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Under Pressure: Democratic senator pressured IRS to investigate nonprofits (Carl Levin)
free beacon ^ | 5/14 | goodman

Posted on 05/15/2013 10:24:19 AM PDT by RummyChick

Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) repeatedly pressed the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of specific conservative nonprofit organizations in letters to then-IRS commissioner Doug Shulman and director Lois Lerner in 2012.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: carllevin; carllevinirsscandal; impeachnow; implausibledenial; irsscandal; michigan; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; specialprosecutor

1 posted on 05/15/2013 10:24:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Drip, Drip, Drip...


2 posted on 05/15/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: HOYA97

Another Dem Sen who’s retiring. Surprise, surprise, surprise!


3 posted on 05/15/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Penguin is dirty.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 10:27:17 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: RummyChick

Ruh Roh! And who are the others? Senator Hatch mentioned ‘democratS’...


5 posted on 05/15/2013 10:27:35 AM PDT by uncitizen (Drip drip drip)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Drag him into the street. This crap goes deep. Make the consequences real for crying out loud.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: uncitizen

IIRC, Schmuckie was one.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Meanwhile the democrat running to replace Levin (Gary Peters) is trying to sound moderate.

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8 posted on 05/15/2013 10:28:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

And why was Harry (the booty) Reid so insistent during last years campaign that Romney show his tax returns? That scoundrel kept on pushing this even though there really was nothing of substance to it. Is Reid in on it too?


9 posted on 05/15/2013 10:29:38 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Col Frank Slade
The Penguin is dirty.

You referring to Levin or Matt Cooke?


10 posted on 05/15/2013 10:29:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: uncitizen

Max Baucus was the first. Answering the mystery of his sudden “retirement”.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 10:30:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Roccus

Read that little dicky durbin was another one.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 10:32:09 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: RummyChick
Impeach this rascal?

Why not turn the heat on some Democrats...

Michigan is having all sorts of troubles -- bankruptcy of Detroit, high unemployment, etc.

Sounds like voters, even if he survives impeachment, might toss him in the next election (whenever that is for him).

14 posted on 05/15/2013 10:33:27 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: tflabo
And why was Harry (the booty) Reid so insistent during last years campaign that Romney show his tax returns? That scoundrel kept on pushing this even though there really was nothing of substance to it. Is Reid in on it too?

This is an excellent question.

15 posted on 05/15/2013 10:34:04 AM PDT by kidd
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To: RummyChick

One can assume that the Gang of Ocho is guilty by association.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 10:35:11 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: RummyChick

Did Soros pay these guys or did they do it free of charge?


17 posted on 05/15/2013 10:36:38 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: HOYA97

Drip, drip, drip...


18 posted on 05/15/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Graewoulf

Until you have a link to any kind of story connecting the Congressional GOP to the IRS scandal in any manner, knock off the claims and insinuations.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: RummyChick

Someone has to see what Henry Waxman is up to. He LOOOOVES the IRS.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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21 posted on 05/15/2013 10:45:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: RummyChick

So, is that incorrect influence an impeachable offense? Will the GOP grow a pair and actually go after and impeach Senators?


22 posted on 05/15/2013 10:49:24 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: RummyChick

Reckun he rotted in office, place stinks to high heaven,, all these elderly solons, out of touch but not afraid to ignore reality. They are the problem.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 10:51:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: topher
Michigan is having all sorts of troubles -- bankruptcy of Detroit, high unemployment, etc.

Actually Michigan is doing considerably better than it has been. Certainly among the most improved states over the last couple of years.
24 posted on 05/15/2013 10:59:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shankbear

People have known Levin to be a sniveling little commie for years and years. There’s no news in this.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 11:01:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

Joe Stalin hissef’ could make Levin look ‘moderate’


26 posted on 05/15/2013 11:01:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How about retiring to prison?


27 posted on 05/15/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: muawiyah

He’s retiring next year anyway.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

Hang him!


29 posted on 05/15/2013 11:04:17 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: RummyChick

He is a fascist. In a sane country he would be in jail.


30 posted on 05/15/2013 11:06:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: tflabo
Romney successfully avoided revealing all of his tax returns even though he gave McCain something like 18 years, and he provided the last 2 early in the campaign.

There's some category of taxation ~ possibly federal income tax ~ that Romney escaped in that period. Just guessing it might have been federal tax exempt municipal bonds. But then, as the economy continued to sink in 2009/2010 and more and more cities and counties looked like they'd fail to pay on those bonds, he dumped them and went into other investments, albeit investments where he did pay taxes!

Only IRS would know ~ fur shur Romney didn't have the same tax accountant over the entire period so even that guy or gal wouldn't know either. Pretty limited audience on this one!

Not that Romney did anything wrong, but the class warriors on both sides of the political chasm like to dump on people who don't pay federal income taxes no matter how lawful and reasonable such nonpayment might be.

