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  • Apple, Google, large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

    03/26/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ben Lovejoy
    Apple is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Apple was joined by AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.In an open letter to President Obama, NSA Director Admiral Rogers and other prominent government figures, the companies urge Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata–the logs that determine how and when ordinary citizens contact each other.The letter says that mass surveillance must end, and that a revised bill must contain mechanisms to ensure...
  • Cruz enters race with website challenge

    03/23/2015 8:01:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Ted Cruzs nascent campaign for the White House is running into its first signs of digital trouble. While the firebrand Texas Republican prepares to announce his bid for the presidency on Monday morning, he does not appear to have control over the most obvious website to rally supporters: TedCruz.com. Instead, people trying to visit that site will get the opposite message. Support President Obama, the site says in simple white text on a black background. Immigration reform now! According to Internet records, TedCruz.com was created in April of 2004 but then switched ownership last spring. Archived versions of the...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • SECRET NEW INTERNET RULES LOOM FOR AMERICANS

    02/26/2015 5:34:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Pamela Geller. Com ^ | 2/25/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh taxes, regulations; FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress Another wild power-grab. Power without accountability. The net is the very last frontier for free speech. Despite google algorithms that consistently render day in day out, year in year out always render left-wing sites on first page search results; Despite filters that block my site and sites like mine (Jihad Watch, The Religion of Peace, Creeping Sharia, Sharia Unveiled, et al) at work, school, and even US army bases and government agencies; Despite search engines refusing to include...
  • Google Is Calling the FBIs Attempt to Expand Their Hacking Power a Huge Constitutional Threat

    02/21/2015 7:36:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Enloe
    Getty - TORSTEN SILZ / Staff Global tech giant Googlesubmittedpublic court comments this week callingthe FBIs new plan forobtaining digital search warrants a serious and complex constitutional concern.Googlescommentsare warning of a new Justice Department program that would allow judges more flexibility inapproval ofsearch warrants for electronic data.The companysdirector of law enforcement and information security saysthat the plan to alter an existing provision, known as Rule 41: raises a number of monumental and highly complex constitutional, legal, and geopolitical concerns that should be left toCongressto decide. According to National Journal, Rule 41 of criminal procedure, permits judges to grant search...
  • Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?

    02/19/2015 9:35:23 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet -- in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on. And when Lee says that the American public isn't aware of what's going on, that is in no way hyperbole. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has emerged as...
  • FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet

    02/16/2015 11:17:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/16/15 | Tammy Bruce
    The left lifts its boot toward the free flow of information We knew this was coming. Within the last couple of weeks, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to either make something more efficient, fair, or to supposedly protect their target. Sometimes they simply lie, like saying theyre nationalizing health insurance to make it more affordable and to increase access to health care. Now, with the feds latest effort, their new slogan might as well be, If you like your Internet, you...
  • Net neutrality: 26 ways Obama has already proven himself incompetent when it comes to the internet

    02/16/2015 10:45:42 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 16, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Even before adopting net neutrality, here are 26 actions by which the Obama administration has already proven itself to be incompetent when it comes to the internet The fact that Obama refuses to allow the public to see his 332 page net neutrality plan until after its implementation is voted on is, by itself, reason enough for me to oppose the plan.I would think that even the biggest supporters of net neutrality would be curious as to why Obama won’t let people see his plan until after it is implemented.However, in addition to that, here are...
  • Digital Reichstag Fire?

