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  • Judge to IRS attorneys: I’m about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion [and not Planned Butcherhood]

    07/30/2015 6:31:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/30/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Two days after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked a firestorm on social media, the United States government announced that it will investigate the death of the prized African creature.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Twitter Thursday that the government agency is currently “investigating” the killing of the lion, allegedly carried out by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    07/30/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Mar 16, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories. Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision. In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc....
  • Company Uses Cells From Abortions to Test Artificial Flavors

    07/30/2015 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    lifenews ^ | Mar 29, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group that monitors the use of cells from babies victimized by abortions is today highlighting a biotech company, Senomyx, which it says produces artificial flavor enhancers using aborted fetal cell lines to test their products. The group Children of God for Life is calling for a public boycott of major food companies partnering with Senomyx. Debi Vinnedge, the director of the pro-life organization, tells LifeNews.com today that, in 2010, her group wrote to Senomyx CEO Kent Snyder and pointed out that moral options for testing their food additives could and should be used. But when Senomyx ignored her...
  • Morrissey Says He Was Groped at San Francisco International Airport

    07/30/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Geoffrey Eisler and Lisa Fernandez
    British pop singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault." On his True to You "Morrissey Zine" blog, the former Smiths singer wrote that prior to taking off from SFO on July 27, he was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped him, "crouched" before him, and "groped" his private areas, moving away quickly when another officer passed by. Morrissey said two members of the British Airways Special Services were "horrified at the sexual attack,"...
  • White House Petition To Extradite Cecil The Lion's Killer Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

    07/30/2015 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, has surpassed 100,000 signatures, meaning the White House will have to respond to the petition. “We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request,” the petition reads.
  • White House Admits To ‘Merely Repeating’ Planned Parenthood Talking Points

    07/30/2015 5:38:34 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Daniel Bassali
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest conceded on Thursday to “merely repeating” what Planned Parenthood has released in response to a series of videos of the organization’s executives discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.“I’m merely repeating what I’ve seen that they [Planned Parenthood] have said,” Earnest said, catching himself mid-sentence.Earnest accidentally confirmed Breitbart reporter Charlie Spiering’s assertion the White House was adopting Planned Parenthood’s talking points without reviewing the evidence.Earnest said he suspected someone in the White House had watched the undercover Planned Parenthood footage, but said he is unsure if the president has seen any of the videos released...
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 5:17:53 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/30/2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but seemed to change its story throughout the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack.
  • Federal court blocks logging in largest national forest, Alaska officials fuming

    07/30/2015 4:11:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2015
    A federal appeals court has locked down America's largest national forest from logging, in a tight decision that reverses a Bush-era bid to open up the Alaska land and has state officials fuming. “[The] ruling is a disappointment and a severe setback for the economies of Southeast Alaska,” Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in the 6-5 decision, on Wednesday lifted Tongass National Forest’s longstanding exemption from a 2001 federal mandate called the “Roadless Rule.” That rule prohibits road construction and timber harvesting across millions of...
  • FBI says hackers shake down big banks, threaten to shut sites if they don’t pay up

    07/30/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Priya Anand
    Financial companies are facing extortion threats from hackers who threaten to knock their websites offline unless firms pay tens of thousands of dollars, an FBI agent told MarketWatch Thursday. More than 100 companies, including targets from big banks to brokerages in the financial sector, have received distributed denial of service threats since about April, says Richard Jacobs, assistant special agency in charge of the cyber branch at the FBI’s New York office. With these types of attacks, known as DDoS, criminals jam websites by flooding them with useless traffic. The ransom requests typically run in the tens of thousands of...
  • BOOM: Donald Trump’s Pick For Attorney General… Liberals’ Worst Nightmare

    07/30/2015 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Amntn · 111 replies
    Allen B West.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Michelle Jesse
    Whatever your feelings about presidential hopeful Donald Trump, you may just love his pick for attorney general. Maybe even as much as liberals will hate it.
  • Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on...

    07/30/2015 3:23:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to...
  • THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: What really explains Trump’s rapid climb to the top of the polls

    07/30/2015 3:18:21 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 30, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s blunt and clumsy comments about illegal immigration sparked the usual firestorm of criticism from the well heeled of both parties. Particularly vocal were those Republicans who think that an amorphous, make-believe category comprising “Hispanics” or “Latinos” will vote Republican if only Republican meanies like Trump would stop insulting them by complaining about illegal aliens. As usual, willful ignorance or blindness about the costs of illegal immigration underwrites these dubious ideas.
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Planned Parenthood video reveals possibility of babies being born alive and killed [for parts]

    07/30/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 129 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | Jul 30, 2015
    In the fourth and most startling undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) admits that about 10 percent of their second trimester babies are born “intact” before the abortion procedure is done. CMP points out that “since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its second trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).” Because PPRM does not use digoxin, this would mean women who are dilated, but have not had the abortion procedure,...
  • Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid

