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Obama Ethics, Years 1
The First Week
Puts 5 millionaires on his cabinet
Won't allow a video of his retaking of the oath of office
Appoints tax cheat for commerce secretary
Obama brings the U.S. Census Bureau under White House jurisdiction under protest from Republican lawmakers
George Mitchell resigns from a Saudi Lobbying firm, two weeks into his appointment as "Special Middle East Envo
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got free housing from House rep (D) Rosa DeLauro for 5 years . DeLauro is married to Stan Greenberg; a pollster (Quinlin Rosner Research) with lucrative contracts from both that representatives.
Republicans are shut out of the Stimulus conference negotiations.
Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind):“(the stimulus package…)is being crafted without a single House Republican in the room.”
lobbyist William Lynn approved as deputy defense secretary. Obama waives ethics
regulations by putting the ex-defense lobbyist in charge of day-to-day
operations at the Pentagon. Obama violates promise to keep lobbyists out of the
federal government. On his first day in office, Obama issued an executive order
forcing individuals to wait two years before they could be hired for the
agencies they had lobbied, violating his own executive order less than three
weeks in office.
Obama brakes campaign promise to wait 5 days before signing any legislation on stimulus bill. Second time he broke this promise in his first month in office
Fourth Week in Office
Fifth Week in Office
Obama appoints "The Vacuum Cleaner" to be the new US ambassador in London. Obama has been embroiled in a cronyism row after reports that he intends to make Louis Susman, one of his biggest fundraisers, the new US ambassador in London
Homeless Woman Is Actually Real Estate Investor
New information about Henrietta Hughes has come to light. It appears that the desperate homeless woman owns real estate she shifted into the name of her son to avoid taxes and acquire government aid. Henrietta Hughes also apparently sold real estate at a significant profit in 2005.
Vice President Joe Biden's Son and Brother Marketed Hedge Fund Through Stanford Company: The fund was marketed exclusively by companies controlled by Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is facing Securities and Exchange Commission accusations of engaging in an $8 billion fraud. The $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and a Stanford Financial Group entity and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund
Sixth Week in Office
United State Trade Representative nominee Ron Kirk who owes back taxes, joining the ranks of other tax-addled Cabinet nominees such as Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, former Health and Human Services Secretary designate Tom Daschle, and former chief performance officer nominee Nancy Killifer.
Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, who President Obama appointed as director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform on Monday, took home at least $2.4 million in 2006 and 2007 from serving on the corporate boards of health-care companies whose businesses she would be in a position to affect in her new position. Since leaving the Clinton administration in 2001, DeParle has made a fortune by serving on 10 boards in the health-care industry in addition to her lucrative career as a managing director at private equity firm CCMP Capital and a senior adviser at JP Morgan Partners. Her journey from the public sector to the private sector and back again would seem to represent the type of revolving door relationship between Washington and corporate America that President Obama pledged to put an end to during the campaign and in an executive order
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was forced to fork up $34,000 in unpaid back taxes, told the House Ways and Means Committee that the Obama administration will be going after people who avoid and evade taxes. In prepared remarks before Congress, he said the president is intent on "tackling tax shelters and other efforts to abuse our tax laws, including international tax evasion efforts
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Health and Human Services Department, is facing questions about increased state payments to a social services group whose board includes the chairman of the state Democratic Party
Obama's Middle-Class Task Force Has No Middle Class. Every member of the President's task force - from Biden ($227,000) to Council of Economic Advisors chair Christina Romer ($172,000) to energy secretary Steven Chu ($191,000) - makes well over $150,000, putting them in the top 5% of wage earners. (See pictures of crime in Middle America
Obama has spent close to $800,000 through 3 different law firms to deny access to his birth certificate
Eighth Week in Office
Judge Fines and Sanctions Man for Seeking Truth about Obama's Eligibility
Geithner's China, Kissinger, family connections
White House knew of nominees' tax problems before
Obama Received a $101,332 Bonus from AIG
Obama's new computer chief, already on leave after an FBI raid at his old job, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft in 1996
Obama Knew About AIG Bonuses Day Before They Were Paid
Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month
Commerce pick Gary Locke: tied to China cash
Dodd: Administration pushed for the language protecting AIG bonuses
Obama Banks $2.5 Million for Books
Obama's $500,000 children's book bonanza
Obama compared embattled insurer AIG and other large failing banks to a suicide bomber
At least 13 firms receiving billions of dollars in bailout money owe a total of more than $220 million in unpaid federal taxes
Obama envoy Holbrooke served on AIG's board in 2008
Video: Congress, Geithner knew about bonuses on March 3rd
Ninth Week in Office
U.S. to buy Chinese condoms, ending Alabama jobs
Six weeks after Obama appoints blue-ribbon panel to help dig America out economic crisis, board yet to hold an official public meeting
Obama Justice Department tells San Francisco police not to comment after top officers sign letter accusing Ayers and wife, Dohrn, of being behind 1970 bombing of police station
Obama has named a former Freddie Mac executive to head the federal housing commission
During Obama's second news conference, he took no questions from the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today.
