Obama Campaign Shunned Kardashian In 2012

From Radar Online:

Obama Shuns Kim! Kardashian Is ‘Political Poison,’ Campaign Insider Says

By Alexis Tereszcuk | Apr 10, 2014

President Obama thinks Kanye West is a “jackass,” and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned, he’s no fan of the rapper’s fiancée either! Though Kim Kardashian has reached out multiple times to stump for the President, a political insider reveals that the Obamas “wanted nothing to do with her” and turned her down flat!

Kardashian was outspoken in her support of Obama during his 2012 presidential run, and even “wanted to be a ‘surrogate’ for the campaign,” the source explains, but “they wanted nothing to do with her.

She was not the young, cool, image they wanted to portray at all. Even though she kept asking, the campaign would never let her do anything in an official capacity.”

Maybe they thought it would confuse the low information voters to have two Kardashians on the campaign trail at the same time.

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Denver Hires Illegals To Teach In Public Schools

From Denver, Colorado’s NBC affiliate, KUSA:

DPS to hire previously undocumented immigrants

Nelson Garcia | April 10, 2014

DENVER – Long before Alejandro Fuentes Mena became a fifth grade teacher, he was an undocumented immigrant from Chile. "I came to the United States when I was four years old," Fuentes Mena said.

And we believe him.

In August, he started at the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary School as part of effort by Denver Public Schools administrators to be the first school district in the nation to actively seek out teachers people who were initially brought to the United States illegally.

What a great idea. Who better to instill in students the importance of abiding by the law?

DPS is working with Teach for America to bring in people with an official status of "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" as determined by the federal government.

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Yippee! Amazon Offers Employees $5K — To Quit

From the Daily Caller:

Amazon to offer employees $5,000 to quit

Katie Callahan | 04/10/2014

In Jeff Bezos’ longest letter to shareholders, the Amazon CEO introduced a new program called “Pay to Quit,” a $5,000 offer for employees to quit their job at Amazon.

Lest we forget, Amazon is Obama’s model employer. Even though they pay on average less than $10 an hour, which is not a ‘living wage,’ according to Obama and the Democrats.

Borrowing the “Pay to Quit” idea from Zappos, Bezos said the program will push employees to seriously evaluate whether they are where they want to be.

It sounds to us like they are borrowing from Obama-Care, which is scheduled to liberate 2.5 million workers from ‘job lock.’

By the way, when the Bezos-owned Washington Post does something like this, it’s called a ‘buyout’ and the unions are not any too thrilled about it.

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Dems Defend Holder: GOP Can’t Take Criticism

From The Hill:

Democrats defend Holder from GOP

By Alexander Bolton | April 11, 2014

Senate Democrats are rallying to Attorney General Eric Holder’s defense. They argue Republicans are wrong to suggest he is overly partisan, or that he is more uncooperative with Congress compared to past attorneys general.

“I guess they don’t like anybody who disagrees with them,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “He’s a strong and smart advocate for a different point of view.”

Oh, our sides. Can’t breathe. No, the Republicans aren’t used to having to face anyone who disagrees with them. No way.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the panel, also stood up for Holder. “I simply do not accept that.

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OECD Says Tax Increases Hurt Jobs And Growth

From a gobsmacked Reuters:

Tax burden on wages in rich countries rose again in 2013 – OECD

April 11, 2014

LONDON (Reuters) – Taxes on wages rose across industrialised countries last year, as governments sought to reduce budget deficits blown out by efforts to tackle years of economic weakness following the financial crash.

Because trying to tax your way out of a recession always works.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), whose members include the world’s richest nations, said the total burden of taxes on labour rose to 35.9 percent in 2013 from 35.7 percent in 2012.

For the record, the OECD was started as the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) in 1948 to administer the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.

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Shoe Thrown At Hillary During Las Vegas Speech

From the CBS Las Vegas affiliate, KXNT:

Shoe Thrown At Hillary During Vegas Speech

April 10, 2014

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT, A.P.)–A woman was taken into federal custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort.

Hillary was speaking at a ‘Scrap Recycling’ meeting? How fitting. But notice that there is no mention of how much she was paid. (The going rate for her expertise is over $250K a pop.)

Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about it. “Is that somebody throwing something at me?

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AP: ‘Lightning Rod For Critics,’ Sebelius Resigns

From the Associated Press:

Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

By JULIE PACE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

So why has she’s been a lightning rod for critics? Because she’s a woman? She is just a victim of the Republican ‘War On Women’?

By the way, it isn’t the Republicans who are forcing her out, is it? This is a surprise to them. No, it’s Obama.

But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation’s newest social program.

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Actress’ ‘Tattoo’ Of Hancock Signed Constitution

From an amused Associated Press:

Rolling Stone flubs ‘Veep’ tattoo

April 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional “Veep” character played by Matt Walsh who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series.

