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  • IRS Commissioner a No Show for Hearing on Misconduct

    05/25/2016 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | May 25, 2016 | 05-25-2016 Amber C. Strong
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was a no show Tuesday for a House Judiciary hearing accusing him of misconduct. That didn't stop lawmakers from blasting Koskinen and calling for his impeachment. The hearing stems from a 2013 investigation into IRS official Lois Lerner. Lerner was accused of unfairly targeting conservative and tea party groups by delaying their requests for tax-exempt status. Koskinen, who was brought in by President Barack Obama after the scandal unfolded, promised to provide key evidence, including thousands of Lerner's emails to assist Congress in their investigation. Tapes obtaining those emails were destroyed. Although many of the emails...
  • Koskinen will skip IRS impeachment hearing

    05/23/2016 10:45:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Politio ^ | 5/23/16 | Rachael Bade and Katy OíDonnell
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will not appear at a ďmisconductĒ hearing Tuesday where Republicans will lay out a case to impeach him for allegedly failing to comply with a congressional subpoena, the IRS told POLITICO. Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee summoned the tax chief to answer accusations from the House Oversight panel that he failed to preserve documents Congress requested for its probe of the IRS tea party scandal. They also say he never told the full truth about erased back-up tapes containing copies of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner. Some Republicans even suspect the IRS...
  • House Panel Embarrasses VA Undersecretary In Oversight Hearing [VIDEO]

    04/19/2016 9:52:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/16 | Luke Rosiak
    Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary David J. Shulkin gave false information to Congress Tuesday, claiming that a Daily Caller News Foundation post was wrong, only to have department officials be forced to admit shortly afterwards that the story was accurate. TheDCNF exclusively reported in March that Elizabeth Rivera was reinstated to her VA job, thanks to union rules after she got out of jail on an armed robbery charge and subsequent criminal conviction. TheDCNF asked department officials about the situation prior to publication and even got a written statement saying that Riveraís behavior was not sufficient grounds for termination...
  • WATCH: Sen. Barbara Boxer Tries and Fails To Explain Catholicism To A Priest

    04/15/2016 11:05:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, who once dressed down a Army brigadier general who called her "ma'am," tried to shame a Catholic priest for not agreeing with Pope Francis on matters of climate change, which fall outside the magisterial authority of the Church. Watch the exchange here: 5 minute video: Unhinged: Senator Boxer ridicules 'philosopher', assails Catholic priest at Senate climate hearing The "Rev. Nelson" Boxer was referring to is a Methodist minister (and not a scientist!) who is ideologically aligned with herself on the issue of climate change. First, some basic Catholicism: the pope is not infallible unless he is...
  • Senate panel subpoenas EPAís McCarthy to force her to testify at Gold King Mine hearing

    04/13/2016 12:39:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The Senate Indian Affairs Committee acted Wednesday to subpoena EPA administrator Gina McCarthy after the agency refused to provide witnesses to a field hearing on the EPA-caused Gold King Mine spill. Chairman John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, and vice chairman Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, said they had agreed to issue the subpoena ordering Ms. McCarthy or assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus to testify at the April 22 hearing in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Barrasso said the subpoena would be served on the EPA later Wednesday. Committee members blasted the EPA for its lack of cooperation in aiding the panel in its oversight role...
  • Apple's product security expert will testify on Tuesday in San Bernardino case

    03/18/2016 10:43:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 18, 2016 | By Russell Brandom
    On Tuesday, Apple will face the first major hearing in the San Bernardino iPhone case, and new details suggest the company will be speaking directly to the security issues involved. The FBI has requested an evidentiary hearing, which means the court will hear testimony from witnesses on both sides.Those witnesses will include Eric Neuenschwander, Apple's head of product security and privacy, who can speak to the company's security measures and the feasibility of the government's proposed system. Neuenschwander filed a declaration to the court on Tuesday, which argued the government's order would potentially endanger the Trusted Platform Module system used...
  • Ted Cruz and Mark Steyn Destroy ‚ÄėMan-Made Global Warming‚Äô in Under 4 Minutes‚Ķ

