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  • Mike Brown Autopsy – How The Scheme Team Used Their NY Times Cohort Frances Robles To Sell The Lie

    08/19/2014 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Sundance
    You’ve seen the story of the Mike Brown family autopsy, and the grand press conference they produced to deliver it to the public. But a closer look points out why the Scheme Team actually used New York Times Frances Robles to deliver the ruse: Frances worked with the Scheme Team in 2012 (2012 bio below) while she was at the Miami Herald and was part of their inner circle of media types willing to sell the Trayvon Story. The actual truth appears to be – a rather controversial person Shawn Parcells, who is NOT a forensic pathologist, was used by...
  • FLASHBACK: When the Media Crowdsourced Sarah Palin’s Emails (Compared to IRS & Lois Lerner)

    06/24/2014 3:14:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Those were the days. It was June, 2011. 24,000 pages of former Gov. Sarah Palin’s emails were released by the state of Alaska. She had resigned as governor nearly two years before, and was by then a happy private citizen. The media were so interested in getting into every nook and cranny of those emails that they facilitated their release, and then crowdsourced processing them. The Guardian even published a guide. “We think it’s important to get the documents out into the world as soon as possible and see what you think about them – just like we did with...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • Proof the American Press Is Dishonest’: O’Reilly Slams Media for Failure to Cover Benghazi Memo

    04/30/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/30/2014 | FOX NEWS INSIDER
    Bill O’Reilly said there’s no question that the White House misrepresented the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. Five days after the attack, then-Ambassador Susan Rice told the world that the attack was not pre-planned and was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video. “That was not true, that was not even close to being true,” O’Reilly said. According to a White House memo obtained by Judicial Watch, Ben Rhodes sent an email to prep Rice about the attack, listing the following two goals:
  • Watchdog finds IRS employees promoted Obama in 2012

    04/10/2014 10:40:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    IRS employees encouraged taxpayers to vote for President Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign and disparaged Republicans, a federal ethics watchdog said Wednesday. One IRS customer representative urged people calling into the agency to vote for Obama by “repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,” the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said in its announcement. The office is responsible for investigating cases in which people violate the Hatch Act, which bans federal employees from engaging in partisan campaign activities. In that case, officials are “seeking significant disciplinary action.” A Kentucky-based tax advisory specialist was also...
  • Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

    03/20/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:14am EDT | By Laila Kearney
    Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, Berkeley research physicist Janet Luhmann. "Had it hit Earth, it probably would have been like the big one in 1859, but the effect today, with our modern technologies, would have...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption (From November 2012)

    03/08/2014 2:41:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    GAHANNA, Ohio -- Late Tuesday night, the pundits on TV began jabbering incomprehensibly along the lines of, "What does it mean?" The American people -- or, at the very least, a sufficient plurality of them -- decided that they want another four years of clumsy policy failures and vengeful "progressivism," as Democrats nowadays describe their agenda for wrecking what remains of our constitutional republic. Even before the unmitigated political disaster of November 6, 2012, a date that will live in infamy, the prospects of salvaging the United States were not particularly hopeful. Now, however, we are permanently and irretrievably screwed....
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • Pilot pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from his hang glider in 2012

    02/08/2014 2:54:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Vivian Luk, Canadian Press
    CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A former British Columbia hang-glider pilot whose passenger fell 300 metres to her death during a flight that was an anniversary gift pleaded guilty Friday to criminal negligence causing death. William Jon Orders was charged in the death of 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plunged from Orders’ hang glider shortly after takeoff during a flight above B.C.’s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012. Orders was also charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he swallowed a memory card that may have contained video of the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what would happen to that charge.
  • Willard Agonistes (Mitt Romney and How the West was Lost)

    01/23/2014 11:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 21, 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Like my PJ colleague, Victor Davis Hanson, I too am pessimistic about the future of our country. Like many of us, I fell into the trap of thinking that, during the election of 2012, the country would somehow come to its senses and evict from the White House an obviously unqualified charlatan with a threadbare act, and that we would begin the slow restoration of Foundational values to the Republic. Andy McCarthy, Roger Simon, Victor, Roger Kimball, Dr. Helen, J. Christian Adams — all wrong. And these are not stupid people; neither is Michael Barone, who also fell on his...
  • In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence

    01/18/2014 4:27:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Byron York
    A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film, "Mitt," is an extraordinarily intimate look at the former Massachusetts governor as he ran for president twice, in 2008 and 2012. Director Greg Whiteley had impressed Romney with his 2005 documentary "New York Doll," which brilliantly chronicled a broken-down rock musician's conversion to Mormonism, and for the new film, Romney gave Whiteley unprecedented freedom to record behind-the-scenes moments as the candidate and his family endured the trials of two presidential campaigns..... the old lack of confidence came out again...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • When is the Rapture ?

