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  • Republicans pass budgets in both House and Senate, trim $5.1 trillion in spending

    03/27/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when a disagreement between Republicans on the budget was “cataclysmic” for GOP claims to governance? Democrats last passed a normal budget resolution six years ago, but Republicans went all of seven days before both chambers finally passed budget resolutions. Our long national nightmare, at least as envisioned by Politico, is over: The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. It...
  • White House (Chief of Staff) warns Netanyahu that 'occupation must end'

    03/23/2015 4:37:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its occupation of Palestinian land must end, dismissing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges. In unusually tough language that underscores the fracture in relations between Washington and Israel, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said "an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end." McDonough criticized Netanyahu's pre-election pledge to block the creation of a Palestinian state -- the supposed end goal of decades of fruitless peace talks -- and he questioned Netanyahu's efforts to undo the damage. "We cannot...
  • White House Chief of Staff at J Street: Occupation by Israelis Must End

    03/23/2015 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 23, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough today called for an end to Israels occupation of the Palestinians and vowed that the Obama administration wont pretend that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didnt make his campaign remarks about no two-state solution. McDonough thanked the pro-Israel, pro-peace as J Street bills itself and pro-Palestinian lobbying group for the important work you do around the country, calling it an organization that, in the best tradition of the American Jewish community, shares a set of values about the type of country that we are a democracy where all of our...
  • The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

    03/23/2015 1:47:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to J Street where he brought the crowd to their feet when he said this: An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end. Mark Levin was right. Obama is definitely going full Mussolini and hes using Netanyahus campaign rhetoric as the excuse to couch it in. POLITICO White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isnt letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. That stance,...
  • Top White House official calls for end to 50-year occupation (attacks Congress too)

    03/23/2015 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2015, 9:27 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says that Israels government must match up words with actions and policies, warns Netanyahus statements cant be willed away WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israels 50-year occupation and doubled down on the Obama administrations critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday. Speaking to the dovish groups national conference, McDonough became the latest in a series of Washington officials to highlight the administrations displeasure with Netanyahu, while also talking up the permanence of US-Israel...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesnt appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasnt formally announced his candidacy and theres...
  • DOJ defends Clinton from subpoena - "It's sheer speculation she withheld work-related emails"

    03/20/2015 12:57:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    The Justice Department is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a motion to subpoena her private emails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Such action is unnecessary and inappropriate under FOIA, DOJ officials wrote in a legal briefing filed Thursday. Officials were responding to a case launched by Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch. Klayman is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to subpoena Clintons computer server where she housed the private email address she used while serving in the State Department. Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of...
  • 80,000 ObamaCare tax forms on hold

    03/20/2015 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    The Obama administration announced Friday that 80,000 corrected tax forms for people on plans through ObamaCare have still not gone out. It's unclear how many people will be affected by the delay, but the administration said people who have not received the corrected forms do not have to wait to file their taxes and will not have to pay any additional tax due to the effort. The issues stem from the announcement last month that 800,000 people on insurance plans through ObamaCare received incorrect tax information. At the time, the administration said forms with corrected information would be sent out...
  • IRS gives some Obamacare customers a tax break

    03/20/2015 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-20-2015
    The Internal Revenue Service on Friday expanded relief to Obamacare customers who are filing tax returns based on incorrect information about their health plans. The relief came in reaction to the disclosure by federal health official there were more errors on tax-related forms sent to Obamacare enrollees beyond the 820,000 forms identified as having problems last month. Between 3 and 4 percent of customers of HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, have some kind of errors on 1095-A tax forms related to their account, according to marketplace CEO Kevin Counihan. The errors could affect the amount of money a taxpayer owes...
  • At the White House, There's Nobody Home

