Keyword: howtostealanelection

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • No Wave for the GOP: Fire consultants who urge the party to mute social issues.

    09/19/2014 7:38:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    The latest polls suggest the GOP now has only a 50–­50 chance of retaking the Senate. There needs to be a mass layoff — of highly paid GOP consultants. Otherwise we risk a repeat of 2012, when overconfident Republicans in the middle of the worst economy since the 1970s became convinced that all they had to do to win was not be Obama. And they lost. Romney’s strategy was simple. On the social issues, avoid, downplay, mute. On the economic issues, sound vague, promise to help job creators, and wait for the other team to self-destruct. The RNC’s “autopsy” of...
  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Ruling a blow to Roberts in Kansas

    09/18/2014 3:23:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Kyle Cheney
    The Kansas Supreme Court sided Thursday with Democrats attempting to remove their candidate from the ballot in Kansas’s razor-tight Senate race, a blow to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ reelection prospects. The withdrawal of the Democratic nominee in the race, Chad Taylor, clears a path for independent Greg Orman to challenge Roberts one-on-one. Polls show Orman leading in the contest in a head-to-head matchup. Although Taylor announced earlier this month that he was ending his campaign, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach had ruled that Taylor’s name must remain on the ballot because his withdrawal failed to meet the precise...
  • Brotherhood Promoter Resigns from DHS to Focus on GOP Party

    09/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 9/7/14 | Ryan Mauro
    Mohamed Elibiary announced that he has left his position as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary, a stalwart supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood , said he was leaving so he can focus on “reforming” the conservative movement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Under the Obama Administration, Elibiary served on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Committee for five years. He also served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the DHS Faith-Based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Sorenson Admits to Taking ‘Under-the-Table’ Payments [from Paul], Pleads Guilty

    08/27/2014 7:07:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    WHO tv ^ | 8/27/2014 | Kelly Maricle
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former state lawmaker accused of accepting payments to change his support to a different presidential candidate in the 2012 election cycle has pleaded guilty to two federal charges. The Department of Justice says Kent Sorenson, a former Republican state senator, admitted to receiving “under-the-table” payments from Ron Paul’s campaign committee in return for switching his support and services from candidate Michele Bachmann. The payments totaled about $73,000 and were made monthly in the amount of around $8,000. They were concealed by first sending the money to a film production company, then through another company —...
  • Bernanke’s ‘humble brag’: 2008 crisis worse than Great Depression

    08/27/2014 1:07:06 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 28 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/27/2014 | Yahoo Finance
    The world finally knows how former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke views the 2008 financial crisis. “September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression,” said Bernanke in a document filed Aug. 22 with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, reports The Wall Street Journal. Of the 13 “most important financial institutions in the United States, 12 were at risk of failure within a period of a week or two.”
  • Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

    08/25/2014 6:10:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | August 25, 2014 3:30 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. ... “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda [?], and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said. ... “Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority. ... The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use...
  • Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies at 80

    08/18/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    CBS / AP ^ | August 18, 2014
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80. Jeffords died in Washington, said Diane Derby, a former aide to Jeffords. He had been in declining health, she said. Jeffords had announced in 2005 that he would not seek a fourth term, citing his and his wife's health problems.
  • Miss. GOP refuses to hear challenge to Cochran win

    08/06/2014 7:08:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi's state Republican Party is refusing to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party says McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court. In a Wednesday letter to McDaniel's lawyer, state Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said a court is needed to ensure a "prudent" review of the challenge.
  • Chris McDaniel Formally Becomes the Defeated Tea Party Candidate That Won't Go Away

    08/04/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo ^ | 07/04/2014 | Russell Berman
    Tea Party hopeful Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary challenge to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi on June 24. Cochran beat him by about 7,700 votes. On July 7, the state's Republican Party certified Cochran's victory. Six weeks after the run-off election, McDaniel is having a tough time moving on. On Monday, McDaniel, a state senator, announced he was formally challenging the results and asking the Mississippi Republican executive committee to declare him the party's nominee in the November general election. "Justice has no timetable, and yet here we stand," McDaniel, 42, told reporters assembled at a press conference...
  • Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’

