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Year Two Day 314 Obama Administration Novemberr 30, 2010 - History

Year Two Day 314 Obama Administration Novemberr 30, 2010 - History

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office   10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with bipartisan Congressional leadership Roosevelt Room
Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner
Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA
Representative John Boehner, R-OH, Republican Leader
Representative Steny Hoyer, D-MD, Majority Leader
Representative Eric Cantor, R-VA, Republican Whip
Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Republican Leader
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, Assistant Majority Leader
Senator Jon Kyl, R-AZ, Republican Whip 

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement to the press Eisenhower Executive Office Building

4:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Nobel Laureates Oval Office

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates Oval Office 

Policy Expansion in Local Government Environmental Policy Making

Relatively little is known about when, why, and how some jurisdictions “double down” on policy priorities, rapidly adopting multiple measures tackling the same issue. Rapid policy expansion can emerge in fast-evolving, uncertain, and contested policy arenas in which pressures for policy making are not satisfied, and even may be strengthened, by initial policy innovation. This article analyzes local government policy making on high-volume hydraulic fracturing by New York State municipalities from 2008 to 2012. Policy path dependence, peer influence, and policy design appear to play a critical role in determining whether public officials respond to these pressures with policy expansion. Initial policy innovations can open windows for policy participants to secure additional measures that strengthen or enlarge the scope of action. Public officials and stakeholders seeking particular policy outcomes should take a long view of the policy process while simultaneously remaining alert for opportunities afforded by pressurized policy dilemmas.

Evidence for Practice

  • When public officials make policy to address pressing environmental challenges, their actions can have spillover effects, encouraging neighbors to behave similarly.
  • Policy design can help lower costs that stakeholders may encounter when seeking to engage in the policy process.
  • Adoption of a policy innovation can open a window for entrepreneurial officials to secure adoption of additional measures that strengthen or enlarge the scope of action.
  • Institutions and capacities that develop around policies may shape subsequent policy making, even in arenas that are not directly connected.

Between 2008 and 2012, New York municipalities passed 358 laws and resolutions opposing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a controversial, increasingly widespread technique for mining hydrocarbons from underground shale. Eventually, local policies (in conjunction with state limitations) restricted drilling on more than 60 percent of the state's shale-overlaying land, arguably making Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 decision to ban fracking statewide fait accompli (Kaplan 2014 ). What factors drove this wave of local policy making? And what can practitioners learn from it?

A notable dimension of this local campaign was the willingness of 78 municipalities to “double down” on anti-fracking policy making, passing multiple measures addressing different dimensions of the issue. We find that serial adoption built and sustained the movement's momentum, creating positive feedbacks that made a jurisdiction more likely to adopt additional measures and encouraged other jurisdictions to act. This phenomenon—policy expansion, the adoption of two or more topically similar policy innovations by the same jurisdiction (Boehmke and Witmer 2004 Tolbert, Mossberger, and McNeal 2008 )—can manifest when policy dilemmas remain “pressurized” by political conflict, public contestation, and technical uncertainty. The New York fracking case is textbook example of a pressurized policy dilemma (Arnold, Long, and Gottlieb 2017 Dodge and Lee 2017 ). So are many of the “wicked” policy problems faced by officials in a range of substantive areas, where uncertainty, dynamism, and value conflicts can result in ongoing demands for policy action.

Our analysis of New York municipal fracking policy making demonstrates the critical role that policy path dependence,1 1 Path dependency describes the tendency of previous policy actions to feed forward, shaping future policy outcomes.
peer jurisdiction behavior, and stakeholder access play in determining whether public officials respond to pressurized dilemmas with policy expansion. Officials in jurisdictions where past policy making has established a commitment to particular development patterns or quality-of-life standards are apt to respond to threats to those commitments in oppositional ways. Officials exposed to information about neighboring jurisdictions' policies are more likely to adopt similar measures and to adopt additional measures in response to ongoing pressure and available exemplars. When previous relevant policy-making efforts are inclusive, encouraging public engagement, stakeholders may be more likely to remain involved in the policy process and encourage additional policy action.

Year Two Day 314 Obama Administration Novemberr 30, 2010 - History

As ObamaCare now appears destined for the ash heap of history, the Obama Administration is clearly thinking about its legacy. And that likely explains the new talking point about Obama’s supposedly squeaky clean presidency.

As the news comes at us so quickly these days, it’s admittedly hard to keep track of everything that’s happened over the last eight years. The administration seems to recognize this. Whenever a scandal erupts, the strategy is delay, obfuscate, and punt until the matter fades into the slipstream of yesterday’s news. As Obama’s approval rating inched up toward the end of his time in office, his approach seems to be paying off.

To help refresh everyone’s memory, here is what we think is the most exhaustively researched, chronologically comprehensive collection of every Obama scandal, gaffe, and constitutionally-questionable power grab.

Each item in this report includes a source as well as a link to a third-party news site containing more information.
And even as we tried to be as comprehensive as possible, the federal government is massive and it’s impossible to catch everything.

