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  • Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets £40,000 pay-off (UK)

    10/20/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Mirror ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Karen Rockett
    Joyce Thacker has been given the pay-off as she was named as one of the people singled out for criticism in a new report into the child sex abuse scandal ... Shamed former Rotherham children's services boss Joyce Thacker has received a £40,000 pay-off. The revelation comes as Mrs Thacker is among key figures in the town's child sex abuse scandal singled out for criticism in a new report. Mrs Thacker agreed the five-figure sum as a pay-off for leaving her £130,000 per year job, which took immediate effect last month. Furious abuse victims said Mrs Thacker should donate her...
  • Blaming the flirtatious wife? Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial turns tabloid

    07/31/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-14 | Howard Kurtz
    In this Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., accompanied by his wife, Maureen.AP As governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell was a savvy southerner often talked about as a hot Republican presidential prospect for 2016. Now he’s fighting to stay out of jail. The fall-from-grace narrative is a classic one, a rising-star politician who accepted lavish gifts from a rich businessman seeking help from state government. But this tale had a twist: McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was a key go-between with the executive, Jonnie Williams. In a Richmond courthouse,...
  • Qatar, Kuwait Praise IranNuclear Deal

    11/25/2013 2:16:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Qatar and Kuwait have joined the nations praising the nuclear agreement struck between Iran and a group of world powers, while Israel continues to criticize the deal. The agreement reached in Geneva early on Sunday calls for Iran to limit its enrichment of uranium and freeze reactor construction. In return, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany agreed to ease some international sanctions on Iran's economy.
  • What do insurance companies think about health care 'fix'? [Video]

    11/15/2013 10:24:48 AM PST · by Maceman · 13 replies
    In this morning's interview Former Cigna exec seems to be cautiously optimistic about Obama's "fix" and the future of Obamacare.
  • 15 Journalists Have Joined Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/13 | John Nolte
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel's decision to join the Obama administration is just the latest example of a new trend among mainstream media journalists who are making it official by officially joining the Obama administration. Stengel, who is joining the State Department, is just one of 15 (or 19) who have given up a career in journalism to join Obama's crusade to fundamentally transform America:
  • State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King

    09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | AUGUST 30, 2013 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. ... Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia. The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350. But officials at the U.S....
  • Tax reform: Can Baucus and Hatch make senators eat their spinach/ (is this the payoff for amnesty)

    07/10/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 5 replies
    Chritian Science Monitor ^ | July 2, 2013 | David Grant
    Sen. Max Baucus (D) of Montana, (l.), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) of Utah, the co-chair, confer during testimony in Washington May 21. Baucus and Hatch came to the floor only a few minutes after passing the immigration reform bill – a top priority for leaders in both parties – to tell senators it was time to address tax reform.
  • AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 134 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice. Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • Kim Jong-un Wants Phone Call from Obama - report (He wants his money)

    04/08/2013 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KBS ^ | 4/8/2013 | KBS
    North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is waiting for United States President Barack Obama to make a phone call to Pyongyang to discuss easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, according to Russia’s news agency Itar-Tass. The report cited United Kingdom diplomats, saying Pyongyang was demanding the U.S. president personally call Kim Jong-un as one of the conditions to relieve the current conflict at hand.
  • Fed computers hijacked in Swartz tribute

    01/26/2013 10:33:33 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Erin Smith
    Anonymous, a band of online vigilante activists, has turned its ire on the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening to release secret, internal documents the group hacked in memory of Aaron Swartz, the Internet prodigy who committed suicide before his federal trial. “With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine,” read part of the message and video posted on the U.S. Sentencing Commission website, which the activist...
  • Judge owned stock in firms he ruled on (Rat appointee?)

    11/25/2012 9:58:15 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 24, 2012 | Jennifer Gollan and Shane Shifflett
    A federal judge has issued three key rulings over a four-year period that favored companies in which he owned stock, a California Watch analysis has found. Measures are in place to prevent judges from violating federal conflict-of-interest laws. But Judge Manuel Real, a 46-year veteran of the bench appointed by President Lyndon Johnson, appears to have skirted those safeguards, records and interviews show. Judges are supposed to disclose everything from their investments to their attendance at expenses-paid seminars. When a financial conflict arises, no matter how small, they are required to step aside, by federal law and the Code of...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...
  • Lena Dunham (Obama Virgin Voter Ad Girl) Wins Glamours 'Woman of the Year'

