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  • Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public

    05/21/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public By Justin Sink - 05/21/13 02:47 PM ET Officials in the White House discussed how and when the Internal Revenue Service would tell the public that the agency had targeted political groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney said that Mark Childress, the White House deputy chief of staff, twice spoke with officials at the Treasury Department about the strategy for revealing conservative targeting. Childress and the Treasury officials discussed the possibility that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw the agency's tax-exempt organization, would reveal that an...
  • ..Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

    04/30/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 55 replies
    Dailly Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    NOTE: Full title of article is, "In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress" ---------------------------------------------------- At least four career officials have hired lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with CongressWould-be State Department whistle-blowers claim harassment, intimidationObama: I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody's been blocked from testifying' President Barack Obama said during a rare public session answering reporters' questions that he was unaware of any efforts to prevent survivors of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attack from testifying before Congress about what they experienced. 'I'm not...
  • A drive to protect vote fraud

    10/27/2010 4:32:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 26, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Faced with multiple reports of early-voting irregularities and election shenanigans across the country, left-wing groups are playing dumb, deaf and blind. More cunningly, these organizations are seeking to marginalize complaints about election integrity by casting citizen-watchdog efforts as racist "scare tactics." Echoing President Obama's message to the Democratic faithful on the campaign trail, they are accusing political opponents of suppressing the votes of minorities and the poor. Yesterday, The New York Times quoted a liberal voting-rights advocate, Wendy R. Weiser, wringing her hands over individual Americans taking clean elections seriously: "Private efforts to police the polls create a real risk...
  • Man Gets Two Years for Pretending to Be Ex-Wife Online (felony prank)

    07/08/2004 12:20:44 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 14 replies · 1,133+ views
    whsv ^ | 7-8-04 | ap
    An Albemarle County man will serve two years behind bars for trying to use the Internet to lure strangers into having sex with his unsuspecting ex-wife because he was angry at her. Thirty-six-year-old Anthony Lee Napier disguised himself as his former wife in 2001 when he gave out her address and telephone number in a chat room. Napier had warned men that she would play dumb but that she really wanted to have sex with them. The case highlighted the difficulty in prosecuting cybercrimes. Prosecutors had no sentencing guidelines, so they asked the judge for a two-year term based on...