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  • The time has come for Impeachment

    06/12/2016 12:36:47 PM PDT · by DH · 121 replies
    Self | 6/11/2016 | DH
    The time for IMPEACHMENT has arrived.Today will go down in recorded history of the turning point in the ongoing destruction of America, Americaís heritage and the conversion to Socialism and Pacifism.† We, the older generation who lived in the ďold AmericaĒ have had enough.† Itís time to bring back responsibility, traditional values, and all other means that required self-reliance, self-discipline and morality.† It has to stop hereÖTODAY!I watched in amazement, our timid, Muslim President spew forth verbal vomit in commenting on the Florida shootings.† He blamed guns for the massacre, not the Islamic hatred of America and all it...
  • Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights

    05/20/2016 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma's Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment over his administration's recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students. The bill introduced on Thursday night could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for...
  • IRS Commissioner Admits Defeat - Due To Budget Squeeze IRS Now Poised To Lose $5 Billion Per Year

    03/26/2016 2:01:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/26/2016 | Josh Ungerman
    Gone are the days of sophisticated tax plans offered by international accounting and law firms to their wealthiest clients which the IRS, with the benefit of hindsight, categorized as ďtax sheltersĒ. So why is Commissioner Koskinen raising the flag upside-down in a signal of distress in March of 2016? Tax practitioners all around the country know exactly why. Too many taxpayers and a handful of unscrupulous ďtax practitionersĒ are taking advantage of the almost absolute absence of tax enforcement by the IRS. Yes, ďJoe the plumberĒ and other average taxpayers know that no-one is minding the store. What happens when...
  • The Sixth Circuit Court has had enough of the IRS

    03/23/2016 1:43:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you remember that whole flap over Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting conservative groups applying for tax exempt status a couple of years ago? Good times, my friends. Good times. I’m sure glad that’s all finally behind us, aren’t you?Well guess again. It’s not even close to being over. Some of the affected groups brought suit against the IRS over the matter and that process has been dragging out for years now. They haven’t made as much ground as they might, however, because every time the plaintiffs request certain documents from the IRS, they mysteriously find reasons...
  • Why did the IRS give The Department of Justice Twenty-One CD-ROMS?...

    03/20/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | March 20, 2016 | Sundance
    In October 2015 the DOJ announced it was dropping the investigation into the IRS, Lois Lerner, and the unlawful sharing of taxpayer data in the IRS targeting investigation surrounding True The Vote et al.
  • Newsweek's anti-Obama cover story: Has the magazine lost all credibility?

    02/15/2016 1:31:23 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | August 21, 2012 | Staff
    If Newsweek's goal was to spark controversy with its Obama-bashing cover article, then the error-riddled piece was certainly a success. August 21, 2012 This week, Newsweek came under an onslaught of criticism for publishing a cover story titled: "Hit the road, Barack: Why we need a new president." (See an image at right and below.) Written by conservative historian Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor who served as an adviser to the John McCain campaign in 2008, the story is a litany of complaints against Obama, blasting him for his poor economic stewardship, fiscal irresponsibility, broken promises, and foreign policy...
  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

    02/08/2016 6:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch's Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton's many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama's, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the...
  • Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems

    09/30/2010 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    Now we got trouble.I am in receipt of a copy of a bulletin from Old Republic Title in which it states: The Company will not insure title to any property which has been foreclosed by Ally Financial, Ally Bank or GMAC until further notice. Oops.I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is NOT specific to GMAC and Ally.† In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported "similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court, but by a...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a ‚Äúracial justice‚ÄĚ campaign that‚Äôs looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama‚Äôs Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That‚Äôs despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination ‚ÄĒ it was all...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • Report Proves Obama Lied About Knowledge of Clinton's Personal Email

    01/30/2016 3:48:08 PM PST · by rightistight · 65 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 1/30/16 | Aurelius
    According to a new report from the New York Times, the State Department announced that 18 emails between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be withheld from release to the public. These emails "had been sent through Hillary Clinton's private computer server" on her private email. The report from the Times did not make the connection that Mr. Obama had lied. However, IOTW Report has found that this revelation proves that President Obama lied about how he gained knowledge of Ms. Clinton's server. According to CBS News, President Obama stated that he had no knowledge of Ms. Clinton's server...
  • Mayor Kenney On Officer Shooting: ‚ÄėIt Has Nothing To Do With Being Muslim‚Äô (Philadelphia)

    01/08/2016 11:29:26 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 69 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ‚ÄĒ During a police press conference Friday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney stated that he believes the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer has ‚Äúnothing to do with being a Muslim,‚ÄĚ despite the suspect claiming he did it in the name of Islam.
  • Dave Agema calls for impeachment of President Obama

