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Report: Geithner on the Way Out?

By Doug Powers  •  June 30, 2011 04:43 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Turbo Tax Tim is reportedly thinking about abandoning ship: Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he’s considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the national debt limit, according to three people familiar with the matter. Geithner hasn’t […]

Meanwhile, as the TSA Was Busy Keeping the Skies Safe from Little Girls and the Elderly…

By Doug Powers  •  June 30, 2011 12:43 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Six year old girls? Check. 95-year-old wheelchair-bound women in adult diapers? Check. Nigerian men with no ID carrying multiple expired boarding passes not in their own names? Ch… wait, where’d he go? CBS New York: CBS News has confirmed that authorities are looking into a shocking security breach that took place […]

‘Let’s Get it Done’ Thursday

By Doug Powers  •  June 30, 2011 11:19 AM

Slackers!

Update from London: “Day of Outrage” — and entitlement-mongering

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 30, 2011 06:43 AM

Good morning, readers. It’s 11:30am here in London and that massive, multi-union strike I told you about the other day is now underway. My family had planned to visit Westminster today, but it’s off the table now. I get enough of the Big Labor mob scene back in the States. No need to expose the […]

Dare to DREAM: Dick Durbin Says Maybe Someday an Illegal Alien Will Be Elected President

By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2011 10:18 PM

**Written by Doug Powers When Illinois Senator Dick Durbin looks at a crowd of Tea Partying American citizens, he sees extremists and a bunch of fringe wackos who don’t speak for America. When he looks at a roomful of illegal aliens he sees the future of America, and maybe even the next US president: (CNSNews.com) […]

Did Obama Forget Those Private Jet Tax Breaks He Just Denounced Were Created By His Own Stimulus Plan?

By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2011 04:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Before signing the stimulus bill (aka “Porkulus”) in February of 2009, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said that, even though the president probably hadn’t read the entire 1,079 bill cover-to-cover, he knew it was okay to sign because he had “a team of the best legislative and economic experts […]

Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Scaling Back Summer Vacation Plans Due to the Economy

By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2011 11:25 AM

One-third unaffected

AmeriCorps’s favorite scandal-plagued mayor: Friend of the Obamas Kevin Johnson

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2011 11:01 AM

Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti *** AmeriCorps’s favorite scandal-plagued mayor by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, FOTO (Friend of the Obamas) A prominent Democratic politician who had been banned from receiving federal aid three years ago over fraud charges is once again raking in government funds from the very same program […]

The new forbidden cartoons: Muslim Minnie and Mickey Mouse

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2011 10:21 PM

You know what I always say: It never ends. The Cartoon Jihad of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage never ends. Our latest conflagration has Egyptian (of course) sharia-enforcers (dubbed “conservatives” by BBC dhimmis) in a frenzy over a Coptic Christian businessman’s tweet of what they consider a lewd photo. The offending photo was…a joke image […]

HHS Puts Doctor Snoop Plan on the Back-Burner

By Doug Powers  •  June 28, 2011 10:15 PM

**Written by Doug Powers On Monday we talked about the HHS plan to employ “mystery shoppers” to pose as patients looking for primary care doctors to help determine which doctors turn away patients with government health plans that pay lower reimbursement rates. Somehow this was supposed to help solve a doctor shortage, because in DC, […]

Greetings from London: A taste of Wisconsin as public unions prepare to strike

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2011 06:13 PM

I’m in London on vacation with family, but will be filing my regular Wednesday and Friday columns and blogging when the sloooow Internet connections allow. There’s much tension here as three-quarters of a million public union workers prepare to strike on Thursday. Featured above is one of countless posters littering the streets — I snapped […]

‘Does the Constitution Still Matter?’ — a Follow-Up

By Doug Powers  •  June 28, 2011 03:55 PM

**Written by Doug Powers A few days ago I wrote about Time magazine editor Richard Stengel’s cover piece entitled “One Document, Under Seige” in which Stengel seemed to reluctantly conclude that the Constitution does matter, just not as much as we think it does (though it always matters when Time needs to hide behind it). […]

Romney Touts Ability to Find Common Ground With Democrats

By Doug Powers  •  June 28, 2011 01:12 PM

Selling point?

