Advisers warned Obama that naming Holder AG was a dangerous move

Advisers warned Obama that naming Holder AG was a dangerous move

Washington insiders warned Newly-elected President Barack Obama in late 2008 that selecting scandal-tinted prosecutor Eric Holder as Attorney General could have consequences. Many questioned Holder’s role, as assistant attorney general, in President Bill Clinton’s last-minute and controversial pardon of fugitive financier and big-time Democratic contributor Marc Rich.  Holder advised Rich’s attorney to do an end-around […]

Democrats to their party: ‘Hell no, we won’t go’ to the convention

Democrats to their party: ‘Hell no, we won’t go’ to the convention

An increasing number of Democrats are not only running for election or re-election this year. They are running away from their own party and an incumbent Democratic President. Democratic National Committee officials fret over the alarming number of Democratic incumbents skipping the party’s Presidential nominating convention in Charlotte. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is saying […]

The Holder debacle: Just petty politics as usual in a town where lying is the name of the game

The Holder debacle: Just petty politics as usual in a town where lying is the name of the game

Republicans in the House of Representatives, set to vote Thursday on a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, say the battle is about Presidential abuse of power and lying to Congress. Of course, many of these same Republicans sat on their hands during the administration of George W. Bush when he used executive privileges […]

Sources: Substance abuse, not exhaustion, led to Jesse Jackson Jr.’s ‘leave of absence’

Sources: Substance abuse, not exhaustion, led to Jesse Jackson Jr.’s ‘leave of absence’

Sources close to supporters of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. say the “medical leave of absence for treatment of exhaustion” announced Monday is a cover story for a history of substance abuse by the son of civil right leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. “The Congressman has substance abuse issues,” a former aide told Capitol Hill Blue […]

Condi Rice nails Obama on immigration, praises Romney at GOP fundraiser

Condi Rice nails Obama on immigration, praises Romney at GOP fundraiser

Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, unloaded on President Barack Obama at a Republican shindig Monday night, knocking his actions on immigration while delivering strong praise for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Speaking to a party fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Blue — a Republican hangout just steps from the Cannon House Office […]

How the government monitors, watches and investigates your life 24/7

How the government monitors, watches and investigates your life 24/7

For most Americans, it is virtually impossible to escape scrutiny, surveillance and investigation by the government. Nearly every action, financial transaction, Internet browse and travel habit is capture by various systems, analyzed for for patterns and — if a “pre-defined” pattern is found — referred to law enforcement for investigation. When you use a credit […]