Lee Stranahan

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Hypocritical Center for American Progress Raked in Millions After Obama's Election

Don't expect intellectual consistency from the left. They love shouting and chanting about how Corporations are not people! but remain mute as to whether unions are people or whether large leftist foundations are people because it's pretty clear that groups of people are made up of people. Don't expect hear that simple truth from the Center for American Progress or John Podesta, however. They are too busy cashing those giant checks. May 26, 2013 5:24 AM PT

Under Pressure, Pigford Lawyers Hire Lobbyists

With increased scrutiny of fraud allegations in the Pigford farmers' settlements, the lead Pigford co-counsel has enlisted the help of two lobbying firms. One of the lobbyists listed is Phil Fraas, an attorney who has been deeply involved in creating the settlements. May 24, 2013 5:40 AM PT

Every Member Of Koch / Buzzfeed Immigration Panel Favors Amnesty

The BuzzFeed/Koch panel highlights the real lack of diversity in what should be a national dialogue on a crucial issue. Anyone following the immigration debate should be concerned that the public is even seeing the full range of proposals out there but instead are being spoon fed a select few options, all of which seem to take granting citizenship for granted. May 17, 2013 1:06 PM PT

Obama's New Pick to Head IRS Furthered Sequester Fable in February

In the shockwave created by the IRS scandal, President Barack Obama has moved quickly to replace the acting head of the IRS. He has named Daniel Werfel, who is currently the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, to be the new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. May 16, 2013 3:44 PM PT

Koch Sponsors Pro-Amnesty BuzzFeed Event

An event touting itself as a evening of immigration reform discussion with a "diversity of opinion" turns out to be slanted heavily towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The BuzzFeedBrews Special Edition: Immigration Summit, sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute, will take place Tuesday, May 14th from 6 PM - 8 PM Eastern Time. The Charles Koch institute is an educational offshoot of the Charles Koch Foundation. May 10, 2013 11:31 PM PT

Obama Allies Begin Pigford Pushback

It took the left a week to figure out how to attack the New York Times after of the paper of record published a front-page investigative article on Pigford. But the pushback has begun in earnest, using the Big Lie that criticisms of fraud, greedy lawyers and political maneuvers are actually racist attacks on black farmers. Left-wing allies like MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry,The Nation, and Colorlines magazine all went into attack mode against the Gray Lady for having the audacity to tell the truth about the multi-billion dollar fraud scheme that President Barack Obama has backed since his days as a Senator. May 6, 2013 3:25 PM PT

Pro-Amnesty Protesters: 'Listen, Obama! We're at War'

Thousands marched in the streets of Dallas, Texas on Sunday, shouting, "Obama escucha, estamos en lucha!” or "Listen, Obama! We're at war!" to rally for the Senate's immigration reform bill. May 6, 2013 11:18 AM PT

USDA Official: Clinton Administration Ordered Pigford Settlement Quota

After The New York Times broke their story on Pigford, supporters of the farmers settlements have fired back with a defense they've used for years: that the settlements must have been fair since 40% of them were initially rejected. They believe that this rejection rate shows that not everyone was given a $50,000 check and therefore the settlement was honest. May 3, 2013 9:53 AM PT

Andrew Breitbart's Pigford Vision

Many have noted the irony of Andrew Breitbart's tireless work to expose the fraud and corruption in Pigford being vindicated by the liberal New York Times--but it's less ironic than you might think. It actually fulfills Andrew's vision on the farmers' settlement story because Breitbart's long term goal was that the liberal media would validate the story. May 1, 2013 6:21 AM PT

Wed. May 1st Is 'Everybody Blog About #Pigford Day'

In the spirit of citizen journalism overriding mainstream media filters, Wednesday, May 1 will be "Everybody Blog About #Pigford" Day. All journalists, bloggers, and inspired writers are invited to contribute their thoughts about the Pigford scandal--one of Andrew Breitbart's most important and passionate journalistic causes. Apr 30, 2013 5:30 PM PT

Who Says Pigford Is Reparations?

In a 2001 debate on the issue of slavery reparations, Al Pires--one of the lead attorneys behind the Pigford black farmers settlement--referred to the settlement "mini-reparations" and described the reparations "'dream team' he was part of," which included one of President Barack Obama's most important law school mentors. Apr 29, 2013 4:02 PM PT

Pigford Fraud Workshop Still Draws Huge Crowds After NYT Exposé

On Friday, April 26th, the New York Times ran a front page exposé on the Pigford farmers settlement scandal. The Times article ended with the story of Tom Burrell, the head of a group called the Black Farmers Agricultural Association, who still travels around the country giving workshops allegedly instructing people how to commit undetectable fraud in the farmers settlements and receive tax free checks for $50,000. Apr 29, 2013 3:39 PM PT

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