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  • Liberals: Tea Party Planned White House Break-In, Seek to Assassinate the President

    09/30/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/30/14 | Aurelius
    With the recent break-in at the White House, in which a man scaled the mansion's fence and made it inside, people across the nation are discussing its implications. Do we need a second fence? How could security be so lax? Is the President and his family safe? On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination? A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos and Democratic Underground shout a...
  • The Religious Right’s Slow-Motion Suicide

    09/29/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    In fairness, the culture-war right has done less damage than the neocons and the super rich have. But they’re still the ones on the ropes.I’m not sure what’s come over me and I suppose it’ll pass, but at just this moment I’m feeling a little bit sorry for evangelical conservatives. They were apparently pretty droopy, these proceedings over the weekend at the Values Voter Summit, as my colleague Ben Jacobs described things. Oh, yes, Ted Cruz fired them up, and some of the old stalwarts put in respectable appearances, but they have to know deep down that they’re like the...
  • Bleeding Kansas

    09/29/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2014 | Richard A. Baehr
    Republicans are scrambling to save a seat that they thought was in the bag. Republican chances to win control of the Senate in the 2014 midterms, requiring a pickup of six seats, have taken a blow. Kansas, a state no one considered anything other than a safe hold for the party a few months ago, now appears to be slipping away. After a contentious primary resulting in a victory for the 78-year incumbent Pat Roberts over tea party challenger Milton Wolf, things have gone steadily south for Roberts. Wolf refused to close ranks and endorse Roberts. A self-funded independent, 45-year-old...
  • The Difference Between Winners and Whiners

    09/29/2014 4:36:00 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 30 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 9/29/2014 | David Catron
    Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and bitch about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs!...
  • The Difference Between Winners And Whiners: The midterms will provide a valuable object lesson

    09/29/2014 3:27:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 29, 2014 | David Catron
    Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and bitch about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs!...
  • Cruz clinches Value Voters straw poll again

    09/27/2014 12:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 27, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won the Value Voters Summit presidential straw poll on Saturday. The crowd burst onto applause on Saturday, as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced that Cruz won 25 percent of votes at the annual Washington conference. The victory is a big victory to the Republican firebrand and Tea Party icon, coming just a day after he drew standing ovations with a religious and emotional speech that blasted ObamaCare, congressional Democrats and called for Republicans to take over the White House in 2016. Cruz also won the straw poll in 2013. Coming in second was...
  • Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

    09/27/2014 10:05:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | 9-18-14 | Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — There were few surprises during Sunday’s U.S. Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Sasse earned the highest NRA rating a candidate can get without a voting record, and marked the group’s only endorsement in the general election. But he seemed confused when asked a question about background checks at gun shows by Colleen Williams, anchor for NTV, an ABC affiliate in Kearney. Here’s what she asked: “With countless national incidents, high profile shootings in...
  • Tea party sets sights on John McCain: ‘We’re sick to death of him’

    09/26/2014 9:12:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. John McCain, 78, is starting to make moves that he’s interested in a sixth term — but tea party types are saying not so fast, that if he runs he can expect some stiff competition from the limited government crowd. “I’m leaning toward it,” Mr. McCain said, when asked about his thoughts for a re-election, The Hill reported. That’s a notable switch from a month ago when he told The Wrap that he wasn’t sure about another Senate term — that he didn’t “want to be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.” Nowadays, the Arizona senator...
  • Sarah Palin to the Republican Rescue

    09/26/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | September 25, 2014 | Carl Auer
    Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight for the Republican party as she attempts to help rescue struggling campaigns. This follows a less than stellar appearance by the Palin clan at a party in Alaska a few weeks ago. On Thursday, Palin was in Kansas to throw her support behind U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. The former Alaskan Governor stood next to the 78-year-old Republican Senator, flipping pancakes at a public appearance in front of 250 people at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center. The appearance was intent on helping bolster the Republican Senator’s numbers and supporters...
  • Palin to campaign for tea-party longshot in tight Landrieu/Cassidy Louisiana Senate race

    09/26/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Probably not fatal to the GOP’s hopes of retaking this seat, but not helpful either. Per Becket Adams, since when do tea partiers describe rich people as “the one percent”? [Palin] is slated to appear at a Saturday event organized around [Rob] Maness’s “#OneofUs” campaign, a campaign intended to frame the candidate as an average Louisianan in contrast to the GOP front-runner in the race, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both of whom Maness has characterized as out-of-touch Washington elites. “If you could sum up this campaign, it’s two of them vs. one of us,” a source...
  • Can Sarah Palin save Pat Roberts in tight Kansas Senate race?