When on board of Chicago-based charity, Obama helped fund carbon trading exchange that he is now trying to push through Congress
Rahm Emanuel's Short Freddie Mac stay made him at least $320,000
Obama will nominate former pilots' union boss Randy Babbitt to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Tenth Week in Office
Obama Commerce Secretary Locke pushing census into Democrat rich areas
Geithner’s new nominee for number two at the Treasury Department, Neal Wolin, played a key role in the late 1990s deregulating the banking system
Microsoft Corp. is receiving federal stimulus funding for a pet corporate project
The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama's promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000
Video: Investigator says Obama campaign in contact with ACORN
Obama's sister signs book deal
Obama selects Robert M. Groves for next census director, a survey researcher who clashed with Republicans over use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count
Obama e-mails show constant campaign mode and use of fake names
Last year David Axelrod sold the political consulting firm that helped elect President Obama for $2 million to a group of consultants who helped steer Obama’s campaign
Eleventh Weel in Office
Obama admin denies heroic Iraqi translator asylum; may grant it to Uighur terrorists
Geithner's Stress Test "A Complete Sham," Former Federal Bank Regulator Says
VIDEO FLASHBACK: Obama slamming military in Iraq back in 2007, "In A Civil War Where NO Military Solution Exists"
The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London
Obamas fly in chef 860 miles... just to make pizza
Twelfth Week in Office
Obama's health secretary nominee got nearly three times as much political money from a controversial abortion doctor as she told senators
Obama's Dept. of Homeland Security targeting conservatives
Goldman Sachs rakes in the cash from Obama's TARP
Obama's relaxation of Cuban money transfers just another bail-out scam
VIDEO: Obama spokesman has trouble explaining Goldman-Sachs Bonuses
Obamas made $2.7 million last year
VIDEO: Napolitano’s apology to veterans: Timothy McVeigh ‘was a vet’
VIDEO: Obama Releases CIA Interrogation Techniques
Obama Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano backs down from the security document her department issued for the Obama administration linking pro-life advocates to terrorists
Netanyahu's planned first meeting with President Obama in Washington next month called off. Administration officials tell Netanyahu's office that President would not be "in town
Document: Obama threatens to sue if attempt is made to retrieve Birth Certificate
Report: Steve Rattner, head of Obama's auto task force being probed by authorities for alledged kick-back scheme
VIDEOS: Obama before and after presidency on Cuba
Military Sources accuse Obama of delaying pirate rescue by days
Thirteenth Week in Office
Elena Kagan, the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer has little courtroom experience
Obama balks at another campaign promise: Doesn’t Plan to Reopen Nafta Talks
Obama Habeas Corpus Hypocracy? Close Gitmo, but not Bagram
Treasury Department's internal watchdog, General Neil Barofsky, issued his quarterly report to Congress on TARP. Components of the $700 billion TARP pose "significant" risks for fraud. Treasury Department "adamantly continues to refuse" to require banks to report on how they have used bailout funds
Robert Gibbs, Obama’s Press Secretary, Contradicts Obama’s Campaign Statement, now is denying that Obama was a constitutional law professor
VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Questioned About Interrogation Memos
Fourteenth Week in Office
Transparency? The Obama administration, is rolling back rules requiring labor unions and their leaders to report information about their finances and compensation
In 2008 Obama told NBC’s Tim Russert he'd renegotiate NAFTA to include labor and environmental clauses. Obama’s pro-NAFTA trade ambassador, Ron Kirk, announced treaty would not be redrawn
Obama Advisor: Americans use too much health care
An administration official said presidential Boeing 747 and fighter flew low near ground zero in New York City because the White House Military Office wanted to update its file photo of the president's plane near the Statue of Liberty
The White House apologizes for Air Force Flyover
The FAA flyover memo: Feds knew would cause panic
VIDEO: White House unaware of terrifying 747 Low Fly over New York
White House deflects questions on NYC Plane Incedent
VIDEO: Startled New Yorkers run through the streets as plane photo op goes awry
VIDEO: Obama's Jet buzzes Lower Manhattan, scares New Yorkers
Obamas probe stingy at school auction
Memo: Feds Knew that Flyover would cause panic: Cost of NYC Flyover photo op: $328,835
Pentagon lies about rescue from Somali Pirates. Actual delay 52 hours
White House staffers attend secret dinners with Lefty Media
Obama marks his first 100 days in office with THREE hundred photos... all of him
FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape
AUDIO: Major Garrett says Obama's snub was payback, and talks bailouts
AUDIO: Interview with Tom Lauria about administration bullying tactics
VIDEO: Did Obama have another phony questioner at a town hall meeting?
Fifteenth Week in Office
Factcheck.org: Obama's claim of 150,000 jobs created claim is really an estimate of what his economic advisers think the stimulus bill is doing, and not based on any evidence of its actual effects
Obama does not expect to get any of the 8 billion given to Chrysler back
Obama flip flops on DC voucher program, seeks to extend the program ...until all those complaining graduate
Obama flip flops on flyover photos: might let them be released now
Michelle Obama announces new fund to aid non-profits.....with taxpayor money
Obama's choice for the government's No. 2 housing job, Ronald Sims, is embroiled in the largest fine in U.S. history for "blatant violations" of open records laws
Photo of flyover
Census Bureau hires 66,000 for census taking: Govmt. report of job losses skewed by massive hiring by federal govmt.; actual number of Job losses 611,00
Attorney General Eric Holder reveals he approved of rendition — essentially, legalized kidnapping — apparently more than once during tenure as President Clinton’s deputy attorney general
Sixteenth Week in Office
Obama proposes a 9% budget cut for the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) in the Dept. of Labor. OLMS is the federal agency that investigates financial crimes that occur when union officials steal from their union
The California governor's office says the Service Employees International Union may have had influence over the Obama administration's decision to withhold federal stimulus money from California if the state does not reverse a wage cut for the union's workers
VIDEO: Big Union, SEIU, in health care meetings with Obama and Congress
VIDEO: State Rep. Bilbrey comments on the SEIU/Obama connection, corruption in California "Pay to Play"union ploy
VIDEO: White house dodges question about Pelosi
Hospitals and insurance companies said Thursday that President Obama had substantially overstated their promise earlier this week to reduce the growth of health spending.
Obama nominates Utah Gov. Huntsman envoy to China; Jeff Bader, Obama's senior adviser on Asia, knew Huntsman from when they both worked in the U.S. Trade Representative's office
Obama has most of his assets in US Treasury Bills.... reported over $4 million in book royalties
Seventeenth Week in Office
Emanuel and Blagojevich traded numerous calls in 2006 about school grant
Global AIDS activists say Obama broker four pledges for Africa; All about money
The administration gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, advanced warning before CIA Chief Panetta sent memo to employees at the CIA that countered Pelosi's claim that the agency lied to Congress about waterboarding.