    01/04/2016 8:57:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 1-4-2016 | Bill Schuette
    Agema said he has asked the Republican National Committee to pass a resolution at its winter meetings later this month in Charleston, South Carolina, urging Congress to act on about 50 articles of impeachment drafted by the North American Law Center. The articles accuse Obama of criminal identity fraud, helping U.S. enemies, for example, by not enforcing immigration law and overstepping the bounds of his authority, for example, by ordering military action without congressional support. Click here to see the full list.
  • Obama: Let's Face It, These Republicans Are Practically ISIS Recruiters (Psychological Projection)

    11/18/2015 2:06:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Guy Benson
    During his APEC address tonight, President Obama had some tough words for Republicans refusing to take in Syrian refugees. Yesterday he said that not taking in refugees would violate America√ʬĬôs values, but today he got much, much tougher in going after them. He said the √ʬĬúfear and panic√Ę¬Ä¬Ě only serves to make the situation worse if everyone√ʬĬôs basing their judgments on √ʬĬúhysteria or an exaggeration of risks.√Ę¬Ä¬Ě ..."I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that√ʬĬôs coming out of here during the course of this debate,√Ę¬Ä¬Ě [he said]. He¬†wasn't finished: Obama...
  • Lawmakers want answers on GAB director Kevin Kennedyís IRS conversations

    10/26/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-26-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 271 of 269 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin ó The authors of a bill reforming Wisconsinís controversial John Doe law want answers from state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy about his conversations with the Internal Revenue Service regarding a now-dead, political John Doe probe. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, are particularly interested in an email from former GAB staff counsel Shane Falk to Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles. In the Feb. 28, 2013, communication, Falk tells Robles: ďAs you may know, things are really heating...
  • First on CNN: Former IRS official will not face charges for targeting political groups

    10/23/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2015 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.
  • Three of Obamaís ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

    10/05/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obamaís ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. ďThis was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct,Ē Cotton said in an interview. ďThe executive branch all the way up to the West Wing needs to treat this with the seriousness it requires.Ē Cotton called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to ďpersonally attendĒ to disciplining top Secret Service leaders ó specifically including new Director Joseph...
  • Muslim Civil Rights Group May Have Violated Federal Law By Criticizing Ben Carson. ( CAIR )

    09/30/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The largest Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. may have violated the federal tax code when its executive director last week called on retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments about Muslims. ... In calling for Carson to end his White House bid, Awad argued that Carsonís comments were in violation of the Constitution which states that ďno religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust of the United States.Ē But Fox Newsí Megyn Kelly reported on Tuesday that Awadís statement may put...
  • Barack Obama-Hood Fast-Tracks $29 Million to Families of Charleston Shooting Victims

    10/04/2015 1:58:12 PM PDT · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | S. Noble
    Barack Obama really does think heís a king. Heís now redistributing $29 million of taxpayer dollars to the families of the nine people murdered by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. That comes to $3.2 million per family. Where in the Constitution does it say the president can or should do this? This looks like theft.
  • Good News! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress

    10/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    The gateway pundit ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Becky Gerritson from the Wetumpka Tea Party delivered a powerful and emotional testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse inn June 2013. Gerritson began crying at one point while describing how she was abused by her government. Gerritson also told Congress that the IRS letter sent to her group was signed by Lois Lerner. Gerritson did not let the criminal activity by the Obama administration shut her down. She continues to lead conservative efforts in Alabama. Today Becky Gerritson announced she is running for Congress. She will challenge incumbant RINO Martha Roby for the right...
  • Investigation finds sex, fraud and retaliation at Census office

    09/17/2015 2:15:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | -September 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Forty employees in the Census Bureauís hiring office bilked the government out of $1.1 million in pay they never earned, broke government rules by hiring friends, and tried to intimidate whistleblowers, according to a new inspector generalís report. Supervisors even ďledĒ the misconduct.</p>
  • APNewsBreak: Vet group hosting Trump lost nonprofit status

    09/16/2015 10:10:06 PM PDT · by JoSixChip · 95 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 16 | JEFF HORWITZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service revoked the nonprofit status of the veterans benefit organization that hosted and sold tickets to a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump aboard a retired U.S. battleship
  • Trump-Cruz 2016? What if the two biggest anti-establishment candidates teamed up?

