Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

IRS may get special counsel after all

By Jack Minor –   While Attorney General Eric Holder has so far resisted demands from Congress to appoint a special prosecutor over the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the agency may not have dodged the bullet after all as a federal judge is calling the agency on the carpet to explain itself over the [...]

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Just Salute and Follow Orders’: When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law

By John W. Whitehead “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when they can’t win the support of the Congress or the people, creating that unsupervised power so [...]

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Congress challenges EPA over wind power “free pass to kill eagles”

By Jack Minor –   House Republicans are seeking information on whether the Obama administration is once again choosing which laws to enforce or not by granting what are essentially waivers to wind energy farms to kill eagles while fining oil and gas companies for similar deaths.   Forbes reported that on March 11, a [...]

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No bull: Now Obama wants to regulate cow flatulence

By Jack Minor—   What was once the staple of late night comedy and bad movies is now becoming a reality as the Obama administration is bowing to pressure from environmentalist groups and plans to require dairy farmers to prevent their cows from “passing gas.”   The issue at hand involves the extent to which [...]

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IRS hiring of convicted FBI snooper raises privacy concerns

By Jack Minor –   Conservative groups who have faced invasive questions from the IRS such as the content of their prayers and have had their tax records accessed and shared with outside groups have expressed alarm at the tax agencies decision to hire a former police officer who was convicted of illegally accessing FBI [...]

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Maryland scrapping state exchange, Oregon’s to get investigated

By Jack Minor –   After spending $125 million of taxpayers money and just days before the March 31 deadline for Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine the state of Maryland is throwing in the towel and abandoning its Obamacare website which has been plagued with glitches from the first day.   [...]

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Could Concord Patriots slow today’s corruption blitz?

by Craig Masters With just a little over 2 years left in his terms it appears the speed of corruption and degrees of arrogance of the Obama administration are breaking all the barriers. Americans were told the government needed to take drastic and immediate action to reform Wall Street and protect the savings of American [...]

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If you like your Liberty you can keep it

by Craig Masters Much like the new communistic government of Obama, the Constitution had to be ‘sold’ to the people of the states as a new form of government. But unlike the intentional lies Obama spewed on the people to gain support for his rapid transformation to Communism, many thoughtful arguments and well-meant promises were [...]

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Lerner freely talking to DOJ, but not Congress tea party attorney says

By Jack Minor –   Giving further ammunition to critics who believe the Obama administration is attempting to cover up wrongdoing in the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups were told a shocking claim by an attorney representing tea party groups targeted by the agency that former head of the IRS tax-exempt division [...]

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Historic call for Article V convention begins to reign in federal power

By Jack Minor –   Legislators in Georgia made history on Thursday when they passed an application calling for a Constitutional Convention in an attempt to rein in a federal government that many feel is out of control and has far exceeded its authority.   The Convention of States confirmed that Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly passed [...]

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Fireworks in Congress following Lerner’s invoking the Fifth

By Jack Minor –   Any hope of getting answers from the woman at the height of the IRS scandal regarding the targeting of conservative groups were not only dashed, but the hearing was highly contentious after Democrat Elijah Cummings railed at Republican attempts to find answers.   Last year former IRS official Lois Lerner [...]

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected to call for billions more in spending with his new budget.   President Obama is [...]

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“Obama legacy one of lawlessness” member of Congress says

By Jack Minor –   Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said history will record President Obama’s legacy as one of establishing lawlessness throughout the country on a variety of issues.   The remarks by Bachmann, who was a Republican presidential candidate, was made during a “Conversations with Conservatives” meeting on Jan. 15, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, [...]

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Intelligence officials warn Obamacare website possible victim of “commie plot”

By Jack Minor –   Just when it seemed as if things couldn’t get any worse for the website for President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, U.S. intelligence officials are not issuing a warning that HelthCare.gov network could be infected with malicious software from a country that was a former member of the USSR during the [...]

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Gen. Vallely unveils liberal’s worst nightmare: united tea party

WND – Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, chairman of Stand Up America, has just unveiled the liberals’ worst nightmare, a plan to unite the tea party into a vast army to turn America back to its constitutional roots. The plan was one of several steps Vallely announced Sunday afternoon while speaking at the South Carolina [...]

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Would Dr. King approve of liberal policies?

By Mike McCune –   “I Have A Dream” Led to Bad Legislation. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”–Martin Luther King Jr.   I believe if Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

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Obama passes buck on NSA spying issue

By Jack Minor –   President Obama, who has no problem using executive orders to bypass Congress and effect changes to legislation has suddenly gotten cold feet when it comes to concerns over the National Security Agency’s collection of phone data on most Americans, choosing instead to defer to Congress to fix the problem.   [...]

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Budget bill comes to $3 million per word

By Jack Minor –     While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists the “cupboard is bare” regarding the federal budget, the bill just passed by Congress turns out to be one of the most expensive ever.   The Associated Press broke down the cost of the $1.1 trillion dollar bill to reveal that the [...]

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Sebelius to Americans nervous about issues with website: “Get in line”

By Jack Minor –   Americans who are having problems with signing up for Obamacare due to government problems with the website and now face the possibility of an insurance coverage gap have received a harsh message from Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius, “get in line.”   The Detroit Free Press reported how [...]

