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  • Feinstein Denies Prior Statement That She Was ‘Pressured’ to Release Private Testimony

    01/12/2018 10:39:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 11, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) on Thursday denied that she ever said she was "pressured" to release private testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Feinstein, who is the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the transcript without consulting Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and said Wednesday that she was "pressured" to do so. On Thursday, however, she said she was not pressured and denied ever having said that. "I made no statement to that effect," Feinstein said about being pressured. BuzzFeed reporter Emma Loop pressed the senator further, saying that there is a recording of...
  • Lynch Finding During Hearing Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

    06/09/2017 9:21:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | 06-09-2017 | Luis Orozco
    During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey unmasked a delicate situation that happened during the last days of Obama’s administration. He revealed that the former president’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, asked him to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal a “matter” instead of an “investigation.”
  • New Investigation Reaffirms: Clintons Are Poison for Democrats

    06/06/2017 4:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | June 5, 2017 | Michael Sainato
    June 1, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initiating a Senate investigation into recent news claims from Bangladesh government officials that Hillary Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, pressured the Bangladesh prime minister to end an investigation into Clinton Foundation donor Dr. Muhammad Yunus. In May 2016, the Daily Caller reported that the son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, who has lived in the United States for 17 years, alleged that Hillary Clinton threatened an IRS audit if he failed to influence his mother to halt the investigation......
  • As Obamacare Pays Medical Bills, Red States Pressured On Medicaid

    09/28/2014 9:58:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/28/14 | Bruse Japsen
    A new report showing the continued pileup of unpaid medical bills in states that didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is escalating criticism on these Republican-led areas of the country to expand the health insurance program for the poor. The report out last week from the Obama administration shows the costs of uncompensated care are projected to fall by $5.7 billion this year largely because millions of Americans are eligible for expanded Medicaid insurance for the poor under the Affordable Care Act and they are taking advantage. About half of U.S. states opted in favor of expanding Medicaid...
  • Nader: White House Pressured Democrats Not To Challenge Obama

    01/08/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by Son House · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Ralph Nader is accusing the White House of applying political pressure to stop Democrats who were considering a primary challenge against the president. The consumer activist and former presidential candidate, who had been searching for a prominent Democrat to challenge President Obama, told The Hill he has given up his effort. “I hate to say but it’s over,” Nader told The Hill. Last year, Nader said there was an almost 100 percent chance Obama would face a primary challenge. Nader explained that he had planned to organize a slate of six candidates to primary Obama on a variety of issues....
  • WH Pressured OMB on Solyndra Decision

    09/13/2011 8:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/13/11 | Andrew Stiles
    The Washington Post uncovers more White House e-mails regarding the Solyndra loan scandal, and it’s not pretty: The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s new factory, newly obtained e-mails show… The August 2009 e-mails, released toThe Washington Post, show White House officials repeatedly asking OMB reviewers when they would be able to decide on the federal loan
  • Jethro Tull: Won't be pressured into canceling planned Israel show

    07/24/2010 11:37:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies · 1+ views
    haaretz ^ | 7/24/10 | Haaretz Service
    We will not be pressured into cancelling our scheduled Israel concert, Ian Anderson, of the famed British rock group Jethro Tull said in a statement recently published in the band's official website, saying that the proceeds of the upcoming show would be transferred to charities advancing co-existence between Arabs, Jews, and Christians. We will not be pressured into cancelling our scheduled Israel concert, Ian Anderson, of the famed British rock group Jethro Tull said in a statement recently published in the band's official website, saying that the proceeds of the upcoming show would be transferred to charities advancing co-existence between...
  • Hawaiian Officials Under Duress?

    07/29/2009 10:42:06 PM PDT · by MissTickly · 296 replies · 8,259+ views
    This is in follow-up to my post on Tuesday: "The Day I asked a question and got the MOTHER of all answers" The implications of the following account is that the President's REAL NAME did not appear on any ballot, in any state. That's just one of MANY implications. Let me preface by saying an AMENDED birth record could indicate that the President was adopted by either Lolo Soetoro and/or His grandparents, the Dunhams. My story: I have serious reasons to believe that Janice Okubo and/or Director Fukino, Department of Health in Hawaii are under duress. Something is preventing Director...
  • Al-Qaida Pressured, But Remains ‘Lethal Foe,’ Chairman Says

    06/12/2008 4:38:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 30+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2008 – Although al-Qaida’s operations in Iraq have been battered, the terrorist organization remains a threat to be reckoned with, the U.S. military’s top officer said here today. Al-Qaida is “on the run in Iraq,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted at a Government Executive Magazine-hosted breakfast at the National Press Club. The terrorists, he said, are being pressured by U.S. and Iraqi security forces, as well as concerned citizens who want al-Qaida out of their country. However, al-Qaida remains a “lethal foe” of the United States, Mullen cautioned, noting the...
  • Laura Bush pressured to resign over Guantanamo Bay scandal - President withholds decision

    07/16/2005 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 827+ views
    Laura Bush pressured to resign over Guantanamo Bay scandal - President withholds decision POSTED: 2:35 pm PDT July 16, 2005 (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) WASHINGTON -- Former presidential candidate John Kerry said Saturday "Laura Bush ought to be fired." Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., a possible 2008 presidential contender, nodded in agreement when the two appeared together on Capitol Hill. Also Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said the matter of leaking a recipe from her cookbook "rises above politics and is about our national security." Leading White House critic Representative John Conyers added, “All we know is that it was...
  • Wanted:CEOs with Courage and True Ethics-(CORE decries environmentalist damage to US business)

    04/16/2005 7:59:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Otherwise eco-activists will keep the world’s poor impoverished, hungry, and disease-ridden. The litany of alleged offenses follows a script: fragile ecosystems, environmental devastation, irresponsible investment, huge profits, human rights violations, indigenous people imperiled. So do the demands: transparency, accountability, ethics, social responsibility. The tactics are equally familiar. Launch website, issue denunciations. Enlist grade school teachers whose students can write letters to the CEO. Harass the CEO at home. Stage protests at corporate offices. Claim to be stakeholders who must be given a role in all decisions, so that company policies henceforth reflect activist demands. Confrontational? Disingenuous? Of course. Effective? Absolutely....
  • Wealthy nations pressured to save Africans (Davos - World Economic Forum)

    01/27/2005 3:25:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 672+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/27/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday questioned the Bush administration's $80 billion request to finance the war in Iraq when "a pittance" of that amount would allow the United States to double its aid and help end massive poverty in Africa. Others at the World Economic Forum including Microsoft chief Bill Gates and British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined Clinton in urging rich countries to reach deeper into their pockets. "You want to go save 4 million lives?" Clinton asked. "Give them the medicine. It's not rocket science, and it's so cheap compared to everything else...
  • Justice May Probe Allegation That Witness Was Pressured to Lie in Traficant Trial

    07/23/2002 7:26:21 AM PDT · by livesbygrace · 17 replies · 212+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2002
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Justice Department was asked Monday to investigate allegations that a federal prosecutor asked a witness to lie in the bribery and kickbacks trial of convicted Rep. James Traficant.</p> <p>Richard Detore, former chief operating officer of U.S. Aerospace Group, last week told the House Ethics Committee that Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Morford in Cleveland, on orders from former Attorney General Janet Reno, pressured him to lie to win Traficant's conviction.</p>