The Paratroopers of Crony Capitalism (Good piece from the AFL-CIO president, seriously)

Trumka getting a back massage from Obama.

Strange things happen occasionally. Frogs rain from the sky, ships disappear without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle, rivers flow backward, a union president pens a good article protesting a crony capitalist practice in the Wall Street Journal.

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David Brooks’ paean to presidential power is year’s worst op-ed

David Brooks is  the “conservative” the statist establishment invites to their Winter Solstice parties. He’s fun to trot around. He’s reasonable. He’s always on PBS. He even writes a column in the New York Times. How bad can he be? If only more “Republicans” were like David Brooks, the world would be a better place.

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How Big Pharma came to champion Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius squeezes funds from the insurance industry?

To this day there are people who believe that the president is opposed to “corporate interests.” Most of the people who think this have not spent much time at this site it’s probably safe to say.

The truth is, so long as a corporation agrees to play and to make the administration look good, Obama is happy to become that corporation’s best friend.

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Joe Scarborough on IRS scandal, “This is tyrannical.” Why the silence from Obama? Great clip.

When MSNBC is hammering the president things have got to be pretty darn bad. I think a lot of journalists who long thought that they were on the “good list” now recognize that even they, even the guilded messengers who delivered Obama the White House, can be tossed aside in the name of consolidating presidential power.

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CBS reporter known for coverage of “Fast and Furious” scandal, had computer hacked.

Sharyl Attkisson has doggedly pursued the “Fast and Furious” scandal and has refused to let go of the Benghazi story also, to the chagrin of many. CBS management even came out recently and said that her efforts were a little too tenacious. 

Ms. Attkisson is not prepared to make any accusations yet pending discussions with her lawyer, but she definitely believes her files were compromised.

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Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort

Mr. Biden I wish I could trust you, but I just don’t. That you would call on the help of the “legitimate” media—read, #oldmedia—explicitly, to push your agenda just stinks. It’s not like you have to ask anyway. But given that the White House appears to be losing the debate fairly solidly, I suppose it’s time to boost the troops.

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