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  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Democratic Night

    10/21/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-14 | Wesley Pruden
    This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench. Some of the crucial races for control of the U.S. Senate are still tight, but if there’s any momentum — “the big Mo,” as George Bush the Elder once called it — propelling a Democratic candidate anywhere, it’s hard to find it.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • We be turnt up round da globe – to fight Ebola. Yo!

    10/16/2014 7:28:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-16-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m pretty sure you’ve seen Lady M’s Vine video (note to self: redundant) by now, butt in case you just fell off a turnip truck, here it is again:Brought to you by the DNCHow on earth, you ask, did the turnip dance “turn up?” You’ll be shocked to hear it was all preplanned as part of one of our “#askthefirstlady” social media events. The question was asked in such a way (vapid, by some accounts) as to give Lady M a lead-in to her really cool rap and turnip dance. The intent, in case it was lost on you, was...
  • Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

    10/14/2014 2:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Dennis Prager
    There is a noble-sounding attitude that many Americans hold regarding whom they vote for. "I vote for the candidate," they say. It sure sounds good. Voting for the best candidate, rather than the party, sounds as American as apple pie. But as the Democratic Party has become a doctrinaire left-wing party, this sentiment is no longer noble. It is actually foolish and dangerous. There was a time when there were terrific Democrats whom an independent and even a Republican could vote for. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was such an example. He was a liberal -- he believed in the good...
  • DHS Chief: ´We´re Asking Passengers to Fill Out a Declaration About What Symptoms Do You Have

    10/09/2014 10:50:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday announced "more enhanced screening" for the estimated 150 travelers flying into the United States every day from West African countries where the deadly Ebola virus is spreading."The protocol is, first of all, our Customs personnel are very skilled at examining people, assessing people for a variety of reasons. And we're asking passengers to fill out a declaration about what symptoms do you have? Are you feeling ill? Where have you been for the last 21 days and where will you be for the next few days?"And, through a non-contact thermometer, we're going to...
  • President Obama Wreaks Vehicular Havoc Today En Route To Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser Dinner

    10/09/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/09/14 | Lisa de Moraes
    Los Angelenos will have lots of time on the roads this afternoon to contemplate the midterm elections when President Obama flies in for one of those “Hollywood fundraisers” news outlets love to sniff at — especially this one, at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s Brentwood neighborhood was festooned with Obama Drone non-fan posters in anticipation of the president’s visit — tickets to which raised $1K to $32K per head for the Democratic National Committee, depending on whether the ticket holder wanted to actually get dinner as well as a photo with Obama. Press already is reporting that Obama plans...
  • Risk of Contracting Ebola a Small Price To Pay For Enriching America With Diversity <satire>

    10/08/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Redcat · 17 replies
    Diversity Chronicle ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Amina Shabez
    The radical, racist, and reactionary right is at it again! This time, they are stoking ugly, xenophobic, and nativist fears that Americans could contract the deadly ebola virus from African immigrants or visitors to the US! These fears are really just a smokescreen for those who hate African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Muslims and other immigrant groups along with hating the LGBT. They have no basis in reality, and the accusation really proves how desperate racists are to find ANY and EVERY excuse possible for limiting immigration. What are these white hate mongers so afraid of? The truth is that racist white people...
  • President Obama in City Today for DNC Fundraisers

    10/07/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    twc news ^ | 10/7/14
    .....Obama is coming to the city today to raise money for the Democratic party. The president is expected to arrive at JFK Airport around 1:30 p.m. From there he will head to Manhattan for two events involving the Democratic National Committee.
  • DNC chief vows to stay in office

    10/04/2014 12:58:43 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) reaffirmed her commitment to stay on as Democratic National Committee chairwoman in the aftermath of reports suggesting the party is souring over her leadership. “I was elected to a four-year term, and I will serve as DNC chair till Jan. 21, 2017,” she said to the Sun Sentinel. ADVERTISEMENT A Politico article published last month said Wasserman Schultz is losing the support of prominent Democrats, including President Obama. It also said the White House debated replacing her as DNC chair, going as far as selecting a candidate before deciding against the change. The report came...
  • Scott Walker's new ad is answer to Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    10/02/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Scott Walker Campaign ^ | 10-2-14 | Friends of Scott Walker
    Teri is the face of an infamous Wisconsin case in 2004 where an estranged husband beat his wife with a baseball bat on a bitter January day and stuffed her body in a garbage can that was half full of snow, leaving her to die in an unheated storage unit. Teri has joined the campaign to re-elect Scott Walker, and here is what she has to say: http://www.scottwalker.com/teri So, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is that really how Scott Walker "gives women the back of his hand"?
  • Waukesha County judge tosses out GOP lawsuit seeking ballot changes

