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  • Emails: Lois Lerner Is Longtime Friends With Regulator Who Targeted Scott Walker

    07/11/2015 1:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | July 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Lois Lerner, the former IRS official accused of targeting conservative non-profit groups, is longtime friends with a Wisconsin state regulator who helped local prosecutors investigate aides and conservative allies of Gov. Scott Walker. The Wall Street Journal reports in an editorial ["Wisconsin's Friends at the IRS"] that Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, the director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), were in routine contact via email between 2011 and 2013. Emails viewed by The Journal show that the two regulators discussed issues ranging from the personal to political. They shared news articles about campaign finance and also discussed dinner plans....
  • DOJ COLLECTING YOUR ‘RIGHT-WING’ SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

    06/01/2015 8:31:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.1.15 | Emily Zanotti
    One of the primary contentions, yesterday evening, of Establishment Republicans and Democrats in defense of the NSA's massive data collection program, was that the program was not only free from abuse (something we know is not true), but that it's ultimately useful in targeting real threats to the American people; maybe not yesterday, maybe not today, but perhaps some day in the future it will ensnare an entire sleeper sell of Jihadists mid-phone call to Iran, giving an unsecured credit card number to their yellowcake suppliers. The data collection, you see, is done only on those whose backgrounds demand it....
  • Obama Won’t Congratulate Bibi — But He Congratulated Erdogan, Sisi, Rouhani … and Putin!

    03/18/2015 7:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/18/2015 | David Steinberg
    This morning, the White House conspicuously avoided sending any message of congratulations to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his sweeping victory yesterday. Weekly Standard reports: On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.“We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election. As you know now, the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a...
  • Uncovering Obama’s IRS Enemies List

    12/04/2014 12:39:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Thousands of pages of smoking gun documents remain in legal limbo More proof has emerged that President Obama is using the IRS as a weapon against his perceived enemies as the administration abruptly canceled the release of 2,500 damning documents reportedly showing that the IRS illegally shared taxpayer files with the White House. The existence of the documents is yet more proof that Obama maintains an extensive enemies’ list and that he treats the IRS as his personal plaything while he closely collaborates with senior IRS officials who have practically taken up residence with him in the White House. To...
  • Uncovering Obama’s IRS Enemies List

    12/04/2014 7:02:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/04/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    More proof has emerged that President Obama is using the IRS as a weapon against his perceived enemies as the administration abruptly canceled the release of 2,500 damning documents reportedly showing that the IRS illegally shared taxpayer files with the White House. The existence of the documents is yet more proof that Obama maintains an extensive enemies’ list and that he treats the IRS as his personal plaything while he closely collaborates with senior IRS officials who have practically taken up residence with him in the White House. To Obama, the IRS is an instrument of political repression and taxpayer...
  • IRS is monitoring comment threads on conservative blogs

    11/20/2014 7:47:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 116 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Internal Revenue Service, which claims to be so understaffed that it can’t bother to collect unpaid taxes, or search backup tapes for Lois Lerner’s “missing” emails, apparently has plenty of time to read the comment threads on conservative blogs that have been critical of the agency (Hi there, IRS agents!). William Jacobson, one of the best-informed and most effective critics of the agency, writes on Legal Insurrection: Hey, remember the Reader Poll we did about whether it was okay to follow and try to interview Lois Lerner in her neighborhood? Do you approve of media confronting Lois Lerner in...
  • Former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Claims Existence of Obama Enemies' List

    11/04/2014 7:47:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 11/3 | paul bond
    "I kind of assume I’m on a list. I don’t think I’m the only one" Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist who became the story when she quit CBS News after two decades amid allegations that the network refused to run some of her stories that were critical of President Barack Obama. Ahead of the Tuesday release of her book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, she spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her struggles with CBS executives and her assertion that her computers were hacked, possibly by Obama operatives.
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

    09/16/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sam Tanenhaus
    On September 23, Dinesh D’Souza will appear before a federal judge in Manhattan to learn whether he will do jail time for violating campaign-finance law. (He pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of funneling $20,000 to a friend’s Senate campaign via straw donors.) It will be the latest turn in a remarkable life that has embodied—perhaps more than any other—the passions and commitments of the modern conservative movement. D’Souza leapt to prominence during his student days as editor of The Dartmouth Review, then emerging as a first-read for pro-Reagan provocation. Those were heady times for the youth corps of...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’

    04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 107 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-16-14 | Patrick Howley
    Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups. One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails.” IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committee’s investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight. “The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party...
  • Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Nixon?

