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  • House Republicans derail impeachment effort against IRS commissioner

    12/06/2016 3:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders managed to derail a measure to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, sending the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when the Congress adjourns at the end of this year. Conservatives had pushed for impeaching Mr. Koskinen, saying he cannot be allowed to get away with having misled Congress on the investigation into the IRS’s tea party targeting. But GOP leaders, eager to clean up business and shut down for the year, ahead of a busy 2017, led the push to shunt the impeachment aside. Joined by Democrats, the House voted...
  • Progressives without Power

    11/26/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    A very nice liberal broadcaster asked me earlier this week whether I am worried about the future of the Republican party. Funny question. There are 25 states in which the state legislatures and governorships are controlled by Republicans, and two states with executive/legislative divides in which there are Republican legislative majorities large enough to override a veto from the Democratic governor. Sixty-eight of the country’s 98 partisan state legislative chambers are Republican-run. There are only four states with Democratic governors and legislatures; it is true that these include one of our most populous states (California), but the majority of Americans...
  • Sarah Palin: Trump Movement Began with the GOP Establishment's (Title Truncated)

    11/25/2016 12:43:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 25, 2016 | John Hayward
    Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a guest on the special Thanksgiving holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Palin said the 2016 election was vindication for “me and millions of other Americans who, for years and years, have been saying smaller, smarter government is the answer, and we need someone who is politically incorrect enough to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be doin’, to fix the problems that we’re in in our nation.”Marlow said he thought Trump’s campaign theme of “draining the swamp” in DC...
  • Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

    11/21/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 4:29 PM EST | Hans Bader
    Yet another judge has ruled against the IRS over its unconstitutional targeting of conservative and tea party groups based on their political views. […] Judge Michael R. Barrett wrote in his decision that the Texas Patriots tea party group had “made a strong showing of a likelihood of success” on its claim that its free speech rights were violated by the IRS lengthy delay in processing its application. “The evidence strongly suggests that the IRS initiated the delay” because the Texas group was affiliated with the tea party, the judge wrote. […] Moreover, in documents recently unearthed by Judicial Watch,...
  • Direct Action Reveals: Evidence/Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released

    11/21/2016 8:19:19 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    kaufmancountytparty (Texas) ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Webmaster
    Direct Action Reveals: Evidence of Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released November 14, 2016By Webmaster At least two races were won through voter fraud in one of Texas’ largest – and most Republican – counties. This was among the findings announced by the organization responsible for exposing what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history. In a presentation to a local 912 group in Fort Worth, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas presented documents from his formal voter-fraud complaint filed with the Secretary of State. The secretary of state has referred to the voter fraud evidence as...
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Accountability Continues

    11/19/2016 9:52:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ Judicial Watch Goes to Court For Records about Exchange of GTMO Prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Clinton Accountability Goes Forward Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ We know now, right from the horse’s mouth, how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama administration. In the notes of a top IRS official, written down during a 2011 interoffice meeting, we discovered that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax-exempt status based...
  • 12 Facts About Mike Pompeo, Trump's Pick for CIA Director

    11/18/2016 8:56:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the Associated Press. Pompeo, 52, has served in the House of Representatives since 2011. Pompeo graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986, according to his congressional biography. He spent five years on active duty in the Army — part of it along the East German border — serving as a tank platoon leader. He left the Army as a captain, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pompeo, who was born in California, moved to Kansas in 1996...
  • Sarah Palin's America Is Now Here

    11/17/2016 4:27:21 AM PST · by Sontagged · 30 replies
    Dat Tech Guy Blog ^ | November 17, 2016 | Da Tech Guy Blog
    "Polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers" -Sarah Palin, two days before the 2016 election There is one aspect of the Donald Trump victory that is not getting much press. the fact that it is yet another huge win for Sarah Palin over the media and culture. In 2010 I wrote about how Sarah Palin (Along with Rush Limbaugh) was the big winner in the first big red wave: CBS news pointed out Sarah Palin endorsed 43 house candidates of which 30 won while winning 7 of 12 Senate endorsed candidates. Senator Jim Demitt said “she’s done a...
  • New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on (tr)