Note, for the record, in my opinion the federal income tax is another failed government program. It was supposed to pay the bills and it doesn't. Now they're taxing my blood sugar measurement tabs ~ and that's clearly the desperate measure of a bankrupt system. Time to repeal the 16th and turn to something else ~ maybe an export tax!

31 posted on 05/15/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: taxcontrol

What? Senators are elected, not appointed. They are not employees but officers. There are only a couple of ways to get rid of them ~ death(many hang around so long they die in office), or they get beat in a primary. A few retire ~ and most of those guys have taken leave of their senses long ago ~ their staff people run the office and tell them how to vote.


32 posted on 05/15/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HOYA97

Drip, Drip, Drip...


Sen Max Bacus was also a player in the investigate your opposition sweepstakes.

He said he was retiring over Obama care frustrations

Perhaps there is a bit more to the story - especially since the IRS seems to a nexus for Obama Care scandal and the Punishing and Intimidating your opposition and people who dare criticize the regime scandals.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Another Dem Sen .."

Yep, Senator Lennin.

34 posted on 05/15/2013 11:14:13 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bgill

Mentioning Soros. Here’s a comprehensive article! RICO?????

http://m.cnsnews.com/blog/mike-ciandella/soros-gave-61-million-groups-linked-pressure-irs-target-conservative-nonprofits


35 posted on 05/15/2013 11:18:07 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: RummyChick

No matter what he does, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Orin Hatch, Susan Collins and the other RINO Senators will still call him “my good friend Carl”. After all, the Senate is a club and loyalty to fellow members comes before loyalty to constituents or the Constitution if you are a Republican. For Democrats, loyalty to socialist ideology comes first and the party comes second.


36 posted on 05/15/2013 11:22:45 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: muawiyah

Senators can also be impeached, then tried, possibly removed from office .... and also ... prevented from ever holding another federal office.

Article II of the United States Constitution (Section 4) states that “The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers (Senators) of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

William Blout (Senator from Tenn and signer of the Constitution) was impeached but the charges dismissed after being expelled from the Senate in 1797.


37 posted on 05/15/2013 11:44:56 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: RummyChick

IMPEACH!

obama irs gestapo scandal conservative corruption  
38 posted on 05/15/2013 11:50:07 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: taxcontrol
Section 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

You'll want to read ~ http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid='0E%2C*PL%5B%3A%230%20%20%0A ~ as well.

While theoretically possible for the House to 'impeach' a Senator, the Senate would conduct any trial. In reality both houses are the sole judges of who may be a member of their respective house. If it didn't occur already to the Senate to remove a Senator for cause, it's unlike the Senate will ever pay much attention to a House attempt to remove one of them.

I seriously doubt Harry Reid would even bother having the clerks file such a bill coming over from the House.

As Ben Franklin said, assassination was the traditional way to remove the head of state but he preferred impeachment. At the same time neither Franklin nor any other of the Founders writing the core of the Constitution thought we would ever have anyone in office other than someone chosen by the best people, of wealth and power, and property.

By 1800, 10 years after its adoption, Thomas Jefferson fooled them all!

39 posted on 05/15/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: taxcontrol

Waste of time to impeach Levin. He’s retiring and has plenty of friends to help him drag it out till he’s out of office.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: topher

The people of Michigan will vote for any Democrat on the ticket. They don’t seem to have sound judgment.


41 posted on 05/15/2013 2:28:30 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

And as sure as shit, some brainless moron will come along and run their idiot mouth about something they know nothing about like you just did.


42 posted on 05/15/2013 3:14:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Facts speak for themselves, don’t they? Just because they elected a Republican governor, means nothing. Decade after decade of Democrat rule has nearly ruined the state of Michigan, so you tell me what is so idiotic about this? It isn’t and you know it. Michigan never votes for a Republican for president - except during the Reagan era- so, don’t call me names - you know what I’m saying is true. Just because you don’t vote D, doesn’t mean that most of the state doesn’t. Now, who’s a brainless idiot? You are!


43 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:00 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

You’re nothing but a simple minded moron, more suited to the non thinking DU.

Fortunately you’re too stupid to know just how stupid you are and happily spout it out in the open.

Run along now.


44 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HOYA97

Heh, heh, heh.


45 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:34 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Catsrus

Oh, really....don’t recall ever voting for a dem. We are Mom more all democrats than TX is all hispanic...


46 posted on 05/16/2013 4:18:40 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

More...stupid tablet.


47 posted on 05/16/2013 4:19:41 AM PDT by madison10
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To: cripplecreek

When you point the finger at someone else, you have 3 pointing back at you. So, you are the stupidest of the stupid. You run along now and go play with your dolls.


48 posted on 05/16/2013 12:54:45 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

I didn’t realize I was so important too you.

Sorry, I’m really not interested.


49 posted on 05/16/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

Rush read a long list of them today.


50 posted on 05/16/2013 1:01:57 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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