Blagojevich Found Guilty on 17 of 20 Counts

By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2011 03:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers So it’s settled: Quoting Elvis before your verdict is announced won’t ward off a conviction: CHICAGO (AP) — A jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Blagojevich […]

Ante Upped on ‘Win Dinner With President Obama’ Contest

By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2011 01:55 PM

**Written by Doug Powers A while back I got an email urging me to donate at least $5 to President Obama’s re-election campaign, and if so I’d be registered to win a dinner with him — which isn’t bad since that’s something that usually costs in the $38,500 range. Sure, the dinner is a fundraiser, […]

Obamacare’s ‘Mystery Shoppers’

By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2011 11:15 AM

“Yes, that’s my car outside with a Republican bumper sticker. Why do you ask?”

Overnight Open Thread — ‘Weiner Still Has His Blackberry and He’s Not Afraid to Use It’ Edition

By Doug Powers  •  June 26, 2011 10:21 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Here in Michigan it was one of the best evening’s of the year so far… about 70, clear and mild. Perfect conditions for an overnight thread as the fire dies down and the last of the smores is being consumed (suggestion: try a Reese’s peanut butter cup in place of the […]

Chris Wallace Apologizes to Michele Bachmann for Asking if She’s a ‘Flake’

By Doug Powers  •  June 26, 2011 01:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers When I heard Wallace ask Michele Bachmann if she’s a flake I cringed a little, and I’m not surprised Wallace ended up apologizing. (Update: Apology not accepted?) You know, when I think of political figures who have made questionable statements and embarrassing gaffes in the past few days, Michele Bachmann isn’t […]

CNN Getting Desperate for Accurate Economic Predictions

By Doug Powers  •  June 25, 2011 04:44 PM

Odds of recovery: Medium

Palin Heading to Iowa

By Doug Powers  •  June 25, 2011 01:30 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The Palins will be in Iowa next week for the premiere of The Undefeated. It’s not known yet if they’ll be flying to Pella, Iowa, or driving in on the lawless “rolling menace” that makes reporters flee for their lives like Tokyoites from Godzilla. Let the “is she or isn’t she” […]

Biggest Spending House Speaker in History: Tax Cuts Produce Deficits, Not Jobs

By Doug Powers  •  June 24, 2011 10:20 PM

Only patriotic spending binges can save us now!

Forget the ATM Thing… Automation is Good for the Economy Again

By Doug Powers  •  June 24, 2011 03:06 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Just last week, President Obama said that automation (ATMs, airport kiosks, etc) is killing jobs. (Pop a Dramamine because you’re about to take yet another abrupt 180° turn) This week a key ingredient in job creation is… automation: Need help defusing a bomb, mowing a lawn or scraping old paint? President […]

“Undocumented” folly: A liberal reporter’s illegal alien sob story

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2011 10:18 AM

The DREAM Act mob is on the march again — and this time they have a prominent left-wing journalist leading the charge. My syndicated column below spotlights the serial law-breaking of former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas, who is now an illegal alien activist clamoring for amnesty with the backing of the radical Tides […]

Time: ‘Does the Constitution Still Matter?’

By Doug Powers  •  June 24, 2011 10:11 AM

**Written by Doug Powers In the past several months, Time Magazine Editor Richard Stengel has answered and asked the same question, in that order. From the Daily Caller: On Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Time magazine editor Richard Stengel presented the cover of his new July 4 issue, which features the U.S. Constitution going through […]

Document drop: FBI affidavit in Seattle jihad plot against military; Muslim avengers compared selves to Nidal Hasan

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 23, 2011 05:52 PM

Abdul-Latif I’m posting the FBI affidavit filed today in the case of the Seattle jihad plot against our military. Keep track of how many media outlets pass up Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh’s Muslim monikers for their whitewashed Western names. (see here for today’s post on both the D.C. and Seattle Muslim suspects). Takeaway […]

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