Filmmaker and Activist Dennis Michael Lynch (DML) to Appear in Illinois

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West Suburban Patriots is again proud to host filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch on Friday evening, September 5, 2014.

DML often appears on FOX and THE BLAZE.  He’s often heard on local and national radio programs, including Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller.  DML has built a reputation for being a passionate patriot who tells it like it is. He defends the American people at all costs but never loses respect for those with differing opinions.  In addition to making films, each year he goes on a national speaker tour that draws thousands of people across the U.S.

From his important and critical work on the border exposing the financial and human cost of illegal immigration to his outspoken support of veterans, DML has been relentlessly fighting to save the American Dream for all Americans.

 

Seating is limited! Advance registration is strongly advised!

When: Friday, September 5, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins promptly at 7:30 pm

Where: Wheaton Bowl Banquet Room, 2031 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL (southeast corner of Gary Ave. & Geneva Rd.)

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a copy of DML’s new video, “We Ride to DC”.

Mail checks to:
West Suburban Patriots
P.O. Box 88341
Carol Stream, IL 60188-8341
Indicate the number of people @$20 per person. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address

See more details and RSVP on West Suburban Patriots:

http://westsuburbanpatriots.ning.com/events/event/show?id=4692965%3AEvent%3A29520&xgi=3VCI6bo7LKV5az&xg_source=msg_invite_event

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Appeals courts split on whether ObamaCare subsidies are legal

The Hill -

A pair of federal appeals courts delivered conflicting rulings Tuesday on ObamaCare, putting the law’s premium subsidies at risk in more than two dozen states.

In the first decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not permit the IRS to distribute premium subsidies in the federal ObamaCare exchange, meaning those consumers must bear the full cost of their insurance.

“Because we conclude that the ACA unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State,’ we reverse the district court and vacate the IRS’s regulation,” the court said in its ruling.

Hours later, a separate appeals court came to a far different conclusion in King v. Burwell, ruling that the IRS had the discretion to issue subsidies given “ambiguity” in the language of the law.

“It is … entirely sensible that the IRS would enact the regulations it did,” Judge Roger Gregory wrote.

“We are satisfied that the IRS rule is a permissible construction of the statutory language.”

The contradictory rulings could fast-track the case to the Supreme Court, setting up a major legal showdown that conservatives believe could deal a fatal blow to President Obama’s healthcare law.
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Labor secretary says government employees are ‘linchpin of the American middle class’

EAG News -

CHICAGO – If you had any question about the pro-government orientation of the Obama administration, here is a clue.


Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was a keynote speaker at the national convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and declared:

I’ve now spent about 25 years in government service. I was a career attorney in the Justice Department for a decade. I was an elected official at the county level. I ran a state agency. I’ve worked shoulder-to-shoulder throughout my career with proud and dedicated AFSCME members. I know firsthand about the sacrifices you make, about your devotion to public service, about your contribution to the common good.

And that’s why I’m fighting so hard for all of you. That’s why President Obama is fighting so hard for all of you. We know that public employees — and the labor movement more broadly — are the linchpin of the American middle class. We know that it’s you — our nurses, corrections officers, home care workers, EMTs, child care providers, sanitation workers and more — that keep America strong.

Government employees are the “linchpin of the middle class”?

According to statistics from the federal government, there are 22 million employees in all levels of government. Overall, government employees make up 15.3 percent of the workforce.

Other stats, also provided by the feds, tell us there are 54.4 million people working for small businesses in the private sector.

But Perez wasn’t finished.

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The administration just took Obamacare away from the territories

Washington Post -

Looking for a place where Obamacare doesn’t exist? Try moving to the U.S. Territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law’s major coverage provisions.

The Affordable Care Act’s design dealt a pretty big problem to the territories. It required insurers there to comply with the law’s major market reforms — guaranteed coverage, mandated benefits, limits on profits, etc. — without requiring residents to get coverage or providing subsidies to help them afford coverage. The territories — Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands — have been warning for years that would destroy their insurance markets. The individual mandate and the subsidies are the major ways the ACA tries to bring healthy people into the individual insurance market to balance out sick patients who can no longer be denied coverage.

That was until Wednesday, when the Obama administration told the territories that the coverage requirements actually don’t apply to them. Theexemption was posted on a Health and Human Services Web site on Thursday.

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Uh Oh: IRS Admits More ‘Computer Problems’

The Blaze -

A senior Obama administration official has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that several other IRS officials have had “computer problems” over the last few years, including some who were close to former IRS employee Lois Lerner.

The committee released a partial transcript of an interview it conducted last week with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Tom Kane, who reported the computer problems. When asked how many others might be having this problem, Kane said it was “less than 20.”

Among that number are a few who worked closely at the IRS division dealing with tax-exempt organizations, which Lerner headed. Lerner has since become the prime target of Republican investigators, although the GOP has been hindered by the supposed loss of her emails.