    12/09/2015 8:29:58 PM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | December 9, 2015
    Man made global warming climate change isn’t a thing. So stop trying to make it a thing. Human beings cannot control the weather. Get over yourselves. The eco-tote bag might make you feel warm and tingly inside, but you’re not changing anything. Ego much?You know who else is calling BS on man made global warming climate change? Mark Steyn and Ted Cruz (who also embarrassed the President of the Sierra club about global warming). In just under four minutes they destroy the stupid 97 percent of scientist crap and the entire global warming premise. You’re welcome.Mark Steyn and Sen. Cruz...
  • Senate Democrats steamed over Ted Cruz‚Äôs hearing disputing climate-change science

    12/09/2015 7:29:10 AM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Even before it began, Sen. Ted Cruz‚Äôs subcommittee hearing Tuesday challenging the accuracy and objectivity of the science behind climate doomsday scenarios drew a heated rebuke from Senate Democrats.‚ÄúWe need to stop debating whether climate change is real. The science is settled, and Senator Cruz is out of touch,‚ÄĚ said Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat. ‚ÄúThe American people want action. Most of Congress wants action. We need to work together and lead the world in...‚ÄĚMr. Cruz ‚ÄĒ the Texas Republican who heads the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness ‚ÄĒ said at the hearing that ‚Äúpublic policy...
  • Sen. Cruz Confronts the Dogma of Climate Change Alarmism

    12/09/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | December 8, 2015
    "Public policy should follow actual data, not political and partisan claims that run contrary to evidence" Full Video: Sen. Cruz Climate Science Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today examined the ‚Äúinconvenient truth‚ÄĚ surrounding the debate over how to interpret climate science data in a hearing titled ‚ÄúData or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth‚Äôs Climate.‚ÄĚ While many global warming alarmists claim the debate is over and have increased political pressure to silence those who have a different interpretation of the data concerning climate change, Mark Steyn, a...
  • Data or Dogma? ...Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth‚Äôs Climate (TED CRUZ HEARING)

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled "Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth's Climate" on Tuesday, December 8 at 3 p.m. The hearing will focus on the ongoing debate over climate science, the impact of federal funding on the objectivity of climate research, and the ways in which political pressure can suppress opposing viewpoints in the field of climate science. Witnesses: Dr. John Christy Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center,...
  • Cannabis increases the noise in your brain

    12/03/2015 2:19:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Provided by: Elsevier
    Cannabis indica. Credit: Wikipedia ========================================================================================================================================= Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (‚ąÜ9-THC), induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy subjects similar to those observed in schizophrenia. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. A new study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, reports that ‚ąÜ9-THC increases random neural activity, termed neural noise, in the brains of healthy human subjects. The findings suggest that increased neural noise may play a role in the psychosis-like effects of cannabis. "At doses roughly equivalent to half or a single joint, ‚ąÜ9-THC produced psychosis-like effects and increased neural...
  • Watch Ted Cruz make DOJ nominee answer for targeting firearms companies with ‚ÄėOperation...

    11/05/2015 8:37:37 AM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Watch Ted Cruz make DOJ nominee answer for targeting firearms companies with 'Operation Choke Point' Sen. Ted Cruz blasted one nominee for associate attorney general Wednesday for his participation in a Department of Justice scheme called "Operation Choke Point," a program that resulted in alleged attempts to run businesses the Obama administration deems undesirable into failure.The Texas Republican firebrand hammered the nominee, Stuart Delery, at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for his approval of the initiative in which DOJ lawyers intimidated banks into cutting off financial services to businesses such as gun manufacturers and dealers.The GOP presidential hopeful noted that...
  • Sen. Cruz Demands Answers from Associate AG Nominee on Operation Choke Point (Must-watch Video)

    11/04/2015 3:14:06 PM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | November 4, 2015
    The DOJ has acted as a partisan arm of the White House Sen. Cruz Questions Associate AG Nominee Stuart Delery on Operation Choke Point (video) WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ Today in a full Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned the Hon. Stuart Delery, nominee for U.S. Associate Attorney General. Mr. Delery approved Operation Choke Point, a Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative that unconstitutionally sought to choke off access to banking services for gun dealers and other lawful business enterprises.‚ÄúThe DOJ has a long and bipartisan tradition of staying out of politics, of defending the law and the...
  • Ted Cruz to Hold Hearings Today on American Victims of Terrorism

    11/04/2015 7:32:57 AM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian and Palestinian Terrorism.The Undersecretary of State has made it clear that American hostages in Iran are not a priority for this administration. Likewise the Americans murdered by Muslim terrorists in Israel are of no interest to Kerry. But today Senator Ted Cruz will be chairing hearings on that very subject at 2 PM EST. Tomorrow, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, will convene a hearing titled "Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian...
  • Odd Praise for Hillary's Benghazi Hearing Performance

