Friday, July 11, 2014

NEWS BRIEFS: JULY 11, 2014


Current Events And Commentaries

BREAKING:
Resolution Filed For Arrest Of Lois Lerner!

Sergeant-at-Arms Directed To Arrest Lois Lerner For Contempt

Lead Story by Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network (TPNN) —
On Thursday, Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman announced that he and several other lawmakers had “filed a resolution directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt.”

Lerner has been at the center of the IRS scandal as she was the head of the nonprofit department that oversaw tax exempt status designations. She and the IRS waged a years-long campaign of harassment against Tea Party groups in an apparent effort to stymie political efficacy.

On Wednesday, Congress discovered emails that show an attempt by Lerner to cover her tracks as investigators investigated her department’s actions.

On Thursday, Rep. Stockman announced the resolution calling for the arrest of Lerner.
“Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke. The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration. How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked? It is up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President,” said Stockman.

“Democrats have openly stated the House has the powers to arrest those in contempt of Congress and imprison them in the Capitol. I don’t want to go as far as Democrats in exercising the House’s powers to arrest. Ms. Lerner will be held in the D.C. jail,” Stockman said.
Arresting Lerner would place her in custody where she would retain all legal rights and be offered an attorney.
“It’s time to for House to stop tacitly endorsing this administration’s illegal activity by refusing to hold him accountable. I expect Democrats to defend and even praise criminal activity. The question is whether Republican leadership will join them in mocking the House and breaking the law,” Stockman continued.
Undoubtedly, Democrats will take issue with the resolution. However, a statement from Stockman’s office clarified that the power exists within Congress. Quoting a New York Times article, Stockman’s office wrote,
“From the Republic’s earliest days, Congress has had the right to hold recalcitrant witnesses in contempt — and even imprison them — all by itself. In 1795, shortly after the Constitution was ratified, the House ordered its sergeant at arms to arrest and detain two men accused of trying to bribe members of Congress. The House held a trial and convicted one of them,” the Times wrote in a Dec. 4, 2007 editorial.

“In 1821, the Supreme Court upheld Congress’s right to hold people in contempt and imprison them. Without this power, the court ruled, Congress would “be exposed to every indignity and interruption, that rudeness, caprice, or even conspiracy, may mediate against it.” Later, in a 1927 case arising from the Teapot Dome scandal, the court upheld the Senate’s arrest of the brother of a former attorney general — carried out in Ohio by the deputy sergeant at arms — for ignoring a subpoena to testify,” the Times wrote.
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has even mentioned how she reserved the right to arrest Karl Rove and hold him in the Capitol.

TheTeaParty.net’s Executive Director, Niger Innis, was delighted with the news, saying,
“Unlike Watergate, which was an inconsequential, incompetent robbery job, Lerner’s crimes are not just her obstruction and cover-up, but it’s the very act itself of using the police powers of the Executive Branch of our government as a partisan, political weapon against Tea Party and other conservative groups, harassing and denying them the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights.”

» 200 Muslims Attack Church, Christians Fight Back, Slaughter Them, And Take The Victory For Christ
Photo via Walid Shoebat —
200 Muslims attacked the Cherebeen convent in Syria, but Christian militants protecting the premises fought back, slaughtered the Muslims and took the victory for Christ.” One of the head Christian militants, named Sari, said: “We stopped them and we killed them but Christian guys from Saidnaya also died in the battle… The Syrian government protects and provides Christian people with weapons and ammunition because they are loyal to Syria. Shoebat.com wrote an exclusive and detailed report on the Christian militia, called The Lions of the Cherubim, who are are protecting the beautiful and ancient church at Saidnaya...

» Iraq: Massive Exodus Leaves Christians on Brink of Extinction
The Clarion Project —
The Iraqi Christian community is dwindling fast, caused by refugees fleeing fresh waves of persecution. Christians in Iraq are under serious threat from militant Islamists and the deteriorating security situation. Ongoing violence has caused many to flee their homes, with many more considering doing so. Three of Iraq's most prominent Christian leaders attended a summit in Brussels to call on the European Union to do more to address the plight of one of the world's oldest Christian communities...

