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  • Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf confirms probe into funding of rioters

    09/01/2020 6:06:36 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed an investigation is underway into the funding of the rioting taking place amid racial justice protests and unrest nationwide. “This is something that I have talked to the AG personally about,” Wolf told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday night, saying that the department is focused on “targeting and investigating the head of these organizations, [and] the individuals that are paying for these individuals to move across the country.
  • Chicago-based Arab group faces fresh terrorism scrutiny (AAAN and Obama)

    11/01/2013 1:17:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    AAAN has long been tied to President Obama. In 2001 and 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with Obama on its board, made grants totaling $75,000 to the AAAN—about a fifth of AAAN’s overall budget. Obama served in that role alongside Bill Ayers and received $6,000 a year from 1999-2002. AAAN’s founder Rashid Khalidi and his wife Mona hosted Obama in their home on at least one occasion. Obama praised Khalidi’s insights, which had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases.” Khalidi returned the compliment, telling a mostly Arab audience, that Obama is...
  • All in the family: Valerie Jarrett and the Chicago communists

    03/23/2015 9:22:05 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Valerie Jarrett is the most powerful figure in the White House, rivalling President Obama in the scope of her influence over the fate of the Republic. Her personal Secret Service detail attests to the importance of her role in our government – in a position that is unelected and unconfirmed by the Senate. She has served as godmother of Barack Obama’s political and personal life, from introducing him to his future wife Michelle Robinson to integrating him into Chicago’s political machine and power structure. Professor Paul Kengor provides fascinating details about her background, and that of other key members of...
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Barack Obama at the Arab American Action Network gala

    09/29/2010 6:51:51 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 16 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 28, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On Friday, an anti-terrorism task force of the FBI conducted eight raids in Chicago and Minneapolis. Among the targets was Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Arab American Action Network Network (AAAN). This much has been reported in the media. What has received less coverage is the connection between the AAAN and the President of the United States. This photo of Michelle and Barack Obama was taken on May 24, 1998 in Burbank, IL, where state senator Obama was an honored guest at a gala dinner. Hosting the event was -- drumroll, please -- the Arab American Action Network...
  • ShoreBank Scandal Fallout: Fines, Suspension, Supervision for College Illinois Fund Adviser

    01/24/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    B G ^ | Jan 13th 2012
    Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Alvin Boutte, Jr., the adviser who encouraged the state to invest in Democrats’ beloved ShoreBank as it was failing, has agreed to pay a fine, to have his securities license suspended, and to work under “heightened supervision” in the securities industry for the next year. The ShoreBank scandal erupted in 2010 as Chicago Democrats, particularly Rep. Jan Schakowsky, tried to bail out the bank using any means necessary–whether federal, state, or private money. The bank’s closure was delayed several times–evidence, critics charged, of preferential treatment from the Obama administration. Eventually, under pressure from the Tea...
  • Woods Fund Leader Remains Silent About Obama Votes to Fund Arab American Action Network

    02/25/2010 7:27:15 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 201+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-25-10 | Bob McCarty
    Two full years have passed since news of Obama's anti-Israel voting as a Woods Fund board member surfaced. Unrefuted, one can only assume the news was accurate.
  • ACORN Could Remain Potent and Well-Funded Into 2010 Elections

    10/16/2009 11:42:29 AM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies · 661+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 10-16-09 | Kevin Mooney
    Although large majorities of House and Senate Democrats have voted to cut off funding for ACORN, this rebuke could be reversed as soon as November 1st. This is a point that has been overlooked in press coverage of the besieged left-leaning community action group. Moreover, even if ACORN (the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now) does lose out on public funding it continues to receive support from foundations, corporations and individual donors, including George Soros. Despite the scope and magnitude of ongoing scandals that have ensnared ACORN officials, there remains a certain slyness to the news coverage in that...
  • Clinton Democrats for McCain/Palin:stealing the Presidency: An Obama/ACORN Primer

