NEWS: Krauthammer, Juan Williams battle over voter ID laws

August 15, 2013
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Krauthammer, Juan Williams battle over voter ID laws

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The Good Sense of Voter ID The Democrats’ case against it is bunk.

Michelle Malkin Goes After Marco Rubio for

Backing ‘Tyrant’ Obama’s Immigration Plan

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End the Civil Rights Movement

by Roger L Simon

MLK is not amused: What’s left of the civil rights movement is a relic of the sixties about as relevant as bell bottom trousers.

Poll: Obama’s approval rating on economy drops to 35 percent

Mario Trujillo

08/15/13 07:19 AM ET

The poll comes as Obama is pushing new economic proposals with campaign-style events nationwide.…

Before Benghazi Fort Hood shootings were a grim preview.

Will Republicans Blow Their Senate Chances One More Time?

by Rich Baehr

Trouble brewing for GOP incumbents in Georgia and Kentucky.

Politics 8/14 12:23 PM Hello, Suckers! The GOP keeps letting conservatives down.

History & Geography 8/15 4:00 AM Elite Ignorance Don’t know much about history.

The Price We Pay For Our Ignorance of Military History Is Dead Americans

by Dave Swindle

Victor Davis Hanson’s illuminating take on history and culture can guide the journey through this collection of the weekend’s headlines.

The Cruz Threat The Texas senator looks at 2016.

How Western Intellectual Values Have Gone Haywire

by Barry Rubin

The de-rationality of Western thought: Disregard everything that comes from a source that disagrees with you on other issues.

The IRS Caresses the Left, Hammers the Right

by DEROY MURDOCK August 14, 2013

According to Team Obama’s “phony scandal” narrative, when the IRS processed 501(c)(3) tax-exemption applications, it equally tormented liberals and conservatives. No big deal, the argument goes. The IRS suffers from even-handed inefficiency rather than an un-American habit of slamming critics of the president of the United States.

Unfortunately for the Obamites, actual facts annihilate their institutional-incompetence defense. New data deepen the suspicion that the IRS is the latest and most worrisome weapon in the Left’s arsenal.


Source: House Ways and Means Committee

Using his authority under Internal Revenue Code Section 6103, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) requested and received data from the IRS on the 298 “political advocacy” groups that the tax agency was subjecting to secondary screening as of May 31, 2012. Committee staffers compared these groups’ names against identifiers on the IRS’s “Be on the Lookout” list – namely, “progressive” (on the left) and “Tea Party,” “Patriot,” “9/12,” and “conservative” (on the right). This yielded 111 groups, of which staffers developed a snapshot on their status as of May 31, 2013.

Ways and Means confirmed conservatives’ repeated lament: The IRS caresses institutions on the left and hammers those on the right.

Among these 111 targets, only seven were self-described “progressive” groups. The remaining 104 were right of center. So, among this sample, the institutions that the IRS placed under a microscope were 6.3 percent liberal and 93.7 percent conservative. Put another way, the IRS targeted one liberal group for every 15 conservative organizations.

That is not quite fair and balanced.

The IRS’s targeting continues today, as a separate Ways and Means probe discovered. An IRS agent whom the committee interviewed on August 1 told staff investigators that a tax-exempt application from a tea-party group would be subject to additional scrutiny.

According to an MSNBC story on this matter, the IRS agent said, “At this point, I would send it to secondary screening, political advocacy.”

The committee investigator asked, “So, you would treat a tea-party group as a political-advocacy case, even if there was no evidence of political activity on the application. Is that right?”

The IRS agent replied: “Based on my current manager’s direction, uh-huh.”

“It is outrageous that IRS management continues to target tea-party cases without any justification,” Chairman Camp stated. “The harassment, abuse, and delays these Americans have faced over the last few years has been unwarranted, unprovoked, and, at times, possibly illegal. The fact that the IRS still continues to treat the Tea Party differently and subject them to additional targeting is outrageous, and it must stop immediately.”

The IRS also scrutinized liberals far more lightly than they did conservatives. Ways and Means found that the IRS asked these leftist groups 4.7 questions, on average, while righties typically faced 14.9 queries. Conservatives complain that the IRS inappropriately demanded their donors’ lists, reports on books they were reading, whether applicants’ relatives planned to run for office, and even descriptions of their prayers.

