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  • Mark your calendars: ‘National Impeach Obama Week’ is nigh

    08/21/2014 5:06:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Abby Ohlheiser
    They don't make a Hallmark card for this -- as far as we know -- but for nine days starting Saturday, a small but persistent group of activists will flock to overpasses and street corners across the country for "National Impeach Obama Week." The Coalition to Impeach Obama Now! organizers, coordinated by San Diego activist Roger Ogden, have no national endorsements from Tea Party groups or Republican politicians. Instead, impeachobamaweek.net has a small list of regional and local Tea Party, libertarian, and otherwise anti-Obama activist groups backing them.
  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    08/20/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 20, 2014 | BY KEN CUCCINELLI AND MARK FITZGIBBONS
    In April, the House Ways and Means Committee referred Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. Nothing has come of it. Given the politicization and lawlessness of the DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder, nothing likely will. The House should move to impeach Lerner instead, and other IRS officials who have broken the law. Federal bureaucrats need to be sent a message that lawbreaking is not part of their job descriptions, and that notwithstanding our recalcitrant Justice Department, our constitutional system provides this remedy against executive branch officials gone rogue under the law. More importantly, Americans deserve...
  • No Arrest for Gov. Perry but Mug Shot to Be Taken

    08/18/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, AP
    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him. "This is nothing more than banana republic politics," Tony Buzbee a Houston-based defense attorney who will head a cadre of four lawyers from Texas and Washington defending Perry, said at a news conference. A grand jury in Austin, a liberal bastion in otherwise largely conservative Texas,...
  • U.S. Could Use Ground Troops to Aid Rescue of Iraq Refugees

    08/13/2014 10:58:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and HELENE COOPER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations in the next several days about how to mount a rescue operation to help the refugees, who are stranded on a mountaintop surrounded by Sunni militants. He said those recommendations could include the use of American ground troops. But he drew a distinction between...
  • Charles Lister: Sources Say ISIS Battle For Baghdad Has Begun

    08/11/2014 3:54:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 11, 2014 | by Katie Pavlich
    Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute Doha Center and working in the Middle East is reporting credible sources have declared ISIS' battle for Baghdad has begun. Lister is working to confirm source statements.
  • Obama: Iraq war will be over by year's end; troops coming home (Flashback)

    08/09/2014 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    CNN News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff
    (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Friday announced that virtually all U.S. troops will come home from Iraq by the end of the year -- at which point he can declare an end to America's long and costly war in that Middle Eastern nation. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, has said that Iraq wouldn't be able to defend its borders if U.S. troops pulled out and also questioned Iraqi forces ability to defend its airspace. But Panetta, en route to Indonesia, said history shows that Iraq will be ready.
  • Joe Biden sees Iraq success for President Obama (Flashback)

    08/09/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 5, 2010 | By Mike Allen
    BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden said after a three-day trip to Baghdad that the American people will see President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy as a success when the “combat mission” ends on schedule Aug. 31. Biden said the administration “will be able to point to it and say, ‘We told you what we’re going to do, and we did it.’” “I think America wins,” Biden told POLITICO in an end-of-trip interview at the ambassador’s residence in the sprawling U.S. Embassy complex.
  • Obama Authorizes Limited Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:13:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07 August 2014 | Helen Cooper, Mark Landler, Alissa J. Rubinaug
    President Obama said Thursday that United States military aircraft had dropped food and water to thousands of Iraqis besieged by Islamic militants on a mountaintop in northern Iraq. Speaking from the State Dining Room at the White House, the president said he had directed the United States military forces to conduct targeted airstrikes on the militants if they moved to take Erbil, threatening the American citizens and military personnel there.
  • UMWA vows to fight EPA

    08/03/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) ^ | August 3, 2014 | By BILL ARCHER
    BLUEFIELD — Back in 1933, the struggling United Mine Workers of America union got a shot in the arm from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” legislation that allowed workers to organize into unions. That commitment from a Democratic administration tipped the playing field in the union’s direction, and within a short time, almost all coal mines in the two Virginias were organized. From that time forward, most Democratic Party candidates could count on loyal UMWA support. That may not change in the future, but six years of more stringent environmental regulations governing coal-fired power generation emissions has put the...
  • As Democrats avoid Obama, Romney is in demand on the midterm campaign trail

