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  • Clinton's charity confirms Qatar's $1 million gift while she was at State Dept

    11/04/2016 4:53:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Allen
    The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new donations from foreign governments. Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton's husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta's...
  • DOJ fights federal judge's order for lawyers to attend ethics training

    05/31/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | May 31, 2016 | FOXNEWS/AP
    The Justice Department moved Tuesday to fight a federal judgeís order that its lawyers undergo mandatory ethics training, digging in after the DOJ was accused of misleading the courts over President Obama's immigration executive actions. In filings Tuesday, the department said the order would "far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies" and would cost the department millions. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Texas, had issued the order earlier this month, after alleging DOJ attorneys misled him about the implementation of Obamaís executive orders on illegal immigrants.
  • Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

    05/09/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008 when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, then treasury secretary Hank Paulson and others outlined their fears for the banking sector.
  • Branstad says Cruz employed ‚Äėunethical and unfair‚Äô tactics Monday night (AUDIO)

    02/04/2016 2:59:13 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 02/04/16 | O. Kay Henderson
    Governor Terry Branstad is crediting Ted Cruz for running an "old-fashioned", 99-county campaign that yielded victory in Monday night's Iowa Caucuses, but Branstad is joining the chorus criticizing Cruz for "questionable" campaign tactics. "This thing that they distributed on Caucus night saying that Dr. Carson was likely to drop out and his supporters should support Cruz, that is, I think, unethical and unfair," Branstad said this morning. "I think there'll be repercussions to that." Cruz has apologized to Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who finished fourth in the Caucuses on Monday night. Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Cruz backer, helped spread...
  • Hillary Clinton email probe turns to Huma

    08/13/2015 11:19:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/13/15 5:05 AM EDT | By Rachael Bade
    Huma Abedin, Hillary Clintonís most trusted confidante, is increasingly becoming a central figure in the email scandal thatís haunting her boss on the campaign trail, as Republicans and federal judges seek information about Clintonís communications while she was running the State Department. The 2016 Democratic front-runner on Monday told a federal judge that Abedin ó long considered her bossís keeper and even dubbed her ďshadowĒ ó had her own email account on Clintonís now infamous home-brewed server, ďwhich was used at times for government business,Ē Clinton acknowledged. Thatís an unusual arrangement, even for top brass at the State Department. Abedin...
  • Does the Media Hold Anyone to a Lower Ethical Standard than the Clintons?

    05/29/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Letís say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night. Now they see you driving his car and putting his suits and golf clubs up for sale on eBay. The police find your explanations implausible and contradictory, and then you tell the cops to direct all future questions to your lawyer. The good news is that you have fans. Some neighbors think youíre the catís pajamas. They...
  • (YouTube) DFU PRESENTS: Hillary's Unethical Behavior in Watergate (A MUST SEE)

    03/09/2015 10:48:39 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2015 | dfu The video includes home footage of her talking about Nixon. In the video are quotes from Jerome Zeifmann, with whom I have spoken in the past on talk radio. She hid documents and made a false statement to a federal judge that there was no precedent for Nixon being able to have counsel. This story must be told by the mainstream. It is very damning.
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administrationís sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This presidentís response Ė I donít know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBCís Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I donít know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • Hillary Clinton Ex-Boss Says He Fired Her from Her Work on the Watergate Investigation..

    03/16/2014 9:55:07 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | truthorfiction
    Hillary Clinton Ex-Boss Says He Fired Her from Her Work on the Watergate Investigation for Being a "Liar" and "Unethical"-Truth! Summary of the eRumor: The eRumor says that as a 27-year old working on the Watergate Investigation in the 1970s, Hillary Clinton was "fired" from her position for being a "liar" and "unethical." The Truth: This email is the text of a column published on March 31, 2008 by Dan Calabrese, founder of Northstar Writers Group ( The story is based on statements by Jerry Zeifman, a Democrat, who was a counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary...
  • Justina Pelletierís Mother Collapses After Court Orders Daughter to Non-Medical Foster Care Facility

