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  • We Now Know Where Lois Lerner's Emails and Backup Tapes Were Destroyed

    07/31/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There have been dozens of questions surrounding the disappearance of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal. Some of Lerner's emails have been recovered, after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said under oath they were lost forever. Thousands are still missing. But perhaps the most compelling questions that have been asked since the IRS targeting scandal broke in May 2013 are 1) Exactly where were Lerner's emails and backup tapes destroyed? 2) Who destroyed them? Now, we have an answer. According to Americans for Tax Reform,Lerner's hard drive was...
  • Summary of Obamaís IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

    07/31/2015 4:22:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Summary of Obama‚Äôs IRS scandal, as of July 31,¬†2015 In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words ¬ďtea party¬Ē or ¬ďpatriot¬Ē were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members. When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees...
  • Judge to IRS attorneys: Iím about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • Hard Drive Failures Happen Everyday. Hee, hee, hee!

    07/30/2015 12:50:36 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Chalk up a win for Team Judicial Watch. Because they dare go where no man has gone before, they are, so far, the only team thatís managed to score against Team Obama. ďThese recovered Lois Lerner emails had to be dragged out of the Obama IRS, which is still resisting a federal court order requiring disclosure of Lernerís Ďlostí emails,Ē said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.† ďThis material shows that the IRSí cover-up began years ago.† We now have smoking-gun proof that top officials in the Obama IRS unlawfully harassed taxpayers just to keep them from complaining to Congress about...
  • The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive

    07/30/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    American's for Taxreform ^ | July 30, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    New ( documentation) released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lernerís hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it. The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner's hard drive contained ďwell-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.Ē The Oversight Committee report states: "Using the...
  • Video: Sen. Ted Cruz IRS Hearing Highlighted on Fox News

    07/30/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2015
    Video of the hearing on Bret Baier's Special ReportTed Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up.
  • IRS Demanded Content of Prayers from Pro-Life Group (and promise not to picket Planned Parenthood)

    07/30/2015 11:44:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CBN ^ | July 30, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen why the tax agency would demand that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers. Koskinen admitted the request was "totally inappropriate," saying he has apologized for the IRS. The agency also made every member of that Iowa group promise not to picket Planned Parenthood. "We should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment rights," Cruz said. Overall, the IRS targeted dozens of conservative and Tea Party groups, blocking...
  • Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obamaís Political Opposition to Nixonís ...

    07/30/2015 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obamaís Political Opposition to Nixonís Attempted Abuse of IRS At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS scandal today, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), in his capacity as chairman of the relevant subcommittee, gave a hard-hitting opening statement, comparing the revenue agencyís actual abuses of political opponents during the Obama presidency to Richard Nixonís unsuccessful attempt to use the agency to target political adversaries. The video is here; the transcript follows: We are here today convening this hearing for two unfortunate reasons. The main reason we are here is because we...
  • Ted Cruz beats up on IRS, Obama White House, comparing it to Watergate

    07/30/2015 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colby Itkowitz
    Running for president while simultaneously serving in the Senate has its shortfalls. You have to go on the record taking tough votes. You have a day job, which pulls you away from the campaign trail. But thereís also the perks not afforded to the other candidates. Namely, you can lob red meat at your base in the name of your official job. Exhibit A: Sen. Ted Cruzís hearing Wednesday afternoon. He sat in the chairmanís seat, gavel in hand, to proceed over the Congressí umpteenth hearing on the Internal Revenue Serviceís alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status....
  • Sen. Cruz Presses IRS Commissioner on Illegal Targeting of Conservatives

    07/30/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C.¬†‚ÄĒ¬†While chairing a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted¬†Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and delivered a powerful statement on the IRS‚Äô illegal targeting of conservative groups. Fox News: Cruz on Lost IRS Emails:¬†‚ÄėNixon‚Äôs Ghost Must Have Been Smiling‚Äô‚ĶTed Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up. View video coverage of the hearing here.¬† Washington Post:¬†Ted Cruz Beats Up on IRS, Obama White House, Comparing It to...
  • Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon

    07/30/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem. But Cruz, whoís running for president in 2016, made sure that a comparison of two White House occupants ó President Obama and Richard Nixon ó were part of his case as well. Cruz, whoís made abolishing the IRS a part of his presidential pitch, noted that Nixon had tried to use the agency to target his political opponents some four decades ago. The difference during Obamaís tenure, Cruz suggested, is that the IRS...
  • Federal judge threatens to hold IRS's Koskinen, Justice Dept. attorneys in contempt over...

