Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, from Hawaii, addressed Obama’s refusal to call out Islamic extremism.
“This is not just about words. It’s not about semantics. It’s really about having a real, true understanding of who our enemy is and how important that is, that we have to understand what their motivation is and what their ideology is — the radical Islamic ideology that is fueling them.”
“I would also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency and [the Islamic State] is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”
Karl followed up by asking, “You don’t think the Taliban is a terrorist group?”
Like a deer stuck in the headlights, Schultz tried to qualify, “I don’t think the Taliban, uh… the Taliban is an armed insurgency. This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and that’s why this arrangement was dealt.”
Watch this douche canoe via VIDEO: Obama Spokesman Gets Asked if the Taliban is a Terrorist Organization. WATCH His INSANE Answer.
WTF? Really, this is what we’ve got in our government? This politically correct crap from the “free speech” left is going to destroy this country.
After conceding that the protests make her “sad,” Fonda told an audience, “It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers.”
And you can feel sad for the rest of your miserable life, you traitor. She isn’t sorry for this. She just realizes how much money she could have made if she hadn’t done it, and thinks she scoop up some more now. Not going to happen. My dad served in Vietnam, so did a lot of my friends… I won’t even watch a movie on TV if this traitor is in it. Not one cent from wallet.
Under the current set-up, the NFL and NHL are organized as trade associations — akin to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — in the tax code. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association don’t have tax exemptions.
For the NFL and NHL, that means the league offices are tax-exempt, but not the teams themselves and ticket and jersey sales — a point that league officials defending the exemption have been quick to make.
Even so, the Joint Committee on Taxation said last year that repealing the exemption would raise about $109 million in revenue over a decade. Critics of the leagues’ tax status also insist that leagues that can pay officials like NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tens of millions of dollars a year don’t need the exemption.
As many as 6 million U.S. taxpayers will have to pay a penalty of as much as 1 percent of income because they went without health insurance in part or all of 2014, the Treasury Department said.
The penalty, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is designed to force people to sign up for health insurance using the expanded options and financial assistance available under Obamacare. The penalty would apply to about 2 percent to 4 percent of all taxpayers for 2014.
Tax filing for 2014 opened Jan. 20, and the Internal Revenue Service’s Form 1040 — for federal income tax — includes a new Line 61 asking if the taxpayer has health insurance. Three-quarters of taxpayers won’t have to do anything more than check that box, said Mark Mazur, the department’s assistant secretary for tax policy. The remainder will have to to take additional steps, though most won’t pay a penalty, he said on a conference call with reporters.
In particular, Ms. Lynch is expected to face tough questioning about her opinion of the president’s decision to unilaterally ease the threat of deportation for millions of unauthorized immigrants. Mr. Holder approved the legal justification for that action, enraging some Republicans.
Ms. Lynch, the United States attorney in Brooklyn, will say that while she had no role in compiling the justification for the president’s action, the legal underpinning was reasonable, according to officials involved in her preparation. Anticipating queries about executive overreach, Ms. Lynch is prepared to say she would treat the Constitution as her “lodestar” in advising the president, the officials said.
Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the new Republican chairman of the committee, has promised to allow a thorough airing of questions from lawmakers on both sides.
Besides Mr. Grassley, Republican committee members include Senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and David Vitter of Louisiana, all of whom have expressed outrage over the president’s actions on immigration and his exercise of executive power in general. Mr. Vitter has already said he will oppose Ms. Lynch’s nomination, and Mr. Sessions has said he has strong reservations.
“I did express at one point serious concerns about anyone who would support the president’s executive amnesty,” Mr. Sessions said. “That is a big concern for me.”
Ms. Lynch needs at least three Republican members of the panel to vote for her to send her nomination to the floor. Democrats see Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orrin G. Hatch of Utah and Jeff Flake of Arizona as those most likely to support her, but they said she could win over other Republicans as well.
Mr. Flake said he had made no decision on Ms. Lynch but had come away with a favorable impression and expected that she would be confirmed. Mr. Graham said he, too, had found her well qualified.
“On paper she is a good choice and I like her personally, but she is going to have some hard questions,” Mr. Graham said.
Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during World War II. More than a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – died there between 1940, when it was built, and 1945, when it was liberated by the Soviet army.
Railway tracks into Auschwitz-Birkenau – Trains filled with victims from throughout occupied Europe arrived at the camp almost every day between 1942 and the summer of 1944.
Ruins of wooden huts at Birkenau – Birkenau (or Auschwitz II) was erected in 1941 solely as a death camp, the wooden huts are now in ruins with only brick fireplaces and chimneys remaining.
Entrance to Auschwitz I -The wrought-iron sign over the entrance bears the words Arbeit Macht Frei – “Work sets you free”.
Auschwitz I – The brick-built buildings were the former cavalry barracks of the Polish Army.
Courtyard between blocks 10 and 11 at Auschwitz I – Block 11 was called “the Block of Death” by prisoners. Executions took place between Block 10 and Block 11 and posts in the yard were used to string up prisoners by their wrists.
Auschwitz Birkenau is now a museum run by the Polish Culture Ministry, and a Unesco world heritage site.