    09/24/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-24-14 | Patrick Marley
    A Waukesha County judge tossed out a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to force changes to the Nov. 4 ballot. Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer dismissed the case after 25 minutes of arguments because those who brought the suit had not followed a procedure requiring them to first file a complaint with state election officials. The case was brought last week by the campaign committees of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). In another blow to the lawsuit, Kieffer also ruled that only electors could bring such a challenge, not the political committees of candidates....
  • Limbaugh spokesman: #StopRush operatives to be outed later today

    09/23/2014 11:54:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    I can’t believe I’m writing about “StopRush” again.Longtime readers will recall my extensive and groundbreaking research into the StopRush operation just after Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke in 2012, for which he apologized.I proved then that the operation — at least at that time — was a Media Matters astroturfed assault on Limbaugh’s advertiser base, based on a pre-existing plan just waiting for the right moment. Supposedly independent groups coordinated their efforts with an MMFA operative, and then tried to cover it up. My research led Limbaugh to activate his personal Twitter account to spread the results of my research....
  • How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/19/2014 3:52:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-19-14 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>That's really the only way to describe Politico's piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.</p> <p>Based on interviews with DNC staffers -- both former and current -- the piece described Wasserman Schultz as something of a modern-day Tracy Flick: over-eager, disloyal and not shy about promoting her ambitions.</p>
  • Is DWS Getting Fired?

    09/18/2014 7:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    DNC Spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been under fire for weeks now after comparing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to a domestic abuser. As a reminder: "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality...What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch." Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz: Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand Now, it looks like Democrats have had enough of...
  • The long knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/18/2014 5:10:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-18-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats know they are in trouble with voters in November and are turning on one another, hoping to find not just scapegoats but actual incompetents whose departure would help them recover in time for 2016. So it is unsurprising to read a long article in Politico, based on many conversations with sources that prefer to remain anonymous, to the effect that DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz may not hold onto her job in the party leadership through 2016. Possessed of an unusually grating voice, gaffe-prone (my all-time favorite: the charge that Republicans would “literally” drag us...
  • Man Confronts Reporter for Photographing Private Building from Public Road

    09/12/2014 7:57:34 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 88 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Jeff Gray
    Man Confronts Reporter for Photographing Private Building from Public Road PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was video recording from outside an indistinguishable building in Jacksonville today when it began speaking to him, a booming female voice telling him he was not allowed to take photos. The voice, which was obviously coming from somewhere inside viewing him with a camera, almost seemed to be able to hear Gray speaking back, telling him he must walk to the building’s front gate, which he did, careful not to enter the property of the building. A man then came walking out, acting as if he...
  • [September 4, 2013] Meet the Syrian Islamist Organization Controlling Senator McCain’s Agenda

    09/10/2014 9:03:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    (September 4, 2013) A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a high profile article from one Elizabeth O’Bagy arguing that the majority of the Syrian rebels were actually moderates. Senator McCain mentioned Elizabeth O’Bagy’s op-ed during the Senate hearings, when he wasn’t playing poker, and tweeted it. That should come as no surprise, considering that O’Bagy is credited with arranging McCain’s infamous photo op with the Syrian rebel leadership. The Wall Street Journal lists O’Bagy’s role as the Institute for the Study of War. It leaves out the fact that she is the political director for the Syrian...
  • The Democrat Party is the NEW Communist Party in America

    09/01/2014 6:54:29 AM PDT · by kindred · 35 replies
    Well, not so new, actually. It took the lead Communist in the U.S., Barack Obama, to really bring Communism out of the shadows and put it on full display. Why are they the Communist Party? Don’t listen to their words; look at their deeds. That’s the true measure of a man. In 1984 Gus Hall made a public appearance and stated that he would no longer be a candidate for President under the Communist Party of American party banner. His vice presidential running mater in 1984 was Angela Davis, self-proclaimed Communist and a member of the Black Panthers. Gus had...
  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-27-2014 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUG
    MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUGAugust 26, 2014 A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated. In the letter, addressed to the group Mayor Bill de Blasio wooed during its visit to New York two weeks ago, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Edward D. Mullins, said the city was going “backward to the bad old days of high crime, danger-infested public spaces and...
  • What is the Difference Between the DNC and the CPUSA?