    02/13/2015 8:30:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Hack on Sony, Net Neutrality, Fairness Doctrine, and the Internet Kill Switch Citing the cyber attacks on Sony, President Obama is proposing the creation of a federal cyber attack center. The idea is to model it after the National Counterterrorism Center. From the article: We need to develop the same muscle memory in the government response to cyberthreats as we have for terrorist incidents, Lisa Monaco, White House adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, said in a speech Tuesday. President Barack Obama is expected to seek industry support for the effort when he addresses Silicon Valley executives Friday at a...
  • Republican FCC Member Warns Net Neutrality Is Not Neutral

    02/09/2015 4:46:12 PM PST · by Crazieman · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/9/2015 | Chriss W Street
    Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President Barack Obamas secret, 332-page Net Neutrality document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.
  • Obama asks FCC to regulate Internet as utility

    01/03/2015 6:48:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    thestate.com ^ | Jan 3 2015 | DON WORTHINGTON
    Late last year, Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to create a new set of rules to make sure everyone has access to the Internet and that phone and cable companies would not be allowed "to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online."
  • Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone'

    11/10/2014 1:49:18 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    cnet ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Don Reisinger
    President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet."In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to enforce the principle of treating all Internet traffic the same way, known in shorthand as Net neutrality. That means treating broadband services like utilities, the president said, so that Internet service providers would be unable "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."Obama wades into a contentious debate that has raged over how to...
  • The End of a Free Internet?

    01/03/2015 6:38:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    It's time to mobilize Congress against Obamas plan to relinquish our authority over the Internet.When the new Congress shows up on Tuesday, its going to have lots to worry about, but theres one serious problem at risk of being overlooked. And that really cant be allowed to happen; its much too important: In 2015, the Obama administration plans to hand over control of ICANN the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to international governance. ICANN oversees the superstructure of the Internet, and the American Department of Commerce oversees ICANN. The plan for handing our authority to the...
  • Get ready: The FCC says it will vote on net neutrality in February

    01/02/2015 1:44:21 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/02/14 | Brian Fung
    Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules in February, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday.
  • Top Ten Left-Wing Goals of the Obama Administration in Its Remaining Two Years

    12/28/2014 4:01:53 PM PST · by Delacon · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Virgil
    Now that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have launched their new friendship initiative with Cuba, progressives are thinking more optimistically about what else might be possible in the remainder of the president’s term. After all, since the November 2014 elections, Obama has moved sharply left on immigration, climate change, and net neutrality. So why shouldn’t the Left hope for more? What might be next on the Obama agenda? Breitbart News has obtained one such to-do list: 10. Marijuana to be completely decriminalized under the ever-expanding doctrine of “prosecutorial discretion.” In the meantime, the administration will push...
  • Ted Cruz: Dont turn Internet access into public utility

    11/15/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide. . . . . . Yet the threats from Washington to stifle freedom, entrepreneurship and creativity online have never been greater. Washington politicians want the money, and they want more and more control over our speech.Four basic principles should guide policymakers, in a bipartisan manner, to preserve Americas leadership role in developing the future of the Internet.. ....
  • Net Neutrality -- Electronic Frontier Foundation's explanation on what it is and what it means.

    11/11/2014 11:50:38 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 44 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Unknown -- Posted 11/11/2014 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Net Neutrality Net neutralitythe idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equallyis a principle that EFF strongly supports. Unfortunately, the FCC is considering a plan that would allow some Internet providers to provide better access to some websites that pay a fee to reach users faster. This kind of pay-to-play Internet stifles innovation. New websites that cant afford expensive fees for better service will face new barriers to success, leaving users with ever fewer options and a less diverse Internet. There are many ways ISPs may discriminate against how we access websites,...
  • Government Screws Up Everything: The Internet Version

    11/15/2014 12:23:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I read that the Obama Administration wants to regulate the Internet by having the Federal Communications Commission impose “net neutrality” rules, my immediate response is to be opposed.Does my opposition to more regulation and red tape make me a knee-jerk ideologue?I suppose so, though I think it’s simply a common-sense instinct.After all, it’s very difficult to come up with a list of successful interventions by government. So I think my automatic aversion to regulation is akin to my automatic aversion to touching a hot stove. Simply stated, I can’t imagine a positive outcome.But let’s be “open minded” and consider...
  • Dems on FEC move to regulate internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

    10/24/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by knak · 64 replies
    In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that the left wants to regulate conservative political sites and even news outlets like the Drudge Report. Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FECs rules. A reexamination of the commissions approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due, she said. The powerplay followed a deadlocked 3-3 vote...
  • Reports Suggest (Obama's) FCC Poised to Regulate Internet

