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  • 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.
  • NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper

    04/01/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 1, 2014 | by Spencer Ackerman
    US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications. The NSA's collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule change allowing NSA analysts to search for Americans' details within the databases. Now, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has confirmed for the first time the use of this legal authority to search for data related to “US persons”.
  • The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return

    03/29/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 34 replies
    Bonner & Partners newsletter ^ | March 29, 2014 | Bill Bonner
    The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return By Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books The least of the problems with income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct access to the things you own and sets up the political-bureaucratic sector to be the final arbiter of what you can and cannot consider to be yours. Illustrating this point is the bitter news that the IRS has considered it completely legal to demand access to your email archive whenever it wants....
  • Trey Gowdy threatens to hold IRS commissioner in contempt for withholding Lerner emails [VIDEO]

    03/26/2014 8:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    After a contentious Wednesday hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, South Carolina Republican congressman Trey Gowdy threatened to hold the top tax official in contempt of Congress unless he produces disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails by the end of this week. Gowdy spoke with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren about Wednesday’s hearing, where a slew of GOP congressmen tore into Koskinen’s claim that responding to the Oversight committee’s subpoena for Lerner’s emails could take years. “All we want are the emails to or from Lois Lerner — I’m not talking about private taxpayer information. That’s 6103, that’s confidential, that’s...
  • New emails released on Dem senator’s resistance to Obamacare cancellation numbers

    03/18/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    New emails have been released about whether Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall pressured a state agency to change its estimate of Obamacare cancellations. Udall wanted the state Department of Insurance to downgrade its estimate of Obamacare-related insurance cancellations from 250,000 to just 73,000, because some Colorado residents were offered replacement plans. After releasing his own estimate in November, Udall plunged the state government into a media storm involving Gov. John Hickenlooper’s communications director and the insurance commissioner, according to the newly released emails. “Udall is broad brushing and assuming that because Anthem and Kaiser offered early renewals, the people who...
  • NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally

    10/14/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
    The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Darrell Issa: IRS Officials Sent Private Data Over Personal Email Accounts

    10/08/2013 8:55:39 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-8-2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    Senior Internal Revenue Service officials—including one at the heart of the IRS “targeting” scandal—violated agency policies and possibly federal records laws by using private email to send confidential taxpayer information, the GOP-led House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said in a letter. In a Sept. 30 letter to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel obtained by the Free Beacon, Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa (R., Calif.) said an investigation revealed a “troubling pattern” of at least four top IRS officials using their private email addresses to relay confidential tax information. “This not only raises the prospect of violations of the Federal...
  • People Without Email Addresses [available for free] Face Difficulty Enrolling In Obamacare Exchanges

    10/04/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    kaiserhealthnews.org ^ | October 2, 2013 | Becca Aaronson
    Down in South Texas, health care providers are reporting an unusual problem with the federal marketplace: Many patients don’t have email addresses and, therefore, can’t sign up online. The Brownsville Community Health Center had 50 people show up on Tuesday ready to sign up for health coverage -- many even brought pay stubs and income documentation -- but not a single one of them had an email address. "If you don’t include an email address, they won’t let you through," said Christela Gomez, the special projects coordinator and lead certification application counselor at the center. Although the center considered helping...
  • Government shutdown: John Boehner’s private fight for Hill health subsidies

    10/01/2013 9:00:20 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | October 1, 2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    With the federal government nearing shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner stood on the House floor Monday and called on his colleagues to vote for a bill banning a “so-called exemption” that lawmakers and staffers receive for their health insurance. “Why don’t we make sure that every American is treated just like we are?” Boehner asked, seeking to prohibit members of Congress and Capitol Hill aides from getting thousands of dollars in subsidies for their health insurance as they join Obamacare-mandated insurance exchanges. Yet behind-the-scenes, Boehner and his aides worked for months with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority...
  • Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails—And It Could Ruin Any Faith You Have in Washington