    03/19/2015 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19,2015 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) bucked the Obama administration and expressed doubt about administration concessions to the Iranians. Other Democrats could join him But almost immediately after weighing in on Iran, Menendez found himself the target of a federal investigation into purported corruption Meanwhile, the aforementioned Hillary Clinton is bogged down in another trademark Clinton scandal. Clinton never used a standard government e-mail account while secretary. And rather than submitting her actual e-mails to the State Department back in December, Clinton submitted 55,000 printed pages of e-mails making it much harder for those e-mails to be searched. Obamas own...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • MO LT GOVERNOR: HOLDER INCITED MOB MANY TIMES

    03/15/2015 11:48:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channels Americas News HQ, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) said Attorney General Eric Holder on many occasions seemed to be inciting the mob. Kinder said, He is sounding the right notes today, this afternoon. I just wish he had been more judicious and measured in his comments since the August 9. Because Mr. Holder came in and seemed on many occasions to be inciting the mob. He seemed to be putting his weight on the one side of the scales of justice and not backing up law enforcement. And if he is now, you know, backing...
  • Obama joins in jokefest with GOP's Walker at Gridiron dinner

    03/15/2015 8:39:41 AM PDT · by dila813 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) Getting older changes a guy, President Barack Obama says, and he admits he's getting crankier. "Next week I'm signing an executive order to get off my lawn," Obama joked Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation's annual dinner. On top of that, the nation's graying chief executive says he's having trouble now with his morning cup of joe. "Coffee really disagrees with me these days," he says, "which is why John Boehner just invited coffee to address the joint House."
  • Barack Obama jabs friends and foes in comedic speech (swipes at Tom Cotton)

    03/15/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    India Times ^ | By AFP | 15 Mar, 2015, 05.58PM IST Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4
    The president took a swipe at Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who initiated an open letter to Iran warning that a nuclear deal with the United States could be scrapped by the next president. "You don't diminish your office by taking a selfie," he said, in a reference to criticism of a youth-oriented video filmed in the White House showing Obama take a photo of himself. "You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran... Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46573708.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • Holder Weighs Dismantling the Ferguson Police Dept.

    03/08/2015 1:55:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 101 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6 March 15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and RICHARD PREZ-PEAMARCH
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed a firm response on Friday to what he called appalling racial misconduct by law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting he was prepared to seek the dismantling of the police force there if necessary. We are prepared to use all the powers that we have, all the power that we have, to ensure that the situation changes there, Mr. Holder told reporters here after returning from Columbia, S.C., where he appeared with President Obama at a town hall-style meeting at Benedict College. That means everything from working with them to coming up with...
  • TREASON: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney Accuses Obama Of Aiding And Abetting The Enemy

    02/20/2015 2:08:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 121 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | Pat Dollard
    (FULL TITLE) TREASON: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney Accuses Obama Of Aiding And Abetting The Enemy By Revealing Mosul Battle Plan (CNSNews.com) - Much to the surprise of many Americans, the Obama administration is revealing its plan to retake Mosul, Iraqs second largest city, months before the anticipated battle happens.An official from U.S. Central Command told reporters on Thursday that the fight will likely begin in April or May and will involve up to 25,000 U.S.-trained Iraqi troops.Its very mystifying why this administration would reveal potential plans to retake Mosul, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told Fox Newss Megyn Kelly Thursday night.If...
  • F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism

    02/20/2015 1:48:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 19, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials. But Mr. Comeys Russian counterpart Aleksandr V. Bortnikov, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, the post-Soviet K.G.B. was at the meeting, even though international human rights groups have repeatedly accused the Russian security service of unjustly detaining...
  • Islamist Enclaves Spread To Texas Base Camps For ISIS?

