White House: Any Executive Orders On Amnesty By Hillary Clinton Would Probably Be Illegal…

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Just like Obama’s.

Via Politico:

If a future president Hillary Clinton wants to go further than Barack Obama did on immigration reform using executive action, she likely has some legal homework to do.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama did as much as he legally could as far as deferring deportations. So he was at a loss as to how a President Clinton could justify doing more, as the candidate promised to do on Tuesday at an event in Las Vegas.

Asked repeatedly whether additional actions would be illegal, Earnest deferred to Clinton’s team.

“There may be a legal explanation that they have that you should ask them about.”

But as far as the current White House is concerned, Earnest said, “the president was determined to use as much authority as he could” when he announced his executive actions in November.

“I would do everything possible under the law to go even further — there are more people, like many parents of DREAMers, and others with deep ties and contributions to our communities who deserve a chance to stay, and I would fight for them,” Clinton said Tuesday.

Report: 1580 IRS Workers Evaded Taxes Over 10 Year Period

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Meanwhile, we continue to pay through the nose…

Via Fox News:

Nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a 10-year period, including some who were responsible for enforcing the nation’s tax laws, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

It’s a small percentage of the tax agency’s employees — about 160 workers a year out of a workforce of 85,000.

A new report by the agency’s inspector general said most were not fired, even though a 1998 law calls for terminations when IRS workers willfully don’t pay their taxes. The penalty must be waived by the IRS commissioner.

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Boston University Professor: Slavery Is A “White People Thing”…

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ISIS begs to differ.

Via YAF:

Twitter is truly a beautiful thing. Not only does it connect us with people all around the globe, it also has a tendency to reveal our views and true selves for the world to see. Case in point: Professor Saida Grundy, incoming Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Boston University.

As originally reported by students at SoCawledge, Grundy’s twitter feed is a thing to behold. Her feed is full of ideological errors, rhetorical straw men, and blatant attacks on men, conservatives, and white people.[…]

In one tweet, Grundy shared a Slate article claiming that “support for segregation” formed the religious right. This is a blatant factual error. Segregation laws, namely Jim Crowe laws, were a creation of liberal legislators, not conservatives ones.

Moving on, Grundy celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week by trying her best not to shop in white-owned businesses.

Wasn’t it Martin Luther King Jr. himself who said that we should judge people based upon the “content of their character and not the color of their skin?” Seems like a skewed way to honor his legacy.

And apparently, slavery is a “white people thing,” and white pioneers were nothing more than “land thieves.”

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Veteran Baltimore Prosecutor’s Scathing Attack On State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby: Her Charges Reflect Incompetence At Best, Questions Her Motives, Procedures

This prosecutor nails it, and it’s all correct. Please make sure you read both her column, linked below, and listen to the interview. No other normal prosecutor would have proceeded this way or made those charges or proceeded so quickly without proper investigation.

Via Biz Pac Review:

If only half of it’s correct, it’s a damning indictment.

Americans who aren’t familiar with the details of the State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s case against six police officers in the death of a man in police custody last month will have their eyes opened by a column published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun written by former Baltimore Deputy State’s Attorney Page Croyder.

Croyder was interviewed about the column on CNN Wednesday.

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Cop Rescues 3 Year Old Girl After She Falls Onto NYC Subway Tracks

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Cops are so evil…

Via NY Post:

A little girl fell onto the tracks of a Manhattan subway station before being rescued by a cop.

The 3-year-old was attempting to board an uptown train at the Bowling Green station at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when she slipped between the platform and the subway car.

Officer Michael Konatsotis, 46, heard the horrified mom’s screams, ran over, stuck his arm into the gap and pulled the child to safety.

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VA Employee Steals $150,000, Spends On Strippers And Prostitutes

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VA = Very Abominable…

Via WFB:

A former Veterans Affairs employee who managed one of the department’s retail stores admitted that he stole $150,000 from the store and spent it on strippers, prostitutes, and gambling, according to the Justice Department.

Glenn Alan Bates, who managed the Ann Arbor, Mich., store from 2006-2013, admitted to spending the stolen cash to bring strippers back to his hotel room for sex, according to the Detroit News.

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Elizabeth Warren Says She Accidentally Met Privately With “Draft Warren” Supporters…

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Via Politico:

Elizabeth Warren says she has no intention of jumping into the 2016 race, but she recently met behind closed doors with members of a movement that’s urging her to run.

