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Hillary Clinton lied, didn’t turn over all her emails, FBI finds

Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered an additional 15,000 emails Hillary Clinton never turned over despite the former secretary of state’s insistence she had turned over every work-related email transmitted on her homebrew server when serving under President Obama. The Washington Times has the story: The Obama administration revealed the messages in a court hearing Monday. The 14,900 emails are just part of thousands the FBI has turned over, after it took control of Mrs. Clinton’s secret email server. The State Department said it will begin to process them and release them, though it could take months to put them ...

Federal appeals court says IRS likely still targeting Americans for their political beliefs

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service are continuing to target politically conservative-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status, a federal appeals court said in a recent ruling that overturned a lower-court decision that tossed out a lawsuit against the agency on the grounds IRS authorities said they’d stop certain targeting practices. The Daily Signal has the story: The IRS insisted “there is no reasonable expectation” that discrimination will reoccur, the ruling noted, because the tax agency has “suspended until further notice” tactics it used to target the applications of tea party and other conservative groups for nonprofit ...

Arkansas VA spent $408 million on solar-panel project as veterans faced brutal wait-times

Officials at an Arkansas Veterans Affairs hospital over a five-year period spent $408 million a so-called “green management” solar-panel project that went over schedule and over budget as former servicemen and women awaited care long overdue, according to a VA inspector-general report spurred by members of Congress. The Daily Caller has the details: The move to solar is part of the VA’s Green Management Program, which is tasked with installing renewable energy sources at various medical facilities. The probe included 11 out of 15 solar panel projects awarded from 2010 through 2013, which were still incomplete in 2015. Each of the 11 solar ...

Rep. Pompeo: Obama admin ‘violated federal law’ when it airlifted $400 million to ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

Lawmakers and policy experts alike are dumbfounded and furious over President Obama’s approval of a $400 million airlift to Iran, a leading state sponsor of terrorism, on the same day Iran released numerous Iranian-American hostages. The Daily Signal has the scoop: “I want to know what Obama administration employees were involved with this and how long do they serve in prison,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the House Intelligence Committee. “There is no doubt they violated federal law when they transferred U.S. taxpayer funds to a state sponsor of terrorism.” Pompeo’s assertion to The Daily Signal goes farther than most ...

Daily Signal: Gun owners more law-abiding than law enforcement, study says

A new study unearthed by those at the news arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation finds Americans with concealed-carry permits are among the least likely to have a rap sheet, according to research conducted by the Crime Prevention Center. The Daily Signal has the story: The study compared permit holders to police, who committed 703 crimes from 2005 to 2007, and 113 of those were firearm violations. “It is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding,” reads a report on concealed-carry permit holders… “We find that permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at less than a ...

Report: U.S. paid $400 million to Iran

The Obama administration is attempting to explain a $400 million payout to Iran that occurred during a hostage crisis earlier this year. Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan are demanding an explanation, some saying that the cash could go toward funding terrorist groups. The Washington Examiner reported: The Obama administration on Wednesday was defending the transaction as a move to pay Iran back the money it gave the U.S. in 1979 as part of an arms deal that never went through after the Shah of Iran was overthrown. But Republicans were asking questions about the timing of the payment and whether it's related to the release of four ...

WaPo: Hillary Clinton earns four Pinocchios for ‘cherry-picking’ answers on emails

Hillary Clinton continues to have trouble keeping her answers straight when it comes to the private email server she used as Secretary of State. Despite the fact that Clinton violated federal law by sending classified information through the server, she and her campaign still deny any wrongdoing. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton said, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.” That comment earned Clinton four Pinocchios from the Washington Post. The ...

VA purchased $16 million worth of art on President Obama’s watch while veterans died awaiting care

An investigation into art acquisitions by Veterans Affairs officials shows the department bought millions of dollars worth of art while our men and women who served in our armed forces passed away on VA waiting lists. The Washington Examiner has the story: Hundreds of veterans have died while waiting to get care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, all while the department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on high-end art. According to an investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and American Transparency, the VA has spent $20 million on high-end art over the last 10 years, $16 million of that spent during President Obama's tenure. ...

Washington Examiner: 1,800 illegal-immigration cases per judge after case backlog surges above 500,000

There are a whopping 500,000 pending illegal-immigration cases that, divided between the 273 Justice Department immigration lawyers, amount to more than 1,800 cases per judge. The Washington Examiner has the details: The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge... But the sheer numbers have forced a huge delay. It currently takes nearly two years — 672 days — for a case to get to court. During that time, the illegals are allowed into the country and several reports show that they rarely make their court date. The Center for Immigration Studies said in ...

Live Commentary on Hillary Clinton’s Speech

Are you tired of Hillary’s lies? So, let’s expose them. During her speech at the Democratic National Convention tomorrow night, I intend to reveal her lies, misrepresentations and factual inaccuracies. Would you like to join me? In real time, during Hillary’s speech – I will be texting with some of our strongest Tea Party Patriots fighters and friends. I’d like you to be among them. I’ve asked my team to set up something simple. It’s easy: Just text “ CROOKED ” to my my number: 388873. I’m not going to stand in silence while Hillary Clinton tries to whitewash her disastrous policies. Or distract the country ...