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VIDEO: Trey Gowdy vs. #IRS Commish Josh Koskinen – guess who wins?

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 9:32 am » 5 Comments

LOTS of fireworks at last night’s rare evening Congressional hearing, this one on the scandal surrounding the IRS targeting of conservative groups – and the still-unexplained loss of two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner and other key IRS employees. Unsurprisingly, rising star South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy got his time in … and […]

 

Some excellent questions for the #IRS about Lois Lerner’s missing emails

Posted by: Phineas on June 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas My blog-buddy ST has already covered the mysterious disappearance of former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s emails. I’m sure the Justice Department, per Congressman Camp’s suggestion, will get right to investigating how this could happen, in apparent violation  of standard IRS protocols. Attorney General Eric Holder, that unquestioned paragon of judicial integrity, will no […]

 

The IRS says it has lost *two years* worth of Lerner emails. Seriously.

Posted by: ST on June 14, 2014 at 11:53 am » 9 Comments

Unbelievable. Literally unbelievable: he Internal Revenue Service claims to have lost two-years worth of emails between former IRS official Lois Lerner, who resigned under pressure for her role in the IRS targeting scandal, and outside agencies and groups. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) announced Friday that the IRS informed the committee it […]

 

SC Senator Graham garners high praise from Senator Reid

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm » 4 Comments

Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Republicans should follow the lead of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Reid said Graham defeated conservative challengers and avoided a runoff after co-authoring immigration reform last year, unlike House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was defeated in a shocking result the same night. […]

 

.@BarackObama’s political philosophy explained in one tweet – by him

Posted by: ST on June 9, 2014 at 11:27 am » 2 Comments

I think this rather says it all, don’t you? "I will keep doing whatever I can without Congress to help responsible young people pay off their loans." —President Obama #ItsOurInterest — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 7, 2014 Emphasis on “will do whatever I can without Congress” – which he does an awful lot these days. […]

 

Exhibit A from @Politico on how the media manufactures “outrage”

Posted by: ST on June 7, 2014 at 11:28 am » 2 Comments

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Rand Paul to run for both Senate and President in 2016?

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2014 at 11:32 am » 2 Comments

The 1st term Senator from Kentucky hasn’t yet made a decision on a possible 2016 Presidential run, but says if he does it will likely be as he runs for re-election to the US Senate: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that a state law preventing candidates from having their names […]

 

AP: Political climate looks good for GOP to pick up several Senate seats

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2014 at 11:32 am » 2 Comments

Sure enjoyed reading this this morning: WASHINGTON — Contests are set in nearly half the states for November’s elections, and with few contested primary elections remaining on the calendar, Republicans are enjoying clear advantages in their quest for a Senate takeover. “The environment is really good right now, and the quality of candidates is superior,” […]

 

WH apologizes for their “oversight” on Congressional oversight re: prisoner swap

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm » 2 Comments

Wow: The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for failing to alert her in advance of a decision to release Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay. Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an […]

 

The IRS wants to tax your frequent flyer miles and hotel points

Posted by: Phineas on May 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s as if the agency was worried it wasn’t hated enough. Writing at Reason, Ira Stoll reports that the Internal Revenue Service is looking at taxing rewards points offered by airlines and hotel chains: Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on […]