    11/16/2016 2:12:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    Full Title : New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including notes from a 2011 interoffice meeting revealing a top IRS official admitted that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax exempt status based on “guilt by association” and “party affiliation.” According to former IRS Director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements Holly Paz, “they think they know what the org is really doing, rather than...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...
  • CNN Anchor Claims She Saw Tea Party Spit on Members of Congress

    11/15/2016 5:37:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar claimed on Monday that she witnessed Tea Party protesters spitting on African-American members of Congress and calling them racial slurs when she previously covered the Tea Party as a reporter in 2010. The incident that Keilar alluded to allegedly occurred on March 20, 2010, when thousands of Americans arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest House Democrats preparing to vote for Obamacare. While many reporters said they witnessed the incident, Breitbart News debunked it and found there was no video evidence that it ever happened.
  • Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes

    11/14/2016 8:37:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Spokesman ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Betsy Z. Russell
    Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes By Betsy Z. Russell bzrussell@gmail.com (208) 336-2854 MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 3:45 P.M. Idaho’s four presidential electors say they have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the electoral college. “A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,” said Layne Bangerter, one of the four electors. “Nothing I feel intimidated over. But we’re watching it very closely. They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook....
  • How the Tea Party helped Trump win the election

    11/13/2016 5:17:52 PM PST · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/2016 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Now that the American people have hired Donald Trump and the Republicans to right the ship of state, it's time to get to work Trump’s stunning win on Election Night defied the pollsters’ expectations, conventional wisdom about how campaigns must be run, and even the Washington Establishment’s narrative about what it is, exactly, that American voters want. That last point is of particular interest to Tea Party conservatives. We have long argued that the Washington Establishment is disconnected from (and sometimes simply disinterested in) the issues that are most pressing to American voters.
  • Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • IRS Handed Defeat in Court Ruling Against Tea Party Group It Stiffed

    11/06/2016 9:06:39 AM PST · by justlurking · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2016-11-06 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Texas Patriots Tea Party emerged as victor in its case against the IRS. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett ruled that the agency must process TPTP's application for tax exempt status after a long (and seemingly politically motivated) delay.It's now clear the IRS segregated TPTP's application in 2012 because it was a conservative political organization. It was just one instance in a larger scandal in which the IRS targeted conservatives and unfairly stalled their applications. The agency has insisted it no longer practices such political bias, yet the court said that doesn't solve TPTP's issue."Regardless of the fact the IRS purports...
  • Podesta pal at Justice led cover-up of IRS scandal

    11/03/2016 8:50:14 AM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    Lifezette.Com ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Senior Department of Justice official Peter J. Kadzik, newly exposed by WikiLeaks as colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, is the same Obama appointee who helped cover up the Internal Revenue Service’s deliberate targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. It is troubling that Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Kadzik is involved in, and possibly overseeing, the Justice Departments’s investigation of the 650,000 potentially sensitive emails found on a laptop computer thought to have been used at home by disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his estranged wife, longtime senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
  • OPERATION #MAGA3X NATIONWIDE TRUMP FLASH MOBS THIS WEEKEND

    10/29/2016 4:20:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 29, 2016 | MAGA3X
    Operation #MAGA3X nationwide Trump Flash Mobs listings for this weekend.
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this election—in part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votes—about 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory (Fan fiction)

    10/16/2016 3:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jefferson Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | D.G. Martin
    Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just like Barack Obama’s win in 2008 hurt Democrats in elections later on, Trump’s victory would be terrible for the Republicans in future elections. Obama’s victory seemed to be the prelude to a long period of Democratic dominance and control of the House and Senate. But it did not last long because Obama’s victory provoked...
  • Regulators Retaliate Against Tea Party Activist For His Free Speech -- And Get Away With It

    10/15/2016 3:12:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 15, 2016 | George Leef
    The First Amendment is supposed to protect Americans’ right to speak freely against any governmental interference, but in our increasingly politicized climate, we’re finding that regulators who don’t like what you say can and will abuse their power to make you shut up. A Tea Party activist in Nebraska has found that out and so far his efforts at obtaining justice have come to naught. For many years, Robert Bennie had been a successful financial advisor working at the Lincoln, Nebraska firm of Linsco Private Ledger (LPL). LPL’s business falls under the regulatory domain of the Nebraska Department of Banking...
  • IRS subjects tea party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

