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  • Revealed: IRS and State Department conspired in targeting pro-Israel group

    07/29/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a "smidgen." Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered:  …emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring...
  • IRS Crosses Green Line

    05/31/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 30, 2013 | Alana Goodman
    A Washington Free Beacon investigation has identified at least five pro-Israel organizations that have been audited by the IRS in the wake of a coordinated campaign by White House-allied activist groups in 2009 and 2010. These organizations, some of which are too afraid of government reprisals to speak publicly, say in interviews with the Free Beacon that they now believe the IRS actions may have been coordinated by the Obama administration. Many of the charities openly clashed with the Obama administrations policy of opposing Israeli settlement construction over the so-called Green Line, which marks the pre-1967 boundary between Israel and...
  • 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 namesas the agency admitted Fridayto 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 targetednearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn't targeting conservative groups.