    10/26/2015 7:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2015 | Yossi Gestetner
    The Media narrative coming out from the Benghazi hearings was and still is that Hillary performed well. In other words, ignore the facts that the public learned Thursday about the cover up of a terror attack 50 days before an election and focus on Hillary's performance. Matt Taibbi went so far as crediting Hillary for not running on stage and hitting Trey Gowdy over the head. This to me is odd for many reasons: 1) Thousands of people have appeared in front of grilling investigative committees and almost all of them - especially current or former senior government officials -...
  • Hillary: "I Took Responsibility" For Benghazi Attack

    10/22/2015 8:44:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated, ďI took responsibilityĒ while discussing the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya in testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee on Thursday.
  • Efficacy and Safety of AUT00063 Versus Placebo in Age-Related Hearing Loss (CLARITY-1)

    10/16/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    ClinicalTrials.gov ^ | Last updated: August 17, 2015 | Autifony Therapeutics Limited
    This study is currently recruiting participants! First Received Date ICMJE January 19, 2015 Last Updated Date August 17, 2015 Start Date ICMJE January 2015 Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2015 (final data collection date for primary outcome measure) Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE (submitted: January 22, 2015) Change in hearing loss after 4 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ] To compare the change from baseline (Day 1 to Day 28) between AUT00063 and placebo, on a speech-in-noise deficit Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE Same as current Change History Complete list...
  • Evaluating Possible Improvement in Tinnitus Severity After 28 Days Dosing of the... Drug AUT00063

    10/16/2015 9:45:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    ClinicalTrials.gov ^ | Last updated: October 13, 2015 | Autifony Therapeutics Limited & University of Nottingham (UK)
    This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants. Change in subjective Tinnitus after 4 weeks treatment [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ] To compare the change from baseline (D1 to D28) of the Tinnitus Functional Index overall score between AUT00063 (800 mg) and placebo. To further investigate the safety and tolerability profile of repeat administration of AUT00063 (assessing vital signs, physical examination, laboratory exams and ECG) [ Time Frame: 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ] To investigate the safety and tolerability of AUT00063 by assessing vital signs, physical examination,...
  • 'Club Drugí Ketamine May Treat Depression, PTSD, Tinnitus

    10/16/2015 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.laboratoryequipment.com ^ | Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:05am | By Texas A&M University
    Ketamine, a drug that is used as an anesthetic, may be a way to safely treat pain, PTSD, depression, and ringing ears (tinnitus), a new study suggests. Since the drug is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it could potentially be available sooner and cost less. ďItís a lot more economical to repurpose drugs than to take a new drug and make it from scratch,Ē says David E. Potter, professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences at Texas A&M Universityís Rangel College of Pharmacy. ďNot only in terms of dollars, but also in terms of time.Ē And because a...
  • Trey Gowdy's 13 page Letter to Elijah Cummings (Benghazi)

    10/08/2015 10:24:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 89 replies
    Benghazi House.gov ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Trey Gowdy
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  • Planned Parenthood Hearing re-airing on CSPAN right now

    09/12/2015 10:50:48 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 3 replies
    CSPAN
    Just found the Planned Parenthood hearings on CSPAN if you missed them on Wednesday.
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills: [The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department]...
  • Federal Judge Grants Early Hearing for Hillary Email Case

    08/18/2015 9:26:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 18, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recent court order granting Judicial Watchís request for a hearing this week, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., which had previously been scheduled for September: The Obama administrationís obstruction of the courts and our Freedom of Information Act litigation must end. The court and the American people are weary of their legal gamesmanship. We are fighting for the publicís right to know what Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and others were sending and receiving during their four years running the State Department. Judicial Watch...
  • Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief: No, It Will Not Suck Your Brain Out

    07/31/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.techtimes.com ^ | July 20, 7:51 AM | By Ted Ranosa
    A new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University and the Veterans Affairs Portland Medical Center suggests that a transcranial magnetic stimulation system typically used for depression treatment could also help alleviate the debilitating effects of a condition known as tinnitus. ===================================================================================================================== Tinnitus is a debilitating condition wherein an individual often hears a ringing or clicking sound even though there are no external sources of the sound present. It currently affects an estimated 45 million people, mostly veteran soldiers, living in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), and a proven cure for...
  • Court rejects climate change hearing [Global Warming Refugee Status Denied]

