Big Obama Supporter - Olympics Uniform Maker - Ralph Lauren Had Uniforms Made In China

[caption id=”attachment_2710” align=”alignright” width=”350”]Big Obama Supporter - Olympics Uniform Maker - Ralph Lauren Had Uniforms Made In China Big Obama Supporter - Olympics Uniform Maker - Ralph Lauren Had Uniforms Made In China[/caption]Obama and the Dumbocrats want to keep lying to the American People about outsourcing done by a company that Mitt Romney used to work for, but Obama is the real Outsourcer In Chief.

It has been revealed that Ralph Lauren, a company who makes grossly overpriced junk clothing, and made the uniforms that US athletes will wear in this years Olympics, had the uniforms produced in China.

We are also learning that Ralph Lauren is a big Obama supporter, and has given more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) even suggested “they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.”

The company who designed the uniforms, Ralph Lauren, has received less scrutiny. Few outlets have noted that Ralph Lauren himself is a prominent contributor to President Obama and the Democratic Party.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Lauren has given $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

Obama’s own ties to outsourcing have come under scrutiny of late. His much-vaunted green energy loan program awarded billions of taxpayer dollars to foreign-owned companies and firms that manufacture their products overseas.

It is unclear whether the DNC will be returning Lauren’s donation. DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse did not immediately return a request for comment.

Everyone who is concerned about our economy needs to make sure they are buying American Made products. If you look at the tag of the Polo you are about to purchase, or one that you have been wearing for years, and it says “Made in China”, then you should find some different clothes to buy/wear.

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Corrupt HHS Gives Obama’s Best Friend & Golf Buddy $5.9 Million Grant

[caption id=”attachment_2121” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Ultra Corrupt HHS Gives Obama’s Best Friend & Golf Buddy $5.9 Million Grant - Claims White House not involved.. Yea, Right!!”]Ultra Corrupt HHS Gives Obama's Best Friend & Golf Buddy $5.9 Million Grant - Claims White House not involved.. Yea, Right!![/caption]Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends, who plays golf and basketball with Mr. Obama, and also takes vacations with the Obamas, has been given a $5.9 million grant by the ultra-corrupt Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is headed up by the equally Corrupt HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The idiots at the HHS say that the White House was not “in any way” involved in the decision to hand over close to $6 Billion of taxpayer money, but we very seriously doubt that unbelievable claim, which will most likely turn out to be just another one of the thousands of typical Obama lies told to the American People by the Obama administration.

The people of the United States MUST to start seeing the Obama administration and their cronies for what they are - A strong-handed, hypocritical, corrupt administration, whose crime and corruption has migrated through every level and office held by Democrats in our government. Until the American People start DEMANDING that the Obama administration be held accountable for all of the shady, corrupt, and illegal crap they pull, nothing will ever get better for our economy and country. If people don’t wake up very soon, and get Obama and his cronies out of office, our nation is doomed!

The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends.

The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s days in law school and who also vacations with the first family.

Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett also has ties to the UHI. Until resigning to go work at the White House, Jarrett was Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees. And in 2007, a PR firm run by former senior White House adviser and Obama political guru David Axelrod provided provided public relations strategy advice to the UHI, according to the Washington Post.

There is no specific evidence that any of those linked to the Obamas, or the Obamas themselves, influenced the HHS decision to grant the funding to the UHI. But the large award raises questions about appearance, given the number of Obama associates connected to the program and the involvement of the first lady with its founding.

The UHI won out over lots of competition. According to HHS, some 3,000 applications were received for a share on the $1 billion in 3-year grants available. Only 26 programs were included in the first batch of awards doled out.

An HHS spokesperson said that while “final determinations” were made by the HHS’s CMS Innovation Center Director, objective standards were used in selecting the awards and the White House was not “in any way” involved in the selection of grantees.

“Applications that met the basic eligibility requirements underwent a competitive, objective review,” the spokesperson said. “Independent health care expert review panels from outside government and staff from all across the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed the applications for how well they met the criteria outlined in the grant solicitation, and made recommendations regarding funding … scoring was conducted by an independent panel of content experts that was organized by an experienced contractor.”

