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  • Rush Revere Wows Teacher at Show-and-Tell (with a little nod towards Freepers at the end.)

    04/17/2014 4:25:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Virgil in Columbus, Ohio. It's great to have you on the program, sir. Glad you waited. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush. How are you today, buddy? RUSH: Just fine. Thanks much. CALLER: It's wonderful to talk to someone with a backbone. I don't have a question or anything. I just want to tell you that I sent my son to school one day for show-and-tell with your book, Rush Revere. RUSH: How old is your son? CALLER: The teacher was against it. RUSH: How old is your son? CALLER: Nine. RUSH: Nine. Okay so you send your nine-year-old son...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013, following the agency’s stonewall of four FOIA requests dating back to the previous May. Contained in those documents is an email exchange between Lerner...
  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”

    04/16/2014 8:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brandon Turbeville
    In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them. While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives. While the narrative...
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.
  • Facing Resignation Calls, Mississippi GOP Chairman Dubs Tea Party Leaders 'Fanatical'

    04/16/2014 12:49:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The chairman of the Mississippi GOP, Joe Nosef,  reacted angrily to Tea Party groups calling for his resignation this week, accusing one local activist of secretly working to elect Democrats and saying some “fanatical” Tea Party groups could jeopardize the GOP's hold on a senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the nation, according to emails obtained by Breitbart News. In the emails, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican party, told Mississippi Tea Party president Janis Lane that “help[ing] Democrats win...appears to be your goal.” Nosef also emailed to a list of Republicans that the...
  • MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express [IX] Rolls Again!

    04/16/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 16, 2014 | Staff
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Rolls Again!Calling all patriots! The Tea Party Express is back for another nationwide tour called "Fighting for Liberty Tour", and we're launching this Saturday April 19th! We are sick and tired of watching the failed policies of Barack Obama and his big-government pals in Congress push this country closer to the brink of financial disaster, all the while blaming and badmouthing conservatives like YOU for their failures. That's why we're excited to go back on the road for our 9th national bus tour with our "Fighting for Liberty Tour".    We are excited to...
  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity. "I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ... He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who "lied" on their...
  • 9 Candidates Get Sarah Palin’s Seal of Approval

    04/15/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alina Kleineidam
    The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, and after endorsing 64 candidates in 2010, and contributing about $300,000 to candidates in 2012, Sarah Palin is once again trying to wield influence over another election cycle. Just like in previous years, Palin’s picks get free publicity on her social media accounts, through appearances in their television ads and financial support from SarahPAC. Formed in 2009, SarahPAC is Palin’s political action committee, which is “dedicated to building America’s future by supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.” Here are 9 candidates Palin has chosen...
  • After IRS stonewalls, Tea Party Patriots sues for documents on targeting

    04/15/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Alex Pappas
    The group Tea Party Patriots filed suit on this Tax Day against the Internal Revenue Service for documents about the agency’s infamous targeting of conservative groups last year. The group hopes the documents will shed more light on why conservative and tea party groups were singled out for extra scrutiny by the IRS while applying for non-profit status ahead of the 2012 election. Tea Party Patriots also wants to learn more about the specific roles of former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Obama administration officials in developing these regulations that led to the special targeting, officials said Tuesday during...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 199 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Is the tea party running out of steam?

    04/13/2014 5:01:35 PM PDT · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Defying the GOP establishment, tea party muscle has sent some of this era's most charismatic Republican politicians to Washington, starting with Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. They have changed the debate in Washington, polarized their own party, and sharpened gridlock. House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio and the tea party are openly at war. Regardless of what happens in the primaries and in November, the tea party will live on. "The tea party's hold on the GOP persists beyond each burial ceremony," writes Harvard sociologist and political scientist Theda Skocpol in The Atlantic.
  • The left’s disdain for ordinary Americans has deep historical roots.