    09/11/2015 11:19:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    LifeZette ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jon Conradi
    It could have been the first general election rally of a Trump-Cruz 2016 ticket. In front of a crowd of more than a thousand on a blisteringly hot Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas fired up the crowd for Donald Trump, who brought them to frenzy status at a rally in opposition to President Barack Obamaís proposed nuclear deal with Iran. It is certainly too far off to say it could happen, but not too far off to envision a similar scenario playing out a little less than a year from now on the larger stage...
  • Labor board judge slaps down Hobby Lobby's arbitration agreements [payback time]

    09/09/2015 6:44:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/9/15 | Sean Higgins
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that agreements signed by employees of Oklahoma-based arts and crafts company Hobby Lobby requiring them to submit to arbitration rather than go to court in work disputes are unenforceable. The ruling by the government's labor enforcement agency, announced Wednesday, could potentially undermine a common practice used by employers to avoid litigation under federal labor laws. "This is a dramatic decision," said David Rosenfeld, attorney for the Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize, the group that brought the charges against Hobby Lobby. "If the board affirms it and the courts...
  • Judge: IRS must say if White House sought taxpayersí information

    08/29/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayersí private information from the tax agency, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot refuse by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws. ďThis court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,Ē the judge wrote. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obamaís White House, he was proudest of the fact that ďthere hasnít been a major scandal.Ē The qualifier ďmajorĒ lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administrationís ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • IRS must say if White House sought taxpayersí information: Judge

    08/28/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayersí private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. Itís not clear that there were any such requests ó but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. ďThis court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused,...
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clintonís use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first ladyís penchant for secrecy. Whatís truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama Ė and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • IRS sued by taxpayers over data breach

    08/21/2015 3:42:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Hartsville Messenger ^ | 8/21/15 | Andrew Harris
    The Internal Revenue Service must answer in court for a data breach in which hackers gained access to personal identifying data belonging to at least 330,000 people. Two Texas women sued the agency Thursday in Washington, complaining that "the U.S. government cannot be relied upon to keep the personal data of its citizens safe." The women, Becky Welborn of Dripping Springs and Wendy Windrich of Conroe, are seeking to represent anyone whose information was stolen after using the IRS "Get Transcript" service that allow taxpayers to get information on their own filings. They're also asking for unspecified money damages for...
  • Lerner, in newly released emails, calls GOP critics 'evil and dishonest

    08/14/2015 8:07:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 34 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Fox news
    Newly released emails from Lois Lerner show the former IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal calling Republican critics ďevil and dishonest,Ē and even ďhateful.Ē The emails -- part of a report released Aug. 6 by the Senate Finance Committee -- offer a revealing look at Lerner, who used to head the division that processes applications for tax-exempt status and was at the center of the scandal over the alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. The bipartisan report found evidence that both the Obama administrationís political agenda, and the personal politics of IRS...
  • Shock Poll: Only 41% Of Democrats Want Congress To Approve Obamaís Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 10, 2015
    A new poll released on Monday shows that support for Obamaís nuclear deal with Iran continues to unravel. According to the poll from Monmouth University, only 41 percent of Democrats believe Congress should approve the presidentís nuclear deal with the Iranian regime. The numbers only get worse among independents and Republicans. Overall, just 27 percent of those polled believe Congress should approve the controversial nuclear deal with Iran. A majority of Republicans (55 percent) and a plurality of independents (33 percent) believe Congress should reject the deal: The public is divided on how Congress should handle the recently negotiated agreement...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Shouldíve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this countryís better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. ďLook my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,Ē Lerner wrote in 2014. ďHe should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.Ē The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Now or never' to save America

    08/06/2015 3:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    WND ^ | 8/5/15 | Garth Kant
    The questions donít come much bigger.In essence, it was: Is this last chance to save America as we know it?Some might find the answer chilling.WND asked Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: If the Democrats win the White House again in 2016, will it be too late to prevent the country from turning into a permanent social-welfare state, and will it be the end of American exceptionalism?ďI do believe, with this election Ė itís now or never,Ē was his succinct and foreboding response.Why?ďThe threats to our liberty have never been greater,Ē Cruz began to explain.First, he addressed the immediate...
  • IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage

    08/04/2015 3:35:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    After the Supreme Courtís decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage. During a hearing Wednesday conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Koskinen whether the IRS would ďnot, in the absence of a directive by Congress or by the courts,Ē take action to remove religious schoolsí...
  • We Now Know Where Lois Lerner's Emails and Backup Tapes Were Destroyed

    07/31/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There have been dozens of questions surrounding the disappearance of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal. Some of Lerner's emails have been recovered, after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said under oath they were lost forever. Thousands are still missing. But perhaps the most compelling questions that have been asked since the IRS targeting scandal broke in May 2013 are 1) Exactly where were Lerner's emails and backup tapes destroyed? 2) Who destroyed them? Now, we have an answer. According to Americans for Tax Reform,Lerner's hard drive was...
  • Summary of Obamaís IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

    07/31/2015 4:22:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama‚Äôs IRS scandal, as of July 31,¬†2015 In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words ¬ďtea party¬Ē or ¬ďpatriot¬Ē were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members. When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees...
  • IRS Demanded Content of Prayers from Pro-Life Group (and promise not to picket Planned Parenthood)

