Obama Calls on Sen. Paul to Drop Objections to Tax Treaties


President Barack Obama on Friday called on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his “quirky” objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.

Obama said the treaties will help U.S. authorities investigate and crack down on offshore tax evasion.

Paul has argued that they would infringe on Americans’ constitutional right to privacy because their tax data and personal financial information would be shared with other countries. Treaties cannot go into force unless ratified by the Senate, and the objection of any one senator halts action on legislative business pending in that house of Congress, as Paul has done in this case.

“I’m calling on the Senate, in particular Sen. Rand Paul, who’s been a little quirky on this issue, to stop blocking the implementation of tax treaties that have been pending for years,” Obama said at the White House, while promoting new financial rules to force companies to disclose more information about their owners.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-calls-sen-paul-drop-objections-tax-treaties-38934013

OBAMA CALLS ON SEN. PAUL TO DROP OBJECTIONS TO TAX TREATIES


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Obama said the treaties will help U.S. authorities investigate and crack down on offshore tax evasion.

Paul has argued that they would infringe on Americans’ constitutional right to privacy because their tax data and personal financial information would be shared with other countries. Treaties cannot go into force unless ratified by the Senate, and the objection of any one senator halts action on legislative business pending in that house of Congress, as Paul has done in this case.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-calls-on-sen-paul-to-drop-objections-to-tax-treaties/

Senator Blasts TSA Administrator for Not Delivering Report Testing Airport Security Vulnerability


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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, admonished Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger for not delivering to the committee the results of a report testing the vulnerability of the nation’s airports.

The committee hearing centered on efforts to prevent attacks on transportation infrastructure in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attack on March 22. Neffenger was in Brussels when terrorist attacks on the airport and subway system killed at least 26 people last month. He was actually at the airport the day of the bombings, arriving as the bombs exploded.

As you noted Mr. Chairman, I was at the Brussels airport the day of the bombings. I was there for meetings with a number of my European counterparts. We arrived right as the bombs detonated, and I will tell you being there on that day, seeing the devastation, seeing the chaos of the airport environment and the evil behind it was a stark reminder of the important work that we do at TSA everyday to protect travelers,” he testified during his opening statement.

In 2014, a long-running gun-smuggling operation was uncovered at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Neffenger became TSA administrator after the operation was uncovered.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/senator-blasts-tsa-administrator-not-delivering-report-testing-airport

 

SENATOR BLASTS TSA ADMINISTRATOR FOR NOT DELIVERING REPORT TESTING AIRPORT SECURITY VULNERABILITY


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The committee hearing centered on efforts to prevent attacks on transportation infrastructure in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attack on March 22. Neffenger was in Brussels when terrorist attacks on the airport and subway system killed at least 26 people last month. He was actually at the airport the day of the bombings, arriving as the bombs exploded.

“As you noted Mr. Chairman, I was at the Brussels airport the day of the bombings. I was there for meetings with a number of my European counterparts. We arrived right as the bombs detonated, and I will tell you being there on that day, seeing the devastation, seeing the chaos of the airport environment and the evil behind it was a stark reminder of the important work that we do at TSA everyday to protect travelers,” he testified during his opening statement.

http://www.infowars.com/senator-blasts-tsa-administrator-for-not-delivering-report-testing-airport-security-vulnerability/

RNC CHAIRMAN SUGGESTS KASICH COULD BE PICKED AS NOMINEE


Hannity asked Priebus if he thought Republican voters would feel “outright anger, frustration, and a sense of betrayal” if Trump had a 400 delegate lead but was not given the nomination.

Priebus deflected the question, referring to previous brokered conventions.

“In your opinion as the state chairman that the nominee of your party are you confident tonight will be either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Are you confident?” asked Hannity.

“This is what I’ll say, I think the nominee will be someone who’s running,” responded Priebus.

The GOP will ensure that the RULES Committee changes Rule 40 so as to enable Kasich to be the GOP nominee in a contested/brokered convention in July. And Priebus knows it,” commented Katherine Park.

“Hannity was stunned… and ticked off. We should be too. This primary election process is a farce.”

Priebus prompted controversy after a separate interview with Charlie Sykes on 620AM in Wisconsin during which the RNC Chairman scolded Trump supporters unhappy at the prospect of a brokered convention.

“By the way, this is a nomination for the Republican Party,” Priebus told Sykes. “If you don’t like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee.”

After Cruz’s win in Wisconsin, the Trump campaign accused the Texas Senator of illegally colluding with his own Super PACs in an effort to steal the nomination from Trump.

http://www.infowars.com/rnc-chairman-suggests-kasich-could-be-picked-as-nominee/

KOCH-FUNDED SENATOR WANTS ‘NEW CANDIDATE’ TO THWART TRUMP, CONFIRMS ROGER STONE’S WARNING


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“I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find a third option,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said, who’s 2014 senatorial campaign wasbankrolled by the Koch Bros.

This so-called ‘third option’ pushed by Sasse was actually conceptualized by the Koch Bros. during a meeting with the Rubio campaign Thursday in which they pledged support for Rubio – and for Romney to enter the race if Rubio implodes.

http://www.infowars.com/koch-funded-senator-wants-new-candidate-to-thwart-trump-confirms-roger-stones-warning/

A PROMINENT US SENATOR JUST THREW HIS SUPPORT TO DONALD TRUMP


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Trump announced the endorsement alongside Sessions at a massive campaign rally in Madison, Alabama.

“At this time in America’s history, we need to make America great again!” Sessions exclaimed, echoing Trump’s campaign slogan. “I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States.”

Sessions, known for his hard-line stance against illegal immigration, is popular in some conservative circles.

http://www.infowars.com/a-prominent-us-senator-just-threw-his-support-to-donald-trump/