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Get to bottom of IRS targeting
of Tea Party to avoid future abuses

Washington Examiner, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 5/16/2014 11:02:41 AM

If there were any grounds before Wednesday for accepting President Obama´s Super Bowl interview claim that there was “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal, the latest release of emails from within the tax agency obliterated them. The same emails also put to rest any remaining reason for accepting anything said about the scandal by former IRS executive Lois Lerner. The emails were obtained by Judicial Watch, an independent non-profit government watchdog group, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.From the outset of the IRS scandal, the Obama administration has claimed the illegal targeting and harassment


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/16/2014 11:16:47 AM     (No. 9850979)

The IRS and the rest of the Executive Branch will be used to support the Democrat party from now on - until large numbers of bureaucrats go to jail.

This is the New Normal. The Rubicon has been crossed.

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Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/23/2014 11:18:43 AM     Post Reply
The unfolding scandal at the Veterans Health Administration was enough to drive the earnest liberals at Vox.com to mild profanity, and in a headline no less: "What the H--- Is Happening at the VA?" Here´s the answer: The controversy began after the Arizona Republic reported in April that 40 or more US veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA hospital. According to internal emails later acquired by CNN, VA managers in Phoenix created a secret wait list in an attempt to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor.

The Hard Sell on Climate Change
National Review, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/23/2014 11:11:23 AM     Post Reply
Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, was very forthright about his media priorities at a Society of Professional Journalists dinner in New York City on Monday. He told Bill Carter of the New York Times: “Climate change is one of those stories that deserves more attention, that we all talk about. But we haven’t figured out how to engage the audience in that story in a meaningful way. When we do do those stories, there does tend to be a tremendous amount of lack of interest on the audience’s part.” Americans hold views on climate change that at first are encouraging to

Obama lets down vets
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/22/2014 9:39:49 AM     Post Reply
Talking for the first time about the scandalous secret wait lists that have kept veterans from receiving the medical care they’ve been promised, President Obama came up way short. “I will not stand for it — not as commander-in-chief but also not as an American,” he declared at a hastily arranged event Wednesday. But stand for it he has for months, despite documented reports that Veterans Administration hospital officials falsified records to show that they were speedily taking care of vets even as wait times for appointments shot up and some desperate patients died. Finally called to account by Congress, Veterans Affairs Secretary

Global Warming Alarmists Are
Getting Desperate
Forbes, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/22/2014 9:28:51 AM     Post Reply
For climate-change alarmists, the heat is on… their foreheads. Their desperation is starting to bead up and roll into their collars like flop sweat. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s absurd contention that LAX Airport is going to be turned into a bathtub because of climate change is the latest example of how know-nothings in the media, entertainment and politics are reaching for ever more questionable arguments as they continue to fail to stoke fears in an American public that, contrary to their hateful claims, largely believes in global warming but isn’t particularly worried about it. (Even among Democrats, more Americans rate

Democrats Seek Issues to Lure Midterm
Votes After Races Buoy G.O.P.
New York Times, by Carl Hulse    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/22/2014 9:23:20 AM     Post Reply
With Tuesday’s primaries reinforcing the strength of the Republican establishment, House Democrats are reassessing their electoral strategy based on a major internal research project that shows their candidates stand a better chance when they portray Republicans as uncaring toward working-class Americans while they continue to back policies favoring the wealthy and corporate America. Democrats could build on this distrust, the research showed, by emphasizing support for policies such as equal pay for men and women, ensuring that corporations pay a fair share of taxes, and increased job opportunities in the United States.




GOP puts its tea party
´civil war´ behind it
Los Angeles Times, by Doyle McManus    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/21/2014 10:14:16 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Mitch McConnell´s easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky´s Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back. In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-organized and outspent such challengers from their right. And yet even as they rack up wins, they are revealing how the tea party already won the battle for influence in the Republican Party. The GOP´s civil war now looks more like a merger: the establishment has moved right, and many of the tea party´s voters are rejoining/reconciling with that new mainstream — even if some of

Heads Need to Roll at the VA
Washington Post Writers Group, by Eugene Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/20/2014 9:11:02 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Finally, an authentic scandal: incompetence and deception at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Given what we know so far, more heads need to roll -- and a criminal investigation should be launched. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of so many faux scandals that it´s hard to recognize the real thing. Yes, the Internal Revenue Service seems to have given extra scrutiny to conservative organizations, but it gave extra scrutiny to liberal groups, too. Yes, "Fast and Furious" was a mistake, but it wasn´t some kind of sinister plot. No, it doesn´t matter whether the evil people who took

The Scandal at the VA Is Real,
and Obama Is Ducking It
Daily Beast, by Ron Christie    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/20/2014 9:03:39 AM     Post Reply
Up to now, President Obama and congressional Democrats had thought “so-called” scandals involving Benghazi, the IRS, and Operation Fast and Furious were largely behind them. Nothing to see, just Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and perhaps land blows against Hillary Clinton. But recent revelations about shoddy care at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities across the country has brought bipartisan condemnation from Capitol Hill that should worry a commander in chief whose reaction to the brewing tempest has been muted at best.