    07/30/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Fed up with stalling and failure to follow orders he issued regarding the disclosure of status reports and recovered emails of Lois Lerner, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan yesterday threatened to hold the IRS Commissioner and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court. Ordinarily, this would mean jail for the officials. Judicial Watch reports:
  • Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targeting

    07/29/2015 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON‚ÄďIt‚Äôs been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they‚Äôre still looking for answers.The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency‚Äôs cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.‚ÄúThe American people have a right to be angry when an instrument of the american government is used a partisan cudgel,‚ÄĚ said Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate running on abolishing the IRS. ‚ÄúI have to...
  • Sen. Cruz: The IRSí Abuse of Power Is Profoundly Dangerous to Liberty (with video)

    07/29/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 29, 2015
    No government agency should intimidate Americans for exercising their God-given right to free speech Video of Ted Cruz opening statement at 'IRS targeting of conservative groups' hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative groups.In his opening statement, Sen. Cruz remarked, "If the IRS has become a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee, there can be no stronger argument for ending the IRS as we know it, so that no Administration, Democrat or Republican, can use the IRS to target its political opponents. If a...
  • Judge threatens to hold Obamaís lawyers in contempt over Lernerís IRS emails

    07/29/2015 12:33:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge rebuked the Obama administrationís IRS Wednesday for refusing to divulge documents, including Lois G. Lerner emails, and warned he would hold those who break his orders in contempt. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called the administrationís defense ďnonsensicalĒ and said the IRS must release documents every Monday to Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that requested the documents under open-records laws, and then sued after the IRS didnít comply. ďOfficers of the court who fail to comply with court orders will be held in contempt,Ē Judge Sullivan said in a published order. On July 1, at...
  • Judicial Watch: IRS Produces Recovered Lerner Emails

    07/29/2015 9:53:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    (Washington, DC)¬†‚Äď Judicial Watch released 906 pages of¬†newly recovered Lois Lerner emails¬†from the IRS that are believed to recently have been recovered by the IRS‚Äô internal watchdog ‚Äď the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).¬† The IRS released the emails under a court order by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan.¬† The new documents show that Lois Lerner and other top officials in the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including soon-to-be Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, closely monitored and approved the controversial handling of tax-exempt applications by Tea Party organizations.¬† The documents also show that...
  • Lois Lerner Used Instant-Messaging System Because It Didnít Save Her Messages

    07/29/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-29-15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used an instant-messaging system that did not automatically save the messages they sent, according to newly released emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agencyís ďOffice Communication ServerĒ (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups. ďI was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails ó so...
  • Dear IRS Employees: Emails Go To Congress, So Let's Text

    07/29/2015 8:05:58 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/29/2015 | Charles Wood
    For more than two years, President Obama has denied there is an IRS problem, quipping that there is not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS. He has long claimed that any missteps were innocent, entirely the fault of bonehead decisions in local offices. On his recent Daily Show appearance, President Obama was at it again:
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAIóAs social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the Peopleís Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow Chinaís Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a ďshadowĒ present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • IRS Failed to Search 5 of 6 Locations for Learner E-mails

    07/28/2015 1:47:01 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | 7/28/2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS failed to search five of six possible sources of electronic media for Lois Lernerís emails, according to a documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday.
  • IRS Failed to Search Five of Six Locations for Lois Lerner Emails

    07/28/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS failed to search five of six possible sources of electronic media for Lois Lernerís emails, according to a documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. Over the course of investigations into the Lois Lerner targeting scandal, Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress that he would provide all of Lois Lernerís emails. But based on testimony from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), this did not occur. The agencyís ineptness -- or corruption -- resulted in 24,000 Lerner emails being lost when they were ďaccidentlyĒ destroyed. According to TIGTA official Timothy Camus, the IRS had...
  • IRS Used Instant Messaging System to Hide Internal Communications

