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Navy SEAL Says Obama Administration Account of Osama bin Laden Killing Not True

[caption id=”attachment_3169” align=”alignright” width=”350”]SEAL Says Obama Administration Account of Osama bin Laden Killing Not True SEAL Says Obama Administration Account of Osama bin Laden Killing Not True [/caption]From Day one, the Obama administration has been using the killing of Osama bin Laden as a political football, and now we are learning that more of the Obama administration’s “official” account of the Bin Laden raid seems to be false.

The Obama administration’s account of the Bin Laden raid said that Bin Laden was killed in a “firefight” with U.S. Special Ops, and that Osama Bin Laden was shot only after ducking back into the bedroom of the Abbottabad compound where the Navy SEALS thought he might have stored a weapon. The much more believable Navy Seals account of the raid says that there was no firefight, and that Bin Laden was already near-dead when they reached the room of the compound where he lay in a pool of his blood.

“After a firefight, they killed Usama bin Laden and took custody of his body,” - Barack Hussein Obama

The Obama account of the bin Laden killing also stated that Osama bin Laden’s body was treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, but the Navy Seal account says that at least one soldier actually used the chest of Osama bin Laden’s dead body as a seat for the helicopter ride home.

A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

Bin Laden apparently was hit in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in “No Easy Day.” The book is to be published next week by Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint.

Bissonnette says he was directly behind a “point man” going up the stairs. “Less than five steps” from top of the stairs, he heard “suppressed” gunfire: “BOP. BOP.” The point man had seen a “man peeking out of the door” on the right side of the hallway.

The author writes that bin Laden ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the terrorist crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body.

Bissonnette says the point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner and he and the other SEALs trained their guns’ laser sites on bin Laden’s still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless. The SEALs later found two weapons stored by the doorway, untouched, the author said.

In the account related by administration officials after the raid in Pakistan, the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they assumed he might be reaching for a weapon.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor would not comment on the apparent contradiction late Tuesday. But he said in an email, “As President Obama said on the night that justice was brought to Osama bin Laden, ‘We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country.’”

“No Easy Day” was due out Sept. 11, but Dutton announced the book would be available a week early, Sept. 4, because of a surge of orders due to advance publicity that drove the book to the top of the Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com best-seller lists.

In another possibly uncomfortable revelation for U.S. officials who say bin Laden’s body was treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, the author reveals that in the cramped helicopter flight out of the compound, one of the SEALs called “Walt” was sitting on bin Laden’s chest as the body lay at the author’s feet in the middle of the cabin.

The publisher says the author used pseudonyms for all the SEALs.

Bissonnette also writes disparagingly that none of the SEALs were fans of President Barack Obama and knew that his administration would take credit for ordering the May 2011 raid. One of the SEALs said after the mission that they had just gotten Obama re-elected by carrying out the raid.

But he says they respected him as commander in chief and for giving the operation the go-ahead.

Bissonnette writes less flatteringly of meeting Vice President Joe Biden along with Obama at the headquarters of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment after the raid. He says Biden told “lame jokes” no one understood, reminding him of “someone’s drunken uncle at Christmas dinner.”

Beyond such embarrassing observations, U.S. officials fear the book may include classified information, as it did not undergo the formal review required by the Pentagon for works published by former or current Defense Department employees.

Officials from the Pentagon and the CIA, which commanded the mission, are examining the manuscript for possible disclosure of classified information and could take legal action against the author.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the author says he did “not disclose confidential or sensitive information that would compromise national security in any way.”

Bissonnette’s real name was first revealed by Fox News and confirmed to the Associated Press.

Jihadists on al Qaeda websites have posted purported photos of the author, calling for his murder.

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Obama Campaign Manager & Others May Have Broken Law By Hiding Official Executive-Branch Emails In Personal Accounts

[caption id=”attachment_2923” align=”alignright” width=”350”]Obama Campaign Manager & Others May Have Broken Law By Hiding Official Executive-Branch Emails In Personal Accounts Obama Campaign Manager & Others May Have Broken Law By Hiding Official Executive-Branch Emails In Personal Accounts[/caption]Leave it to the Obama administration to say one thing and then do the exact opposite.

