Ways and Means Committee: We’ve learned that Lois Lerner’s hard drive was scratched — but data was recoverable

22 Jul 2014, 5:01 pm

"It is also unknown whether the scratch was accidental or deliberate..."

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Philip Klein Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled that health insurance subsidies in 36 states were illegal because the text of Obamacare limited subsidies to those states that set up their own exchanges. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended a United Nations agency that was caught giving Hamas rockets back to the terror group on two separate occasions after they were discovered in the agency’s schools in Gaza. The U.N.’s Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates several

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Becket Adams Thousands of unaccompanied minors have in recent months swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming U.S. border agents and raising many serious questions about national security interests. And yes, the situation is both unacceptable and unsustainable. But right-wing talk radio hosts,

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The American Spectator

Court Issues Devastating Ruling Against Obamacare

In a highly anticipated decision, this morning the D.C. Circuit Court ruled on the Halbig v. Burwell case argued back in March. The decision, which had court-watchers on edge for a better part of a month, was closely watched because of its potential impact on Obamacare subsidies and the power the I

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I'm not making this up. Apparently, a tree planted in honor of the late George Harrison has been killed by Beetles. So yes we have a Beetle on Beatle crime. Well, I suppose all things must pass. It's kind of odd though. Earlier this morning, I finished reading Marc Shapiro's posthumous biography of

22 Jul 2014, 10:08 am

Monday, Sandpoint, IdahoA trying day but a rewarding day. The smoke has returned somewhat but temperatures are pleasant and a delightful breeze blows across the lake and the beach. I lay out on the balcony for a while, then came inside to nap with my Big Wifey by my side. My “smart phone&rdqu

22 Jul 2014, 10:03 am

On a 2-1 vote, a panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Obamacare law as written does not permit subsidies for those who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through state-created exchanges. It is clearly the right decision based on the text of the

The Federalist

The Halbig Freakout

Today, a federal appeals court read the law as written. Panic ensued.

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Corporate tax inversions are a lame bogeyman. The real problem is stupid U.S. tax policy that creates incentives to move capital overseas.
Yes, inflation is a real problem. The prices of major goods are rising faster than American incomes, straining family budgets.

22 Jul 2014, 6:03 am

What’s most enticing about Elizabeth Warren right now is the perception of her, not the reality.

The Washington Free Beacon

State Dept Defends UN Agency that Gave Rockets Back to Hamas

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for New Mexico Gary King appears to have bought 1,000 Twitter followers, according to an analysis of his account.
The Chinese government routinely uses psychiatric confinements as a tool to control dissidents, a Chinese human rights group said on Monday.
The White House honored several union front groups on Tuesday for their work supporting President Barack Obama’s agenda. Obama said “ordinary Americans” such as Restaurant Opportunities Center founder Saru Jayaraman and other big labor proponents were “taking action to raise

Big Government

Horowitz: Obama’s Border Narrative Unraveling

Before Republicans rush to formulate a response to the border crisis, they should first investigate the nature of the border crisis. The narrative percolating into the media from the Obama administration is that we are dealing with a sudden humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied child refugees. The

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1. Because of 9/11 Hamas and al-Qaeda are of the same ilk. Brothers in arms, both Islamist terrorist groups are funded by Iran and theologically motivated to wage a violent jihad, or holy war, against the West. Both deadly organizations aspire to destroy those they consider “infidels”
On July 22, a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Target just weeks after the department store chain "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns tothe stores. According to ABC 7 Los Angeles, a man in his 40s was shot in the early morning hours
While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support Islamists in Syria, back the Muslim Brotherhoo

American Thinker

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Like Woodrow Wilson concerning Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being skewered for invading Gaza to quell the unrelenting terror his citizens have faced.

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22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

When Obama finally goes on permanent golfing vacation we Americans know we'll have to endure a period of wrenching change to get the economy moving again and the society back together again.

22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Why are conservatives making the speaker's job so much harder when he needs us most?

22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

8,000 waving, singing, chanting, patriotic masses rally for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft

MEMPHIS—City officials, citing public safety concerns, have imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. Now, in the wake of those decisions, officials... Read More The post City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft appeared first on Da

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Tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines for the second time in four months when a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of... Read More The post Q&A: The Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Why It Matters appeared first on Daily Signal.
City of Hidalgo, Texas—Othal E. Brand Jr. is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at... Read More The post Border Crossings Stop After Texas Man Takes Security Into His Own Hands appeared first on Daily Signal.
A coalition backing government export subsidies will host several executives of purportedly “small” businesses at a briefing Tuesday to build support for the Export-Import Bank... Read More The post The Not So ‘Small’ Businesses Ex-Im Bank Boosts appeared first on Daily Sign


Getting Away With Murder

Vladimir Putin is hoping to get away with murder. Last week a civilian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system, and 298 innocent people died as a result. Simple logic and all the early evidence to point to Russia as the guilty party, but Putin smug

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The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification.
Beau Bergdahl has been returned to “active duty.” Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009.
Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2014, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret.

The Corner

Trolling Stock

I had always assumed that propaganda trains were a thing of the early Soviet past. Here’s a description of one from Pravda in 1920: ‘Lenin’s train’ – that is what the peasants and workers call the train. It now carries the name of Lenin and recently returned to

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Snoop Dogg isn’t shy about his love for smoking weed, and apparently he took that habit all the way to the White House on one occasion. On the rapper’s Internet show titled “Double G News Network,” guest Jimmy Kimmel asked Snoop, who smokes weed throughout the interview, if
Lois Lerner’s hard drive, and the emails contained on it, were likely salvageable, former federal law enforcement and Department of Defense forensic experts told the House Ways and Means Committee.  Their testimony conflicts with a memo the IRS sent Congress in June, which said that the
Anti-Jewish pamphlets were found on several cars in Chicago’s Pulaski Park neighborhood over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports. Local residents told authorities that the leaflets threatened violent retaliation against Jewish residents if Israeli forces don’t withdraw from Gaza,

Red State

The case against an Unconditional Basic Income

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at th

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A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not e
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American publi
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry's makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be. The post Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary appeared first on RedState.