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  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 9:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Eonline ^ | 06/28/2015 | Brett Malec
    Cue the backlash!Following this morning's history-making Supreme Court Decision on marriage equality, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to condemn gay marriage in a series of homophobic tweets. He event compared marriage equality to incest and pedophilia."Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It's different? Yea okay!" the 24-year-old football star wrote Friday. "The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that's sick! That day I will say ‚Äėhypocrites.'""When did we start defining a word...
  • Top Democrat Ė Who May Serve Prison Time for His Role in IRS Scandal Ė Calls on Congress to End..

    06/25/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Leader Elijah Cummings Could Face Prison Time for his Illegal Attacks on on a Voters Rights GroupĖ Today Cummings called on Congress to end its IRS investigation. Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group ďTrue the Vote.Ē Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of ďTrue the Vote,Ē testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during...
  • Lois Lernerís Hard Drive Was SHREDDED

    06/25/2015 5:59:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    dailycaller ^ | June 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lernerís hard drive most likely crashed due to ďan impact of some sort,Ē like somebody hitting it or smashing it, according to new congressional testimony. Then the hard drive was shredded and its pieces were sold for scrap. Lernerís laptop, which crashed on June 11, 2011 between 5 and 7 PM, was sent to an IT technician two days later. The Hewlett-Packard technician looking at her laptop determined that the hard drive failed because of an impact of some sort.
  • House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation

    06/25/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Agency destroyed e-mails after telling Congress they couldnít be found. House Republicans investigating the IRSís targeting of tea-party groups are seriously considering an effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen or other agency employees for ďculpable misdemeanorsĒ pertaining to the destruction of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, the former official at the heart of the scandal. ďWeíve briefed the leadershipís counsel, and I think that theyíre open to it, but itís the type of thing where this town is like, Ďoh, thatís not how we do things, itís not really been used lately,íĒ a Republican member of the House Oversight...
  • Watchdog: IRS workers mistakenly erased tea party emails

    06/25/2015 5:29:17 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Investigators are blaming mistakes by IRS employees ó not a criminal conspiracy ó for the loss of thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal. IRS workers erased 422 computer backup tapes that "most likely" contained as many as 24,000 emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner, who has emerged as a central figure in congressional investigations, according to IRS's inspector general. The workers erased the tapes a month after IRS officials discovered that an untold number of Lerner's emails were lost. The IG says the workers were unaware of a year-old...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • Federal Judge Orders Obama IRS to Court

    Federal Judge Orders Obama IRS to Court JUNE 19, 2015 Judge Demands More Answers from IRS Reopen Clinton FOIA Lawsuit Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Details on Bill Clintonís Travels with Sex Offender Judge Demands More Answers from IRS Try telling the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you lost some tax documents and then magically found them again once legal pressure was applied. What do you think the end result would be for you if you tried to operate this way? Judicial Watch is succeeding in court in its effort to remind the Obama IRS that it isnít above...
  • Govít OUTSOURCED management to IT workers with TOTAL ACCESS to databaseÖ in CHINA

    06/18/2015 4:43:56 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    <p>The technical details are a little difficult here so letís put it this way Ė idiotic and utterly incompetent government officials outsourced IT management of highly sensitive information to companies that had some workers in China, and gave them complete and total access to that database.</p>
  • Officials: Chinese had access to U.S. security clearance data for one year

    06/18/2015 9:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 18, 2015 | Ellen Nakashima
    The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Managementís security-clearance computer system took place a year ago, giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year, according to new information. The considerable lag time between breach and discovery means that the adversary had more time to pull off a cyber-heist of consequence, said Stewart Baker, a former National Security Agency general counsel. ďThe longer you have to exfiltrate the data, the more you can take,Ē he said. ďIf youíve got a year to map the network, to look at the file structures, to consult with experts and...
  • Agency: Staff cuts take toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts

    06/17/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2015 3:54 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher
    Budget cuts to the IRS are hampering the agencyís efforts to uncover tax cheats, an agency watchdog said Wednesday, and more trims are on the way under legislation approved by a GOP-controlled House panel. IRS budget cuts are hurting tax collections because there are fewer agents chasing delinquent taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS budget has been cut by $1.2 billion since 2010. The House Appropriations Committee approved IRS cuts of $900 million more on Wednesday on a party-line vote. Republicans controlling Congress have targeted the much-maligned agency, particularly...
  • IRS' Latest Email Excuse Draws It Closer To Rogue Agency Status