Remember when Obama was running for president and his campaign kept saying that they will run the most transparent and accountable administration in US History?
The truth is that the Obama administration is the most corrupt, closed, and most secretive administration in US history - the complete opposite of what they claim.

We are now learning that Obama White House officials, including campaign manager Jim Messina may have broken the law by sending official executive-branch communications from personal email accounts.

The Presidential Records Act requires that all official executive-branch communications — including emails — be archived and saved, and it makes using personal account for official business illegal. The Obama administration seem to have deliberate broken the law to allow Obama Officials to set up secret meetings with lobbyists at non-government locations, like coffee shops, in order to avoid public scrutiny by keeping the secret meetings out of the White House Visitor Logs.

When will the brain-dead “news media” hold the most corrupt administration accountable for their crimes?

Mitt Romney’s top political adviser said Thursday that emails between White House officials — including Obama campaign manager Jim Messina — and lobbyists sent from personal email accounts appeared to violate federal laws.

"This appears to be a violation of the law which requires that all official communications be preserved," Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstom said on a conference call with reporters Thursday.

A report published Tuesday by House Republicans found that Obama administration officials would set up meetings with lobbyists at coffee shops near the White House — a move seemingly intended to keep the visits from appearing on official White House visitor logs. Some of the emails, including discussion of the president’s healthcare bill with a pharmaceutical lobbyist, were also sent from Messina’s personal email address.

The Presidential Records Act requires that all official executive-branch communications — including emails — be archived.

Asked about the emails on Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney downplayed Messina’s use of a personal account.

“Mr. Messina had a longstanding personal email account in which he got traffic. In an effort to comply with all the regulations pertaining to emails, he would forward emails to his White House account or copy his White House account so that those emails would be part of presidential record,” Carney said.

But Republicans look primed to hammer the president over transparency issues.

"I think it’s very troubling that Jim Messina … when he was serving in the White House as a senior aide, made promises to a lobbyist about obtaining billions of dollars in public funds, and he did it using his personal email, which suggests he wanted to hide the conversation," Fehrnstrom said.

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Obama Treasury Department Officials Cited for Soliciting Prostitutes & Other Crimes

[caption id=”attachment_2736” align=”alignright” width=”350”]Obama Treasury Department Officials Cited for Soliciting Prostitutes & Other Crimes Obama Treasury Department Officials Cited for Soliciting Prostitutes & Other Crimes[/caption]There is no end to the corruptness of the Obama administration - the most secretive and corrupt administration in the history of our nation.

Official government investigations are showing that Obama administration Treasury Department officials have been caught misusing government resources, soliciting prostitutes, breaking conflict-of-interest rules, and accepting gifts from corporate executives.

In 2010, an OTC employee “misused” government resources to solicit prostitutes on three separate occasions via Craigslist. While working at the OTC, investigators said the government staffer “viewed websites offering erotic services on a weekly basis as well as communicating with and arranging meetings with women offering erotic services.”

The OIG concluded that the OTC worker had violated government rules on “notoriously disgraceful conduct.” The case was referred for criminal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District for Columbia, which opted not to prosecute “absent aggravating circumstances such as underage prostitutes or human trafficking.” The employee, who was not a political appointee, subsequently retired from the government, according to the documents.

In another finding, the OIG cited an OCC staffer for accepting golf fees and meals from bank executives. The staffer, who had received ethics training, said he believed playing golf with industry officials under the purview of OCC was “a condoned activity.”

These Obama administration officials knew what they were doing were wrong, but just as Obama and the Democrats always get away with their corruption and lies, with help from the equally corrupt media, these officials feel that they are above the law as well.

We want to know if these corrupt Obama administration Justice Department Officials at least paid for their hookers using their own money, or if the banks are on the hook paying for Democrat Official’s sex with prostitutes?

Treasury Department officials have been cited for soliciting prostitutes, breaking conflict-of-interest rules and accepting gifts from corporate executives, according to the findings of official government investigations.

The revelations of unethical behavior at Treasury are detailed in little-noticed documents posted this month on governmentattic.org, which publishes agency responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

While it is not uncommon for departments within the executive branch to have personnel issues, it is unusual for these types of documents to become public. They provide a rare glimpse of internal probes within the Treasury Department, exposing different episodes of misconduct.

