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  • Anthony Weiner declares he's running for NYC mayor

    05/22/2013 1:21:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    USA TODAY | May 22, 2013 | Catalina Camia
    Here's the link.
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 9 replies
    TWS ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
    National Public Radio reporter Ari Shapiro reports that liberal pundits were seen entering the West Wing:
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton Obama

    05/21/2013 2:53:32 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    by Roger L Simon PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really...
  • Piers Morgan and Bill Nye Speculate on Climate Change’s Role in Deadly Okla. Twister

    05/21/2013 2:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    During CNN’s live coverage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado on Monday night, host Piers Morgan and Bill Nye speculated on the possible role of climate change in the disaster. “As a scientist, when you hear about the size, scale, power, devastation of this tornado, what does it tell you about the ongoing debate about climate change?” Morgan asked his guest. Nye said climate change has to be considered after a catastrophic weather event like the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. He also claimed 10 of the last 12 years are the “warmest years recorded.”(continued)
  • IRS targeted conservative college interns

    05/20/2013 10:52:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanded information about conservative groups’ college-aged interns, prompting outrage from one of the country’s top conservative activist organizations and leading one former intern to wonder whether his family’s pizza parlor would be endangered. The IRS requested, in an audit, the names of the conservative Leadership Institute’s 2008 interns, as well as specific information about their internship work and where the interns were employed in 2012, according to a document request the IRS sent to the Leadership Institute, dated February 14, 2012. The IRS requested: “Copies of applications for internships and summer programs; to include: lists...
  • Martin Bashir on Moore, Oklahoma: 'Perhaps the Worst Tornado in the History of the Planet'

    05/20/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 75 replies
    As NewsBusters has reported over the years, America's media love to hype every serious weather event. On Monday, shortly after an F4 tornado demolished the town of Moore, Oklahoma, MSNBC's Martin Bashir called it "perhaps the worst tornado in the history of the planet" (video follows with transcript and commentary,
  • Obama Campaign Ad Mocks and Ridicules Senior Citizens

    09/12/2008 10:14:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 40 replies · 300+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/12/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Official campaign ad is consistent with ageist hate speech hosted at My.Barackobama.comThis official advertisement, "Paid for by Obama for America" and approved by Barack Obama, continues his campaign's proud tradition of mocking and ridiculing senior citizens, and indeed people over 50. The ad opens with a mirror ball from a disco under the caption 1982, and then shows a clumsy portable phone and a Rubik's cube. Then it derides McCain for not knowing how to use a computer or send E-mail. It says, "Things have changed since then, but McCain hasn't." This ad was approved by Barack Obama, and it...
  • Obama's Counsel Was Told of IRS Audit Findings Weeks Ago

    05/20/2013 12:23:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 19, 2013 | Peter Nicholas
    The White House's chief lawyer learned weeks ago that an audit of the Internal Revenue Service likely would show that agency employees inappropriately targeted conservative groups, a senior White House official said Sunday. That disclosure has prompted a debate over whether the president should have been notified at that time. In the week of April 22, the Office of the White House Counsel and its head, Kathryn Ruemmler, were told by Treasury Department attorneys that an inspector general's report was nearing completion, the White House official said. In that conversation, Ms. Ruemmler learned that "a small number of line IRS...
  • Compilation of the IRS’s actions in its targeting of conservatives

    05/20/2013 1:02:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 20, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Compilation of the IRS’s actions in its targeting of conservatives In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had...
  • How to Bring the Right (Yes, All of Them) Together

    05/20/2013 12:37:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    If there's one foundational lesson for conservatives of various stripes to glean from the recent revelations about the atrocities routinely committed by the IRS, it's that there are reasons the Founders considered property rights among the most sacred of all rights -- and rights that a limited government must protect. Several groups focused on "values voters" and "moral issues" have learned recently just how difficult it is to accomplish anything for their values when the IRS is using the awesome weight of a massive federal government to confiscate resources, perform harassment audits, and withhold non-profit status... --snip-- Of course, it...
  • Shotgun executive taken into custody at Colo. gun show on cabbie terror tip

