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NRN - Heading to Boston 

Hey Everyone,

I'll be heading up to Boston in the coming hours to report on the activities of ACORN and Labor Unions in the upcoming Tuesday election in Massachusetts. Be sure to check out NRN and Washington News Alert for constant updates over the next several days. As always, I'll be sending updates out through Twitter.

If you are in Massachusetts and want to contact me, reach me at  Also, any coverage that you are doing on your blog that you would like me to help promote, please send my way!





NRN - Lindsey Graham, Obama's Golden Retriever


Lindsey Olin Graham: The Watermelon Man -  With his sell-out late last week on the cap & trade bill in the U.S. Senate, Lindsey Olin Graham officially established himself as "The Watermelon Man."

Green on the outside, pink on the inside, Graham will now serve as the pusillanimous poster boy for the amorphous mush that emerges when a Washington politician has soaked up far too much Potomac swamp water.

Adding insult to injury, The Watermelon Man got thumped by fellow Senator John Kerry, who convinced the diminutive Carolinian to co-sponsor the ruinous cap and trade bill by promising to let America drill for a little bit of its own oil and build a couple of nuclear power plants here and there. We hasten to add that rumors about the gullible Graham also buying into Kerry's promises to walk on water and build a swing set on the moon have not yet been confirmed.

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NRN - Oppose Bernanke's Fed Re-Appointment

Fellow Bloggers –

Tomorrow (12/3) is the Senate Banking Committee hearing to confirm Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve for another term. We have a real good opportunity to help stop this re-appointment.

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Bernanke is opposed by 89%% of Americans. If the Senate reappoints him, it would be a classic case of Washington D.C. insiders not paying attention to their constituents.

To make matters worse, Bernanke is currently overseeing the TALF program which is run by the New York Fed. If you are not familiar with this, read our backgrounder on TALF (this backgrounder will be released tomorrow publicly). This is a simply unacceptable program that does nothing but redistribute wealth from Main Street to Wall Street.

Please urge everyone you know to call their Senator and ask them to Vote NO on Bernanke.

If you are interested in doing a blog post on this important issue, here is some great material that may help:

·         Backgrounder on TALF

·         Letter from Senators Vitter and Bunning asking questions about TALF

·         Rasmussen poll showing that 79% of Americans don't support Bernanke


NRN - Where is the Stimulus Money Going? 

Fellow Bloggers,

Yesterday, we reported on the Washington Examiner uncovering 75,000 plus bogus jobs from the Stimulus Bill. Today, we have even more fishy news on the Stimulus front.

Bill McMorris from discovered that there seems to be stimulus money going to "phantom congressional districts", according to D.J. McGuire from Virginia Virtucon dug into this claim in Virginia and discovered that not only was this claim true, but Virginia, which has 11 congressional districts, received stimulus funds in many, many more districts than the recognized 11.

Notice, this chart (click here to see chart) showing the funds being delivered to Virginia includes many more districts than the federally recognized 11. Even further, the chart shows jobs being created in "unknown" portions of Virginia.

And, according to Bill McMorris, this is a widespread problem not exclusive to Virginia.


NRN - Announcing StopJarrett.Com 

Fellow Bloggers,

I'm writing today to ask for some help.  This morning, I launched, a website to investigate Valerie Jarrett.  This is going to be a huge effort, but if we have success, we can win this battle.

To start things off we are going to need contributors for the website.  I know that a lot of you have already done stories on Valerie, and we could use that information on the website.  Would you mind joining our effort as a contributor and a member of our Stop Jarrett blog coalition?

If you want to get involved, simply email  me at  This is an important fight and we are going to need all hands on deck.

Also, please check out this memo from the head of ALG Research, Don Todd.  He sent a memo yesterday to ALG President, Bill Wilson, about the need to look into Valerie Jarret:

As you know we have spent the last ten months examining and reporting on the appointees of the Obama Administration.

During this examination we have noticed a recurring theme that merits further research and exposure since it has been ignored by the media and blogs. It is the role played by Valerie Jarrett in the lives, campaigns, and the Administration of the President and First Lady.

It would be difficult to underestimate what that role has been. When Ms. Jarrett first met the Obamas they were subordinate to her both on a social and a business basis.

The information that we have gathered indicates that she has served and continues to serve as a mentor to them. We believe that she is the most powerful individual in the Administration outside of the President himself.

That being said it is astounding how little has been reported about her background and influence.

Her various duties for the corrupt buddy system government of Chicago and her later payoff as a private enterprise slum lord are little known even in Chicago because she has been very adverse to the spotlight.

Recently the abortive Olympics bid in Copenhagen at her behest has raised some eyebrows. She was Vice-Chair of the Chicago Olympics Committee and her greed driven cronies in the Chicago real estate and development communities were hoping for a bonanza. Because of that she put the prestige of the Presidency and of America on the line with disastrous consequences for both. Yet she takes no blame because she is never out front.

The National Endowment for the Arts is another example of the same modus operandi. She engineers a project, it goes south and she is nowhere to be found.

There are many other examples and much more detail but I want to keep this memo short.

I am proposing that we make a major effort to shine the spotlight on her past and present activities. It is my opinion based on forty years of experience in this arena that so doing will cause the American people to recoil both from her and this Administration.

I await your response.

Again, please consider helping out and joining our blog coalition.  I hope to hear from you soon!

Adam Bitely
Director of New Media
Americans for Limited Government