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  • CBS and Benghazi: What’s the Larger Relevance?

    11/08/2013 11:22:28 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | by Michael Tomasky
    ... Well, it’s nice to see CBS bow to pressure from the left for a change instead of the right. See, Davies just published a book under the Morgan Jones pseudonym about Benghazi with an imprint that is a division of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by...CBS. So maybe 60 Minutes was pressured inside to hawk this guy’s story. So it’s already an interesting corporate media story and a black eye for Black Rock from that perspective. But what is the larger political relevance of all this? Well, Google “Dylan Davies Hillary Clinton” and you’ll see soon enough. Wingland...
  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of NC won't support a Select Committee investigation of the Benghazi cov

    11/08/2013 11:17:58 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 14 replies
    Special Operations Speaks ^ | 11/8/13 | Special Operations Speaks
    This is video only at YouTube, but I accessed the initial link through Special Operations Speaks here: https://www.facebook.com/specialoperationsspeaks?ref=stream&hc_location=stream
  • IRS Excuses Self for Fraudulent Payments

    11/09/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Reports that the Internal Revenue Service pays billions of dollars a year to those who don't deserve them were dismissed by IRS officials as “unimportant” and “a distraction from more important concerns.” An Inspector General's report issued this week revealed that the IRS paid over $4 billion to identity thieves. Examples of the fraudulent payments include 655 tax refunds sent to a single address in Lithuania and 343 to a single address in Shanghai, China. The massive number of refunds sent to single addresses might be expected to set off “red flags” at the Agency. Commissioner, Daniel Werfel said “they...
  • Obama Brags: 'I've Been More Involved In Intelligence Than Just About Any President'

    11/08/2013 8:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama's narcissistic hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, we noted that in his interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama cast himself as the victim of the ObamaCare mess, complaining that "I've been burned" by the bad website. In a new clip from the interview that Todd aired during today's Daily Rundown, President Obama bragged "I can guarantee you that I have been more deeply involved in our intelligence operations on a whole set of areas where there real threats against us than just about any President." As with his victim whine, the prez caught himself and amended his...
  • What difference does 20,000 shoulder-to-air fired missiles make?

    11/08/2013 7:02:43 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 30 replies
    Allen West website ^ | 11-07-2013 | Allen West
    Regarding the abandonment and murder of of Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department IT Specialist Sean Smith and former US Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously ranted before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “what difference does it make?” Well, beyond her and President Obama’s obvious negligence, there is a new threat,: the proliferation of shoulder- fired Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), one of the world’s most deadly weapons.
  • Lara Logan Apologizes for ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report: ‘We Were Wrong’

    11/08/2013 6:16:25 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 94 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday for what CBS News is now acknowledging was a flawed report last month about the Benghazi attacks. “The most important thing to every person at ’60 Minutes’ is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake, and that’s very disappointing for any journalist, it’s very disappointing for me,” Logan said on “CBS This Morning. “Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say you were wrong, and in this case we were...
  • Rep. Issa jolts probe of IRS targeting with new subpoena

    11/08/2013 3:11:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is giving a jolt to the congressional probe of the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups with a new subpoena that was issued late Thursday night. Issa and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have for months sought documents from the Treasury Department that they say would detail a wide range of interactions with the IRS well before the public learned that conservative groups were singled out for extra scrutiny. The subpoena, the second that Issa has issued since the controversy broke, came as House Republicans are struggling to find any officials outside of the IRS...
  • IRS Sent 343 Refunds Worth $156K to 1 Address—in Shanghai, China

    11/07/2013 8:51:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2013 - 4:27 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    A new audit-report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) shows that the IRS sent at least 343 potentially fraudulent tax returns in 2011 to the same, single address in Shanghai, China, for a total of $156,533 in tax refunds. The same report also shows that 655 potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling $220,489 were sent to the same address in Kaunas, Lithuania. Other potentially fraudulent refunds, 580 of them, were sent to the same address in Orlando, Fla.; 355 to the same address in Lakewood, Colo; and another 291 to another single address in Orlando, Fla. In total,...
  • Obama: Helpless Fool or Willing Tool?

