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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Obama’s Ethical Gymnastics | National Review Online

By at June 7, 2013 | 10:24 am

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Obama’s Ethical Gymnastics | National Review Online

By Victor Davis Hanson, JUNE 7, 2013 3:00 AM His morality is to be judged by his professed aims, not his means of achieving them. Presidential ethics are now situational. Obama is calling for a shield law to protect reporters from the sort of harassment that his attorney general, Eric Holder, and the FBI practiced against Fox News and the Associated Press. Through ... Go To Article

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FROM THE LEFT: Obama’s dangerous new narrative – Alexander Burns and John F. Harris – POLITICO

By at May 15, 2013 | 5:11 am

FROM THE LEFT: Obama’s dangerous new narrative – Alexander Burns and John F. Harris – POLITICO

By ALEXANDER BURNS and JOHN F. HARRIS | 5/15/13 5:08 AM EDT No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the presidency on the power of narrative — invoking his biography and personal values to make a larger point about how he would lead the nation. So presumably no one ... Go To Article

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TOM BORELLI: The Dangerous Partnership Between Big Business and Government – RCM

By at February 14, 2013 | 12:15 pm

TOM BORELLI: The Dangerous Partnership Between Big Business and Government – RCM

By Tom Borelli, February 14, 2013 -- President Obama's greatest strategic accomplishment during his first term was his recruitment of big business to join the existing collection of special interest groups within the Democratic Party. The national impact of Obama's collusion with big business can't be overlooked. Big business helped deliver his biggest political ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM:: Guns, Walmart, and crony capitalism – The Week

By at January 14, 2013 | 10:47 am

CRONY CAPITALISM:: Guns, Walmart, and crony capitalism – The Week

By Matt K. Lewis | 6:21am EST   -- When President Obama wanted to push health care reform, he didn't make the same mistake as his fellow liberals had in the past. He didn't attack or ignore big business. Instead, he sought to engage these "stakeholders." Mandating that citizens must purchase health insurance (with no public option) was obviously a financial ... Go To Article

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SENATE/HARRY REID: Businessman in fraud case ties Utah AG to scheme | DailyCaller

By at January 14, 2013 | 12:20 am

SENATE/HARRY REID: Businessman in fraud case ties Utah AG to scheme | DailyCaller

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear. St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who’s accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for ... Go To Article

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PAUL RYAN asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year – The Hill

By at January 10, 2013 | 12:10 am

PAUL RYAN asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year – The Hill

By Erik Wasson - 01/09/13 05:22 PM ET -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is ... Go To Article

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LEFT CRONYISM:: Harkin Institute facing ethics concerns | Washington Free Beacon

By at January 9, 2013 | 10:07 am

LEFT CRONYISM:: Harkin Institute facing ethics concerns | Washington Free Beacon

BY: Andrew Evans January 9, 2013 4:59 am -- The Harkin Institute for Public Policy’s short life has been riddled with controversy from its secretive inception within the Iowa Board of Regents to ethical questions about its namesake’s relationships to the institute’s donors. The Harkin Institute is named for sitting United States Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM:: Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout

By at January 9, 2013 | 9:55 am

CRONY CAPITALISM:: Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout

by WYNTON HALL 9 Jan 2013, 11:08 AM PDT -- In the wake of the financial meltdown, President Barack Obama derided Wall Street bonuses as “obscene,” calling them examples of “fat cats who are getting awarded for their failure.” But now, Mr. Obama has announced that he will nominate as his next Treasury secretary Jack Lew, a man who in 2009 bagged a $950,000 ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM: Obama Pick for Global Council Illuminates The President’s Approach To Economic Policy – NewYorkSun

By at January 8, 2013 | 12:25 am

CRONY CAPITALISM: Obama Pick for Global Council Illuminates The President’s Approach To Economic Policy – NewYorkSun

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun | January 7, 2013 -- On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Mr. Obama’s ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare | WashEx

By at January 6, 2013 | 12:53 am

CRONY CAPITALISM: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare | WashEx

By Joel Gehrke, January 5, 2013 -- President Obama plans to ally himself with big business once again by using crony capitalist tactics to pass gun control just as he used them to pass Obamacare. In this case, Obama reportedly plans to make sure that the new gun control law benefits big businesses that sell weapons. “[T]he White House is developing strategies to ... Go To Article

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