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  • Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules

    04/16/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder should be impeached from the office of Attorney General, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared on Thursday. If Holder fails to seek indictments of IRS manager Lois Lerner and others responsible for targeting groups and individuals for their political views, Cruz says Congress should impeach Holder. However, Cruz does not go far enough. Federal law requires the U.S. Attorney General to now prosecute himself for criminal contempt. Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress by the US House of Representatives on June 28, 2012, for refusing to provide documents concerning the “Fast and Furious” gun-running...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS

    04/07/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group. “Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which...
  • Analysis: U.S. Cozies Up to Kiev Gov't Including Far Right(McCain pictured next to Neo-Nazi leader?)

    04/04/2014 11:24:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/30/2014 | Alexander Smith
    <p>The U.S. and Europe have been emphatic in their support of the new Ukrainian government – but a significant number of Washington's new bedfellows are members of what some experts class as extreme right-wing parties.</p> <p>When Sen. John McCain traveled to Kiev in December, he told the crowd of 200,000 on Independence Square: "The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."</p>
  • NewarkGate: How Sen. Cory Booker’s Friends Made Out Like Bandits

    04/03/2014 7:07:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    New Jersey state senator Ron Rice, a Democrat, calls it “Newark-gate.” He is referring to a state comptroller’s report that details how a contractor swindled the city out of millions in public funds, and to the larger culture of “white-collar crime” that he says former Newark mayor Cory Booker allowed to flourish on his watch. For over a month now, Rice and one of his colleagues, Republican state senator Sam Thompson, have been calling for the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, which is currently investigating the Bridgegate scandal, to look into the “government abuses of power and cover-ups”...

    04/02/2014 6:52:10 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Paul Winters
    Witnessin the Democrats do what no Republican leader of the modern era has unable to do, expose the Democrat Party for the hypocritical, corrupt and devious entity they have become. In the brief span of one minute eleven seconds, every cornerstone of progressive-liberalism is unearthed, with the typical rhetorical touches, overt and otherwise, designed to elicit the emotion that is their conduit to power.
  • Muriel Bowser defeats Gray in DC mayoral primary

    04/01/2014 10:19:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 12:54 AM EDT | Ben Nuckols
    Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray’s campaign four years ago. Bowser tapped into an electorate that tired of the allegations surrounding Gray. Five people who worked on the mayor’s 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, and Bowser said the city needed a fresh start as the mayor faced potential criminal charges. Bowser, 41, is a D.C. councilmember and a protégé of former Mayor Adrian Fenty, whom Gray defeated in 2010. …
  • Trey Gowdy Gets a Crack at IRS Commissioner During Hearing on Targeting Scandal

    03/27/2014 6:03:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/27/14 | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) gave Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen a serious grilling on Wednesday, demanding that he provide disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails in a reasonable amount of time.
  • LAWSUIT: Bill Clinton Flew on Fundraiser's Jet to Private Island Stocked with Teenage Sex Slaves...

    03/24/2014 3:41:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      Can you believe that after all these years Bill Clinton sex scandals are still emerging, evolving... and getting worse?   Good grief, man- Slick Willie (and sidekick Willie Jr) are no spring chickens, both turning 68 this year. But just when you thought he couldn't get any lower, we hear of Bubba and a major bundler proven by flight records to have traveled repeatedly to the very same fundraiser's private island, which was allegedly stocked with underage 'sex slaves' being held against their will... you just can't make this stuff up any better than Bubba does it.  ...
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Go to School

    03/22/2014 12:10:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    When you were a little child and didn’t want to go to school, you simply pulled the covers up over your head and said “mommy I don’t feel well.” A sympathetic mother would let you stay home and put off the woes of your world for another day. It was TV from morning to night and you were all smiles. Every day the real woes of the world, many self -inflicted, come home to roost on the plate of Barrack Obama. Most people only see the recent headlines such as the Crimea-Russia annexation and the various volleyed responses in...
  • TV critic can't fathom success of 'Scandal,' but he's reaching out for help

    03/18/2014 3:36:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2014 | Michael Hewitt and Elizabeth Held
    Warning: This article contains significant spoilers concerning Season 3 of "Scandal." ... ABC's prime-time soap opera is one of the most popular shows going. It's ABC's top-rated drama, the No. 1 show among African Americans and in the top five for women under 50. But more than that, it is one of the most talked-about series on television, consistently in the 10 most Tweeted shows and probably ranking behind only "The Walking Dead" in terms of watercooler importance. But for me, every time I had watched an episode of "Scandal," I wanted to smash my set and then use the...
  • Can Governors use their pens & phones & deport "Dreamers" anyway? (Or ignore federal laws?

