April 25, 2010
Thank you Governor, we applaud your efforts.
Obamacare is “not what they said it was,” says former New York Gov. George Pataki. “And they thought the American people would roll over and accept it once they rammed it through.”

Pataki Says Obamacare Can Be Repealed

Former New York Gov. George Pataki is leading a national effort to repeal Obamacare because the new law imposes the heavy hand of the federal government into the healthcare decisions of all Americans, contrary to the great traditions of the United States.
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GOP ramps up attacks on SEC over porn surfing

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By The Associated Press

April 23, 2010, 7:39AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the Securities and Exchange Commission following reports that senior agency staffers spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were supposed to be policing the nation’s financial system. California Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said it was “disturbing… Full story »
As economy tanked, SEC officials surfed porn

As economy tanked, SEC officials surfed porn

Top financial watchdogs turned out to be horndogs.

Blagojevich seeks to subpoena President Obama in corruption case

Rod Blagojevich

By Lisa DiVirgilio

April 22, 2010, 3:12PM
Lawyers also ask for Obama to speak about Tony Rezko. Full story »

President Obama rebukes Wall Street while asking for its support

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April 22, 2010, 12:37PM

He says proposed financial reform legislation would ‘put a stop to taxpayer-funded bailouts.’ Full story »
(but Mr President, you’ll say anything, it’s what liars do!)
(Hell yes they did, so what they’ve paid back 8 billion, they have 43 billion to go, which by their own admission, they’ll be paying back for years and years to come, and now…)

April 23, 2010 09:42 AM UTC by Elizabeth MacDonald

Carmaker Unions May Need More Taxpayer Money

Serious questions being raised by Congressmen and the TARP inspector general over GM’s supposed “payback” of $6.7 billion in TARP loans, and whether the “payback” was actually a roundtripping of taxpayer money the carmaker already had on hand in a slushpot of your money. 

High-fiving in the White House and the new GM commercials featuring new GM head Ed Whitacre touting the “payback” may be premature.  click heading for full article…

(and now a word from wishy-washy Gillibrand)

Traders banking on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to shield them from financial reform

BY Michael Mcauliff
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 4:00 AM

Wall Street will have to wait to see if home state Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will come to the rescue.

New York’s junior senator floated a measure yesterday to shield a major piece of Wall Street business from financial reform legislation. But then she backed off and voted for a bill some contend will harm the city’s top industry.

The bill passed by Senate Agriculture Committee Democrats – with one GOP vote – would require all financial institutions to trade the risky and volatile financial instruments known as derivatives on open exchanges.

Mayor Bloomberg opposes such moves, and Gillibrand filed an amendment to water down the ban. It would have called for a study and allowed a new federal “Systemic Risk Council” to decide later whether to implement the ban.

But Gillibrand did not explain why she didn’t push her Wall Street-protecting measure. A spokesman said she was still weighing whether to offer it later.

However, sources suggested she may never need to, since other powerful Democrats will likely strip the ban from the bill before it becomes law.

Gillibrand wasn’t alone in being ambiguous about the measure. A spokesman for Sen. Chuck Schumer said only that the senior senator favors melding the Agriculture Committee bill with a bill passed by the Banking Committee.

(HEY CHUCKY HERE’S A NEWS FLASH FOR YA, “LIKE THE ONE IN PLACE FOR THE SOUTHERN BORDER”- YOU MEAN THE ONE THAT’S A DISMAL FAILURE?
FOR THAT MATTER EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE SOUTHERN BORDER IS A FAILURE AND YOUR PLAN – AMNESTY. WE WONDER CHUCK, WHICH ONE OF THESE DRUGS ARE YOU DOING TOO MUCH OF?)

Schumer wants plan to battle drug smuggling along northern U.S. border

By The Associated Press

April 21, 2010, 12:12PM
Buffalo, NY — New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to develop a comprehensive plan to combat drug smuggling along the northern border. Schumer is calling today for an anti-narcotics strategy like one in place for the southern border. He points to statistics that show cocaine, heroin and marijuana seizures have increased along the U.S.-Canadian border since 2007 and that the border is now the primary gateway for ecstasy trafficked into the United States.Legislation being proposed by Schumer and New York Rep. Bill Owens would require the Office of National Drug Control Policy to come up with a comprehensive strategy.

Schumer’s also opposing proposed cuts in federal funds for anti-drug programs in New York counties with high drug activity.

(In the “we don’t want to shoot ourselves in both feet at the same time” category)

Senators: Hold Immigration for Climate Change
Climate Bill Placed on Hold Over Senate Dispute

New Revelations on Climate-gate

‘Climategate’ author exposes shocking new details on agenda of global warming fanatics

Special Report w/ Bret Baier

Political Grapevine

President Obama’s Earth Day speech wasn’t very green 

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