Among the seven liberal groups that Ways and Means examined, IRS authorized 100 percent of their proposals. Among conservatives, the IRS approved only 46 percent.

Consequently, zero liberal groups in this sample await an IRS decision. In contrast, 56 conservative outfits either still wonder whether the IRS will accept their submissions or simply have given up.

When the committee released this information on July 30, it did not name the groups it studied. However, the American Center for Law and Justice details how long conservative clubs have watched the IRS sit on their paperwork. ACLJ is suing the IRS on behalf of 41 such entities. Some faced unusually long intervals before their documents were approved (e.g., 30 months for Virginia’s Richmond Tea Party and 32 months for Colorado’s Four Corners Liberty Restoration Group). Others remain in limbo, amid IRS inaction. Consider, as of August 6, a 39-month ongoing wait for Michigan’s Unite in Action, 41 months for California’s PECAN (Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now), and 43 months for New Mexico’s Albuquerque Tea Party.

“There’s supposed to be a criminal investigation,” ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow told Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson on yesterday morning’s Fox & Friends. “This is good as of today: Not one of our clients has been contacted in this so-called FBI investigation.” That’s right. As the IRS scandal hits its three-month mark, among the 41 conservative groups represented by ACLJ, the FBI has questioned precisely zero of them about their treatment at the hands of the IRS.

It is incredibly easy for Obama & Co. to claim that there is no evidence of IRS malfeasance in this case, when the administration’s chief investigative body refuses to seek any such evidence. Thus, with their hands squeezed over their firmly shut eyes, Obama and his loyalists confidently announce: “There’s nothing to see here.”

Beyond FBI agents,  the other dogs that have not barked are the leftist groups that may have waited endlessly for IRS rulings or been asked about their contributors, reading material, or prayer habits. If, say, Occupy Palm Beach, Americans for Higher Taxes, or Spend It All – NOW! had shared their IRS horror stories, this would be no scandal.

So, where are the IRS’s liberal victims? Are they staying mum while this controversy poaches Team Obama in increasingly hot water? Or – could it be? – maybe the IRS has no leftist victims, since it barely targeted and never persecuted such groups.

Couple this information with revelations that confidential IRS records illegally got leaked to the Federal Election Commission and apparently to opponents of the National Organization for Marriage and 2010 senatorial nominee Christine O’Donnell (R., Del.). A frightful portrait emerges of a thoroughly politicized federal agency that repeatedly abuses its police powers to the benefit of Obama and his comrades on the left and to the detriment of their rivals on the right.

This is far from “phony” and close to authoritarian.

National Review Online contributing editor Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service. His column, “This Opinion Just In…,” frequently appears in the New York Post, Washington Times, and Orange County Register, among some 400 U.S. newspapers he reaches weekly.

Vindictive: Now George Zimmerman’s Wife Faces Perjury Charge

by Mike McDaniel

As with her husband’s prosecution, there is no evidence to support a filing.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2013, 3:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

Gen. El-Sisi and President Obama viewed on Egyptian street When the clashes between Egyptian security forces and pro-Morsi protesters were at their peak in Cairo Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 525 dead and 3,700 wounded to date – President Barack Obama put in a call to Egypt’s strongman, Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, debkafile reports.   The general refused to accept the call, anticipating a scolding like the one which forced Hosni Mubarak to quit. The harsh international condemnation of Gen. El-Sissi’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood – led by Washington – will exacerbate the crisis by pushing both sides to greater extremes.

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Lindsey Graham, Muslim Brotherhood Community Organizer?

By on August 15, 2013 in Blog, General

During an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business, a primary challenger to Senator Lindsey Graham hit a home run by quite aptly describing Graham. South Carolina state senator Lee Bright said that instead of returning to his district during the August recess, Graham went to Egypt and behaved like a “Community Organizer for […]

Jihad Marriages in Egypt (War on Women)

By on August 15, 2013 in Blog, General

As western media Muslim Brotherhood sycophants propagandize the plight of their masters in Egypt and then wonder why security forces have a problem with it, there’s another story that doesn’t get told. It’s the story of Jihad marriages, a real war on women that leftists like to project onto conservatives in America. That war is […]