The awards have been politicized by the administration, which is touting them as part of its “We Can’t Wait” initiative to create jobs by executive action while the White House “waits” for the Republican-led House to act. The Innovation Center was established under Obamacare.

The Urban Health Initiative was founded to help link low-income patients to health providers in their communities.

According to HHS, UHI received the grant to help it, in partnership with other groups, increase patients’ access to health resources by developing an electronic database of health providers that links to electronic health records maintained by “local safety net providers.”

Last week’s award is not the first time money directed toward the UHI has raised red flags. In September, The Daily Caller reported that the private philanthropy of billionaire Obama supporter and donor George Kaiser had donated $10,000 to the UHI during 2009, the same year Kaiser secured the now-infamous $535 million government loan guarantee to failed solar panel maker Solyndra.

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Power-Hungry Nevada Highway Patrol and Henderson Police Officers Belong In Prison!!!!

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and Henderson police officers are shown on a Nevada Highway Patrol dashboard camera video during an October 2010 traffic stop in which motorist Adam Greene was mistaken for a drunken driver, pulled from his car by officers and kicked while in a diabetic coma on the pavement.

These power-hungry and criminal “police officers” should be put in prison for their obvious crimes in the abuse of this man!!!

Adam Greene is on his stomach as a pack of police officers pile on him, driving their knees into his back and wrenching his arms and legs. One officer knees him in the ribs; another kicks him in the face.

"Stop resisting," officers on the video yell, but Greene, his face pushed into the pavement, hasn’t resisted. He doesn’t even move — maybe can’t move — because he’s gone into diabetic shock caused by low blood sugar.

The video, recorded more than a year ago by a police car dashboard camera, was released Tuesday by Greene’s lawyers. The same night, the Henderson City Council approved a settlement of $158,500 for Greene. His wife received $99,000 from Henderson, which is just under the minimum amount that requires council approval.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers also participated in the traffic stop but do not appear to kick or knee Greene on the video. The state has agreed to pay $35,000 to Greene for a total of $292,500 between the two agencies.

It was a Highway Patrol vehicle camera that captured the incident.


A Highway Patrol trooper enters the scene first, gun drawn, and kicks the driver’s window of Greene’s four-door sedan. After several moments, the trooper opens the door.

The trooper, his gun still raised, then gives Greene conflicting commands. He first tells him not to move, then tells him to come forward.

A second trooper quickly cuffs Greene’s wrist and pulls him from the car, which rolls forward until an officer stops it.

Greene flops to the ground, clearly dazed as five officers rush him. A sixth officer, with Henderson police, enters the frame late and delivers five well-placed kicks to Greene’s face.

"Stop resisting mother (expletive)!" one officer yells.

Greene doesn’t scream until a second Henderson officer knees him in the midsection — and then does it three more times. Greene was later treated for fractured ribs.

Police suspected Greene was intoxicated as he weaved among lanes about 4 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2010, and finally stopped his car near Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway in Henderson.

But that wasn’t the case, which they soon discovered after they searched Greene.

"Call in medical," one officer says in the video. "We found some insulin in his pocket. … He’s semiconscious."

"Let’s get medical out here. He’s a diabetic, he’s probably in shock," the officer later tells dispatch.

Greene’s lawsuit said officers then forced him to stand by a patrol car in handcuffs and blow into a Breathalyzer, despite being injured. Paramedics later arrived and treated him for low blood sugar.

Greene was released without a citation, and officers apologized to him for “beating him up,” the lawsuit said.

He immediately went to a hospital, where he was treated for the broken ribs and the bruises to his hands, neck, face and scalp, the lawsuit said.

One of the harsher moments in the video comes near the end of the clip, when one officer can be heard laughing loudly.

One officer notes that Greene “was not a small guy.” An officer laughs and says, “I couldn’t take him by myself.”


None of the officers was named in the lawsuit, and authorities have not released their names.

Henderson police said a sergeant involved was disciplined. The sergeant remains employed with the department.

Greene’s lawyers were planning to hold a news conference today about the incident.

Greene’s case, while shocking, is not unique.

