A quick trip around Hannity's America...
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During the campaign season, much was made of the suspicious donations made to the Obama campaign. Politico.com reports that the remaining staffers on the president's campaign have taken it upon themselves to reimburse all the fraudulent donors.
Obama's staffers have issued at least 50 refunds totaling over $27,000 to lobbyists, at least 40 refunds to foreign donors and one big refund to musician and convicted murderer Phil Spector, who maxed out his contributions to Mr. Obama.
But the New York Post and NationalReview.com both reported on the following Obama donors were allowed to contribute to the campaign through the purposefully lax online contribution system:
• John Galt of Ayn Rand Lane in Galt's Gulch, Colorado
• Ima Bad-Donation, who made his contribution with a Canadian bank card
• Saddam Hussein
• Della Ware
These donations were all made by the same person under various fake names.
And then we have Adolf Hitler of 1 Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany, who donated under this name and address to demonstrate the absurdity of Obama's online donation system.
I wonder how the president plans to reimburse them or if he'll just keep the cash.
Even though the president's popularity is tanking here at home, he remains Mr. Popular around the world, especially among countries that aren't very fond of America. I wonder why.
A whopping 91 percent of Frenchmen expressed confidence in President Obama to "do the right thing in world affairs," while only 13 percent expressed the same confidence in President Bush.
In the Palestinian territories, only 8 percent of respondents were confident that President Bush would do the right thing, whereas 23 percent of those surveyed voiced confidence in President Obama.
This trend held firm in Russia, where despite lingering Cold War tensions, 37 percent expressed confidence in Obama. Only 22 percent said the same thing of President Bush.
It's interesting that those who dislike America see so much good in our president. The only nation in which President Bush outpolled President Obama was our ally Israel.
Speaking of Russia, Stalin's former outpost may not be officially communist anymore, but it is certainly acting the part.
Newsweek magazine reports that Russian President Dmitri Medvedev proposed making it a crime to question the Soviet victory of World War II. Not only that, but he created a commission responsible for "counteracting attempts to falsify history that are to the detriment of Russia."
The Kremlin also seems determined to erase the memory of Stalin's crimes. Last December, police raided and confiscated the archives of a memorial that documents the dictator's brutality.
We'll continue to watch as events unfold in Russia, and as always, bring you the latest news.
Obama science and technology "czar" John Holdren advocated the "de-development of the United States" in a book he co-authored in 1973 recently unearthed by CNSNews.com. Holdren writes, "A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States."
I think I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that President Obama's vetters kind of overlooked that when they chose Mr. Holdren.
When President Obama signed the executive order creating the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, he invited the president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha to attend the momentous event. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the country's first sorority founded by black women and its president, Barbara McKinzie, is the former Chicago Housing Authority controller.
Now it turns that Miss McKinzie's sorority sisters are taking her to court in order to oust her from power. McKinzie 's accused of using sorority money — $900,000 of it to be exact — to have somebody make a "living legacy wax figure of her."
She's also accused of taking nearly $400,000 for personal expenses and arranging for a $4,000 monthly stipend to be paid to herself after she leaves office. McKinzie used the group's American Express card to buy designer clothing, lingerie and jewelry and then redeemed points racked up on the card to get a 46-inch HDTV, gym equipment and other personal items.
According to Miss McKinzie, she was invited to the White House because of the sorority's platform on economics.
Seriously. I kid you not.
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