    07/23/2014 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/23/14 | ali meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called out the IRS on holding back information regarding lost emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner, telling the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at a House Subcommittee for Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs on Capitol Hill, “You guys were never going to tell us until we caught you.” At the hearing titled, “An Update on the IRS Response to its Targeting Scandal,” Jordan explained the timeline of events in the ongoing IRS investigation, citing how Koskinen knew about the missing emails in April yet waited until June 13, 2014 to...
  • Clarence Page: Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

    07/23/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | CLARENCE PAGE
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse. Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when trying to vote was difficult and even dangerous for African-Americans. Contrived "literacy tests" were one of the milder obstacles that were deployed to suppress the black vote in the South. Now 93, Eaton is back in court. This summer she is the lead plaintiff...
  • Fidelity Investments holds big fundraiser for Barney Frank

    07/21/2014 6:46:39 PM PDT · by mgist · 34 replies
    massressistanve ^ | 2009 | NA
    Fidelity Investments holds big fundraiser for Barney Frank, raising thousands of dollars for his campaign fund. Supporting Congressman connected to financial crisis, hate crimes bill, more. May 5, 2009 US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is probably among the most despised members of Congress these days. As Chairman of the House Banking Committee, most people have seen his arrogant, condescending manner in various television interviews over the past several months. Barney Frank's recent activities seem to range across the spectrum (and this is just his recent stuff): Financial meltdown. Frank's complicity in this country's financial crisis has become legendary. This includes...
  • The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates

    07/22/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 07/17/2014 | Scott Shackford
    The existence of gay Republicans is hardly a new phenomenon. The Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for gay men and women within the party, was founded back in 1977 in California. But every so often, the existence of gay conservatives gets media attention, particularly during election cycles. In more recent years, gay conservatives have been getting more attention as the Republican Party struggles with its identity. American opinion has shifted significantly to support top issues among gays and lesbians, particularly in support of marriage recognition. Support for gay marriage among evangelical Christians has doubled over the past decade, according to...
  • IRS gives full account of lost Lerner emails

    07/19/2014 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachael Bade
    The IRS declared under oath and penalty of perjury on Friday that Lois Lerner’s hard drive is irrecoverable after being wiped clean by tech staff and recycled with an outside contractor, according to a court filing.
  • Lerner Associate: "I Don’t Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican”

    07/16/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/16/14 | Guy Benson
    Federal employees, like all Americans, are entitled to hold passionate political beliefs. Most executive branch federal employees, however, may not engage in certain political activities, thanks to an anti-conflict of interest principle enshrined in a federal law called the Hatch Act. To wit, President Bush requested the resignation of his GSA administrator in 2008 after the US Office of Special Counsel determined she had violated federal law by participating in a video conference with Karl Rove and sending out partisan letters. (The New York Times was scandalized at the time, though I strangely can´t find their editorial calling for Kathleen
  • Breaking: McDaniel Finds 8,300 Questionable Ballots – Plans Wednesday News Conference

    07/13/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    In June Senator Thad Cochran won the GOP primary runoff election over conservative challenger Chris McDaniel after 25,000-35,000 Democrats helped push him to victory. Cochran and the Republican establishment also were behind the racist anti-Tea Party ads that ran in Mississippi prior to the runoff election. Thad Cochran won the election over Chris McDaniel by 6,880 votes in the June 24 runoff.
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • A left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think

    06/28/2014 9:43:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-2014 | AP/Susan Walsh/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jason DeCrow
    After supposed RINO Thad Cochran relied in part on African-American voters to defeat Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel and win the Mississippi GOP’s nomination to the Senate, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe was very upset. Kibbe was so angry, in fact, that he was moved to petulantly declare, “If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP establishment can win is by courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries then we’ve already won.” This Black Knight-like declaration of victory following conspicuous defeat was widely mocked as yet another example of the Tea Party’s preference to curate reality.
  • BREAKING: McDaniel Supporters Barred From Reviewing Voter Rolls in Three Mississippi Counties