Alan Yatvin, a legal advocate for the American Diabetes Association and a Philadelphia attorney, said police across the country frequently mistake low blood sugar — called hypoglycemia when blood sugar is exceptionally low — for intoxication in people with diabetes.

A Web search on the issue returns dozens of video clips and stories similar to Greene’s.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include shakiness, dizziness, hunger, pale skin, moodiness, aggressive behavior, loss of consciousness and even seizures.

"You need police to be trained in what to look for," Yatvin said. "The problem is, there’s no authority over all police departments. Every department has its own procedures, and states have different rules and training regimens."

Henderson police said in a statement that the department’s use-of-force methods were modified after the Greene incident. The statement noted a 30 percent reduction in use-of-force incidents from 2010 to 2011. The specific policy changes were not detailed.

William Sousa, a criminal justice professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said training for crisis issues is not consistent through departments. Some departments train every officer, and some departments train just a few.

And it is unknown how effective crisis training is, Sousa said.

"Anecdotal evidence is that even officers trained for this will come upon situations they have to diagnose quickly, and act quickly, and those result in cases where you have something (like Greene’s case)," he said.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes wear a bracelet indicating their condition, but “police still have to look,” Yatvin said.

It is unknown whether Greene was wearing a medical bracelet, but it wasn’t mentioned in the lawsuit.

Yatvin, who specializes in police misconduct cases, added that it is “very troubling” for the average citizen to think police could arrest or assault them because of a medical condition.

"I have a hard time imagining a scenario where it’s necessary to kick an unarmed man and break his ribs," he said.

The scenario likely would not have been seen at all had the Highway Patrol camera not been rolling.

At the time of the incident, Henderson police did not have dashboard cameras. Those were added to Henderson police vehicles in June, more than eight months after the incident with Greene.

Such an event would not have been captured on video in Las Vegas because the Metropolitan Police Department doesn’t have cameras in cars.

Sousa said the trend with agencies has been moving toward dashboard cameras.

"It works both ways," he said. "There’s usually resistance from officers at first, but as years go by it may become no big deal, because you get an objective recording that often helps the officers."

This wasn’t the first high-profile incident involving a medical episode in Clark County. In both cases, the Highway Patrol was involved.

Las Vegas doctor Ryan Rich, 33, died in January 2008 after trooper Loren Lazoff used a Taser on him five times.

Rich’s vehicle had crashed into two vehicles and then the center median on Interstate 15.

Lazoff said Rich appeared intoxicated, dazed and was combative, but an autopsy later revealed he only had seizure medication in his system. Rich had been diagnosed with the seizure disorder shortly before he died.

The Clark County Coroner’s inquest jury ruled the death excusable.

Rich’s family sued Taser International last year. The Highway Patrol was not named in the lawsuit.

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Obama Decides To Return Dirty Campaign Contributions from Criminal Fund Raisers

[caption id=”attachment_1739” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Obama Lies, Then Agrees To Return Dirty Campaign Contributions from Criminal Fund Raisers”]Obama Lies, Then Agrees To Return Dirty Campaign Contributions from Criminal Fund Raisers[/caption]The Obama administration initially denied knowledge one of the criminal brothers who have been raising major re-election donation funds for the Obama campaign, but then later the same day, the Obama administration reversed it’s claim, and now say that they plan on returning the more than $200,000 in dirty money the criminals had raised for Obama’s re-election bid.

The two criminal brothers, who fled the US to get away with being charged with felony drug and fraud charges, have now been working with Democrats to try and get a pardon, allowing for legal re-entry into the United States.

The criminal brothers know that the corrupt “Above the Law” Democrats are the best people to go to for help, because the Democrat Culture of Corruption shows them that the criminal brothers and the Democrat party are very similar. They also realize that Republicans would laugh in their faces, and turn them in, instead of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the pair of criminals, as Obama did.

Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obama’s re-election campaign.

The casino owner, Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, known as Pepe, jumped bail in Iowa in 1994 and disappeared, and has since been linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. A State Department cable in 2009 said he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials.