    11/07/2013 11:01:47 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 11/6/2013 | Guy Somerset
    So Obama wasn’t aware we’d spent years spying on our ally Germany. Color me unsurprised. Throughout a career as community activist and several campaigns, he apparently didn’t know that numerous people and publications attributed his birthplace as Kenya. Rev. Wright, his spiritual leader of over a decade made numerous inflammatory sermons denigrating whites and damning the United States. What was the reaction? Barry wasn’t there those Sundays. Obama wasn’t aware about Benghazi. Hadn’t heard Americans under heavy attack were begging for relief during the firefight. Never knew rescue planes were assigned and mysteriously recalled. Where was he during all this?...
  • At a fundraiser, Obama makes a chilling admission about the courts

    11/07/2013 3:53:00 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 11/7/13 | Twitchy
    At a fundraiser, Obama makes a chilling admission about the courts Posted at 5:07 pm on November 7, 2013 by Twitchy Staff I missed this line from Obama last night at DSCC fundraiser: "We are remaking the courts." — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) November 07, 2013 Yep, at a fundraiser in Texas last night, President Obama said his administration is “remaking the courts.” Here’s the full quote for context via a WhiteHouse.gov transcript: We were able to reform our financial system so that the likelihood of taxpayer-funded bailouts is a lot less than it was. We were able to expand funding...
  • IRS refunded $4 billion to identity thieves last year, inspector general's report says

    11/07/2013 3:26:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2013
    The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday. The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai. In the U.S., more fraudulent returns went to Miami than any other city. Other top destinations were Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston.
  • WHAT Scandal?

    11/07/2013 2:07:03 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Bob: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal...? Jim: "You mean the Mexican gun running?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "You mean SEAL Team 6?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi ?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "You mean voter fraud?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?" Bob: "No, the other one." Jim: "You mean that 3 or 4 of Obama's GAY friends were mysteriously MURDERED when they came forward with claims he was gay too?" Bob: "No, the other...
  • Three IRS employees charged with stealing unemployment compensation benefits

    11/07/2013 2:08:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 6, 2013
    Three local Internal Revenue Service employees collected unemployment compensation while working for the agency, federal prosecutors say. A Pittsburgh federal grand jury on Wednesday issued separate indictments charging Jennifer Lang, 39, of Crafton, Sandra Delval, 28, of Scott and Sharday Thornhill, 27, of Turtle Creek with theft of government money and making false statements.
  • Ron Howard Says Obama's Leadership Has Been 'Sound,' He Supports Hillary Clinton In 2016

    11/05/2013 5:07:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 28, 2013
    "[Obama] was walking into a huge, huge challenge. Like a lot of people who read and care and follow, I can't say that I agree with every decision, but I feel his leadership has been sound, I feel like the administration has worked in constructive ways and continues to," Howard said. "I certainly have no reservations of my having supported him." Howard said governing is hard for anyone when politicians go to partisan extremes, as the country saw with the recent federal government shutdown. The director said he champions a "militant middle" where people can come together and compromise their...
  • History Will Judge Obama on Actions, Not Words

    11/06/2013 2:58:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    History judges a leader exclusively through his actions and their ultimate results rather than through fleeting words. It appears that U.S. President Barack Obama is finally putting the brakes on his mouth after flooring it down Hope-and-Change Highway for most of his tenure. Remember the Syrian crisis that dominated chatter for months before all but vanishing? Recall how critics were talking about grievous incompetence and even possible impeachment? Fast-forward to today, and just try to start a conversation with, "Obama really botched the situation in Syria." Now that the Russians have overseen a plan for the destruction of that country's...
  • God, Lies, and Obama

    11/04/2013 9:57:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31st, 2013 | Roger L Simon
    Americans are far from strangers to presidential lying. Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon excelled at it. Both, however, were liars of what we could call self-defense. They were guys that got caught — Clinton with his serial infidelities and Nixon covering up a break-in for an election he had already won by a landslide. Both men too were cowards. They took the easy, and probably most self-destructive, way out — lying. Barack Obama is another matter. His lies are not mainly for self-defense (although Benghazi has elements of that). They are lies of ideological volition. He lies to get his...
  • Real estate organizations: IRS won’t put liens on home over Obamacare

