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The White House of Cards

Updated May 20, 2013

Coverage of the Obama Administration scandals - IRS targeting conservative groups, DOJ tapping AP reporters' communications, Benghazi lies, and Extortion 17 (the deaths of SEAL Team 6 members)

The White House of Cards

Posted May 20, 2013

VIDEO WH DEFIANT defense on IRS, Benghazi, AP scandals

Brit Hume: 'Abusive' of Obama to send Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday shows with 'lame answers'

Posted May 17, 2013

During Rose Garden press conference, Obama refuses to apologize for secretly seizing AP phone records, shifts blame to Congress for Benghazi security lapses, and dodges question about White House IRS knowledge

Conservative Group to House GOP: Don't Draw Attention from Obama Scandals - Heritage Action president Michael Needham wrote to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Thursday, urging them not to divert attention from President Barack Obama's multiple scandals by trying to rush big government legislation through the House.

IRS Targets Conservatives

Posted May 20, 2013

Top Obama Official on IRS Scandal: "The Law Is Irrelevant"

IRS Claims Release of Conservative Groups' Confidential Info to Soros-Affiliated Media Outlet 'Inadvertent and Unintentional'

Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: "Everything comes from the top."

AFFT Calls on Congress to Eliminate IRS Targeting by Enacting the FairTax(R)

Posted May 17, 2013

IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office [ABC News Video]

Rep. Gohmert: 'This is the Way a Tyrannical Government Comes Into Being' [Video]

Tea party groups speak out against the IRS: 'Folks, this is bad'

Obama evades question on White House knowledge of IRS targeting

IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses

WATCHDOG EXCLUSIVE! IRS doles out $92 million in employee bonuses

Republican senator: New IRS commissioner a 'White House insider,' will do 'absolutely nothing' to restore public trust

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DOJ "Monitors" AP Reporters

Posted May 20, 2013

AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional

Posted May 16, 2013

Breaking: Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room

Congressman: Holder May Have Broken Law in AP Scandal


Posted May 20, 2013

US smuggling weapons to Syrian rebels: The real Benghazi story - Asian Tribune

Posted May 17, 2013

Susan Rice 'Likely' to Become National Security Advisor

Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal; how the story of a U.S. tragedy unfolded — and then fell apart

Posted May 16, 2013

Breitbart Exclusive: Holder Says 'No' to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi


State Department Pushed to Cut Mention of Prior Attacks from Benghazi Talking Points

White House's Benghazi email dump shows critical two-day gap, CIA objection

Extortion 17 (SEAL Team 6)

Posted May 17, 2013

Afghanistan's Benghazi: The Shoot-Down of Extortion 17

Posted May 16, 2013

Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures

Extortion 17 Memorial Site

Arkansas' Democrat State Treasurer Arrested for Extortion

Posted May 20, 2013

On Saturday the FBI arrested two-term Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner (D-Newport) on charges of "extortion under color of official right," a violation of the Hobbs Act, which prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce.


Va. GOP picks conservatives for fall ticket; black minister is lieutenant governor choice

Posted May 20, 2013

RICHMOND — Thousands of Virginia Republicans on Saturday picked a slate of statewide candidates who vowed to stay true to conservative principles, resisting calls to remake the GOP message after losses in 2012.
At the top of the ticket is gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli II, the attorney general. Known for high-profile battles against “Obamacare,” abortion and a university climate scientist, Cuccinelli stood by what detractors have called an out-of-the-mainstream agenda.

Editor's note: Virginia gets it right


Voter fraud is easy with 13,000 in Maryland still on D.C. records

Posted May 20, 2013

Washington, D.C., has failed to remove from its voting rolls as many as 13,000 former residents who years ago moved to Prince George’s County and cast ballots there, making fraud by voting in two jurisdictions as easy as going to the polls in their old neighborhoods, The Washington Times found in a review of records.

In dozens of cases, names are listed as voting in both jurisdictions in the November presidential election. Provided a subset of the names, the District pulled paper records and said most did not vote, but that other voters accidentally associated their ballots with the former residents’ names instead of their own.

For others listed as voting in both jurisdictions, they had no such explanation.

“All voter fraud violations discovered by the District of Columbia Board of Elections will be referred to both the District and the United States Attorney General Offices for further review,” said D.C. Board of Elections spokeswoman Agnes Moss.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/19/vote-fraud-is-easy-with-13000-in-maryland-still-on/#ixzz2TpGlni7f

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Posted May 20, 2013


The First Big Step Toward Obama’s Impeachment

Posted May 17, 2013

Over the last few days, I’ve heard the word “impeachment” from more of my sources on Capitol Hill than in the last six years combined.
One member of Congress told me to look at the Richard M. Nixon articles of impeachment and just change the name to Barack Obama.
That member believes that many of the arguments about the Watergate cover-up apply to the current Benghazi cover-up scandal, the IRS Tea Party scandal, and the AP telephone records scandal.
Here’s how article one against Nixon laid out the charges:

  • making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States
  • withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States


Judge Upholds AZ Denying Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Posted May 17, 2013

A judge has refused to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

The decision Thursday by U.S. District Judge David Campbell rejects the argument by immigrant rights advocates who say her policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

Last summer, the Obama administration took steps to shield thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Arizona's refusal to view those in the deferral program as legal residents has become the most visible challenge to the program the president announced in June.