    08/26/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    On the home page of the Communist Party USA it says “A better and peaceful world is possible—a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA.” No, it’s not Socialism, which is a watered down version of Communism. Real Communism is the kind that was practiced in the former Soviet Union. It can be found in Cuba and North Korea where the state controls all power and property,and the people have none.
  • DNC Official Tells Democrats To Capitalize On Ferguson Racial Strife (shortened)

    08/26/2014 5:41:18 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse | Aug 26, 2014 | Sundance
    The racial unrest caused by tensions over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could be a rallying cry for Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts, according to the voter education committee chair for the Democratic Southern caucus.
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    08/20/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 7:14 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday. The DNC raised almost $9.3 million in July and went into August with more than $9.6 million saved for November’s elections. The RNC says it raised $8.4 million last month and has almost $14 million in its account. …
  • Empire State Building Lights Up For DNC Despite Policy, Refuses Kids with Cancer

    08/12/2014 8:07:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 12, 2014 - 11:56 AM | Dan Joseph
    It’s no secret that New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio really, really wants the 2016 Democratic national Convention to be in his city. The mayor has been handing out iPads and personalized basketball jerseys to members of the DNC Site Selection Committee, in an effort to sway them into choosing the Big Apple as the host city for its 2016 nominating convention. The Empire State Building, which is not run by the city government has decided to help the mayor in his goal and has announced that they will light the top of the famous skyscraper blue on Tuesday night,...
  • Barney Frank 'Appalled' By Obama Administration: 'They Just Lied To People'

    08/04/2014 7:47:13 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 52 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 08/01/2014 3:02 pm EDT Updated: 08/01/2014 3:59 pm EDT | Zach Carter
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.). "The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie...
  • OOPS: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Makes Big Gaffe, Reveals the Truth About Obama

    07/31/2014 7:40:22 PM PDT · by montag813 · 102 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA gaffe? Or Freudian slip? Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL and DNC Chairwoman) made a stunning comment on Obama's pet network, MSNBC, accidentally revealing the truth about her boss: (House Republicans) will be voting for the first time in American history to sue the President of the United States for doing his job.And doing his job actually less often, and a rate that is lower than any President since Grover Cleveland. Um...sure. Who are we to disagree? WATCH:
  • 10 Years Ago Today (major barf alert)

    07/29/2014 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    WaPo Politics ^ | e-media
    10 year ago tonight, America's #1 doofus gigolo John Kerry accepted the democrat nomination for President. Although we dodged the bullet on a bigger scale, he's still with us and making the world a more dangerous place. "I am not one to read into things, but guess which wing of the hospital the maternity ward was in? (APPLAUSE) I'm not kidding. I was born in the West Wing. "
  • Obama to visit Los Angeles (and Los Altos) for DNC fundraiser(s) July 23

    06/29/2014 9:59:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 6/29/14 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes. Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website, PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers. The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 -- the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year -- to be a co- host of the event,...
  • Dems Fawn Over IRS Commissioner Who Contributed Over $85,000 to Their Committees, Candidates

    06/25/2014 4:22:42 PM PDT · by ncfool · 50 replies
    MRC thru CNS News. ^ | June 24, 2014 | Barb Boland
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen contributed more than $85,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, MRCTV research has discovered - with a $5,000 donation to President Obama in 2012 and $19,000 to the Democratic National Committee from 1988 to 2008. This may explain the fawning "thank yous" Koskinen received for his public service from many Democrats last night on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Oh Oh the Commissioner has some problems too: http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/barbara-boland/dems-fawn-over-irs-commissioner-who-contributed-over-85000-their
  • DNC: GOP is Just a Bunch of "Mad Men"