    06/17/2015 1:28:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Lawlessness: On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can't release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney. Missing yet another court-ordered deadline on June 12, the Internal Revenue Service has failed to release 6,400 new emails found on the hard drive of Lois Lerner, former tax exempt organization chief, pertaining to the agency's admitted targeting of administration critics.
  • IRS' Latest Email Excuse Draws It Closer To Rogue Agency Status

    06/16/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can't release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney. Missing yet another court-ordered deadline on June 12, the Internal Revenue Service has failed to release 6,400 new emails found on the hard drive of Lois Lerner, former tax exempt organization chief, pertaining to the agency's admitted targeting of administration critics.
  • IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner EmailsÖGives DUMBEST EXCUSE YET For Not Releasing Them

    06/15/2015 6:32:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails ó but theyíre not handing them over in court. The IRSí latest excuses are nothing short of infuriating. Department of Justice lawyers Geoffrey J. Klimas and Stephanie Sasarak, acting as counsel for the IRS, submitted a U.S. District Court filing June 12 in the case Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service. The court filing, provided to The Daily Caller, claims the IRS received new Lerner emails from the Treasury Departmentís inspector general (TIGTA) but canít fork over the emails to Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group suing to get the...
  • Finally: GOP Looks to Squeeze the IRS

    06/11/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Daniel Davis
    The IRS has been sitting in the GOP's crosshairs ever since 2013, when news of the†targeting scandal broke. †But yesterday, Republican leaders took a step toward actually†pulling the trigger.House Republicans proposed cutting the IRS budget by nearly eight percent. This came after the president had called for an 18 percent†increase. The proposed cuts would shrink the agency's budget by $838 million, leaving it with $10.1 billion. That would put the IRS at 2004 budget levels. Some are expecting more proposed cuts once the bill hits the House floor.This level of†spending cuts†wasn't possible when Democrats controlled the Senate. Now that the...
  • Why the Supreme Court Will Overrule the IRS

    06/09/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by SteveH · 23 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch via Cato ^ | March 29, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    In 2011 and 2012, I researched and wrote ó along with Case Western Reserve University law professor Jonathan H. Adler ó a law-journal article that explains why the IRSís actions are illegal. Our work laid the foundation for King and three similar cases. To our knowledge, we have done more research on the question of what Congress really meant than anyone. When we began, we knew Congress routinely conditions benefits to individuals on states implementing federal programs. The Supreme Court has held that Congress cannot compel states to implement such programs, but it can create incentives for states to do...
  • Federal Judge Gives IRS Until Friday to Answer for ďLostĒ Lerner Emails

    06/09/2015 7:42:07 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 30 replies
    Peopleís Pundit Daily ^ | June 8, 2015 | PPD Staff
    Judicial Watch announced Monday that a U.S. federal judge has ordered the IRS to provide an answer for the missing Lois Lerner emails ó by this Friday, June 12. This is another positive step to have the IRS and the Obama Administration finally answer to the American people. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the watchdog groupís request to issue an order requiring the IRS to answer for the status of the likely damaging Lois Lerner emails by June 12, 2015. ďThe Obama IRS obstructed and lied to a federal judge and...
  • ďBombshell TestimonyĒ: The IRS Used This to Hide Information From Congress

    06/08/2015 11:45:38 AM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Restoring Liberty - Joe Miller ^ | 6.6.15 | ??IRS-ACLJ-Joe Miller???
    New testimony reveals that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used ďhundreds of attorneysĒ to hide critical information from Congressís investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives. According to new congressional bombshell testimony today, the IRS set up a previously unknown ďspecial project teamĒ comprised of ďhundreds of attorneys,Ē including the IRS Chief Counsel (one of only two politically appointed positions at the IRS). The ďspecial projectĒ this team was given? Concealing information from Congress.
  • What If a New Constitutional Convention Overthrows the Federal Reserve Act because of Lois Lerner?

