells Fox: Book Will Focus on Obama's 'Aggressive' Use of 'Obstruction...

    04/14/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Graham
    Recently departed CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appeared with Howard Kurtz on Fox's Media Buzz on Sunday. Kurtz said her forthcoming book is titled “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Kurtz asked her to define those forces. "I think any journalist who has been covering Washington for a few years would agree… that there is pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their job in ways that have never come to bear before."
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Obama's press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

    04/11/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies
    theweek.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine. It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135). But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here

    04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do...
  • 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.
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Take on NSA Metadata Case

    04/07/2014 9:15:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Gabriela Vatu
    The US Supreme Court is chickening out and taking a step back from the entire NSA scandal. Rather than making a final decision on whether the bulk telephone metadata surveillance program is constitutional, the Supreme Court has decided to decline the case. Instead, the Court has now left lower courts to contradict each other over the legality of this particular NSA surveillance program. One court, for instance, has described the metadata program as an “almost-Orwellian” effort. In fact, this particular petition brought to the Supreme Court concerns precisely a decision given out by US District Judge Richard Leon, who also...
  • OBAMA TO HEADLINE AL SHARPTON CONFERENCE

    04/06/2014 4:13:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    President Barack Obama is set to headline Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) conference that is being held in New York April 9th through April 12th. The Sharpton conference ostensibly is to "honor" the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Organizers claim that the event is not just for honoring King but for "proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." Al Sharpton founded NAN in 1991 when he was but a community agitator in New York, long before he became an MSNBC TV host. For his work with the organization, NAN paid Sharpton nearly $250,000 in 2011. But the...
  • Obama Attended 2 Fundraisers As Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Unfolded

    04/02/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    There have now been 4 people confirmed dead after the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Pentagon sources tell CBS News that the Fort Hood shooter is a soldier — identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez — and that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS News reports that the shooting stemmed from a soldier dispute. According to Fox News 14 people were wounded with injuries ranging from stable to very critical. The shooting reportedly started between 4:25 and 4:30 central time and for several hours Fort Hood was in lockdown, and the nation didn't know the number...
  • Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

    03/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 48 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Debbie M. Lord
    Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance. According to a CNBC story, the website crashed around 3:20 a.m. (ET) Monday. It was  still down as of 7:40 a.m.Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- commonly called Obamacare -- before facing a fine.According to the White House, more than 6 million people have signed up since the enrollment period began on Oct. 1. According to...
  • Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from Covered California

    03/29/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | March 28, 2014 11:02am PDT | Preston Phillips
    LA MESA, Calif. - A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party. The couple – who did not want their identity revealed – received the letter and voter registration card from their health insurance provider Covered California, the state-run agency that implements President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. The comments by IRS chief John Koskinen drew a frosty response from Republicans who run the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, one of several congressional panels investigating the controversy. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned him he should comply with the request "or potentially be held in contempt" of Congress, a sometimes threatened but...
  • CBS News Spills Beans, Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged and rehearsed, Cover-up being attempted

    03/20/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 89 replies
    Both The Weekly Standard and AUN-TV ^ | 3-20-2013 | Daniel Harper + Dana Allen
    Hi, The Weekly Standard put up a article about how a AZ CBS reporter confessed that Jay Carney and key people in the DC Press meet before briefings and he gets the questions and gives them the answers. Its all a charade in the televised Briefings. We suspected that, but now we know the details on how it is rigged. Nevada's biggest Obama fan Jon Ralston was even offended to find out how contrived it is. Now for the cover-up. The video has been blacked out on YouTube. Both Carney and the reporter are denying what she said on air....
  • ´My mistake and I own up to it´ Phoenix reporter reverses course, says White House Press

    03/20/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/20/14 | David Martosko
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied on Thursday a television news reporter´s day-old claim that reporters often ´provide the questions to him in advance,´ before his daily briefings, and that he sometimes provides answers on paper before taking the podium. WIthin hours, the Phoenix reporter at the center of a quick-drying controversy admitted she got the whole thing wrong. Phoenix news anchor Catherine Anaya reported Wednesday night on KPHO-TV5 that in an ´off the record´ meeting, Carney had told a handful of local TV reporters that White House correspondents often tell him before daily briefings what they´ll be asking.
  • “Most transparent” White House ever rewrote FOIA to exclude its own docs