    05/27/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/14 | Aurelius
    In an odd play on words, the DNC called GOP policies those of "mad men," after referencing the finale of MadMen. The meme, which the DNC released on the 25th, and then again on the 26th, states that "MadMen is going away until next year, but the GOP's mad men policies remain:" Initially, the pun appears to call Republicans characters of the show. However, it does not. First, the words MadMen in the post has no space when the Democrats are referring to the show, but has one when referring to Republicans. Second, the word "Mad" is highlighted in red...
  • ‘Where’s the eyewash station?’: Brace yourselves for this Debbie Wasserman Schultz selfie [pic]

    05/15/2014 1:47:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/15/14 | staff
    ....Here at Twitchy, we’ve seen a lot of disturbing stuff. But we’re not sure anything could’ve prepared us for this: We … we can’t even.
  • DNC Gives Out Advice to Women: “Be Less Polite,” “Don’t Get that Tattoo,” “Go Easy”

    05/07/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/7/14 | Aurelius
    In what was first called "advice to my younger self," then later "advice from some of those women" to the average girl, the DNC released confusing and often contradictory "advice" to young Democrat women. The advice specifically comes from DNC Women's Caucus Members. Some of the advice is common sense, and probably should be followed by both men and women: "be brave," for example. Then some is a bit random. The DNC itself makes specific note that "we all need a good pair of stretchy pants sometimes." Again, the DNC calls this advice for women in the Democratic party. The...
  • BREAKING: Justice Department Considered ARRESTING Conservative Activists

    04/26/2014 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 88 replies
    The current presidential administration has engaged in so much outright thuggery it’s hard to keep track of. It has abused its power at every level and in every department possible, going after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government. The Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have uncovered emails that seem to indicate that the IRS was actively working with the Justice Department in the targeting of conservative groups.
  • Dems return convicted Internet CEO’s contribution

    04/25/2014 2:06:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee says it has returned $20,000 donated by a wealthy San Francisco Internet entrepreneur recently convicted of domestic violence. DNC spokeswoman Rebecca Chalif said Friday the organization has returned Gurbaksh Chahal’s 2014 contribution after discovering he pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor domestic violence battery and battery charges. Chahal was sentenced to three years’ probation and faces no jail time. …
  • NEW VIDEO FEATURES AL FRANKEN PLAYING WITH HIS TRAFFIC CONE BOOBS

    04/14/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video obtained by Breitbart News shows the former comedian and left-wing pundit playing with a pair of traffic cones pretending they were a pair of female breasts. Franken is seen in the video holding two cones to his chest and grinning in an apparent flash of comedy. The footage was taken in June 2012 at a fundraiser breakfast in Paradise Valley, Arizona, according to a source who provided the video. The event was held in support of Democratic Senate candidate Dr. Richard Carmona, who challenged Republican Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. after Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ retire
  • By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

    04/14/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Party’s platform will be expressly antireligious. Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. You’ll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 – after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their...
  • HARRY REID'S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2014 | FOX News/AP
    A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to "get to the bottom" of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lerner in contempt. The party-line vote followed hours of heated debate on the committee. The contempt measure heads next to the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner predicted earlier this week that unless Lerner agrees to cooperate, the full House will support contempt -- from there, the case would likely head to the courts. "This...
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Rep. Issa Reveals Emails Between Rep. Cummings' Staff and Targets of IRS Investigation

    04/09/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2014 | by John Sexton
    The heat in the IRS investigation just went up. Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings in which he accuses Cummings of working to "obstruct the investigation" into IRS misbehavior. The bulk of Rep. Issa's letter is devoted to some recently uncovered emails which demonstrate that Rep. Cummings was seeking information on True the Vote, the voter integrity group based in Texas which became the target of much unwanted government attention. Cummings' staff contacted the IRS in August 2012 to inform them that they...
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Dozens of TVs reported missing from uptown arena after DNC

    04/06/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    WBTV ^ | 4/02/14 | Pamela Escobar
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Democratic National Convention has been over for 18 months, but it's still fresh in the mind of one company who filed a police report saying it can't find $75,000 worth of equipment. LG Electronics spoke with WBTV and explained why it decided to tell police now. The DNC ended in September 2012. LG electronics based in New Jersey had hundreds and hundreds of displays for delegates and convention participants. "A number of the products were sold on site and after the event. But the majority were returned to our warehouse they came back safe and...
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • DNC worried about midterm turnout because 'lower turnout means that we'll lose'