Investigators at the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), which responds to tips and official referrals from within the department, found that employees had engaged in unethical, and perhaps criminal, conduct.

The emergence of the OIG probe findings come in the wake of embarrassing scandals for the Obama administration at the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Secret Service. Even though the wrongdoing at Treasury is not as far-reaching or as embarrassing as those controversies, it could put the administration on the defensive with less than four months before the election.

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Payback: Obama Instructs Federal Authorities to Ignore Illegal Immigrant Arrests in Arizona

[caption id=”attachment_2447” align=”alignright” width=”350”]Illegal Immigrant Obama Instructs Federal Authorities to Ignore Illegal Immigrant Arrests in Arizona Illegal Immigrant Obama Instructs Federal Authorities to Ignore Illegal Immigrant Arrests in Arizona[/caption]On the heels of the Supreme Court decision to strike much of Arizona’s immigration law, and as a payback to Jan Brewer and Arizona, the Obama administration has instructed federal authorities to disregard the US Immigration Laws, and ignore actual cases of illegal immigration reported from Arizona.

This proves that the Obama administration has a complete disregard for our nation’s laws, and wants to allow all illegal immigrants to enter the United States and stay in the country illegally.

If the Obama administration will not uphold our nation’s laws, and will sue anyone who tries to keep our nation safe, then the United States will not be safe again until Obama and the Democrats are out of office.

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.

The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.

“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations, but it said state and local police could check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion to believe are in the country illegally.

That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status — but federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls.

Federal officials said they’ll still perform the checks as required by law but will respond only when someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the court’s decision frees police up to perform immigration checks. In anticipation of the ruling, she issued an executive order calling for guidance to be issued to every police department on how to fairly carry out the law.

“We will move forward, instructing law enforcement to begin practicing what the United States Supreme Court has upheld,” she said.

But the Obama administration is under pressure from immigrant-rights groups to cut down on the number of people it is deporting and has taken a number of steps to try to limit deportations of rank-and-file illegal immigrants and focus instead on those with criminal records or repeated immigration violations.

Last week, Mr. Obama said he would halt deportations for most illegal immigrants under 30 who were brought here as children.

On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws.

The task forces, named for the section of law that allows them, have proved popular among many localities but have been a political headache for the Obama administration, with immigrant-rights groups saying they led to abuses.

On Monday the administration officials said they had concluded the seven agreements they had signed with various departments in Arizona weren’t working and took the Supreme Court’s ruling as a chance to scrap them.

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Obama Admin’s AG Eric Holder Continues Ignoring 2011 Subpoena - Hides Details of Fast & Furious Scandal & Cover-Up

[caption id=”attachment_2253” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Obama Admin’s AG Eric Holder Continue Ignoring 2011 Subpoena to Hide Details of Fast & Furious Scandal & Cover-Up”]Obama Admin's AG Eric Holder Continue Ignoring 2011 Subpoena to Hide Details of Fast & Furious Scandal & Cover-Up[/caption]Eric Holder continues to ignore the 2011 subpoena aimed at getting to the bottom of Obama and Eric Holder’s Fast & Furious Gun-Running Scandal and subsequent cover-up. Disregarding a federal subpoena is something that you or I would have been thrown in prison for long ago, but Eric Holder feels that he is above the law, and cannot be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, or let be committed with their full knowledge and approval.

Eric Holder and the Justice Department were supposed to be handing over all documents pertaining to the Fast & Furious Gun Running Scandal & Coverup, but they have not released any documents that could help the investigation, or shed light on how Obama’s Justice Department allowed thousands of high-powered, fully automatic assault rifles to be sold to criminals, and then never tracked the illegally sold firearms. “Nothing has come from your department, not a shred of paper” Issa to Holder

Eric Holder Belongs In Prison!!!

Attorney General Eric Holder frustrated his most fierce Capitol Hill accuser and other GOP lawmakers Thursday when asked about the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious weapons sting and which high-ranking Obama administration officials knew about the botched operation.

Holder sidestepped questions by GOP Rep. Darrell Issa about whether he or other Justice Department officials had even started to pull together Fast and Furious documents requested in an October 2011 subpoena Issa sent the agency.