    04/13/2014 1:28:55 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 16 replies
    http://victorhanson.com/ ^ | 4/10/2014 | Bruce S. Thornton
    "The liberal disdain for ordinary Americans has been around for a long time. Beneath the populist rhetoric and concern for the middle class that lace the campaign speeches of most liberal politicians, there lurks a palpable disgust, and often contempt, for the denizens of “flyover country,” that land of God, guns, religion, and traditional beliefs."
  • Congressional Candidate Says Pro-Lifers “Mentally Disabled”

    04/13/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Mike Dickinson, the Democratic challenger for the Virginia Congressional seat currently held by Republican Eric Cantor went on a rant against opponents of abortion this week. “The people who say that abortion is against God’s plan are mentally disabled,” Dickinson maintained. “Look, they say they pray that abortions be stopped, but abortions continue. Since, in their view, God is all-powerful, the failure of their prayers must either mean that there is no God or that God is okay with abortions.” Not content with belittling pro-lifers, Dickinson also took a swat at the Tea Party, calling them “the true terrorists. The...
  • Karen Handel is the only candidate in the Georgia Senate race with cojones

    04/12/2014 1:10:09 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/12/2014 | Steve Berman
    If you and me were running from a bear, I would stop and change my shoes Asked why, I say I don’t have to run faster than the bear, only faster than you. This is the issue for Handel: can she beat the triumvirate and make it to the runoff against Perdue? The three sitting Congressmen have very similar voting records: National Taxpayers Union ratings grouped between 80% and 85%, and Heritage Alliance scores of 93% to 94%, they are grouped better than an expert marksman’s bullseye. They also have war chests, and a sitting Congressman’s built-in advantage in access...
  • The Beat Goes On: Opposing Obama Is Racist

    04/13/2014 5:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/13/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Alas, another reporter asked me the same question I have been repeatedly asked for the past five years. “As an African-American, why are you a member of the Tea Party?” It dawned on me to ask the reporter, “If you are a thinking patriotic American, why are you not a member of the Tea Party?” It is stunning that reporters cannot see the absurdity and racism against white voters in their assumption that Tea Party membership (pushback against Obama's agenda) equals racism.
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Tea Party Challenges Stumbling as Primaries Approach: Polls show incumbents maintaining big leads.

    04/12/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/12/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers with strong ties to the Tea Party movement have gained a toehold in the U.S. Senate but it appears they might have difficulty expanding their numbers this year. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are among those associated with the conservative, grassroots drive that has proved influential within Republican Party politics in a relatively short period of time. But a review of upcoming Senate contests reveals that more establishmentarian Senate candidates maintain an edge – at least to this point – heading into the primary season. Conservative disaffection for the manner in which mainstream...
  • Michael Reagan: Shut Up Tea Party, Your Candidates Are Kooks

    04/11/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 272 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | april 10, 2014 | michael reagan
    The Tea Party zealots who haven’t learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012 are trying their best to screw up the GOP’s chances to win the Senate this fall. Where does the Tea Party find these people to run in primaries? Most important, why do they offer them up as legitimate Republican candidates? The Tea Party bosses have been listening to too much talk radio. They seem to think that what makes a good Republican candidate is someone who sounds like a talk radio host. But talk radio is all about bombast and attracting callers, not about winning elections....
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread VIII]

    04/11/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 399 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. As you know, FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people who love and use it. We do not depend on advertisers because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on corporate sponsors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may not say. We do not depend on well-heeled wealthy donors because we don't want them trying to control what we may or may...
  • GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques [Neither insiders nor grassroots know how to win]

    04/11/2014 5:24:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns. But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either. The two sides need to stop accusing each other, and start (re)learning how to win elections. As a result, Republican elites want to tell us which candidates are “electable.” But they have no idea. They don’t know. A greater proportion of establishment-backed candidates lose contested general elections than do conservatives, particularly if you subtract the factor of insiders sabotaging conservatives. Elites cannot make valid predictions because they have forgotten how political campaigns actually work. One cause is that decades...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • MSNBC host: The real target in the IRS scandal is … the IRS

    04/10/2014 4:57:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Just before I hit play at Mediaite, this floated through my Twitter timeline: The boldest thing Comedy Central could do to replace Colbert: a show parodying MSNBC left just as Colbert parodied Fox News right.— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) April 10, 2014 Good luck parodying this one. Evidently there’s no sin so grave that it can’t be forgiven at MSNBC in the name of making life more difficult for conservative 501(c)(4) groups. Doesn’t matter that Lois Lerner’s been caught daydreaming about working for Obama’s political org while pursuing audits of outfits like American Crossroads. Doesn’t matter that she shared info with...
  • Tea Party Groups Plan Protest at Tropical Confab Held by GOP Establishment