    10/20/2008 4:30:37 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 9 replies · 1,951+ views
    October 20, 2008 By Kyle-Anne Shiver "A People's Organization is dedicated to an eternal war...A war is not an intellectual debate, and in the war against social evils there are no rules of fair play." - Saul Alinsky; Reveille for Radicals; p. 133 Rules? What rules? Laws? What laws? Clearly, Alinsky's acolytes take him at his word. When one is fighting a war "against social evils," one is above the law. Rules and laws are for the other people. I'm stunned by the irony here. For the past eight years, Americans have been bombarded nearly nonstop by cries of "Bush...
  • Obama's Wall Street Hypocrisy--Ignores HIS Role in Creating The Housing Bubble

    09/15/2009 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 454+ views
    IBD/Media Circus/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    Today the President went to Wall Street where he laid out his vision of the countries economic future First, we're proposing new rules to protect consumers and a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency to enforce those rules. This crisis was not just the result of decisions made by the mightiest of financial firms. It was also the result of decisions made by ordinary Americans to open credit cards and take on mortgages. And while there were many who took out loans they knew they couldn't afford, there were also millions of Americans who signed contracts they didn't fully understand offered...
  • Obama taking Ayers' cash another red flag

    10/31/2008 2:37:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,042+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 10/29/2008 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Barack Obama's critics appropriately have spotlighted his ties to William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the remorseless co-founders and leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground. However, Obama's detractors largely overlook Ayers' campaign contribution to Obama.On April 2, 2001, Ayers donated $200 to Obama's Illinois State Senate re-election campaign. Though not a jackpot, this represents Ayers' only recorded political contribution.The Illinois State Board of Elections' online database shows that Ayers donated to no other candidate. The websites of the Federal Elections Commission, The Center for Responsive Politics (opensecrets.org), and NewsMeat.com indicate that Ayers has made no disclosed federal campaign contributions.Why is...
  • Two Bloggers' Work Makes Closeness of Obama-Ayers Ties More Obvious Than Ever

    10/19/2008 12:28:40 PM PDT · by hecht · 7 replies · 767+ views
    Two Bloggers' Work Makes Closeness of Obama-Ayers Ties More Obvious Than Ever By Tom Blumer October 19, 2008 - 11:44 ET Two recent finds noted by bloggers have put further dents in the Obama campaign's core claim about its candidate's relationship with Bill Ayers, the unapologetic domestic terrorist who has not ruled out recidivism, as seen here at Obama's FightTheSmears.com home page: The first was discovered by SeeDubya, former weekend blogger at Michelle Malkin's site. SeeDubya came out of retirement for one morning to note a neighborly reference to Obama by Ayers in the former Weather Underground leader's 1998 book...
  • Linking Obama and Ayers: Legitimate or Not? (Man-up Obama and admit you and Ayers were friends)

    10/07/2008 5:58:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies · 920+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 10/7/2008 | Sara Murray and Gerald F. Seib
    Sen. John McCain’s ad tying Sen. Barack Obama to 1960s radical William Ayers has set off a debate over whether that kind of casual acquaintance should matter or not. Matthew Yglesias of the Atlantic argues decidedly in the negative. “If there were reason to believe that Obama harbored intentions of appointing Ayers to a national security post, or of using the powers of the presidency to orchestrate a bombing of the Pentagon, then there would be important questions to raise during a political campaign. But the idea that merely knowing somebody who has radical opinions ought to constitute a devastating...
  • CNN Did A Major Ayers Investigation -- Proves Little Messiah A Big Liar

    10/06/2008 7:47:21 PM PDT · by DHarry · 552 replies · 27,245+ views
    CNN - Youtube ^ | 10-06-08 | DHarry
    On Anderson's Cooper 360 they did a major investigative look at the Ayers/Obama connection. They even interviewed Stanley Kurtz. Bottom line: Just a guy in my neighborhood? Served on one board together? CNN Says bulls**t! They worked closely with each other and worked together on TWO boards -- both Annenberg and the Woods Foundation. They also talked about Ayers little tea party to launch Obama and found Obama hadn't been entirely honest about "just stopping by..." It was an event they planned and hosted TOGETHER. Sarah Palin needs to come out tomorrow and ride this just like she did the...
  • Woods Fund - Ayers and Obama serving together on board.