    05/20/2013 3:16:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies ^ | may 19, 2013 | David Codrea
    Daniele Perazzi, president of the Italian Perazzi Shotguns firm, was taken into custody yesterday by Adams County Deputies [see update, below] along with several prototype shotguns. The executive was picked up in the parking lot of the Denver Merchandise Mart, hosting the high-end Colorado Gun Collectors show this weekend, after a taxi driver, likely reacting to a suspicious activity reporting outreach program conducted by law enforcement, told authorities he thought he could be transporting an armed “foreign speaking” terror suspect. “He loaded prototype shotguns into the cab on the way to the Merchandise Mart,” gun rights activist and newly-elected National...
  • Anti-Fraud Group 'True the Vote' Harassed NOT JUST by IRS, but FBI, OSHA... then ATF!

    05/20/2013 3:16:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Talkin a lot more than a tax audits now... Houston-based True the Vote is an organization dedicated to preserving the integrity of the voting process. They're a outfit any normal, good-faith American ought to be glad exists, what with 160 U.S. counties showing more people registered than the actual number of live, eligible voters in existence. Alas, the compulsively-crooked Obama White House despises them. True the Vote IS NOT a Republican outfit, and promotes no candidates nor political issues- they're merely focused on ensuring legal/fair/inclusive voting. In just the previous 18 months, voter fraud cases have been prosecuted in 36 states, so...
  • Let’s Exploit Liberal Hypocrisy

    05/20/2013 3:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some establishment types are shaking their heads as they warn conservatives that we must not politicize the Administration’s Benghazi bungling, its Obamacare shakedowns, its AP records grab or its IRS abuses. Like hell we mustn’t. We must. Big time. The last couple weeks’ revelations of fresh and compelling examples of the kind of duplicity and petty tyranny we conservatives have been screaming about for five years have presented us with what military folks call a “seam.” A “seam” is the border where two different units meet, and it is generally the kind of weak point you want to drive your...
  • IRS and AP Scandals Cast a Big Chill on Free Speech

    05/20/2013 3:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | May 20, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Chilling effect. That's the term lawyers and judges use to describe the result of government actions that deter people from exercising their right of free speech. There have been plenty of examples in the past 10 days. The Obama administration's Justice Department issued a sweeping demand for two months of office, cellular and home telephone records from multiple Associated Press reporters and editors to investigate an alleged breach of national security. The AP story in question, on a foiled terrorist plot, had been withheld for days at the request of the CIA. It finally went out on the wire on...
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Union of immigration enforcement officers to oppose Senate bill

    05/20/2013 2:53:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/20/13 | Carrie Dann
    A union representing 12,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers will publicly oppose the Senate Gang of Eight immigration plan Monday, giving critics of the overhaul effort additional political ammunition as they work to defeat legislation working its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a release announcing the group's opposition to the bill, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council president Kenneth Palinkas writes that the bill would fail to address an "insurmountable bureaucracy" at the federal agency overseeing immigration documents and argues that USCIS personnel are currently "pressured to rubber stamp applications instead of conducting diligent case review and...
  • Labor union chief calls immigration bill dangerous, sees agency as ‘approval machine’

    05/20/2013 2:52:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate’s immigration bill will raise national security risks and the Obama administration will do little more than “rubber-stamp” illegal immigrants into the program, endangering Americans, says the labor union representing the 12,000 employees who will have to approve the applications. Kenneth Palinkas, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 119, which represents officers and staff at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will deliver a damning critique of the Senate bill Monday, according to a copy of his statement obtained by The Washington Times. His statement goes well beyond the current debate, portraying an agency intent on approving...
  • AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional

    05/19/2013 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/19/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department. Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism. Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans' information from all news outlets.
  • Schieffer to Obama Advisor: ‘Why Are You Here? Why Isn’t the White House Chief of Staff here?'

