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Ted Cruz Birther Summit draws attention in New Hampshire radio interview

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin was interviewed by Ben Sarro on WNTK-AM-FM Friday morning. Depending on travel arrangements Andy will hold a New York news conference today, Friday, January 15th (or Saturday) to announce he has been asked to serve as a named plaintiff in a lawsuit testing the constitutional eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz. “Ted is wrong when he says only liberal Democrats have concerns about his eligibility,” Andy says. “Frankly, based on what I have seen, Republicans more than Democrats are the ones worried about Cruz’ eligibility. I have not said ‘yes’ to the lawsuit because I am not sure my campaign can stand the financial stress, but I am taking a serious look at being the named plaintiff in a test case involving Cruz.”

 

Details on the time and location of the New York news conference to follow.

 

Andy will convene a “Birther Summit” on Ted Cruz’ eligibility to be a presidential candidate in Washington, DC on January 29-31. Please email to request details.

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Attention, National, Political and daybook/assignment editors

 

Announcement of tentative news conference Friday, January 15

 

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin has been asked to be the named plaintiff in a lawsuit being prepared to test the presidential constitutional eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz

 

“Ted Cruz is wrong when he claims only liberal Democrats have concerns about his eligibility to serve as president,” Andy says

 

Andy will convene a three day Ted Cruz “Birther Summit” in Washington, DC January 29-31

 

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Andy is currently soliciting financial support for his Summit, as well as information on Cruz’ family history

 

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(Manchester, NH) (January 10, 2016)  GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin was interviewed Friday morning by New Hampshire radio personality Ben Sarro on WNTK-AM-FM concerning Ted Cruz’ constitutional eligibility to serve as president. http://www.wntk.com/personalities.php Check with the station for a podcast. Email: bensarro@wntk.com

 

Depending on travel arrangements Andy will hold a New York news conference today, Friday, 15th (or, if delayed, Saturday the 16th) to discuss the progress and preparations for his three-day Ted Cruz “Birther Summit” in Washington, DC January 29-31.

 

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GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin offers a contrarian view of why Bernie Sanders won the CNN presidential debate

Republican Party presidential candidate and political analyst Andy Martin offers his contrarian view of why Bernie Sanders won the CNN Democratic Party presidential candidates’ debate. Andy is probably the most experienced political commentator in America today, with fifty years of national and local political experience to help inform his opinions and analysis.

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Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin on why Bernie Sanders won the CNN presidential debate

 

In the Seventh of his “Letters From the 2016 Presidential Campaign” Andy explains why Bernie Sanders won the CNN debate and why the pro-Clinton liberal media will distort the truth

 

Andy offers three reasons why Sanders was the big winner

 

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(New York) (October 14, 2015) Dear American:

Some of you may have watched the CNN Democratic Party presidential candidates’ debate. Actually, it was livelier than I expected. This Letter from the Campaign carries a joint masthead because I will be posting this story both on my presidential blog and my ContrarianCommentary.com blogs.

Of course, the debate exposed the broad gap between the “mainstream” of today’s Democratic Party and mainstream, Main Street, America. Most of the liberal media will tell you Hillary Clinton “won the debate.” Actually, I have a contrarian view. Bernie Sanders won, hands down.

I entered national politics by going to Capitol Hill fifty years ago this year to write an esoteric thesis on the procedural rules of the U.S. Senate. Unlike most media “analysts,” who have little or no political experience, my life has blended independent activism as well as political involvement. I fight corruption, arrogance and abuse, but I almost always fight within the political process, government and the judicial system. So even though I am an “independent” conservative, “maverick” or whatever you want to call me, I know how the system works even if I have always stood apart from the system while fighting abuses within our society. That’s why I call my writing “Contrarian Commentary” and why I am a Republican candidate for president – to keep fighting to make the system work – for every American.

So why are my conclusions about who won the Democratic “debate” so different than the Beltway media? Because I take a broader, most experienced perspective.

There are three reasons why Bernie won. Two are obvious, but one is not. Let me start with my surprising conclusion first.

Bernie won the debate because of guns. Yes, guns. The two first states to “vote” in 2016 are Iowa and New Hampshire, closely followed by Nevada and South Carolina. Over the past fifty years the two parties have largely polarized; there are very few “conservative” Democrats left, and few “liberal” Republicans.

But although conservatives and liberals have realigned themselves, their cultures are not as fully separated. Many “liberal” Democrats in Iowa are still culturally conservative in many ways. Likewise, many “liberal” Democrats in New Hampshire are also culturally conservative. Quick question: are labor union members, who are classic “Democrats,” culturally liberal or conservative? Mostly conservative. And here is what the media missed Tuesday night.

