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  • Sharyl Attkisson Tells Fox: Book Will Focus on Obama's 'Aggressive' Use of 'Obstruction...

    04/14/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Graham
    Recently departed CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appeared with Howard Kurtz on Fox's Media Buzz on Sunday. Kurtz said her forthcoming book is titled “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Kurtz asked her to define those forces. "I think any journalist who has been covering Washington for a few years would agree… that there is pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their job in ways that have never come to bear before."
  • 'Gay mafia' attacks Focus on the Family movie

    04/13/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Drew Zahn
    The Christian organization Focus on the Family is releasing a movie in theaters May 6 called “Irreplaceable” about the value of traditional families, the importance of fathers being engaged in their children’s lives and the healing power of forgiveness. But apparently to some advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community, that’s a cardinal sin. LGBT advocates have launched an effort to disparage the movie online, petition against it and work to make sure “Irreplaceable” isn’t seen in your local theater. Focus President Jim Daly reports in a blog post that some of the more than 700...
  • Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core

    03/27/2014 9:02:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/14 | Duane Lester
    Missouri elementary teacher Susan Kimball testified before the Missouri Senate Education Committee that she has been threatened and bullied for her opposition to Common Core.
  • Union Defends Publishing Names of “Opt-Outs”

    03/11/2014 12:14:15 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Lawrence Roehrig, international vice president of AFSCME and secretary treasurer of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, defended the union’s decision to publish the names of hospital workers who opted out of the union. “Social pressure is one of the time-honored ways the union has used to encourage people to accept their responsibility to join,” Roehrig said. “If a non-joiner can keep his apostasy secret he will be able to shirk his responsibility without consequence. If he knows he will be unmasked he will be more inclined to do the right thing.” Roehrig maintained that “the people opting out are doing so...
  • MVI 0886 Here Is The Problem, For Us Soldiers!

    02/24/2014 4:49:33 PM PST · by iontheball · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | February 11, 2014 | Gabor Zolna
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  • Christine O’Donnell: I was a victim of the IRS

    02/22/2014 12:53:17 PM PST · by Robwin · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2014 | Christine O’Donnell
    Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity? On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware. Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes. It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says. That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS...
  • FCC Chairman Says Critics Are Overreacting to New Plan

    02/22/2014 9:15:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    The Federal Communications Commission plan to send “researchers” into newsrooms in order to observe how stories are selected and reported has sparked fears of government intimidation and censorship. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said “the mere presence of agents of the government may exert a subtle pressure to slant reporting in a way that deters critical coverage of Administration policies.” Ajit Pai, one of the FCC's Commissioners, voiced his concern that “this claimed 'information gathering effort' to ascertain the 'philosophy' behind how those in the news media do their jobs could stifle dissent....
  • President Says O’Reilly Interview “Crossed the Line”

    02/10/2014 11:34:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Bristling from what he characterized as “disrespectful and abusive treatment” he received during an interview, President Obama vowed never to appear on Fox News again. “After I agreed to sacrifice some of my precious time in order to grant Mr. O’Reilly an interview prior to the Super Bowl I was greeted with insistent and intrusive questioning on topics I didn’t want to talk about,” Obama complained. “Worse, my veracity was impugned. Rather than just accept my word, Mr. Reilly seemed determined to demand some sort of independent verification, some sort of external evidence. I am not accustomed to being treated...
  • Did Mockery of Obama Get Dinesh D'Souza Arrested?

    01/27/2014 9:01:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 27, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans
    Has Marxist/Leninist pal of Bill Ayers Mike Klonsky just given us the reason for the arrest of conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza? Does he have inside information? On January 24, Klonsky dashed off a quick "note" to D'Souza on his Small Talk Blog:
  • THE THREATENING NOTE A WOMAN RECEIVED AFTER CRITIQUING CITY POLITICS

    01/21/2014 11:25:06 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | oliver darcy
    A woman critical of politics in a small Missouri town says she received intimidating notes last week threatening to reveal supposed “sexually explicit” emails involving her unless she “back[s] away” from the city now. The note, with the words spelled out from what appears to be magazine clippings, suggests that unless Erin Kasten, 39, of Pevely halts her criticism of city politics, embarrassing emails will be leaked to her friends, family and even the public. The 39-year-old says she received the note at work on Friday. “We have copies of sexually explicit emails that we don’t think you would like...
  • Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare Now Being Audited

    11/28/2013 2:24:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited...
  • The Persecution of Wisconsin Conservatives

