Bombshell: New Documents Expose Obama Admin’s Involvement In A Huge Scandal He Denied

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In that now infamous interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly back in February, President Obama brushed aside growing concern about the IRS targeting scandal, going so far as to say there wasn’t even “a smidgen of corruption” to be uncovered.

However, it now appears the corrupt and cozy relationship between the Internal Revenue Service and the Obama White House may have been even more extensive than anyone suspected.

The Inspector General of the Treasury Department has reportedly found that thousands of documents containing confidential taxpayer information may have been shared with the White House by cooperating officials at the IRS.

This reported passing of information that should have been kept secret by the Internal Revenue Service — something conservative groups and lawmakers have long suspected — may well have been not only inappropriate but also possibly illegal.

Numerous organizations and individuals claimed that the Obama administration used the IRS as a political weapon in an attempt to harass and intimidate them.

As the Washington Examiner reports:

In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House.

The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action, which has sued for access to any of the documents. It charges that the IRS and White House have harassed taxpayers.

The post at washingtonexaminer.com goes on to note that the discovery of this vast number of possibly shared documents suggests that the White House was hip deep in probes of conservative and Tea Party groups at the heart of the long-simmering IRS targeting scandal.

The executive director of Cause of Action — the organization that pried loose these 2,500 potentially incriminating documents — said of their pursuit of the possible IRS-White House collusion:

“The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide behind confidentiality laws to prevent Americans from knowing if our President has gained unauthorized access to their tax information.

This is a decisive win for all Americans and for government transparency and accountability.”

This disclosure follows the recovery of 30,000 “lost” emails from former IRS executive Lois Lerner, the central figure in the scandal who has refused to testify before Congress.

 

H/T: washingtonexaminer.com

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Kenyan Army Serves Justice To Terrorists Who Killed Innocent Teachers

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The Kenyan army killed more than 100 members of an Islamic terrorist organization Monday after 28 of its citizens were killed in a bus late last week by the same terrorist organization.

On Monday, the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) announced it killed 115 members of the group al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Bloomberg News reported that 95 were killed in two camps by fighter jets near Godondowe, Somalia, while another 20 were killed in the Arabia Hills along the Kenya-Somali border.

The massacre was in response to an attack by members of al-Shabaab, in which members of the terrorist organization flagged down a bus of civil servants and teachers Saturday en route to Nairobi for an annual vacation. As Mad World News points out, the terrorists began shooting the bus after it did not stop.

Once the bus stopped, it separated Muslims and non-Muslims; and they forced non-Muslims to recite the Shahada–or the declaration of their salvation to Allah. Those who did not were shot and killed. There were 19 men and nine women among the deceased, and the incident was confirmed by the Kenyan Red Cross.

Al-Shabaab denied losing fighters in any Kenyan attack. Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said in a statement: “The rapid action is itself a huge victory against regional terrorist networks.”

“It emboldens us to ultimately deliver our promise to secure our citizens against internal and external aggression.”

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Obama’s Illegal Executive Orders Reward Illegal Immigration

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Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement.

It certainly seems like a compassionate thing to offer them legal status in America and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty in our inner cities, rural townships, and places such as Appalachia who would certainly appreciate a helping hand before we extend one to foreigners. The same principle is seen when you board an airplane and hear the announcement, “In case of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. Put yours on first, and then administer help to those around you.” There are many around us already in need of help.

According to President Obama, only those five million or so illegals who have been in America for five years or more will benefit from his largesse. He indicates that they will not be eligible for health care and other benefits. Obviously, this fits right into the same category as his promise: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

Once illegals have legal status, it will be difficult to deny them any of the multitudinous entitlements that are freely distributed throughout our society. Also, we must remember that illegals who have been here for less than five years only have to claim that they have been here longer than that in order to collect goodies. In effect, instead of helping five million people, we probably will be aiding at least twice that many.

Even this would not be a problem if we had plenty of money. The sad fact is our national debt is approaching $18 trillion. If you paid that back at a rate of $1 billion per day, it would take nearly 50 years. Many powerful nations before us have met their fate through fiscal irresponsibility. What makes our leaders think we are immune from the destructive forces of a shaky financial foundation?

The founders of our nation feared that the time would arise when an individual or group of individuals in our government would become intoxicated with their power and attempt to impose their will upon the entire society through dictatorial decrees rather than through the legal process established by our Constitution. For this reason, they established three separate but equal branches of government, dividing the powers. This ingenious method of power division worked beautifully until recently, but hopefully, we are about to experience a demonstration of how the separation of powers preserves the integrity of our system. It will require that the legislative and judicial branches of government manifest the necessary courage to stand up for the people they represent.

The American people should not be manipulated into believing that they are heartless simply because they want to preserve the rule of law in our nation and look after their own before they take in others. We also have to consider the millions of people who have immigrated here legally, as well as those who are in the queue. It is incredibly unfair to them to grant amnesty to those who have jumped ahead of them in line illegally. I hope all of our government officials will recall the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, with particular emphasis on the part that says: “with liberty and justice for all.”