    11/04/2013 2:26:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | by John Stearns
    Don’t believe rumors circulating online that the IRS will place liens on homes if owners fail to buy health insurance as mandated under the Affordable Care Act, local and state real estate organizations are saying. The Wichita Area Association of Realtors addresses the rumor in its weekly report today. “Thankfully, this rumor is completely false as Congress specifically prohibited the IRS from filing liens against real property to enforce the individual mandate to purchase health insurance,” the report says.
  • The Tea Party Wants to Win

    11/04/2013 1:55:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-4-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Sunday's This Week with Stephanopoulos and the roundtable discussion. Stephanopoulos says, "This is kind of pile-on time now for the president. I want to show some magazine covers this week as well. You see the New Yorker cover right there. The president is trying to, with a huge cell phone, trying to get HealthCare.gov working. Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, 'Can Obama Reboot?' And Forbes -- this may be the most interesting one -- Vladimir Putin comes up on top of Obama as the most powerful leader in the world. What do we make of this," Jonathan Karl?...
  • Administration Warned of Benghazi Attack in Advance

    11/03/2013 10:49:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    CBS News reports that the Obama Administration was warned before al-Qaeda attacked the Consulate in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda had posted its three top targets in Libya on its website. These targets were the Red Cross, the British, and then the Americans in Benghazi. By July of 2012 the first two targets had already been hit. In the summer of 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, one of the top American security officials in Libya, warned both Ambassador Stevens and the State Department that Benghazi would be next. The CBS revelations were dismissed as “Monday morning quarterbacking” by Secretary of State John Kerry....
  • Oliver North says Republicans 'complicit' in letting intelligence services 'trod on' 4th Amendment

    11/02/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lee Roop
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Retired Marine colonel and Iran-Contra figure Oliver North said in Huntsville Friday that that he is "deeply concerned" about the data being collected on American citizens by American intelligence agencies. "I think the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution has been trod on," North told a press conference before addressing a crowd of 350 at a young Republicans' dinner at the Davidson Center for Space Technology. North added that "the Republicans in Congress are complicit by not insisting on a select committee to investigate not just NSA, but Benghazi, the IRS, the spying on Americans, enemies' lists being...
  • Kerry: Some NSA surveillance reached “too far”

    11/01/2013 7:28:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2013 6:11 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s remark that some National Security Agency surveillance “reached too far” was the first time a high-ranking Obama administration official acknowledged that U.S. snooping abroad might be seen as overzealous. After launching into a vigorous defense of surveillance as an effective counterterror tool, Kerry acknowledged to a video conference on open government in London that “in some cases, I acknowledge to you, as has the president, that some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future.” …
  • Stockman seeks special prosecutors for Obama

    11/01/2013 5:22:01 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 46 replies
    WND ^ | October 31, 2013 | Unattributed (evading IRS audit?)
    Congress needs to assign special prosecutors to investigate Obama administration misbehavior, charges a congressman who has distributed to members of the U.S. House copies of the book “Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office.” “From Benghazi to Fast and Furious to crony deals for ‘green’ energy to Obamacare the lawless Obama administration must be reined in. I am calling on Congress to establishment Select Committees on these scandals with full subpoena power,” said Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, in a statement Thursday. “We’ve seen how the Obama administration smears and defames their critics. Congress should investigate these scandals...
  • Did Part of SEAL Team Six Die in a Helicopter Explosion During the Bin Laden Raid?

    10/24/2013 2:42:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 47 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | 10-18-2013
    What the public were told by the US government via the corporate media, and what actually happened during the White House’s much-celebrated “Bin Laden Raid” in 2011 - are not the same. One thing which becomes clearer by the day about the fabled Bin Laden Raid which took place in Abbotabad, Pakistan, is that the US government has intentionally deceived the public about what happened. In other words, what President Obama described when he addressed the American people following “the raid” – was a work of pure fiction. The following interview appeared on Pakistani broadcast channel, Sama TV, and includes...
  • Mother Jones Shocker: 'New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble'

    11/01/2013 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 90 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 11/01/2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    Since the government shutdown, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some media member claiming Republicans are in a lot of trouble heading into next year's midterm elections. Breaking with the trend rather surprisingly Wednesday was the perilously liberal Mother Jones with a piece titled "New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble." The poll was actually from James Carville and Stan Greenberg's Democracy Corps and was titled "The Revolt Against Washington and the Republican Congress." Despite Carville and Greenberg's conclusions, author Kevin Drum dug deeper into the specifics to find some contrary nuggets: In Democratic districts, net incumbent...
  • IRS Scandal Deepens as Leaks Identified