    11/14/2012 4:03:48 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Bretibart's Big Journalism ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    Nothing says class and glamour quite like comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. And nothing says grace and style like winning a national award for doing so. Now, the epitome of class, glamour, grace and style – Lena Dunham, who cut the infamous Obama campaign commercial suggesting that sleeping with Obama and voting for him were one and the same – has won Glamour’s “Woman of the Year Award.” In fact, Glamour labels her The Voice of a Generation. To which the American people reply: we’ll sell our bonds. Other winners include important figures ranging from...
  • Former Joe Biden aide writes angry tell-all

    10/25/2012 3:08:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 10/25/12 | Jonathan Martin
    Adding another wild-card to the 2012 campaign’s final days, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all Washington memoir in which he lacerates the former Delaware senator as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear.” The book is hardly an objective study of the vice president, however. Author Jeff Connaughton, a Biden Senate staffer turned lobbyist, is by his own admission deeply disillusioned with the capital and embittered about his experience with the man who inspired him to enter politics. Connaughton wrote “The Payoff,” which came out last month, in the...
  • FBI: Strong Signs Border Death from Friendly Fire

    10/06/2012 1:39:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/12 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and BRIAN SKOLOFF
    Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation was still ongoing in the case that reignited the political debate over border security. "There are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," FBI Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal Jr. said in a statement Friday.
  • Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

    10/02/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 91 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 09.26.12 | El Nuevo
    President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs. According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.
  • Americans Will Work More than 6 Months to Pay Cost of Gov't in 2012

    07/13/2012 8:12:50 AM PDT · by CanuckYank · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    This year, Americans have to work until July 15 to pay for the burden of government, more than six months.
  • Jury in John Edwards trial asks to see evidence exhibits

    05/21/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT · by bkopto · 8 replies
    Canada TV News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Staff
    The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards has asked to see more evidence exhibits. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly four weeks of testimony. Deliberations continued Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, the jurors asked to see eight evidence exhibits. Prosecutors have accused the Democrat of masterminding a scheme to use nearly $1 million in secret payments from two donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
  • Workers Get $7,000 Paydays After GM's Most Profitable Year [Taxpayers provide profit for UAW]

    02/17/2012 2:58:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    atlanticwire ^ | 2/16/2012 | Dino Grandoni
    General Motors has posted its most profitable year ever in 2011, coming a long way since being bailed out in 2008 and going bankrupt in 2009... And as a reward of the banner year, GM "says union workers will get $7,000 profit-sharing checks."
  • More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline (Warren Buffet owns BNSF Railroad)

    01/23/2012 9:20:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-20-12 | James MacPherson
    Rail shipments of North Dakota crude to increase with decision to block Keystone XL pipeline ### North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say. "Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service...
  • BofA Must Pay Excess Settlement Funds To Acorn Clones (Department of Justice)

    01/06/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | January 4, 2012 | Paul Sperry
    Bank of America (BAC) must turn over excess funds from a record $335 million discrimination fine to community organizing groups. Critics say it's a "political backdoor" to subsidize Democrat-tied Acorn "clones." The unusual mandate is buried in a Justice Department filing last month detailing settlement terms with the nation's largest bank. Prosecutors had alleged BofA's Countrywide Financial mortgage unit discriminated against minority homebuyers in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Funds not passed out to alleged victims after two years will be handed out to "qualified" groups unconnected to the case that provide credit and housing counseling and...
  • Lawyer Says He Made Up Story of Berlusconi Payoff

    12/23/2011 6:54:48 PM PST · by decimon · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2011
    ROME -- A British lawyer says he invented accusations that Silvio Berlusconi paid him $600,000 to lie on the stand to protect the former Italian premier's business interests. David Mills' testimony Thursday at Berlusconi's corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors' case against the politician.
  • Chicago Sun Times on Obama Rezko Payoff

    12/22/2011 12:38:23 PM PST · by TPOOH · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2011 | Lee Cary and Marty Watters
    Last July, two Chicago Sun-Times reporters noted an allegation of "payments made by Rezko to Obama" that surfaced in a deposition involving former Rezko business partner Daniel T. Frawley. Since then, the only follow-up coverage from the Sun-Times has been the sound of crickets. An article dated July 11, 2011, entitled "Ex-Rezko partner's sentencing delayed," announced that Daniel Frawley's sentencing for bank fraud had been postponed, yet again. He came up for sentencing again this week, and -- surprise! -- there's been another postponement. So, how were Frawley and Rezko business partners? It started when Ayham al-Samaraie, an Iraqi-American, college...
  • 3M Claims Lanny Davis Tried to Extort It (Democratic Lobbyist, Fmr Clinton Staffer)

