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Remember The Islamists Who Attacked The ‘Draw Muhammad’ Competition In Garland, Texas In 2015?

Two men traveled from Phoenix, AZ to shoot the place up.

CBS has learned that the FBI knew they were planning the attack and did nothing to stop it. They had an undercover agent in contact with the men. He was in a car right behind them when they started shooting.

What has been going on with the FBI under President Obama?

“60 Minutes investigates first ISIS-claimed attack in U.S. and what the FBI knew”

Anderson Cooper: After the trial, you discovered that the government knew a lot more about the Garland attack than they had let on?

Dan Maynard: That’s right. Yeah. After the trial we found out that they had had an undercover agent who had been texting with Simpson, less than three weeks before the attack, to him “Tear up Texas.” Which to me was an encouragement to Simpson.

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And this past November, Maynard was given another batch of documents by the government, revealing the biggest surprise of all. The undercover FBI agent was in a car directly behind Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi when they started shooting. This cell-phone photo of school security guard Bruce Joiner and police officer Greg Stevens was taken by the undercover agent seconds before the attack.

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Dan Maynard: I can’t tell you whether the FBI knew the attack was gonna occur. I don’t like to think that they let it occur. But it is shocking to me that an undercover agent sees fellas jumping out of a car and he drives on. I find that shocking.

Anderson Cooper: That he didn’t try to stop–

Dan Maynard: He didn’t try to stop ‘em. Or he didn’t do something. I mean, he’s an agent, for gosh sakes.”

More here at CBS News

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Ha Ha Ha!

Lying POS speaks out about Alleged lies.

Susan Rice has no credibility. She appeared on five Sunday television shows to blame the attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, on an internet video. That was a lie. By the looks of it she is quite an accomplished liar.

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“Stepping On Your Dick,” Part Deux

Regarding the “wiretapping” claim from Trump, it’s been one long, long train of perpetual dick-stepping. Dick-stepping all the way down:

Testifying in front of Congress this morning, FBI Director James Comey said he has seen no evidence to support President Trump’s accusation, first leveled weeks ago on Twitter, that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 general election: “We don’t have any information that supports those tweets,” he declared flatly.

By refusing, over and over again, to back down from Trump’s original, farfetched charge, his administration has inflicted a lot of completely unnecessary damage upon itself, and even upon the so-called special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

As if the initial, unsupported claim wasn’t bad enough, the administration spring-boarded off some random shit Andrew Napolitano said. When Trump’s claims were denied by our folks here at home, Napolitano claimed that Obama used British Intelligence to spy on Trump. This was verified by no one, and refuted by the Brits, but our admin ran with it like it was the gospel.

So now, in a completely unforced error, the Trump admin has smeared the Brits to protect his own narrative.

Maybe during his decades as a star of the New York tabloids, Trump came to believe that he could get out of trouble by making outrageous counter-accusations against his tormentors. Maybe in that realm, his belief was well founded. But the rules are different when you’re president.

Frankly, it was ALL unforced errors:
If it didn’t happen, Trump shouldn’t have accused Obama of doing it.
If it did happen, Trump should have presented evidence immediately.
If Napolitano was wrong, they should have let him twist on his own.
If Napolitano was right, they should have verified his info and possibly presented that.

Literally the only thing “productive” accomplished here was Trump and that issue dominating the news cycle for this period of time. And all he had to do was to incinerate his credibility and a percentage of his and our relationship with our oldest ally to do that.

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Maybe Free Maps Of Our Northern Border Will Help

Illegal immigrants are not feeling welcome any more in the United States. The new President is sending enforcement agents out to round them up so they can be sent home or jailed if they are serious law breakers. Americans who oppose this enforcement of existing law are not just surprised. They are aghast that someone would actually enforce immigration laws that they don’t like.

Here is an interesting story of an illegal being arrested who has been practicing immigration law in California for fifteen years.

“Illegal Alien Supporters Are Aghast At ICE Arresting Illegals At Courthouses”

Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client last month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them.

The men asked his client’s name. Then they pulled out badges.

“They say, ‘You’re Mr. So and So?’ and he says, ‘Yes,’ ” Chaidez said. “They show him a badge, and they say, ‘We’re from Immigration and Customs,’ and they took him in.”