    09/25/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Sarah Palin appears in Kansas Thursday to stump for Sen. Pat Roberts, the most endangered Republican senator. She could be helpful, but there's irony in her pitch.Sarah Palin has come to the rescue. The Republicans’ 2008 vice presidential nominee – and big-time political lightning rod – took the stage Thursday in Kansas on behalf of the state’s endangered Republican senator, Pat Roberts. Three-term Senator Roberts is widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican senator in the November midterms. A loss would seriously harm the Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate. Enter Ms. Palin. The former Alaska governor’s public favorability has...
  • ‘Burn Their Houses Down’ – The Progressive Activists The Media Doesn’t Want You To See

    09/25/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It was a protest for the planet, or at least it was billed that way. Progressive activists marched under the “green” banner this week in New York City to call for “action” on climate change. But what was the “action” they were advocating? White the media covered senators, actors, and celebrities at the event, they stayed away from the masses. That wasn’t an accident. One idiot shows up at a tea party event with a Confederate flag and the media covers that person like they started the movement, but hundreds, if not thousands of violent, anti-capitalist, anti-American lunatics damn near...
  • John Feehery: Fleeting gain, lasting worry (Scalise's buddy says pass amnesty)

    09/24/2014 3:59:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Feehery
    As the Senate wrapped up work before departing for the elections, Republicans forced a vote on the issue of immigration, wanting to put Democrats on record on the controversial issue of the president’s executive authority to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s obvious that, through the short-term lens of the coming election, this proved to be a smart political maneuver. In fact, four vulnerable Democrats sided with the Republicans and against the president because they were so worried about the political volatility of the vote. This follows a vote by House Republicans before the August recess that...
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign for Pat Roberts in Kansas Amid Lingering Grassroots Anger

    09/24/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 253 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sarah Palin will campaign for incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) in Independence, Kansas on Thursday. Roberts is in need of help from the Tea Party favorite, as recent polls show he trails independent Greg Orman in this fall's general election. Last week, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's request to be removed from the ballot, setting up a two-person race between Roberts and Orman. Roberts defeated Tea Party challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in the August 5 Republican primary by a relatively narrow margin of 47% to 41% in a bitterly personal contest that left many...
  • Targeting the Constitution

    09/23/2014 1:16:12 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 23, 2014 | Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
    It is now well known that the IRS targeted tea party organizations. What is less well known, but perhaps even more scandalous, is that the IRS also targeted those who would educate their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution. According to the inspector general’s report (pp. 30 & 38), this particular IRS targeting commenced on Jan. 25, 2012 — the beginning of the election year for President Obama’s second campaign. On that date: “the BOLO [‘be on the lookout’] criteria were again updated.” The revised criteria included “political action type organizations involved in … educating on the Constitution and...
  • No apologies: Lerner breaks silence, says 'not sorry' over role in IRS scandal

    09/22/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Lois Lerner, the central figure in the IRS scandal, is breaking her silence in an unapologetic interview where she says she's not sorry and maintains she “didn’t do anything wrong” -- despite widely documented evidence that her division targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny. The former head of the tax-exempt unit, speaking with Politico, gave her first media interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. She has twice refused to answer questions before Congress, but used the interview to publicly assert her innocence. "I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for...
  • Jenny Beth Martin Scheduled for Repeat on C-Span's Q&A Tonight at 11

    09/21/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 7 replies
    C-Span Q&A | 21 September, 2014
    Jenny Beth Martin, President and Co_founder of the Tea Party Patriots organization, was the guest interviewee on this week's Q&A on C-Span, aired earlier this evening and scheduled for repeat at 11:00 EDT. She discusses the founding and growth of the organization, its activities and goals, and some of its difficulties with the IRS and establishment GOP. She does a great job of handling host Brian Lamb's barbed questions about Tea Party "racism" and possible conflicts of interest with her own involvement in the organization.
  • Will Tea Party, GOP establishment be 'mending fences' to win Senate in November?