When The New York Times asked the Obama campaign early Monday about the Cardonas, officials said they were unaware of the brother in Mexico. Later in the day, the campaign said it was refunding the money raised by the family, which totaled more than $200,000.

As recently as January of last year, one of Mr. Cardona’s brothers in Chicago, Carlos Rojas Cardona, arranged for the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party to seek a pardon from the governor for Pepe Cardona, according to prosecutors in that state. None was forthcoming.

Last fall, Carlos Cardona and another brother in Chicago, Alberto Rojas Cardona, began raising money for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The Cardona brothers, who have no prior history of political giving, appeared seemingly out of nowhere in the world of Democratic fund-raising, Democratic activists said.

The money Alberto Cardona raised put him in the upper tiers of fund-raisers known as bundlers, according to a list released last month by the campaign. He and Carlos Cardona each gave the maximum $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee, and a lesser amount to a state victory fund. A sister, Leticia Rojas Cardona of Tennessee, donated $13,000 to the national committee, and another relative in Illinois gave $12,600, records show. There is no record of Pepe Cardona making a donation.

Although the two brothers live and work in Chicago, they maintain ties to Pepe Cardona in Mexico. Alberto Cardona operates an advertising agency in Mexico that has worked for political candidates backed by his brother, according to public records and Mexican news reports. Public records also show that the domain name for the Web site of a restaurant Pepe Cardona owns is registered to Alberto Cardona.

Obama campaign officials said most of the money raised by the Cardona brothers came from themselves and other relatives, donations of about $200,000. In addition, the campaign was identifying other donations, believed to total less than $100,000, that were bundled from other people.

“On the basis of the questions that have been raised, we will return the contributions from these individuals and from any other donors they brought to the campaign,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign.

Pepe Cardona is one of the largest players in Mexico’s violent and tumultuous casino trade. In 2007, he survived an assassination attempt that was attributed to members of organized crime. The State Department cable, which was part of the cache made public by WikiLeaks, said he was suspected of illegally funneling $5 million into Mexican political campaigns in 2006.

Multiple messages left for Alberto and Carlos Cardona over several days were not returned. A sister-in-law, Sarah Westall of Minnesota, said in a telephone interview that it would be wrong to tar other members of the family with the negative publicity surrounding Pepe Cardona.

Ms. Westall, who is married to another Cardona brother, Gabriel, said Alberto and Carlos took up Democratic fund-raising because their extended family had long been involved in helping the Latino community and because they supported the president. There were no other reasons beyond those, she said. “I understand that it looks real bad,” she said. “But the rest of the family are really good people. Pepe is actually a good person too.”

Whatever the family’s motivation, the president cannot pardon someone for state crimes. On Monday, Democratic fund-raisers who have had encounters with Alberto and Carlos Cardona expressed surprise upon learning about their family history. Manuel Sanchez, a Chicago lawyer who is deeply involved in Latino outreach for the Obama administration, said he first met them in December at a finance committee meeting for the president’s campaign in Washington.

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Corrupt Pa. Democrat Rep, Bill DeWeese, Convicted on 5 Felony Counts

[caption id=”attachment_1736” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Corrupt Pa. Democrat Rep, Bill DeWeese, Convicted on 5 Felony Counts”]Corrupt Pa. Democrat Rep, Bill DeWeese, Convicted on 5 Felony Counts[/caption]The fact that yet another member of the Democrat Culture of Corruption has been convicted of felony crimes should not be shocking for anyone who doesn’t have their heads stuck in the sand, and pretending that the Democrat party is responsible, honest, and trustworthy.

In reality, this is just one more, among the hundreds of instances of above-the-law Democrats thinking that they can do anything they want, and get away with breaking the law, without any fear of punishment.

A jury on Monday convicted a senior Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on all but one of six charges in the latest corruption trial stemming from a five-year investigation into the use of taxpayers’ resources for political purposes.

Rep. Bill DeWeese was convicted of felony counts of conspiracy, conflict of interest and three counts of theft, while the Dauphin County jury acquitted him of one other theft count.

The verdict, reached early on the third day of deliberations, struck a grave blow to the 35-year career of the former floor leader who also once served as House speaker. A woman seated with DeWeese’s family cried out when the first guilty verdict was announced.

