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Did Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) threaten a presidential coup d’etat?

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The topic was immigration, both the current crisis at the border and the Democrats’ desperate desire to have the House pass the comprehensive amnesty bill already approved in the Senate. You can read the whole thing at PJM, but I think the senior senator at Illinois might want to walk this part […]

 

EPA tells Congress it, too, can’t provide emails due to “hard drive crash”

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am » 1 Comment

Beyond pathetic, beyond believable (hat tip): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of […]

 

Emails released by House Ways & Means show Lerner targeted GOP Senator

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm » 3 Comments

Via Fox News: Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner targeted a sitting Republican senator for a proposed internal audit, a discovery one GOP lawmaker called “shocking.”  The emails were published late Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee and pertain to the woman at the heart of the scandal over IRS […]

 

Speaker Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

Posted by: Phineas on June 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pathetic. Speaker John Boehner announced plans for the House to sue President Obama in court to force him to do his job and enforce the laws. Without being specific about the grounds of the suit, one can safely assume it covers Obama’s non-enforcement of immigration laws along the southwest border and, perhaps, […]

 

Nation’s top archivist: #IRS “did not follow the law” after hard drive crash

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

Via the New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report a hard drive crash that destroyed emails belonging to a senior official at the center of a scandal over the agency’s treatment of conservative-leaning political groups, the nation’s top archivist said Tuesday. “In accordance […]

 

IRS scandal: forget the special counsel. Instead, impeach.

Posted by: Phineas on June 24, 2014 at 4:12 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The growing frustration with the various scandals of the Obama administration have lead to repeated calls from the Opposition for special prosecutors to investigate and, if warranted, to criminally prosecute violators, most recently in the IRS scandal. For example, there’s Bryan Preston of PJ Media: Congressional hearings make for mediocre TV and a […]

 

Raging Rangel: Most Obama critics are from “Confederate states”

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm » 2 Comments

Sigh. Via The Politico: New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, locked in a contentious primary battle, suggested in an interview that aired Monday that the level of Republican opposition to President Barack Obama is partly due to race. When asked by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt whether GOP opposition to the president is “based on race,” Rangel […]

 

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 […]