In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organization True the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to submit every document related to the case and be deposed by True the Vote´s legal team. From their press release: Judge Reggie Walton of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and
Case will surely be appealed by what can only be called the Obama/Trump IRS to the full appeals court for review. This D.C. Appeals court is stuffed with Obama appointees. If either side loses at this level, it´s onto the Supreme Court in 10/18. The Supremes then have to decide whether to grant a review, which would occur in 2019. This time frame means that the IRS, which has already admitted to erasing 47 of Lois Lerner´s back up email files, will find and erase all other incriminating records. Only taxpayers have to keep records under penalty of law.
Sadly, Trump´s IRS is part of this obstruction, meaning that this particular swamp wiil not be drained and Lois Lerner and the people who aided and abetted her Tea Party obstruction will never be brought to justice. I hope that I am wrong.
Here is my far left looking solution, written by a conservative, who is almost libertarian. The U.S. needs to create NATIONAL ID CARDS WITH THE PERSON´S DNA EMBEDDED. At the same tine, we need a flat income tax, with no deductions. The national ID card would serve as voter registration/voter ID. If we did that, we would turn the IRS into a book keeping operation, of tiny size, compared to today, We would eliminate voter fraud, depoliticize the IRS, and have a DNA base to check when certain crimes are committed. Illegal immigrants would also be cut down. If my Giant Eagle grocery store can issue a card that works, so can the federal government. I know this sounds ´big brother´ but...
Khia Shanks, an eighth-grader who graduated Thursday, was making water balloons for the big water-balloon fight — a normal occurrence at end-of-year school picnics across the country. But this end-of-year event at Warren Elementary on the Far South Side ended up being anything but normal. Instead of balloons flying, there were bullets. “The kids were running around the playground playing with water balloons,” 14-year-old Khia said. “I went outside and saw a black van drive by and someone fired about five shots. “I ran inside. I was in shock.” (Video) Two of her schoolmates, ages 7 and 13, ended up
The FBI on Friday refused to hand over to The Washington Times unclassified memos that former Director James Comey wrote describing his meetings with President Trump because they are part of a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding. The denial of the documents, whose existence was made known and whose release was encouraged by Mr. Comey himself, was a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Times. It came as CNN and the New York Times filed lawsuits against the FBI after the bureau failed to respond to similar requests within a specified amount of time.
The only NBC television station in Connecticut will not air “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’’ this weekend, to protest her interview with Alex Jones, who infuriated victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre by claiming the atrocity never happened. In a memo to the staff at New Britain’s WVIT, obtained by The Post, station general manager Susan Tully said the “wounds of that day,’’ when a madman with a rifle murdered 20 first graders and 6 adults “have yet to heal.’’ The network will instead air a special which will include parents of the Sandy Hook victims and Connecticut Governor
Protester Interrupts Trump Assination Play in Central Park! Screaming "Stop Liberal Violence! - Goebbels Would be Proud! - You´re Nazi Crowd!!!" The Shakespeare in the Park rendition of Julius Caesar is still scheduled to play this weekend in Central Park after the shooting of GOP Rep. Scalise by a devout Bernie Sanders supporter. This year’s play “Julius Caesar” depicts President Donald Trump’s assassination. (Photo) The New York Times and CNN’s parent company Time Warner are standing by their sponsorship of a play that depicts the brutal assassination of President Donald Trump, raising the question of whether the news reporting outlets
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Friday that it raised $10.8 million in May, bringing its fundraising total in 2017 to $61.9 million. “Our fundraising success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Trump and Congressional Republicans,” Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. “Breaking yet another fundraising record would not be possible without the unwavering commitment from Republican supporters, who know the president and Republican leadership are dedicated to improving and strengthening our country,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said. The RNC’s fundraising haul
The so-called millionaires tax being added to next year’s November ballot is raising concerns that hiking rates on the Bay State’s most moneyed few might backfire on the budget as the rich seek shelter in Florida or New Hampshire. Pioneer Institute Research Director Greg Sullivan said his staff is looking at data from the state Department of Revenue to predict whether the proposed change would trigger such a migration. “There have been dueling economic studies extending back decades about the subject of tax flight. Is it real?” Sullivan said. “This is a very substantial, legitimate question that should be forensically
On Thursday, June 15, the WNBA team Seattle Storm announced that it would be partnering with Planned Parenthood to hold a fundraising rally and donate $5 for each ticket purchased on July 18 for the Storm’s game against the Chicago Sky. The WNBA’s average viewership per game is about 224,000, which is more than 100,000 less than the total number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in 2015-16. According to the organization’s most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions and received $554.6 million in government health services reimbursements and grants, taxpayer money, for the year that ended June
Judicial Watch announced Friday it has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department for information related to memos former FBI Director James Comey testified that he had written about his private meetings with President Trump. The conservative watchdog group said its latest suit is in response to not hearing back about a FOIA request it sent the Justice Department on May 16 when one of the leaked memos was cited in a New York Times story. "That we have to sue in federal court to get a document that was read to a reporter at The
President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcer doubled down Friday on recent comments that undocumented immigrants “should be afraid” under the Trump administration. (Photo) Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan said in an interview today that he has “zero regrets” about his remarks before Congress this week, expanding on them. “It needed to be said,” Homan told CNN on the sidelines of a Central American prosperity and security conference. “And by me saying you should be worried, you should be afraid — if you lie on your taxes, you’ve got to be worried, ‘Is the IRS going to audit me?’