    09/20/2014 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 214 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2014
    After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber. The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday dismissed the notion that party voters are not united behind their candidates. “Can you point to a race … ? It’s a false narrative,” Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots singled out a few races, particularly in Kansas and Mississippi, but suggested his troops will rally for the general election. Broughton said they...
  • After Declaring War on Tea Party, Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates Not Getting Enough Donations

    09/20/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 129 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama's "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority...
  • It's Time To Wake Up And Move On From Sarah Palin

    09/20/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | September 17, 2014 | Chrysler Summer
    Talk about stretching your 15 minutes of fame into an hour. I cannot understand for the life of me why Sarah Palin is still talked about, listened to, reported on, or even thought about. The former Governor and former Vice Presidential candidate resigned from office back in 2009 and suffered one of the most crushing losses in a national election when she and Senator John McCain took on Barack Obama back in 2008, six years ago. Yet, with no public office, no real platform, no official position with the Party and no real legacy nationally or in Alaska, she still...
  • Tea Partiers Swallow Their Pride To Defeat Democrats In November

    09/19/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/19/14 | Daniel Strauss
    In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), wasn't exactly tea partiers' preferred candidate. But now some tea party organizations seem to be giving the nominee a quiet boost — or at least are still set on bashing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). On Wednesday the Tea Party Express sent out an email calling on supporters to help "Defeat Harry Reid's Sinister Six." Hagan was listed alongside Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), the Democratic Senate candidate in his state. The Republican primaries...
  • Austin Police Officer Tries To Paint Police Accountability...

    09/18/2014 6:29:54 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 6 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 9/17/2104 | Tim Cushing
    ... As 'Domestic Extremists' In FOIA'ed Emails An activist is a terrorist, at least according to Senior Police Officer Justin Berry of the Austin Police Dept. While the terms aren't mutually exclusive, a person can be one without being the other. In Berry's mind, they're both, and he feeds off the FBI's paranoia to reach his conclusion.
  • Point: Ted Cruz, The Queen of Summertime (The knives are coming out)

    09/17/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | September 17, 2014 | Neal Dewing, senior editor
    Recently the FX Network hosted an event, “Every Simpsons Ever,” during which they – surprise – broadcast every episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ ever. It was a glorious idea, not least because it brought back memories of when the show was so much sharper. Some of those older Simpsons episodes have been lingering in the old brainpan for the last 20 years or so. A line from one episode in particular always stuck with me. It’s the one where Lisa gets a pool during a heat wave, and becomes popular (There’s also a spoof of Rear Window, but that’s not important...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Was Told Not to Talk About How Racist the Tea Party Is

    09/15/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a Q&A with CSPAN, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discussed comments he has made many time in in the past claiming the Tea Party is motivated by racism because they are the old Dixiecrats from mainly Southern states Rangel said he was told not to talk about race anymore saying, "So people said please don't bring up that race thing anymore."(continued)
  • Is the Tea Party the Last Line of Defense, in Defending Americans Against Radical Islam?

    09/15/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 19 replies
    The conservative publication, Newsmax, quotes a former CIA agent saying that some ISIS militants have already entered the United States from Mexico: http://www.newsmax.com/US/ISIS-border-threat-mexico/2014/09/02/id/592180/ Conservatives have to deal with the painful reality, that America is ruled by corrupt corporate elites, who care more about the profits that they make selling stuff to the 1.5 billion Muslims, than they care about American lives. If ISIS were to begin beheading people in America, the corporate elites who rule the country would do absolutely nothing, if there is a chance that it may reduce profits made in the Muslim world. Already, the corporate elites...
  • Milton Wolf should bring his tea party followers into Pat Roberts’ camp

    09/14/2014 5:48:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 9/13/14 | Steve Rose
    If Milton Wolf endorsed Pat Roberts after Wolf’s defeat in the Kansas Republican primary for U.S. Senate, I missed it. And if he has, it is the best kept secret in Kansas. I’ve checked everywhere on the web, and it isn’t there. I called Wolf to confirm, but I did not get a response. So, I think it is safe to assume the tea party challenger has decided, at least for now, not to endorse the victor. This is too bad because Wolf — who amazingly carried 41 percent of the statewide vote against 48 percent for longtime incumbent Roberts...
  • DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

    09/11/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can. We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the "special scrutiny" that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal....
  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time (AP lies again)

