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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 ...

Ensuring the Export-Import Bank Stays Dead

On Wednesday July 15, Tea Party Patriot’s President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin joined in a press conference with fellow conservatives after the expiration of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank authorization. Martin was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Mike Lee, Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Flores, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan , Club for Growth President Dave McIntosh, Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli, and Heritage Action Chief Operating Officer Tim Chapman. The Ex-Im Bank, was established in 1934 by executive order to finance the sale of U.S. exports to foreign countries. However, in recent ...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

New IRS emails: Lerner knew what she was doing, and so did John McCain, apparently

New emails obtained by Judicial Watch shine even more light on the depth of the IRS targeting scandal. As much as the left would like for America to be convinced the scandal is over, it is far from it. Among the new revelations is a February 2012 email in which Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations ranch, asked for a new program to be set up that would “put together some training to help [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of giving away too much information to Congress. Another 2013 email reveals that Lerner said she is willing to take the blame for not providing adequate direction to staffers on their ...

Obama snubs VA Hospital during Phoenix visit

Arrogant? Ignorant? Elitist? Self-righteous? Out of touch? On Thursday, President Obama visited Phoenix [1], Arizona to deliver a speech about things like mortgage rates and Federal Housing Administration loans. All important stuff. What was less important, apparently, was visiting the Veterans Affairs hospital located in Phoenix; the very hospital at the center of the painfully awful VA scandal. It’s not just that President Obama didn’t want to go out of his way to visit the VA; his motorcade literally drove right past the hospital. He could have chosen to stop and visit sick and wounded veterans who were mistreated by incompetent VA ...

Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All – Craig Shirley

Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All – Craig Shirley Today’s political scene looks nothing like it did thirty years ago, and that is due mostly to Reagan’s monumental reshaping of the Republican party. What few people realize, however, is that Reagan’s revolution did not begin when he took office in 1980, but in his failed presidential challenge to Gerald Ford in 1975-1976. This is the remarkable story of that historic campaign-one that, as Reagan put it, turned a party of “pale pastels” into a national party of “bold colors.” Featuring interviews with a myriad of politicos, journalists, ...

Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him – Phil Kerpen

Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him – Phil Kerpen Democracy Denied by Americans for Prosperity vice president Phil Kerpen is a guide to understanding and defeating the radical agenda that President Barack Obama is implementing by unilateral regulatory action through his agencies and czars. Democracy Denied exposes the Obama administration’s agenda that disregards the American people, Congress, and the U.S. Constitution–and offers a plan of action to stop it.

2015 Brings on Employer Mandate

January 1 was not just the start of 2015, it was also the day the Obamacare employer mandate officially took effect. Starting yesterday, businesses with 100 or more employees will have to provide affordable insurance coverage, or face hefty fines. The mandate will apply to businesses with 50 or more employees starting in 2016. It is, no doubt, a gloomy aspect of the new year. Though the mandate has already been delayed twice, it seems the Obama Administration has run out of political downsides with continuing to do so. Never mind the headache it will cause for small businesses! The employer mandate is just one of the many disastrous items in ...

Federal tax revenue breaks a new record – and that’s a problem

News out of the Treasury Department [1] this week showed that federal tax revenue for fiscal year 2014 exceeded $3 trillion – an increase of nearly $247 billion from the previous fiscal year. It’s the first time the federal government has collected that much in taxes – ever. It’s maybe the one thing under President Obama that’s “better off” than it was six years ago, depending on how you look at. That the federal tax coffers have grown to record highs (thanks to American taxpayers) is no surprise given the Obama Administration’s liberal policies. What’s more surprising (or frustrating) is how none of that is reflected in the ...

Border Crises: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

While some may be risking their lives to be reunited with family, not all are making the dangerous trek in the name of love. Members of Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) – one of the most violent gangs in America – are taking full advantage of the border crisis to increase their numbers and influence in the US. Already making their presence known by defacing the Nogales processing center with gang-related graffiti, MS-13 is wasting no time in building their ranks. They’ve started using the facility as a recruitment station. “The Red Cross has set up phone banks inside the processing center so unaccompanied minors can make phone calls to family ...