    06/27/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT · by blueyon · 294 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking– The Chris McDaniel campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots were cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted. This comes after 25,000-35,000 Democrat votes helped push Thad Cochran to victory over Chris McDaniel (by 6,880 votes) in the June 24 runoff. The McDaniel campaign has already found 1,000 examples in one county of Democrats who voted in the June 3rd primary as Democrats and then crossed over into the Republican primary this week. This is illegal and their votes should not be counted. Update—– Lindsay Krout, an independent contractor working...
  • Oversight Chair Darrell Issa subpoenas 28 years of records (Lois Lerner)

    06/25/2014 3:33:47 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 143 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/25 | desjardins
    Washington (CNN) - Expanding his IRS investigation by more than two decades, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, has sent a subpoena to the Federal Elections Commission for all communications involving former IRS administrator Lois Lerner from January 1, 1986 to the present day. This new search is the broadest-yet for records in a year-long investigation by Issa and congressional Republicans, who are trying to assess why the agency targeted tea party and other political groups for extra scrutiny.
  • ‘Crackpot Plan’ To Split California Into Six States Shoots For 2016 Ballot

    06/23/2014 1:51:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-14 | by ROBERT WILDE
    A petition drive to divide California into six separate states was active on Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles, aimed at getting the plan on the ballot in 2016. According to the Los Angeles Times, Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist from Menlo Park, is spearheading the current effort and has injected $2 million dollars into the project so far. The optimistic Draper argues that a truncated California will dissolve bureaucratic gridlock in Sacramento and will be more conducive for business. Draper told the Times back in April that "California has become the worst managed state in the country… It just...
  • IRS commissioner: You know, e-mail isn’t necessarily an “official record”

    06/20/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify this morning at the Ways and Means Committee, as well as on Monday at Oversight, on why he testified in March that the records would be retrievable, only to change course last Friday. Koskinen offered up his opening statement in writing, in part to suggest that e-mail should not be considered an “official record” anyway: In discussing document retention at the IRS, it is important to point out that our email system is not being used as an electronic record keeping system. Furthermore, it should be remembered that not all emails on IRS...
  • New WH spokesman, Josh Earnest -- same flippant attitude: ‘Never heard of a computer crash before?’

    06/18/2014 2:03:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Despite growing outrage over the mysterious disappearance of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails, the new White House press secretary sees nothing wrong with the government’s inadequate explanation. “I think it’s entirely reasonable. And it’s fact,” incoming spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday, according to CNN. “You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” The IRS admits that it can’t find two years’ of emails requested during the time tea party activists claim they were targeted. Even CNN anchor John King found the explanation unbelievable. “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” he...
  • Former DOJ Attorney: Illegal for Democrats to Vote in MS GOP Primary Runoff

    06/18/2014 12:11:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    JACKSON, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is appealing to Democratic voters to cross party lines and vote in an upcoming runoff election against his conservative challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel. But a noted election law expert says that may be illegal. J. Christian Adams, a former Civil Rights Division attorney at the Department of Justice with experience litigating election law cases in Mississippi, said a law there prevents people from voting in the primary for candidates they don't plan to support in the general election. Adams is now a high-profile author and news commentator for conservative outlet PJ Media....
  • WH on Lerner Emails: 'You've Never Heard of a Computer Crashing Before?'

