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  • IS ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL ABOUT TO EXPLODE? [Taxpayer info used for politics]

    10/06/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/06/2014 | John Hinderaker
    While strong cases can be made for both Benghazi and Fast and Furious, most voters consider Barack Obama’s misuse of the IRS to be his administration’s worst scandal so far. But, as we wrote last year, targeting of conservative non-profits for harassment is not the only dimension of the IRS scandal. In addition, there is strong reason to believe that one or more White House political appointees have illegally accessed private taxpayer information and used it for political gain.Austan Goolsbee directed Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and later chaired his Council of Economic Advisers. In August 2010, Goolsbee conducted...
  • Shocker: IRS claims it 'lost' emails of 5 more agents related to Lerner investigation

    09/08/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Guess what happened to their hard drives...Late on Friday, when it was hoping no one would be paying attention, the IRS admitted that it had a few new problems on its hands.  ...Five new problems, to be precise.Basically, the agency claims it has "lost" the emails of five more agents and - will wonders never cease - they're all related to the Lois Lerner investigation.We know you're stunned, just as the AP was:  The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax...
  • GOP to Justice: Stop hiding ex-IRS lawyer

    09/05/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/04/14 | Bernie Becker
    A top House Republican on Thursday accused the Justice Department of helping a former department lawyer duck an interview about the IRSs improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to provide contact information for Andrew Strelka to the House Oversight Committee by Friday. Republicans say that Strelkas tenure with the government illustrates a conflict of interest in the Obama administrations investigation into the IRS scandal. Strelka once worked for Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the controversy. After moving to the Justice Department, Strelka defended the IRS against...
  • Lerner Hard Drive Was "Scratched"

    07/22/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 189 replies
    The House Ways and Means Committee ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC Despite early refusals to make available IT professionals who worked on Lois Lerners computer, Ways and Means Committee investigators have now learned from interviews that the hard drive of former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner was scratched, but data was recoverable. In fact, in-house professionals at the IRS recommended the Agency seek outside assistance in recovering the data. That information conflicts with a July 18, 2014 court filing by the Agency, which stated the data on the hard drive was unrecoverable including multiple years worth of missing emails. It is unbelievable that we cannot get...
  • 3 Faces of Lerner

    06/26/2014 9:38:57 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Jon Christian Ryter's Conservative World ^ | 05/27/2013 | Jon Christian Ryter
    eet one of Washington DC's most arrogant and, until May 10, 2013, most politically-invisible people in the Obama AdministrationLois G. Lerner. Lerner is generally, although mistakenly, viewed by the media as an apolitical, albeit leftwing, bureaucrat with no political axes to grind. The branding of Lerner was accomplished by Larry M. Noble (who retired from government service at the end of Clinton's reign. From 1979 until the end of 2000, Noble served as counsel of the Federal Election Commission [FEC]. This is Lois Lerner. A very complex, rabid leftwing activist who, since 1986, has been able to wear one of...
  • Koskinen to Issa: I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didnt Have (IRS arrogance)

    06/24/2014 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 24, 2014 - 5:23 AM | Susan Jones
    I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of themnot all of them, but some of themwere not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didnt have, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerners vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when he testified before Issas committee on...
  • IRS chief scorched as 'liar' (emails not backed up on a server)

    06/24/2014 12:53:39 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    In a stunning admission under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Koskinen divulged that the IRS made no effort to recover Lerners email archive from the six month backups after her initial computer problems in June of 2011. Koskinen had informed the committee that emails were not backed-up on a server, but on a tape that recorded emails for only six months.
  • IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerners Computer Crash

    06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 208 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/22 | howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerners computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials computers allegedly crashed. The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides Email Archiving Done Right and Point-Click Recovery. Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldnt you choose...
  • Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing (Auditioning for prison)

    06/20/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 06-20-2014 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and JACK GILLUM
    The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday THE AGENCY WILL NOT SHARE WITH CONGRESS ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT ITS LOST EMAILS related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own review is finished because he said Republicans are releasing inaccurate, interim information.
  • Report: Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Has Been "Thrown Away"

    06/19/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a report published late last night in POLITICO, the hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner where the IRS claims her emails to outside agencies and groups like the White House, Department of Justice, FEC, Democrat members of Congress, etc. were stored has been...destroyed. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerners crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources. Weve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the...
  • IRS email snafu mind-boggling, says IT expert

