Christie To Address Scandal; Congressmen Demand American Jobs Before Amnesty; Baucus Has Sketchy Chinese Ties; IRS Investigation ‘Compromised’; Double The Number Of Martyrs — Thursday Morning News Roundup 1-9-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is expected this morning to address the growing controversy over the decision by one of his top aides and close associates to deliberately snarl traffic for millions of commuters as an act of political vengeance against a Democratic mayor, even as the United States attorney’s office is expected to open an inquiry into the matter. Source: The New York Times…

 

  • Sixteen House Republicans led by Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are demanding President Barack Obama get unemployed Americans back to work before granting amnesty to illegal aliens or bringing unprecedented levels of new immigrants to take jobs away from American workers. Source: Breitbart… 

 

  • Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Obama’s nominee for the next U.S. ambassador to China, has advised a foundation funded by the U.S. branches of Chinese state-owned banks and companies and a Chinese telecommunications giant accused of spying on Americans. Source: Free Beacon… 

 

  • Republicans claim the Justice Department’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal is “compromised,” after revealing that it’s being led by one of Obama’s political supporters. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the lawmakers said they’ve learned trial attorney Barbara Kay Bosserman is leading the probe. Source: FOX News 

 

  • Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey. Source: Reuters…

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