» Sarah Palin: Obama’s ‘Buzzed on Suds’ While ‘Rome Burns’
Newsmax —
President Barack Obama has been busy hobnobbing and entertaining big ticket donors across the country while "Rome burns," ignoring serious issues the administration should be focused on tackling, Sarah Palin said. "President Obama was in Texas… No time to visit the porous U.S. border but lots of time for more fancy talkin', photo-opin' and fundrasin'. No plugging holes this time down South," she wrote. "Some of the above examples of frivolous, inefficient, ├╝ber-partisan, distracting events that fill the president's busy days are not impeachable offenses. They're just, well, offensive."...

» U.S. Marine Jailed In Mexico: ‘God Has Plans For Me’
World Net Daily (WND) —
Urges Americans ‘To Try To Get A Response’ From Obama
A decorated American Marine who accidentally crossed the Mexico border carrying guns that are legal in the U.S. but illegal south of the border says he trusts God for his future – but he’d also like an answer from President Obama. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, who has been held in Mexico’s prison system since March, had a court hearing on his case on Wednesday, and on Thursday the judge ruled that he must stay behind bars for a further time period – at least until another hearing expected later in the summer...

» Rockets From Lebanon Join Hamas Bombardment Of Israel
Israel Today —
Terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon looked to join the Hamas bombardment of the Jewish state early Friday morning by firing two Katyusha missiles at the northern Israel town of Metulla... The first Israeli death resulting from the conflict occurred in Haifa, where an elderly woman collapsed and died while rushing to her bomb shelter as air raid sirens wailed over the city early Friday morning...

» Israel Massing Troops On Gaza Border, Awaiting The Order To Go In
Now The End Begins —
Things are about to go from very bad to much worse for Hamas
Operation Protective Edge entered its fourth day on Friday. By nightfall Thursday, over 350 rockets had been fired at Israel, about 90 of them intercepted by Iron Dome, and the Israeli Air Force had carried out almost 900 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip; Palestinian reports said at least 90 Palestinians had been killed. Late Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israelis to brace for a lengthy conflict, and Israel was massing increased forces on the Gaza border for a possible ground offensive...

» Schumer To Religious Americans: Pick One--Your Faith Or Your Business!
CNS News —
At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the Obamacare contraception mandate [specifically, the “abortion pill”] should be given a choice between living by their faith or being allowed to form a corporation to do business... Schumer’s comments came at a conference to push the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, a Democratic bill aimed at forcing employers to abide by the ObamaCare contraception mandate reversing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the issue...

» TheDC Uncovers Another VA Backlog: Months Of Neglected Medical Records
The Daily Caller —
The Memphis VA Medical Center has yet another medical records backlog, The Daily Caller has learned — this one estimated at three to five months long. According to the whistleblower, who provided the photo of this second set of medical records piling up at the Memphis VA Medical Center, the individual responsible for scanning in these records is Carnell Clark, an employee at the facility who is currently busy helping to catch up on a backlog TheDC exposed in June.. The whistleblower asked to remain anonymous because they remain employed by the facility...

» Obama: Treacherous Or Incompetent?
Western Journalism —
It does matter whether the damage inflicted upon our country results from ineptitude or premeditation.
For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity. The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal “solutions” to national problems is readily evident. When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102.. It does matter whether the damage inflicted upon our country results from ineptitude or premeditation. It is ideology-induced treachery...

» If Obama Actually Cared About Homeland Security Or Islamic Terror He Would Seal The Border NOW
The American Dream —
The “Department of Homeland Security” is a total farce. So is the “war on terror”. As you will see, the reality of the matter is that the Obama administration could not care less about either one of them. As millions of illegal immigrants pour across our southern border, a lot of really bad people are coming with them. And I am not just talking about thousands upon thousands of hardened criminals, gang members and operatives for Mexican drug cartels. The truth is that hardcore jihadists are making the trek north as well. In fact, an abandoned Islamic prayer rug was found near the border in Arizona just the other day, and it is being reported that Mexican gangs are being paid up to $50,000 a pop to bring “Middle Easterners” through the border. It is an absolute outrage that ordinary Americans are being subjected to an increasingly suffocating police state in the name of “homeland security” when members of Islamic terror organizations can enter this country through the Mexican border pretty much whenever they want. If Barack Obama actually cared about homeland security or the threat of Islamic terror at all, he would seal the border immediately. But he doesn’t. Just like with George W. Bush, the fact that Obama is leaving the southern border completely wide open says volumes about how he truly feels...

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