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  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it

    04/18/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement. "Nevertheless, as President...
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The IRS Scandal Blows Wide OpenPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 17, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013,...
  • Judges Accuse Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial System

    04/16/2014 5:41:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Judges Accuse Atty General Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial SystemPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 12:32 pm In The Point | No Comments But as Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse already pointed out, Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t follow the law, he advocates a certain point of view.His own.Like Obama, Holder makes up his own laws as he goes along, abusing power by acting like a tyrant. The United States Sentencing Commission Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to revise sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug offenders, but not before one commissioner accused Attorney...
  • Holder's Race Card

    04/16/2014 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle. In case you didn't know, in politics a "dog whistle" is coded language that has a superficial meaning for everybody, but also a special resonance for certain constituencies. Using dog whistles lets politicians deny they meant to say anything nasty, bigoted or controversial. Speaking to the National Action Network the day after a testy but racially irrelevant exchange with Republican members of a House panel, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "The last five years have been defined ... by lasting reforms even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and...
  • IRS chief set to redraft proposed rule for tax-exempt groups after backlash (Trust them?)

    04/14/2014 7:06:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    First, an entirely and uncharacteristically reasonable reaction from the IRS on its proposed new rules governing 501(c)s, a classification of tax exempt groups that was the area of improper targeting of Tea Party activists. When Democrats realized the best way to deal with personnel abusing tax law was to create more tax law for them to abuse, the IRS went to work on more specific ways to crack down on social welfare groups. Their proposed rule caused backlash from both conservatives and liberal activists: The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of...
  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • Were Republicans Targeted in GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures?

    05/28/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 28, 2013 | Mark Modica
    The IRS scandal that revealed targeting of conservative groups by the Treasury Department has reopened speculation that the Obama-orchestrated auto bailouts unfairly targeted Republican-leaning dealerships for closure. Republican Congressmen Mike Kelly (PA) and Jim Renacci (OH) have penned a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requesting documentation so that an investigation can determine what criteria was used to shutter dealers that appear to have had one thing in common: their political affiliations. The outrageous behavior of the IRS in targeting non-profit organizations with conservative roots, like the Tea Party, for extra scrutiny came at around the same time that General...
  • House reverses Obama on car dealerships - they remain open

    07/19/2009 6:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 4,377+ views
    The Philadelphia Examiner ^ | July 18, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    It seems Obama's star power is fading rapidly. The Treasury Appropriations bill was passed 219-209 yesterday in the House. The roll call shows that the 219 is 215 dems and 4 pubs. Tucked away in the bill is a provision that is a bit of extortion: No money can be used to obtain a financial ownership in any car manufacturer if that manufacturer deprives a car dealer of its economic right under its dealer agreement. Thump! The Cleveland Plain Dealer summarizes: "The measure would overturn bankruptcy court decisions to shutter 789 Chrysler dealers and more than 2,000 GM dealers. In...
  • UNBELIEVABLE STENCH OF OBA-HUSSEIN CORRUPTION BECOMING UNBEARABLE!

    09/20/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 76 replies · 2,784+ views
    antimullah ^ | 9/20/09 | antimullah
    This is unbelievable. ACORN - JUST THE TIP OF THE ROTTING FLESH STINK OF THE CHICAGO STYLE ICEBERG MAN-CHILD, NEOPHYTE OBA-HUSSEIN HAS TRIED TO CONCEAL IN WASHINGTON. BTW - After Russia refuses to support his request to help him with islamic iran, he STILL caves and sends senior emissaries to kill off the missile defense shield planned for Poland and Czechoslovakia to intercept Iranian missiles but grumbled about by Russia! What a leader! (not!) If the lapdog Media did its job, this could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky...
  • Closed Chrysler dealers to drive Obama's eligibility

    12/09/2009 1:42:33 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 69 replies · 2,890+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 08, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Two lawyers have joined forces to assemble a case challenging in U.S. bankruptcy court the federal government's use of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to bail out Chrysler and in doing so may have created a scenario that finally will bring to a head the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. The attorneys are Leo Donofrio, who has launched cases directly challenging Obama's eligibility, and Stephen Pidgeon, who also has worked on the issue. Their new case questions the authority by which the federal government and administration officials intervened in the auto industry, specifically allocating some $8 billion-plus...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder Is A "World Class" Whiner

    04/13/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 04-13-2014 | Doug Brady
    Video at link.
  • Poof Goes the Messiah