    08/30/2011 11:12:51 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | August 26, 2011 | JONNY BONNER
    3M claims an investment company conspired with high-powered lobbyist Lanny Davis in a smear campaign to "coerce" it into paying "tens of millions of dollars ... to save them from the consequences of yet another unprofitable investment," a screening test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. 3M sued defendants London-based Harvey Boulter, CEO of defendant Porton Capital and a director Porton Capital Technology Funds, both of the Cayman Islands; and Lanny Davis, a principal of co-defendants Davis & Associates, and Davis-Block, all of Washington. Davis, who worked as a special counsel for President Clinton from 1996 to 1998, has lobbied for a...
  • (TN) Democrat State Rep. Gary Moore’s Conflict of Interest and Contradictions Are Piling Up

    08/29/2011 5:18:31 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 8 replies
    Tennessee GOP website ^ | 8/29/11 | Unknown
    Democrat State Representative Gary Moore was recently elected as President of the Tennessee AFL-CIO and it is causing quite the stir. Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney has pointed out that Rep. MooreÂ’s new position as President of one of the nationÂ’s largest special interest lobbying groups places their chief lobbyist on the floor of the state legislature. While Rep. Moore has stated he will not register as a lobbyist with the state, it is important to point out that his predecessor was a registered lobbyist with the state. Moore claims that he will be able to separate his duties...
  • Boxing Gym Fighting Eminent Domain Gets Day in Court

    03/15/2011 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | 11 Mar 2011 | Institute for Justice
    National City, Calif.—A San Diego-area boxing gym that serves at-risk kids is showing what it takes to fight for what is right and to win.  A trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 14, 2011, to decide whether National City, Calif., may declare nearly 700 properties—including the gym—“blighted,” thus freeing the city to bulldoze these properties and make way for luxury condos among other private developments.  The trial will be held before the Honorable Steven R. Denton, Superior Court of California, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) has had...
  • AP source: Feds drop criminal probe against Mozilo

    02/18/2011 8:59:36 PM PST · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 2/18/11 | ANDREW DALTON
    Federal prosecutors have ended a criminal investigation of Countrywide Financial Corp. co-founder Angelo Mozilo, a person close to the investigation said Friday. The federal official told The Associated Press that the probe launched in 2008 into the actions of the former chief executive of the housing giant during the mortgage meltdown has been closed with no indictments. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was never publicly announced, and the Department of Justice as a policy does not announce the closing of investigations. In October, Mozilo agreed to a $67.5 million settlement to avoid civil trial...
  • Bachmann attacks $1.2B payout for black farmers

    12/02/2010 12:23:50 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/2/10 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON - Congress gave the final go-ahead Tuesday to a landmark $1.2 billion settlement compensating black farmers for decades of discrimination, even as Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann and other conservatives charged that the deal is riddled with fraudulent claims. The long-delayed package, negotiated by the Obama administration, could award some $50,000 each to thousands of African-Americans who claimed they were unjustly denied loans and assistance from the federal Agriculture Department in the 1980s and '90s. Right up until the final 256-152 vote in the House, Bachmann -- along with Iowa Republican Steve King and others -- called for an investigation...
  • Boxer’s sweetheart deal with reinstated Indian tribe (Boxer The New Abramoff)

    10/30/2010 8:02:16 PM PDT · by red flanker · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2006, Democrats successfully won back control of Congress by highlighting corruption scandals involving Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist specializing in Indian tribes. But does one Democrat in particular have a problem of her own with her interventions on behalf of a California tribe that now operates a casino just outside of San Francisco? Barbara Boxer pushed a bill reinstating a tribe designated as “defunct” by the BIA 40 years earlier through legislation that she also amended to remove a prohibition on gaming on any land the tribe owned. Rick Manning at The Hill says the deal — and what ensued...
  • AIG: The phony payoff deal (are they really paying back the bailout money?)

