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  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • How Donald Trump won the election

    02/02/2017 9:01:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/2/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    If you drive an American made car, you were a voter most likely to have supported Donald Trump. His small band of data analysts drove him into our hearts, minds and voting booths. And now he is set now to pull America back from its near plunge into Hillary Clinton’s One World Order cabal of globalists. How did this happen? That middle section of the electorate that could be persuaded to the right or left was the real focal point of a new behavioral science called Big Data Psychograpics, a political messaging concept developed from a European paradigm and Cambridge...
  • Cruz campaign credits psychological data and analytics for its rising success

    12/13/2015 4:19:27 PM PST · by springwater13 · 32 replies
    Cruz has largely built his program out of his Houston headquarters, where a team of statisticians and behavioral psychologists who subscribe to the burgeoning practice of “psychographic targeting” built their own version of a Myers-Briggs personality test. The test data is supplemented by recent issue surveys, and together they are used to categorize supporters, who then receive specially tailored messages, phone calls and visits. Micro-targeting of voters has been around for well over a decade, but the Cruz operation has deepened the intensity of the effort and the use of psychological data. Cruz, a critic of excessive government data collection,...
  • Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

    07/24/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations....Lois Lerner, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, is mentioned four times in the report...In 2009, Barack Obama “joked” about having the IRS...
  • Basic Mechanisms of a Fire Control Computer (1950's Navy Training Film)

    08/30/2014 8:53:14 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A pretty neat little film about the various parts of the mechanical fire control computers of those days, and how they are applied to real-life gunnery issues.
  • US Accuses Israel of 'Targeting' Murdered Arab Youth's Family

    08/21/2014 12:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/14
    The United States on Wednesday accused Israel of targeting members of a Palestinian family whose teenage son was kidnapped and killed in July, including two cousins, who are US citizens. Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem plunged to a new low on July 2 when 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was snatched from a street in Jerusalem and later found burned alive. Israeli police arrested six alleged Jewish extremists as suspects and on July 17 charged three, freeing the others. The death of the Arab teen - thought to have been carried out in retaliation for the abduction and killing...
  • Live Thread: Investigation of IRS Targeting (Lerner Emails)

    06/20/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies ^ | June 20, 2014 | C-span
    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner (VIDEO)

    05/10/2014 9:32:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10 2014 | Bernie Becker
    A year after it began, the IRS targeting controversy has been overtaken by the Benghazi attacks on the oversight agenda of House Republicans. While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. On the IRS, House Republicans have instead pushed the Justice Department to more aggressively pursue its investigation, and this week pushed Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor. There are a variety of reasons for the emphasis on Benghazi, including the chance to further...
  • The IRS Digs in its Heels [will take "YEARS" to disclose scandal documents]

    04/01/2014 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Moseley · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    It could take years for Congressional committees to get all the documents demanded about the IRS scandal under mandatory subpoenas, IRS’ new Commissioner John Koskinen testified. The new IRS Commissioner displayed the slippery style of a snake-oil salesman while testifying March 26 before Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government. Koskinen’s excuses were especially surprising because similar demands for documents are imposed upon private companies all the time by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Your author has worked as a lawyer on teams responding to such massive governmental document requests. Any time there is...
  • 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...
  • Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

    02/27/2014 10:31:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2014 | Bradley A. Smith
    The mainstream press has justified its lack of coverage over the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups because there's been no "smoking gun" tying President Obama to the scandal. This betrays a remarkable, if not willful, failure to understand abuse of power. The political pressure on the IRS to delay or deny tax-exempt status for conservative groups has been obvious to anyone who cares to open his eyes. It did not come from a direct order from the White House, but it didn't have to.
  • Smoking gun in IRS political targeting

    02/11/2014 3:07:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-10-14 (PM) | Aaron Klein
    WASHINGTON – Though President Obama insists the Internal Revenue Service is not guilty of political targeting of nonprofits, WND has learned the agency contracts with an avowedly “progressive” organization supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups. The federal agency process sends details contained in the annual filings for organizations with $50,000 in annual receipts or less to the Urban Institute, which is funded at least partly by government payments as well as contributions from far-left activist George Soros. The IRS page directs groups to file with the Urban Institute, although apparently other providers also can...
  • Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation

    02/06/2014 7:16:02 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies ^ | February 6, 2014 | c-span
    Testimony related to the IRS Targeting investigation Testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations, an assortment of federal entities –including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings –came knocking at my door. Catherine Engelbrecht Founder and President Other testimony can be found here:
  • Ad Targeting House Dems: 'Obamacare Doesn't Work'

    12/26/2013 6:37:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Americans for Prosperity has two new ads targeting House Democrats in swing districts, both of which make the case that Obamacare "doesn't work" and should be repealed. The first ad, running in New Hampshire, tells Democratic congresswoman Annie Kuster to "stop thinking about politics and start thinking about people." Watch it below:
  • Homes raided, subpoenas issued targeting conservative groups and allies of Scott Walker

    11/19/2013 2:32:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | 11/18/13 | Joe Schoffstall
    In Wisconsin, dozens of conservative groups and allies of Gov. Scott Walker are undergoing political intimidation from the left at the hands of a special prosecutor. Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports. “In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders,” the Wall Street Journal writes. It continues,...
  • Al-Qaeda 'targeting European rail network': report

    08/19/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 19 August 2013
    AFP - Al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on Europe's high-speed rail network, German mass circulation daily Bild reported on Monday, citing intelligence sources. The extremist group could plant explosives on trains and tunnels or sabotage tracks and electrical cabling, said Bild, Europe's most widely read daily. Bild said the information came from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States, which had listened in to a conference call involving top Al-Qaeda operatives. The attacks on Europe's rail network was a "central topic" of this call, Bild said.
  • Documents: IRS targeting of pro-life groups continues

    08/02/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/13 | Patrick Howle
    The Internal Revenue Service continues to target pro-life conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status despite pending investigations into the IRS targeting scandal, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The IRS’ infamous Cincinnati office, which handles applications from groups applying for tax-exempt nonprofit status, badgered pro-life groups for information on their protesting activities as recently as late June 2013, well after IRS investigations began on the floor of the House of Representatives and elsewhere. “We’ve had three more groups come to us that have had problems with the IRS — some very recent, some current or still pending. One...
  • Have the FBI contacted groups targeted by IRS?

    07/31/2013 11:10:46 AM PDT · by airedale · 12 replies
    self | vanity
    Last thing I remember hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups was that none of them nor their attorney's had been contacted. That aspect has dropped off the face of the earth. Have they been contacted?
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Coup d'état on America, Replete with Scandals!

    06/18/2013 11:26:50 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 16 replies
    June 18, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Are these agency scandals being deliberately leaked by team Obama to cause Americans to hop on board for a new form of government? Are these scandals all part of Obama's coup d'tat on our government? Why did the IRS plant a question with a reporter that would trigger a scandal implicating itself? Why was a subpoena leaked, implicating the DOJ for spying on Fox News' journalist James Rosen? What better way to get Americans to hate their government than to tell them they're being spied on by the NSA? Gee, thanks Mr. Snowden! In less than 6 months Obama has...