President Trump outlined his vast wealth in a 98-page official declaration published late Friday afternoon - presenting an eye-popping list of assets and income which makes him by far the wealthiest man in politics. His income alone in the year to April 2017 was up to $635,387,903. DailyMail.com used the upper amount he declared, as many of the incomes are in bands. And he declared assets which totaled at least $2,279,040,000 in value. Many were declared as above $50 million and the form has no requirement to be more precise. But it said nothing about how much tax he paid, despite
The establishment media’s hysteria is once again in high gear after news that members of the Trump transition team were ordered to preserve documents and other materials pertinent to the investigation into Russian interference of the election. Trump’s transition team’s counsel, issuing a memo to satisfy routine requirements in any investigation, hardly called for the tone and seriousness with which it was reported. The New York Times asserts that the request “illustrated the seriousness of the inquiry” conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, and how “deeply they are delving” into President Donald Trump’s activities. Such rhetoric follows a longstanding pattern
CNN chief Jeff Zucker blamed President Donald Trump for endangering reporters in the legacy media. According to an Associated Press report, Zucker said “the level of threats faced by his journalists is more serious than people realize,” and “he lays the blame squarely at the feet of” Trump and “other politicians he says try to delegitimize the press.” Zucker reportedly spoke about the anti-CNN chants at Trump’s rallies and a Guardian reporter being body-slammed by then-Republican Montana House candidate Greg Gianforte, who won his race a day after body-slamming the left-wing reporter. “This is what happens when you try to
President Trump resurrected one of his most brutal and repeated attacks from the 2016 campaign, blasting ´crooked´ Hillary Clinton less than 24 hours after calling for national unity after the congressional baseball shooting. Trump slammed his former political rival in a series of tweets Thursday afternoon. ´Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ´bleached´ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?´ Trump asked, combining his attacks on Clinton with gripes about the evolving Russia investigation. The tweet revived two attacks from the 2016 campaign, that a Clinton aide destroyed some of her
As Fox News moves further into the post–Roger Ailes era, the network is shedding one of its most iconic elements. According to network executives, Fox News has abandoned the marketing slogan “Fair & Balanced.” The decision was made last August after Ailes’s ouster by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the phrase had “been mocked,” one insider said. Another executive explained that the tagline was “too closely associated with Roger.” Fox executives have been instructed by management to market the network by its other tagline: “Most Watched. Most Trusted.” It is hard to overstate the significance of what shedding “Fair
The Huffington Post pulled a piece calling for the “execution” of President Donald Trump published Saturday by contributor Jason Fuller. Fuller’s piece contained rhetoric and imagery that seems tasteless, particularly after Wednesday’s events. Fuller boldly declares in the title that “Trump must be prosecuted — if convicted in a court of law — executed.” Fuller doesn’t stop there, however, as he insists that “impeachment isn’t enough” to “drain the swamp,” and to do so means doling out the “ultimate punishment [execution]” in order to fully restore the moral compass of the U.S. Fuller’s “ultimate punishment” is not only reserved for
Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. But while the survey has attracted snorts and jeers from some corners — “um, guys, [milk] comes from cows — and not just the brown kind,” snarked Food & Wine — the most surprising thing about this figure may
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice in the probe of Russian interference in last year´s presidential election, according to a story by The Washington Post. ABC News has not independently confirmed the report, which cites U.S. officials. Reached by ABC News, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr offered no comment. In response to the story, a spokesman for Trump´s attorney Marc Kasowitz issued a statement only addressing what he referred to as a "leak" from the FBI. “The FBI leak of information regarding the President is
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued Thursday that Republicans are more responsible for the downfall of political discourse than Democrats a day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot during a practice ahead of the congressional charity baseball game. At her weekly press conference, Pelosi was asked if she saw the "worsening in political behavior" equally in both Republicans and Democrats but she replied, "No, I do not." She then listed out a series of examples of harsh political rhetoric from the right. "We have a president who says, ´I could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and
Once again this week, Americans coast-to-coast are grappling with the horror of senseless gun violence — from California, where at least three victims are dead from a shooting near a UPS facility in San Francisco — to our nation’s capital, where Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot alongside congressional staffers and police officers. (Snip) Over the coming days and weeks, people will point fingers and try to figure out how to prevent such tragedies in the future. The time for that discussion will come. For now, we should remember the lasting image of the House Democratic baseball team Wednesday morning,
Dear X, You and I had a sweet friendship: we raised children and discussed husbands together; we traded perennials and casseroles in times of need; we visited one another in funeral homes, hospitals and churches; we met one another’s families; we babysat and cleaned and laughed and cried together. (Snip)When you unfriended me from Facebook, I cared not. But you also unfriended me from your life. That hurt deeply and it still does. Even though I never supported him until it came time to vote, you unfriended me because I spoke in Donald Trump’s defense one too many times--while you
Rep. Mark Sanford said Thursday that President Trump was “partially” to blame for some of the hostility in the country that led to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this week. “I would argue the president has unleashed, partially, again not in anyway totally, but partially to blame for the demons that have been unleashed,” Mr. Sanford, South Carolina Republican, said on MSNBC. Mr. Sanford said he has seen a change in his town hall meetings since the 2016 election became so heated, describing one in a senior center where older people were cursing at each other. “I was
LANCASTER, N.Y.- At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold - using Latin honors, for example. This year, one school in Tennessee had 48 valedictorians. About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by
WASHINGTON – Reacting to the shooting of House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said it would be “good” if both parties could agree on ways to restrict access to guns for “deranged people” from “all over the country and all over the political spectrum.” (Snip) The congressman said he thinks the current political climate “all started with President Obama being an African-American.” “I just think that was the beginning, and now with the current occupant of the White House, I just hope that maybe he will see this as an opportunity to change some
ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during Thursday morning’s show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.” Kellerman made the statement during a segment that compared NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a discussion with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. Kellerman said that neither Ali nor Kaepernick went looking for a protest. The protest came looking for them. “He was asked to stand for the national anthem,” Kellerman said. “You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even