Buy-out chief Mark Patterson; US sham bank bail-outs enrich speculators; " US Treasury’s effort to stabilise the banking system through the TARP programme is a hopelessly ill-conceived policy that enriches speculators at public expense"
British firms are being shut out from lucrative contracts in the US despite assurances from Barack Obama that America would not start a trade war
Obama may earn millions from taxpayer-funded schools in his new book deal. Random house, big campaign donor, wants to sell Obama's"Dreams of my Father" to publicly funded schools
Of the 16 members of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, only one (Feldstein) opposes cap-and-trade. At least six (Immelt, Owens, Doerr, Ferguson, Wolf, Phillips) expect direct financial benefits from cap-and-trade. The remaining members are either Obama supporters/employees or union representatives. Taxpayers, consumers and non-rent-seeking businesses have been left out in the cold
Obama's gives meandering response to request for birth certificate: "I wish I could say that there is a simple formula," .... "But there is not. These are tough calls involving competing concerns, and they require a surgical approach
Obama dumps the meeting with preschoolers to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kids locked out of White House. Says they were"Too late"
Obama outsourcing interrogation
Eighteenth Week in Office
Obama violates another campaign pledge. Opposes law that snared Blagojevich; a law intended to prevent politically connected companies from unfairly winning government contracts
Obama continues to violate pledge to wait 5 days to sign any bill. Last week 4 more bills signed this week with less than 5 days wait.
Evidence appears to be mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Repubicans
Obama limits lobbiests' first amendment rights by decree, restricts those who can lobby on economic recovery and stimulus projects
Nineteenth Week in Office
Obama was the First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee
Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock: "The Chrysler deal is a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law”
Obama story lies: "Uncle" who liberated Auschwitz wasn't a relative at all and wasn't at Auschwitz
VIDEO: President's press secretary struggles to explain Obama's expensive night out to New York City
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is declining to say what it cost for Obama and wife, to eat dinner and take in a play in New York over the weekend
Obama nominee to the Department of Education's Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools, Kevin Jennings, is a homosexual activist with a history of using foul and abusive language against those who have opposed his homosexualist agenda.
The Obama administration might have found a home for the 17 Uighurs detained at Gitmo. According to the Associated Press, the small Pacific Island of Palua is reportedly taking some or all of the 17 Uighurs in exchange for $200 million.
Obama's former aide Louis Caldera, fired for NYC Flyover, has been hired by longtime Democratic activist John Podesta
Obama plans to fire the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs amid a controversy between the IG and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star.
Donald Remy, Obama's choice to be the Army's general counsel, dropped out of the running after taking criticism from the Senate Armed Services Committee for not disclosing ties with Fannie Mae
VIDEO: Obama auto team called Chryser shareholder laywer a "terrorist"
GM's CEO Edward Whitacre has ties to the Chicago political machine as well as the White House
Nancy-Ann DeParle, the official overseeing White House health care reform efforts earned more than $5.8 million in the past three years from her work for major medical companies
Key Obama Ally, Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo, Says President Obama Did Not Follow the Law in IG Firing
Former AmeriCorps Official, Gerald Walpin, Says Obama Removed Him for 'Doing My Job'
Obama Accuses Fired Inspector General of AmeriCorps of Being 'Confused, Disoriented'
Gerald Walpin, who was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, says that part of President Obama's explanation for firing him was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons.
VIDEO: Walpin fired (by Obama) for doing his job?
A top Republican senator is asking whether First Lady Michelle Obama's office played any role in last week's firing of former service program Inspector General Gerald Walpin
Independant witness confirms Walpin's account and idicts the White House on IG firing
White House refuses to answer Senate questions on AmeriCorps IG firing
Obama appoints his sister to President's Commission on Whitehouse Fellowships
A top White House lawyer called the firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin an act of "political courage," according to House Republican aides who were in a meeting with the lawyer
VIDEO: shows an interview with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson admitting his close relationship with both the president and the first lady and later denying the relationship. Mr. Johnson is currently embroiled in Walpin-gate. His non-profit, St. HOPE Academy, is being investigated by the FBI over allegations that an executive at the nonprofit founded by Mr. Johnson obstructed a federal inquiry into the group's spending.
Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is looking into
the abrupt firings within the last week of two other inspectors general, one of
whom was fired by the White House and the other by the chair of the
International Trade Commission.
Obama's choice as chief of protocol for the State Department, Capricia Penavic Marshall, did not file tax returns for 2005 and 2006, errors she corrected last November. Blames Post Office.
The FBI has opened an investigation into a Sacramento program formerly run by a close ally of Obama's, giving credence to the IG Walpin's work. Obama fired Mr. Walpin June 11 after Walpin filed two reports critical of Obama friends.
Obama scraps President's Bioethics Council after forcing embryonic tax-funding. With a one-day notice, members were told in a letter from Obama that their services were no longer required
Inspector General Fired by Obama Wants Congressional Hearing on His Case
Obama visits wounded troops: Ordering them to be at the hospital, then shows up 3 1/2 hours late. Doesn't know their names, where they were from or how they were injured.
"The Obama Show": Huffington Post blogger Nico Pitney and Spanish language EFE reporter Macarena Vidal were invited by the administration to theWhite House press conference, put on list of journalsts to be called on, given question to ask Obama.
Obama on Thursday selected for ambassadorships in Europe two of his presidential campaign's biggest fundraisers, extending a pattern of rewarding political supporters.
VIDEO: Rahm Emanuel re single payer, "The objective is important, not the means"
SEIU chief Andy Stern enjoys unusual access to the White House
David Axelrod said the president won't rule out a health care reform bill that includes a middle-class tax hike.