The Massachusetts senator held a private meeting April 22 with a small group of progressive leaders from across the country — including some vocal “Run Warren Run” supporters who continue to hold out hope that she’ll enter the presidential race.

…An aide to Warren maintained that the senator did not know the group she was meeting with had any connection to the Run Warren Run campaign until POLITICO informed her office. “The point of the meeting was to discuss economic and social justice issues,” the aide said. “As Sen. Warren has said many times, she does not support the draft group’s efforts and is not running for president.”

Oxford English Dictionary May Add Gender-Neutral “Mx” Honorific For Transgender People….

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Celebrate diiiversity!

Via Daily Caller:

The Oxford English Dictionary may soon add the gender-neutral “Mx” honorific as a way to address people who are transgender or do not identify with either gender.

“Mx,” which proponents proclaim is pronounced as either “mux” or “mix,” would be joining the ranks of other honorifics, such as “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” “Ms.,” and “Miss.” “Mx” would be the first addition to the traditional honorifics in decades.

“This is an example of how the English language adapts to people’s needs, with people using language in ways that suit them rather than letting language dictate identity to them,” Jonathan Dent, assistant editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, told The Sunday Times.

Anti-Semitic Flyer Blames Jews For Baltimore Policing Policies…

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Oh noes, the Jooos!

Via Powerline

Last night at a public hearing on the budget in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a flyer with the following headline was circulated:

From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game. In 10 years Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin sent 1.2 billion dollars of Maryland Federal taxpayer money to the Apartheid state of Israel to build schools, roads and other infrastructure while saying Maryland doesn’t have the money to help develop our communities.

The flyer goes on to attack the “Israel lobby,” which allegedly is using Black politicians to split the African-American vote so as to “ensure that Blacks don’t get political power in the Senate.” It also accuses “apartheid” Israel of training U.S. cops in how to “set up paramilitary police armies in minority neighborhoods. . .all across the [United States].” And it accuses Israel of sending Black Jews to prison camps and suppressing the birth rate of Black Jews.[…]

Who circulated the flyer? Surely, it was supporters of Donna Edwards, the African-American congresswoman who is running against Van Hollen for the Senate. It would be interesting to hear what Edwards has to say about this attack on her rival and a sitting Democratic (Jewish) Senator.

Anti-Israel rants by Black radicals are nothing new; nor is Black anti-Semitism. But injecting them into a Democratic primary campaign via a publicly circulated flyer suggests that the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Black left has become emboldened.

Why? Perhaps it’s because President Obama has been so eager to attack Israel, though not, of course, as viciously as Edwards’ supporters have. Israel bashing is now acceptable for left-wing Democratic officer holders.

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HT: GetAClue

Hillary Backs Restrictions On First Amendment Protections…

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Surprise!

Via Hot Air:

Fresh off the heels of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s embrace a philosophy that would result in the elimination of federal protections on “hate speech” (he mistakenly believed that those protections had been eliminated over a half-century ago by the Supreme Court), Barack Obama’s likely successor as America’s leading Democrat has embraced the cause of restricting free speech.

In her dogged quest to sate her restless left-flank, Hillary Clinton has endorsed the notion that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC can only be reversed by passing an amendment to the Constitution. The Court determined in Citizens United that restrictions on campaign financing violated the First Amendment to the Constitution. As such, any amendment aimed at reversing that decision necessarily requires restricting the freedoms protected by the first item in the Bill of Rights.

Democrats contend that their amendment does not do away with the First, although they must concede that it does reform that key article of the Bill of Rights. Committed liberals often note that preventing unaccountable wealthy donors from unduly influencing the political process is generally popular. And it is, but so is the First Amendment. These two opposing conditions are irreconcilable. As a result, Democrats often refuse to attempt to reconcile them.

“Throughout American history, this constitutional guarantee of free speech has been the bulwark of the country’s experiment in self-government,” Donald McGahn wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal opinion. “Yet this consensus disappeared following Citizens United…”

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Insane: IRS Gave Promotions, Raises To Tax Cheaters; Refuses To Fire Employees…

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Literally every day the IRS is in the news for something outlandish…

Via Washington Times:

The IRS refused to fire most of its own employees found to be cheating on their taxes — and in some cases even quickly turned around and promoted them within the year, according to a new audit released Wednesday.

