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30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

washingtonexaminer.com — Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of "disaster recovery tapes" that were used to back up the IRS email system.
Nov 21, 2014

Now onto finding the missing heat RT 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered | WashingtonExaminer.com washingtonexaminer.com/30000-missing-…

Nov 21, 2014

Et voila! 30k (!!) old Lois Lerner emails recovered in a Friday night doc dump >> washingtonexaminer.com/30000-missing-…

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Senate GOP likely to come up short if it confronts Obama on immigration

washingtonexaminer.com — Republicans will have an uphill battle securing the support they'll need from Senate Democrats if they try to confront the White House on President Obama's immigration executive action. The GOP assumes the Senate majority in January for the first time in eight years.
Nov 22, 2014

From @DavidMDrucker: Senate GOP likely to come up short if it confronts Obama on immigration. ow.ly/EJdB0 Could miss by one vote.

Obama's 203rd round at 'one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world'

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama skipped the craps tables in Las Vegas Saturday and played his 203rd round of golf at one of the top course in the world. According to the White House pool of reporters assigned to cover Obama, the president and his celebrity foursome played at Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas, "one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world."
Nov 22, 2014

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New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities

washingtonexaminer.com — The Department of Homeland Security has just released new Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants. Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers, and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @JohnCornyn: New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities m.washingtonexaminer.com/new-dhs-immigr…

Nov 21, 2014

New #DHS #immigration #rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities washex.am/11LxGXJ#.VG-q8…

Nov 21, 2014

New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities!!! fb.me/6SI7sJ3tk

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DavidMDrucker: .@ByronYork has new DHS regs 4 deporting undocumented immigrants. Not "Priority 1:" misdemeanor sex abuse: washex.am/1p6BzAG

Nov 21, 2014

.@ByronYork has new DHS regs 4 deporting undocumented immigrants. Not "Priority 1:" misdemeanor sex abuse: washex.am/1p6BzAG

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A year after ending Rand Paul column, Washington Times reposts his op-ed

washingtonexaminer.com — An op-ed penned by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has been republished by the Washington Times despite an earlier editorial decision to end the Kentucky Republican's weekly column amid accusations of plagiarism. "When we were constructing the immigration section, we called Sen.
Nov 22, 2014

Wash Times reprints immigration column by @SenRandPaul 1 yr after ending his wkly column amid plagiarism accusations washex.am/11mgIyp#.VHDfg…

Watch as CNN pushes Josh Earnest to explain Obama's immigration 'flip-flop'

washingtonexaminer.com — White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was pressed Friday by CNN's Chris Cuomo to explain the thinking behind President Obama's executive action on immigration, a course of action the chief executive repeatedly promised before Thursday he would never take.

Admitted al Qaeda member released from Guantanamo

washingtonexaminer.com — The Obama administration on Saturday announced that a Saudi detainee who was an admitted al Qaeda member and helped plan the assassination of Afghan warlord Ahmad Shah Massoud would be sent home from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @cehoskinson: Newy freed Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani helped plan the Sept 9, 2001, assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud. washingtonexaminer.com/article/255654…

Nov 22, 2014

Obama releases admitted al Qaeda member from #Gitmo, Some human rights grps herald the move washex.am/1y1aq3F#.VHCrS…

Like your Obamacare plan? HHS may re-enroll you in a different one

washingtonexaminer.com — When President Obama's healthcare law went into effect and millions of Americans had their plans canceled despite promises to the contrary, the administration argued that the new law would provide those who were displaced with better options. But under changes being contemplated by the Department of Health and Human Services, people who like their Obamacare plans might not get to keep their plans.
Nov 22, 2014

From @philipaklein: Like your Obamacare plan? HHS may re-enroll you in a different one. ow.ly/EJ2y3

Nov 21, 2014

New post: "Like your Obamacare plan? HHS may re-enroll you in a different one” washex.am/1ul6xAH

IRS thinks its employees' income info should be kept away from investigators

washingtonexaminer.com — An estimated 6,000 IRS employees have outside jobs or are involved in extracurricular businesses, but only half of them are doing so with permission from their superiors, according to a Department of the Treasury watchdog. Even worse, the federal tax agency's human resources department apparently isn't doing anything about it, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @freddoso: IRS thinks its employees' income info should be kept away from investigators washingtonexaminer.com/irs-thinks-its…

Nov 21, 2014

IRS thinks its employees' income info should be kept away from investigators washingtonexaminer.com/irs-thinks-its…