    04/01/2014 12:29:56 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 AT 5:48 PM | By Joel Gehrke
    When Democratic National Committee operatives describe something as "undemocratic," they mean it's not good for the Democratic Party. "We believe that we should expand democracy -- that expanding democracy is good for the nation; it is good for our party," Democratic National Committee spokesman Mo Elleithee told reporters during a conference call in which he attacked "undemocratic" Republican voter ID laws and other state-level election laws.
  • Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps' Funeral, Says Daughter

    03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 182 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/17/2014 | Maria Vultaggio
    After finding out Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. was on the verge of death many quipped the Westboro Baptist Church, the very organization he founded, would picket his funeral like they have so many others in the past. It might sound like a joke but apparently it’s the real deal: the WBC will hold a demonstration at the funeral of their former pastor.Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, was reportedly excommunicated from the group.Phelps Sr., 84, began to make headlines over the weekend after his estranged son Nathan posted a note to Facebook where he said...
  • The War on Julie Boonstra and other Obamacare cancer victims [who criticized Obamacare]

    03/16/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | March 15, 2016 | Henry Payne
    Michigan is a crucial piece on the 2014 U.S. Senate chessboard, and Republicans have a good shot at gaining retiring Democrat Carl Levin’s open seat, given Democratic nominee Gary Peters’s unpopular House vote for the Affordable Care Act. Yet Peters has hope. The president’s unilateral delays in Obamacare mandates have eased planned layoffs by local governments and businesses. Moderate GOP governor Rick Snyder supports the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. And the state’s liberal news media have largely ignored the estimated 225,000-plus canceled individual policies and the job losses at medical-device maker Stryker. But Julie Boonstra won’t be ignored. So she must...
  • DNC Vows to Increase Voter Rolls, Fight Voter ID in Run-Up to Midterms

    03/06/2014 10:41:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 5, 2014 - 9:34 pm | Rodrigo Sermeńo
    Members of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) resolutions committee approved a series of platform points at the annual winter meeting, including a measure on voter ID with an eye to upcoming midterm elections. Hundreds of members from all around the country converged in D.C. last week to debate resolutions and rules as well as organize their “ground game” ahead of November elections. Among the resolutions approved were those in support of some of the major issues on the Democrats’ agenda, including women’s rights, immigration reform, and the minimum wage. […] The DNC also introduced on Thursday a new voter expansion...
  • Video: DNC attendees can’t name a single Hillary accomplishment

    03/05/2014 11:48:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2014 | AllahPundit
    A clever rejoinder from CNS to the “Ready for Hillary” crowd: What is it, exactly, that you’re ready for? Lest you think they’re cherry-picking the least articulate Democrats they ran into, have a look at this new data from Pew. Alex Seitz-Wald, citing other data from the same poll, frets that Benghazi is more of a liability for Hillary than liberals think because it topped the list of her biggest negatives at 15 percent. Is that really her biggest liability, though? Behold:She spent eight years in the Senate and another four as secretary of state and yet her time as...
  • Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention (Oregon)

    02/25/2014 4:56:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 02/25/2014 | Aaron Mesh
    It turns out Portland could be more blue. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has declined an offer from the Democratic National Committee to compete to host the party's 2016 national convention. The DNC placed Portland among about 30 cities tapped as possible hosts for the Presidential nominating convention, according to CNN. But Hales' office turned the offer down.
  • Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard (Palin Laughs)

    01/25/2014 4:39:20 PM PST · by Kolath · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/25/14 | William Jacobson
    All is fair in politics, and no one gets a pass. There is a growing attempt to paint Wendy Davis as the victim of a double standard, in which a woman is treated more harshly than conservative men as to family failings and career ambition. Kirsten Powers articulated that view in her post at The Daily Beast, The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to Litmus Tests No Male Would Ever Face (interestingly, the title shows up in search engines as “Wendy Davis the Pińata Parent,” not sure if that was the original title): It seems that Wendy Davis needs to learn...
  • DNC Chair (Wasserman Schultz, RAT-Fla) Refuses to Answer for Her Position on Iran

    01/19/2014 4:04:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    **SNIP** Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) continued to evade questions about her efforts to block new Iran sanctions legislation in Congress when asked today about the issue during multiple public appearances on Saturday in Florida. Wasserman Schultz fled from a Washington Free Beacon reporter on two separate occasions when asked to explain her stance on new Iran sanction, which the lawmaker is reported to be lobbying against behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.