There are a lot of Democrats in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada who own guns. After Tuesday night, they are all Sanders voters. By pounding Bernie on guns, Hillary accomplished two goals for Bernie (which even he may not realize since my views are contrarian). First, Hillary confirmed that Bernie is a candidate that can be trusted on guns. Second, Hillary showed Bernie to be a “politician,” and thus someone who is reasonable and can be trusted.

Bernie said he voted for guns because he is from a “rural state.” Of course, more people in rural areas and small towns own guns. Where do you find rural areas (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada)? Democrats in those states who support guns, while espousing liberal policies, can safely vote for Bernie because he pays attention to the specific needs of his state (he’s a politician!) and because he recognizes cultural differences between big cities and small towns.

Very few potential Sanders voters (see my next two points) will abandon him because of his voting record on guns. But now everyone knows Bernie is capable of representing his “rural” constituents and supporting their contrarian views on gun ownership. A very big plus for Sanders. (Ironically, although Jim Webb is really the cultural conservative in the race, his performance was so weak he won’t benefit from the gun issue.)

The second reason Sanders won is because the debate proved beyond doubt that he is driving the national agenda in the Democratic Party and Clinton can’t be trusted to take decisive action. One of the critical exchanges of the debate, which will probably be overlooked by liberal commentators, is when Governor O’Malley and Sanders double-teamed Clinton on breaking up the big banks. Clinton’s response? The same old Clinton. She has a five-point (or some “point”) “plan.” In other words, mush.  When push came to shove, Clinton was “all hat and no cattle” on the need for genuine reform. She would moan about Wall Street but she wouldn’t break up the big banks. (Ironically, a lot of Republicans also agree with Sanders on the irresponsible power of big banks and Wall Street.)

Sanders supporters will pick up on the fact that Clinton is all style and no substance when it comes to taking serious stands on the issues.

Just as Trump is transforming the Republican party (I have an exciting column/analysis in the works!) Sanders, for better or for worse, is transforming the Democrats. Prediction: even after someone wins the nomination (still probably Clinton) Sanders will not withdraw as a candidate. He will stay in the race to launch a platform fight at the national convention and to take his views to the floor of the National Convention. If Hillary thinks “winning” the nomination is the end of Bernie, she is badly mistaken. Bernie is in the driver’s seat. Not her.

Finally, the third reason why Sanders was a big winner at the debate was that more than for anyone else, the debate elevated him to parity with Clinton as a candidate. After the debate, Bernie went on Chris Matthews’ show. Bernie said “five months ago you would have called me a ‘fringe candidate.’” Of course he was right. But the debate elevated Sanders to Clinton’s level.

When she shook his hand in a spontaneous act of appreciation for his support for her on the “email issue,” Clinton sealed the pact that they are equals. By elevating Bernie to her level, her handshake and the overall debate have elevated Sanders to equal status.

You may disagree with me; I respect disagreement. But I think Sanders won a whole lot more than he lost Tuesday night. He has now “rolled up” every gun owner in the Democratic Party, of which there are still many. He showed that while he is true to his agenda, Clinton will not commit to real reform, such as by breaking up the Wall Street banks, because she and her husband are still tethered to Wall Street and the “economic royalists” in the Democratic Party who support their extravagant lifestyle. And Sanders’ (misplaced) gallantry in defending Clinton on the email scandal elevated him to equal status with her in the Party.

Bernie Sanders is not going away, he is not going to end his campaign if she wins a majority of the delegates, and he and his supporters will be a major force at the Democratic National Convention. Bernie’s just begun to fight.

[To ensure no one is confused, just because I write favorably about Sanders does not mean I agree with him. When I write as a Republican, I am a Republican. When I write as an analyst and media critic, I try to be neutral and impartial.]

Inclosing, I have made clear that while I am a candidate, I don’t expect to win the nomination. But I still intend to influence the presidential race and I have a track record of doing so. In three of the last four presidential elections my independent conservative activism was a significant factor, especially 2000 and 2008. Stay tuned.

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Chicago news conference – “Fighting Illini” presidential candidate Andy Martin supports University of Illinois football team

National corruption fighter and “Fighting Illini” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, Wednesday, September 2nd to announce his support for the University of Illinois football team and its players. “The U of I football program is going through a difficult patch,” Andy says. “And it is at times such as these that those of us who are committed to being ‘Illini for Life’ must stand up and be counted in support of the team and the players. I have no role and want no role in the investigation and attendant controversy. That is for others to resolve. But I was a tiny mustard seed of a participant in the football program at one of the greatest moments in Fighting Illini history; the lessons learned stayed with me to provide wisdom and insight during my life. I hope that everyone who has ever worn an Illinois football jersey will stand up and be counted in support of the team. The young men who are in the program today need our unhesitating and unconditional support. They need the benefit of our wisdom, judgment and most of all our continuity. I am very proud to extend that encouragement as we begin a new season under challenging conditions. This month and next I will be taking some time off from my political activity to show my support for the current generation of ‘Men of Illinois.’ I know my surviving coaches will be delighted to see that the years have not dimmed my Fighting Illini spirit or my willingness to stand up and be counted. Go Illini.”

