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  • Rep. Duncan Hunter under investigation by Justice Department, House Ethics Committee indicates

    03/23/2017 11:58:12 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2017 | Nicole Duran
    Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is under investigation by the Justice Department. The House Ethics Committee released a statement saying it was deferring consideration of the matter after being asked to do so by the Justice Department, a move that signals that department is running its own probe. The committee said it first received a referral on Hunter from the Office of Congressional Ethics last August. The committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to defer the matter after being asked to do so by the Justice Department.
  • Reuters Tries Scheduling Hit Job on T-Rex For Not Attending NATO Meeting,

    03/21/2017 12:24:44 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 3 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 21, 2017 | Sundance
    In an effort to frame a Russian conspiracy narrative against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Reuters has to ignore their own prior reporting 48 hours ago. Reuters publishes an article citing Secretary Tillerson’s schedule and his decision not to attend a NATO summit in Brussels on April 5th and 6th, by citing Tillerson attending a Chinese state visit meeting in the U.S. scheduled for April 6th and 7th.
  • Honeymoon Over: Speaker Paul Ryan Targets His Own Republicans, Not Democrats, with Ads on Healthcare

    03/10/2017 7:05:00 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 10, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is openly targeting House Republicans with television advertisements—while conspicuously not hitting Democratic members—to try to browbeat them into supporting his healthcare legislation. The ad then cuts to President Trump’s recent address to a joint session of Congress, where Trump says he wants to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”
  • IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting — Two Years After FOIA Request

    03/09/2017 7:46:08 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 9, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: â—¾Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted â—¾At least 5 pro-Israel groups â—¾Constitutional groups â—¾Groups that criticized Obama administration â—¾At least two pro-life groups â—¾An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor â—¾A 180 year-old Baptist paper â—¾A Texas voting-rights group â—¾A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed â—¾Conservative activists and businesses â—¾At least one conservative Hispanic group â—¾IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed â—¾10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS â—¾AndÂ… 100% of the 501(c)(4)...
  • Germany's Chief Prosecutor Announces Investigation of US Hacking at Frankfurt Consulate

    03/08/2017 5:52:37 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    US Consulate in Frankfurt The documents reveal the CIA used Frankfurt as a remote hacking base for clandestine activities. The top secret CIA unit used the German city of Frankfurt am Main as the starting point for numerous hacking attacks on Europe, China and the Middle East. in response Germany’s chief prosecutor announced an investigation of the Wikileaks documents.
  • Acting Director of USCIS Lori Scialabba Resigns at Homeland Security

    03/08/2017 11:49:47 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Lori Scialabba, the Acting Director at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security, “announced her coming retirement from federal service” on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed to Breitbart News. Scialabba was number one on the list of eight Obama holdover bureaucrats identified by Breitbart News that President Trump “can fire or remove at Homeland Security.”
  • Did CIA pick sanitize Obama's passport records?

    02/22/2017 8:56:42 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies ^ | 01/08/2013 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – John Brennan, the Obama counter-terrorism adviser nominated this week to head the CIA, played a controversial role in what many suspect was an effort to sanitize Obama’s passport records.
  • Globalist-Minded Media Fraught Over “Deliberate” and “Well Prepared” Acumen of Secretary T-Rex…

    02/19/2017 5:05:55 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | Sundance
    We are so fortunate Rex Tillerson was willing to take on the role of Secretary of State. T-Rex’s approach is giving the pearl-clutching leftists fits, as outlined in this article by ABC which displays their collective angst. Via ABC) [..] In his first weeks as America’s top diplomat, Tillerson has gone to great lengths to avoid attracting attention, despite a growing perception in Washington that the State Department is being sidelined by a power-centric White House.
  • Congressional Democrats Send “Beware of Trump” Warning Letter To State Department Bureaucrats

    12/16/2016 2:06:13 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Sundance
    If there was anyone who doubted the previous outline we shared about the State Department operating as a complete and distinct agency of the U.S. government today’s action from DC Democrats should put those doubts to rest. A true “America First” diplomatic outlook is an existential threat to the preferred mission statement of the U.S. State Department. (link)
  • Obama says some local police departments need more resources

