Karl Rove on the how Benghazi and the IRS and Department of Justice-AP scandals threaten Obama’s ability to govern.
(Photo: Wikipedia) Several well-known religious organizations say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, including the ministry founded by famed evangelist Billy Graham and a 180-year-old Baptist newspaper, Fox News has learned. Among the ministries targeted are the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and theBiblical Recorder – the news journal of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. The revelations seem to indicate the… Read more →
France has entered its second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, official figures show. Its economy shrank by the same amount in the last quarter of 2012. A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. France has record unemployment and low business and consumer confidence. Separate… Read more →
An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas. The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into… Read more →
Photo: Scott Sady /AP The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which has cross-party supporter and the backing of powerful retailers, would give states the power to require retailers with sales over $1m to collect state and local… Read more →
Photo: (Renee. C. Byer / Associated Press) SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at taking handguns and assault rifles away from 20,000 Californians who acquired them legally but have since been disqualified from ownership because of a criminal conviction or serious mental illness. The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor, allocates $24 million in… Read more →
Photo: EPA. Savers and investors face further “wealth confiscation” in Europe as the continent struggles to resolve the single currency’s problems, a bank chief has said. European politicians will take the “easy option” of taking money from the rich rather than raising taxes and cutting spending to deal with the continent’s debt problem, Lars Christensen, the head of Saxo Bank,… Read more →
A report on how courageous Mexican journalists are threatened and assassinated while reporting on relationship between senior police and political figures and transnational narco gangs
It started as a peaceful protest but ended in violent clashes with police after Spain announced the worst unemployment figures since records began.
Spain’s unemployment rate soared to a new record of 27.2% of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013, according to official figures. The total number of unemployed people in Spain has now passed the six million figure, although the rate of the increase has slowed. The figures underline Spain’s struggle to emerge from an economic crisis which began five… Read more →