Chaidez, who has worked as a defense attorney in Los Angeles County for nearly 15 years, said he had never seen federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make an arrest inside the confines of a courthouse.

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What’s barely mentioned in this article, and barely or not mentioned in so many that mimic the LA Times one above, is that Mr. Chaidez’s client was a “previously deported Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking”. Coming back into the U.S. after being deported is also a federal felony. Why are we concerned about a criminal like this being made scared?”

People who are in the United States illegally are sad – and worried. But there is a solution.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has told them they won’t be arrested in his country, that it has great social programs they can enjoy, and they are welcome.

As a result illegals are deciding to emigrate to Canada. It’s easy. You can walk across the border. That should be a win-win for both countries.

The American state of Hawaii is also determined to protect the rights of illegal emigrants and others from middle-eastern countries. It has been suggested that we ship them there. That sounds good when you say it fast but it would be much more expensive than simply allowing them to deport to Canada. They would need airline tickets because Hawaii is in the middle of an ocean.

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The ‘Get To Cuba Before It’s Ruined’ Crowd Isn’t Going To Cuba

When President Obama removed the US travel ban to Socialist ‘Paradise’ Cuba a group of neo-socialsts all got together and declared thet wanted to see the ‘Paradise’ before it was westernized with clean hotels, fast food joints, and jobs.

It appears they are staying home instead. Home is where there are clean hotels, decent restaurants, and jobs.

“U.S. airlines flee Castro’s island hellhole”

Today, JetBlue has cut back its flights “to better match demand.” And in the last few days, it has been joined by two other airliners, Silver and Frontier, fleeing for their lives like Marielitos. They all said demand isn’t what they expected.

This is a fancy way of saying what’s really going on: Cuba is a tourist hellhole. The service stinks, the amenities are gross, the place is thick with thieves and woman-gropers, the cost is high, and the alternatives are out there. In fact, the Caribbean is loaded with pleasant, accommodating destinations well worth a tourist’s dollar for a vacation. Taking a vacation at a communist military-run resort really falls more into the Gulag category.

How is this for tourist hell? Observers noticed Cuban customs officials rummaging through tourist luggage and taking what they wanted. When the tourists complained, they were thrown in jail.”

More at American Thinker

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“Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs”

Jones has Trevor Noah on to discuss why leftists don’t see the reason people support Donald Trump. Instead the left concentrates on tweets and what they see as irrational behavior. Jones is onto something when he says a large part of Trump’s appeal is that he is actually doing what he promised to do. But toward the end both of them fall back on their biases. Noah says Trump ‘Falsely accused the former President of spying on him’.

That is what progressives are burned up about. They cannot abide the fact that Trump is dissing the first black President. They cannot see past that. Even though Jones says he has spoken with Trump supporters and is beginning to understand he can not forgive anyone who doesn’t respect Barack Obama.

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Only One Will Remain Standing

In an article titled, “Long Knives”, Richard Fernandez tells us, in PJ Media, about the truly epic struggle that is going on between Donald Trump and Barack Obama.

The most singular thing about Donald Trump’s wiretap accusation against Barack Obama is how he’s refusing to play the game of extremities — losing a Flynn here and getting a Sessions paralyzed there — and getting right into lethal range. Trump’s gone right past Schumer, ignored the surrogates and gone straight for the former president himself.

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Trump’s response to the finger-lopping campaign was not to respond proportionately but to attack Obama himself. CBS News writes: “The White House … is calling for an investigation into the previous administration’s surveillance activities.”

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This escalation represents a real threat to Obama. Suddenly everything is out of control. Nobody would have minded much if Trump had gone after one of Obama’s henchmen — which is probably what was expected — but none can foresee how an exchange of blades between principals will end. It is safe to say, however, that unless the combatants disengage, someone will get hurt. It will be a terrible moment for American political civility when a king lies on the political floor. The whole point of a peaceful transition of power is to prevent a clash between kings. Yet the very tragedy the electoral process is intended to prevent is happening before our eyes.”

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What is distressing about this clash is that it appears that former President George W. Bush is taking Obama’s side in opposing Trump’s efforts.

Also, our sometimes commenter Francis W. Poretto, discusses this from a little different perspective.