    10/02/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 202 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-2-2013 | Becket Adams
    A series of leaked emails from House Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff, Mike Sommers, show that the Speaker may have coordinated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to exempt Congress from Obamacare. The emails were leaked Tuesday by David Krone, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s chief of staff, who actually has a history of this sort of thing. The leaks, which are a major taboo in Washington, show Rep. Boehner (R-Ohio) worked behind the scenes earlier this year to address confusion over a provision in the Affordable Care Act that would force members of Congress and their aides...
  • Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party

    09/12/2013 10:03:20 PM PDT · by Rabin · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Lois Lerner, The center of the Internal Revenue agency scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed that they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy, according to several of her emails.
  • Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party

    09/12/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy. The email, released by a House committee investigating the IRS, seems to counter Democrats’ arguments that tea party groups weren’t specifically targeted. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL COVERAGE: Tea Party Voices -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Tea Party Matter very dangerous,” Ms. Lerner said in the 2011 email, saying that those applications could end up being the “vehicle...
  • Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Concealment Fiasco

    08/28/2013 2:01:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 28, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    In a sign her troubles have undergone a significant expansion, the Washington Free Beaconreported last week that formerEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer as new details of her use of private email accounts to conduct official government business were revealed. The agency and its previous head have still breathed easy despite months of inquiries andFreedom of Information Act requests fromChris Horner of theCompetitive Enterprise Institute and American Tradition Institute. Jackson and enviro-crats have been shielded by colleagues’ efforts to block access to records, delay their delivery, or conceal damning information with redactions. Nevertheless the indefatigable Horner has continued...
  • NSA gathered thousands of Americans’ e-mails before court struck down program

    08/21/2013 12:40:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/21/13 | Ellen Nakashima
    The National Security Agency unlawfully gathered as many as tens of thousands of e-mails and other electronic communications between Americans as part of a now-discontinued collection program, according to a 2011 secret court opinion. The 86-page opinion, which was declassified by U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday, explains why the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled the collection method unconstitutional. The judge, John D. Bates, found that the government had “advised the court that the volume and nature of the information it has been collecting is fundamentally different from what the court had been led to believe.”
  • Darrell Issa Demands Former State Dept. Spox's Benghazi-Related Emails

    08/08/2013 2:16:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/8/13 | Adam Kredo
    A key figure in the State Department’s Benghazi attack response team has become the central target in an email probe launched by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.). Issa on Thursday demanded that Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s former spokeswoman and current assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, hand over every email she sent between Sept. 11, 2012 and Sept. 16, 2012. Nuland played a key role in crafting the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi, Libya attacks that killed four Americans. Congressional critics such as Issa believe that Nuland helped the White House obfuscate...
  • NSA Collected "Vast Amounts" of Americans' Emails Under Obama, Guardian Reveals

    06/27/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/27/13 | Tyler Durden
    Having appeared to confirm no 'actual' American emails were intercepted in previous statements, it seems President Obama has some more questions to answer after the Guardian reveals that in fact, the Obama administration permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and Internet usage of Americans for more than two years. “The internet metadata of the sort NSA collected for at least a decade details the accounts to which Americans sent emails and from which they received emails,” the Guardian's Greenwald wrote. “It also details the Internet protocol addresses (IP) used by people...
  • Firefox browser to move ahead with ‘Do Not Track’ option

    06/19/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 52 replies
    WP ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 12:02 PM | By Craig Timberg,
    The maker of the popular Firefox browser is moving ahead with plans to block the most common forms of Internet tracking, allowing hundreds of millions of users to limit who watches their movements across the Web, company officials said Wednesday. The decision comes despite intense resistance from advertising groups, which have argued that tracking is essential to delivering well-targeted, lucrative ads that pay for many popular Internet services. When Firefox’s maker, Mozilla, first publicly suggested that it might limit blocking in February, one advertising executive called it “a nuclear first strike” against the industry. Widespread release of the blocking technology...
  • Spying on Americans: the Legal Status of Emails

    06/12/2013 8:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2013 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    The recent news that the NSA is collecting information on Americans from nine internet sources has brought to the forefront a confrontation between traditional sources of information and the legal framework of the government's right to investigate individuals. This topic has several main issues. At the top of the list is President Obama's outrageous statement that Americans may need to give up some freedom for security from terrorism. The president has no right to decide what degree of freedom Americans can have. The freedom Americans have is defined not by any one elected official but by the Constitution. The Fourth...
  • Should Congress Impeach Eric Holder?