In about 60 percent of cases of “willful violations” IRS managers found mitigating circumstances and refused to fire the employees, even though the law calls for that penalty. In some of those cases the managers didn’t even document why they’d overridden the penalty, said Treasury Inspector General for TaxAdministration J. Russell George.

“Given its critical role in Federal tax administration, the IRS must ensure that its employees comply with the tax law in order to maintain the public’s confidence,” Mr. George said. “Willful violation of the law by IRS employees should not be taken lightly, and the IRS Commissioner should fully document decisions made to retain employees whom management has proposed be terminated.”

During the decade from 2004 to 2013, the IRS identified nearly 130,000 potential cases of tax violations by its own employees, and concluded about 10 percent of those were actual violations. Mr. George said the agency did a good job of spotting those issues.

Of those 13,000 cases, 1,580 were deemed to be intentional cheaters, and they were sent to managers for discipline. But in 60 percent of the cases, the managers refused to fire the employees.

Among the abuses were employees who repeatedly failed to file their returns on time, those who intentionally inflated their expenses and those who claimed the stimulus homebuyer’s tax credit without actually buying a home.

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Genius Lyrics In Prince’s New Baltimore Song: “Let’s Take All the Guns Away”…

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This is nothing short of a massive headdesk…

Via Truth Revolt:

As was previously reported on TruthRevolt, the artist currently known again as Prince has recorded a new song for the city of Baltimore as a tribute to the death of Freddie Gray and the resulting protests and violence. The lyrics to the soon-to-be released song call for peace and suggest gun confiscation as the means to that end.

Lyrics were printed at Fox9:

NOBODY GOT IN NOBODY’S WAY
SO EYE GUESS U COULD SAY
IT WAS A GOOD DAY
AT LEAST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY IN BALTIMORE

DOES ANYBODY HEAR US PRAY?
4 MICHAEL BROWN OR FREDDIE GRAY PEACE IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR
ABSENCE OF WAR

R WE GONNA C ANOTHER BLOODY DAY?
WE’RE TIRED OF CRYIN’ & PEOPLE DYIN’
LET’S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY

ABSENCE OF WAR – U AND ME
MAYBE WE CAN FINALLY SAY
ENUFF IS ENUFF IT’S TIME 4 LOVE

IT’S TIME 2 HEAR,
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR

THE GUITAR PLAY! (guitar solo)

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Our Favorite Hollywood Moonbat: Only People Who Can Be Called A “Thug” Are “Nazi Brown Shirts, Mafia Hit Men, Hard Core Criminals, White Supremacists”…

Rioters, looters and arsonists aren’t thugs because they “CRUSH NEIGHBORHOOD HOPES.”

More deep and thought-provoking comments from Cher.

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WaPo: Americans Overwhelmingly Support “The Right To Offend”…

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Guess we’re referring to the First Amendment as the “right to offend” now…

Via Townhall:

With Muhammad cartoons back in the forefront, it’s resurrected a debate within the media about free speech. So, what are the numbers? In the aftermath of the horrific Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last winter, 60 percent of Americans said it was “okay” to publish cartoons of Muhammad. Moreover, an overwhelming majority said that people should have “the right to say what they believe even if they take positions that seem deeply offensive to most people.” Yet, there is a caveat (via WaPo):

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However, American support for pushing First Amendment boundaries is not absolute. Last year the First Amendment Center found that nearly 40 percent of Americans say the First Amendment “goes too far” in the rights it guarantees, a near-record high. And in 2010 the survey found that while a majority of Americans — 53 percent — said people should be allowed to say things in public that are offensive to religious groups, fewer (44 percent) said the same about speech that is offensive to racial groups.

Some in the media seem to be channeling the sentiment of the former in the First Amendment Center Survey…

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Islamic State Recruiter In Contact With Garland Shooter Warns: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”…

Via CNN:

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Prince Announces “Rally For Peace” Concert In #Baltimore

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Wearing gray? That will be as useful as a #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. But at least it’s peaceful…

Via Fox News:

Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.

A statement issued Tuesday says the pop icon will perform Sunday at “Rally 4 Peace,” a concert at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

The statement says the event is meant to be “a catalyst for pause and reflection” after the recent protests and riots over Freddie Gray’s death that prompted Maryland’s governor to bring in the National Guard. Attendees of the concert are asked to wear gray.

