DOJ: No criminal charges in IRS Tea Party probe

By Kevin Johnson and Gregory Korte | USA Justice Department officials announced Friday that they would not seek criminal charges in a long-running inquiry into whether the IRS and former official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups, including the Tea Party, for increased scrutiny in applications for tax-exempt status… …Republican lawmakers, including California Rep. Darrell Issa, who led hearings into the IRS’s treatment […]

Missing Money? Report questions how states spent ObamaCare funds

By Hollie McKay | The federal government awarded over $5 billion to help states set up ObamaCare exchanges, with the vast majority – $4.6 billion – going to 16 states and Washington, D.C. But, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, much of that money has not been accounted for – and yet not returned, either. […]

Clinton suggests she’d consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of ‘confiscation’

By Fox News | Hillary Clinton said Friday that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are “worth looking into,” sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts. Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when an attendee asked about Australia’s 1996 and 2003 buy-back […]

Fact Checking the Democratic Debate

By | We found several falsehoods and misleading claims in the Democratic candidates’ first debate: •Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revised her earlier statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, claiming that she said she “hoped” it would be a “gold standard.” At the time, she said it was a gold standard. •Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

Columbus Day Fast Facts

Did you know: • Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Before it became a legal federal holiday in 1971, many states celebrated Columbus Day on October 12. • It marks Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World. He landed on the island of Guanahani in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. • Columbus and a crew […]

State Department pressing Clinton lawyer over email gap

By Ed Henry | State Department officials are pressing Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall to confirm — again — whether the former secretary of state really did turn over all official emails, according to Justice Department documents filed as part of a watchdog group’s lawsuit against the State Department. State Department official Patrick Kennedy raised this […]