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Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 21 14 2013 10:14:49 GMT RUSH: We have an update here from Jay Carney, another one, on the IRS scandal. There are now, I figure, eight or nine different versions of what happened. The White House has had four or five shifting versions of why it happened, who did it, who knew about it, who knew about it and didn´t tell the president about it, who knew about it and didn´t tell anybody else about it. Every day it´s a new thing, and here´s the latest from the spokeskid, Jay Carney. At the daily press briefing, a reporter said,
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 21 11 2013 10:11:24 GMT Salon´s Joan Walsh is spoiling for a catfight with our colleagues Kim Strassel and Peggy Noonan. What has Walsh´s back up is their observation that whether or not President Obama directly ordered the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies to persecute dissenters, he encouraged them to do so with his unpresidential public pronouncements. As Strassel put it in her Wall Street Journal column last Friday: Mr. Obama didn´t need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative
BBC News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 21 04 2013 10:04:09 GMT The Vatican has denied claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after TV images showed a man apparently reacting to him putting his hands on his head. The encounter ' during Sunday Mass ' was shown on a TV channel owned by the Italian bishops´ conference. The station quoted exorcists as saying there was "no doubt" the Pope had either performed an exorcism or a prayer to free the man from the devil. Its director later apologised for "having altered the truth". The Pope´s spokesman said he "did not intend to perform any exorcism".
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 00 2013 10:00:33 GMT Officials in the White House discussed how and when the Internal Revenue Service would tell the public that the agency had targeted political groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney said that Mark Childress, the White House deputy chief of staff, twice spoke with officials at the Treasury Department about the strategy for revealing conservative targeting. Childress and the Treasury officials discussed the possibility that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw the agency´s tax-exempt organization, would reveal that an inspector general´s investigation had found
Associated Press, by Kimberly Dozier Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 21 15 2013 09:15:03 GMT The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn´t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers. The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya´s post'revolutionary law
Angry tea partiers rally at IRS headquarters in Washington with stern warnings: ´They´re going to have to produce all the documents´ on targeting scandal
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 21 03 2013 09:03:13 GMT Conservative activists let it all hang out in a noontime tea party protest outside the Internal Revenue Service headquarters building in Washington, DC on Tuesday. About 70 protesters held signs, chanted slogans, and listened to speakers rail against what they called ´their ´unconstitutional´ treatment at the hands of the federal government´s tax authorities. ´Big government is the problem,´ Tea Party WDC founder Lisa Miller told MailOnline. ´They´re going to have to produce all the documents showing who ordered this persecution of tea party groups, when it happened, and how much President Obama knew about it.´
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Simon and Joseph Tanfani Posted By: Scottyboy- Tue, 21 53 2013 08:53:35 GMT WASHINGTON A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agencys improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups. Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, wont answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening or why she didnt reveal it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor 3rd. Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight committee Wednesday.
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson Posted By: Desert Fox- Tue, 21 37 2013 08:37:37 GMT Jay Carney tried to avoid questions about the series of scandals surrounding the Obama administration by comparing them to questions about the presidents birth certificate. At todays White House press briefing, CBSs Major Garrett asked Carney if the White House thought Republican inquiries about recent scandals were legitimate. (Reporters mentioned the Benghazi attack, the IRS scandal, the Department of Justices investigations of reporters, and the Department Health and Human Services efforts to raise funds from private companies to promote Obamacare.)
First pictures of the missing tornado children: Parents´ agony after seven kids drown in Oklahoma City school flattened by two'mile twister and rescuers search for many more buried under rubble
Daily Mail (UK), by Lydia Warren, Helen Pow* Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 35 2013 08:35:33 GMT Devastated families are frantically searching for their young children after an elementary school was flattened by a monster two'mile wide tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, leaving dozens dead. Initial reports said as many as 91 people could have been killed in the tragedy, but officials confirmed on Tuesday morning there have been 24 deaths, including nine children and four in Oklahoma City. They explained that some had originally been counted twice amid the chaos. Officials, who warned that the death toll could rise, said 237 people were injured in the storm and that searches are continuing
Washington Times, by Christine Dolan Posted By: Drive- Tue, 21 16 2013 08:16:38 GMT After almost nine months, during which we have seen a bogus State Department press release, Rose Garden denouncements, a Treaty Room statement, Andrews Air Force base condolences, 25,000 documents, an Accountability Review Board report, a Senate report, depositions, press briefings, Congressional hearings, and Obama administration officials trolling on Sunday talk shows, its time to play Benghazi CLUE! America needs to know if Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, or any of the other suspects used a dagger, a knife, a rope, or a candlestick in the library, the conservatory, or the billiard room.