    11/20/2013 9:09:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Front Page magazine ^ | 11-20-13 | Arnold Ahlert
    Conservative political entities who supported Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are being subjected to a secret investigation. Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz has issued a series of subpoenas to 29 conservative groups, demanding that they submit all documentation related to the recall campaigns mounted by unions and their supporters against Walker in 2011 and 2012. The investigation is being conducted under the auspices of the state’s John Doe law, which forbids the targets of subpoenas from revealing the contents of those subpoenas to anyone other than their lawyers. The effort reeks of political intimidation. According to the Wall Street Journal, the two...
  • Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices

    11/10/2013 3:39:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2013 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Labor leaders and businesses are closely watching a Supreme Court case to be argued this Wednesday that involves a popular strategy used by unions to successfully organize hundreds of thousands of workers. That strategy — widely deployed by the Service Employees International Union and the Unite Here hotel workers union — involves pressuring an employer into signing a so-called neutrality agreement in which the employer promises not to oppose a unionization drive. By some estimates, more than half of the recent successful unionization campaigns involve such agreements, which sometimes allow union organizers onto company property to talk with workers. Benjamin...
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reveals Team Obama Threatens Insurance Providers

    10/31/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    Today, Team Obama isn’t getting any support from its normally active cheering section at CNN. Bob Laszewski, an executive who provides consulting services to many major American insurance companies, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet.” Here’s what’s Bob is talking about: Insurers who expose Obamacare’s most sinister effects are told they can’t become authorized Obamacare insurance providers – that means they’d be denied access to the largest market in the country just for telling the truth about how many people are being forced off their...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ‘I had my first encounter with the IRS’ after prayer breakfast with Obama

    10/03/2013 2:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | By Douglas Ernst
    Dr. Ben S. Carson went years without ever having a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. But his good fortune changed after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said Monday night at an event with business leaders and elected officials in Alabama. Alabama’s Yellow Hammer News tweeted Dr. Carson’s remarks from the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner: “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the Prayer Breakfast.”
  • DOJ Intimidation of Journalists and Sources. Selective Enforcement and Threats.

    08/28/2013 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Rick Wells
    The Free Patriot ^ | 08/29/2013 | Rick Wells
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. and President Obama will attempt to channel MLK but will ultimately fail. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who believed in uniting people, not dividing them and for peaceful, non-violent protest. Obama serves as a stark contrast through his actions.Where Martin Luther King sought to unite, Obama seeks to divide. Where King desired to raise all people up, Obama desires to keep them down. MLK saw the inherent dignity of man, while Obama only sees a serf who needs the State to...
  • Freedom Foundation to U.S. Senator: “No one will make us renounce freedom”

    08/16/2013 5:35:31 PM PDT · by Baynative · 45 replies
    Freedom Foundation ^ | 8/15/13 | Trent England
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is a statist and a bully. The Senator, known for comparing U.S. soldiers to Nazis, recently used his senatorial letterhead to demand answers from us here at the Freedom Foundation. Sen. Durbin wants to know whether the Freedom Foundation is, or ever has been, a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
  • McAuliffe to Supporters: Tell TV Stations Not to Air 'Fast Terry' Documentary

    08/06/2013 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies
    On Monday, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's campaign launched an online campaign to pressure television stations across Virginia to not air "Fast Terry,"a documentary Citizens United has said was the "movie Terry McAuliffe does not want you to see." As Breitbart News reported, progressives in Virginia, in addition to state Democrats who already rejected McAuliffe once as their party's standard bearer in 2009, are worried that the film will permanently define McAuliffe as a heartless plutocrat who stiffed working class Virginians of all races. The film, which details McAuliffe's questionable business dealings and how he promised to build an electric...
  • CIA Agents Warned on Benghazi

    08/03/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    It is now reported that there were numerous CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi during last year's assault on the Consulate that killed Ambassador Stephens and three other Americans. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) contends that some of these operatives want to testify, but have been intimidated into silence. According to CNN reporter Drew Griffin, the Agency has implemented a full-court-press of monthly polygraph tests aimed at finding out if anyone has been talking to the media or Congress. Talkers reportedly have been threatened with termination or worse. Several have been reminded that their families' safety could be at risk....
  • Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT · by sunmars · 212 replies
    CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi...
  • SEIU Man: If McDonald’s Strikers Don’t Get What They Want, They May Contaminate the Food