    12/23/2013 7:16:44 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 752 replies
    Jesus is coming 2016 ^ | current | Jesus is coming 2016
    Why I believe the Rapture of the Church will take place between December 25, 2013, and January 4, 2014 The Lord has been giving me pieces to a puzzle for the last 13 years, leading me to the date for the firstfruits Rapture of the Church. The puzzle ends between December 25, 2013, and January 4, 2014. I very strongly believe that the Rapture will take place on January 3/4, 2014. However, it is possible that the puzzle can end as early as December 25, 2013.
  • Poll finds 10 percent regret Obama vote [16% say he'll be remembered as "great")

    12/19/2013 12:57:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    After his 2008 election, 43 percent expected him to be a “great” president. Now, only 16 percent think so — Obama's lowest rating ever and a drop of 13 points since his reelection. One in 10 people who voted for President Obama in 2012 now regret it, according to a new poll. A little more than a year after Obama's reelection victory, 10 percent regret their vote for the president, while another 89 percent do not, a Fox News pollreleased Wednesday found. Only 6 percent of people who voted for his opponent, Mitt Romney, said they now regret it....
  • Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state (Ohio)

    12/18/2013 5:23:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/13 | Eric Shawn
    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office found 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election -- and has referred the case for possible prosecution. The alleged crime would be a notable case of voter fraud in a key swing state. By law, only American citizens are allowed the privilege of casting ballots for the nation's leaders. Ohio officials say that did not stop some from getting around the system. "I have a responsibility to uphold election law, and under both federal and state law you must be a citizen to vote," said Husted,...
  • Poll: If voters had known they’d lose insurance, Romney would have won

    11/25/2013 7:52:35 PM PST · by grundle · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Alexis Levinson
    If voters had been aware last year that they might lose their health-care plans when Obamacare went into effect, Republican President Mitt Romney would be sitting in the White House today, according to a poll released Friday. A Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research survey conducted from Nov. 18-20 asked voters who supported President Barack Obama in 2012: “As you may know, millions of Americans have lost their insurance plans despite President Obama’s promise that, quote, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ If you knew in 2012 that this promise was not true, would you still have voted...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • GOP AUTOPSY REPORT 2013

    11/03/2013 9:28:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    In October 2013, American Principles in Action (APIA) released an analysis of the 2012 election titled, “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012″. This analysis stands in sharp contrast to the Republican National Committee’s report, “Growth and Opportunity Project”, popularly known as the “autopsy.” “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012″, takes a hard-headed, skeptical, and primarily political look at the lessons Republicans must learn from 2012 in order to build a winning national GOP coalition. It challenges the conventional wisdom that the national GOP’s loss in 2012 was a result of a focus on...
  • At Least One Voter Thought Chris Christie Was Too Fat: Mitt Romney

    11/01/2013 10:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 2, 2013 | Philip Bump
    According to excerpts from the book Double Down, Mitt Romney seriously considered choosing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his 2012 running mate. But he didn't, in part because Christie is overweight. Cool leadership, Mitt. The Washington Post got an early copy of the book, and notes several not-very-subtle ways in which the Romney camp made an issue of Christie's weight. For example, according to the Post, Romney's VP vetters engaged in the age-old tradition of blowing their work way out of proportion by pretending it was a high-level intelligence operation. But, man, did they do a lame job of...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Climate Change Influenced 2012's Extreme Weather, Report Finds

