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Democrats and the Benghazi Committee

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear before House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack during the week of May 18. But now, it seems, that appearance may have to be postponed. What’s the holdup you ask? According to committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, his panel has yet to be given access to relevant State Department emails and is, therefore, not sufficiently prepared to question the former Secretary of State. Gowdy has previously hammered the Obama Administration and its refusal to cooperate with the Benghazi committee in a timely manner. Dozens of subpoena requests are still unanswered. It’s typical ...

What Hillary’s emails have to do with Benghazi

Rep. Trey Gowdy, who’s been leading the Congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, said over the weekend [1] that he’s not afraid to call Hillary Clinton back for questioning. As Secretary of State, we now know, Clinton conducted her business on a private email server, using it to send and store government correspondence. That correspondence could provide pivotal clues into what happened the night of the terrorist attack and the following days, whether Clinton wants it to or not. “I think an eminently reasonable alternative is for her to turn over that server to an independent, neutral party,” Gowdy to the Washington Examiner. ...

Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans – Ben Shapiro

Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans – Ben Shapiro From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery. While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to quash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today. Ben Shapiro ...

Tax benefits for illegal immigrants

Over the last few days, a small handful of solid conservative lawmakers have stood up against President Obama’s unconstitutional overreach on immigration. Senators Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), and Jeff Sessions (AL), have all proven that with enough courage, it is possible to stand up for conservative principles even if doing so is exceedingly unpopular. Now, we have even more reason to thank the Senators, and encourage them to keep fighting the president’s executive amnesty. Under the new rule, millions of illegal immigrants will be eligible to collect billions in tax credits. Illegal immigrants have already been collecting tax credits for ...

Has the State Department learned nothing post-Benghazi?

Todd Keil, one of the experts who testified at the first Benghazi hearing [1] on Wednesday told the committee that the State Department has failed to follow through on proposals that would improve diplomatic security. “Clear the smoke. Remove the mirrors,” said Keil. He later added, “Words and cursory actions by the Department of State ring hollow absent transparency and verifiable and sustainable actions to fully put into practice the letter and the intent of our recommendations.” Wednesday’s hearing by the Benghazi Special committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, focused on the State Department’s implementation of the Accountability ...

Discrepancies may lead to Benefits for Illegal Immigrants

The Obama administration’s hailed enrollment of 8 million people faces a devastating blow as massive data inconsistencies now call into question the coverage and/or subsidies for 2.1 million enrollees. “A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits. The final number affected could well be higher… Most of the data conflicts involve important details on income, citizenship and immigration status ...

Democrats join Benghazi committee, reluctantly

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has finally decided[1] that a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead is worthy of Democrats’ participation. On Wednesday, Pelosi appointed five members of her caucus to the committee after several days-worth of criticizing and denouncing the committee’s very existence. Even in making the announcement, the Democratic leader denounced it as “partisan exercise” and said Democrats were needed to make sure the investigation is honest and fair. “Unfortunately, the Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims or their families or our country,...

Committee on Benghazi is a good first step

Speaker John Boehner announced[1] Monday that South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy will head up the select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks. We applaud the choice of Gowdy, who we know will bring his hard-hitting prosecutorial style to the table. We also appreciate the fact that Boehner is finally giving this scandal the attention and man power it deserves. The latest White House emails, turned over thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, confirmed what we knew all along; the Obama administration went to great lengths to downplay the importance of the attack, and pushed a bogus story about the attack being caused by a video. We ...

On Benghazi, the truth will come out

The White House, specifically Press Secretary Jay Carney, have seen finer weeks. But ultimately, that’s what happens when you obfuscate, attempt to intimidate, and hide the truth. The beginning of this week saw the release[1], via a Freedom of Information Act request, of a never-before-seen email detailing the White House’s response in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The email, written by deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, was sent with the subject line of “PREP CALL with Susan.” The email includes messaging “goals” for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, including, “to ...

Goodbye Benefits. Hello Obamacare.

While the employer mandate isn’t set to kick in until 2014, businesses are already making preparations to comply with the new regulations. A new study reveals bleak trends for employees as businesses try to survive under Obamacare: “Some 31% of franchise businesses and 12% of non-franchise businesses say they have already reduced worker hours because of the law. About 27% of franchise businesses and 12% of non-franchise businesses have already replaced full-time workers with part-time employees because of the law. Some 41% of the non-franchise firms say they already see health-care costs rising because of the law.” Sadly, the very law that ...