Audit: IRS Wasted $5.6B On Obama Stimulus Tax Credits

The IRS has found another way to redistribute income from the ‘haves’ to the ‘have nots.’

From the Washington Times:

IRS wasted $5.6B on bogus Obama stimulus tax credits, audit finds

By Stephen Dinan | May 5, 2015

The IRS doled out more than $5 billion in potentially bogus college aid payments in 2012 under an Obama stimulus tax credit, according to a report Tuesday from the agency’s inspector general…

‘$5 billion dollars here and $5 billion dollars there, and soon you are talking about real money.’

Nearly 4 million students had questionable claims, totaling more than $5.6 billion in that one year alone, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said. At least half of the students never provided tuition statements showing what they paid, while others attended schools that didn’t qualify them for the tax credit.

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WP ‘Fact-Checker’ Claims Census Poverty Rate Is A Lie

You see? When even the official government statistics don’t advance the left’s agenda, the left can always find ‘scholars’ to explain how misleading they are.

From the Washington Post:

Paul Ryan’s slick use of poverty rates to declare the ‘war on poverty’ a failure

By Glenn Kessler | May 6, 2015

“After a 50-year war on poverty and trillions of dollars spent, we still have the same poverty rates – 45 million people in poverty.” – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” May 3, 2015

The Facts [sic]

… So what does Ryan mean when he says “we still have the same poverty rates” as when the war on poverty was launched 50 years ago. A spokesman said that he was referring to the official poverty rate.

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AP: Ferguson Might Remove Brown Shrine From Street!

This is what happens when all sanity has pulled up stakes and left town.

From an outraged Associated Press:

Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street

By JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | May 5, 2015

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.

Either way, you can’t deny that the location is fitting, since Mr. Brown brought on his confrontation with Officer Wilson by defiantly walking in the middle of a street.

Within hours of Brown’s Aug.

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‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Witness Sues Ferguson, Wilson

Wait a minute. Shouldn’t this be the other way around?

From an unquestioning NBC News:

Witness to Michael Brown Shooting Sues Ferguson and Darren Wilson

May 5, 2015

A witness to a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street.

Wait a minute. Shouldn’t Ferguson or Officer Wilson be suing Mr. Johnson? After all, it was Mr. Johnson’s false testimony that created the whole ‘hands up don’t shoot’ lie.

A lie that led to untold millions of dollars in damages to Ferguson and other cities across the nation. A lie that almost put Officer Wilson in jail for the rest of his life.

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Cop’s Lawyer Challenges Claim Gray’s Knife Was Legal

Not that the state and city laws matter. Ms. Mosby has decreed the knife was legal, so it must be legal. After all, she has a law degree.

From the Baltimore Sun:

Officer requests to see knife as part of defense in Freddie Gray case

By Justin George and Justin Fenton | May 5, 2015

A defense attorney for one of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray is challenging prosecutors’ claim that Gray was falsely arrested, and filed a motion Tuesday demanding to inspect the knife Gray carried…

Marc L. Zayon, the attorney for Baltimore officer Edward Nero, asked a judge to make the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office and Baltimore police turn over the blue pocket knife Gray carried to determine whether it’s legal in the city of Baltimore.

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Potential Obama SCOTUS Nominee Freed TX Shooter

Bloomberg puts Judge Murguia at the top of their list of judges Obama would nominate to the Supreme Court.

From Frontpage magazine:

Obama Potential Supreme Court Nominee Let Off Cartoon Gunman Because She Wasn’t Sure What “Jihad” Meant

By Daniel Greenfield | May 4, 2015

… Judge [Mary] Murguia is a Clinton appointee and has been mentioned as a potential Obama Supreme Court nominee.

In fact, Mr. Obama nominated Judge Murguia to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit back in 2010.  She was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 89-0. On November 9, 2012, Bloomberg News put Judge Murguia at the top of their list of judges Obama would nominate to the Supreme Court.

Her sister, Janet Murguia, heads the racist hate group known as La Raza or The Race, which is closely tied to the Obama White House’s amnesty effort.

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NYT: FBI Will Face Criticism For Not Preventing Attack

Really? We haven’t seen any criticism. And we won’t from the administration or the news media. In fact, it almost looks as if someone above the FBI wanted this attack to happen. — But, of course, that’s not possible.

From the New York Times, of all places:

Texas Attacker Left Trail of Extremist Ideas on Twitter

By SCOTT SHANE | May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — … [A]ny secret ties that officials might find may be less important than the public exchanges of messages on Twitter by one of the gunmen, Elton Simpson, in the weeks before the attack. Mr. Simpson, a convert to Islam with a long history of extremism, regularly traded calls for violence on Twitter with Islamic State fighters and supporters, as well as avowed enemies of Pamela Geller, the organizer of the cartoon contest.

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200 Pakistanis Honor TX Shooters As ‘Martyrs of Islam’

Isn’t Obama desecrating Islamic heroes by claiming that they are not really Islamic and that they are only acting in the name of Islam?