Agency Date Description Source
1 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 01/04/2010 Obama's ATF, in tandem with the DoJ, arranged for thousands of heavy assault rifles to make their way into the hands of Mexican narco warlords, setting the stage for a mass slaughter of Mexicans (more than 300 to date). The Washington Times
2 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 28/06/2011 The Obama Administration fired the ATF whistleblower who exposed the Fast and Furious scandal. Fox News
3 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 07/12/2011 Documents reveal Obama's ATF used "Fast and Furious" as part of a campaign for more gun control. CBS News
4 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 15/12/2011 More than 1,000 guns from Obama's "Fast and Furious" program remain lost. The Washington Times
5 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 25/09/2013 The DoJ's internal watchdog says the ATF let a confidential informant keep as much as $5.2 million from illicit cigarette sales. CBS News
6 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 25/09/2013 The DoJ's internal watchdog says the ATF somehow "lost track" of 420 million cigarettes CBS News
7 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 09/12/2013 Obama's ATF used mentally disabled teens to run drug-and-gun stings. Reason
8 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 04/08/2015 Guns from Obama's "Fast and Furious" programs were used in the killings of at least two Americans, and probably more. National Review Online
9 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 20/09/2015 Obama's ATF is using its resources to threaten the makers of kombucha, a fermented tea with trace amounts of alcohol. The Denver Post
10 AmeriCorps 10/07/2009 After AmeriCorps' Inspector General uncovered corruption in the office of an Obama ally, Sacramento's major Kevin Johnson, Obama fired the IG. The Washington Times
11 AmeriCorps 10/07/2009 In firing AmeriCorps' IG for doing his job too effectively, Obama broke a law that he as a senator sponsored. The Washington Examiner
12 Amtrak 31/05/2010 After Amtrak's inspector general uncovered waste, fraud, and abuse within Amtrak, Obama fired him. The Washington Times
13 Barack Obama White House 11/09/2001 As recounted in his autobiography, Obama reacted to 9/11 by worrying it might dampen his political career on account of his middle name. The Audacity of Hope
14 Barack Obama White House 09/05/2008 While campaigning, Obama said he had visited "57 states" in America, and had two more to go before seeing them all. Snopes
15 Barack Obama White House 09/12/2008 Before he was even in office, Obama was enmeshed in scandal. He was accused of consorting with then-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich over who would get his Senate seat, although he denied making contact with the governor's office. However a witness says this wasn't true, and Obama was pushing for Valerie Jarrett. TIME
16 Barack Obama White House 18/03/2009 When British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the White House, Obama gave him a bunch of DVDs as a gift (worse: they were in the wrong format). The Daily Telegraph
17 Barack Obama White House 24/03/2009 Despite running on a promise to go through the budget "line by line" to cut wasteful spending, Obama quadrupled the deficit in his first year of office. The Heritage Foundation
18 Barack Obama White House 07/04/2009 Obama seemed to think Austrians speak "Austrian" The Washington Post
19 Barack Obama White House 15/04/2009 When one of his staffers referred to the pope as a "discredited leader," Obama refused to say if he agreed. CNS News
20 Barack Obama White House 17/04/2009 After enduring hours of anti-American speeches from crackpot South American leaders at the 2009 Summit of the Americas conference, Obama said . nothing. Bloomberg
21 Barack Obama White House 19/04/2009 When the Grateful Dead was in D.C. for a show, Obama made sure they paid him a secret visit in the Oval Office. The Washington Post
22 Barack Obama White House 19/04/2009 After Iran convicted an American journalist in a sham trial, the Obama White House was mute. Yahoo News
23 Barack Obama White House 09/07/2009 Breaking a decades long precedent, Obama happily met with then-Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi at a G8 Summit. Tripoli Post
24 Barack Obama White House 21/07/2009 After committing to cut a mere $100 million in spending in 90 days (around 1/10th of 1 percent of the budget), Obama missed his deadline. CNN
25 Barack Obama White House 22/07/2009 Despite admitting "not having all the facts," Obama said a Boston police officer "acted stupidly" when arresting a professor who resisted questions while the officer responded to a 911 call. Obama later said he regretted his comments. Wikipedia
26 Barack Obama White House 29/07/2009 Despite publicly asking federal agencies to look for places to cut costs, Obama arranged a massive spending boost for a legal aid agency whose own inspector general accused it of wasting money on goodies for its execs. The Washington Times
27 Barack Obama White House 24/08/2009 Obama tried turning 9/11 into some kind of national holiday for liberalism. The American Spectator
28 Barack Obama White House 04/02/2010 Barack Obama, commander in chief, pronounced Navy "corpsman" like "corpse-man." YouTube
29 Barack Obama White House 22/04/2010 While Obama hosted an Earth Day celebration in the Rose Garden, the Deepwater Horizon, which had been burning for two days, sank into the Gulf The Daily Caller
30 Barack Obama White House 23/04/2010 The Coast Guard announces 11 Deepwater workers are dead Obama travels to N.C. for a vacation, where he eats BBQ with Michelle. The Daily Caller
31 Barack Obama White House 24/04/2010 Coast Guard announces oil is spewing into the Gulf the Obamas continued their vacation The Daily Caller
32 Barack Obama White House 26/04/2010 After an attempt at stopping the leak fails, the spill is now the size of Rhode Island Obama hosts a ceremony with the Yankees and then plays a round of golf The Daily Caller
33 Barack Obama White House 28/04/2010 The spill rate is upgraded to 5,000 barrels/day Obama spends the day doing political events in Illinois The Daily Caller
34 Barack Obama White House 29/04/2010 Louisiana Gov. declares a state of emergeny as the 600 mile spill is just 16 miles off the coast Obama delivers a speech on cybersecurity and meets with FEMA -- about hurricane preparedness The Daily Caller
35 Barack Obama White House 01/05/2010 Efforts at stopping the leak continue to fail Obama attends the White House Correspondents Dinner to tell jokes. The Daily Caller
36 Barack Obama White House 08/05/2010 BP's "containment dome" fails to contain the leak Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir The Daily Caller
37 Barack Obama White House 09/05/2010 Tar balls begin reaching the Alabama coastline Obama delivers a commencement address at Hampton Univ. The Daily Caller
38 Barack Obama White House 17/05/2010 By now the spill rate has been upgraded to 50,000 barrels/day Obama hosts UCONN's women's basketball team at the White House The Daily Caller
39 Barack Obama White House 18/05/2010 Oil balls are now washing ashore in Fla. Obama meets with members of the Democratic Caucuses The Daily Caller
40 Barack Obama White House 22/05/2010 The spill continues unabated Obama announces a renovation project at the White House and delivers another commencement address The Daily Caller
41 Barack Obama White House 26/05/2010 The spill continues unabated Obama hosts the U.S. World Cup soccer team and Duke's basketball team The Daily Caller
42 Barack Obama White House 28/05/2010 Obama makes a brief visit to Loisiana to inspect the recovery efforts, then heads on vacation The Daily Caller
43 Barack Obama White House 29/05/2010 Obama tried to illegally bribe a Democratic senatorial candidate (Joe Sestak) out of running. CNN
44 Barack Obama White House 13/09/2010 After the Gulf disaster was finally contained, Obama commissioned a taxpayer funded study to see what Americans thought of his handling of the crisis Yahoo News
45 Barack Obama White House 17/12/2010 When Obama met with elementary school children in Virginia, he read them his own book. USA Today
46 Barack Obama White House 22/01/2011 Against advice, Obama invited China's government to a White House state dinner the Chinese pianist ended up playing an anti-American tune during the event. The Epoch Times
47 Barack Obama White House 08/02/2011 Under Obama, regulations soared to more than 1,500/year (by contrast Congress averages 200 laws/year). The Competitive Enterprise Institute
48 Barack Obama White House 14/02/2011 For months Obama deflected calls to act on the deficit/debt by creating a commission to handle the issue when the commission issued its report, Obama ignored it entirely. The Heritage Foundation
49 Barack Obama White House 17/02/2011 After Obama touted China's high-speed rail system as a model for America, the system announced it's fighting corruption and insolvency. The New York Times
50 Barack Obama White House 23/02/2011 Despite taking credit for disposing of Gaddafi, Obama was the last Western leader to speak in favor of regime change. The Washington Post
51 Barack Obama White House 08/03/2011 Since taking office, Americans' share of the debt increased $50/day. The Washington Times
52 Barack Obama White House 10/03/2011 Obama said he would like to be president of China so that criticism of him could be outlawed. The New York Times
53 Barack Obama White House 27/05/2011 Despite it being constitutional questionable, Obama began signing legislation -- without actually signing it (but rather with an "autopen"). NPR
54 Barack Obama White House 16/06/2011 When business leaders came to meet Obama at the White House to discuss improved relations, they left "infuriated" with his behavior. The Washington Post
55 Barack Obama White House 23/07/2011 During a debt ceiling debate, Obama claimed 80 percent of Americans wanted higher taxes as part of the deal a Rasmussen poll that week showed that just 34 percent thought so. Human Events
56 Barack Obama White House 11/08/2011 After Obama touted China's electric car makers, they soon thereafter began focusing on gas engines. Future of Capitalism
57 Barack Obama White House 11/10/2011 Obama wanted to apologize to Japan for America dropping nukes during WW2, but Japan told him not to. Investors Business Daily
58 Barack Obama White House 25/10/2011 GAO report says Obama broke the law in using taxpayer funds to host bilateral China talks focused on aerospace The Washington Examiner
59 Barack Obama White House 31/10/2011 Bypassed Congress on student loans, contracts, drugs, and mortgage legislation. The Daily Caller
60 Barack Obama White House 08/11/2011 Generally ignored South America despite consequential developments during his presidency. The Washington Post
61 Barack Obama White House 10/12/2011 Despite campaign promise to retain ban on slaughtering horses for meat, he ended the ban. NewsBusters
62 Barack Obama White House 25/01/2012 During his State of the Union address, Obama misquoted Lincoln. Human Events
63 Barack Obama White House 20/02/2012 The Obama White House somehow spelled Rhode Island as "Road Island." The Daily Mail
64 Barack Obama White House 21/02/2012 Two of Obama's three biggest bills were only accomplished through political bribery. The Daily Signal
65 Barack Obama White House 22/02/2012 He threatened Israel not to protect itself against Iran's nuclear threat. The Wall Street Journal
66 Barack Obama White House 01/03/2012 During an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons, Obama claimed to have known about then sensation Jeremy Lin before anybody else in the world. New York Magazine
67 Barack Obama White House 01/03/2012 Despite a recent scandal involving throwing like a girl on national TV, Obama boasted Bill Simmons he's actually an incredible athlete. NewsBusters
68 Barack Obama White House 01/03/2012 During an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons, Obama claimed he was "way ahead of the curve on the podcast thing." Grantland
69 Barack Obama White House 07/03/2012 More than half of Obama's big money contributors received plum payouts or positions. The Washington Post
70 Barack Obama White House 08/03/2012 Tried to bribe Israel to promise not to challenge Iran while he was running for re-election. Reuters
71 Barack Obama White House 15/03/2012 While mocking Republicans' lack of historical knowledge, Obama mangled history himself. ABC News
72 Barack Obama White House 19/03/2012 On the campaign trail, Obama often talked about how his cancer-stricken mother had to battle insurance companies to receive payments in fact that was not true. The Washington Post
73 Barack Obama White House 03/04/2012 Despite having taught constitutional law, Obama badly misstated the Constitution during an unscripted effort at defending ObamaCare (eventually forcing the DoJ to issue a "correction"). The Wall Street Journal
74 Barack Obama White House 09/04/2012 Obama's senior adviser, David Plouffe, violated the Hatch Act by participating in campaign activities. He went unsanctioned. The Washington Free Beacon
75 Barack Obama White House 13/04/2012 After repeatedly bemoaning the injustice of Warren Buffett's secretary paying a higher net tax rate than Warren Buffett, it was revealed Obama also pays a lower rate than his White House secretary. ABC News
76 Barack Obama White House 17/04/2012 Obama signed an executive order giving himself power to regulate anything to do with water (even non-waters) Human Events
77 Barack Obama White House 22/04/2012 As a candidate, Obama ran afgainst the use of signing statements and executive orders as president he did a 180. The New York Times
78 Barack Obama White House 02/05/2012 A pro-life Chinese dissident sought protection from the U.S. the Obama State Dept. tricked him into coming to our Beijing embassy, where he was promptly returned to the Chinese (facing possible execution). HotAir
79 Barack Obama White House 02/05/2012 Obama admitted having invented a central character in his supposedly nonfiction autobiography (his girlfriend). Politico
80 Barack Obama White House 09/05/2012 While still supposedly opposed to gay marriage, Obama lectured North Carolina about his "disappointment" in their constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The Hill
81 Barack Obama White House 10/05/2012 As a candidate, Obama ran on an anti-gay marriage platform once in office, he announced he supports gay marriage. CNN
82 Barack Obama White House 15/05/2012 Obama's White House quietly inserted him into existing WhiteHouse.gov biographies of past presidents. Commentary Magazine
83 Barack Obama White House 20/05/2012 Despite his promise to keep lobbyists away from his administration, visitor logs showed their visits were frequent. The Washington Post
84 Barack Obama White House 24/05/2012 If the government used the same budgeting rules it forces on the private sector, it's annual deficit would actually be $5 trillion (not $1.3 trillion). USA Today
85 Barack Obama White House 04/07/2012 Despite boasting of imposing tough sanctions on Iran, his administration granted waivers to all 20 of Iran's primary trading partners The Wall Street Journal
86 Barack Obama White House 12/07/2012 Obama's "jobs council" was packed with companies known for outsourcing. The Huffington Post
87 Barack Obama White House 26/07/2012 The White House Facebook page somehow misspelled "Americans" The New York Daily News
88 Barack Obama White House 12/09/2012 Under Obama, the number of regulators grew more than 25 percent. The Washington Post
89 Barack Obama White House 20/09/2012 Obama's White House staff was also caught up in the Colombia prostitution scandal. Fox News
90 Barack Obama White House 20/09/2012 Obama Admin. regulations cost businesses $1.8 trillion in lost revenue, more than 20 times the White House's estimate The Washington Examiner
91 Barack Obama White House 22/09/2012 Under the Great Recession, the number of Americans who killed themselves began outpacing those who die in car accidents. The Daily Mail
92 Barack Obama White House 23/09/2012 Obama kicked off his Middle East foreign policy by condemning U.S. foreign policy in the region until his presidency by 2012, opinions of America in the Middle East were worse than when Obama arrived. Reuters
93 Barack Obama White House 25/09/2012 At a United Nations meeting, Obama skipped out on meeting with his counterparts so he could instead focus on his re-election campaign. Associated Press
94 Barack Obama White House 04/10/2012 Obama touted his "balanced approach" to debt reduction, but it was actually 88 percent percent tax hikes. AEI
95 Barack Obama White House 10/10/2012 Obama crafted a tax plan that would have lowered taxes on the millionaires working in the White House. The Washington Free Beacon
96 Barack Obama White House 25/10/2012 When Obama met the father of one of the men who died trying to save America's consulate in Benghazi, the father described Obama as cold, impersonal, and ungrateful. The Weekly Standard
97 Barack Obama White House 01/11/2012 The Obama Administration regularly ignored a law requiring information about the impact of proposed regulations. The Daily Signal
98 Barack Obama White House 23/11/2012 The number of Americans on food stamps outnumbers the population of 24 states combined. Breitbart
99 Barack Obama White House 03/01/2013 Obama's vice president quickly developed a reputation for copping feels whenever meeting the wives of his colleagues, at one point even saying "Spread your legs I'm going to frisk you." HotAir
100 Barack Obama White House 16/01/2013 Despite being legally required to do so, Obama repeatedly failed to submit a budget by the first Monday of February. Heritage Action
101 Barack Obama White House 19/01/2013 On a per-household basis, Obama's first term raised the national debt more than 42 presidents in 53 terms combined. CNS News
102 Barack Obama White House 26/01/2013 Despite promising to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, Obama actually did the opposite, doubling it to $1.1 trillion. Congressional Budget Office
103 Barack Obama White House 31/01/2013 Under Obama, for the first time a majority of Americans said the federal government threatens their personal rights. The Pew Research Center
104 Barack Obama White House 11/02/2013 Under Obama, food stamp rolls have grown to more than 47 million -- greater than the entire population of Spain. CNS News
105 Barack Obama White House 16/04/2013 Obama has said his biggest regret as president is not passing new restrictions on gun ownership a Gallup poll found only 4 percent of Americans agreed. CNS News
106 Barack Obama White House 22/04/2013 An official with the UN Human Rights Council said Americans got what they deserved in the Boston Marathon bombing the Obama Administration did not respond. Breitbart
107 Barack Obama White House 04/06/2013 Agencies in the Obama Administration have created "secret" email addresses to conduct government business, but would not turn them over the the Associated Press despite FOIA requests. (The DoJ even asked for $1 million to do so.) Associated Press
108 Barack Obama White House 23/08/2013 During Obama's economic "recovery," average Americans' incomes dropped twice as much as during the recession. The Weekly Standard
109 Barack Obama White House 17/03/2014 Michelle Obama, in touting the success of her school lunch campaign, cited a bogus study claiming to show a drastic drop in childhood obesity. The Weekly Standard
110 Barack Obama White House 26/03/2014 Obama's budget for his final year in office called for $4 trillion in spending, $1.6 trillion in new taxes, $700 billion in new deficits, and would never balance. The Heritage Foundation
111 Barack Obama White House 28/04/2014 When Congress refused to raise the minimum wage again, Obama unilaterally raised it on federal properties (i.e., military bases), forcing the closure of many beloved fast food restaurants. The Washington Examiner
112 Barack Obama White House 29/04/2014 Even as Obama's Labor Department effectively banned unpaid internships, the White House refused to pay its own interns anything, much less than $10.10 minimum wage it sought to impose on the private sector. The Huffington Post
113 Barack Obama White House 02/07/2014 Thanks largely to ObamaCare, a majority of Americans now receive some form of government benefits. Forbes
114 Barack Obama White House 26/07/2014 Under Obama, the average American household is worth a third less than in 2003. The New York Times
115 Barack Obama White House 24/08/2014 After discussing his dismay over the beheading of American journalist James Foley, Obama headed straight to the golf course. The New York Post
116 Barack Obama White House 20/11/2014 After Congress wouldn't agree to pass his sought after immigration reform, Obama signed an executive order effectively legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants -- despite earlier saying he didn't have the power to do so Rep. Kevin McCarthy
117 Barack Obama White House 10/02/2015 Obama adviser David Axelrod wrote in his book that Obama lied during his first presidential campaign about supporting traditional marriage. TIME
118 Barack Obama White House 11/03/2015 Under Obama, Americans' confidence in the federal government fell to historic lows, with just 11 percent expressing confidence in the executive branch. Associated Press
119 Barack Obama White House 02/01/2016 Despite regular boasts he's orchestrated the longest jobs expansion in history, an ex White House economist admitted that 94 percent of jobs created under Obama were part time ZeroHedge
120 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Obama has effectively doubled the national debt, from $10.6 trillion upon taking office to $19.5 trillion as of this writing. U.S. Debt Clock
121 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Under Obama, the national debt per taxpayer increased to $166,769. U.S. Debt Clock
122 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Under Obama, unfunded liabilities -- spending the government has already promised but can't actually afford -- grew to more than $104 trillion. U.S. Debt Clock
123 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Obama regularly boasts of cutting the deficit two-thirds. In reality, he's grown the deficit from $458 billion in 2008 to $591 billion as of this writing. U.S. Debt Clock
124 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Under Obama, America's debt-to-GDP ratio soared to 106 percent (by comparison, Spain -- a country governed by a socialist workers party for much of the last 30 years -- is 68 percent). U.S. Debt Clock
125 Barack Obama White House 04/01/2016 Under Obama, the number of Americans not in labor force skyrocketed from 80.5 million to 96 million. St. Louis Federal Reserve
126 Barack Obama White House 12/01/2016 Food stamp usage is up 42 percent under Obama. FactCheck.org
127 Barack Obama White House 12/01/2016 Obama made at least 140 promises in his State of the Union addresses that he never fulfilled. Grabien
128 Barack Obama White House 18/03/2016 Despite promise to be "the most transparent administration in history," Obama ended up denying 77 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests. The Washington Examiner
129 Barack Obama White House 22/04/2016 Obama admitted he moved the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. (Earlier his press secretary claimed it had been given back to the British embassy, a tale Obama contradicted.) ABC News
130 Barack Obama White House 03/05/2016 A study found regulations under Obama exploded to cost $1.9 trillion in 2015, or $15,000 per American household. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
131 Barack Obama White House 06/07/2016 Despite making almost daily calls for "equal pay for women," Obama's own White House has for years been found to pay women at least 11 percent less than men. The Washington Examiner
132 Barack Obama White House 28/07/2016 America's home ownership is now at the lowest rate since 1965. Bloomberg
133 Barack Obama White House 11/08/2016 In 2015, the Obama Administration set a record for not fulfilling FOIA requests (despite claiming to be the "most transparent in history"). Associated Press
134 Barack Obama White House 26/09/2016 Despite claiming to have only learned about Hillary Clinton's secret server in the news, the FBI revealed that Obama communicated with her, using a pseudonym. National Review Online
135 Barack Obama White House 23/01/2017 On his final day in office, Obama signed an executive order banning "traditional ammunition" from federal grounds, which it said is meant to protect birds and fish from lead poisoning. The Washington Examiner
136 Barack Obama White House 24/01/2017 Amongst those to receive a last-minute commutation from Obama was Oscar Lopez, "one of the most violent" terrorists of his time. Politico
137 Barack Obama White House 05/09/2017 After the Obama Administration ended, many joined the board of the Holocaust Museum, where they oversaw the creation of a report absolving the administration for inaction during the Syrian genocide. The report was pulled amid criticism. Tablet Magazine
138 Central Intelligence Agency 19/10/2012 The CIA informed Obama within 24 hours of the Benghazi attack it had found terror links, but Obama nonetheless kept blaming an unrelated YouTube video for weeks. USA Today
139 Central Intelligence Agency 07/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, once said Gitmo's 20 percent recidivism rate was unbothering. "20 percent isn't bad." National Review Online
140 Central Intelligence Agency 07/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, was described as "instrumental in preventing . an operation in 1998 that would have killed or captured Osama bin Laden." National Review Online
141 Central Intelligence Agency 07/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, supported direct talks with the designated terrorist organization, Hezbollah, which is second only to al Qaeda in the number of Americans it's killed. National Review Online
142 Central Intelligence Agency 07/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, is the leader of the push to kill, not capture, suspected terrorists (robbing them of intel value). National Review Online
143 Central Intelligence Agency 07/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, admitted to worrying about receiving security clearance on account of his past allegiance to the Communist Party. CNN
144 Central Intelligence Agency 23/01/2013 Obama's pick for the CIA, John Brennan, argued for government censorship in his graduate thesis "too much freedom is possible," he wrote. The Daily Caller
145 Consumer Finance Protection Board 20/01/2010 After Congress failed to confirm Richard Cordrary to the CFPD, Obama unconstitutionaly appointed him to the board anyway. The Daily Signal
146 Consumer Finance Protection Board 05/01/2012 Despite swearing to uphold and defend the Constitution, Obama frequently flouted its limitations, as seen -- take one example -- with his decision to name commissioners to positions that require Senate approval . without Senate approval. The Washington Post
147 Consumer Finance Protection Board 11/06/2013 The CFPB collects intrusive data on consumers in an NSA-like dragnet fashion. The Daily Signal
148 Consumer Finance Protection Board 28/06/2013 The CFPB's warrantless surveillance of Americans is creating data that will likely be shared with other parts of the federal government. Judicial Watch
149 Consumer Finance Protection Board 20/03/2014 The CFPB, considered both the most powerful yet least acccountable agency in the government, is intent on keeping things that way. When a congressman attempted attending an advisory meeting, he was refused entry. National Review Online
150 Consumer Finance Protection Board 24/03/2014 The CFPB's performance reviews have been called racist, as whites were twice as like to receive a top rating than minorities. The Washington Free Beacon
151 Consumer Finance Protection Board 02/04/2014 The CFPB has a socialist on one of its advisory boards. The Washington Free Beacon
152 Consumer Finance Protection Board 02/04/2014 A CFPB staffer said racism is pervasive within the agency a primarily black division is referred to internally as "the plantation" or "cesspool" and that black employees struggle to leave that division. Politico
153 Consumer Finance Protection Board 02/04/2014 When the House held a hearing on accusations of racism and bigotry within the CFPB, the bureau refused to send anyone to testify. Politico
154 Consumer Finance Protection Board 03/04/2014 When a CFPB staffer/whistleblower spoke out about "pervasive" culture of intimidation and discrimination, the CFPB Director Richard Cordray personally told her to "back down." The Washington Free Beacon
155 Consumer Finance Protection Board 02/07/2014 CFPB spent more than $215 million renovating its temporary office ($120 million over its initial estimate), making it one of the most expensive construction projects in the world. The Financial Services Committee
