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  • EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport

    11/23/2015 5:34:47 AM PST · by wtd · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Brian Niemietz, Victoria Bekiempis
    EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport What airheads! Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight leave the airport without going through customs, the Daily News has learned. American Airlines Flight 1671 arrived at JFK from Cancun, Mexico, at 8:50 p.m. Friday. When the plane landed, passengers walked out of the airport without having their passports or bags checked by Customs and Border Protection, sources told The News. A source familiar with the matter said passengers disembarking the plane “just followed” a gate agent. The...
  • Brother of Paris jihad murderer worked in Belgian immigration department

    11/18/2015 6:40:52 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/18/15 | Robert Spencer
    How many jihadis are in Europe courtesy of Mohamed Abdeslam? "Brother of Paris Attacker Worked in Belgian Immigration Department," by Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt, November 17, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Mohamed Abdeslam is the brother of two of the terrorists that attacked Paris Friday night. They hail from Molenbeek, an impoverished immigrant district in Brussels known to be a jihadi hotbed. One of Mohamed's brothers, Ibrahim, blew himself up outside of the cafe Comptoir Voltaire near the Bataclan concert hall. The other, Salah, is now on the run after making it back across the Belgian border and is currently...
  • Sessions, Cruz Blast Admin. for Not Revealing Immigration Histories of Terrorists in U.S.

    11/17/2015 6:44:10 PM PST · by VinL · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/117/15 | Caroline May
    Sen. Jeff Sessions and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are slamming the Obama administration for failing to provide detailed immigration histories for 72 terrorists identified last year. “More than three months [after we sent our letter] the Administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72 [terrorists identified in our letter],” the pair said in a joint statement. On August 12, Sessions, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, and Cruz Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, dispatched a letter to Attorney...
  • Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked (from September)

    11/16/2015 9:29:53 AM PST · by God luvs America · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/9/2015 | Shane Harris
    More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned. The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The fact that so many people complained suggests there are deep-rooted, systemic problems in how the U.S. military command charged with the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State assesses intelligence. “The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official...
  • FBI: Weapons missing after break-in at Army facility in Worcester

    11/15/2015 6:13:23 PM PST · by jimjohn · 65 replies
    The FBI says weapons are missing after a break-in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester. The FBI says it is working with State Police and Worcester Police to recover the weapons.
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • DEA Agents in Prostitution Probe Got Bonuses

    10/23/2015 3:53:56 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2015 | Devin Barrett
    Half the federal agents who were investigated for allegedly attending sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia received financial bonuses during the investigation or afterward, according to a new internal review of the Drug Enforcement Administrations handling of the scandal. Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz issued a report on Thursday analyzing the aftermath of the internal probes of DEA agents in Colombia for allegedly patronizing prostitutes. The allegations were originally investigated in 2010, but the issue created a firestorm earlier this year when the details became public. DEA policy prohibits employees from receiving promotions, awards or other favorable personnel actions...
  • West Virginia VA Hospital Switched Antipsychotic Meds with Older Drugs to Cut Costs

    04/22/2015 3:44:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/22/2015 | CJ Ciaramella
    A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress and the White House Wednesday. . . . The investigation also found that hospitals pharmacy and therapeutics committee was chaired by a non-physician, another departure from VA policy.
  • DEA Chief Explains Why She Can't Fire Agents Involved in Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels

    04/15/2015 10:01:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-15-15 | Susan Jones
    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart said she is "offended by the behavior" of DEA agents who engaged in prostitution and sex parties while working on the taxpayers' dime. But Leonhart told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday there's nothing she can do about it except to write memos stating that "these kinds of behaviors require significant discipline." If you can't fire the agents or even recommend that they be fired, "What the hell do you get to do?!" an exasperated Rep. Trey Gowdy asked her.
  • Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

    04/14/2015 1:21:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine CNN
    MIAMI (CNN) - Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes. "It's a problem we all face," said police Lt. Pete Estis. "We will continue to be proactive until we can see that the claims of pilfering through luggage will actually decrease."And these insider...
  • The IRS Scandal: No justice from the Justice Department