    08/03/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2014 | By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    President Obama thumped Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, but now their political standings seem reversed. During a summer in which Democratic candidates are keeping their distance from an unpopular president, Romney is emerging as one of the Republican Party’s most in-demand campaign surrogates. Over three days in mid-August, Romney will campaign for GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates in West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, aides said. In September, he is planning visits to the presidential swing states of Colorado and Virginia. Romney is filling up his October schedule, as well. “Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama...
  • Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

    07/31/2014 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY BRENDAN O'BRIEN
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law requiring voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot, although the law remains blocked by an earlier ruling by a federal judge that it is unconstitutional. The court wrote in its decision that providing a photo identification at the ballot box does not create a substantial burden to the voter, as claimed by the plaintiffs in the case. "Photo identification is a condition of our times where more and more personal interactions are being modernized to require proof of identity," the court wrote.
  • Todd: Americans Are ‘Fatigued’ from Obama, Have Lost Confidence in Him

    07/28/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Staff
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd said the American people are “fatigued” from President Barack Obama Monday on Morning Joe, in the wake of a poll showing Republican Mitt Romney would trounce him in a rematch of the 2012 election. Co-host Thomas Roberts called the poll evidence of “voter’s remorse” for sending Obama back to the White House. Todd pointed out Obama’s average job rating in states with competitive 2014 Senate races was 38 percent.
  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 116 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 7-27-14
    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • Meditation on President Obama’s Portrait [BARF]

    07/25/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | By MAURICE BERGER
    Dawoud Bey’s photograph of the man who would soon be president was taken on a Sunday afternoon in early 2007, at Barack and Michelle Obama’s Hyde Park home in Chicago. The portrait is at once stately and informal. Mr. Obama’s hands are folded gracefully in his lap. He wears an elegant suit and white shirt, but no tie. He stares intensely into the camera. The photographer and his subject were comfortable with each other. Mr. Bey recalls that he asked Mr. Obama, who intended to be photographed in shirt sleeves, to put on a jacket. The photograph depicts its famously...
  • Fox News Poll: 58 percent say Obama administration incompetent at managing gov't

    07/23/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 23, 2014
    Has the Obama administration competently and effectively managed the government? A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds a majority of American voters says no -- including about a third of Democrats. A 58-percent majority says the White House has not been competent at managing the federal government. Some 32 percent of Democrats join 67 percent of independents and 84 percent of Republicans in holding that view.
  • Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe

    07/23/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2014
    The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know "how they found them" or "whether there's anything on them or not." But he said the inspector general's office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any "recoverable" material. The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress...
  • Obama nominates fundraiser to Finland envoy post

    07/17/2014 3:58:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 17, 2014
    President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer who raised campaign money for him in the 2008 and 2012 elections as ambassador to Finland. The lawyer, Charles C. Adams Jr., is the managing partner at the Geneva office of the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He was among a group of Obama fundraisers in 2008 that raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the campaign. In 2012, he was among Obama's top fundraisers, bringing a minimum of $500,000 to the president's re-election effort.
  • Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital in New Mexico

    07/03/2014 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 3, 2014
    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday. Officials at the hospital said it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to the other, which is about a five minute walk. VA spokeswoman Sonja Brown said Kirtland Air Force Medical Group personnel performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She says staff followed policy in calling 911 when the man collapsed on Monday. "Our policy is under expedited review," Brown...
  • Barack Obama is a generic Democratic president

    07/03/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    The Quinnipiac poll getting buzz this week may be worthless, but the general topic of evaluating Barack Obama is another opportunity to make an important point: almost everything about Obama's presidency can be explained by saying he’s a Democratic president. He’s an interesting man, but as president he’s become about as generic as possible. By saying he’s a generic Democratic president, I’m not arguing that he’s performed perfectly; I’m saying that his performance is neither significantly above or below par. Let's hear it, Obama critics or Obama supporters. Where have his particular skills, preferences or personality produced anything that sets...
  • TODD: OBAMA HAS FAILED TO MEET EVEN 'MODEST GOALS'

    06/30/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd discussed the complete failure of President Barack Obama's reelection goals named the "year of action" saying, "Let's face it there hasn't been much." Todd dubbed the presidents lack of accomplishments a "six-month stalemate. "The president has largely failed to meet even those modest goals wether it was raising the minimum wage signing a trade agreements, or getting an immigration reform done," he said.
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?