“Nothing has come from your department, not a shred of paper,” Issa said tersely during a House Judiciary Committee meeting.

Issa, R-Calif., is a member of the committee. He also is the chairman of the chamber’s Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs, from which he issued the subpoena. The requests were largely related to an ill-conceived and executed Fast and Furious tactic known as “gunwalking,” which has been linked to the 2010 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

“You are not a good witness,” Issa said in frustration, after Holder essentially repeated his questions.

When admonished for not letting Holder answer questions and taking a sharp tone, Issa replied, “I applaud there was hostility,” frustrated he had only five minutes to ask questions.

Issa has vowed to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to the subpoena. Holder has testified he has given congressional investigators the requisite information.

On Monday, Issa released information about six wiretap applications that he says prove high-ranking Justice Department officials knew about the gunwalking tactic.

Issa says the applications were signed by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Holder’s second in command.

The Obama administration has repeatedly said high-level Justice Department officials had no specific knowledge of the gunwalking tactic.

Holder has testified at least seven times before Congress on Fast and Furious and has acknowledged the program’s failures.

“We now know … inappropriate tactics were used in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal guns across the Southwest border,” he said Thursday in opening remarks. “Although these law enforcement operations … were focused on the laudable goal of dismantling illegal gun trafficking networks, they were flawed in both concept and execution.”

The Justice Department responded to Issa’s interpretation of the wiretap applications in a letter saying the agency disagrees with his assertion but is “legally prohibited from commenting on the content of sealed court documents.”

The gunwalking tactic had the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Arizona stage gun sales across the Mexico border with alleged arms dealers, with the hope that the thousands of weapons would lead to organizers of drug cartels. However, the guns purportedly were used in street crimes, and one was allegedly found after a shootout in which U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed.

In another tense exchange Thursday, GOP Rep. Lamar Smith asked Holder whether he or anybody else told the White House about so-called “gunwalking tactic” after it appeared to contribute to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Holder replied “I don’t know.”

The exchange occurred during a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, on which Smith is the chairman.

“When was anyone in the White House informed of the tactics used under Operation Fast and Furious?” asked Smith, R-Texas.

Holder replied: “I don’t know.”

When Smith asked Holder if he personally told the White House, Holder replied: “There was contact between staff. .. I don’t myself remember any direct contact.”

The ONLY reason why Eric Holder has been stonewalling the Fast & Furious investigations for almost a year is because The Obama administration’s Justice Department know that they are guilty of different federal crimes, and the culpability for these crimes, and the blood of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, are directly on the hands of Barack Hussain Obama, and his Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Solar Trust Belly-Up: Yet Another Obama Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt After Receiving $2.1 Billion Government Loan Guarantees

[caption id=”attachment_1895” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Solar Trust Belly-Up: Yet Another Obama Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt After Receiving $2.1 Billion Government Loan Guarantees”]Solar Trust Belly-Up: Yet Another Obama Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt After Receiving $2.1 Billion Government Loan Guarantees[/caption]Obama Throws Another $2.1 Billion Thrown Down The Toilet!
Yet another one of Obama’s pet Green Energy companies (Solar Trust) has gone belly-up, and filed for bankruptcy, less than a year after receiving $2.1 billion in government-backed loan guarantees! In reality, that means that an already failing company was handed $2.1 billion in free money, with no plan or hope by the Obama administration of getting re-paid, other than now having a group of people who owe Obama big time!

When will the American People stand up and say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! WE WILL NO LONGER ALLOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO WASTE ANY MORE OF OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY ON THESE GREEN ENERGY SCAMS! WE WILL NO LONGER STAND BY AS OBAMA LINES HIS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS POCKETS WITH $ BILLIONS OF OUR MONEY!!”

Today after reading this story, I went to lunch at a restaurant near my office where a few brain-dead liberals work. They were already talking about Obama’s complete and total failure to take proper care with our money. They were very angry that Obama keeps giving his friends and supporters millions or billions of dollars, only to go bankrupt, and then pocketing as much taxpayer money as they can.

