Today the House Ways and Means Committee held its first hearing on the IRS scandal which broke just a week ago. Two people testified before the committee: Steven Miller, the out-going IRS commissioner, and J . Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General. Here are some of the highlights from today's testimony.
Last night, the White House dumped 100 pages of emails related to the Benghazi talking points. A few things. First of all, how hard was that? Congress has been begging for these emails for months and they suddenly show up now?
Second-term agenda? What second-term agenda? At this point, Barack Obama has far more pressing issues at stake: The credibility of this administration, and quite frankly the integrity of our government as a whole.
It's pretty unbelievable that we are sitting here faced with not one, not even two, but three major scandals involving this administration. There's even a potential fourth scandal brewing, which we'll get to later.
There have been dramatic changes in what many will now openly describe as a full-blown cover-up related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. What we have here is a case of complete incompetence, which led to the death of four brave Americans and a subsequent cover-up for the purposes of maintaining political power. The pursuit of power trumped reality and the truth. Simple as that.
Yesterday was a pretty unbelievable day. The hearing on Benghazi in the House Oversight and Reform committee was compelling and credible. If you didn't get the chance to see it, Greg Hicks' recount of what happened on the night of the attack was riveting, at times spellbinding.
I believe that today was a defining day for the Obama administration and particularly for Hillary Clinton. After waiting nearly eight months to get more information on exactly what happened surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, three brave whistle-blowers from the State Department finally told their stories to a Congressional committee. It was clear and embarrassing based on the questions from Democrat members of the committee that they were more interested in protecting Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and the administration rather than seeking information and the truth. With that being said, the minute-by-minute recount of what happened on September 11th from Greg Hicks (who became the highest ranking diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Stevens' passing) was absolutely riveting. Here are some of the important points we learned today from Greg Hicks, along with Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom.
I've been saying that I believe there to be four young rock stars in the conservative movement. Those people are Marco Rubio (FL), Rand Paul (KY), Mike Lee (UT) and Ted Cruz (TX). I believe that they represent the future of the Republican Party, if they continue on their current principled paths. But this won't be easy.
Yesterday Joe Biden attended the memorial service for MIT police officer Sean Collier who was tragically killed by the Tsarnaez brothers last week. During his remarks, Crazy Uncle Joe made a comment that hasn't sat well with many Americans, including yours truly. He referred to the Boston bombing terrorists as “twisted, perverted, knock-off jihadists.”
A new congressional report has been released, giving us more details on the terrorist attack in Benghazi which led to the death of four brave Americans. All-in-all, it doesn't look good for Secretary Clinton or the Obama administration.
In a debate over sequestration cuts on the Senate floor yesterday, Democrat Harry Reid felt the need to blame the tea party. He actually compared the tea party to anarchists, saying that they were different in that they are not violent but they don't believe in government at any level. Harry Reid notes that the tea party doesn't say it is against government, but then he goes on to say that this is basically what it amounts to.
Last week, conservatives were outraged by an MSNBC promo featuring Melissa Harris-Perry, where she derided the “private idea that kids belong to their parents.” Instead, she promoted a collective ownership of children where children should belong to whole communities.
Only a few days before last night's taxpayer funded concert, the "Anointed One" claimed the sequester caused January's anemic jobs numbers by cutting critical government services. However, it didn't appear that these "severe" government cutbacks hurt the plans of the President who enjoyed a night of soul music during Tuesday's show, titled In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul.
Congress returned to Washington this week. On the heels of a dismal jobs report and the news that a record number of Americans are now living in poverty, you would think that jobs and the economy would be top-of-mind. But you would be incorrect. Instead we will continue to focus on what some describe as Obama legacy issues: Gun control and immigration reform.
While you, the hard-working American people, are shut out from the White House, celebrities and rock stars will be filing in tonight for a star-studded performance in the East Room. The Obama's lavish lifestyle continues tonight with a concert celebrating Memphis soul.