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  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions
  • Several Arrested In Minneapolis & San Diego In Terrorism Investigation

    04/20/2015 6:39:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    A source tells WCCO that FBI agents arrested at least six people in Minneapolis and San Diego for suspicion of trying to join ISIS. Authorities say efforts of a joint terrorism task force led to the arrests. The six people taken into custody may be connected to the on-going investigation of Twin Cities residents traveling to Syria to support ISIS over the last year, according to the source. U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota and the FBI are holding a news conference Monday morning to provide more details.
  • Did Hillary delete pertinent e-mails while subject to congressional investigation?

    03/31/2015 2:23:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-31-15 | Shannon W. Coffin
    Hillary Clinton’s lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has given her critics more reason to suspect that she is up to no good and yet further reason that Mrs. Clinton should keep those lawyers on speed dial. In the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, the latest bomb was thrown by her lawyer, David Kendall (of...
  • FORMER US ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXP

    03/27/2015 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVE–FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXPANSION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. “Here’s the issue,” diGenova tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel...
  • Federal Judge Orders Investigation into Illegal Acts By the Obama Administration

    03/10/2015 7:37:43 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-10-2015 | Steven Ahle
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is not amused. The man who served Obama with an injunction preventing his illegal amnesty plans to see that Obama is not amused either. He has ordered that the administration be investigated over misleading him on amnesty and work permits for “Dreamers.” The administration told the judge they wouldn’t issue anymore work permits for new dreamers, when the fact is they have issued over 100,000 of them. The investigation will include a finding of whether the lawyers who handled the case for Obama knew of the illegal maneuver. If so, they will face disbarment or...
  • Brian Williams' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit

    Brian Williams' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit Published February 06, 2015 FoxNews.com NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements made by anchor Brian Williams about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago. A source at the network who requested anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on personnel matters confirmed the investigation on Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the air that he was in a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while in Iraq in 2003. Richard Esposito, a former editor at the New York...
  • NBC launches internal probe on Brian Williams claims

    02/06/2015 9:24:14 PM PST · by South40 · 55 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | 6 FEB 2015 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements that anchor Brian Williams made about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago, an episode that's ballooned into a full-blown credibility crisis for the network. NBC News President Deborah Turness announced the probe in an internal memo on Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the air that he was in a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while in Iraq in 2003, and Turness said Friday the anchor expressed his regrets to his colleagues for the impact the...
  • Justice Department Investigating Moody’s Investors Service

    02/03/2015 5:12:45 AM PST · by HLPhat · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 8:37 p.m. ET | Timothy W. Martin
    With its case against Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services nearing the finish, the Justice Department has turned its attention to another credit-rating firm under fire for issuing rosy grades on mortgage deals in the buildup to the financial crisis. Justice Department officials in recent months have quietly met with multiple former executives of Moody’s Investors Service to discuss ratings of complex securities before the crisis, according to people familiar with the situation. The Justice Department lawyers probing Moody’s are still in the early stages of their investigation, according to people familiar with the matter. It isn’t yet clear whether it...
  • Federal Agencies Stonewall House Committee’s Benghazi Investigation

    01/22/2015 12:19:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 1/22/15 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Some federal agencies continue to stonewall when it comes to the ongoing investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks, according to insiders familiar with the process. They say the House Benghazi Select Committee isn’t getting access to all relevant documents and witnesses. That will be the topic of the committee’s first public hearing of 2015 called for Tuesday next week. Most of the committee’s work since a (slightly) bipartisan vote created it May 8, 2014, has quietly focused on the massive task of gathering information. The committee has provided relevant federal agencies a list of several dozen witnesses it wishes to...
  • Ferguson businesses to AG Eric Holder: Wrap it up!

    01/06/2015 12:26:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Buzz, Kansas City Star ^ | 01/06/2015 | STEVE KRASKE
    First it was Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder asking Attorney General Eric Holder to wrap up his Ferguson investigation. Now a group of small business owners in the community is asking Holder the same thing. “We cannot truly and fully embrace the rebuilding process — both emotionally and physically — without the closure that will come from the completion of your investigation,” the business owners wrote in a letter dated Dec. 22 but released on Monday. “The delay of your report leaves this community feeling confused, fearful, anxious, angry and conflicted.” The Justice Department is exploring whether Ferguson police engaged...
  • Israeli military divided over Gaza war probes

    01/05/2015 10:30:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2014 1:06 AM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    A fierce debate is raging within Israel’s military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year’s Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military lawyers. The dispute has set off a firestorm in Israel, where many say the legal threat would shackle soldiers in any future battle, lower their morale and shatter a sacred trust on which Israel’s compulsory military service relies.But with the Palestinians announcing their application last week to the International Criminal Court, the decision to investigate becomes all the more pressing: A robust Israeli inquiry into its...
  • Washington braces for results of Senate investigation of CIA practices (violent protests?)

