The LaRouche Plan
The Basement Project
Although Obama's "senior advisor" Dan Pfeiffer, making the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, was evasive on all of the scandals surrounding the White House, his refusal to discuss where the President was, or what he was doing, for five or six hours while the Benghazi attack was ongoing, was particularly egregious.
Barack Obama's so-called President's weekly radio address today was about how he was going to "travel to more cities," spend more time outside the Beltway, address middle class's real concerns rather than Washington's passing obsessions, etc. In other words, how he was attempting to flee from the multiple serious scandals piling up around the White House.
The Obama White House continues to hunker down and fend off the growing scandals that hit the Administration beginning last week. But some leading Democrats are now already breaking ranks and warning that Obama is in deep trouble.
Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has written to Lois Lerner, the Director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, demanding documents and communications on the targeting of rightwing political groups. In his 5-page letter, Issa charged Lerner with false past testimony before the committee.
The Austrian government has issued an official position paper, now circulating among EU member states, in opposition to the British-French proposal for lifting the arms embargo in Syria. Dated May 13, the document is a cogent summation of the reasons why the lifting of the EU embargo would be politically and legally unacceptable.
First, the political reasons:
At least two West Coast tea party websites/chapters put up the LaRouchePAC press release on Sen. Tom Harkin's S985 today. The "Before It's News" site and the Ventura County Tea Party site showed that restoring Glass-Steagall continues to be the issue on which tea party conservatives and progressive Democrats agree.
In further comments to the media on May 17, following a meeting in Sochi with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed Western criticism of Moscow for supplying weapons to Syria's government.
Sara Hall Ingram, the head of the IRS tax-exempt office from 2009 to 2012 — the time that the targeting of "Tea Party," "Patriot," "912," and other conservative organizations was at its height — has been promoted to be the lead enforcer of mandatory health insurance for Obamacare.
Barack Obama's feigned outrage over the IRS abuses had no effect on stopping questions on Capitol Hill, as was demonstrated in the May 17th hearing by the House Ways and Means Committee — the first of many hearings to come.
Over the past few months a debate has emerged over whether or not the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), passed by Congress in the aftermath on Sept. 18, 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, is adequate for how the so-called war on terror is now being waged by the Obama Administration.