    02/25/2014 3:24:53 AM PST · by No One Special · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2014 | Christian Newswire
    BOSTON,óThe family of Justina Pelletier was emotionally distraught after a judge sentenced their sick daughter to the foster care system without access to her previous medical care. Justina is at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Childrenís Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel filed a motion for pro hac vice to represent the Pelletiers, but the judge took the rare move of allowing the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to respond to the motion, effectively denying the specialist attorney from arguing in the hearing. To...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Martís wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the reportís authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the stateís health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • FDA spending $182,814 to Ďbetter understandí social media (to company that worked on Obama campaign)

    09/25/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Ssept 25, 2013 | not stated
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is paying six figures to a group that worked for the "Obama for America" campaign to monitor its social media platforms so it can be more effective on Facebook and Twitter. The agency awarded $182,814 to IB5k, a company billing itself as "the People Who Brought You Obama '08," to provide "comprehensive coverage" of the FDA's social media websites.
  • Congress: Hillaryís Benghazi Investigation Let Top Officials Escape Blame

    09/15/2013 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sep 15, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A new report reveals that the State Departmentís Benghazi investigation failed to hold senior officials accountable for the deaths of four Americans. Josh Rogin reports.
  • Anthony Weiner: Wife Huma's only crime is 'standing by my side'

    09/08/2013 6:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC's Today Show ^ | September 8, 2013 | Jillian Eugenios
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner will appear in a live interview with TODAYís Savannah Guthrie Monday, just a day before New Yorkers head to the polls to cast their vote in the primaries. A taped pre-interview between Weiner and Guthrie appeared Sunday on NBCís ďMeet the Press,Ē and Weiner admitted to Guthrie that his campaign was a gamble. ďFrom the moment go, I was waging this campaign on a bet,Ē he said. ďAnd the bet was basically that I know that people have embarrassing things they would hear about me and did know about me and my...
  • Obama, Congress and Syria--his aides make clear the vote has no binding effect

    09/01/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Sunday 1 September 2013 07.01 EDT | Glenn Greenwald
    It's a potent sign of how low the American political bar is set that gratitude is expressed because a US president says he will ask Congress to vote before he starts bombing another country that is not attacking or threatening the US. That the US will not become involved in foreign wars of choice without the consent of the American people through their representatives Congress is a central mandate of the US Constitution. George Bush, of course, sought Congressional approval for the war in Iraq. There is no reason to believe that a Congressional rejection of the war's authorization would...
  • Intelligence committee urged to explain if they withheld crucial NSA document

    08/14/2013 8:21:10 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 14, 2013 | Spencer Ackerman
    Critics demands answers from chairman Mike Rogers after claims that committee failed to share document before key vote The leadership of the House intelligence committee is under growing pressure to explain whether it withheld surveillance information from members of Congress before a key vote to renew the Patriot Act. A Republican congressman and government ethics watchdogs are demanding that the powerful panel's chairman, Mike Rogers of Michigan, responds to charges that the panel's leadership failed to share a document prepared by the justice department and intelligence community. The document was explicitly created to inform non-committee members about bulk collection of...
  • Where is Huma Abedinís Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, ďEligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Huma Abedin Allowed To Represent Clients While At State

    05/16/2013 3:47:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/13 4:14 PM EDT
    Huma Abedin ó Hillary Clintonís longtime aide and the wife of all-but-declared New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner ó spent her final months at the State Department working as a part-time consultant with the agency who at the same time was allowed to represent outside clients, POLITICO has confirmed. Abedin, a fixture at the Clintonsí side for at least 15 years ó from Iowa to Indonesia ó shifted to her new role after maternity leave in the early summer of 2012, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. The new status made her a ďspecial government employee,Ē which was...
  • Cementing Hate on Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2013 8:03:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | JANUARY 27, 2013 | SIMON PLOSKER
    This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so.Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd‚Äôs The Wall), the caption reads: ‚ÄúIsraeli Elections‚Ķ Will Cementing Peace Continue?‚ÄĚA hideous looking PM Benjamin Netanyahu caricature builds a wall cemented with blood, crushing Palestinians including women and children.Israel‚Äôs security barrier (of which the vast majority is a fence and not a wall) is meant to protect Israeli civilians against Palestinian terrorism. In any case, the imagery of this cartoon amounts to a blood libel...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up dealí with CNN moderator Crowley