Egypt: The Truth

By on August 15, 2013 in Blog, General

When it comes to the recent deaths in Egypt, the western media narrative has already been set: Innocent, unarmed Muslim Brotherhood supporters and members are being gunned down in the streets and brutally beaten by police who just do it because they can. The Muslim Brotherhood supporters are repressed and persecuted victims. That’s propaganda; it’s […]

Big Egypt Media: Brotherhood Snipers Killing their Own

By on August 14, 2013 in Blog, General

Egypt’s security forces pledged to crack down on pro-Muslim Brotherhood / Mohammed Mursi demonstrators who were holding sit-ins. When news that dozens of demonstrators had been killed, western media sources operated from a premise that these demonstrators had to have been killed by security forces. However, major Egyptian media sources are reporting that these pro-Muslim […]

Charge: Passport links Muslim Brotherhood to Benghazi

By on August 14, 2013 in Blog, General

A very serious charge was confidently made by a very credible Egyptian television host whose work we’ve used in prior reports. During the compelling segment on Tahrir TV, host Ahmed Moussa publicly announced the name of a new figure in the Benghazi attacks. The charge is that the passport of Christopher Stevens’ “assassin” was found […]

The Problem with Farenthold’s Impeachment argument

By on August 13, 2013 in Blog, General

While Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) expressed a belief that there are enough votes in the House to impeach Barack Obama, he gives one of the best arguments for not doing so, from a right-wing perspective. In essence, Farenthold points to the failed Clinton impeachment; it didn’t lead to a conviction in the Senate, which is […]

Does Jailed Brotherhood leader have goods on Obama?

By on August 13, 2013 in Blog, General

The Obama administration’s call for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt is inexplicable. The trip to Egypt by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), during which they called for the same thing is even more inexplicable, especially since both men are demanding answers in Benghazi. Yes, we know Obama’s leanings but […]

Being Gay Is Not Natural

By on August 13, 2013 in General

Here is another video of Theodore Shoebat further vindicating my case to ban the sodomite agenda, showing that being gay is not natural. Christians in America have been too mild in regards to the sodomite agenda. We must realize that sodomitism is just as dangerous as the jihadist movement. If it rises to a certain […]

‘I can’t watch this whole thing’: Aide shares that he was Playing Cards with President Obama during Bin Laden Raid



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The Siege of Byzantium Western civilization was imperiled.

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    by ABHA SHANKAR

    Organizers of a rally planned for Washington, D.C. on Saturday in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deny being part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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    by MICHAEL CUTLER

    It has been estimated that nationally, approximately 30% of the inmates in federal prisons are foreign born. In some states the percentage of foreign-born inmates is far higher.

  • Krauthammer’s Take Muslim Brotherhood is greatly diminished.

    The Real Clown Is In The White House….

    People all around are talking about some rodeo clown being in trouble for wearing a President Obama mask while redirecting rodeo bulls.   Really?…. R.E.A.L.L.Y ?

    Maya_Angelou_Obama_600

    When was the last time a federal spending budget was signed by a chief executive? Oh yeah,  SEPTEMBER 2007……  That would be, well, six years ago.

    I think Rush Limbaugh accurately identifies the delicate sensibilities – CLICK HERE

    Clowns ?

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    by CLIFF KINCAID

    The Russians have played a covert role in the “Arab Spring” that has brought to power radical Islamist regimes.

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    by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

    Of the four most prominent scandals Benghazi is by far the most disturbing; the scandal is insidious.

  • NY Times : Clinton Foundation Rife with Cronyism

    The NY Times ran a blistering investigative report revealing the Clinton Foundation as a nonprofit rife with crony capitalist conflicts of interest and multi-million dollar deficits despite raking in at least $492 million.

  • Rally Organizers Deny Ties with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

    by ABHA SHANKAR

    Organizers of a rally planned for Washington, D.C. on Saturday in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deny being part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Before Benghazi Fort Hood shootings were a grim preview.

    Politics 8/14 12:23 PM Hello, Suckers! The GOP keeps letting conservatives down.

  • California Prison Early Release Plan Won’t Be Delayed, Supreme Court Rules

    by MICHAEL CUTLER

    It has been estimated that nationally, approximately 30% of the inmates in federal prisons are foreign born. In some states the percentage of foreign-born inmates is far higher.

  • How the Russians Practice Disinformation

    by CLIFF KINCAID

    The Russians have played a covert role in the “Arab Spring” that has brought to power radical Islamist regimes.

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