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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. America

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2014 09:03 AM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. America by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests. These fat cats do not represent the best interests of American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe […]

The Obama crony in charge of your medical records

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 22, 2013 06:43 AM

The Obama crony in charge of your medical records by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don’t know her — but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which […]

Detroit explained, part XXXIV: Former mayor convicted on 24 charges of corruption

By Doug Powers  •  March 11, 2013 03:22 PM

20 years possible

Recipient of $341 million Obamacare CO-OP loan runs insurance company with New York's worst record of complaints

By Doug Powers  •  February 23, 2013 03:41 PM

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted on 21 counts of corruption

By Doug Powers  •  January 19, 2013 02:21 PM

The Big Sleazy

Obama on Solyndra: Not Our Program Per Se

By Doug Powers  •  March 22, 2012 02:22 PM


The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 24, 2012 12:45 AM

The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 If you like how the Obama administration’s multibillion-dollar “investments” in bankrupt solar companies have turned out, you’ll love the latest federal loan program to nowhere. It’s the Obamacare loyalty rewards program for progressives. To appease liberal Democrats pushing for the […]

Dem Senator Asks HHS to Review Obama Admin’s $443 Million No-Bid Vaccine Contract

By Doug Powers  •  November 26, 2011 03:05 PM

Coattail inoculation

Solyndra Price Tag Rises Another $14.3 Million

By Doug Powers  •  November 21, 2011 09:30 PM

The digging hasn’t stopped

Nina Totenberg: No Evidence of Anything Political About Solyndra

By Doug Powers  •  November 19, 2011 04:21 PM

None at all

Taxpayers Were Almost on the Hook for an Additional $469 Million When Solyndra Went Under

By Doug Powers  •  October 6, 2011 09:06 AM

**Written by Doug Powers The Obama administration was preparing to toss another very expensive life preserver, but Solyndra had already forever slipped beneath the rolling, green waves. From the Washington Post: The Obama administration’s Department of Energy was poised last summer to give Solyndra a second major taxpayer loan of $469 million, even as the […]

Culture of corruption: Banking hypocrite Maxine Waters

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 13, 2009 11:50 AM

Cronyism of color.

No tears for Julie Myers

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 17, 2007 09:55 AM

As you may have heard, ICE chief Julie Myers is in trouble over her stupid Halloween costume flap: Just when it appeared Julie Myers had cleared every hurdle in her quest to officially become the nation’s top immigration official, a dreadlocked wig and a prisoner’s outfit could cost her the job. Myers, director of Immigration […]

What does FEMA stand for: Fake Emergency Media Actors; Chertoff condemns FEMA stupidity – pot meet kettle!l Update: The FEMA photoshop fun continues

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 26, 2007 08:56 PM

Fraudulent Emergency Mismanagement Asshats.

What’s Julie Myers doing at the “Hezbollah Social Club?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 16, 2007 09:40 AM

Cronyism plus dhimmitude = insanity.


By Michelle Malkin  •  May 8, 2006 10:55 AM

Over at Hot Air with lots o’ links. Credit: David Lunde As I note in today’s Vent, this still-unfolding tale underscores what a joke the Department of Homeland Security is. The mess involving the Shirlington Limousine company, the alleged prostitute shuttle service which got millions in government contracts despite a shady financial record and an […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  October 12, 2005 08:40 AM

The Bush administration is responding to charges of cronyism in the bidding process by…expanding the pool of privileged cronies. The government-sponsored racial spoils system will now get a boost from Hurricane Katrina (via Breitbart/AP): “This administration is reaching out to companies of all sizes, especially minority-owned enterprises, to guarantee that those seeking to join the […]

The other troubling nomination

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 5, 2005 01:27 PM

Before the quag-Miers, (hat tip: Confederate Yankee for the term) there was the other quag-Myers. That is: Julie Myers, a Bush lawyer with virtually no immigration and customs enforcement experience and minimal managerial experience who has been nominated to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. She just happens to be niece of recently […]

Utterly underwhelmed

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 3, 2005 09:03 AM

***scroll down for rolling updates*** What Julie Myers is to the Department of Homeland Security, Harriet Miers is to the Supreme Court. (Video of the announcement here via NYT).) It’s not just that Miers has zero judicial experience. It’s that she’s so transparently a crony/”diversity” pick while so many other vastly more qualified and impressive […]

Julie Myers on thin ice

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 3, 2005 06:04 AM

Jerry Seper at the Washington Times reports on more negative reaction to the Bush administration’s troubled nomination of Julie Myers to head the already troubled U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency: President Bush’s nominee to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has drawn the ire of several ICE supervisors and agents who say she […]

Withdraw Myers

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2005 02:37 PM

The editors of National Review come out against the Julie Myers nomination. Excerpts: Given the importance of the position and a history of mismanagement in the immigration service, Congress took the unusual step of inserting a statutory requirement that nominees have a minimum of five years of experience in both management and law enforcement. Even […]

Not another homeland security hack

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2005 08:39 AM

My new column on the boneheaded Julie Myers nomination is up. The Roanoke Times weighs in against the nomination. Maureen Dowd tries to do her best impression of a liberal who cares about border security. No need to pay or register. Just look at the headline and summary. And via AP, there’s this news of […]

No more cronyism: Bush DHS nominee doesn’t deserve the job

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 20, 2005 06:45 AM

**updated** Another disastrous crony appointment in the making This is Julie Myers, President Bush’s nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security. Her nomination is a joke. A bad joke: (via WaPo) The Bush administration is seeking to appoint a lawyer with little immigration or customs […]

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