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  • Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation

    05/10/2013 2:47:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/10/2013 | ABBY PHILLIP
    Conservative groups have rejected an Internal Revenue Service apology for unjustifiably scrutinizing tax-exempt conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. The IRS apology has seemingly validated conservatives' fears of politically motivated regulation. House Republican leaders, meanwhile, have vowed to investigate. Lois Lerner, the director the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said that organizations had been given additional scrutiny if their applications included the words "Tea Party" or "patriot." The practice originated with "low-level" employees in Cincinnati, according to an Associated Press report. In a press conference on Friday, Lerner called the actions of these employees "absolutely inappropriate." "They didn't...
  • IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

    05/10/2013 8:05:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 May 2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews. Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington. Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the...
  • Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

    04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 115 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/9/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot. Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster. What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage. Several Republican Senators intend to vote against...
  • Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’

    04/01/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’ April 1st, 2013 Scott Ott Obama signs National Fiscal Responsibility Day declarationPresident Obama declares April 1 ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day’, as the infants and toddlers of Wall Street bankers crawl around his desk just out of the camera’s view. In a White House ceremony this morning, surrounded by young children of Wall Street bankers, and of staffers at the Federal Reserve, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, President Barack Obama signed an executive order designating today as ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day.’ The president said the declaration would both “recognize the Herculean efforts of members...
  • School Bans the Word ‘Easter’ (In Alabama!)

    03/27/2013 3:25:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | March 26, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.</p> <p>“We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”</p>
  • Obama: "Not my fault" - White House to Re-Open (Nothing ever is)

    03/14/2013 7:15:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Four days after slamming the doors of the White House closed, Barack "It's-not-my-fault" Obama says he's going to ask the Secret Service if to reconsider. Contradicting previous statements, Obama told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News this morning that neither he nor his staff had anything to do with closing the public out of the White House. This time, he threw the Secret Service under the bus. “I have to say this was not a decision that went up to the White House,” Obama said in the interview with Stephanopoulos. “But what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re...
  • PERMANENT CAMPAIGN: OBAMA SPEECH LAUNCHES 'ORGANIZING FOR ACTION' NATIONWIDE

    02/13/2013 6:51:47 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Joel B. Pollack
    As President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address, activists involved in his new non-profit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, gathered in local meetings around the country to watch and cheer him on. The new 501(c)4 organization, which is an offshoot of his re-election campaign, aims to support the president’s policies and to project the power of the White House beyond Washington into local communities and media. I joined a gathering in southern California, which rented out a local pub and tuned in on the big screen. The buildup to the event was almost as interesting as the...
  • White House OKs Drone Strikes On American Suspects Abroad

    02/06/2013 5:08:21 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Drone Wars: A government memo concludes the U.S. can order the killing of American citizens believed to be tied to al-Qaida, with the White House acting as judge, jury and executioner. Gee, what about due process? Those of us who remember the condemnation and scorn heaped on President George W. Bush by liberals and civil libertarians for his post-9/11 security measures are bemused by the Obama administration's official declaration of the right to kill Americans abroad through the use of drone strikes. And it's based on the idea that a single White House official can decide whether the individual in...
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...
  • Explosion Reported in Lebanese City of Tyre

    02/03/2013 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A blast went off in southern Lebanon, near the city of Tyre, late on Sunday night, Al-Arabiya reported, based on local media sources. The blast reportedly occurred after an electronic device exploded in the area. The Lebanese Future TV network said that an “Israeli aircraft might have detonated an electronic transmission device” in the southern area of al-Fawwar. “Hizbullah has cordoned off the area,” Future TV added. The official Lebanese NNA news agency claimed that “Israeli aircraft did not leave the Lebanese airspace over the South all through the day.” Israel’s Channel 2 News, reporting on the explosion, cited a...
  • The Government Generously Offers To Help You "Manage” Your Retirement Account

