(AP) – The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner. Douglas Shulman, who vacated his position last November when his five-year term [...]
Survived WW2 Internment Camp… (Washington Examiner) – Internal Revenue Service officials not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party’s application for non-profit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too. That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a [...]
(Breitbart) – Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency when it targeted Tea Party and conservative groups, testified before the Senate Finance Committee today, under oath, about when he knew about the conduct of officials in the tax exempt organizations division. He was joined by his successor, Steven Miller, and Treasury [...]
(Rush Limbaugh) – RUSH: By the way, ladies and gentlemen, US News & World Report: “Tea Party Protests Planned At IRS Offices Nationwide Tuesday — A major tea party group is planning protests at Internal Revenue Services nationwide Tuesday following revelations earlier this month that the tax agency had flagged organizations with the words ‘tea [...]
(National Review) – Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus accused President Obama of having “built up an atmosphere of guerrilla warfare” that created fertile ground for the scandals now roiling his administration. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Impeach Obama NOW! “This is the problem with this entire situation [with the AP], with the IRS, with Benghazi: you [...]
Is America coming to the Point Of No Return? Not if I can help it! (Strong Tea Drinker) – The purported destruction of the U.S. is not a set of coincidental circumstances, but a cold calculated plan to DAMN the U.S… Their plan is to strip America of its greatness and usher in new world [...]
(The Wall Street Journal) – A gloomy economic assessment from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke erased an earlier stock rally, sending major indexes in the final minutes of Tuesday’s session to their fifth consecutive drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 19.15 points, or 0.2%, to 12070.81. The blue-chip index has dropped 4% during [...]
(CNBC) – The dollar fell to a one-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday and a record low against the Swiss franc after a Chinese official said the greenback would continue to weaken versus other major currencies. Bill and cash The head of the international payment department at the Chinese forex regulator also [...]
Federal government’s financial condition deteriorated rapidly. U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions. (USAToday) – The federal government’s financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows. The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in [...]
(Politico) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are calling for an investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over the series of sexually explicit conservations and lewd photos he exchanged with a half-dozen women during the last several years.
(Market Watch) – Once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start to kick in during 2014, at least three of every 10 employers will probably stop offering health coverage, a survey released Monday shows. While only 7% of employees will be forced to switch to subsidized-exchange programs, at least 30% of companies say they will
(Reuters) – The World Bank will suggest a global levy on jet and shipping fuel in recommendations to G20 governments later this year on raising climate finance, a senior official said on Sunday. Developed countries have already written off chances of agreement on a new binding deal at a U.N. conference in Durban this year, [...]
Santorum’s policy positions align with national conservatives who now are looking at many of the expected candidates with skepticism. (FoxNews) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced Monday that he is entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he’s “in it to win it.” “We’re ready to announce that we’re going to be [...]
(The Hill) – Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who helped Democrats capture the White House in 2008, warns that Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in 2012. Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.
(Bloomberg) – U.S. stocks fell this week, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its longest streak of losses since 2004, after worse-than-estimated reports on jobs and manufacturing fueled concern earnings growth will slow. All 10 Standard & Poor