    10/05/2016 10:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS‘ battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information. More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party — a move the group’s lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public. Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and...
  • Tea Party Patriots Endorse Trump

    09/22/2016 6:22:42 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 14 replies
    Lifezette ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    This morning, the Tea Party Patriots’ super PAC endorsed Donald J. Trump for president. Jenny Beth Martin, CEO of the organization, announced the news in a statement and on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning. “On the question of whether to support Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund — the super PAC affiliated with the largest Tea Party organization in the country — has made its choice,” Martin said in her statement. “Hillary Clinton stands opposed to everything the Tea Party stands for, on the policy, political, and personal fronts. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has...
  • IRS chief Koskinen says he was misled, doesn’t deserve impeachment

    09/21/2016 9:31:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    While acknowledging that the IRS bungled tea party applications, and that he himself gave wrong information to Congress, agency Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Wednesday he needs to remain at the IRS in order to clean it up. At a hearing designed to lay the ground for his possible impeachment, Mr. Koskinen implied he was let down by his subordinates, who allowed hundreds of backup tapes to be destroyed, losing tens of thousands of emails from former senior executive Lois G. Lerner. It is the loss of those emails, even as they were under a subpoena issued by Congress, that...
  • Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Gets Worse

    09/17/2016 10:49:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives Days Before 9/11 DHS Secretary Says Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn’t Islamic Top State Officials Raised Questions about Clinton Emails Three Years Ago It’s Official! Clean House is New York Times Bestseller! Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives It wasn’t just Obama’s Internal Revenue Service that sought to suppress conservative voices in order to help him retain the presidency in 2012. We learned further of a dangerous enterprise involving a key Democratic Senator and the Obama Justice Department from 72 pages of Justice documents we...
  • Judicial Watch: Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Urged DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party Groups

    09/15/2016 2:41:18 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/15/16 | Newsmax
    A Democratic senator sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal prosecutions of conservatives in 2013, newly-released federal documents reveal. The Department of Justice documents reveal email conversations between its officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, about possible criminal prosecution of tea party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules, says Judicial Watch, a government watchdog which obtained the material. The conversations were in prepara (excerpt)
  • Civil War Band Concert at 405-605 Patriots (So.Calif)

    09/15/2016 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 9-15-2016 | Loud Mime
    The Band of the California Battalion will again play for our patriots this September. Bring your friends, family and enjoy an entertainment feast as we listen and sing along with the band. The concert is at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Dr., Los Alamitos CA on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at 7 pm. Come early. Introduce yourself to the MC (me) if you attend. FREEPERS wanted!
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as “a freedom initiative” to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules” fame. She is also the author of recent book “They’re...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • IRS vows to finally stop targeting tea party groups; Will process long held-up applications

    08/25/2016 5:41:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is still holding up three tea party groups’ applications, Commissioner John Koskinen admitted in a letter to Congress last week — but he insisted he agents are finally about to begin processing them. Mr. Koskinen is hoping to head off yet another judicial spanking for his agency, which has suffered a string of defeats in federal courts that ruled he is still improperly targeting conservative groups and mistreating them more than three years after the tax agency admitted to its bad behavior. Not only are three groups still awaiting approval, but the IRS had left open the possibility...
  • Georgia Conservatives and Tea Party Members Must Not Be Fooled by CAIR

    08/21/2016 1:09:24 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Aug 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been tied to HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. CAIR has also been named a terrorist organization itself by US ally the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the fact that it is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the granddaddy of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations. Now, CAIR is conducting “outreach” to conservative groups and a major Tea Party organization in the state of Georgia. In view of this development, we thought it important to detail CAIR’s disturbing history, members, officers and ties ahead of more of its “outreach” efforts in...
  • Vanity: If Tea Party is AstroTurf, why did the Dems lose 2010 & 2014?

