What’s interesting in the news today?
We have a lot today, so I’ll try to be brief.
First a story on just a few of the many heroes who aided their neighbors after the tornado in Oklahoma.
‘When the need is there, we step up’, from NBCNews
There’s plenty of other related stories at the link.
Of course he offers a lame excuse about pre-written remarks. It was just a coincidence that it was while Oklahoma was being hit. Sure.
Which is why this isn’t at all surprising.
Meanwhile the shady non-profit run by the President’s half brother certainly appears to have actually warranted further questioning, yet for obvious reasons they weren’t.
The “charity” run by President Barack Obama’s half-brother that was fast-tracked for IRS tax-exempt status is based at a Virginia UPS store, according to its website. The organization’s IRS filings list another Virginia address that is actually a drug rehab center where the foundation does not appear ever to have been based. From TheDailyCaller
Nope, nothing to see here. Just move along.
And just as a reminder, let’s not forget that the White House had others aiding their efforts. And this was right around when it all started. These folks encouraged exactly what the IRS did.
And in a related story…
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that a pro-life group in Iowa was told by an IRS agent that its application would not be approved until the group’s board of directors swore it would not protest Planned Parenthood. From CNSNews
It’s getting hard to hear with all these whistles blowing. Yes. More.
In a related story…
Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the State Department’s bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job after the attacks, tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team. From TheDailyBeast
Meanwhile one of the few mainstream reporters actually doing her job on the many Obama scandals has had her computer compromised. She got the same treatment as Fox reporters. And this was way back during Fast and Furious. They’ve been operating like this for a long time.
BREAKING: DOJ Grabbed Even More Records In Rosen Case Including Other Fox News Numbers, Media Visits To State Dept, Even WH Numbers…Update: Report: DOJ Seized Phone Records Of James Rosen’s Parents…Update: Locations Of Fox Numbers Inc WH, State Dept, Executives’ Lines…Update: Video, from WeaselZippers
So what’s an embattled President to do? Why call in the troops for a good old-fashioned propaganda meeting of course.
Liberal Bloggers, Columnists Seen In West Wing For WH Meeting…, from WeaselZippers
In other words…. JournoListers to the rescue!
And in case you’re wondering, they’re gonna blame campaign finance laws for the IRS scandal and attempt to use this to push for new restrictive laws that will do the same thing. Just watch. In fact, this coordinated effort between Dems and their propagandists has already started.
Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday the IRS, while engaging in “unacceptable” targeting of conservative groups, may have been set up for failure by campaign finance law ambiguities that allowed tax-exempt groups to engage in partisan politics without disclosing their donors. From TheWashingtonTimes
In other news….
This next one probably helps explain why Obama’s foreign policy is such a disaster.
Don’t bother asking Holder about this one. From what I’ve seen and heard from him, he doesn’t know anything about anything. He’ll tell you so himself. Repeatedly.
When the Department of Justice is finished violating journalists’ First Amendment rights, perhaps it should look into this: Liberty Counsel, an international Christian litigation organization, has obtained a brochure entitled, “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers, distributed to DOJ managers by DOJ Pride, the department’s in-house LGBT association, in advance of “LGBT Pride Month” (a.k.a. “June”). From NationalReview
Here’s the PDF in question, from LibertyCounsel. And yeah, it’s as PC pathetic as you can get.