    07/21/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Ioane Teitiota has been battling deportation to Kiribati since 2011, when he overstayed his visa. He argues he faces indirect persecution from global warming in his home country. In its decision, the Supreme Court said while Kiribati undoubtedly faces challenges, Mr Teitiota did not face serious harm if he was returned there. The court said there was no evidence the government of Kiribati was failing to take steps to protect its citizens from the effects of environmental degradation. Kiribati's president, Anote Tong, recently described climate change as the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time. He said Kiribati and other low-lying...
  • Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus...

    07/17/2015 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.eurekalert.org ^ | 23-Jun-2015 | University of Connecticut
    FULL TITLE: Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects =================================================================================================== A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis and colleagues report in the 10 June Journal of Neuroscience. Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. But in some people this braking system doesn't work, and the nerves run amok, signaling so much that the brain gets...
  • Graedons' Pharmacy | Could biotin tame tinnitus?

    07/17/2015 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.bradenton.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | By JOE and TERESA GRAEDON
    Q: I wanted to share my experience with tinnitus. It's not incapacitating, but it is annoying. I found something that helps by serendipity. My wife has hair loss. She takes levothyroxine (Synthroid) and liothyronine (Cytomel) because her thyroid was removed via radiation. She also takes biotin to lessen her hair loss. I'm bald on top, but I thought I'd see if biotin would help grow new hair. It didn't. What DID happen with the very first dose was total elimination of my tinnitus! A few hours after I take the biotin, the tinnitus returns, but at a much lower intensity....
  • Study shows relief for tinnitus, debilitating ringing in ears

    07/17/2015 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.oregonlive.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | By Lynne Terry
    Robert Folmer of the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center gave people with chronic tinnitus transcranial magnetic stimulation as part of a study. Participants found their symptoms decreased by about a third. (Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center ) ================================================================================================= Imagine dealing with stresses of every day, juggling the demands of family life and deadlines at work, with a constant ringing in your ears? That's just what millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus face. Hope could be on the way. New research by the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University found that a noninvasive technique involving...
  • Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

    07/09/2015 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | July 08, 2015 | Provided by Children's Hospital Boston
    Sensory hair cells in the cochlea of a Beethoven mouse treated with TMC2 gene therapy. In this confocal microscopy image, microvilli are shown in red and cell bodies in green. The human ear has about 16,000 sensory hair cells. Credit: Charles Askew :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journal Science Translational Medicine, could pave the way for gene therapy in people with hearing loss caused by genetic mutations. "Our gene therapy protocol is not...
  • Helping tinnitus sufferers is just the start for Neuromod Devices

    06/23/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.irishtimes.com ^ | Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 01:25 | Olive Keogh
    An Irish start-up has created a completely new approach to the treatment of tinnitus, which uses technology Ross OíNeill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton For some itís a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The laymanís name for it is ďringing in your earsĒ. The medical term is tinnitus and it can completely disrupt peopleís lives making it impossible for them to work, sleep, socialise or concentrate on simple tasks. There is no known cure. However, a new product from Irish technology start-up, Neuromod Devices, looks set to revolutionise its treatment. The product is called Mutebutton...
  • Policing Strategies

    05/21/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 5-19-2015 | C-SPAN
    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the development of policing strategies to promote better relations between law enforcement and communities.‚ÄāAreas discussed included the use of police body cameras, appointing independent prosecutors for investigations involving allegations of police misconduct, impediments that discourage witnesses from coming forward during investigations, law enforcement agency training and accreditation, and the rules and regulations that affect local law enforcement.
  • Hillary summoned to May 18 public hearing

    04/23/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House investigatory panel has summoned Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to testify at a May 18 public hearing about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The panel, which is probing the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has scheduled a second public hearing one month later, on June 18, to grill Clinton about Benghazi. Both hearings are contingent upon Clinton providing "a complete record" about her role before, during and after the attacks, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That may be...
  • Please Practice Safe Fracking ("expert" says fracking causes increase in STDs)

    02/16/2015 4:04:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2015 | Maryland House Republican Caucus
  • Obama VA secretary insults war-vet congressman: ĎWhat have you done?í Vets group outraged