One ultra-liberal waitress, who always has MSNBC on the TVs, tried defending Obama’s many green energy failures, which only ended up lining the pockets of Obama’s friends, family, and political supporters. It was great to see the other liberals who worked there ripping her to shreds. They could not believe that she would try and defend Obama’s corrupt and indefensible policies that are only making the problem that he and the Democrats created, much worse.

In keeping with the recent trend of so-called green companies going into the red, another solar energy company supported by President Obama’s top administration officials declared bankruptcy today.

Solar Trust for America received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees from the Department of Energy — “the largest amount ever offered to a solar project,” according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu — for a project near Blythe, Calif., but declared bankruptcy within a year. It is unclear how much of the guarantee, if any, was actually awarded.

Senior officials in Obama’s administration had very high hopes for the Blythe project. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which he described as “a historic moment in America’s new energy frontier” and “another important step in making America’s clean energy future a reality.” Chu trumpeted at the time that Solar Trust would prove that “when we rev up the great American innovation machine, we can out-compete any other nation.”

The embarrassment should be bipartisan. “This is a huge milestone for our community,” Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., said when the company received its loan guarantee. “I look forward to continuing my work supporting projects … that will harness our local energy resources and help reduce our nation’s dangerous dependence on unstable foreign oil.”

Uwe Schmidt, chairman and CEO of the company, also argued that Solar Trust was good for the nation. He wrote last year that “the DOE loan guarantee is a ‘win-win’ for government and the companies involved and will not only advance the cause of energy independence but will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.”

The bankruptcy makes Schmidt’s attempt to rebuke DOE critics in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy particuarly ironic.

"Despite the posturing and finger pointing, the American solar energy industry is alive and well," Schmidt wrote in an op-ed for the Huffington Post, before discussing his company’s business plans. Referring to Solyndra, he lamented that "one company’s bankruptcy has cast doubt on the credibility of a government program that is otherwise being administered with incredible efficiency."

The list of bankrupt solar companies has grown since Schmidt scolded Solyndra investigators. How many more might go bankrupt? Secretary Chu won’t say.

STAND UP TEA PARTY MEMBERS! TELL OBAMA TO STOP SPREADING OUR WEALTH TO HIS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS!

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Brain-Dead Obama Administration Proposing Pay Raise for Already Overpaid Federal Employees

[caption id=”attachment_1630” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”The corrupt and dangerous Obama administration policies have our nation on life support!”]The corrupt and dangerous Obama administration policies have our nation on life support![/caption]The Corrupt and Brain-Dead Obama administration is proposing a pay raise for Federal workers who already make about 6-% more than the private workers doing the exact same job.
In fact, Federal workers made an average $75,296 in salary last year, and this does not even include their “Golden Ticket” benefits, which average an additional $28,323 per year, per Federal employee.

This administration absolutely knows that their corrupt liberal policies are running our nation’s economy straight into the ground, but they don’t care. In fact, they WANT our economy to be badly damaged. As long as these corrupt Liberals/Marxists can increase the size of government, while giving their friends and supporters more of our hard-earned money, the Obama administration is happy, because they are doing exactly what they had planned.

The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.

The modest across-the-board pay jump would be the first increase for federal workers since before a two-year freeze began in late 2010. Raises for within-grade step increases and promotions have continued during the freeze.

The proposal, which requires congressional approval, differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze basic pay rates for one more year. Some of those plans also call for denying within-grade raises. In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have called for extending the pay freeze as a way to pay for a payroll tax extension.

But, “a permanent pay freeze is not an acceptable policy,” one of the senior administration officials said Friday. “While modest, a 0.5 percent increase reflects the belt-tightening we must do in these difficult times.”

The officials were unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, but said that the White House notified agency budget offices about the decision Friday morning so that agencies could complete their 2013 budget requests.

The White House is expected to formally unveil its fiscal 2013 budget proposal in early February. No decision has been made yet on a potential pay raise for uniformed military personnel, the officials said, though lawmakers and federal worker unions traditionally push to ensure pay parity between civilian and military personnel. Pay parity was the standard practice for many years before 2009.

The proposal would save about $28 billion over the next decade and $2 billion in fiscal 2013 under the caps authorized by the budget control measures passed last summer, the officials said.