    04/05/2015 5:05:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2015 | Jay Sekulow
    I have said it before -- the Obama administrations Internal Revenue Service is institutionally incapable of self-correction. And, now it is even clearer that the Obama administrations Department of Justice is incapable of holding accountable those responsible for a massive illegal targeting scheme. Even worse, its own involvement in the scandal not only means that it cant properly investigate the IRS, it should instead be investigated for cooperating with the IRS in its campaign of censorship and oppression. The latest troubling development comes as the Justice Department announced it will not pursue criminal contempt charges against former top IRS official...
  • Sick to my stomach: OKeefe strikes again! Cornell dean says ISIS, Hamas welcome on campus [video]

    03/25/2015 5:39:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Twitch.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    The latest from investigative filmmaker James OKeefe is just unreal. A Project Veritas undercover reporter visited Cornell University under the guise of Ali, a student from Morocco who was thinking about attending the school and he wanted a little information on how Cornell would react if he wanted to start on new club on campus. A club to support terrorist organizations like Hamas and ISIS:
  • Now Huma Abedin is Being Scrutinized for Possible Corruption

    03/20/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/19/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Sen Chuck Grassley has written two letter to the State Dept. concerning a special arrangement for Huma Abedin, Hillarys closest adviser. At the same time Abedin worked for the State Dept, she also worked for a company called Teneo. For those of you who dont know it, Teneo bills itself as an expert in helping your company get government contracts. Can you see the obvious conflict of interest here? The Senate is trying to find out if Teneos clients received government grants and if they did, was Abedin and or Hillary involved? Abedin also had a private email account that...
  • The Armys Fort Hood Disgrace

    03/20/2015 6:22:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Kathy Platoni
    The Armys Fort Hood Disgrace No one who supervised the shooter has been held to account, but the victims are denied pay and benefits. By Kathy Platoni March 19, 2015 7:08 p.m. ET 257 COMMENTS It was more than five years ago that the gunshots rang out, but those of us who survived can still hear their echoes. On Nov. 5, 2009, an Army psychiatrist named Nidal Hasanan American radicalized by extremist Islamic beliefsopened fire on his fellow soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas, killing 14 people, including an unborn child, and wounding 32. I was there. A beloved friend, Capt....
  • Obama-linked nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election

    03/17/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Steven Edwards
    The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
  • Obama Moves to Keep Hillary's Emails Secret

    03/17/2015 7:19:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jack Fund
    Its a curious time for people who believe in transparency and openness in government. They say they are for transparency. In 2013, President Obama boasted, This is the most transparent administration in history. But watch what his administration does. Today, it will issue new rules exempting a key administrative office that handles issues such as request for access to government email records from the Freedom of Information Act. That law is specifically designed to allow private parties to look at government documents that aren't privileged or involve national security. Ironically, the nation celebrated FOIA just yesterday with National Freedom of...
  • More Evidence Of Climate Data Tampering By NOAA?

    03/10/2015 5:57:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/10/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    When Dr. Roy Spencer looked up summer temperature data for the U.S. Corn Belt, it showed no warming trend for over a century. But that was before temperatures were adjusted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientists now the same data shows a significant warming trend.Spencer, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the National Climatic Data Center made large adjustments to past summer temperatures for the U.S. Corn Belt, lowering past temperatures to make them cooler. Adjusting past temperatures downward creates a significant warming trend in the data that didnt exist before....
  • Does Anyone Fact-Check the President?

    03/07/2015 1:23:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Over the years, we have been struck repeatedly by how often President Obama is wrong. Not how often we disagree with him, but how often he is just plain wrong, on matters of history, science and so on. Obama has a blithe willingness to assert false propositions of fact, apparently without fear of correction. I suppose that is because the Democratic press has little incentive to point out his errors. Lets note two instances from a single town hall appearance in South Carolina yesterday. The first related to climate. Obama, while defending his Keystone veto, said: The pattern overall is...
  • Huma Abedin: Clinton's Unindicted Email Co-Conspirator

    03/07/2015 7:10:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The email plot thickens with news that Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff also used a private email account on the Clintons' server to conduct government business. Watchdog group Judicial Watch, which doesn't like being lied to or jerked around any more than the House Benghazi Select Committee does, has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of State seeking all communications, including emails, between Secretary of State Clinton and Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi between Jan. 21, 2009, and Jan. 21, 2013. The lawsuit which also seeks...
  • NYT: Hillary conducted official State business on her private e-mail account all of it