    02/20/2015 9:56:21 AM PST · by raptor22 · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 20, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ihad Enclaves: With names like Islamberg and Mahmoudberg, some 22 of what the FBI calls "enclaves" have been established across the U.S. by a group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The specter of 21 Christians being murdered "on the shores of Tripoli" in Libya where U.S. Marines first encountered Muslim forces the Barbary pirates and threats by the Islamic State against Rome show how President Obama's "JV team" has metastasized as a global threat. And, yes, it can happen here. The Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadnt Just Blocked Obamas Amnesty

    02/20/2015 2:29:29 PM PST · by Crazieman · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judges injunction has halted the implementation of President Obamas sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news. According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, the relaxed border enforcement guidelines that accompanied Obamas executive actions should continue apace, unaffected by the judges ruling. In an email sent to CBP agents on Wednesday and later obtained by NRO, Kerlikowske conceded that the federal judges action meant agents should not consider Obamas new and expanded deferred action guidelines when processing illegal immigrants. But border protection and enforcement are apparently a different matter. Kerlikowskes...
  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 11:35:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 20, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    The Obama administration will seek an emergency court order to move forward with President Obamas executive action on immigration. Officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) plan to seek what is known as an emergency stay that would essentially undo a Texas-based federal judge's injunction from earlier this week. If the stay is granted, the government could restart a pair of executive programs that will shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said DOJ will file for the stay by "Monday at the latest." The emergency stay had been sought by immigrant rights advocates,...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

    02/20/2015 12:40:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a huge mistake to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • Obama administration issues 5.5M work permits to non-citizens; critics call it shadow immig system

    02/07/2015 10:45:24 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 7, 2015
    Since 2009, the Obama administration issued roughly 5.5 million work permits to non-citizens beyond what Congress has authorized, according to recently-released documents that critics of U.S. policy say reveals a "shadow" or "parallel" immigration system stifling wages and taking jobs from Americans. The information was obtained by the conservative-leaning Center for Immigration Studies through a Freedom of Information Act request and has prompted Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions to call for an investigation. "This request has unearthed the operation of a shadow immigration system previously unknown to the American public," said Sessions, one of Capitol Hill's most outspoken critics of...
  • Federal Judge Accuses DOJ Attorneys of Defrauding The Court, Threatening Witness ...

    01/26/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week reporter Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson published a piece about alleged serious misconduct and intimidation from DOJ attorneys during the trial and lawsuit of former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns against the government. One of the recently unsealed documents, a Dec. 1 opinion by Judge Allegra, finally explains why in October the judge voided his original decision, made in August, to award Dobyns $173,000. (He later reversed his decision to void the judgment, which still stands.) The reason: The judge believed that Justice Department attorneys had committed fraud on the court. One...
  • Obama administration responds to Hebdo attack by vowing to fight Islamophobia

    01/11/2015 5:01:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Newby
    The civilized world is still reeling from Wednesday's brutal attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo by gunmen seeking revenge for cartoons attacking Islam. Nevertheless, Breitbart.com reported Thursday, the White House announced it would make fighting Islamophobia a priority. "Never mind that most Westerners arent Islamophobic, but rather GettingShotInTheFaceForExpressingMyOpinion-Phobic," Ben Shapiro wrote. Speaking with reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the real problem is lack of leadership in defending Islam. "There are some individuals that are using a peaceful religion and grossly distorting it, and trying to use its tenets to inspire people around the globe to...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Nonpartisan, apolitical IRS prepares to blame the GOP for delayed tax refunds

    12/19/2014 9:53:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The IRS has been bled white, complained Commissioner John Koskinen. Budget cuts to the agency, he adds, have forced the IRS to eliminate almost all overtime, implement hiring freezes, and furlough nonessential operatives. It will also likely mean a reduction in taxpayer services like audits and, yes, even the processing of refund checks. And Koskinen wants the public to know that it’s all the GOP’s fault. “Everybody’s return will get processed,” the IRS commissioner told reporters on Thursday. “But people have gotten very used to being able to file their return and quickly get a refund. This year we...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSs missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. Hands up, dont shoot. Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her disabled son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • Family of Border Agent Brian Terry Marks Four Years Since His Murder

    12/15/2014 4:37:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in Arizona's Peck Canyon by Mexican bandits carrying weapons provided to them through Operation Fast and Furious, marked the four year anniversary of his murder yesterday. Photos posted on Facebook with a link to the Brian Terry Foundation page show Agent Terry's sister, Kelly Terry-Willis, visiting the very spot where he died on the night of December 14, 2010."Today marks the four year anniversary of Brian Terry's death. Four years later, the family of Agent Terry still waits for answers to not only what happened that night, but the...
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • LOIS LERNER invitation to Ft. Marcy Park (White House instructs - come alone)