Questions arise on why Eric Holder's Justice Dept. dropped Black Panther voter intimidation case
EPA may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about
global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by
the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail
White House tried to prevent Honduran president’s ouster
New information suggests that the Obama administration is bluffing on missile defense for Hawaii from a N. Korean attack- and defenses are inadequate to get the job done.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the government-run program favored by President Obama against arguments that it would ration care.- “I don’t think there’s anything about the public option that would ration care
VIDEO: Obama’s energy czar Carol Browner admits to not having read the whole cap and trade bill
VIDEO: White House refuses to uphold pledge not to tax people who make under $250,000
VIDEO: Obama to gays: I’m totally going to help you out, just not right now
Obama lives it up on independence day. Having a huge Luau party with tons of food flown in- on the taxpayers' dime
VIDEO: Compilation of Obama flip flops- "Which Barack Obama did you vote for?"
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was
cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where, for as much as
$250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record,
nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration
officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and
Comments by White House staffer reveal bullying tactics
During Obama's health care forum he called on 3 people who are part of organizations working to pass his health care legislation- out of an audience of 200
Twenty Fourth Week
John McHugh, Obama’s choice to be Secretary of the Army, has secured more than $44 million in earmarks for New York-based companies and a large Army base in his district.
The White House Won’t Reveal How Much Michelle Obama’s European Vacation Cost Taxpayers- Travel by an American first lady typically includes the military passenger jet that carries her and the children, Secret Service personnel to provide security, and a separate cargo plane to haul official vehicles First Lady Michelle Obama’s tour of Paris with her children included a convoy of 20 vehicles, according to news reports. She also moved by “motorcade” through London. The full cost of such a trip would also include the expense of meals and lodging for Secret Service agents and possibly other staff.
The administration’s “Green Jobs” czar, Van Jones has a “very checkered past” deep-rooted in radical politics, including black nationalism, anarchism, and communism.
Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential candidate, has accused members of Obama’s administration of a dirty tricks campaign to derail her political career.
Video: Obama on signing statements, then and now
Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential candidate, has accused members of Obama’s administration of a dirty tricks campaign to derail her political career.
The Obama Justice Dept. is covering for the Black Panthers in voter intimidation case. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights summarized in a letter of inquiry to the department: the "defendants were caught on video blocking access to polls, and physically threatening and verbally harassing voters during the November 4, 2008 general election." The defendants made racial threats to voters, and one of them was brandishing a night stick. -Justice Department stonewalling and not responding to inquiries.
Republican Rep. Frank Wolf is accusing Attorney General Holder of ignoring his requests for an explanation why the Justice Department dismissed charges of voter intimidation filed against two members of the New Black Panther Party.
City mayor Bloomberg: Hillary Cilinton has stabbed NYC in the back. Her
betrayal cost the city $260 million in lost tax revenues and counting.
It didn't take long for Clinton to double cross New York City. Six months into her tenure as secretary of state she has suddenly exempted diplomats from paying some property taxes here.
Auto Czar, Steve Rattner, leaves Washington amidst pay-to-play probe involving former firm. The timing of his resignation raises questions about the course of an investigation that has scrutinized his possible dealings with the New York state pension fund.
Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona. The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl's comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian educatoin and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way.
With $108 billion in International Monetary Fund loan guarantees in jeopardy last month, White House economic officials begged, cajoled and cut deals with Democrats to secure passage of legislation boosting the fund's power. Days later, President Barack Obama announced he wasn't bound by any of the agreements.
The Twenty Fifth Week
The House could start work as early as today on a bill funding energy and water projects in the US. It funds 1,866 earmarks - most of them from President Obama.
The tag-team effort to intimidate Senator Jon Kyl and the state of Arizona by threatening to withhold federal funds got a quick, pointed, and direct response from Kyl and his fellow Senator, John McCain. The two sent letters to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that castigates them for their “patently offensive” threats
Arizona State treasurer: Federal education funds on hold- Arizona is having to borrow money because the U.S. Department of education is imposing new requirements for the state to get stimulus funds, Treasurer Dean Martin is charging."It's becoming clear that the administration is holding education funding hostage to bully Arizona into submission,'' he said. "This is taxpayer money, not the administration's personal piggy bank.
The chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee quashed an effort by the Treasury Department to hire a cartoonist after the link to the job ad was posted on the Drudge Report. Sen. Byron Dorgan contacted the Treasury Department to complain after Matt Drudge’s website linked to a want ad for contractors with the “ability to create cartoons on the spot about [Bureau of the Public Debt] jobs.”
The Twenty Sixth Week
Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued a statement saying that the Obama Justice Dept. is denying preclearance of Georgia's voter verification process. The statement asserts that the Obama Justice Dept. is allowing illegals to vote and is showing "a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections". The statement may be viewed by clicking on this link.
The White House puts off the release of disastrous economic data until after the Congressional vote to nationalize health care takes place.
Democratic Governors Accuse NGA Staff of Misleading Them on Costs of Health Care Reform
A Secret Service Agent, responsible for protecting President Obama, was fired today under questionable reasons, according to top aides. The Agent was reportedly tired of overhearing personal gripes by the Obama Family about certain demograhics in the United States. The Agent, who has not been identified as of today, brought his concerns staright to the President Obama, who later had him removed
VIDEO: Ethicsgate- Do Obama and the dems have direct links to the effort to destroy Sarah Palin?
Palin Ethics Investigator Closely Tied to Democratic Party
a significant change, the Obama administration will now allow lobbyists to meet
and have telephonic discussions with government officials regarding economic
This contradicts Obama March announcement that government officials would not be allowed to consider the views of lobbyists regarding specific stimulus projects unless the requests are put in writing.
