Republicans renew attacks on Obama administration over leaks

Jun 10, 2012 Full story: Reuters 77

Republicans on Sunday renewed their attacks on the Obama administration over suspected leaks of classified security information, with one influential senator saying the Justice Department should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate.

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CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#1 Jun 10, 2012
Its a BI _ PARTISAN INQUIRY...Democrats and Republicans...Last time I checked Sen.Feinstien was a Democrat....More BIASED REPORTING BY LOONS

Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, vowed Thursday to halt intelligence leaks from the administration, starting down a treacherous political path that could embarrass President Obama at the height of his re-election campaign.

The KEY here is the President Himself!...This is not cheap Politics,but the nations security..We remember Scooty Libby,and that Plane Twit...got indicted!..and Pres. Bush did not pardon him....This is far more serous!......Its in the OVAL OFFICE....

What Did Obama Know,And When Did He Know It....He is after-all The BOSS,Commander In Chief,The Place where the Buck is supposed to stop??

Will OBAMA now act like an AMERICAN?Nation First,His Boney Ass Second!.Or will he play the blame game,throwing others under the bus..and Protect his own ass...Like The POLITICAL WHORE he turned out to be!

SEROUS STUFF....He shafted that DOC who blood tested Osama,out to dry..the guy opened the door for to kill OSAMA,and he got thrown under the bus...Now to face a life,if any of torture.....What a message to others..HELP. the USA??? Forget it they will SCREW YOU

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#2 Jun 10, 2012
I think Obama is not going to be re-elected if he and his administration keeps making all these mistakes.
Yup

Seattle, WA

#3 Jun 10, 2012
White House Rejects Probe of Intel Leaks

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/06/08...

snip:
The White House has rejected the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate a series of intelligence leaks that apparently originate from the "highest levels" of the administration, Yahoo! News is reporting.
Democrats and Republicans joined together
this week to condemn the leaks,
which seem to have a political purpose: namely, boosting the president's image as commander-in-chief.
WVB

Mena, AR

#4 Jun 10, 2012
I have never seen a group that hates America so much! More than Al Qaeda. Obama needs to be impeached now! Where's Vera Baker?
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#5 Jun 10, 2012
Shouldn't the House GOP be focusing their efforts on creating jobs for the 99% working middle class Americans instead?
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2012
How can Rich Money serve the American people when his loyalty has been pledged first and foremost to one man, Grover Norquist?

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Mitt Romney Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Mitt Romney Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Massachusetts Governor makes written promise to eschew tax hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a candidate vying for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

Gov. Romney became the first major candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on December 31st, 2006. As Governor, Mitt Romney pressed for several major tax cuts in the difficult blue-state environment of Massachusetts.

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, President George W. Bush, 43 U.S. senators, and 197 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge as well.

“In signing the Pledge, Gov. Romney firmly commits himself in writing to fiscal discipline and economic common sense,” Grover Norquist said.“Mitt Romney has told taxpayers in no uncertain terms that he plans to look out for their interests.”

“I strongly encourage every Presidential candidate to sign the Pledge,” Norquist continued.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#7 Jun 10, 2012
What has Rich Money and his 1% so-called "job creators" been doing the past 10+ years with the tax savings? They’ve been rewarding each other for failures instead of reinvesting in creating jobs.

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A golden parachute has been defined as an agreement between a company and an employee (usually upper executive) specifying that the employee will receive certain significant benefits if employment is terminated. Most definitions specify the employment termination is as a result of a merger or takeover[1][2][3], also known as "Change-in-control benefits".[4] But more recently the term has been used to describe excessive CEO (and other executives) severance packages unrelated to change in ownership.[5] The benefits may include severance pay, cash bonuses, stock options, or other benefits.

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7 Of The Most Outrageous Severance Packages In Recent Wall Street History

Tom Montag

If you ever need to negotiate an exit from your current employer and have Tom Montag's number - call him.

First he left Goldman Sachs for Merrill Lynch in May 2008. Merrill Lynch bought out his remaining Goldman compensation package for approximately $10 million.

Then, when Merrill Lynch was acquired by Bank of America in January 2009, BofA bought out all of Montag's Merrill Lynch options, vested and unvested, for a value of $29.9 million.

He stayed at BofA, where he is now co-COO.

A little background on Montag: he was once one of the largest individual taxpayers in Japan and he was the one that called that one deal that totally caused the financial crisis 'shitty.'