The election of Donald Trump, and the stunning discovery that he means to carry through on his promises, is of course at the base of the upheaval. The elite sees Trump and his agenda as an existential – i.e., level 1 – threat.”

Related: “Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking”

Remember those 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton erased? They were not part of the Wikileaks dump.

Any investigation of the Russian hacking is liable to result in Hillary’s emails being read, and perhaps released.

The other possibility is even more likely. Putin could get annoyed by the firestorm over his interference in the US election and decide to have the surrogate he had do the hacking release Hillary’s emails.

Imagine how quickly attention will shift if we suddenly have Hillary ’s emails about Obama, Bill Clinton, donations to the Clinton Foundation and many other topics.”

From the New York Post

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How Many Weasel Words And Misdirections Can You Find In This?

Honest people can spot and smell BS. Dishonest people can not. They don’t see what makes their carefully worded response look like a lie.

From here

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All It Takes Is Money

Ever wonder why Obama supporters online all sound alike, present the same talking points, are all abusive, and are so quick to respond? Sharyl Atkisson has a guest who says they are being paid to do it.

After this anything you read on social media should be suspect.

“60% of online Obamacare defenders ‘paid to post’ hits on critics”

A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are “paid to post,” according to a digital expert.

“Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time,” said Michael Brown. “They were paid to post.”

His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend’s Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online.

Brown said that social media is used to manipulate opinion, proven in the last presidential election.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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Did Obama Care More About Politics Than The Country?

Donald Trumps says Obama had federal agencies tap the phones in Trump Tower.

From the UK Sun:

“Donald Trump claims Barack Obama ‘had his wires tapped in Trump Tower before US election win’”

Joel Pollack at Breitbart has the story – including a timeline as put together by radio host Mark Levin:

Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.
Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.

Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.”


National Review takes a bit more careful approach to the story:

“The idea that FISA could be used against political enemies always seemed far-fetched. Now it might not be.”

The grounds for the wiretap were Trump’s alleged connection to Russian banks. Those allegations were found to be meaningless but the wiretaps continued:

What we have, however, suggests that someone at the FBI initially had concerns that banking laws were being violated, but when the Bureau looked into it, investigators found no crimes were being committed. Rather than drop the matter for lack of evidence of criminal offenses, the Justice Department and FBI pursued it as a national-security investigation.”

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So… Valerie Jarrett Has Moved In With Barack Obama

I am sure there is no sexual meaning to this. She is older than he and he doesn’t much prefer women. But there is no doubt that the prospect of ousting Donald Trump from the oval office gives them both erections.

“Barack Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump”

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.

And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.”

More at the UK Daily Mail

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Despite Hysteria, Trump Trending Less Authoritarian Than Obama

At least that’s David French’s take on the matter:

Lost in most of the coverage of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s transgender mandates is a fundamental legal reality — the Trump administration just relinquished federal authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges.

A president is “authoritarian” not when he’s angry or impulsive or incompetent or tweets too much. He’s authoritarian when he seeks to expand his own power beyond constitutional limits. In this regard, the Obama administration — though far more polite and restrained in most of its public comments — was truly one of our more authoritarian.

I agree with this almost entirely. In rhetoric throughout the campaign, and even often since, Trump has sounded very authoritarian. It seemed that his tendencies toward heavy-handed exertions of authority were being revealed on a near daily basis.

However, where has this talk led? Well, in most cases, toward rollbacks of federal authority. That is certainly not the sort of thing that a committed authoritarian would prefer to do.

I will not typically look a gift horse in the mouth, and don’t now, but I can’t help but consider why things are turning out in such stark contrast to Trump’s rhetoric? I would posit 3 possibilities:

1) Trump’s rhetoric is wholly self-ego-boosting. He does X, but talks it up in authoritarian terms because he thinks it makes him sound (and makes him feel) stronger and more powerful. He doesn’t really realize, or care, that many don’t want their president to sound authoritarian. It’s all for himself.

2) His aides are moderating his tendencies. This is much as his supporters said would be the case. He talks boldly (sometimes outright crazy talk), but his aides tell him what he can actually do, resulting in policy that is pretty normal.