156 Consumer Finance Protection Board 12/10/2016 The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the CFPB is unconstitutionally structured and violates due process rights. Obama had argued otherwise. The Washington Post
157 Consumer Finance Protection Board 23/01/2017 CFPB chief Richard Cordrary used a private device to conduct government-related communications while skirting federal record keeping laws. The Daily Caller
158 Consumer Finance Protection Board 14/09/2017 Obama's top campaign ad firm received nearly $60 million in federal contracts, almost all of which came from the CFPB he setup with Sen. Elizabeth Warren The Daily Caller
159 Consumer Product Safety Commission 26/07/2012 Obama's CPSC sued the maker of a perfectly safe toy, leading the company to stop manufacturing it. NewsBusters
160 Environmental Protection Agency 20/01/2010 After a Democrat-led Senate rejects his global warming emissions law, Obama uses the EPA to impose them anyway The Heritage Foundation
161 Environmental Protection Agency 04/02/2011 After Obama's EPA enacted new rules on greenhouse gases, political ally General Electric received an exemption. The Blaze
162 Environmental Protection Agency 13/01/2012 Obama's EPA imposed burdensome regulations instructing how to put canoes in the water in Canton, Conn. Patch
163 Environmental Protection Agency 17/05/2012 Under Obama, the EPA ordained that "environmental justice" must govern their every decision one effect was that people could sue a polluter, claiming racism. Breitbart
164 Environmental Protection Agency 26/06/2012 The EPA ruled that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant -- as a means to enact global warming regulations -- even though life on earth could not exist without it. The Daily Signal
165 Environmental Protection Agency 23/07/2012 Obama's coal regulations led to PBS Coals to lay off 225 works, about 30 percent of its workforce. The Washington Examiner
166 Environmental Protection Agency 12/09/2012 The EPA funneled money to a newspaper that largely focused on covering the EPA. The Washington Guardian
167 Environmental Protection Agency 13/09/2012 The EPA honored Hispanic Heritage Month with a poster of Che Guevara "and a bit of plagiarism." BuzzFeed
168 Environmental Protection Agency 18/09/2012 Obama's coal regulations led to Alpha Natural Resources to cut 1,200 jobs and close 8 mines. Associated Press
169 Environmental Protection Agency 05/10/2012 The EPA celebrated "Children Health Month" by encouraging schools to create "energy patrols" aimed at making students feel guilty for using electricity. CNS News
170 Environmental Protection Agency 20/11/2012 To avoid federal laws governing electronic record keeping, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used "alias" email accounts. NewsBusters
171 Environmental Protection Agency 26/12/2012 The EPA mandate that cars in 2025 get 54.5 miles per gallon will effectively outlaw cars under $15,000, and will increase the average price of a car by $3,000. The Daily Signal
172 Environmental Protection Agency 31/01/2013 The EPA's mandated ethanol blend E15 has been discovered to destroy engines -- but the rule has not been repealed. The Blaze
173 Environmental Protection Agency 05/02/2013 The EPA mandated gasoline blenders use a fuel . that doesn't exist. The Christian Science Monitor
174 Environmental Protection Agency 20/02/2013 Emails from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's secret account reveal her contempt for congressional oversight, the Wall Street Journal, and attempts to borrow art work from the Smithsonian for the EPA's office. The Washington Free Beacon
175 Environmental Protection Agency 25/02/2013 The EPA conducted a study in which children were intentionally exposed to diesel exhaust when asked about it, they deleted all records of it from their website. JunkScience
176 Environmental Protection Agency 14/05/2013 A study found the EPA routinely waives fees for environmental groups seeking informatiom from the agency (more than 90 percent), while the media and watchdog groups received no such favors. The Washington Examiner
177 Environmental Protection Agency 31/05/2013 An EPA mandated vehicle emissions reduction device forward an ambulance to shut down on the way to the hospital the patient died. The Daily Caller
178 Environmental Protection Agency 04/06/2013 An inspector general's report found that conditions at an EPA warehouse included mold, rot, vermin feces, and "generally deplorable conditions." Reason
179 Environmental Protection Agency 05/06/2013 EPA workers at a Landover warehouse turned the space into a personal rec room/gym. The Washington Post
180 Environmental Protection Agency 07/06/2013 The EPA leaked private information on farmers to radical environmental groups. Townhall
181 Environmental Protection Agency 10/06/2013 The EPA gave an ethics award to a fake employee, "Richard Windsor," which was actually an alias the EPA administrator used to avoid federal record keeping laws. HotAir
182 Environmental Protection Agency 04/09/2013 A former EPA adviser pleaded guilty to $900,000 in pay fraud. The Washington Post
183 Environmental Protection Agency 28/03/2014 A Bloomberg reporter was detained after attempting to ask the EPA administrator a question. The Daily Caller
184 Environmental Protection Agency 02/04/2014 The EPA exposed the elderly and other people with health issues to lethal pollutants as part of a study hoping to show the need for new EPA rules. The Daily Caller
185 Environmental Protection Agency 17/03/2015 The EPA is creating a wireless system to track how long hotel guests spend in the shower as part of an effort to "modify their behavior." The Washington Free Beacon
186 Environmental Protection Agency 19/04/2015 The EPA's WaterSense program urged kids not to take too many baths. Front Page Mag
187 Environmental Protection Agency 27/08/2015 The EPA threatened a Wyoming man with millions of dollars in fines for creating an ecologically beneficial pond for his farm livestock. The Pacific Legal Foundation
188 Environmental Protection Agency 12/01/2016 Even as the Obama Administration portrayed the Flint, Mich., water crisis as a failure of Michigan's Republican governor, records show his EPA knew about the issue but didn't tell anyone. The Detroit News
189 Environmental Protection Agency 23/02/2016 After committing one of the worst environmental atrocities in Colorado history with the Gold King Mine disaster, the EPA still insisted it should have control over the nearby Animas River. The Daily Caller
190 Environmental Protection Agency 29/09/2016 While conducting water tests in Alaska, EPA agents treat locals like enemy combatants, even pointing a shotgun at a septuagenarian. Alaska Daily News
191 Environmental Protection Agency 01/01/2017 The EPA warned Alaskans to stop burning wood to keep warm. Townhall
192 Environmental Protection Agency 14/08/2017 Obama EPA employees earned overtime without justification The Washington Free Beacon
193 Environmental Protection Agency 12/09/2017 Obama's EPA hid experimental data debunking the 2015 ozone rule JunkScience
194 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 23/04/2014 After the feds sued the testing prep company Kaplan for discrimination based on its use of screening applicants' criminal history, a federal court ruled that the EEOC, which brought the suit, does the same thing. The Daily Caller
195 Export-Import Bank 29/07/2014 An Ex-Im official was fired after taking cash in exchange for helping a Florida company obtain financing. The Daily Signal
196 Federal Aviation Authority 28/04/2009 The Obama Administration arranged a photo shoot of Air Force One directly above the New York City skyline the site of the large aircraft sent New Yorkers running for their lives, believing it another terror attack. Schumer called it "cruel or very, very stupid." The Media Research Center
197 Federal Bureau of Investigation 15/04/2013 Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again. NBC News
198 Federal Bureau of Investigation 30/06/2013 Like the NSA, the FBI conducts data mining on innocent Americans retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing was found). Bloomberg
199 Federal Bureau of Investigation 28/08/2013 The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban -- but didn't intervene. Breitbart
200 Federal Bureau of Investigation 17/10/2017 Before the Obama Admin approved in 2010 a controversial deal giving Moscow control of a large portion of American uranium, Obama's FBI had uncovered a Russian bribery scheme to win the business (including donations to the Clinton Foundation). The Hill
201 Federal Communications Commission 10/01/2012 After Congress rejected his attempt to have the feds regulate the Internet, the FEC announced on Christmas Eve that it would do so anyway (despite a court order specifically stating it lacked the authority) The Daily Signal
202 Federal Communications Commission 08/10/2012 The Obama Administration created a program to give free phones to (primarily) people already receiving government assistance the lucrative contract went to a wireless company owned by an Obama donor. The Washington Free Beacon
203 Federal Communications Commission 20/10/2016 The director of the FCC's communications office was caught having sex with a Washington Post report in his government office. Forbes
204 Federal Communications Commission 20/10/2016 Male employees at the FCC routinely gather to watch porn together in their government office. Forbes
205 Federal Communications Commission 20/10/2016 When a female employee complained about sexual harassment and her male colleagues watching porn in the cubicle next to hers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler dismissed her complaints entirely. Forbes
206 Federal Election Commission 06/08/2013 Emails show Obama's Federal Elections Commission was also involved in the targeting of conservative groups (alongside the IRS). The Wall Street Journal
207 Federal Reserve 03/12/2012 As QE ramped up, the Fed began buying 90 percent of America's debt. Bloomberg
208 Federal Reserve 04/01/2017 The amount of money in circulation has quadrupled since Obama took office. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
209 Federal Trade Commission 21/06/2011 The Obama Admin. staged a large scale crackdown on companies selling food to kids using marketing like Tony the Tiger. Human Events
210 Food and Drug Administration 26/09/2011 Obama's FDA classified walnuts as a drug. The Wall Street Journal
211 Food and Drug Administration 20/08/2012 Two Vermont brothers were born with the deadly Duchenne muscular dystrophy one received a new drug that helped him recover, but due to FDA rules, the other did not and grew worse. ABC News
212 Food and Drug Administration 03/04/2013 The FDA banned the very inocuous French cheese, mimolette. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
213 Food and Drug Administration 08/05/2013 The FDA got Wrigley's to take its caffeinated gum off the market. Associated Press
214 Food and Drug Administration 05/05/2016 Even though they're credited with saving thousands of lives, the FDA moved to severely restrict e-cigarettes. The New York Times
215 General Services Administration 07/08/2012 Despite regularly mocking the Tea Party, Obama's White House ordered the GSA to "stand down" in the face of Occupy Wall St. protesters in Portland. The Washington Examiner
216 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2010 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare BlueCross/BlueShield tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
217 Internal Revenue Service 23/03/2010 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare excise tax on charitable hospitals took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
218 Internal Revenue Service 23/03/2010 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare "Black Liquor" Tax hike took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
219 Internal Revenue Service 23/03/2010 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date ObamaCare codified the "economic substance doctrine," which disallowed unspecified tax deductions. Americans for Tax Reform
220 Internal Revenue Service 01/07/2010 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the tax on Indoor Tanning Services took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
221 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2011 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Medicine Cabinet Tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
222 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2011 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Tax on Innovator Drug Companies took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
223 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2011 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare HSA Withdrawal Tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
224 Internal Revenue Service 08/03/2012 Despite publicly attacking tax breaks for private jet owners, Obama instead lowered them -- as a favor for his friend Warren Buffett (primary owner of NetJets). The Huffington Post
225 Internal Revenue Service 01/05/2012 The IRS seized the bank accounts of a small New York business, claiming it could take the money due to the business having made many small bank deposits. The Daily Signal
226 Internal Revenue Service 02/07/2012 After a whistleblower exposed abuse and fraud at an IRS agency that gives taxpayer IDs to immigrants (often illegal), the IRS was itself audited. WTHR
227 Internal Revenue Service 19/07/2012 Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot donated to a group supporting Romney after Obama's campaign website attacked him personally, the IRS audited him, and the Department of Labor likewise audited his company. The Wall Street Journal
228 Internal Revenue Service 24/09/2012 Clamed in a 60 Minutes interview he hadn't raised taxes, even as raised taxes on tobacco The New York Sun
229 Internal Revenue Service 24/09/2012 Claimed in a 60 Minutes interview he hadn't raised taxes, even as he imposed a new tax on tanning salons The New York Sun
230 Internal Revenue Service 24/09/2012 Claimed in a 60 Minutes interview taxes were lowest in 50 years in fact the opposite was true The New York Sun
231 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Surtax on Investment Income took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
232 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
233 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date eliminated a tax deduction for employer provided retirement Rx coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D. Americans for Tax Reform
234 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare $500K Annual Exec Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
235 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the Medical Itemized Deduction was reduced. Americans for Tax Reform
236 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promie not to raises taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Flexible Spending Account Cap (aka the "Special Needs Kids Tax") took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
237 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2013 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
238 Internal Revenue Service 24/01/2013 The IRS, despite having no actual authority to do so, began demanding tax preparers pay licensing fees. The Institute for Justice
239 Internal Revenue Service 01/04/2013 IRS agents seized almost $1 million from an Iraq war vet in Athens, Ga., which they justified as a result of his having made many deposits under $10,000. Despite no unlawful activity, the IRS refused to give back his money, only surrendering the majority of it after an expensive court fight. The Daily Signal
240 Internal Revenue Service 10/05/2013 The IRS's Lois Lerner announced the agency had unfairly targeted conservative groups and apologized -- but Obama later claimed this was a "phony scandal." Associated Press
241 Internal Revenue Service 13/05/2013 While the IRS kept Tea Party groups' tax exempt applications in limbo during the 2012 election, groups with "progress" or "progressive" in the title were ushered through quickly. USA Today
242 Internal Revenue Service 14/05/2013 The IRS leaked confidential information on conservative groups to ProPublica. The Washington Post
243 Internal Revenue Service 14/05/2013 As an example of the kind of pressure applied to conservative groups, the IRS asked a Tea Party group about everything its members read. ABC News
244 Internal Revenue Service 14/05/2013 After St. Louis reporter Larry Conners gave Obama a tough interview, the IRS "hammered him" with audits. RedState
245 Internal Revenue Service 15/05/2013 After a prominent Catholic wrote an oped attacking the Obama Administration, she was audited (although not her husband despite them joint filing). The Blaze
246 Internal Revenue Service 15/05/2013 The IRS is accused of stealing 60,000,000 medical records from 10,000,000 Americans held by a private company it was not investigating. National Review Online
247 Internal Revenue Service 17/05/2013 The IRS demanded of a pro-life group to know the content of their prayers. Yahoo News
248 Internal Revenue Service 24/05/2013 Lois Lerner was personally involved in the targeting of conservative groups -- nine months before she claimed to have learned about it. Human Events
249 Internal Revenue Service 27/05/2013 The commissioner of the IRS visited the White House several times per week during the height of the IRS scandal, with 118 visits in all (the previous IRS commissioner visited the White House once during his four year term). Commentary Magazine
250 Internal Revenue Service 29/05/2013 Evidence indicates the IRS also targeted pro-Israel organizations at the request of Palestinians. Commentary Magazine
251 Internal Revenue Service 29/05/2013 An internal report found that IRS agents routinely abuse their government credit cards. Watchdog.org
252 Internal Revenue Service 29/05/2013 Records show the IRS commissioner had more visits to the White House than any other cabinet member. The Daily Caller
253 Internal Revenue Service 30/05/2013 In addition to having tax-exempt applications intentionally delayed, many of these same conservatives were audited by the IRS. McClatchy
254 Internal Revenue Service 01/06/2013 Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, admitted she attended White House meetings with the IRS chief. Rare
255 Internal Revenue Service 04/06/2013 The IRS leaked a conservative group's donor list to an oppositional progressive organization. Fox News
256 Internal Revenue Service 04/06/2013 The IRS spent $4.1 million on a single conference, which included gifts for all in attendance as well as luxury accommodations. The New York Times
257 Internal Revenue Service 07/06/2013 Contrary to IRS officials trying to blame a rogue office in Cincinnati, a staffer in that office said the IRS in D.C. was very interested in the Tea Party cases. The Hill
258 Internal Revenue Service 11/06/2013 Even after being put on leave, Lois Lerner still had access to IRS computers, which she accessed while "on leave." National Review Online
259 Internal Revenue Service 13/06/2013 A FOIA request found that the IRS has 201 employees working full time on union business. The Daily Caller
260 Internal Revenue Service 20/06/2013 At the height of the IRS scandal, the agency doled out $70 million in employee bonuses. The Hill
261 Internal Revenue Service 22/06/2013 The IRS sent tens of millions of dollars in refunds to illegal aliens at one address. PJ Media
262 Internal Revenue Service 24/06/2013 Charities with "Israel" flagged for greater scrutiny National Review Online
263 Internal Revenue Service 24/06/2013 Despite the IRS insisting progressive groups seeking non-profit status were also flagged for increased scrutiny, that later proved to be untrue. National Review Online
264 Internal Revenue Service 23/07/2013 IRS chief council William Wilkins, one of the orchestrators of the agency's improper targeting of conservative groups, visited the White House the day before issuing guidelines on tea party groups. The Wall Street Journal
265 Internal Revenue Service 01/08/2013 The IRS secretly seized the entire bank account of a small business owner in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Again the agency explained they could take the money because she had made several deposits under $10,000. The Daily Signal
266 Internal Revenue Service 11/09/2013 Despite having claimed to learn about the scandal in the press, emails show Lois Lerner had initially said Tea Party applications were too sensitive for the supposedly "rogue" Cincinnati office. The Wall Street Journal
267 Internal Revenue Service 17/09/2013 Documents show the IRS, in reviewing applications from conservative groups, described anti-Obama rhetoric as "propaganda." USA Today
268 Internal Revenue Service 19/09/2013 After the IRS granted tax-emempt status to some conservative groups, those groups said they were "spied on" by the IRS. The Washington Times
269 Internal Revenue Service 01/10/2013 Ben Carson said after he attacked Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast, he was audited. The Daily Caller
270 Internal Revenue Service 03/10/2013 A study found tht the IRS's suppression of Tea Party groups swung the 2012 election. The Washington Examiner
271 Internal Revenue Service 09/10/2013 Emails show the IRS disussed confidential taxpayer information with White House officials during the 2012 campaign. The Daily Caller
272 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2014 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Individual Mandate Excise tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
273 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2014 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Tax on Health Insurers took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
274 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2014 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Employer Mandate Tax took effect. Americans for Tax Reform
275 Internal Revenue Service 26/02/2014 The IRS was not going rogue in targeting conservative groups the White House and Senate Democrats explicitly told them to. The Wall Street Journal
276 Internal Revenue Service 17/06/2014 The IRS was required by law to print out Lois Lerner's emails. It didn't. The Daily Caller
277 Internal Revenue Service 25/06/2014 An inspector general's report found the IRS "prematurely" destroyed computer data storage devices. The Daily Caller
278 Internal Revenue Service 25/06/2014 IRS commissioner John Koskinen claimed Lois Lerner's emails were lost in a 2011 computer crash a hard drive backing them up was also "recycled." The Daily Caller
279 Internal Revenue Service 25/06/2014 The IRS claimed it lost the emails from six other employees in six other computer crashes. The Daily Caller
280 Internal Revenue Service 07/07/2014 An IRS official tasked with spinning Congress on the IRS scandal lost all of his emails in a "computer crash." The Daily Caller
281 Internal Revenue Service 22/07/2014 The IRS said Lois Lerner's hard drive had been "scratched" when it was recommended a third party recovery firm might be able to recover the contents, the IRS then "shredded" the drive. The Daily Caller
282 Internal Revenue Service 25/08/2014 After the IRS learned Lois Lerner's computer "crashed," destroying her emails, and a backup storage device was prematurely "recycled," it went ahead and destroyed her Blackberry. The New York Observer
283 Internal Revenue Service 19/06/2015 A White House staffer divulged information about the Koch Brothers' tax returns in 2010, indicating the White House and the IRS were sharing taxpayers' private information. Roll Call
284 Internal Revenue Service 06/07/2015 Emails show the Obama Administration discussed its plan to target conservative groups before the IRS scandal began. The Daily Caller
285 Internal Revenue Service 06/07/2015 Emails show the IRS gave Obama's DoJ 21 disks with 1.25 million pages of taxpayer records. The Daily Caller
286 Internal Revenue Service 05/01/2016 An Inspector General report found the IRS prioritized ObamaCare enforcement over taxpayer customer servide. The Washington Times
287 Internal Revenue Service 20/02/2016 With Americans renouncing their citizenship in record numbers (up more than 500 percent since the Bush Administration), the Obama Administration hiked the tax on doing so 422 percent. Forbes
288 Internal Revenue Service 31/08/2016 The IRS identified 1.1 million cases of identity theft but did not notify the victims. HotAir
289 Internal Revenue Service 07/11/2016 The Obama Administration used information from Americans' tax returns to market ObamaCare (specifically to young adults). The Daily Caller
290 Internal Revenue Service 14/12/2016 An investigation found IRS workers spent more than $1.4 million for the travel of just 27 staffers, which included high-end car services and luxury apartment/hotel stays. Fox News
291 Internal Revenue Service 01/01/2018 Despite promise not to raise taxes on anyone except the rich, on this date the ObamaCare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans takes effect. Americans for Tax Reform
292 Judiciary 30/04/2009 Obama nominated David Hamilton, infamous for his rulings favoring sex offenders, to the 7th Court of Appeals. Front Page Mag
293 Judiciary 19/11/2009 Obama nominated Louis Butler, who Wisconsin voters twice voted off the state Supreme Court after weakening laws against frivilous lawsuits, to a federal district court. The Wall Street Journal
294 Judiciary 16/03/2010 Obama nominated Robert Chatigny, who infamously partially excused a rapist/murderer of his crimes because of the perp's penchant for "sexual sadism," to the 2nd Court of Appeals. The Washington Times
295 Judiciary 21/11/2013 As a senator, Obama warned ending the filibuster would worsen "the fighting, the bitterness, and the gridlock." When Harry Reid ended the filibuster for Obama's nominees, he applauded the move. The Washington Post
296 National Institute for Health 18/07/2011 Obama's NIH spent taxpayer money studying gay men's penis sizes. The Daily Caller
297 National Institute for Health 18/02/2013 The NIH funded a study that (wrongly) claimed the tobacco industry created the Tea Party movement. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
298 National Labor Relations Board 20/01/2010 Unconstitutionally named three officials to the NLRB (side-stepping the Senate) and was later slapped down by the Supreme Court. The Daily Signal
299 National Labor Relations Board 21/12/2010 Obama's NLRB imposed new rules requiring nonunion businesses to encourage their workers to ask to unionize. The New York Times
300 National Labor Relations Board 21/06/2011 After Congress rejected the Employee Free Choice Act (aka "card check"), which would have eased unions' ability to unionize non-union companies, his NLRB imposed new rules that sought to achieve the same outcome. The Daily Signal
301 National Labor Relations Board 17/02/2012 Obama's NLRB sued Boeing for trying to open a plant in South Carolina (because it wouldn't be unionized). The Washington Examiner
302 National Security Agency 07/07/2013 Under Obama, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted broad new powers to the NSA to collect data on average Americans (with no public input, of course). The New York Times
303 National Security Agency 21/08/2013 Under Obama, the NSA now has access to 75 percent of America's Internet traffic. NBC News
304 National Security Agency 29/12/2015 The NSA's spying on Israel's Netanyahu ended up also eavesdropping on U.S. congressmen. The Wall Street Journal
305 National Security Agency 29/03/2017 Obama's rule changes opened the door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands (e.g., the Trump campaign) Circa
306 National Security Agency 26/05/2017 The FISA court recently unleashed on the former Obama Administration for trying to cover up the NSA's widespread, and illegally, domestic spying. National Review Online
307 National Transportation Safety Board 07/12/2012 Obama's NTSB is seeking to require cars install "black boxes," which is raising privacy concerns. USA Today
308 National Transportation Safety Board 07/05/2013 Obama's NTSB, in pushing to regulate out of business the "Chinatown Bus Industry," used "statistical malpractice" to show the industry is dangerous when asked, the agency refused to release its data. Reason
309 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 21/05/2012 Obama's NRC chairman was forced to quit after accusations of serial sexual/sadistic harassment. The Washington Free Beacon
310 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27/03/2013 Obama's nuclear regulations caused Dominion Resources to close its Kewaunee plant, resulting in 600 job losses. The Milwaukee Business Journal
311 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 13/02/2012 Created "truth teams" to snitch on Americans criticizal of the president. ABC News
312 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 16/04/2012 Obama, in attempting to refer to the Falkland Islands by their Spanish name, instead called the archipelago "The Maldives," a completely different place. The Daily Telegraph
