Update: Glenn Beck 1 – TOTUS 0…

Update: THE most important point from MM:

…The story is not just about Jones.

The story is about Adolfo Carrion, Carol Browner, Vivek Kundra, Nancy DeParle, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, Obama’s education comrades, and the culture of circumvention and corruption that plagues this White House.

The story is the czar explosion, purposeful undermining of congressional oversight, Valerie Jarrett’s promotion of a two-bit Jeremiah Wright in eco-guru’s clothing, and the public vetting of unaccountable Obama appointees that Washington won’t do.

They don’t get it. They’re in the tank. Behind the curve. And slouching towards irrelevance….

Shout out to GatewayPundit without whom actual investigative reporting would never have been done!

Courtesy of politicsnewspolitics

-Healthcare Public Option broken out to separate post, MiM 10:20am AZ time.

September 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Terrorism. Comments off.

BREAKING: Senate Panel: “errors in USTR Nominee Kirk’s Tax Returns..Amended Returns WILL be filed for 2005/06/07”

I think I have figured out who is doing the vetting and financial planning there in the WH….the F Troop… smooth moves Team Obama, BWAAAHAA!!

UPDATE: Ben Smith has it up:February 2009

The Senate Finance Committee tells reporters that USTR nominee Ron Kirk, too, has had to pay some back taxes over honoraria that he did not collect — the were recorded as a donation to his school — but, in some cases, did deduct.

SENATE CMTE REPORT: The Senate Finance Committee today released its report on the nomination of Ron Kirk to be United States Trade Representative. The report, compiled from information received and discovered in the Finance Committee’s vetting process of the nominee, reflect certain errors in the nominee’s past tax returns. Steps have been taken by the nominee to bring tax returns into compliance.

After reviewing Mayor Kirk’s tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, Finance Committee staff submitted several questions to Mr. Kirk on February 6, 2009. The questions included a request for clarification of his practice of assigning honoraria to Austin College and whether the honoraria should have been reported as taxable income, substantiation of various charitable donations and other miscellaneous tax questions. Mayor Kirk provided written responses to the questions on February 17, 2009. He met with Finance Committee staff on February 19, 2009 for a due diligence meeting and to answer tax questions that had not been resolved by his written responses. Mayor Kirk submitted additional information to Committee staff on February 24, 2009 and February 28, 2009.

The results of the staff review of Mayor Kirk’s information are described below. Mayor Kirk has agreed to promptly file amended returns reflecting the adjustments discussed in this memo. Staff estimates the total tax adjustments on Mayor Kirk’s amended returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 will be approximately $9,975.

From the what the frak is wrong with these people, (especially the vetters) files:

Senate Panel: “errors in USTR Nominee Kirk’s Tax Returns…”

Senate Panel: “Kirk will file Amended returns for 2005, 2006, 2007”

Background on Kirk nomination here

flashing on CNBC Chryon now, Reuters byline, nothing online yet, will keep checking..


March 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Congratulations Madame Secretary!!! Hillary confirmed by the Senate….


Hillary Rodham Clinton has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Secretary of State…woohoo!!!

Via Fox:

A number of senators said before the vote that Clinton, who traveled and met with foreign dignitaries around the world during her time as first lady, is uniquely qualified for the job.

They said foreign policy challenges such as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the conflict in the Gaza Strip make her installation imperative for President Obama’s administration.

“As a country and as a world, we need Hillary Clinton as secretary of state,” Clinton’s New York colleague, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, said on the floor before the vote.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. said the country needs an advocate on the world stage, and, “There’s no better advocate than Hillary Clinton.”

Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs said Clinton, as the new secretary of state, would attend the White House meeting on Iraq Wednesday afternoon.

Sounds as though MAC lent a hand to get this done!!!

But Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on the floor that he had talked to Cornyn and that Cornyn had no objections to a vote Wednesday. Cornyn spoke with Clinton Tuesday at the Capitol and said the former first lady agreed to more regular disclosure of her husband’s foundation donations, provided the requirement does not only apply to the Clintons…

God Bless you Madame Secretary!!!


Did everyone note that Hillary was honored at the MLK Center last week as well:

From Atlanta Jounral Constitution-:

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton was lauded as a champion of social and racial justice at the King Center’s “Salute to Greatness” dinner Saturday in Atlanta.

The New York Democrat and U.S. secretary of state-designate was among the featured guests at the civil right’s center major fund-raiser, held at the Hyatt Regency.

The banquet is one of a number of weekend events honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is a federal holiday given over to remembrances of the civil rights icon, who was assassinated in 1968.

“It’s not just remembering and celebrating; we must also act,” Clinton told the audience of 1,000 people. “Until every vote is counted and every American has health insurance and jobs, then it is up to all of us. As we commemorate MLK Day, we are called upon to treat this day as a day of service. We all have a part to play.”

Isaac Farris Jr., president of the King Center, lauded Clinton for her leadership, humanitarianism and “as a champion of needed social reforms.”

“Sen. Clinton has worked tirelessly throughout her career to advance racial justice, child welfare and health security for all Americans and human rights worldwide,” Farris said in prepared remarks.

Clinton, who the U.S. Senate will likely confirm next week as the nation’s top diplomat, has vowed that human rights will be a cornerstone of American foreign policy.

January 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

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