    11/01/2013 5:28:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    The watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday that it had obtained emails showing that former IRS official Lois Lerner gave protected information to the Federal Elections Commission. Meanwhile, the House Ways and Means Committee said it had identified the IRS agent who leaked National Organization for Marriage donors to gay rights activists. Judicial Watch obtained the emails in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Aug. 9. They purport to show Lerner, who led the IRS Exempt Organizations division, promising full cooperation with an FEC attorney who was seeking information about the tax-exempt applications of two conservative...
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reveals Team Obama Threatens Insurance Providers

    10/31/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    Today, Team Obama isn’t getting any support from its normally active cheering section at CNN. Bob Laszewski, an executive who provides consulting services to many major American insurance companies, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet.” Here’s what’s Bob is talking about: Insurers who expose Obamacare’s most sinister effects are told they can’t become authorized Obamacare insurance providers – that means they’d be denied access to the largest market in the country just for telling the truth about how many people are being forced off their...
  • NSA Scandal: Obama Takes Pope's Confession

    10/31/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/31/2013 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Obama administration has been accused of spying on Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Popr Francis, "before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI," the UK Telegraph reports, citing the Italian magazine Panorama. The National Security Agency is alleged to have monitored the cardinals' telephone calls as part of a spy program targeting foreign leaders.U.S. officials attempted to blunt some of the controversy surrounding these accusations by revealing that millions of telephone records had been collected by France and Spain and handed over to the NSA, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. However,...
  • IRS Leaker Is Known And Should Be Prosecuted

    10/31/2013 4:33:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Editorial
    Scandal: The person who leaked the confidential data of a conservative group to its political foes has been identified by investigators. But he's protected by the very law he broke and an attorney general who doesn't care. In March 2012, someone at the Internal Revenue Service released the confidential donor lists of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which supports traditional marriage, to its political opponent, the liberal Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a supporter of gay marriage. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the HRC. Solmonese also became a 2012...
  • Our Know-Nothing President

    10/29/2013 1:27:04 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/28/2013 | IBD Staff
    Scandal: In recent days, President Obama has claimed ignorance about spying on allies and the ObamaCare meltdown. How can it be this president is always the last to know whenever anything goes wrong in his administration? Even though the NSA tapped the phones of German Chancellor Angela Merkel some time ago, President Obama claims he didn't know anything about it until after an internal review he ordered earlier this year. Why should he? After all, "the president doesn't sign off on this stuff," one official said. If Obama's ignorance of this seems dubious, consider that a German weekly reports that...
  • Arrival of Obamacare puts focus on IRS tax-credit scandal

    10/28/2013 11:42:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2913 | BYRON YORK
    There's no doubt congressional investigators have their hands full probing allegations the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative non-profit groups. But now a different IRS scandal -- involving the chronic, ongoing, mind-bogglingly wasteful mismanagement of a popular tax credit program -- demands Congress's attention because it has taken on new importance with the arrival of Obamacare. The program is the Earned Income Tax Credit, through which the federal government gives out between $60 billion and $70 billion to low-income working Americans each year. It's known as a "refundable" tax credit, but it is basically a transfer payment, in which the IRS...
  • What did President Obama know and when did he know it?

    10/28/2013 5:24:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2013 | by Dana Milbank
    For a smart man, President Obama professes to know very little about a great number of things going on in his administration. On Sunday night, the Wall Street Journal reported that he didn’t learn until this summer that the National Security Agency had been bugging the phones of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders for nearly five years. That followed by a few days a claim by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Obama didn’t know about problems with the HealthCare.gov Web site before the rest of the world learned of them after the Oct. 1...
  • Eyewitness: Gov’t Knew Benghazi Attack Was Imminent

