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Where are Hamas-CAIR's Tax Returns

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:55:18 -0700

Hamas-CAIR lost its 501 C3 status because they refused to file tax returns (that's for the apes and pigs, I guess). CAIR failed to file required annual reports, known as form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses, for three consecutive years. CAIR had been a non-profit on its own, but in 2007, the IRS approved a... [Atlas Shrugs] [Read More]

Lowry: House Will Pass Clean Debt Limit Raise

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:38:02 -0700

The effort to use the debt ceiling as leverage to defund Obamacare will come to naught, National Review editor Rich Lowry said tonight.During an appearance on Special Report's All-Star Panel, Lowry predicted that the House would eventually pass a clean debt limit raise despite drama in the Senate related to the... [The Corner] [Read More]

Krauthammer's Take: Iran Stringing US Along

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:18:08 -0700

Iran is playing for time, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.Appearing on Special Report, Krauthammer declared that Iran is just stringing us along by promising that it doesn't wish to develop nuclear weapons, citing the Middle Eastern country's plutonium program as evidence. The Iranians can see they are near the... [The Corner] [Read More]

'Creepy Uncle Sam' Is Anti-Health Care Law Mascot

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:11:30 -0700

The group Generation Opportunity released a series of advertisements as part of a six-figure campaign to discourage people aged 18 to 29 from enrolling in insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. [NYT Caucus] [Read More]

Representative Harold Watson 'Trey' Gowdy III Grills Admiral Mullen on Why He Didn't Interview Hillary Clinton, and What He Knows About Hillary Clinton's Actions Before, During, and After Benghazi

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:18:37 -0700

It's just so corrupt. The Fix was in from the start. I'm afraid I can't take generals and admirals seriously when they offer, supposedly, their candid beliefs about the advisability and usefulness of a war with Syria. As we can ... [Ace of Spades HQ] [Read More]

Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of the Dead Americans

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:17:18 -0700

Who in America wold want to be represented by these animals? PHOTO: @OversightDems excuse themselves from testimony of #Benghazi heroes' family members #PJNet Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 19, 2013 The far side of the room, shown empty in the photo, belongs to the Democrats. The... [Atlas Shrugs] [Read More]

Republicans United, For Now

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:13:57 -0700

Supporters of the campaign to defund Obamacare are confident that every Senate Republican will support the continuing resolution the House plans to pass on Friday. Their immediate goal is to pressure Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to allow an up-or-down vote on the bill -- with the defunding provision... [The Corner] [Read More]

Scripps, National Review Reports on Lifeline Fraud Prompt Congressional Response

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:39:37 -0700

Congress is responding to recent articles by National Review and the Scripps National Investigative Team regarding fraud and abuse within the Lifeline program.Earlier this week, the Scripps National Investigative Team reported that 50 of the 51 people they spoke to whose names were listed on TerraCom Lifeline... [The Corner] [Read More]

Am I Being Punked

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:32:42 -0700

'Sup? A 'Tardigrade'? What? It's actually some kind of primitive... well I don't want to say 'insect' as it's not clearly related to insects, or lobsters, but it's believed to be somehow related to those. They call it a ... [Ace of Spades HQ] [Read More]

Minn. Legislative Auditor: Exchanges Moving Too Fast

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:32:00 -0700

Minnesota's legislative auditor warned that the state's launch of its health-care exchange is being rushed to meet the October 1 deadline. This comes days after a security breach at the exchange known as MNsure, that resulted in the release of thousands of Social Security numbers.'If we're rushing to meet a... [The Corner] [Read More]

12 Oversight Committe Democrats Flee Benghazi Hearing Before Family Members Testify

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:21:47 -0700

A dozen Democrats left Thursday's House Oversight Committee hearing on the Benghazi attacks and did not hear testimony from family members of those murdered last September.According to Frederick Hill, spokesman for Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) 14 Democrats were present during the hearing's... [The Corner] [Read More]

NR Live Stream: Mad Women Debate the Battle of the Sexes

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:17 -0700

Who will win the Battle of the Sexes? Find out by watching the live stream of National Review's Mad Women Debate (#MadWomenDebate), featuring Jonah Goldberg and Kirsten Powers, right here at 6:30 p.m. (You will also want to track @NRO's blow-by-blow live-Tweet session, right below the live-stream player.):... [The Corner] [Read More]

All But Two Democrats Exit Benghazi Hearings Before Testimony From Families of Benghazi Victims

