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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.
President Obama's Internal Revenue Service was actively flagging conservative groups for additional review ahead of the 2012 election. Imagine that. The Associated Press reports:
Organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.
"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review," Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
"The IRS would like to apologize for that," she added.
Now because this is the Obama Administration, Lerner wouldn't accept responsibility or admit that the targeting was motivated by politics. Instead, she blamed "low-level workers in Cincinnati" for initiating the practice.
Of course. A couple of guys in the mailroom in Ohio were able to impact nationwide IRS policy.
But here's where the story gets even more scandalous:
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress in March 2012 that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views.
"There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman told a House Ways and Means subcommittee.
Was Commissioner Shulman lying to that subcommittee? Did he know what his "low-level employees in Cincinnati" were up to?
Stay tuned, because we're sure the media will be as doggedly determined to find the truth as they have been in the Benghazi attack. Oh, wait....
After news broke that Kathy Boudin, a Weather Underground terrorist convicted of felony murder in the deaths of two police officers in 1984, was named an adjunct professor at Columbia University, conservative blogger "The Other McCain" uncovered evidence that she was far from the only domestic terrorist now collecting a paycheck from an American college or university:
At least a dozen former members of domestic terrorist organizations are now college professors. Members of the Weather Underground make up half of this list; some are well known, like Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers is now retired from the University of Illinois, while Dohrn is still teaching at Northwestern Law.
Other lesser-known members of the group include Howard Machtinger, who was charged with conspiring to bomb the Detroit Police Officers Association Building and was on the run from the law for five years from 1973 to 1978. Machtinger now works for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The list goes on and on and on and on and speaks volumes about the values of those at the highest levels of power and influence in academia.
Forget the fact that Obamacare is already causing health care premiums to rise and will cause them to skyrocket once the law is fully implemented. Forget the fact that the federal government has absolutely no idea how to go about instituting Obamacare's health care exchanges. Forget the fact that Obamacare fundamentally and permanently changes American citizens' relationships with their doctors, the health care system, and the federal government itself.
Obamacare will actually improve marriages. Just listen to California Democrat Janice Hahn:
Sometimes, it really is impossible to make this stuff up!
The State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee has voted to bar utility ratepayers from bearing the brunt of the costs of Milwaukee's streetcar project. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
In a party-line vote, members of the Joint Finance Committee voted, 12-4, in favor of a motion that would bar utility ratepayers from having to bear any costs for a proposed streetcar project in Milwaukee.
The clear and distinct message from the Republican-dominated committee: if Milwaukee wants to build a streetcar, they're welcome to do so on their own.
The city has allocated $64.6 million - funded by $54.9 million in federal aid and $9.7 million from a tax incremental financing district - to pay for construction of a modern streetcar line from the lower east side to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. The city still hopes to begin construction next year, with the first cars running in 2016.
Ironically, the same liberals who praise every action of an ever-expanding federal government are already crying "local control!" now that the state is imposing fiscal responsibility on the City of Milwaukee, which has proven time and again that it simply cannot be trusted to spend taxpayer money responsibly.