A year after scrapping his column, Washington Times reposts Rand Paul op-ed

washingtonexaminer.com — An op-ed penned by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has been republished by the Washington Times despite an earlier editorial decision to end the Kentucky Republican's weekly column amid accusations of plagiarism. "When we were constructing the immigration section, we called Sen.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @BecketAdams: Huh: A year after scrapping his weekly column, Washington Times reposts Rand Paul op-ed washex.am/1vxsNOU pic.twitter.com/meVnFdIcDn

Nov 21, 2014

Huh: A year after scrapping his weekly column, Washington Times reposts Rand Paul op-ed washex.am/1vxsNOU pic.twitter.com/meVnFdIcDn

Obama releases Gitmo detainees, setting up fight with GOP

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama has opened a new front in his hard line against the incoming Republican Congress by releasing more detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against lawmakers' objections. The Pentagon announced Thursday that four al Qaeda fighters from Yemen, including a senior figure who facilitated travel to Afghanistan for Arab extremists, and a Tunisian extremist would be transferred to Slovakia and Georgia.

Obama's executive legalization could reverberate into 2016

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama's move Thursday to unilaterally legalize millions of illegal immigrants immediately vaults immigration reform to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign while diminishing prospects for cooperation between the White House and the Republican Congress that will be seated in January.

Watchdog group claims Obama flacks, reporter joined to 'target' Darrell Issa

washingtonexaminer.com — White House and Justice Department officials in 2011 may have used a reporter to "target" House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., according to a right-leaning watchdog group.
Nov 21, 2014

Darrell Issa “targeted” by admin? "I wonder who else is on the Obama enemies list?” washex.am/1tnqZRs pic.twitter.com/NVj03uAgm1

Nov 21, 2014

Looking into a claim that the White House worked with a reporter to "target" Darrel Issa washingtonexaminer.com/watchdog-group…

Nov 21, 2014

Watchdog group suggests DOJ, WH used reporter to “target” Issa during Fast and Furious investigation: washex.am/1tnqZRs

Nov 21, 2014

Pretty serious claim here: Group claims Obama flacks, reporter joined to 'target’ Rep. Issa: washex.am/1tnqZRs pic.twitter.com/hSoCfUuspP

How a GOP president could use Obama's executive action to cut taxes

washingtonexaminer.com — Though liberal supporters of President Obama may be spending the day celebrating his immigration executive order, they may come to regret it should a future Republican president use the same precedent to selectively enforce laws in a way that advances the conservative agenda.
Nov 21, 2014

From @JRussellMI "How a GOP president could use Obama's executive action to cut taxes” washex.am/11LpTcl

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio sues over Obama's immigration order

washingtonexaminer.com — Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County has filed a lawsuit challenging President Obama's unilateral action on immigration. The outspoken lawman calls the president's move "unconstitutional" and says it will "have a serious detrimental impact on my carrying out the duties and responsibilities."

Jimmy Carter finds bright spot in being called a terrible president by John McCain

washingtonexaminer.com — Former President Jimmy Carter responded Friday to being referred to as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., quipping that it's a "compliment" to be considered a terrible president by a "warmonger" like McCain. Carter's remarks were prompted by a question from MSNBC's Ronan Farrow.
Nov 21, 2014

Jimmy Carter finds bright spot in being called a terrible president by John McCain | WashingtonExaminer.com washingtonexaminer.com/jimmy-carter-f…

Commentary editor deeply unimpressed with New York Times journo's defense

washingtonexaminer.com — A Commentary magazine editor is thoroughly unimpressed with New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren's defense of her coverage of Tuesday terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. "The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief has established a record of not just inaccurate reporting but the kind of mistakes that should never get through layers of editors and fact checkers," Seth Mandel wrote Friday.

Actually, yes, Susan Rice did say the Benghazi attacks were spontaneous

washingtonexaminer.com — Over at Slate, Dave Weigel has a post up mocking Arizona Senator John McCain's threat to filibuster Ambassador Susan Rice. In the course of the post Weigel writes the following: "We have a process for nominations, and we want to give her a full hearing," said Sen.
Nov 21, 2014

@BecketAdams Now that you're done pwning me, I take it you'll be updating stories like this? JK of course you won't m.washingtonexaminer.com/actually-yes-s…

Byron York: Ted Cruz opens up on immigration

washingtonexaminer.com — What, exactly, is Ted Cruz's position on comprehensive immigration reform? There's no doubt the outspoken and still very new Texas senator opposes the Gang of Eight proposal. From that, some Democrats and commentators on the left have concluded that Cruz is determined to block any far-reaching immigration measure.