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:48:31 -0700

Awesome. The one mother has said six thousand times that all she wants is to be heard. Democrats' answer: No. Not even that little much. ... [Ace of Spades HQ] [Read More]

'Pope Speaks Bluntly about Discernment and Radical Conversion' May Not Be a Sexy Headline

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:41:06 -0700

But it's the truth about his new interview published today. I have a new piece up on the Fox News opinion site here. [The Corner] [Read More]

Benghazi Victim's Father Praises GOP Rep.'s Work in Investigation

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:23:59 -0700

The father of Ty Woods, one of the Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi last year, took a moment in today's House Oversight Committee hearing to publicly praise Representative Jason Chaffetz's efforts in the investigation of the deadly attacks. The Utah Republican has been on the forefront of the committee's investigation... [The Corner] [Read More]

Do You Really Want the World to Make Less Sense

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:16:51 -0700

From a $50 contributor to our fall fundraising drive:Thanks for my daily sanity!Make sure we stay here. Donate here. [The Corner] [Read More]

Syrian Government Calls for Ceasefire

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:14:05 -0700

In an interview with the Guardian, deputy prime minister of Syria Qadri Jamil said that the civil war in Syria has reached a stalemate and President Bashar Assad's government will soon call for a ceasefire. Neither the armed opposition nor the regime is capable of defeating the other side, Jamil said. This zero... [The Corner] [Read More]

Reid May Bypass 60-Vote Threshold to Strip Obamacare Provision from CR

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:59:11 -0700

With the government-funding bill headed to the Senate following tomorrow's House vote, the expectation among Senate Republicans is that Democratic majority leader Harry Reid will be able to strip its provision defunding Obamacare with only a majority vote.Reid would rely on an arcane Senate procedure called the motion... [The Corner] [Read More]

A Sobering Anecdote About McAuliffe's Persuasiveness

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:51:17 -0700

The Washington Post, describing Terry McAuliffe's meeting with Virginia business leaders:Two people present said that in response to a question about how he'd accomplish his goals as governor, McAuliffe told the PAC board that as an Irish Catholic he'd be adept at taking people out for drinks and doing whatever it... [Jim Geraghty Campaign Spot] [Read More]

DOJ Inspector General bashes FBI for working with CAIR in violation of Congress TAKEN DOWN from DOJ site

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:47:49 -0700

The Department of Justice has scrubbed its website of the Inspector General's report on the violation of the ban with terror supporting Hamas-CAIR, but you can see it here. FBI Headquarters' 'instruction was not to allow CAIR personnel on FBI property' -- but they did anyway. The Inspector General found repeated... [Atlas Shrugs] [Read More]

Video: Rep. Gowdy Slams Adm. Mullen For Not Questioning Hillary Clinton Or Barack Obama For ARB Report on Benghazi

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:47:15 -0700

How could you look at everything when you don't even bother to interview the person who is ultimately responsible for what happens at the State Dept? Gowdy asked the head of the Accountability Review Board, Admiral Mullen at today's Oversight hearing. Mullen replied that they found no evidence that she was involved... [Nice Deb] [Read More]

EMILY's List Endorses Martha Coakley as 'Worst Woman' for Mass. Gov.

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:46:38 -0700

Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley (D) didn't make the best impression back in 2010 when she ran against Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Perhaps that's why EMILY's List, a PAC that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women, accidentally endorsed her in her race to be the worst... [The Corner] [Read More]

Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:45:00 -0700

During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of ... [Katie Pavlich] [Read More]

Boehner To Ted Cruz: Time To Put Up Or Shut Up

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:43:29 -0700

The mini-war that erupted yesterday between the House GOP Caucus and the suddenly skittish Ted Cruz continues: House GOP leadership has been frustrated for weeks with Senate Republicans like Ted Cruz (R-TX) for putting the pressure on the lower chamber to defund Obamacare in exchange for funding the federal government.... [Outside the Beltway] [Read More]

FBI violated congressional ban on working With CAIR

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:42:06 -0700

Why am I not surprised. Obama's FBI violated congressional bans in working with radical Muslim group CAIR. The FBI inspector general found at least five instances when the FBI ignored clear directives not to work with CAIR. The report was post earlier at the FBI's website, but as is typical for the Obama regime, that... [Fire Andrea Mitchell] [Read More]