    09/09/2013 7:34:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/9/13 | Denise Chow - LiveScience.com
    Man-made climate change contributed to some of 2012's most extreme weather, including the spring and summer heat waves that baked parts of the United States and Hurricane Sandy, which devastated coastal communities along the eastern coast of the country, according to a new report. The study, which includes research from 18 different teams from around the world, examined 12 extreme weather events from last year and found that human-caused global warming increased the likelihood of half of the incidents, while the others were dictated by natural weather variability. "We've got some new evidence here that human influence has changed the...
  • DOJ, FBI admit they inflated claims about mortgage fraud crackdown last year

    08/14/2013 4:53:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Judson Berger
    The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election. According to a memo circulated by the FBI and a correction posted online by the Justice Department, the number of defendants, the number of victims and the size of the losses are, in reality, a fraction of what officials claimed last October. Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials claimed in early October that the initiative charged 530 criminal defendants on behalf of 73,000 victims...
  • The top 20 weird news stories of 2012

    08/14/2013 2:47:02 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | December 27, 2012 | Miss Cellania
    Blue honey. A literal fork in the road. A text-messaging fox. The strangest stories of the year that are worth another look. 20. Car lands on roof 19. Stolen cash returned… to bank robber 18. The fork in the road is taken [paging Yogi Berra] 17. How do you re-home homing pigeons? 16. Blue honey traced to M&Ms 15. Scottish village gets a "sister city" — on Mars 14. Why the tortoise wouldn't eat [it took him years to decide not to] 13. German civil servant did nothing for 14 years [...is now a congressman] 12. Wanted man turns himself...
  • Why Romney Lost

    08/08/2013 10:31:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2013 | Jack Kerwick
    In his latest book, Collision 2012, Dan Balz, a Washington Post writer, expresses his incredulity over “the inability” of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to “humanize” its candidate. This is one reason why, in Balz’s estimation, Romney lost the 2012 election to Barack Obama. Yet there are two other reasons that he supplies to account for Romney’s defeat. The one pertains to the “technically superior” character of his rival’s campaign. The other is in regard to Romney’s “ambivalence” concerning his bid for the presidency. The first thing that should be noted is that if Romney’s consultants had difficulty in “humanizing” their...
  • Karl Rove: Here Are the 2 Tactical Fails That Cost Romney the Election

    06/27/2013 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 6/27/13 | GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA
    The GOP strategist says he tried to signal to the Romney campaign that it should change course, but they didn't follow his lead. A lot has been said about why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, from his failure to turn out more white working-class voters to his failure to win more of the Latino voters who did turn out. Republican strategist Karl Rove offered the latest take Thursday in remarks detailing how he tried, from his perch at an outside group forbidden by law from coordinating with the campaign, to signal to Romney's team that they should make changes...
  • Culture of Hooliganism…Obama Goons Threatened 10K Donors W/Legal Trouble for Donating to Republicans

    05/24/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 the American Issues Project released an ad tying Barack Obama to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. “Barack Obama launched his political career with the direct assistance of Bill Ayers.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Obama camp used the DOJ to demand an investigation and prosecute American Issues Project That’s not all… Obama goons threatened 10,000 GOP donors with legal trouble and public harassment if they continued to support Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jammie Wearing Fool: On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the...
  • House Oversight e-mails: IRS IG report was originally supposed to be released … last September?

    05/23/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on May 22, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    See for yourself. Issa’s committee was told last year that the report would be ready in September, two months before the election. Eight months later, the bomb finally dropped. Why? Did the IG initially underestimate the volume of malfeasance and how long it would take to dig it up? Or are there other, more cynical reasons?Even if the report wasn’t ready, Issa claims the IG had a statutory obligation to keep Congress updated on its findings as they were made. He didn’t. Why not? Issa is referring to part of the Inspector General Act that requires watchdogs to report serious...
  • IRS Official’s Admission Baffled Audience At Tax Panel

    05/20/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Eric Lach
    The fateful question came from a tax lawyer, in a room filled with dozens of them. It came at the end of a Friday morning panel, on the second day of the American Bar Association tax section’s big annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington D.C. The moderator had announced that it would be the panel’s last question. “Lois, a few months ago there were some concerns about the IRS’s review of 501(c)(4) organizations, of applications from tea party organizations,” Celia Roady, a veteran tax lawyer, asked Lois Lerner, head of the IRS’ tax-exempt organizations division, a few...
  • Obama’s Claim He Called Benghazi An ‘Act Of Terrorism’ [Wa Po Fact Checker - 4 Pinocchios]