    03/02/2015 7:06:13 PM PST · by upchuck · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Ever wonder why multiple investigations of the Benghazi attack failed to turn up much from Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? So did the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the facility and the failures that led to it. To their surprise, the Secretary of State had conducted all of her e-mail on a private account rather than an official State Department account — and her aides had carefully culled only the e-mails they wanted investigators to see. The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt dropped that bombshell earlier this evening: Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government...
  • (Vermont) Auditor: Gruber may have padded bills

    02/23/2015 1:00:01 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 25 replies
    WCAX ^ | Feb 23, 2015
    A top aide to Gov. Peter Shumlin is defending the administration's handling of a contract with Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist Jonathan Gruber, after criticisms were lodged by the state auditor. Administration Secretary Justin Johnson made public his reply to Auditor Doug Hoffer, in which Johnson says officials in the state office of health care reform kept a close eye on work done by Gruber. Hoffer says the evidence suggests that Gruber overstated the hours worked by a $100-per-hour research assistant, and that top state health care officials ignored the obvious signs that something was amiss. The state rewrote...
  • Major General: Be Gone, Brian Williams, From Our TV Screens

    02/06/2015 6:29:21 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    mrc tv ^ | 8 hours ago 2015-02-06 | Craig Bannister
    Be gone, Brian Williams, from our TV screens, Major Gen. Paul E. Vallely, US Army (ret), tells MRCTV in an exclusive interview regarding NBCs Brian Williams scandal, in which the news anchor admitted to having fabricated his oft-repeated claim of having been in a U.S. military plane that was shot down. Major Gen. Vallely retired in 1991 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii after serving a distinguishing career of 32 years. He is currently chairman of Stand Up America, an organization dedicated to recovering and preserving our Constitution and Representative Republic. In...
  • Obama's Defense of Islam Burned Along with the Jordanian Pilot

    02/05/2015 8:00:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | F. W. Burleigh
    Obamas phraseology is an exercise in denial that Islam had anything to do with it. By referring to ISIS as this organization and using a clunky circumlocution like whatever ideology they are operating off of, he has made it clear he believes that Islam has nothing to do with terror. The cruel burning of the man was the action of a bankrupt whatever. This of course is absurd. ISIS is Islam 101. Islam has a 14-century history of using terror to impose itself, starting with Muhammad, the creator of Islam. Usually it was just matter of cutting throats, lopping off...
  • Question of the decade: When will Obamas Impeachment be on the table?

    01/29/2015 8:54:22 AM PST · by HammerT · 82 replies
    Jan 29 2015 | N/A
    We’re all too familiar with the pattern by now: His exultancy, the maximum Dear leader Obama the second, ruler of all and master of no responsibility will decree some outrageous and illegal act. This will be followed by the surrender monkeys of the GOPe almost getting into fist fights in a mad dash to be first to solemnly announce that once again, Impeachment is ‘off the table’. And just as with any other rule breaking, the psychological science of operant conditioning applies. The result is an increase of a behavior that is rewarded and less for which is punished. Were...
  • Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

    01/27/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 20151 | Thomas Rose
    Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of breaking protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called One Voice, reportedly funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly being lead by Obamas 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. As...
  • Sex slave claims Bill Clinton visited Epsteins orgy island

    01/24/2015 8:31:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | Lia Eustachewich
    Former President Bill Clinton took a romantic jaunt in 2002 to convicted pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein’s “orgy island” with “two young girls” from New York, according to a shocking new interview. Virginia Roberts, who’s accused Epstein of turning her into a “sex slave” at age 17 and forcing her to sleep with his powerful friends, claimed Clinton stayed in one of the many villas on Epstein’s US Virgin Islands estate — where group sex was a “regular occurrence.”“I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me...
  • State of the Union Address Live Thread [9-11pm EST]

    01/20/2015 5:05:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 1,101 replies
    January 20, 2015 | B. Hussein Obama
    Your comments regarding the State of the Union Address.
  • Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union address