    06/05/2013 3:43:01 AM PDT · by Moseley · 25 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder -- Obama's Attorney General -- should be impeached by the Republican House of Representatives. Without a doubt, Holder's obvious perjury in lying to Congress is the most serious offense. But to understand one of Holder's underlying offenses (in a long string), one must know the difference between "good law" and "bad law." Under the letter of the law, the search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails appears proper. But the Attorney General defied U.S. Supreme Court precedents. In March 1971, The New York Times received a copy of the secret Vietnam War "Pentagon Papers," 7,000 pages...
  • Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    06/04/2013 4:04:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 61 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more...
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Justice Seized White House, Fox Phone Records

    05/22/2013 6:33:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    News Max ^ | May 21, 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Justice Seized White House, Fox Phone Records Tuesday, May 21, 2013 08:01 PM By: Todd Beamon The Justice Department seized the telephone records of at least five Fox News reporters and several White House staffers in connection with the 2009 probe into a former State Department contractor who is accused of leaking classified information to Fox journalist James Rosen. The disclosure came in a document filed in the case of the former contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, on October 13, 2011, The New Yorker reported today.
  • The White House claim of ‘doctored e-mails... to smear the president’ (WaPo declares it a lie)

    05/21/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | may 21, 2013 | Glenn Kessler
    “That’s a very serious offense that happened where Republicans on the Hill, we voluntarily provided these e-mails to, took one of them, doctored it and gave it to ABC News in an attempt to smear the president.” — White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” May 19, 2013 “I think one of the problems that there’s so much controversy here is because one of the e-mails was doctored by a Republican source and given to the media to falsely smear the president.” — Pfeiffer, on Fox News Sunday, May 19 “They received these e-mails months...
  • Senators ask ex-IRS chief to detail communications with White House

    05/20/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2013 | By Ed O'Keefe
    Signaling that it intends to conduct an aggressive investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service targeted certain conservative-leaning groups, the Senate Finance Committee has asked the agency’s outgoing acting commissioner to document any communications with top Obama administration officials about the unfolding scandal. Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), who lead the Finance Committee, wrote to Steven T. Miller on Monday making 41 specific requests for information. They include documentation of all attempts to elicit information from groups seeking tax-exempt status; a list of all the words and phrases used to target applicants for additional scrutiny; how...
  • FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist

    07/23/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2012
    FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist CBNNews.com Saturday, July 21, 2012 Texas Rep. Michael McCaul claimed political correctness stopped the FBI from launching what may've been a lifesaving investigation into Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, almost a year before his deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood. After reviewing an independent report by former FBI Director William Webster, McCaul revealed the department knew about disturbing emails between Hasan and a known terrorist, but was reluctant to act. Hasan's 2009 shooting spree left 13 people dead. McCaul, a Texas Republican, said Hasan e-mailed al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 18 times and expressed...
  • Report: Three Fox News Staffers Targeted By Justice Department

    05/20/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | John Nolte
    Fox News reports that three Fox staffers, two reporters and one producer, were targeted by Barack Obama's Justice Department. Fox doesn't have all the details yet on a reporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine, but their emails showed up in a IG report regarding Fast and Furious. Either their emails were leaked by the Justice Department officials they were sent to, or the email accounts of both were subpoenaed and invaded by government investigators. The IG report does say that subpoenas were issued to obtain emails. Whose email was targeted is not yet known. The third staffer is...
  • About those “doctored” Benghazi e-mails…

    05/19/2013 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5:01 pm on May 19, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    About those “doctored” Benghazi e-mails… posted at 5:01 pm on May 19, 2013 by Jazz Shaw I understand that the posts today have focused a lot on the political talk show circuit, and some of the material being covered has some cross-over elements to it, so I apologize for that. But this one really does deserve a hearing of its own, particularly given the new “gotcha” talking points being foisted on the Left. We’re seeing a story being pushed by administration supporters, up to and including Democratic congressmen, claiming that the Benghazi e-mails were intentionally altered by the GOP for...
  • Obama administration's internal Benghazi emails [100 pages]