    09/10/2014 10:15:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2014 10:06 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again. “No question we learned that with the aid of the news media the Democrats were able to pin the blame on us” for last...
  • Upholding America's Honor in a Dangerous World

    09/10/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I should have anticipated the optics," President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters." For those who remember that this is the same guy with the Greek pillars, the campaign stop in Berlin, the newly minted "seal" of the president-elect, it was an odd confession. Obama likes theater just fine; he just doesn't like having to read from a script not of...
  • Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party

    09/09/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 9, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    The pro-choicers don’t like the populists, who don’t like the…enough already! Factions of the left, please stop being so…factiony.On Tuesday, barring any surprises, Democrats in New York will nominate Andrew Cuomo to serve as the party’s nominee—making it highly likely Cuomo will eventually serve a second term in the governor’s office. In his first term, Cuomo lowered taxes for the rich, increased corporate subsidies, undermined public sector unions, championed charter schools, and blocked campaign finance reform. Were it not for progressive stances on marriage equality and abortion, Cuomo might easily be mistaken for a Republican. Yet for his second term,...
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • If Dave and his pals are our 'clever elite' why does Nigel make them look so stupid (GOP MUST READ)

    09/07/2014 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    The only interesting things about Douglas Carswell's swtich from the Tory Party to Ukip are that it took him so long and that he has acted alone. Any thinking person has been able to see for years that the Tory Party hates conservatives. It is a roadblock, not a road, championing the elite against the people. It is kept in being only by the BBC and various dodgy billionaires, who provide it with airtime and money out of all proportion to its real support. It has no actual aims except office at all costs. It was no actual policies either,...
  • Missing emails: What is the IRS not telling Congress?

    09/05/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | September 5, 2014 | By SHARYL ATTKISSON
    In June, IRS commissioner John Koskinen testified he had no idea who tipped off Obama officials, much sooner than Congress, about missing IRS emails. "Did you cause someone to find out at the White House, at Treasury, or your IG?" Representative Darrell Issa asked Koskinen on June 23rd. "I did not," answered Koskinen. "And if you have any evidence of that, I'd be happy to see it." "I asked a question," said Issa. "And I answered it," replied Koskinen. In a new development, we've learned it was IRS Commission John Koskinen's own chief legal advisor at the IRS, Catherine Duval,...
  • Democratic senator condemns investigation into IRS targeting

    09/05/2014 3:29:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 5, 2014 | By JAKE MILLER
    A Senate report released Friday criticized the IRS Inspector General's investigation into whether the tax agency targeted conservative tea party groups for excessive and burdensome scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle. The report, written by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, acknowledged that the IRS did mismanage applications from groups applying for tax exemption, but it argued that mismanagement affected both liberal and conservative groups. "The subcommittee found no evidence that political bias influences the decisions made by IRS personnel," the report stated. "A review of nearly 800,000 pages of documents and nearly two dozen interviews produced no evidence of political bias...
  • IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

    09/05/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 109 replies
    AP ^ | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.
  • New IRS Documents Show Lerner Did Not Need Conservative Group Donor Lists

    09/04/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2014 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) email documents revealing that under former IRS official Lois Lerner, the agency seems to acknowledge having needlessly solicited donor lists from non-profit political groups. According to a May 21, 2012, memo from the IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel: “such information was not needed across-the-board and not used in making the agency’s determination on exempt status.” Later, in her May 10, 2013, remarks in which Lerner first revealed in response to question she planted about the IRS targeting of conservative groups, she conceded that the requests...
  • Celebrate Constitution Week In New York City

    09/04/2014 10:31:31 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    The political impact of the Tea Party is a subject which has been debated ceaselessly over the course of the past six years. Even as it has made tremendous strides in mobilizing public opposition to disastrous statist manipulations of the economy and health care, the tangible results of this nationwide experiment in philosophical education and civic action have been ambiguous, at best. Many in the class of newcomers ushered into Congress on a wave of conservative resistance in 2010 have turned their backs on the citizens who voted them into office, in an all-too-familiar pattern of ostensible outsiders being absorbed...
  • The Insiders: Democrats’ 5-point campaign plan for the fall