    05/19/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Xcoastie · 55 replies
    News Busters - CBS ^ | May 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    See the video of the exchange via the link DAN PFEIFFER, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR: The point that our Chief of Staff is making is that this is the Republican playbook here which is try, when they don't have a positive agenda, try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations. We're not going to let that distract us and the President from actually doing the people's work and fighting for the middle class. BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do...
  • True Scandal

    05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American...
  • NYT's Peters 'Cleans Up' Jonathan Weisman's Original Report on Friday's IRS Scandal Hearing

    05/19/2013 6:52:13 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Clearly, the New York Times couldn't run with Jonathan Weisman's headline or opening sentence in the report he filed shortly after Friday's portion of Friday's testimony at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee in its Saturday print edition. And it didn't. The original headline at Weisman's story, as seen here (HT Ann Althouse via Instapundit), was "Treasury Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012, Official Says." His opening sentence: "The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for...
  • Biden now blamed in SEAL Team 6 deaths

    05/19/2013 5:40:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 5/19/2013
    The families of three fallen Navy SEAL Team Six members say President Obama and Vice President Biden are culpable for the deaths of their sons for publicly identifying the unit that killed Osama bin Laden and pursuing policies that coddle Muslims and put our own troops at a tactical disadvantage. SEAL Team Six carried out the daring raid in Pakistan in early May 2011. Three months later, three members of the unit were among 38 killed in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Twenty-five of the dead were special operations forces. Larry Klayman is founder of Freedom Watch, a WND...
  • Here are 176 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism...

    05/19/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 19, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 176 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections. Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.Other things on this list are medium things...
  • Confusion and Staff Troubles Rife at I.R.S. Office in Ohio

    05/19/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 66 replies
    During the summer of 2010, the dozen or so accountants and tax agents of Group 7822 of the Internal Revenue Service office in Cincinnati got a directive from their manager. A growing number of organizations identifying themselves as part of the Tea Party had begun applying for tax exemptions, the manager said, advising the workers to be on the lookout for them and other groups planning to get involved in elections. “I don’t believe there’s any such thing as rogue agents,” said Bonnie Esrig, a former senior manager in the I.R.S. office in Cincinnati. The specialists, hunched over laptops on...
  • Timeline of Obama Foreknowledge of IRS Scandal Continues to Slip

    05/18/2013 8:05:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | May 18, 2013 | Rick Moran
    President Obama continues to insist that he first became aware of his IRS targeting conservative groups a week ago Friday when the news first broke. This, despite the fact that his White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, had been informed of the probe on April 22. And despite the fact, as the New York Times reports, that officials in his Treasury Department knew in March that tea party groups had been targeted. President Obama continues to insist that he first became aware of his IRS targeting conservative groups a week ago Friday when the news first broke.This, despite the fact that...
  • GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond ( Good!)

    05/18/2013 5:23:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | – Sat, May 11, 2013 | CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press
    Military Response Questioned in Benghazi Attack The latest Congressional hearing on the attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya focused on whether the U.S. military could have responded more quickly to end the assault. (May 8) WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats' early favorite for president in 2016.Strategists in both parties disagree on the issue's power to influence elections next year and beyond. But after eight months of trying, Democrats are still struggling to move...
  • Bobby Jindal: Send IRS Officials to Prison

    05/18/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/18/2013 | By John Johnson, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Probably a good sign that Republicans see the IRS controversy as very fertile ground politically: Bobby Jindal—who famously warned the GOP not to be the "stupid party" of unhinged attacks—is going after the scandal hard today, reports Politico. The potential 2016 challenger plans to tell Republicans in Virginia that those responsible for the "un-American" plan of singling out conservative groups for scrutiny should go to prison.   “You cannot take the freedom of law-abiding Americans, whether you disagree with them or not, and keep your own freedom," says the Louisiana governor's prepared remarks. "When you do that, you...
  • CNN's Morgan: Hey, Maybe Government Can Become Tyrannical After All