    03/13/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack Obama. Nixon tried to use the Internal Revenue Service to go after his political enemies -- although his IRS chiefs at least refused his orders to focus on liberals. Nixon ignored settled law and picked and chose which statutes he would enforce -- from denying funds for the Clean Water Act to ignoring congressional subpoenas. Nixon attacked TV networks and got...
  • Clintons keeping revenge list of enemy Dems who backed Obama

    02/08/2014 11:53:58 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sunday, February 9, 2014 | Michael Gartland
    ...Kennedy “had slashed Hillary worst of all, delivering a pivotal endorsement speech for Obama just before the Super Tuesday primaries [in 2008] that cast her as yesterday’s news and Obama as the rightful heir to Camelot,” the authors wrote. “Bill Clinton had pleaded with Kennedy to hold off, but to no avail.” The couple’s political hardball — and groundwork for a potential Hillary presidential run in 2016 — began behind the scenes in 2008 after she lost the Democratic presidential primary to Obama, and it ramped up in 2012 as the president struggled to defeat Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Bill...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Trailer Released (Video)

    01/26/2014 4:45:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 26 Jan 2014 | Paul Bond
    The conservative behind "2016: Obama's America" is under indictment for campaign finance violations but his next doc will open on schedule on July 4, filmmakers say. The filmmakers behind Dinesh D'Souza's upcoming doc have vowed to press on while their star defends himself after his indictment on federal charges that he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. On Sunday, they released a trailer for the movie, America, that is set for release on July 4. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Claims 'Libel' Over Accusations of Marital Infidelity Oscar-Winning Producer of 'The Godfather Part II' Joins Dinesh D'Souza's Next...
  • Obama Doctrine: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies

    12/22/2013 12:21:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | Marita Noon
    “Canada is a sovereign nation and we will develop our resources with appropriate regulations and enforcement to protect the environment,” said Paula Caldwell St-Onge. The Consulate General of Canada, St-Onge was in Albuquerque to talk up, and answer questions about, the Keystone pipeline. She’d done media interviews prior to her arrival at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park where a smattering of aggressive, sign-waving Keystone opponents awaited. Security escorted St-Onge from the parking lot to the meeting room. I, too, was addressing the folks who’d come in support of the controversial pipeline. Sans security, I approached the...
  • New Obama Scandal Erupts: Trump Targeted

    08/26/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 25, 2013 | Jeffery Lord
    ... Now here’s a curious development. A very curious development that shows exactly how the Obama Chicago hardballers and their state run media allies play the game. On Saturday, up pops a story from the Associated Press that is promptly run by Politico. The headline? N.Y. sues ‘Trump University’ The story’s key graphs read — and I have put the relevant parts in bold print: ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them...
  • The New American Enemies List ... Victor Davis Hanson

    06/17/2013 6:31:01 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 17 June 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The vast majority of the annual shooting homicides are committed by inner-city and minority youths below the age of 30. Handguns are involved in 80% of all murders. Rifles and shotguns account for less than 10% of homicides. No matter; the National Rifle Association is now blamed for generic gun violence, especially the mass shootings at schools, even though usually no one knows of any proposed gun law — barring outright confiscation of previously purchased firearms, bullets, and clips — that would have prevented the shooters at Sandy Hook and Columbine. Gun merchants are blamed by the president while in...
  • Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012

    05/17/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Long before the Internal Revenue Service revealed it had improperly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) groups, a group of Democratic senators led by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the IRS to do just that. Last year, Schumer, along with Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken, penned a letter calling on the agency to cap the amount of the political spending by groups masquerading as “social welfare organizations.”
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you blame President Barack Obama for the current IRS scandal?)

