Benham Brothers Can Bank on SunTrust After All

Photo: Erik S. Lesser/EPA/Newscom SunTrust Bank will continue to do business with David and Jason Benham, reversing course after the twin brothers publicly announced the bank had cut ties. SunTrust said a “third party vendor” had misapplied corporate policy in severing ties with the real-estate entrepreneurs — who lost a cable TV show a week […]

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Issa Says HHS Secretary ‘Willfully Failing’ to Comply With Subpoena

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom) Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is “willfully failing” to comply with a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a letter sent yesterday to Sebelius, who recently resigned, Issa wrote that HHS had been slow in […]

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IRS Documents Reveal Washington’s Role in Targeting Tea Party Groups

Photo: Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com Government documents show that Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington coordinated how IRS employees in Cincinnati and Los Angeles should hold up conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, the legal group Judicial Watch announced today. The watchdog group highlighted an email string from nearly two years ago that it says shows IRS […]

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Boko Haram Benefitted from State Department Inaction

Photo: AFP PHOTO/STRINGERSTR/Getty Images A Twitter hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls, has forced the world to pay attention to a terrorist group and conflict that have been threatening the stability of northern Nigeria for some time. For three years, the U.S. State Department was unwilling to acknowledge the threat and legally define Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, […]

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Pelosi: Americans Either ‘Tired of’ Or Ignorant of Benghazi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not interested in helping Republicans uncover additional details on the events in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. “As somebody said to me yesterday,” Pelosi told reporters Friday, “either people have gotten tired of Benghazi or they never knew about it […]

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One Way to Stop American Jobs from Walking Away

Photo: Newscom Policy has consequences, and they’re often very predictable. For example, if you tax businesses more, they will be less likely to locate in your country. Heritage expert Curtis Dubay warned last fall that if Congress did not improve America’s punishing corporate tax situation, businesses — and jobs — would walk. Two big companies […]

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Lawmakers Lob Pressing But Cordial Obamacare Questions at New Pick to Lead HHS

  Photo: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM/Getty Images While some predicted a harsh referendum on the President’s health care law, Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s first confirmation hearing to lead the Health and Human Services Department was free of congressional fireworks. Burwell, currently the director for the Office of Management and Budget, testified today before the Senate Health, Education, […]

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State ‘Model’ for Obamacare Says $180M Website Too Broken to Fix

Photo: Arco Images G/Newscom Massachusetts is the latest state to walk away from its online health insurance exchange. Officials announced today that Massachusetts Health Connector — the agency in charge of the state’s health exchange under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — plans to abandon its website, the Boston Globe reported. The agency will buy […]

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