    05/18/2013 5:48:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies ^ | May 18, 2013 | Michael Miller
    Move over, Chris Matthews; there’s a new flip-flopping liberal “journalist” in town and his name is Piers Morgan. Morgan has had a revelation: Maybe, just maybe, government can become tyrannical after all. In a conversation with Penn Jillette, CNN’s anti-gun zealot – who has spent the last six months deriding the suggestion that the American government can’t be trusted when it comes to gun control – has had a change of heart after watching the IRS and DOJ/APP scandals unfold. Yep, Morgan went all Chris Matthews (the flip-flopping one) on Jillette when he came to the
  • Camelot Is Burning

    05/18/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Camelot Is Burning by Christopher Burton 18 May 2013, 4:40 PM PDT It began in earnest last Friday. A flash mob of latte drinking, tofu eating media that has done its best to quell, rather than fan the flames of truth, turned on one of their own. Jay Carney lay bludgeoned at the base of the podium, a victim of friendly fire. Ironically, the attack was reminiscent of the one in Benghazi he has repeatedly denied the Administration he represents bears any responsibility for. “Changed twelve times?!” came the cries. And with good reason. We were misled; no, lied to....
  • Outgoing IRS Chief: Taxes 'Voluntary'

    05/18/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | May 18 2013 | William Bigelow
    On Friday, former acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, said that America’s tax system is “voluntary.” Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) agreed. Miller offered this perspective as he was grilled about his involvement in the IRS scandal wherein the IRS targeted conservative groups, particularly Tea Party organizations. This line has been used before by none other than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Interviewed by Jan Helfeld in 2008, this is how the conversation went: Helfeld: If the government is in the business of forcefully taking money from some people in order to provide welfare...
  • Just a Crook? Pentagon Papers Lawyer Thinks Obama Is Worse Than Nixon

    05/18/2013 3:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 14, 2013 | Michael H. Miller
    James C. Goodale, the so-called “father of reporters’ privilege” and the author of a new book called Fighting for the Press (CUNY Journalism Press, 255 pp., $20), was in his office at the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm, where he’s a partner, comparing Barack Obama to Richard M. Nixon. “Nixon and Agnew were like listening to a Fox News program all day long, every day,” he said. “In their eyes, the Eastern establishment press were against them and they were against it and they were going to destroy it as best they can.” But, he said, “Obama has all these...
  • Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case

    05/18/2013 3:37:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 17, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON, SIOBHAN HUGHES and DAMIAN PALETTA
    The Internal Revenue Service's watchdog told top Treasury officials around June 2012 he was investigating allegations the tax agency had targeted conservative groups, for the first time indicating that Obama administration officials were aware of the explosive matter in the midst of the president's re-election campaign. The disclosure to the Treasury general counsel and the deputy secretary was a cursory one, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. He said he didn't reveal conclusions of the probe, which was in its early stages, and his disclosure came as part of a routine update to Treasury...
  • Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    05/18/2013 3:40:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, not resting with the Internal Revenue Service scandal, are moving to broaden the matter to an array of tax malfeasances and “intimidation tactics” they hope will ensnare the White House. Republican charges range from clearly questionable actions to seemingly specious allegations, and they grow by the day. On Friday, lawmakers sought to tie the I.R.S. matter to the carrying out of President Obama’s health care law, which will rely heavily on the agency. Whether they succeed holds significant ramifications for Mr. Obama, who will soon know if he is dealing with a late spring thunderstorm that...
  • George Will: The loss of trust

    05/18/2013 4:42:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies ^ | 5/18/2013 | George Will
    Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government’s large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question “Will Barack Obama’s scandals derail his second-term agenda?” was a question: What agenda? The scandals are interlocking and overlapping in ways that drain his authority. Everything he advocates requires Americans to lavish on government something his administration, and big government generally, undermines – trust. [emphasis added] Liberalism’s agenda has been...
  • ‘Narcissist-in-Chief’ humiliates himself, yet again