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“Fighting Illini” Andy Martin supports the University of Illinois football team and its players

 

Andy offers his “unhesitating and unconditional support” as the team faces a change in leadership

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(Chicago) (September 2, 2015) Andy Martin, probably the only Edmund J. James Scholar at the University of Illinois to participate in the Illinois football program, will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, September 2nd to express his “unhesitating and unconditional” support for the University of Illinois football team and its players.

“The University of Illinois is mired in a challenging situation involving its football team,” Andy says. (link below) “I don’t know anything more about the matter than what I read in the emails I receive from the AD. Unlike the Phyllis Wise university scandal, where I took the lead in fighting against Wise’s misconduct, I have no intention of taking any role in the football investigation. The situation seems to be well in hand. I do, however, want to express my unconditional and unhesitating support for the football team and its players, and my willingness to help and encourage the players in any way possible.

“I joined the football program at a time when it was led by young men who would go on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. My own talents were considerably more modest. But my coaches recognized in me the ‘Fighting Illini’ spirit and with their encouragement and affection I took away much more from the program than I will ever be able to repay. That is why I am proud to be an ‘Illini for Life.’

“My first year at Illinois the team won the Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl. It was an experience I will never forget. I also injured my shoulder. My roommate and I were an odd couple. He was an African-American from Centralia, a third-year player. I came to Illinois with a New England background. But even though he didn’t get to play much on the championship team, which was overloaded with potential All-Americans, he was a leader and through him I had a ringside seat as we swept to victory.

“Retired coach Ray Eliot would meet the new freshman and impress upon us that we were the ‘Men of Illinois.’ How could anyone forget? Coach Pete Elliott was one of the greatest recruiters and managers I have ever seen. My freshman coaches were a diverse bunch.

“Over the decades, Illinois football has had its ups and downs. But I have remained loyal, and will be there again next month at Memorial Stadium to cheer on the team. I encourage every Fighting Illini supporter to do the same. Now is when we are needed. Decades later, we are still the ‘Men of Illinois.’”

 

September 2 Chicago news conference details:

Who:

National and Illinois corruption fighter Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin says he supports the University of Illinois football program and its players

Where:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

When:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015; 4:00 P.M.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.fightingillini.com/news/2015/8/28/Football_0828155855.aspx

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13533196/tim-beckman-fired-coach-illinois-fighting-illini

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.boycottabc.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Corruption fighter Andy Martin triggers avalanche of opposition to University of Illinois payoffs to Phyllis Wise

When National corruption fighter Andy Martin advised the University of Illinois Board of Trustees he was preparing to file suit to block payments to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise, he was alone in doing so. Within hours after Andy held a Chicago news conference to announce his litigation plans, an avalanche of people, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, joined Andy in asking the Trustees not to approve a payment to Wise. Andy is continuing with his plans to sue if the Trustees issue an approval on Wednesday. “Everyone was sitting on the sidelines until I acted as the ‘dam buster’ and announced my plans to sue the University if Trustees surrendered to a corrupt employee. In the wake of my news conference there has been an avalanche of protests. My plan to go to the legislature if the Trustees thumb their nose at Illinois taxpayers, should not be considered an idle threat. I am leading the way for a rebirth of public integrity in Illinois and across the nation.”

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Corruption fighter Andy Martin’s campaign to block cash payments and other benefits to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise triggered an avalanche of protests supporting Andy’s view that Wise was not owed any money or benefits after she betrayed her fiduciary duties to the University of Illinois

 

If Trustees disregard opposition to the Wise payola, Andy predicts the legislature will retaliate by eliminating any taxpayer support for the University

 

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(Chicago) (August 11, 2015) When national corruption fighter Andy Martin advised the University of Illinois Board of Trustees that he was preparing to file suit to block payments and retirement benefits to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise Andy was alone in doing so. Within hours after Andy held a Chicago news conference to announce his litigation plans, an avalanche of people, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, joined Andy in asking the Trustees not to approve a payment to Wise. Andy is continuing with his plans to sue if the Trustees issue any approval on Wednesday. “Everyone was sitting on the sidelines until I acted as the ‘dam buster’ and announced my plans to sue the University if Trustees surrendered to a corrupt employee,” Andy says. “In the wake of my news conference there has been an avalanche of protests. My plan to go to the legislature if the Trustees thumb their nose at Illinois taxpayers should not be considered an idle threat. University funding will almost certainly be reduced or eliminated if Trustees ignore their own fiduciary duties to act on behalf the taxpayers and stakeholders. My efforts are helping to lead the way for a rebirth of public integrity in Illinois and across the nation.”

