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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 ...

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 ...

House Republican: This must be the Congress that takes the ‘tough but necessary steps to reform our tax code’

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, during a hearing Tuesday stressed the importance of reforming the tax code in order to retain U.S. companies moving overseas to take advantage of lower tax rates. The Hill has the details: “This must be the Congress of action that takes the tough but necessary steps to reform our tax code," said Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s tax-policy subcommittee. The hearing was the subcommittee’s first since Boustany became its chairman. Boustany said that since Congress last passed comprehensive tax reform in 1986, other ...

Jenny Beth Martin: IRS expansion ‘a thought that should send a chill up every American’s spine’

Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times weighs in on the IRS proposal to collect nonprofit donors’ social security numbers. The Washington Times has the details: It’s a thought that should send a chill up every American’s spine: The Internal Revenue Service wants to increase its already-expansive powers. Fresh off the IRS targeting scandal – in which the agency systematically brought its enormous power to bear to target conservatives for years – the IRS now wants new authority to ask 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute ...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night

As you've probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there's one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair - which you'll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down. So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can ...

Obamacare: The ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for struggling Tennessee school district closing its doors

County administrators in a Tennessee school district have been struggling to balance the books for years in the wake of the Obamacare insurance mandate – a mandate that has finally forced them to shutter their classrooms. The Washington Examiner has the details: In an AP report, Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made its decision to cancel classes because of budget issues that are related to government mandates that the district can't afford. He said the Affordable Care Act was the "straw that broke the camel's back" and that "it has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet ...

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.

ACLU, Tea Party take on federal spying: ‘They’ve gone too far’ (The Hill – Julian Hattem)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a top Tea Party organization are teaming up to pressure lawmakers to oppose renewing controversial parts of the Patriot Act that undergird National Security Agency (NSA) operations... 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 ...

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. ...