    06/17/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-17-2014
    Friendly reminder, America. They think you're stupid: A top White House official blamed a computer crash for the disappearance of emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, echoing the explanation the agency gave Congress last week for the two years' worth of missing subpoenaed correspondence. "I think it's entirely reasonable. And it's fact," incoming White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday. "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" he asked.
  • Military Bases: Obama's New Illegal Alien Dumping Grounds

    06/11/2014 5:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence: It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts. The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 illegal immigrants arrived on that flight and stayed nearly a week before being transferred to a Department of Homeland Security site and then released. The second flight reportedly was diverted from Hanscom to Boston's Logan Airport this past weekend. I am told that both Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials were on hand. I reached out to Hanscom AFB...
  • Tom DeLay Conviction Overturned By Texas Appellate Court (Tom DeLay for Speaker)

    06/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/19/2013 10:53 am EDT
    A Texas court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who was found guilty of money laundering in 2010. According to KHOU 11 and the Associated Press, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the case's evidence was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions," formally acquitting the former congressman on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • Lerner, IRS Caught Colluding with DOJ and FBI, Providing Illegal Taxpayer Data

    06/09/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/9/14 | Matthew Clark (Diary)
    Still wondering why Lois Lerner took the Fifth or if there is indeed a “smidgen” of corruption in the IRS targeting scandal? It now appears that the IRS was not only engaged in an illegal witch hunt of conservatives applying for tax-exempt status, but that it was actively pushing criminal investigation of already approved groups. The latest revelations from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation of the IRS are that Lois Lerner sent the Obama Administration’s FBI a 1.1 million document file of then-current 501(c)(4) organizations. This file, given to the FBI just weeks before the 2010 elections,...
  • Report: IRS Sent Database Containing Confidential Taxpayer Information to FBI

    06/09/2014 11:27:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 9, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to documents obtained by a House panel. The information was transmitted in advance of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s meeting the same month with Justice Department officials about the possibility of using campaign-finance laws to prosecute certain non-profit groups. E-mails between Lerner and Richard Pilger, the director of the Justice Department’s election crimes branch, obtained through a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, show Lerner asking about the format in which...
  • Man pleads guilty in Texas to voting twice, also in Minnesota, Facebook posting led to charge

    06/04/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 6-4-14 | AP
    GALVESTON, Texas — A man who voted absentee in Texas and Minnesota during the 2012 general election then touted his bogus balloting on Facebook has pleaded guilty. A judge in Galveston on Tuesday fined Richard Alan Collier $4,000 after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of Texas election law. Collier, who pleaded guilty to attempt to commit illegal voting, claimed residence in both states when seeking absentee ballots for the November 2012 election. Authorities say Collier then voted in Anoka (uh-NOH'-kuh) County, Minnesota, and in Galveston County. Prosecutors in Galveston say a tip that Collier posted a Facebook message...
  • Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul

    05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/17/2014 | Matt Willstein
    Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president. Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said he’s “certainly looking at” the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He...
  • Democrats propose Internet voting in 2016, making Republican also consider the idea

    05/10/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 133 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10 2014 | Fox News
    Democrats are thinking about using Internet balloting in 2016 to expand their voter base and select a president -- prompting Republicans to consider such a strategy to keep from losing ground. Iowa Democrats proposed the idea and several others during a recent Democratic National Committee meeting, saying Internet balloting could expand access to their unique caucus process to overseas military personnel, absentee voters and others. -SNIP- “I think it’s a very bad idea,” says the Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, who thinks computer-based voting will never happen, or at least not in the “foreseeable future.”
  • FEC Chair Vows to Fight FEC Liberals Wanting to Regulate Conservative Media: Selective Enforcement

    05/08/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Maggies Notebook ^ | May 8 2014 | Maggie
    Federal Elections Commission Chairman Lee Goodman said he believes there are “impulses in government every day,” (he specifically said “the left,)” to “look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers.” Goodman is vowing to keep the media and internet free,” but his chairmanship expires in December 2014. Graphic_Free_Speech_1 “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications,” he added. Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation

    Full Title: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media- Drudge...and Sean Hannity face regulation- like PACs

    05/07/2014 3:58:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 7, 2014 AT 8:49 AM | Paul Bedard
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • Medical marijuana high in the polls for Florida voters (88% support)