 

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-rauner-university-of-illinois-chancellor-bonus-20150811-story.html#page=1

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-university-illinois-wise-rauner-killeen-scandal-bonus-edit-0811-jm-20150810-story.html

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.boycottabc.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Chicago news conference – Senator Mark Kirk financial scandal – Corruption fighter Andy Martin offers to help Illinois Republicans

National corruption fighter Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, Wednesday, August 12th to announce he has offered to challenge Senator Mark Kirk if Illinois conservatives can raise a campaign fund to defray the cost of getting Andy’s name on the primary ballot. Andy was already in Chicago standing by for the latest Kirk financial scandal to appear in the media (link below). Kirk has been accused of violating federal campaign finance laws and could be fined or prosecuted and go to jail. “Because I have already run against Kirk, and I have a track record of exposing his lies and telling the truth, I can mount an effective opposition where a rookie opponent cannot,” Andy says. “I am not anxious to run, as my letter explains, but I sincerely believe it would be an insult to the People of Illinois for Republicans to support and renominate Kirk for reelection. Hint: it is only going to get worse for him and, therefore, worse for the Illinois Republican Party. I am very proud that my lifetime of energy and continuing efforts to fight corruption are helping lead the way for a rebirth of public integrity in Illinois and across the nation.”

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(Chicago) (August 12, 2015) Andy Martin’s letter to Illinois Republicans offering to challenge Mark Kirk follows:

 

August 12, 2015

Dear Illinois Republican/conservative:

I am writing to you about the continuing scandals involving U. S. Senator Mark Kirk. Kirk’s latest financial shenanigans are major news today. But Kirk has had shady dealings his entire life.

I left Illinois five years ago to live in New Hampshire. But at the time I promised Illinoisans I would not abandon my anti-corruption efforts and we continue to do our best to beat back the relentless flood tide of corruption and political perfidiousness in this state.

Later this week I will be in Washington, DC for a three-day series of events in which I announce my national plans. You will be receiving updates for all of the events and if you happen to be in the DC area, by all means stop by.

Two days ago I announced my efforts to block corruption at the University of Illinois. In my news release at the time I stated I was in Chicago for “another corruption investigation.” Now you know what it was/is: the Mark Kirk campaign finance and criminal fraud imbroglio. I was tipped off in advance. (See link below in Links section.)

Let me get to the point. Because of my national plans and national base in New Hampshire, I have no plans to run against Kirk in the 2016 primary. But, because of a quirk in the U. S. Constitution, I do not need to be a citizen of Illinois to challenge Kirk in the primary (I need to be a citizen of the state if I am actually elected to office). So I could run against him as part of my national anti-corruption campaign.

To date, Illinois conservatives have not taken any serious steps to challenge Kirk. However, if any one or some of you want to organize and raise a campaign fund of $25,000 to cover the costs of ballot access in the primary, I will accept the call and come back to file against Kirk in the primary.

A U. S. Senate candidate can’t be a rookie. Senate candidates need extensive national and international experience, as well as prior statewide campaign experience. At present, there is no experienced opposition to Kirk, which is why I am making this offer. Joe Walsh, for example, has dithered for months as to whether he might, or might not, run against Kirk. If someone is seriously going to file against Kirk in the primary, they need to start running now, or as soon as a ballot access campaign fund can be raised in my case.

My preference would be for someone who is both experienced and based in Illinois to tackle Kirk. But if no one is willing to step forward to present the case against Kirk, if any of you want to collect the funds necessary to get my name on the ballot I will take on that campaign as part of my overall national operation.

Here is why Kirk must be challenged:

  1. Kirk obtained his office by fraud

In 2009-2010 I explained how Kirk was lying about his military background. I also exposed the media cover-up. Kirk told the media about imaginary battles where he had come under attack (all delusional, and all before his stroke). My original web site is still available, and the Pentagon letter is still posted there (see http://www.MarkKirk.us and scroll down). On the web site I accused Kirk of inflating his military record and documented my charge with a Navy document. What happened? A media covr-up of Kirk’s lies?

While the media lied to you before the primary, the truth emerged after the primary: Kirk was a military fraud who claimed imaginary roles, nonexistent positions and faux military awards. Kirk was a Walter Mitty “warrior.” The media had lied to the people of Illinois; I had told the truth. (Surprise.) If the truth had come out before the primary, there is a serious doubt whether Republicans would have nominated a military fraud as their candidate.

