Sunday, February 15, 2015

Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses' ($24,000)

My Way News / The Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2015 | Stephen Ohlemacher 

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.
Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years' worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor. For big families, that's a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years.
Some Republicans are labeling the payments "amnesty bonuses," one more reason they oppose Obama's program shielding millions of immigrants from deportation....
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...

Anchorman Can’t Stop Laughing Over Latest Dubious Claims from Brian Williams

Newsbusters ^ | 2/14/15 | Rich Noyes 

There was a telling media moment on Friday’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, as the Fox Business host dissolved into a fit of uncontrollable laughter as he recounted the latest questionable claims from suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
By the time Dobbs had finished reading the 30-second update, he was laughing so hard he could barely speak. The spontaneous giggles say as much as anything about how Williams’s pompous persona has deflated over the past two weeks, as the once-top rated anchor has sunk to Commander McBragg levels of incredibility.
Here’s the video followed by the relevant transcript (but in this case, it’s all about the video):
LOU DOBBS: The Brian Williams scandal isn’t getting a lot better. The suspended NBC News anchor is now accused of stretching the truth, or outright lying, in three other incidents.
He claims he flew into Baghdad with the Navy Seal Team 6 in 2003, but Fox News has learned that likely didn’t happen since the unit that killed Osama bin Laden does not, and never has, embedded journalists, thinking that would be — and I think it’s supportable reasoning — a bad idea.
Williams claims he was at Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate the night the wall came down, but he apparently got there just a day later.
And Williams claims he met Pope John Paul II in 1979, but it’s unclear how much interaction he had with the Pope, because Williams’s retelling of the event has differed slightly over the years.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...