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  • TREASON: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney Accuses Obama Of ďAiding And Abetting The EnemyĒ

    02/20/2015 2:08:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 121 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | Pat Dollard
    (FULL TITLE) TREASON: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney Accuses Obama Of ďAiding And Abetting The EnemyĒ By Revealing Mosul Battle Plan (CNSNews.com) - Much to the surprise of many Americans, the Obama administration is revealing its plan to retake Mosul, Iraqís second largest city, months before the anticipated battle happens.An official from U.S. Central Command told reporters on Thursday that the fight will likely begin in April or May and will involve up to 25,000 U.S.-trained Iraqi troops.ďItís very mystifying why this administration would reveal potential plans to retake Mosul,Ē Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told Fox Newsís Megyn Kelly Thursday night.ďIf...
  • F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism

    02/20/2015 1:48:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 19, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks ó the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey ó to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials. But Mr. Comeyís Russian counterpart ó Aleksandr V. Bortnikov, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, the post-Soviet K.G.B. ó was at the meeting, even though international human rights groups have repeatedly accused the Russian security service of unjustly detaining...
  • Islamist Enclaves Spread To Texas ó Base Camps For ISIS?

    02/20/2015 9:56:21 AM PST · by raptor22 · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 20, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ihad Enclaves: With names like Islamberg and Mahmoudberg, some 22 of what the FBI calls "enclaves" have been established across the U.S. by a group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The specter of 21 Christians being murdered "on the shores of Tripoli" in Libya where U.S. Marines first encountered Muslim forces ó the Barbary pirates ó and threats by the Islamic State against Rome show how President Obama's "JV team" has metastasized as a global threat. And, yes, it can happen here. The Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadnít Just Blocked Obamaís Amnesty

    02/20/2015 2:29:29 PM PST · by Crazieman · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judgeís injunction has halted the implementation of President Obamaís sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news. According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, the relaxed border enforcement guidelines that accompanied Obamaís executive actions should continue apace, unaffected by the judgeís ruling. In an email sent to CBP agents on Wednesday and later obtained by NRO, Kerlikowske conceded that the federal judgeís action meant agents ďshould not considerĒ Obamaís new and expanded deferred action guidelines when processing illegal immigrants. But border protection and enforcement are apparently a different matter. Kerlikowskeís...
  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 11:35:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 20, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    The Obama administration will seek an emergency court order to move forward with President Obamaís executive action on immigration. Officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) plan to seek what is known as an emergency stay that would essentially undo a Texas-based federal judge's injunction from earlier this week. If the stay is granted, the government could restart a pair of executive programs that will shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said DOJ will file for the stay by "Monday at the latest." The emergency stay had been sought by immigrant rights advocates,...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

    02/20/2015 12:40:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,Ē the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a ďhuge mistakeĒ to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. Ė even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • Obama administration issues 5.5M work permits to non-citizens; critics call it shadow immig system

    02/07/2015 10:45:24 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 7, 2015
    Since 2009, the Obama administration issued roughly 5.5 million work permits to non-citizens beyond what Congress has authorized, according to recently-released documents that critics of U.S. policy say reveals a "shadow" or "parallel" immigration system stifling wages and taking jobs from Americans. The information was obtained by the conservative-leaning Center for Immigration Studies through a Freedom of Information Act request and has prompted Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions to call for an investigation. "This request has unearthed the operation of a shadow immigration system previously unknown to the American public," said Sessions, one of Capitol Hill's most outspoken critics of...
  • Federal Judge Accuses DOJ Attorneys of Defrauding The Court, Threatening Witness ...