  1. Kirk is not physically able to serve as a senator

Kirk is disabled. There is no shame in being ill or growing old. It happens to every last one of us. But being a senator is a physically demanding job. The job of a senator is also mentally demanding. Kirk cannot even speak properly at committee hearings. He has become a mannequin for his staff members to manipulate. As for his apparently former Cameroonian man-servant (see Tribune story), what can I say (see link below)? Even in the choice of a personal attendant Kirk showed manifest bad judgment; he chose a career criminal.

Kirk can’t walk and he can’t talk. That is the truth. Kirk’s “recovery” has probably reached its maximum. I am sorry for his illness but I do not need to apologize for raising the obvious fact Kirk can’t care for himself (see Tribune story link below about the Cameroonian man-servant and swindler). Kirk is a growing embarrassment in Washington and he will now come under more intensive criminal investigation.

  1. Kirk is still lying about his military record

After Kirk was elected he probably thought his military fraud was “laundered” by the 2010 election and his earlier lies would be forgotten. With Kirk, lying about himself approaches a psychological illness completely apart from his physical ailments. Soon after being elected, Kirk started inflating and exaggerating his military credentials again. I am keeping a file of Kirk’s latest military lies.

  1. With all due respect, Governor Rauner is wrong

Governor Rauner is supporting Kirk for reelection. Governor Rauner is wrong. As you are probably aware, I would not be afraid to stand up to Rauner, but I am not going to pick a fight with him gratuitously either. But Rauner is dead wrong. Kirk will be a massive burden for the entire ticket. Seeing Republicans run a disabled man as their best choice is going to make the entire Republican Party look weak and disabled.

Kirk’s latest financial shenanigans, using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, have landed many politicians in jail. He has now been exposed (link below) and the latest disclosures put an end to his prospects. Why run a “dead man walking” in a live campaign? It makes no sense. I know how Mayor Daley “the First” would have resolved the Kirk problem; I know how Rauner should resolve the matter. But running Kirk for reelection is suicidal.

  1. Bottom line

There you have it. If you can find a better candidate, by all mean please do. I am not anxious to be distracted. But I also feel a sense of loyalty to Republicans, and to the People of Illinois; Kirk should not be renominated by default. You deserve better than a severely mismanaged and seriously misdirected Republican Party leadership. If someone wants to raise $25,000 in advance as a ballot access fund, I will get the petitions printed and stand in line to file them. If not, I love all of you and love this state and love my University of Illinois and will be happy with whatever you decide or don’t decide. If you need me or need my assistance, I will not abandon you and will do what I can to help. If not, have at it.

Best wishes from New Hampshire (Now that the Kirk story is out I leave for NH his afternoon.) Go Granite! for the New Hampshire primary in 2016.

Can we still say “love and kisses,” or will that offend Megyn Kelly?

Andy

August 12 Chicago news conference details:

Who:

National and Illinois corruption fighter Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin says he will challenge Mark Kirk in the Republican primary if conservatives collect a $25,000 ballot access expenses find in advance

Where:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

When:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015; 2:00 P.M.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-finances-met-20150812-story.html#page=1

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Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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Chicago news conference – The University of Illinois faces a lawsuit from corruption fighter Andy Martin if Trustees hand over cash to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise

National corruption fighter Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Tuesday, August 11th to announce he has notified the University of Illinois Board of Trustees that the school faces a lawsuit if trustees approve payments to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise. “The University of Illinois and other Illinois institutions are virtual cash machines for corrupt employees who violate the law and walk away financially rewarded for their criminality,” Andy says. “Disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise should be discharged with no benefits for conspiring to violate Illinois’ freedom of information laws. It is time for Illinois officials to stop shoveling cash to cooked employees. If the payments are approved I will lobby the legislature to completely cut off the University from any further state appropriations. A state in financial crisis should not be rewarding common crooks just because they are on a university’s payroll.” Andy’s letter to the Board follows below.

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Announcement of Chicago news conference Tuesday August 11th

 

University of Illinois faces lawsuit if Trustees approve payments to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise

 

Corruption fighter Andy Martin says it is time for the Board of Trustees to show backbone and derail the university’s gravy train for corrupt employees

 

It is time for a “state which is in a financial crisis to stop shoveling cash to crooked staff members,” Andy says

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(Chicago) (August 11, 2015) Andy Martin’s letter to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and President Timothy Kileen follows:

 

August 10, 2015

Edward L. McMillan

Chairman

University of Illinois

Board of Trustees

352 Henry Admin. Bldg.

Urbana, IL 61801

With copy to:

Timothy L. Kileen

President

University of Illinois

364 Administration Bldg.

Urbana, IL 61801

Re: Phyllis Wise bonus payment and other payments

Notice of Intent to Sue

Dear Chairman McMillan:
In my family we have three (3) degrees from the University of Illinois. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be an Illinois graduate. I consider it a great honor to have received two degrees from the U of I (my mother got the third). But I am deeply distressed and embarrassed by the weak-kneed behavior of President Kileen and the University’s weak-kneed lawyers who are handing out cash to reward corrupt employees such as Phyllis Wise.

