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  • A Candidate for Governor Has Both Parties on Alert

    06/24/2014 12:40:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jack Healy
    Tom Tancredo, the firebrand former congressman, Harley-Davidson biker and perennial headache for Colorado’s Republican leaders, was taking fire from all sides last week in the final days of his primary campaign for governor. His rivals were slamming him on the airwaves. Moderate Republicans were warning that Mr. Tancredo’s name on the ballot could doom their chances in crucial races across this swing state. (SNIP) Last week, a radio commercial from a Massachusetts-based group attacked Mr. Tancredo as a “big-spending Republican in Washington” who frequently switched positions. The group, Colorado Campaign for Jobs and Opportunity, has ties to a consulting firm...
  • Rival groups clash in Ukraine's Crimea, 20 injured

    02/26/2014 10:26:25 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Boston Globe AP ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | AP Staff
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered major military exercises just across the border. The tests of military readiness involve most of the units in central and western Russia, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement. He said the exercise would "check the troops' readiness for action in crisis situations that threaten the nation's military security." In Kiev, opposition leaders who took charge after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled were working on forming a new government to chart a path forward...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/26/2013 8:04:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/1 | Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using "candidate-related political activity" like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations. The agencies say there will be a lengthy comment period before...
  • Conservative groups already tax-exempt were also targeted by IRS

    07/30/2013 1:39:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/30/13 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Darrell Issa has announced that he is expanding his investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups to deal with alllegations that the tax agency put groups already tax exempt under additional scrutiny. The Hill: The IRS subjected conservative groups already granted tax-exempt status to additional scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) charged on Monday. Issa called on a Treasury watchdog already looking into the IRS to investigate the matter, and signaled he would expand his committee's probe into improper targeting of political groups given the new revelations. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the...
  • IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show (Hussein's revenge?)

    05/28/2013 4:14:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella, Talesha Reynolds
    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington. Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC...
  • Who’s the mystery man at the IRS who issued the directive to focus on conservative groups?

    05/20/2013 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/20/13 | Allahpundit
    Ed’s “WaPo versus WaPo” post spotlighted a quote from an IRS employee claiming that there had to be a “directive” issued to the Determinations Unit to get them to focus on tea partiers. Was there? Actually, yes — and, via Mickey Kaus and Sean Higgins, we know that from the lede of an NYT article that was designed to exculpate the agency. Quote: During the summer of 2010, the dozen or so accountants and tax agents of Group 7822 of the Internal Revenue Service office in Cincinnati got a directive from their manager. A growing number of organizations identifying themselves...
  • Acting IRS head apologizes, blames 'foolish mistakes' for targeting of conservative groups

    05/18/2013 5:03:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/17/13 | Michael O'Brien
    The outgoing head of the IRS disputed Republicans’ suspicions that the tax-collecting agency’s targeting of conservatives was motivated by partisanship at the first congressional hearing on the scandal. **SNIP** “I do not believe that partisanship motivated the practices of the people described in the IG report,” Miller said. “I think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people who were trying to be efficient in their work.” GOP lawmakers also repeatedly sought to ferret out any information as to whether Miller had talked with White House officials about the targeting of conservatives, or – more ominously...
  • IRS sent unpublished info on conservative groups to investigative news outfit

    05/13/2013 6:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/13 | Sean Higgins
    ProPublica, a left-leaning nonprofit organization that does investigative journalism, often sharing it with outlets like the Washington Post, offers its own revelation on the news that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting Tea Party groups. It was the recipient of some of the IRS documents. These were documents that even ProPublica admits the IRS should not have been giving out according to the agency’s own rules: The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of
  • 10 crazy things the IRS asked Tea Party groups

    05/10/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/13 | Mary Katharine Ham
    The Internal Revenue Service admitted Friday to improperly targeting conservative groups for aggressive applications processes for tax exempt status in 2012, using the terms “Tea Party” and “patriot” as flags. Here are some of the things they wanted to know about those groups. 1. We’re gonna need all your direct and indirect communication. “‘Direct and indirect communications’ is profoundly chilling of First Amendment rights, ” said David French, senior counsel for American Center for Law & Justice, which has been representing 27 conservative organizations met with IRS inquisitions. “It’s so vague as to be impossible to comply with.”
  • Activist groups hold Queer Muslim Gathering in Detroit

    03/04/2013 12:49:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/04/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A two-day gathering aimed at educating and liberating Muslims in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community opened in Detroit on Friday. Muslims for Progressive Values and the Agency for LGBT African Americans, or KICK, teamed up to create the Queer Muslim Gathering, which included a meet-and-greet on Friday and an all-day conference Saturday. The gathering featured Imam Daayiee Abdullah of Washington, a gay Muslim leader who grew up in Detroit and converted from Southern Baptist Convention, the Detroit Free Press reports. “We feel it is important for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) Muslims to be included as equals into...
  • Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win

