In today's hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, IRS Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner will be taking the Fifth. But what former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Acting Commissioner Steven...Show More Summary
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 [...]
A CULTURE OF CORRUPTION AND DECEIT– House holds hearing on the Obama IRS Scandal. Top IRS official Lois Lerner to invoke Fifth Amendment at hearing. FOX News reported: Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out conservative … Continue reading ?
The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Tuesday left incredible devastation and loss in its wake. But the damage may have been even worse if it weren’t for a warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) 16 minutes before it touched down, allowing some to seek out safety. As George Zornick reported at The Nation, [...]
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
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
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 [...]
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 ?
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 ?
America is a country built by immigrants. My parents' story is important not because it is unique but rather because it is the story of America. It is a story that should be allowed to repeat itself.
By Michael J.W. Stickings Inhofe and Coburn, Oklahoma's finest. First it was Tom Coburn, the junior senator, who said that he would "only support relief aid if it's offset by cuts elsewhere." As I wrote, "disaster relief is apparently one of those things you have to negotiate with Republicans. Show More Summary
President Obama’s commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta certainly has gotten a lot of attention. Quite a few Africans Americans don’t like how he talks to predominantly black audiences. As The Post’s Vanessa Williams reported yesterday, “The personal-responsibility finger-wagging … Continue reading ?
(WASHINGTON) — A House committee taking Congress‘ latest look at the Internal Revenue Service’s mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness. IRS official Lois Lerner will invokeShow More Summary
On Wednesday, the White House’s favorite media outlet, BuzzFeed, reported from anonymous White House sources that the administration counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, was largely responsible for both the IRS and Benghazi scandals. “Advisors...Show More Summary
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
(CNN) - The controversy over the extra scrutiny the Internal Revenue Service imposed on some conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status could take a new turn Wednesday when IRS official Lois Lerner is expected to assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Lerner's decision essentially not to testify will follow […]
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. [...]
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
I don’t want to blame the victim, but it’s pretty clear that James Rosen, the Fox News reporter under investigation by the Justice Department for his role in publishing classified data, is a bumbling fool. Not only did he communicate with his source in a way that was almost guaranteed to get both caught, but [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.