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CA High-Speed Rail Fail: $600 million spent, not a mile of track laid

Posted by: Phineas on November 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm » 16 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because The Future! Or something: The latest accounting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to state lawmakers indicates that the agency has spent almost $600 million on engineering and environmental consultants — all without turning a shovelful of dirt on construction. In the twice-a-year report (PDF) sent to legislative leaders on Friday, the […]

 

#Obamacare fraud: enrollee count as legitimate as Chicago voter rolls

Posted by: Phineas on November 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Seriously, if Amazon had done something like this, the Department of Justice and the SEC would be on their backs faster than you could say “indictment:” The fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? Health insurance plans […]

 

#Obamacare: When is a federal health program not a federal health program?

Posted by: Phineas on November 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When our Beneficent Sun King and his minion Sebelius say so: The Affordable Care Act is the biggest new health care program in decades, but the Obama administration has ruled that neither the federal insurance exchange nor the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low-income people are “federal health […]

 

#Obamacare web site contract a “crony contract?”

Posted by: Phineas on October 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas File this under “Things that make you say ‘Hmmm…’” First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the […]

 

How AP altered its headline to protect Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on October 3, 2013 at 9:01 am » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Don’t believe the press is in the tank for Obama and Obamacare? Well, check this out. Yesterday evening, Jon Gabriel re-tweeted a link from National Review’s Charles Cooke to the Associated Press web site, which was running an article on the serious problems experienced by those using the Obamacare exchanges, which were only in […]

 

#IRS: Lois Lerner negotiating for immunity?

Posted by: Phineas on September 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this is interesting: IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner is negotiating through her lawyers with Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the committee’s investigative hearings. “The Chairman did not adjourn the hearing, he recessed it. Ms. Lerner remains under subpoena. The Committee […]

 

#Benghazi: Survivors pressured to sign NDAs?

Posted by: Phineas on July 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas No wonder the House Oversight Committee can’t get to interview these people — State is trying desperately to hide them: Congressman Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said today on the House floor that survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements: “On Tuesday I raised the […]

 

Odd detail about that break-in at the lawyers for the State Department whistleblower

Posted by: Phineas on July 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Following up on this story, I ran across an odd item in US News: Among the odd details about the robbery is that only one credit card was stolen from a drawer that contained four cards. It’s unclear to the attorneys why the crooks took one card from the drawer, but left behind three others and unsecured […]

 

Has the Obama administration gone “full Watergate?” Break in at whistleblower’s law firm.

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Somewhere, G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord are thinking “copycats!” The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, […]

 

IRS official: “I’m totally innocent, but I want immunity!”

Posted by: Phineas on July 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember Lois Lerner? She’s one of the IRS officials (currently on vacation paid suspension) at the center of the IRS scandal* involving the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups for “special attention” when they applied for 501(c) status, attention that amounted to suppressing their First Amendment rights and unequal treatment under the […]