    03/19/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    That’s right, the Obama White House has quietly rewritten a portion of the Freedom Of Information Act to exclude what it calls “White House equities” from being released without a White House review. The rewrite was inspired by a 2009 memo by then White House counsel, Greg Craig: The Greg memo is described in detail in a new study made public today by Cause of Action, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog group that monitors government transparency and accountability.How serious an attack on the public’s right to know is the Obama administration’s invention of the “White House equities” exception?“FOIA is designed to...
  • Darrell Issa demands documents on White House political office

    03/19/2014 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the washingon examiner ^ | 3/19/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is pressing the White House to provide documents for his probe into potential Hatch Act violations. In a letter Tuesday to White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Issa raised questions about whether the White House political office is improperly using taxpayer money to promote Democratic party and its candidates. Issa asked McDonough to "produce all documents and communications, including e-mails, related or referring to the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach or the reopening of the Office of Political Affairs, as soon as possible, but by no later than noon on April...
  • Three New Tools to Protect the Rule of Law & Our Constitution (Triple Barf Alert)

    03/11/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | March 11, 2014 | John Boehner
    When President Obama began the year by boasting about his pen and phone, Speaker Boehner said, “I would remind the president he also has a Constitution, and an oath of office that he took where he swore to faithfully execute the laws of our country.” Not too long after that, Boehner addressed the American people’s growing concern about White House overreaching: “The president seems to change the health care law on a whim, whenever he likes. Now he is running around the country telling everyone he’s going to keep acting on his own. He keeps talking about his phone and...
  • Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown

    03/10/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Hugo Martin
    The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas drew 273.6 million visitors in 2013, about 9 million fewer than the previous year, according to the report. The 16-day government shutdown, sparked by a budget dispute in Washington, was responsible for reducing the visitation numbers by about 7.9 million, the report said. The communities near the parks lost about $414 million in spending by visitors because of...
  • IRS to give up, release all Lerner e-mails, documents

    03/09/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies
    On Wednesday, we found out the Big Reveal on whether or not Lois Lerner would be emptying the bag for Darrell Issa. Nope. So many perfectly good conspiracy theories flushed down the tubes after I went through two pots of coffee dreaming them up. It looked like a big, fat nothingburger and another dead end. But now, seemingly out of nowhere, the IRS seems to have had a change of heart. The powerful House Ways and Means Committee will get everything from disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner’s email account since a few weeks before Barack Obama became president. And...
  • Comical Thread:If You Were Darrell Issa,What Questions Would You Asked Of Lois Lerner?

    03/08/2014 7:14:12 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 49 replies
    Put yourself in Darrell's shoes.It's been three questions so far and Lois is still giving you the "Sargaent Schultz Response".By this time you have lost your patience and decide to mess with her.What Darrell should of done was ask her "Miss Lerner,Are You A Conservative Who Despises Liberals,or a "Liberal Who Despises Conservatives"?.Darrell had the opportunity to make her look like a fool if he had just asked a few simple questions just to see if she answered them.Can you imagine if he had asked:,Miss Lerner,are you a Male,Female,or "Gender Neutral"?, Now that would of made for an interesting response...
  • Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

    03/04/2014 8:47:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    ap.org ^ | 3/4/14 | MATTHEW DALY-ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country. The report released Monday said five states, including California and Arizona, lost more than $20 million during the 16-day shutdown.
  • Home Korn Singer -- Obama is a Dictator Who Uses Miley Cyrus & Kanye West to Destroy America

    02/19/2014 1:11:19 PM PST · by diverteach · 53 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 2/19/2014 | TMZ Staff
    Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is unleashing the mother of all conspiracy theories -- President Obama's secret agenda to become a tyrannical dictator with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Kanye West's assistance! We asked Davis about his band's new "Spike in My Veins" music video -- which is filled with clips of Miley and other pop culture phenoms -- and suddenly it was all aboard the crazy train. You gotta see it ... right in the middle of LAX, Davis spewed a theory about Obama using celeb scandals as a “distraction” ... while he screws us out of our freedoms. Por...
  • 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...
  • American's fight to expose corruption in Russia

    02/17/2014 8:27:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Scott Pelley
    Russia has been showing the world glistening scenes of the Winter Olympics. It's a rare opportunity to brighten a national image that often skates on the thin ice of corruption. One authority estimates that 20 percent of the Russian economy is skimmed by graft and a lot of that by government officials. It may be that no one knows more about this than American-born businessman Bill Browder. Browder tells a story of thievery, vengeance and death worthy of a Russian novel. He's a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin and he has torn a rift between Moscow and Washington....
  • UPDATE: Woman compares assault to Knockout game, JC police need help with investigation