    10/09/2014 7:35:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08 Oct 2014 | John Gizzi
    There has been mounting evidence in the last two weeks that the Internet, one of the last unregulated venues for communication, might well be headed for federal regulation. What makes the specter of Internet regulation (or "net neutrality," as its proponents prefer to call it) all the more ominous is that it might become law through rulings by the Federal Communications Commission rather than a vote of elected representatives in Congress. On Sept. 24, the Washington Post reported that the FCC was working with activists seeking to generate comments in favor of tough, 1930s-style regulation of telephone. In what the...
  • New York Times Writer Wants Human Rights for Chimps, None for Unborn Babies

    04/25/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The NYT is on an anti-human exceptionalism crusade. Other than columnist Ross Douthat, when was the last time the paper of record allowed arguments to be made in favor of the unique dignity of human life in its pages? I cant recall a single time in recent years. But take actions to subvert our belief in the unique dignity of human life and the NYT is at your service! It has published columns arguing for pea personhood, that plants are the most ethical life form, and in last Sundays Magazine, a tribute to the Dark Mountain Projects push for uncivilization....
  • Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance

    04/08/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Our recent interview with Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel about his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon health coverage by 2025 struck a nerve with Youre The Boss readers. It came as no surprise that Dr. Emanuels claim, first made in his new book, Reinventing American Health Care, would be swept up in the broader political and ideological debate about the Affordable Care Act. But in their many comments, readers raised interesting questions, and we took some of them back to Dr. Emanuel in another conversation that appears, edited and condensed, below. Its worth noting that among those readers who...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee Launches Boycott of Rush Limbaugh Advertisers

    01/26/2011 6:53:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Mike Rosenberg
    State Sen. Leland Yee is going after another right-wing heavyweight, this time launching a boycott of any companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Yee, a Democrat who represents northern San Mateo County and western San Francisco, began reaching out Tuesday to dozens of civil rights organizations to ask them to condemn Limbaugh. His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors and, with the help of the community groups, will begin putting pressure on them to pull their advertisements from the show. Yee also wants people to stop patronizing the show's advertisers and has launched an online...
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. You dont talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say lets give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers

    03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    AP ^ | March 18 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the workers, and plugged the drive into an unsecure home network, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees.
  • IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech

    03/17/2014 3:49:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-17-2014 | MARK J. FITZGIBBONS
    OPINION IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech MARK J. FITZGIBBONS | MARCH 17, 2014 AT 6:08 PM Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects. They also would eliminate communications before elections that name candidates, even if done in a neutral fashion. The IRS claims its proposed regulations are designed to create a more uniform set of rules for social welfare organizations, notwithstanding the long precedent of these types of communications. Censorship is now deemed appropriate tax policy. Coming after...
  • IRS Scandal Timeline

    03/12/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The Center for Competitive Politics created this working timeline of events surrounding the IRS scandal. A PDF version of the working timeline is here.
  • A Surprising Critic of Presidential Vacations

    03/10/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 12 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 3/8/2014 | "Patter-EE-koh"
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obamas weekend vacation in Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. Its just that the weather will be a little warmer, Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. -snip- Hey, at least hes being frugal about it. The rooms are only $2500 per night. There is at least one critic of the idea that a president should be taking...
  • Edward Snowden Says He Reported N.S.A. Surveillance Concerns To Officials Before Leaks

    03/08/2014 10:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2014 | By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents revealing the agencys surveillance operations, said he raised his concerns to more than 10 officials, none of whom took any action to address them, before he decided to give the documents to journalists. Mr. Snowdens comments, in written answers to questions by members of the European Parliament that were released on Friday, amplified previous assertions that he initially tried to raise concerns internally about surveillance collection he believed went too far. An N.S.A. spokeswoman declined to comment, but the agency has previously said...
  • Embattled IRS official Lois Lerners husbands law firm has strong Obama connections

