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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TMB: Russia Today President Facing Prison for Tax Fraud‏ Plus More

Russia Today President Facing Prison for Tax Fraud
By Alana Goodman
The president and owner of RTTV America is facing up to three years in prison for federal tax fraud after he admitted to cooking the books for the Washington-based Russian news channel by filing over $1 million in phony corporate tax deductions.

Feds Curtail Major Counterterror Exercise in Washington
By Bill Gertz
The White House sharply curbed a major counterterrorism drill scheduled for Tuesday in Washington that was designed to test the federal government response to threats of car bombs attacks and a chemical weapons strike on the Metro subway system.

Venezuela Ousts Leader of Opposition Protest Movement
By Daniel Wiser
Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Monday approved the ouster of a prominent opposition lawmaker from the country’s National Assembly, a move that critics say undermines the rule of law and will only fuel more violence.

Insiders: Merkley’s Iran Thesis a ‘Political Liability’
By Adam Kredo
The emergence of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D., Ore.) college thesis advocating for Iran has sparked concerns among political insiders who say that his minority views could complicate the lawmaker’s chances for reelection in 2014.

Senators Predicted Obamacare’s Negative Side Effects 
By Elizabeth Harrington
Sens. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) released a new report Tuesday evening highlighting Obamacare’s failures, including forcing millions of Americans off their health insurance plans and adding $1 trillion in new taxes.

Watchdog Sues CPSC For FOIA’d Buckyballs Docs
By Lachlan Markay
A government watchdog group filed a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to force the commission to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Progressivism (Not an April Fool’s Joke)
By Andrew Stiles
Do you know what your defense secretary is up to these days? Besides calling for a significant reduction in U.S. military strength, republishing his 2008 memoir, and having his calls ignored by the Ukrainian government?

As a Favor to Spike Lee, Here’s an Edited Version of His Letter to A.O. Scott
By Sonny Bunch
She Hate Me director Spike Lee is very upset with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. Scott, you see, mentioned Lee in an essay on gentrification after Lee himself went on a lengthy rant about the evils of the practice.

Obama’s April Fools: You Can Keep Your Doctor

  By Washington Free Beacon Staff
The American Action Network took aim today at President Obama’s record of dishonest healthcare promises in a web-based ad “Keep Your Doctor.”

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