A growing number of Americans believe that senior White House officials ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative political groups, according to a new national poll by the left-leaning CNN.
The CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday morning indicates that a majority of the public says the controversy, which involves increased IRS scrutiny of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, is very important to the nation.
Sen. Tom Coburn
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) praised the Senate’s passage last night of the HOPE Act (HIV Organ Policy Equity Act), legislation that would end the federal ban on research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients.
The bipartisan measure – which is also sponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rand Paul (R-KY), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Enzi (R-WY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Carl Levin (D-MI) – would open a pathway for the eventual transplantation of these organs, offering hope to thousands of HIV-positive patients who are on waiting lists for life-saving organs. Currently, even researching the feasibility of these potentially life-saving transplants is banned under federal law.
Le Bourget, Paris – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin joined Mark Sherrer, CEO of Ferra Engineering at the Le Bourget Paris Airshow to announce Ferra Engineering’s plans to expand into a new location in Grove, Oklahoma. The company expects to employ 20 highly skilled workers at the new site and expects significant growth and expansion opportunities.
“Ferra chose to expand to Oklahoma because its central location enables us to easily provide service to our customer base on both coasts and international markets,” said Sherrer. “Oklahoma’s competitive cost structure, business friendly environment and strong existing aerospace supply chain made it a natural choice.”
TULSA, OK—Overtime has not been good to the Tulsa Shock this season. Four times they have forced the extra frame and four times they have come up short. Sunday afternoon was one of those times with an overtime loss 108-103.
The Shock (1-7) hosted the Phoenix Mercury (3-3) in a Father’s Day matinee in front of 4,206 fans in the BOK Center on Sunday afternoon and it literally came down to the last second. Less than a second, actually when trailing 93-90 and .3 of a second left on the clock, Riquna Williams drained a desperation 3-pointer to send the game into OT.
It capped off a game where the Shock had stayed with the Mercury for the majority of the game and where Glory Johnson scored a season high 32 points and 13 boards and Shock rookie Skylar Diggins scored a season-high 22 points and 88 assists. Williams added 28 points of her own and Candace Wiggins was the fourth Tulsa player in double figures.
Ken Hoagland, Chairman of Restore America’s Voice, Friday released the following statement along with an announcement that Restore America’s Voice would join the Tea Party Patriots at their “Audit the IRS Rally” on June 19th. Hoagland will be joining speakers such as Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul to protest the Obama Administration’s abuse of the IRS and demand action.
“This administration is starting to make Richard Nixon’s worst days look good by comparison. The outrageous treatment of law abiding citizens for Barack Obama’s political gain cannot go unanswered. And at this point, to suggest an internal investigation is just laughable. The IRS must be subjected to a full review by a special prosecutor.
“Unlike the thousands of innocent Americans affected by this scandal, these IRS agents actually deserve to be looked at under a microscope. Any guilty parties need to be held accountable to the full extent of the law – even if that goes to the highest levels, Hoagland said.