    10/04/2010 5:30:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/04/2010 | Kurt Brouwer
    laughed when I started seeing stories about AIG paying back the bailout money it has received. I hope I’m wrong, but the math just does not work out. Also, in a fit of hubris, the AIG CEO stated there is no chance of a government loss on this deal. Conversely, I believe there is little or no chance we will get our money back. Let’s dig into the number just a bit courtesy of Barry Ritholtz and you can draw your own conclusion: AIG Repaying Uncle Sam? Not By a Long Shot (The Big Picture, Sept. 30, 2010, Barry Ritholtz)...
  • Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs

    08/10/2010 4:38:51 PM PDT · by traumer · 92 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law. Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession. Republicans saw it differently, calling the bill a giveaway to teachers' unions and an example of wasteful Washington spending that voters...
  • Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    06/17/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies · 595+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2010 | By COULTER KING and MARIANNE DE PADUA
    With the support of Sen. Chris Dodd, D.-Conn., the federal government has awarded $54 million to Connecticut's politically well-connected Mohegan Indian tribe, which operates one of the highest grossing casinos in the U.S. The tribe runs the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino, halfway between New York City and Boston, which earned more than $1.3 billion in gross revenues in 2009. Each tribe member receives a cut of the profits, a number a tribal official said was "less than $30,000" per capita per year. The stimulus money is a loan from a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development program that is meant...
  • Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness

    06/16/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,503+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 6-16-10 | Natasha Korecki, Sarah Ostman
    The name of President Obama came into play this afternoon at the political corruption trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich as an associate of political fund-raiser Tony Rezko testified that Rezko asked him to write a $10,000 check to Friends of Obama. The Chicago Sun-Times reported in January 2008 that Glenview businessman Joseph Aramanda, who is testifying today, made the donation as part of a scheme orchestrated by Rezko. Aramanda gave $10,000 in campaign cash to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign on March 5, 2004, according to records. The money came from part of a finder’s fee Aramanda received, but did...
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Springfield, ILL & West Chester PA

    05/27/2010 9:59:16 PM PDT · by WINGED PEGASUS · 2 replies · 180+ views
    May 28, 2010 | Winged Pegasus
    Without suggesting an outcome for the upcoming trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, lets take a look at some obvious parallelisms. In Illinois the Governor is indicted and impeached for DISCUSSING a MONETARY quid pro quo in exchange for the appointment of an individual acceptable to the current President for his former Senate seat. In Pennsylvania (prior to the acknowledgement by the administration of tea party influence)when the president was still entertaining the fiction of a 60 vote filibuster proof senate, current Democrat nominee Joe Sestak is by his own admission (on several public occasions) offered by the administration...
  • Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

    05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 35 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that. In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated, Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a...
  • I am really surprised you all missed this about Obey retiring.....

    05/05/2010 5:21:00 PM PDT · by nesnah · 16 replies · 811+ views
    Vanity
    You all missed this one. Obey is retiring for one reason, and one reason only. Do you all realize that Obey's son's organization received $2B+ from last year's Porkulus bill? The only reason Obey is quitting is that he now has a nice little "nut" of tax-payer money and is going to retire in style with his pension and his son shuffling some cash under the table to him. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/29/stimulus-includes-plum-lawmakers-son/ http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/10/how-democrat-david-obeys-son-lobbied-for-porkulus-earmark/ http://www.npca.org/who_we_are/staff.html Craig Obey is David Obey's son. I am shocked, shocked I tell you!
  • 10 Million Reasons Tiger Was Afraid of Rachel (Tiger Woods pays mistress $10 million)

    03/31/2010 10:34:03 PM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies · 1,623+ views
    tmz ^ | Apr 1. 2010 | staff
    TMZ has learned Rachel Uchitel -- the pilgrim of alleged mistresses -- settled up with Tiger Woods for waaaaaaay more than you think ... as in $10 MILLION!! There were numerous reports Rachel settled on the brink of holding a Gloria Allred-style news conference for anywhere between $2 - 5 million. But our sources -- and they are good -- tell TMZ Tiger was so concerned with the depth and detail of information from Alleged Mistress #1 that they folded like a cheap suit, and offered the huge $10 million sum in return for an ironclad confidentiality agreement. TMZ has...
  • STUPAK ANNOUNCES $726,409 FOR AIRPORTS IN ALPENA, DELTA AND CHIPPEWA COUNTIES

    03/21/2010 7:03:05 PM PDT · by americanophile · 137 replies · 4,317+ views
    House.Gov ^ | March 19, 2010 | Office of Bart Stupak
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. “This federal funding will help these airports better provide critical services to communities in northern Michigan,” Stupak said. “I am pleased the FAA has made this investment in our local airports and the individuals and businesses they serve.” Alpena County Regional Airport received a grant of $85,500 to acquire friction measuring equipment, specifically a decelermeter and tow vehicle, to replace equipment that has...
  • National Enquirer: GRAND JURY TO INDICT (John) EDWARDS