New York Post, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 11 2013 08:11:08 GMT Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia can finally agree on something. "He called me a whiner. He´s probably right," Garcia told Golf.com on Monday at the start of the week of the BMW PGA Championship in England. "But that´s also probably the first thing he´s told you guys that´s true in 15 years. I know what he´s like. You guys are finding out." On the same day that Tiger Woods uttered one word '' "No" '' to quickly dismiss the possibility of making amends over the pair´s verbal sparring during the Players Championship, the Spaniard kept swinging at
The New Yorker, by Ryan Lizza Posted By: Drive- Tue, 21 08 2013 08:08:41 GMT The Washington Post reported today that, in the course of a leak investigation of a State Department employee who allegedly provided Fox Newss James Rosen with classified information, the Obama Justice Department not only subpoenaed Rosens private e'mails but also said that Rosen was an aider and abettor and/or co'conspirator in the alleged crime. Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in an official court document, to accuse a reporter of breaking the law for conducting the routine business of reporting on government secrets.
Internal IRS probe cited same problems with approach to conservative groups in May 2012, House aide says
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin Posted By: Drive- Tue, 21 57 2013 07:57:15 GMT An Internal Revenue Service review of the agencys approach of scrutinizing conservative groups seeking tax'exempt status questioned the now'controversial policy a year ago, according to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee aide who asked not to be identified. IRS officials briefed House and Senate committee staffers on the matter on May 13, the day before the Treasury Departments Inspector General for Tax Administration released his report describing the decision to single out groups with phrases such as tea party and patriot in their name as inappropriate.
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 46 2013 07:46:35 GMT A federal court in San Francisco Tuesday struck down Arizona´s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law violates a string of U.S. Supreme Court rulings starting with Roe v. Wade that guarantees a woman´s right to an abortion before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. That´s generally considered to be about 24 weeks. Normal pregnancies run about 40 weeks. Several states have enacted similar bans starting at 20 weeks. But the 9th Circuit´s ruling is binding only in the nine Western states
Cybercast News Service, by Stephen Gutowski Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 21 44 2013 07:44:19 GMT "Thank God" an exhausted elderly woman who survived the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma exclaimed as her beloved dog emerged from the rubble of her house ' live on camera. CBS News was interviewing Barbara Garcia shortly after a massive tornado demolished her house with her and her dog inside. She was in the middle of telling reporter Anna Werner about how she survived the storm, but she couldn´t find her dog ' until he miraculously appeared in the debris right behind her. "Well I thought God just answered one prayer: let me be ok.
Breitbart Big Journalism, by William Bigelow Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 42 2013 07:42:03 GMT CBS News has a piece quietly mocking a Benghazi whistleblower for writing poetry in a classic example of how the MSM marginalizes opponents of Barack Obama: Raymond Maxwell, who was one of Hillary Clintons State Department officials who was disciplined for security lapses vis'à'vis Benghazi, has been writing poetry since he was put on leave. Significantly, some of the poetry deals with Maxwells frustration at being made a scapegoat: The web of lies they weave / gets tighter and tighter / in its deceit / until it bottoms out ' / at a very low frequency ' / and implodes...
Chicago Tribune, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 34 2013 07:34:05 GMT South Side rapper Chief Keef was arrested at a hotel near Atlanta this week for disorderly conduct after hotel security smelled marijuana smoke coming his room, police said. The disorderly conduct arrest comes two months after he was released from custody in Chicago for a probation violation. Chief Keef, 17, was arrested Monday afternoon at the LeMeridan Hotel located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody north of Atlanta,(Snip) The hotel security alerted police shortly before 3 p.m. about illegal drug activity at the hotel.
USA Today, by Mark Joseph Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 24 2013 07:24:54 GMT President Obama and his allies in the House and Senate may have failed in their attempt to channel shock and anger over Newtown into passing strict new gun control legislation, but it wasn´t for lack of trying. The quick pivot from tragedy to legislation is just another indication that one party has a knack for legislating while the other spends most of its time saying no, or offering watered down versions of its opponents´ legislation. That seeming inability to quickly connect moments of national outrage with meaningful legislation on the part of Republicans will be on display
The Hill [Washington DC], by Peter Schroeder Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 12 2013 07:12:13 GMT Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was told about a government watchdog´s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service in mid'March but did not learn the full extent of its findings until they were released earlier this month. Lew told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that he first learned about the possible problems during a "getting to know you" meeting with the Treasury´s inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, on March 15. At that meeting, George ran down a number of items for Lew, including the potential for "troubling findings" in regards to the agency´s handling of tax'exempt applications
Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 21 05 2013 07:05:55 GMT On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorkers Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosens personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being an aider and abettor and/or co'conspirator. As Lizza put it, Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government,