    07/28/2015 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS used a ďwholly separateĒ instant messaging system that automatically deleted office communications, according to documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. The system appears to have been purposefully used by agency officials responsible for the targeting of conservative non-profits, in order to evade public scrutiny. The system, known as ďOffice Communication ServerĒ or OCS was used by IRS officials, including many in the Exempt Organizations (EO) Unit, which was headed by Lois Lerner. As the Oversight Committee report states, the instant messaging system did not archive any communications, so it is not possible to know what...
  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives Blamed on ďInadequate FundingĒ [semi-satire]

    07/28/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In addition to harassing conservative activist groups it also was discovered that the IRS has been using these groupsí donor lists to select which taxpayers will be subjected to audits. President Obama blamed the Republican Congress for this outcome, saying that ďif they werenít so stingy with the agencyís budget this might not have had to happen. Ideally, the IRS should audit everybodyís tax returns, but this would require more employees and a bigger budget. Faced with the necessity to limit the number of returns it audits, the IRS made a reasonable decision to narrow the scope of its efforts.Ē...
  • House Republicans: IRS Commisioner Must Go, Even if It Takes Impeachment

    07/28/2015 4:57:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Na ^ | 07/28/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    A group of House Republican lawmakers called for the ouster of IRS commissioner John Koskinen on Monday, and expressed a willingness to impeach him if he couldnít be forced from office by other means. The call for Koskinenís removal comes in the midst of an ongoing investigation into the IRSís inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups ó an investigation in which Koskinen and other officials at the tax-collecting agency have been accused of stonewalling Congress. ďMr. Koskinen should no longer be the IRS Commissioner,Ē House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said in a statement. ďAt...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion.Ē Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the leftís most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. ďBuses of activists from a litany of organizations ó all funded in part by Mr. SorosĒ showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • House GOP panelists demand resignation of IRS chief

    07/27/2015 4:38:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Accuse Koskinen of obstructing investigation of agency Tea-Party targetingRepublicans on House Oversight Committee on Monday called on President Obama to oust Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for obstructing the committeeís investigation into the tax agencyís targeting of conservative groups. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said the committee was actively considering contempt charges and impeachment proceedings against Mr. Koskinen in the event the president does not remove him from office. ďMr. Koskinen should no longer be the IRS Commissioner. We have asked the president to remove Mr. Koskinen from office,Ē Mr. Chaffetz said at a Capitol Hill press conference,...
  • National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion ó Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Americaís worst enemy. Andrew McCarthy notes that in the time of the Founding Fathers, it was regarded as an impeachable offense for a president to withhold information from Congress regarding a treaty, or to use unscrupulous tactics to acquire Senate approval. Compare that to what Obama has done:
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State (Protestant Caucus)

    07/27/2015 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | James Mann
    If there is one thing consistent about the tides of the culture wars, it is that whenever one side is emboldened, it inevitably leads to overreach. The secular Left is proving this point with gusto in the wake of the Supreme Courtís decision to nationalize gay marriage, calling for the removal of tax exemptions for churches and religious non-profits who continue to hold the tired old definition of marriage that existed all the way up until yesterday. This step, which would crush the budgets of many churches and non-profits, reveals an amusing hypocrisy of the modern Leftís turn against civil...
  • Why Is ObamaCare Punishing Companies That Try To Make Health Care Affordable?

    07/27/2015 5:42:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/24/2015 | Staff
    Bureaucracy: The central goal of ObamaCare is supposed to be to make health care more affordable. So why is the IRS threatening massive fines on businesses that try to help their employees buy an ObamaCare plan?
  • Watchdog: IRS struggles with budget cuts as taxpayers struggle with ID theft, Obamacare

    07/26/2015 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/15/15 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    **SNIP** Overall, only 37 percent of people who called the IRS seeking to talk to a person reached one, the report said. That's the lowest rate over the past decade, by far. For those who got through, the average time on hold was 23 minutes. About 50 million callers reached out to the IRS for help during the tax season. Help lines were so overloaded that the system hung up on 8.8 million callers, the report said. That's a huge jump from last year, when the IRS hung up on 544,000 callers. The IRS calls the hang-ups "courtesy disconnects," because...
  • Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