    07/11/2014 6:02:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    ebay ^ | 7-11-14
    Let's see how long ebay takes to remove this. If you want to ask some fun questions, perhaps they will receive fun answers. Maybe this could go viral.
  • Public defenders appear in kill cops rap video

    12/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12 2014 | Josh Saul, Susan Edelman and Kirstan Conley
    Taxpayers pay their salaries but that hasnt stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops. The sickening video, for a rap called Hands Up, shows black men holding guns to cops heads and features the disgusting lyric, For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios first year in office comes to a close, the Big Apples voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasios New York City is on the wrong track. Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security

    12/12/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 5:04 PM EST
    New York Citys mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the head of the mayors security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. It sits in a public park.
  • De Blasio builds privacy fence around Gracie Mansion

    12/12/2014 4:25:42 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | larry Celona, Frank Rosario and Bob Fredericks
    --SNIP-- The new fence — constructed just inside an existing red brick wall and a wrought-iron fence ringing the historic property — was actually dubbed a “privacy fence” by de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, sources told The Post. “So much for being mayor of the people. That brick fence was good enough for Rudy Giuliani and his family, and for Ed Koch and all the mayors before him,” a law enforcement source said. “They didn’t need a taller fence. That’s the same house where everybody else lived for years.
  • New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections

    12/09/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-9-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections BY: Mark Tapscott December 9, 2014 Former IRS executive Lois Lerner met with officials from the Department of Justice election crimes staff as early as September 2010 to discuss prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofit applicants, according to new emails obtained by a watchdog group. In a Sept. 29, 2010, email from an unnamed DOJ official, arrangements were made for a meeting the following month between attorneys from the election crimes unit of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section and the IRS to "discuss 501(c)(4) issues." The...
  • The IRS Scandal is Not Going Away

    12/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-6-14 | Bruce Walker
    The IRS scandal is not much in the news these days, but it is not going away. The more Obamas minions stonewall this scandal, the more congressional Democrats discount the scandal, the more the leftist establishment media ignores this scandal, the more toxic it will be for the left. In late November we learned that 30,000 of Lois Lerners lost e-mails have been found, but these e-mails have not yet been converted into readable form. The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and...
  • Uncovering Obamas IRS Enemies List

    12/04/2014 12:39:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Thousands of pages of smoking gun documents remain in legal limbo More proof has emerged that President Obama is using the IRS as a weapon against his perceived enemies as the administration abruptly canceled the release of 2,500 damning documents reportedly showing that the IRS illegally shared taxpayer files with the White House. The existence of the documents is yet more proof that Obama maintains an extensive enemies list and that he treats the IRS as his personal plaything while he closely collaborates with senior IRS officials who have practically taken up residence with him in the White House. To...
  • Feds balk at releasing docs showing IRS sharing tax returns with White House

    12/03/2014 10:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Less than a week after fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and wont release the trove to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector generals office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and cant be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500. The decision coincides with publication this week of the Washington Examiner's series, "Watchdogs, lapdogs and attack dogs," that assesses problems...
  • IRS: The Internal Repression Service

    05/17/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Through months of Obama administration stonewalling, the redoubtable Judicial Watch perseveres in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, finally uncovering bombshell documents that have eluded several congressional investigations. For the second time in a matter of days, we find that standing oversight committees with competing subject-matter jurisdictions and limited attention spans are incapable of the grand-jury-style probe needed to get to the bottom of administration lawlessness. For that, in the absence of a scrupulous special prosecutor reasonably independent from the Obama Justice Department (not gonna happen), it becomes clear that a select committee will be necessary. Just two weeks ago,...
  • IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and California ..

