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Summer of Corruption: Maxine Waters/OneUnited Bank refresher course

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 31, 2010 05:54 PM

On the heels of the Rangel House Ethics tangle, word came down this weekend that fellow Congressional Black Caucus member and racial grievance-mongering diva Rep. Maxine Waters will face her own House Ethics Committee trial. The subject of the inquiry? Her government cronyism of color wheeling and dealing with minority-owned bank OneUnited Bank in Los […]

Illegal Aliens: Backbone of the US Economy!

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2010 04:02 PM

It’s not news, it’s Rick Sanchez

Chevy Volt Slogan-Mania

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2010 12:27 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The Chevy Volt, the $41,000 before-tax-credit, four-seat car that you might as well buy because you’re paying for it anyway, goes 40 miles on a charge before the engine that requires premium gasoline kicks in and will probably cost its buyers more than a few friendships because the “dude, can I […]

‘Hey! Ayatollah! Leave Those Kids Alone!’

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2010 09:45 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Two Iranian brothers living in exile in Canada have a band called Blurred Vision. They recently received permission from Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters to re-make “Another Brick in the Wall” as a protest against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the regime in Iran. The video features footage of the post-election […]

9th Circuirt denies Arizona’s expedited appeal

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2010 09:39 PM

I know, I know. What else did you expect from the 9th Circuit? (h/t Tammy Bruce) Via Business Week: Arizona‚Äôs appeal of a federal court ruling that blocks the central provisions of a state law requiring police to determine the immigration status of people stopped for questioning was set for November. The U.S. Court of […]

Casual Friday

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2010 02:51 PM

My friend Lisa De Pasquale writes a fun feature for Human Events called “De Pasquale’s Dozen.” It’s an offbeat, up-close-and-personal interview series she conducts with conservative writers, public officials, and other neat people on the right side of the political aisle. You can find her archive here. This week, she got me to reveal my […]

House Floor Speech Meltdown of the Week

By Doug Powers  •  July 30, 2010 01:23 PM

Weiner-rage

Summer of corruption: The enablers of Charlie Rangel; Update: Obama’s kiss-off

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2010 10:49 AM

Scroll for updates… Drain the swamp? HAHAHAHAHAHA! My column today exposes the swamp creatures who coddled and protected Charlie Rangel all these years. Three House Dems have called on him to resign. And Democrats here in Colorado are bailing on him. But it’s too little, too late to mask the Democrat Party’s Rangel stench. Below […]

Obama Bows Again

By Doug Powers  •  July 30, 2010 09:59 AM

Who is it THIS time?

Charlie Crist: The depths of political lame-assery

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2010 05:02 PM

“No reaction.”

Whew! CBS Promises to Add More Gay Characters to its Shows

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2010 04:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Fresh from the “who really controls the programming on television” file we find this: CBS will introduce more gay characters on its scripted programs in response to recently receiving a failing grade from GLAAD, CBS President Nina Tassler said Wednesday. “I’m very disappointed in our track record so far,” Tassler said […]

Joy Behar Receives Kneepads Via Rush Delivery for Obama Interview, Quickly Wears Them Out

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2010 01:49 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Rush Limbaugh will be pleased that the money he spent to Fed-Ex Joy Behar a pair of kneepads in time for President Obama’s appearance on The View didn’t go to waste. From Media Bistro: “You’ve really done a lot, I think,” Joy Behar, who now has her own talk show on […]

Sen. Pat Leahy on New Black Panther Party case: Blame Bush, twiddle thumbs

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2010 12:04 PM

Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans demanded a hearing on the New Black Panther Party shenanigans of the Obama Department of (Social) Justice. Sen. Pat Leahy has replied. Cliff Notes’ version: Blame Bush. Hide behind Abigail Thernstrom. Wait for Eric Holder’s next spin cycle. Read the response right here: 7-29-10 PJL to Sessions Re – […]

Shed no tears for corruptocrat Charlie Rangel; Update: Deal reportedly struck…or not?; Dems stall for Rangel; 13 charges announced