    07/24/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under ďhigh scrutinyĒ from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations....Lois Lerner, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, is mentioned four times in the report...In 2009, Barack Obama ďjokedĒ about having the IRS...
  • Obama says: Letís face it, the real IRS scandal is that they need more money

    07/24/2015 7:34:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2015 | Guy Benson
    President Obama swung by The Daily Show earlier this week and was challenged by outgoing host Jon Stewart over government incompetence on his watch. Pressed on prominent instances of malfeasance and ineptitude that have plagued the federal bureaucracy during his administration ‚ÄĒ from the VA wait list scandal, to the catastrophic OPM hack, to the IRS targeting affair ‚ÄĒ Obama breezily dismissed the latter example as a non-scandal, chalking it up to Congress writing ‚Äúcrummy‚ÄĚ laws that were merely implemented ‚Äúpoorly and stupidly.‚ÄĚ The Washington Times reports: President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with ¬ďDaily Show¬Ē...
  • 19 Facts On IRS Targeting President Obama Can't Blame On Republicans

    07/23/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Robert W. Wood
    On The Daily Show, President Obama blamed Republicans for the IRS scandal: ďYouíve got this back office, and theyíre going after the Tea Party. Well, it turned out, no, Congress had passed a crummy law that didnít give people guidance in terms of what it was they were trying to do. They did it poorly and stupidly. The truth of the matter is that there was not some big conspiracy there. They were trying to sort out these conflicting demands. You donít want all this money pouring through non-for- profits, but you also want to make sure everybody is being...
  • Opinion: The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker

    07/23/2015 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    Hey, employers, donít even think about reimbursing your workersí health-insurance premiums. Beginning this month, the IRS can levy fines amounting to $100 per worker per day or $36,500 per worker per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per firm. This Internal Revenue Service penalty is not written into the Obamacare law. The amount is over 12 times the statutory amount in the Affordable Care Act of $3,000 per worker per year. That is what an employer is charged when one of its employees gets subsidized care on one of the health-care exchanges. Itís 18 times the $2,000 penalty for not...
  • IRS Scandal: It's Dangerous to be on Wrong side of Obama

    07/23/2015 4:43:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-23-15 | Editorial
    Corruption: A new batch of IRS documents shows an agency that's more political than practical. Besides harassing groups applying for nonprofit status, it went after donors of existing groups. Documents produced by the IRS confirm that being on the wrong side of this administration is a dangerous place to be. Judicial Watch, which used the Freedom of Information Act to pry the documents from the government's grasp, said Wednesday they "confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits." Among these groups was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That organization "may find itself...
  • GAO: 'Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs'

    07/23/2015 8:40:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    foxbusiness.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A House Oversight subcommittee hearing today will provide more pushback to President Barack Obamaís claim to the Daily Show that there was no IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits. The hearing, which will take testimony from IRS commissioner John Koskinen, will zoom in on a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will deliver this bombshell: The GAO now says that IRS political ďtargeting is indeed possible in the audit processĒ for nonprofits, largely due to poor agency oversight and controls. ďUnfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs,Ē the GAO...
  • Jon Stewart To President Obama: Act Quickly If Youíre Going ĎTo Take Away Americansí Gunsí

    07/22/2015 9:16:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the July 21 airing of Comedy Centralís The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told President Barack Obama he needs to act quickly if heís going to ďtake away Americansí guns and declare martial law.Ē Obama walked out to sit beside Stewart amid rousing rounds of applause. The two exchanged niceties amid laughter, with Stewart pointing out Obama has ďabout a yearĒ left in office and Obama responded by saying he is going to issue an executive order forbidding Stewart from leaving The Daily Show. (Stewart previously announced he is leaving the show in August.) According to Deadline, Stewart then...
  • Obama tells Jon Stewart: ĎWe move the ball forwardí [Final Worship Service on "Daily Show"]

    07/22/2015 2:27:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/15 | Josh Lederman/AP
    ....Obama took a victory lap on Stewartís show, ticking off a list of achievements on health care, foreign policy and more. ďThe VA works better than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office,Ē Obama boasted.
  • Obama Just Tried To Rewrite History Straight To Jon Stewartís Face About This HUGE Scandal

