"Internal campaign documents given to the New York Times show the newest nominees raised even more money than the general disclosures suggest.
"Those documents show that Gilbert raised about $3.4 million for Obama since 2007, while Barber raised about $3 million."
Yeah, money talks, and it can speak Democrat too.
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I answered my own question, centerish.
10-30-13 "President Barack Obama has named two more of his top campaign fundraisers for plum diplomatic posts, nominating Mark Gilbert to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Rob Barber to the same position in Iceland.
"With the choices, Obama continues his aggressive push to elevate major bundlers and loyalists to top diplomatic jobs.
"So far this year, only 46 percent of Obama's ambassador-nominees have been career diplomats — and fully 30 percent have been big-money campaign fundraisers. The rest have been political allies, such as Caroline Kennedy and Samantha Power...
"Collectively, Obama's 22 bundlers-turned-diplomats raised at least $15.6 million for Obama since 2007, according to research by the Center for Public Integrity — and likely much more.
"Obama voluntarily identified the bundlers for his 2009 inauguration, but did not do so in 2013.
"Internal campaign documents given to the New York Times sho
centerish, has "The Center for Public Integrity" recently used their stellar investigative journalism skills to review the past 6 years of the Obama presidency? Or are they stuck at pre-2008, like most liberals are?
”Hidden language in healthcare.gov means users waive any reasonable right to privacy of your personal information.”
No need to look at the law, willgrr. Just look at the website.
abcnews . go . com/blogs/politics/2013/11/security-experts-warn-healthcare-gov-is-vulnerable-to-hacking/
(David) Kennedy demonstrated how hackers are attempting to exploit (healthcare . gov's) vulnerabilities to access personal information and testified that he believes the website has either already been subject to cyber attacks or will be hacked soon.
“We can actually enable their web cam, monitor their web cam, listen to their microphone, steal passwords,” he explained. “Anything that they do on their computer we now have full access to.”
Three of the four witnesses agreed that the Obama administration should take the site offline in order to address the security flaws.
MattRothchild Feb-04-14 10:13 AM Agree | Disagree
"You people suck."
And this is elevating the conversation? This comment would be yanked if it were a Liberal.
--It did get yanked. My first and only.
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A little hard for your wingers to read: ""The commission, composed of lawmakers, security experts and businessmen, estimated that between $31 billion and $61 billion of the U.S. government's spending on contractors was lost to waste and fraud. After looking at a narrower slice of this pie, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction concluded in a newly-published report that at least $8 billion of U.S. spending on reconstruction was wasted solely in Iraq—a circumstance detailed in the article listed below. Two earlier investigative pieces by the Center — part of the Windfalls of War project—showed how much of the contracting was assigned without normal, healthy competition, and how many of the large contractors had been substantial contributors to the campaigns of President George W. Bush and the lawmakers who backed the war. Those stories are featured below as well.""
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Although the war's tremendous costs helped to undermine the U.S. economy, the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan was a financial boon for military contractors. As the bipartisan, congressionally-mandated Commission on Wartime Contracting pointed out in a 2011 report, the top 10 of these firms received around $83 billion for their involvement in the two wars, including $40.8 billion that went to one firm in particular: KBR, otherwise known as Kellogg, Brown and Root. KBR is a former subsidiary of Halliburton, which received a Pentagon contract to study the use of military contractors while Richard Cheney was secretary of defense. Cheney went on to become the chairman and CEO of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000. In addition, two private security firms, Blackwater and Triple Canopy, collected at least $3.1 billion, according to a March 19 tally by the Financial Times.
Same site: ""On at least 532 separate occasions (in speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan, stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both. This concerted effort was the underpinning of the Bush administration's case for war."""
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Justaman, that is an interesting site you mentioned. "" """The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.""" Missy, you should finally look for facts and visit this site. It would do you good and might lessen the anger you have.
Sure WillGarr2016, sure.
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And you say that as a Statement of fact. Just like every TV, Liberal Radio talk show does. No wonder no one cares about the Liberals.
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WillGarr, You are again a LIAR. I have been married 39 years. Why don't you make other Liberals pay their ex wives What they owe them? I used to have to take it out of their paychecks and send it to the state they left their ex wife and children. What a Loud mouth Liar you are.
landslide2014 Feb-03-14 9:01 PM
"No one and I mean NO ONE likes a Liar!!!!!!!!!!!"
I agree with that statement!
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups.Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.
Try telling some anonymous truths for a change instead of hiding behind your anonymous lies!
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You and your party have divided this nation. With Your lies. Truth is when you get your job lay off and no insurance or you had insurance and you are cancelled. Now you have house payments, children, and you and Obama say, oops. I know what the truth is, it has not affected me, but my child. So now I will give that child my support and do what I have to do. Real life is not a Lie. Thank God I am in a position to help. Good Luck all.
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Oh by the way, I don't believe Obama and you or any Liberal. Ever again. You built that.
So you say, False. I do NOT believe you or the Liberals on anything they say. Bush has kept his mouth shut since he left the White House. Obama and Liberals have blamed Bush, Fox News, etc, etc, etc. Ever since Obama got in the White House. It is sickening and no one cares about Obama and the Liberals.
well of corse no wepons were found they moved them all to siria and now they are using them, fer crying out loud think about it people.
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WillGarr2016, you look foolish every day, all day, and posting. I just don't care where Obama put's his stuff. I would not go and check it out anyway. By the way, I can say what I want to, and Bush is not President. Obama is. It is on his watch and he hasn't done a very good job.
I can say with certainty the George Bush Library has two boards with 11 reasons to suspect WMD's were present in Iraq.
There is a small plaque posted next to the latter board that states " No WMD's Were Found".
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Again, the generic definition used by liberals. Obama and his family travels the world at the taxpayers expense. Bush traveled frequently to his ranch in Texas, took dignitaries and others to his ranch. Have heard of Obama going to his home only once in the past five years.
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Who is going to build the library?
You didn't build that!
Nobody is going to build a stupid library for President Obama.
What kind of fool would do such a thing?
The stock market is losing about 200 points per day on average over the last week of 'trading' read fleecing, and tomorrow's future carnage is a done deal.
Swan dive for the markets.
Obama lunacy is to blame.
This is not your grandfather's stock market crash.
I don't care where he puts it. It wasn't my fault, I did not know, you can keep it if you want it, Now look at me, me golfing, me traveling all paid by American Tax Payers.
binghazi then he can see what it is like
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Justaman's word-of-the-week is "anonymous." Stay tuned for next week's word.
Anonymously yours, locomotive
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I would guess with absolute anonymity, the probable location as directed by the NARA will be Chicago. This location would give greater access to the public than his birthplace of Honolulu, HI.
I'm certain all places vying for this Congressional designation appreciate the anonymous concern as well as the anonymous suggestions...
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