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2010 09:28 AM

Scroll for updates… Much more coming today as the House ethics committee prepares to release its treasure trove of charges against corruptocrat Charlie Rangel, but I had to call your attention immediately to this maudlin, sycophantic paean to Rangel from WaPo’s Dana Milbank. It’s titled “Charlie Rangel: Fallling with Grace.” (“Grace?!” Guess he missed this […]

Obama’s Sob-Story Example of Why Unemployment Benefits Should Be Extended is a Convicted Fraudster

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2010 09:25 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Politics 101: If you’re trying to convince hard-working Americans — many of whom are holding down multiple jobs — to support their tax dollars going towards extending unemployment benefits to people who have allegedly fallen on hard times, your “grounds-of-compassion” example should not be a criminal. By way of Ed Morrissey […]

Feds to enforce fingerprint/ID registration database against…mortgage brokers

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2010 05:32 PM

Well, this is quite a striking contrast to the Arizona ruling today protecting illegal aliens and the feds from “burdensome” ID checks. The government is creating a national registry/fingerprint database for mortgage brokers in the U.S. Priorities: Mortgage loan originators will have to be fingerprinted and sign up to a central registry to do business […]

CBS News: Judge Issues Injunction Blocking ‘Parts’ of Arizona Law; Updated

By Doug Powers  •  July 28, 2010 01:17 PM

**Written by Doug Powers So far all I’ve read on this is a Twitter post from CBS Radio: What “parts” are blocked is still unknown. **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe *** Update (by MM): Fox reporting that the “lion’s share” of the law will go into effect tonight. Awaiting reaction from Gov. Brewer. Via […]

Diane von Furstenberg Designs Limited Edition Nancy Pelosi Tote Bag

By Doug Powers  •  July 28, 2010 10:49 AM

Holds up to 10 pounds of BS!

Hide-and-seek hypocrites on the Hill

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2010 02:37 AM

My column today puts the DISCLOSE debacle in the broader context of the Democrats’ reign of darkness. Underscoring the theme of theme of the column: The story from Fox Business on how the “financial reform” bill championed by Obama exempts the SEC from FOIA requests. The transparency farce continues. Always look under the Astroturf mat. […]

Open-borders/SEIU caravan to Arizona: You read it here first

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2010 12:13 AM

On June 29, I shared an outraged e-mail from an L.A. government worker lambasting the SEIU for using worker dues to organize a pro-illegal immigration bus ride to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. SB1070 goes into effect this week. Flashback: I am a member of SEIU because, as an employee of Los Angeles County I […]

Free Donald Berwick!

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2010 01:12 PM

Captive.

First Lady: Please sign President Obama’s birthday card

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2010 12:02 PM

How, um, thoughtful. First Lady Michelle Obama is gathering card signatures for her husband’s upcoming birthday. Presumably, this will make up for Mrs. Obama’s absence on hubby’s birthday. She won’t be there to celebrate because, as you know, she’ll be vacationing (again!) on your dime in Spain. (Laura Ingraham, whose Obama Diaries tops the NYTimes […]

Stop the special-interest, speech-squelching DISCLOSE Act; Collins, Graham oppose, Snowe is a no; McConnell blasts Dem attempt to “rig fall elections;” Update: DISCLOSE Act fails on 57-41 cloture vote

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2010 11:38 AM

The union-friendly, loophole-ridden, Orwellian-titled DISCLOSE Act comes up for a cloture vote in the Senate this afternoon. It appears doomed. But take nothing for granted. It passed the House in June. This is a relief: Squishy GOP Sen. Susan Collins announced she’s a no vote: The legislation exempts some politically powerful, large membership groups like […]

Rangel Campaign Releases Promotional Video for Fundraiser

By Doug Powers  •  July 27, 2010 10:06 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Plans are continuing for a birthday fundraiser for Charles Rangel on August 11th, and attendance might hinge on the outcome of a House ethics hearing this week: Another issue for many of New York’s top officeholders: a scheduled Aug. 11 campaign fundraiser for Rangel at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, hosted […]

John Kerry Gets a Long Face When Reporters Confront Him About Taxes on the SS Rhode Island

By Doug Powers  •  July 26, 2010 10:51 PM

“Can I get outta here please?”

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