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According to the people who want to build Milwaukee's streetcar, everyone will ride Milwaukee's streetcar.
Strangely enough, the group has disabled comments on this video; which is a shame, because we have plenty to say about this nonsense!
KMOV-TV anchor Larry Conners claims he was targeted shortly after a tough interview with President Obama last April. As he writes on his Facebook page:
Journalistic integrity is of the utmost importance to me. My job is to ask the hard questions, because I believe viewers have a right to be well-informed. I cannot and will not promote anyone's agenda - political or otherwise - at the expense of the reporting the truth.
What I don't like to even consider ... is that because of the Obama interview … the IRS put a target on me.
Can I prove it? At this time, no.
But it is a fact that since that April 2012 interview ... the IRS has been pressuring me.
Here is just a short segment of the interview, in which Conners asks the president about his vacations:
So was Conners targeted because of tough questions like those? As he says, he can't prove it, but in light of the allegations against the IRS, it does seem like more than a passing coincidence.
The liberal group Pro Publica has made a stunning announcement about just how deep the IRS scandal goes, admitting today that it obtained information about the conservative groups that the IRS had been targeting:
The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year.
The IRS did not respond to requests Monday following up about that release, and whether it had determined how the applications were sent to ProPublica.
In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed to be made public.
In other words, the IRS was targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny, unethically (and perhaps illegally) obtaining information about them through this targeting, and then turning over that information to a liberal group...all in the months leading up to a presidential election.
With this revelation, it would now be stunning if the White House, or individuals acting on its behalf, were not directly involved in this targeting of its political enemies.
Wisconsin's governor has teamed with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to request a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. The Wisconsin State Journal reports:
Jindal and Walker called on President Barack Obama to appoint an investigator to get to the bottom of the scandal and to "fire any and all employees responsible for this situation."
The U.S. Department of Treasury's inspector general has acknowledged the IRS had unfairly targeted political groups aligned with the tea party or with the word "patriot" in their titles.
"To be blunt, this is Big Brother come to life and a witch hunt to prevent Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights," the governors wrote. "The actions of the IRS are an attempt to gag the voices of Americans who may disagree with the policies and left-leaning ideology of your administration. Quite frankly, this is un-American."
Not only is it un-American, it is potential grounds for impeachment if that investigation uncovers evidence that President Obama directed the IRS to target his political enemies. Behold Article II, Section 1 of the Articles of Impeachment of President Richard Nixon:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
That, ladies and gentlemen, serves to underscore the seriousness of this new IRS scandal.
Comedy Central's "Daily Show" absolutely DESTROYED the Obama Administration over its growing IRS scandal. This is quite possibly the most convincing evidence yet that the mainstream media will take this scandal seriously.
Only the smartest people in the world would tweet a Happy Mother's Day message by touting the thing that prevents one from becoming a mother.
WHAT?!?!?!? Politico's Dylan Byers reports:
The White House held an off-the-record briefing with reporters on Friday afternoon to discuss recent revelations about the Benghazi investigation, sources familiar with the meeting tell POLITICO.
The meeting began around 12:45 p.m. and postponed the daily, on-the-record White House press briefing to 1:45 p.m. White House press secretary Jay Carney did not respond to a request for confirmation of the meeting.
The off-the-record session was announced to reporters in the wake of an ABC News report showing that White House and State Dept. officials were involved in revising the now-discredited CIA talking points about the attack on Benghazi.
Let's get this straight, the Obama Administration is caught lying to the American people about the Benghazi attack and immediately convenes a one hour, off-the-record briefing with several hand-picked reporters.
This is starting to spiral out of control, but we fear that, unlike the Watergate scandal, Woodward and Bernstein are conspiring with Nixon.
Conservatives at first complained that media outlets across the country were intentionally ignoring abortionist Kermit Gosnell's murder trial, then they tried to shame those media outlets into covering the case. They begrudgingly did (at least until they abandoned it again after the Boston Marathon bombing).
The end result of this concerted media blackout? Exactly what those news outlets intended. Almost no one surveyed by Gallup followed the case. As The Washington Examiner notes:
The Gallup poll of 1,535 conducted over five days is likely to come as a shock to conservatives who succeeded in pushing the media into covering the trial more. Gallup found that just 7 percent of the public is following the case "very closely" and 54 percent "not at all."
And even when Gallup combined those watching the case "very closely" with the 18 percent following it "somewhat closely," for a total of 25 percent, "that is well below the 61 percent average level of attention Americans have paid to the more than 200 news stories Gallup has measured since 1991."
The agency added: "This makes the Gosnell case one of the least followed news stories Gallup has measured."
One wonders if the Jodi Arias trial suffered from a similar lack of public interest.
ABC's Jonathan Karl has done the unthinkable: he's done actually reporting on the cover-up of the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Now let's see whether this report goes anywhere, or whether Jonathan Karl is summarily pulled off of the Benghazi story like Sheryl Atkisson at CBS.