    02/02/2013 7:29:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 82 replies
    Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, [ZH: We have discussed this threat over the past several years (must read).] The obvious concept is that when the government runs out of money, or they face a drying up in interest for its debt, they will come for the $19.4 trillion in American’s retirement accounts. It seems that day may be finally drawing near. I stopped contributing to my 401k back when I worked at Bernstein, and I will probably now have to give more serious consideration whether I want to take the penalty and move the funds out of my...
  • White House Warns: Don't Photoshop Obama Gun Pic

    02/02/2013 1:21:03 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/13 | Larry O'Connor
    The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama "skeet shooting" at Camp David. An activity he claims he does "all the time." The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture: "This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement...
  • Don't 'Shop me Bro - White House Warns: Don't Photoshop Obama Gun Pic

    02/02/2013 8:10:33 AM PST · by GraceG · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/2/2013 | Breitbart
    The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama "skeet shooting" at Camp David. An activity he claims he does "all the time." The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture: "This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement...
  • [NJ Gov] Christie v. Court: Is threat for real?

    04/24/2011 11:26:09 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 85 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/24/2011 | Matt Katz
    Gov. Christie said last week that he had mulled defying a possible order from New Jersey's Supreme Court to restore funding to schools. ... If Christie ignores the ruling, scholars said, he could be ruled in contempt of court and personally fined, he could be impeached for violating his oath of office, or he could trigger a constitutional crisis and the statewide closing of schools. ... The current case had its origins nearly 40 years ago. The nonprofit Education Law Center sued the state for more money for poor schools, saying equitable funding was a right under the state constitution...
  • Obama authorizes drone strikes in Libya

    04/21/2011 1:40:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama has authorized the use of aerial drone strikes in Libya to aid rebels fighting to oust dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday. Gates stressed that even though the United States will begin using the armed Predator drones in Libya, American soldiers will not be deployed to the country. He said the Libyan people will have to remove Gadhafi themselves, though the U.S. "can provide them with some cover from the air." The announcement falls in line with the Obama administration's pledge to not put American boots on the ground to remove Gadhafi from power....
  • FOXNews: CIA Stopping Terrorist Interrogations; Fear Of Criminal Charges, Uselessness Of Gitmo

    04/12/2011 4:56:22 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 19 replies
    FOXNews
    On FOXNews this AM. CIA operatives are now actively declining to interrogate captured terrorists or move them to Guantanamo. With Obama/Holder prosecutors hovering over every case, trying to find ways to indict CIA officers, and Guantanamo becoming nothing more than R & R for the terrorists, experienced CIA officers now refuse to have anything to do with captured terrorists. One case in point was a long-sought terrorist HVT captured by Pakistanis. When CIA was contacted to come question or take custody of him, CIA declined.
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administration’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.” “That was nearly eleven months ago,” he wrote. “In the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • Breaking News: Obama action against DOMA coming

    02/23/2011 9:39:31 AM PST · by Justaham · 148 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-23-11 | Jonathan Capehart
    A well-placed and trusted source tells me that, any minute now, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement announcing that it will no longer defend so-called Defense of Marriage Act lawsuits in court. The source believes DOJ had come to the conclusion that heightened scrutiny would apply, and that these cases cannot be defended in court. A 530d letter has been sent to Congress informing it that, if it wants to defend the statute, it is free to do so. A case is pending now that has a filing deadline of March 11. This is huge, folks. By definitively...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Michelle Obama wows in Alexander McQueen gown

    01/19/2011 9:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2011 | Christina Wilkie
    First Lady Michelle Obama donned a stunning, one-shouldered, red gown on Wednesday night for the state dinner for visiting President Hu Jintao of China. Her color choice was a gracious nod to her Chinese guests: red, while the dominant color of the Chinese flag, also symbolizes prosperity and happiness in Chinese tradition. The dress was designed by the label of Alexander McQueen, a beloved British designer who committed suicide less than a year ago.