    03/13/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    3/13/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Liberals will use a Straw Man argument and say that Bush and Clinton used Executive Orders far more than Obama has. But it isn't the NUMBER of Executive Orders that is at issue, it is the NATURE of the Executive Orders. If Congress passes a law saying that illegals will be deported - WILL - if they do X,Y and Z when coming here, how can Obama keep from breaking the U.S. Constitution by saying that "Dreamers" can stay and long as they do A, B and C? Some would say that Governors cannot override federal law as the U.S....
  • IRS Scandal Timeline

    03/12/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The Center for Competitive Politics created this working timeline of events surrounding the IRS scandal. A PDF version of the working timeline is here.
  • Top House Republican: We Already Caught White House Lying About IRS Targeting Scandal (Video)

    03/10/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    This was a terrific interview on The O’Reilly Factor tonight. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and Deputy Whip and Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, told Bill O’Reilly the committee has already caught the White House lying about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. Rep. Kevin Brady: We’ve interviewed IRS persons of interest more than 50 times. Which is where we quickly discredited much of the White House’s earlier claims. So we’re going to continue to work through the documents… When the time is right, when we think we have a much clearer...
  • Taking the 5th Is Only Option for Lerner, Lawyer Says

    03/07/2014 5:20:52 PM PST · by John Semmens · 45 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2014 | John Semmens
    There is little doubt that former IRS official Lois Lerner possesses key information on illegal activities conducted by the Agency. Emails from her account verify that. Yet, on two occasions, Lerner has invoked the Fifth Amendment's guarantee against self-incrimination and refused to testify before Congress. Lerner’s attorney Bill Taylor argues that “it is her only chance if she hopes to come out of this alive. This point was made clear to me when we talked to representatives at the Department of Justice. The Administration has many potent options for taking extreme action against my client. Convincing the DOJ that she...
  • When Failure is Success

    02/25/2014 5:34:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-25-14 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For Obama’s supporters, what matters is not what he does, but what he says and represents. Losing a job is freedom from job lock. A budget deficit larger than in any previous administration is austerity. A mean right-wing video caused the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda was long ago washed up. The Muslim Brotherhood is secular. Jihad is a personal journey. Shooting people while screaming Allahu akbar! is workplace violence. Unaffordable higher premiums and deductibles are the result of an Affordable Care Act. Losing your doctor and your health-insurance plan prove you will never lose your doctor and...
  • A record of controversy: Piers Morgan’s career at CNN

    02/24/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 24, 2014 | Henry Foy in London
    CNN has axed Piers Morgan from his prime time interview slot after years of terrible ratings and lacklustre reviews, punctuated by flashes of controversy as the spiky former newspaper editor sparred with celebrities and clashed with US culture. Mr Morgan, the British former editor of the Daily Mirror, styled himself as an outspoken and aggressive critic of US gun legislation, engaged in public spats with potential celebrity guests and was an ubiquitous presence on Twitter, sniping at enemies and stirring up debate. Here are some of his more controversial moments: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) â—Ź It is hard to imagine just what Mr...
  • More Than A Smidgen...

    02/16/2014 1:42:22 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 35 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/16/14 Another Day In Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy
    When I look at the unmitigated disaster that has been the Obama Error, I have trouble deciding which one of Chairman Obama's crimes against the Republic is the most heinous. There's so much to choose from, it's like a buffet of evil. The NSA is reading your email as you read this column. The United States military was used to put the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Libya without any CONgressional approval whatsoever. Obamacareless has changed its appearance more times than a chameleon on LSD. And we could go on an on, with one outrage after another that would have...
  • IRS hearings: ‘This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.’