Brewer's lawyers asked for the lawsuit challenging her policy to be dismissed.

The judge dismissed one claim, but another remains alive.


Congressmen: Were Conservative Car Dealers Targeted for GM Closures?

Posted May 17, 2013

Two Congressmen are asking the Treasury Department if it inappropriately scrutinized conservative-owned businesses the same way it targeted Tea Party groups filing for tax-exempt status.

Republicans Mike Kelly (PA-03) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) circulated a letter Thursday requesting Treasury Secretary Jack Lew release documents detailing the process and methodology the Automotive Task Force used to shut down General Motors dealerships in 2009 during the automotive industry crisis. 


The Establishment vs. the Tea Party

Posted May 16, 2013

Did the NRSC sabotage a Tea Party-backed U.S. Senatorial candidate's campaign in 2010?

The NRCC shuns a Republican Tea Party-backed House candidate

G.O.P. establishment ensures defeat of a Tea Party-backed House candidate

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As Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters

Posted May 20, 2013

BRADY, Tex. — In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend’s recall of the city’s mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members.

Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the City Charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property. Sheila Hemphill, an organizer of the effort, called the victory her “San Jacinto.”


Rains County Texas Proposes Line in the Sand Resolution Supporting 2nd Amendment Rights

Posted May 20, 2013

On May 23, 2013 at 10am, a resolution to “Protect and Defend the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms” will be considered by the Rains County Commissioners Court in Emory, Texas. Working with local grassroots activists, the resolution was submitted by Commissioner Sylvia Witt.

Read more: http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/rains-county-texas-proposes-line-in-the-sand-resolution-supporting-2nd-amendment-rights/

Invasion of Privacy and Dereliction of Fiscal Duty

Posted May 20, 2013

This year, Senator John Carona (Dallas) authored a bill (SB 241) that would allow electricity consumers to opt-out of the advanced meters (aka smart meters) without additional fees, but the bill is dead in the senate. This story reads much like the TSA Anti-Groping bill by David Simpson in the 82nd legislative session.


Sen. Ted Cruz’s solution to the IRS: Abolish it

Posted May 20, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service was being dragged through the mud this week, after it came to light that agency had been targeting conservative groups. But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a solution to make the scandal all go away: abolish the IRS.

Cruz took to Twitter this week, calling for the IRS to be abolished and for the tax code to be simplified, calling for “fairer” and “flatter” taxes.

A few people on Twitter noted that Cruz’s idea sounded a lot like the “Flat Tax” system proposed by fellow Republican and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


URGENT : PLEASE CALL! - New Texas Donor Disclosure Bill - Removes 501c4 Donor Privacy

Posted May 17, 2013


Call Governor PerryAs you probably know, the Obama Administration has received a great deal of heat and well-deserved criticism for trying to force politically-active 501(c)(4) non-profits to disclose the identity of their donors.

What you may not know is that a Texas bill to accomplish the same thing* is now sitting on Gov. Perry's desk--and he's actually considering signing it.

(*-To be fair, there is at least one difference: the Texas bill specifically exempts labor unions and affiliates.)

Via the Texas Tribune:

SB 346, by state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would force tax-exempt, politically active nonprofits that fall under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code — the part that oversees groups involved in “social welfare” — to disclose their donors. The bill, which would affect major political givers on both sides of the aisle, originally passed the Senate 23-6; a day later, led by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, senators voted 21-10 to reverse themselves, some saying they hadn’t understood what the bill required. Seliger said at the time that his colleagues had faced heavy lobbying by major political donors to change their votes.

Texas Monthly

The bill in question, SB-346, by Amarillo Republican Kel Seliger, would change the state election code so that 501(c)(4) nonprofits operating in the political realm would be required to disclose their donors, as political action committees (PACs) already must do. On Tuesday, the bill was met with little discussion and passed the chamber with a 23-6 vote. Patrick’s recall resolution cleared the Senate in a 21-10 vote. 

Texas Public Radio

From now on political nonprofit groups will have to post any contributions being received from lawmakers or money going towards political campaigns thanks to a bill passed in the Texas Senate and now House.

The bill, authored by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and carried in the House by Rep. Charlie Geren, R-River Oaks, would require all political groups or 501.C4 organizations disclose who is bringing the money in and where it is going.