    05/18/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 20 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 18, 2013 | Dr. Theo
    When I saw the photo on The Drudge Report my reaction was the same as almost any other current or former member of the Armed Services—disgust. It reminded me of the Clintons who used uniformed military officers as servers to pass drinks and hors d’oeuvres at one of their White House gatherings. Do Democrats have no understanding of whom and what military people are? Do they not understand that the role of the military is one that less than one in ten Americans are willing to do? Apparently they are unaware of the sacrifices military men and women have made...
  • The Poisoned Chalice

    05/18/2013 1:06:32 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | 5-17-2013 | Richard Fernandez
    (Read the whole article) Things will probably have to get a whole lot worse before a critical mass of voters choose the path of despair that the National Journal warns against: the point where they exit the game. The difficulty is that the restraint does not so far seem symmetric. What is perhaps most disturbing is the sheer effrontery of the administration. They seem unabashed and oblivious to the damage they are causing. They are telling lies that nobody can be expected to believe, almost as if the stranger hiding under the marital bed explains that he’s looking for change...
  • Obama is failing as CEO of America, Inc.

    05/18/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Peter Morici
    <p>CEOs of large organizations all face the same problem – driving their agendas in organizations too diverse and geographically dispersed to manage directly.</p> <p>They hire competent managers for their units, set goals and establish clear metrics for evaluating performance. As in politics, competition in business is tough, and CEOs must set ethical boundaries for their managers’ conduct.</p>
  • Obama’s Claim He Called Benghazi An ‘Act Of Terrorism’ [Wa Po Fact Checker - 4 Pinocchios]

    05/18/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 17 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 5/14/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” — President Obama, remarks at a news conference, May 13, 2013 Once again, it appears that we must parse a few presidential words. We went through this question at length during the 2012 election, but perhaps a refresher course is in order. Notably, during a debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama said that he immediately told the American people that the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya “was an act of terror.” But now he says he called it...
  • Donohue Says IRS Probe Triggered by Catholics United

    05/18/2013 12:29:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/18/13 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., May 18, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Bill Donohue of the Catholic League said he was “stunned” that the IRS investigated his organization in 2008, charging that the Democrat-leaning group Catholics United filed the complaint and used it to argue that CNN should drop him as a commentator. “This was a fishing expedition meant to intimidate me and create a chilling effect on my freedom of speech,” Donohue said. “I still couldn’t believe that a couple of weeks after the election, I was being asked to spend my entire Thanksgiving trying to defend the Catholic League...
  • The Most-Corrupt Administration Ever?

    05/18/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 05-18-2013 | Karl Denniger
    •Fast And Furious (guns for drug lords, resulting in murder of Americans and Mexicans)
  • Watergate 2.0 -- why the IRS scandal is far worse

    05/18/2013 1:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Matt Kibbe
    In the wake of one of the worst abuses of government power in recent history, many are rushing to frame the Internal Revenue Service scandal as simply an attack on conservative activists. That view risks creating a partisan political football and misses a fundamentally scarier abuse that exceeds the scandals of Watergate or any other prior government abuse. The IRS has admitted that since May 2010 it targeted grassroots-conservative organizations that had applied for tax-exempt status, unfairly subjecting them to rigorous scrutiny due to their political leanings. Such groups were told they were required to comply with IRS requests, no...
  • Obama’s Defenders: He’s Not Corrupt, Just Dishonest and Incompetent

    05/18/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 17, 2013 | Seth Mandel
    There was a running joke in the fall of 2008 that John McCain should simply re-air Hillary Clinton’s “3 a.m. phone call” ad, which highlighted Barack Obama’s lack of experience and meager knowledge of world affairs, and just tack on “I’m John McCain, and I approve this message” at the end of the ad. The point was that thanks to the bitter primary battle between the Clintons and Obama, Democrats had already developed the most effective lines of attack against Obama, and Republicans needed only to nod their heads in agreement. Something similar is taking place amid the several Obama...
  • [Obama Stooge] Lew asks Congress for debt increase, says it’s 'not open to debate'

