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  • Crist Considering Cuban Visit: Report

    05/08/2014 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/7/14
    Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has made no secret of his desire to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba, but he may go even further and take a visit to the communist nation over the summer, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times reported that Crist is “eager to learn more about the country as he call for normalizing relations with Florida’s neighbor." Crist’s calls to lift the embargo lines up with polling across the state and the nation that show majorities favor ending the U.S. policy.
  • Obama Off To California For Three-Day Fundraising Swing [Five parties with the 1%]

    05/07/2014 3:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Obama is departing Wednesday on a three-day West Coast trip to glad-hand donors at five or more fundraising events, including four events in one day. The trip highlights the president’s focus on the 2014 race, where the GOP is on track to win a slight majority of the Senate and to slightly increase its majority in the House.
  • Was the Fort Hood memorial delayed so Obama could do his "equal pay" crap?

    04/08/2014 9:19:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    4/8/14 | sff
    I see Dear Reader, six years after seizing power, has SUDDENLY discovered how much he cares about women and wages. But three days ago, he could barely be bothered with the murder of our soldiers. Fundraising was of paramount importance. Now I see he is going to attend the memorial service at Fort Hood TOMORROW. Seems reasonable to me that for something that happened late last week would not wait until WEDNESDAY for a service. Looks to me like Fort Hood was FORCED to not hold a service until it was convenient for Obamugabe. What do you think?
  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips [Coming to Miami TOMORROW]

    11/07/2013 4:29:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Barack Obama, doing what he does best, is back campaigning and fundraising hard for the next five weeks. Obama’s plans include eight fundraisers for Democrats in the House and Senate. The events include: 1. New York: Fundraising for House Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 2. Boston: a House Democratic fundraiser on Oct. 30. 3. November 6, Dallas: No: another fundraiser 4. November 8, Miami: an event for Senate Democrats. 5. November 14, Philadelphia: another event for Senate Democrats 6. Seattle: fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 7. San Francisco: more fundraising for House Democrats. 8. Los...
  • Pentagon chief attending arrival of 4 war dead [Obama Worshiper Hagel Has Photo-Op]

    10/09/2013 12:07:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 10/9/13 | RANDALL CHASE and ROBERT BURNS
    Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Joining Hagel on the trip from Washington were Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. The remains of every U.S. military member killed overseas are flown to Dover for processing. Family members often attend the arrivals, but high-ranking Pentagon officials usually do not.
  • Obama heading to Miami for DNC fundraiser [Florida media in full worship mode]

    06/11/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 6/10/13 | Cameron Joseph
    ... Obama is heading to Miami this week to raise funds for the Democratic National Committee, the latest in what's been a fundraising-heavy schedule for the president. The Wednesday night event will be held at the home of philanthropist Joseph Blount, who donated more than a quarter-million dollars to Democratic candidates last election cycle.
  • Obama to Attend Memorial in West, Texas [Attention Whore Needs Attention]

    04/22/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/22/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama will attend a memorial in West, Texas for those killed in the explosion there last week, the press secretary announced today. Obama will be in Texas anyway for a Democratic fundraiser...
  • Obama and the L-Word-'Liar' is Potent and Ugly—With a Sleazy Political Pedigree

    10/11/2012 6:02:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal-Wonderland ^ | October 10, 2012 | Daniel Henniger
    The election campaign of the 44th U.S. president is now calling another candidate for the American presidency a "liar." This is a new low. It is amazing and depressing to hear this term being used as a formal strategy by people at the highest level of American politics. "Liar" is a potent and ugly word with a sleazy political pedigree. But "liar" is not being deployed only by party attack dogs or the Daily Kos comment queue. Mitt Romney is being called a "liar" by officials at the top of the Obama re-election campaign. Speaking the day after the debate...
  • Madonna causes confusion by referring to President Barack Obama as a Muslim

    09/26/2012 1:53:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 26, 2012
    In a video posted on YouTube by audience members at the concert, the singer delivers a rousing, profanity-laced political speech on freedom during her show. "Now, it's so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House ... we have a black Muslim in the White House ... it means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man," Madonna said. Mr Obama, who stands for re-election on Nov 6, is Christian. Madonna said later: "I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not...
  • Jay-Z, Beyonce raise money for Obama [Party while the world burns]

