The Associated Press wiretapping scandal and resultant revelations of Federal spying on American journalists has revealed the true contempt and fear that the Administration of Barack Obama — an Administration that has prosecuted twice as many Americans under the 1917 Espionage Act than all other Administrations combined — has for a well-informed populace.
More explosive details highlighting the culpability of top Administration officials in the deaths of Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September could emerge as more whistle-blowers come forth, reports indicate.
A poll released Tuesday estimates that a majority of Americans blame the Internal Revenue Service hit job on deliberate targeting ordered by someone or coordinated by a group. And there’s a corresponding bump in the proportion of Americans who, according to a separate poll released Monday, approve of the Tea Party and its small-government message in the wake of the IRS scandal.
Early this month, the sheriff of Palm Beach County, Fla., announced a new, Orwellian “violence prevention” program designed to pit neighbors against each other by having people anonymously call the cops on anyone who doesn’t like the government or takes a picture of a bridge.
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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a New Hampshire audience Monday that Congress shouldn’t let those responsible for perpetrating the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal get away with a wrist-slapping from the Inspector General for Tax Administration. Rather, said Paul, the politically-motivated stymieing of conservative nonprofits under the guise of IRS enforcement demands an investigation fully independent […]
Organized labor leaders are the latest in a growing group of liberal special interests to take a pass on President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The president of a labor union representing the construction trade called on the repeal of Obamacare in its entirety last month. Now, bosses with the 1.3 million-member […]
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been soliciting donations from private sector healthcare providers to help set up portions of Obamacare. Sounds like a potential conflict of interest, right? Well, CBS news chief Major Garrett thought so too and asked White House press secretary Jay Carney if there was potential for scandal. Carney […]
A top dog at the Internal Revenue Service office responsible for reviewing applications for nonprofit status said, via her attorney, that she will plead the 5th Amendment to avoid House lawmaker’s questions over why conservative groups were abused in the application process. Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, is […]
A recent poll out from Pew reveals, unsurprisingly, that Democrats throughout the Nation are reluctant to hold the Administration of Barack Obama responsible for scandals that have recently made national headlines. In reference to the Justice Department’s decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press journalists as part of an investigation into classified information […]