But the pay bump is well below the 3.6 percent cost of living adjustment that went into effect this week for Social Security recipients and most federal retirees to keep pace with inflation. It is also far below private sector earnings, which climbed roughly 2 percent in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Federal worker union leaders voiced tepid support Friday.

William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, called the move “a breath of fresh air for all those who serve their country every day.”

But John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest federal union, said the move “doesn’t make me yell and cheer.”

“Clearly I don’t think it comes close to paying federal employees what they’re worth, but at the same time, it also breaks this terrible pay freeze that has been put on us,” Gage said. “And hopefully it will carry through, and we will avoid any pay freezes that might come from the payroll tax deduction negotiations.”

Gage said “a real threat” remains that Republicans will successfully enact a pay freeze as part of the payroll tax negotiations. AFGE and other unions believe Republicans should focus on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans instead of federal employees, the vast majority of whom are middle-class wage earners.

Lawmakers who track federal personnel issues were not immediately available for comment.

The federal government employs roughly 2 million civilian federal employees, with about 85 percent living and working outside the Washington area. The federal sector added about 2,000 new jobs in December, according to employment statistics released Friday.

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Obama Administration Won’t Reveal Secret Justification To Assassinate Americans

Obama Administration Won't Reveal Secret Justification To Assassinate AmericansThe Obama administration thinks that it is within their rights to kill an American Citizen who says or does things that they don’t like, and say that they were justified in the assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, but many people disagree, and call the killing an assassination or an outright murder.

If the Obama administration feels that they have the right to kill an American Citizen, why are they keeping the justification a secret?

The truth is that the Obama administration really does not have an authority to kill American Citizens, without a trial, just because Obama doesn’t like the person, or what they say or do. Obama is scared that when the truth comes out, and the American People see that they did not have the authority to kill an American Citizen, that the shit is going to hit the fan.

Fortunately, for Obama, the majority of the corrupt Obama-Swooning media will never run a story on the ignoring of our nation’s laws by the Obama administration. We do think the truth will eventually come out, and we think when it does, it will be the final nail in the coffin that is Obama’s presidency.

Just imagine the furor that would have erupted if it were President Bush who authorized the killing of an American Citizen.. and then would not release the proof of justification they say they have. Without fail, every nut-job liberal would have been calling for Bush’s arrest and  impeachment.

Outside the U.S. government, President Obama’s order to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without due process has proved controversial, with experts in law and war reaching different conclusions. Inside the Obama Administration, however, disagreement was apparently absent, or so say anonymous sources quoted by the Washington Post. “The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials,” the newspaper reported. “The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said.”

Isn’t that interesting? Months ago, the Obama Administration revealed that it would target al-Awlaki. It even managed to wriggle out of a lawsuit filed by his father to prevent the assassination. But the actual legal reasoning the Department of Justice used to authorize the strike? It’s secret. Classified. Information that the public isn’t permitted to read, mull over, or challenge.

Why? What justification can there be for President Obama and his lawyers to keep secret what they’re asserting is a matter of sound law? This isn’t a military secret. It isn’t an instance of protecting CIA field assets, or shielding a domestic vulnerability to terrorism from public view. This is an analysis of the power that the Constitution and Congress’ post September 11 authorization of military force gives the executive branch. This is a president exploiting official secrecy so that he can claim legal justification for his actions without having to expose his specific reasoning to scrutiny. As the Post put it, “The administration officials refused to disclose the exact legal analysis used to authorize targeting Aulaqi, or how they considered any Fifth Amendment right to due process.”

Obama hasn’t just set a new precedent about killing Americans without due process. He has done so in a way that deliberately shields from public view the precise nature of the important precedent he has set. It’s time for the president who promised to create “a White House that’s more transparent and accountable than anything we’ve seen before” to release the DOJ memo. As David Shipler writes, “The legal questions are far from clearcut, and the country needs to have this difficult discussion.” And then there’s the fact that “a good many Obama supporters thought that secret legal opinions by the Justice Department — rationalizing torture and domestic military arrests, for example — had gone out the door along with the Bush administration,” he adds. “But now comes a momentous change in policy with serious implications for the Constitution’s restraint on executive power, and Obama refuses to allow his lawyers’ arguments to be laid out on the table for the American public to examine.” What doesn’t he want to get out?