    09/19/2012 2:09:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/18/12 | Amy Gardner
    President Obama assumed the role of celebrity-in-chief again Tuesday with a glamorous fundraiser at the downtown nightclub of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, superstar singer Beyonce. Obama addressed a group of 100 supporters at the club 40/40 on West 25th Street, his supporters having paid $40,000 apiece for the privilege of sipping champagne, lounging on luxurious, pale couches and noshing on hamburger sliders.
  • Rep. West decries 'classless' ad that depicts him punching women

    08/09/2012 9:05:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 09, 2012 | unattributed
    *** The punches land as the narrator lists the groups of people West has supposedly wronged. *** West said the ad reflects a "sad state of politics" in the country. "The ad being run against me by my opponent's family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible," West said. "It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for...
  • Harry Reid's Office Responds To Rumors That He's A Pederast

    08/03/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8/3/2012
    EXCLUSIVE---MUST CREDIT ACE OF SPADES HQ: Harry Reid's Office Responds To Rumors That He's A Pederast As you know by now, when baseless but serious charges are laid against a powerful political figure, it is the responsibility of the maligned individual to prove their innocence. With that understanding, I requested comment from Harry Reid's office on the swirling charges that someone said they heard from someone that Harry Reid is pederast. The email response from Reid Spokesman Adam Jentleson can only be characterized as chilling: Cute First, note the non-denial. Based on the rumors we've all heard, we can only...
  • Obama: Military makes a "pretty good photo op" [True motivations revealed in early days of regime]

    05/02/2012 5:06:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/09 | Don Surber
    Out of the mouths of babes, from the Washington Post covering the president in South Korea: Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures. “You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said. Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed “the gratitude of the American public” and said his meetings in four countries...
  • As governor, Romney worked to reassure liberals

    04/24/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    WP ^ | November 2 | Peter Wallsten and Juliet Eilperin
    Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws. Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion. He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely...
  • Maryland AG : If petition is successful, marriage vote will be undone by newly appointed judges

    02/29/2012 10:13:26 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies · 3+ views
    massresistance.com ^ | 02/29/2012 | n/a
    Calling pro-family citizens "rabid," the Maryland Attorney General told a homosexual rally in September that if "the right-wing myopic folks" win a vote to overturn the new "gay marriage" law, then the Governor's newly appointed judges will strike down the current one-man-one-woman marriage law as unconstitutional — "so we will win." That's what Douglas Gansler, Maryland's aggressively pro-homosexual Attorney General, told a rally of homosexual group Equality Maryland back on Sept. 7, 2011. As Gansler has acknowledged, "gay marriage" has been universally rejected across the country, by the will of the people. It's only been instituted by judges or legislatures,...
  • The South & Mid-West Must Defeat the Romney Sleaze Machine

    02/01/2012 1:47:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 18 replies
    http://www.tableofwisdom.com ^ | 2/1/2012 | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    As a Florida resident I have to apologize to conservatives for what happened here in our primary election. There’s an axiom regarding Florida that says if you are –in- Florida, “you have to go north in order to go south”. The remnants of “old Florida” went solidly for Newt but predictably areas like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County where I live are areas of transplanted northerners who are known for telling us “this is how we do it up north”, which begs the question - if it’s so great in New York, New Jersey, Boston… – then why did you...
  • The South & the Mid-West Must Defeat the Romney Sleaze Machine

    01/31/2012 10:08:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 16 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 2/1/2012 | Scott Ryan
    As a Florida resident I have to apologize to conservatives for what happened here in our primary election. There’s an axiom regarding Florida that if you are –in- Florida, “you have to go north in order to go south”. The remnants of “old Florida” went solidly for Newt but predictably areas like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County where I live are areas of transplanted northerners who are known for telling us “this is how we do it up north”, which begs the question - if it’s so great in New York, New Jersey, Boston… – then why did you come...
  • Ron Paul: As Sleazy As Bill Caligula