    06/29/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
    ... American citizens were targeted by a powerful government agency on account of their political opinions — an unforgivable sin in a democracy where freedom of speech is protected and valued. Democratic party reaction has been muted, even defensive. The old "there's nothing there" mantra has been trotted out every time another new and relevant revelation comes to light. Come to think of it, this would be the type of scenario a young, community activist, Harvard Law professor would typically get excited about. After all, these citizens are victims. Alas, these particular victims are tea party folks — an exception...
  • Transcript of Lois Lerner’s Remarks at Tax Meeting Sparking IRS Controversy [FLASHBACK]

    06/21/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Election Law ^ | May 11, 2013 | by Rick Hasen
    In response to a question about the IRS’s handling of Tea Party exemption applications, asked at the May 10 meeting of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations office, made the following response:  “We get about 60,000 applications for tax exemption every year, most of them are 501(c)(3) organizations. But between 2010 and 2012 we started seeing a very big uptick in the number of 501(c)(4) applications we were receiving and many of these organizations applying more than doubled, about 1500 in 2010 and over 3400...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part of Criminal Scheme

    06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
    Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.
  • Editorial: Appoint special counsel for IRS targeting probe

    06/18/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | June 17, 2014 | Editorial
    When the Internal Revenue Service announced late Friday that, somehow, it lost two years worth of emails to and from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s unfair placement of Tea Party and other conservative groups on its secret “Be on the Lookout List,” our thoughts turned to, well, “Saturday Night Live.” We imagined IRS commissioner John Koskinen explaining to the Church Lady, a character played by the actor Dana Carvey, that a computer crash caused the emails to disappear. That almost certainly would prompt the Church Lady to reply, skeptically, “Well, isn’t that convenient,”...
  • Chuck Todd on Obama Poll Numbers: Public Is Saying ‘Your Presidency Is Over’

    06/18/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18, 2014 | by Evan McMurry
    Discussing a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that shows President Barack Obama hitting his lowest foreign policy number in the history of the poll, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd said on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that the poll reflected the public making a damning verdict about Obama’s presidency. “This poll is a disaster for the president,” Todd said. “You look at the presidency here: lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.” “Then on the issue of do you believe you can still...
  • Iraq conflict: All options open to fight insurgents - Obama

    06/12/2014 10:40:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12, 2014
    US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options", including military action, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. He said the US had an interest in making sure jihadists did not gain a foothold in Iraq. "There will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily," Mr Obama told reporters at the White House as he met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. "I don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in Iraq, or Syria for that matter."
  • The Fruit of Obama’s Abandonment of Iraq [January 2014]

    06/12/2014 6:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 8, 2014 | by Bruce Thornton
    The debacle in Iraq, of course, has many causes. The dysfunctions of tribal cultures and Islam’s theology of violence––papered over by a national identity imposed from without and indifferent to the religious, regional, ethnic, and tribal fault lines of the region. Yet despite all that, in 2011 Iraq still had a chance to establish some sort of ordered government, as long as enough American forces were on hand to help keep order. And here is where the blame lands on Obama, for failing to negotiate a status-of-forces agreement with the Iraqi government that would have left 10,000-15,000 American troops in...
  • NYC Settles With 14 Occupy Protesters for $583K

    06/10/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ
    The city has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, marking the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case, the marchers' lawyers said Tuesday. The city didn't immediately comment. City lawyers had said in court papers this fall that the arrests were lawful and police "acted reasonably, properly, lawfully and in good faith." The individual protesters are receiving $5,000 to $20,000 apiece, and their lawyers $333,000 for fees and costs, the attorneys said. But to protester Jennifer Peat, 36, "the point was never the...
  • Poll: Working Class Voters Abandon Obama

    06/04/2014 3:34:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 4, 2014 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new CNN poll of Americans finds falling support for President Obama on every policy issue. On no single issue does a majority of Americans approve of Obama's position. On many important issues, e.g. health care, immigration and foreign policy, his approval ratings have reached new lows. Perhaps surprisingly, however, his approval ratings are worst among America's working class. Those earning less than $50k and those who haven't been to college have turned decidedly against Obama. On voters' top issue, the economy, 61% of voters disapprove of Obama's performance. Just 38% approve. Obama's numbers are 7 points worse than they...
  • Was Michelle Obama elected president, too? First lady corrects misstep

    06/02/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    First lady Michelle Obama got a little carried away with her title Monday, correcting herself after suggesting to supporters that she, too, got elected in 2008. At a Democratic fundraiser in Boston, Mrs. Obama asked the audience to remember “when we took office.” Then she said, “Well, when Barack took office and I was there.” She said the president has accomplished a lot of the “change” he promised in 2008.
  • Why Is The Chamber Of Commerce Supporting Amnesty?