    06/17/2014 11:23:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | James Rogers
    The IRS inability to locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the center of the departments targeting scandal is mind-boggling, according to an expert in electronic discovery. Bruce Webster, who has served as a consulting and IT expert in more than 80 civil lawsuits, is astonished by the fact that the IRS could lose two years worth of emails. It is very well known in both legal and IT circles that as soon as litigation and/or criminal investigation is likely -- not actually initiated, but merely likely -- it is imperative to preserve...
  • Sources of Income Tax Identity Theft

    05/03/2014 1:34:34 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 11 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 3, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Compiled by: Larry Walker IIIn a February 2014 House Oversight Hearing, J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, stated that, "IRS employees are entrusted with the sensitive personal and financial information of taxpayers. Using this information to perpetrate a criminal scheme for personal gain negatively impacts our Nations voluntary tax system and it can generate widespread distrust of the IRS. TIGTA aggressively investigates IRS employees involved in identity theft-related tax refund fraud and refers these investigations to the Department of Justice for prosecution. Many of these employees face significant prison sentences as well as the loss of their...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails the tip of a very ugly iceberg

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

    04/09/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by cornelis · 59 replies
    "I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, you look at the way ...forget about me... forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House...
  • Examining the IRS Response to the Targeting Scandal (Live thread)

    03/26/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 58 replies
    oversight.house.gov ^ | March 26, 2014
    Video at link.
  • DOJ: We Have No Conflict of Interest in Investigating IRS Targeting of Tea Party

    03/24/2014 5:09:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 24 Mar 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Justice said in a letter sent this month to Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) that Attorney General Eric Holder has determined that his department has no conflict of interest in investigating the Internal Revenue Services targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups and that Holder, therefore, will not name a special prosecutor in the case. The departments letter responded to one Cruz sent Holder on January 22. In that letter, Cruz cited a report in The Washington Post indicating that the department lawyer overseeing the IRS investigation had made political contributions to President Obama and the...
  • IRS Scandal Timeline

    03/12/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The Center for Competitive Politics created this working timeline of events surrounding the IRS scandal. A PDF version of the working timeline is here.
  • Embattled IRS official Lois Lerners husbands law firm has strong Obama connections

    03/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST · by managusta · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obamas policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship. IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as apolitical in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has...
  • Licensed Private Investigator raises Flags in Malik Obama IRS case

    03/08/2014 3:57:41 AM PST · by mgist · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 3/7/14 | Shobat
    A licensed Private Investigator has taken notice of the issues surrounding Malik Obamas Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF). In particular, Camilia ElDidi has zeroed in on dates, addresses, and the mysterious absence of the foundations current records as a tax exempt entity. We encourage you to read these explosive revelations. By Camilia K. ElDidi Licensed Private Investigator **SHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE** 1.) The name used for the foundation established by Malik Obama of The Barack H. Obama Foundation has been a deceitful act, meant to intentionally give a false impression, misleading, where the American public and the Internal Revenue Service were conned...
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • Smidgen of Corruption in Christine O'Donnell IRS Case

    03/01/2014 6:09:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    Citizens who flout the Internal Revenue Service face the prospect of jail, but when the IRS flouts the law, its business as usual. The case of Christine ODonnell, former Delaware candidate for U.S. senator, highlights the continuing abuses by the sprawling agency charged with collecting our taxes. Before running, ODonnell had heard that if she chose to run in 2010 for the U.S. Senate against former Delaware governor Mike Castle, the IRS and others would F with her head, in the words of a top Delaware political insider. In short order, someone accessed ODonnells tax return information containing private financial...
  • Democrats Defeat Cruzs Effort to Protect Americans from IRS Abuses

    02/27/2014 2:49:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    As an enthusiastic fan of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), I am sorry that an ongoing project prevented me from participating in PJMs Cruz symposium. But this relevant news just came over the transom, so I thought Id at least pass it along. As Ive previously noted, Obama administration officials have been working the codify in federal law the IRS harassment and obstruction of conservative organizations that President Obama and Attorney General Holder claimed to find intolerable, inexcusable, outrageous, and unacceptable back when the scandal first came to light. As usual, it has been Senator Cruz leading the charge to try...
  • Ex-IRS official Lerner's attorney says no Hill testimony without immunity or court order

    02/26/2014 12:37:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/26/26 | Fox News.
    The attorney for Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, signaled Wednesday that his client will not comply with a request to testify on Capitol Hill next week. Attorney William Taylor said Lerner, who resigned last year as the agencys tax-exempt organizations chief, will return and testify only if compelled by a federal court or if given immunity for her testimony. Taylor stated his position in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was responding to a letter Tuesday from Issa saying, in part, that Lerners testimony...
  • Christine ODonnell: I was a victim of the IRS