    10/06/2008 9:06:38 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies · 1,248+ views
    OH. You bet they just "knew" each other. September 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011006125627/www.woodsfund.org/about/staff January 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20020206042459/www.woodsfund.org/about/staff Board of Directors January 2003 http://web.archive.org/web/20021203011711/www.woodsfund.org/about/staff February 2003 http://web.archive.org/web/20021203011711/www.woodsfund.org/about/staff Howard J. Stanback, Board Chair Manager, New Kenwood, LLC Maria G. Valdez, Board Vice Chair Attorney-at-Law Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund William C. Ayers Distinguished Professor Of Education, University Of Illinois At Chicago Cynthia M. Campbell President, Mccormick Theological Seminary R. Eden Martin President, Civic Committee And The Commercial Club Barack Obama State Senator And University Of Chicago School Of Law Charles N. Wheatley President, Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suzanne Boyle, Board Treasurer Kristin Patton, Board...
  • Devastating Video, Obama talks about job Ayers gave him(Authors spelling :) )

    10/06/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Danae · 61 replies · 5,285+ views
    nakedemperornews.com ^ | 9/14/2008 | nakedemperornews
    Video of Obama in his own words from various interviews regarding Chicago Annenburg Challenge and who hired him. Bill Ayers, infact, Ayers built the foundation with a 50 Mill grant then hired Obama, the ACORN community Organization attorney (Obama) to run it. It was one of his only job resume points he pointed to while running for US Senate.
  • Debunking Obama's Ayers "Fact Sheet"

    10/05/2008 8:47:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies · 1,838+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2008 | Guy Benson
    When George Stephanopoulos so rudely queried Sen. Barack Obama about his long-standing connections to unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers during a recent Democratic debate, many conservative newshounds cheered. At long last, Americans had been introduced to a name that only a handful of right-leaning news sources had previously explored. Obama challenged the question's relevancy, carefully avoided details, and pivoted to another topic of discussion. The damage was done, though, and his campaign was forced to issue a "fact" sheet to debunk any nasty implications the "distraction" of a question may have raised. Team Obama informed readers that a) Obama himself...
  • Ayers Was on Woods Fund Board with Obama When He Stepped on Flag (NOT WELL ACQUAINTED?)

    10/05/2008 8:25:34 PM PDT · by KLT · 9 replies · 1,304+ views
    Little Green Football ^ | October 5, 2008 | Deborah Harrington
    Ayers Was on Woods Fund Board with Obama When He Stepped on Flag Politics | Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:40:39 am PST Barack Obama was much older than 8 when William Ayers was photographed stepping on a US flag in 2001, for an article in which Ayers said he had “No Regrets” for his violent actions in the Weather Underground. In fact, at the same time Ayers was in a Chicago alley desecrating the flag, he and Barack Obama were serving on the board of the Woods Fund together: PolitiFact | Obama served on board with Ayers. Deborah Harrington,...
  • Ayers Was on Woods Fund Board with Obama When He Stepped on Flag

    10/05/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by mojito · 87 replies · 4,124+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 10/5/2008 | Charles Johnson
    Barack Obama was much older than 8 when William Ayers was photographed stepping on a US flag in 2001, for an article in which Ayers said he had “No Regrets” for his violent actions in the Weather Underground. In fact, at the same time Ayers was in a Chicago alley desecrating the flag, he and Barack Obama were serving on the board of the Woods Fund together: PolitiFact | Obama served on board with Ayers. Deborah Harrington, president of the Woods Fund, a philanthropic organization in Chicago, said Obama was a director from 1994 through 2001. That overlaps Ayers’ time...
  • The Obama-Khalidi Connection

    10/04/2008 1:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/4/08 | Rick Moran
    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi - Palestinian supporter and the professor at Columbia University - on a special broadcast of "Hannity's America" which will air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM eastern time. Khalidi is a former professor at the University of Illinois and was a close friend of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared. He thanked Khalidi...