Unlike Halliburton in the Bush 43 Era, No-Bid Nature of CGI's Obamacar

October 23rd, 2013 9:53 PM
In 2003, Halliburton Company received a great deal of scrutiny from the establishment press over certain no-bid contracts obtained in connection with the Iraq War. Examples, two of which are from the Associated Press, are here, here, and here. A Google News Archive Search on "Halliburton no-bid" not in quotes allegedly returns 1,760 items (Google's counter is suspect,…

Abuse of Power: Obama/Holder DOJ Admits It Obtained Two Months of AP J

May 13th, 2013 8:45 PM
In a move which appears conveniently timed to coincide with a wave of other arguably more damaging bad news for the administration, the Associated Press has reported that the Department of Justice informed the wire service on Friday that it had secretly obtained two months of reporters' and editors' telephone records. In the words of AP's Mark Sherman, in coverage late this…

Sen. Harry Reid Notes There's Barely 40 Votes for Assault Weapons Ban

March 19th, 2013 6:40 PM
This afternoon The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Jonathan Easley opened their story  "Reid guts Senate gun control bill," with the Nevada Democrat's admission that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban has at most 40 votes, while 51 are needed for passage and 60 to end cloture. Democrats, you may recall, control 55 seats in the upper chamber of Congress, including…

At AP, Only One of Five Articles on 'Buffett Rule' (Today's) Notes Tha

April 15th, 2012 11:19 AM
For an ineffectual class warfare ploy to "work" politically, its ineffectuality must stay hidden to most. The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, is doing its part to keep the utter immateriality of President Obama's Buffett Rule designed to go after certain high-income taxpayers hidden. In the five relevant articles found in a search on the Omaha billionaire…

Grim Milestone: Per CBO, Feb.-April Spending Will Top $1 Trillion; Wil

May 8th, 2011 11:56 PM
Early each month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issues its "Monthly Budget Review." Its purpose is to estimate and comment on the federal government's budget results for the previous month a few days before the Treasury reports its official results. CBO's most recent review, issued on Friday (2-page PDF), estimates that Uncle Sam's outlays during April amounted…

AP’s Fram Charges GOP ‘Defied’ Public by Passing (Non-Existent

December 29th, 2010 2:15 AM
Catching up with a distorted news report from Christmas Day, the AP decided to distribute a particularly tendentious piece of “reporting” by the news service’s Washington, DC-based Alan Fram and Jennifer Agiesta, who misleadingly charged House Republicans “defied” public will on “tax cuts for the wealthy,” which were non-existent. They led:…

AP-GfK Poll Report Concentrates on Voters' Emotions, Avoids Dem-Unfrie

September 23rd, 2010 1:01 PM
So what's more important: The fact that independents are as "upset" as Republicans, or that Americans' disapproval of how President Obama is handling the economy is at an all-time high? Here's another priority-related question: Is it more important that "independents and Republicans were half as likely as Democrats to be inspired and less prone to be hopeful, excited and proud,…

AP Writers Package Months-Old Polling Data As Currently Relevant News

August 16th, 2010 12:00 AM
Memo to Alan Fram and Trevor Tompson of the Associated Press and two other writers who contributed to this report ("AP-GfK polls show Obama losing independents"): You should have taken the weekend off.When I saw a shorter, earlier version of the referenced AP report this morning, it didn't mention when AP's polling arm AP-GfK Roper had done their work. When I went to the polling home…

Libs Love Books--Or Do They

August 21st, 2007 5:14 PM
Liberals around the country are smiling today at an Associated Press poll and story circulating on the web claiming that conservatives read less than liberals, none more so than former Colorado Democratic congresswoman Pat Schroeder who despite being president of the American Association of Publishers decided she felt like insulting half of her potential reading audience by dusting off an old…