    02/14/2014 9:13:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Johnson City Press ^ | February 12, 2014 | Becky Campbell
    A Johnson City woman who walked up on the aftermath of a downtown assault early Sunday said the incident was similar to the so-called Knockout game. Johnson City police released limited details about the assault, but indicated they need the public’s help in finding who is responsible. Matthew Brookshire, 21, Bristol, Tenn. was found unconscious and bleeding on the sidewalk near the crosswalk on State of Franklin Road between two public parking lots. A police report indicates there were no eye-witnesses, but only people who walked up on the victim. But according to Breeding’s account, there were witnesses to the...
  • ‘Knock That White Boy Out’: Arrests Made After Mob Of Teens Attack Disabled Vet

    02/14/2014 7:42:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WKRK-FM ^ | February 14, 2014
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) - Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers. Last Friday, the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions. During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson. “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’” This week,...
  • The GOP Should Use the Power of the Purse

    02/08/2014 9:25:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘The House should sharply reduce IRS funding until the agency is more responsive.” Well, I’d have omitted everything after “funding” but this was still an astute observation, offered at the conclusion of Thursday’s excellent Wall Street Journal editorial. I’m grateful to have smart guys on the team, even if slumming with us power-of-the-purse radicals may get them booted from the GOP’s “We’re only one-half of one-third” circle of submission. The editors were exercised over the revenue agency’s latest shenanigans, which include covering up its past shenanigans — the willful targeting of conservative groups in order to frustrate their opposition to...
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still haven’t heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obama’s 2008 and...
  • VERY IMPORTANT.. Obama’s Brother Funds Hamas (Proof Below)

    01/31/2014 2:31:27 AM PST · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So if you think that Malik Obama, president Obama’s brother dons a Hamas scarf for sentimental reasons only, think again. The evidence he materially supports Hamas financially is another reason to begin to consider this man’s terror links. As Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, Malik helps to lead an organization that collects funds and sends them directly to Hamas; this can be found on several Islamic websites...
  • TheDC’s State of the Union drinking game

    01/28/2014 7:27:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2014 | unknown
    Nothing makes us want to get drunk on a casual Tuesday night more than the annual State of the Union address, and nothing passes the time through an epically boring, 90-minute speech than a good, old-fashioned drinking game. Follow along with The Daily Caller’s 2014 SOTU drinking game during President Obama’s speech and you’re guaranteed to be drunker than John Boehner at an open bar.
  • Ted Cruz Calls for Special Prosecutor in Obama Admin Scandals

    01/25/2014 4:29:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/24/2014 | BOB PRICE
    In the wake of a series of scandals that have plagued the Obama Administration, Texas Senator Ted Cruz released a statement asking if President Obama will “announce meaningful action on the IRS, NSA, economy, Benghazi and ObamaCare” during his State of the Union Address next week in our nation’s capital.Shortly after the 2012 election cycle, news was released about a scandal regarding the IRS’s increased scrutiny of conservative non-profit organizations like Catherine Engelbrecht’s King Street Patriots and True the Vote organizations.Throughout the course of 2013, Members of Congress like Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) attempted to investigate the IRS and the...
  • Obama Spending $2.7 Mil to Broadcast Communist Propaganda to Vietnam

    01/24/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-24-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 24, 2014 Obama Spending $2.7 Mil to Broadcast Communist Propaganda to Vietnam Daniel Greenfield You would think that once we were out of Vietnam, we could stop spending money on Vietnam. You would also think that the Department of Health and Human Services would have better places to spend millions of dollars especially considering the shape Medicare is in. The Department of Health and Human Services is spending $2,797,979 on a study that brings television to more than a dozen remote villages in Vietnam to study its impact on their culture and reproductive behavior.“In cooperation with the Vietnam government,...
  • Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

    Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate. "Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
  • Michelle Obama: Hanoi Jane's My Role Model and that she admires her political savviness.