    01/18/2015 8:04:18 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 36 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 1/18/2015 | Fox News
    President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on top earners including a hike in investment tax rates -- in order to fund new tax credits and other measures the White House claims will help the middle class. The president's proposals, which also include eliminating a tax break on inheritances, are likely to be cheered by the Democratic Party's liberal base when they are announced Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. However, the tax increases are all but certain to be non-starters with the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill. The president's address --...
  • Senators husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how its done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings so it can lease space more expensively and the real estate company of the California senators husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Obama, Democrats head to retreat in cloak of secrecy, with press banned

    01/17/2015 5:14:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/16/15 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama who famously promised when he took office in 2009 to bring about an unprecedented level of openness in government has headed off to Baltimore for a retreat with Democrats with one special caveat: No press allowed. Newsmax reported that in previous years, the Democrats have let in some members of the media. But this year, none are allowed though some topics of discussion have sneaked into the public arena. The Hill reported that the politicos will be discussing Mr. Obamas latest proposal to use tax dollars to pay for community college as well...
  • White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles

    01/13/2015 9:30:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nations journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nations defenses forces, the White Houses press secretary said Jan. 12. The president will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform whenever journalists work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White Houses daily briefing.
  • Two Brothers Suspected in Killings Were Known to French Intelligence Services

    01/08/2015 9:07:45 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 8, 2015 | ANDREW HIGGINS and MAA de la BAUME
    PARIS When Chrif Kouachi first came to the attention of the French authorities as a possible terrorist a decade ago, he was in his early 20s and, according to testimony during a 2008 Paris trial, had dreamed of attacking Jewish targets in France. Under the influence of a radical Paris preacher, however, he decided that fighting American troops in Iraq presented a better outlet for his commitment to jihad. On Wednesday, Mr. Kouachi, according to investigators, returned to his original plan of waging holy war in France. Along with his older brother Said and a third French Muslim of...
  • On Jonathan Gruber and Disclosure [FLASHBACK]

    11/10/2014 4:13:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2010 | by Michael James
    The New York Times has an editor's note today: "On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers. "Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship". In November this blog, too,...
  • Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68

    10/11/2014 5:37:37 PM PDT · by wtd · 39 replies
    Click on Detroit/AP ^ | October 11, 2014 | Mara MacDonald
    Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68DETROIT - A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Its chief medical officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini, said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the illness after the Clinton Township girl's arrival, but did not specify which day she arrived.
  • Parallel Reconstruction

    10/09/2014 5:30:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the political commentators in the nation's capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the president's spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it. The president continues to dispatch his National Security Agency spies as if he were a law unto himself, and Congress -- which is also being spied upon -- has done nothing to protect the right to privacy that the Fourth Amendment was...
  • Amnesty for Ebola

    10/06/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Recently, Time magazine published an article entitled Ebola Just the Latest Hardship for Liberian Patient in the U.S. The piece seemed to be written with the intent to elicit sympathy for a man who, in his quest to survive, illegally infiltrated a nation carrying a highly contagious hemorrhagic virus. But then again, its really not entirely Thomas Eric Duncans fault. After all, Barack Obama has been broadcasting the message to the world that even if our Border Agents contract bacterial pneumonia and our schoolchildren are paralyzed and placed on breathing tubes, granting sick illegals access to America takes precedence over...

    10/06/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/06/2014 | John Hinderaker
    While strong cases can be made for both Benghazi and Fast and Furious, most voters consider Barack Obama’s misuse of the IRS to be his administration’s worst scandal so far. But, as we wrote last year, targeting of conservative non-profits for harassment is not the only dimension of the IRS scandal. In addition, there is strong reason to believe that one or more White House political appointees have illegally accessed private taxpayer information and used it for political gain.Austan Goolsbee directed Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and later chaired his Council of Economic Advisers. In August 2010, Goolsbee conducted...
  • Yet More IRS Employees Busted for Stealing Taxpayers' Identities

    10/01/2014 12:19:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | Sep. 29, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    It's hard to keep up with the privacy-threatening shenanigans at the Internal Revenue Service, but let's give it a try. Just days after revealing that the tax agency's failure to follow its own rules put the private data of 1.4 million people at risk, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration publicized the sentencing of Tax Examining Technician Missy Sledge for aggravated identity theft and mail fraud, and IRS employee Monica Hernandez for making and subscribing a false income tax return, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. According to the Inspector General's Office, "as part of her official IRS duties,...
  • Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS

    09/29/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/14
    Obama says intel officials 'underestimated' rise of ISIS Never autoplay videos One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community. In the interview, Obama was asked how the Islamic State was able to gain so much territory. "Our head of the intelligence community Jim Clapper has acknowledged that I think...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in armed takeover

    09/22/2014 3:13:34 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the universitys Black Students Organization as armed, The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed...
  • When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    09/12/2014 5:09:39 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 12/2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    One of the biggest threats to a civilized, free society occurs when prosecutors abuse their power and allow politics to drive their administration of the criminal-justice system. Two recent examples show how liberal, partisan prosecutors misused their authority and politicized justice.
  • President Obama Bummed That Reporters Forgot his Birthday (DOHFB)

    08/05/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 5, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    There is no such thing as the man being accused of not thinking of himself enough. In the Concentration Camps the guards forced inmates to sing Happy Birthday on Hitler's Birthday. Maybe that's what he had in mind. And perhaps a Fudgepack Cake to celebrate. Thoughts of midnight strolls on Fudgepack Beach on the day of(HFB)His Foreign Birth would have made him almost as happy if any reporters would have remembered his birthday.
  • Call From Iraqi Christians: "Obama, Obama, Where Are You?"

    07/28/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28,2014 | Katie Gorka
    Several hundred people gathered in front of the White House on Saturday, chanting, Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!
  • DOJ: We Learned About Lois Lerner's "Lost" Emails Through The News (LOL, Yeah Right)

    07/17/2014 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama apparently isn't the only one who gets his information about the IRS targeting scandal from the newspaper. During an exchange today on Capitol Hill between Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis and Deputy Attorney General James Cole about the IRS targeting of conservatives, Cole said he found out about Lois Lerner's "lost" emails through news reports. DeSantis: Mr. Cole, we learned in Congress on June 13th, 2014 that two years-worth of Lois Lerners emails were missingthe IRS would not produce those. When did the Justice Department learn of that fact? Cole: I think we learned about it after that from...
  • Darrell Issa: Lois Lerners smoking gun email

    07/10/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday called Lois Lerners recently surfaced emails a smoking gun in the IRS scandal. [This is] a smoking gun, this is Lois Lerner clearly cautioning people not to say things on email and be delighted to find out that the local instant chat they have, this Microsoft product, wasnt tracking what they said, Issa, a California Republican said on Fox News.
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight: Why the Obama Lawsuit is an Awful Idea

    06/28/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; youre also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped wed always have good, honorable police, but they didnt make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • Obama Admin Refuses to Justify Taliban Release in Closed-Door Brief

    06/10/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/10/14 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration officials refused to fully explain to key senators the justification for freeing five senior Taliban leaders that the White House had once considered to be among the most dangerous prisoners being held in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, according to senior Senate insiders familiar with a closed-door briefing held Tuesday for members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Top Obama administration officials continued to defend the decision to skirt U.S. law and not inform Congress about the deal, telling lawmakers that it was worth it; period, according to one Senate insider familiar with Tuesdays classified briefing. Officials maintained...
  • Fall guy? Under fire, White House says Hagel signed off on Taliban prisoner swap

    06/10/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/14 | Justin Fishel
    The buck stops with the president. Or maybe it's the secretary of Defense. As the fallout grows over the controversial Taliban prisoner swap, White House officials are emphasizing that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the one who "signed off" on the deal -- a move one Republican lawmaker suggested is an effort to shift blame. "I hope they're not just pushing him out to be a fall guy for this," Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., told Fox News. According to a congressional source, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken refused to answer directly when asked point-blank during a briefing with House...
  • How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

    05/30/2014 11:13:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/30/14 | Justin Pritchard
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - concluded that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: No state had even considered whether driverless cars should be legal. And yet this week, Google said it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals. The plan is possible because, by this time next year, driverless cars will be legal in the tech giant's home state.
  • Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation

    05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 48 replies
    WND ^ | May 29 12014 | Bob Unruh
    Records newly obtained by officials with Judicial Watch revealed on Thursday that lodging, security and entertainment for the Obamas entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million. The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at...