The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

IRS Scandal: Smoking Gun?

Using the tax agency to criminalize conservatives? Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom […]

For Which He Cannot Be Forgiven

The sordid details of the Doug Phillips sex scandal have so disturbed me that I am tempted to say some very un-Christian things. You might want to go read this article at World Magazine — be sure to read all four pages — which references the fact that last month, Phillips had the effrontery to […]

‘Repeated Requests for Phillips to Stop Masturbating and Ejaculating on Her’

Doug Phillips and his wife Beall (left); Lourdes Torres (right) “This kind of behavior is so bizarre — no matter which version of the story you believe, even if you take Doug’s own version of the story — it’s so bizarre and inappropriate that he needs to get his life in order and not be […]

House Democrats and the IRS Cover-Up

Headline by Katie Pavlich at Townhall: BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings Details from Eliana Johnson at National Review: The war between Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and the committee’s ranking member, Elijah Cummings, rages on. Issa on Wednesday accused the Maryland Democrat of colluding with the Internal […]

Didn’t I Tell Him to Resign?

What I said about Rep. Vance McAllister (R-Adultery) yesterday: A part-time district scheduler? Dude, if a congressman is making out with a part-time district scheduler, you know he’s gotta be banging Hill staffers two at a time. It’s probably just a. matter of time before we start getting more headlines: “Vance McAllister dirty texting,” “Vance McAllister […]

New Report Debunks IRS Claims

John D. McKinnon of the Wall Street Journal reports: A new report from House Republicans sheds more light on the early stages of tea-party targeting by the Internal Revenue Service, identifying the first three cases sent to Washington for special review in 2010. The report also underscores the difficulties the targeted groups faced. Two of […]

Shut Up and Resign Already

Few things I hate worse than a Republican politician who screws around like a Democrat politician: Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) asked for forgiveness Monday afternoon after a video purporting to show the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Louisiana surfaced. McAllister, who was just elected in a November special election, has […]

Another IRS Stonewall

The old “ongoing investigation” trick: The Justice Department has rebuffed a House Republican’s plan to hold an oversight hearing this Thursday featuring a key criminal investigator from the team reviewing mishandling of tax-exempt status applications by the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Justice attorney Barbara Bosserman on Jan. 28 to testify “due […]

Obama: ‘What IRS Scandal?’

The big news out of Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday interview with President Obama was the latter’s claim that there wasn’t “a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal. Just a bunch of inept bureaucrats accidentally targeting the president’s political enemies: Rather, he said, IRS officials were confused about how to implement the law governing those kinds […]

Ted Cruz: Media Acting as ‘Palace Guard’ to Protect Obama in IRS Scandal UPDATE: Tom Perez Fails to Provide Information on Bosserman’s Appointment

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday the media have failed to do their job by demanding answers in the Internal Revenue Service scandal. “The media should hold the administration accountable,” Cruz said. Instead of acting as watchdogs, however, the media are acting as a “palace guard” protecting President Obama from scrutiny, the conservative Republican told […]

He Liked ‘Young Nude Boys’

The quoted phrase occurred in a Justice Department description of videos that Republican congressional aide Ryan Loskarn purchased. He was also caught with “hundreds of videos depicting underage boys . . . in sexually explicit conduct.” Formerly Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff, Loskarn was arrested last month on child pornography charges and, as […]

Republican Scandal Week

First, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted on federal fraud charges. Then, it was learned that a welder whose job was claimed as proof of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s economic plan turns out to be a convicted sex offender. Now, conservative author Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted on federal campaign finance […]

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