    02/07/2014 9:52:52 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/7/2014 | John Hayward
    Cleta Mitchell, attorney for an assortment of Tea Party groups that received very special attention from Barack Obama’s politicized Internal Revenue Service, lowered the boom on what she described as a “sham, non-existent” Justice Department investigation of the scandal during House Ways and Means Committee hearings on Thursday: “I want to make three primary points here today,” said Mitchell. ”First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not pretend, it’s real. Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone-headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the United States told the American People...
  • Hillary Has A 'Woody Allen Problem'

    02/06/2014 5:18:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 6, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Dylan Farrow, now 28 years old, is the adopted daughter of Oscar-winning director Woody Allen. In "An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow," published in The New York Times, Dylan accuses her father of inappropriately touching her "for as long as I could remember." She said: "When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me." Not good news for Mr. Allen...
  • Exam cheating scandal hits U.S. Navy nuclear force

    02/05/2014 7:57:57 PM PST · by OneVike · 49 replies
    Action news Now ^ | 2/5/14 | ???
    <p>The Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.</p> <p>It is the second exam-cheating scandal to hit the military this year, on top of disclosures of ethical lapses at all ranks in the military as it transitions from more than a decade of war-fighting.</p>
  • Senator Rebukes IRS Over Decision To Reinstate 2013 Employee Bonuses

    02/04/2014 5:31:34 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-4-2014 | Fox
    Senator Rebukes IRS Over Decision To Reinstate 2013 Employee Bonuses Published February 04, 2014 • The IRS' announcement Monday that it will pay cancelled 2013 bonuses has infuriated Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who wants to know why an agency with employees who “inappropriately” targeted conservative political groups would reinstate the rewards. “The IRS is accused of targeting conservative groups, with many of its employees having conducted themselves in a manner inappropriate for government officials, and the agency decides to reinstate employee bonuses?” asked Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. “This is outrageous.” The announcement was...
  • MSNBC panel pans O’Reilly’s hard-hitting Obama interview [VIDEO]

    02/03/2014 7:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 3, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A MSNBC political panel was less than enthused by Bill O’Reilly’s tough interview with President Barack Obama on Sunday, claiming the questions were irrelevant and that O’Reilly himself “lives on another planet.” The cable network’s Craig Melvin spoke with Republican strategist Susan del Percio and MSNBC contributors Zerlina Maxwell and Josh Barro about the testy interview, which seemed at times to frustrate the president. MELVIN: Susan, what did we learn that was new yesterday evening? DEL PERCIO: Nothing! I actually think they had a no-news pact going on in that interview. MELVIN: It seemed at times like a wasted opportunity!...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Questions Eric Holder on the Investigation into IRS Targeting of Conservatives

    01/29/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies ^ | January 29, 2014 | SenTedCruz·
    Ted Cruz questions Eric Holder regarding the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives. At the end of the video, Cruz talks about special prosecutor to investigate.
  • California’s Obamacare Scandal

    01/29/2014 9:56:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/29/14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes. Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy. Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and...
  • Chris Christie Is an Amateur: Left's political methods make Gov. Christie look like Little Bo Peep

    01/16/2014 2:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Daniel Henninger
    There haven't been so many reporters chasing a story in Trenton, N.J., since Washington crossed the Delaware. But compared with the methods the Democratic Party is using now to take down its opponents, Chris Christie looks like Little Bo Peep. Gov. Christie's hyper-political aides ordered traffic jams in neighborhoods near the perpetually backed-up George Washington Bridge to annoy the mayor of Fort Lee. And they may have canceled meetings with the mayor of Jersey City because he wouldn't endorse Mr. Christie. Oh my. The Christie bonfire has burned for a week. In that same week, The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • When Obama adm. says "Benghazi attack not core Al-Qaeda" do they mean Outer/Inner, Mantle or Crust?

    01/16/2014 7:07:25 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    1/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Breaking... Obama administration confirms that it was not Inner core or Outer core Al-Qaeda, but more likely Mantle (most likely rigid, not stiffer) or crustal elements --- possibly even sedimentary in nature. /sarcasm. Honestly, does anyone buy this attempt by the Obama administration to try and differentiate without making a difference in regards to the attack on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya? Not "Core" Al-Qaeda. Please... Breaking News... 2 minutes ago: "Hillary: What difference does it make if it was inner or outer core?"
  • A Tale of Two Scandals: The media overreact on Christie, but underreact on the IRS.