    10/27/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 163 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/26/11 | Alan Levy
    There are many things to dislike about the walking disaster known as Ron Paul. He surrounds himself with with whack jobs like anarchist Lew Rockwell and the detestable Thomas Woods, his pet professor, who wants to replace the Constitution with the failed Articles of Confederation. He has accepted campaign donations from Neo-Nazi (also known as National SOCIALISTS for those you out there who were abused by our public school system, like me) organizations like Stormfront and Vanguard News Network
  • Arizona church is house of prostitution, police say

    09/11/2011 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.com ^ | September 10, 2011 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- A church called the Phoenix Goddess Temple has been accused of being a house of prostitution, and a six-month undercover investigation has resulted in the arrests of 20 women and men who worked there, Phoenix police said Friday. Authorities are still searching for 17 more people -- all of whom have been indicted -- in connection with the prostitution enterprise, said Sgt. Steve Martos, a Phoenix police spokesman. The 20 people arrested so far have been charged with prostitution or other offenses, police said. During a Wednesday search of the Phoenix temple and two church-related sites in nearby...
  • Obama Jokes at Jobs Council: 'Shovel-Ready Was Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected'

    06/13/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2011
    <p>President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting.</p>
  • Hochul Accepts Thousands from 4 Law firms representing Violent Drug Ring in Shocking Ethical Breach

    06/08/2011 1:48:41 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 2 replies
    Albany Insanity ^ | 6/8/2011 | Albany Insantiy
    Kathy Hochul accepted thousands of dollars in cash towards her campaign from law firms and or lawyers concurrent with those same firms presenting cases on behalf of the four leaders from a Western New York region violent drug ring with cases before Mr. Hochul’s US Attorney office. The violent drug ring involved was described by the FBI as being extremely violent and presenting a clear and present danger to the public and Buffalo-Niagara community. Mrs. Hochul’s husband’s office, in close proximity to these contributions, acted very favorably to the law firms and their associated defendants on several of these observed...
  • Hochul Accepts Thousands from 4 Law firms representing Violent Drug Ring in Shocking Ethical Breach

    06/08/2011 1:48:39 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 5 replies
    Albany Insanity ^ | 6/8/2011 | Albany Insantiy
    Kathy Hochul accepted thousands of dollars in cash towards her campaign from law firms and or lawyers concurrent with those same firms presenting cases on behalf of the four leaders from a Western New York region violent drug ring with cases before Mr. Hochul’s US Attorney office. The violent drug ring involved was described by the FBI as being extremely violent and presenting a clear and present danger to the public and Buffalo-Niagara community. Mrs. Hochul’s husband’s office, in close proximity to these contributions, acted very favorably to the law firms and their associated defendants on several of these observed...
  • Behold the Face of the Modern Left

    06/07/2011 9:50:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2011 | Michael Walsh
    In his combination of unctuousness, mendacity, mock-reasonableness, petulance, bullying, hypocrisy, overweening arrogance, brazen aggression, self-pity, victimhood, and bogus moral preening, it’s hard to beat Congressman Anthony Weiner. He’s the perfect face of the modern American Left in all its glorious pathology; why anyone takes these people seriously is utterly beyond me, so transparent are they. And yet for some, their sweet nothings continue to resonate. Here he is with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, doing what lefties do best: lie, equivocate, lecture, browbeat, and implicitly threaten, even when they’re caught red-handed: [video] I mean, how hard was it to see through Tony...
  • James O’Keefe abandoned by powerful conservatives

    10/05/2010 3:02:25 PM PDT · by Sakity Yaks · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/4/10 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Heralded last year as epitomizing a new form of “activist” journalism, James O’Keefe now finds himself abandoned by some of the powerful conservatives who championed him. And a multi-million dollar effort designed to offset what many conservatives regard as the leftward tilt of the mainstream media has been undermined by a series of increasingly bizarre incidents.... O’Keefe, 26, became a superstar on the right last year when he and an associate named Hannah Giles released secretly recorded videos on Breitbart’s website showing employees of the liberal community organizing group ACORN supposedly offering advice on setting up an underage brothel. The...
  • Dashing hopes: The prez & politics as usual