    10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, ( - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley‚Äôs performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney‚Äôs statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term ‚Äúact of terror‚ÄĚ the day after the attack, but in reference...
  • Progressive insurance on defense after court case

    08/17/2012 6:20:19 AM PDT · by safetysign · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 08/17/2012 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    The Progressive Corp. insurance group is defending itself against an onslaught of negative publicity after it tried to avoid paying $75,000 to the family of a client killed in a car crash and sought to blame the wreck on her.
  • Warlord Accused of Genocide to Get Spot on UN Human Rights Council

    08/08/2012 6:21:21 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | 8-8-12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The election of a Sudanese warlord accused of genocide to the United Nations Human Rights Council is now virtually guaranteed, since he has the full backing of the world body's African delegation. The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for Omar Al-Bashir -- its first ever for a sitting head of state -- for crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in Darfur. Yet, his regime is set to take its place on the panel, in the latest bizarre appointment to make a mockery of the UN's human rights credibility, according to critics. It's like putting ďJack the Ripper in...
  • Mitt Romney Had Ethics Problems as Governor?

    02/06/2012 8:14:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 2/6/12 | Mark
    This is the first Iíve heard of this, but if true, itís troubling because itís one more reason that experience in business really doesnít translate to governance. Right Across the Atlantic is reporting that Romney went on a trip while governing Massachusetts, paid by Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant, that ultimately looked like a sort of crony capitalism deal, but Romney side-stepped it by going on vacation so that his Lt. Governor would sign the bill, relieving him of any ethics investigation worries. In fact, the whole manner of the episode is troubling, and you should check out the article in...
  • Count on ABC boomerang on Newtís ex-wife interview

    01/19/2012 9:34:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/19/12 | Judi McLeod
    The year-and-a-half-old ABC ďscoopĒ, in which Newt Gingrichís ex boasts her one interview could end her one time hubbyís political career, is more about the contemporary media than it is about a presidential candidate. The Daily Beastís Howard Kurtz said a mouthful when he posited that Marianne Gingrich does not say anything in the new interview that she hasnít said in the past.The Esquire already ran with the same story in September 2010, if anyone cares. Notice how quickly the story of another election-year smear has morphed over to WHEN ABC will air it.
  • Dr. James Hansenís growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income

    11/21/2011 2:50:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | November 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It seems esteemed NASA astronomer turned climatologist turned paid activist Dr. James Hansen of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has not been reporting some income that he is required by law to do. How long will NASA continue to look the other way? Chris Horner explains. ¬Ė AnthonyA Summary of James E. Hansen¬ís NASA Ethics FileBy Christopher HornerNASA records released to resolve litigation filed by the American Tradition Institute reveal that Dr. James E. Hansen, an astronomer, received approximately $1.6 million in outside, direct cash income in the past five years for work related to ¬ó and, according...
  • U.S. to decide on anthrax vaccine for kids

    10/28/2011 1:41:55 PM PDT · by TheSentry · 21 replies
    United Press International ^ | 25 OCT 2011 | UPI-staff
    "...Washington, Oct.25 (UPI)- The Obama administration is mulling whether an anthrax vaccine meant to protect against bioterrorism attack should be tested on U.S. children, officials say..."
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled†Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obamaís online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • Google to fight global warming 'ignorance'

    03/21/2011 12:47:48 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 21, 2011 | Russell Cook blessed us with an article telling how Google "has brought together a team of 21 climate researchers to improve the way the science of global warming is communicated using new media". This, no doubt in response to widespread reports of a Gallup poll showing ever-decreasing concern by the public about global warming, which must also explain why the GOP-controlled US House is moving forward with actions to thwart greenhouse gas regulations. Ignorance run amok, thus Google's experts are here to save the day. If only that were the case. The enormous irony here is the very service Google itself...
  • Reid's Rules Scheme To Rewrite Defeat