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Peter Kraus

Peter and Tom definitely talked this thing over.

Kraus joined Merrill at the same time as Montag, with a similar buyout of his Goldman compensation package.

Kraus, however, did not stay on at Bank of America and collected his $25 million severance package.

It was rumored that his split from BofA was in part related to his 'flashy' behavior, which included brandishing his bright green blackberry in meetings.

He consoled himself by buying at $36.6 million apartment and later becoming CEO of AllianceBernstein.

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Joe Cassano

Technically, the guy who lit the fuse at AIG did decline his severance.

But only after his CEO begged regulators to allow the failed insurer to retain Cassano as a consultant at $1 million per month and public uproar ensued.

The irony of the idea that Cassano was needed for his '20-year knowledge' of credit derivatives after that same knowledge decimated AIG is enough to land him on this list.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2012
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Hank Paulson

Wait, he didn't get a severance package, right? Think again.

When he accepted President George W. Bush's nomination as Treasury Secretary, he was forced to sell his approximately $500 million dollars in Goldman shares.

Nothing wrong with that.

The real severance payment?

Because of a seldom utilized tax loophole, Paulson paid no capital gains taxes on this sale. That's right, not a single cent, saving him an estimated $200 million.

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Martin Sullivan

Not surprisingly, Joseph Cassano's old boss had a bit of an warped view of what constituted acceptable behavior.

When he was fired as CEO of AIG, Sullivan collected $47 million.

Later, he named as one of the 'Worst CEOs Of All Time' by Time Magazine.

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Stanley O'Neal

After leaving Merrill Lynch with an $8 billion write down, O'Neal left the firm with a total of $160 million.

While not technically severance pay, when Merrill claimed that the pay was for performance in previous years as CEO, questions were raised.

The assets that lead to his departure and dragged down Merrill's balance sheet to such an extent that Bank of America was called in to acquire the firm were purchased during those years when O'Neal's performance apparently merited such a massive payout.

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Chuck Prince

While Citigroup claimed in regulatory filings that it was not technically severance pay, when Chuck 'We're Still Dancing' Prince received $29.5 million in stock options, grants and perks when he left as CEO in the wake of billions of dollars in asset write downs.

He also received approximately $13 million in cash for his performance during the same year when those write downs occured.

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AND RICH MONEY'S AND PAUL RYAN'S PLAN IS MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE 1%.

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#9 Jun 10, 2012
Eric Holder said he has put together a special-op team of Black Panthers and La Raza illegal aliens to investigate the leaks and he also added don't be worried for thier safety, they are plenty armed thanks to Fast and Furious.
Florida

Lithia, FL

#10 Jun 10, 2012
Obama sold out the Wisconsin Unions for his own personal and political gain...
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The reason the sellout obama never made an appearance in Wisconsin... or as obama promised, he would march with the Unions in the streets...
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No Sellout Obama in 2012!!
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With a friends like hair plus for brains Joe O'Biden, and a sellout obama, who needs the butt bull, Republicans and Tea Bagger cretins?
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Hell... Even the rats know when to abandon obama and jump ship!
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It's the culture...
Susan Rothman

Los Alamitos, CA

#11 Jun 10, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Shouldn't the House GOP be focusing their efforts on creating jobs for the 99% working middle class Americans instead?
What a tragedy for millions of good, decent American Democrats. Are you saying that Republicans are the only ones in Congress who care about National Security leaks?
If that is true, then ANY American would have to be crazy, or have a civic death wish, to vote for any Congressional Democrat in November????? Not even ONE Democrat from the Senate or the House is willing to stand up for America??
Should we impeach them before November?
Yup