    05/07/2014 3:35:04 PM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | May 06, 2014 | Jim Saunders
    A poll released Monday shows that 88 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, bolstering the arguments of advocates who have placed a constitutional amendment on the November ballot seeking legalization. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, indicates widespread support across political and demographic lines — Republicans and Democrats, men and women, young and old — for legal medical marijuana if it is prescribed by physicians. The constitutional amendment needs approval from 60 percent of voters to pass.
  • Joe DeGenova: I'm delighted that Democrats don't want to participate

    05/05/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-5-14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova says he'll be happy if Democrats decide not to appoint members to the special select committee on Benghazi that Republicans plan to establish. "I'm delighted the Democrats don't want to participate. All they would do is obstruct," diGenova told WMAL talk radio in Washington, D.C. Monday morning. "The president is going to pay a price ultimately," he added. "It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but his performance and Leon Panetta's was shameful that night." DiGenova says on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans,...
  • Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews

    05/05/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    May 5, 2014 11:24 AM Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews By Deroy Murdock I like the way Jim Guirard thinks. The former Democratic U.S. Senate aide is a conservative who sees things not just “out of the box,” but “out of the District.” The long-time chief of staff to the late U.S. senator Russell Long (D., La.) offers imaginative suggestions for unraveling various scandals and controversies in the national debate. His intriguing ideas and writings are gathered at TrueSpeak.org. Guirard now is focused on a detail in the previously obstructed Benghazi e-mail that finally...
  • Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding

    04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance. “It will draw to a fine point where we are at — and that is, the First Amendment is sacred, but that...
  • IRS Gives 'Death Penalty' to Conservative Critic

    04/23/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    When the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization, the sanction is considered so severe that tax practitioners refer to it as the “death penalty.” The IRS recently gave the death penalty to the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. As reported at The Blaze, “The IRS said the group forfeited its status by promoting regularly politically charged articles written by Patrick Henry Center founder Gary Aldrich, a former FBI agent.” Aldrich is a best-selling author, considered a hero or an enemy, depending on one’s view, for exposing Bill Clinton’s escapades. He’s also a friend to many constitutional conservatives....
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • Four Counties in Alabama Have More Registered Voters than Adult Residents (Guess the party)

    04/22/2014 1:47:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Four counties in Alabama have more registered and active voters than the number of voting-age adults in the county. An active voter means the person has voted within the last four years.
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here

    04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do...
  • NEW EMAILS SUGGEST COLLUSION BETWEEN IRS, REP. CUMMINGS IN TRUE THE VOTE TARGETING

    04/09/2014 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4.9.2014 | by LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    The U.S. House Oversight Committee today released emails between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Democrat Minority Leader Elijah Cummings of the same committee detailing joint attempts to collect non-public information from True the Vote. According to the release obtained by Breitbart Texas, House Oversight offered glimpses into coordinated fishing attempts for information: Five days after Cummings contacted True the Vote seeking “copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates, or other entities,” the IRS sent True the Vote a letter requesting True the Vote provide “a copy of [True the Vote’s] volunteer registration form,” “…the process you use...
  • Dems’ Voter-Fraud Denial - How do you address a problem they insist doesn’t exist?

    04/05/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | John Fund
    The spin doctors who deny the existence of voter fraud have no boundaries. “Plans to fight voter fraud are based on nightmares, tall tales, and paranoid fears,” says Scott Keyes of the liberal Center for American Progress. Voter fraud is so rare “you’re more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud,” asserts Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project. Kim Strach, the new director of North Carolina’s Board of Elections, disagrees. She just searched a database that comprises about half the registered voters in the U.S. and found 35,750 voters in her...
  • Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from Covered California

    03/29/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | March 28, 2014 11:02am PDT | Preston Phillips
    LA MESA, Calif. - A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party. The couple – who did not want their identity revealed – received the letter and voter registration card from their health insurance provider Covered California, the state-run agency that implements President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. The comments by IRS chief John Koskinen drew a frosty response from Republicans who run the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, one of several congressional panels investigating the controversy. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned him he should comply with the request "or potentially be held in contempt" of Congress, a sometimes threatened but...