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6 questions that need answering at today’s IRS hearing

As the IRS scandal widens, it appears more than Tea Party-affiliated groups were harmed by its illegal and/or unethical actions. Today at 10 am eastern, six groups will be represented in a Ways & Means Committee hearing on the subject. From The Hill: The House Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday will hear testimony from six conservative non-profit groups that were targeted by the IRS for their political beliefs, including one anti-abortion rights group that says the IRS tried to limit its protesting of Planned Parenthood. …. Representatives of four other Tea Party groups will also testify….These groups are the Laurens County Tea Party ...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Editor: IRS ‘clearly run amok during the Obama administration’

U.S. News & World Report Contributing Editor Peter Roff this week criticizes the heavy-handed officials at President Obama’s IRS, including Commissioner John Koskinen who effectively looked the other way as documents ordered preserved for investigation into the agency’s slow-rolling of tax-exempt-status applications for conservative groups were destroyed. Roff also hammers IRS officials for apparently targeting American-based corporations who pay corporate taxes overseas to save money – even rewriting its own rulebook to allow private-sector lawyers clearance to read tax documents of U.S. corporations. U.S. News & World Report has ...

Report: President Obama misled Congress during debt-ceiling showdowns

A House Financial Services Committee report obtained by The Daily Caller reveals Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials ran exercises during multiple congressional debt-limit crises demonstrating the federal government could function over the course of a temporary government shutdown – contrary to what President Obama said as he was selling Congress on an increase to the debt ceiling. The Daily Caller has the inside story: The staff report, to be released Tuesday, charges that [Treasury Secretary Jack] Lew and other Obama administration officials deliberately misled Congress and the public during the federal budget and debt limit showdowns ...

Veteran dies of cancer that went undetected by VA doctors for a year

Disabled Army veteran Barry Coates, who became one of the many faces of the Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal, died of cancer Jan. 23 — less than two years after testifying before a House committee to the “gross negligence” he suffered at the hands of the VA. Military.com has the story: Coates, only 46 when he died on Jan. 23, became the face of the Veterans Affairs Department wait-time scandal — in which patients whose appointments were put off by a system unable to handle the volume of men and women needing its services. "It is likely too late for me," he told the House Veterans Affairs Committee during an April 9, 2014 hearing. "The ...

Veterans Affairs labor contract favors hiring union bureaucrats over vets

The union contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the agency “in all cases” give preference to union bureaucrats over veterans – this despite federal law that allows vets to apply for positions otherwise only open to current employees. The Daily Caller has the details: The Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) states, “Prior to considering candidates from outside the bargaining unit, the department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection … in all cases … first and full consideration shall be given to any best qualified candidates within the ...

5 Reasons Tea Party Patriots is enthusiastically ringing in the new year

There's a lot to celebrate here at Tea Party Patriots this New Years — so raise a glass with us as we look back on some of the highlights of 2015. 5. Jenny Beth Martin has a weekly column in The Washington Times Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin launched her weekly column in The Washington Times with an inaugural post on the need to impeach President Obama's IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for hampering the congressional investigation into the IRS' targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. She’s also addressed the IRS push for more power through regulations, President Obama’s failed foreign policy ...

Homeland Security secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants’ social-media profiles

Homeland Security Secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants' social-media profiles DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 decided against ending a U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from scouring the social-media accounts of non-citizens applying for visas for fear of a "civil liberties backlash” and “bad public relations.” ABC News reports: "During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Firing DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson a “No-Brainer”

“We call on every Republican presidential candidate to publicly commit, during tonight’s debate in Las Vegas, that if elected they will reject this absurd policy and do everything in their power under the Constitution to ensure the safety and security of the people of the United States.” Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released a statement today reacting to news that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to stop a secret U.S. policy keeping immigration officials from reviewing the social media posts of visa applicants. “This is a no-brainer, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson must resign or President Obama ...

Whistleblower: DHS Civil Rights Office terminated program that could’ve foiled San Bernardino terror attack

Former Department of Homeland Security employee and whistleblower Philip Haney says DHS’ Civil Rights Office shut down a terrorist monitoring program that could have identified the San Bernardino terrorists early on and therefore prevented the California massacre, reports Fox News' Megyn Kelly. “[W]e would’ve put the red light on them,” Haney said of Farooq Saeed and Tashfeen Malik. The civil-rights division, says Haney, deleted nearly 80 records of investigations into individuals moving in and out of the country under the Visa Waiver Program – including an investigation into those at a Riverside, California mosque frequented by ...