    10/28/2013 3:34:22 PM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2013 | Aas Seen on Fox & Friends
    <p>One of the top security officials on the ground during the Benghazi attack broke his silence on last night’s “60 Minutes,” saying the U.S. government knew that an attack was imminent and didn’t do anything about it.</p> <p>Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding answers about why the warnings were ignored. He joined Fox and Friends this morning and called the attack “foreseeable.”</p>
  • Dialing 1-800-F***-YOU ( The real Obamacare hotline #)

    10/28/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT · by wintertime · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2013 | Stella Paul
    (snip) So what did Obama hope to achieve with his 2,700-page poison pill of ObamaCare? Simple. Cast your mind back to that golden age one month ago, before you were forced to spend countless precious hours of your mortal life, trying to log onto a $500-million dysfunctional website. Twas then that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius summoned the media to proclaim the coming glories of ObamaCare. And, lo, the miracle of "health-care" reform arose through the shimmering mists, as she revealed its national hotline number: 1-800-F**K-YO. And that, dear readers, is the point of the whole shebang. 16...
  • Hillary Clinton Heads To Minn. For Speaking Event

    10/27/2013 7:44:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2013 | AP
    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — With many guessing about her 2016 plans, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is delivering a speech to a Minnesota audience. Clinton was scheduled to speak Sunday evening at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park as part of its national speaker series. The event is sold out. Clinton left her post as President Barack Obama’s chief diplomat earlier this year. She has been giving speeches around the country, leading some to speculate she is building toward a second campaign...
  • 60 Minutes: Benghazi (CBS Transcript)

    10/27/2013 5:45:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Lara Logan
    The following script is from "Benghazi" which aired on Oct. 27, 2013. The correspondent is Lara Logan. Max McClellan, producer. When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there's nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming. Tonight, you will hear for...
  • Woodward: 'Secret government' at the root of problems

    10/27/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Breitbart via Politico ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Caitlin Emma
    Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Face the Nation" on CBS. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said. “We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot,” he said. People aren’t checking all of...
  • 60 Minutes: Benghazi

    10/27/2013 5:15:20 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-27-2013 | Lara Logan
    Benghazi was a planned, sophisticated attack by al Qaeda against a barely protected American outpost. Lara Logan reports.
  • Benghazi suspects not on State Department's 'Rewards for Justice' list

    10/24/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-2013 | Catherine Herridge
    October 24, 2013 Benghazi suspects not on State Department's 'Rewards for Justice' list Catherine Herridge The State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program -- which offers multimillion-dollar payouts for tips leading to wanted terrorists -- does not include suspects in the Benghazi terror attack. The State Department has not offered an explanation as to why those individuals are not on the list. Pressed by Fox News and The Associated Press on Thursday, spokeswoman Marie Harf suggested the important thing was that the Obama administration is resolved to find those suspects. "This is nothing at all to do with politics. We've made...
  • U.N. Benghazi report an inconvenient truth for Obama?

    10/27/2013 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 26 replies
    World News Daily ^ | 10/26/13 | AARON KLEIN
    JERUSALEM – Is the State Department hiding the involvement in the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack of an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood-linked terrorist group? A new United Nations report ties perpetrators of the Benghazi attack to the Muhammad Jamal Network, or MJN. The network and its founder, Egyptian Muhammad Jamal, were designated by Obama’s State Department this month as “specially designated global terrorists” affiliated with al-Qaida. The designation not only sanctions MJN’s assets but now allows President Obama to use a Bush-era military doctrine to capture Jamal terrorists overseas. The State Department document designating MJN as terrorists does not mention the...
  • 60 Minutes: Eyewitness Account From a Westerner on the Ground in Benghazi [LIVE THREAD]

    10/27/2013 2:45:35 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 80 replies
    self | 10/27/2013 | self
    60 Minutes tonight on Benghazi. I don't know if it will be cBS but if anyone wants to watch I thought I'd post a reminder.
  • Barack Obama 'approved tapping Angela Merkel's phone 3 years ago'

    10/27/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | October 27, 2013 | Louise Barnett, Berlin and Philip Sherwell, New York
    President Barack Obama was told about monitoring of German Chancellor in 2010 and allowed it to continue, says German newspaper. President Barack Obama was personally informed about secret US monitoring of Angela Merkel three years ago, according to latest reports on the eavesdropping affair. The President allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue spying on the German chancellor, it was claimed. Mr Obama was told of the secret monitoring of Mrs Merkel by General Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, in 2010, according to Bild am Sonntag, a German newspaper. “Obama did not stop the action at that...
  • Rep. Barton: Obamacare 'Running Over' Privacy Rights

