A day has passed since Lois Lerner, director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and this much is clear:
It is a crime that, were it not for the recent sensational story of three women held in captivity in a Cleveland home for 12 years, would be hard to fathom in terms of its duration and the degree of abuse suffered by the victim. The one common thread running through both stories is that they are over, the victims returned to their families, the perpetrators in custody.
A video of the spot appears after the break. Here’s the script:
Announcer: He’s the biggest celebrity in the world.
But, is he ready to lead?
After suffering centuries of violent oppression at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, a patriotic Greek organization has threatened to respond with a massive show of force if Muslims attempt to construct a mosque in Athens, as reported by the Macedonian International News Agency.
Another federal appeals court has ruled that President Obama’s so-called “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because the Senate was not in recess at the time: “We hold that the Recess of the Senate in the Recess Appointments Clause refers to only intersession breaks.” So ruled the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in its 2-to-1 ruling in NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Appearing on CNBC’s “Kudlow Report” with Larry Kudlow, former Democratic Party presidential candidate and DNC chair Howard Dean dismissed the controversy surrounding the Benghazi terror attack as “ridiculous” and a “laughable joke,” The Blaze reported Tuesday.
“This is about issues that are important to the American people,” said RNC communications director Sean Spicer.
“We are not at war with Islam,” the president has said. Make that “the presidents (plural) have said.” George W. Bush was as clear and unequivocating as Barack Obama in distinguishing between terrorism and the religion of Islam.
But at least Bush understood that his first obligation was to do whatever it took to keep Americans safe from further 911s.
An Obama Administration that first sought to limit freedom of religion to worship also solicited the content of the prayers of political opponents whose free political speech rights they denied in the Election of 2012.
When Democratic Party-like “satraps” sought to eliminate King Darius’s favorite Jew from influencing the Mede then ruling Persia, they conspired to appeal to the King’s vanity with an ordinance that:
In March of this year, during his Mideast charm offensive, Barack Obama declared that Israel has “no greater friend” than America. Maybe he meant “fiend.”
On Tuesday, a report presented to Congress by Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor showed that several NGOs (“non-government organizations”) in the region that receive U.S. tax dollars are hostile toward Israel and the peace process.