    07/30/2015 2:29:18 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 27 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | 30 July 2015 | Staff
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in a letter to the Republican governor Wednesday that after thoroughly reviewing Hogan's appeal, the agency had reaffirmed its June 12 finding that a major disaster declaration is "not appropriate for this event."
  • 'Women Betrayed' by Planned Parenthood speak out against abortion giant

    07/30/2015 2:28:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Adelaide Mena
    Student-organized 'Women Betrayed' rally against Planned Parenthood at US Capitol in Washington D.C. on July 28, 2015. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA. Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2015 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they see as betrayal of the nation’s women at the hands of Planned Parenthood. “I have a lot of young women friends, and I’m very concerned about how Planned Parenthood might exploit them, how Planned Parenthood might exploit me if I had an unplanned pregnancy,” Christina Yao, a...
  • Nancy Pelosi Defends Planned Parenthood After Sales of Aborted Babies: “It’s a Distraction”

    07/30/2015 2:28:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 30, 2015
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business — despite a fourth video showing the abortion giant potentially breaking state and federal laws to sell the body parts of aborted babies. She said Democrats will “overwhelmingly” oppose any bill funding the feral government that also includes provisions for de-funding Planned Parenthood, and called the battle to de-fund the abortion company a “distraction.” As Politico reports: The California Democrat’s comments add to the risk that the government will shut down in October if Congress is unable to pass a stop-gap measure because of objections...
  • Republicans Mark Kirk and Susan Collins Will Oppose Senate Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 30, 2015
    Despite four horrific videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors potentially breaking the law to sell the body parts of aborted babies, two Republicans say they will oppose the bill next week that will de-fund Planned Parenthood and stop it from receiving taxpayer funds. After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how Planned Parenthood how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies. The video also shows a Planned Parenthood doctor shouting, “Another...
  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    07/30/2015 2:02:06 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 30, 2015 | BRIAN WITTE
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a "deplorable" Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation. Hogan said at a press conference Thursday that the state would save $10 million to $15 million a year by closing the "deplorable" Baltimore City Detention Center. It houses hundreds of inmates awaiting trial or serving short sentences. Current employees and inmates will be reassigned to other facilities.
  • 3 men found hiding in Mexico arrested in deadly South El Monte tire shop fire

    07/30/2015 1:58:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 27 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Three men found hiding in Mexico were charged Monday in the deaths of three teens who were killed when flames ignited by a Molotov cocktail swept through a South El Monte tire shop this year.
  • Researcher says can hack GM's OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine

    07/30/2015 1:55:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jim Finkle and Bernie Woodall
    A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's (GM.N) OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" vehicles by intercepting communications between the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and the OnStar service. Kamkar said he plans to provide technical details on the hack next week in Las Vegas at the Def Con conference, where tens of thousands of...
  • Amid presidential campaign launch, Clinton Foundation reports rising donations

    07/30/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    Charitable contributions to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation rose in the first half of 2015, as Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign and foundation operations faced intense scrutiny, officials with the charity said Thursday. According to the foundation, overall giving rose for the first six months of 2015 compared to the first part of 2014. The number of new donors and previous contributors who gave new money rose as well, they said. The release came as the foundation updated its list of contributors, maintained on its website, to reflect donations received in 2015. While charities are not required...
  • N.J. scoutmaster 'groomed' boy for sex, cops say

    07/30/2015 1:44:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 50 replies
    A scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop in South Jersey was "grooming" a young boy for sexual purposes by buying him pricey gifts, officials said Thursday. The Cape May man, Frank Thomson, was arrested and charged Tuesday with luring an 11-year-old boy after a concerned citizen tipped off authorities earlier this month to suspicious activity between the two, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in a release. During several interviews with 68-year-old man, authorities say they discovered a separate incident several years ago where Thomson sexually assaulted a young boy. Additional charges were brought against Thomson on Wednesday....
  • Court Blocks Pro-Life Group From Releasing Videos of Company Selling Aborted Babies

    07/30/2015 1:30:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | July 29, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A court in California has blocked the pro-life group releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling unborn baby body parts from releasing any videos regarding the middleman, StemExpress. That’s the company Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies to that, in turn, sells them to biotech firms and research universities for research.The Associated Press issued a report on what the court did: A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical...
  • Pelosi calls Obama's Iran deal 'a diplomatic masterpiece'

    07/30/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | July 30, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she believes Democrats will be able to uphold President Obama's veto if Republicans vote down his nuclear deal with Iran in September and she called the agreement "a diplomatic masterpiece." Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats will rally behind the agreement even after the long August recess, when outside groups plan a media blitz aimed at sinking public support. "More and more [Democrats] have conferred to me they will be there to sustain the veto," Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. Congress has begun a 60-day review of the deal, which would lift sanctions against Iran in...
  • Obama Spokesman: “No Evidence” Planned Parenthood Acted Unethically by Selling Aborted Babies