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Senior Official: FBI Overlooked Texas Shooter’s Violent Tweet Because “There Are So Many Like Him”…

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Completely reassuring.

Via Breitbart:

An unidentified “senior law enforcement official” tells the New York Times that, while the FBI had been aware of Garland, Texas jihadist attacker Elton Simpson for nearly a decade, they did not follow his violent, pro-jihad tweets as closely as they could have because “there are so many like him” that the agency is overwhelmed.

In a report highlighting the long paper trail Simpson left behind of supporting and engaging with jihadists online, particualrly on Twitter, the Times notes that the sheer barrage of information can make it difficult for law enforcement to identify legitimate and imminent threats out of a sea of wishful jihadist thinkers.

Simpson and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, attacked a “Draw Muhammad” art contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday armed with assault rifles. They were almost immediately neutralized by a traffic officer working at the Culwell Center in Garland, and managed only to shoot one officer in the leg before their demise.

The New York Times notes that, while the center was heavily monitored due to a barrage of terrorist threats online, Simpson himself had only been cursorily monitored. He nonetheless was extremely active on Twitter: “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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Islamic State Recruiter Told Garland Gunman “It’s Time For Brothers In The US To Do Their Part”…

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Via Daily Caller:

One of the gunmen who targeted a Muhammed cartoon contest in Texas planned to join the Islamic State and purportedly messaged a recruiter in the weeks prior to the attack.

Elton Simpson reportedly contacted Muhammed “Miski” Hassan after learning about the contest in April, according to the New York Post. “When will they ever learn?” wrote Simpson in a private Twitter message.

“Where are the warriors of this Ummah [community]? It’s time for brothers in the #US to do their part,” responded Miski, an alleged Islamic State recruiter.

Messages reveal Simpson planned to join the Islamic State in Syria last month and tried to recruit others. According to ABC News, Simpson wrote on April 10, “Bring your passport. If you have $4,000, that’s enough to travel with.” But his plans were thwarted after the FBI arrested six Americans for allegedly trying to join the Islamic State.

Lib Hack Joan Walsh: GOP Is “Trying To Reanimate Zombie Reaganism” On Race And Poverty Issues…

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Is there ever a time she’s not a miserable troll?

Via Newsbusters:

Some pundits have speculated that the Baltimore riots may benefit Republicans in next year’s elections. On the other hand, Joan Walsh of Salon and MSNBC thinks that the unrest has yielded an opportunity for liberalism.

In a two-part series, Walsh argued that one lesson of Baltimore is that Democrats’ Bill Clintonesque center-left “approach to race, crime and inequality” has proved inadequate, and that the party now must confront “the big structural issues driving poverty and rising inequality, not the behavior of the poor.” Meanwhile, sniped Walsh, when it comes to those problems the GOP is “still race baiting” and “still stuck in the 1980s.”

“While [the Democratic] party grapples openly with the limits to the legacy of [its] most influential politician,” Walsh wrote, Republicans can’t or won’t “acknowledge that the man who shaped their domestic agenda, Ronald Reagan, is long dead, and a lot of his ideas should have died with him. 2016 will offer the nation a starker choice on these issues than any election in recent memory, and that can only be good for the country.”

From Walsh’s Tuesday piece (bolding added):

Clinton…cared about civil rights and poverty. He saw the way Republicans had used both issues against Democrats since the 1960s and he tried to fight it, even if he had to wade into the swamp of white backlash politics…

His notorious “Sister Souljah” moment during the 1992 campaign; his crime and welfare reform policies; his railing against “big government;” all were tailored to reassure white people that Democrats had heard their concerns about the excesses of the war on poverty, and would incorporate the politics of personal responsibility into future efforts to promote equality…

…[O]n Obama’s watch, we’ve come up hard on the limits of the ’90s approach to race, crime and inequality…

…[O]ur first black president continues to preach the importance of personal responsibility in improving black lives, even as police murder black men on camera. His opponents don’t care: they continue to stereotype Obama as a lazy, criminal-coddling, poverty pimp of old…

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DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz Runs With Biden’s “College In 5 Words” Hashtag Using Pic Of Students Holding “We Love DWS” Signs…

Just a tad narcissistic.

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