    04/13/2014 5:57:41 AM PDT · by Ruprecht Jamieson · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Adam Turner
    The Messiah (as Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon referred to U.S. Secretary John Kerry) is not having a good month. According to his formerly good buddy U.S. Sen. John McCain, Kerry is presiding over a “trifecta” of foreign policy disasters. The Geneva Peace negotiations with the “generous reformer” President Bashar al-Assad. The P 5+1 Negotiations with the Mad Mullahs of Iran. And the Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Process.” But I think this is unfair. At least for two of these disasters, President Barack Obama-Costanza is much more at fault for them than is Kerry. It was the president who set his...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • Congress Presses NASA Chief on Domestic and Foreign Space Threats

    04/10/2014 1:19:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Space.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Dan Leone
    What in another year might have been a routine hearing about NASA’s annual budget request turned into a heated, and sometimes partisan, exchange about the agency’s internal security practices and the broad state of the U.S. human spaceflight program. In theory, the purpose of the April 8 hearing of the House Appropriations, commerce, justice, science subcommittee was to allow lawmakers charged with writing NASA’s 2015 appropriation to ask questions about the roughly $17.5 billion budget request the agency released in March. In practice, the hearing was a double feature that paired a review of security practices at NASA field centers,...
  • Palin Warns Holder on Gun Bracelets: 'You Don't Want to Go There, Buddy'

    04/10/2014 8:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 9, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that he was considering forcing gun owners to wear identifying bracelets, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin harshly warned him that he better not even think about trying to implement the idea. "Eric, 'You don't want to go there, buddy,'" she declared on Wednesday. Palin posted a photo (see below) of the three bracelets she often wears and explained the significance of each: Hey Eric, these are my identifying bracelets: One honors our military; One honors independent Americans who have a healthy distrust of Washington's permanent political class and who will fight against elitists hell-bent...
  • Kerry: Administration’s Foreign Policy Not ‘Spinning Out of Control’

    04/09/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | April 8,2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry took exception Tuesday to an assertion by a Republican senator that the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “spinning out of control,” declaring that “that’s just not true.” “You can’t help but get the impression our foreign policy is just spinning out of control,” Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget. “And we are losing control in virtually every area that we are trying to do something in.” Risch cited developments in Russia, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations – but focused...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • A Nightmare Presidency

    04/09/2014 2:26:35 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Stein
    This is a bad morning. I was greeted by a headline in the New York Times that said Defense Secretary “Chuck Mullet” Hagel was planning to submit a budget to Congress to cut the size of the military to a level not seen since 1940, before the U.S. entered World War II. The article went on to say that the Pentagon realized that this would be an inadequate force for even very small wars and certainly would not allow the U.S. to police the world and keep control of contingencies like a North Korean attack on the South or a...
  • Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

    04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something. A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance

    04/08/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Our recent interview with Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel about his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon health coverage by 2025 struck a nerve with You’re The Boss readers. It came as no surprise that Dr. Emanuel’s claim, first made in his new book, “Reinventing American Health Care,” would be swept up in the broader political and ideological debate about the Affordable Care Act. But in their many comments, readers raised interesting questions, and we took some of them back to Dr. Emanuel in another conversation that appears, edited and condensed, below. It’s worth noting that among those readers who...
  • A House could fall on Lerner

    04/06/2014 1:57:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | 3-31-2014 | Glenn Farber - OP/ED
    March 31, 2014 A House could fall on LernerGlenn Farber Look out for that House! For all we know, Lois Lerner could be roused out of bed one morning this week or next by a congressional complaint charging her with contempt for having refused repeatedly to testify at two House hearings regarding the IRS targeting of certain nonprofit advocacy groups for extra scrutiny based on their names and policy positions. Lerner, who headed the IRS division that reviews tax-exemption applications, has repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment right instead of testifying about the agency, and she, her former lawyers, and her...
  • Intel Chair: Obama Knows Where Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding – But Won’t Go After Them (Video)

    04/04/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 4,2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told TIME magazine this week that the Obama administration knows where the Benghazi Al-Qaeda terrorists are hiding but refuses to go after them. We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
  • Congress, watchdogs stonewalled in probes of administration

    04/04/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    he Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for Congress and inspectors general to uncover government misdeeds and access information in various agencies, according to recent congressional testimony and reports. On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that Attorney General Eric Holder stonewalled his investigation of the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal. Mr. Horowitz also said his office has been stymied in other investigations of the Justice Department because of the Obama administration’s interpretation of access laws, which essentially requires investigators to ask department heads for permission to investigate them....
  • Startling: Every Government Agency Is Aggressively Pushing Obama’s Agenda

    04/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by drypowder · 29 replies
    The Independent Sentinal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Our government agencies have been completely politicized – every one of them. They are all working to move a leftist agenda FORWARD. Recent developments alone show the intensity of the effort from an unholy and illogical alliance between the EPA and the USDA to Fish & Wildlife seizing control over private lands. Just look at the news releases
  • Obama's Stand-up Routine is Laughable Indeed