    05/16/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington
    TITLE:Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees Tax agency has admitted targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for special, politically motivated scrutiny IRS inspector general focused on wrongdoing in Cincinnati, Ohio office and ignored abusive letters coming from other cities MailOnline found letters from IRS's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and from IRS offices in two southern California cities The American Center on Law and Justice is threatening to sue the IRS if 27 tea party groups aren't granted tax-exempt statuses by Friday Letters from...
  • They Werent Rogue Agents: Its impossible to believe targeting was confined to Cincinnati.

    06/06/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/06/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    How might you feel if you had performed, with your bosses permission and direction, a project that they later blamed on you and publicly denounced as a rogue operation? Thats the situation in which some employees of the Cincinnatis IRS office find themselves. The IRS and the Obama administration have repeatedly said that low-level, rogue employees in Cincinnati were to blame for the agencys inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, despite an array of evidence to the contrary. As a result, those Cincinnati employees are understandably miffed. Several IRS employees in the Cincinnati field office acknowledge in recent interviews with the...
  • Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees

    05/15/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko
    Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status. The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations. And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner whom President Obama fired later in the day had identified two 'rogue'...
  • TYRRELL: Exit the IRS stage left

    06/20/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 20, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    Who is Gary Muthert? Well, he is the Internal Revenue Service officer in Cincinnati who gathered applications in 2010 presumably from the tea party and other conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. He did it, he says, at the behest of a local Cincinnati IRS manager who incidentally remains unidentified. According to transcripts of Mutherts testimony to the House investigative committee, the unidentified manager informed Muthert that Washington, D.C. wanted some cases. That is to say, tea party cases. Who is Elizabeth Hofacre? She too is an employee of the IRS in Cincinnati. She somehow received Mutherts cases, and whether...
  • Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal (I say it is a bald-faced lie)

    12/09/2013 5:44:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/9/13 | j curl
    Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Thats a fact. Congress held hearings embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay Circus Carney called the IRS actions inappropriate. Fact. But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media. When we do things right,...
  • The IRS Scandal is My Fault, Too?

    05/14/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, it was just yesterday at the fundraiser in Harvey Weinstein's fashionable West Village home in Manhattan. Again, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were in the audience. This morning on Good Morning America, here is portion of Jonathan Karl, the White House correspondent's report about the IRS scandal -- and, lo and behold, I end up being in this report. KARL: That's not good enough for some conservatives, who point to past references the president has made to Tea Party groups. OBAMA: I've been a little amused over the past couple of days where people are having...
  • IRS Scandal: Abuse Committed By Higher-Ups Outside Ohio

    05/29/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 29, 2013 | John Nolte
    The Obama administration's spin that only two rogue agents in Cincinnati, Ohio were behind the systematic harassment of conservative groups by the IRS, continues to unravel. NBC News reports that a number of targeted conservative groups received letters from IRS higher-ups from offices outside of Cincinnati -- including Washington DC. Moreover, one conservative group claims to have received a harassing IRS letter just three weeks ago. Jay Sekulow is a one-time trial lawyer who represented the IRS in tax-exempt cases. Today, though, he represents 27 conservative groups singled out by the IRS. The lawsuit he intends to file includes letters...
  • New IRS e-mails: Yep, direction came from D.C. and yep, it was political

    05/15/2014 7:42:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    A tranche of new Internal Revenue Service e-mails refute the White House’s longtime defense of the agency’s actions in the IRS targeting scandal. The e-mails, uncovered by a Judicial Watch FOIA request, reveal there was direction coming from the Washington headquarters of the IRS and that the targeting of Tea Party groups was indeed political. The Washington Examiner‘s Mark Tapscott excerpts: In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C.crime

    New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati. On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington. "EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing...
  • The Real Story of the IRS Scandal: How the MSM Spins the Story of the Lost eMails

    06/18/2014 6:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agencys tea-party controversy. Thats the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRSs claim that it lost an unknown number of e-mails over two years relating to the agencys alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators Republican lawmakers are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldnt be the...