    01/22/2014 5:06:34 AM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/22/14 | m batley
    First Lady Michelle Obama says Jane Fonda is one of her role models, and that she admires her political savviness. During an interview with People Magazine, Obama listed "Hanoi Jane," as one of the people she would like to look and live like when she's 70 or 80 years old. "There’s Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Obama said. The comment is likely to enrage Vietnam War veterans who still remember how Fonda, now 76, went to North Vietnam in 1972 and was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft battery. Fonda denounced U.S. military leaders as "war criminals"...
  • Bombshell sworn allegation against Tim Geithner

    01/22/2014 6:50:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-22-14 | Thomas Lifson
    If anyone thinks "Bridgegate" is an example of political bullying and abuse of power, then the sworn (under penalty of perjury) allegation of a corporate heavy hitter against Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner is off the charts. Bloomberg Businessweek reports: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told McGraw Hill Financial Inc. Chairman Harold W. McGraw III in 2011 that Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. debt would be met by a response, S&P said. S&P filed a declaration by McGraw yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California, as part of a request to force the U.S. to...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Obama: Perhaps Racism Has Something to Do with My Ugly Approval Ratings? (Whines the Racist)

    01/20/2014 1:51:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The president has a new theory as to why he’s not as popular as he once was:
  • Syrian rebels accidentally decapitate the wrong man, ask for public for ‘understanding and forgivene

    01/19/2014 12:15:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    nationalpost ^ | | November 15, 2013 | Richard Spencer,
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar Al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as belonging to a member of Ahrar Al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often...
  • ONE in SEVEN New Mexico Obamacare Navigators Is Listed in FBI’s Crime Database

    01/16/2014 6:57:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    We’re from the government and we’re here to help. One in seven Obamacare navigators in New Mexico is listed in the FBI’s crime information database.But these “experts” are here to serve you.New Mexico Watchdog reported: An investigation by the National Review, one of the leading conservative media outlets in the country, reports that one in seven navigators in New Mexico hired to help consumers work their way through the Affordable Care Act appeared on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.But an official with the state’s Affordable Care Act Implementation Projects emphasizes that while a person’s name may turn up on the FBI database, it does not mean they pose any risk to...
  • Chris Christie Is an Amateur: Left's political methods make Gov. Christie look like Little Bo Peep

    01/16/2014 2:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Daniel Henninger
    There haven't been so many reporters chasing a story in Trenton, N.J., since Washington crossed the Delaware. But compared with the methods the Democratic Party is using now to take down its opponents, Chris Christie looks like Little Bo Peep. Gov. Christie's hyper-political aides ordered traffic jams in neighborhoods near the perpetually backed-up George Washington Bridge to annoy the mayor of Fort Lee. And they may have canceled meetings with the mayor of Jersey City because he wouldn't endorse Mr. Christie. Oh my. The Christie bonfire has burned for a week. In that same week, The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • Sowell: Christie, Hillary and Obama

    01/13/2014 1:37:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 14, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The first time I saw New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on television, a few years ago, my first reaction was astonishment: "A talking Republican!" It would scarcely have been more astonishing if there had been a talking giraffe. For reasons unknown, most Republican leaders seem to pay very little attention to articulation — certainly as compared to leading Democrats, who seem to pay little attention to anything else. Governor Christie's nearly two-hour-long press conference last week showed again that he is in a class by himself when it comes to Republicans who can express themselves in the heat of political...
  • Criminal Charges Not Expected in IRS Probe (Tea Party)

    01/13/2014 3:22:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal. The officials said investigators didn't find the kind of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would amount to a violation of criminal law. Instead, what emerged during the probe was evidence of a mismanaged bureaucracy...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 January 2014

    01/12/2014 4:57:01 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 12th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who's leading an investigation into the traffic scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie's administration; former US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who safely guided Flight 1549 into a water landing on the Hudson River on Jan. 15,...
  • Update: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS

    01/10/2014 2:19:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    In less than 48 hours, ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with coverage of Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal, devoting a staggering 88 minutes to the story. In comparison, these same news outlets over the last six months have allowed a scant two minutes for the latest on Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service scandal. The disparity in less than two days is 44-to-one. [See a chart below.] From Wednesday through Friday morning, the latest on Christie's Traffic-Gate led 11 out of 13 news programs. NBC produced the heaviest coverage, over 34 minutes. CBS followed close behind with more than 30...
  • White House: Obama not propping up Joe Biden

    01/08/2014 1:18:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/8/14 | Brian Hughes
    The White House, in damage control after a blistering memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went public, insisted that a full slate of events between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was not meant to prop up Biden. In a rare move, the White House opened up the weekly lunch between Obama and Biden to photographers Wednesday, prompting speculation that the administration was trying to gloss over a brutal 24 hours for Obama’s number two. “You can decide for yourself what you want to believe,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, calling the timing of the...
  • Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free

    01/01/2014 1:08:28 PM PST · by Baynative · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/31/13 | Harry Binswanger
    President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.
  • 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...