    01/26/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week reporter Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson published a piece about alleged serious misconduct and intimidation from DOJ attorneys during the trial and lawsuit of former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns against the government. One of the recently unsealed documents, a Dec. 1 opinion by Judge Allegra, finally explains why in October the judge voided his original decision, made in August, to award Dobyns $173,000. (He later reversed his decision to void the judgment, which still stands.) The reason: The judge believed that Justice Department attorneys had ďcommitted fraud on the court.Ē One...
  • Obama administration responds to Hebdo attack by vowing to fight Islamophobia

    01/11/2015 5:01:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Newby
    The civilized world is still reeling from Wednesday's brutal attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo by gunmen seeking revenge for cartoons attacking Islam. Nevertheless, Breitbart.com reported Thursday, the White House announced it would make fighting Islamophobia a priority. "Never mind that most Westerners arenít Islamophobic, but rather GettingShotInTheFaceForExpressingMyOpinion-Phobic," Ben Shapiro wrote. Speaking with reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the real problem is lack of leadership in defending Islam. "There are some individuals that are using a peaceful religion and grossly distorting it, and trying to use its tenets to inspire people around the globe to...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Nonpartisan, apolitical IRS prepares to blame the GOP for delayed tax refunds

    12/19/2014 9:53:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The IRS has been bled white, complained Commissioner John Koskinen. Budget cuts to the agency, he adds, have forced the IRS to eliminate almost all overtime, implement hiring freezes, and furlough nonessential operatives. It will also likely mean a reduction in taxpayer services like audits and, yes, even the processing of refund checks. And Koskinen wants the public to know that it¬ís all the GOP¬ís fault. ¬ďEverybody¬ís return will get processed,¬Ē the IRS commissioner told reporters on Thursday. ¬ďBut people have gotten very used to being able to file their return and quickly get a refund. This year we...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSís missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. ďHands up, donít shoot.Ē Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her ďdisabledĒ son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • Family of Border Agent Brian Terry Marks Four Years Since His Murder

    12/15/2014 4:37:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in Arizona's Peck Canyon by Mexican bandits carrying weapons provided to them through Operation Fast and Furious, marked the four year anniversary of his murder yesterday. Photos posted on Facebook with a link to the Brian Terry Foundation page show Agent Terry's sister, Kelly Terry-Willis, visiting the very spot where he died on the night of December 14, 2010.†"Today marks the four year anniversary of Brian Terry's death. Four years later, the family of Agent Terry still waits for answers to not only what happened that night, but the...
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • LOIS LERNER invitation to Ft. Marcy Park (White House instructs - come alone)

    07/11/2014 6:02:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    ebay ^ | 7-11-14
    Let's see how long ebay takes to remove this. If you want to ask some fun questions, perhaps they will receive fun answers. Maybe this could go viral.
  • Public defenders appear in Ďkill copsí rap video

    12/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12 2014 | Josh Saul, Susan Edelman and Kirstan Conley
    Taxpayers pay their salaries ó but that hasnít stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops. The sickening video, for a rap called ďHands Up,Ē shows black men holding guns to copsí heads and features the disgusting lyric, ďFor Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.Ē
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasioís first year in office comes to a close, the Big Appleís voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasioís New York City is on the ďwrong track.Ē Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security

    12/12/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 5:04 PM EST
    New York Cityís mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the head of the mayorís security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. It sits in a public park. Ö
  • De Blasio builds Ďprivacy fenceí around Gracie Mansion

    12/12/2014 4:25:42 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | larry Celona, Frank Rosario and Bob Fredericks
    --SNIP-- The new fence ¬ó constructed just inside an existing red brick wall and a wrought-iron fence ringing the historic property ¬ó was actually dubbed a ¬ďprivacy fence¬Ē by de‚ÄČBlasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, sources told The Post. ¬ďSo much for being mayor of the people. That brick fence was good enough for Rudy Giuliani and his family, and for Ed Koch and all the mayors before him,¬Ē a law enforcement source said. ¬ďThey didn¬ít need a taller fence. That¬ís the same house where everybody else lived for years.
  • New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections

    12/09/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-9-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections BY: Mark Tapscott December 9, 2014 Former IRS executive Lois Lerner met with officials from the Department of Justice election crimes staff as early as September 2010 to discuss prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofit applicants, according to new emails obtained by a watchdog group. In a Sept. 29, 2010, email from an unnamed DOJ official, arrangements were made for a meeting the following month between attorneys from the election crimes unit of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section and the IRS to "discuss 501(c)(4) issues." The...
  • The IRS Scandal is Not Going Away