From NBC News:

Islamists in Pakistan Hold in Absentia Funeral for Garland Shooters

By Frank Heinz | May 5, 2015

As many as 200 people held an in absentia funeral Tuesday in Peshawar, Pakistan, for two men killed in Garland Sunday after they opened fire outside a cartoon contest featuring provocative images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, NBC News reports.

Notice that NBC doesn’t call this event ‘provocative.’ Also notice that no one else in the MSM has even bothered to report it.

A cleric in Peshawar, Pir Mohammad Chishti, led the service for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi at a public park in northwest Pakistan where he said the men were "the real heroes of Islam and we must be proud of their courage."

After all, what could be more courageous than putting on body armor and picking up automatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to slaughter presumably unarmed civilians?

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WH: TX ‘Appears To Be An Attempted Terrorist Attack’

We take it back. the WH did use the ‘T Word.’ But what Earnest said is even worse than what was previously reported.

From The Hill:

WH: Texas shooting an ‘attempted terrorist attack’

By Jordan Fabian | May 5, 2015

The White House on Tuesday called a shooting outside a "Draw Muhammad" contest in Texas "an attempted terrorist attack" but said it was too early to say whether the incident is tied to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Huh? There was an attack. In fact, an unarmed security guard was even shot. And the attackers had announced their intentions online. But maybe the White House only views something as a real attack if the terrorists succeed in slaughtering a number of people.

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WH: Too Soon To Say If ISIS Was Behind Texas Attack

Somehow it’s always too early for the White House to jump to any conclusion about Muslim terrorists. Jumping to conclusions about white policemen, however, is another story.

From the Agence France Presse:

Too soon to say if IS group behind Texas attack: US

By Daniel De Luce | May 5, 2015

Washington (AFP) – The White House said Tuesday it was too soon to tell if the Islamic State group was behind an attack in Texas targeting an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, despite claims by the jihadists…

The case "is still under investigation by the FBI and other members of the intelligence community" to determine if the two assailants had any ties to the IS group, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

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Post Claims ISIS Has 71 Trained Soldiers In 15 States

Apparently, this post is from an ISIS group. But its basic sentiment could almost be from anyone in our mainstream media or the rest of the Democrat Party — even the White House.

From ABNA (the AhlulBayt News Agency):

ISIS post warning: “We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 American States”

May 6, 2015

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire."

(For the record, according to its website, Ahlul Bayt News Agency is the first and only exclusively English-language Shia Islamic news outlet. It was launched to "show the true, undistorted nature of Islam and Islamic civilization to the West.")

The threat, posted on JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas over the weekend, which was attacked by two gunmen… The chilling Tuesday post also boasts of ISIS having "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack," specifically naming only Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California.

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Ex-UN Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

This is why we don’t eat at the UN cafeteria. That, and the fear of riots and looting if there is a power outage.

From the Daily Caller:

Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

By Michael Bastasch | May 4, 2015

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday. “And of course there are alternative sources of protein.

For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.” “Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,” Annan said…

What about eating bark?

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Only 18% Of 8th-Graders Are ‘Proficient’ In US History

Well, one problem is you have to be able to read to be able to read history.

From Breitbart:

FAIL: Only 18 Percent of 8th-Graders Proficient in US History

By Dr. Susan Berry | May 4, 2015

Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics.

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed.

Obama’s stimulus alone sent the teachers unions education untold billions.

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(In Reality) The Clintons Had $7.4M In Capital Gains

Plus, even the usual Clinton lap dog pundits are mocking Bill’s ‘I have to pay the bills’ excuse.

First, from the Daily Caller:

Contrary To Bill’s Claim, The Clintons Obtained Up To $7.4 Million In Capital Gains

By Chuck Ross | May 4, 2015

Bill Clinton’s claim that he and Hillary have paid “almost no capital gains” in the past 15 years was put in doubt Monday following reports [in Buzzfeed and the NYT] showing the former first couple booked nearly $400,000 in capital gains between 2000 and 2006. But a Daily Caller analysis shows the Clintons may have incurred vastly more capital gains than that: between $2 million and $7.4 million.

“Over the last 15 years, I’ve taken almost no capital gains and I’ve given 10 percent away,” Bill Clinton said in an interview with NBC that aired on Monday… But Hillary Clinton’s 2007 Senate financial disclosure report shows the couple may have recorded capital gains as much as 20 times larger than that.

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Ferguson To Pay Lawyer $1,335 An Hour For Reforms

You would think that the AP would realize that social justice is incredibly expensive. And lawyers are the least of the cost.

From an obviously ticked off Associated Press:

Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

May 4, 2015

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer there last summer…

The Ferguson City Council unanimously decided behind closed doors in March to hire Dan K. Webb of suburban Chicago at an hourly rate that is nearly double Missouri’s highest attorney billing rate last year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. That tab doesn’t include the expenses and fees of any lawyers or paralegals in Webb’s firm who may work on the case.

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