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Obama Lies To Us, Secretly Tells Banks - There Will Be No Default

Obama and the Democrats have been scaring everyone under the sun with their lies and deceit regarding raising the budget ceiling. They have told grandparents that they might not get their Social Security checks. They have said that the military might not get paid, and that food inspections, drug research, and other important functions may suffer as well. Now we learn that this is just another set of lies that Obama and the Democrats have used against the American People to try and get their way, which consists of increased taxes (revenues) and the killing of many more jobs.

Obama and the Democrats will not rest until we are all complete dependents of the U.S. Government.

While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about the possibility of a debt default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, they privately have been telling top executives at major U.S. banks that such an event won’t happen, FOX Business has learned.

In a series of phone calls, administration officials have told bankers that the administration will not allow a default to happen even if the debt cap isn’t raised by the August 2 date Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the government will run out of money to pay all its bills, including obligations to bond holders. Geithner made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows saying a default is imminent if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, and President Obama issued a similar warning during a Friday press conference after budget negotiations with House Republicans broke down.

While the negotiations to craft a budget remain at an impasse, Republicans and Democrats on Monday began crafting their own plans to cut spending that could lead to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. It’s unclear if a broad agreement can be reached any time soon, but even if a deal is struck, a complicating issue for lawmakers and the administration is the possibility of a downgrade to the US debt rating, which would cut the triple-A rating on the nation’s debt to a lower level.

Major ratings firms — namely Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s — have said even if the country raises the debt ceiling and doesn’t default, there’s a strong likelihood that the triple-A bond rating will be cut to double-A unless a budget can be crafted that results in $4 trillion in savings, the result of the massive debt load the country has accumulated in recent years. The nation’s outstanding debt is more than $14 trillion.

A senior banking official told FOX Business that administration officials have provided guidance to them that even though a default is off the table, a downgrade “is a real possibility for no other reason than S&P and Moody’s have to cover (themselves) since they’ve been speaking out on the debt cap so much.”

This guidance is a big reason why Wall Street has largely dismissed the possibility of default, and though the markets have been jittery amid the talk of default, they haven’t imploded as would be the case, many economists fear, if the nation missed a payment on its debt.

The banking official said the administration understands that if there were to be a default, it would likely spark another financial crisis.

"They also know they can pay the debt with cash on hand," this official told FOX Business. The Treasury collects around $2 trillion in tax revenues, and is scheduled to pay out $200 billion in interest to bond holders. In order to meet its obligations to contractors, social security recipients and others, the administration would have to raise another $1 trillion either through cuts, higher tax revenues, the issuance of debt or a combination of all three.

Congressional Republicans believe that the Administration is raising the possibility of a default as a way to ramp up pressure on Republicans to agree to a budget deal that includes tax increases, which they oppose.

A Treasury spokesman said that “when we exhaust our borrowing authority, as we will on August 2nd, there is no way to guarantee that we will be able to pay all of our bills. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false.”

Even without a default, banks expect some market turbulence if the triple-A sovereign-debt rating is cut, sources tell FOX Business. While bank officials do not believe there will be a “catastrophic” effect to a downgrade, that’s not to say there won’t be negative ripple effects, notably to bond deals and derivatives priced off triple-A-rated Treasurys.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/07/25/obama-to-banks-were-not-defaulting/#ixzz1TF4sZoUh

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Obama Makes Military Weaker By Ending Ban On Openly Gay Soldiers

Democrats hate the military, and it seems that Obama and the Democrats are trying to start the quick decline of our nation’s military and homeland security by allowing gay soldiers to serve openly.

Soon, we will be seeing lawsuits brought by gay soldiers who were instructed not to wear their pink undershirts, neck scarfs, and earrings.

President Barack Obama has formally repealed the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.

Administration officials say Obama on Friday signed a certification ending the 17-year-old “don’t ask don’t tell” policy on sexual orientation.

The president took the step, as expected, after meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. As laid out in a law passed in December, the repeal will take effect 60 days from now. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a statement from the White House.

For Obama, the move makes good on a promise from his 2008 campaign to dismantle the 1990s-era policy.

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-sources-obama-ends-gays-military-ban-201756764.html

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