Thursday, October 16, 2008

FBI: McCain Camp ACORN Statement "Too Political For Us To Be Involved"

FBI: McCain Camp ACORN Statement "Too Political For Us To Be Involved":
"The Huffington Post reached FBI spokesman Richard Kalko by phone, who at first said he would have no comment about the ACORN investigation. (No surprise.)

But when told that the McCain campaign had sent out a memo alleging that Barack Obama had critical information to the case, Kalko asked for more details.

'When did they send that out?' he asked. When told it was a fresh release, Kalko asked the Huffington Post to forward him Davis's statement. 'I'd like to take a look at that,' Kalko said. 'Though I don't want to get your hopes up that I'll comment.'

Moments later, Kalko emailed back, writing: 'We have no comment on this issue.'

Reached again by phone and asked whether Davis's release would be taken seriously as an investigatory matter, Kalko merely said: 'It's just too political for us to be involved. We're just going to hide under our desks over here. Sorry.'"

Voter-Fraud Fraud: The New Yorker

The idea that Democrats try to win elections by arranging for hordes of nonexistent people with improbable names to vote for them has long been a favorite theme of Rove-era Republicans. Now it’s become a desperate obsession.

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Update: 'Joe the Plumber' is related to Charles Keating

From the "too good to be true, except it's actually true department," Joe "the plumber" Wurzelbacher is related to Robert Wurzelbacher, Jr., who is Charles Keating's son in law. Keating was the head of Lincoln Savings and Loan, and was involved in a scandal with John McCain a in 1987. Robert Wurzelbacher himself did 40 months in prison.

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Massive RNC "Ayers" Robocall Campaign May Violate State Law

The Republican National Committee launched a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack Obama's past association with former radical Bill Ayers. The committee may be violating state law in the process.

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Just A Minute With: Paulo Coelho on digital media

An interesting interview with bestselling author Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes and many more) about his enthusiastic embrace of online media. Coelho maintains a personal blog and profiles across several social networking sites. A few years ago, he even started distributing digital versions of his books for free over the internet.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Barack Obama & Joe Biden's Rescue Plan for the Middle Class

Barack Obama: We can’t wait to help workers and families and communities who are struggling right now – who don’t know if their job or their retirement will be there tomorrow; who don’t know if next week’s paycheck will cover this month’s bills. We need to pass an economic rescue plan for the middle-class and we need to do it now.

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Exclusive: Inside Account of US Eavesdropping on Americans

Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to two former military intercept operators who worked at the giant National Security Agency (NSA) center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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Alaska Paper Bashes Palin for Claiming She's "Vindicated"

Sarah Palin's reaction to the Legislature's Troopergate report is an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation. She claims the report "vindicates" her. She said that the investigation found "no unlawful or unethical activity on my part." Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.

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Judge: GOP's voter purge a 'violation of federal law'

Recently, the GOP chairman in Macomb County, Michigan, detailed a plan to use a list of foreclosed homes to challenge voters. His pronouncement drew an immediate backlash, with predictions that the plan would "backfire." It has.

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