The trial is underway for a former Democratic official and a Board of Elections worker who are accused of being part of a plot that has raised questions over whether President Obama’s campaign — when he was a candidate in 2008 — submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the presidential primary ballot.
The two face charges of orchestrating an illegal scheme to fake the petitions that enabled then-candidates [...]
New York City plans to require all employers with 20 or more workers to give employees paid time off when they get sick, under a compromise agreement reached last night.
The mandate will take effect on April 1, 2014, and will extend to include businesses with 15 or more employees a year later, under the accord, which was confirmed by Robin Levine, a City Council spokeswoman. It will also require all employers [...]
On the same day that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA over the nominee’s involvement in lethal drone strikes, Attorney General Eric Holder defended arbitrary power before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
More at link:
Does Eric Holder know the law?
The A.G. said that Congress can’t prohibit killings on U.S. soil. He should re-read that statute
Eric Holder not only revealed that he believes the president [...]
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is staging an active filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director, a move prompted by Attorney General Eric Holder’s admission that it could be constitutional to carry out a drone strike on an American in the United States.
Paul said that all presidents must honor the Fifth Amendment. “No American should ever be killed in their house without warrant and some kind of aggressive behavior [...]
The truth finally comes out. I’ve been saying this for over a year now and have been ridiculed by all my friends and family. But now what I’ve been saying all along is backed up by a former Navy SEAL. This is serious. Congress, the Pentagon and the CIA have been bypassed in a White House Coup. Wake the fuck up. Brennan is currently Obama’s pick to be the new [...]
February 5, 2013
US senators have requested the legal justification for the killings of US citizens suspected of terrorism by the Obama administration. Meanwhile a ‘chilling’ leaked memo showed that the government sees little need for constraint on the issue.
A group of 11 senators on Monday wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to release all Justice Department memos on the practice of targeting US citizens suspected of being [...]
Chuck Hagel Nomination: Iran Says It’s Hopeful On Secretary Of Defense Choice
China Daily: Hagel looks ready to work with China
Kerry and Hagel Will Improve US Relations With China
White House changed the rules
Op-ed: By picking Hagel, President Obama telling Israel he will not allow it to launch solo attack on Iran
President Barack Obama plans to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew tomorrow as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said.
Lew, 57, who also has served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been offered the Treasury post by Obama, according to the person, who asked for anonymity to discuss personnel matters.
Geithner, 51, the only remaining member of [...]
President Barack Obama is expected to name Chuck Hagel as his choice for defense secretary as early as Monday, as critics of the former Nebraska senator prepare to go to war to fight his expected nomination.
White House officials and sources close to Hagel declined to confirm toThe Cable that Hagel is the president’s choice to be the replace Leon Panetta at the helm of the Pentagon, but several sources close to the process said have told The [...]
By Tracy Connor, NBC News
Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments.
“Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state,” Rice told NBC’s Brian Williams.
“I didn’t want [...]
President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rice’s critics “have a problem with me.”
“When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama told reporters today. “And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve [...]
October 8, 2012
Whoever is inaugurated as president Jan. 20 will, in the first year of his term, face a decision that will have a greater impact on the economy than any other single call he will make: Whom to select as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Ben S. Bernanke’s term ends Jan. 31, 2014, about a year after the president takes office; if the past is a guide, and given [...]
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson filed an anti-trust lawsuit in federal court Friday to try to force his way into next month’s presidential debates.
Johnson, who first sought the GOP primary nomination before launching a third-party bid, is suing the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates and both the Democratic and Republican parties, calling the CPD a “conspiracy.”
Because of the archaic voting system used in the United States, voters do not actually vote for a candidate, but for a slate of state electors who are pledged to vote for that candidate if he or she wins the state. In most states, these electors are not legally required to vote for the candidate who won the state. In fact, there have been 87 instances in which an elector [...]
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law when she campaigned this winter for President Obama, federal investigators announced Wednesday.
Sebelius broke the law by making “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in February at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). She made the comments in the city that would later host the Democratic National Convention.
“One of the imperatives is [...]
Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.
Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Unlike at the Republican convention, there will be no dissenting votes at the Democratic convention.
President Obama is slated to receive the vote of every single credentialed delegate attending the Democratic convention, party officials say.
The vote will be “unanimous,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse confirmed in an email.
(Also on POLITICO: Full Democratic convention coverage)
Though several perennial and long-shot candidates (including a convinced felon) won enough votes against Obama to qualify [...]
Iowa’s delegation at the Republican National Convention cast 22 of its 28 votes for Ron Paul – nearly 79 percent of the delegation. That’s the same Ron Paul who came in third in the Iowa caucuses with 21.5 percent of the vote.
Only one state, Minnesota, had a higher percentage of Ron Paul delegates, with 33 votes out of 40. Paul received a total of 189 votes.
As secretary of the convention, [...]