    04/10/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Kerry Pickett
    Tea party groups are organizing this weekend to protest the “betrayal” by GOP House leadership and twenty-five other members at a tropical summit organized by a group working to undermine the Tea Party. “Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!” a local Florida tea party announcement touted. The summit, sponsored by a sub group PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Tea party protesters are expected to begin rallying Thursday evening and throughout the weekend...
  • Run Jeb, Run!

    04/10/2014 11:10:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Craig Shirley
    The GOP will never become unified until is decides what it believes. Bush should run if only to force that debate over what Republicans really stand for. Part of the reason Reagan won in 1980 was the field against him was divided. The establishment favored Ambassador Bush or John Connolly or Bob Dole or Howard Baker but Reagan forced the debate and moved the party to the right, where much of it is today. In 2016 the right of center vote will be divided among Paul, Ted Cruz, and others, just as the conservative vote was divided in 2012, allowing...
  • Obama’s Watergate moment is here

    04/10/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 4-9-2014 | DrJohn
    Back in June of 2013 Elijah Cummings declared the IRS investigation over, despite the continued stonewalling by the Obama administration: Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you. The IG made some recommendations, those recommendations are being adopted by the IRS, we’ve got a new commissioner in, acting commissioner in, Danny Werfel is doing a great job, I think we’re in great shape. Last month all of the democrat members of the House Oversight Committee demanded Darryl Issa end the IRS...
  • IRS Official Who Targeted Tea Party Wanted to Work for Obama SuperPAC

    04/10/2014 8:39:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s all one big revolving door between the Democratic Party and the Federal government. And it’s the same job. Help the left win. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner talked about taking a job with President Barack Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA) while she had official oversight at the IRS over nonprofit tax-exempt groups.The revelation was made Wednesday in the House Ways and Means Committee’s referral letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Lerner on criminal charges. Ways and Means voted to refer Lerner to DOJ.The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to vote Thursday...
  • GOP Leader Eric Cantor to Headline Liberal Republican Group’s Anti-Tea Party Conference

    04/10/2014 6:22:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    John Boehner was initially slated to attend the left-of-center Republican Mainstreet Partnership conference, but even he lost his nerve and backed out of an event run by a group funded by unions and George Soros that hates Tea Partiers. Apparently, the number two Republican in the House hates Tea Partiers even more than Boehner. Brent Bozell is calling him out on that — and I agree with what he’s saying. Conservative leaders were stunned to learn that you will be headlining a conference in Florida this weekend that is, purely and simply, a direct attack on Tea Party conservatives. Worse...
  • BATT: Nebraska voters shouldn’t cozy up to Tea Party

    04/10/2014 2:44:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Nebraskan ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mark Batt, junior political science major
    The Republican Party and the Tea Party hold different views regarding the future of U.S. conservatism. A distinct way to understand this split is by looking at the leaders of each party. For example, Sen. John McCain has been a notable establishment Republican for years. Contrarily, the Tea Party looks up to people such as Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Palin leads this political movement along with Cruz – who had a hand in shutting down the government last fall. There are two very different styles of leadership...
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 306 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • Curt Clawson Backers Urge Sarah Palin to Reconsider Support for Lizbeth Benacquisto

    04/09/2014 1:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Kevin Derby
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska will be in Southwest Florida on Thursday for a fundraising event with Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, who is running in the Republican primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., in Congress. “Excited to announce that Sarah Palin is coming to Southwest Florida this week to join me on the campaign trail,” Benacquisto announced on Monday. But tea party leaders in the district backing Curt Clawson in the primary are urging Palin to reconsider her endorsement. Jack Tymann of the Naples Tea Party, Kathy Jones of the Lee County...
  • Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs

    04/09/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/09/2014 | Jordan Long
    The philosopher Eric Hoffer once remarked that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Is this the current trajectory of the Tea Party and the conservative movement more broadly? People who care about liberty, opportunity, and preserving the constitutional system bequeathed to us by the Founders are frustrated with the path American politics is treading. They want a course correction. Since Barack Obama’s assumption of the presidency, and all the dreadfulness that has entailed, lots of organizations have gain prominence promising to take action against the administration and its enablers on...
  • Committee to DOJ: IRS Official Denied Conservative Groups ‘Due Process and Equal Protection’

    04/09/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2014 - 2:43 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Lois Lerner, who was director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division, used her position in the IRS to deny conservative groups their constitutionally protected rights to due process and equal protection of the law, the House Ways and Means committee alleged today in what the committee called a “criminal referral letter” sent to Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter presents information the committee says “tends to show intentional wrongdoing, including targeting specific taxpayer groups for adverse treatment, making misleading statements to law enforcement, and the possible disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.” …
  • Dramatic Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File

    04/09/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/07/2014 @ 12:05PM | Rick Ungar
    … Take a look at how Republican National Committee Rule No. 40(b) read before the 2012 convention changes:Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.Simply put, the rule meant that any candidate for the GOP presidential nomination who showed up at the convention with the largest number of delegates in five states—or was able to twist enough arms at the...
  • BREAKING: Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Possible Criminal Prosecution

    04/09/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/9/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. In a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted this morning to immediately go into a closed session to discuss a letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. When Ranking Member Sander Levin (D.-Mich.), seeking to make a point of order, repeatedly interrupted Chairman Dave Camp’s (R.-Mich.)...
  • The Jeb Bush and Tea Party Divide

    04/09/2014 9:46:59 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08 April 2014 | William Galston
    The former Florida governor sparks a debate about immigration—and about the party's 2016 prospects. With just nine months to go until prospective presidential candidates must declare their intentions, the debate among Republicans is heating up. In a remarkably frank talk on Sunday, Jeb Bush made it clear that his campaign—if there is one—would challenge the tea party's hold on his party. About illegal immigrants, he said, "Yes, they broke the law; but it's not a felony, it's an act of love." Because it is an illegal act, "There should be a price paid." But "it shouldn't rile people up that...
  • Alan Grayson's Wife Accuses Him Of Trying To Kill Her, Admits Long-Term Abuse

    04/08/2014 11:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | April 7, 2014 | Javier Manjarres
    As most divorce cases usually are, the recently filed, already ugly divorce case between Congressman Alan Grayson and his with Lolita, has taken another turn for worse for the self-proclaimed "Congressman with Guts." During an interview with police over the recent incident at couples home in Orlando, Florida, in which Lolita Grayson accused the congressman of assaulting her, Grayson's soon-to-be ex-wife accused him of long-term spousal abuse. Orlando's WFTV Channel 9 obtained the audio of Lolita Grayson's interview with Police. "I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot....
  • GOP Prepares Multiple IRS-Related Criminal Charges

    04/08/2014 8:25:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4-8-2014 | B. Christopher Agee - Commentary
    GOP Prepares Multiple IRS-Related Criminal Charges Lerner has been the most recognizable face of the ongoing controversy over the past year. B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE — APRIL 8, 2014 Just days before she is set to face a contempt vote by the House Oversight Committee, Republicans in the chamber are drafting a series of criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner.According to recent reports, the House Ways and Means Committee is preparing a letter to be sent to Attorney General Eric Holder in hopes that his Justice Department will pursue three separate counts against the disgraced tax-exempt division director. A...
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

    04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something. A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other...
  • Tea Party Rally, Corvallis, OR, Saturday, April 12, 2014

    04/08/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    Me | April 7, 2014 | Me
    From the Corvallis Gazette-Times:Members of the Tea Party and those who share their concerns are invited to a rally from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday (April 12, 2014) in front of the Benton County Courthouse on fourth Street in Corvallis.Organizers said the rally will address such issues as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of the tax status of conservative groups and the activities of the National Security Agency.They said the Tea Party favors tax reform, energy independence, lowering the national debt, a reduced federal government, a balanced federal budget and fewer regulations on...
  • Steve LaTourette's SuperPAC spends $44K to oppose his successor's Tea Party challenger: Matt Lynch

