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Source: The Foundry
With the weekend’s grand slam appearance on the Sunday talk shows by yet another official unqualified to talk about Benghazi, the Obama Administration has again shot itself in the foot.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attempted to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s mischaracterization of the Benghazi terrorist attack, which she blamed on the now infamous anti-Islam video. It was a poor show.
All of this stands in stark contrast with White House’s handling of the Navy SEAL Team Six raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. We have all seen the images of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton huddled in the White House situation room with the national security staff, riveted to live images of the nighttime raid. It was hardly over before President Obama, speaking proudly as commander in chief, went on national television to announce the death of the enemy of the American people. The Administration even cooperated with the producers of the movie Zero Dark Thirty about the mission to kill bin Laden. Continue reading
Fourth Obama Scandal Headline This Week
EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups
Republican lawmakers are launching an investigation into claims that the Environmental Protection Agency, while giving preferential treatment to environmental groups, made it harder for conservative groups to obtain government records.
“According to documents obtained by the Committees, EPA readily granted FOIA fee waivers for environmental allies, effectively subsidizing them, while denying fee waivers and making the FOIA process more difficult for states and conservative groups,” wrote Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Darrell Issa and Sens. David Vitter, Chuck Grassley and Jim Inhofe in a letter to the EPA.
Citing a report by The Daily Caller News Foundation, Republicans are asking the EPA to hand over all Freedom of Information Act fee waiver requests, responses to requests, and FOIA officer training materials since the beginning of the Obama administration. Lawmakers are also asking for all communications regarding FOIA fee waiver requests or appeals under the Obama administration.
The free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute obtained documents showing that since January 2012, the EPA granted fee waivers for 75 out of 82 FOIA requests from major environmental groups and only denied seven of them, giving green groups a 92 percent success rate.
At the same time, the EPA rejected or ignored 21 out of 26 fee waiver requests from conservative groups. Continue reading
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—Today, Congressman Jared Polis made light of the Scandal Trifecta that is plaguing the Obama Administration. In a Twitter post this afternoon, Polis, D-Boulder, used one word to describe each of the scandals, including Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press. For Benghazi, Polis said “spun”; for the IRS, he said “oops”; and for the AP scandal, Polis said “creepy”. Continue reading
The 100 pages of emails that the White House released on Wednesday, which cover the administration’s crafting of its talking points about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, do not contain any clear indications of a political cover-up.
But they do indicate that the CIA, FBI, State Department and the White House operate with the same sort of office drudgery as workplaces across America. There are the same cascading CC lists, the guy who insists on formally addressing every email message to “Colleagues” and the incessant looping in of one more person as a decision impends.
The following interactive arranges the emails as a typical inbox, in date order. For the sake of simplicity, every email is included in one inbox instead of separate ones for different people. You can click the “From” or “Thread” bars to sort by those fields instead.
Letters in square brackets indicate that a person’s name was redacted and replaced by a handwritten acronym representing the organization he or she works for.
Source: Liberty News Network
The Benghazi lies/scandal should alone be enough to initiate significant pressure on Congress to deal with Obama via their constitutional process of impeachment. The IRS scandal, however, should seal the deal. Especially if the following is true.
Trey Hardin: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it. It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.”
Hardin didn’t say it was the President specifically, but if this is the office of the President directly involved in the IRS political enemy scandal then we have serious problems that need serious punishment.
When Senate President John Morse referenced a car wreck in his odd opening day speech, little did any of us know that it would also be a metaphor for his handling of the session ahead.
Senate President John Morse.
He sponsored an ill-defined liability-for-guns bill that couldn’t muster support from his own Democratic caucus, and pushed a bill to grant tax credits to low-income Coloradans that was greatly watered down in the House. Morse also backed a telecommunications regulation bill and legislation allowing for the repeal of marijuana legalization that he couldn’t find enough votes for. Meanwhile, his outspoken support of gun control prompted a recall effort against him…
Joke is on you, Colorado Voters
Source: Colorado Peak Politics
While Coloradans struggle under unemployment rates of 7% to more than 9% under Governor Hickenlooper and his Democrat predecessor (noteworthy: the state’s unemployment rate was a mere 3.7% when Governor Owens left office), behind closed doors Democrat lawmakers joke about the so-called “jobs bills” that they sponsored in the legislature this year.
Friday, Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal offered this troubling insight into the thinking of House Speaker Mark Ferrandino:
“The joke of the session was there’s no jobs bills. We said everything’s a jobs bill,” said Ferrandino, recalling floor debates in which some of his caucus members would stretch the definition of “jobs bill” mightily to argue that, for example, a survey of minority and women-owned businesses would help to create jobs. Continue reading