Lex Politico (opinion): 

The bill would basically expand the legal definition of “political committee” to capture more groups and require them to report the name, address, and other information with respect to persons who donate more than $1,000 to the group. At first glance, that sounds innocuous. But it is entirely unnecessary given the current definitions in the Election Code.  It would also impose a substantial burden on many nonprofits and chill free speech.

If you believe it's none of the government's business who donates to your non-profit group, you would be well-advised to call Governor Perry NOW and ask him to VETO SB346.  If Governor Perry does not veto the bill, the donor disclosure demands recently made by Obama's IRS will become mandatory under Texas law.

Governor Perry's contact info:


Texas May Have Its Own Gosnell: Houston Doc Accused of Gruesome Illegal Abortions

Posted May 17, 2013

Although Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist found guilty this week of three counts of first-degree murder, has been successfully removed from civil society, another abortion practitioner like him may be on the loose in Houston, Texas.

“Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a local doctor accused Wednesday by an anti-abortion group of performing late-term abortions in 2011,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

The abortionist, Douglas Karpen, has been accused by three former staffers, Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, of performing several illegal abortions. Their testimony, and alleged photographic evidence, was brought to light by Operation Rescue, a pro-life watchdog.


Conservative groups 'harassed' by IRS

Updated May 17, 2013

(Interview with Canton Tea Party's Bob Hall)

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Wednesday evening, President Obama announced the acting IRS commissioner has resigned.

Steven Miller submitted his resignation to the United States Secretary of the Treasury after an audit from the inspector general showed that the IRS targeted conservative groups that were applying for tax exempt status.     


Judge orders dashcam video release in Grisham ‘rudely displaying of weapon’ case

Posted May 16, 2013

A visiting judge on Wednesday ordered the Bell County Attorney’s Office to release police dashcam video in the case of C.J. Grisham, the Texas soldier whose March 16 arrest by Temple police spawned a viral video.

While the law, specifically Brady v. Maryland, requires release of evidence which is often handled as a simple administrative matter, the delay in this case suggests prosecutors’ discontent with the widespread media attention and public scrutiny.

Read more… http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/05/15/judge-orders-dashcam-video-release-in-grisham-rudely-displaying-of-weapon-case/


Posted May 15, 2013

Today, Tarrant County resident Konni Burton officially launched her campaign against Wendy Davis for State Senate District 10. Konni Burton is a conservative activist who has been engaged in grassroots politics at the state and national level. In addition to her boots on the ground work to send conservatives to Austin and D.C., she has worked to educate & mobilize other grassroots conservatives as well. She has worked with various conservative grassroots groups and is currently on her second legislative session with the Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee that travels regularly to Austin to meet with legislators.

In announcing her candidacy Burton stated, “After being approached by conservatives across Tarrant County about running for State Senate, I’ve decided to enter the race. With the federal government’s mounting debt, it is imperative that we make Texas strong. We need public servants in Austin that will protect the taxpayer and put Texas on the path of sound fiscal policy while reducing the size of our state government. We need to keep our state's Rainy Day Fund strong so that it’s there for our citizens in the event of an economic downturn. We need to prevent the implementation of ObamaCare in Texas so that this government overreach doesn’t bankrupt our state. We need to stop the state of Texas from using our tax dollars to pick winners and losers in the market. Parents need to have the choice to choose which school is best for their child's education. And our 2nd amendment rights need to be protected and the rule of law enforced so that our citizens can feel safe in their communities.”

Leaders, grassroots activists and elected officials in the district and across Texas weighed in on Burton’s announcement.

Bedford State Representative Jonathan Stickland endorsed Burton saying, "Konni Burton is one of the strongest conservative leaders in Tarrant County. She’s a fiscal and social conservative who can articulate our values in a way very few can. I'm proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to serving alongside her in the Texas Legislature."

Robert D. Smith, Board & Steering Committee Member of the NE Tarrant Tea Party said, “I have known Konni for several years. She is a great conservative. I have worked with her on conservative causes and she goes all out dedicating her time, talents and resources. She will do anything needed to support her candidate or cause. I support her because I know she will make a great State Senator.”

Executive Director of Grassroots America and chairman of the Tea Party Advisory committee JoAnn Fleming also endorsed Konni saying, “"Texas desperately needs leaders who will actively work for - not just talk about - limited government, economic liberty for all, and driving special corporate interests out of the Capitol. Konni Burton understands state government needs to steer clear of piling more debt on future generations of Texans because she knows "borrow and spend" is just as bad as "tax and spend." For commonsense leadership that won't play games with your money and your liberty, support Konni Burton for state senate. I am."

Konni and her husband Phil reside in Colleyville and have two daughters. Tori is a Junior at Tarleton State University and Faith is a Junior at Grapevine High School. Konni and her family are active members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills.



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