Senators Eye Asset Forfeiture Reform

Media focus builds pressure to limit seizures by feds

CJ Ciaramella
The Washington Free Beacon

Several U.S. senators are considering reforms to federal civil asset forfeiture laws—which allow the government to seize citizens’ property even if they are not convicted or charged with a crime—following several high-profile investigations by news outlets.

On Sunday, the New York Times published a front-page investigation of several cases in which the IRS seized the checking accounts of small business owners, such as Carol Hinders, who runs a small Mexican restaurant in Arnolds Park, Iowa.

“The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes—in fact, she has not been charged with any crime,” the Times reported. “Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report.

The IRS said it is curtailing the practice, but the report has piqued the interest of members of Congress such as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa)…

…IRS seizures have increased from 114 in 2005 to 639 in 2012, according to data from the Institute for Justice, a non-profit law firm that has filed a lawsuit challenging the IRS’ seizure program…



The complete article is at The Washington Free Beacon.




Sessions: ‘The World Has Turned Upside Down’

Daniel Halper
The Weekly Standard

…”Earlier this week, President Obama’s former head of Homeland Security revealed that she overrode resistance from administration lawyers and law enforcement agents in implementing the President’s earlier unlawful amnesty and work authorization program for illegal immigrants 30 and under. This was an open admission by one of the most senior people in government of violating one’s oath of office in order to accomplish a nakedly political aim.

“The President is assuming for himself the sole and absolute power to decide who can enter, work, live, and claim benefits in the United States. He has exempted virtually every group in the world from America’s immigration laws…

…”A nation creates borders and laws to protect its own citizens. What about their needs?



Read the complete article at The Weekly Standard.




Secret Service Agents Pay a Visit to Anti-Obama Artist Sabo — and the Entire Exchange Is Seemingly Captured on Video

Mike Opelka
The Blaze

…The Secret Service has confirmed that they interviewed Sabo, though they would not provide additional information about the visit.

According to the note left on the doorknob, the agents were coming to talk to the artist about “possible I.D. theft.”

During the brief exchange, the agents asked, Sabo questions like; ”Did you send out the tweets about bringing back Lee Harvey Oswald as a zombie?” To which the artist responded, “How likely is that going to happen?”

Sabo did admit to sending the three tweets in question.

“I realize we have a f***head in the White House and the Constitution no longer means s**t, but as far as I’m concerned we still have the First Amendment, correct?” he said, sitting behind a desk featuring Obama’s face painted on toilet seat covers.

The two agents agreed with him about the First Amendment, but cautioned him about “language that starts advocating violence,” calling it a “grey area the First Amendment doesn’t cover.”…



The complete article, with video, is at The Blaze.





Mark Levin Exposes Mitch McConnell’s Lie on Repealing Obamacare

The Right Scoop

Mitch McConnell was on with Neil Cavuto the other day explaining why Republicans could NOT repeal Obamacare even if they win the Senate. But that’s a stark difference to what McConnell promised the American people in 2010 if Republicans won the majority in the Senate and Levin has the audio to prove it.



Listen to the audio at The Right Scoop.



Related: Mitch McConnell willing to kill Obamacare with just 51 votes

…”Leader McConnell is and has always been committed to the full repeal of Obamacare, and he’ll continue to lead efforts to repeal and replace it with patient-centered reforms that enable greater choice at lower costs. He knows it won’t be easy, but he also believes that if Republicans are fortunate enough to take back the majority we’ll owe it to the American people to try through votes on full repeal, the bill’s most onerous provisions, and reconciliation,” McConnell spokesman Brian McGuire wrote in an emailed statement…

…McConnell drew headlines on Tuesday when he said on Fox News when asked about fully repealing Obamacare that, “It would take 60 votes in the Senate, and no one thinks we’re going to have 60 Republicans.” He added, “And it would take a president — presidential signature. And no one thinks we’re going to get that.”…



New O'Keefe Video Allegedly Shows Democratic Poll Workers Assisting Illegal, Non-Citizen to Vote in NC

Caroline May
Big Government
30 Oct 2014

Conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is out with a new video showing Democratic campaign workers appearing to condone and assist an individual posing as an illegal immigrant to vote in North Carolina.

In the video, a woman pretending to be an illegal immigrant from Brazil asks a number of campaign workers — many working for candidates running for law enforcement offices in the state — if she can vote, despite being an illegal immigrant. Each person the video shows her asking answers that it is not a problem.

It is illegal for a non-citizen to vote, regardless of whether they have been inadvertently placed on the voter rolls. The State Board of Elections recently revealed that more than 1,400 non-citizens are on North Carolina voting rolls. The body stressed that it is “working to ensure that no ballot cast by a non-citizen will count in this or any future election.”

It is also illegal for a person to knowingly assist a non-citizen to vote.

Nevertheless, O’Keefe’s video appears to show that some Democratic campaign workers are more than willing to allow and assist non-citizens to cast votes in North Carolina.

North Carolina is currently home to one of the tightest races in the country between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

A recent study about non-citizen voting speculated that illegal, non-citizen votes swayed the 2008 election of Al Franken (D-MN) and President Obama’s victory in North Carolina during his run for president in 2008.



Watch the video at Big Government.



Update:  Massive vote fraud lawsuit filed in Maryland



Update 2:  La Raza (‘The Race’) promotes guide for illegals to vote

Eric Holder says vote fraud “doesn’t exist,” but the National Council on La Raza, an openly racialist group, is helping illegal voters know where they can escape voter ID laws. Patrick Howley reports..



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