The Twenty Seventh Week
Daren Briscoe, a Newsweek correspondent who was embedded with Obama's presidential campaign, has taken a job with the Obama administration, according to an email sent to a listserv of his classmates at the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
VIDEO: Michelle Malkin talks about an Obama culture of corruption in her new book
After trying to take 500 billion out of medicare Obama is telling participants in an online forum on health care that the current system and its skyrocketing costs are a threat to Medicare
List of twelve journalists who have spun through the revolving door between journalism and the Obama campaign and/or Obama administration
Video: Obama says we’re not proposing cuts to Medicare. No mention of his proposal to take 300 billion from Medicare
Illinois received a ZERO rating in a report released on Wednesday that concludes the state is worst in the nation when it comes to information available online about how federal stimulus money is being spent. The worst in the country.
Is the 2005 Obama ethics violation connection to big Donor George W. Haywood connected to swine flu scare? One of Obama's biggest donors, Haywood owns almost 8 million shares of bio firm AVI Bio PHarma Inc. and is a key investor. Bio PHarma will be one of the big producers of Swine Flu vaccine.
Obama crony controlled AVI PHARMA won government contract for swine flu vaccine. There are claims that the bid was closed. Gov. document req. open bidding- at link.
Obama connection? The Gov contract for Swine Flu vaccine talks about using TMTI technology for this flu. TMTI technology is used for researching biological weapons.
The Twenty Eighth Week
The all-time champion in HMO money is Barack Obama. Democrats have pulled in twice as much from the insurance industry this cycle as have the Republicans.
Next year’s census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it will also count illegal aliens, The result will unconstitutionally increase the number of representatives in some states and deprive some other states of their rightful political representation
The Twenty Ninth Week
Obama Pretty Blatantly Lies About Single Payer at New Hampshire Town Hall "I have not said that I am a supporter of a single-payer system," Obama tells the crowd in New Hampshire.
VIDEO: the threat assessment released from the Homeland Security Department on "Right Wing" groups turns out to be nonsense. The sources for the potential threats were actually from websites as well as some blogs. The DHS threat assessment was not based on intelligence but on Google searches
While the White House promised strict oversight of stimulus money, new findings from a government watchdog show that the administration paid for 50 airport projects that didn't meet the grant criteria and approved projects at four airports with a history of mismanaging federal grants
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Treasury Department related to the government's bailout of insurance giant American International Group (AIG)
A "Death Panel" already exists in the "Federal Cooridinating Council for Comparitive Effectiveness Research. -Tom Daschle stated the purpose (and therefore Obama's purpose) for creating the Council is to create an unelected bureaucracy to perform health care rationing that elected politicians are not permitted to make.
Obama invokes grandmother's death to support ObamaCare, but failed to attend her funeral service
The Thirtieth week
Union members pack Obama town halls. Members of the nation's labor unions have made up a hefty segment of the audiences that flocked to town halls Obama held in the past week, and they have played an even larger role in a nationwide campaign for an insurance overhaul. Financially, and with boots on the ground, unions have become the backbone of the president's effort.
The White House for the first time Sunday seemed to acknowledge that people across the country received unsolicited e-mails from the administration last week about health care reform, suggesting the problem is with third-party groups that placed the recipients' names on the distribution list.- passing the blame for the emails
VIDEO: Fox News report with Major Garrett over White House denials over "email-gate"White house issues public statement
VIDEO: A nasty exchange with Major Garrett of Fox news and White House Press secretary Robert Gibbs
The White House says that it will change its e-mail sign-up procedures after recipients of a health-care e-mail complained that they had not asked to receive updates.
The White House declined to comment Tuesday about a letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union asking why President Obama is refusing to make public information about the detainees imprisoned at the US military’s Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan
David Axelrod implicated in conflict of interest with his old firm and the White House- Axelrod was president and sole shareholder of AKPD from 1985 until he sold his interest after Obama’s victory, government records show. The firm owes Axelrod $2 million, which it’s due to pay in installments beginning Dec. 31. Axelrod’s son, Michael, still works there. He didn’t return a phone call. The firm’s Web site continues to feature David Axelrod’s work on the Obama campaign.
A media consulting firm with ties to White House senior strategist David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, founded by Axelrod, has been hired to produce a multi-million dollar ad campaign touting the Obama administration's health care overhaul. Republicans are questioning whether Axelrod stands to gain from the profits.
VIDEO: Conflicts of interests between Axelrod and big Pharma companies and big Unions detailed by Michelle Malkin
The White House had reserved 400 rooms for the town hall meeting in Montana
VIDEO: Obama says his plan will cover abortions in July 17, 2007 in speech to Planned Parenthood, says abortions are at the "center and heart" of his plan
The Thirty First Week
Obama wants to appoint his own whistle blowers. Democrats push bill to give president power over the federal reserve. H.R. 855, known as the Improved Financial and Commodity Markets Oversight and Accountability Act, would make five inspectors general – those overseeing the Federal Reserve, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the National Credit Union Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – presidential appointees.
GE banking corruption linked to Obama administration. Lobbyist dollars connect to a direct benefit for two banks owned by GE set to make federally guaranteed loans under the Waxman-Markey bill.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won't be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor's large political donors. The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials- "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington,"
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis now says she won’t make union officials comply with revised union financial disclosure requirements President Obama inherited from his predecessor
Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel wanted his help in arranging to leave the Obama administration after two years to reclaim his seat in Congress.
Two parts of the Obama administration are giving conflicting reports on the dangers posed by terrorist detainees to Congress and the U.S. courts, executive branch. Anonymous sources claim that the administration is deliberately misleading their reports (risk assessments) when releasing GITMO prisoners and their potential threats to the public
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Obama's nominee at the Department of Homeland Security overseeing bioterrorism defense has served as a key adviser for a lobbying group funded by the pharmaceutical industry that has asked the government to spend more money for anthrax vaccines and biodefense research. Dr. Tara O'Toole, whose confirmation as undersecretary of science and technology is pending, never reported her involvement with the lobbying group called the Alliance for Biosecurity in a recent government ethics filing.