3) It’s still too early and any judgments at this point are moot. He hasn’t been stymied yet on a major act that didn’t have an easy and legal workaround. What happens when he is, is anyone’s guess.

As I said, it is still early, but as of this moment, he is not acting fascistically as many of his leftist opponents would have you believe. And their accusations aren’t even hyperbole; they are outright 180 degrees from the truth, at this time.

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Democrat Leaders Want Obama To Stop Trying To Help Them

Really. This is from the left-wing Daily Beast.

Mrs22 says Obama has the Sadim touch. Sadim is Midas spelled backwards. Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Everything Sadim touched turned to crap.

Seriously, every Democrat Obama has tried to help has lost. It’s no wonder the state level Dems want him to go away.

“Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bullshit’”

Organizing for Action was supposed to complement the Democratic National Committee. Instead, Democratic leaders say, it nearly killed the Democrats.

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.”

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Ted Cruz Highlights Media Hypocracy

Remember this?

Where was the media outrage? Oh, that’s right. It was the light bringer Obama. He could do no wrong. Now it’s the Devil Trump. He can do no right.

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Chuck Schumer Warned About Intelligence Community

At the time this exchange was considered by many to be a direct threat to Trump. But Schumer has been on the hill for a long time and what he is actually doing is warning Mr. Trump about the community’s devious ways. ‘Threaten them and they will get you’, in essence is what he says.

It appears he was right. The stories about the Trump campaign having contacts with Russian leaders came from them. Now they have set up a false email account for General Flynn and used it to show that he, too was in contact with Russians.

“CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn”

From American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics.”

Also, someone who would know tells us that the attack came from the Obama White House:

More here

Even some on the left are worried that our spy agencies are able to take out high-level cabinet officers.

“America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.”

The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down.

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.”

Trump’s response is telling: “The Real Story” Here Are The Illegal Leaks” Flynn says he did nothing wrong and points at the leakers

And even, for what it’s worth, the Russians say the reports are false.

So, have we just witnessed a ‘Soft Coup’ that took out Flynn? Even worse, how many other Trump advisors have they targeted?

Why would they do it? Simply to de-legitimize Trump and his team is plenty of reason. Democrat politicians are jumping on the allegations and calling them true. It looks like an organized campaign from where I sit.

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“Obama’s Lost Army”

“He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die.”

This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.”

Obama joins volunteers in Brighton, Colorado, a week before Election Day in 2008. He had built an unprecedented army of foot soldiers, but the future of his campaign machine was still uncertain.

The idea was audacious: What if Obama could become not only the first black president, but the first president to organize an enduring grassroots movement?”

But he let it fall apart.

Read it all at the New Republic

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Yer Not Forty Years Old Any Longer Barky

“Area Man Bullied By Fierce Waves Of Climate Change”

From here

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Politico: “Obama’s party-building legacy splits Democrats”

This was written by Gabriel Debendetti who is obviously a racist for criticizing former President Obama. But it was published at Politico which means their editors are racist as well.

“Party officials are having a painful discussion about the state and local losses that occurred on his watch.”

My work here is done

A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama’s political legacy is finally bursting into the open.

For years, the former president’s popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party — a period in which the party suffered tremendous losses at the state and local levels.

But now that Obama and the political operation that succeeded his campaign, Organizing For Action, have expressed interest in playing a role in the task of rebuilding, it’s sparking pitched debates over how much blame he deserves for the gradual hollowing out of a party that now has less control of state elected positions than at any other time in nearly a century.”

More at Politico

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He Isn’t Just Using The Term ‘Radical Islam’

Jihadwatch calls the way Obama ignored radical Muslim actions, “Willful Ignorance”. It was that and much more. He sided with radical Islam. That appears to have stopped with General Flynn. It’s about time we Americans call hateful Islamic belligerence what it is. This is a good start.

“Flynn: “If we can’t tackle enemy doctrines that call for our domination or extinction, we aren’t going to destroy their jihadis”

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

It is so refreshing to see this realism and common sense after eight years of Obama’s denial and willful ignorance.”

More at Jihadwatch

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Finally, Reforming The EPA

“Meltdown at the EPA”

“And not the nuclear kind: The agency’s junk-science promoters are flipping out.”