    12/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-6-14 | Bruce Walker
    The IRS scandal is not much in the news these days, but it is not going away. The more Obamaís minions stonewall this scandal, the more congressional Democrats discount the scandal, the more the leftist establishment media ignores this scandal, the more toxic it will be for the left. In late November we learned that 30,000 of Lois Lernerís lost e-mails have been found, but these e-mails have not yet been converted into readable form. The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and...
  • Uncovering Obamaís 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 enemiesí 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...
  • Feds balk at releasing docs showing IRS sharing tax returns with White House

    12/03/2014 10:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Less than a week after ífessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and wonít release the trove to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector generalís office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and canít be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500. The decision coincides with publication this week of the Washington Examiner's series, "Watchdogs, lapdogs and attack dogs," that assesses problems...
  • IRS: The Internal Repression Service

    05/17/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Through months of Obama administration stonewalling, the redoubtable Judicial Watch perseveres in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, finally uncovering bombshell documents that have eluded several congressional investigations. For the second time in a matter of days, we find that standing oversight committees with competing subject-matter jurisdictions and limited attention spans are incapable of the grand-jury-style probe needed to get to the bottom of administration lawlessness. For that, in the absence of a scrupulous special prosecutor reasonably independent from the Obama Justice Department (not gonna happen), it becomes clear that a select committee will be necessary. Just two weeks ago,...
  • IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and California ..

    05/16/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington
    TITLE:Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees Tax agency has admitted targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for special, politically motivated scrutiny IRS inspector general focused on wrongdoing in Cincinnati, Ohio office and ignored abusive letters coming from other cities MailOnline found letters from IRS's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and from IRS offices in two southern California cities The American Center on Law and Justice is threatening to sue the IRS if 27 tea party groups aren't granted tax-exempt statuses by Friday Letters from...
  • They Werenít ĎRogueí Agents: Itís impossible to believe targeting was confined to Cincinnati.

    06/06/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/06/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    How might you feel if you had performed, with your bossesí permission and direction, a project that they later blamed on you and publicly denounced as a rogue operation? Thatís the situation in which some employees of the Cincinnatiís IRS office find themselves. The IRS and the Obama administration have repeatedly said that low-level, ďrogueĒ employees in Cincinnati were to blame for the agencyís inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, despite an array of evidence to the contrary. As a result, those Cincinnati employees are understandably miffed. Several IRS employees in the Cincinnati field office acknowledge in recent interviews with the...
  • Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees

    05/15/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko
    Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status. The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations. And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner Ė whom President Obama fired later in the day Ė had identified two 'rogue'...
  • TYRRELL: Exit the IRS stage left

    06/20/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 20, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    Who is Gary Muthert? Well, he is the Internal Revenue Service officer in Cincinnati who gathered applications in 2010 ó presumably from the tea party and other conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. He did it, he says, at the behest of a local Cincinnati IRS manager who incidentally remains unidentified. According to transcripts of Muthertís testimony to the House investigative committee, the unidentified manager informed Muthert that ďWashington, D.C. wanted some cases.Ē That is to say, tea party cases. Who is Elizabeth Hofacre? She too is an employee of the IRS in Cincinnati. She somehow received Muthertís cases, and whether...
  • Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal (I say it is a bald-faced lie)

    12/09/2013 5:44:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/9/13 | j curl
    Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Thatís a fact. Congress held hearings ó embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay ďCircusĒ Carney called the IRSĎ actions ďinappropriate.Ē Fact. But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media. ďWhen we do things right,...
  • The IRS Scandal is My Fault, Too?