    07/19/2016 4:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies ^ | 7/19/16 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The loss of three more police officers in Baton Rouge over the weekend demonstrates the importance of the federal government doing everything it can to help police officers go home at night and be safe, President Barack Obama said Tuesday after meeting with key leaders of his domestic security team. Obama said there is great interest among police departments nationwide in receiving additional training to deal with active-shooter events and to decrease tensions before violence occurs, but that more resources will be necessary. He said many police departments could also use more help purchasing bullet-proof vests. He...
  • State Department's Benghazi review let senior officials off the hook, report finds

    09/15/2013 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    fox ^ | 9/15/13 | fox
    The State Department review of the Benghazi terror attack let senior officials off the hook for the policy decisions that led to sub-standard security at the U.S. compound in eastern Libya, according to a draft House committee report obtained by Fox News. The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal review board -- called the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- was flawed. The report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of...
  • Issa: The State Department’s Benghazi investigation has been “a charade” from day one

    08/21/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    After the news that the four State Department employees who had been superficially and symbolically ‘held accountable’ following last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi are now back at work at the State Department, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa issued the appropriately scathing statement: “Obama administration officials repeatedly promised the families of victims and the American people that officials responsible for security failures would be held accountable. Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on...
  • Rand Paul’s Budget Kills Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing, and Energy

    03/25/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/25/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced a budget he says will balance the budget in five years with $2.3 trillion in tax cuts. Paul’s “Platform to Revitalize America” brings spending below the historical average of 19.1 percent of GDP in the first year and spends $9.6 trillion less over the next 10 years based on the current Congressional Budget Office baseline. It achieves a $17 billion surplus in FY2018 and reforms entitlement programs — Medicare recipients, for example, would receive the same healthcare plan as members of Congress. It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration and...
  • Departments of Education and Transportation: Sequester Scare Numbers Were ‘Estimates’

    03/07/2013 6:26:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/7/13 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    In response to questioning by Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) of the House Oversight Committee, representatives from the Department of Education and Department of Transportation admitted that their recent dire warnings about the effects the sequester would have were not based on studies or data. According to deputy secretary of education Anthony Miller, the threat of “40,000 pink slips” for teachers was “an estimate,” but the department stands by this statement as an “impact it could have.” The inspector general of the Department of Transportation, Calvin Scovel III, also admitted that there were no “data or studies” supporting the warning...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Judge questions Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona immigration law

    11/01/2010 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/10 | Jerry Markon & Julie Tate
    A federal appellate judge expressed deep skepticism Monday about a Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law, leaving uncertain the Obama administration's chances of stopping the law from taking effect. "I've read your brief, I've read the District Court opinion, I've heard your interchange with my two colleagues, and I don't understand your argument," Noonan told deputy solicitor general Edwin S. Kneedler. "We are dependent as a court on counsel being responsive. . . . You keep saying the problem is that a state officer is told to do something. That's not a matter of preemption. . . ....
  • Introduction to American Government

    08/10/2010 7:44:29 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Governments should do only those things that cannot be done more efficiently by the private sector, e.g., provide for common defense, courts; facilitate trade, i.e., those things allowed by our Constitution! Allowing competition usually results in the best product or service for the least cost. Therefore it is suggested that our medical and postal systems be privatized by cutting down their Federal subsidies over the next four years as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Education.
  • Sebelius Says President Obama Has Instructed All Cabinet-Level Departments to Promote Public Health

    04/12/2010 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 786+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/12/10 | Edwin Mora
    ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Obama “expects” all cabinet departments to leverage their resources in support of public health, a move she suggested is unprecedented. “One of the things that’s happened in this administration, which I would suggest has not really happened in the past, is that the president has made it very clear to all of us at the cabinet level that while health may be directly in the portfolio of Health and Human Services, he expects all of the cabinet officers to spend some time figuring out ways that we can leverage...
  • Federal Government Spending - vanity

    05/05/2006 2:20:48 PM PDT · by Cobra64 · 22 replies · 646+ views
    Federal tax revenue versus federal spending by departments and agencies.
  • Special Report: $Billions Spent Incarcerating Criminal Aliens - (by VP Nat'l Assoc. Police Chiefs)

    06/04/2005 4:04:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 37 replies · 653+ views
    When the United States incarcerates criminal aliens--noncitizens convicted of crimes while in this country legally or illegally--in federal and state prisons and local jails, the federal government bears much of the costs. It pays to incarcerate criminal aliens in federal prisons and reimburses state and local governments for a portion of their costs of incarcerating some, but not all, criminal aliens illegally in the country through the Department of Justice's State Criminal Alien Assistance Program managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Some state and local governments have expressed concerns about the impact that criminal aliens have on already overcrowded...