I am writing to respectfully request that the Board of Trustees deny Phyllis Wise any “bonus” for her corrupted years of service to the University and that the Board consider suing Wise for breach of trust and breach of contract, thereby seeking to negate her faculty appointment and sabbatical. There is a reasonable basis to assume that a court would find that Wise breached her fiduciary duty to the University, and thereby breached her contract, allowing the University to terminate her contract without further payments.

  1. General legal principles

Generally, the law favors the settlement of contested legal disputes. Where a bona fide dispute arises, parties are encouraged to settle. But where is the bona fide dispute in Wise’s case? Did someone else order her to break the law? What, apart from published reports, are the facts? Is a cover-up to protect others in progress? The public has a right to know why the University is rewarding Wise for corrupt behavior and breach of trust. Was there any justification for her to violate the law? There do not appear to be any mitigating circumstances. She willfully, maliciously and wantonly corrupted the University’s processes to violate freedom of information laws.

Amazingly, Wise is supposed to get a bonus while Illinois taxpayers are paying a law firm to investigate Wise’s misconduct. What is wrong with this picture?

Government and academe are held in low estate in Illinois. It seems like almost a daily occurrence when some educational institution is paying off some corrupt employee. Some day, somewhere, someone has to draw the line. I urge you to draw the line with Phyllis Wise. Enough!

Where is the incentive for employees to obey the law when the “punishment” for violating and corrupting the law is a cash bonus, a year’s paid vacation and a cushy job on return? What message does this settlement send to other potential violators?

In sum and substance there is no bona fide dispute to settle. Wise is a crook and faithless fiduciary. Wise broke the law, she should be fired for cause and the Board should send a stern message to other potential miscreants.

  1. Scienter or intent

If Wise had made a simple mistake, no one would be calling for her to pay a price. But there are 1,100 pages of corrupt emails that she and others acting in concert with her orchestrated to break state laws.

  1. Why is the University paying off a corrupt employee?

Normally, a corrupt employee should be fired. Period. Why is the University paying off Wise? Does she have more dirt to dish on other employees? If the facts are as they appear to be, Wise should be discharged for cause, not rewarded with a large payment, vacation and job.

  1. Is this what we can expect from President Kileen?

President Kileen is off to a bad start. In 1981 when air traffic controllers went on an illegal strike, President Ronald Reagan fired them. There were no more strikes by federal employees. President Kileen is starting out his presidency in a very bad way, by paying Wise hush money to go away and by whitewashing her abuse of state laws and the public trust.

If Killeen is a marshmallow, that is all the more reason for the Board to send Killeen a strong, stern message and stiffen his back: no more buyouts of crooked employees.

  1. Preparations for a lawsuit

While in the first instance the board votes on this smelly deal, if the board votes to reward Wise instead of discharging her I will be (a) filing a public interest lawsuit against the University to suspend the payment and to terminate her contract and (2) lobbying in Springfield to end all state support for the University. There is no reason why hard-pressed state taxpayers should be sending their hard-earned dollars to the U of I to pay lavish salaries to corrupt University administrators. It is time for the gravy train to end.

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions. I am in Chicago until Wednesday working on another Illinois corruption case. I hope a lawsuit will not be necessary and that Wise will be discharged for cause this week or soon thereafter.

Sincerely yours,

Andy Martin

August 11 Chicago news conference details:

Who:

National and Illinois corruption fighter Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin says he will file suit to block payments, professorship to disgraced Chancellor Phyllis Wise

Where:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

When:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015; 11:30 A.M.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-illinois-phyllis-wise-bonus-20150810-story.html#page=1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-it-matters-university-of-illinois-officials-used-private-emails-for-work_55c77b53e4b0f73b20b9aa87?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=Chicago&section=chicago&kvcommref=mostpopular

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-illinois-private-emails-20150807-story.html#page=1

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-university-illinois-email-chancellor-edit-0809-20150807-story.html

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.boycottabc.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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New Hampshire conservative Republican leader Andy Martin says Fox News tried to politically assassinate Donald Trump at the Cleveland debate

Conservative New Hampshire Republican Party leader and corruption fighter Andy Martin says that Donald Trump is correct: the questions posed by Fox News hosts in Thursday’s debate were mean-spirited and biased. “Fox News was not conducting a ‘debate’ involving Trump,” Andy says. “Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace had an agenda to destroy Donald Trump. The subsequent brouhaha about what Trump said on CNN is complete nonsense. Jeb Bush, the little toady, who refused to confront Trump in person, was back stabbing Trump in Atlanta on Saturday. Erick Erickson’ efforts to replace Trump’s appearance with an invitation to Kelly shows that Erickson and Fox have a ‘wolf pack’ mentality trying to destroy Trump’s candidacy. Stay tuned.”

