Show Prep: Thurs & Fri, May 16-17

The Process of Impeachment of the President of the United States

It’s the last thing you would ever think could happen to an American President. Since 1841, over one-third of all American Presidents have either died in office, became disabled, or resigned. However, no American President has ever been forced from office due to impeachment.

Two ‘Rogue’ Agents Behind IRS Scandal? There May Be Some Serious Problems With That Story | Video | TheBlaze.com

Internal Revenue Service officials in an attempt to explain the agency’s decision to target conservative groups with “substantial delays” and often “unnecessary” information requests claimed Wednesday that it was all the work of two “rogue employees.”

Report: ‘Rogue’ IRS agents ‘simply did what their bosses ordered’ – Spokane Conservative | Examiner.com

Worse yet, the employees, who remain unidentified, claim “they simply did what their bosses ordered,” Fox said.

Confused by Obama’s Incredibly Brief IRS Statement? Here’s Krauthammer’s Take | Video | TheBlaze.com

President Obama took a break from his regularly scheduled events Wednesday to speak for three minutes and 24 seconds on the increasingly-serious Internal Revenue Service .

Scapegoat Alert: Obama Fires IRS Commissioner Who Was Going to Resign Next Month Anyway | The Gateway Pundit

More… Steven Miller is ousted but writes face-saving email announcing departure when his ‘assignment ends in early June.’

Battenfeld: Obama’s attempt at damage control laughable | Boston Herald

Nice try, Mr. President.

Feigning anger, firing an unknown bureaucrat and fleeing the podium won’t cut it with voters, or stop the hemorrhaging of the scandals that have spawned a Watergate-like feel around the Obama administration.

Some Conservatives Targeted by IRS Say They Plan on Filing Civil Suit Against IRS | TheBlaze.com

Earlier this morning, several members of the Kentucky 9/12 Project, the Richmond Tea Party, and Ohio Liberty met with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in Washington, DC, to discuss plans for civil suits against the for the admitted intimidation and targeting they received after applying for tax exempt status.

Inspector General: 63% of Scrutinized Groups Withdrew IRS Applications – Or Unresolved (Video) | The Gateway Pundit

The Inspector General released his report on the IRS scandal yesterday. The IG found that 63% of scrutinized applications were withdrawn or were still unresolved.

Mission Accomplished!… Obama IRS Forced Several Tea Party Groups to Shut Down Before 2012 Election | The Gateway Pundit

Peter Riehm, chairman of the Common Sense Campaign, a conservative group, was on Your World with Neal Cavuto today. Riehm told Neal that his organization withdrew their application for tax exempt status after the IRS asked for copies of all speeches and the board members’ employers.

Obama IRS Refused Tax Exempt Status to Christian and Pro-Israel Groups But Granted Nonprofit Status to Muslim Orgs | The Gateway Pundit

“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood,” the Thomas More Society announced today. “Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved.”

Busted!… Conservative Group Changes Name to “Greenhouse Solutions” – Granted Nonprofit Status in 3 Weeks | The Gateway Pundit

In 2011 Conservative watchdog group Media Trackers filed with the IRS to achieve nonprofit status. The application got stuck in Obama-induced IRS limbo. In 2012 the same group changed its name and filed again with the IRS as “Greenhouse Solutions.” They were granted nonprofit status in 3 weeks.

Lois Lerner approved exemption for Obama brother’s ‘charity’ | The Daily Caller

Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

IRS exec got $42k in bonuses in three years | WashingtonExaminer.com

Lois Lerner, the senior executive in charge of the IRS tax exemption department and the federal employee at the center of the exploding scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative, evangelical and pro-Israel non-profits, was given $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011.

57% Want IRS Offenders Jailed or Fired – Rasmussen Reports™

Most voters believe the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups was politically motivated and think most of those involved should be severely punished.

Carney: Just Because IRS Apologized Doesn’t Mean They Did Anything Wrong | The Weekly Standard

“If I could then go back to the IRS issue,” said a reporter from the . “The president did use the word ‘if these activities had taken place,’ but there has been an acknowledgement on the part of the IRS leadership that these things did indeed occur. I wondered why the president used that phrasing in claiming that it was outrageous?”

