New Emails Could Send Leftist Congressman Cummings To Prison For Targeting Conservative Group ‘True The Vote’

New Emails Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings To Prison For Targeting Voter Rights Group – Gateway Pundit

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Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group “True the Vote.”

Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of “True the Vote,” testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group.

Engelbrecht said this during her testimony before Congress and Cummings: “Frankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.”

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This week the House Oversight Committee released more emails that prove the IRS was feeding Rep. Cummings with confidential tax information on the voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.

Townhall reported:

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

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A report published last April 2014 confirmed that Lois Lerner funneled information on Conservative group True the Vote to Democrat Cummings.

New IRS E-mails: Lois Lerner Funneled Elijah Cummings Info On Targeted Conservative GroupRanking Democrat previously denied his staff contacted the IRS about group True the Vote

WASHINGTON – Newly delivered internal IRS e-mails sent and received by former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner and other IRS employees show that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Minority staff, working for Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, began contacting the IRS in August 2012 about targeted non-profit applicant True the Vote. The IRS produced this e-mail on April 2, 2014 – only days after Oversight Committee Members had taken new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to task for withholding relevant e-mails. The Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the Oversight Committee today sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing:

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” wrote the Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairmen of the Oversight Committee. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

The letter notes:

* The IRS and the Oversight Minority made numerous requests for virtually identical information from True the Vote, raising concerns that the IRS improperly shared protected taxpayer information with Rep. Cummings’ staff.

* Five days after Cummings contacted True the Vote seeking “copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates, or other entities,” the IRS sent True the Vote a letter requesting True the Vote provide “a copy of [True the Vote’s] volunteer registration form,” “…the process you use to assign volunteers,” “how you keep your volunteers in teams,” and “how your volunteers are deployed… following the training they receive by you.”

* On or before January 25, 2013, Cummings’ staff requested more information from the IRS about True the Vote. The head of the IRS Legislative Affairs office e-mailed several IRS officials, including former Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, that “House Oversight Committee Minority staff” sought information about True the Vote. On Monday, January 28, Lerner wrote to her deputy Holly Paz: “Did we find anything?” When Paz informed her minutes later that she had not heard back about True the Vote’s information, Lerner replied: “thanks – check tomorrow please.”

* On January 31, 2013, Paz attached True the Vote’s form 990s, which she authorized the IRS to share with the Minority staff. Neither Cummings nor the IRS shared these requested documents with the Oversight Majority. None of the Minority’s communications about True the Vote with the IRS were shared with the Committee Majority even though Ranking Member Cummings frequently complains about the Committee Majority contacting individuals on official matters without the involvement of Minority staff.

Cummings denied that his staff, “might have been involved in putting True the Vote on the radar screen of some of these Federal agencies” at a February 6, 2014, Subcommittee hearing:

Here is the exchange:

Ms. Mitchell: We want to get to the bottom of how these coincidences happened, and we’re going to try to figure out whether any – if there was any staff of this committee that might have been involved in putting True the Vote on the radar screen of some of these Federal agencies. We don’t know that, but we – we’re going to do everything we can do to try to get to the bottom of how did this all happen.

Mr. Cummings. Will the gentleman yield?

Mr. Meadows. Yes.

Mr. Cummings. I want to thank the gentleman for his courtesy. What she just said is absolutely incorrect and not true.

Click here for a copy of the letter from the Chairman and five Subcommittee Chairman to Ranking Member Cummings.

Click here for documents about Cummings’ interactions with the IRS about a targeted conservative organization.

Top Democrat Elijah Cummings faces up to five years in prison for his criminal actions.

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*VIDEO* Rep. Brooks Calls On GOP Senators To Grow A Pair And Defund Obama’s Illegal Executive Amnesty


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Conservative Congressman Gohmert Declares Candidacy For House Speaker

Louie Gohmert Declares Candidacy For Speaker Of The House – Daily Caller

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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert has declared his candidacy for Speaker of the House of Representatives against John Boehner.