Dick Durbin calls in Trayvon Martin's mother for anti-ALEC testimony

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:38:46 -0700

Illinois Democrat has been targeting businesses over possible communications with 'stand your ground' organization [Daily Caller Politics] [Read More]

Hey Let's All Change The Washington Redskins' Name Because No One At All Is Remotely Offended By It But We Wish To Show How Concerned We Are That Someone Might Be

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:37:11 -0700

Finally, some reasonableness on this non-issue. Read the whole thing. But he overlooks another 'ethnic slur' football team name: The Minnesota Vikings. Yessss, the Vikings were an ethnic group. Look it up. 'Viking' is not just a job description. It ... [Ace of Spades HQ] [Read More]

A Word to the Wise

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:37:00 -0700

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens. The most insidious result that central-planning and the overabundance of government control that it requires is not the maladjustments that it inevitably creates in the economy. It is not the crony capitalism and bureaucratic nepotism that it always fosters. It is not the... [Hyscience] [Read More]

McAuliffe's Extreme Abortion Views

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:35:04 -0700

From my piece today:Who's the real extremist on abortion? McAuliffe has been happy enough to attack Cuccinelli's [pro-life] position, but he's been evasive about his own views. In March, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a prepared statement accused McAuliffe of support[ing] a platform of... [The Corner] [Read More]

Cochran Makes a Fund-Raising Push as He Eyes Re-election

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:34:46 -0700

While it is unclear whether longtime Senator Thad Cochran will seek another term next year, fund-raising efforts remain a high priority for the Mississippi Republican. [NYT Caucus] [Read More]

A step-by-step guide to what's next in the government shutdown showdown

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:32:15 -0700

Continuing resolutions and Obamacare and a shutdown. Oh my! House Republicans' decision to vote Friday on a measure to keep the government running and defund Obamacare sets the stage for a flurry of activity in both chambers of Congress leading ... ... [The Fix] [Read More]

Gun Crime Up after Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:31:00 -0700

After a federal judge ruled the NYPD's stop and frisk policy is unconstitutional in August, gun-crime rates have gone up, the New York Post reports. From the date of the ruling to September 8, a 28-day period, there were 140 shootings throughout New York. In the same period last year there were only 124, making this... [The Corner] [Read More]

Al Qaeda Militants Seize Town From Moderate Rebels in Northern Syria

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:30:00 -0700

Al Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in northern Syria near the Turkish border from the Free Syrian Army. The fighting between the two groups opposed to Assad prompted Turkey to close one of its border gates to Syria. The recent clash highlights not only the diversity of Assad's opposition but also the... [Reason Magazine - Hit & Run] [Read More]

Conservative Group Releases Freakishly Weird Anti-Obamacare Ads

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:28:00 -0700

Frankly, I'm not sure what point they're trying to make here: And here's one for the guys: Seriously, what the heck was that? [Outside the Beltway] [Read More]

Enlisted Marine Women to Try Infantry Course

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:26:42 -0700

The first group of enlisted Marine women will try their hand at completing the Infantry Training Course next week. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Bumper Sticker Of The Day...

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:23:04 -0700

From The Looking Spoon. [The Last Refuge] [Read More]

Rebel-on-Rebel Violence Explained

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:23:00 -0700

Jennifer Keister Much attention has been focused on divisions within the panoply of groups comprising what is loosely referred to as the Syrian opposition. Headlines today in the Wall Street Journal (and earlier ) focus attention on the sometimes-fatal form such rivalries and divisions can take:... [Cato-at-liberty] [Read More]

Where Are Health Costs Headed

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:22:59 -0700

Several reports this week, from the actuaries at HHS and from the Congressional Budget Office, have shed light on where government economists expect health costs (and with them government costs) to be headed in the coming years. They suggest that the slowdown in health inflation we have seen over the past decade is... [The Corner] [Read More]

Terry McAuliffe not proving to be much of a details guy, huh

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:21:06 -0700

'No details. All bulls--t.' [HotAir] [Read More]

Benghazi Victim's Mother: 'Why Isn't Hillary Out Here'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:18:08 -0700

The mother of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed in Benghazi last year, demanded members of Congress call Hillary Clinton for questioning about the terrorist attack that left her son dead on September 11, 2012.'I love my country, but I sure don't like my government,' Patti Smith told the House Oversight... [The Corner] [Read More]

Nobody Saw This Coming

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:16:58 -0700

Syria may miss first deadline in U.S.-Russia chemical arms deal The State Dept says no worries: Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, said Wednesday that 'our goal is to see forward momentum' by Saturday, not the full list. 'We've never ... [JustOneMinute] [Read More]