‘Very Frightening’: Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama and Demanded to Know Who Was Paying Her | TheBlaze.com

In the midst of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, individuals and groups, alike, are continuing to come forward with ever-startling allegations. On Wednesday, Dr. Anne Hendershott, a devout Catholic and a noted sociologist, professor and author, exclusively told TheBlaze that she believes she may have been one of the IRS’s targets.

GOP Rep. ‘Not Willing’ to Take Obama Impeachment Off The Table | National Review Online

“I would say yes — I’m not willing to take it off to take it off the table,” representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said about the possibility of seeking the president’s impeachment in the Benghazi scandal.

IRS approved liberal groups while Tea Party in limbo

In that time, the IRS approved perhaps dozens of applications from similar liberal and progressive groups, a USA TODAY review of IRS data shows.

Claim: Obama Campaign Co-Chair Attacked Romney with Leaked IRS Docs

One of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign co-chairmen used a leaked document from the IRS to attack GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, according to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

A database with everything on everyone eh?

Maybe that’s was these stories are about.

IRS Faces Lawsuit After Stealing 60 Million Medical Records | The Gateway Pundit

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives? « The Greenroom

That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript:

Media Matters Distributes Talking Points to Defend DOJ Spying on AP Reporters

Wednesday morning, Media Matters for America (MMFA) openly sided against the media in favor of the Obama Administration. In what might be a major tipping point against them, the hard-left, Soros-funded, 501 (c)(3) welfare queens released a set of pro-Obama talking points that take the Department of Justice’s side in the case in which they seized the phone records of upwards of 20 Associated Press reporters:

A Small Business Owner Explains the Hard Facts of Obamacare to Employees – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ortner is no stranger to political debate, having written on health care issues for public consumption, and this memo includes some (informed) policy discussion. But the memo also outlines the hard choices the company has to make as it decides what (and whether) to offer employees in the way of health coverage. With permission, I’ve included the whole memo including political discussion, with one name excised, so you get everything in context.

CBO: Obamacare costs double to $1.8 trillion in first decade | WashingtonExaminer.com

When President Obama was selling his health care legislation to Congress, he declared that “the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.” But with the law’s major provisions set to kick in next year, a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office projects that the law will cost double that, or $1.8 trillion.

House readies to vote on yet another bill to repeal health-care law – The Washington Post

Doing the same thing over and over again — and expecting a different result — is supposed to be the definition of insanity.

Chicago gun laws bar museum from displaying Nazi weapon seized by WWII hero | Fox News

Alderman Edward Burke introduced an ordinance last week that would allow museums in the Windy City to possess and display unloaded guns classified as “curios or relics” after learning that the Pritzker Military Library and other city museums are currently banned from including them in exhibits. If passed, the museum’s president and CEO told FoxNews.com it would allow its estimated 15,000 annual visitors to see a significant World War II artifact personally returned stateside from a now-deceased U.S. Army officer.

Amazon launches its own virtual currency called Coins and gives ‘tens of millions’ away for free to US Kindle owners | Mail Online

RTV6 – Indiana residents among least courteous in U.S., study finds – Local Story

ranked third least courteous in the study, with Wisconsin and Massachusetts ranking first and second, respectively.

Yeah, because Massachusetts is more polite, and cusses less than Indiana … my ass.

Grade school text tells students how Republican governor’s policies hurt education – EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

It appears that one North Carolina is getting into the spirit of the new Common Core learning standards that promote the use of “informational” texts in the classroom.

FOX News Gloats Over Benghazi Coverage… We Told You So! (Video) | The Gateway Pundit

“Mainstream media and Daily Show have mocked us because of Benghazi. And now everyone is catching up. It’s been a story we’re realizing.”

Suspect: Boston attack was payback for hits on Muslims – CNN.com

Marathon bombing victims were collateral damage in a strike meant as payback for U.S. wars in Muslim lands, the surviving suspect wrote in a message scribbled on the boat where he was found hiding, a law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.

Nooooooo! What will the teenage girls in love with Tsarnaev think?

FYI, the Free Jahar pro-terrorist group on Facebook has grown nearly 1,000 members since I did the story earlier this week.  Apparently, they get really mad at you for pointing out they suport a terrorist … and admitted terrorist.

(11) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Free Jahar movement

IF YOU ARE HATER, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN , MAKE YOUR OWN HATE GROUP, CAUSE WE WON’T TOLERATE HATE SPEECH HERE AND YOU WILL BE BAN FROM THE GROUP.