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  • The Phony IRS Scandal

    08/04/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The White House publicity machine has tried to turn the national conversation from the topics of the day to attempt to make our President relevant again. Obama, who has gained the new nickname Griffin (as in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man), has all but disappeared since his failed attempt to change the national gun laws in the beginning of this year. To clear grass so high that Obama needs a weed whacker just to be seen, his team has attempted a typical Obama technique. In this case they are creating a new mantra to discredit legitimate concerns of American voters...
  • The IRS and the Drive to Stop Free Speech

    05/21/2013 4:35:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-21-13 | David Rivkin and Lee Casey
    This IRS politicization is not an isolated problem. It is an inevitable result of the broader efforts to regulate and, in fact, suppress political speech. The IRS crackdown on tax-exemption approvals for conservative groups was directed at nonprofit social-welfare groups, often called 501(c)(4)s after the Internal Revenue Code section granting them tax-exempt status. Such groups do not have to disclose their donors and are exempt from most taxation, although donations to them generally aren't tax deductible. Social-welfare organizations are permitted to engage in a range of political activities promoting their causes or beliefs, so long as these activities aren't their...
  • Carney: White House aides insulated Obama from IRS scandal

    05/20/2013 1:22:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2013 | Susan Crabtree
    Top White House aides first learned of a draft report detailing IRS abuses in targeting conservative groups in late April, but they chose to insulate President Obama by not informing him until it exploded in the press, the president’s spokesman said Monday. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Monday that White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler learned about an IRS inspector general’s draft report looking into the singling out of conservative groups on April 24. She advised senior White House staff including chief of staff Denis McDonough — about the then-draft report, but Mr. Carney said she believed that...
  • Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner’s husband’s law firm has strong Obama connections

    05/17/2013 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Errant · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 16 May, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship.
  • Just A Theory On Why the MSM is SO UPSET About The IRS Unfairly Targeting Conservative Groups...

    05/13/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Don't get me wrong, what the IRS did is/is doing not cool...but...let's be honest here...
  • Wider Problems Found at IRS

    05/12/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe. The investigation also revealed that a high-ranking IRS official knew as early as mid-2011 that conservative groups were being inappropriately targeted—nearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn't targeting conservative groups.
  • News sites funded by think tanks take root (conservative groups bankrolling startup news orgs)

    04/13/2010 3:19:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 536+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/10 | John Miller - ap
    BOISE, Idaho – A growing number of conservative groups are bankrolling startup news organizations around the country, aggressively covering government and politics at a time when newspapers are cutting back their statehouse bureaus. The phenomenon troubles some longtime journalists and media watchdogs, who worry about political biases and hidden agendas. The news outlets have sprouted in larger numbers in recent months to fill a void created by the downsizing of traditional statehouse coverage and to win over readers, including those from the tea party movement who don't trust the local paper or the TV news.
  • "New York's-White Plains Group= "Ever Vigilant"-anyone ehard of them?

    03/01/2007 10:58:09 PM PST · by AirBorn · 6 replies · 92+ views
    Hello Freepers! I onceheard someone mention of a New York, City of White Plains Conservatice Group named something like, " Ever Vigilant " or such. Anyone else ver heard of it? I tried a few search engines- and we all ALREADY know how these strong holds of LIBERALISM treat Conservative issues. Any help out there folks? Darth AirBorne
  • Need Help FReepers: got info?

    01/11/2006 4:25:41 AM PST · by Froufrou · 18 replies · 425+ views
    January 11, 2006 | Froufrou
    Last night, I received a phone call from "Citizens United" and they played a message from their founder (I forget his name.) They specifically want to stop certain persons from voicing negativity about our troops: Sen. Clinton and John Kerry, by name. I want to know if any of you FReepers out there can tell me about this group. I asked them to send info via mail and e-mail but I did make a pledge. OOPS! My FReeper check is in the mail...