313 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 22/04/2012 Breaking promise, Obama campaign raised money from lobbyists in 2012 The Washington Examiner
314 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 06/07/2012 Claimed he was outspent in 2008 campaign in reality, he outspent McCain 3-1. YouTube/FactCheck
315 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 18/07/2012 Obama attacked Romney for being in charge of Bain Capital during a particular set of layoffs in fact his top bundler Jonathan Lavine was running Bain at the time. Gateway Pundit
316 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 30/07/2012 Despite 2008 promise to never run negative ads, Obama was widely criticized for negativity of his 2012 campaign BuzzFeed
317 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 12/9/2012 Obama compared his campaign volunteers to embassy staff killed in Libya The Washington Examiner
318 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 1/10/2012 Obama only met with students during an event if they pledged to support him. AEI
319 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 8/10/2012 Despite regularly claiming foreign funds improperly influenced U.S. elections, Obama's campaign actively enabled such (illegal) contributions. The Daily Caller
320 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 17/10/2012 After claiming in the second presidential debate to have labeled the Benghazi attack "terrorism" the following day, he admitted immediately after the debate he avoided describing it that way. The Washington Post
321 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 25/10/2012 Flew Air Force One to Chicago -- just to vote for himself (rather than using a mail-in ballot). USA Today
322 Obama for President (2012 campaign) 29/10/2012 Flew Air Force One to a campaign office in Orlando . to deliver pizza. The Washington Times
323 Office of Personnel Management 08/04/2011 The Obama White House covered up a program that pays union workers taxpayer money to lobby the government for more unions. The Washington Times
324 Office of Personnel Management 20/11/2013 OPM offered "hints about how to cut corners" during the screening of federal employees, which may have helped the Navy Yard shooter to slip through the cracks. When Congress attempted to investigate, OPM refused to hand over documents. The Washington Times
325 Office of Personnel Management 09/07/2015 The OPM announced 21.5 million Americans (mostly government workers) had their personal information compromised after China hacked its computers. Reuters
326 Organizing for America 26/02/2013 Obama political group created thousands of fake Twitter accounts to agitate for gun control The Daily Signal
327 Organizing for America 12/04/2013 Despite promising not to engage in lobbying, Obama's political group registered as lobbyists The Washington Free Beacon
328 Recovery.gov 20/5/2011 A study found that the stimulus bill actually 'forestalled or destroyed' one million private sector jobs. NewsBusters
329 Recovery.gov 17/6/2011 Cree Inc., an LED lightbulb maker that received $5.2 million in stimulus funds, created . 3.02 jobs. Townhall
330 Recovery.gov 12/7/2011 A $130K stimulus grant went toward buying 8,000 "social justice" manuals for Omaha janitors, effectively teaching them to resent white people. The Blaze
331 Recovery.gov 23/7/2011 While selling the stimulus, Obama regularly assured shovel ready projects were awaiting to be funded he later admitted to the New York Times "there's no such thing as shovel ready projects" Human Events
332 Recovery.gov 11/8/2011 Stimulus dollars somehow ended up paying teenagers to wrestle alligators. Breitbart
333 Recovery.gov 14/8/2011 A stimulus grant directed billions to California so it could build a train to connect two cities no one has ever heard of. HotAir
334 Recovery.gov 17/8/2011 A $20 million stimulus project for Seattle was supposed to create 2,000 jobs. Actual result? 14. Human Events
335 Recovery.gov 7/3/2012 An $11 million stimulus grant meant to outfit 400 Detroit job seekers with fresh clothes somehow only ended up helping two people. Fox News
336 Recovery.gov 17/5/2012 A $1.2 million stimulus grant went to studying erectile dysfunction of overweight middle aged men and sexual history. NBC San Francisco
337 Recovery.gov 20/6/2012 $9 billion in stimulus funds for clean energy projects ended up creating just 910 jobs ($9.8 million per job) CNS News
338 Recovery.gov 27/6/2012 $1.4 billion in stimulus funds went to tax cheats The Washington Times
339 Recovery.gov 21/9/2012 Despite regularly promising the stimulus spending would be completely transparent, its website, recovery.gov, was completely opaque. (Today it doesn't even exist.) The Washington Free Beacon
340 Recovery.gov 10/10/2012 Obama's VP, the "sheriff" of the stimulus, was used by companies to procure stimulus cash. The Washington Times
341 Recovery.gov 12/10/2012 Obama regularly promised the stimulus would create 5 million jobs at most it created 1/10th of that. Bloomberg
342 Recovery.gov 23/10/2012 Obama's vice president's brother received plum government contracts through the program run by the vice president himself. The New York Post
343 Recovery.gov 4/11/2012 At one point there were more than 1,000 investigations into stimulus project wrongdoing. The Washington Guardian
344 Recovery.gov 21/7/2017 A $2 million Obama stimulus progream created just 17 jobs in Kentucky's coal country. The Daily Signal
345 Securities and Exchange Commission 25/9/2012 Obama's "Wall Street Reform" resulted in the end of free checking accounts (by trying to outlaw credit card "swipe fees"). The Week
346 Securities and Exchange Commission 11/10/2012 A number of Dodd-Frank's boards and commissions are unconstitutional The Washington Free Beacon
347 Securities and Exchange Commission 19/10/2012 Obama financial regulations are spurring foreign banks from doing business with Americans. The Wall Street Journal
348 Social Security Administration 07/08/2012 The Social Security Administration bought 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets, explaining they were needed for its 295 "special agents." Fox News
349 Social Security Administration 07/05/2013 The number of Americans on disability has skyrocketed 975 per day under Obama, reaching more than 10.6 million -- exceeding the entire population of Greece. CNS News
350 Social Security Administration 22/02/2017 Over the last decade, the Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to people without social Security numbers The Washington Free Beacon
351 Transportation Security Agency 28/12/2011 Despite studies revealing their lack of utility as well as their cancer risk, the TSA has pressed forth with deploying thousands of full body scanners in America's airports. ProPublica
352 Transportation Security Agency 21/01/2012 Terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev, per a terror watch list, was not supposed to be allowed to leave the country. However he did without even being pulled aside for questioning. NBC News
353 Transportation Security Agency 17/07/2012 Terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev, per a terror watch list, was not supposed to be allowed to leave the country. However he did without even being pulled aside for questioning. NBC News
354 Transportation Security Agency 28/09/2012 The TSA, which rejected congressional requests to screen its agents' criminal records, has seen hundreds of agents be caught for stealing from passengers. ABC News
355 U.S. Agency for International Development 11/08/2016 When asked about a secret Twitter-like program in Cuba that backfired, USAID hid behind the Freedom of Information Act to drag its feet as much as possible. Associated Press
356 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 09/04/2012 Obama's Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack violated the Hatch Act which forbids federal employees from campaign activities he went unsanctioned. The Washington Free Beacon
357 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 17/04/2012 Michelle Obama directed the Agriculture Department to eradicate "food deserts" (the apparent scarcity of healthy food in poor neighborhoods), despite studies showing no such things exist and there is no relationship between the availability of healthy food and healthy people. The New York Times
358 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 20/11/2012 The USA used $22,000 in taxpayer funds to commission a painting of the department secretary, Tom Vilsack. Reason
359 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 01/02/2013 Obama's USDA banned schools from selling soda, candy, and other unhealthy snacks. It was even claimed doing so will raise students' GPAs. The Hill
360 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 08/07/2013 Under Obama, 101 million Americans now receive food aid -- more than the number of fulltime private sector workers. CNS News
361 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 30/09/2013 Thanks to "use it or lose it" spending rules, the Dept. of Agriculture bought $127,000 worth of printer cartridges -- in a single day. The Washington Post
362 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 09/03/2014 The USDA opted to update its dietary recommendations based on -- global warming. The Washington Examiner
363 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 31/03/2014 Obama's USDA instructed grandparents to read bedtime stories encouraging healthy eating to their grandkids. The Washington Free Beacon
364 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 07/12/2015 USDA regulations have proven so burdensome they've put out business restaurants like Pittsburgh's Crested Duck. The Pittsburgh Tribune
365 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 28/03/2016 Obama's USDA created fines for schools not following Michelle Obama's lunch rules. The Washington Free Beacon
366 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 17/07/2009 Obama's secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, said Americans "need to pay" for Chinese emissions The Wall Street Journal
367 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 01/08/2012 Obama's regulations meant to protect turtles are putting American shrimpers out of business. U.S. News and World Report
368 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 17/08/2012 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) bought 46,000 rounds of ammo, which it said were necessary for its 63 "enforcement personnel." Fox News
369 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 09/07/2013 When the Economic Development Administration noticed its computers had a virus, they . destroyed their printers and mice. RedState
370 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 21/11/2013 The Census Bureau was caught inflating jobs data by itself continually re-hiring the same short-term workers. The New York Post
371 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 17/09/2015 Dozens of Census Bureau employees billed taxpayers for hours they never worked, wasting more than $1 million. The Washington Examiner
372 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 17/09/2015 One Census Bureau employee was caught using his position to give jobs to friends and family, including someone he was sexually involved with. The Washington Examiner
373 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 17/09/2015 Census Bureau officials attempted to "intimidate" a whistleblower who alerted a watchdog to the above-described billing fraud. The Washington Examiner
374 U.S. Dept. of Commerce 29/09/2016 The Obama Administration relinquished control of the Internet's "address book" to an international group. The Washington Times
375 U.S. Dept. of Defense 08/07/2009 Obama negotiated the START Treaty with Russia, which triumphed Russia reducing a nuclear stockpile it was planning on discarding anyway. The Wall Street Journal
376 U.S. Dept. of Defense 08/07/2009 The START Treaty committed the U.S. to reduce its number of launchers to match Russia Russia wasn't require to reduce any of its launchers. The Wall Street Journal
377 U.S. Dept. of Defense 08/07/2009 The START Treaty left Russia with a 10-1 nuclear weapons tactical advantage. The Wall Street Journal
378 U.S. Dept. of Defense 09/11/2009 When Afghanistan was falling apart and debate simmered over what course to take, Obama dithered, waiting several months to weigh in. Fox News
379 U.S. Dept. of Defense 09/04/2010 Obama negotiated the START Treaty with Russia, which forced the U.S. to reduce its nuclear stockpile while unilaterally commiting to not upgrade our nuclear weapons (Russia was not similarly bound). The Washington Times
380 U.S. Dept. of Defense 08/07/2010 Despite Russia's reputation for ignoring arms treaties it's party to, START made no effort to police Russia's compliance. The Wall Street Journal
381 U.S. Dept. of Defense 01/12/2010 Despite warnings from generals, Obama opted to leave just 160 soldiers in Iraq, creating a dangerous vacuum later filled by ISIS. The Washington Times
382 U.S. Dept. of Defense 18/02/2011 The Obama Administration created "fake people" on social networks to promote propaganda. The Washington Examiner
383 U.S. Dept. of Defense 15/06/2011 In order to woo Russia to engage in the START talks, Obama first ended America's missile defense alliances with Poland and the Czech Republic ABC News
384 U.S. Dept. of Defense 23/02/2012 Released a major terrorist from Gitmo, Majid Khan. The Washington Post
385 U.S. Dept. of Defense 03/05/2012 Fearing a Jimmy Carter-like Iran hostage rescue fiasco and it's resulting political fallout, Obama said the Bin Laden raid "was the longest 40 minutes of my life." The Hill
386 U.S. Dept. of Defense 23/05/2012 The Obama Admin. leaked classified information about the bin Laden raid to filmmakers so as to play up his own role in the raid. The Daily Mail
387 U.S. Dept. of Defense 29/05/2012 Despite promising as a candiate to shutdown Guantanamo Bay, he later admitted to the New York Times he had no plan to do so. The New York Times
388 U.S. Dept. of Defense 19/07/2012 Russia quickly violated the START treaty but faced no repercussions from the Obama White House The Washington Free Beacon
389 U.S. Dept. of Defense 05/10/2012 U.S. soldiers were ordered not to shoot the Taliban at night so as to avoid bothering locals trying to sleep. Breitbart
390 U.S. Dept. of Defense 26/10/2012 The Obama Administration offered to pay U.S. defense companies to break the law and not issue mandated job loss announcements (which would embarrass him during an election year). The Daily Signal
391 U.S. Dept. of Defense 12/02/2013 After inviting a police officer who helped stop the Fort Hood terrorist attack to the 2010 State of the Union, promising she would be taken care of, the officer, Kimberly Munley, later reported being ignored and feeling "betrayed" ABC News
392 U.S. Dept. of Defense 28/02/2013 The Obama administration used a Pakistani dentist, Dr. Shakil Afridi, to gather intel on Osama bin Laden. Yet after the raid they left him, ignoring his requests for help, and he was sentenced to 33 years in jail. The Daily Signal
393 U.S. Dept. of Defense 10/07/2013 Obama claimed sexual assaults in America's military was getting out of control and presented a national security threat in reality sexual assault in the military is lower than comparable civilian populations. Foreign Policy
394 U.S. Dept. of Defense 02/10/2013 The Obama Administration attempted to stop the Navy-Air Force football game during the shutdown, but the schools used non federal funds to play the game. The Daily Caller
395 U.S. Dept. of Defense 03/10/2013 During the government shutdown, the feds blocked tourists from visiting . Normany Beach (as well as 24 other overseas cemeteries). HotAir
396 U.S. Dept. of Defense 07/10/2013 On the 7th day of the government shutdown, the National Guard bought a $47,174 mechanical bull. CNS News
397 U.S. Dept. of Defense 31/05/2014 Obama announces he's releasing five Taliban from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was later charged with desertion. CNN
398 U.S. Dept. of Defense 01/06/2014 It's revealed Bowe Bergdahl's dad, who converted to Islam, vowed revenge "for the death of every Afghan child" and to "free all Guantanamo prisoners." Allen West
399 U.S. Dept. of Defense 07/06/2014 The Obama Administration released a terrorist from Gitmo "because he took up yoga." New York Post
400 U.S. Dept. of Defense 17/09/2015 When the longtime property owners near Area 51 refused to sell their land to the feds, the Air Force threatened to destroy it. news.com.au
401 U.S. Dept. of Defense 16/10/2015 After the family that owned the land near Area 51 for more than 100 years refused to sell, the feds just took it. Las Vegas Now
402 U.S. Dept. of Defense 29/09/2016 In a bid to become "gender neutral," the Navy scuttled sailors' enlisted rating titles. Navy Times
403 U.S. Dept. of Defense 03/10/2016 In a new handbook on transgenders warned the U.S. military not to make "assumptions" about someone's gender and to be "sensitive" about pronoun use. The Daily Caller
404 U.S. Dept. of Defense 20/01/2017 Ran on promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp didn't. Wikipedia
405 U.S. Dept. of Defense 24/01/2017 Obama asked the UK to cover up a failed Trident missile test as U.S. technology was to blame. The Daily Express
406 U.S. Dept. of Education 01/03/2011 The Obama Administration colluded with infamous short-seller Steve Eisman when dishing out new for-profit college regulations (which Eisman happened to be short-selling). The Daily Caller
407 U.S. Dept. of Education 10/01/2012 Sidestepping Congress altogether, his Department of Education tied waivers to No Child Left Behind to new national education standards. The Daily Signal
408 U.S. Dept. of Education 13/02/2012 His Dept. of Education used its budget to shutdown a popular voucher program in D.C. that helped poor minorities -- twice. The Daily Signal
409 U.S. Dept. of Education 08/08/2012 Because black students are disproportionately disciplined in school, the Education Department alleged that America's schools are racist. Townhall
410 U.S. Dept. of Education 04/03/2013 In trying to make the case against the sequester, Education Secretary Arne Duncan claimed "there are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips," which he later admitted was untrue. The Washington Post
411 U.S. Dept. of Education 13/03/2014 Despite publicly pledging to improve access to education, the Obama Administration tried effectively shutting down non-federally funded colleges. Politico
412 U.S. Dept. of Education 29/04/2014 His Dept. of Education decreed Title 9 covers transgendered students, meaning they will need separate and equal accommodations. The Department of Education
413 U.S. Dept. of Education 29/06/2016 After passing regulations that made it impossible for the University of Phoenix to continue in its current form, the school was bought by three of Obama's best friends at a bargain price. Politico
414 U.S. Dept. of Education 06/09/2016 Blaming Obama's Department of Education, ITT Technical Institute it was shutting down all of its campuses and lay off its thousands of employees, leaving its thousands of students stranded. NPR
415 U.S. Dept. of Energy 12/12/2008 Obama's chosen secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, who said he wanted to double, or triple, gas prices. The Wall Street Journal
416 U.S. Dept. of Energy 24/03/2009 Despite receiving a warning from a donor not to do so, Obama visited Solyndra, touting it as a model for government-driven clean energy/job creation. The company laid off its entire workforce less than a year later. The Washington Post
417 U.S. Dept. of Energy 10/02/2011 Range Fuels, which received $80 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Wall Street Journal
418 U.S. Dept. of Energy 10/06/2011 Stirling Energy Systems, which received $7 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Renewable Energy Focus
419 U.S. Dept. of Energy 18/07/2011 Green Vehicles Inc., which received $700,000 in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. NewsBusters
420 U.S. Dept. of Energy 15/08/2011 Evergreen Solar, which received $24 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Wikipedia
421 U.S. Dept. of Energy 23/08/2011 The Energy Department decreed that its rules governing urinal efficiency shall preempt state urinal rules. Government Printing Office
422 U.S. Dept. of Energy 24/08/2011 SpectraWatt, which received $500,000 in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. CNET
423 U.S. Dept. of Energy 31/08/2011 Solyndra, which was run by an Obama campaign supporter and received more than half a billion in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Washington Post
424 U.S. Dept. of Energy 10/09/2011 Olsen's Crop Service, which received $10 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Fox News
425 U.S. Dept. of Energy 02/10/2011 Nevada Geothermal Power, which received $145 million in stimulus, went bankrupt. The New York Times
426 U.S. Dept. of Energy 04/10/2011 National Renewable Energy Lab, a non profit that received $200 million in stimulus failed, soon thereafter laid off 10 percent of its workforce. The Daily Caller
427 U.S. Dept. of Energy 11/10/2011 Just as the Dept. of Energy's loan program was set to expire, SunPower received a $1.2 billion loan, which provided the politically connected insiders to cash out. Human Events
428 U.S. Dept. of Energy 17/10/2011 Obama's Dept. of Energy invested hundreds of millions in Tesla Motors, which was owned by one of his donors. PJMedia
429 U.S. Dept. of Energy 19/10/2011 Mountain Plaza Inc., which received almost half a million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Blaze
430 U.S. Dept. of Energy 20/10/2011 Raser Technologies, which received $33 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. BreakingEnergy.com
431 U.S. Dept. of Energy 26/10/2011 Obama's Dept. of Energy gave a $527 million loan to Al Gore connected Fisker Automotive -- which used the funds to create jobs . in Finland. The National Center for Public Policy Research
432 U.S. Dept. of Energy 26/10/2011 Obama's Dept. of Energy invested almost half a billion in the Al Gore connected Silver Spring Networks, a smart grid contractor that's since laid off much of its workforce. The National Center for Public Policy Research
433 U.S. Dept. of Energy 01/11/2011 Beacon Power, which received $43 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Wall Street Journal
434 U.S. Dept. of Energy 02/12/2011 A123 Systems, which received stimulus funds as well as a personal Obama visit, failed. The Ann Arbor News
435 U.S. Dept. of Energy 17/01/2012 Willard & Kelsey Solar Group, which received $6 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Toledo Blade
436 U.S. Dept. of Energy 14/02/2012 Energy Conversion Devices, which received $13.3 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Wikipedia
437 U.S. Dept. of Energy 15/02/2012 Unisolar, which received $100 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Renewables International
438 U.S. Dept. of Energy 22/02/2012 Sapphire Energy, which received $100 million in stimulus funds, created . 36 jobs. The Washington Free Beacon
439 U.S. Dept. of Energy 29/02/2012 Abound Solar, which received stimulus funds and a shoutout from Obama, went bankrupt. The Daily Signal
440 U.S. Dept. of Energy 14/03/2012 Obama's Dept. of Energy doled out favors to the politically connected Pacific Gas (a number of employees have cycled in and out of the Obama Admin.). The Washington Free Beacon
441 U.S. Dept. of Energy 28/03/2012 Azure Dynamics, which received $120 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. AutoBlog
442 U.S. Dept. of Energy 30/03/2012 Ener1, which received $118.5 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Wikipedia
443 U.S. Dept. of Energy 02/04/2012 Solar Trust, which was offered $2.1 billion in stimulus funds, went bankrupt before it could accept them. Reuters
444 U.S. Dept. of Energy 13/04/2012 BrightSource Energy, which received $1.6 billion in stimulus funds, canceled its IPO and all U.S. related projects. The Washington Free Beacon
445 U.S. Dept. of Energy 22/05/2012 Obama's Dept. of Energy granted Reliant Energy, a $1.237 billion loan the company's run by the husband of an Obama bundler. The Washington Free Beacon
446 U.S. Dept. of Energy 30/05/2012 First Solar, a politically connected company that received more than $3 billion in stimulus funds, soon thereafter laid off 30 percent of its workforce (as well as sold solar panels to itself). The Washington Free Beacon
447 U.S. Dept. of Energy 24/06/2012 Genesis Poly, which received $500,000 in stimulus funds, went bankrupt -- twice. HotAir
448 U.S. Dept. of Energy 17/07/2012 Thompson River Power, which received $5 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Wall Street Journal
449 U.S. Dept. of Energy 12/09/2012 Greenvolts, which received $500 in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Forbes
450 U.S. Dept. of Energy 18/10/2012 Australian company Babcock & Brown, which received $178 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. PJMedia
451 U.S. Dept. of Energy 18/10/2012 Armonix, which received $6 million in stimulus funds, is faltering. PJMedia
452 U.S. Dept. of Energy 18/10/2012 Satcon Technology Corp., which was granted $6 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Fox News
453 U.S. Dept. of Energy 19/10/2012 Nordic Wind Power, which received $16 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Kansas City Business Journal
454 U.S. Dept. of Energy 19/10/2012 Korean owned Compact Power received $150 million in stimulus funds and a visit from Obama it soon thereafter began furloughing workers before having produced a single battery (it's workers reportedly spend their days playing cards). HotAir
455 U.S. Dept. of Energy 15/01/2013 Two high tech electric car companies sued the Department of Energy, accusing it having passed them over for loans in favor of politically connected, but less promising, Fisker Automotive (which later went bankrupt). The DoE was also accused of passing along the car companies' patented technology. The Washington Free Beacon
456 U.S. Dept. of Energy 16/05/2013 Navistar's estar electric van, which was introduced after a $40 million in stimulus funds, was discontinued in 2013. Trucking Info
457 U.S. Dept. of Energy 10/06/2013 In violation of anti-nepotism rules, more than a dozen Energy Department officials arranged summer jobs for their kids at the department. The Associated Press
458 U.S. Dept. of Energy 12/06/2013 The Dept. of Energy decided to give $100 million to an over-budget clean energy project after a Democratic donor, James Croyle, got involved. The Washington Free Beacon
459 U.S. Dept. of Energy 16/09/2013 ECOtality, which received $126.2 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. Wikipedia
460 U.S. Dept. of Energy 22/11/2013 Fisker Automotive, which received $192 million in stimulus funds, went bankrupt. The Energy and Commerce Committee
461 U.S. Dept. of Energy 27/11/2013 The Department of Energy dumped at least $259 million into a uranium company that admitted being near bankruptcy and having no business plan before finally going bankrupt. The Washington Examiner
462 U.S. Dept. of Energy 26/01/2015 Obama began bragging about low gas prices, despite actually attempting to raise them. The Washington Examiner
463 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 03/02/2009 Obama's first pick for HHS, Tom Daschle, quit after it was revealed he hadn't paid all of his taxes Obama, however, had urged him to remain. NBC News
464 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 18/06/2009 Polls showed Americans hated ObamaCare even more than HillaryCare Pew Research Center
465 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 10/07/2009 ObamaCare amendments that would have banned rationing health care were blocked. The Daily Signal
466 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/07/2009 Obama sought to repeal (outside of Congress) ERISA, a law ensuring large companies can manage their employees under one set of rules, as opposed to 50. The Wall street Journal
467 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 21/07/2009 Obama touted the Mayo Clinic as an example of what ObamaCare can accomplish the Mayo Clinic trashed ObamaCare. The Washington Times
468 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 22/07/2009 Obama regularly claimed 47 millions were insured while pitching ObamaCare. The real number was closer to 8 million. The American Spectator
469 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 28/07/2009 Americans lost five specific freedoms with ObamaCare (freedom to choose what's in your plan the freedom to be rewarded for living a health life the freedom to choose high-deductible coverage the freedom to keep your existing plan, and the freedom to choose your doctors). Fortune
470 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/01/2010 Despite promising ObamaCare hearings would be televised, CSPAN was denied access during final meetings. ABC News
