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  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

    07/08/2014 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8 2014 | Steve Holland and Richard Cowan
    (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It was Obama's most substantive response to date as he struggles to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico. The money would both pay to care for the children and accelerate a return to their home countries. The funding move will test Obama's ability to negotiate effectively with Republican lawmakers who have blocked much...
  • IRS targeting of political speech is no accident

    02/08/2014 1:50:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2014 | Star Parker
    The latest round of the IRS scandal, in which Tea Party and conservative groups have been selectively targeted for harassment by our tax collection agency, is now unfolding. This comes in the form of proposed new rules from the IRS regarding the operation of organizations falling under the 501(c)(4) provision of the tax code. These are organizations whose purpose is to promote “social welfare” and therefore their income is tax-free. Because promoting a cause or agenda in our free and democratic country cannot be isolated from political activity associated with that agenda, such activity is permitted by 501(c)(4) organizations, as...
  • Two Democrats call for investigation of IRS watchdog who led targeting probe

    02/08/2014 11:18:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS scandal is so bad that Democrats are unleashing total war in an attempt to beat back a full airing of the abuse. The old adage, "The best defense is a good offense," is all the more valid when the major media outlets are on their side. It is not necessary to have any actual facts to use as rebuttal for the indefensible; it is enough to simply throw a cloud of dust, so as to discredit any charges - in the eyes of supporters and media sycophants. President Obama's absurd contention to Bill O'Reilly that there was "not...
  • The GOP Should Use the Power of the Purse

    02/08/2014 9:25:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘The House should sharply reduce IRS funding until the agency is more responsive.” Well, I’d have omitted everything after “funding” but this was still an astute observation, offered at the conclusion of Thursday’s excellent Wall Street Journal editorial. I’m grateful to have smart guys on the team, even if slumming with us power-of-the-purse radicals may get them booted from the GOP’s “We’re only one-half of one-third” circle of submission. The editors were exercised over the revenue agency’s latest shenanigans, which include covering up its past shenanigans — the willful targeting of conservative groups in order to frustrate their opposition to...
  • Audio - Mark Levin: What Obama Is Really Doing - Seizing The Power Of The Purse From Congress

    10/16/2013 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | You Tube
    Mark explains what President Obama is really doing - seizing the power of the purse from Congress and taking away their ability to control funding in the government. In essence, this has been a coup by the Executive to limit the power of all other branches so that there are no checks and balances. Obama will set spending levels and veto any bills that fall short of his demands as he threatens to single handedly push the nation into a default. Congressman Louie Gohmert calls in and gives an update on the inner fighting within the House, as nobody really...
  • Sen. Graham to Republicans: 'Face Reality That ObamaCare Cannot Be Stopped'

    10/13/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 146 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | FOX News Insider
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has called President Obama a “pathetic leader” for his lack of involvement in negotiations to end the government shutdown. He slammed the president’s unwillingness to compromise with Republicans as “immature.” Today on America’s News HQ, Graham told anchor Doug McKelway, “For [Republicans] to suggest to the American people that we could defund ObamaCare or delay it for a year by shutting down the government, I think was unrealistic.” With the debt limit just four days away, Sen. Graham said, “I’m not going to vote for any deal coming out of the Senate that doesn’t have a...