“Why does Benghazi go on? No one was ever fired? So, people made tragic errors. No one’s accepting responsibility and no one was fired.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on CNN’s “State of the Union,” May 19, 2013 Read full article >>
Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings used carefully-chosen questions to former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman in an attempt to debunk the idea that the IRS had been used by the Obama administration to target its political enemies. Show More Summary
Civil rights leaders slammed an amendment added to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill that would subject immigrants from Muslim countries for extra scrutiny. The measure, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and added to the bill with the support of two Democrats, would require additional review for undocumented immigrants applying for legal status who [...]
Those who’ve read my blog posts know that I always refer to him as Obama or (NMP) Obama (not my president). When I refer to Obama as President Obama I do it to make a point. Case in point, per this McClatchy article at the Raleigh News...Show More Summary
As medical costs continue to rise, the annual health costs for a family of four now exceed the typical of cost of their groceries during the same time period, according to a new report from consulting firm Milliman, Inc. The firm estimates that a typical family of four with an employer-sponsored health plan will end [...]
Senator John Thune (R., S.D.) is suspicious of Lois Lerner’s decision to take the Fifth Amendment rather than testify at this morning’s House Oversight Committee hearing. Lerner served as director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division...Show More Summary
By Michael D. Lemonick via Climate Central When 97 percent of Greenland’s ice experienced at least some melting in July 2012, scientists wondered if it was a one-time phenomenon. Now a new study in Geophysical Research Letters indicates it is a sign of things to come and by 2025, there is a 50-50 chance of it happening annually. [...]
Should we expect anything more? On Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) held an anti-abortion press conference for the bill he intends to reintroduce that restricts women’s abortion rights nationwide. A direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, Franks’ bill bans abortions after 20 weeks, before a fetus even reaches the point of viability. Just this week, [...]
Congressional Republicans have created quite a mess when it comes to the federal budget. The fiasco has become so ridiculous that yesterday on the Senate floor, Republican Sens. John McCain and Susan Collins blasted their own party's incoherence.
The Republican governor was asked if he had any Latinos in his administration and asked where he could find one. Moderator: Do you have staff members that are Latino? Corbett: No, we do not have any staff members in there. If you can find us one, please let me know. Moderator: I am sure that [...]
As more information about the IRS scandal trickles out daily, the White House’s involvement is becoming clearer. Those of us who’ve been warning about the demise of freedom with Barack Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” our great nation are about to witness some sad vindication. Show More Summary
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents who politically targeted conservative and tea party groups may be able to appeal and significantly delay any attempts to fire them due to federal worker regulations. As Politico notes, federal workers may appeal their termination, a process that takes an average 93 days. Show More Summary
(LOS ANGELES) — Eric Garcetti has defeated Wendy Greuel in the race to become next mayor of Los Angeles. With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city councilman grabbed 54 percent of the votes against his fellow Democrat. Garcetti sent out a tweet thanking voters and saying he’s honored to lead the city. Show More Summary
With his predecessor facing tough questions from lawmakers, Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, sent an agency-wide message to employees this morning. Admitting that workers have faced “a difficult last few days,” Werfel gave a stern, direct … Continue reading ?
Over at Cold Fury, Mike is discussing the spectacle of Lois Lerner taking the 5th before Congress. He observedquoted DrewM at Ace of Spades: What a smug SOB she is. She sat there like she’d done nothing wrong and was above it all. That is not due to any intended deception on her part. She [...]
Reading between the lines of the latest White House "explanations," issued after this commentary was aired: It seems increasingly likely that President Obama was aware...
The audience erupted today after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) went off on IRS official Lois Lerner today. Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out hundreds of conservative groups, delivered an opening statement to the House Oversight Committee … Continue reading ?
Click for the latest Red Cross Statement on the Moore tornado People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response can visit redcross.org, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. - From the...Show More Summary
Last night on Fox News' Special Report, anchor Bret Baier revealed that the Department of Justice not only secretly monitored the phone...
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Russia may make WW II criticisms illegal Israel and Syria exchange fire across the Golan Heights border Arab media debate whether to start a Golan Heights war against IsraelShow More Summary