    05/30/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2014 | By JENNY BETH MARTIN
    Across Lafayette Park, facing the White House, sits an imposing stone structure, framed by ornate Corinthian columns and comprising a significant chunk of a full city block. It is home to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, the historic bastion of American business and industry. Since its founding slightly more than a century ago, the chamber has engaged in countless issues from keeping unions in check to job training and tax reform. But increasingly, the chamber is straying from its original principles, and there is no greater example than its supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. The...
  • Legacy at risk, Obama struggles to redefine foreign policy

    05/30/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2014 | BY MATT SPETALNICK
    President Barack Obama’s second term was supposed to be a crowning opportunity to make his mark on the world stage, but instead he's leading an intense effort to redefine his foreign policy record – and the odds look stacked against him. An administration-wide public relations blitz, which Obama launched with a big foreign policy speech this week, has done little to quell critics who frequently pan his global approach as rudderless, as the White House lurches from crisis to crisis. With just two and a half years left in office, Obama’s chances of forging a successful foreign-policy legacy by the...
  • Nigerian Islamists extend killing spree in northeast: police

    05/21/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2014 | BY LANRE OLA
    Suspected Nigerian Islamist militants killed 17 people in a remote northeastern village on Tuesday night, hours after a bomb killed 118 people in the central city of Jos. Militants opened fire on Alagarno village and razed several houses to the ground. The attack was barely 30 km (20 miles) from Chibok, where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
  • U.S. House panel subpoenas Kerry again over Benghazi

    05/15/2014 4:26:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2014 | by Susan Cornwell
    A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Thursday issued a second subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before Congress this month about the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi. The State Department reacted angrily, saying it was the second time Kerry had been subpoenaed while on foreign travel, and noted the announcement had been made via Twitter. "This is not the way legitimate and responsible oversight is conducted," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Barf. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa had earlier issued a subpoena for Kerry to appear on May 21, but...
  • Bozell: Broadcast Networks 'Allergic to the Truth About the IRS Scandal'

    05/15/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 15, 2014 | By Brent Bozell
    What will it take for ABC, CBS, and NBC to cover the IRS targeting scandal, which is no doubt bigger than Watergate? Time after time after time, we’ve seen major developments in this story go completely unreported, or, at best, given a few token seconds. The liberal media are downright allergic to the truth about the IRS scandal. This administration has lied countless times to the media’s face, and they just continue to sit there and take it. They’re so lovesick with everything Obama that they can’t bring themselves to do their jobs and report the news. It’d be pitiful...
  • Harry Reid taking heat to form select committee on Benghazi scandal

    05/15/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Citing unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, three dozen Republican senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to name a select committee to investigate the matter in the Senate. “While we appreciate the recent bi-partisan review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which included both majority and minority views, unfortunately, Congressional oversight committee action has been largely confined to jurisdictional bounds,” the senators wrote. “As a result, the committees only have a partial...
  • Top Democrat pressed IRS to quash Obama critics

    05/14/2014 3:34:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 14, 2014 | by BOB UNRUH
    New documents obtained by Washington watchdog Judicial Watch show that while the feds were directing the Internal Revenue Service’s campaign to target tea party and conservative groups, a key Democrat senator was pressing the federal agency to shut down political opposition to President Obama. The organization said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., exposed his intent to attack tea party and conservative organizations in a series of letters exchanged with the IRS. Levin, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and top IRS officials discussed how to target groups the senator claimed were “engaged in political activities.” In response to a...
  • New IRS emails describe Washington direction of Tea Party targeting efforts

    05/14/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | BY MARK TAPSCOTT
    Newly released internal Internal Revenue Service emails obtained by the group Judicial Watch document active direction by the federal tax agency's headquarters in targeting Tea Party and conservative nonprofit applicants during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns. In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.” Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, and Sharon Camarillo was a senior manager in...
  • Complaint over Obama fundraiser triggered Solis probe