    06/05/2010 3:23:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 515+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Let's be grateful that Barack Obama's contempt for poli tics as usual is a matter of public record. Otherwise, we might be saddled with a White House that offers federal jobs to potential candidates it wants to keep out of Democratic primaries, and does it in such a crude fashion that it skirts the law. We might witness the release of pertinent news about one of the cases on the Friday before a three-day weekend in one of the oldest, most predictable PR tricks in the book. We might have to rely on a sketchy document purporting to outline the...
  • White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run

    05/28/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT · by malkee · 74 replies · 2,565+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 28 2010 | Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker
    At the urging of the Obama White House, former President Bill Clinton asked Rep. Joe Sestak whether he would abandon his plans to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary if given an unpaid, advisory position, according to a White House counsel report issued Friday morning. Clinton made the inquiries on behalf of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel last summer, as Sestak began his challenge of Specter, a former Republican who had switched parties, White House Counsel Bob Bauer wrote. Obama publicly backed Specter's reelection bid over Sestak, who remained in the primary and defeated the veteran senator...
  • Obama to Meet Union Leaders Over Their Opposition to Cadillac Tax (Obama lied to the unions)

    01/09/2010 1:46:04 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 1,080+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2010 | Fox News
    President Obama plans to meet with union leaders Monday to discuss their opposition to a proposed tax on high-cost insurance plans, a tax that would pay for his health care overhaul plan, sources told Fox News. The meeting is expected to include leaders from the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union and other labor organizations. Union officials told The Associated Press that they view the meeting Monday as a chance to forcefully make their case that the tax is bad policy and bad politics. Unions contend that the tax would be passed along to workers.
  • Behar: Tiger Not a Hypocrite Because He’s Not a Right-Winger (video)

    12/03/2009 10:59:33 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1,962+ views
    The View ^ | Dec.3, 2009
    Behar: "Let me say this about Tiger on his behalf. He has never held himself up as one of these pro-marriage, right-wing kind of guys who is anti-gay."
  • Report: Tiger’s Alleged NY Mistress Now Admits Affair (VIP Club Hostess Rachel Uchitel)

    12/03/2009 9:26:24 AM PST · by caddystacks · 71 replies · 4,105+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 - Updated 3m ago | By Laura Crimaldi
    A Los Angeles press conference with Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel has been called off. Uchitel, 34, was scheduled to appear with her attorney, Gloria Allred, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The cancellation comes as TMZ.com is reporting Uchitel was lying when she said she did not have an affair with Tiger Woods. Citing unnamed sources the celebrity news site writes that text messages between Woods and Uchitel sparked the fight at the billionaire golfer’s home before his bizarre early-morning car crash. Uchitel, a New York City nightclub hostess, has publicly denied an affair with Woods. However, TMZ.com...
  • Tiger Woods Confesses

    12/02/2009 8:22:48 AM PST · by FromLori · 100 replies · 3,317+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/2/09 | Nicholas Carlson
    "I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves." Tiger Woods, allegedly caught cheating on his wife, just posted an apology on his Web site. Bonus: See who forced Tiger Woods to confess. We think it's good enough to keep him in Nikes for years: I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal...
  • Women 'line up to claim affairs with Tiger Woods'

    12/01/2009 1:08:26 PM PST · by pissant · 83 replies · 4,104+ views
    Times UK ^ | 12/1/09 | Jacqui Goddard
    Tiger Woods was braced for new trouble tonight amid reports that at least two women are set to go public with claims that they had affairs with the world’s highest-earning sportsman. RadarOnline.com a celebrity news website, reported that several women had come forward claiming to have had sex with the billion-dollar golfer, including one who purports to have “explosive” answerphone recordings. Jaimee Grubbs, 24, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, tells this week’s edition of Us Weekly magazine that she had a 31-month affair with Woods, starting in April 2007, and that she has more than 300 text messages — some...
  • Tiger had paws all over me

    12/02/2009 4:13:28 AM PST · by malkee · 116 replies · 5,016+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2009 | EMILY SMITH, JEANE MacINTOSH, DAVID K. L I and KATE SHEEHY
    They're coming out of the Woodswork! At least two more buxom beauties claim to have had torrid affairs with embattled superstar golfer Tiger Woods -- including one whom he bombarded with more than 300 text messages and warned last week that his wife was getting suspicious, according to Post sources and two bombshell reports. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/waitress_tells_of_golfer_sex_drive_nCfMAsVkmMZ8XylL1TEWfP#ixzz0YX5cSlPX
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal Grows, Other Woman Coming Forward With Voicemails