    12/29/2010 1:13:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 29, 2010 | Emily Miller
    The Democrats are trying to change the Senate rules so that they can ram through their agenda when their majority shrinks next week from 59 to 53 seats. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been scheming behind closed doors to use his slim majority to vote on January 5 for the most drastic rules changes since 1975. "Democrats lost the election. Their power has been weakened significantly. So they are trying to do a Washington-insider tactic to try to grab power, even though the voters told them very clearly in the election that they didn't like them, and didn't...
  • Surgeon-Generalís Report on Tobacco Called ĎUnscientific and Potentially Unethicalí

    12/16/2010 11:53:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | December 16, 2010 | Susan Jones
    U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin addresses the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (Photo by Penny Starr/ ( Ė The U.S. Surgeon-Generalís report that even a single cigarette can harm a personís health is unscientific and potentially unethical, a cigar and pipe trade group says.According to the report released on Dec. 9 by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, ďthere is no risk-free level of exposure to tobacco smoke.Ē In announcing the report, Benjamin said exposure to tobacco smoke Ė even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke Ė ďcauses immediate damage to your body that can...
  • Virginia High School Allows Cheating Students to Retake Tests (Great Ethics Lesson)

    11/18/2010 5:29:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | November 18, 2010 | Staff
    ( Ė A Fairfax County high school last month told teachers to let cheating students retake tests so they wouldnít receive zeros, the Washington Post reported. In a Nov. 5 e-mail to teachers, West Potomac High School Principal Cliff Hardison said cheating should "result in a disciplinary consequence separate from an academic consequence." This is the same Fairfax County high school that asked teachers to mostly banish F's from report cards, the newspaper said. According to the Washington Post, Hardison Ė responding to complaints from parents and teachers Ė later reverted to the old policy of giving zeroes to cheaters,...
  • After Half-Century In Office, Mike Castle Had To Go

    09/16/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT · by grace522 · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 16 Sep 2010 | Chris Freind
    Voted for budget-busting stimulus spending. Voted for the bailouts. Voted for Cap-and-Trade. Voted to ban ANWR and offshore drilling. Voted for Cash-for-Clunkers and tax increases while earning an ďFĒ rating from Second Amendment supporters. Even voted to allow the courts to remove ďGodĒ from the Pledge of Allegiance. No, weíre not talking about the voting record of John Kerry or Nancy Pelosi. That sterling resume belongs to Congressman Mike Castle, who, after getting embarrassed by Christine OíDonnell in Tuesdayís U.S. Senate primary in Delaware, will be out of work in January.
  • Obama Court Nominee Went to Extraordinary Lengths to Protect Roadside Strangler

    04/28/2010 10:01:01 AM PDT · by STD · 5 replies · 627+ views
    Powerline ^ | 4/28/10 | STD
    The nomination of Judge Robert Chatigny to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals displays the lunacy of leftist elitist judicial nominees. Obama's stocking the federal courts with completely depraved judges. Judge Chatigny can expect plenty of skepticism about his suitability, given his handling of a case involving Michael Ross, a Connecticut serial killer who raped and murdered at least eight women and girls. The facts are summarized in this article in the American Spectator. Chatigny found that the sexual sadism of Ross -- known as the Roadside Strangler -- was a mitigating factor in his case. He went so far...
  • Pelosi and Obama: The American People are Unethical

    03/17/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 368+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/17/10 | alaphiah
    When it come to passing Healthcare thatís exactly what the president and Speaker of the House are saying! The Democrat controlled Congress is about to perform the most unethical act ever in the history of Congress and they blame you the American people. Nobody in the House even wants to vote for this bill. (see article) In what is the most important legislative fight in easily the last 50 to 60 years Democrats are contemplating changing the rules in the middle of the fight. And as everyone knows thatís wrong! Congressman David Dyer House Rules Republican ranking member explains in...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK Ė The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • BREAKING: Nelson To Vote For Healthcare In Exchange For Medicaid Payments To Nebraska