    02/12/2015 7:13:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 12, 2015 | Nicole Haas
    Tensions ran high when Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was grilled about mismanagement within the VA system during a House hearing Wednesday Ė a major veterans group is demanding an apology.Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a 22-year Marine Corps veteran, who saw combat in Iraq in the 1990s then returned to the country on active service in 2006, was questioning McDonald about Denverís failed VA hospital construction project and accusing him of glossing over problems within the system when things got testy.After citing cost overrun and scheduling problems with a VA hospital construction in Denver, Coffman said it was a symbol...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Tells AG Nominee: DOJ Must Stop Undermining American Law Enforcement Officers

    01/29/2015 11:48:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on U.S. Attorney and Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to rebuild the broken relationship between the Department of Justice and local law enforcement. Citing Attorney General Eric Holder's involvement in Ferguson, Missouri over the summer, Clarke laid out a defense of police working in dangerous communities and called on Lynch to open lines of communication from Washington to cities around the country. "I want to spend some time critiquing...Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure at the Department of Justice and use it as a framework...
  • Research group creates first LED 3D printer (Also "Bionic Ear" from bovine cells)

    12/31/2014 1:55:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    After more than two years and an estimated $20,000, a research group in the mechanical engineering department has created the first 3D printer capable of printing LED lights. The venture was led by researcher Yong Lin Kong and Ian Tamargo '14, and was sponsored by the Air Force of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. The research group McAlpine, led by mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Michael McAlpine, made a breakthrough more than a year ago after it successfully printed 3D bionic ears, devices that can hear sound frequencies beyond the capacity of a human ear, out...
  • Select Committee on Benghazi Holds Second Hearing

    12/11/2014 4:44:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/11/14 | Roll Call
    Streamed live on Dec 10, 2014 The House Select Committee on Benghazi holds its second hearing, titled "Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel." The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Read more: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/benghaz... Website: http://www.rollcall.comFollow us: http://www.twitter.com/RollCallLike us: http://www.facebook.com/RollCallDCGoogle+: http://www.google.com/+RollCallTumblr: http://photos.rollcall.com Category News & Politics
  • Six photos that raise serious doubts about Congress' resolve to defeat ISIS

    11/18/2014 3:13:35 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Several members of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday skipped out early from a hearing on the U.S.' war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a terrorist organization that has overrun large portions of the Middle East, butchering everything in its way. This was no minor congressional hearing involving witnesses from various and obscure think tanks. Both Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made appearances to testify on U.S. military action against the Islamic State, but even that was apparently not enough to keep committee members interested...
  • Federal judge refuses government request to close terrorism hearing

    11/02/2014 4:22:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/31/14 | Jason Meisner
    A federal judge Friday refused a government request to close her courtroom for a hearing next week for a Bolingbrook teen charged with attempting to go abroad to join the extremist group Islamic State.. Prosecutors had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox to restrict access of the public and the news media during the Monday detention hearing for Mohammed Hamzah Khan because of "privacy concerns" involving two minors connected to Khan's case but not charged with any wrongdoing. In her four-page ruling, Cox said prosecutors had not met their burden to show that closing the proceedings would outweigh the "value...
  • Islamic State case: Bolingbrook teen's hearing may be closed (Chicago)

    10/09/2014 2:49:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/08/14 | Jason Meisner
    Federal prosecutors want to close the courtroom to the public and media for part of Thursday's detention hearing for a Bolingbrook teen accused of planning to join the Islamic State terrorism group in the Middle East. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, was arrested at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday afternoon as he tried to board a flight to Vienna with plans to connect to Turkey, authorities said. A criminal complaint alleged that he planned to meet in Istanbul with a contact who would take him to Islamic State locations in Iraq or Syria. In a one-paragraph filing, prosecutors asked U.S. Magistrate...
  • Hearing on US Marine in Mexican Custody-Live CSPAN

    10/01/2014 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 16 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 10/1/2014
    House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting just beginning on CSPAN Hearing regarding Sgt. Tahmooressi who has been held for 6 months in a Mexican prison for a wrong turn into Mexico.
  • I can't hear the dialogue (VANITY)

    09/19/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies
    self ^ | September 19, 2014 | knarf
    The music drowns out the dialogue ...
  • Darrell Issa cancels John Kerry hearing