    05/15/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 5-15-13 | Daily News
    Wednesday's Poll Do you blame President Barack Obama for the current IRS scandal? Yes No
  • Obama classmate audited 2 years ago now 'vindicated'

    05/15/2013 6:24:44 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 41 replies
    WND ^ | May 15, 2013 | Art Moore
    As Attorney General Eric Holder orders an investigation of the International Revenue Service after a top official admitted targeting conservative groups with extra scrutiny, an outspoken critic of Obama who claimed more than half a year ago that the administration was using the IRS to punish him is feeling vindicated. “I feel like a million bucks. I feel absolutely vindicated. I knew this was going on,” Wayne Allyn Root told WND. Root, the Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate in 2008 who has claimed Obama was strangely unknown to him and his fellow Columbia University classmates, recounted his story to WND last...
  • BREAKING: Eric Holder Recuses Himself From [Associated Press] Leak Investigation

    05/14/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 95 replies
  • Issa Calls Out Obama For Having “Enemies List”…

    09/21/2012 1:12:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 21, 2012
    Bravo!Via Politico: Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, likened President Barack Obama to President Richard Nixon on Thursday, slamming Obama for having “an enemies list.”“Not since Richard Nixon have we seen a president who puts together an enemies list and has a whole team pursuing it,” Issa said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.” “That’s what’s happened in this administration. It’s sad. It’s not the America I want to see going forward. I sincerely hope that after the election, regardless, the American people will have made a statement that they won’t tolerate this.”Issa’s remarks came in the...
  • Obama created an “enemies list” which consists of law abiding U.S. citizens who donated to Romney

    08/19/2012 7:58:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 19, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    <p>Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign.</p> <p>Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney.</p> <p>Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name… shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.</p>
  • A younger Obama considered his first employer, “the enemy”

    07/28/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    While the President continues to bristle at the notion that people should pay attention to his "You didn't build that" comments and his supporters insists we're reading too much into it, a look at Barack Obama's younger self tells a different story. Just how does he view business owners and capitalists in general? One peek into the inner thought process which formed his world view can be found in a book released earlier this year by David Maraniss titled, Barack Obama: The Story. I confess I missed this one when it came out, but a friend has been reading it...
  • McConnell to Newsmax: Obama Using 'Nixonian' Tactics to Scare Off GOP Donors

    06/30/2012 9:20:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 11:15 PM | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter
    An IRS probe into pro-Republican groups to determine whether they are violating their tax-exempt status by spending too much on partisan activities is a Nixonian move by a “reckless and ruthless administration,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells Newsmax.TV. McConnell was commenting on recent revelations that the IRS was looking into the 501(c)4 organizations. The groups, such as the Karl Rove-affiliated group Crossroads GPS, are tax-exempt because they are considered social welfare groups. The status allows them to keep donor lists private but the groups must limit their spending to issue ads designed to educate the public. Critics charge the...
  • Revealed: Obama campaign launches 'unprecedented' data mining operation (leaving Romney struggling)

    06/11/2012 3:10:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2012 | Staff
    Four years ago Barack Obama’s presidential campaign set an impressive new standard for using social media and technology to harness votes. But this time round Obama’s campaign have raised the bar even higher and, according to experts, this advantage could make all the difference to securing a second term in office. According to a report by Politico today, Obama’s campaign know ‘what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.’ Carried out by 150 techies this extensive data...
  • DOJ ASKED TO INVESTIGATE HOW OBAMA CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR OBTAINED STOLEN IRS TAX RETURN

    04/29/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 4-28-2012 | Robert Bluey
    April 28,2012 DOJ ASKED TO INVESTIGATE HOW OBAMA CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR OBTAINED STOLEN IRS TAX RETURN Robert Bluey The National Organization for Marriage is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute the individuals responsible for leaking the organization’s confidential U.S. tax return and then illegally publishing it. The stolen tax return was first published by the Human Rights Campaign and subsequently the Huffington Post. HRC is led by Joe Solmonese, who also serves as a co-chairman of President Obama's reelection committee. In an April 25 letter to Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general for DOJ’s tax division, NOM President...
  • Pathological Politics – Predatory Partners and Persecuting Patriots