“After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change,” Gohmert said in a statement timed alongside a Sunday show interview with Tucker Carlson.

“There have been numerous examples of problematic Republican leadership, but we were hopeful our leaders got the voters’ message,” Gohmert stated. “However, after our Speaker forced through the CRomnibus by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership. There had been much discussion. But, until yesterday, no one had stepped up.”

“I applaud my friend Rep. Ted Yoho for putting his name forward as an alternative to the status quo. Ted is a good man for whom I could vote, but I have heard from many supporters and also friends in Congress who have urged me to put forward my name for Speaker as well to increase our chances of change. That is why I am also offering my name as a candidate for Speaker.”

Gohmert’s statement elaborated as to how he can win the Speaker’s race.

“There is false information being floated that any Republican candidates in addition to the current Speaker will split the vote and give the Speaker’s gavel to Congresswoman Pelosi,” Gohmert said. “This is nothing but a scare tactic to keep the current regime in power.”

“As long as Republicans vote for an adult American citizen for Speaker, no Democrat can win. Only if 30 Republicans voted ‘Present’ would there be a chance for a Democrat to win.”

“To win the Speaker’s race, an adult American citizen has to get a clear majority of all Members of Congress on the House floor voting for an eligible person. Voting ‘Present’ simply reduces the number of votes required to win a majority. If no one wins a majority on the first ballot, then we go to a second vote, then a third, until someone gets a majority.”

Gohmert solidified his growing stature in the Republican Party this year with the successful launch of GOHPAC, a tea party PAC to defend primary challengers from their GOP establishment rivals. The PAC helped shine a media light on young conservative candidates like Dan Bongino and Boehner’s Ohio-based primary challenger J.D. Winteregg in the run-up to Dave Brat’s historic defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor in the Virginia eighth district primary.

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Democrat Congressman: One Third Of Obama’s “Dreamer” Children Were Raped On Their Way To The U.S.

Rep. Cuellar: One-Third Of Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children Were Raped – CNS

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In an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said Thursday that one-third of the unaccompanied illegal minors – girls and boys – apprehended at the U.S. border had been raped during their journey.

“And half of those – I would say about one-third of those kids have been raped, have been brutalized on the way up here, so we have to take care of those kids and then respect the immigration laws, and the ones that have to be returned will be returned under the law,” said Cuellar.

“But again, I’m for supporting strong border security, but once those kids are here temporarily, we have to treat them with respect,” he added.

The one-third that Cuellar cited is comprised of both girls and boys who were sexually assaulted on the U.S., Cuellar said.

“And like I said, the kids that we talked to and the folks that take care of them, about one-third of those kids got raped on the way up here – little girls and little boys that got abused on the way up here,” he said.

So far, 5,143 unaccompanied illegal children have been apprehended along the Southwest border during the first two months of Fiscal Year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 to Nov. 30, 2014), according to the Customs and Border Patrol.

As CNSNews.com previously reported, 68,541 unaccompanied minors were apprehended during Fiscal Year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014).

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Congressman Hunter: Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended At U.S. Border (Video)

Congressman Says 10 ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended At U.S. Border – Daily Caller

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California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter made the alarming claim Tuesday that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been apprehended trying to enter the U.S. at the southern border.

“ISIS is coming across the southern border,” Hunter told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

“You say that they’re coming in the southern border which changes all the dynamics. Do you have any information or any evidence that they are actually coming in the southern border now?” asked the host.

“Yes,” said Hunter.

“Tell me what you know,” said Van Susteren.

“I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” said Hunter, who received the information from a confidential border patrol source.

“They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” Hunter continued. “If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.”

Hunter is not the first lawmaker to report such disturbing news.

Last month Utah U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson about a report that four men with ties to terrorists were apprehended trying to enter the U.S. through Texas on Sept. 10.

Johnson said that he had heard reports “to that effect,” but did not elaborate.