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Andy analyzes the disputed questions at the Fox News debate and says Fox hosts clearly had an agenda to attack Donald Trump personally

 

“The only good that has come of this kerfuffle,” Andy says, “is that Jeb Bush has been exposed, once again, as a cowardly, back-stabbing toady for the Republican establishment.”

 

(Chicago, IL) (August 9, 2015)

DISCLAIMER:

I am not supporting Donald Trump as a candidate and have no connection with Trump’s campaign. I am an independent media and conservative analyst and activist. Because of my unalterable opposition to Jeb Bush, I am not supporting or endorsing any presidential candidate. I will support any Republican candidate for president except Jeb Bush.

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The Fox news/Trump/RedState.com/Erick Erickson/Bush kerfuffle is metastasizing faster than I can even keep up with written remarks. I saw the debate Thursday, and I was listening when Trump was interviewed by CNN Friday when he made comments that have since been taken out of context by Trump’s adversaries. Following is my point-by-point analysis:

  1. The general Fox News bias against Donald Trump

Let me be blunt. The Fox “News” debate was rigged against Donald Trump from start to finish. Fox News even rigged the audience in the debate auditorium against Trump, packing the stadium with party hacks, not a representative audience.

Questioners at a presidential debate have every right to ask “tough” questions. I have no problem with that. But Trump’s opponents were asked “tough questions” about issues. Trump was the only one who was peppered with nasty and misleading personal questions. And, as I point out below, if anyone has a checkered corporate past, Jeb Bush is much worse than Trump. But Fox News did not ask Jeb Bush about his financial failures, or how he collected government welfare when his own business ventures collapsed.

The “debate” was 100% anti-Trump. Bush was given a complete pass on his business failures. Who controlled the questions? Not the journalistic prostitutes that were asking them.

  1. Contested Question #1 “Will you support the nominee?”

This question was a legitimate question but it is a phony question at the same time. Here, Trump fell into a trap because he ignored his prior answers which were perfectly acceptable.

In the past, Trump has said he is keeping his options open because of bias against him within the Republican Party leadership. The Cleveland auditorium was not packed with ordinary citizens in the audience. It was packed with Republican Party hacks and Fox News hacks, which is why Trump was booed. Fox News had even biased the audience against Trump.

Trump should have given a clearer, crisper answer. He should have said, if the process is fair, I will support the winner. If the process is rigged, I will keep my options open. Bret Baier’s question was intended to lure Trump into a trap and to undermine Trump’s participation in the debate. If Trump had given one of his prior clear, crisp responses, he could have turned the issue on its head. Instead, Trump’s answer was a little muddled and it colored his opening at the debate.

There is nothing wrong with not supporting the winner of a rigged primary. In 2014 the Republican Party ran a rigged primary for U. S. Senate in New Hampshire. Like Trump, I was treated badly. I worked to see that the winner of the crooked primary was defeated to teach dishonest Republican leaders a lesson. There is nothing wrong with Trump keeping his options open to fight back against a corrupt Republican Party primary process or national convention. (Next month I will start a new round of attacks against the corrupt leadership of the New Hampshire Republican Party. I am still a loyal Republican, but I am not required to worship or endorse dishonest leaders.)

As for myself, as I stated in my disclaimer above, I will support any Republican candidate (of the seventeen) except Jeb Bush, because Jeb Bush is a disgrace and his family has been toxic for America, both financially and in foreign policy. No more Bushes. I am still a loyal Republican and will vote 100% Republican at the state ad local level.

The attempt by Bush supporters and their mandarins at Fox News to use the “will you support…” trope to undermine Trump has the same sort of sleaziness as the “Were you ever..(a communist)..?” of the 1940’s and 50’s. Trump has every right to stand up against Fox News and Bush Family McCarthyism.

  1. Are you (Trump) anti-woman because of your remarks?

Megyn Kelly started her questioning by asking Trump if trash-talking on television and in the New York tabloid newspapers disqualifies him from serving as President. Kelly dredged up several intemperate TV remarks Trump may have made. Trump has not made any such remarks as a candidate.

I have a long history of support for women’s issues, for equal pay and equal opportunity, and for women’s equality. I am the product of a single-parent household managed by a working mom whom I revere. If Trump was anti-woman or anti-female I would not hesitate to say so. (And, boys and girls, stay tuned. Jeb Bush is the real anti-woman candidate. I’ll be writing about that later on.)

