Tag: Corruption

President Obama’s Bad Week In Commissionville

President Obama’s Bad Week In Commissionville

| January 28, 2011 | Reply

It’s been a bad week for the Obama administration, according to two government investigative commissions. First, the hand-picked panel of financial and government experts on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its findings on, well, the financial crisis. Its findings will not surprise you. The commission echoed the administration and blamed the whole affair on reckless […]

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Thune: I Can Haz Big Corporate Handouts Plz?

Thune: I Can Haz Big Corporate Handouts Plz?

| December 2, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve been hearing a lot of John Thune buzz from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter. Thune is a Republican Senator from South Dakota who has managed to work himself into the 2012 mix. He has some support among the folks on Red State, which is one of the more influential right-wing blogs, gotten some […]

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Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

| November 12, 2010 | 7 Replies

Republican Senator and conservative icon James Inhofe has disgraced himself and his conservative beliefs today. In an op-ed that appeared at National Review’s The Corner blog he chose to defend earmarks not with principle and defensible logic but with half-truths, ridiculous assertions, and a main argument so risible that I find it hard to believe […]

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Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

I will never claim to be John Boehner’s biggest fan, but this move is sheer, ballsy political brilliance. For the first time in years, House lawmakers will soon have the chance to vote on a standalone measure to increase the federal debt limit next year under the new Republican majority — a vote that’s shaping […]

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Rand Paul: Now that I’ve Been Elected, I Have Discovered that Earmarks Aren’t All that Bad!

Rand Paul: Now that I’ve Been Elected, I Have Discovered that Earmarks Aren’t All that Bad!

| November 8, 2010 | 7 Replies

I am as eager as the next conservative to see the Republicans tear into government spending. I want to see Obamacare tossed out a window of the Capitol like an old mattress. I want to see department budgets crushed. I want to see the bureaucrats driven before us. I want to hear the lamentations of […]

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Finally, Transparency in Congress.

Finally, Transparency in Congress.

| November 6, 2010 | Reply

Now this is transparency. On Friday, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), the House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel requesting that work begin immediately on installing cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room. The Pelosi regime resisted putting cameras in this hearing room because, though the Democrats claimed […]

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What’s That Saying: Feed a Bureaucracy, Starve a FOIA Request?

What’s That Saying: Feed a Bureaucracy, Starve a FOIA Request?

| October 25, 2010 | 11 Replies

How dedicated is this administration to transparency and open government? Well, shortly after his election the President issued forth a memorandum to all his department and agency heads that said our government was henceforth “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government”. Not long after that he issued another memeorandum to those same […]

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Steal One for the Obamessiah!

Steal One for the Obamessiah!

| October 25, 2010 | 3 Replies

If they can’t win it, they’ll steal it. The Yuma Sun is reporting that two organizations — Mi Familia Vota and One Vote Arizona — submitted more than 3000 voter registrations in Yuma County, and more than 20,000 voters statewide. Even more, they have signed up 43,000 people statewide for the permanent early voter list. […]

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Pelosi’s Two Million Dollar, Hooch-Laden Party Flights Revealed

Pelosi’s Two Million Dollar, Hooch-Laden Party Flights Revealed

| October 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

Very recently, the United States Air Force chose a new motto. The slogan, “Aim High…Fight-Fly-Win”, is designed to be “an enduring statement of Airmen’s pride in their service…a two-part expression — a call to action, with a response of commitment.” I wonder how much pride the Airmen who serve aboard Nancy Pelosi’s party planes feel […]

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Ethics Honcho Leaves Post, Doesn’t Cite Boredom as Reason

Ethics Honcho Leaves Post, Doesn’t Cite Boredom as Reason

| October 15, 2010 | 1 Reply

Who knew that such an office even existed? Leo Wise, the staff director of the House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), is leaving to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. Wise served as the first staff director of the OCE, which was created in 2008 to help burnish the House’s tarnished […]

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