    04/29/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.28.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    In the notorious tradition of Nixon’s Enemies List, Obama is now openly persecuting patriots at every opportunity. He tries to shame them, taint them, marginalize them and if all that doesn’t work, he sends goons after them and either imprisons them or threatens them with imprisonment. He’s using every agency at his disposal, with a special emphasis on the EPA, FDA, IRS, SEC, ATF and Fish and Wildlife authorities. And he has hired a whole governmental ‘army’ to enforce his dictates and go after his enemies. Welcome to the American Stasi. We have watched how Obama smears those who would...
  • Latest Obama Fundraising Letter Asks Donors to Taunt Republicans When Donating (Possibly Illegally)

    12/13/2011 9:05:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    NorEast Tea Party ^ | 12-12-11 | Liang
    This one definitely does not go into the "how to persuade people that your cause is right" file. Obama For America's latest attempt to beg people to contribute $3 to enter a drawing for a dinner with POTUS and FLOTUS has a pathetic, insufferable, punkish and privacy-invading twist, wherein you get the opportunity to tell a Republican acquaintance that you just gave money to the Obama campaign.
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • Emails: Insiders worried over political ‘meddling’ (Obama politicizing FOIL requests)

    03/28/2011 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Copyright © 2011, The Daily Record. ^ | Posted: 10:24 am Mon, March 28, 2011
    since July 2009, career employees were ordered to provide political staffers with information about the people who asked for records — such as where they lived and whether they were private citizens or reporters — and about the organizations where they worked. If a member of Congress sought such documents, employees were told to specify Democrat or Republican. No one in government was allowed to discuss the political reviews with anyone whose information request was affected by them.
  • Violent leftists agree with SPLC and 'Waco Jim' on threat from the armed right

    11/10/2010 11:31:02 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Codrea
    On Monday, we asked, in the context of the Southern Poverty Law Center conflating Constitutionalists with haters, if a video warning law enforcement to cue their behavior in citizen encounters off of bumper stickers could either chill free speech or endanger Americans expressing political sentiments. We followed up yesterday asking if video co-narrator/former ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh was a credible SPLC spokesperson. Here’s someone—a leading “respected” academic and activist who agrees with “Waco Jim” and the SPLC about the armed political right: "It's racist, it's armed, it's hostile, it's unspeakable," she said. "White people armed, demanding an...
  • Obama pulls back on 'enemies' remark to Latinos

    11/01/2010 2:50:16 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2010
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is pulling back from remarks he made last month when he called on Latino voters to punish their "enemies" in the midterm elections. In an interview Monday with radio host Michael Baisden, Obama said he should have used the word "opponents" instead of enemies. Republicans were quick to criticize Obama's original remarks. Republican National Committee spokesman Doug Heye called it a message of desperation. Obama's remarks came after he was asked how he could ask Latinos for their vote when many don't believe he's worked hard to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ask Pentagon for Info on Potential Obama Challengers (The 4th Reich!)

    10/27/2010 2:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Rick Klein and Luis Martinez
    DNC Requests Records Related to Palin, Romney, Seven Other Possible 2012 Contenders. The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies and nine potential Republican presidential candidates, a clear indication that Democrats are building opposition-research files on specific 2012 contenders even before the midterm elections. An internal Army e-mail obtained by ABC News indicates that the DNC has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for "any and all records of communication" between Army departments and agencies and each of the nine Republicans -- all of whom are widely mentioned as possible challengers to...
  • Obama's enemies list

    10/11/2010 7:39:11 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 11, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    Here we go again. I've been through this nightmare before. Any day now, you can expect to begin hearing that dozens of groups and individuals critical of Barack Obama and his policies have been subjected to Internal Revenue Service audits. That's the way it happened during the last Democratic presidential administration. And this one is, if anything, more desperate, more ruthless and more cunning that the one run by Bill Clinton.
  • Will posting comments here put YOU on the government's watch list?

