The Other McCain

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Spokesman Denies Report That Virginia’s Corrupt Republican Governor Will Resign

Some headline, huh? The problem is that if Gov. Bob McDonnell is corrupt, he obviously wouldn’t employ an honest spokesman. So if Willie Deutsch says there’s a plea deal being worked out that would require McDonnell’s resignation, then of course his two-faced weasel of a “communications director” would lie about it. That’s your job, when […]

Crony Journalism at Think Progress?

Aleister at American Glob publishes “An Illustrated Guide To The Dishonesty Of Think Progress” with a link to an intriguing article at The Nation (of all places) which describes “a secret group of corporate donors” that would appear to function as a nexus between (a) businesses reliant on funding from the federal government’s “green energy” […]

Recusing Myself On Recent Events, Let Me Bring Up A Point About Tiananmen Square

by Smitty In the first place, the United States government is not a line of Type 59 tanks. In the second place, recent headline twerps are not Tank Man, staring down the barrel of tyranny. The question to ask is: what constitutes heroism? It strikes me that, if in a situation where the government is […]

This Is What #OccupyResoluteDesk Meant By ‘Fundamentally Transforming The USA’

by Smitty Insty points to Steyn, a must-read: So we know the IRS is corrupt. What happens then when an ambitious government understands it can yoke that corruption to its political needs? What’s striking as the revelations multiply and metastasize is that at no point does any IRS official appear to have raised objections. If […]

Portrait of a Thug: IRS Union Boss

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union By now, you’ve probably seen the news: Report: Head of IRS Employees Union Met With President Obama the Day Before Tea Party Targeting Began Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White […]

New York’s ‘Show-Me-the-Money Culture’ Produces Bizarre Bribery Scandal

Reporting it at ViralRead: A New York state senator and a city councilman from Queens were arrested today in what federal officials say was an illegal scheme to rig this year’s election for mayor of New York City. The FBI arrested both state Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran for their roles in an […]

Detroit: What Democrats Do

If you want to see the long-term effect of Democrat policies, there is no better example than the sad fate of the Motor City: DETROIT — This city was already sinking under hundreds of millions of dollars in bills that it could not pay when a municipal auditor brought in a veteran financial consultant to […]

‘Professional Escort’ Tells Daily Caller Menendez Was One of Her Clients

It is, necessarily, a one-source story: A professional escort who travels the East Coast seeing clients in cities from Miami to Boston has identified a photo of Senator Bob Menendez as a man who paid her for sex. The woman, in her late 30s, told The Daily Caller prior to seeing Menendez’s photo that she had […]

GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

That’s right, folks. Another corrupt Chicago Democrat — but I repeat myself — is on his way to federal prison: With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife in Court Today

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has the bulletin: Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. is scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia at 10:30 a.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Sandra Stevens Jackson is scheduled to appear at the same courthouse at 2:30 p.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. […]

Boyle on Menendez: ‘Miller Cut His Teeth in Democratic Scandal Management’

The shameful partisan effort of the major media to discourage attention to the Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) scandal gets a brutal beatdown from the man who originally broke the story last fall: The New York Times on Saturday published a story with a headline claiming “Inquiry of Democratic Senator Started With a Partisan Push,” referring […]

Sources Tell Washington Post FBI Can’t Find Menendez’s Dominican Hookers

There’s a good news/bad news factor here. The good news is, the Washington Post can’t keep ignoring or downplaying the allegations: A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, […]

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