EXCLUSIVE:'s Five-Part Interview with Rep. Frank Wolf Reveals Questions Behind Benghazi Scandal

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:15:12 -0700

Momentum is building to establish a Select Committee in the House to get to the bottom of the Benghazi bungle. Veteran Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) Read more [Liberty News Network] [Read More]

Benghazi Victim's Mother: Obama, Clinton and Biden Lied To Me

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:14:20 -0700

Patricia Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, testified Thursday at the House Oversight Committee that President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among other top administration officials, initially told her the attack was the result of a YouTube video. That... [Washington Free Beacon] [Read More]

Experts: U.S. Needs to State Intentions for Troop Presence in Afghanistan

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:10:38 -0700

The United States should unequivocally state its intentions for a post-2014 troop presence in Afghanistan to reassure the Afghan people ahead of elections next year, national security experts said Thursday. [Washington Free Beacon] [Read More]

Hillary Bisexual

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:09:00 -0700

This morning The Blaze reported that Gennifer Flowers, a self-proclaimed former long-time squeeze of Bill Clinton's who first emerged during the 1992 campaign, claimed in an interview that Bill told her Hillary Clinton was bisexual and that he didn't care about that. The trials and tribulations of the Clintons... [American Spectator] [Read More]

Obama Touts Gains in Exports Amid Slowing Growth

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:05:11 -0700

President Obama called U.S. exports one of the biggest bright spots in the U.S. economy, but data show his goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014 is likely unreachable. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Tom DeLay's conviction overturned

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:03:31 -0700

Cleared of all money laundering charges [Daily Caller Politics] [Read More]

What the last 48 hours tell you about John Boehner's political future

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:01:50 -0700

John Boehner ain't going anywhere. At least not any time soon. That's the message that the House Speaker sent loudly and clearly with his actions over the last two days. Consider: * On Wednesday, after huddling with his fellow Republicans, ... ... [The Fix] [Read More]

Quin Hillyer Packs a Fine, Final Wallop

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:20 -0700

My old friend Quin Hillyer does his many fans proud in his latest, and perhaps final, TV ad that will appear before Tuesday's special-election primary for Alabama's first congressional district. Hillyer -- a veteran political commentator and fellow alumnus and freshman floormate of mine at Georgetown University -- is... [The Corner] [Read More]

High Court Asked To Hear Health-Law Challenge

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:56:53 -0700

Lawyers for business owners who say the federal law's provisions on contraception violate their religious-freedom rights have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Video: Barbara Boxer Objects To Ted Cruz's Resolution For Select Cmte on Benghazi Because Obama Killed Bin Laden

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:51:07 -0700

Yesterday on the Senate floor, Senator Cruz called on Congress to form a Joint Select Committee to investigate the failures leading up to, during and after the Benghazi attacks on 9/11/2012. When he asked for unanimous consent for the resolution, Senator Boxer objected on the grounds that President Gutsy got Bin Laden... [Nice Deb] [Read More]

Guardian Columnist Defends Sex-Selective Abortion

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:49:53 -0700

The fight for choice truly knows no bounds. In the Guardian on Thursday morning, freelance writer Sarah Ditum asked, What's the difference with sex selection? Her answer: As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter why any woman wants to end her pregnancy. Britain has been embroiled in a debate about sex-selective... [The Corner] [Read More]

Kidnapper of Georgia 14 Year-Old Is A Previously Arrested Illegal Immigrant

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:48:15 -0700

On Tuesday in Atlanta, kidnappers shot a family dog and took 14 year-old Ayvani Hope Perez captive, demanding $10,000 for her release. 150 law enforcement officers fanned out over the Atlanta area to find Ayvani and bring the perpetrators to ... ... [Gateway Pundit] [Read More]

The Guardian: 'Thoroughly Rational' Women Choose Sex-Selective Abortions

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:44:46 -0700

You knew safe, legal, and rare was just talk, right? On demand and without apology is the real mantra of the pro-abortion left even when the choice is to weed out baby girls. That The Guardian UK columnist Sarah Ditum recently admitted as much would almost be refreshing if it weren't so chilling. In her... [NewsBusters] [Read More]

Colorado's largest gun rights group sues to overturn new laws

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:43:48 -0700

Even Howard Dean says Dems went too far [Daily Caller Politics] [Read More]