    10/10/2010 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 120 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | October 10, 2010 | David Codrea
    Several developments have occurred in recent days that indicate something as innocuous as visiting pro-gun rights websites that are critical of government Constitutional compliance, and especially participating in comments and forums, can results in heightened law enforcement scrutiny and even as a supporting criteria for "legal" intervention.On Friday, I told WarOnGuns readers I was aware of a child welfare case in New Hampshire where one of the criterion for removing a child from its parents was an ostensible membership of the father in what protective services was characterizing as "a militia known as the Oath Keepers." Long-time readers know we've...
  • Schieffer shoots down White House smears against the Chamber of Commerce

    10/10/2010 3:23:09 PM PDT · by libstripper · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2010 | David Freddoso
    Obama advisor David Axelrod appeared on CBS Face the Nation this morning and was grilled on unsubstantiated accusations made by President Obama and the Democratic National Committee — which originated with left-wing groups – that the Chamber of Commerce was secretly taking foreign money to fund its election campaign ads. The New York Times has already panned the allegations as “spin”:
  • Obama use of foe's tax records reviewed--Speeches assailed Koch Industries

    10/05/2010 6:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal inspector general is looking into whether the Obama administration used confidential taxpayer information in an effort to attack a political opponent, Koch Industries.The review was revealed Tuesday by Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, two weeks after he and a handful of other top Senate Republicans called for the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax issues to look into the matter, saying either administration officials had illegal access to taxpayer information or were inappropriately speculating in public about the company's tax status.Charles and David Koch, brothers who control the Kansas-based company, are libertarians who have used some...
  • ObamaCare's thugs

    09/15/2010 4:06:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is just the latest keeper of the ObamaCare enemies list. Last week, she warned that insurers who dare to pass along to consumers the cost of new federal mandates would face "zero tolerance" from the administration. But the White House has been keeping tabs on critics of ObamaCare for more than a year. It started with the health czar's Internet Snitch Brigade: Last August, the White House Office of Health Reform called on its ground troops to report on fellow citizens who talked smack about the Democratic plan. The White House Web site...
  • British Teen Banned From U.S. for Life After Sending Obscene E-Mail to Obama

    09/13/2010 10:21:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2010
    A British teenager who sent an e-mail to the White House calling President Obama a "pr*ck" was banned from the U.S. for life, The Sun reported Monday. The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, that his drunken insult was "unacceptable." Angel claims he fired off a single e-mail criticizing the U.S. government after seeing a television program about the 9/11 attacks. He said, "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a pr*ck. It was silly -- the sort of thing you do when you're...
  • Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin (Homeland Security)

    02/09/2010 8:21:51 AM PST · by julieee · 105 replies · 4,272+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin Madison, WI -- The Department of Homeland Security admitted today that it improperly conducted a threat assessment on pro-life groups in Wisconsin. The assessment came before an expected rally last year in response to the University of Wisconsin Hospital board decided to allow abortions. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4796.html
  • My Letter To President Obama (Rush: A Little Fatherly Advice To Barack Alert)

    01/28/2010 3:43:36 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1,248+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/28/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I penned a message to Obama that I would like to deliver now. Because Mr. Obama, I think it's time we had a heart to heart talk. Let me be the father that you never had or never really knew, because I think you need some guidance. It's time to man up. It's time to grow up. That speech last night was an embarrassment. You couldn't focus, you lashed out in all directions, you refused to accept responsibility for your own actions, and you were angry. And he was, folks! He was mad. Being president is a big job....
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • Why Liberal Journalists are Joining the Obama Administration’s Attack on Fox News

    10/30/2009 2:04:31 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 20 replies · 1,016+ views
    PAjamas MEdia ^ | Oct. 30 | Ron Radosh
    While the Obama administration continues its war against its media critics, well-known liberal journalists — instead of defending freedom of the press — are joining the attack on a news network they despise as much as does the administration. Gone is any seeming concern for the right of commentators to voice their own opinion, because mainstream liberal editorial writers are sure their opponents are both extremists and wrong. Take, as our first example, Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of The Slate Group. Writing in last week’s Newsweek, Weisberg explained at the start that anyone who watches Fox News knows immediately that Anita...
  • The White House Stupidly Goes To War With Car Web Site Edmunds.com