The Obvious Lessons
of the VA Scandal
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/19/2014 7:11:50 AM     Post Reply
My father was a veteran of World War II, and thus eligible to receive medical treatment at the VA hospital that operated a few miles from our house. He used it exactly once. His experience with what the Veterans Administration calls “health care” was so awful that he claimed to be more in fear of his life within the walls of that VA facility than he had ever been on active duty in Europe. (Snip) The lessons of this scandal are that government-run health care doesn’t work and that the Democrats who promote it should be given the bum’s rush

As Hillary´s run for White House
looms, questions linger about Bill
The Hill, by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/18/2014 11:07:35 AM     Post Reply
Whether Hillary Clinton likes it or not, her husband is one of the big reasons she is the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination if she runs in 2016. The charismatic, popular former president has talents as a surrogate and fundraiser that are unprecedented for a would-be presidential spouse. But recent days have also underscored that Bill Clinton can be as much a liability as an asset to his wife. During a speech last week to the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit, the former president flashed some of the irascibility that gave his wife´s campaign heartburn during her losing 2008 primary



Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/18/2014 11:01:30 AM     Post Reply
Second terms are often a time when presidents, balked by domestic opposition, turn to the world stage to secure their legacy — opening doors to China, closing out the Cold War, chasing Middle Eastern peace. But the global stage hasn’t been a second-term refuge for President Obama; it’s been an arena of setbacks, crises and defeats. His foreign policy looked modestly successful when he was running for re-election. Now it stinks of failure. Failure is a relative term, to be sure. His predecessor’s invasion of Iraq still looms as the largest American blunder of the post-Vietnam era.

Get to bottom of IRS targeting
of Tea Party to avoid future abuses
Washington Examiner, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/16/2014 11:02:41 AM     Post Reply
If there were any grounds before Wednesday for accepting President Obama´s Super Bowl interview claim that there was “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal, the latest release of emails from within the tax agency obliterated them. The same emails also put to rest any remaining reason for accepting anything said about the scandal by former IRS executive Lois Lerner. The emails were obtained by Judicial Watch, an independent non-profit government watchdog group, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.From the outset of the IRS scandal, the Obama administration has claimed the illegal targeting and harassment

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President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate. At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population. “Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming.

Fox anchor Gregg Jarrett had just been
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Daily Mail [UK], by Patricia Shipp    Original Article
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If America had a Memorial Day
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What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. (Snip) Warrior culture pervades American society, from the military flyovers at major public events to the video games we play, to the movies and TV shows we watch. It even informs the vocabulary of our political life, where "war chests" finance "campaigns" by "foot soldiers" in "battleground" states directed by top "lieutenants." Less militarily, there´s the obligatory singing of the national anthem before




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´Duck Dynasty´ star Phil Robertson
likens homosexuals to thieves,
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Phil Robertson included remarks in a sermon in his church West Monroe, Louisiana that harken back to the "Duck Dynasty" star´s past anti-gay remarks. Robertson included homosexuals with other groups, including thieves, drunks and adulterers, as hell-bound sinners in a sermon he gave on Easter that was recorded and put up on the church´s website. “Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” Robertson said, paraphrasing a verse from Corinthians in the

Federal judge puts U.S. Rep. John
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Posted By: earlybird- 5/23/2014 7:40:29 PM     Post Reply
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A chilling message from the
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Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/23/2014 9:28:12 PM     Post Reply
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The VA scandal will stick with
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Washington Post, by Michael Gerson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/22/2014 10:54:40 PM     Post Reply
Why do some political scandals stick while others fade? The level of media obsession seems to rise and fall as mysteriously as the stock market. On Benghazi, sell. Hold on the IRS audits. On the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, buy, buy, buy. In the broader scandal market, fraud or criminality helps. Political intrigue is a plus. Sexual content increases attention but may eventually seem pathetically human and excusable. Conservatives are convinced that the liberal media are harder on Republicans. There is a natural human tendency to attribute good motives to people with whom you agree — and corrupt motives



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Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/23/2014 5:34:53 PM     Post Reply
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shooting rampage because women
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Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush
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Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Avanti1- 5/23/2014 2:42:41 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. "And so, I know that he is upset about it."

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Independent Journal Review, by Kevin Boyd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/23/2014 11:59:56 PM     Post Reply
Former Congressman Allen West wrote an article about the issues surrounding the Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling in which he asks: Has our culture devolved to the point that the private statements of an NBA owner draws more outrage than the lies and deceit of the President of the United States? He has a point. Let’s take a look at just some of the lies President Barack Obama has told during his time in office: Perhaps his most famous one is “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” award-winner. The fact is,


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