Nancy Pelosi only signed two of three required petitions to nominate Obama, leaving out the third. The third, which was left out, contained a US constitution provision
VIDEO: Newly uncovered Van Jones tape ties to a young Obama
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The Obama administration stonewalls the US Civil Rights Commission on the Black Panther case. the DOJ’s excuse to use its own investigation to stall a response to its inquiry would be analogous to a corporation charged with employment discrimination which instituted an internal investigation — and then claimed that a civil lawsuit couldn’t proceed until the corporation investigated itself.
VIDEO: Obama promises missile shield to Israel against Iran in April; "So let me be clear: Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran's neighbors and our allies. The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a defense against these missiles. As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven. (Applause.) If the Iranian threat is eliminated, we will have a stronger basis for security, and the driving force for missile defense construction in Europe will be removed."
Obama dismayed America's allies in Europe and angered his political opponents at home today when he formally ditched plans to set up a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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The GOP is charging that AARP is getting kickbacks in Dem. health bills. AARP -- which sponsors a Medicare Advantage program in addition to the Medigap policies it offers, but was exempt from the Obama administration's gag order on Humana.
In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so. "With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.""In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant--so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers's own writing."
A proposed amendment that would have given Congress more oversight over the White House cybersecurity czar and at least 17 other czars appointed by President Obama was shut down in the U.S. Senate today.
It has long been claimed that Rahm Emanuel wanted to find someone to keep his congressional seat warm while he served as President Obama's chief of staff. Now, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned that Emanuel wanted then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to appoint Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool to his 5th Congressional District seat. A new book by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he and Rahm Emanuel, in 2003, discussed Blagojevich appointing a "placeholder" for Emanuel's U.S. House seat. Emanuel and the White House declined comment Thursday. Cook County Board member Forrest Claypool, pictured in 2006, says he never would have agreed to be Rahm Emanuel's "placeholder" in the 5th District U.S. House seat. Claypool would serve one or two terms and then be considered for a place in Obama's Cabinet, according to sources familiar with Emanuel's proposal. That would give Emanuel the option of returning to Congress, where he could vie to become House speaker.
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The Obamas -- and their ties to the most senior members of Chicago 2016 are far more extensive than the mainstream media has bothered to uncover. Obama senior adviser David Axelrod's firm, AKPD Message and Media, which employs his son, and which owes Axelrod money, is one of the contractors on the Chicago Olympics bid. Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett has been deeply involved in the strategizing for the Olympics bid since before the 2008 election, and until accepting her job in the White House she was a deputy chairwoman of the Chicago Olympics Host Committee. Both have close ties to a number of Chicago 2016 committee members.
is a secret Obama plan to pass health care despite the unpopularity with the
The Senate plans to attach Obamacare to a House-passed non-healthcare bill. Nobody knows what that legislation looks like, because it has not yet been written. Yet many members plan to rubber-stamp Obamacare without reading or understanding the bill. The Senate Finance Committee worked furiously last week to mark up a “conceptual framework” of health care reform. The committee actually rejected an amendment by Sen. Jim Bunning (R.-Ky.) to mandate that the bill text and a final cost analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) be publicly available at least 72 hours before the Finance Committee votes on final passage
Obama used not one, but two faulty anecdotes during his health care speech to Congress earlier this month. Obama told a story about a Texas woman who lost her insurance just before breast cancer surgery, "because she forgot to declare a case of acne." But the truth is Robin Beaton lost her coverage because she failed to report a heart condition and did not list her weight accurately. Republican Congressman Joe Barton fought the insurance company until it restored coverage, allowing Beaton to get the surgery she needed. The Associated Press writes: "Beaton's case is just one cited by Obama that mixes fact with fiction."
The Department of Justice has hired a team of partisan Democrat campaign bloggers to work at the Department.
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Michelle Obama gave a tear-jerker of a speech during which she recounted that she sat on her father's lap while watching Carl Lewis' triumphs in the Olympics. But Carl Lewis's first Olympics was in 1984 when Michelle Obama was 20 years old.
Gay" sex is morally good and is as "wonderful" as heterosexual relations, according to Chai Feldblum, President Obama's nominee to become commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AUDIO: GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann reporting that ACORN to again receive federal money on Halloween night
Obama's appointee- Robert Schoch, the Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for Los Angeles, is under investigation for alleged embezzlement and/or misuse of ICE funds used in undercover operations. Schoch was slated by Obama Administration officials running ICE to be Director of Investigations of ICE, meaning that he would be running and overseeing all ICE investigations worldwide.
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A senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told CNSNews.com that it is “likely” that Reid will use H.R. 1586—a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions—as a “shell” for enacting the final version of the Senate’s health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting. Under the procedure, the substance of House Resolution 1586 would be removed and replaced with the entire Senate health care package.
Obama became the first U.S. President to make an appearance at the Human Rights Campaign, the largest pro-gay “marriage” organization in the country. Obama delivered an impassioned speech in which he criticized the concept of the traditional family and announced that his administration will work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act
Some of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's closest aides, none of whom faced Senate confirmation, earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and other Wall Street firms, according to financial disclosure forms
Rush Limbaugh was targeted by an Obama official. The search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to Rush Limbaugh while he was attempting to be part of a group to buy the St. Louis Rams NFL team has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP- Sports group attorneys. Former Patterson Belknap Partner Richard Parsons is now president of bailout recipient Citibank, and an official Obama economic advisor
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After helping elect Obama, AKDP Media, the powerhouse political consulting firm founded by senior White House aide David Axelrod moved went to Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, to sign a lucrative contract to advise Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on her race for that country's presidency. The arrangement between Axelrod,, and Tymoshenko, a billionaire business tycoon once dubbed "The gas princess" has so far gotten no attention in the U.S. press. Axelrod's son now runs AKDP
Voters in Kinston, North Carolina decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.