    05/14/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, it was just yesterday at the fundraiser in Harvey Weinstein's fashionable West Village home in Manhattan. Again, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were in the audience. This morning on Good Morning America, here is portion of Jonathan Karl, the White House correspondent's report about the IRS scandal -- and, lo and behold, I end up being in this report. KARL: That's not good enough for some conservatives, who point to past references the president has made to Tea Party groups. OBAMA: I've been a little amused over the past couple of days where people are having...
  • IRS Scandal: Abuse Committed By Higher-Ups Outside Ohio

    05/29/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 29, 2013 | John Nolte
    The Obama administration's spin that only two rogue agents in Cincinnati, Ohio were behind the systematic harassment of conservative groups by the IRS, continues to unravel. NBC News reports that a number of targeted conservative groups received letters from IRS higher-ups from offices outside of Cincinnati -- including Washington DC. Moreover, one conservative group claims to have received a harassing IRS letter just three weeks ago. Jay Sekulow is a one-time trial lawyer who represented the IRS in tax-exempt cases. Today, though, he represents 27 conservative groups singled out by the IRS. The lawsuit he intends to file includes letters...
  • New IRS e-mails: Yep, direction came from D.C. and yep, it was political

    05/15/2014 7:42:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    A tranche of new Internal Revenue Service e-mails refute the White House‚Äôs longtime defense of the agency‚Äôs actions in the IRS targeting scandal. The e-mails, uncovered by a Judicial Watch FOIA request, reveal there was direction coming from the Washington headquarters of the IRS and that the targeting of Tea Party groups was indeed political. The Washington Examiner‚Äės Mark Tapscott excerpts: In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky ¬ďto let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C.crime

    New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati. On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington. "EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing...
  • The Real Story of the IRS Scandal: How the MSM Spins the Story of the Lost eMails

    06/18/2014 6:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    ĎCongressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agencyís tea-party controversy.Ē Thatís the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRSís claim that it lost an unknown number of e-mails over two years relating to the agencyís alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators ó Republican lawmakers ó are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldnít be the...
  • Ten IRS scandal Excuses That Are Now Completely Discredited

    05/06/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:59 PM 05/04/2014 | Patrick Howley
    With Lois Lerner facing a contempt of Congress vote Wednesday, and coming up on the one-year anniversary of the IRS conservative-targeting scandal (this Saturday all cocktails consumed in America will be a tax write-off, The Daily Caller has decided), itís time to take a look at the pro-IRS case. What have we found? There isnít one. Every defense put forth by the Obama administration and its allies in the Democratic Party and the media has now been disproved and discredited. No, weíre not talking about Jay Carneyís ďfake scandalĒ line or Obamaís ďnot even a smidgen of corruptionĒ talking points....
  • Summary of Obamaís IRS scandal, as of November 22, 2014

    11/22/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 22, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama‚Äôs IRS scandal, as of November 22,¬†2014 In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words ¬ďtea party¬Ē or ¬ďpatriot¬Ē were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had...
  • Summary of Obamaís IRS scandal

    06/21/2014 6:02:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama‚Äôs IRS¬†scandal In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words ¬ďtea party¬Ē or ¬ďpatriot¬Ē were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had known about it, and that...
  • IRS manager says tea party groups not politically targeted (LIARS!!!)

    06/19/2013 3:57:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    la times ^ | 6/19/2013 | Joseph Tanfani
    An Internal Revenue Service manager who described himself as a "conservative Republican" told congressional investigators that no one in the agency's Cincinnati office was trying to target tea party organizations for political reasons, according to an interview transcript released Tuesday. The manager, John Shafer, said he and an employee in his screening unit decided to pull applications for tax-exempt status filed by political groups and send them to managers in Washington. He said they were aware of the controversy over the groups and wanted to ensure they were treated uniformly. "Because of media attention that he had seen, he had...
  • Reality Check: Inspector General may need to interview IRS agents again, This time under oath?

    05/23/2013 8:23:37 AM PDT · by ncfool · 30 replies
    fox19.com Cincinnati, Ohio ^ | 5/22/2013 | Channel 19
    There is a gal in DC named Holly Paz. she is also in the food chain according to a Cinc TV station http://www.fox19.com/story/22401447/rc-inspector-general-may-need-to-interview-irs-agents-again You can go to the FEC web site and see that she has been a bid donor to Obummer in 2008 about $4,000.00 Also here is a story from the Cincinnati Newspaper. http://news.cincinnati.com/interactive/article/20130522/NEWS01/305230035/IRS-emails-Who-knew-what-when- Another one from national Review.
  • IRS UNION BOSS COLLEEN KELLEY: The Missing Link to Obama?