    04/08/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 2 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 08, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A controversial Super PAC headed by former GOP congressman Steve LaTourette has spent $44,000 on mailings against the Tea Party Republican who is challenging his handpicked successor in Congress, Russell Township GOP congressman Dave Joyce. Federal Election Commission records show the Defending Main Street SuperPAC that LaTourette launched to support centrist Republicans against Tea Party challengers bought mailers against Bainbridge Township state legislator Matt Lynch on March 18. FEC records show the group also spent $200,000 in March on door hangers to support the re-election of Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who chairs House Energy and...
  • Handling of Former IRS employee Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

    04/07/2014 10:01:36 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-7-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Lawyers say Ms. Lerner and her legal team may have stumbled on several occasions, including by initially professing her innocence but refusing to talk to Congress last year, then agreeing to provide information to the Justice Department without any promise of immunity, and then refusing yet again to talk to House investigators about the same subject.</p>
  • The Color of His Presidency

    04/07/2014 10:48:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 6, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Optimists hoped Obama would usher in a new age of racial harmony. Pessimists feared a surge in racial strife. Neither was right. But what happened instead has been even more invidious. A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way...
  • Republican Senator: 'GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks'

    04/07/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/7/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people." Lee continues: Impossible? That’s what they said about earmarks. Too radical a change? These are principles we already espouse. Imagine a reformed Republican party seizing...
  • THAD COCHRAN ATTACKS TEA PARTY RIVAL CHRIS MCDANIEL FOR ATTENDING TEA PARTY EVENT

    04/04/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Friday morning, Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign sent out a press release criticizing his GOP primary challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, for planning to attend a major Tea Party rally this weekend. "This Saturday, Kentucky will focus on the Final Four in Texas, Thad Cochran's campaign will focus on Mississippi...and Chris McDaniel will focus on...Kentucky?" the release began. "I love how Orwellian they get," FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told Breitbart News as part of an exclusive interview. Kibbe's group is hosting the event, titled "Free PAC Kentucky," which will feature remarks by Glenn Beck and is taking place Senate Majority...
  • Yes, the Navy Did Try To Ban The “Don’t Tread On Me Patch”

    04/04/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/04/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    In October of 2013, Hardhatters received an email from a trusted source within the Navy claiming the Navy SEALs were ordering personnel to remove the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” patch, also known as the First U.S. Navy Jack, which is often used by conservative/Tea Party groups. The source had received the order by email which states the following: ALL:WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III and any patches worn on the sleeve.All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American Flag patch on the right shoulder. You are no longer authorized...
  • TEAM AMERICA 10th ANNIVERSARY: How South Park Minions Gave Rise to the Tea Party

    04/03/2014 7:26:59 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 31 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Winters
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's marionette masterpiece Team America. While the 2004 action-musical took in a respectable $32M at the box office and received a fair amount of critical acclaim, at the time of its release it was most often characterized by its vulgarity than the sublime brilliance of its message. No doubt this had much to do with who was the butt of many of the jokes. SPOILER ALERT:The musical tells the tale of an elite US CIA-fronted paramilitary group, Team America, whose sole call of duty is to track and hunt...
  • House contempt vote for IRS’ Lois Lerner set for next week

    04/03/2014 2:49:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Apr 2014 | RACHAEL BADE and LAUREN FRENCH
    The House Oversight Committee will vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress next Thursday. Lerner, a key figure in the tea party targeting controversy that scarred the agency last year, has been under the threat of contempt for more than a month after she again invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify at a hearing. Americans expect accountability and want Congress to do all it can to gather relevant evidence about what occurred and who was responsible so that this never happens again,” said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). “Ms. Lerner’s involvement in wrongdoing...
  • We Are The Problem

    04/03/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Progressives are awful people willing to exploit anything and anyone to advance their agenda. From the human props trotted out at every White House event to former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings mocking Andrew Breitbart’s death to push Obamacare, there’s no line they won’t cross, no lie they won’t tell, to force their government religion on people who simply want to be left alone. Force is the cornerstone of the progressive philosophy. Hundreds of millions of people were slaughtered in the name of “progress” in the last century. Lynchings, forced sterilizations and “work” camps may have morphed into “anti-poverty programs,” speech...