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FL nonprofit allegedly gets taxpayer grants after IRS revokes tax status

By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The executive director of a South Florida business group is accused of applying for government support as a nonprofit even after the IRS revoked the group’s tax-exempt status in 2010. NOT FOR PROFIT: U.S. Housing and Urban Development community grants go to various groups, including nonprofits....

U.S. Spying and Europe's Disillusioned Pro-American Elites

Spying scandals, the systematic erosion of privacy. A corporate sector that makes mincemeat of American democracy. To understand why Europe's normally pro-American elites are so disillusioned now, it is important to look at the daysShow More Summary

1st Murder at Target Store since Law-Abiding Citizens Asked to Shop Unarmed

On July 22, a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Target just weeks after the department store chain "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns tothe stores. According to ABC 7 Los...Show More Summary

Citing ‘Legitimacy of the Court,’ MSNBC's Melber Hopes John Roberts Rides to ObamaCare Rescue Yet Again

In the aftermath of a DC circuit court ruling today that would effectively end ObamaCare as we know it in the 36 states with federal exchanges, MSNBC's The Reid Report feared the worst, and attempted to rally the troops, so to speak....Show More Summary

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

When President John F. Kennedy announced the launch of the space program in 1961, he used these words: I believe the nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to the earth. He spoke the literal truth -- we did put a man on the moon. Show More Summary

Marijuana is law enforcement’s cash crop

By Travis Perry ? Kansas Watchdog SEEING GREEN: In the past 10 years, Kansas law enforcement have split $6.3 million reaped from drug tax stamp laws. OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — In Kansas, the War on Drugs is really just the war on marijuana. At least, that’s the picture painted by the latest statistics from the Kansas...

Report: Ansar al-Sharia Had a House Near Benghazi Compound

Since the attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 there have been reports that the militants who attacked the compound seemed very familiar with its layout. Today, Fox News' Adam Housley reported new information that may help explain why. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

The news of the day was of course the two Obamacare rulings, one declaring people in states relying on the federal exchange should have their subsidies taken away, and one ruling the opposite. Republicans were cheered by the first decision, but Brian Beutler says they shouldn’t get too happy about it: There’s no use […]

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

(CNN) – Slow down, Sarah, slow down. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit. According to a court docket reviewed by CNN, she received a $154 ticket. "I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying," Palin […]

Obama's Islamist Spring Leads to Christian Winter in the Middle East

While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support...Show More Summary

GOP Rep: 2008 Anti-Human Trafficking Law Doesn't Prevent Deportation of 'Vast Majority' of Illegals

Representative James Lankford (R-OK) said that the 2008 anti-human trafficking law signed by President Bush does not prevent the US government from deporting most of the unaccompanied minors crossing the border in an appearance on Tuesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Attorney for Road Rage Cop Argues Defense of Self, Family in Opening Statement

Judge today also imposes gag order on the attorney in trial of Joseph Walker in the killing of Joseph Harmey Jr.

McAuliffe refuses to talk now, but in 2007 said, ‘Shut the borders down’

WAITING ON MCAULIFFE: President Obama and Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia in 2013. Gov. McAuliffe, who was attending an event in D.C. with Obama on Monday, has refused to answer any and all questions about the border crisis. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va.— I knew it was...

Rand Paul Rips Obama As Immigration Becomes Major 2016 Issue

President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a “magnet” for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Misleading AP Headline of the Day: "No Link to Russian Gov't in Plane Downing"

A wave of WTFs went through Twitter this afternoon when the Associated Press tweeted this: BREAKING: US officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found. -- The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2014 Because of course, the BUK surface-to-air missile was supplied by Russia,...

‘My son saved his attacker’s life’: Father beat man he caught raping son, 11, revealed it was his boy’s pleas that saved the pedophile from death

The father who beat a man he allegedly caught performing sex acts on his 11-year-old son has admitted that it was only his son’s pleas which stopped him from killing the admitted pervert. Jason Browning said he was going to stab Raymond...Show More Summary

White House Response to Halbig Decision: It’s The Intent That Matters

[guest post by Dana] This morning, Patterico posted on the decision in the Halbig case and legislative “intent” versus the plainly clear language of a law: The decision should drive a stake through the heart of the dangerous philosophy that legislative “intent” can and should trump the clear language of a law. This has always […]

Another Sabotage Attempt

In the latest conservative attempt to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, two DC Circuit judges ruled in Halbig against the ACA using an argument based on an overt misreading in the law. The post Another Sabotage Attempt appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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