    More than 4 million people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 did not vote this year. But by applying new voter science, Obama nudged enough replacements in key states — many who were rare or first-time voters — to give him his margin of victory (leveraged even larger by the Electoral College). Years of stealthy multimillion-dollar efforts paid off forAmerica’s left in the 2008 and 2012 victories by President Barack Obama. Using new voter science to get rare and first-time voters to go to the polls, the races have changedAmerica’s electorate — those who make the country’s decisions by...
  • George Soros-funded groups wage war against Catholic Church

    06/19/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012George Soros-funded groups advancing a corroding and ambiguous pluralism to destroy the Catholic Church By now you may have heard about the group Faith in Public Life, which is funded by one-time Nazi collaborator and atheist billionaire George Soros, and its plan to wage war against the Catholic Church and her Bishops. Another Soros-funded group, Sojourners, which is headed up by Jim Wallis, promotes the New Age Globalist Earth Charter which seeks to replace the Ten Commandments and dismantle the Roman Catholic Church. Sojourners has an article at its website written by Christian Piatt. In this article,...
  • Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

    05/23/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/23/12 | staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and...
  • FLASHBACK: Napolitano defends report on right-wing extremist groups (OWS nuts off the hook?)

    11/17/2011 5:27:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/15/09
    Napolitano defends report on right-wing extremist groupsApril 15, 2009 The Department of Homeland Security will never monitor ideology or political beliefs, the head of the agency said Wednesday, responding to criticism of a recent report on right-wing extremist groups. **SNIP** The report, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," said right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members. The report, which was prepared in coordination with the FBI, was published last week. It was distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement...
  • New ACORN Groups Join SEIU's Economic Terrorism Campaign Against Lenders, Governments

    07/24/2011 10:37:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/24/11 | Matthew Vadum
    Newly created ACORN front groups across America have signed on to SEIU’s economic terrorism and sabotage campaign. ACORN, long associated with President Obama, is participating in the disruptive campaign through its newly renamed state chapters. Mortgage and student loan strikes, crippling bank boycotts, intimidation, and who knows what else are all on the agenda. I reported on the emergence of the “new” ACORN groups in my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Although ACORN filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy last Election Day, its state chapters have been quietly restructuring under...
  • Leading Islamic Group's Hit List Targets Specific Americans

    06/16/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/16/11 | Pamela Geller
    It's coming, folks. Wake up the neighbors. I'll be in Houston speaking tonight (go here for tickets). Bring everyone you know. Get armed with knowledge. It's war, and it's just beginning. Possible Al-Qaida Hit List Targets Specific Americans NBC News hat tip Van An al-Qaida-linked website has posted a potential hit list of targets that include names and photos of several U.S. officials and business leaders, calling for terrorists to target these Americans in their own homes, NBC New York has learned. The FBI has sent out a new intelligence bulletin to law enforcement agencies, warning that this new web-based...
  • Group’s Anti-Israel Message Hits Seattle Billboards

    04/22/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/22/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    In December, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) launched an anti-Israel bus-ad campaign accusing Israel of war crimes. That campaign was approved by the city, but after public outcry was eventually canned. Now, the SeaMAC has decided to enlarge its Israeli hate. The group has now paid for billboards that will trumpet its message. “We always planned to follow our bus ad campaign with additional messages in other venues. We had this Equal Rights banner designed before we launched our ‘Israeli War Crimes’ campaign in December,” Mark Eichinger-Wiese, recent chair of the SeaMAC steering committee, said in a press release....
  • Radial Islamist groups gaining stranglehold in Egypt

    04/17/2011 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/17/11 | Damien McElroy
    The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest Islamic movement and the founder of Hamas, has set up a network of political parties around the country that eclipse the following of the middle class activists that overthrew the regime. On the extreme fringe of the Brotherhood, Islamic groups linked to al-Qeada are organising from the mosques to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the dictatorship. The military-led government already faces accusations that it is bowing to the surge in support for the Muslim movements, something that David Cameron warned of in February when he
  • Manhattan DA launches criminal probe of pro-choice group's spending (NARAL looted for luxuries)

    02/17/2011 3:16:12 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/16/11 | BRENDAN SCOTT, NY Post correspondent
    ...........a bombshell audit found an ex-NARAL President siphoned off more than $100,000 for meals, high-end clothing, a Hamptons rental, and $100,000 to chauffeur her kids to school. The allegations against the Dem-leaning charity have far-reaching political implications for state AG Eric Schneiderman.... whose office regulates charities, and who received NARAL's endorsement. His father, Irwin Schneiderman, was NARAL’s treasurer during the audit period.
  • Jewish Groups Repudiate Jewish Funds for Justice Anti-Beck Effort

    02/03/2011 10:50:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/3/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Carried in the January 27th edition of the Wall Street Journal was an advertisement/open letter from four-hundred Rabbis organized by a socialist Jewish organization called Jewish Funds for Justice (JFJ), with strong ties to financier George Soros (the full ad is embedded at the bottom of this page). As discussed the day the ad came out, the rabbi’s efforts brought shame upon themselves, their holy profession and the entire Jewish people, and even worse have committed a Chillul Hashem (desecration of God’s name).