Kelly was using the “anti-woman” meme to smear Trump and to divert attention from the “tough” questions on the issues she was directing at the other candidates. Trying to suggest Trump is anti-woman because of his TV talk would be akin to suggesting Jerry Springer supports domestic violence because of the antics on his TV show.

Instead of asking Trump serious questions, Kelly was prostituting herself to her overlords at Fox News that want to destroy Trump and were using the debate format to achieve their goal. (Am I “anti-woman” because I just said Kelly was prostituting herself to her bosses at Fox News? Not at all. I am using a figure of speech.) Kelly had an agenda. She was not acting as the legitimate journalist she pretends to be, and she was out to smear Donald Trump. In her own way, Kelly is just as much of a trash talker on TV as Donald Trump.

  1. Do several corporate reorganizations disqualify you for president?

I am not an expert on all of Trump’s corporate reorganizations. The term “corporate reorganization” is probably more accurate than “bankruptcy,” because Trump admits he did have reverses in New Jersey and some of his business interests went through reorganization. Once again, the tone of Chris Wallace’s question showed that Wallace was not trying to understand complicated corporate finance. Wallace was trying to falsely suggest Trump had “gone bankrupt.”

Given that Jeb Bush collected millions of dollars from a firm that was liquidated during the financial collapse (Lehman Brothers) and that Bush has never had a real job in his life, constantly being placed in lucrative positions by his family contacts, it took a lot of nerve for Wallace to try and single out Trump for corporate conniptions.

Jeb Bush has lived his whole life protected by and financed by “honest graft” engineered by Bush family Wall Street contacts and similar connections. What experience did Bush have to pump millions of dollars out of Lehman Brothers before the firm collapsed? None. Bush is just part of a parasitic family that has financed its children with wall Street handouts.

Before the Internet became widespread, twenty-one (21) years ago I exposed Jeb Bush as a financial fraud and corporate huckster. I know Bush. In all probability, you don’t know anything about his shenanigans. Fox News didn’t probe. Why not? Chris Wallace did not ask Jeb Bush what Bush did to earn millions before Lehman Brothers collapsed. Wallace was only focused on denigrating Trump. Wallace is another Fox News corporate prostitute.

Mark your calendars for how long it takes Fox or CNN or anyone else to ask Jeb Bush about the millions has scammed since leaving the governor’s office. Or whether Bush can enforce the tax laws when his wife is a jewelry smuggler? The negative questions were all anti-Trump, not evenly directed at Bush, Trump and the others.

  1. Did Trump refer to Megyn Kelly’s “menstruation?”

I was watching Trump’s phone interview with Don Lemon on CNN Friday night. It was vintage Trump. I heard the remarks about “blood” in Kelly’s eyes and “wherever.” I didn’t remotely think that Trump was referring to female hormones or menstruation. I agree with Trump that Erick Erickson, who has personally created the menstruation kerfuffle, is a sick puppy for even thinking that way.

If I thought Trump was denigrating Kelly as a woman, instead of blasting her as a TV host, I would tell you. As I stated above, I see no evidence that Donald Trump is anti-woman. The “anti-woman” smear is just another slander by the Fox News/Bush/Erickson combine.

  1. Is Jeb Bush a coward and a skunk and a two-faced liar?

Jeb Bush was in Atlanta Saturday at the Red State event trying to whip up opposition to Donald Trump and slamming him, again. When Bush was offered an opportunity to confront Trump in person at the debate, Bush wimped out and lied and said he had never attacked Trump. He denied attacking Trump verbally. But the moment Trump was out of sight, and Trump was out of town, Bush started with his attacks again in Atlanta. Bush is a two-faced coward who will never be president. He is part of a family of failed “presidents” who devastated this nation with two unnecessary Middle East wars. Bush is a Wall Street swindler who made millions while Lehman Brothers collapsed. Bush lacked the character and bravery to confront Trump in person in Cleveland, but Bush resumed his back-stabbing routine in Atlanta. Maybe that tells you something about the crowd Erick Erickson assembled in Atlanta.

Mr. Erickson used to be on the payroll of CNN; maybe he still is. Erickson says he doesn’t want his daughter in the same room with Trump. What a cowardly and despicable remark. Erickson and Bush deserve each other.

  1. Where do we go from here?

The liberal New York Times says “conservatives” are taking a “second look” at Jeb Bush, see link below. They better keep looking. I pointed out above that Bush’s behavior at the Red State meeting was predictable but despicable. But ask yourself, why is the New York Times so eager to promote Jeb Bush to conservatives? Need I say more?

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/us/politics/bush-gets-applause-at-conservative-forum.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.boycottabc.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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