    11/09/2014 3:27:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/09/14 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON — After six years and a $40-million investigation, the Democratic-led Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release conclusions this month from its controversial probe of CIA detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects overseas during the George W. Bush administration. The partly redacted report is likely to renew the national debate over now-banned techniques that critics decried as torture and which supporters insist were necessary to stop further terrorist plots after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. embassies in the Middle East, North Africa and other parts of the Islamic world have been told to prepare for the possibility...
  • These Leaked Emails Show Eric Holder Cussing, Freaking Out Over Investigation

    11/09/2014 12:45:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Holder responds by saying that they needed to be very careful. He goes on to criticize Issa, and calls his investigation a purely political move. In the process however, he basically admits that the operation at the center of the investigation led to the death of thousands of Mexican civilians. “Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it.” “Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they...
  • DOJ Investigation of Ferguson Police: Fair and Impartial?

    09/08/2014 2:04:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The DOJ division investigating Ferguson was exposed years ago at PJ Media, when all its new hires had leftist backgrounds. It’s not enough that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer. Now it’s opening up a “pattern and practice” investigation of the entire Ferguson police force. The big question: Is this Justice Department capable of conducting a fair and impartial investigation? The applicable federal law (42 U.S.C. §14141) makes it unlawful for any governmental authority “to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers … that deprives...
  • Povero: No politics involved in pace of Stewart investigation

    09/08/2014 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    With an unprecedented amount of attention focused on the Tony Stewart investigation, many are eager to know the outcome amid calls by some that politics might play a part in the report's release. As the probe into the Aug. 9 crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park drags into its fourth week, the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office is refusing calls and Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said reporter inquiries are coming from as far away as Japan... Some are already drawing conclusions — about whether Stewart will face charges and whether the political race between Povero and his challenger, ex-road patrol...
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 113 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokin’ hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 11:06:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?

    08/19/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack. But when it became clear that he intended to lead the inquiry behind closed doors, far from the spotlight, the requests soon fell silent. “If you want to get on the news, then go rob a bank,” Gowdy, R-S.C., said, recounting his message to several Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill, dashing their hopes of being featured in what they assumed would be high-profile televised hearings. SNIP “I can get more information in a five-hour deposition...
  • MK Zoabi Arrives at Police Station for Investigation

    08/11/2014 3:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) arrived on Monday morning to a police station in Lod, to be investigated by the Lahav 433 unit over incitement to violence and insulting a public worker. Zoabi's arrival for investigation comes after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ordered her to do so last Tuesday, after she more than once refused to show up, at one point claiming she has "no time" to sit for the police investigation. Nationalist activists waving Israeli flags, led by Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, were waiting at the station as Zoabi pulled up in her car, at which they tried to approach...
  • White House spokesman says investigation in Solis matter is ongoing

    07/16/2014 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/16/14 | Abby Sewell
    A White House spokesman said Wednesday that there is an "ongoing law enforcement investigation" related to a recording released earlier in the day by a Republican congressman who alleged it showed improper fundraising activity by former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis -- now a Los Angeles County supervisor-elect. The comment by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at a press briefing was the first public confirmation by the administration of the existence of such an investigation. Earnest noted that the investigation had been reported on in January. The Times first reported the federal investigation into Solis´ activities at that time,
  • Soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl not yet contacted by military investigators

    07/02/2014 10:04:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case. Several soldiers who immediately came forward after Bergdahl was released on May 31, in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, have accused the 28-year-old Idaho native of deserting. But even though the Army is probing that very charge, investigators have not reached out to at least two former Army sergeants — including the platoon’s leader —...
  • Wisconsin prosecutor backtracks: Scott Walker ‘not a target’ of investigation

    06/26/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Last week, a Wisconsin special prosecutor set the political world on fire when he alleged, and a variety of venues credulously repeated, that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a “criminal scheme” involving the illegal coordination of conservative groups and fundraisers when he faced a recall election in 2011-2012.“The governor and his close confidants helped raise money and control spending through 12 conservative groups during the recall election campaigns, according to the prosecutors’ filings,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported on June 19. Special prosecutor Francis Schmitz wrote that Walker was involved in “criminal violations of multiple elections laws,...
  • Issa Expands Investigation – Subpoenas 28 Years of Lois Lerner Emails

    06/25/2014 5:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/25/14 | Jim Hoft
    Lois Lerner, the controversial director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has a long sordid history of targeting conservatives. Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. Eventually, she lost her case. At one point Lerner even asked a targeted conservative if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)
  • Investigation of IRS Targeting [C-SPAN LIVE THREAD]

    06/20/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 152 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | June 20, 2014 | none
    Investigation of IRS Targeting Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • Statement by U.S. Army on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Investigation