DeWeese’s lawyer vowed to appeal. DeWeese said he intended to keep his House seat — despite a constitutional provision interpreted to bar any felon from serving in public office — and continue his re-election campaign in his southwestern Pennsylvania district.

"I certainly feel that I did nothing wrong," the 61-year-old DeWeese told reporters.

"I believe that, in the court of public opinion, I shall be favorably received to some substantial degree. That’s up to the voters, but I certainly will continue to run," the Greene County lawmaker said.

Lead prosecutor Ken Brown said he was pleased by the verdict and that state sentencing guidelines recommend a sentence between nine and 16 months behind bars for each count. He said the conviction will cost DeWeese his House seat and state pension.

"He’s a convicted felon and convicted felons, once they’re sentenced, can’t sit in the General Assembly," said Brown, a senior deputy attorney general. "If he wants to spit in the face of the jury’s verdict, I guess that’s his prerogative."

County President Judge Todd Hoover, the trial judge, set sentencing for April 24, which is also the date of Pennsylvania’s primary election.

Under House rules, if DeWeese does not resign by the time he is sentenced, a resolution calling for his expulsion will be drafted and put to a vote, according to Steve Miskin, a spokesman for the House speaker.

Any House member may introduce a resolution to expel DeWeese prior to sentencing, but “we do not consider him convicted until sentencing,” Miskin said.

During seven days of testimony, prosecutors relied heavily on testimony by people who worked for DeWeese at his Capitol office in Harrisburg and his district office that campaign work was an integral part of their jobs.

Those witnesses included DeWeese’s former chief of staff, Mike Manzo, who testified against his ex-boss and is awaiting sentencing under a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Another key witness was Kevin Sidella, a former aide who handled DeWeese’s political fundraising and was granted immunity from prosecution.

DeWeese oversaw hundreds of caucus employees during his two decades as the House Democratic leader, but said he delegated responsibility for day-to-day operations to others, including Manzo and the then-No. 2 caucus leader, Democratic whip Mike Veon of Beaver County, who is serving a six- to 14-year prison term after being convicted in a related case.

DeWeese said he advocated compliance with rules barring political activity on state time and realized only after the probe began in early 2007 that many employees were not filing required paperwork to show that their campaign activity was on their own time.

More than 30 friends and supporters turned out to testify — some collectively — in his defense, and DeWeese himself testified for more than three hours.

A two-thirds majority vote would be required to expel DeWA spokesman for House Speaker Sam Smith said

As he left the courthouse Monday, DeWeese suggested that his trial was unfair because it was held in the state capital instead of the hardscrabble, rural district he represents. He had unsuccessfully sought to have an out-of-county jury brought in to handle the case because of pre-trial publicity.

"I think that a western Pennsylvania … jury would have found me innocent," he said following the verdict. "I believe that Mr. Fina (Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina, chief of the public corruption unit in the attorney general’s office) wanted me tried by his peers, not by my own peers."

Republican Tom Corbett launched the investigation while he was attorney general and directed it until he was sworn in as governor last year.

Prior to his trial, DeWeese made no secret of his view that the investigation was a politically motivated move by “Corbett and his cronies,” although DeWeese did not publicly criticize Corbett on Monday.

Brown said complaints by several defendants that the investigation is politically motivated are unfair.

"We’ve arrested and now convicted Democrats and Republicans. I don’t see that there’s anything partisan about that," Brown said.

Eleven other Democrats and nine Republicans, including former House Speaker John Perzel, have been convicted or pleaded guilty in the investigation, while two defendants were acquitted and charges against another were dropped.

The other defendant, former Rep. Stephen Stetler, D-York, is slated for trial later this year.

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Astroturf: “Occupy Wall Street” Riot Protesters PAID to Cause Problems

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So, liberal, Socialist, and Marxist anti-capitalism groups, and the corrupt liberal media, and the Obama administration want the American People to believe the “Occupy Wall Street” and “Occupy DC” riots are a result of grassroots anger and discontent, but we are now learning that many of these idiots have been actually PAYED TO PARTICIPATE in the anti-business, anti-capitalism riots.

