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Ethnic cleansing in #Syria in real time

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2013

Ethnic cleansing in #Syria in real time

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5/17/2013 at 12:46pm
Michael Weiss at Lebanon NOW reports, Rise of the militias: The use of chemical weapons and Obama’s fudged “red line” has given way to gruesome footage of a schismatic Syrian rebel commander biting into the lung of a slain Hezbollah fighter and vowing revenge against Assadist soldiers. Such is the international press’…
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IRS planted question at ABA mtg disclosing targeting of conservatives

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2013

Nothing says “trust the IRS” quite like the IRS planting questions at Bar Association meetings

IRS planted question at ABA mtg disclosing targeting of conservatives

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5/17/2013 at 11:21am
When Lois Lerner was asked a question at an American Bar Association about complaints regarding treatment of conservative groups, and Lerner made the admission and apology, TPM noted IRS Official’s Admission Baffled Audience At Tax Panel: The fateful question came from a tax lawyer, in a room filled with dozens of them….
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IRS Hearings Live

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2013

IRS Hearings Live

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5/17/2013 at 9:00am
[Hearing now adjourned.] Start at 9 a.m. Eastern. You can view it on CSPAN-2. [live video and Twitter fees removed] Congressman Roskam (IL-06) did a particularly good job: https://twitter.com/JessicaTaylor/status/335384220966993921 George: Conclusion: IRS was using inappropriate criteria, was delaying their apps, and was asking inappropriate questions of applicants— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) May 17, 2013 Miller says…
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Branco Cartoon – Stupid Pet Tricks

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Stupid Pet Tricks

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5/17/2013 at 7:00am
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Transparensorcery – “House immigration group reaches a deal”

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

Transparensorcery – “House immigration group reaches a deal”

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5/16/2013 at 7:45pm
But we don’t know what’s in it, via AP: A bipartisan band of House members working on a comprehensive immigration bill has reached an agreement in principle, lawmakers said Thursday, after talks dragged on for months and appeared stalled earlier in the day. The lawmakers did not provide details as they left a…
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Infamous LulzSec Hackers Get Jail Time

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

Infamous LulzSec Hackers Get Jail Time

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5/16/2013 at 5:35pm
A British court handed down jail time Thursday to four hackers that were part of a notorious splinter group of the Anonymous hacker collective known as LulzSec. Ryan Cleary, 21, aka “ViraL,” received 32 months.  Cleary will also receive a separate sentence in connection with a charge of possession of images showing…
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#ObamacareInThreeWords

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

#ObamacareInThreeWords

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5/16/2013 at 4:01pm
The hashtag of the day. #obamacareinthreewords It’s. The. Law. #ObamaCareInThreeWords, twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…— The White House (@whitehouse) May 16, 2013 A. Bad. Law. @whitehouse It’s. The. Law. #ObamaCareInThreeWords— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) May 16, 2013 Arrogance of power –> RT @whitehouse: It’s. The. Law. #ObamaCareInThreeWords, twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) May 16, 2013 #ObamaCareInThreeWords –> Internal Revenue Service— Eric…
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LIVE Joint Press Conference From the WH – Obama Responds to Questions on Recent Scandals (Post-event UPDATES)

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

LIVE Joint Press Conference From the WH – Obama Responds to Questions on Recent Scandals (Post-event UPDATES)

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5/16/2013 at 1:23pm
2:30pm EST – UPDATED with additional news coverage and video of the press conference, added to the end of the original post. 1:45 EST – Updated below to reflect the reporter’s question. In a joint press conference today at the White House with the Turkish Prime Minister this afternoon, President Obama was asked…
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Israeli counter-warning

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

Israeli counter-warning

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5/16/2013 at 1:00pm
The Assad regime has been warning that it will retaliate for Israel hitting missiles destined for Hezbollah, including by opening a terrorist front on the Golan Heights. Israel has a counter-warning. The New York Times reports: In a clear warning to Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants in the…
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“He’s continually saying something that’s demonstrably false”

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

In reality, he dared not call it terrorism

“He’s continually saying something that’s demonstrably false”

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5/16/2013 at 11:30am
Obama’s claim he called Benghazi an ‘act of terrorism’ : The quote in the title comes at 2:35 of the video below: I added a video to a @youtube playlist youtu.be/Kzf5XfMdADM?a Kirsten Powers To O’Reilly: Obama Lying, ‘Playing Word Games’ Trying To— Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) May 16, 2013
 

Benghazi emails show Obama admin knew talking points were misleading

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

Obama admin could have just said “No” to using a misleading narrative

Benghazi emails show Obama admin knew talking points were misleading

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5/16/2013 at 10:09am
The spin from Obama supporters remains trying to pin the blame for the scrubbing of the White House talking points on Benghazi onto the CIA. But that analysis does not hold for at least two reasons. First, these were the talking points used by the Obama administration to present a story line to…
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My Tea Party group’s futile attempt to get IRS tax-exempt status

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

We saw the handwriting on the wall, and gave up trying

My Tea Party group’s futile attempt to get IRS tax-exempt status

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5/16/2013 at 8:16am
The news dam has broken, and a deluge of stories from conservative citizen groups of horrendous dealings with the Internal Revenue Service is now spilling out. I would like to share the background on my group’s quest for tax-exempt status.  The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition was formed in February 2009 in…
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Greed still is good

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2013

Greed still is good

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5/16/2013 at 7:00am
From LukeHandCool: If I’d had a can of spray paint, I’d have added, “Milton Friedman and I are so happy to hear this! Thank you! Uncle Milton is smiling in his grave!” I took this picture of Occupied public property on Pacific Coast Highway outside the parking lot of the Annenberg Community Beach House,…
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IRS Acting Commissioner Resigns Amidst Scandal

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2013

IRS Acting Commissioner Resigns Amidst Scandal

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5/15/2013 at 6:33pm
In a press conference just moments ago, President Obama announced: “Today, Treasury Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS [Steven Miller].” Let’s wait and see if other resignations will follow. WAJ adds  7 p.m.– I’m on one of my long drives between homes,…
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Just Released: More than 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails (Update – Stephen Hayes and Jonathan Karl vindicated)

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2013

Just Released: More than 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails (Update – Stephen Hayes and Jonathan Karl vindicated)

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5/15/2013 at 5:18pm
This just in from CNN’s Jake Tapper: The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails on Wednesday in a bid to quell critics who say President Barack Obama and his aides played politics with national security following the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The exchanges detailing…
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Live House Judiciary Committee Hearing: Tense Moments During AG Eric Holder Testimony

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2013

Live House Judiciary Committee Hearing: Tense Moments During AG Eric Holder Testimony

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5/15/2013 at 4:49pm
The House Judiciary Committee has been conducting a hearing this afternoon to receive testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder on a variety of topics.  Given the recent developments with both the IRS and AP stories, the hearing was expected to experience a few tense moments. Surely one of those most contentious moments…
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News Roundup on IRS Scandal: Lawsuit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2013

News Roundup on IRS Scandal: Lawsuit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records

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5/15/2013 at 1:25pm
With so much news breaking on the IRS scandal in the wake of recent revelations that the agency unfairly targeted conservative groups, we’ve rounded up links to some of the most relevant coverage on the topic for Legal Insurrection readers. We start with big news this morning.  As suspicion of the IRS…
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