Congress Seeks to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group

Bill would sanction group and all its affiliates
Followers of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic movement burn a representation of an Israeli flag

Congress is moving to officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on any person who provides the group and its affiliates with “material support,” according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Tea Party Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Activists gather in the shadow of the Capitol to discuss past triumphs and future plans
AP

Five years after Rick Santelli’s rant on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that sparked a nationwide movement, the Tea Party had one message to deliver to Washington, D.C., on Thursday: they are not going anywhere.

HHS Cannot Find Belarus Malware in Obamacare Networks

Contractor asserts software developed solely in U.S.
Kathleen Sebelius

The Department of Health and Human Services says it has been unable to locate malicious software from Belarus inside Obamacare computer networks, according to a department spokeswoman.

Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence

Bachmann seeks answers from president, HHS on Obamacare security flaws
Rep. Michele Bachmann / AP

A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday she is investigating whether an intelligence report warning about risks to Americans who posted data on the Obamacare website was suppressed for political reasons.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) said she plans to write to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging them to immediately shut down the Healthcare.gov website over concerns that the system is vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of malicious software possibly inserted from Belarus, or as a result of other security holes.

Protesters Demand an Audit of the IRS

Lawmakers assure crowds they will get answers from the IRS, Bachmann urges more action from Republicans
AP

Congressional leaders, tea party activists, and Glenn Beck gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to reiterate their concern over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, call for more investigations, and advocate for the abolishment of the agency on Wednesday.

“My committee … has been trying to get answers from the IRS for more than two years. We’re just starting to get answers,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Tea Party Groups Plan Lawsuit

Organizations targeted by IRS prepare to sue agency
Tea Party leaders hold press conference Thursday / AP

Tea Party groups who were illicitly targeted for heightened scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service plan to sue the agency, even as its acting director resigns and the Justice Department considers criminal prosecutions.

Tea Party Women Off Limits

A group of liberal activists dedicated to unseating Tea Party members told a conference of supporters that they will not attack GOP women, including Tea Party Caucus founder Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn), because it would hurt the effort to paint Republicans as sexist.