    03/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST · by managusta · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obamas policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship. IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as apolitical in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has...
  • For Netanyahu, a bombshell battering by Obama

    03/07/2014 10:22:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2014, 4:18 am | David Horovitz
    Until he read the breaking news of President Obamas earth-shattering interview with Bloombergs Jeffrey Goldberg on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have anticipated that Mondays meeting was going to be one of his less confrontational and unpleasant sessions of frank, allied diplomacy with his good friend Barack. [] For one thing is certain, the presidents resort to a newspaper interview on the eve of their talks to issue near-apocalyptic warnings about the disaster Netanyahu risks bringing upon Israel is just about the last thing likely to bolster the prime ministers confidence in their alliance, and just about the...
  • (EXCLUSIVE) IRS Currently Employing Convicted Terrorist Associate

    03/06/2014 12:00:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/06/2014 | Patrick Poole
    While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.He is still at the IRS. Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief...
  • Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence (Elijah Cummings deeply saddened)

    03/07/2014 2:40:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-7-2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH
    Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence By JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 3/7/14 2:00 PM EST Updated: 3/7/14 3:53 PM EST Not even a trove of new evidence will stop Darrell Issa from going after Lois Lerners testimony. The House Oversight Committee Chairman is plowing forward with plans to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress - possibly as early as next week - despite word from the tax agency that it plans to hand over a broad set of documents spanning Lerners entire career at the IRS. Republicans have long sought...
  • EU-U.S. trade talks face growing hostility, ministers warn

    03/06/2014 11:31:08 AM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Chicato Tribune / Reuters ^ | 28 February 2014 | Robin Emmott
    Free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union are in danger of being derailed by populist groups opposing everything from globalization to multinationals, EU ministers and business leaders said on Friday. The rise of anti-EU parties, reports of U.S. spying in Europe and accusations that a trade pact would pander to big companies have combined to erode public support for a deal that proponents say would dramatically increase economic growth. "We have an uphill battle to make the argument that this EU-U.S. free-trade agreement is a good one," he said in remarks that were broadcast to reporters.
  • The only recourse for Obama's lawlessness

    03/06/2014 11:29:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-06-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama reached his tipping point today. I don't see him recovering from this confluence of events. Today we know for a fact that there is only one avenue left to salvage the rule of law in this country. Impeachment. Today Barack Obama reached a new low in the polls: President Obamas job approval rating hits a record low this week, as a majority of Americans say his administration has mostly failed at growing the economy, creating jobs, improving health care and the countrys image. Thats according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. For the first time in a...
  • CBC asks that Issa be stripped of gavel

    03/06/2014 11:15:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    VIDEO: 4 minutes - Rep. Marcia Fudge's oral presentation of the privileged resolution on House floor. The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his gavel for his behavior at a contentious IRS hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) told Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday that Issas conduct in the hearing which included cutting off the microphone of Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat amounted to an affront to the expectations of the American people. Fudge also said Issa should apologize on the House...
  • Imagine What They've Been Taught in School: Salon Advocates for Communism

    02/28/2014 12:46:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-28-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Salon.com. This is a huge piece here. This prints out to six pages. "Why You're Wrong About Communism: 7 Huge Misconceptions About It (and Capitalism) -- Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense," and as I read through this... I'm not gonna read the whole thing to you, but we will link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. As you read through this, if you take the time to do it, this could very easily be the kind of gobbledygook that's being taught in college. "As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson...
  • Smidgen of Corruption in Christine O'Donnell IRS Case

    03/01/2014 6:09:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    Citizens who flout the Internal Revenue Service face the prospect of jail, but when the IRS flouts the law, its business as usual. The case of Christine ODonnell, former Delaware candidate for U.S. senator, highlights the continuing abuses by the sprawling agency charged with collecting our taxes. Before running, ODonnell had heard that if she chose to run in 2010 for the U.S. Senate against former Delaware governor Mike Castle, the IRS and others would F with her head, in the words of a top Delaware political insider. In short order, someone accessed ODonnells tax return information containing private financial...
  • Senate Democrats Reject Limits on IRS Intimidation of Political Speech