    08/14/2016 11:15:25 PM PDT · by Shadow44 · 11 replies
    So I saw an article peddling yet again how the Tea Party is dead, and it was lobbyists who made it up to fleece people. The media says that the Tea Party is a fraud, but how can they explain the horrific loses in 2010 and 2014? Not to mention we now know they had to use the IRS to hang on in 2012. Not to mention every RINO presidential candidate was a huge dud. Just something that was bothering me.
  • How We Killed the Tea Party

    08/14/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 54 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Paul H. Jossey
    Greedy PACs drained the movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” causes and candidates. I worked for one of them. But Tea Party ideas live on. As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It was murdered—and it was an inside job. In a half decade, the spontaneous uprising that shook official Washington degenerated into a...
  • Ace of Spades on Political Honesty, and the Pro-Amnesty Wing of the Republican Party

    08/12/2016 11:35:43 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 10 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | Rand Koch
    Like many of us, Ace of Spades is fed up with the #NeverTrumpies and the GOP's basic dishonesty. But first, let's start off with Peggy Noonan at the pay­walled WSJ, who recognizes that the elites are, well, elite: From what I've seen of those in power throughout business and politics now, the people of your country are not your countrymen, they're aliens whose bizarre emotions you must attempt occasionally to anticipate and manage. In Manhattan, my little island off the continent, I see the children of the global business elite marry each other and settle in London or New York...
  • Federal court finds IRS may still be targeting conservatives

    08/05/2016 4:04:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug 5,2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal court ruled Friday that the Internal Revenue Service has not yet demonstrated that officials stopped targeting Tea Party groups in a decision that excoriated the tax agency for its "discriminatory" treatment of conservative organizations. "This is a blistering rebuke to the IRS and its defenders," Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies, said of the court's ruling. "It takes on squarely the defense the IRS had raised in this case which is, 'Whatever happened, we promise not to do it again.'" "The court goes through and systematically takes that apart in a way...
  • New IRS Scandal Documents (Weekly Update)

    08/06/2016 11:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Compromised Integrity of IRS Scandal InquiryBreaking the Law is an Obama Administration Policy New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Following up on some mega disclosures last week, this week we released 105 pages of newly obtained FBI “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in...
  • EEOC Is Considering Whether Wearing This Popular Tea Party Symbol Constitutes Workplace Harassment

    08/04/2016 3:59:08 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is considering whether wearing clothing in the workplace with the Gadsden flag printed on it constitutes legally actionable racial harassment. According to Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor who runs the “Volokh Conspiracy” blog at The Washington Post, the EEOC ruled two months ago that it will need to collect more evidence in a case filed in Jan. 2014 by an African American federal employee who complained about his coworker wearing a hat with the Gadsden flag printed on it. The complainant said that the Gadsden flag, which was designed during the Revolutionary War in...
  • Tea party conservative to run as Democrat against Shuster [ Pennsylvania]

    08/04/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says he will run against the eight-term incumbent -- as a Democrat. Art Halvorson, a retired Coast Guard captain from Bedford County, received more than the 1,000 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. ... Halvorson has called Shuster too moderate, and the challenger touts himself as a tea party-backed conservative Christian. Shuster is the House Transportation Committee chairman and is Pennsylvania's highest-ranked member of Congress. He beat Halvorson in the 2014 Republican primary, but his second victory over Halvorson in April was...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting...

    08/02/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 2, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting of Conservative Groups (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Justice Department admitting that Democratic Party/Obama campaign donor and Justice Department attorney Barbara Bosserman spent 1,529.25 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations in 2010 and 2012. According to Federal Election Commission records , Bosserman contributed $6,750 to Obama campaigns and the DNC from 2004 to 2012, including 12 separate contributions to Obama for America between 2008 and 2012. The Obama Justice Department and FBI investigations into the Obama IRS scandal...
  • GOP lawmaker: Vote for Clinton 'if you want to herd goats'

    08/01/2016 2:55:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., suggested Monday that Hillary Clinton's economic agenda would decimate American workers to the point where they'd have to herd goats. "If you want to herd goats, vote Hillary," Brat in a Facebook post. "If you want less tourism, and less economic growth, vote Hillary." "If you want to devastate your homeland, vote for globalist elites who think they know better than you what's best for you, and you will get your dream," he added.
  • Judicial Watch: FBI 2013 Interviews with Cincinnati Officials Reveal Orchestrated IRS Policy of...