    02/22/2014 12:53:17 PM PST · by Robwin · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2014 | Christine ODonnell
    Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity? On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware. Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes. Its since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. out of curiosity, he says. That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS...
  • Caddell Bombshell: GOP Establishment Wants the IRS to Go After the Tea Party

    02/17/2014 11:50:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 194 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-17-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Republican Party establishment... Let me set this up by going back to the 2012 presidential campaign. Remember when you learned that the Romney campaign, along with Republican establishment types, had put the word out that there was to be no criticism of Obama? In fact, I remember... I think I told you all this. A prospective Republican presidential candidate in 2010 or 2011 visited me. There was some confab here in Palm Beach, and this man called and wanted to come by and tell me what his plans were. So I said, "Sure, come on by Sunday morning."...
  • Senate Dems to IRS: Youre our only hope

    02/13/2014 8:25:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    Two years ago, Democrats bragged about raising a billion dollars to re-elect Barack Obama. They had super-PACS like House Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action raise tens of millions of dollars to backstop both the presidential and Congressional races in the last cycle. Now that Priorities Action USA has taken a seat on the sideline and Republicans and conservatives are raising tens of millions of dollars against them, Senate Democrats want IRS intervention to curb the very same channels that they exploited so well in the 2012 election: Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service...
  • IRS targeting of political speech is no accident

    02/08/2014 1:50:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2014 | Star Parker
    The latest round of the IRS scandal, in which Tea Party and conservative groups have been selectively targeted for harassment by our tax collection agency, is now unfolding. This comes in the form of proposed new rules from the IRS regarding the operation of organizations falling under the 501(c)(4) provision of the tax code. These are organizations whose purpose is to promote social welfare and therefore their income is tax-free. Because promoting a cause or agenda in our free and democratic country cannot be isolated from political activity associated with that agenda, such activity is permitted by 501(c)(4) organizations, as...
  • EMAIL: IRS planned secret new rules to justify targeting tea party groups two years ago

    02/05/2014 1:55:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2014 | By David Martosko
    Republicans clashed with the Internal Revenue Service's new commissioner Wednesday in a Capitol Hill hearing that featured the unveiling a document indicating that the agency planned as early as 2012 to change its rules in a way that justified singling out tea party groups for special scrutiny. The document, an email from Treasury Department tax policy attorney Ruth Madrigal to a group of IRS officials including the disgraced Lois Lerner. 'Dont know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on c4s,' Madrigal wrote, quoting an election law blog and referring to the 501(c)(4) tax-exempt groups that were the subject of...
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still havent heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obamas 2008 and...
  • BREAKING: OKeefe Releases Video of O-Care Navigator Conspiring to Release Private Data (Video)

    11/20/2013 5:11:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-20-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Oh my gosh This is really bad James OKeefes Project Veritas released video tonight showing an Obamacare navigator conspiring to release private data for political purposes. Busted! Do you know where your personal data is going? After meeting with several Obamacare Navigators who openly encouraged our undercover reporters to lie about income status, health history and more, it became clear that personal data was also being cross-pollinated. Enter Enroll America, a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare and Chris Tarango, Texas Enroll America Communications Director who Project Veritas caught on tape agreeing to help obtain a...
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN Heads Obamacare Navigator Program in New York City

    10/15/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-15-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Maria Marroquin: Illegal alien...and ObamaCare "Navigator"- by John HillStand With ArizonaAmericans were outraged after the Obama Administration denied access to the WWII memorial for veterans - but allowed illegal aliens to hold a rally for amnestyon the "closed" National Mall. Americans were also angered last week after the Healthcare.gov ObamaCare website, which cost $634 million to build (half a billion dollars over budget), utterly failed to work. Now it has emerged that an illegal alien in New York is serving as an Obamacare navigator,accordingto the Center for Immigration Studies. According to the CISreport, Maria Marroquin identified as anillegal...
  • tax-invasion

    10/12/2013 8:16:39 AM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 5 replies
    ACLJ ^ | ME
    Here is what I understand from the website. tax-invasion How the IRS used it's power (And your tax dollars) to influence the election outcome of 2012. People going on record against this outrage. ACLJ This is a free to watch novie. Email the website URL to your friends if you agree. http://aclj.org/tax-invasion/index.html
  • IRS, White House officials that shared confidential taxpayer info had 155 White House meetings

    10/11/2013 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Embattled IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram made 155 visits to the White House to meet with a top Obama White House official with whom she exchanged confidential taxpayer information over email. Of Ingrams 165 White House meetings with White House staff, a staggering 155 of them were hosted by deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew, according to a June Watchdog.Org analysis of White House visitor records. Ingram exchanged confidential taxpayer information with Lambrew and White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (RELATED: White...
  • IRS/White House Collusion in the War on Religion