    07/30/2015 11:44:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CBN ^ | July 30, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen why the tax agency would demand that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers. Koskinen admitted the request was "totally inappropriate," saying he has apologized for the IRS. The agency also made every member of that Iowa group promise not to picket Planned Parenthood. "We should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment rights," Cruz said. Overall, the IRS targeted dozens of conservative and Tea Party groups, blocking...
  • The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive

    07/30/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    American's for Taxreform ^ | July 30, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    New ( documentation) released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lernerís hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it. The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner's hard drive contained ďwell-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.Ē The Oversight Committee report states: "Using the...
  • Judicial Watch: IRS Produces Recovered Lerner Emails

    07/29/2015 9:53:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    (Washington, DC)¬†‚Äď Judicial Watch released 906 pages of¬†newly recovered Lois Lerner emails¬†from the IRS that are believed to recently have been recovered by the IRS‚Äô internal watchdog ‚Äď the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).¬† The IRS released the emails under a court order by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan.¬† The new documents show that Lois Lerner and other top officials in the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including soon-to-be Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, closely monitored and approved the controversial handling of tax-exempt applications by Tea Party organizations.¬† The documents also show that...
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAIóAs social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the Peopleís Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow Chinaís Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a ďshadowĒ present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • IRS Used Instant Messaging System to Hide Internal Communications

    07/28/2015 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS used a ďwholly separateĒ instant messaging system that automatically deleted office communications, according to documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. The system appears to have been purposefully used by agency officials responsible for the targeting of conservative non-profits, in order to evade public scrutiny. The system, known as ďOffice Communication ServerĒ or OCS was used by IRS officials, including many in the Exempt Organizations (EO) Unit, which was headed by Lois Lerner. As the Oversight Committee report states, the instant messaging system did not archive any communications, so it is not possible to know what...
  • IRS Failed to Search 5 of 6 Locations for Learner E-mails

    07/28/2015 1:47:01 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | 7/28/2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS failed to search five of six possible sources of electronic media for Lois Lernerís emails, according to a documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday.
  • IRS Failed to Search Five of Six Locations for Lois Lerner Emails

    07/28/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS failed to search five of six possible sources of electronic media for Lois Lernerís emails, according to a documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. Over the course of investigations into the Lois Lerner targeting scandal, Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress that he would provide all of Lois Lernerís emails. But based on testimony from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), this did not occur. The agencyís ineptness -- or corruption -- resulted in 24,000 Lerner emails being lost when they were ďaccidentlyĒ destroyed. According to TIGTA official Timothy Camus, the IRS had...
  • National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion ó Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Americaís worst enemy. Andrew McCarthy notes that in the time of the Founding Fathers, it was regarded as an impeachable offense for a president to withhold information from Congress regarding a treaty, or to use unscrupulous tactics to acquire Senate approval. Compare that to what Obama has done:
  • Jon Stewart To President Obama: Act Quickly If Youíre Going ĎTo Take Away Americansí Gunsí

    07/22/2015 9:16:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the July 21 airing of Comedy Centralís The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told President Barack Obama he needs to act quickly if heís going to ďtake away Americansí guns and declare martial law.Ē Obama walked out to sit beside Stewart amid rousing rounds of applause. The two exchanged niceties amid laughter, with Stewart pointing out Obama has ďabout a yearĒ left in office and Obama responded by saying he is going to issue an executive order forbidding Stewart from leaving The Daily Show. (Stewart previously announced he is leaving the show in August.) According to Deadline, Stewart then...
  • Obama defends IRS, says tea party targeting didnít happen

    07/21/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | July 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with ďDaily ShowĒ host Jon Stewart, saying the tea party-targeting scandal was actually Congressí fault for passing ďa crummy lawĒ and that the real problem is the agency doesnít have enough money. Mr. Obama, who has overseen a series of scandals at the IRS, the Veterans Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and now the Office of Personnel Management, was asked why government didnít seem to be working on his watch. But the president said heís not to blame, using the IRS as an example of how what...
  • Obama tells Jon Stewart: ĎWe move the ball forwardí [Final Worship Service on "Daily Show"]

    07/22/2015 2:27:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/15 | Josh Lederman/AP
    ....Obama took a victory lap on Stewartís show, ticking off a list of achievements on health care, foreign policy and more. ďThe VA works better than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office,Ē Obama boasted.
  • (Complete no edits) Obama Just Tried To Rewrite History Straight To Jon Stewartís Face About This HU

    07/22/2015 8:50:35 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/ ^ | July 22, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    In a classic and cynical attempt to never accept blame...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/19/2015 7:11:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 18, 2015 | Paul Sperry
    A key part of President Obamaís legacy will be the fedís unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of ďracial and economic justice.Ē Unbeknown to most Americans, Obamaís racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school ó all to document ďinequalitiesĒ between minorities and whites.