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Congress pressuring administration to release NSA budget details

The Obama administration is facing calls to de-classify its so-called black budget and release the information to the public.   Currently there are 16 agencies involved in intelligence operations of some kind in the United States. While these agencies obviously have expenses including salaries, a person looking for budget numbers for the organizations in the [...]

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Obama doubling down on executive powers

Coming on the heels of arguments before the United States Supreme Court over the president’s authority, Obama appears to be doubling down, saying he has no intention of waiting for Congress in order to advance his agenda.   During his first cabinet meeting of the year, President Obama said if Congress refuses to pass his [...]

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Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It’s Time for ‘Militant Nonviolent Resistance’

By John W. Whitehead   “[E]verywhere, “time is winding up,” in the words of one of our spirituals, “corruption in the land, people take a stand, time is winding up.”—Martin Luther King Jr. We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its [...]

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NSA directed terrorism experts towards: Xbox users!

The National Security Agency is now turning its eyes to a new apparent terrorist threat to help protect Americans, Xbox users and other game services.   The super-secret NSA had its cloak of secrecy removed earlier this year when former employee Edward Snowden revealed how the agency routinely gathered information on nearly every phone call [...]

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Obamacare supporter turned critic now being audited by IRS

In what is either a bizarre coincidence or a malicious attack, a cancer patient who publicly claimed his health insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare has suddenly found himself the subject of an audit by the IRS.   Bill Elliot, who says he is a supporter of President Obama, appeared  on Fox News’ “The Kelly [...]

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2014 bringing new taxes on many Americans

Moving into 2014 and the mid-term elections, the Democrats have another obstacle to overcome as 2014 is currently expected to contain over $54 billion in tax increases in addition to their voting for the largest middle class tax hike in American history, Obamacare.   With President Obama and congressional Democrats increasingly adopting a defiant tone [...]

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IRS backs down from invasive requirements on Veterans groups

Once again America’s veterans have showed the rest of the public that standing up can make a difference, this time against one of the most feared agencies in the country, the Internal Revenue Service.   In August the IRS had issued a rule requiring veterans service groups such as the American Legion to turn over [...]

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Irony: SNL numbers on Obamacare website dead on

In  a strange case of truth being stranger than fiction it now appears that a skit on Saturday Night Live was accurate in its portrayal of the HealthCare.gov website.   In the skit, a woman portraying Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was telling people about the benefits of the site. She said the [...]

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Colorado Obamacare Navigator can’t sign anybody up, too expensive

As if things weren’t bad enough for President Obama and his signature health care plan, Al Jazeera, a foreign based news service is reporting how one of Obama’s Navigators has not been able to sign up a single person because the new plans are too expensive.   Al Jazeera interviews a young man named Leonardo [...]

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No Joke: Obamacare hotline # 1-800-F**KYO

By Matt Lacy –   Individuals wondering whether the Obama administration is truly willing to listen to their concerns when it comes to their health care appear to have their answer with the government’s new Obamacare healthcare hotline which is 1-800-F**YO.   The official phone number the Health and Human Services Department wants Americans to [...]

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White House, Dems compare GOP to terrorists over government shutdown

By Jack Minor –   While the traditional wisdom is that if the US government were to endure a shutdown over stalled negotiations in Congress, the Republicans would end up bearing the brunt of the blame. However, recent statements by the White House indicate that they are the ones who are digging in their heels [...]

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Syria Policy Will Break Our Bank

by Mike McCune –   Hosea 8:9–For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself…   How irrelevant Congress has become under the Obama Administration! If they can’t decide as a group of 535, he decides for the country by himself. And we dare to call ourselves a Republic when we [...]

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Aurora VA hospital builder claims cost overrun of $1 billion

(Ft. Morgan Times) — The builder of Colorado’s troubled Veterans Affairs hospital says overruns bring the cost above $1 billion, far higher than the red ink already acknowledged, and has asked for the right to quit the project.   The dispute threatens further delays in a replacement project discussed since the late 1990s. Kiewit-Turner told [...]

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Officials urge Congress to take action on Colorado River

(Brush News-Tribune) — Government officials are urging Congress to consider solutions to deal with possible water shortages in the Colorado River basin that could include finding ways to reduce demand, conservation and better management of water supplies. Other solutions being considered include reuse of water and augmentation from other water sources. At a congressional hearing [...]

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The Constitution was originally pretty good.

by Craig Masters If you are one who got a chuckle out of John Kerry calling on Russia to respect our Constitution and send Edward Snowden over here for prosecution, here is a little anecdotal law lesson. The Bill of Rights have mostly been considered as nothing more than an interesting piece of historic paper [...]

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Obama IRS scandal reminiscent of Clinton regime

For the acting IRS commissioner at the heart of questions regarding the  organization’s attack campaign on conservative and Christian groups there should  be a sense of déjà vu, since he did much the same during the Clinton  administration.   Steven Miller, the outgoing IRS commissioner who headed the agency’s Services  and Enforcement Division since 2009 [...]

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