    01/16/2014 6:35:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2014 | John Fund
    Yes, liberal bias does play a role in explaining why — as reports — the major networks have had 44 times more coverage of Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal than they have had on anything related to the IRS political-targeting scandal that began last May. Jonathan Alter, speaking on MSNBC, has dismissed the comparison by saying that “there are not ongoing revelations [in the IRS story]. If there were ongoing revelations in the IRS matter, that would still be a story.” He made his claim only four days after news broke that the Justice Department had chosen a significant Obama...
  • NJ Governor Says He’s Stunned by Thuggery of Staff

    01/12/2014 12:43:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Touted GOP presidential frontrunner for 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie professed himself “stunned” and “humiliated” that members of his hand-picked staff maliciously inflicted traffic congestion on Fort Lee by unnecessarily closing entrance ramps to the George Washington Bridge last year. The move cause havoc with emergency vehicle response times and may have contributed to an elderly woman’s death. Whether Christie’s effort to salvage his political future will be successful remains to be seen. His assertions that he was “completely in the dark about this until I read about it in the paper” and “I am not a bully” were...
  • ECUMENIC: Vocations in the Wake of Scandal – “I am Part of the Solution, not the Problem.”

    05/06/2011 4:58:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies ^ | 5.5.11 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    At the Bottom of this post is an encouraging excerpt taken from a video, The Catholic Priest Today, produced by the Cresta Group. In it we are reminded once again of the resiliency of the Church, and that the Holy Spirit can make a way out of no way. From a worldly perspective one would expect vocations to the priesthood to take a real hit in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal. Yet in many, if not most dioceses, vocations are up, or at least steady. One of the seminarians in the film clip says, “I want to get...
  • "I Don't Want A GOP 'Tony Soprano' Tough Guy" Said No GOP Primary Voter Ever.

    01/10/2014 4:14:01 AM PST · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 10m 2014 | Michael Graham
    They sure don’t make political scandals like they used to. In 1903, the sitting lieutenant governor of South Carolina shot and killed the editor of the state’s largest newspaper in broad daylight, in front of the State House. Jim Tillman believed the paper’s attacks cost him his bid for governor. He was acquitted in a trial controlled by his uncle — former governor and then U.S. Sen. “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman. He literally got away with murder. Now that was a scandal. Yesterday Gov. Chris Christie held a 107-minute presser responding to a story about the politically motivated closure of several...
  • The first big-name Republican to attack Christie over Bridgegate is … Lindsey Graham?

    01/09/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Perfectly rational in one sense, deeply surprising in another. And not just for the obvious “RINO versus RINO” reasons. How the heck did Rand Paul lose the “bash Christie” sweepstakes to Lindsey Graham? “It seems to me that this whole bridge thing reinforces a narrative that’s troublesome about the guy, he’s kind of a bully,” Graham told NBC News on Thursday on Capitol Hill, referring to the scandal over land closures on the George Washington Bridge that’s engulfed Christie over the past two days… “If anybody in my office had done such a thing, they knew what their fate would...
  • There's Already 17 Times More Coverage on Christie Scandal Than in Last Six Months of IRS

    01/09/2014 1:48:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/9/14 | Scott Whitlock
    In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they've allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor's lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. In contrast,...
  • Hillary Clinton Faces Criminal Charges In Egypt

    12/31/2013 3:25:43 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    The Western Centerfor Journalism ^ | December 31, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    According to a recent report by World Net Daily, expected 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is embroiled in yet another international scandal. Still reeling from what many perceive as a botched response to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, reports indicate the former secretary of state is being investigated by Egypt’s attorney general. Hisham Barakat’s criminal complaint against Clinton alleges she conspired with the wife of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi – and the Muslim Brotherhood – to encourage rebels in the nation. According to a translator, Morsi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmoud, reportedly claims to have a “treasure trove of...
  • Jarrett: I'm not the shadow chief of staff