    09/03/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ed Roger
    <p>Now that Labor Day has passed, the 2014 campaign season is officially underway. By any measure, the Republicans seem to have the advantage and are poised to take control of the Senate in the midterm elections. The Democrats are struggling on just about every front. They do not have a credible economic agenda, and under President Obama, our country’s foreign policy has gone from bewildering to frightening.</p>
  • The Original Tea Partier Was an Atheist

    09/02/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2014 | By MATTHEW STEWART
    How do we decide who deserves a place in history? Generations of devoted American history buffs have spent countless hours reading and writing long books about the American Revolution without ever having come across the name of Dr. Thomas Young. Yet it was Young who came up with the idea for the original tea party—the one in Boston Harbor. And he went on from there to help kick off the Revolution in Pennsylvania, co-write the first modern constitution, and name the state of Vermont. The reason he isn’t well remembered today is just this: The grandfather of today’s Tea Party...
  • Cruz’s 2014 GOP Victory Plan

    09/01/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | SARAH RUMPF
    DALLAS, Texas — Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently spoke at the Defending the American Dream Summit organized by Americans for Prosperity. The eighth annual Summit was the largest in the event’s history, with over three thousand attendees, and Cruz’s popularity with the conservative crowd was obvious. Like Governor Rick Perry’s speech at the Summit, Cruz’s speech was enthusiastically received by the audience and received multiple standing ovations. AFP President Tim Phillips introduced Cruz as “one of our favorite United States Senators,” praising him as someone who “doesn’t just take the fight to the left… when it’s required, he stands up...
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think Cruz even more than Perry right now,” DeMint told the Associated Press. “Ted has become really the national conservative leader.”(continued)
  • Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science

    08/29/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Robert Grimes
    Whether the issue is climate change, healthcare or gun control, libertarians are on a permanent collision course with evidence.The observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all hypotheses must withstand the trial-by-fire of experiment; its methodology is self-correcting and objective, unconcerned with petty prejudices or personal conviction. Politics, by contrast, is deeply entangled with ideology – it is not bound to respect reality as science is, and thinks nothing of substituting convincing evidence for emotive rhetoric. And yet, when science and politics clash, it is all too often science that loses....
  • Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

    08/29/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014 | Professor Carol Anderson
    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless. Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or...
  • Tea Party candidate files residency challenge against Landrieu

    08/29/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Louisiana GOP Senate candidate Rob Maness filed legal complaints against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Friday, saying questions about her residency should disqualify her from the ballot. A week ago, Maness, a Tea Party-backed retired Air Force colonel, informed the Louisiana secretary of state of inconsistencies in Landrieu’s residency status. The Washington Post looked into the issue and found she listed her parents’ home in New Orleans to qualify for the ballot, but listed her home on Capitol Hill in Washington as her home address. "The Constitution, Louisiana law and common sense say candidates for Senate have to live...
  • Deafening Silence on Obama IRS Scandal Developments

    08/28/2014 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 28, 2014 | By Ken Oliver-Méndez
    The nation’s top television news broadcasts - in both English and Spanish - have been entirely mum on the latest revelations related to alleged obstruction of justice and politically-directed abuse of power at the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service. Whether at ABC, CBS and NBC, or Univision, Telemundo and Mundo Fox, these networks to date have essentially censored the admission by a U.S. Justice Department official –revealed by government watchdog group Judicial Watch – that allegedly lost e-mails of Obama IRS official Lois Lerner are in fact accessible, through the federal government’s computer back-up system. As Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton...
  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/28/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 145 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 8/28/14 | David Horsey
    he dilemma facing the true grass-roots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip of big corporations.. If Democrats have a unifying philosophy, it is that government needs to be effective enough to curtail the economic and environmental abuses of unfettered capitalism. Republicans, on the other hand, preach the dogma that smaller government and unrestricted corporate power serves the best interests of the common man and woman. The tea party folks...
  • IRS Admits That Lois Lerner Emails Were Never Lost

    08/27/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    <p>Scandal: Talk of crashed and recycled hard drives, like that Benghazi video, was a distraction from the truth, which is that the missing emails detailing IRS perfidy exist on a system intended for government wide catastrophe.</p> <p>It would make sense that such a system would exist in the event that, say, the Islamic State or some other terrorist entity managed a nuclear attack on Washington D.C.</p>
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Monday’s bombshell about the federal government’s system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS “recycled” — destroyed — Lois Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever “crashed,” as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...