This is the same type of typical lies and deception that the Obama administration and the other jackasses on the left try to pass onto the American People as fact, but we all know that these people cannot be trusted.

We also are learning that the real people behind the anti-capitalism riots are the labor unions, George Soros, the Obama administration, and other anti-American jackasses.

When stinky hippie protesters carry signs that read “Capitalism Is Organized Crime”, and all of the brainless losers around them agree, there is no more hiding from the truth!

A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital.

TheDC attended the protest event, an expansion of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York City. Some aspects of the protest, it turned out, are more Astroturf than grassroots.

One group of about ten Hispanic protesters marched behind a Caucasian individual from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting rent control in Washington, D.C.

Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.

Interviewed in Spanish, the protesters told conflicting stories about how their group was organized. Some said it was organized at their church, and that they were there as volunteers. Others, however, referred to the man from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition — the only Caucasian in the group — as their “boss.”

TheDC asked that organizer whether he was paying the group to attend the protest, and he conceded that some protesters “aren’t” volunteers.

“Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t,” he explained. “I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game.”

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More Solar Companies Receiving Federal Loans Tied to Democratic Donors

Very soon we will all see very clearly that the Obama administration used their loan guarantee power as a means to pay back the people who helped the Obama administration - either with political support (Nancy Pelosi - Tonopah Solar) or with cash donations (George Kaiser - Solyndra Scandal).

In the past 2 years, the brash Obama administration may have been able to pull off this type of scandal without taking much heat, but the American People have awoken from their teleprompter-induced trance, and are now paying close attention to the actions of the Obama administration.

A Daily Caller investigation has found that in addition to the failed company Solyndra, at least four other solar panel manufacturing companies receiving in excess of $500 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration employ executives or board members who have donated large sums of money to Democratic campaigns.

And as questions swirl around possible connections between political donations and these preferential financing arrangements, the Obama White House suddenly began deflecting The Daily Caller’s questions on Wednesday to the Democratic National Committee.

Asked Wednesday to comment on the connection between large Democratic donors and Obama administration loan guarantees to the companies they represent, the White House responded to TheDC with a single sentence: “We refer your question to the Democratic National Committee.”

Concerns about the long-term viability of Solyndra, first made public by The Daily Caller back in February, have now expanded to include the financial health of other loan-guarantee recipient firms as well.

These companies have suffered from declining stock prices despite their favored status in the White House. Yet as the end of the federal government’s fiscal year looms on Friday, a new series of loans could be finalized amounting to more than nine times what taxpayers have already lost on the failed company Solyndra.

“Who was visiting the White House during this period of time?” Texas GOP Rep. Joe Barton asked when contacted by TheDC. Barton is a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “Who were they talking to and what were they talking about? Are there more loans at risk of not being paid back? Are these good investments or political favors?”

“The American people just lost a half billion dollars and they deserve answers to these questions before more money is wasted. Until we know exactly what happened, I think we should slow down this loan program and take a closer look at each case.”

“It is becoming more clear with each revelation that warning signs were ignored in the Solyndra case,” Barton continued. “Yet in the next 48 hours — because of a deadline that can still be changed — the Department of Energy is going to hand out another $5 billion in loans.”

Companies like First Solar, SolarReserve, SunPower Corporation and Abengoa SA have already, collectively, received billions in loans through Obama administration stimulus programs to build solar power plants in the southwestern United States.

Yet each, with the exception of the privately held SolarReserve, has seen its stock price hammered at the same time it was lobbying the Obama administration and Congress for billions in loan guarantees.

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Solyndra Execs Cover for Obama, Refuse To Answer Questions

The Democrats have started implementing the same spin-job they use when one of them gets caught not paying their taxes.
“Oh, it was just a mistake. We missed some signs that showed that there were problems with the company”

How do you miss the signs that a company is not deserving of a half billion dollar government loan, when just a few weeks earlier, the Bush administration rejected the exact same loan request. The corruption-filled Obama administration rushed to re-initiate the loan offer to Solyndra knowing full well that they were throwing the American People’s money right down the toilet, as a “Thank You” and a big wet kiss from Obama to one of Obama’s major donors, George Kaiser, and the other Solyndra executives and shareholders.