Seattle, WA

#12 Jun 10, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
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Hank Paulson
Wait, he didn't get a severance package, right? Think again.
When he accepted President George W. Bush's nomination as Treasury Secretary, he was forced to sell his approximately $500 million dollars in Goldman shares.
Nothing wrong with that.
The real severance payment?
Because of a seldom utilized tax loophole, Paulson paid no capital gains taxes on this sale. That's right, not a single cent, saving him an estimated $200 million.
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Martin Sullivan
Not surprisingly, Joseph Cassano's old boss had a bit of an warped view of what constituted acceptable behavior.
When he was fired as CEO of AIG, Sullivan collected $47 million.
Later, he named as one of the 'Worst CEOs Of All Time' by Time Magazine.
==========
Stanley O'Neal
After leaving Merrill Lynch with an $8 billion write down, O'Neal left the firm with a total of $160 million.
While not technically severance pay, when Merrill claimed that the pay was for performance in previous years as CEO, questions were raised.
The assets that lead to his departure and dragged down Merrill's balance sheet to such an extent that Bank of America was called in to acquire the firm were purchased during those years when O'Neal's performance apparently merited such a massive payout.
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Chuck Prince
While Citigroup claimed in regulatory filings that it was not technically severance pay, when Chuck 'We're Still Dancing' Prince received $29.5 million in stock options, grants and perks when he left as CEO in the wake of billions of dollars in asset write downs.
He also received approximately $13 million in cash for his performance during the same year when those write downs occured.
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AND RICH MONEY'S AND PAUL RYAN'S PLAN IS MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE 1%.
whats your last posts have to do with :
Obama administration over leaks???

at least romney has a proven good money earning/management history
on topic:

White House Faces Mounting Chatter Over Intelligence Leaks
http://pjmedia.com/blog/white-house-faces-mou...
Even as the White House hotly contests any suggestion that a flurry of recent intelligence leaks were political in nature, there’s no doubt that the top topic on the Hill this week could be a political quicksand for the administration in the coming campaign season.
White House Faces Mounting Chatter Over Intelligence Leaks

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Jun 10, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Shouldn't the House GOP be focusing their efforts on creating jobs for the 99% working middle class Americans instead?
while they're waiting for that -sshole harry reid to pull the 30 house approved job bills out of his desk drawer...
why not go after our corrupt president?
if he was a republican, YOU'D be leading the charge.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#14 Jun 10, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
while they're waiting for that -sshole harry reid to pull the 30 house approved job bills out of his desk drawer...
why not go after our corrupt president?
if he was a republican, YOU'D be leading the charge.
Speaker Downgrade Boehnor would disagree with you.

John Boehner: "We are not going to raise taxes on the very people that we expect to reinvest in our economy and to help grow jobs."

So are the "job creators" creating jobs or not? Are they failing their economic duties or should the government step in and fulfill their duties?
Dane T

AOL

#15 Jun 10, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
while they're waiting for that -sshole harry reid to pull the 30 house approved job bills out of his desk drawer...
why not go after our corrupt president?
if he was a republican, YOU'D be leading the charge.
Leave Harry R alone. He never promised to have the slightest concern for any one but the unionistas who fund his campaigns. He is more like a diabolical "calif" version of a Democrat than a proud American Democrat. Don't challenge Obama supporters with facts like the 30 plus Bills Reid has ignored. The few that still support Obama at this point could care less about positive out comes for the majority of the American people.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#16 Jun 10, 2012
Yup wrote:
<quoted text>
whats your last posts have to do with :
Obama administration over leaks???
at least romney has a proven good money earning/management history
on topic:
White House Faces Mounting Chatter Over Intelligence Leaks
http://pjmedia.com/blog/white-house-faces-mou...
Even as the White House hotly contests any suggestion that a flurry of recent intelligence leaks were political in nature, there’s no doubt that the top topic on the Hill this week could be a political quicksand for the administration in the coming campaign season.
White House Faces Mounting Chatter Over Intelligence Leaks
I'm sorry that you disagree that the House GOP should be focusing their attention on the economy.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#17 Jun 10, 2012
"President Leaky I presume"

Since: Jun 12

London, UK

#18 Jun 10, 2012
as Alice implied I am blown away that some people can make $8134 in four weeks on the computer. have you read this website http://x.co/ky9f
Dane T

AOL

#19 Jun 10, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry that you disagree that the House GOP should be focusing their attention on the economy.
They tried but Harry Reid refused to focus on the Economy. Many think Reid thought all of the positive Bills the Republicans submitted were far too complicated for Obama to understand. Reid like to keep it simple for Obama when it comes to the Economy. He doens't want to confuse Obama which might impair his ability to give his daily rants against accomplished Americans.
PATRIOT

United States

#20 Jun 10, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry that you disagree that the House GOP should be focusing their attention on the economy.
What about the House Democrats? Why are the Republicans even attempting to go beyond focusing their attention on the economy is simple. They produce a package, debate it, vote on it, then send it to the Senate, where Harry Reid tosses it into the nearest waste paper basket because there are items in the bill he and Obama don't want.

Pretty damn simple, huh?

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