471 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 12/02/2010 Obama crafted a secret deal with the pharmaceutical industry in order to get ObamaCare passed. The Sunlight Foundation
472 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/03/2010 ObamaCare effectively banned physician-owned hospitals (which have a strong track record). Forbes
473 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/03/2010 Breaking a promise that ObamaCare would let you keep your plan if you like, ObamaCare specifically outlawed a broad swath of existing plans. (Politifact even named this its 2012 Lie of the Year.) Politifact
474 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/03/2010 ObamaCare violates the First Amendment (which protects religious liberty). The Wall Street Journal
475 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/03/2010 Obama promised not to levy a tax on the uninsured ObamaCare broke that promise. Keith Hennessey
476 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 24/03/2010 ObamaCare includes $10 billion for . the United Auto Workers. Foundation for Economic Education
477 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 14/10/2010 Obama's secretary of the HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, threatened to put out of business insurance companies that communicated with their clients about the potential impact of ObamaCare. The Daily Signal
478 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 24/11/2010 Even as one arm of the HHS was telling Americans to restrict fat, sugar, and salt, the HHS spent $776,000 to open an International House of Pancakes in an affluent neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
479 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 21/12/2010 ObamaCare requires insurers to "justify" to bureaucrats increases over 10 percent. The New York Times
480 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/12/2010 Obama used an executive order to reinsert an "end of life" provision of ObamaCare that was so unpopular it had to be stripped for the bill to pass. The New York Times
481 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 06/01/2011 The Obama Admin. cooked the books to show ObamaCare reduces the size of government. The American Spectator
482 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 02/02/2011 Within the first year, Obama's HHS granted 733 waivers from ObamaCare -- almost all to political allies. The Wall Street Journal
483 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 17/02/2011 Obama's HHS let four states avoid ObamaCare's most punitive provisions. The New York Times
484 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 28/02/2011 Even Democratic governors sought an escape hatch from ObamaCare. The Wall Street Journal
485 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 12/03/2011 Even the liberal CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, attacked ObamaCare's onerous effects on small business. The Seattle Times
486 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 17/05/2011 Nearly 20 percent of ObamaCare's early waivers webnt to restaurants, nightclubs, and fancy hotels in Nancy Pelosi's district. The Daily Caller
487 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/06/2011 HHS granted hundreds of ObamaCare "waivers" to political allies -- despite having no formal power to do so. The Daily Caller
488 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 27/06/2011 ObamaCare arranged for the hiring of spies to investigate private doctors. The New York Times
489 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 09/07/2011 ObamaCare immunizes the Independent Payment Advisory Board from lawsuits resulting from the way its decisions impact patients. The Daily Caller
490 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/07/2011 Obama sold ObamaCare promising Americans could keep their current doctors that quickly proved untrue. Human Events
491 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 04/02/2012 Only a month into his presidency, Obama broke his promise not to raise taxes, raising taxes on cigarettes more than 100 percent (a regressive tax that hits poor Americans hardest). Wikipedia
492 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/02/2012 Obama changed his argument defending ObamaCare's constitutionality as soon as it became a Supreme Court case. The Daily Signal
493 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 Starting in 2012, ObamaCare began severely restricting the use of highly popular health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts (HSAs and FSAs). The Daily Signal
494 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare created an entirely new tax on investments. The Daily Signal
495 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare created a new, actuarially unsound longterm entitlement called the CLASS program. The Daily Signal
496 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare makes more than half of the American population dependent on government through its expansion of Medicaid and subsidies. The Daily Signal
497 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare puts Medicare decisions in the hands of an unelected, unaccountable board. The Daily Signal
498 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare violates religious liberty, requiring religious charities, for example, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs and a full range of contraceptives. The Daily Signal
499 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare creates a new marriage penalty (as two individuals receive higher subsidies than a married couple). The Daily Signal
500 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 07/03/2012 ObamaCare takes an increasing chunk out of middle class wallets as a tax set for families earning over $250K is not indexed for inflation. The Daily Signal
501 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 26/03/2012 ObamaCare violated existing federal laws (by conferring benefits on same-sex couples). The Washington Post
502 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 09/04/2012 Obama's HHS secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, violated the Hatch Act, which forbids participation in campaigning. She went unsanctioned. The Washington Free Beacon
503 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 11/04/2012 Despite Obama's promises, ObamaCare expands the deficit, not reduces it. Forbes
504 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 03/05/2012 ObamaCare funds pet neutering and bike lanes. The Hill
505 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 02/06/2012 ObamaCare funds were used to give business to Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod. The Wall Street Journal
506 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 08/08/2012 HHS waived welfare reform's work requirements -- despite having no legal authority to do so The Daily Signal
507 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposes a tax on health insurance providers based on their share of the market. The Daily Signal
508 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposes a tax on Americans who do not want health insurance. The Daily Signal
509 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposes a tax on drug manufacturers/importers based on their market share. The Daily Signal
510 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare lowered the medical expenses deduction. The Daily Signal
511 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed a tax on retirees' prescription expenses (via the elimination of a corporate deductions). The Daily Signal
512 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare raised taxes on health insurance companies by limiting the amount of compensation that can be deducted. The Daily Signal
513 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed a tax on BlueCross/BlueShield by removing their special deduction. The Daily Signal
514 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed a tax on indoor tanning services. The Daily Signal
515 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed a tax on self-insured health plans. The Daily Signal
516 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed another tax on HSAs/FSAs by reducing the number of allowable purchases. The Daily Signal
517 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare raised the tax/penalty for puchasing disallowed products with HSAs The Daily Signal
518 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare raised corporate taxes by making it harder for companies to use business activities that reduce their liabilities. The Daily Signal
519 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposed a tax on unprocessed fuels. The Daily Signal
520 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/08/2012 ObamaCare imposes a tax on employers that do not offer health coverage. The Daily Signal
521 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 11/09/2012 Obama's HHS has attempted to ban smoking on college campuses. The Daily Caller
522 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 14/09/2012 The Obama Admin. paid Hollywood to promote ObamaCare in TV shows. The New York Times
523 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/01/2013 On this date, Americans who use medical devices were forced to start paying another ObamaCare-related tax. The Daily Signal
524 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 10/01/2013 Obama's HHS conducted an exhaustive, years-long study into the efficacy of Head Start the results showed that, if anything, it hurts children's progress Obama pledged to expand the program anyway. The Heritage Foundation
525 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 05/03/2013 ObamaCare moved much of the middle class into a welfare program originally meant for the very poor. The Heritage Foundation
526 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 31/05/2013 An HHS website for girls 10-16 taught them about "mutual masterbation" as well as gay sex and birth control. CNS News
527 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 23/09/2013 Former Obama campaign staffers have since admitted that the idea for ObamaCare came when they needed something to talk about during an education speech. HotAir
528 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 29/10/2013 ObamaCare does not view races equally under the law. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
529 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 06/11/2013 A San Francisco couple donated to and volunteered for the Obama campaign a year later ObamaCare canceled their insurance plans. ProPublica
530 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 20/11/2013 An estimated 87 percent of ObamaCare waivers went to Obama's allies and supporters. Newsmax
531 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/11/2013 ObamaCare forbids insurance companies from considering drug abuse when setting their clients insurance premiums. Fox News
532 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/11/2013 ObamaCare forbids insurance companies from considering alcoholism when setting their clients insurance premiums. Fox News
533 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/11/2013 ObamaCare encourages insurance companies to charge smokers more (apparently being a less acceptable vice than drinking or using drugs). Fox News
534 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 22/12/2013 After failing to win carveouts for unions in ObamaCare itself, Obama used an executive order to exempt unions from fees other large employers pay. Forbes
535 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/01/2014 On this date, ObamaCare began taxing full coverage insurance plans (perversely raising premiums and encouraging Americans to seek worse care). The Daily Signal
536 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/01/2014 On this day, ObamaCare partially defunded a popular Medicare home health care program. The Washington Examiner
537 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 25/07/2014 ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said the federal exchanges were designed to prevent people in conservative states resisting the Affordable Care Act from buying health insurance. The New Republic
538 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 26/02/2015 ObamaCare extempted Congress and their staff a federal judge recently upheld the carveout. The Washington Times
539 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 22/06/2015 After videos exposed Jonathan Gruber saying ObamaCare passed thanks to "the stupidity of the American people," the White House insisted he did not have an official role crafting the law emails later showed that was untrue. The Daily Signal
540 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 29/07/2015 HHS employees infected their computers with viruses after watching too much pornography (none was fired). The Daily Mail
541 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 05/08/2015 Medicare under the Obama Administration has increased funding for "end of life" consultations, which critics accuse of promoting euthanasia. The Huffington Post
542 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/06/2016 Once it became clear insurance costs were still rising despite passing ObamaCare, Obama changed the goalposts, arguing that prices would have increased even more without the law, and therefore he helped Americans save "$2,600" on their premiums. Grabien
543 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 21/10/2016 Despite promising ObamaCare would, on average, lower families' premiums by $2,500/annually, costs have skyrockted under the law in 2016, premiums shot up nationwide -- even by more than 100 percent in Arizona. ZeroHedge
544 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 01/01/2017 Despite a majority of states (unsuccessfully) suing the federal government in a bid to not participate in ObamaCare, on this date states are required to pick up the tab for the ObamaCare-mandated Medicaid expansion. The Heritage Foundation
545 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 12/06/2017 Obama's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid $729 million in erroneous payments to doctors as part of a stimulus program. The Washington Free Beacon
546 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 05/05/2009 Obama's DHS authored a report suggesting conservatives are potential anti-American terrorists. The Washington Times
547 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 01/02/2011 Obama's DHS denied FOIA request from Rep. Darrell Issa that could have hurt Obama politically. The Daily Caller
548 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 19/04/2011 After Congress rejects the immigration rules-laxing DREAM Act, Obama's DHS asks Customs officials to enforce the defeated law anyway PJMedia
549 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 12/12/2012 An illegal immigrant/sex offender/intern for Sen. Bob Menendez, was to be arrested, but at the DHS's instructions, it was delayed until after Menendez was safetly re-elected. The Huffington Post
550 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 25/02/2013 Obama's DHS stole a boat from the founder of TechCrunch over their own paperwork error. HotAir
551 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 20/03/2013 While border control agents faced salary cuts during the sequester, illegal immigrant detention centers included free health care, dental services, barbers, bingo, and movie nights. The Washington Free Beacon
552 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 22/08/2013 A DHS employee was caught running a website teaching blacks to prepare for the "inevitable clash with the white race," agitating for a "purge." The Blaze
553 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 25/03/2014 Russia warned the Obama Administration about Tarmerlan Tsarnaev, but authorities failed to detain him before the Boston Marathon bombing. NBC News
554 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 25/03/2014 The DHS/TSA missed multipled chances to detain Tsarnaev, including once when he was supposed to be pulled aside at JFK Airport. NBC News
555 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 23/10/2014 Even as Obama's DHS suffered a number of terror attacks on its watch, it still managed to hassle a small business in Kansas City for selling (unlicensed?) baseball themed women's underwear. Reason
556 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 21/02/2017 Obama's DHS tried to hack Indiana's election system while Pence was governor The Daily Caller
557 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security 08/03/2017 Days before the 2016 election, the Obama Admin. blocked efforts to arrest a terrorist who snuck into Texas, so as to deny Trump a talking point. Fox News
558 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 17/08/2009 HUD engages in racism and social engineering, as seen with its lawsuit compelling Westchester County to build certain numbers of homes for certain races. The Wall Street Journal
559 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 26/01/2011 HUD-funded housing projects wasted money on belly dancers, sex offenders, and dead residents. The Center for Public Integrity
560 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 15/11/2012 The Federal Housing Authority is legally required to maintain reserves of at least 2 percent under Obama it's gone bankrupt. The New York Times
561 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 04/06/2013 When the "stress test" the Federal Reserve applies to big banks it applied to the government's own Federal Housing Authority, possible losses extend to $115 billion. The Wall Street Journal
562 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 22/07/2013 Obama's HUD created a "fair housing" rule requiring neighborhoods report racial data to the feds, which can then be used for creating more desirable racial blends via federal edict. CNS News
563 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 05/09/2013 HUD tried forcing Westchester County to state it engaged in racially segregated housing practices -- even though it doesn't -- as a condition to accept federal funds. The Wall Street Journal
564 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 17/03/2016 An HUD staffer who threatened to beat up his female boss, complained about his small desk, and said his colleague was a member of the KKK and should die, was given . a six figure settlement from then feds. The Daily Caller
565 U.S. Dept. of Justice 23/04/2009 Obama's DoJ launched investigations into Bush Administration officials over interrogation techniques that led to the killing of Bin Laden. The Wall Street Journal
566 U.S. Dept. of Justice 29/07/2009 Obama's DoJ threatened Oklahoma not to pass a law making English the state's official language. The Oklahoman
567 U.S. Dept. of Justice 27/08/2009 Obama's DoJ helped a political ally -- Gov. Bill Richardson -- by killing a probe. Fox News
568 U.S. Dept. of Justice 20/10/2009 Obama's DoH overturned a legitimate North Carolina vote that ended the use of party ID in local elections because it was thought to potentially hurt Democrats. The Washington Times
569 U.S. Dept. of Justice 27/04/2010 Obama claimed that Arizona's immigration law would permit cops to harass parents out with their kids buying ice cream. Not true. CBS News
570 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/02/2011 Decided to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, even though it was the duly enacted law of the land. CBS News
571 U.S. Dept. of Justice 28/02/2011 Obama's DoJ sought to dramatically expand its workforce, despite lawyers having so little to do, they're often found playing Solitare, watching videos, and venting about their lack of work. The Washington Examiner
572 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/08/2011 Obama's DoJ raided Gibson Guitar's facilities allegedly over violations of the Lacey Act (though there were no violations). Investors Business Daily
573 U.S. Dept. of Justice 21/10/2011 Obama's DoJ removed all references of Islam from terrorist training manuals. The Daily Caller
574 U.S. Dept. of Justice 15/12/2011 After the "Fast and Furious" project was exposed, Obama's DoJ attempted a cover up. The Washington Times
575 U.S. Dept. of Justice 15/12/2011 Obama's DoJ sued Arizona for trying to enforce existing immigration law. The Washington Times
576 U.S. Dept. of Justice 15/12/2011 Obama's chosen attorney general, Eric Holder, was infamous for arranging the pardons of Puerto Rican terrorists. The Washington Times
577 U.S. Dept. of Justice 15/12/2011 Obama's DoJ sued Alabama for trying to enforce existing immigration law. The Washington Times
578 U.S. Dept. of Justice 02/02/2012 Two DoJ prosecutors were caught accepting bribes Obama's AG, Eric Holder, did nothing. PJMedia
579 U.S. Dept. of Justice 25/04/2012 After some states decriminalized marijuana, Obama's DoJ stepped up raides on those states' dispensaries. The Huffington Post
580 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/05/2012 Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency visited a woman who grew poppy flowers for flower decorations, and destroyed $12 million worth of her crops -- despite having no evidence she was doing anything wrong. Phoenix New Times
581 U.S. Dept. of Justice 26/06/2012 Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Obama Admin. required mini golf courses to limit the angle of the slope on their holes. CNS News
582 U.S. Dept. of Justice 26/06/2012 Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Obama Admin required businesses to admit mini horses as guide animals. CNS News
583 U.S. Dept. of Justice 30/07/2012 A federal court found Obama political appointees at the DoJ helped end a case against two black panthers -- which it had effectively already won. The Washington Examiner
584 U.S. Dept. of Justice 31/07/2012 Under Obama, the DoJ asset forfeiture fund (money legally stolen from Americans) soared from $500 million to $1.8 billion. Reason
585 U.S. Dept. of Justice 28/09/2012 Emails reveal the Justice Department routinely enlists Media Matters to help spin the press. The Daily Caller
586 U.S. Dept. of Justice 29/10/2012 Documents reveal that the ATF/DoJ "Fast and Furious" campaign was all part of a "deliberate strategy." The Daily Caller
587 U.S. Dept. of Justice 31/01/2013 The DoJ sued to block a merger between . a Belgium company and a Mexican company. The Wall Street Journal
588 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/02/2013 Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Obama Admin decreed that all swimming pools must install an expensive machine that can lift wheelchairs in and out of the pool. CNN
589 U.S. Dept. of Justice 06/02/2013 After the ratings agency S&P downgraded America's debt, the DoJ sued in what most saw as retalliation. Bloomberg
590 U.S. Dept. of Justice 28/02/2013 The DoJ/FBI claimed that two private jets were to be used primarily for counterterrorism, but were actually used primarily for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller's business and personal travel. CBS News
591 U.S. Dept. of Justice 13/05/2013 Despite promise of being "most transparent administration in history," DoJ replied to an ACLU FOIA request on warrantless snooping of Americans' text messages with a completely redacted document Reason
592 U.S. Dept. of Justice 14/05/2013 The DoJ secretly obtained months of telephone records of AP reporters and editors. The Associated Press
593 U.S. Dept. of Justice 19/05/2013 Eric Holder, upset over a leak, tracked a Fox News reporter's every movement and tracked every call. The Washington Post
594 U.S. Dept. of Justice 23/05/2013 Eric Holder personally signed off on surveilling a Fox News reporter the DoJ also told Google not to tell the reporter his emails were being monitored. NBC News
595 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/05/2013 In seeking a warrant to snoop on a Fox News reporter, Eric Holder went "judge shopping" until he found one who would agree he did not have to tell the reporter about the warrant. The New Yorker
596 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/05/2013 During congressional testimony, Holder lied, claiming he was never involved in investigating a member of the press. HotAir
597 U.S. Dept. of Justice 02/07/2013 Obama's chosen attorney general, Eric Holder, was infamous for arranging the pardons of Puerto Rican terrorists. Slate
598 U.S. Dept. of Justice 10/07/2013 During the George Zimmerman trial, the DoJ "organized and managed rallies and protests against George Zimmerman." The Daily Signal
599 U.S. Dept. of Justice 12/08/2013 The DoJ published claims about the success of its Mortgage Fraud Working Group that were quickly shown to be phony. HotAir
600 U.S. Dept. of Justice 27/08/2013 After Louisiana passed a student voucher program, the DoJ sued, claiming it hurts minority students (despite 90 percent of the beneficiaries being minorities). HotAir
601 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/09/2013 The DoJ arrested a Texas businessman after determining two ducks had died in a waste pool next to a drill site he ran in North Dakota. Christian Broadcasting Network
602 U.S. Dept. of Justice 17/09/2013 An audit found the Justice Dept. vastly overstated terrorism conviction statistics. The Washington Post
603 U.S. Dept. of Justice 09/12/2013 The DoJ cited D.C.'s popular Newseum over nearly 100 Americans with Disabilities Act violations, including placing coffee lids six inches too high. The Washington Free Beacon
604 U.S. Dept. of Justice 17/01/2014 A Catholic Navy chaplain who was threatened with arrest for attempting to perform mass during the government shutdown says after he spoke out, the DoJ fired him. The Washington Free Beacon
605 U.S. Dept. of Justice 26/03/2014 A federal anti-drug task force obstructed an internal investigation and retaliated against cooperating agents. The Washington Free Beacon
606 U.S. Dept. of Justice 28/03/2014 The DoJ argued a Michigan high school broke the law after renovating its baseball field (as it was apparently better than the softball field). The Daily Caller
607 U.S. Dept. of Justice 29/07/2014 Obama's DoJ decreed that pregnancy is a new "disability" that requires protection under the Americans with Disability Act. The Wall Street Journal
608 U.S. Dept. of Justice 14/08/2014 After being caught grossly overstating the success of the Mortgage Fraud Task Force, Obama's DoJ edited the transcript of an old Eric Holder speech so it wasn't inaccurate. Rolling Stone
609 U.S. Dept. of Justice 23/09/2014 Obama's DoJ brought charges against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza over a campaign finance violation unlike Obama's own contributors who skirted the rules, the DoJ sought 10-16 years in jail for D'Souza, and in so doing, misrepresented comparable cases. Townhall
610 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/03/2015 The FBI raided a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing the phones from attendees (the group believes in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic). WorldNetDaily
611 U.S. Dept. of Justice 18/09/2015 The DoJ added to the FBI's list of organized gangs fans of the musical group, Insane Clown Posse, leading the group to sue the DoJ on behalf of its fans. Rolling Stone
612 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/06/2016 Bank of America was able to cut its settlement with the DoJ after agreeing to donate to liberal groups approved by the Obama Administration. The Washington Examiner
613 U.S. Dept. of Justice 29/07/2016 The Department of Justice argued the Confederate Flag is "indicative of white supremacy" in a case trying to prove a white man was racist. The Smoking Gun
614 U.S. Dept. of Justice 30/08/2016 After UC Berkeley began posting some course materials online for free, the DoJ accused the scool of discrimination, as blind people couldn't read the materials. UC Berkeley
615 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/09/2016 Despite knowing that Hillary Clinton's lawyer/aide, Cheryl Mills, orchestrated the destruction of documents under subpoena, he gave her immnuity anyway (which enabled her to simply walk out when she didn't like agents' questions). The New York Post
616 U.S. Dept. of Justice 28/09/2016 According to legal experts, James Comey's decision to give Clinton's closest aides before they testified ensured he would sabotage his own investigation. The Federalist
617 U.S. Dept. of Justice 03/10/2016 The FBI, as part of its immunity deal with Clinton aides, agreed to destroy their laptops. Fox News
618 U.S. Dept. of Justice 12/10/2016 Wikileaks revealed the Justice Department was in touch with the Clinton campaign about the FBI investigation, giving her team a heads up about important developments. The Washington Times
619 U.S. Dept. of Justice 13/10/2016 An FBI source said the "vast majority" of agents thought Hillary Clinton should be indicted, but Comey overruled them. Fox News