    05/18/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 17 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 5/14/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” — President Obama, remarks at a news conference, May 13, 2013 Once again, it appears that we must parse a few presidential words. We went through this question at length during the 2012 election, but perhaps a refresher course is in order. Notably, during a debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama said that he immediately told the American people that the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya “was an act of terror.” But now he says he called it...
  • All the President’s Concealers tainted the 2012 election

    05/17/2013 4:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    With each passing hour, it becomes more and more clear that the truth was concealed from the American public prior to the election about two major Obama administration scandals. Benghazi was very much in the news prior to the election. The concealment went to the culpability of the Obama administration in failing to heed warnings about security at the Benghazi consulate, the nature of the pre-planned al-Qaeda attack, the scrubbing of the talking points used by Susan Rice, the failure to go to the aid of Americans in trouble, and the claim that the attack was a result of a...
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.

    05/16/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Connect with NYTMetro Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former...
  • The legitimacy of elections (IRS scandal calling 2012 election into question?)

    05/16/2013 9:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    RedState ^ | May 16, 2013 | John Hayward
    The worst possible outcome of the IRS scandal would see it growing large enough to call the legitimacy of the 2012 election into question. Some people reading this might think it’s already reached that point. Others would say it could never reach that point. There is a case to be made that the American system would resist such an outcome, in a much broader sense than merely partisan Democrats in Washington and the media protecting Obama. Among other questions that would give us all pause: what would we do? Hold another election on short notice? Hand the Administration over to...
  • Report: IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood

    05/16/2013 6:00:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election. “In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s...
  • Flashback: Chuck Schumer, Al Franken sign letter demanding IRS target Tea Party groups in 2012

    05/15/2013 6:09:27 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 32 replies
    It’s becoming quite clear that there’s a new McCarthyism ruling in America. If you’re a conservative or oppose Obama, you can face scrutiny by the IRS or have your information given to George Soros-funded political groups. It’s all meant to keep you in line. In 2012, Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Al Franken, D-Minn., and five other Democrats signed a letter demanding the IRS target conservative groups or face legislation forcing them to do so...
  • Following tea party complaints, IRS admits 'mistakes'

    05/10/2013 6:38:00 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/10/2013 | Ashley Killough
    Responding to a flurry of complaints from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, the Internal Revenue Service admitted Friday it made "mistakes" in the last few years while trying to process those requests. Multiple tea party groups reported significant delays and excessive questioning from IRS officials while trying to obtain 501(c)(4) status. ,,,, Asked when the IRS began looking into complaints, Lerner said she could not give a time frame. Pressed further on when senior IRS officials became aware of the situation, Lerner said she "did not feel comfortable answering."
  • Report: 2004 turnout numbers would have elected Romney

    04/29/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 198 replies
    The Daily Caller / The Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would have won the presidency if the white and black turnout rates had stayed at their 2004 levels, according to a new analysis of 2012 election. “The battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado would have tipped in favor of Romney, handing him the presidency if the outcome of other states remained the same,” according to The Associated Press’s summary of research by William Frey, an expert at the Brookings Institution. Overall turnout declined from 62 percent in 2008 to 58 percent in 2012, Frey reported. The drop-off reduced the overall turnout by...
  • Undermining Hope (Candy, Cell Phones, and Potato Bugs)

    04/27/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 1 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/14/2012 | William Russell
    Originally Published 11/14/2012 -- Posted to Free Republic in response to a very kind request from a fellow FREEPER. My wife, Kasia, told me the story from her family’s history this morning. I already knew that her grandmother, after surviving the devastating hardships of World War II in Eastern Poland with two small children, being forcibly repatriated to a small village near Glogow, Poland (ethnically cleansed in today’s lexicon), and surviving to the see the return of her husband from Stalin’s Gulags (she had thought he was executed along with her two brothers by the NKVD/KGB ),and the loss of...
  • Boston Globe: Russia warned FBI “repeatedly” about Tsarnaev before bombing