In his interview Tuesday, Hunter cited remarks made by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who in August warned that, because of open borders, terrorist activity posed an “immediate threat.”

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*VIDEO* Rep. Don Young Verbally Bitchslaps Obama’s EPA And Congressional Democrats Over Federal Overreach


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Arizona Congressman Trent Franks Has Been Tweeting #ObamaFailures Every 30 Minutes For 3 Days


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Here are all of his #ObamaFailures tweets as of 4pm ET today.

@RepTrentFranks

“Rarely Has a President Been So Wrong About So Much” I will tweet EVERY Obama Admin. failure, 1 per half hour. Join me. #ObamaFailures #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half hour – Ignoring generals’ advice and giving up blood bought gains in Iraq to ISIS. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour – #2 Ignoring pleas for help and misleading public after death of 4 Americans in Benghazi. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #3 Admin refused to call Boko Haram terrorists in 2012, despite regular, violent attacks. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #4 Released 5 extraordinarily dangerous Taliban leaders in negotiations with terrorists. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #5 IRS targeting of conservative groups and subsequent cover-up by IRS. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #6 Operation Fast and Furious, giving 1000’s of guns to cartels. Death of Brian Terry. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #7 Cash for clunkers program burns through entire budget in one week. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. This may take awhile. #8 Unconstitutional recess appointments. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #9 “Pen and phone” approach to governing disregards Constitutional checks & balances. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes: #10 Loosened restrictions on regimes using child soldiers. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Admin. has failed Americans. #11 Repealed Mexico City Policy. $ flow to int’l abortions. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every 30 mins. or until servers overload: Called #Israel “apartheid state” on Holocaust Remembrance Day #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour despite carpal tunnel risk: #13 1st trillion $ deficit in our history. And 2nd. And 3rd. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #14 Meaningless “red line” on Syria & projection of weakness to the whole world. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half hour: #15 Attacking medical workers’ rights of conscience. #tcot @FoxNews @MichelleMalkin

