Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS executive in charge of the tax exempt division in 2010 when it began targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harrassment, got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.
More recently, Ingram was promoted to serve as director of the tax agency’s Obamacare program office, a position that put her in charge of the vast expansion of the IRS’ regulatory power and [...]
Lois Lerner, the senior executive in charge of the IRS tax exemption department and the federal employee at the center of the exploding scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative, evangelical and pro-Israel non-profits, was given $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011.
That figure was included in data provided by the IRS in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Washington Examiner.Lerner is director of the IRS exempt [...]
For almost two decades, Mike Hughes has had to come to terms with his own mortality.
The Martin Agency president was diagnosed with lung cancer in the 1990s.
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Back in January, Hughes was given “two weeks to live” by his doctors, but he’s fighting on.
“When I got my diagnosis and was told there was an 85 percent chance I’d be dead within five years — [...]
As fears mount that the smartphone market has become too saturated, a Samsung executive says the time has come to build a smart watch. If you think Samsung has concocted a wearable device just to counter the rumored Apple iWatch, the executive VP of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee Young Hee, wants you to know that the company “has been preparing the watch product for so long.”
The Samsung exec also told Bloomberg that Samsung [...]
Manhattan: *Hostage* 57 West 75 St Barricaded perp stabbed & holding hostage 3 adults & 2 kids, ESU enroute Level 1 mobilization called.NY03
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Manhattan: *Multiple Stabbing* 57 West 75 St. NYPD advising perp stabbed 4 victims & then stabbed himself, EMS requested on a rush. NY03
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Manhattan: *Multiple Stabbing* 57 West 75 St & Central Park West. [...]
Fed agencies defend fortunes spent on hippest chairs in the office
BY MARK STRICHERZ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Federal bureaucrats are addicted to Aerons, the trendy ergonomic chairs that can sell for more than $1,000 apiece.
An investigation by The Daily reveals that federal government agencies bought 1,002 ergonomic chairs from 2005 to 2011. All but 194 of them were Aerons.
Uncle Sam spent at least $497,494 on the chairs during that period, at an [...]
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Yahoo News said it fired Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian on Wednesday for disparaging comments he made Tuesday night about Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on Tuesday was given a second chance to try to win an open U.S. Senate seat, easily besting veteran former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays in a Republican primary.
As in 2010, McMahon will face a well-known figure in Democratic politics, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy.
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Murphy is a three-term 5th Congressional District representative and former state legislator. He defeated veteran Democratic politician and former [...]
John Krenicki is giving up his General Electric Co. paycheck. But he’s going to be collecting an allowance.
As part of a deal to keep the veteran executive from joining a competitor for an unusually long three years, the conglomerate has agreed to pay Mr. Krenicki $89,000 a month until 2022.
The payment to Mr. Krenicki, who is 50 years old, was dubbed a retirement allowance by GE and is worth $1 [...]
Not sure if this one has been Posted, there are a couple similar posts but they did not get much responses…
This is a BIG deal!!
First, Obama signs his ‘peace time martial law’ exec order for ‘national preparedness of national resources in event of national emergency’…
Then just one month later, he signs another Exec Order, DELCARING a national emergency over Russian nuclear materials in the Middle East…
AND NOW THERE IS THIS!!!
He just signed [...]
Private equity tycoon Steve Schwarzman said this morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that if we keep racking up our deficit “something terrible” will happen.
“If you keep doing this something terrible will happen to the United States. Something terrible will happen to us,” Schwarzman said.
The billionaire private equity exec added that he thinks the U.S. can solve its problems.
One solution he proposed is that the U.S. will probably need some type of tax reform to deal [...]
COVINGTON, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A former high-ranking CNN executive is accused of leaving dog feces in his neighbor’s mailbox.
Covington police say the victims of the incident, Benjamin Dameron and Ralph Miller, have video of Bob Furnad walking with his dog up to the mailbox and placing a bag filled with the feces in their mailbox.
“Mr. Furnad stated that he did place a bag containing dog feces in the victim’s mail [...]
Google display ad boss Jason Bigler is not surprised that General Motors, the nation’s third-biggest advertiser, has cut its $10 million Facebook ad budget to zero because Facebook advertising “doesn’t work.”
Yesterday, he tweeted: ”Seriously folks, did you really expect consumers to be in transactional mindsets on Facebook?”
Thing is, Jason is right.
Facebook is no Google, and there is one plain reason why: Google has the perfect online advertising product and Facebook doesn’t know what its online advertising [...]
There’s a new development in the case of Twentieth Century Foxveteran film distribution executive Gavin Smith who is still missing. I’ve now learned that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has officially changed the status of the case from a missing person’s probe to a criminal homicide investigation. My news follows by a day media reports that the search for Smith had intensified and the sheriff’s department has added new resources including more detectives to the probe.
Read more: http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/gavin-smith-missing-fox-film-executive-case-now-criminal-homicide-investigation/
Despite his populist posturing, the president has failed to pin a single top finance exec on criminal charges since the economic collapse. Are the banks too big to jail—or is Washington’s revolving door at to blame? Peter J. Boyer and Peter Schweizer investigate:
I have a theory: America as a republic, is dead.
One of the heads of Jason Russell‘s Invisible Children organization made a video after the charity won a $1 million grant … in which he appears to be drunk and joking about keeping $900,000 for himself.
TMZ has obtained the clip … featuring Jedidiah Jenkins, the Director of Ideology for the charity dedicated to hunting down African warlord Joseph Kony.
The footage appears to be shot in 2010 … right after Invisible Children won the $1 million grand [...]
“1) Rats leaving a sinking ship: Either a big economic collapse is about to happen and they are leaving before it does, or a false-flag is coming our way.
2) The “good guys” are finally scaring the “bad guys” away: these resignations have been predicted by many geo-political analysts such as Benjamin Fulford, LaRouche, David Wilcock, and others.
3) Nothing to see here, move along: I can’t believe this theory anymore”
Vivian Schiller, the former National Public Radio president and CEO who resigned in February in the wake of a hidden-camera scandal at the organization, has joined NBC News in the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer. She will be tasked with leading the digital strategy (Web and mobile) at NBC News and MSNBC to “ensure future growth and innovation” and will report to NBC News [...]
Marshall expressed disappointment in iPad sales, which sold 4.7 million units, a 36% drop from the prior period and well off his projection of 5.3 million. Most other analysts had forecast even larger sales for the tablet, with some predicting as many as 8 million would be sold.
“Clearly, demand for the iPad 2 was much greater than Apple expected,” said Marshall, talking about the continued [...]
Open Culture‘s brief commentary is most appropriate:
Hopefully watching or buying this film won’t be a pointless act, even though it can rightly feel that way. As Charles Ferguson reminded us during his Oscar acceptance speech, we are three years beyond the Wall Street crisis and taxpayers (you) got fleeced for billions. But still not one Wall Street exec is facing criminal charges. Welcome to your [...]