According to the committee, another IRS official who suffered computer problems is Justin Lowe, a technical adviser to the commissioner of Tax-Exempt and Government Entities.

Another is David Fish, an adviser to Lois Lerner. Andy Megosh was also named; he is a manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance.

 

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ELIZABETH WARREN TO LA RAZA: ‘GET LOUDER’ FOR AMNESTY ‘AGAINST’ LOBBYISTS WHO BACK IT

Breitbart -

Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza’s annual conference that they should “get louder” to fight “lobbyists” to get amnesty legislation.

Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also “stabilize” America’s Social Security system, Warren told the crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday evening that they needed to “get louder together” pushing for amnesty, because “it is the responsibility of Americans to push on this.”

“Be stronger than the lobbyists,” she declared. “We have to do this.”

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‘OUR CITIZENS ARE UNDER SIEGE’: PERRY SENDS NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDER

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Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced he is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico, saying he can not idly sit by while “our citizens are under siege.”

Pointing out the tens of thousands pf unaccompanied minors only make up roughly 20 percent of those being apprehended illegally crossing the border, Perry said he can no longer wait for the president to act as gang members and drug cartels flood into Texas, causing crime to skyrocket. Perry pointed out Texas tax payers can not bear the expense of processing and housing the surge of illegal immigration caused by President Obama’s 2012 executive action “Dream Act” which has given people in Central America the idea children will be allowed to stay once in the U.S.

Perry has repeatedly called on President Obama to visit the border, calling his refusal Obama’s “Katrina,” moment.

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KIRK VOTES WITH DEMOCRATS TO REVERSE HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

Illinois Review -

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, along with two other Republican senators, supported a failed Democrat-backed measure that would have maneuvered around the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.

The act, sponsored by Senate Democrats Patty Murray of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado would have kept for-profit businesses from dropping birth control coverage. The “Not My Bosses’ Business Act” would have clarified that no federal law allows companies to refuse follow Obamacare’s contraception mandate – even if the owners have strong religious convictions against abortifacients.

All Senate Republicans – except for Illinois’ Kirk, Alaska’s Murkowski and Maine’s Collins – voted to block the bill, keeping the legislation from advancing.

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House Passes Roskam Amendment to Protect Religious Freedom from IRS Abuse

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on House passage of his amendment to the 2015 Financial Services Appropriations Act to help protect Americans from intrusive IRS requests.

“The IRS has absolutely no business asking questions about individual Americans’ personal religious, political, or social beliefs. Those questions are entirely irrelevant to ensuring a taxpayer is paying any taxes he or she may owe. Hearing firsthand from Americans targeted by their own government and asked about the content of their prayers was absolutely chilling. Our freedom to worship is the very first freedom enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and it is central to who we are as a nation. Today Congress is using its constitutional power of the purse to send the IRS a message. This amendment penalizes the IRS Enforcement Division responsible for these abuses, moving $10 million instead to the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent office that works to protect taxpayers’ religious freedom and ensure these kinds of abuses can never happen again.”

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Conservative Coalition Leaders Demand Answers in Tainted Mississippi GOP Runoff

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A coalition of eight conservative grassroots leaders wants Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to launch an internal investigation into questionable activities surrounding the June 24 runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination in Mississippi, which pitted incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran against state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

In a letter sent to Priebus Monday, the conservative signatories note an array of potentially illegal activities and express “outrage” over the campaign activities of RNC Member Henry Barbour, who directed the activities of a political action committee that was involved in the runoff and supported Cochran’s reelection. Among the actions the coalition wants investigated are racially incendiary campaign ads and literature, allegations of illegal vote buying, inciting illegal voting by Democrats in a Republican primary, campaign finance irregularities and violations of the RNC’s own rules.

These race-baiting robo-calls, race-baiting radio ads, race-baiting fliers, allegations of blatant violations of Mississippi election law, improper financial transactions, and old-fashioned ‘walking around money,’ all paid for by the Super PAC directed by Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, amount to nothing less than the character assassination of Sen. McDaniel and his supporters. It cannot be tolerated,” said the coalition leaders in their letter to Priebus.

Along with an investigation of suspicious activities in the runoff, the coalition members want Priebus to speak out against the campaign tactics deployed in support of Cochran.  “If you do not take the minimum steps necessary to investigate these dishonest activities, disavow this conduct and issue a formal censure or take other disciplinary action against those persons responsible, we will be left to conclude that you support the disregarding of RNC rules and the race-baiting smears directed at Sen. McDaniel and his supporters,” reads the letter to Priebus.

The coalition members include Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund; Brent Bozell of ForAmerica; former RNC Director of Grassroots Drew Ryun; Matt Kibbe of Freedom Works; Ken Blackwell of the American Civil Rights Union; Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring; Richard Viguerie of ConservativeHQ.com; and Tony Perkins of the FRC Action PAC.

Click here to read the full letter.

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