“Yet another Mike [expletive]-up,” the 53-year-old actress posted Wednesday on Twitter. “Dummy.”

Funny how Ms. Louis-Dreyfus didn’t know the difference. She claims to be an expert on most other political matters.

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OKCupid Founder Accidentally Gave To ‘Anti-Gay’

From the Huffington Post:

OkCupid Co-Founder Regrets Accidentally Supporting Anti-Gay Candidate

By Carina Kolodny | April 8, 2014

One week after OkCupid encouraged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox because of its CEO’s past support of anti-gay legislation, the popular online dating site’s own co-founder is struggling to explain why he himself once supported an anti-gay candidate.

Uncrunched, a blog run by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, reported Tuesday that OKCupid co-founder Sam Yagan contributed $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon’s (R-Utah) political campaign in 2004. Cannon has a history of consistently voting to limit gay rights or prohibit them outright, according to Mother Jones.

In an emailed statement to The Huffington Post, Yagan said he was not aware of Cannon’s stance on gay rights at the time and that his support for the Congressman stemmed specifically from his positions on Internet and intellectual property rights.

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Emails Show Collusion Between Cummings, Lerner

From Katie Pavlich at Townhall:

Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

Katie Pavlich | Apr 09, 2014

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago.

Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group…

The first contact between the IRS and Cummings’ staffers about True the Vote happened in August 2012.

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Holder And DeBlasio ‘Heap Praise’ On Sharpton

From the New York Daily News:

Mayor de Blasio, pols heap praise on Rev. Al Sharpton following FBI informant reveal

As Sharpton opened a three-day convention of his National Action Network, officials praised him and did not mention reports that provided new details of how he helped the FBI by secretly recording mobsters in the 1980s.

By Jennifer Fermino | April 9, 2014

Two days after stunning new revelations about his role as an FBI informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton proved Wednesday that he can still draw a crowd – and the praise of powerful politicians. Mayor de Blasio hailed the civil rights activist as a “blessing,” and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke as well, as Sharpton opened a three-day convention of his National Action Network at a midtown hotel.

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Holder: Unprecedented Racism Against Me, Obama

From Breitbart:

Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

April 9, 2014

At Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network Annual convention, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about civil rights and referenced his back-and-forth at Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX)…

"I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity.

And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget about me… forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House committee.

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Sharpton Tried To Shakedown Madison Sq Garden

From New York City’s Tribune Broadcasting affiliate, WPIX:

Ex-mob cop says Sharpton pressured into cooperating with FBI

By Marvin Scott | April 9, 2014

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The Reverend Al Sharpton has admitted that he voluntarily cooperated with the FBI to help bring down members of the mob in the early 80s, but has downplayed his role, painting himself as a victim and insists he did nothing wrong.

A former member of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force told PIX11 News that the civil rights leader and MSNBC host was pressured into cooperating. “He was rolled, Sharpton was rolled and he cooperated,” Joseph Coffey, who was appointed to the task force by Gov. Mario Cuomo and was its principal investigator, said.

According to Coffey, his team had a wiretap on the phone of Genovese crime family capo Joseph Pagano.“That wiretap produced the fact that Al Sharpton called Pagano looking to sell him 10,000 tickets to Madison Square Garden,” Coffey said.

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Smoking Gun: Sharpton Is Lying About CI Work

From The Smoking Gun:

Facts Derail Lying Sharpton’s Informant Tale

Former FBI Mafia snitch spins fabricated story of "CI-7" work

April 9, 2014

In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was threatened by gangsters, an incident that prompted him to then record 10 face-to-face encounters with one of those dangerous hoodlums.

That story is a lie.

In fact, Sharpton’s fabricated tale is belied by FBI records that provide a clear account of when and why he began working as a cooperating informant. After unveiling his fable at a morning press conference, Sharpton repeated his claims last night at the close of his “PoliticsNation” show on MSNBC, where fact checkers and bosses alike do not appear concerned with the truthfulness of the host’s off- and on-air pronouncements

The media’s fact checkers only exist to fact check Republicans and to promulgate lies that are even too far-fetched for the media’s run of the mill reporters to claim.

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AP: LA GOP Chair Is Pushing McAllister To Resign

From the Associated Press:

AP source: GOP chair pushes McAllister resignation

By MELINDA DESLATTE | April 9, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Captured on tape kissing another man’s wife, a married Republican congressman was urged Wednesday by the leader of the Louisiana GOP to resign from the seat he’s only held since November…

A person close to the Republican Party of Louisiana told The Associated Press that party chairman Roger Villere was trying to persuade McAllister to step aside immediately. The source asked not to be named because Villere hadn’t spoken directly with McAllister and conversations continue with the congressman’s staff.

So this is a second hand story from an anonymous source. But that’s good enough for the AP. Of course the sad thing is, it is probably true.

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