Delegates from Nevada tried to nominate Mr. Paul from the floor, submitting petitions from their own state as well as Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. That should have done the trick: Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.
That is CHEATING.
Rules for conventions are set prior to the convention. That’s [...]
Michael S. Rozeff
August 16, 2012
Intrade has Obama at 56.7%, down from about 59%. Romney’s more pointed attacks and choice of Ryan have coincided with this decline. Nevertheless, I feel (based on no research except general reading and knowledge) Obama will win. Meanwhile, an excellent case of insider trading can be brought against Paul Ryan. He had what is called “material nonpublic information” and acted upon it. Will the SEC do that? Ha-ha-ha.
Watch it live here:
And a blast from the past: Ryan vs Geithner:
Ryan, voted for NDAA, war with Iraq, Patriot Act, wants to strike Iran, is a total Israel stooge, won’t prosecute the banks for their fraud, voted for TARP, voted for warrantless wiretapping, voted for GM/Chrysler bailouts, voted for all “free trade agreements“ that sent jobs overseas, voted yes on more prisons, voted against patrols on the Mexican border to [...]
New Hampshire Aug 6 (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s most bitter rival for his party’s nomination has agreed to speak at the nominating convention in Tampa, Florida, later this month.
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is set to play a central part in the Democratic convention, aides said, and will formally place President Obama’s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech designed to present a forceful economic argument for why Mr. Obama deserves to win a second term.
The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out [...]
The White House has withdrawn the nomination of a top Obama campaign fundraiser for the Netherlands ambassador post after he was charged with DUI and resisting arrest.
In Thursday’s announcement White House officials did explain why they were withdrawing Washington attorney Timothy M Broas as nominee.
However the next day, the Center for Public Integrity reported that the 58-year-old had been pulled over by Maryland police at 1am on June 19 and charged with [...]
(CNSNews.com) - Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the Federal Reserve’s holdings of U.S. government debt have quintupled, according to the Fed’s official monthly balance sheet.
On Jan. 28, 2009, a week after Obama’s nomination, the Fed owned$302 billion in U.S. Treasury securities. On April 25, 2012, the latest date reported, the Fed owned five and a half time that much in U.S. Treasury securities–$1.668 trillion.
That is an increase [...]
Do you realize that we now owe OURSELVES more than we owe any other country??? Think about what this means.
Say you ran out of money, had no one else you could borrow from but you didn’t want to slow down your spending. You realize that though you have no money in your checking account, you do still have checks. So you write a check to yourself and deposit it back into your [...]
File this under signs the Ron Paul campaign is really, truly over: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paulthrew his support tonight to Mitt Romney.
The endorsement came in an appearance on “Hannity,” a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is “not enough to win the nomination.”
(PHOTOS: The 25 best quotes from the Ron Paul campaign)
Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a “leading voice [...]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 1, 2012 –/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Activist attorney Larry Klayman announced today that Judge Terry Lewis of Leon County, FL has set a hearing on June 18th, 2012 at 9:00am to hear arguments from both sides about whether the eligibility of President Barack Hussein Obama can be determined in open court. Judge Lewis made crucial rulings in the famous Bush v. Gore case in 2000, in which Mr. Klayman [...]
“I’ve got just one thing to say: Are you ready?” Ms. Warren shouted from the stage of the MassMutual Center to thunderous applause of support from delegates after the announcement that she won 95% of the delegate votes for the nomination. “Are you ready to stop the Republicans from taking over the U.S. Senate?” she asked.
This is why Democrats love Ms. Warren — she’s the ballsiest candidate in politics.
One could [...]
Via USA Today:
Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, who seconded Barack Obama’s nomination for president four years ago, says he’s leaving the Democratic Party.
The one-time rising Democratic Party star — once described as “the Obama of Alabama” — said on his website that he is switching his voter registration to Virginia and is considering running for office as a Republican. Davis was also critical of the Obama administration, with whom he [...]
WASHINGTON – More than a month after becoming his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Republican Mitt Romney has not publicly identified most of the fundraisers helping him collect the millions of dollars he needs to win the White House, even as he promises them special access perks.
Romney is not required by law to disclose the identities of his fundraisers with the exception of those who work as federal lobbyists. Releasing the names [...]
Kenneth T. Walsh
May 7, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s hard-nosed troops aren’t giving up. Far from it. As demonstrated anew last weekend in Nevada and Maine, they are shaking up the GOP establishment and causing discomfort to strategists for front-runner Mitt Romney by capturing delegate blocs at the state level as they prepare for the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer.
Paul organizers won’t tell the media exactly what they [...]
I’m at the convention now, 15 delegates for Ron Paul, 6 more to elect and Romney’s dickheads are trying to stuff the ballot with duplicate names to Ron Paul delegates, but that’s pretty bland compared to all they did trying to rig the election yesterday…will tell more when I’m at a computer if people want to hear about it.
Edit: have a bit of free time so here’s what went on [...]