    07/31/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 109 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/31/13 | Bryan Preston
    So I guess going to a New York McDonald’s isn’t a good idea right now. Videographer and conservative blogger Adam Sharp of SharpElbows.net attended one such demonstration and interviewed an SEIU member, easily identifiable as such by his purple shirt. When asked whether the union member supported the $15 per hour wage increase the McDonald’s workers were demanding, he admitted, “I’m not sure.” He also said he was there to show his support for the workers rather than the company and expressed a fear that, “if they’re [the McDonald’s employees] pissed off, they could be doing something to that food.”...
  • Nobody Will Go Near Rachel Jeantel's Revelation That Trayvon Martin Thought Zimmerman was Gay

    07/17/2013 11:49:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-17-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    FULL TITLE - "Nobody Will Go Near Rachel Jeantel's Revelation That Trayvon Martin Inflicted a "Whoop Ass" on George Zimmerman Because He Thought Zimmerman was Gay" BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me go back to Piers Morgan CNN two nights ago. I keep learning things that Rachel Jeantel said. I didn't hear the interview. I just read about it. The audio sound bites that we heard yesterday are all I've heard. I didn't watch it. Apparently she said something else that's kind of entertaining. This is from Breitbart News. "Prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel, speaking to Piers Morgan on CNN last night,...
  • Giron supporters scrutinizing recall petition signatures

    06/26/2013 11:13:32 PM PDT · by haapse · 24 replies
    KRDO.COM ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | MICHELLE SAN MIGUEL
    PUEBLO, Colo. - Supporters of Democratic Pueblo state Sen. Angela Giron are knocking on doors and calling those who signed a petition to recall her. Members of Pueblo United for Angela say they want to make sure people know what they signed. Daniel Bravo signed the petition. On Wednesday afternoon, he received two calls from different people. He said the callers asked if he wanted to remove his name from the petition. He said no. Both times he asked who he was speaking to but said each time the caller hung up on him. "I felt like I was being...
  • CNN Reports: IRS Also Targeted 'Progressive' Groups For Tax- Exempt Applications

    06/24/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/25/13 | Matt Wilstein
    With the new acting commissioner of the IRS Daniel Werfel releasing the first report on the agency’s targeting of conservative groups comes a big revelation: liberal groups received very similar treatment. CNN’s Dana Bash reported Monday afternoon that the term “progressive” was used by the IRS, in addition to conservative buzz words like “tea party” and “patriot” to identify applications by groups for tax-exempt status. As Bash pointed out, “this is a very big development with regard to the IRS controversy because of course we have seen hearings and investigations for months now looking into why conservative groups
  • Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence

    06/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 128 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 18, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    EXCERPT Lee’s argument is not based on the NSA or its monitoring of the nation’s communication. Rather, Lee said, there are indications that Roberts originally intended to vote against the act, but that a public “campaign of intimidation” made him change his mind. First, the senator claimed “the opinion was written in a way to suggest he switched his vote,” and that the dissenting opinion reads like it was originally written as the majority. He added that several news outlets reported that Roberts did change his vote, based on insider information. Not only that, he said, but the court performed...
  • IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized Tea Party groups' cases

    06/17/2013 5:41:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/17/2013 | fox news
    A Washington-based IRS supervisor acknowledged she was personally involved in reviewing Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status as far back as 2010, Fox News confirms -- a detail that further challenges the agency's initial claim that the practice of singling out those groups was limited to a handful of employees in Ohio. Congressional sources confirmed to Fox News that Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Some requests languished for more than a year without action. The account undercuts the...
  • The Court Overseeing NSA Spying Has Already Found It Violated The Constitution

    06/16/2013 5:32:55 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-10-13 | Michael Kelly
    It's becoming increasingly difficult to give the government the benefit of the doubt in regards to dragnet domestic surveillance. Even before Glenn Greenwald published a top secret court order compelling Verizon to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems and interviewed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, there were credible reports that the NSA was intercepting U.S. communications. The most significant of those occurred in July, when the court that was established to "hear applications for and grant orders approving electronic surveillance," called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), found that the NSA violated the Fourth Amendment's restriction...
  • Secret Service Visits Outspoken Obama Critic – Because of Tweets

    06/12/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his “paint” program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form. On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of “Police!” The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could “take a look around.” Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn’t want any return visits) – he complied fully with their request. He even signed a consent to...
  • From Tea Party Member to Persecuted Political Activist. (Vanity!)