    02/28/2014 7:04:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    In the midst of the Obama Administration's efforts to reform IRS regulations, the Senate Democratic majority rejected language proposed by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would have blocked the IRS from acting to penalize dissent against government policies and programs. The specific text of Senator Cruz's proposed language would have made it unlawful for the IRS to willfully act with the intent to injure, oppress, threaten, intimidate, or single out and subject to undue scrutiny any person or organization in any state. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) explained, whether intent is malicious or scrutiny is undue is a...
  • Holder's call to let ex-felons vote divides Senate Democrats

    03/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Attorney General Eric Holders call to restore voting rights to felons after theyve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats. Liberal Democrats who are not facing tough re-elections this year say its the right thing to do, but vulnerable incumbents are steering clear of the proposal. ADVERTISEMENT Holder has become increasingly outspoken recently. This week he declared that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that are discriminatory. Political experts say barring ex-felons from voting impacts African Americans disproportionately.
  • Whos Trying to Impeach Attorney General Eric Holder?

    02/20/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Renfield · 23 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2-20-2014 | Catherine J. Frompovich
    Has anyone noticed that there is a Resolution [1] in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.Res.411) to impeach Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors? November 14, 2013, Rep. Pete (R-22-TX) officially introduced Articles of Impeachment against Holder, which had nineteen co-sponsors who are: Rep. Lynn R Westmoreland (R-3-GA), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-8-IN), Rep. Roger Williams (R-25-TX), Rep. Ted Yoho ((R-3-FL), Rep. Randy Weber (R-14-TX), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-27-TX), Rep. Bill Flores (R-17-TX), Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-6-MN), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-1-TX), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50-CA), Rep. Mark Amodei (R-2-NV), Rep. Jeff Duncan...
  • The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom

    02/21/2014 3:25:31 AM PST · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-10-2014 | Ajit Pai
    News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch. But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC...
  • Actor Steven Seagal Calls For Obamas Impeachment

    02/26/2014 11:10:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Tom Hinchey
    Actor Steven Seagal appeared at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 22, 2014, where he called for the impeachment of President Obama.
  • Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

    02/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Russia Today via zerohedge ^ | 2/27/14 | Russia Today Tyler Durden
    If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than previously, then this latest development from the Supreme Court - one which some could argue just voided the Fourth amendment - is even more shocking. RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises. With its 6...
  • Obama administration wants to hold onto NSA phone data for longer, citing lawsuits

    02/26/2014 5:18:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 1 replies
    yahoo ^ | FEB 26 2014 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The Obama administration has asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to give it more time to hold onto phone data captured by the National Security Agency.
  • IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

    02/25/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption. If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015.
  • Panel Seeks New Testimony by Former IRS Official Over Tea-Party Targeting

    02/25/2014 5:37:16 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2014 | By John D. McKinnon
    A House committee is planning a showdown next week with a former Internal Revenue Service official who declined to answer questions last year about agency targeting of tea-party groups. The former official, Lois Lerner, appeared at a contentious hearing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last May, soon after news broke that the IRS had targeted grassroots conservative groups for special scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status. At the hearing, Ms. Lerner made an opening statement asserting her innocence of any wrongdoing, then sought to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. She declined to answer questions from committee members...
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • Just Abolish The FCC

    02/24/2014 11:00:47 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    IBD ^ | February 21, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Bureaucracy: The FCC jumped the shark with its outrageous plan to police America's newsrooms. This grasp for a new mission signals an agency that has outlived its purpose. We have a better idea: Just scrap the FCC. There's nothing worse than a federal agency that has lost its original mission, has nothing productive to do and, as a result, is restlessly rustling around for something to justify its existence. That describes the Federal Communications Commission, an old-line agency founded in the 1930s to regulate a limited supply of television airwaves divided among three networks, which is now gone with the...