Author archives: Oliver Barie

Obama Budget Brings Grover Norquist and Sen. Bernie Sanders Together, Wait What?

It’s not everyday you see Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) opposing the same policy. But President Obama’s budget has done just that. Both Norquist and Sanders have issues with the proposed change to a chained CPI. This change would reduce federal payments to beneficiaries including veterans and those who collect Social Security. It would also cause the rare phenomenon of an “tax bracket creep“. Sanders, who is […]

Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Indicted for Money Laundering

The Chicago Sun-Times reported last night that the daughter of controversial Obama surrogate and pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s daughter, Jeri Wright, 47, has been indicted on charges of money laundering and lying to federal investigators in a 2009 state grant fraud case. Jeri L. Wright, daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was accused of participating in a fraud scheme allegedly orchestrated by former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans and her husband involving […]

SC-01: Colbert-Busch Rejects Obama Budget

In a released statement this morning, Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch rejected President Obama’s proposed budget. I respectfully disagree with the budget that President Obama is expected to present today because it simply doesn’t take the right steps to putting our fiscal house back in order – especially from my perspective as a businesswoman. The fact is, we have to balance our budget, cut our spending and lower taxes for small businesses to […]

McConnell Leak UPDATE: GOP Sources say FBI Called to Investigate Leaked Recording

In what appears to be a growing scandal, GOP sources now say the FBI has been called into the Kentucky leak of a private meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell and campaign aides. Via The Lid: According to sources within the GOP, the  FBI has been been called in to investigate the bugging of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McDonnell’s reelection campaign office.   “The news is lighting up like a Christmas Tree over the […]

Secret Tape: Mitch McConnell's Attack Plan on Ashley Judd Released (AUDIO)

Having decided against running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Mitch McConnell, celebrity actress Ashley Judd can now reflect on why her decision not to run was most likely a good one. Mother Jones released a tape recording of a private meeting between the Kentucky Senator and his campaign aides. Discussed at the meeting were different attack plans should Judd decide to run. The aides and McConnell share a couple of […]

Colorado Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Aurora Shooter

Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty for James Holmes, the alleged shooter that killed 12 and injured 70 in an Aurora, Colorado midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises”. George Brauchler, the Arapahoe County district attorney, said that the state would pursue the death penalty for the alleged shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre. Brauchler said that his office reached out to more than 800 victims and family members to […]

35 Atlanta Public Schools Officials Indicted in Largest Cheating Scandal in US History

Once touted as a model program for inner city public education, Georgia school district officials are now facing charges of racketeering and corruption. After concluding a full investigation into the standardized test scores of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system, officials determined that cheating was taking place in a majority of APS’s 83 elementary and middle schools. The Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, indicted 35 school administrators and educators, including former […]

Gay Marriage Debate Creates Democrats' Most Successful Viral Campaign Ever

Whether you are against it or for it, there is little doubt as to which side of the same-sex marriage debate is winning the new media battle. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts all over the nation are lighting up in support of same-sex marriage as the Supreme Court listens to arguments over the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Junior U.S. Senator from New […]

CNN Considers Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper Show

Deadline is reporting that a pilot show has been filmed with CNN host Anderson Cooper and comedian Kathy Griffin. The duo made quite a splash at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. In case you missed the splash – Griffin tried getting a little frisky with Cooper on live TV.                             Judging from Anderson’s face […]