    08/01/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 1, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: FBI 2013 Interviews with Cincinnati Officials Reveal Orchestrated IRS Policy of Burying Tea Party Tax Exemption Applications Leading Up to Obama Reelection ‘DC is like a black hole.’ – Cincinnati Group Manager (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 105 pages of newly obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated an apparently deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in mid-2013 reveal that “Tea Party” group applications...
  • New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal (Weekly Update)

    07/30/2016 11:25:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New Revelations in Obama IRS ScandalHillary Clinton Keeps Changing Her Story Obama’s Trip To Climate Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40 Heroic Judicial Watch Client Sues against Federal Agents Violation of Constitutional Rights New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal This week we revealed to the public more about the IRS’ historic abuse of power. We released 294 pages of FBI documents showing that top IRS officials in Washington, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew that the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public. Lerner was director of...
  • Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Chicago Patriots

    07/29/2016 7:06:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 7/29/2016
    CHICAGO Friday, July 29, 2016 Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Patriots WASHINGTON - Thursday, the legal group Liberty Counsel released FBI investigation findings that the IRS - while being led by the former IRS Chairman Lois Lerner - began intensifying their efforts against conservative groups with a Tea Party or Patriot connection in 2011. That meant that when a question was planted from the audience at a 2013 conference, the IRS' strategy to discourage the Tea Party movement had been in place for two years. West Suburban Patriots was among several Illinois groups that began getting questions from...
  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • America's Orwellian Liberalism

    10/15/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by radioone
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s rant about taking out those "son-of-a-b*tches" -- referring to Tea Party members -- when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. "This is a fight for the existence of organized labor," the veep shouted. "You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!" And the diatribes have continued with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama's words, want to "cripple" America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters' snippet about telling the Tea...
  • Are Republicans Writing Off Darryl Glenn’s Chances? (NRSC won't support conservative)

    07/02/2016 8:22:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 6/30/16 | Eli Yokeley
    Darryl Glenn, a tea party favorite, on Tuesday secured the Republican nomination for Senate in Colorado, one of the only places where the GOP thought it had a real chance to pick up a seat in 2016. But as the El Paso County commissioner makes his first run for statewide office – a challenging feat for even the most seasoned and well-financed politician in a purple state like Colorado – it is not clear that the Republican establishment is willing to give him a hand against Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Senate Republican leaders instead appear to be focusing the...
  • From Cincinnati to Washington: How Lois Lerner's IRS Ruthlessly Targeted the Tea Party

    07/02/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2016 | Kim Strassel
    Editor’s Note: Conservatives know they are under assault. What many may not know (because the media hasn’t told them) is that they are the targets of a coordinated, well-honed campaign by the left to push conservatives entirely out of the political debate. The Intimidation Game is the first real telling of what happened at the IRS—how elected Democrats used that agency to muzzle tens of thousands of Tea Party members during two elections. It's the real story of how a liberal Wisconsin prosecutor used secret subpoenas and predawn raids to silence 30 conservative grassroots organizations in that state. It's the...
  • REPORT: Global Elite Fear Donald Trump Presidency

    06/27/2016 4:35:39 AM PDT · by orchestra · 24 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 6/27/2016 | Tea Party.org
    Know this: Sedition has infested our government and a diabolical scheme to commandeer America has been exposed. Our citizen-driven Republic is being turned into a totalitarian state right under our nose! What the Global Elitists can’t have they now seek to destroy. Think I’m kidding? Keep reading! BREXIT was the UK’s Tea Party. The UK figured out the Global Elitist’s secret weapon. They discovered that the use of uncontrolled migration was the kingpin to commandeer any nation… leaving it helpless in the face of the advancing hordes. Watch out! Just like the Global Elitists tightened their grip on the throats...
  • How American Politics Went Insane (Long and very serious)

    06/25/2016 2:10:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    I am not even going to attempt to excerpt this. It is too long, the points are too nuanced and after reading it for half an hour I am only about halfway through it. I can't say that I agree with every observation so far but I will say that this is a very serious and sober read, and much of it has the ring of truth. I would like to hear what others think of this. But please take some time and read it through first.