    06/09/2013 6:01:16 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    9 June 2013 | Enterprise
    There is a growing body of hard evidence that bureaucrats of many agencies of the U.S. Government have been using their authority for several years to harass, intimidate, and persecute citizens because of their political beliefs. This is not new because we have seen over and again how fascists, communists, and Islamists have used their governments in like manner. People who are being persecuted for their political beliefs have a name - POLITICAL DISSIDENTS!
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film “Obsession” this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islam’s fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • IRS exempts terror front group over tea party ( CAIR )

    06/04/2013 10:15:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    wnd ^ | June 04, 2013
    Reinstated despite years of delinquent filings. At the same time the Internal Revenue Service delayed or denied requests for tax-exempt status from hundreds of conservative non-profit groups, it was quietly restoring the tax-exempt status of an Islamist front group accused of collaborating with terrorists. Last year, the politicized agency reinstated the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations’ tax-exempt status despite years of delinquent tax filings. CAIR officials had met with officials inside the White House before the decision was made. Though Democrat-connected CAIR did not officially endorse Obama, many of its staffers helped turn out the Muslim vote for his re-election....
  • Video: Tea Party activist describes IRS intimidation tactics

    06/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/4/13 | Ed Morrissey
    Meet Karen Kenney, the first in what will undoubtedly be a parade of victims of the intimidation tactics of the IRS aimed at conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Twitchy captures Kenney’s statement and the immediate Twitter reaction to it. With President Obama attempting to pre-empt the hearing with an odd live statement on judicial nominations — usually a matter left to press releases — coverage of the hearing has been spotty, but this needs to be seen and read in full:
  • Democratic Talking Points: IRS Targeting of Nearly 500 Conservative Groups Was Not Partisan

    06/04/2013 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    Here is a copy of the Democratic talking points at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing today in Washington DC. Democrats handed this out to the press before the hearing. Democrat Sander Levin, the ranking member on the committee, said the IRS targeting scandal is not a partisan scandal.
  • US Attorney Bill Killian: Posting Something Mean About Muslims on Social Media Might Be...Criminal..

    05/31/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2013 | ACE OF SPADES
    The First Amendment served us well for a time, but now it's outdated. Remember reading that England had arrested a guy for anti-Muslim Twitter postings in the aftermath of the Woolrich slaughter? And remember thinking, "Well, this is America, that can't happen here"? Oh yes it can. Obama's Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee wants you to know that if you say something untoward about Muslims, the Federal government may imprison you. Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media. “This is...
  • US Attorney: Anti-Muslim Postings on Social Media May Be a Federal Crime

    05/31/2013 9:15:06 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 89 replies
    Ace Of Spades ^ | May 31, 2013 | Ace Of Spades
    Via Judicial Watch, Bill Killian, the US Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee, just wants Americans to know what the consequences for free speech might be. Special speakers for the event will be Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division. Sponsor of the event is the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee — a 15-member board formed two years ago when the General Assembly was considering passing legislation that would restrict those who worship Sharia Law, which is followed by Muslims. Killian and Moore...
  • REVEALED: OBAMA DONOR SAT IN ON IG INTERVIEWS WITH IRS EMPLOYEES

    05/25/2013 4:49:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 24, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Wednesday, House hearings on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) political targeting of conservative groups uncovered a startling revelation about the interview process used to construct the Inspector General’s report: Obama donor-turned-IRS director of tax exempt organizations Holly Paz sat in on 36 of 41 interviews with IRS employees. “Why was Holly Paz... in almost all of the interviews you conducted?” asked Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC). “Why would you have someone from the IRS in those meetings? Is that proper protocol?” “I am unaware of it,” said Inspector General J. Russell George. “This is the first I’ve heard this.” George...
  • Nearly 70% of Adoption Credit Claims Were Audited by IRS

    05/24/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90% of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agency’s Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70% of adoptive families — more than 35,000 — had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited.
  • Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records

    05/23/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Shot: President Obama’s speech today: Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. That is why I have called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government over-reach. I have raised these issues with the Attorney General, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the Attorney General to report...
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/24/2013 9:52:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2013 | Editorial
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • McConnell: Dems Bringing "Culture Of Intimidation" To The Senate

    05/23/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/23/13 | SRCC07
    Speaking about Democrat threats to break Senate rules to change longstanding minority protections, Sen. McConnell said, "What I fear is the Majority Leader is working his way toward breaking his word to the Senate and to the American people, and blowing up this institution and making it extremely difficult for us to operate on the collegial basis that we've operated on for over 200 years. He wants to have no debate. Do what I say, and do it now. This is the culture of intimidation that we've seen at the IRS, that we've seen at HHS, at the FEC, at...
  • Why the IRS went after the Tea Party instead of establishment republicans