    06/16/2014 12:17:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience. The primary function of this investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain facts and report them to the appointing authority. These types of investigations are not uncommon and serve to establish the facts on the ground following an incident. The investigating officer will...
  • BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal

    06/11/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Since revelations of secret wait lists and veteran deaths at VA medical facilities surfaced two months ago, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have been pressing the Department of Justice to open up a criminal investigation into the ongoing VA scandal. According to CBS News, the FBI office in Phoenix has launched that criminal probe. Phoenix was the first location where whistleblowers exposed potential criminal wrongdoing and stated veterans had died as a result of long wait times for care. As of now, we know the VA scandal includes more than 40 hospitals in dozens of states...
  • White House launches internal probe into accidental outing of CIA official

    05/27/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/14 | Staff
    The White House has launched an internal probe after its press office inadvertently outed the top CIA official in Afghanistan -- a national security blunder that could put that individual at risk. A spokeswoman with the National Security Council confirmed to Fox News that the White House chief of staff asked White House Counsel Neil Eggleston to “look into what happened” and make recommendations on “how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again.” The brief statement from the National Security Council was the first on-the-record comment made by the administration since the
  • GOP Benghazi team brings long list of accusations

    05/18/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2014 8:19 AM EDT | Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper
    Republicans hoping to ride their Benghazi investigation to a November election sweep have entrusted a seven-member team with “getting to the truth,” in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, about whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack in Libya. They insist the investigation isn’t political. But several GOP members of the new House Select Committee on Benghazi have made claims about administration wrongdoing. Some have participated in previous investigations into how the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed on Sept. 11, 2012, and how the administration responded. …
  • The Hill Insists GOPAbandoning IRS Investigation

    05/12/2014 10:24:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2014 | William Bigelow
    The Hill has a piece desperately trying to perform damage control for the Obama Administration by somehow insisting that the GOP is abandoning its investigation into the IRS scandal in favor of its investigation into the Benghazi scandal. It seems The Hill wants to reduce the number of Obama Administration fronts coming under fire. The Hill states, “While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. “ Yet there are a number of admissions in the piece that...
  • House Approves Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi Attack

    05/08/2014 6:19:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos and Russell Berman
    The House on Thursday voted 232-186 to create a select committee to investigate the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. The move to create the panel was supported by only 7 Democrats, setting the stage for what will likely be a contentious investigation this summer. Democrats are debating whether to boycott the panel altogether. Republicans said creating a special panel was necessary to determine whether the administration painted a false narrative about the Benghazi attack to protect President Obama’s foreign policy record as he ran for a second term.
  • ILLEGAL Obama EPA law enforcement unit BLOCKING Inspector General from investigating EPA wrongdoing

    05/06/2014 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 6, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin reported on his radio show tonight that an illegal law enforcement unit run by Obama’s henchmen are blocking the Inspector General at the EPA from investigating any wrongdoing at the EPA and they’ve been doing it for years! This is from testimony that will be given tomorrow by the Assistant EPA Inspector General for Investigations: ASSOCIATED PRESS – A unit run by President Obama’s political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a “rogue law enforcement agency” that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA’s inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress. The assistant...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

    04/19/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/14 | Alex Pappas
    The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.
  • ‘Absolutely Un-American’: Dem Rep. Explodes During IRS Investigation Hearing; Issa Walks Out

    03/05/2014 7:56:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/5/14 | Noah Rothman
    During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized conservative groups’ tax-exempt status filings unduly, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA). Cummings charged that the way in which the proceedings were being conducted were “Un-American.” In apparent protest, Issa then walked out of the committee hearing. While making a statement before the committee, Issa stood up and asked Cummings to yield. “If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question,” Cummings insisted. “I am a member of a Congress of the United States of...
  • Unrepentant Battleground Texas Now Subject to State Investigation

    02/20/2014 9:40:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/14 | Brandon Darby and Logan Churchwell
    SAN ANTONIO, TX–The most recent James O’Keefe expose released on Breitbart Texas showed a Battleground Texas field organizer engaging in a seemingly illegal data mining operation where confidential information from voter registration forms was being collected in an effort to help elect Wendy Davis as governor of Texas. The video has now triggered a process by which an investigation carried by the State of Texas may occur. In an interview with local San Antonio news, Bexar County Election Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen admitted to submitting a report to Texas Secretary of State.
  • Police: Body of missing legislative intern found [Florida Democrat]

    02/19/2014 2:15:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    A Tallahassee Police Department spokesman said Tuesday that police had identified a body found downtown as 23-year-old Ryan Uhre.... Uhre graduated from FSU in December and had just started an internship in the office of Rep. Richard Stark, D-Weston.
  • Republicans open investigations into ObamaCare’s disaster sites