620 U.S. Dept. of Justice 13/10/2016 The DoJ announced that no one from the EPA would face charges for the mine disaster that resulted in 3 million gallons of toxic waters polluting multiple Colorado rivers. Government Executive
621 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/10/2016 Clinton ally and Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, was caught having donated $500,000 to the wife of the FBI agent overseeing the investigation into Clinton's email server. The Wall Street Journal
622 U.S. Dept. of Justice 30/10/2016 When the FBI began investigating the Clinton Foundation and believed it found leads worth pursuing, Obama's Department of Justice issued a "stand down" order. The Daily Caller
623 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/11/2016 Emails show the Justice Department official overseeing the Clinton probe has close ties to her confidante, John Podesta. The Washington Examiner
624 U.S. Dept. of Justice 01/11/2016 A DoJ official involved with the probe into Huma Abedin's email . donated to Hillary Clinton. The Washington Free Beacon
625 U.S. Dept. of Justice 22/11/2016 Obama's DoJ sued the Denver Sheriff Department for . only hiring American citizens. LawNewz
626 U.S. Dept. of Justice 12/01/2017 In a final act, Loretta Lynth granted more power to the NSA to share intercepted communications of Americans with other federal agencies. The New York Times
627 U.S. Dept. of Justice 24/04/2017 Obama's DoJ freed Iranian spies still under investigation in bid to win over Iran on nuclear deal. Politico
628 U.S. Dept. of Labor 18/05/2009 Obama's DoL scrapped its own rules requiring transparency with union spending as they were too effective exposing fraud. Investors Business Daily
629 U.S. Dept. of Labor 07/04/2010 Obama's Dept. of Labor sought to outlaw unpaid internships. The Wall Street Journal
630 U.S. Dept. of Labor 24/04/2011 Obama's DoL imposed spent taxpayer dollars regulating the living quarters of immigrant goat herders. Human Events
631 U.S. Dept. of Labor 25/04/2012 Obama's DoL attempted outlawing kids from working on their family farms. The Daily Caller
632 U.S. Dept. of Labor 21/08/2012 Obama's DoL used stimulus funds to run ads during Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow's MSNBC shows. (No jobs were created.) The Washington Times
633 U.S. Dept. of Labor 19/03/2013 An acting secretary of the Department of Labor, Seth Harris, mocked "small government" conservatives and CEOs at a union confab. The Weekly Standard
634 U.S. Dept. of Labor 28/04/2013 Obama's Labor Department spent millions to try starting labor unions and promote collective bargaining in foreign countries. Fox News
635 U.S. Dept. of Labor 26/09/2016 After technologist Peter Thiel endorsed Donald Trump, Obama's Department of Labor sued his company Palantir over "racial discrimination" for not hiring enough Asians, despite disproportionately hiring Asians. Breitbart
636 U.S. Dept. of State 07/03/2009 Obama's secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, gave her Russian counterparts a symbolic "reset" button written in Russian, but which actually translated to "overloaded." BBC
637 U.S. Dept. of State 27/07/2009 At the request of Cuba, Obama's State Dept. turned off a Havana billboard that broadcast pro-freedom messages. The New York Times
638 U.S. Dept. of State 29/07/2009 Obama's State Dept. canceled the visas of Honduras' de facto government, thus helping clear the way for a Chavez/Castro ally to assume power. The Washington Post
639 U.S. Dept. of State 27/09/2010 During a meeting Obama hosted with foreign dignataries, the Philippines flag was flown upside down, prompting a later apology from the U.S. The Daily Mail
640 U.S. Dept. of State 06/12/2011 After attacking the Bush administration for involving itself in foreign countries' affairs, Obama's State Dept. created a program to push LGBT activism abroad. The New York Times
641 U.S. Dept. of State 23/07/2012 Obama's State Dept. cleared the way for exporting sensitive military technology to China. The Washington Free Beacon
642 U.S. Dept. of State 17/08/2012 State Department documents were edited to tout Obama. The Daily Signal
643 U.S. Dept. of State 12/09/2012 The day after the Benghazi attack, Obama promised swift justice for the perpetrators. However it would be more than a year before anyone was captured. Wikipedia
644 U.S. Dept. of State 18/10/2012 The accused ringleader of the Benghazi attack, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was so unconcerned with the U.S. response, he gave lengthy interviews from his home, even announcing his schedule to Reuters. Reuters
645 U.S. Dept. of State 20/10/2012 Amb. Chris Stevens repeatedly warned the State Dept. about gathering threats against the Benghazi consulate. The Washington Times
646 U.S. Dept. of State 23/10/2012 The Benghazi consulate was the focus of a number of attacks before the 9/11 attack, yet the State Dept. failed to improve security. AEI
647 U.S. Dept. of State 25/10/2012 When Obama's secretary of State met the father of one of the SEALs slain at Benghazi, she vowed to prosecute an American filmmaker who played no role in the attack. PJMedia
648 U.S. Dept. of State 25/10/2012 Obama's vice president's words of consolation to the father of a Navy SEAL killed during Benghazi: "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?" The Blaze
649 U.S. Dept. of State 26/10/2012 During the Benghazi attack, CIA operators were denied request for help. Fox News
650 U.S. Dept. of State 27/11/2012 Obama's State Department was sued by 24 Americans living in Israel over funding Palestinian terror groups. Israel Law Center
651 U.S. Dept. of State 04/12/2012 To this day families of the victims at Benghazi say the Obama Administration has still not given them a rundown on what happened. The Washington Times
652 U.S. Dept. of State 04/03/2013 When the State Department released a report showing many benefits of the Keystone Pipeline, the administration bured it. The Daily Signal
653 U.S. Dept. of State 06/05/2013 A diplomat reported that U.S. special forces were told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks CBS News
654 U.S. Dept. of State 08/05/2013 During a House Oversight Committee hearing, Obama's secretary of State, upon being asked about the Benghazi attack, blurted out, "What difference does it make!?" PolitiFact
655 U.S. Dept. of State 06/07/2013 When an upheaval in Egypt unfolded, Secretary of Kerry spent the day sailing on his boat in the Nantucket Sound. CBS News
656 U.S. Dept. of State 12/08/2013 A whistleblower claims 400 U.S. surface-to-air missiles were stolen during the Benghazi attack The Daily Mail
657 U.S. Dept. of State 30/08/2013 During the Bush Administration, John Kerry and Barack Obama attacked "unilateralism." Yet once in power, they unilaterally attacked Syria. American Enterprise Institute
658 U.S. Dept. of State 16/01/2014 A Senate report concluded the Benghazi attack should have been prevented. The New York Times
659 U.S. Dept. of State 17/06/2014 Obama's secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, like him supports raising the death tax however, she has setup trusts to avoid paying it herself. Bloomberg
660 U.S. Dept. of State 15/09/2014 A State Dept. whistleblower reports that while documents were being gathered for the Benghazi review, someone from Clinton's team came to separate out damaging docs. The Daily Signal
661 U.S. Dept. of State 11/03/2015 During an investigation into Benghazi, it emerged that Obama's secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, setup a secret email so as to sidestep the Freedom of Information Act and federal laws governing the preservation of government communication. The New York Times
662 U.S. Dept. of State 24/06/2015 An aide to Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, was discovered to be working on a project with the United Arab Emirates while also working for the State Department. The Washington Free Beacon
663 U.S. Dept. of State 02/07/2015 Despite assurances otherwise, the State Department announced it had found at least two dozen of Clinton's emails contained classified information. The Washington Times
664 U.S. Dept. of State 02/07/2015 Despite assurances from the State Department it had turned over all of its Clinton emails to congressional investigators, a separate batch from John Podesta later showed they had in fact left out many related to Libya. The Wall Street Journal
665 U.S. Dept. of State 02/07/2015 The State Department insisted Clinton turned over all of her work-related email, but when John Podesta turned over his email, there were many to Clinton not included in her batch. The Wall Street Journal
666 U.S. Dept. of State 02/07/2015 Clinton was caught editing emails before turning them over to investigators. The Wall Street Journal
667 U.S. Dept. of State 02/07/2015 Despite claiming to have had no knowledge of her secret email, Obama's White House aide, David Axelrod, was revealed to have specifically requested her email address in 2009. The Wall Street Journal
668 U.S. Dept. of State 12/08/2015 In a "side deal" not announced to the public, the Obama Administration allowed Iran to inspect its own nuclear sites. Associated Press
669 U.S. Dept. of State 06/11/2015 Despite his own administration finding the Keystone Pipeline would benefit the environment and would boost job creation -- and more than 70 percent of Americans supporting it -- Obama rejected it after years of delays. NBC News
670 U.S. Dept. of State 09/12/2015 Emails show the Pentagon was ready to respond during the Benghazi attack -- "spinning up as we speak." Fox News
671 U.S. Dept. of State 19/01/2016 Clinton's secret server, per the inspector general of the intelligence community, contained "special access programs," one of the highest levels of classification. Hot Air
672 U.S. Dept. of State 16/06/2016 An ex-CIA officer facing jail in Italy says Clinton and the State Department have ignored her pleas. Fox News
673 U.S. Dept. of State 28/06/2016 Rep. Trey Gowdy, who chaired the Select Committee on Benghazi, said the White House, State Department and Pentagon were watching the Benghazi attack via drone. Breitbart
674 U.S. Dept. of State 19/07/2016 Iran has already said it plans to restoring its full nuclear program. Associated Press
675 U.S. Dept. of State 03/08/2016 Despite assurances the U.S. does not pay ransoms, the Obama Administration sent a plane of cash to Iran the day American hostages were released. The Wall Street Journal
676 U.S. Dept. of State 18/09/2016 When the Clinton Foundation caught wind that the State Department was considering revoking the visa of the Haitian prime minister, it voiced it's objections, and the visa was not revoked. The Wall Street Journal
677 U.S. Dept. of State 20/09/2016 Obama's secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, arranged 194 State Department appointments to donors to the Clinton Foundation. The Washington Examiner
678 U.S. Dept. of State 20/09/2016 The U.S. Embassy in Israel supported a boycott of Israeli goods. The Washington Free Beacon
679 U.S. Dept. of State 11/10/2016 In the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, emails show the State Dept. gave special attention to "Friends of Bill," (donors to the Clinton Foundation), to participate in the lucrative relief effort. ABC News
680 U.S. Dept. of State 11/10/2016 After the Haiti earthquake, the State Dept., in coordination with the Clinton Foundation, used global aid to benefit a Clinton Foundation donor, ostensibly to build a garment factory -- but Haitians say none of the promises were delivered. ABC News
681 U.S. Dept. of State 12/10/2016 Wikileaks revealed how the State Department tipped off the Clinton campaign about an impending release of her Benghazi emails. The Washington Times
682 U.S. Dept. of State 20/10/2016 A congressional investigation said Clinton emails show her lawyers attempting to thwart the official congressional investigtion. The Washington Free Beacon
683 U.S. Dept. of State 26/10/2016 When Obama was asked about requests for backup during the Benghazi attack being denied, he refused to answer. ABC News
684 U.S. Dept. of State 26/10/2016 A relative of John Podesta, one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, earned six figure lobbying fees from Clinton's State Department. Fox News
685 U.S. Dept. of State 01/11/2016 Emails revealed by Wikileaks show the Clinton camp telling Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, that "we are going to have to dump all of those emails . sooner than later." The Hill
686 U.S. Dept. of State 01/11/2016 Emails show that Clinton's IT specialist was aware her secret server was susceptible to hacking. The Washington Times
687 U.S. Dept. of State 12/12/2016 Despite claiming to not get involved in foreign politics, Obama's State Department spent $349,000 to help the campaign against Israel's Netanyahu re-election (which was unsuccessful). CNS News
688 U.S. Dept. of State 28/12/2016 Despite telling Jews and Israelis as a candidate he supported making Jerusalem the capital of Israel and making it an undivided city, the Obama Administration permitted the U.N. to pass a resolution declaring East Jerusalem to be illegally occupied territory. CNN
689 U.S. Dept. of State 28/12/2016 The State Department insisted it played no role in crafting the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements despite Israel saying it had evidence to the contrary John Kerry later admitted they did help with the resolution. CNN
690 U.S. Dept. of State 09/01/2017 The Obama administration OKed a shipment of uranium from Russia to Iran. The Associated Press
691 U.S. Dept. of State 23/01/2017 On his last day in office, Obama directed $221 million to Palestinians, sidestepping Congress. The Hill
692 U.S. Dept. of State 29/03/2017 A State Dept. official supplied information to Chinese intelligence for cash The Washington Free Beacon
693 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 04/03/2011 Despite boasts he expanded domestic oil production, Obama's DoI fought court orders mandating his administration act on deep-water drilling permits. Politico
694 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 04/03/2011 Obama's DoI's refusal to act on court orders resulted in the administration being found in contempt of court. HotAir
695 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 21/05/2012 Obama DoI subagency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, told companies to lie about job losses related to new coal regulations. The Washington Free Beacon
696 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 10/03/2013 The Interior Department basically invited environmental groups to sue the agency, demanding action on a specific issue the department would then "settle," having an excuse to expand its domain, and thus encouraging more such lawsuits in the future. The Wall Street Journal
697 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 28/06/2013 The U.S. Park Police have lost track of thousands of guns. HotAir
698 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 01/10/2013 During the shutdown, the National Park Service paid to remove the handles off well pumps along a D.C.-area canal so it would be a less attractive tourist site (bikers were also blocked from its paths). Cumberland Times News
699 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 02/10/2013 During the shutdown, the National Park Service paid guards to prevent veterans from visiting the open air World War 2 Memorial some Honor Flight vets ultimately tore down the barriers. The Daily Caller
700 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 02/10/2013 During the shutdown, the National Park Service erected gates around a small children's park in Washington, D.C., which local moms removed, which led to more barriers. The Daily Caller
701 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 02/10/2013 Despite shutting down parks as far away as Montana (and France!) during the shutdown, the National Park Service did not shut down a park near some homes of Democratic senators. The Daily Caller
702 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 02/10/2013 During the government shutdown, the Interior Department spent money on a new website to explain it didn't have enough money to run its old website. (The Ag Dept. did the same.) The Daily Caller
703 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 02/10/2013 During the shutdown, the Obama Administration appeared to only shutdown parks that are popular with tourists. The House Committee on Natural Resources
704 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 03/10/2013 During the shutdown the Feds closed open-air memorials usually open 24/7 (without any guards), even though the guards they allegedly needed to staff these sites were exempted from the shutdown. The Daily Signal
705 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 04/10/2013 During the government shutdown, the Feds rejected Arizona's offer to pay to keep open Grand Canyon National Park. Fox News
706 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 05/10/2013 During the government shutdown, the Feds tried to shut down access to the ocean. Breitbart
707 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 05/10/2013 During the shutdown, Park Rangers blocked veterans from visiting the Vietnam Memorial. The Weekly Standard
708 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 08/10/2013 During the government shutdown, the National Park Service was accused of using "gestapo" type tactics to prevent senior citizens from seeing Yellowstone Park. Newburyport Daily News
709 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 09/10/2013 During the shutdown, the Interior Department told a private inn located in the Blue Ridge Mountains to shutdown for the season. The Citizen Times
710 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 03/12/2013 Whenever battling Congress over spending, Obama always invoked the feds' role in weather forecasting as a reason the government is indispensable however a study found that the NOAA's hurricane forecasts are unfailingly inaccurate. National Centure for Public Policy Research
711 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 21/04/2014 After the Bureau of Land Management successfully snatched Texas land from a family without compensation in 1986, the BLM is now seeking use that precedent to take another 90,000 acres. Breitbart
712 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 21/04/2014 The Bureau of Land Management pushed its standoff with the Bundy Ranch after being encouraged by environmentalists who were concerned about an animal called the desert tortoise. The Daily Caller
713 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 06/06/2014 An Interior Department official was caught steering federal awards to friends. The Washington Post
714 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 01/07/2015 Obama's Bureau of Land Management wouldn't grant the Burning Man festival a permit unless they arranged for clean toilets and 24-ice cream service for BLM officers. Raw Story
715 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 08/01/2016 The Obama Administration is enforcing "a string of unprecedented environmental restrictions," which are regulating many western ranchers out of business. The Washington Post
716 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 29/12/2016 Over objections from the states themselves, Obama, via executive order, took 1.5 million acres of land from Utah and Nevada to turn into a "national monument." HotAir
717 U.S. Dept. of the Interior 04/01/2017 In total, Obama seized enough land and water over eight years to cover Texas three times. The Media Research Center
718 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 13/01/2009 Obama's pick to head the Treasury Department, Tim Geithner, was himself a tax scofflaw. He ended up sending an amended return upon being nominated. Forbes
719 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 21/05/2009 In "saving" the auto industry, Obama forced out the companies' rightful owners -- public pensioners like teachers and firemen, who unsuccessfully sued. The Competitive Enterprise Institute
720 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 10/06/2009 In "saving" the auto industry, Obama forced out the companies' rightful owners -- public pensioners like teachers and firemen, who unsuccessfully sued. Human Events
721 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 21/04/2010 Obama hired John Paulson, the billionaire infamous for his role in the subprime mortgage market meltdown, to help write "consumer protection" legislation at the Treasury Department. The San Francisco Examiner
722 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 10/02/2011 Obama created a "czar" to govern executives' pay his legacy was deemed a failure. Reuters
723 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 07/03/2011 While "saving" GM, Obama's Treasury Dept. ensured union workers' pensions remained intact while non-union workers' pensions were not. The Daily Caller
724 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 27/09/2011 When Ford capitalized on the upopularity of the auto bailout in a TV ad, the Obama Administration pushed the company to stop airing it. The Blaze
725 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 07/06/2012 Obama's Treasury Dept. issued new rules (outside of Congress) making it harder for company to setup in low-tax nations. The Wall Street Journal
726 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 11/06/2012 Despite it being illegal thanks to just-enacted legislation, Obama nonetheless channeled almost half a billion to ACORN. FrontPageMag
727 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 10/07/2012 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York under Tim Geithner was shown to have known about LIBOR issues during 2007-2008 and was criticized for not doing more to stop the flawed global benchmark. Reuters
728 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 16/07/2012 Obama's Treasury Department cited its officials for soliciting prostitutes and accepting illegal industry gifts. The Hill
729 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 07/08/2012 Emails show Obama's Treasury Department behind cutting off the penions from Delphi workers (a non-union shop). The Daily Caller
730 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 09/02/2013 Obama's Treasury secretary nominee, Jack Lew, put money in an offshore tax haven (an industry which the administration is highly critical of). The Washington Post
731 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 03/06/2013 56 percent of the carmakers who asked for government "green loans" are now dead. Jalopnik
732 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 09/01/2014 As part of Obama's plan to "save" Detroit, Chrysler was essentially donated to the Italian autom-maker Fiat, which was then trending toward bankruptcy itself. Obama, in effect, saved Italy's auto industry, not America's. The Daily Caller
733 U.S. Dept. of the Treasury 13/03/2017 The Obama Administration, hoping to prop up ObamaCare, was caught taking money from Fannie Mae as they knew Congress would not supply additional funds. InfoWars
734 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 22/05/2009 Obama imposed expensive new tailpipe emissions rules that resulted in Americans driving older, dirtier cars. The Wall Street Journal
735 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 01/07/2009 Obama launched the "cash for clunkers," which aimed to replace existing cars with newer, cleaner cars, but ended up incentivizing the destruction of thousands of perfectly good used cars, thus pricing millions of Americans out of the market. Wikipedia
736 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 14/07/2009 Obama's "car czar" intentionally shut down thousands of car dealerships. The Wall Street Journal
737 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 05/08/2010 Obama's secretary of Transportation, Ray Lahood, advocates using government to discourage Americans from driving cars. Human Events
738 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 12/12/2012 Taxpayers are funding 35 six-figure contracts at the Transportation Dept. (except they don't work for the public, they work for unions). The Washington Examiner
739 U.S. Dept. of Transportation 30/06/2013 The DoT enacted new rules requiring truckers to take more breaks and drive less -- despite truckers wanting no part of them (as the rules hurt the industry and the drivers). The Associated Press
740 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 20/11/2013 VA hospital delays -- which were scrubbed from official records -- resulted in the deaths of at least six veterans, but potentially more than 20. CNN
741 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 20/11/2013 The VA kept secret waiting lists at its hospitals a Georgia facility had more than 4,500 veterans waiting for care. CNN
742 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 20/11/2013 The VA received an increase in funds to address the delays mentioned above, but used the funds for something else. CNN
743 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 20/05/2014 The Phoenix VA facility, the epicenter of the VA scandal, spent more on gardeners and interior decorators than quality assurance. Capitol City Project
744 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 27/05/2014 Veterans Affairs police stomped on a veteran's head, killing him. The Daily Caller
745 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 05/06/2014 The VA posted warnings all over its facilities, threatening doctors not to speak to the media. CNN
746 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 05/06/2014 At least 37 VA whistleblowers allege they faced reprisals from senior staff. CNN
747 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 05/06/2014 The culture of fear the VA created among its staff led to the system's deplorable conditions remaining secret for years -- rather than being addressed. CNN
748 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 06/06/2014 The VA admitted that 18 veterans left off a waiting list have since died. The Associated Press
749 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 22/03/2015 After the VA clinic in St. Augustine, Fla., was unable to move its location in two years, taxpayers were on the hook for an additional $64,000/month. The Florida Times Union
750 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 17/12/2015 The VA paid $871 million in medical practice settlements over the past decade. The Daily Caller
751 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 17/02/2016 Calls to the VA's suicide hotline regularly go to voicemail. The Associated Press
752 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 17/05/2016 VA funds were taken to instead finance the resettlement of 3,000 Afghan interpreters in the U.S. BizPacReview
753 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 01/06/2016 The head of the Phoenix VA facility, Sharon Helman, admitted not reporting $50,000 in gifts she received from businesses seeking VA contracts, including a car and $5,000 in cash. CNN
754 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 29/07/2016 The VA spent $670K on two art sculptures for a center for blind veterans. BizPacReview
755 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 29/07/2016 Over a period during which the VA spent $20 million on its expensive, high-end art collection, more than 1,000 veterans died waiting for care. BizPacReview
756 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 29/07/2016 The VA spent $21,000 on a fake Christmas tree. BizPacReview
757 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 29/07/2016 Seven of 10 VA facilities reviewed were caught falsifying appointment books to minimize the appearance of long waits. BizPacReview
758 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 21/09/2016 VA officials spent more than $1.7 billion ($900 million over budget) creating an ornately designed hospital in Colorado that is "widely considered the biggest construction failure in the agency's history." The Washington Examiner
759 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 29/11/2016 A VA manager banned Christmas trees from office cubicles. The Washington Times
760 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 02/12/2016 Four VA staffers were forced to resign after an Oklahoma veteran being treated was discovered with maggots in his wounds. He died. Tulsa World
761 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 09/12/2016 VA staff left a veteran's body in a shower for nine hours, tried to cover up their mistakes. Tampa Bay Times
762 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 15/12/2016 VA employees include child molesters, rapists, and kidnappers. The Daily Caller
763 U.S. Postal Service 19/07/2017 The U.S. Postal Service broke the law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton The Washington Post
764 U.S. Supreme Court 27/01/2010 Claimed during his 2010 State of the Union that foreigners could finance American campaigns as Justice Alito mouthed from the audience, "Not true." Human Events