    12/18/2013 8:50:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/13 | Justin Sink
    Valerie Jarrett denied being a “shadow chief of staff” to President Obama on Wednesday, insisting she never talks about work during her private time with the president and first lady. “I´m not the shadow chief of staff. I have very specific responsibilities,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and a longtime family friend of the Obamas, said at a Politico breakfast. [WATCH VIDEO] Jarrett said that “people sometimes presume because I am a friend of the president and first lady” that she´s able to exert influence when the Obamas retire from the office to their residence. “There is this
  • EPA warned of ex-official’s illegal salary, bonuses in 2010, watchdog report says

    12/11/2013 10:08:02 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2013 | By Larry Bernstein
    The Environmental Protection Agency was warned as early as July 2010 that a senior executive who claimed to be a CIA agent was collecting pay and bonuses not allowed by law but took no action for years, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general. Auditors warned EPA administrators that continuing “retention bonuses” for John C. Beale, which were not authorized, had pushed his salary above the legal maximum, according to the report, obtained Tuesday by The Washington Post. In July 2010, the EPA’s human resources office contacted Beale’s Office of Air and Radiation with a document it...
  • Barack Obama Dismisses the IRS Scandal as Faux Outrage

    12/09/2013 6:48:54 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies ^ | 12/9/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Hey, remember the IRS scandal? You know, when the IRS specifically singled out conservative tea party groups for extra scrutiny and bullying in order to squash opposition to Barack Obama going into the 2012 presidential election? Remember when President Obama said he was outraged to find out the IRS had been abusing its power to intimidate those who disagree with the administration politically? Yeah...about that. Last week during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, President Obama pretty much dismissed the scandal as faux outrage from conservative groups because they were "on a list." OBAMA: That’s not — that’s not something...
  • Newspaper confirms former Air Force Academy cadet's OSI account

    12/09/2013 6:11:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 7, 2013 | Dave Philipps
    When former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas faced a disciplinary board in August 2012, a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said he would come to explain how Thomas worked dozens of cases as a confidential informant and had been of great service to the Air Force. The agent never showed up, and Thomas was expelled from the academy eight months later. On Friday, an active-duty member of the Air Force Academy with direct knowledge of the case said the agent, Brandon Enos, did not show up because he was told not to by the...
  • Obama Administration 'Most Hostile' to Journalists in US Hhistory

    12/03/2013 12:05:10 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 12/02/2012 | Not Listed
    A longtime Washington reporter and White House correspondent has accused the current administration of being “the most hostile” to journalists in the history of the USA. “Well, let's use the ‘P’ word here,” Franken told MNBC Live host TJ Holmes. “This is propaganda when it comes from the White House: government covering the government. “ “It’s not what you’re supposed to do in the United States of America,” added Franken,
  • EDITORIAL: Falsifying government reports to get re-elected?

    12/01/2013 10:53:51 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2013
    When government pays for something, it gets more of it. For the past five years, Congress has been pushing “emergency” subsidies for long-term unemployment, and, not surprisingly, we’ve been getting more joblessness — a fact some have been working overtime to conceal. When President Obama took office, there were 2.7 million who had spent at least three years jobless. Now, 4.1 million fall into that category, demonstrating that government “help” isn’t always an improvement. Yet congressional Democrats still want more. On Tuesday, they demanded House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp bring up legislation to extend unemployment benefits indefinitely....
  • Lundergan Grimes appears to copy 'family recipes' from others (Ripped-off recipes scandal)

    11/27/2013 5:04:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' family recipes, posted on her website for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, appear to be lifted from other websites. -snip- The recipe issue is reminiscent of one that ensnared Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign for a few days in April of 2008. McCain's campaign was caught passing others' recipes off as favorite family recipes of Cindy McCain. After drawing negative press for the situation, the McCain campaign scrubbed the recipes off their website and accused an intern of plagiarism.
  • Sex in the Senate: Bobby Baker's salacious secret history of Capitol Hill