    04/24/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI briefed the Senate yesterday and today on the progress in the Boston Marathon bombing case, but more questions than answers may have arisen from it. The Boston Globe quotes multiple sources from within the briefing that the FBI didn’t just get one warning from Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, they got warned repeatedly — including after the FBI’s initial investigation of the now-deceased bomber: Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but “multiple’’ times, including an alert it sent after he was first investigated by FBI agents in Boston, raising new questions about...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Obama’s 2012 Tax Return released

    04/12/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT · by politisite · 24 replies
    White House, Politisite ^ | 4/12/2013 | Albert N. Milliron
    Today, the President released his 2012 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $608,611. The Obamas paid $112,214 in total tax.
  • Huckabee: We lost in 2012 because evangelicals didn’t support a more moderate nominee

    04/02/2013 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 160 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Ed Morrisseyflagged this Politico piece earlier but I want to pay special attention to Huck's comments. Gabe Malor called BS on them on Twitter this morning. I think he's right. Huckabee's latest shot across the party establishment's bow: “The last two presidential elections, we had more moderate candidates, so if anything a lot of conservatives went to the polls reluctantly or just didn’t go at all,” said Huckabee in a separate interview. “If all of the evangelicals had showed up, it may have made a difference.”…Huckabee, like Santorum, was a bit incredulous at the attempt to fault social conservatives when...
  • Question: If electoral votes were distributed by congressional district, what would 2012 look like?

    03/28/2013 1:38:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    3/28/13 | soflofreeper
    Nebraska and Maine distribute their electoral votes by district, I believe...with the "popular vote" winner in the state getting the TWO votes that represent the Senate delegation. So what if every state had this kind of distribution? What if electoral vote distribution was awarded to each candidate by how they did in each DISTRICT, with the winner of the popular vote in each state getting the two "senate" votes? How would Romney have fared then? I am betting he still would have lost, but by a thinner margin.
  • Michele Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Investigated By Ethics Watchdog

    03/25/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC's Good Morning America ^ | March 25, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Federal investigators are probing allegations that Rep. Michele Bachmann, or members of her staff, inappropriately used money raised during her presidential campaign, her lawyer and former campaign staffers said today. Bachmann has not been formally accused of any wrong doing, but staffers said they had been questioned by federal authorities. The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Bachmann's attorney confirmed to ABC News.com that Bachmann was being probed by the OCE, but denied any wrongdoing. "There are no allegations that the congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing," campaign lawyer William McGinley told ABCNews.com in a statement....
  • Autopsy 2012: Blame the Consultants? CPAC headliners urge GOP to rethink how it uses paid “experts.”

    03/18/2013 7:05:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2013 | John Fund
    For as long as he’s been president, Barack Obama, has been the top target for attack at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. D.C. But this year, there may have been a close second: the Republican political-consultant class, which many CPAC attendees blame for the party’s poor 2012 showing. Newt Gingrich bashed them for being “out of step,” Sarah Palin called on activists to “furlough the consultants,” pollster Kellyanne Conway railed against a “staff infection,” and Brent Bozell, head of the Media Research Center, told me that “the last thing we want is for the anti-conservative professional class...
  • Obama Supporter and Poll Watcher Charged for Voting SIX TIMES in 2012 Presidential Election

    03/11/2013 11:49:39 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 56 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/11/13 | Aurelius
    Melowese Richardson voted a reported six times for President Obama in November of 2012. Twice she used her real name, then another four using the names of her relatives. If convicted she faces a maximum of 12 years in prison. More disturbing is that Richardson is a long time poll worker and has worked for the Board of Elections in Hamilton County, Ohio since 1998. People like her were watching the polls when President Obama won by close margins, often with "odd" voting totals, in November. Richardson Among these statistical anomalies occurred in Pennsylvania, when President Obama received over 99%...
  • Byron York: How will conservatives greet Mitt Romney's reappearance?

    02/28/2013 10:00:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2013 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney is coming back into public view. This weekend the former Republican presidential candidate will appear on "Fox News Sunday," his first interview since losing to Barack Obama nearly four months ago. And on March 15, Romney will speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, the same event at which he declared himself a "severely conservative Republican governor" during a 2012 speech. Romney's re-emergence is likely to be met by a mixed response from Republicans. Yes, many respect him as a decent man who has done a lot of good things in his life. But just as...