    05/23/2013 7:45:04 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 05/22/13 | Craig Shirley
    ".......Since 2006, with the beginnings of the breakaway of populist conservatives from the national Republican Party via the Tea Party movement, the GOP has been trying to figure out how to co-opt and capture it once again, just as George W. Bush did with many elements of the conservative movement in the early years of the 21st century." ".......Men and women of the Establishment Republican Party like Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who previously regarded the Tea Party Movement as something unpleasant and unsophisticated, are now trying to be their friends."
  • IRS Scandal: Oversight from Washington, All Along

    05/22/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    National review Online ^ | May 21, 2013 | Elias Johnson
    From the outset, Internal Revenue Service lawyers based in Washington, D.C., provided important guidance on the handling of tea-party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, according to both IRS sources and the inspector general’s report released in mid May. Officials in the Technical Unit of the IRS’s Rulings and Agreements office played an integral role in determining how the targeted applications were treated, provided general guidelines to Cincinnati case workers, briefed other agency employees on the status of the special cases, and reviewed all those intrusive requests demanding “more information” from tea-party groups. At times, the Technical Unit lawyers seemed to...
  • Obama Won't Let Military Capture Benghazi Suspects

    05/21/2013 4:45:35 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 21, 2013 | Awr Hawkins
    An AP report via Fox Nation via claims that although the FBI has identified five men believed to have been behind the September 11 Benghazi attacks, those men remain free because President Barack Obama will not allow the military to seize them. According to the report, the FBI says it has evidence sufficient to support seizing the men as "suspected terrorists." Yet because such an action would have to be carried out by the military, Obama appears unwilling to authorize it. Therefore, for the time being, the men are free while the FBI seeks enough additional evidence to clear a...
  • Sen. Wyden: If You Don't Want IRS Hassles, Don't Apply for Tax Exempt Status

    05/21/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    Breibart blog ^ | 5-21-2013 | John Nolte
    During Tuesday's Senate hearings into the widening IRS scandal, Senator Ron Wyden (OR-D) suggested that the conservative groups, targeted for paralyzing IRS harassment and leaks to the left-wing media, had it coming. (snip) (from John Harwood) Sen Wyden: If political groups don't want hassles from government, they shouldn't go to government asking for tax-exempt status.
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • IRS targeted conservative college interns

    05/20/2013 10:52:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanded information about conservative groups’ college-aged interns, prompting outrage from one of the country’s top conservative activist organizations and leading one former intern to wonder whether his family’s pizza parlor would be endangered. The IRS requested, in an audit, the names of the conservative Leadership Institute’s 2008 interns, as well as specific information about their internship work and where the interns were employed in 2012, according to a document request the IRS sent to the Leadership Institute, dated February 14, 2012. The IRS requested: “Copies of applications for internships and summer programs; to include: lists...
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Bombshell: A livid Megyn Kelly: more at Fox News targeted by DOJ; Update: Fox statement;Video

    05/20/2013 3:27:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    THREE Fox News staffers were monitored by DOJ. WOW. WOW. WOW.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 20, 2013 Whoa.Drip, drip, drip.Megyn Kelly is reporting that it was not just James Rosen who was targeted by Obama’s Department of Justice. @MegynKelly on @FoxNews now reporting not just Rosen targed by DoJ; 3 Fox News staffers.— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) May 20, 2013 Not just one! Three Fox News staffers in DoJ sites reports @megynkelly #fb— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) May 20, 2013 Now @megynkelly reporting @JamesRosenFNC, another FNC reporter and producer were targeted by DOJ— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) May 20, 2013 Evidently, two...
  • Remember When Obama and Holder Went After Gibson Guitars? Now, it All Makes Sense.

    05/20/2013 12:41:35 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 61 replies
    MinuteManNews ^ | 20 May 2013 | Staff
    Remember Obama and Eric Holder’s attack on Gibson Guitars? Back in 2009 the Obama regime raided Gibson Guitars and demanded that its woodwork labor be done overseas. The original excuse by the Obama regime for their raid on Gibson Guitars was ‘environmental concerns.’ Court documents however, revealed that the raid and legal hassles were from a non-environmental question — which country is working on the wood? That’s right, the Obama regime wanted the ‘fingerboards’ produced outside the U.S. In something that was overlooked at the time but makes a lot more sense now, the Gibson Guitars CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz...