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Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us
for sex in the Dominican Republic

Daily Caller, by Matthew Boyle

Original Article

Posted By:Drive, 11/1/2012 8:09:52 AM

Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year. In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100. The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/1/2012 8:11:51 AM     (No. 8978922)

CNN is already setting up a talk show for the Congressman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suejeanne, 11/1/2012 8:16:47 AM     (No. 8978931)

Paging Gloria Allred, paging Gloria Allred!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/1/2012 8:16:58 AM     (No. 8978932)

The only thing worse than paying for these types of services is.... failing to pay for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Oriton, 11/1/2012 8:18:14 AM     (No. 8978936)

Poster 2, my exact first thought. I hear crickets though.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/1/2012 8:20:49 AM     (No. 8978943)

So Menendez is the one Drudge was referencing with his 'teaser'. Hmmmmm--a Democrat--surely they don't pay for sex. Ask Teddy K or Dodd or Franks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/1/2012 8:21:09 AM     (No. 8978946)

Sadly, nothing new here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Throwback, 11/1/2012 8:21:51 AM     (No. 8978948)

In his defense, he ran the $500 payment through his new HHS Choomster-Care payment schedule calculator.

They are lucky they got more than a pain pill.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/1/2012 8:21:52 AM     (No. 8978949)

This is the senator who demanded that members of our Secret Service be fired for hiring prostitutes in Columbia.
.... Oh my! The glass houses are coming down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 11/1/2012 8:22:48 AM     (No. 8978953)

The senator has a pretty good expense package, one of the GSA credit cards. The little pin dick stiffed em anyway.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/1/2012 8:26:59 AM     (No. 8978963)

Posted previously

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=709906


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Reply 11 - Posted by: beca, 11/1/2012 8:27:37 AM     (No. 8978966)

#3 ^5 lol...nothing like a woman scorned......gotta pay the hohoho..or she isnt bashful about talking......stingy senator....wouldnt it be nice if he was as tight with out tax dollars....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/1/2012 8:28:54 AM     (No. 8978970)

This first thing I wondered was if he was up for re-election, and of course, he is. I don't like these "surprises" regardless of party affiliation. He may be a rat, but to bring it out now, looks bad for the challenger. I say it will backfire.

New Jersey has enough to worry about right now. This will look petty and desperate.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/1/2012 8:30:13 AM     (No. 8978974)

A last minute windfall for his opponent in the New Jersey senate race, Republican Joe Kyrillos.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 11/1/2012 8:30:50 AM     (No. 8978980)

He's a liberal - this will get him more votes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/1/2012 8:31:54 AM     (No. 8978983)

Don't know what the "problem" is. Such "activity" is considered a resume enhancer by the demonrat party. In fact, I believe being a low-life-womanizing-loser is in the job description and a requirement to be a "senator" in the demonrat party.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/1/2012 8:32:02 AM     (No. 8978985)

#14 beat me to it. My guess is he was sliding in popularity, got jealous of all the recent attention on Bill Clinton, and this was the strategy his office came up with.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 11/1/2012 8:36:37 AM     (No. 8978992)

Hopefully this will derail the career of his snotty daughter Alicia, the the democrap strategist TV talking head.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LZK, 11/1/2012 8:37:22 AM     (No. 8978996)

I'm shocked I tell you -- simply shocked that a senator from New Jersey would stoop so low.....

Sarcasm -- big time!!

Why Governor Christi was kissing some butt yesterday -- wasn't he? Wonder what the cost of that piece of political maneuvering was -- eh????

LZK

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/1/2012 8:39:42 AM     (No. 8979004)

At first the cared, then he didn't? This guy is a sleaze! Dems always care. And girls, it is not all about money, is it?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tommyr, 11/1/2012 8:48:23 AM     (No. 8979033)

Another question is just who paid for the luxury resort?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cheese, 11/1/2012 8:53:19 AM     (No. 8979043)

Hunh. I guess the ladies didn't know that they needed to cover the $400.00 deductible themselves. Maybe they can call Sandra Fluck for information and assistance.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 11/1/2012 8:56:17 AM     (No. 8979049)

What is it with these people and Easter Sunday? Most of us are on our knees for a far more important reason.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lana720, 11/1/2012 8:59:19 AM     (No. 8979053)

Maybe he paid $400 for the cigars and $100 for the girls? It's a dem thing. Cheap SOB.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: qmcgs, 11/1/2012 9:00:44 AM     (No. 8979055)

Has the senator been blackmailed?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: owl, 11/1/2012 9:03:07 AM     (No. 8979058)

Puh-leeze let this make it to the supermarket tabloids . Nothing is so fun as watching the Lames juggle handgrenades .

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/1/2012 9:08:20 AM     (No. 8979077)

He is now qualified for a Secret Service job, and vice versa if you think about it. The third choice is being a TSA agent.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/1/2012 9:11:09 AM     (No. 8979089)

After the way the Governor of NJ acted the last two days, in blessing the G_D -like President for doing the job he is hired to do, the whole thing plain stinks. While Christie was kissing Obama's butt, many 1000's of people were stuck, stranded, decimated, you name it. If the two egomaniacs could get off TV and do their jobs,
people might have a chance to get their lives back together sooner. Their burlesque act make me sick to my stomach. I don't muck like the mayor of NYC but at least he had the common sense to tell the President NO, stay away, and take care of your job from D>C>, the way you are supposed to. The way the NJ Governor acted was unbelievable, especially when other states are in desperate straits also. Bipartisanship ship my butt. Obama has none in his DNA. Christie acted like a fool,in my opinion. He should go take lessons from the Governor of Lousiana, who knows how to conduct himself, and be a leader.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Alex, 11/1/2012 9:22:36 AM     (No. 8979120)

According to this web site http://gocaribbean.about.com/od/healthandsafety/a/Caribbeansex_2.htm prostitution is legal in the DR and since Menendez isn't married where's the scandal? The possibility that he ripped off the ladies of the evening might make him look bad, but that's what democrats do, look bad.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/1/2012 9:28:41 AM     (No. 8979130)

Finally, a fiscally conservative democrat! s/

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Reply 30 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/1/2012 9:35:00 AM     (No. 8979145)

Were this a republican senator, his fellow party members would ask him to resign.

But, being a democrat, this is a resume enhancer for Menendez.

This illustrates the different value system of the dems v. GOP.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/1/2012 9:37:23 AM     (No. 8979150)

Paying for it is the only way the snivelling little pantywaiste is gonna get some.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nightvision, 11/1/2012 9:41:39 AM     (No. 8979162)

It's a little late for an 'October surprise', but what the heck.

This guy is a weasel-faced RAT!
On his Wiki entry, there's a whole list of "controversies" he's been involved with.
And I just love this: "A poll released by CBS and the New York Times in 2006 asked participants to name the first thing that came to their minds when hearing Menendez's name: the top answer given was “corruption” or “crooked”."

#12, you're kidding, right?


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Reply 33 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/1/2012 9:42:55 AM     (No. 8979164)

And guess who's money he used...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/1/2012 9:43:42 AM     (No. 8979167)

To the 'Rats it upgrades his resume. Bringing him closer to Bubba.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/1/2012 9:51:16 AM     (No. 8979194)

how do you make a hormone?
Don't pay her.

(Sorry, lucianne, I lapsed into my h.s. mode)

Menendez has a corrupt practice of renting his property to non profits who he obtains earmarks for.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/1/2012 9:58:02 AM     (No. 8979208)

So that worthless mouth on the federal fisc, Moon Man Menendez, has the fire down below. Who knew or even suspected? Or cared? Hey, senator, aren't you supposed to agree on the tariff before dropping trou? Ain't it just like a Democrat to short change a horizontal performance artist after the fact? What a scum bucket Menendez is.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/1/2012 9:59:18 AM     (No. 8979211)

He did to her what the Democrats do to us on Social Security. Only give back 1/5 of what you could have earned in a privately managed financial investment.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: papasparky, 11/1/2012 10:04:38 AM     (No. 8979229)

Rework of an old joke:

QUESTION; What is the definition of a three time loser?

Answer; A DR prostitute with HIV driving her Chevy Volt to the bank with a rubber check from a Democrat Senator.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/1/2012 10:07:51 AM     (No. 8979248)

I can just see all the other Dim senators crowding around Menendez, looking at him with adoration and asking him "Hey man, just how did you get away with stiffing those "broads" $400? We'd all like to know"!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: amylu, 11/1/2012 10:11:02 AM     (No. 8979263)

The way Drudge hyped this all day, I was expecting a really BIG somebody. What a let-down!

Who is this little gnat? I wouldn't recognize him if I passed him on the street. His photo, though, reminds me of Jim Bakker, the TV preacher who scandalized the nation many years back.

Moving on...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/1/2012 10:19:37 AM     (No. 8979291)

Just goes to show, don't ever try to screw a hooker. She's a professional!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/1/2012 10:22:49 AM     (No. 8979307)

He is a Demon-RAT. Nobody expects any moral convictions from him, so why is this even news???

To be honest, if this is true, I'm just shocked this was with female prostitutes.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/1/2012 10:27:56 AM     (No. 8979334)

If only whoring was the worst thing that Democrats do.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/1/2012 10:41:15 AM     (No. 8979397)

A hundred bucks? Is this a case of unequal pay for the same work? A possible question is, how much were the male prostitutes working out of Barney Frank's house being paid?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: faldo, 11/1/2012 10:51:05 AM     (No. 8979442)

Will Menendez resign in disgrace and allow Christie to name a replacement until a special election can be held...?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: rplat, 11/1/2012 10:51:50 AM     (No. 8979447)

I’m sure he had simply and inadvertently drawn down his “hooker” account below the level of his last transaction and he just didn’t have enough cash to pay the girls. Easily fixed with an immediate deposit. Now move on, nothing more to see here . . . I mean for goodness sake couldn’t anybody have made this innocent mistake?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: KS.Kayla, 11/1/2012 11:22:18 AM     (No. 8979562)


I do not like this type of politics-bringing out accusations right before the election. I don't know anything about this fellow-or whether their is truth to it or not. It's easy to make up a story & hope it sticks-the Dems have been doing it for years!
As to whether it would affect the election-I can't imagine that it would. Democrats seem to expect this from their leaders, how else would you explain Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, etc.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/1/2012 11:33:36 AM     (No. 8979612)

Yes, and your point is?

He is a Lib, I'm sure his wife is OK with this, right?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/1/2012 11:47:32 AM     (No. 8979664)

If it were close, it might put Joe Kyrillos (a good man, but didn't ace it in the one critical debate) over the top, but Menendez has something like a 20 point lead, and the corrupt NJ media has squashed any mention of this.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: GardenGal, 11/1/2012 12:10:33 PM     (No. 8979746)

#48, he is divorced.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/1/2012 12:16:37 PM     (No. 8979770)

Typical dem politician hypocrisy.

But Newt also was saying one thing and doing another and one other than his used up sickly spouse.

This goes nowhere because GOP weren't voting for him and dems do not care.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/1/2012 12:21:58 PM     (No. 8979793)

Career enhancement.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: horacer, 11/1/2012 12:33:39 PM     (No. 8979836)

This belongs with the Trump announcement and Allreds fiasco. David Vitter (R) - LA was married when he got caught. Hookers didn't hurt him. Public officials acting like pigs isn't news anymore.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/1/2012 12:36:17 PM     (No. 8979847)

Is there anyone in Congress that is moral or honest?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/1/2012 12:55:08 PM     (No. 8979895)

I think the real crime here is that we have plenty of working women here willing to do the job. But, no, this senator has to send jobs overseas. Really, what's wrong with Admiral Wilson Boulevard there senator?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Flipper3, 11/1/2012 1:07:27 PM     (No. 8979930)

$500 to $100? It's good to see that one Dem knows something about debt reduction.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/1/2012 1:42:15 PM     (No. 8980018)

Menendez didn't pay his sex with a putamama in Dominican Republic.
We taxpayers did.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: MKirkUSN, 11/1/2012 3:26:44 PM     (No. 8980302)

I guess not all Dem's are against offshore drilling after all.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Father of Internet, 11/1/2012 4:10:24 PM     (No. 8980431)

Doesn't matter. The NJ Supreme Court will allow Jon Corzine to replace Menendez at the last minute, stating that NJ voters MUST have a choice! Worst logic ever when they allowed Torricelli to be replaced by Lautencadaver at the last minute...


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Reply 60 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/1/2012 4:14:58 PM     (No. 8980441)

Poor working girls just trying to make living whoring, much like Menendez...now this.
I hope they didn't catch "greasy politician " from him, or worse the dreaded "mafioso"


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Reply 61 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/1/2012 5:40:27 PM     (No. 8980619)

Don't believe it. It is a cash in advance business. You can't reposses or take out a mechanic's lein if you aren't paid.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: carolina blue, 11/1/2012 5:45:06 PM     (No. 8980629)

I am just in utter shock I tell you...just cant believe it. Three lashes with a wet Noodle should be sufficent punshiment for this high crime....

