Obama Scandals

Stonewall Koskinen

Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal

The IRS commissioner was supposed to clean up the mess. Instead, he's running interference. The Koskinen fail is now becoming a central political focus, as Republicans and even some Democrats question his tenure.

Obama’s Lobbyists, Another Broken Promise

Washington Times Editors

Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama admin. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in DC. Now, lobbyists call the shots in this admin and a ‘billionaires club’ writes this administration’s environmental policies.

‘Family Glitch’ in OCare to Impact 1.9 Mill. Americans

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Vague language within Obamacare will result in nearly 2 million Americans being unable to afford health insurance, according to a new report. The so-called “family glitch” occurs when an individual is offered health insurance through their employer but the plan is not extended to the rest of their family.

DOJ, Media Matters Coordinate Hit on Conservative Reporter

Betsy Rothstein, Daily Caller

Since when does the Department of Justice coordinate with an obviously liberal media organization to go after a conservative reporter? It’s official: At least since 2011.

Why Benghazi Matters

We already know that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are two shameless liars who will evade responsibility for their decisions. If that’s all the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation brings to light it will have failed.

Outrageous IRS False Claim: 'We Follow the Law'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made a disturbing statement before Congress that the IRS follows the law “whenever we can.” As Thomas Lifson wrote, “The law, to Koskinen, evidently is a suggestion, not an ironclad requirement.” Actually, the situation is even worse than that.

Holder Staffer Involved in Sleazy Effort to Undermine House IRS Investigation

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart

A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, Brian Fallon, seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a 9/8 letter to Holder.

7 Questions Cruz Asked Obama IRS On Their Targeting Breitbart w/ Overreaching Audit

Tea Party News Network Staff

Ted Cruz wasted no time writing a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen regarding the audit calling out the Obama IRS for behaving like a partisan political organization and questioning the decision to audit a conservative news outlet.

Attorney: Benghazi Whistleblowers Harassed by House Intel Cmte

Breitbart TV

Victoria Toensing, an attorney representing Benghazi whistleblower Greg Hicks, said, “They were accused that they were not telling the truth.

IG Let Veterans Affairs Officials Alter Report to Absolve VA in Deaths

Mark Flatten, Washington Examiner

Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.

Judge Orders Release of DOJ's Fast and Furious Log

Lauren French, Politico

A U.S. District judge ruled on that the Dept. of Justice must release a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on the gunrunning operation Fast and Furious. 

Oversight Report: Obama Violated Law by Freeing Taliban Members

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

A GAO report finds that the Obama administration violated federal law when it released five Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.

Impeach Lois Lerner and Government Lawbreakers

ConservativeHQ contributor Mark Fitzgibbons and Senate Conservatives Fund president and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are calling for the House to formally punish government lawbreaker Lois Lerner via impeachment.

What's He Hiding? Inspectors Gen.: Obama Admin. Obstructing Justice

Hans von Spakovsky, TownHall

In an unprecedented letter, a majority of the fed. gov't’s inspectors general claim that the Obama admin. is obstructing their investigations into government mismanagement and corruption. So much for Obama’s claim that his would be the most transparent administration in history.

Lawsuits Tackle Lois Lerner Syndrome Among State AG's

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

'Fake IDs' Get Obamacare Subsidies

Sarah Fisher, Truth Revolt

The Gov't Accountability Office (GAO) will tell a House committee that it was able to "secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under Obama's health care law." The agency investigators were "able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts."

DOJ Accused Of Politically Targeting Industries

Jonah Bennett, Daily Caller

An Operation Choke Point hearing reveals the Department of Justice's threats and strong-arming of targeted industries.

Is the Federal Government “Fully Successful” for You?

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie documents in his new book TAKEOVER, the fact is it hasn’t mattered whether Big Government establishment Republicans or Big Government Democrats held the White House or controlled Congress; government has grown larger and less accountable and scandals such as those plaguing the VA have become more common.

IRS Claims It Lost Lerner Emails

Brett Logiurato, Business Insider

The IRS claimed it had lost 2 years' worth of emails from Lois Lerner relating to the agency's targeting of conservative groups' tax-exempt status. The claim sparked outrage from congressional investigators and could reignite another controversy for Obama.