Year Two Day 314 Obama Administration Novemberr 30, 2010 - History

Finally BP and the feds can no longer continue to totally distort the magnitude of the oil leak. They continued to claim 5,000 barrels per day for weeks and weeks, when we knew from independent scientists and just looking at the video of the pipe yourself (and doing some calculations) that what the government has been telling us was wildly distorted.

I've been very sure that the flow rate is over 10 times what they have been claiming for weeks. Discrepancies of this magnitude are not mistakes, they are very deliberate attempts to deceive ignornat American people. The failure of the media to constantly jump up and down about this obvious lie is ridiculous.

Even now, BP says the response is independent of the oil flow rate!. Are we now to beleive that the dispersant application rate is independent of the flow rate? Are we to believe that the emergency response does not need to be ramped up when the flow rate is over 10 times what they said? Just the logistics of skimmers and ships and everything else can not be independent of the flow rate.

How can any of us put any faith in the various governemtn predictins of impacts if they have been based on an assumption of less than 10% of the actual quantity of flow rate? Lastly, and possibly most importantly, what have we been told about the dispersants and are the impacts to the underwater environment REALLY less damaging than allowing the oil to flow to the top and then being subject to REMOVAL from the envirnoment (rather than dispersed in the environment as is being done now)? I'm getting pissed.

Oil estimate raised to 35,000-60,000 barrels a dayBy the CNN Wire Staff
June 15, 2010 10:07 p.m. EDT
Measuring how much oil has spilledSTORY HIGHLIGHTS
1.5 to 2.5 million gallons a day flowing into Gulf up to 50% more than previous estimate
90 percent of the oil gushing into the Gulf will be captured within weeks, Obama tells nation
Obama: Spill is "like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years"
BP is working to contain more of the leak at the sea floor
(CNN) -- Government scientists Tuesday increased the estimate of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico to between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels per day, up to 50 percent more than previously estimated. That translates into 1.5 million gallons to 2.5 million gallons per day.

The government's previous estimate, issued last week, was 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day.

The change was "based on updated information and scientific assessments," and was reached by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group Marcia McNutt, the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center said.

"The improved estimate is based on more and better data that is now available and that helps increase the scientific confidence in the accuracy of the estimate," it said.

Full coverage of Gulf oil disaster

Alberto Alisedo, a member of the flow rate technical group, said scientists reached the consensus after a three-hour conference call on Monday and a 10-hour meeting on Sunday of the group in Seattle, Washington.

"Our response to the spill is not determined by flow rate estimates," said BP spokesman Toby Odone. "Our primary concern is to capture as much oil as possible. We are building options to contain higher volumes of oil."

He called measurement of the flow rate "extremely challenging," given the fact that the leak is a mile below the surface of the water.

"Already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it's not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days," the president told the nation. "The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years."

In an attempt to counter complaints of a sluggish government response to the oil disaster, Obama noted cited resources have poured into the region including nearly 30,000 people working in four states to contain and clean up the oil.

"From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our nation's history, an effort led by Adm. Thad Allen, who has almost 40 years of experience responding to disasters," Obama said.

BP spokesman John Curry said the analysis of the increased oil-flow estimate included data provided by BP.

First oil-flow estimate was 1,000 barrels a day

"We want what everyone wants," he said. "We want to do whatever we can to capture all the oil we can to minimize the impact."

BP is working to contain more of the leak at the sea floor: the Lower Marine Riser Package cap now in place can capture as many as 18,000 barrels of oil per day. A second containment option could expand that capacity to 20,000-28,000 barrels per day, the information center said, and BP said Tuesday its response "is not determined by flow rate estimates."

"Our primary concern is to capture as much oil as possible," BP spokesman Toby Odone told CNN after the new estimates were published. "We are building options to contain higher volumes of oil."

Tuesday's increased oil-flow estimate brought together the work of several scientific teams and was based on a combination of analyses of high-resolution videos, acoustic technologies, and measurements of oil and pressure measurements inside the top hat.

Track the oil spill day by day

"We need to have accurate and scientifically grounded oil flow rate information both for the purposes of the response and recovery and for the final investigation of the failure of the blowout preventer and the resulting spill," Salazar said

Meanwhile, government negotiations with BP are continuing on a BP-funded escrow account to pay for oil-spill damage claims, with a main sticking point being whether workers who lose their jobs due to the government's six-month moratorium on offshore drilling could file for damages, two senior administration officials said Tuesday.

Lawmakers hammered oil companies Tuesday as Obama toured the Florida coast to reassure Americans that the government had firm command over the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

"This is an unprecedented environmental disaster," he told a crowd of soldiers, Marines and sailors at Pensacola Naval Air Station. "This is an assault in our nation's shore, and we're going to fight back with everything we've got."