    05/26/2015 9:42:10 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      I heard a man speak on Tony Brown’s Journal in the 1980s, on the thesis that the Federal Reserve System is a tax-farming system, creating monies out of nothing, loaning them to the United States, charging interest that must be repaid with taxes. It sounds paranoiac, until you learn that the Federal Reserve Act was closely associated with the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution establishing the Federal Income Tax. Now that Texas is close to pushing us over the top of the number of states required to ask Congress to call a Constitutional convention, what might happen...
  • Negligence: IRS Warned About Potential Hacking of Sensitive Taxpayer Info.. Did Practically Nothing

    06/03/2015 5:34:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill yesterday over a massive data breach and hacking of highly sensitive taxpayer information, including social security numbers. A number of taxpayers whose information was stolen have also lost their identities. Information and testimony given by Inspector General Russell George revealed the IRS was given multiple warnings and recommendations about how to prevent an attack or breach. The IRS failed to implement all of the recommendations given. More from Americans For Tax Reform (bolding is mine): Over the last decade the IRS has failed to implement numerous recommendations that...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • House GOP demands criminal investigation into Lois Lerner

    05/28/2015 9:43:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Insisting Lois G. Lerner is still a target, congressional Republicans sent a letter to new Attorney General Loretta Lynch Thursday asking her to follow through on their official request last year for a criminal investigation into Ms. Lernerís behavior at the IRS. Led by Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Republicans said itís been more than a year and the Justice Department has yet to respond to the referral the committee approved on April 9, 2014, listing three areas where lawmakers believe Ms. Lerner may have broken the law. ďThe committee continues to...
  • IRS 'believes' massive data theft originated in Russia

    05/28/2015 4:55:03 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/2015 | Chris Frates
    The IRS "believes" that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN. On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that organized crime syndicates used personal data obtained elsewhere to access tax information, which they then used to file $50 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
  • APNewsBreak: IRS Says Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000

    05/26/2015 1:20:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | 5-26-2015 | AP
    Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address. "The IRS notes this issue does not involve its main computer system that handles tax filing submission; that system remains secure,"...
  • Israel: Beware of Obama

    03/23/2015 11:09:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican ďenemies.Ē He abandons our ≠allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ≠adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast. Now heís coming for Israel. Barack Obamaís promise to transform America was too modest....
  • Israel: Beware of Obama

    03/23/2015 5:51:42 AM PDT · by jda · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 22 March 2015
    First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican ďenemies.Ē He abandons our ≠allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ≠adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast. Now he's coming for Israel. {snip} Whatever form the punishment takes, it will aim...
  • Israel: Beware of Obama

    03/22/2015 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican ďenemies.Ē He abandons our ≠allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ≠adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast. Now heís coming for Israel. Already paving the way for an Iranian nuke, he...
  • Israel: Beware of Obama

    03/22/2015 10:28:34 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 3/22/15 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    Israel: Beware of Obama By Michael Goodwin First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican ďenemies.Ē He abandons our ≠allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ≠adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast. Now heís coming for Israel.
  • Evidence Now Is Conclusive That Obama And Hillary Should Be Indicted And Put On Trial For TREASON

    05/22/2015 4:39:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/19/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Judicial Watch announced today that it "obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified "Secret" documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State, revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked "Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman" (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance." Judicial Watch added what has been proven and obvious for yearsóthat "Benghazi attack" was "not about a response to an anti-Muhammad video" or was it "the protests at the U.S. Embassy in...
  • Irs Pummeled by Court for Suggesting it's OK to Discriminate Against Pro-Israel Group

    05/10/2015 5:12:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | May 7th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Chief Judge Garland to the IRS's lawyer: 'Go back and ask your superiors whether they want us to represent that the government's position in this case is that the government is free to unconstitutionally discriminate against its citizens for 270 days." In a highly unusual public thrashing of a government lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service by the second highest U.S. court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, asked: ďYou donít really mean that the IRS is free to discriminate against its citizens, do you?Ē The judges asked this question several times in several different ways of the Department of...
  • Americans Hate Bullying. But Whoís the Biggest Bully in America? Obama