    11/20/2013 8:08:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM
    On Jan. 1, 1943, Robert Gene Baker arrived in Washington at the height of World War II to become a Senate page. Two decades later, this son of a mailman from Pickens, S.C., had become the reigning Washington wheeler-dealer and fixer of his day as secretary to the Senate’s Democratic majority. In the era of President John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier, Baker was indispensable on Capitol Hill: The Man Who Knew Too Much -snip Still, prosecutors eventually caught up with Baker, if not his patron, and he ended up serving 18 months in prison on federal tax evasion charges. In...
  • Brandeis University: School for Scandal 'Nazi-Style' rally held on campus of Palestinian

    11/11/2013 9:40:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/101/13 | Adam Kredo
    Brandeis University is facing criticism from students and faculty members after refusing to distance itself from an event recently held on the campus of its Palestinian partner school that critics decried as a “Nazi-style” rally. Brandeis, the nation’s most well known Jewish university, partners with the Palestinian Al Quds University, where students held a military rally on Tuesday of last week. Groups of Al Quds students dressed in black military gear and armed with fake automatic weapons marched on the school’s campus while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute, according to pictures first posted by Middle East analyst...
  • Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal

    11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/13 | Kristina Wong -
    The Navy has suspended two admirals in a broadening bribery scandal that already has ensnared three senior naval officials. Involving charges of prostitution and payoffs, the scandal is the U.S. military’s highest-profile case of officer misconduct this year — part of a trend that has caused deep concern among Pentagon officials. The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008, according to statistics by the Defense Department’s inspector general. The Navy is investigating Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, on accusations of “illegal and improper relations”...
  • VIDEO: Students say President Obama’s handling of scandals and Obamacare rollout 'deceitful'

    11/01/2013 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/01/13 | Caleb Bonham
    President Obama and his administration’s handling of several scandals have been “deceitful,” according to students at the University of Northern Colorado - Greeley. In an interview with Campus Reform on Wednesday students expressed doubts that Obama has been blind to scandals like Fast and Furious, or the false promises within the Obamacare rollout. Watch students “There’s no way he couldn’t have known about that”
  • Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison

    10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman. Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement. "I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison,...
  • History of ‘High-Profile Failures’ Attributed to Main Obamacare Website Contractor

    10/23/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/22/13 | Liz Klimas
    The prime contractor to build the Obamacare exchange, which has been riddled with glitches and became the laughing stock of many, appears to have had a poor track record for other projects in recent years, according to reports. CGI A screenshot of CGI website. (Image source: CGI Federal in the U.S., which is a subsidiary of the Canadian-based CGI Group, was contracted to build most of, the federal healthcare exchange that launched on October 1. According to Sun News anchor Brian Lilley, if the U.S. government awarding the group the contract in 2011 had looked “north of the...
  • Assembly leader dated figure in funeral scandal

    10/10/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies ^ | 10/9/13 | Lance Williams
    For more than a year, Assembly Speaker John Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry. During their relationship, Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, mixed political business with his personal life in ways that showed poor judgment, ethics experts say. A Pérez spokesman said the lawmaker conducted himself appropriately during a casual dating relationship. Tyler Cassity, proprietor of a boutique cemetery called Hollywood Forever as well as a Mill Valley cemetery, and defendant in a $600 million fraud lawsuit in his native Missouri, accompanied Pérez...
  • Americans deserve answers on IRS scandal

    10/04/2013 4:15:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-4-13 | Editorial Board
    This week, Ben Carson said that shortly after he gave a much-publicized speech criticizing ObamaCare at the National Prayer Breakfast, he found himself audited by the Internal Revenue Service. It makes him suspicious. There was a day when we might have written off a claim like this. But given what we’ve learned about the IRS and its targeting of right-of-center organizations, the burden of proof has shifted. Though the scandal is no longer making headlines, the questions about what was going on with IRS official Lois Lerner and her pals have never been answered. Meanwhile, the storyline fed keeps changing.

    10/03/2013 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 22 replies
    Graewoulf | October 3, 2013 | Graewoulf
    The dictionary definition of the phrase: "PONZI SCHEME" is as follows: " 1.) An investment swindle in which some early investors are paid off with money put up by later ones in order to encourage more and bigger risks." Have the Democrats pulled a fast one on us by using a Ponzi Scheme to generate insurance premium dollars for their expanding social engineering plans to keep on buying more votes from low information voters?