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/1/2012 6:34:50 PM     (No. 8980698)

All the out of US party payment gaffs merely reflect the fact that all democrats connected to Obe's coat tails are as poor at business as he.
They think in money exchange rates the women s think in American cash.
Hmm do they have to sign a sort of pay for play agreement?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: cav160, 11/1/2012 7:19:20 PM     (No. 8980806)

Well this clown is cabinet level material in bozo administration!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/1/2012 7:30:29 PM     (No. 8980827)

In re #18, Christie was hugging Obie for dollars...lots of dollars. I guess you do what you got to do when you need lots of money even if you have to do it on camera.

Meanwhile, back at the Menendez scandal, I guess the two women should consider accepting a Visa or master card next time Bobby boy goes down for another "fix"?

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Reply 66 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/1/2012 8:07:52 PM     (No. 8980886)

Ok, poster 2 cracked me up.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/1/2012 8:10:50 PM     (No. 8980889)

I'm with you #28. Where's the scandal. This activity only started a couple of weeks ago..., er millenia ago. And, this isn't the first time claims have been made that were not the original agreement in this industry.

Also, a guy who shoots and kills his wife and three others in a hair salon and injures several more is an "alleged" assailant. A guy with a couple tons of dope in a truck is an "alleged" trafficer. Yet this guy positively stiffed these girls for $400 bucks. Strange someone joker just now found them. I wonder if he coughed up his $400 or did he stiff them also.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: qmcgs, 11/2/2012 7:47:21 AM     (No. 8981598)

Did he break 18 U.S.C. § 2423(d)?

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/citizensguide/citizensguide_trafficking.html

The age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18.

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Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 7:59:21 AM     Post Reply
Crimea is in Moscow’s hands. Some of Kiev’s army has surrendered parts of eastern Ukraine without a fight. And now there are signs that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have picked his next targets: First a small breakaway state in Moldova, west of Ukraine, where thousands of Moscow’s troops are already stationed; then its close neighbor Odessa, Ukraine’s third-largest city and its largest remaining port, where pro-Russian and pro-government groups are tangling. If forces loyal to Putin can successfully disrupt Odessa, it could effectively cut the county of Ukraine in two.

Ten Welfare-Reform Lessons
National Review Online, by Robert Doar    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 7:45:55 AM     Post Reply
New York City’s welfare system is managed out of a boxy 25-story office building on Water Street in Lower Manhattan. Approximately 5,000 employees work there, directing government programs that provide billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded assistance to the poor and near-poor. A solid majority of the workers at 180 Water Street are African-American or Latino; their voter registration is almost certainly overwhelmingly Democratic; and all but about 300 of them are union members. But from 1995 until this past December, the people who worked in New York’s principal social-services agency were leading one of the most conservative and successful welfare

Putin changes course, admits
Russian troops were in Crimea before vote
Washington Post, by Kathy Lally    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 7:38:36 AM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin, who repeatedly denied Russian troops had entered Crimea before the March referendum there, changed his version of those events Thursday, telling the nation that they had indeed been there all along. But the green-uniformed men observed in eastern Ukraine right now, storming buildings and raising the Russian flag, are not Russian, he said. “Those are local residents,” he said

The first suspected Heartbleed
hacker has allegedly struck before
Washington Post, by Terrence McCoy    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 7:35:27 AM     Post Reply
The first suspected Heartbleed hacker is a 19-year-old kid with a faint mustache, short black hair, and a disposition that’s so diffident his lawyer often refers to him as “a nerd, a stereotypical computer geek.” But he’s a computer geek, his lawyer says, with a history of hacking. On Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced the arrest of Stephen Solis-Reyes, which the agency said went down “without incident.” Accusing the Ontario man of the “malicious breach of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency,” it charged him with two criminal counts of illegal cyber activity and alleged he had used

Income Inequality Institute Will Pay
Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month
Gawker.com, by J.K. Trotter    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 12:22:45 PM     Post Reply
In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality. About that. According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest role in our public events” and “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative.” It is not

NYC Mayor De Blasio Pays
8.3% Effective Tax Rate
Breitbart Instablog, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 12:18:17 PM     Post Reply
As predictable as the media silence to follow comes the news that New York City´s new left-wing mayor, who ran on a platform based in large part on raising taxes, paid an effective 8.3% tax rate in 2013 based on a total income of over $200,000. Mayor de Blasio and his wife made $167,047 in income, $52,000 in rental income on a second home in Park Slope, and reported charitable donations that totaled just 3% of their income, or $5,597.



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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