    05/10/2015 5:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/07/2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Everywhere I look nowadays liberals are screaming about "bullying.Ē It's the liberal cause "du jour." Liberals hate bullies.Well I know a very big bad bully. Heís the worst bully in all the land. His name is Barack Obama. Funny enough, liberals donít care about his vicious bullying. Liberal hypocrites just make absurd excuses for his bullying, because they agree with his politics. Isn't it ironic? The worst bullies of all are liberals- the very people complaining about the traumatic effects of bullying.Well I have a personal story that proves what bullies Obama and his socialist cabal really are. You see...
  • Top court rules against NSA program

    05/07/2015 6:43:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/2015 | Juliam Hatem
    A federal court has decided that the National Security Agencyís (NSA) bulk, warrantless collection of millions of Americansí phone records is illegal. The decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday represents the second major court victory for opponents of the NSA, after a lower court decision called the program nearly unconstitutional six months ago. The phone records program ďexceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,Ē Judge Gerard Lynch wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel. The court did not examine the constitutionality of the surveillance program.
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently Californiaís Attorney General, and is touted by some as ďthe next Barack Obama.Ē She also is the stateís top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for ďlaw enforcementĒ reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • 6,500 Lois Lerner emails recovered from backup tapes

    04/29/2015 7:36:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It‚Äôs an April miracle, Charlie Brown! While the old and largely forgotten IRS scandals have been replaced by whole news sets of scandals, I guess there was still some work going on in the background. The Inspector General for the Treasury announced this week that more than six thousand of Lois Lerner‚Äôs emails ‚Äď lost when ‚Äúher computer crashed‚ÄĚ a few years ago ‚Äď have been recovered from backup tapes and will be turned over. The Treasury¬ís Inspector General for Tax Administration notified the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday that they have recovered thousands of Lois Lerner emails that were...
  • Thousands of new Lerner emails found

    04/28/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2015 | Bernie Becker
    An inspector general investigating the IRSís improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe. Treasuryís inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or from Lerner from between 2004 and 2013 that it didnít think the IRS had turned over to lawmakers, the congressional committees said. The committees have yet to examine the emails, aides on Capitol Hill said. The IRS said last year that Lernerís computer crashed in 2011, leaving it...
  • John McCain Lashes Out at Judicial Watch over Damning IRS Doc Release

    04/28/2015 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm | Debra Heine
    The IRS documents released by the government watchdog group on April 9 revealed that the senator, along with Senator Carl Levin, pressured the agency to go after political nonprofits Ė which turned out to be overwhelmingly conservative non-profits.. A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lernerís admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had ďinappropriatelyĒ targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a ďmarathonĒ meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen....
  • Cruz to Adam Carolla: "The Rich Have Done Well Under Big Government"; Young People Are...

    04/18/2015 9:46:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz phoned in on Friday's broadcast of the Adam Carolla Show to discuss his candidacy, the IRS and taxes, big government, his father's America compared to our current America, Jeb Bush and more. ADAM CAROLLA: Thank you so much for calling in and thank you so much for wanting to eliminate the IRS. It's driving me nuts. SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, I tell you April 16th is a day when a whole lot of folks want to move into a simple flat tax and just padlock the IRS. I think that is a powerful populist...
  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/17/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Apple's market capitalization of $730 billion may now be more than double that of Exxon Mobil, but when it comes to taxes paid to the US government, it's no contest: the company with record profitability that so many progressive hipsters adore and for whose products they line up with annual regularity is billions of dollars below its "fair"†contribution to the US Treasury. Ironically, it is eclipsed by that other company that so many progressives love to hate: Exxon Mobil, which paid $4 billion more in tax than Apple, yet whose valuation has been cut by 15% over the past...
  • Fool Me

    04/18/2015 8:54:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-12-15 | Jerry Wynn
    Fool me once. We were told that the health care system was broken. As a result, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law with the promise that premiums would be lower, we could keep our doctors and our insurance. Fool me twice. When the IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups, the president said there was not even a "smidgen" of corruption. Of course the Department of Justice declined to investigate. Fool me thrice. When four Americans were killed in Benghazi, it was said the cause was an offensive video. Susan Rice went out on a Sunday morning and...
  • Adam Carolla ĎSupportsí Ted Cruz, Thanks Him for Anti-IRS Stance