    12/01/2009 9:56:22 AM PST · by Callahan · 216 replies · 7,084+ views
    RadarOnline ^ | 12/1/09 | Radar Staff
    Several other women are coming forward claiming they had affairs with Tiger Woods, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. What’s more, one of these women claims to have proof in the form of voice mails from the golfing great. The voice mails are said to be explosive.
  • Atlas Hugged

    10/23/2009 11:15:47 AM PDT · by Publius · 59 replies · 1,491+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 22 October 2009 | Mark Sanford
    Ayn Rand has drifted in and out of favor, but she may be more relevant today than ever before.In my experience, people who've read Ayn Rand's books either love them or hate them. I'm one of the few who fall somewhere in between. When I first read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged in the 1980s, I was blown away. Those books portray the power of the free individual in ways I had never thought about before. Since then, I've grown more critical of Rand's outlook because it doesn't include the human needs we have for grace, love, faith, or any...
  • Rangel's enablers

    10/08/2009 2:51:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 495+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 08, 2009 | Editorial
    The GOP resolution yesterday seeking to suspend Rep. Charlie Rangel's role as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee achieved its goal: not his suspension, but a public display of the Democrats' tolerance for sleaze. With Dems in charge -- and unwilling to acknowledge Rangel's repeated lapses over the years -- no one really expected the measure to pass. So it was no surprise that members voted 246-153, mostly along party lines, to refer the resolution to the Ethics Committee -- a move meant to bury the issue further. Again, the GOP bill was more about Democrats than Rangel....
  • Why Is John Edwards Still Spending Campaign Money?

    09/22/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 848+ views
    Newsweek/The Gaggle ^ | Sept. 22, 2009 | Holly Bailey
    A federal grand jury is reportedly winding down its investigation into whether former senator John Edwards broke any laws when his political committees made payments to his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. But here’s a random question: why is Edwards, who quit the 2008 Democratic primary almost two years ago, still spending money from his presidential fund-raising accounts? Since January, the John Edwards for President committee along with a separate account, Edwards for President, have spent more than $625,000, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. That’s not much compared to compared to usual Washington standards (A House race,...
  • Powerline: HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND ACORN (but it's just a figleaf)

    09/19/2009 7:19:17 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 13 replies · 679+ views
    Powerline ^ | September 17, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    The House of Representatives voted today, 345-75, to cut off all funding to ACORN. All Republicans voted for the measure. That doesn't mean it will happen, of course; the measure, which is attached to a student aid bill, goes beyond the scope of the Senate's action earlier this week. Don't assume that ACORN can't ride out the storm and have its funding quietly restored by the Democrats, now that those in swing districts have had an opportunity to tell their constituents they voted to stop funding the voter fraud/tax fraud/prostitution organization. For now, at least, supporting ACORN is hard to...
  • RANGEL, AGAIN

    08/28/2009 3:23:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 1,161+ views
    NY Post ^ | Editorial
    <p>Rep. Charlie Rangel's multimillion-dol lar "oops" this month raises plenty of good questions, but this may be the best: How can Democrats continue to close their eyes to such sleaze?</p> <p>And, more to the point, this: Will prose cutors follow up on any of it?</p>
  • Obama’s punk, #1 advisor says Christian women are dogs

    05/18/2009 11:02:45 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 13 replies · 2,273+ views
  • UK: Top Aide to Gordon Brown forced to quit over 'sex smear scandal'

    04/19/2009 4:44:21 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    The Observer ^ | Apr 11, 2009 | Gaby Hinsliff
    Gordon Brown is today engulfed in crisis after a key aide resigned and the Tories threatened legal action over explosive leaked emails discussing how to smear senior Conservatives, including David Cameron's wife, Samantha, with rumours about their private lives. Damian McBride, one of the prime minister's closest advisers, quit over his exchange with the Labour blogger Derek Draper, in which the two discussed setting up a website to air scurrilous allegations about opponents, including unfounded allegations about affairs between leading opposition MPs. The idea was still being actively discussed until a fortnight ago, the Observer has learned. ..... Among the...
  • Obama Gov. Website Illegally Approved[Change.gov]

