Press Releases

 

Thursday
Mar262009

CHQ - Richard Viguerie: Catholic Institutions Becoming C.I.N.O.s

Viguerie: Notre Dame Honor for Obama is Part of a Collapse in American Institutions and their Leaders
Viguerie Press Release - The decision by the University of Notre Dame to honor Barack Obama is "part of the general collapse in American institutions and the failure of America's leadership class," Richard A. Viguerie said. President Obama is scheduled to speak in May at Notre Dame's commencement, at which he will receive an honorary doctorate. [read the full release here]

 

Daily Lickskillet: Without his teleprompter, can the President communicate with America? Find out by clicking here to read today's edition!

Articles in News From The Front:

  • Newt Gingrich: Americans are TEA'd
  • Beware the Encroaching D.C. Leviathan
  • Michelle Malkin: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle
  • GOP's Rising Star Runs Into a Rough Patch
  • 10 Surprising Facts About American Health Care
Thursday
Mar262009

Daily Grind: "What Big Government You Have..." 

“What Big Government You Have...”
The Treasury is ready to devour insurers, investment firms, hedge funds, and other entities on Wall Street.

 

Editorial: Senate Should Affirm the Foxx Amendment
One brave Congresswoman is waging war against corrupt not-for-profit organizations.

 

An Alternative Look at Executive Bonuses
If the government cannot be trusted to carry out its end of the bargain, financial institutions can always refuse to deal with it.

 

No Constitutional Authority
Congresswoman Bachmann catches Geithner and Bernanke off-guard when she asks them to cite their constitutional authority.

ALG Editor's Note: As ALG News has previously reported, the Treasury, Federal Reserve, FDIC, and other agencies have no constitutional authority to hand out the trillions of dollars of bailouts that are bankrupting the nation. And finally, it appears Congress is ready to hold the heads of these entities accountable for their violations of the supreme law of the land. When Congresswoman Michele Bachmann asked Treasury head Timothy Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to cite what part of the Constitution gave them authority to give bailouts, they could not answer:

 

 

Thursday
Mar262009

Shea-Porter Votes to Strengthen Oversight of Financial Rescue Funds 

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted to strengthen oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The measure was considered under the suspension of the rules and passed unanimously 423 – 0.

 

“I voted against TARP twice last year because I was concerned about its lack of oversight and accountability,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This bill strengthens TARP oversight and will help make sure that taxpayer funds are used in a responsible and transparent way.”

 

The bill broadens the authority of the Special Inspector General (SIG) to oversee the financial rescue program enacted last fall by the Bush Administration by:

 

  • allowing the SIG to audit or investigate any action taken under the financial rescue law;
  • giving the SIG authority to hire more auditors and investigators quickly;
  • requiring Treasury to explain why any recommendations by the SIG are not followed; and
  • mandating the SIG to report to Congress by September 2009 on how recipients of TARP funds are spending American taxpayer dollars.

 

Thursday
Mar262009

Shea-Porter Calls for Increased Accountability During Armed Services Committee Hearing 

Supports Promoting U.S. Security Interests Without Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

Washington, DC – During an Armed Services Committee Hearing today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter called for increased accountability for contract abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan, and asked Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction about indictments for those who have been involved in contract abuse. The Inspector General said that there are currently 15 indictments and 77 open cases regarding contract abuse. Congresswoman Shea-Porter also drew attention to the security implications of using contractors, who are not from Iraq and are also non-English speaking, to guard U.S. bases. Shea-Porter has a strong record of seeking to protect our service members from contractors who might endanger their health and safety.

 

Shea-Porter, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, heard testimony from Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Major General Arnold Fields, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and Ms. Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, Managing Director, International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office.

 

The hearing, which was titled, “Effective Counterinsurgency: How the Use and Misuse of Reconstruction Funding Affects the War Effort in Iraq and Afghanistan,” focused on whether the Department of Defense is ensuring that there is adequate oversight regarding U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, and whether these efforts will promote U.S. national security interests without wasting taxpayer dollars.

 

*Please note that Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s questions are asked at time frame 01:22:33 in the video.

 

Thursday
Mar262009

DNC - Rove Calls Obama Arrogant - Really?

The More Rove and Cheney Speak, The More Attention Brought to the Failed Policies of the Past Eight Years

 

Washington, DC – Last night on Fox News Channel, Karl Rove called President Obama arrogant - an incredible statement from a man who helped lead one of the most secretive and arrogant Presidential Administration's in American History. Rove's comments, which only highlight the failed and arrogant policies of the past eight years which have left America less safe and in the grips of the worst economic crisis in decades, comes on the heels of former Vice President Cheney's criticisms of President Obama's national security policies. Cheney's comments were widely viewed to have backfired as they highlighted the failure of the Bush Administration to successfully conclude either of two wars or to capture, kill or bring to trial the perpetrators of 9/11.

 

“If Karl Rove wants to call someone arrogant, perhaps he and Dick Cheney should look in the mirror," said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. "It was, after all, the Administration he worked for and helped lead that left America entangled in two wars, tarnished our reputation aboard, squandered a budget surplus and drove the American economy into the deepest economic crises since the Great Depression by insisting on their arrogant, 'our way or the highway,' ideological approach to domestic and foreign policies. Arrogance was a staple of the Bush-Cheney-Rove approach to politics and policy - eschewing accountability, blaming others and failing to level with the American people. The only thing the America people are interested in right now is the type of measured, informed action the President detailed last night to stabilize and grow the economy, improve health care and education, create green jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. They are not interested in the musings of the men who, more than anyone else, are responsible for creating the challenges we currently face.”