    04/17/2015 11:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla is apparently a big fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. During a Friday morning interview with the Texas Republican, Carolla approved of the presidential candidate and personally thanked him for wanting to outright abolish the Internal Revenue Service. ďThank you so much for wanting to eliminate the IRS,Ē Carolla began the conversation. ďItís driving me nuts.Ē ďI think that is a powerful populist issue and today is the day when its on peopleís minds,Ē Cruz said, reminding listeners that Wednesday was Tax Day. Carolla argued that taxes are an important issue that gets overshadowed by...
  • Ted Cruzís frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

    04/17/2015 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Salon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against "tyranny," and Lindsey Graham thinks that's crazy. As incredible as it sounds, thereís an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican candidates for the presidency) over whether the American citizenry should be ready to fight a war against the federal government. The two senators in question are Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, and they canít seem to agree whether the Second Amendment serves as bulwark against government ďtyranny.Ē It all started with a fundraising email Cruz sent making the case that ďThe 2nd Amendment to the...
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 196 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements. Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired...
  • A Flawed Legal Analysis Is Helping Lois Lerner

    04/06/2015 1:27:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 04/04/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On March 31, Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote House Speaker John Boehner to inform him that the Justice Department would not present Lois Lernerís contempt citation to a federal grand jury. The letter explaining his decision is an exercise in misdirectionóthe kind of misdirection that magicians use to fool an audience. Why? Because at no point in his detailed, seven-page legal analysis does Machen mention the most important point demonstrating that Lerner did, in fact, waive her Fifth Amendment right.
  • Lois Lerner Gets Off - Hillary Clinton Breathes Easier

    04/06/2015 9:42:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The Justice Department says Lois Lerner, who used her IRS office to target the Tea Party, didn't waive her Fifth Amendment rights before Congress and won't be prosecuted for contempt over her missing emails. Until former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is called to testify under oath before Congress about her multiple private email accounts on a personal server kept in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, she won't get a chance to plead the Fifth Amendment as former IRS official Lois Lerner did in May 2013 before the House Oversight Committee regarding her division's targeting of Tea Party groups.
  • IRS, Congress Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

    04/06/2015 9:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Ron Paul
    This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of Congress requested that Lerner be charged with contempt after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing investigating her role in denying or delaying the applications for tax-exempt status of "tea party" and pro-limited government organizations. Cynics might suggest it is not surprising that a former government official would avoid prosecution for refusing to tell Congress about how federal employees abused their power to help the incumbent administration. These cynics have a point, but the...
  • The IRS Scandal: No justice from the Justice Department

    04/05/2015 5:05:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2015 | Jay Sekulow
    I have said it before -- the Obama administrationís Internal Revenue Service is institutionally incapable of self-correction. And, now it is even clearer that the Obama administrationís Department of Justice is incapable of holding accountable those responsible for a massive illegal targeting scheme. Even worse, its own involvement in the scandal not only means that it canít properly investigate the IRS, it should instead be investigated for cooperating with the IRS in its campaign of censorship and oppression. The latest troubling development comes as the Justice Department announced it will not pursue criminal contempt charges against former top IRS official...
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week ó and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • Lois Lerner and Robert Menendez: A curious contrast from the DoJ

    04/02/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice offered a curious contrast in their fight against corruption, with actions in two cases sending competing messages. Apart, each case has its own highlights, and cover very different kinds of alleged corruption. Put together, though, it seems to tell an intriguing story about how this Department of Justice views its mission, and its targets, which is the subject of my column today at The Fiscal Times: Nearly eleven months later, the Department of Justice has decided to pass on enforcing the contempt charge. Even though Lerner offered testimony in her opening statement and her...
  • US Won't Charge Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner With Contempt

    04/02/2015 7:04:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    bloomberg | April 2, 2015
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  • DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner

    04/01/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/01/2015 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN and RACHAEL BADE
    The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lernerís refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014. The House approved a criminal contempt resolution against Lerner in May 2014, and Machenís office has...
  • IRSís Lois Lerner wonít be charged with contempt

    04/01/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration informed House Speaker John A. Boehner this week it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner for contempt of Congress, concluding that she did not waive her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid answering questions when she was called to testify nearly two years ago. Ms. Lerner, the figure at the center of the IRSís tea party targeting scandal, is still facing investigation over the intrusive scrutiny of conservative groups, but the decision by U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen not to pursue the contempt charge approved by the U.S. House does away with at least some of...