A Senate Democratic investigative team is calling into question the work of the IRS inspector general who uncovered the IRS tea party targeting scandal that rocked the agency and inflamed political tensions over the past year and a half.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, on Friday released a 224-page report suggesting that the IRS improperly treated both liberal and conservative groups applying for tax exemptions while criticizing the May 2013 report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for focusing only on the scrutiny given to tea party groups.Read More
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.Read More
A grand jury began hearing evidence in the case of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teenager shot dead by police, this week. The grand jury will operate in a far different environment from a typical criminal jury.
In Missouri, 12 grand jurors meet in secret to hear evidence presented by a prosecuting attorney. The jury must determine if a crime has been committed and if there is probable cause to indict the accused.Read More
On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims join in Islamic prayer, while saying “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great,” and feasting.Read More
The Founding Fathers penned the Constitution after more than a decade of investing their lives and blood to establish a free, independent country with a strong yet limited government. This blueprint has served as our country’s foundation for more than 200 years because it is the most brilliant constitution ever written and because we as a nation dedicated ourselves to fighting for it and improving it. For it to endure as the supreme law of the land, we must commit to defending it.
The Constitution, which members of Congress and the president have sworn to uphold, provides separate powers for each branch of the federal government. Article I places the power to write the law in the hands of Congress. Article II charges the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” This difference is important. The founders knew that giving one branch the power to both write and execute the law would threaten the liberties of the American people.Read More
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a favorite of tea party activists, met with more than a dozen House Republicans for breakfast Wednesday morning and urged them to ratchet up their pressure on Democrats on measures to stem the current influx of migrant children at the southern border.
According to several attendees, Cruz told the group to hold firm and not buckle to demands from the White House or Senate Democrats, should they ask House Republicans to compromise on the scope and cost of legislation.Read More