    05/15/2013 7:50:20 PM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    White House via FoxNews ^ | May 15, 2013 | Many
    For your reading pleasure, Fox news has the internal White House Benghazi emails - 100 pages of 'em
  • Axelrod: White House Would Benefit From Releasing All Emails (Benghazi)

    05/15/2013 6:29:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    Stephen Hayes from the Weekly Standard is reporting that David Axelrod tells NBC Reporter "The White House would benefit from releasing all Benghazi emails"
  • More on Eric Holder’s Flying Monkeys at Media Matters

    09/18/2012 9:51:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    For more than a year, PJ Media has been reporting on the corrupt press shop inside the Department of Justice. The unit is headed byPress Harpy Tracy Schmaler. We broke a story in July about this relationship after a PJ Media public records request revealed communications between Media Matters’ Matt Gertz and Schmaler about Fast and Furious. (More on the corrupt DOJ press shop: “ Tracy Schmaler’s (and Eric Holder’s) Trip to the Tropics ,” “ DOJ Leaks to TPM Muckraker Florida Will Be Sued Over Voter Rolls ,” “Tracy Schmaler – DOJ Shrieker in Chief.“) Tracy Schmaler Today,...
  • EMAILS SHOW WHITE HOUSE DROVE FAILED GREEN-LOAN IN COLORADO

    EXCLUSIVE...CompleteColorado.com EMAILS SHOW WHITE HOUSE DROVE FAILED GREEN-LOAN IN COLORADO
  • CNN exclusive: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks

    05/14/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 120 replies
    CNN has obtained an e-mail sent by a top aide to President Barack Obama about White House reaction to the deadly attack last September 11 on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that apparently differs from how sources characterized it to two different media organizations. The actual e-mail from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes appears to show that whomever leaked it did so in a way that made it appear that the White House was primarily concerned with the State Department's desire to remove references and warnings about specific terrorist groups so as to not...
  • Secret email reveals top official told Libya's president that terrorists were behind Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 1:12:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/13 | David Martosko
    A top State Department appointee told Libya´s president one day after the military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that the terror group Ansar al-Shariah was responsible. But four days later, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said on television that it was the product of a spontaneous protest. During a fiery and emotional congressional hearing on the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy read aloud from an email dated Sept. 12, 2012 to senior State Department officers, from Elizabeth Jones, the acting Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
  • The Benghazi Talking Points

    05/03/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT · by billorites · 47 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2013 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults. The Weekly Standard has obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom. As intelligence officials pieced together the puzzle of events...
  • Report: Secret timeline shows how the Obama administration doctored intelligence talking-points...

    05/03/2013 3:14:03 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 03, 2013 | David Martosko
    A top-secret timeline from inside the Obama administration shows how the U.S. government heavily altered talking points about the Benghazi consulate attack that left four Americans dead, despite having clear intelligence reports from Libya indicating that an al Qaeda-linked terror group 'claimed credit' for destroying the diplomatic outpost. According to a report scheduled for publication May 13 in The Weekly Standard, Deputy CIA Director Mike Morrell cut or changed four of the six paragraphs - removing 148 of the 248 words - in a classified assessment of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The Weekly Standard released its...
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administration’s version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standard’s Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • BOOM! Emails Show Obama Knew Islamic Group Took Credit for Benghazi Slaughter 2 HOURS INTO ATTACK

    05/05/2013 7:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/13 [repost from October 23, 2012] | Jim Hoft
    <p>Not optimal– They knew the terror group behind the attack before the ambassador’s body was found in the ruins. They located Ambassador Stevens’ body hours later at the hospital.</p> <p>Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.</p>
  • New emails: EPA chief pretended to be 'Richard Windsor'

    05/01/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/1/13 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson went so far as to impersonate a chimerical assistant “Richard Windsor,” according to the latest bizarre twist in the congressional investigation into the agency’s troubled transparency record.</p> <p>Sen. David Vitter, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a new batch of emails Wednesday from Richard Windsor, which was the secondary email Ms. Jackson used to conduct business. Investigators have questioned whether that email address was used to hide records from public view.</p>
  • Emails Show History Of Illness In Adam Lanza's Family, Mother Had Worries About Gruesome Images

