Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state. .....
Married to the concept of an endless “war on terrorism,” progressives of Kagan’s sort represent an imminent menace: an authoritarian tendency that could usher in an era of internal repression such as only writers of dystopian science fiction
"But we can't let them get away with claiming that they've ended the 'war on drugs' while we continue to arrest 800,000 people a year on marijuana charges alone."
You just know some heavy bankster money had to be on the line somewhere. I wonder how much input came from President Obama's favorite banker, Greek-American Jamie Dimon?
Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's latest nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
President Obama nominated Elena Kagan--his version of Harriet Meiers for the Supreme Court. The new favorite parlor game in the beltway and in the punditocracy is What Does Elena Kagan Think? Here's the latest on what been found.
Questioned as to whether she'd support the detention of al Qaeda suspects without access to US laws -- or even a trial to prove their guilt -- Kagan told Sen. Lindsey Graham last year she backed the Obama Administration's policy of "indefinite detent
From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Kagan was a paid member of the Research Advisory Council of Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, according to financial-disclosure reports she filed after being appointed to her current job.
Now even Attorney General Eric Holder is saying regulators should consider allowing a longer delay before American citizens must be read their rights.
At currently troubled banks labeled by the FDIC $402 billion is under their management. And as we saw last week with over $7 billion in costs for 7 failed banks, the FDIC fund is getting extremely close to requiring a government bailout...
We have gotten to the point where the roll issue is not a monthly concern, but is becoming a weekly funding threat, and even daily. Of course, as we speculated in December, what better way to raise demand for Treasuries than stage an equity selloff.
So, there is a massive buildup of public debt. And the lesson of history is that unless this buildup of sovereign debt is tackled eventually by raising taxes and controlling spending, then there are only two outcomes: default or high inflation.
Robert "The Tool" Gibbs: Is that a Sharpie in your pants or are you just happy to see me? The White House press secretary attacks Fox News’ Warren Goler over a non-existent quote by a guest on Neal Cavuto’s show the day before. Robert “The Tool” Gibb
When State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to tell reporters which countries have offered assistance to help respond to the BP oil spill, the State Department press corps was flabbergasted.
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the yea
The White House, in the midst of an intense charm offensive aimed at the Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has dropped an archaic phrase that has, in the past, rankled Jewish groups.
Vera Baker's been back in D.C., but what was she doing in the Caribbean during the months of the 2008 election campaign? Why did she suddenly dissolve her successful business and start another one in Martinique? Why did she stay away until shortly af
But University of Texas-Austin communications professor Dana Cloud, an expert on political activism, says that equally dangerous as fiery partisan rhetoric is when officials or politicians, by policy or even social pressure, try to impose civility on
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants to repeal and replace the controversial, $4 billion domestic security initiative known as Real ID, which calls for placing more secure licenses in the hands of 245 million Americans by 2017. The new proposal, called Pass ID, would be cheaper, less rigorous and partly funded by federal grants, according to draft legislation that Napolitano's Senate allies plan to introduce as early as Monday....
Greece is just a pleasant distraction compared to what would happen if the US can't roll $700 billion in short-term debt each month.
Pearls of wisdom from President Barack Obama: Few things in life are harder to find and more important to keep than love. "Well, love and a birth certificate," he quipped at Saturday's black-tie White House Correspondents' Association dinner,
Should the Treasury be unable to keep issuing shorter and shorter dated debt (and it already is skirting away from even the belly of the curve), it is for all intents and purposes game over.
The National Enquirer unloads its latest scandal: this one involves an overnighter between President Barack Obama and his former fundraiser/aide, Vera Baker.
The Justice Department's decision to subpoena a New York Times reporter this week has convinced some press advocates that President Obama's team is pursuing leaks with the same fervor as the Bush administration.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Earlier today, DHS Secretary Napolitano announced that this incident is of national significance and the Department of Interior has announced that they will be sending SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs...."
It's been argued that Hurricane Katrina was one of George W. Bush's biggest organizational failures, for the tragedy was allowed to fester on for way too long before his much-vaunted homeland security apparatus sprang into action.
The IMF has decided that not only will US taxpayer money be freely abused to rescue a profligate Greece, but that money will be effectively junior to existing claims, in essence making it some MC Escher DIP reverse DIP nightmare.
The president is concerned about the imaginary horrors of imaginary parents taking their children out for an imaginary ice cream holiday in Arizona. He might ask the very real parents who lost their 3-year-old in a very real tragedy involving an ille
Neil Barofsky, The Special Inspector General for TARP oversight, better known as SIGTARP, says criminal or civil charges are still on the table in the AIG coverup, according to a long profile at Bloomberg.
Barofsky addressed GM’s recent debt repayment activity, and stated that the funds GM is using to repay its TARP debt are not coming from GM earnings. Instead, GM seems to be using TARP funds from an escrow account at Treasury...