    03/03/2010 7:37:10 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies · 1,310+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | March 3, 2010
    The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail! Edwards, the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, is being investigated by the feds, including the FBI and IRS, for possible campaign violations related to paying his mistress Rielle Hunter. The grand jury has been meeting since April 2009, and insiders say an indictment is imminent. "John is terrified that he's going to be indicted," a friend told The ENQUIRER. "While he believes...
  • Biggest sign that White House deficit panel is a joke: O wants to appoint Andy Stern

    02/23/2010 4:48:56 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 741+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | February 22, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Ow. Ow. Ow. I am laughing so hard I can’t breathe. Can. Hardly. Type. WaPo brings us the beyond-satire news that the White House wants to put SEIU president Andy Stern on the federal deficit panel. Now, it’s not just a dog-and-pony show. It’s a dog-pony-and-thug show. I love how WaPo uses the word “eclectic” to describe the choice. “Eclectic” is the new synonym for corruptocrat: Eclectic trio of candidates considered for Obama deficit panel: Republican David M. Cote, the chief executive of Honeywell International, has emerged as a top contender for a slot on President Obama’s commission to bring...
  • Mark Amodei exits Senate race, won’t challenge Harry Reid (What was Mark's Payoff?)

    02/22/2010 11:12:53 AM PST · by pansgold · 16 replies · 1,240+ views
    lasvegassun ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Cy Ryan
    I think the GOP is better off without another politician that is for sale.
  • Here it comes - Obama to Give Black Farmers $1.25B in Reparations (more redistribution)

    02/21/2010 11:25:08 PM PST · by BP2 · 161 replies · 6,821+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 09:55 PM | Theodore Kettle
    Black farmers – possibly over 70,000 of them – will get cash payments and debt relief from the federal government totaling $1.25 billion, in reparation for alleged racial discrimination suffered under the Department of Agriculture’s loan programs, the Obama Administration has agreed. The president announced the deal on Thursday, applauding Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Eric Holder for “bringing these long-ignored claims of African American farmers to a rightful conclusion.” The Washington Post called the settlement “part of a wider effort by Obama and senior officials to dispense with lawsuits stemming from America’s checkered civil rights legacy.”...
  • Sestak Says Federal Job Was Offered To Quit Race

    02/19/2010 7:36:19 AM PST · by moose2004 · 47 replies · 2,110+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/19/10 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state's Democratic primary.
  • Voters: 'Stimulus' is a joke and Obama needs to go

    02/17/2010 8:11:47 AM PST · by aquapub · 32 replies · 1,335+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-17-10 | Robert Moon
    Two new polls have come out confirming that the American people are overwhelmingly rejecting Obama's porkulus (union payoff) scam and want him removed from office as soon as possible...
  • Unions will dodge O's health tax

    01/15/2010 7:18:59 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 857+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2010 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018. The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won't be as lucky -- they'll have to cough up almost $90 billion. The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called "Cadillac" health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018. In another major concession...
  • Sen. Reid plays down Nelson Medicaid buy off

    12/19/2009 2:28:33 PM PST · by paltz · 55 replies · 2,380+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/19/09 | Kerry Picket
    The Washington Times reported last night Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) had told reporters no deal was agreed to after he emerged from a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders. He went on to say health care talks were ongoing. What he failed to mention, through all of his rhetoric about his concern for pro-life language in the bill, was the huge Medicaid pay off to Nebraska being slipped into the health care bill. Essentially, the federal government will pay for Nebraska's new Medicaid recipients. The provision is worth about $45 million for the first...
  • Did Barack Obama Reward Financially Reward ABC News For the OBAMACARE Prime-time Special?

    12/18/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 565+ views
    National Center/The Lid ^ | 12/18/09 | The Lid
    The health care debate began for real in June when ABC devoted an entire hour to Obamacare in a special edition of ABC's Prime time hosted anchor Charlie Gibson and (now incoming anchor) Diane Sawyer. Called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" the special aired on June 24, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. Basically Obama was given solo airtime to pitch his health care agenda both in prime time and later that evening on Nightline. To make matters worse, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) a group that opposes Obamacare tried to air commercials giving the...
  • The Million-Dollar Man

    12/16/2009 3:47:19 AM PST · by steve-b · 6 replies · 552+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/15/09
    First, Senator Joseph Lieberman -- the former Democrat, current independent from Connecticut -- rejected the so-called public health care option. Then he threatened to torpedo the entire health care reform bill if it allowed people over 55 to buy Medicare plans. The aim of that idea, like the public option, is to provide more choice for consumers and more competition for the private insurance industry. And that industry, you will not be surprised to hear, has been very, very good to Mr. Lieberman. What makes it all the more hypocritical is that Mr. Lieberman claims to want health care reform....