    12/19/2009 2:09:47 PM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,174+ views
    newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Not that this will come as any great shock, but Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the lone Democrat holdout against the current iteration of healthcare reform, announced Saturday he will vote for the bill. Also unsurprising: much like Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-La.) before him, Nelson sold his vote and his very soul for some financial benefits to his state. As Politico reported moments ago: Sen. Mary Landrieu got the "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up most his state's future Medicaid tab -- forever. As part of the deal to win Nelson's support, the federal...
  • ĎLike Teenage Girls At A Bay City Rollers Concertí

    05/11/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 4,205+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough nailed the Washington press corps for its sycophantish performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner this past Saturday night: ďlike a bunch of teenage girls waiting for a Bay City Rollers concert, waiting to scream at the top of their [lungs].Ē Mika Brzezinski, agreeing with Joe, lifted the veil on the goings-on behind the scenes, describing an enraptured TV production crew scrambling to get the most flattering shots of the prez and First Lady. View video here.
  • GOP Leader Blasts Media Bias in House Floor Speech

    02/10/2009 1:01:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 1,642+ views
    GOP Leader Blasts Media Bias in House Floor Speech @ 3:20 pm by Michael O'Brien An alleged liberal bias by journalists covering recent scandals was enough "breaking news" to House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who took to the floor of the House yesterday to complain. "The national media spells scandal without the 'D,'" Smith alleged during one-minute speeches by members on the House floor Monday. "Two weeks ago the Governor of Illinois was removed from office," he added. "All three television networks ran full reports on the story the same night and again the following morning. Not...
  • Post-election Obama and ACORN

    01/29/2009 2:54:52 PM PST · by shielagolden · 7 replies · 744+ views ^ | Thursday, January 29, | Stephanie Block
    Post-election Obama and ACORN ACORN enthusiastically endorsed candidate Obama in the 2008 presidential race. A fundamentally unethical group, ACORN aims at more than community organizing: it proposes social engineering. Even Fannie Mae is involved. ACORN made headlines during the past presidential campaign, not just for candidate Barack Obamaís past work with the organization, but also for revelations that it was implicated in voter fraud and embezzlement. The situation was serious enough Ė and public enough Ė that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishopsí charity, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, decided ďto end CCHD funding of ACORN organizations because...
  • PA state Sen. Jane Orie Speaks Out Against Rendell's No-Bid Contracts

    12/12/2008 6:10:06 AM PST · by curth · 1 replies · 290+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 12, 2008 | Chris Freind
    After serving four years in the state House of Representatives, state Sen. Jane Orie, R-40th, of Allegheny County, was elected to the Senate in 2001. She rapidly made a name for herself as a reformer and now has the distinction of serving in a leadership position as majority whip for the Republican Caucus. Ms. Orie has taken on issues in the commonwealth, including health care, prescription drug coverage, taxes, schools safety and crime victimsí rights. More than anything else, Ms. Orieís stated passion for reform and fair play stems from her days as state deputy attorney general and assistant district...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/01/2008 4:25:17 PM PDT · by SuzanneC · 83 replies · 1,089+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 31, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillaryís history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther Ė and goes much deeper Ė than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of...
  • Government funding of political campaigns

    09/18/2007 1:51:49 AM PDT · by backtothestreets · 2 replies · 352+ views
    September 18, 2007 | Chuck Plante - aka backtothestreets
    Here is how I have viewed politics the past couple decades: Politicians and their political parties cannot legally dip directly into the federal treasury to extract money to fund their campaigns and pay the hefty salaries of their campaign staff members, consultants, strategists, speech writers, poll takers, plus travel expenses, phones, mail, office supplies, signs, bumper stickers, campaign buttons, and whatever else strikes their fancy. There is an alternative legal means the politicians employ. They must first find a way of getting treasury money out of government and into the hands of special interests that will share a small portion...
  • Embryonic stem cells used to regrow heart tissue [University of Washington]