    02/17/2014 2:36:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/14 | Jonathan Easley2/
    Republicans are launching investigations into three state-run ObamaCare exchanges that are failing disastrously. Lawmakers are setting their sites on exchanges in Oregon, Maryland and Massachusetts where Democratic governors embraced the healthcare law, and are demanding to know why their expensive online portals remain useless more than four months after launch. On Wednesday, four Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the $304 million in federal grants that Oregon received to build its broken website. “The catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon is unacceptable, and taxpayers deserve accountability,”...
  • The ‘crime’ of the IRS

    01/14/2014 3:49:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-13-14 | NY Post Editorial Board
    Only days after we learned the Obama administration had appointed an Obama donor to head investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative organizations, we now have a leak from law enforcement saying the FBI doesn’t expect to file criminal charges. That’s the gist of a late-breaking story Monday evening in The Wall Street Journal. The story notes that though the investigation may go on another few months, unless other evidence is unearthed, the FBI conclusion will be that the IRS was a “mismanaged bureaucracy” enforcing rules “ it didn’t understand.” Without the evidence, we’re not in a position to say....
  • Report: New York Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97 Percent of Time

    12/31/2013 10:30:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 12-31-13 | John Fund
    New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable. Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents. On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials. In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote...
  • The Jarrett File - What we know about Obama’s secretive adviser

    11/20/2013 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    "..................Jarrett’s official job description is “somewhat vague,” Becker writes, noting that at least part of her role is to serve as “chief liaison to the business community, state and local governments, and the professional left,” but her influence is undeniable. She commands a staff of nearly three dozen and has a hand in decisions ranging from the invitation list to state dinners and what gifts to give foreign leaders, to who should be nominated to the Supreme Court, appointed to a vacant ambassadorship, or awarded the President Medal of Freedom. When Warren Buffett visits to the White House for lunch,...
  • Sen Ted Cruz R TX Launches New Push For Benghazi Probe

    11/19/2013 1:45:34 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | You tube
    Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) Launches New Push For Benghazi Probe - The Real Story W/ Gretchen Carlson
  • Sharyl Attkisson on Investigation into Benghazi Attacks

    09/23/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 9-22-2013 | C-SPAN
    Sharyl Attkisson talked about the investigation into attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, following a series of House hearings on the subject earlier in the week. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed Sunday morning talk shows. Due to technical difficulties, the audio and sound are out of synch. The audio with Ms. Attkisson begins approximately two minutes into the program.
  • ATF out of loop during Navy Yard investigation

    09/22/2013 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/22/13 | staff
    Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman's recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern Virginia where he bought it. Left out of the loop was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a surprising snub between top U.S. law enforcement agencies that comes as the ATF struggles to show its relevance in Washington. The ATF is the federal agency in charge of tracing guns used in crimes, including the military-style semi-automatic rifle used in rampage at a Connecticut school last year, a similar rifle used in the deadly shooting...
  • Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation ...Jackson has used private

    08/21/2013 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business. Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source. Jackson now works for Apple as the tech giant’s top environmental officer. When reached by phone, Coburn said he would call this reporter back “ASAP.” As of press time, he has not. The hire comes shortly after it was revealed that Jackson...
  • Is Obama Censoring The Details Of A Vicious Killing?

    08/02/2013 4:08:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 2, 2013 | Floyd Brown
    Don’t look now, but Benghazi is back in the news (although not because the D.C. press corps are finally doing their due diligence). Instead, the news is buzzing about a brazen prison break in the violent, eastern Libyan city. It’s been nearly a year since the brutal September 11, 2012 execution of American Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. And the D.C. journalists have uncovered nothing. They lack investigative willpower and can’t think of any questions to ask, despite the total lack of disclosure by the Obama administration. These attacks have shown us that a compliant media, together with...
  • Egypt announces criminal investigation of Mursi (Hussein's pal)

    07/13/2013 9:56:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/13/13 | Yasmine Saleh, Peter Graff
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy. Egypt's first freely elected leader has been held at an undisclosed location since the army removed him from power on July 3, but has not yet been charged with any crime. In recent days, Washington has called for him to be freed and for the authorities to stop arresting leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood. The public prosecutor's office said in a statement it had received complaints against Mursi, eight...
  • Report: Friendship may have greased wheels for IRS contracts

    06/25/2013 12:59:28 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/13 | Bernie Becker
    Investigation finds IRS official helped friend win $500 million in contracts. An IRS official helped funnel work to a friend whose technology company received some $500 million in agency contracts, according to a new congressional investigation. The House Oversight Committee found that Greg Roseman, the IRS’s deputy director for IT acquisition, “helped steer contracts” to Braulio Castillo, the chief executive of Strong Castle, “through back channels.” According to the report, Roseman did not tell other IRS officials about his close relationship with Castillo, and didn’t recuse himself from the contract process when Strong Castle made a bid. Strong Castle grew...