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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour in attempt to catalog failure of this Admin. #16 Seizure of @AP reporters’ phone records. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until all are listed: #17 Refusal to call terrorism what it is, including at Ft. Hood. #tcot
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Compiling comprehensive list of #ObamaFailures of Americans: #18 Waivers allowing business w/Iran, largest state sponsor of terrorism. #tcot
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This Admin. has failed nation in so many ways that it’s nearly impossible to summarize all. This is attempt to do that. #tcot #ObamaFailures
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Will resume list of #ObamaFailures at 9:00 AM EST. Will continue for as long as it takes to compile comprehensive list. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until I list 100%: #19 “If you like it, you can keep it” lie about Obamacare. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until all are listed: #20 Seized one million acres of land near the Grand Canyon. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #21 Added more to the National Debt than was added from 1776 through Clinton Presidency. #tcot
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Tweeting comprehensive record of #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #22 D.O.J.’s selective enforcement of immigration laws. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes to list 100%: #23 Failure of ~$1 BILLION (!) #Obamacare website. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour all day: #24 Pressured #Israel to release 104 murderers, rapists, and terrorists. #tcot
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Reports of another Malaysian airlines flight downed by Russian-backed separatists in #Ukraine. Thoughts with families of those on-board.
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Might take awhile. #25 Obama gift to Queen Elizabeth? iPod featuring his own speeches. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the list is complete. Elections have consequences.: #26 Civilian trials for terrorists. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the list is complete. #27 Offshore drilling ban/preventing access to domestic resources. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. Join me. #28: Accuses Americans of “clinging to guns and religion.” #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. until 100% listed. #29 “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.” #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #30 $6 MILLION spent on two Veterans Affairs conferences in Orlando. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes. #31 Refusal to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood in Holy Land Foundation trial.
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until 100% listed. #32 Lack of response to Russian aggression in #Ukraine & invasion of Crimea #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until 100% listed. #33 Betraying ally Poland, scrapping European Missile Defense Shield. #tcot #ccot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #34 $535 Million loan to Solyndra. One year later, Solyndra fails. #tcot #ccot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #35 Obama to Russia’s Medvedev: Give me space til elections, then I’ll have more flexibility. #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete: #36 Size of federal gov’t under Obama equal to entire U.S. population in 1776. #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins: #37 Said “You’re fed up w/ him? I have to deal w/ him every day” re: @IsraeliPM on hot mic #Israel #tcot #ccot
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Have tweeted #ObamaFailures every 30 mins. since 07/16. #tcot @TwitchyTeam @theblaze @DRUDGE_REPORT @DRUDGE @michellemalkin
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures until list complete. Get comfortable. #38 Sent NO ENVOY to Margaret Thatcher funeral. Cited “busy week.” #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. Obama approval rating very low in poll of my keyboard #39 Vowed to close Guantanamo in a year. In 2009. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #40 Blocking Keystone Pipeline and 1000’s of jobs that’d go with it. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until I’ve listed them all. Addition from @tsr63 – “Selfies” during Nelson Mandela funeral. #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every half-hour. Elections have consequences. #42 Mocked @MittRomney in debate for saying Russia #1 geopolitical foe. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is comprehensive. #43 Sued Arizona for doing feds’ job (enforcing immigration law). #tcot
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I’ll keep tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the job is done. #44 Google “Pigford Scandal.” Too complex to summarize here. #tcot
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Still tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour. Twitter servers yet to melt. #45 Engaging radical Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour #46 Returned Churchill bust gift. Lied: “We still have it!” British Embassy: “No, you don’t” #tcot
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Still tweeting #ObamaFailures until list is done. Join me. #47 Appointing “czars” with no Congressional oversight. #tcot #ccot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #48 Appears to have supported release of Lockerbie Bomber. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes. #49 Said stimulus would prevent unemployment from going above 8%. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is 100%. Join me. #50 Failure to support green revolution in Iran. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is complete. #51 Signed law raising debt ceiling numerous times. #tcot
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Short break from #ObamaFailures tweets until 9:00 AM EST. Sorry if Twitter load times longer – full list requires lots of bandwidth. #tcot
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Thanks for support for #ObamaFailures tweets. It’s vital to make this Administration’s record public. See you in the morning! #tcot
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Back to it! Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #52 Record number of Americans on food stamps. #tcot
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Good morning Twitter. Still listing #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #53 START treaty w/ Russia gives up FAR too much, weakens America. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list done. Join me. #54 Federal bailouts, incl. 100’s of millions of $ in exec. bonuses. #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every half-hour. Thanks for support. #55 Praised Abbas as peace-seeking after Fatah joined terrorists #Hamas. #tcot #Israel
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins #56 More outrage b/c #Israel builds homes in CAPITAL Jerusalem than when terrorists threaten to destroy Israel
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. #57 Suggested @JamesRosenFNC was criminal with no evidence as excuse to monitor his phone and e-mail. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #58 Assistant Attorney Gen Perez’ REFUSAL to affirm 1st Amend rights. Watch: http://ow.ly/zjBfG
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins: #59 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals = 2,232% increase in unaccompanied minors/humanitarian crisis #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every 30 mins #60: Gordon Brown gift to Obama? Pen holder made from timbers of historic ship. Obama’s gift? Set of DVDs #tcot
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#ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete: #61 Has time for photo op playing pool, drinking beer, no time to visit border. #tcot
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Tweeting all #ObamaFailures until list complete or internet fails under burden: #62 $823,000 on lavish GSA conference in Vegas. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list done: #63 100’s of non-existent Congressional districts get millions from stimulus. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #64 Civilian trial for Ghailani led to acquittal of terrorist who ADMITTED to his activities. #tcot
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Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #65 Ignored requests of commanding generals, imposed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

H/T Red Alert Politics

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