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Rep. Trey Gowdy: “Universe of [#Benghazi] witnesses is expanding”

Posted by: ST on July 31, 2014 at 11:44 am » 1 Comment

South Carolina’s WLTX reports on the behind-the-scenes prep work going on in advance of the much-anticipated Trey Gowdy-led Benghazi hearings scheduled to start in September: WASHINGTON (Gannett Washington Bureau/Mary Troyan) – The special House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi will hold its first public hearing in September about changes the State Department has made […]

 

#Derp: Rep. Jackson Lee forgets she once helped try to impeach Bush (UPDATE: “Misspoke”)

Posted by: ST on July 31, 2014 at 9:28 am » 5 Comments

Katherine Miller at BuzzFeed catches the notoriously fact-challenged Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee  (D-TX) in a whopper (hat tip): Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued Wednesday the Republican effort to sue President Obama is nothing but a veiled attempt to impeach him — something Democrats never did to President George W. Bush: I ask my […]

 

#IRS Commissioner Koskinen: “Backup tapes” have been found

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2014 at 11:34 am » 5 Comments

Say what? The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how […]

 

Sen. Walsh: PTSD “may have been a factor” in master’s thesis plagiarism

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2014 at 9:31 am » 3 Comments

Phineas blogged about this developing scandal yesterday involving the ‘alleged’ master’s thesis plagiarism of Montana Senator John Walsh (D), but the Senator’s biggest issue going forward may not be in the allegations themselves but in his controversial attempts at excusing them away: Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s […]

 

#MTsen: Who does John Walsh think he is? Joe Biden?

Posted by: Phineas on July 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, this is embarrassing. The Democratic nominee for the seat once held by Max Baucus (D – Train Wreck), who is now Ambassador to China, has been called out by no less than that arch-conservative rag The New York Times for plagiarizing his Army War College master’s thesis: Democrats were thrilled when […]

 

GAO investigation: Non-existent ‘people’ able to sign up for #Obamacare coverage

Posted by: ST on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 am » 1 Comment

Wowsers: Investigators from the Government Accountability Office have been able to register fake applicants with fictitious identifying documents for health plans and federal subsidies through ObamaCare, according to a published report. The Washington Post reports that investigators were able to obtain subsidized health coverage for eleven of twelve fictitious applicants online or over the phone. […]

 

Rep. Cummings to Issa: Stop the “public harassment” of #IRS official

Posted by: ST on July 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm » 2 Comments

The Washington Examiner reports that, unsurprisingly, Democrat obstructionist Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is demanding the House Oversight committee stop the “public harassment of an agency head” – IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a […]

 

QOTD: Cruz encourages Reid to leave the DC Ritz-Carlton & visit the border

Posted by: ST on July 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm » 0 Comments

I love it: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself. “President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives […]

 

Will the #Obamacare employer mandate be delayed again?

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2014 at 9:41 am » 1 Comment

The Hill reports that the pressure is on for the White House on whether or not to delay the employer mandate for the third time: The White House needs to make a decision soon on whether ObamaCare’s controversial employer mandate will take effect in 2015. With the mandate set to take effect in January, businesses are […]

 

Senate Dems, including @KayHagan, set to try & “reverse” #HobbyLobby ruling

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2014 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Because religious freedom sucks and stuff – and so do the “five white guys” on the Supreme Court. Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set up the first procedural vote on a bill that would reverse the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows some employers to deny birth control coverage for women. […]