 

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This Day In History: Here’s The Real Story Of Thanksgiving They Won’t Tell In School

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After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777:

“The grateful feeling of their hearts… join the penitent confession of their manifold sins… that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance…and… under the providence of Almighty God… secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, independence and peace.”

After John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard, captured the British ship HMS Serapis, the Continental Congress declared a Day of Thanksgiving, which Governor Thomas Jefferson chose to proclaim for Virginia, November 11, 1779:

“Congress… hath thought proper… to recommend to the several States… a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for his mercies, and of Prayer, for the continuance of his favour…

“That He would go forth with our hosts and crown our arms with victory;

“That He would grant to His church, the plentiful effusions of Divine Grace, and pour out His Holy Spirit on all Ministers of the Gospel;

“That He would bless and prosper the means of education, and spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth…

“I do therefore… issue this proclamation… appointing… a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God… Given under by hand… this 11th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1779… Thomas Jefferson.”

After traitor Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Point was thwarted, the Continental Congress proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, October 18, 1780:

“In the late remarkable interposition of His watchful providence, in the rescuing the person of our Commander-in-Chief and the army from imminent dangers, at the moment when treason was ripened for execution…it is therefore recommended… a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer… to confess our unworthiness… and to offer fervent supplications to the God of all grace… to cause the knowledge of Christianity to spread over all the earth.”

After British General Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Congress proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, October 11, 1782:

“It being the indispensable duty of all nations… to offer up their supplications to Almighty God…the United States in Congress assembled… do hereby recommend it to the inhabitants of these states in general, to observe… the last Thursday… of November next, as a Day of Solemn Thanksgiving to God for all his mercies.”

After the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, John Hancock, the former President of the Continental Congress, now Governor of Massachusetts, proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, November 8, 1783:

“The Citizens of these United States have every Reason for Praise and Gratitude to the God of their salvation… I do… appoint… the 11th day of December next (the day recommended by the Congress to all the States) to be religiously observed as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, that all the people may then assemble to celebrate… that he hath been pleased to continue to us the Light of the Blessed Gospel…

“That we also offer up fervent supplications… to cause pure Religion and Virtue to flourish… and to fill the world with his glory.”

After the U.S. Congress passed the First Amendment, it requested President George Washington issue a National Day of Thanksgiving, which he did, October 3, 1789:

“Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me ‘to recommend to the People of the United States a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness;’

“Now, therefore, I do recommend… Thursday, the 26TH DAY of NOVEMBER … to be devoted by the People of these United States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be…

“That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble Thanks… for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government…particularly the national one now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed… to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue.”

After the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812, President James Madison proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, March 4, 1815:

“The Senate and House of Representatives…signified their desire that a day may…be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a Day of Thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness manifested in restoring to them the blessing of peace.

“No people ought to feel greater obligations to celebrate the goodness of the Great Disposer of Events and of the Destiny of Nations than the people of the United States.

“His kind Providence originally conducted them to one of the best portions of the dwelling place allotted for the great family of the human race.

“He protected…them under all the difficulties and trials to which they were exposed in their early days…

“In the arduous struggle…they were distinguished by multiplied tokens of His benign interposition…

“He…enabled them to assert their national rights and to enhance their national character in another arduous conflict, which is now so happily terminated by a peace and reconciliation with those who have been our enemies.

“And to the same Divine Author of Every Good and Perfect Gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land…

“I now recommend…a Day on which the people of every religious denomination may in their solemn assemblies unite their hearts and their voices in a freewill offering to their Heavenly Benefactor of their homage of Thanksgiving and of their songs of praise.

“Given…in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen… James Madison.”

 

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WATCH: As Ferguson Burned, Missouri’s Top Two Elected Officials Lashed Out At Each Other

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For a second night, Ferguson-related protests around the country led to rioting, destruction, confrontations with police and dozens of arrests. Some of the worst violence occurred in Oakland, California, one of about a dozen U.S. cities where people took to the streets to show their anger with the grand jury decision that found no cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

In Ferguson itself, police say they made 44 arrests as mobs stormed city hall, broke windows, set a police car on fire and threw objects at law enforcement authorities.

On the streets of Ferguson Tuesday night were some 2200 National Guard troops sent in by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Those forces helped to protect local businesses, unlike Monday night when dozens of shops and stores — many small, locally owned businesses run by black residents — were looted and burned.

Even though Gov. Nixon had declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard the week before the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict, relatively few Guardsmen were on the streets of Ferguson the first night of rioting and widespread destruction.

That absence of National Guard troops caused the state’s lieutenant governor, a Republican, to question whether political pressure from Washington played a part in the decision of the governor, a Democrat, not to fully deploy the Guard on Monday.

On her Fox News program, Megyn Kelly spoke with Missouri’s Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder about his complaint that much more could have been done by the state’s chief executive to keep Ferguson businesses from being destroyed by the unruly mobs of violent protestors.

“He owes us some answers beyond the flimsy clichés and empty pieties that he offered this afternoon in his press conference when one reporter put my question to him.”

You can watch the emotional interview from “The Kelly File” by clicking on the video above.

 

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