    07/30/2015 1:11:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 30, 2015
    The top spokesman for President Barack Obama today said there’s essentially no evidence that Planned Parenthood acted unethically by selling the body parts of aborted babies. Ergo, there’s no reason for Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood. The comments from White House spokesman Josh Earnest come despite a fourth video showing the abortion giant potentially breaking state and federal laws to sell the body parts of aborted babies. The Hill has more about Obama’s spokesman’s comments: White House press secretary Josh Earnest stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat against the legislation, but he said “on balance, the president would...
  • Baltimore prosecutor once defended Freddie Gray

    07/30/2015 1:09:50 PM PDT · by gorush · 21 replies
    CNN via Channel3000 ^ | Jul 30 2015 02:51:36 PM CDT | Wesley Bruer
    (CNN) - Baltimore's deputy state's attorney, who is prosecuting the six police officers for the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, once represented the victim in an unrelated 2012 criminal case, court documents show Thursday. The connection is made in a new filing by the defense attorneys for the officers charged in Gray's death, who raise the issue to argue that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office should recuse itself from the case, citing a conflict of interest. The documents include a letter dated September 11, 2012, from the Office of the Public Defender addressed to Jan Bledsoe, informing her that...
  • GRAPHIC: Planned Parenthood Workers Laugh Sorting ‘5-Star’ Baby Parts, Try Not to ‘Smush’ Them

    07/30/2015 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    The latest video exposing the trafficking of aborted babies by Planned Parenthood showed workers casually laughing over and probing at pieces of a “baby” and “another boy.” The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a fourth investigative video July 30 showing Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Savita Ginde, bartering over baby part pricing while admitting that the chances of providing intact organs are better if a woman “delivers before we get to see them.” The video showed Planned Parenthood workers laughing over “five-star” baby parts while trying not to “smush” them. [Snip] But more horrific part of the video came towards...
  • White House assails move to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 12:57:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/30/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama opposes Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of damaging videos exposing its fetal tissue donation program. White House press secretary Josh Earnest stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat against the legislation, but he said “on balance, the president would not be supportive of such congressional action.” "This is a tactic we have seen used before," Earnest said of the GOP legislation. "The president obviously does not support that ongoing effort.” The spokesman accused Republicans of trying "to play some politics with some selectively edited videos" and said they were released in a "fraudulent...
  • Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform...

    07/30/2015 12:53:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Street
    FULL TITLE: Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform Abortions After ‘Deeply Troubling’ Videos TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is...
  • Video: Sen. Ted Cruz IRS Hearing Highlighted on Fox News

    07/30/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2015
    Video of the hearing on Bret Baier's Special ReportTed Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up.
  • Group {CAIR} sues Fla. gun shop that declared 'Muslim Free Zone'

    07/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    usatoday | July 30, 2015 | Aamer Madhani
    Linky only.
  • The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive

    07/30/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    American's for Taxreform ^ | July 30, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    New ( documentation) released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lerner’s hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it. The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner's hard drive contained “well-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.” The Oversight Committee report states: "Using the...
  • Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s ...

    07/30/2015 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s Attempted Abuse of IRS At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS scandal today, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), in his capacity as chairman of the relevant subcommittee, gave a hard-hitting opening statement, comparing the revenue agency’s actual abuses of political opponents during the Obama presidency to Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful attempt to use the agency to target political adversaries. The video is here; the transcript follows: We are here today convening this hearing for two unfortunate reasons. The main reason we are here is because we...
  • Ted Cruz beats up on IRS, Obama White House, comparing it to Watergate

    07/30/2015 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colby Itkowitz
    Running for president while simultaneously serving in the Senate has its shortfalls. You have to go on the record taking tough votes. You have a day job, which pulls you away from the campaign trail. But there’s also the perks not afforded to the other candidates. Namely, you can lob red meat at your base in the name of your official job. Exhibit A: Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing Wednesday afternoon. He sat in the chairman’s seat, gavel in hand, to proceed over the Congress’ umpteenth hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status....
  • Sen. Cruz Presses IRS Commissioner on Illegal Targeting of Conservatives

    07/30/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While chairing a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and delivered a powerful statement on the IRS’ illegal targeting of conservative groups. Fox News: Cruz on Lost IRS Emails: ‘Nixon’s Ghost Must Have Been Smiling’…Ted Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up. View video coverage of the hearing here.  Washington Post: Ted Cruz Beats Up on IRS, Obama White House, Comparing It to...
  • Jindal: Hold Sanctuary City Mayors Accountable for Illegal Aliens' Crimes

    07/30/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Presidential contender Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing a proposal that would hold sanctuary city mayors and other officials accountable for the crimes of illegal immigrants.
  • Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon

    07/30/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem. But Cruz, who’s running for president in 2016, made sure that a comparison of two White House occupants — President Obama and Richard Nixon — were part of his case as well. Cruz, who’s made abolishing the IRS a part of his presidential pitch, noted that Nixon had tried to use the agency to target his political opponents some four decades ago. The difference during Obama’s tenure, Cruz suggested, is that the IRS...
  • Parents are shot dead and their daughter is wounded by broken-down motorist they helped

    07/30/2015 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015
    A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter. Tana Shane, 50, and her husband Jason, 52, who have seven children, were killed, and daughter, Jora, 24, was shot in the head and back, after they assisted 18-year-old suspect Jesus Deniz Mendoza in Pyror, Montana. Jorah survived and managed to run to a local school to get help before returning to the scene. She was then taken to hospital and is said to be 'incoherent'. Mrs Shane drove past...
  • The real reason why Obama is pushing a bad deal with Iran

    07/30/2015 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2015 | Newsmachete
    The sad fact is that Obama doesn't mind if Iran gets nuclear weapons. He feels that America and the West are being imperialist and neocolonial again by trying to tell other countries who can and can't develop nuclear weapons. Obama probably believes that by having nuclear weapons, Iran won't be pushed around by the West in the future. Perhaps he even views nukes as a form of "reparations" for all the years of bad treatment he believes Iran has suffered at the hands of the West. In that light, Obama's behavior makes perfect sense. He certainly would not take military...
  • Pelosi on Iran deal opponents: ‘Have they even read it?’

    07/30/2015 10:08:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wondered Thursday whether opponents of President Obama’s Iran nuclear program agreement read the deal before coming out in opposition to it, and said she’s certain she can keep enough Democrats in line to sustain an Obama veto and preserve his policy. Praising both Mr. Obama and former President George W. Bush, who she said began building the international coalition that first imposed sanctions and then earlier this month agreed to the deal with Iran, Mrs. Pelosi said she was confident the opponents’ campaign to try to defeat the deal in Congress will fail. She also...
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Clinton e-mails had classified data from five intel agencies, including NSA

    07/30/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Since March, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that nothing that she sent or received through her e-mail system contained information that was classified at the time. Two Inspectors General referred the matter to the Department of Justice, claiming that material transmitted in four of the 40 emails they sampled contained information that was “classified when they were sent and are classified now.” Who is correct? An exclusive report from McClatchy provides some much-needed context. The information contained in those e-mails came from five intelligence agencies, including the NSA — sources that produce some of the most sensitive and classified...
  • It Depends on What the Definition of “Classified” is [Anticipating What Hillary Will Say]

    07/30/2015 9:35:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    As former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democrat Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton prepares her version of the successful defense her husband used during his impeachment trial, we need to anticipate what exactly Hillary will be claiming. Her husband Bill used the “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” defense successfully, and now Hillary has already begun to lay the groundwork for a hybrid of her husband Bill’s “is” defense and Al Gore’s famous “no controlling legal authority” defense. With her recent comments that no information that was classified “at the time” was transmitted over her private e-mail...
  • Couple shot to death near Pryor; daughter survives shooting

    07/30/2015 9:33:38 AM PDT · by traumer · 43 replies
    A Pryor couple was shot to death and their daughter wounded at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when they stopped to help a man who had run out of gas on the Crow Reservation. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, also known as Jesus Deniz, was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. about eight miles north of Meeteetse, Wyo. "At this time, there is no further danger to the community," said Todd Palmer, Special Agent with the FBI in the Salt Lake City Division. Bryce Hugs, who is serving as a family spokesman, said his aunt, Tana Shane, 50, and his uncle, Jason Shane, 52,...
  • Planned Parenthood president: These extremist videos are nothing short of an attack on women (Barf)

    07/30/2015 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Cecile Richards
    Planned Parenthood has been a trusted nonprofit provider of women’s health care for nearly a century. Each year, 2.7 million people come to our health centers for high-quality, nonjudgmental, compassionate care. Since our very beginning, our health centers, providers and patients have come under outrageous attacks, political and otherwise.
  • Call it 'research,' not 'business,' Planned Parenthood doc says in latest sting video

    07/30/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 30, 2015
    A Colorado Planned Parenthood doctor stresses calling the harvesting of fetal tissue "research" and not "business" -- and casually pokes around in a petri dish of aborted remains as a colleague exclaims, "Another boy!" -- in the latest video released Thursday by an activist group whose hidden camera stings have imperiled the embattled nonprofit's taxpayer funding. The video’s release by the Center for Medical Progress comes a day after CMP was issued a restraining order preventing it from issuing any new footage of a group that worked with Planned Parenthood, StemExpress. But Thursday’s material focuses almost entirely on a woman...
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...