    05/30/2014 1:49:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Examinter ^ | 5/30/14 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House panel has canceled a June hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry and will no longer call him to testify. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., had planned to grill Kerry about the Sept. 12, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. But Issa, who had subpoenaed Kerry to appear, said he is "releasing him from the upcoming hearing commitment." Issa said Kerry was using the Oversight hearing "as a shield" against cooperating with a newly created House select committee that has been empaneled to examine the Benghazi attack and the...
  • Hope Comes to RHOB 2123--Fred Upton Leads a Cure Strategy for the 21st Century

    05/11/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | James A. Pinkerton
    The white-marble Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington DC, looks like a giant courts building or a central bank, fully intimidating and imposing in its hulking stony blockiness. And the US Congress, of course, is an institution best known for its tedium, albeit a tedium that is regularly punctuated by fiery partisan combat. On a typical day, the Rayburn building--acronymed as RHOB--is a place where politicos and bureaucrats struggle for and against some special interest, yea or nay, on regulation or appropriation. And the biggest single activity in RHOB, or in any of the other five office edifices on Capitol...
  • Kerry Spokesperson: Boss in Mexico on Day of Issa Hearing

    05/05/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/5/14 | David Eldridge
    Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a previously scheduled trip to Mexico on May 21, the day heís been subpoenaed to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify on Benghazi, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said Kerry, who has been overseas, is aware of the subpoena, announced Friday by Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. ďAs weíve said repeatedly, we were all surprised, quite frankly, that instead of working with us and reaching out to us and offering first an invitation to testify, that Chairman Issa jumped immediately to subpoenaing...
  • Live Thread: Benghazi, [Hearing] Successes and Failures of U.S. Intervention in Libya

    05/01/2014 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 160 replies
    http://oversight.house.gov/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | House.gov
    Witnesses testified about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administrationís response. Brigadier General Robert Lovell, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Former Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J-2), U.S. Africa Command Former Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D Senior Fellow Foundation for Defense of Democracies Dr. Kori Schake, Ph.D Research Fellow Hoover Institution Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Middle East Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Hearing quality restored with bionic ear technology used for gene therapy

    04/23/2014 1:36:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 04-24-2014 | Provided by University of New South Wales
    Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way of delivering gene therapy. The research is published today (Thursday 24 April) in the journal Science Translational Medicine. "People with cochlear implants do well with understanding speech, but their perception of pitch can be poor, so they often miss out on the joy of music," says...
  • Lois Lerner Again Takes the Fifth at Congressional Hearing

    03/05/2014 6:50:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    But Thereís Not a Smidgen of Corruption. Today Former IRS official took the Fifth Amendment again during a House hearing on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Ben Shapiro Crashes UCLA Divestment from Israel Hearing, Resolution Defeated 7-5

    02/27/2014 7:02:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/27/2014 | Paul Bois
    [Visit TruthRevolt.org.]On Tuesday night, the UCLA undergraduate student government heard public testimonies for nearly 9 hours ‚ÄĒ from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. ‚ÄĒ on whether or not the university should go forward with a resolution to boycott and divest from businesses that allegedly ‚Äúprofit from the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.‚ÄĚThe meeting, attended by over 500 people, began at 7 p.m. Tuesday night and ended 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ben Shapiro, TruthRevolt.org Editor-in-Chief and UCLA alum, crashed the divestment hearing to blast both the student sponsors and those considering the anti-Semitic measure. Here‚Äôs the transcript: My...
  • Live Thread: Enforcing the Presidentís Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

    02/26/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://judiciary.house.gov ^ | February 26, 2014 | Chairman
    Witness Panel 1 The Honorable Jim Gerlach United States House of Representatives Gerlach Testimony.pdf (146.3 KBs) The Honorable Diane Black United States House of Representatives Black Testimony.pdf (305.2 KBs) The Honorable Tom Rice United States House of Representatives Rice Testimony.pdf (271.7 KBs) The Honorable Ron DeSantis United States House of Representatives DeSantis Testimony.pdf (315.3 KBs) Witness Panel 2 Mr. Jonathan Turley George Washington University Law School Turley Testimony.pdf (338.6 KBs) Ms. Elizabeth Price Foley Florida International University College of Law Foley testimony.pdf (682.6 KBs) Mr. Christopher Schroeder Duke University Law School Schroeder Testimony.pdf (221.0 KBs) Permalink: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/2/enforcing-the-president-s-constitutional-duty-to-faithfully-execute-the-laws