    04/08/2013 12:27:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | April 8, 2013 | Mathew Lysiak And Bill Hutchinson
    Excerpts of some of the emails Nancy Lanza sent to a friend, touching on her family's history and her feelings on kids and weapons. It ran in the family.
  • Gerrymanders Gone Wild Dem congressmen oversaw Florida gerrymander, emails reveal

    04/05/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Florida Democrats coordinated with national party organizations and consultants in early 2012 to gerrymander congressional districts despite a state ban on such activities, emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The top state and national party leaders, including Florida congressmen Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutsch, and Alecee Hastings, signed off on the gerrymandered maps, according to the emails released during court discovery in Romo v. Scott, a legal challenge to redistricting maps that the GOP-controlled state legislature approved in 2012. “For several months the Florida Democratic Party has engaged in a legal fight over redistricting in Florida,” Florida Democratic...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'hacked' Benghazi emails: FULL RELEASE (MORE)

    On the back of widespread public interest RT has decided to publish in their entirety a series of memos which were allegedly sent from a one-time White House aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Senator: EPA lied about using private emails

    03/08/2013 3:08:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Environmental Protection Agency officials lied when they said a top official only once used his private email for public business, Sen. David Vitter said on Friday as he released copies of several emails in which that official conducted business with the EPA’s director and with outside groups. The revelation comes on the heels of charges from Republicans and a private sector author that former agency Director Lisa Jackson also had a private email address she used to avoid open-government transparency laws. All government business is required to be done on official emails so that it is available for open-records requests....
  • Emails Expose Southern Poverty Law Center Collaboration with DOJ

    02/04/2013 4:47:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/4/13 | Kerry Picket
    Judicial Watch (JW), a Washington D.C. based non-partisan educational foundation, released some two dozen pages of emails it obtained on Tuesday revealing connections between the Department of Justice Civil Rights and Tax divisions and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to JW, the e-mails reveal “questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, “Diversity Training Event.” Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the DOJ on September 10, 2012: The Judicial Watch...
  • Release of EPA Administrator’s Non-Public Emails Called ‘Deeply Troubling’

    01/15/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (Update: CEI's Chris Horner tells CNSNews.com the next step is a meeting with Justice Department officials: "We will ask them to right EPA's ship, and if they do not agree, we will ask the court," he said. Horner says he wants a "straight answer" to a direct question: Did the EPA, as part of a FOIA request, search the "Richard Windsor" email accounts? Richard Windsor is the alias used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield some official communications from public view.) (CNSNews.com) – Complying with a court order minutes before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, the Environmental Protection...
  • Good riddance, Lisa Jackson

    12/29/2012 9:19:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 12/29/12
    Lisa Jackson is an object lesson in the manifest dangers of Leviathanism. Ms. Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is resigning in the new year. She took the reputation of the long-thuggish EPA to new lows, foisting new, damaging and ideologically based regulations on the nation, often by dictatorial fiat, with little transparency (think of her secret email accounts) and with no basis in science. Jackson‘s mission never was to protect or to better the environment but to use environmental regulations to reorder...
  • NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuET0kpHoyM
  • Senate panel approves bill requiring police to get a warrant to read emails

    11/29/2012 11:53:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A key Senate panel approved legislation Thursday that would require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can read a private citizen's emails, Facebook messages or other electronic communications. The revised Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee will now move on to the full Senate for a vote. Passage would be a victory for privacy advocates, who say current privacy rules have been left in the dust by technological progress. Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who played a key role in drafting the original bill, has called the existing law,...
  • Timeline of events in generals scandal [She emailed generals weeks before she ever emailed Kelley]

    11/18/2012 2:09:09 PM PST · by thouworm · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    May 2012 — Anonymous emails, ultimately traced to Broadwell, were [FIRST] sent to Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and several other generals warning them to stay away from Kelley, the Florida socialite. The emails came from the pseudonym "Kelleypatrol" and included notes on Allen's plans to see Kelley in Washington the following week. Concerned about how anyone else would know about his personal plans, Allen forwarded the emails to Kelley to see whether she was playing a prank on them. Other generals also forward to Kelley copies of emails they received. Early June 2012 — Kelley...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...