We heard Obama’s donor George Kaiser had invested $75 million into Solyndra, and after the Obama administration found out that the company was about to go bankrupt, the administration gave Solyndra an additional… $75 million. Was that extra $75 million a payback to Kaiser as well?

“This is not a debate about the virtues of clean energy, it is a serious inquiry into reckless use of taxpayer dollars on a company that was known to pose serious risks before a single dime went out the door.”

Now that the FBI has locked up all of the important evidence after raiding Solyndra, and the Solyndra executives have refused to answer any questions , the Obama / Solyndra scub-job is fully underway, and may be able to rinse away much of evidence of the administration’s complicity in the Solyndra scandal.

Solyndra executives repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment this morning as House lawmakers pressed them to answer questions about the company’s financial collapse and any hopes of repaying their $535 million federal loan guarantee.

"While I hope to have an opportunity to assist this committee in the future, on the advice of my attorney, I must respectfully decline to answer any questions," Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison told Energy and Commerce oversight subpanel Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), who opened the questioning.

CFO Brian Stover gave a similar response.

The repeated questions drew an objection from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who slammed Republicans for persisting even after knowing that the executives would invoke their right to remain silent.

"I just want to take this moment to assert the fact that I think it’s unseemly and inappropriate for members to be asking questions that you know they will not answer," Waxman said, saying the GOP questions were "sound bites" for the press.

Meanwhile, full committee Chairman Fred Upton called it unseemly for the White House to respond to the Solyndra scandal by highlighting Republican lawmakers’ past support for clean energy projects in their districts.

"The administration’s actions in this case are deeply troubling and so is their response to our findings," said the Michigan Republican, who quoted from a POLITICO story on the White House efforts.

He added: “This is not a debate about the virtues of clean energy, it is a serious inquiry into reckless use of taxpayer dollars on a company that was known to pose serious risks before a single dime went out the door.

"Let me just warn you and the other folks involved in this taxpayer rip-off," Upton said. "We’re not done. No we’re not."

But Waxman sounded a theme similar to the White House’s.

"Republicans in Congress are now dancing on Solyndra’s grave, but they seem to have a case of collective amnesia," said Waxman. He cited several members of the panel who have sought federal subsidies on energy, including Upton, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Charlie Bass of New Hampshire, Brian Bilbray of California and Mary Bono Mack of California.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Free Birth Control Pills, Breast Pumps, Physicals, Screenings, Counseling For All

Hell, we’ll also help everyone clean up their unintended pregnancies!!

Obama, his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the the Democrats just don’t get it, and they need to be removed from office ASAP!!!

The American People should NOT be held responsible for paying for other people’s reproductive choices! We should not be on the hook to pay for other people’s unintended pregnancies, birth control pills, breast pumps, physicals, screenings, counseling, or anything else!

We should fight this, and all other socialistic entitlement programs that the Democrats are trying to get the American People hooked on.

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

The requirement is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women’s preventive care under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual “well-woman” physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy, counseling on domestic violence, and other services.

"These historic guidelines are based on science and existing (medical) literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The new requirements will take effect Jan. 1, 2013, in most cases. Tens of millions of women are expected to gain coverage initially, and that number is likely to grow with time. At first, some plans may be exempt due to a complex provision of the health care law known as the “grandfather” clause. But those even plans could face pressure from their members to include the new benefit.

Sebelius acted after a near-unanimous recommendation last month from a panel of experts convened by the prestigious (but corrupt) Institute of Medicine, which advises the government. Panel chairwoman Linda Rosenstock, dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that prevention of unintended pregnancies is essential for the psychological, emotional and physical health of women.

As recently as the 1990s, many health insurance plans didn’t even cover birth control. Protests, court cases, and new state laws led to dramatic changes. Today, almost all plans cover prescription contraceptives — with varying copays. Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people, also covers contraceptives.

Indeed, a government study last summer found that birth control use is virtually universal in the United States, according to a government study issued last summer. More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS health. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason.