    04/04/2014 4:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    resident Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy. On Wednesday, he told a crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan that he visited a local deli, Zingerman's. He proceeded to tell a long story about ordering the small Reuben sandwich, which he said was "killer." That description got a good laugh. Then he explained how he thought the sandwich was too big, so he...
  • Harry Reid Now Spreading Baseless Claim that Koch Brothers Don't Pay Corporate Taxes

    04/02/2014 11:19:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 2, 2014 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid has a whole page on his official Senate.gov website devoted to revealing "THE FACTS ABOUT THE KOCH BROTHERS." One of the alleged facts promoted on Reid's website is that the Kochs do not pay any corporate taxes: “They are known for bankrolling conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party causes and became poster boys for corporate tax reform last year when an Obama Administration official suggested Koch is organized as an S Corp. and so pays no corporate level taxes.” The claim that the Koch brothers don't pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White...
  • Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

    04/02/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/2/2014 | EPA Report
    EPA Tested Deadly Pollutants on Humans to Push Obama Admin’s Agenda "The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report. These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained...
  • Sarah Palin is Right: Obamacare Death Panel Real; Disguised as the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Comm

    04/02/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Turns out Sarah Palin was right. Obamacare does have Death Panels, and they are currently disguised as the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. In this week when Obamacare finally turns one day old, the political problems that our economic recovery face have never been on better display. While the stock market makes new highs, even the Fed is acknowledging that this recovery is different. And because it’s different, Wall Street is winning and Main Street is losing. “Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street,” said...
  • President Richard Nixon, 2nd Article of Impeachment, Abuse of the IRS (sounds very familiar)

    04/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Watergate - Articles of Impeachment ^ | July 27, 1974 | House of Reps - Judiciary Committee
    Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the...
  • Reid the Elder Dismisses Gifts Controversy at Presser...(Now up to $31,000)

    03/26/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Jon Ralston
    UPDATE, 7PM: Now there is $5,000 more from 2012. Total now $31,000. And now Reid is playing the aggrieved grandfather. Chutzpah: “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down and knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough. “As I have already said, I am reimbursing my campaign for the amount spent on thank-you gifts produced by my granddaughter,...
  • 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....
  • Reporter detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask EPA chief a question [Question unreveald]

    03/28/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/14 | Michael Bastasch
    <p>The Daily Caller: A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.</p> <p>Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter tweeted about being detained.</p> <p>Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the alarm on global warming.</p>
  • Reporter detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask EPA chief a question

    03/28/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy. Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter tweeted about being detained. #transparency RT @AriNatter: I am being detained by Capital Police for trying to ask @EPAGina a question after her remarks. — nickjuliano (@nickjuliano) March 28, 2014 Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the...
  • Federal Task Force Blocked Investigation, Retaliated Against Agents

    03/27/2014 11:47:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/26/14 | CJ Ciaramella
    A federal anti-drug task force obstructed an internal investigation and retaliated against agents who cooperated with investigators, the Justice Department Inspector General said in a report issued Wednesday. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program (OCDETF), a multi-agency task force within the Department of Justice, put in place protocols to limit what the department’s inspector general could learn. Agents were told to answer investigators’ questions but not elaborate. They were also told by superiors that information given to the Inspector General could be tracked back to agents, and all documents released to the IG were required to be reviewed...
  • Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon

    03/26/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 84 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3-26-2014 | Greg Richter
    March 26, 2014 Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon Greg Richter Former IRS official Lois Lerner will be held in contempt of Congress "in the very near future," Rep. Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Wednesday. The South Carolina Republican sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and told "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" that he wants to see an end to the delay in providing subpoenaed emails from Lerner over the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. IRS Chief John Koskinen was grilled Wednesday by the committee over his...
  • 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...
  • Here’s how you benefit from the Koch brothers [with video]

    03/26/2014 6:00:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 3 replies
    AEI ^ | Mark J. Perry | March 25, 2014
    The video above is from the Washington Post titled “Here’s How You SupportPersonally Benefit from the Koch Brothers,” with a little editing of the title and one segment of the video below, to reflect the fact that voluntary market exchanges are “win-win” or “positive-sum” outcomes, meaning that they benefit both the buyer and the seller: And whether or not you agree with the Koch Brothers, you’ve probably contributed to their fortunegreatly benefited personally from the products and services they provide. Ever use Brawny paper towels?  They’re made by Georgia Pacific, a Koch company. Another Georgia Pacific product – Angel...
  • Biden: People are dumb, Obama deserves sainthood for the patience he’s shown with the ACA rollout