    12/24/2008 7:31:21 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,002+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 23 Dec 2008 | Judicial Watch
    Barack Obama’s transition website was illegally authorized to register as an official U.S. government domain and Judicial Watch has exclusively obtained documents to prove it, including evidence that the authorization was initially denied. When Team Obama announced its infamous change.gov website, Judicial Watch quickly filed a public records request with the agency (General Services Administration—GSA) that authorized it because the campaign clearly didn’t meet the strict eligibility requirements for official government websites.  The GSA, which manages and supports the basic functioning of federal agencies, specifically limits coveted “.gov” websites to U.S. government organizations at the federal, Native Sovereign Nation, state and...
  • The secret friendship of Hillary Clinton and John McCain

    12/24/2008 5:14:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,939+ views
    It's one of those things that sneaks up on you in politics, a sense of things happening not quite as you expected. It started in April when our Times colleague Louise Roug called with a quote from Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • Jerry Brown: Gay-marriage ban should be invalidated

    12/19/2008 6:06:03 PM PST · by granite · 28 replies · 1,462+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/18/2008 - 5:39 p.m. PT | By Jessica Garrison
    In a surprise move, the state attorney general has asked the California Supreme Court to invalidate the gay marriage ban passed by voters last month.
  • WILLIE BROWN: Illinois scandal from politician's view

    12/14/2008 8:50:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,640+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/8 | Willie Brown
    The prosecution of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is a match made in heaven. Have you ever seen two people more in love with the spotlight? In all my years of practicing law, I have never seen a U.S. attorney take to the podium to announce an arrest, then answer any and all questions while at the same time condemning the accused as if he'd already been convicted. But I'm telling you now, for all the accusations about Blagojevich trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, the feds had better come up with...
  • VIDEO: Blagojevich refuses to budge

    12/13/2008 1:58:48 PM PST · by XR7 · 33 replies · 1,823+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/13/08
    Blagojevich refuses to budge NBC Nightly News VIDEO: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/28200681#28200681&gt1=43001
  • The Change We've Been Looking For- Union Bribes and Indictments for Selling U.S. Senate Seats?

    12/12/2008 11:47:58 AM PST · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 1,505+ views
    Wayne Alyn Root's Blog ^ | December 10, 2008 | Wayne Allyn Root
    America wanted change and we sure got it. We elected a politician who looked and sounded fresh and new and different (and don't forget "clean" as Senator Biden once remarked), and promised that magic word "change." Aren't we lucky? It appears that the change we got is that we've moved Chicago machine-style politics into the White House. We found out on Tuesday what that business model consists of- the good Governor of Illinois was arrested for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's United States Senate seat. Yes, I said sell Obama's seat to the highest bidder. It's nice to know...
  • Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Spoke with Blagojevich About Senate Seat

    12/11/2008 8:34:54 PM PST · by nomoremods · 345 replies · 15,582+ views
    Fox News Chicago ^ | 12-11-08 | Craig Wall
    Chicago -- The firestorm surrounding Governor Blagojevich is putting some heat on Barack Obama’s transition team. Fox Chicago News has learned about possible conversations between a top Obama aide and the governor regarding the open senate seat. Craig Wall has the exclusive.
  • Topless clubs feel the economic squeeze

    12/11/2008 7:30:09 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 67 replies · 1,927+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 12/10/08 | Jim Irwin
    DETROIT – How bad are things around the Motor City? So bad that even Jon Jon's Cabaret is offering half-off deals. The topless club in the suburb of Warren – where General Motors and Chrysler employ upwards of 20,000 people – cut the cost of a table dance in half, from $20 to $10, in mid-November. The dancer gets all the money plus any tips, while food and drinks generate the club's income, general manager Kelly Sander said Tuesday. Jon Jon's has lowered prices on drinks, but business is still down 50 percent from a year ago, Sander said. She...
  • Source: Feds take [Illinois] Gov. Blagojevich into custody

    12/09/2008 6:14:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 974 replies · 25,721+ views
    <p>A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning. The U.S. attorney's office would not confirm the information, and a spokesman for the governor did not immediately return a phone call for comment.</p>