    05/18/2013 12:07:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/17/13 | Peter Schroeder
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday urged congressional leaders to raise the debt limit and insisted that the White House is not going to negotiate over the increase because lawmakers have "no choice." "We will not negotiate over the debt limit," Lew wrote. "The creditworthiness of the United States is non-negotiable. The question of whether the country must pay obligations it has already incurred is not open to debate." Lew said that while President Obama is willing to discuss plans to reduce the nation's deficit with Congress, those talks must be kept separate from any effort to raise the nation's...
  • IRS Attack Against Tea Party Assaulted Civility

    05/17/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 16 May 2013 | Editorial
    Democracy: The IRS targeting of Tea Party groups is mind-boggling not only for its abuse of government power. It's also disturbing for what it intended to do: destroy civil society, opening a door for tyranny. The formation in 2009 of hundreds of Tea Party groups at the rallying cry of CNBC news editor Rick Santelli, from places as diverse as Lowell, Mass., Pleasanton, Calif., Asheville, N.C., Yuma, Ariz., and Lincoln, Neb., among hundreds of others, was a spontaneous reaction by ordinary American citizens to an overspending, oversized government whose overreach called into question its constitutionality. Yet it was these very...
  • Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits

    05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    ...The Internal Revenue Service, apparently determined to get out ahead of an inspector general report critical of its handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups, came up with a plan: Lois Lerner, the official responsible for the tax-exempt division, would publicly apologize in response to a question at the American Bar Association conference in Washington... ...It was the day after Lerner had testified to Congress last week, failing once again to disclose the extent of the Tea Party targeting even under direct questioning. The damning inspector general report would come out any day, and Lerner and Miller wanted to...
  • LIVE THREAD: Congress Begins Investigation into IRS Targeting

    05/17/2013 6:02:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 831 replies
    C Span | May 17, 2013
    The House Ways and Means Committee holds the first Congressional hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) subjecting applicants for tax-exempt status to higher levels of scrutiny based on political leanings. Witnesses include Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller who resigned on Wednesday and the Treasury Department’s Inspector General Russell George for Tax Administration. Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the IRS' targeting of "American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling." He stated that the Committee will "get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again.” In announcing the hearing, Ranking Member Sander...
  • WOW! HUGE STORY!!… Obama IRS Asked Tea Party Groups For Back-End Access to Their Websites (Audio)

    05/17/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 17, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    IT GETS WORSE! The Obama IRS demanded that several Tea Party groups provide back-end access to their websites. From reliable sources: This happened to several Tea Party groups! The source has this in writing. It states they wanted access to everything the members had access to, which would be chats, email, contact information, etc. The group raised less than $600. She was targeted as early as October 2010....
  • Report: IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election

    05/17/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election:
  • ‘Best rant ever!’ Huge applause after Rep. Mike Kelly nails acting IRS chief [Must see video - Jim]

    05/17/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 151 replies
    TWitchy ^ | 5/17/13 | Twitchy Staff
    GOP Rep. Mike Kelly was a huge hit at Friday’s House hearing on IRS harassment of conservative groups as he skewered acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller. Some tasty highlights from his fiery rant:Rep Kelly to Miller: You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.Kelly: "This confirms that the #IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want. " "Where you're sitting, you should be outraged, but you're not." Rep, Kelly to Miller #IRS #Waysandmeanscommittee "Is there any limit to the scope as to where you folks can go? … It's...
  • Obama using the IRS for blackmail as well as intimidation?

    05/18/2013 11:55:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/18/13 | Doug Book
    Coach is Right published this article well before the current IRS scandals had broken. We thought readers might be interested in taking another look at this slight infraction committed by our “voluntary” taxing authorities. In September of 2011, 60 million health records involving 10 million Americans were illegally confiscated by members of the IRS. The theft took place at an unidentified place of business in California. Referring to itself as the John Doe Company in a lawsuit filed last week against the 15 IRS agents who took part, plaintiffs claim that...