    03/26/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-25-14 | Robert Laurie
    Normally, they like to keep Joe Biden locked up. This is a good instinct, because when he gets out in front of the cameras, he starts saying the kinds of things he’s been saying over the course of the last two weeks. Still, every now and then, they have no choice but to let Crazy Joe off his chain so he can run around the yard a bit. Friday, they let him speak before the National Association of Community Health Centers policy summit in Washington, D.C. Ostensibly, he was there to rally the troops ahead of the push to enroll...
  • NYT reporter: Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation

    03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen
    New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along “will be punished.” Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference — a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned...
  • Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs Cornerstone of U.S. Naval power eliminated

    03/24/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades. The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy. In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantly—from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The...
  • The Federal Spying Budget

    03/24/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Chris Edwards
    The latest revelations regarding the NSA’s bulk data collection illustrate the vastness of the government’s spying apparatus. That vastness costs taxpayers a lot of money. The cost of the federal spy budget used to be secret, which was a bizarre thing for a government that is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people. But in recent years, policymakers have taken a step toward transparency and released figures on total intelligence spending. The federal spy budget consists of spending on the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program (MIP). The Federation of American...
  • Federal prosecutors balk at Holder push to reduce drug sentences

    03/21/2014 7:01:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/21/2014 | Claudia Cowan
    Federal prosecutors are at odds with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over whether mandatory minimum sentences -- a key part of the government's so-called war on drugs -- should be rolled back. Congress approved many of those harsh penalties in the 1980s. Under the guidelines, a dealer busted with 1,000 marijuana plants, for example, or large amounts of certain narcotics, could face five, 10, even 20 years behind bars. As a result, prosecutors say, drug crime has gone down. But now Holder is leading the charge to overhaul mandatory minimums. Amid exploding incarceration rates, and allegations that long prison sentences...
  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

    03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 21, 2014 7:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obama’s commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota blasts new rate guidance

    03/21/2014 6:45:24 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should have promised to keep rates near zero until U.S. unemployment falls below 5.5 percent, as long as inflation and financial stability risks are contained, said the lone dissenter to the Fed's policy decision this week. By dropping the Fed's pledge to keep rates low until the jobless rate reaches a more healthy level, the U.S. central bank is sending the wrong message on both inflation and jobs, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said in remarks released on Friday. On Wednesday the Fed, in its first policy-setting meeting under Fed Chair Janet...
  • Obama: “More Opportunities with Iran” Student “Exchange Programs” with Iranian Universities

    03/20/2014 11:42:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://pamelageller.com ^ | march 20, 2014 | pamela geller
    President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up “new possibilities and prosperity” for the Iranian people.Even as negotiations on the accord continued, the Obama administration issued an order Thursday allowing U.S. academic institutions to operate exchange programs with Iranian universities. The announcement followed Obama’s comments in an annual videotaped message to Iranians marking the Persian new year, Nowruz. This year’s message coincides with nuclear negotiations between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers. Obama says reaching a final nuclear agreement “will be difficult.” But he says he’s committed to diplomacy because he believes there is...
  • Senior Israeli Minister’s Shocking Admission: “Israel Can No Longer Count on the United States”

    03/20/2014 10:26:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Another top Israeli leader sharply criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the Ukrainian crisis, telling reporters, “Israel can no longer count on the United States… US foreign policy is collapsing all over the world.” When was the last time you heard this come out of the mouth of an Israeli official? The Jerusalem Post reported: Another senior minister in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet sharply criticized American foreign policy Tuesday, anonymously joining the open attack by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Speaking to journalists in the Knesset, the minister said the Americans’ handling of the crisis in Ukraine proved that Israel...
  • IRS watchdog warns of ‘largest scam of its kind’ with phone scheme

    03/20/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/20/14 | Josh Hicks
    The Internal Revenue Service’s watchdog warned taxpayers Thursday about a sophisticated nationwide phone scheme that it said is “the largest scam of its kind” it has seen. The scheme involves callers claiming to represent the IRS and demanding immediate payments with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, the watchdog said. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George said that “thousands of victims” have paid more than $1 million to fraudsters and that his agency has received more than 20,000 reports of contact.
  • NYP: Obama 'Confusing Ideas in His Head with Reality- Not Clear that He Knows the Difference'

    03/19/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      In a harsh assessment of the radical, incompetent, and now nearly rudderless Obama regime, Michael Goodwin says that most of us can't truly grasp what a comprehensive mess this once-thriving nation has been put in, not just economically but strategically. Alas, the dawning realization that we are nothing like the America of just 6 years ago is starting to hit with the Crimean crisis, where the spectacle of John Kerry attempting to deal with Vladimir Putin has been characterized as 'a cupcake negotiating with a steak knife'.Remember how Obama told us how if we could just learn to get-along with other countries -even the...