It looks like the EPA will be the agency hardest hit by the Trump sledgehammer. For eight years, President Obama used the agency as his de facto enforcer of environmental policies he couldn’t pass in Congress even when it was controlled by his own party. If Obama was the climate-change bully, then the EPA was his toady, issuing one regulation after another aimed at imaginary polluters who were allegedly causing global warming. Jobs were lost, companies were bankrupted, and an untold amount of economic growth was stymied out of fear of reprisals from this rogue agency. The courts halted many of the EPAs most overreaching and unlawful policies initiated by Obama — such as the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Rule, two regulations aimed at farmers and coal producers. Unsurprisingly, people in these sectors voted heavily for Trump.

Trump officials and Congress are ready to make major changes in the EPA. A leaked memo written by Trump’s EPA transition team details how the new administration wants to tackle shoddy science at the agency. The memo asserts that the EPA should not be funding scientific research, and it must make any data publicly available for independent scientists to review. It also said that the agency must eliminate conflicts of interest and bias from the science advisory process.”

Read the rest at National Review

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Ever Hear Of The ‘Congressional Review Act’?

“CRA: The “Regulatory Game Changer” That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour”

After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn’t stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man.

Of course, the problem with “legislating from the White House” is that all those rules and regulations can be undone by the next administration. And, as Kimberley Strassel points out in a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today, a little know tool within the Congressional Review Act could allow Republicans to wipe out 8 full years of Obama’s liberal agenda, with a simple majority vote, all while preventing similar rules from every being recreated by future administrations.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Here’s Another Thing That Needs Investigation

Can anyone come up with Any reasonable explanation of this?

“IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address”

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.”

More at CNS News

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Barack Obama’s Legacy Of Successes

I found this at Blue’s Blog. I’ll give the highlights. For the reasoning behind each go there.

One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream! She gives us an entirely new slant on the “amazing” job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading for her additional comments and an explanation. When discussing Obama, she says:

1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine

2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty

3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!

4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are.

5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan.

6. Obama, with his “amazing leadership, “has sparked the greatest period of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen.”

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Will Obama Miss The Long-Range Killing?

He has said he loved to send in the drones. Now he’s gone after alleged ISIL terrorists a long way from The Levant. Did he need just one last fix? Just what other reason could there be for ordering this strike with only a day or two left in office?

And B-2 stealth bombers? What about drones?

“Obama’s Last Attack: US B-2 Bombers Strike ISIS Camps In Libya, Killing Dozens”

With just 24 hours left in Obama’s tenure, the U.S. president launched his final airstrike on ISIS after two B-2 bombers carried out airstrikes on two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, defense officials said Thursday, part of an operation targeting militants driven out last year from their coastal stronghold. The stealth bombers struck jihadis 45 kilometers southwest of Sirte, located halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi.

A U.S. official told NBC News that “several dozen” militants were believed to have been killed in the strikes.”

From Zero Hedge

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“Navajo Nation vows to fight EPA for toxic mine spill”

The function of the EPA is to ‘Protect’ the environment. It’s part of their name. They did just the opposite in the Animas river pollution case. It was their agents who broke the dam holding back the pollutant, allowing it to foul the river.

If there was damage done by this act it should be compensated. Moreover, the EPA officials who caused the spill, and those who directed them to do so, should be tried criminally. There are plenty of criminal charges that can put them away for years. Future federal agency people should be put on notice. This is not acceptable.

The House Committee on Natural Resources released a damning report on the EPA and how they handled the August 2015 Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado, and its aftermath. (AP)

Navajo Nation officials say they are outraged the Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to pay millions of dollars in claims filed against it following the devastating Colorado Gold Mine spill.

The federal agency has accepted responsibility for the August 2015 disaster, which devastated farm and grazing lands in southern Colorado and northwest New Mexico. But it announced late last week that it was not legally able to pay claims submitted by farmers and livestock owners.”

From Fox News

Further news: EPA Pardons Itself in the Animas River Pollution Case

The EPA has pardoned itself from paying claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado the summer of 2015.

The EPA said the claims could be refiled in federal court, or Congress could authorize payments.

But attorneys for the EPA and the Justice Department concluded the EPA is barred from paying the claims because of sovereign immunity, which prohibits most lawsuits against the government.”

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