Obama has had 22 fundraisers in his first year... so far
The White House tries to bar Fox News from interviews with the pay czar
Democrat donors are rewarded with White House perks. Donors have been promised access to senior White House advisors in exchange for pledges to donate $30,400 personally or to bundle $300,000 in contributions ahead of the 2010 midterm elections
VIDEO: White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on CNN telling Campbell Brown that Fox News is biased but won't say that MSNBC is biased
A case alleging Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president has been sent on appeal to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Obama has paid nearly $1.7 million to his top eligibility lawyer since the election
AARP to reap millions in insurance sales from Obamacare
Obama's nomination of a major campaign fundraiser as ambassador to Spain, Alan Solomont, has been delayed in the Senate over questions about whether the White House is withholding information from lawmakers about the abrupt firing of a government watchdog official. Alan Solomont, served from April until recently as chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service, whose former inspector general, Gerald Walpin, was fired by the White House on June 10. Mr. Solomont, a Massachusetts health industry entrepreneur, helped raise at least $500,000 for Mr. Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and was among a group of top fundraisers, elected officials and others invited to a St. Patrick's Day party at the White House.
Documents recovered under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Obama administration orchestrated the Van Jones resignation. documents released to this columnist through the FOIA include no indication whatsoever that Jones wanted to resign. Instead, the documents indicate that a resignation letter was written for Jones and issued in his name
Former actor and present White House associate director of public engagement Kalpen Modi was directly involved in planning the controversial conference call hosted by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) flack to encourage tax-supported artists to create propaganda for President Obama, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The emails reveal that Modi worked with now-former NEA national communications director Yosif Sargant in planning the August 10 conference call that was first revealed by Andrew Breitbart's Bighollywood.com web site. Participants in the conference call were encouraged to use their talents to generate public support for the Obama agenda in Congress.
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Doctors claim that Obama will force them to violate the Hippocratic Oath
Secret Obama internet copyright treaty details released. Potential goververnment control of internet and censureship is feared. Obama's administration refused to disclose text due to "national security" concerns, has leaked.
More on Obama supported ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Negotiations in Seoul, South Korea have leaked: The leaks confirm the Internet provisions have nothing to do with addressing counterfeit products, but are all about imposing a set of copyright industry demands on the global Internet, including obligations on ISPs to adopt Three Strikes Internet disconnection policies, and a global expansion of DMCA-style TPM laws. US negotiators are seeking policies that will harm the US technology industry and citizens across the globe.
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Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”
Obama administration memo to remove Republicans
The Obama administration intends to purge Republicans from the the civil service. Memo sent out to all agencies.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the dismissal of the first Obama eligibility case, filed in August 2008 by Phil Berg.
VIDEO: Obama and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN- Obama is asked "What is the most important policy difference between you and your opponent?" Obama mocks Clinton wanting to "force" insurance on people
Rattner family ties, ACORN, and the Justice Dept. Rattner is a big donor to Obama with connections to ACORN. Rattner is asking for big stimulus dollars. No Justice Dept. investigation of ACORN. Questions mount.
Obama does not salute or cover his heart during the national anthem.... again
Obama covered his heart for Russian National Anthem.... but not for the US
New White House council Bob Bauer tried to block ACORN investigations
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White House advisor Andy Stern gets around "no lobbyists" rule by simply not registering as one
GE uses its network to push Obama's green agenda, and gets federal funds for it.
General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt has been to the White House five times since Obama has been in the White House. Suspicions now are a payoff for NBC promoting Obama's green agenda
Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's website that tracks the flow of stimulus cash list 11 phantom Minnesota districts that supposedly have been awarded more than $7 million in grants.
After 12.5 Billion in bailout funding to create an electric car, Chrysler ends its electric car program
Forty Fourth WeekThe new documents show the White House scrambling, in the days after the Gerald Walpin controversy erupted, to put together a public explanation for the firing
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Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department released a legal opinion last week that allows the Obama administration to ignore the will of Congress which has voted overwhelmingly to suspend federal funding of ACORN until at least Dec. 18. He’s also ignored the 88 page report on ACORN's systemic corruption and flagrant racketeering activities that was issued this summer by Republican investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The House Ethics Panel is investigating the propriety of actions of the House Homeland Security Committee chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)
VIDEO: During President Obama's speech in Allentown, PA today he scratched his head with his extended middle finger as he named the mayor of Bethlehem, PA. John Callahan supported Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary
VIDEO: Collection of Obama clips "flipping the bird"
Obama holds closed door meeting on openness. A workshop on government openness is closed to the public; An event for federal employees
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The entire strategy for forcing Obamacare on the American public, was written by the husband of Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote his heathcare strategy manifesto while he was in precision. Even the strategies for selecting the opponents of the President's plan to target with propaganda were selected under this plan.
Nearly $6 million in stimulus money was paid to two firms run by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s pollster in 2008.
Obama hires Sarah Palin enemy, Larry Persily, for the Alaska pipeline job
VIDEO and Audio: Obamacare bill will protect Medicare benefits for 3 Democratic voting counties
Pro-Obama journalists get paid with taxpayer money to surround Obama on his Hawaii holiday
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Chicago Board of Education links Obama Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to investigation of financial fraud at Chicago Public Schools, death of Michael Scott. U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin discloses Arne Duncan is subject of Chicago Board of Education financial fraud investigation
Blagojevich's lawyers seek FBI interview with Obama....- Rod Blagojevich's lawyers want the FBI to give up details of interviews conducted last year of President Obama, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and others as part of the investigation into the former governor. In a Friday filing, Blagojevich attorneys also asked for information regarding first lady Michelle Obama.
New details on President Barack Obama's "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings have emerged, as an eye-witness has finally broken her silence and says that Jennings was present at Tufts University during the infamous "Fistgate" scandal, and says that he bears personal responsibility for the event.
Obama threatens to close a Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base if Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson does not support Obamacare. Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson's vote." They are "threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?" asked the Senate staffer.