    10/30/2009 8:56:49 AM PDT · by big black dog · 11 replies · 1,234+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Joe Weisenthal
    It is an odd, and we'd say regrettable, pattern of this White House that it lets itself get dragged down into fights with specific media outlets. George W. Bush experienced acrimony with the New York Times, but for the most part, other than general frustrations of a conservative administration, complaining about a liberal media, it was no big deal. But in addition to Fox News, now The White House is going after highly-respected and influential car site Edmunds .com. They're actually using The White House blog to dispute the site's analysis of Cash-For-Clunkers (via Detroit News). The post is snarkily...
  • WH adds new enemy to list : Edmunds

    10/30/2009 11:35:08 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Obama White House has apparently decided to wage a two-front war on the media. After a blistering analysis of the Cash for Clunkers program from the well-established auto industry analyst Edmunds, the White House tried attacking their credibility while claiming that automakers were planning for greatly-increased demand for their new products. Business Insider wondered what the administration could be thinking: On the same day that we found out that motor vehicle output added 1.7% to economic growth in the third quarter – the largest contribution to quarterly growth in over a decade – Edmunds.com has released a faulty analysis...
  • Progressives who 'out' Jews

    10/30/2009 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 825+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 29, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    The Center for American Progress is a powerful Washington, D.C.-based think-tank that has as its main benefactors George Soros and his allies and political soul-mates, Herbert and Marion Sandler, who are also major benefactors. The Center (CAP) has become a one-stop shop for staffing the Obama administration with key officials (Van Jones hailed from the CAP and returned to his sinecure there when his radical ideas became known to the rest of us). Bloomberg news titled an article about the Center this way "Soros-Funded Democratic Idea Factory Becomes Obama Policy Font." The CAP promises to become a hydra-headed beast as...
  • Ex-Friends, The Associated Press joins the White House enemies list.

    10/29/2009 5:04:06 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 615+ views
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 29, 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    An early progress report on President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan overstates by thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports," the Associated Press reports. Time magazine's Joe Klein has not yet labeled the AP's reporting seditious, but the Obama administration does seem to have added the wire service to its enemies list. Tommy Christopher of Mediaite.com reports Ed DeSeve, senior adviser to the president for Recovery Act implementation, complains that "the story draws misleading conclusions" and "looks at only a small portion...
  • Video: Obama Pledges to Put Health Care Negotiations on C-SPAN, White House Enemies List

    10/27/2009 6:25:41 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 7 replies · 458+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/27/2009 | Senate Republicans
    Republican senators and members of the media highlight President Obama's failure to live up to his pledge to conduct health care negotiations in full view of the public. Senators and media members also highlight the White Houses alarming tendency to seek to punish those who dont share its views.
  • OBAMA'S ENEMIES LIST: ALL AMERICANS

    10/27/2009 4:57:20 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 419+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 27, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    With all the talk about President Obama's "enemies list," including less than flattering comparisons to former President, Richard M. Nixon, I think it's appropriate to add some perspective to the issue. People apply the Nixonian label when searching history for a precedent nearing the level of Obama's attacks against his so-called "enemies list".
  • Obama Replaces the War on Terror with the War on Critics

    10/24/2009 11:13:32 PM PDT · by bogusname · 24 replies · 981+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    For eight years Democrats pounded at the doors of D.C., throwing their own fecal matter around, and claiming that it was only a matter of time until Bush had them all rounded up for being unpatrotic. And like the frenzied mob at a Black Friday sale waiting for the doors to open, shoving and shoving against the glass, until the doors finally open, and the mob bursts through stomping over any store personnel in the way, Democrats have been completely unable to let go of the attack dog politics of the last 8 years and actually govern. Instead what we’ve...