    08/26/2007 2:50:08 PM PDT · by SoldierMedic · 20 replies · 598+ views
    Human embryonic stem cells have been used to regrow the heart muscles of rats that had survived lab-induced heart attacks, scientists from the University of Washington and a private biotechnology company reported today. Because the rebuilt heart muscle halted the progression of heart failure, the findings offer encouragement that treatments based on embryonic stem cells someday might be used to help people who suffer heart attacks, a leading cause of death in the U.S, said Chuck Murry, a UW researcher and an author of the study. Unlike many tissues in the body, heart muscle cells don't regenerate. So when heart...
  • BlockBuster Total Access - Bait & Switch

    08/18/2007 5:14:07 PM PDT · by TheKidster · 78 replies · 3,700+ views
    Email | 4/18/07 | Thekidster
    I recieved the following email yesterday afternoon and I am steaming mad. The video chain Blockbuster video has been aggressively advertising thier alternative to the growing success of Netflix. I was pressured by the folks who work at the video stored for months to join Blockbuster Unlimited. They touted the ability to rent movies online just like Netflix but with the added bonus of being able to take a movie back into any store and exchange it free for another title, along with being able to also just rent from the store. This sounded like a great deal and sold...
  • Most Ethical Congress Everí Running Into Problems

    06/14/2007 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 526+ views
    When the Democrats took over the House of Representatives, one of first statements out of the mouth of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and other Democrats) was that this new Congress would be the ďmost ethical ever.Ē Now, it seems that they are changing their tune in their zeal to keep their pet pork projects away from the eyes of the American people. As noted in the Washington Times, Democrat leaders in the House are reversing the work of Republicans regarding what is known as ďearmark reform.Ē The 2006 legislation would: allow lawmakers to vote on individual earmarks, specific funding requests...
  • Hillary, Bill Clinton Linked to Elder Scam - How Much Were They Paid?

    05/29/2007 2:58:42 PM PDT · by stm · 33 replies · 1,551+ views
    Newsmax,com ^ | 29 May 07 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Since he left office in 2001, former president Bill Clinton has been paid by $3.3 million by InfoUSA, an Omaha, Nebraska company that has been identified as a key provider of specially designed databases that have been sold to criminals who use the detailed information to defraud the unsuspecting elderly. The consulting fees to the former president were only part of the largess InfoUSA showered on the former president. Vinod Gupta, the CEO of InfoUSA, lent the Clintons the company's jet which took them to places like Switzerland, Hawaii, Jamaica and Mexico. The jet service was worth a staggering $900,000....
  • Conservatives target Rudy

    02/08/2007 9:16:33 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 311 replies · 2,989+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb 8 2007 | CRAIG GORDON
    WASHINGTON -- Eager to head off Rudolph Giuliani's recent gains in the polls, conservative activists this week strengthened their attacks, with some promising to step up their efforts on the Internet, talk radio and "below-the-radar" to discredit him going forward. They are taking direct aim at one of Giuliani's strongest selling points, at least to some backers -- that he is the Republicans' best hope of stopping Hillary Rodham Clinton. These critics argue that his nomination would prompt a conservative third-party candidate to join the race and split the GOP vote, clearing the way for Clinton's election. "There's no way...
  • Rep. Rangel's Unethical View of America

    01/12/2007 1:08:11 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 634+ views
    What does it mean when a national leader consistently displays a cynical and negative view of his fellow citizens' ethical instincts? There are four possibilities, three of which reflect badly on him. It may be that his opinion of human nature is so low because his own ethical instincts are warped, and he assumes that everyone else has the same values as he does. It could be that he holds others, particularly his adversaries, in low regard, according them neither respect nor a fair chance to prove that their ethical instincts are every bit as admirable as his own. Perhaps...
  • Harry's Inca Hoots

    12/28/2006 5:09:34 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 18 replies · 920+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 28 Dec 2006 | Staff
    Leadership: Harry Reid has blown off President Ford's funeral because it would be "hard to cancel" his meetings with South America's leaders or put off his junket to Inca ruins. How's that for class? Reid's visit to a tourist site in Peru, instead of presenting himself as the next Senate Majority Leader at a rare state funeral, shows how little respect he has for Gerald Ford, a good man whose presidency was marked by his willingness to put duty to country first in an effort to heal a wounded nation. Not so Reid, who put his own agenda above the...