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No-bid contract saves D.C. official’s pension

Friday, Mar, 11 at 11:38 am,

A key aide to D.C. politicians recently earned more than $200,000 working as chief of staff in a city agency in charge of rebuilding city schools, but he wasn’t on the government’s payroll. Instead, he was hired through a nearly quarter-million-dollar no-bid contract.

GOP focuses on NPR’s subsidies, not its politics

Friday, Mar, 11 at 11:11 am,

In a little-noticed portion of the National Public Radio undercover video, now-departed NPR executive Ron Schiller discussed the taxpayer-subsidized network’s efforts to limit the damage from the firing of commentator Juan Williams

Report: Dems Trim Little From Budget

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 12:31 pm,

Report obtained by Fox News shows that nearly $2 billion in ‘cuts’ touted by Senate Dems and the White House is spending that’s not included in the budget and does not affect the deficit.

Food may eclipse oil as spending threat

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 10:49 am,

WASHINGTON: Food, not oil, may prove to be the bigger threat to global growth, with the pain falling disproportionately upon the developing economies that powered the latest economic recovery. http://arabnews.com/economy/article305998.ece

Increases in health insurance premiums now online, but not the reasons

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 10:45 am,

Delaware regulators are now posting information about health insurance premium increases online, but consumers are still out of luck if they’re curious why the increases are warranted — or if they want to object before they’re stuck with a higher bill.

Obama to tap Locke for China ambassador

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 10:24 am,

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the son and grandson of Chinese immigrants, to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, a senior administration official said Monday. A formal announcement could come as early as Tuesday.

House panel to look at radicalization of Muslims…

Tuesday, Mar, 08 at 1:00 am,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muslims in the America aren’t cooperating enough with law enforcement to counter the radicalization of young followers by al-Qaeda-linked groups, said a House leader on terrorism issues, [...]

The Overthrowers are Outta Control Obama-Armies get Violent, Hit Reporter, Activists

Monday, Feb, 28 at 10:56 am,

The left's thug armies are getting more hostile, more violent and more brazen, knowing that their man in the White House will not uphold the rule of law. Taking a page from Egypt, Iran and Libya, the lefty moochers, looters and freeloaders are now going around attacking journalists and those they don't agree with.

Democratic National Committee Pressures Obama

Sunday, Feb, 27 at 1:11 pm,

WASHINGTON — Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gave President Obama a rare push on Saturday, adopting a resolution attempting to encourage the administration to move toward a speedier withdrawal from Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Muslim Brotherhood Ties to Iran

Saturday, Feb, 26 at 12:32 pm,

Brian Fairchild – Despite evidence from our own State Department to the contrary, why does Obama think that this organization would be a positive player in forming the new Egyptian government?

Court case warns EPA could 'own' your land!

Saturday, Feb, 26 at 10:52 am,

Petition to Supremes cites danger of 'ruinous' compliance order fines. A legal team asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in an Idaho controversy is warning landowners that under the compliance order procedures being used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency virtually anyone could be told to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in permit fees – or face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties – over ordinary home construction work.

Obamanomics: Speak out against rising debt, but keep borrowing

Thursday, Feb, 24 at 10:35 am,

Choice: U.S. can cut $723 billion this year or spend an extra $1 trillion. WASHINGTON – In 2006, Sen. Barack Obama had this to say the debt crisis facing the nation: "The fact we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. … Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren."

French President Sarkozy calls for Debate on Islam

Sunday, Feb, 20 at 11:30 am,

Finally. Don't expect the Islamophile in the White House to follow suit, but props to Sarkozy. Let's hope Sarkozy engages with intellectually honest scholars and cultural warriors to debate this, and that he doesn't create yet another opportunity for stealth jihadists to spew their taqiyya and proselytize, a la Imam Ra-oof.

10 Ways In Which 'CIA Funded' GOOGLE Runs The World…

Saturday, Feb, 19 at 1:00 pm,

As far as mega corporations in bed with the government go, Google sits somewhere close to the top of the tree. The company was seeded with CIA money and is literally an a corporate arm of the intelligence community.

Graduate Students May Face Higher Debt Under Obama's Budget Plan

Sunday, Feb, 13 at 10:56 pm,

WASHINGTON — In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama promised that investment in education and getting the next generation of Americans ready to face their own "Sputnik" moment would be a focus of his administration. But at least one component of his FY 2012 budget,

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