Preventing unwanted pregnancies is only one goal of the new requirement. Contraception can help make a woman’s next pregnancy healthier by spacing births far enough apart, generally 18 months to two years. Research links closely spaced births to a risk of such problems as prematurity, low birth weight, even autism. Research has shown that even modest copays for medical care can discourage use.

In a nod to social and religious conservatives, the rules issued Monday by Sebelius include a provision that would allow religious institutions to opt out of offering birth control coverage. However, many conservatives are supporting legislation by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., that would codify a range of exceptions to the new health care law on religious and conscience grounds.

"It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough," said Jeanne Monahan, a policy expert for the conservative Family Research Council. As it now stands, the conscience clause offers only a "fig leaf" of protection, she added, because it may not cover faith-based groups engaged in social action and other activities that do not involve worship.

Although the new women’s preventive services will be free of any additional charge to patients, somebody will have to pay. The cost will be spread among other people with health insurance, resulting in slightly higher premiums. That may be offset to some degree with savings from diseases prevented, or pregnancies that are planned to minimize any potential ill effects to the mother and baby.

The administration did allow insurers some leeway in determining what they will cover. For example, health plans will be able to charge copays for branded drugs in cases where a generic version is just as effective and safe for the patient.

The requirement applies to all forms of birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration. That includes the pill, intrauterine devices, the so-called morning-after pill, and newer forms of long-acting implantable hormonal contraceptives that are becoming widely used in the rest of the industrialized world.

Coverage with no copays for the morning-after pill is likely to become the most controversial part of the change. The FDA classifies Plan B and Ella as birth control, but some religious conservatives see the morning-after drugs as abortion drugs. The rules HHS issued Monday do not require coverage of RU-486 and other drugs to chemically induce an abortion.

Advocates say the majority of women will be covered once the requirement takes effect in 2013, although some insurance plans may opt to offer the benefit earlier. Aside from the conscience clause, the only other major exemption is for so-called “grandfathered” plans, many of which are offered by large employers. With the passage of time, however, many currently grandfathered plans are likely to lose that designation as they make routine changes affecting their benefits. Consumers should check with their health insurance plan administrator.

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Racist Rep. James Clyburn Urges Obama To Use Executive Order To Raise Debt Ceiling

Racist South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn shows how much he knows about the constitution when he urges Obama to bypass the Congress, to use an Executive Order invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling without approval of Congress.

This is the same jackass who said that the problems that the “president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”, likened using an Executive Order to raise the debt ceiling to the Emancipation Proclamation, and was also one of 31 Democrats who voted in the House not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election, because it would have given John Kerry a better chance of winning the election. So who would listen to this idiot?

Even Obama has said that raising the debt ceiling with an executive order is not an option, and is off the table, but he also said that he “talked to my lawyers” and “they are not persuaded that that is a winning argument.”. So if it were possible, he would have already crammed their increased debt limit down our throats as well.

Rep. James Clyburn and a group of House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if Congress can’t come up with a satisfactory plan before the Tuesday deadline.

Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that if the president is delivered a bill to raise the debt ceiling for only a short period of time, he should instead it and turn to the phrase in the Constitution that says the validity of the U.S. government’s debt “shall not be questioned.”

“If that’s what lands on his desk, a short-term lifting of the ceiling, the debt ceiling, he should put it on his desk next to an executive order,” Clyburn said at a press conference. “He should sign an executive order invoking the 14th Amendment to this issue.” The Associated Press reported that he was applauded when he suggested the idea at a caucus meeting earlier in the day.

“I believe that something like this will bring calm to the American people and will bring needed stability to our financial markets,” Clyburn added, noting that President Harry Truman did it once during his presidency after Congress was unable to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling.

Obama and others in his administration have said they will not rely on the 14th Amendment. At a town hall last week, Obama said that he has “talked to my lawyers” and “they are not persuaded that that is a winning argument.”

But Clyburn and several other liberal Democrats urged the president to reconsider.

“We’re getting down to decision time,” said Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), the chairman of the Democratic caucus. “We have to have a failsafe mechanism and we believe that failsafe mechanism is the 14th Amendment and the president of the United States.”

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