    07/13/2014 1:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 12, 2014 | Lawrence Sellin
    On March 31, 2010, the day before the Inspector General's report says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began its scheme to target tea party and conservative groups, the White House Visitors Log reveals that President Barack Obama met with IRS union boss Colleen Kelley. In a notable feat of investigative journalism, American Spectator reporter Jeffrey Lord exposed what appears to be an unholy alliance among the White House, Democrat members of Congress and the thousands of IRS employees, who are members of the far-left, anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). The NTEU, which supported Obama in 2008 and 2012,...
  • Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

    05/24/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agencyís targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity. Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS...
  • IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

    09/05/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 109 replies
    AP ^ | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.
  • Who Is Cindy Thomas?

    05/22/2013 9:11:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The short answer? The highest-ranking official in the Cincinnati office where, the IRS would have us believe, a few rogue employees initiated a scheme to target conservatives. SNIP When an application for tax exempt status comes into the IRS, agents have 270 days to work through that application. If the application is not processed within those 270 days it automatically triggers flags in the system. When that happens, individual agents are required to input a status update on that individual case once a month, every month until the case is resolved. Keep in mind, at least 300 groups were targeted...
  • The IRS Email Scandal: Where's the Outrage?

    06/18/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy." That's the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRS's claim that it lost an unknown number of emails over two years relating to the agency's alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators -- Republican lawmakers -- are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldn't be...
  • IRS Employees: We Targeted Conservative Groups on Orders from Washington

    06/03/2013 9:21:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/03/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Ahead of new hearings on the IRS abuse scandal, the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has released transcripts of depositions it has taken with IRS employees. The employees directly contradict IRS honcho Lois Lerner‚Äôs claim that the targeting was merely the work of ‚Äúrogue‚ÄĚ employees in the IRS Cincinnati office. Q: So is it your perspective that ultimately the responsible parties for the decisions that were reported by the IG are not in the Cincinnati office? A: I don¬ít know how to answer that question. I mean, from an agent standpoint, we didn¬ít do anything wrong. We followed...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    05/14/2014 11:15:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 14, 2014
    Documents also Reveal Unusual Pressure from Key Democrat Senator to Target Conservatives (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agencyís headquarters in Washington, DC. The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations. The IRSí emails by Lois Lerner detail her misleading explanations to investigators about the targeting of Tea Party organizations. The documents came in response to an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act...
  • Democrats Apologize to IRS Commissioner at Hearing on Lost Emails

    06/20/2014 9:39:29 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 65 replies
    sharylattkisson.com/ ^ | 6/20/2014 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    In his first Congressional appearance since news of the lost Lois Lerner emails, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was alternately attacked by Republicans and praised by Democrats who apologized to him for his treatment and called the investigation an ďendless conspiracy theoryĒ by Republicans. Under oath before the House Ways and Means Committee, Koskinen restated what Congress had been told privately: that emails of Lerner and six other relevant IRS officials have been irretrievably lost because of crashes of their hard drives and servers. Koskinen defended not telling Congress in numerous previous appearances about the email losses. In those appearances, he...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had ďimproperly screened conservative groups,Ē and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to ďhold the responsible parties accountable.Ē ďItís inexcusable,Ē he said, ďand Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over

    06/21/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 108 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/21/2013 | Jonathan Chait
    Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agencyís inspector-general report, as well...
  • Special Report: The Status of the Tea Party Movement Part One: The Tea Party in 2013

    01/10/2014 12:55:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    During the month of January 2014, IREHR will publish a multi-segment special report on the current status of the Tea Party movement. We will publish a track the membership of the principal organizations in the movementóa task undertaken by no organization or agency other than IREHR. We will look at geographic regions where this membership is concentrated. And we will look at some of the money that keeps this movement in the public eye. In the piece below, we follow the Tea Parties over the course of 2013. It was a year of countervailing winds and storms. A drive against...