Obama meets Wednesday with the chairman of oil giant BP, which owns the broken well at the bottom of the Gulf, and the president made clear he expects BP to pay all clean-up costs and damages from the massive leak.

BP announced Tuesday that it accelerated commercial large-loss claims and has approved 337 checks for $16 million to businesses that have filed claims in excess of $5,000. Initial payments began over the weekend and will be completed this week, the British energy giant said.

In Washington, senior Democrats launched a blistering attack on oil companies at a key House subcommittee hearing.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, said that four of the five largest oil firms have produced disaster response plans that discuss how to protect walruses, even though there are no walruses in the Gulf.

These are "cookie-cutter plans" that, in reality, are little more than "just paper exercises," he said.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, blasted the heads of ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and Shell Oil for producing disaster response plans that are "virtually identical."

Health threats from the Gulf oil disaster could last for years, and officials lack knowledge on how long chemicals in the spilled oil and dispersants will remain toxic, a health expert told a Senate committee Tuesday.

A Food and Drug Administration official told a Senate committee Tuesday that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico available to consumers in stores and restaurants is safe.

"We are confident that Gulf of Mexico seafood that is in the market today is safe to eat," said Mike Taylor, deputy commissioner of the FDA.

Also Tuesday, twice suspended the operation to siphon oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, once after a fire aboard a drill ship, the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command said on its website.

The fire Tuesday morning was likely caused by a lightning strike, and siphoning was suspended as a precaution, BP said. There were no reported injuries.

Later Tuesday a faulty sensor led officials aboard the drill ship Discoverer Enterprise to halt collection of oil from the ruptured well into a containment vessel located a mile below, on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Collection resumed after 30 minutes, the command said on its website.

The spill now dwarfs the 11 million gallons that were dumped into Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989 when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, and oil in varying amounts and consistencies has hit the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

BP has been siphoning oil from a containment cap placed on the ruptured well but had to suspend oil collection Tuesday after a fire aboard the drilling ship Discover Enterprise.

A statement from the company attributed the fire to lightning. It said operations would restart Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile Tuesday, federal authorities announced guidelines to speed up maritime waivers that would allow more foreign ships -- in addition to the 15 already in the Gulf of Mexico -- to assist in oil cleanup efforts.

"Should any waivers be needed, we are prepared to process them as quickly as possible to allow vital spill response activities being undertaken by foreign-flagged vessels to continue without delay," said Allen.

BREAKING:FBI retaliated against Michael Flynn by launching a Russia probe because he was going to Testify against McCabe in a Major Sexual Harassment Case.

The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.

McCabe eventually became the bureau’s No. 2 executive and emerged as a central player in the FBI’s Russia election tampering investigation, putting him in a position to impact the criminal inquiry against Flynn.

Three FBI employees told Circa they personally witnessed McCabe make disparaging remarks about Flynn before and during the time the retired Army general emerged as a figure in the Russia case.

The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.
“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.”

Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.

FBI officials declined to answer any questions from Circa, including whether McCabe ever considered recusing himself or has recused himself from the Flynn aspects of the Russia probe. McCabe declined comment via the FBI press office.

But one of the FBI’s most famous whistleblowers says McCabe has an ethical obligation to recuse himself in the Flynn probe to avoid the appearance of retribution or bias.

“I don't think they have any choice. He has to step aside,” said Frederic Whitehurst, who as an FBI special agent and forensic chemist blew the whistle on misdeeds inside the FBI crime lab two decades ago and prompted widespread reforms.

“If he stays involved, the case against Flynn has no credibility,” explained Whitehurst, now often called as an expert witness in court cases. “If there are criminal charges that could go against Flynn, that's got to go to court. And those agents at some point may be called before a grand jury and anything he (McCabe) said to them about Flynn could be used as exonerating information or evidence of misconduct.”

Whitehurst said he saw senior FBI officials, including then-Director Louis Freeh and then-General Counsel Howard Shapiro, recuse themselves in the 1990s from his whistleblowing case to avoid looking they were involved in retribution after he made allegations of wrongdoing by the bureau

“Louie and Howie did it, and that sets the precedent I think,” Whitehurst said.

Documents and memos obtained by Circa detail how Flynn and other top officials at other government agencies in 2014 and 2015 came to intervene in the EEOC case of Gritz, who rose over two decades to a supervisory special agent inside the FBI on the strength of her counterterrorism work.

For nearly a decade, Gritz worked with the intelligence community to help successfully track down global terrorists or rescue Western hostages, and was even occasionally called upon to personally brief then-Director Robert Mueller on sensitive cases like the disappearance of a retired agent Robert Levinson inside Iran, memos show.

But her career took a sudden downward turn after she went to work under McCabe and his leadership team in 2012, resulting in her first negative rating after years of outstanding performance reviews. She filed an EEOC complain inside the FBI against a handful of bureau executives in 2012, alleging her career was being derailed by sexual discrimination.

The FBI referred her for an Office of Professional Responsibility investigation for timecard irregularities. As hostilities rose between the two sides, emails and testimony showed senior FBI officials castigated Gritz for being too “emotional,” having a possible mental illness and sending inappropriate emails.

The FBI concluded there was no discrimination, arguing Gritz was referred to OPR for investigation on June 20, 2012 before she ever filed her EEOC complaint.

But McCabe’s sworn statement offered evidence that actually supported Gritz’s claim of retaliation and discrimination, recounting a conversation on June 19, 2012 in which he authorized the OPR investigation of Gritz after one of his deputies told him Gritz was about to file an EEO complaint, his sworn statement shows.
“I first learned of the issues that led to Ms. Gritz’s current OPR investigation during a telephone call with Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Jennifer Ley on June 19, 2012,” McCabe testified.
“I recalled that during the course of our conversation DAD Ley mentioned to me that Ms. Gritz had filed or intended to file an EEO complaint against her immediate supervisor.”

The very next day, the FBI initiated the OPR investigation of Gritz, according to evidence in the FBI’s official personnel files. FBI records support McCabe’s version of events, showing Gritz had contacted FBI EEO officials in mid-June before the OPR probe was initiated, then filed her formal complaint a few weeks later. The FBI ‘s official report of investigation on Gritz’s EEO complaint, which absolved the FBI of any discrimination, omitted any mention that McCabe had been aware of the EEO complaint before the bureau filed its OPR action against Gritz.

Gritz’s initial complaint in 2012 named the FBI supervisor below McCabe. She chose to resign from the FBI in 2013, her case becoming the poster child for a National Public Radio story on the FBI’s allegedly hostile environment for women agents in 2015.
In 2014, Gritz amended her EEOC complaint to specifically name McCabe, alleging she suffered “a hostile environment, defamation of character through continued targeting by Andrew McCabe in official documents, and continuous patterns and instances of severe and excessive hostile behavior/attitude toward complainant. These actions have a negative impact on the complainant, professionally, financially, and personally.”

Flynn’s intervention in the case occurred around the time that McCabe’s name was added to the complaint. Flynn's first act was to write a letter of support in her case.

“SSA Gritz was well-known, liked and respected in the military counter-terrorism community for her energy, commitment and professional capacity, and over the years worked in several interagency groups on counter-terrorism targeting initiatives,” Flynn wrote May 9, 2014.

At the time, Flynn was an Army lieutenant general and the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he put his letter on official agency stationary to be submitted in Gritz’s case.

As soon as Gritz revealed to the FBI that Flynn and other top federal figures had written letters to support her case and likely would be called as witnesses, the bureau dispatched a lawyer to try to block the evidence from being included in the EEO case, documents show.
The FBI “has reviewed the letters submitted by the Complainant and objects to their inclusion in the record,” the bureau’s lawyer wrote. “They are selfserving letters, not part of any personnel file nor contemporaneous generated during the period of Ms. Gritz’s employment with the FBI, and which she has unilaterally solicited and obtained. They should be excluded.”

While the FBI argued Gritz’s had become underperforming, tardy to work, insurbordinate, possibly mentally ill or emotional and deserving of a poor performance review, Flynn argued just the opposite, saying he saw the agent excel while working with the DIA and other intelligence community agencies.

“Her work consistently made a positive difference,” Flynn wrote. “.Her tenacity and personal commitment consistently produced outstanding results in the most challenging environments.”

Flynn went further, offering an interview in 2015 with NPR in which he called Gritz one of the “bright lights and shining stars” in the intelligence community who “just kinda got it when it came to the kind of enemy that we were facing and the relationship that was necessary between law enforcement and the military.”

Flynn wasn’t alone among top officials who came to Gritz’s defense in her battle against the FBI.

“SSA Gritz was without question, the most energetic, most consistently engaged and prepared and single most effective member of this interagency group,” wrote Navy Rear Admiral B. L. Losey, who served both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as the White House’s National Security Council Director for Combatting Terrorism.

Losey offered a most poignant endorsement of the female agent. “If I were taken hostage, I would hope that above all others SSA Robyn Gritz were assigned the task to track and recover me,” he wrote.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley also afforded Gritz support, asking federal authorities to investigate whether her case was emblematic of a hostile workplace for women inside the FBI.

In a brief interview this weekend, Gritz said she was mortified to think that her request to Flynn to help with her EEOC case in any way affected his relationship with the FBI or his current status as someone under investigation in the Russia case.

“Flynn was the first leader to defend me,” said Gritz. “He forwarded a letter to the FBI and I personally think that Comey did not receive it. McCabe knew Flynn and I were friends. I felt that from the beginning it was an issue.”

General Flynn also stood up to Obama. He had a Radical way to stop ISIS and the Obama Administration would not even say the words "RADICAL ISLAM!"

Here is the America Thinker Interview with General Flynn.

The Field of Fight by Lt. General Michael Flynn delves into the world of ISIS. American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing him.
Having been at the Republican convention, the general told of his dismay at those who concentrated on Melania Trump’s speech while there are so many important matters occurring in today’s world. He noted to American Thinker, “This shows you how petty the media will go to discredit Donald Trump. Since I was the next speaker, as I waited in the wings, I heard a woman who spoke from the heart about her love for this country and her husband. With all the complexities, threats, and challenges that the U.S. faces, for the media to harp on that is just ridiculous.”
The Democrats and media criticism emphasized the importance of words spoken in a certain context. Yet, President Obama will never utter the words Islamic Extremist or Radical Islam. Flynn points out the hypocrisy, “The president should clearly and unambiguously define the enemy that we face and the threat to our way of life. It is radical Islam… ISIS is a very determined enemy who wants to establish a global Caliphate. This political correctness of not naming our enemy is dangerous for the country. I am confident Americans can take the truth.”
Political correctness has also interfered in the way the U.S. conducts the war against terrorism. According to Flynn, “Using drones is a narrow strategy. We have to be able to capture guys and learn from them by getting the intelligence we need. We are not capturing anyone any more. Beyond that, apprehending individuals allows us to expose them instead of turning them into a martyr after being killed. By doing this we can show how their ideology is a disease that must by excised. The information warfare component of battle must discredit them. We show them as cowards and weak.” Exposure does seem to work if people think of how imbedded in their memory are the pictures of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and Saddam Hussein after their capture.
Flynn also debunks Democrats and some Republican pundits who say ISIS is being defeated. They point to the terrorist groups loss of land and that these recent attacks are acts of desperation. He strongly disagrees with “those people because that is actually false. We excised them from some village in Iraq like Fallujah, yet they are able to attack the international community in San Bernardino, Orlando, France, Germany, Bangladesh, and Turkey, all of these in recent months. The reason for this is that the enemy has doubled in size and grown in a global geographic footprint in the last six or so years.”
The blame lies squarely in the hands of the Obama administration, including Hillary Clinton. In the book, Flynn gives high marks to President Bush while lambasting President Obama, “He (Bush) realized the war was going badly, that we were losing, and our entire strategy needed to change. The mere fact that he recognized this and proceeded to make the difficult decisions he eventually made is a leadership characteristic our current president lacks.”
Directly commenting, “There is no enemy that is unbeatable. Even though President Bush was at the end of his administration he brought in the fresh leadership of General David Petraeus and Robert Gates. We were able to reverse the strategy and come up with a new one to win. Now we are at the end of President Obama’s term yet, when 99% of President Obama’s advisors told him to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq to stop the rise of radical terrorism he did not listen. He made a political decision rather than a decision for our national security. This is a weakness in his leadership style. His problem is that he refuses to recognize this strategy is not working and the enemy has grown in capacity.”
One of the problems is that the current president wants to be surrounded by yes men. In the book Flynn reconts how he was fired in 2014 because he went before Congress and spoke of how to keep America safe. When asked about this, he responded, “I was appointed by President Obama twice, as Assistant Director of National Intelligence and the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. I never met with the president once imagine that. Why not ask to speak with me about our differences of opinion and my suggestions? To me, this is very disturbing.”
He suspects he was fired because “our agency was very brutally honest about our findings. I am not, nor have I ever been the type of person that will state what the boss wants to hear. I am always very blunt and say what I feel, including offering solutions. I was fired partially due to my honesty about the enemy we are facing, radical Islam. In complete contrast to the president who called ISIS the JV team, I told Congress they were dangerous and growing. Intelligence is about truth to power.”
Although he outlines extensive solutions, he summarized it for American Thinker, “In order to beat this enemy we need to discredit the ideology. Muslims need to take a more public international stand. To do it they will have to be helped, prompted, and pushed by the U.S., something we are not doing now. We need to depend on Middle East allies like Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Finally, something that I have been criticized for is to get Russia involved. They should assume responsibility and pressure Iran to stop their proxy wars. As I show in the book the ties between the Iranian regime and al Qaeda have been a well-established fact.”
Since ISIS is a byproduct of al Qaeda does that mean Iran has ties to them as well? Flynn responded, “Dig deep down into the intelligence and you will find ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ There are these funny relationships that exist. We have clearly seen with Iran and al Qaeda that a Shiite state nation and a Sunni organization have worked together. They do this because at the end of the day they hate the U.S. more than they hate each other.”
Americans should take solace in knowing that Lt. General Flynn is one of Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisors. Obviously, Mr. Trump is not surrounding himself with yes people, but those who would not sit quietly back if he believes a “president” Trump has the wrong strategy.
When asked if he will be the next secretary of defense, and what type of leader would he be, Flynn commented, “I am confident in what I know but also what I do not know. I am willing to listen and learn. I believe we should never get involved in wars unless we have a clear unambiguous goal to win. America has forgotten how to win wars. I am not answering the question of my employment right now. Republicans must win many more battles before the war is won.”

Auszeichnungen und Ehrungen

Barack Obama erhielt weltweit Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen. Die wohl bekannteste war der Friedensnobelpreis, den er als dritter amtierender US-Präsident nach Theodore Roosevelt und Woodrow Wilson im Jahr seiner Amtseinführung am 10. Dezember 2009 erhielt. Das Nobel-Komitee begründete seine Entscheidung am 9. Oktober 2009 mit Obamas „außergewöhnlichen Bemühungen, die internationale Diplomatie und die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Völkern zu stärken“. [335] Die Qualifikation Obamas für den Friedensnobelpreises war und ist umstritten. [336] [337] Der Autor Anthony Neal sah die Auszeichnung in Obamas Abkehr vom Unilateralismus und „Präemptivschlag“-Konzept seines Vorgängers begründet. [338] Obama selbst bezeichnete sie als Ansporn für seine begonnenen Abrüstungs- und Versöhnungsvorhaben. [339]

Folgende Hochschulen in den USA verliehen Obama die Ehrendoktorwürde für Recht:

Im Oktober 2005 nannte das britische Journal New Statesman Obama als eine von „zehn Personen, welche die Welt verändern können“. [350] Das Time-Magazin zählte ihn 2005 sowie von 2007 bis 2016 insgesamt elfmal zu den einhundert einflussreichsten Personen der Welt. Des Weiteren kürte ihn das Magazin 2008 und 2012 zur Person des Jahres. [351]

2008 verkündete die Regierung von Antigua und Barbuda, den höchsten Punkt der Insel Antigua zu Obamas Ehren in Mount Obama umzubenennen. Dies wurde 2009 vollzogen.

Am 10. Februar 2008 gewann Obama einen Grammy für das „beste gesprochene Album“ des Vorjahres, die Hörbuch-Ausgabe seines Werks The Audacity of Hope (dt. Die Kühnheit der Hoffnung). [352]

Am 21. März 2013 erhielt Obama als erster amtierender US-Präsident vom israelischen Staatspräsidenten Schimon Peres die höchste zivile Auszeichnung Israels, die Presidential Medal of Distinction. Peres begründete die Verleihung mit Obamas unermüdlichem Einsatz, Israel stark und Frieden möglich zu machen. [353]

In Anerkennung für Obamas Umweltpolitik wurde eine 2012 entdeckte Springbarschart Etheostoma obama genannt. [354] Bereits 2007 war die auf der kalifornischen Insel Santa Rosa entdeckte Flechtenart Caloplaca obamae nach ihm benannt worden. [355] Weitere nach ihm benannte Arten sind Aptostichus barackobamai (eine Falltürspinne) [356] , Obamadon (eine Gattung fossiler insektivorer Schuppenkriechtiere), Paragordius obamai (ein Haarwurm), Baracktrema obamai (ein Saugwurm), Nystalus obamai (ein Faulvogel), Teleogramma obamaorum (ein afrikanischer Buntbarsch), Tosanoides obama (ein Sägebarsch) [357] und die Spinne Spintharus barackobamai. [358]

Im Mai 2017 wurde vom Senat von Kalifornien ein knapp 4 Meilen (knapp 6,5 Kilometer) Streckenabschnitt des Ventura Freeway zwischen Glendale und Pasadena in President Barack H. Obama Freeway umbenannt. [359]

Barack Obama wurde Ende Mai 2017 mit dem 25. Deutschen Medienpreis in Baden-Baden ausgezeichnet. Die Laudatio hielt der ehemalige Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck. [360] In seiner Rede während eines Empfangs zur Preisverleihung wandte sich Obama, der ohne Honorar sprach, gegen jede Form von Propaganda und sogenannte Fake News in den sozialen Netzwerken des Internets. Es gelte, entlang der menschlichen Vernunft und Logik zu handeln und dabei die Fakten zu berücksichtigen. Die gefährliche Entwicklung zu stoppen ist laut Obama Aufgabe eines unabhängigen Journalismus sowie einer Kindererziehung, die es bereits Jugendlichen ermöglicht, sich ein eigenes Urteil zu bilden. [361]