    05/10/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2014 | by PAUL PRINGLE, ABBY SEWELL
    Allegations that former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, currently a candidate for Los Angeles County supervisor, solicited subordinates to help raise money for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign triggered a criminal investigation of her fundraising efforts, according to interviews and a federal document related to the case. The complaint alleged that in March 2012, Solis "left a voicemail message on a subordinate employee's government-issued Blackberry in which you asked the employee to contribute toward and assist with organizing others to attend a fundraiser for the President's reelection campaign."
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Elijah Cummings: 'Shockingly disrespectful' to subpoena John Kerry about Benghazi

    05/02/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    ... Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., denounced the subpoena of Kerry as "shockingly disrespectful," protesting that Kerry should have been given more time to prepare and that committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., should have followed a more formal process for issuing the subpoena. “These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight, they continue a trend of generating unnecessary conflict for the sake of publicity, and they are shockingly disrespectful to the Secretary of State,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, said in response to the subpoena.
  • EXCLUSIVE: NO RECORD OF INTEL BRIEFINGS FOR OBAMA WEEK BEFORE EMBASSY ATTACKS (flashback)

    05/02/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12, 2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff. According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration. The White House responded by claiming that President Obama reads daily intelligence reports, even if he does not attend the...
  • Greg Gutfeld: "This Isn't Just Benghazigate, This is Mediagate"

    05/01/2014 5:36:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Greg Gutfeld
    New emails suggests White House aide Ben Rhodes was involved in prepping Susan Rice for her video explanation for Benghazi. The White House had previously denied involvement. But now we see their role in the election spin regarding the attack. So the answer to who pushed the video is the committee to reelect President Obama and that committee includes the White House and the docile media. For them, getting those Americans out was less important than getting their guy in.
  • The ObamaCare 8%

    04/30/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | By James Freeman
    A new survey from the Journal and NBC News shows that the President's signature health care law remains deeply unpopular. "This thing is working," President Obama said of the law on April 17. Now the latest edition of the WSJ/NBC poll suggests just how few Americans agree with that statement. A mere 8% of respondents in the new survey say that the Affordable Care Act "is working well the way it is."
  • White House says emails were not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 1:20:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise
    The White House went on the defensive Wednesday to explain newly released emails that appear to show the administration drafted talking points to blame the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya, on a spontaneous protest rather than a coordinated assault planned by al Qaida-linked Islamist militants. White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a briefing at the White House that the emails released on Tuesday by a conservative watchdog group weren’t about Benghazi specifically, but instead referred to a different set of talking points that addressed unrest across the region. “The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi they...
  • Benghazi emails show White House image control: Judicial Watch

    04/29/2014 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 29, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released emails from U.S. officials on Tuesday that it said showed the White House was concerned primarily with protecting President Barack Obama's image after an attack that killed Americans in Libya. The email lists one goal as being "to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy." It also emphasizes Obama's leadership and stresses his statesmanlike qualities. A White House spokeswoman said the email contained "general topline talking points" about the unrest spreading throughout the Middle East at the time.
  • Emails Show Susan Rice Prepped To Lie By White House

    04/29/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Scandal: Newly obtained emails on Benghazi show then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was coached by a key White House aide to lie and ignore the facts known and reported on the ground to make the administration look good. The question of how the video story was concocted out of whole cloth, by whom and why, and why it was trumpeted by Rice, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama himself with such fervor at the United Nations has remained unanswered until now. That the White House's main concern in the wake of an attack in which four Americans were murdered...
  • Benghazi scandal tied to White House

    04/29/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    As the result of a Freedom of Information Act battle, new documents have emerged tying the messaging of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, to the White House. ... Among the top administration PR personnel who received the memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe. In addition a document showed Susan Rice was...
  • Lawyer for ex-IRS official Lerner seeks to address House ahead of contempt vote

    04/29/2014 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2014
    The lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent a letter to House Republican leaders on Monday, asking for an opportunity to address the House ahead of a vote to hold his client in contempt of Congress. "Holding Ms. Lerner in contempt would not only be unfair and, indeed, un-American, it would be flatly inconsistent with the Fifth Amendment as interpreted by the Supreme Court," Lerner's lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Taylor requested "an opportunity to present to the House the reasons why it should not hold Ms....
  • Email ensuring ‘Obama looked good’ was post-Benghazi priority

    04/29/2014 3:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed. Key to the messaging: Making sure the president appeared strong in the face of adversity, the nonprofit Judicial Watch found, in a recently received FOIA request. The main point of the White House team’s strategy was to paint the terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video and not a...