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Justice Department denied FBI request to probe Clinton Foundation

President Obama’s Justice Department declined a request from the FBI to look into the Clinton Foundation to determine whether Hillary Clinton – during her tenure as secretary of state – engaged in corrupt practices, according to a recent CNN report. The Washington Examiner has the story: The Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday. The State Department's seemingly preferential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in ...

Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area. The Washington Examiner has the details: Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers," ...

Heads up: These 8 Obamacare co-ops will probably fail this year

The health-insurance co-ops created under Obamacare are falling like dominoes, with eight of the remaining 11 likely to collapse within the year, according to analysis from an investigative reporter. The Daily Caller has the scoop: Twelve of the original 23 federally financed co-ops have already collapsed. The co-op program was funded with $2.5 billion in 2010. “In general, there’s not a turnaround in sight. The same problems that plagued them before are continuing,” Thomas P. Miller, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who previously served as the senior health economist for the congressional Joint Economic Committee, told ...

Federal appeals court lambastes IRS, says agency “compounded” problems that led to targeting scandal

A federal appeals court Tuesday said the IRS, in stonewalling throughout a class-action suit, has “only compounded” the problems that led to agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs, including IRS officials’ slow-rolling of tax-exempt-status applications. The Washington Post has the details: A unanimous ruling by a three judge panel of the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit found that the IRS, in its unresponsiveness to the targeting charges, “has only compounded the conduct that gave rise” to them. The case was brought by NorCal Tea Party Patriots, and other groups, in 2013, just after a ...

Speaker Ryan: ‘The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a recent interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said enacting legislation is an uphill battle as Congress doesn’t have the necessary votes to override President Obama’s veto pen and that he is navigating his way through budget legislation leftover from former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want – No. 1. Number two, I inherited this mess from the earlier Congress; everybody kind of knows that this budget bill was done basically before I became speaker four months ago. The Daily Signal has the details: Though Republicans control both ...

FBI probe into Clinton could expand to include possible public-corruption charges

Hillary Clinton soon could face an expanded FBI probe into whether her use of a private email server to conduct official State Department business violated public corruption laws. Fox News has the exclusive: "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source said. The development follows press reports over the past year about the potential overlap of State Department and Clinton Foundation work, and questions over whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration. The Clinton ...

Watchdog group calling for federal probe of Hillary’s relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

The Foundation for Accountability and Public Trust filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics saying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a deep-sea-mining company with ties to her son-in-law special access to State Department officials in violation of federal ethics guidelines. Fox News has the specifics: Mezvinsky, a partner in a New York hedge fund and the husband of Clinton's daughter Chelsea, had received an email in May 2012 from investor Harry Siklas asking if he could help set up contacts with Clinton or other State Department officials. That August, Clinton relayed a copy of the investor's email to Mezvin...

Obama’s Justice Department refuses to take up criminal probe against top Hillary aide

Obama’s Justice Department is looking the other way as Huma Abedin, top aide to Hillary Clinton and wife of disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, is laughing all the way to the bank over work she allegedly over-billed for while assisting Clinton at the State Department. Reports Politico: The State Department inspector general opened a “criminal investigation” of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in 2013 over allegations of “theft” — referring to overpayments she received and overtime she allegedly wrongfully billed. But the Justice Department declined to take up the issue, POLITICO has learned. State’s watchdog in ...

The Problem For Folks Like Us

I heard it first at the barber shop. Then at the airport. And then from callers to a radio show. Folks like us seem to think we have a problem. They think that we have too many candidates, and that the candidates will spend too much money tearing one another down, and that the process may produce, after a burst of fratricidal campaign spots, a mortally damaged nominee. This concern is unlike us. Folks like us tend to encourage dissent and welcome debate; we are the permanent insurgency and we thrive on the hurly-burly of controversy. But now that we’re up against the glacial advance of Clinton Inc., these folks seem to be saying, maybe we should ...

Money in Politics? No Problem

There will be no problem with money in politics this year. Such problems arise only when Republicans have more money than Democrats. Hillary Clinton has let it get about that she will be spending $2.5 billion this time. If that number is even roughly accurate, it means that she will spend far more than all of her Republican opponents combined. Hillary will portray the $2.5 billion as a) a way to get her message out, b) a way to make the process more inclusive and c) a way to fight back against the scourges of Wichita, the Koch brothers. Somebody, somewhere will buy her story. You could say that if the Koch brothers didn’t exist the Democrats ...