Congressional Republicans raised new concerns this week about the Obama administration's firing of Gerald Walpin, who served as inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service. GOP lawmakers said White House visitors logs contradict statements made by the former chairman of CNCS, the agency that oversees AmeriCorps.
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White House senior adviser David Axelrod on Sunday pushed back against Republican characterizations of Democratic health care reform efforts as driven by the very backroom deals that then-candidate Barack Obama decried during his presidential campaign. “I challenge the notion that it hasn't been a transparent process,” Axelrod told host John King on CNN’s "State of the Union."
E-Vote scandal info connected to Obama appointments and the potential to affect the 2010 elections
Obama makes 4 questionable appointments to the "Election Assistance Commission". Individuals tied to New York's "E-Voting scandal
Gets Former Sequoia Co. VP Named as adviser to U.S. Election Assistance Commission
VIDEO: Liberal reporter Ceci Connolly admitted to Greta Van Susteren that the Senator Dodd received a $100 million sweetheart deal from the White House in the Obamacare bill to help him with his re-election.
The White House counsel's office has barred congressional investigators from interviewing Jackie Norris, former chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama, about events leading to the firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin.
Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree
White House says it is unaware of Ornaments on tree
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Obama scores well among ethics watchdog groups in his first year in office
Obama gives INTERPOL a free hand in the US and says as little as possible about it
White House visitors' log shows that ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis was in the White House residence one week before the famous sting videos of ACORN were released
Letter to Obama from Senators Sessions and Kyl about possible violation of the exutive order
The Obama administration, by releasing Qais and Laith Qazali and more than 100 members of the Iranian-backed Asaib al Haq, may have violated an executive order put in place by President Ronald Reagan to prevent negotiations with hostage takers. Senators Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl asked this question to the Obama administration in a letter sent to the president in July.
Obama makes the first transexual appointment, Amanda Simpson as a senior technical advisor to the Dept. of Commerce
Erroll Southers, the Obama White House's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration, refuses to answer questions about whether he would work toward unionizing the TSA. There are claims that Southers misled the senate in sworn testimony about about an incident 20 years ago in which Southers improperly accessed a government criminal database. The White House did not send Southers' nomination to the Senate until September 10, 2009 -- 243 days into the Obama administration. The nomination was then in committee -- controlled entirely by Democrats -- for more than two months, finally coming to the Senate floor on November 20, when Reid proposed that Southers be confirmed by unanimous consent.
President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, will lead the White House review of intelligence community information practices and aviation security, even though he was CEO of the private company the government used to help manage a key terrorism database before he joined the administration.
The White House says that it was a "different Bertha Lewis" on the White House visitors' log
Stimulus money going to fake zip codes in New Mexico
Stimulus dollars go to phantom zip codes in Virginia
Obamacare: bypasses normal committee meetings, netiotiating in secret- Democratic leaders are likely to sidestep a conference committee in merging the House and Senate versions, an attempt to block Republicans from delaying the bill.
VIDEO: Obama promised to televise health care eight times
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declined to answer questions about the president's campaign commitment to hold health-care negotiations on C-Span.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Timothy Geithner, told American International Group Inc. to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer's payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show.
AUDIO: Obama allows only one hour of health care coverage
VIDEO: White House press corps clash with the White House spokesman Gibbs over C-SPAN promise
The Obama White House rushed Thursday to defend a top counterterror official who went on a ski vacation for six days after an alleged Al Qaeda bomber attempted to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day
The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats, Michael Leiter, did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services while he was touting the Democrats' health proposals the media.
Military members serving overseas will have to resubmit their voter registration this year if they hope to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections.
A House committee is planning to grill Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about his role in the massive bailout of failed insurer American International Group Inc.
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The White House says Obama's alleged failure to keep campaign promise to televise high-level health care reform negotiations on C-Span was necessary to protect the "private health information of the participants" under HIPAA privacy rules.
The Dec. 18, 2009 memo from the office of management and budget director Peter Orszag
The Obama administration changes the way jobs are counted. In a Dec. 18, 2009 memo from the office of management and budget director Peter Orszag now counts "stimulus jobs" even if they were held before the stimulus money was given
A White House report on the foiled Christmas Day attempted airliner bombing provided only the sketchiest of details about what may have been the most politically sensitive of its findings: how the White House itself was repeatedly warned about the prospect of an attack on the U.S. homeland by Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen.
Obama's rejection of an obscure spending bill late last month is raising some unexpected constitutional questions. Mr. Obama's use of both a "pocket veto" and a regular veto on a stopgap spending bill approved by Congress Dec. 19 has at least one leading scholar questioning the move as a possible stealth White House power grab. -The Constitution "simply doesn't give the president a multiple-choice option" on how to veto a bill, said Robert Spitzer, chairman of the political science department at State University of New York at Cortland and author of a noted book on the presidential veto.
The produce used on the Food Network's Jan. 3 Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden. But the show did not disclose that "stunt double vegetables" were used and not produce from the First Family's garden.
The Goldman Sachs-AIG scandal may be worse than we think. Former New York Fed President and current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being castigated for paying off AIG's counterparties - Goldman foremost among them - 100 cents on the dollar and then keeping these payments secret. But it seems likely that Goldman actually got much more than 100%. What is worse, Goldman may have received this windfall by trading on information that was deliberately withheld from the public.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) takes action about a voter intimidation case in Philadelphia. The incident which occurred during the 2008 and has been stonewalled by the Obama Attorney General Eric Holder. Wolf took his case to the House Judiciary Committee. He has introduced a measure that would require the committee to deal with the issue. Wolf introduced a Resolution of Inquiry last Wednesday and it has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Under House rules, committees must take action on resolutions of inquiry within 14 legislative days. Wolf’s resolution directs the U.S. attorney general to provide Congress will “all information” relating to the decision to dismiss the case. The committee must vote the resolution up or down. Despite writing six requests to the attorney general six times Wolf has yet to receive a response. He also has written DOJ’s inspector general seeking answers.