    10/26/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Wanda Carruthers
    Rep. Joe Barton accused the Obama administration Friday of "running over" the privacy rights of individuals by using hidden codes in the HealthCare.gov website. "The Obama administration is hiding that they're running over your privacy rights," the Texas Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The law, specifically designed to protect your medical privacy, HIPAA, in my mind is being violated under this law," he added, referring to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The Texas Republican made the same charge at Thursday's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the problems with the Obamacare enrollment website, which requests...
  • The Battered Public Syndrome [victims of Obama's lies and abuse refuse to leave him]

    10/26/2013 8:08:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
    The battered wife syndrome is a well-known psychological malady in which an abused partner stays with her abuser, thinking things would be worse without him. They think the separation would be more painful than the beatings and can't really imagine life without their man. For some victims, there finally comes a time when they have had enough and they face the reality that this man is not good for them. He lies to them. He hurts them. Eventually, even his sweet talk falls on deaf ears. Watching the news this week, I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly,...
  • Celebrities Are Doing Another PSA About The Government, But They're CRITICIZING IT.

    10/26/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 10/25/2013 | Mockarena
    I need to check on whether hell has frozen over, and whether pigs are flying, and whether monkeys are flying out of my butt, because celebrities are criticizing the government, UNDER OBAMA's WATCH, and as far as I know, there is not a new world order. They're so EARNEST, aren't they? Even Conyers is earnest. The same way he was about illegal immigrants not being illegal.
  • Chaffetz: Jarrett has 'tentacles' in every issue at White House

    10/25/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett “seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic” at the White House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Friday. The Utah congressman was discussing the rocky rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who suggested that the botched website might have been the result of the administration hiring contractors close to the president's reelection campaign. Ingraham then said that “all roads lead back to” Jarrett, noting her involvement in “meetings as this thing was being formulated.” “She seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every...
  • Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action

    10/25/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air Marshal Service. Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homeland’s Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6. The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at the Times...
  • Sebelius: We Didn't Test ObamaCare Website Because Of The Republicans

    10/25/2013 4:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 10/25/2013
    KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: In an ideal world there would have been a lot more testing. We did not have the luxury of that with a law that said it's go time on October 1st and frankly a political atmosphere where the majority party at least in the House was determined to stop this any way they possibly could including shutting down the United States government. So it was not an ideal atmosphere.
  • IRS tax-credit scandal a bad omen for Obamacare

    10/25/2013 1:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2013 | Byron York
    Under Obamacare, the Internal Revenue Service will determine who is eligible for health insurance subsidies, and it will deliver those subsidies, in the form of tax credits, to millions of individual Americans. It's a huge job, and a critical one, involving hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. So it should go without saying that the subsidies go only to people who actually qualify for them. But a new scandal within the IRS casts serious doubt on whether that will happen. The scandal involves a program known as the Earned Income Tax Credit. It is an anti-poverty program in which the...
  • Welfare Fraud Is another Reason to Replace the IRS with a Flat Tax

    10/24/2013 7:19:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    One of my missions in life is fundamental tax reform. I would like to replace the corrupt internal revenue code with a simple and fair flat tax. Though what I really want is a tax system that minimizes the damage of extracting money from the productive sector of the economy, so I’ll take any system with a low rate, no double taxation, and no distortionary loopholes. The national sales tax, for instance, also would be a good option if we can first repeal the 16th Amendment so there’s no risk that politicians would pull a bait and switch and saddle...
  • Henninger: Obama's Credibility Is Melting

    10/24/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 8/23/2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Last weekend the diplomatic world was agog at the refusal of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to accept a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Global disbelief gave way fast to clear understanding: The Saudis have decided that the United States is no longer a reliable partner in Middle Eastern affairs. The Saudi king, who supported Syria's anti-Assad rebels early, before Islamic jihadists polluted the coalition, watched Mr. Obama's red line over Assad's use of chemical weapons disappear into an about-face deal with Vladimir Putin. The next time King Abdullah looked up, Mr. Obama was hanging the Saudis out to dry...