    07/22/2015 8:50:35 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    The Western Journalism.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    In a classic and cynical attempt to never accept blame...
  • OBAMA: THE IRS DIDNíT TARGET THE TEA PARTY, THE VA HAS GOTTEN BETTER UNDER ME

    07/22/2015 3:01:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    President Obama said that the IRS did not target Tea Party members and the VA ďis better nowĒ than when he came into office in an interview with Comedy Centralís ďDaily ShowĒ host Jon Stewart on Tuesday.
  • Obama defends IRS, says tea party targeting didnít happen

    07/21/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | July 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with ďDaily ShowĒ host Jon Stewart, saying the tea party-targeting scandal was actually Congressí fault for passing ďa crummy lawĒ and that the real problem is the agency doesnít have enough money. Mr. Obama, who has overseen a series of scandals at the IRS, the Veterans Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and now the Office of Personnel Management, was asked why government didnít seem to be working on his watch. But the president said heís not to blame, using the IRS as an example of how what...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/19/2015 7:11:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 18, 2015 | Paul Sperry
    A key part of President Obamaís legacy will be the fedís unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of ďracial and economic justice.Ē Unbeknown to most Americans, Obamaís racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school ó all to document ďinequalitiesĒ between minorities and whites.
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obamaís legacy will be the fedís unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of ďracial and economic justice.Ē Unbeknown to most Americans, Obamaís racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school ó all to document ďinequalitiesĒ between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • How the IRS, FBI and Justice Department Are Agents of Modern American Tyranny

    07/19/2015 6:20:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DS ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Meckler
    Imagine having a vision for your country. You worked hard to start an organization to promote the ideas and values that you believe can fix our nation. When you apply for tax-exempt status, which should be a simple matter of paperwork, you face repeated delays and demands from the government that stretch the process across months and years. Then you learnónot from the government, but from an outside sourceóthat your private information was shared with multiple government agencies, all of whom wanted to ďpiece togetherĒ criminal charges against you. Imagine being awakened in the middle of the night by a...
  • Meet two Americans whose money was stolen by the IRS

    07/19/2015 6:15:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/15 | Herman Cain
    The IRSís Ill-Gotten Gains Iíve told my story before of my dealings with the IRS Ė how they decided to audit me after I publicly criticized President Bill Clinton on national television and forced me to spend significant money on lawyers and accountants just to prove I had done nothing wrong. This is their game and they like to play it. There is no federal agency with more leeway to harass Americans who have broken no law and failed to pay no taxes. So itís hardly new that the IRS treats people badly, although the targeting of conservative organizations that...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Proís and Conís to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (itís higher for 2015). However Ė and I canít emphasize this enough Ė they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Worry About the IRS

    07/16/2015 7:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US News & World Report / The Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2015 | Stephen Ohlemacher, AP
    A 'straw man' or real threat? Conservatives warn that IRS could target gay marriage opponents.A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage. The attorneys general of 15 states have written Congress asking for legislation to protect religious schools and other groups. Bills in the House and Senate are gaining support. Officials are responding to the Supreme Court ruling in June that required every state to recognize same-sex marriages....
  • IRS Investigating Shaggy 2 Dope From Insane Clown Posse

    07/15/2015 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2015
    The IRS wants to know more about the income of one half of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse. In a court filing, the government asked a judge Wednesday to enforce a summons against Joseph Utsler, better known by his stage name, Shaggy 2 Dope. Utsler's partner in Insane Clown Posse is Joseph Bruce, known as Violent J. Separately, they have been challenging the U.S. Justice Department over a 2011 report that described their fans, the Juggalos, as a "hybrid gang."
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges

    07/14/2015 8:53:06 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7 July 2015
    (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official ďDOJ RecapĒ report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • Midnight raids, secret subpoenas: IRS' Lerner close friends with leader who targeted Scott Walker

    07/13/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-11-15 | Barbara Boland
    The official behind the IRS' conservative nonprofit targeting scandal, Lois Lerner, was friends with the Wisconsin regulator who targeted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's conservative aides and allies. Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, were friends for 20 years and traded emails on campaign finance, politics, and personal matters between 2011 and 2013, emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal reveal. That was the same time frame the IRS increased its harassment of conservative groups and Wisconsin prosecutors conducted a secret John Doe probe of Walker's allies, raising the troubling question of whether they coordinated their...