    10/10/2013 4:31:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/9/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    It is outrageous enough that the IRS and The White House were working in tandem so that the IRS shared confidential taxpayer information with the president and/or his aides. What makes the law-breaking doubly contemptible is that the information was shared in the context of a lawsuit against the despicable, unconstitutional ObamaCare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate: [Top ObamaCare official Sarah Hall] Ingram attempted to counsel the White House on a lawsuit from religious organizations opposing Obamacares contraception mandate. Email exchanges involving Ingram and White House officials including White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz and deputy assistant to the president for...
  • Issa: IRS Officials Sent Confidential Tax Info to Private Email Accounts

    10/08/2013 4:37:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/08/13 | Mike Flynn
    Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, recently informed the IRS that the committee's investigation has revealed that senior IRS officials were using their private emails to transmit confidential tax information. The investigation was sparked by the agency's alleged targeting of conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. "[W]e have uncovered a troubling pattern of IRS officials sending official documents to non-official email accounts as well as the use of non-official email accounts to conduct official business," the September 30th letter to acting IRS Commissioner Dan Werfil reads. "In some instances, IRS officials have sent taxpayer protected information to non-official...
  • Americans deserve answers on IRS scandal

    10/04/2013 4:15:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-4-13 | Editorial Board
    This week, Ben Carson said that shortly after he gave a much-publicized speech criticizing ObamaCare at the National Prayer Breakfast, he found himself audited by the Internal Revenue Service. It makes him suspicious. There was a day when we might have written off a claim like this. But given what weve learned about the IRS and its targeting of right-of-center organizations, the burden of proof has shifted. Though the scandal is no longer making headlines, the questions about what was going on with IRS official Lois Lerner and her pals have never been answered. Meanwhile, the storyline fed keeps changing.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: I had my first encounter with the IRS after prayer breakfast with Obama

    10/03/2013 2:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | By Douglas Ernst
    Dr. Ben S. Carson went years without ever having a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. But his good fortune changed after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said Monday night at an event with business leaders and elected officials in Alabama. Alabamas Yellow Hammer News tweeted Dr. Carsons remarks from the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairmans Dinner: I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the Prayer Breakfast.
  • Ben Carson: 'I had my first encounter with the IRS' after challenging Obama

    10/01/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    At an event in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the Internal Revenue Service following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year. I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the prayer breakfast, Carson told an audience that at the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairmans Dinner, according to a report from Cliff Sims of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Yellowhammer News Carsons February speech February made him a conservative darling for criticizing President Barack Obamas 2010 health care reform law, while...
  • IRS officials thought Obama wanted crackdown on tea party groups, worried about negative press

    09/18/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    IRS employees were acutely aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators.
  • Report: IRS flagged anti-Obama language in groups literature

    09/18/2013 1:25:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups who used anti-Obama rhetoric in their literature, according to internal IRS documents from 2011.Washington-based IRS lawyers sent the scandal-ridden agencys Cincinnati office a political advocacy case list on November 16, 2011 listing 162 groups to be scrutinized. More than 80 percent of those groups were conservative organizations.Five different groups were specifically included on the list by virtue of the anti-Obama rhetoric in their print or online literature. The IRS noted that the group Patriots of Charleston had negative Obama commentary on its website.We did not endorse candidates, a Patriots of Charleston spokesperson...
  • Eric Holder, IRS officials coached tax-exempt black ministers on how to engage in political activity

    09/13/2013 6:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status. Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agencys exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Holder spoke at the event. Were going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they...
  • IRS Gave Black Nonprofits Preferential Treatment

    09/09/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Sperry
    At the same time the IRS harassed Republican nonprofit groups during the 2012 political campaign, it selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats. This raw exercise in political favoritism has not been reported in the context of the still-smoldering IRS scandal, in which the agency in 2012 audited big GOP donors and blocked Tea Party groups trying to obtain tax-exempt status as part of what House investigators suspect was an effort to re-elect the president. But that same year, top officials with both the IRS...
  • IG REPORT: Obamas IRS HINDERED Efforts To Stop Illegals From Misusing Social Security Numbers

    09/01/2013 1:26:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    A recent audit report by the inspector general for the Social Security Administration found that Obamas IRS was reluctant to penalize any employers who consistently used Social Security numbers that did not match the names. Thus refusing any efforts to stop identity fraud from unauthorized noncitizens using Social Security numbers that in 80% of the cases belonged to legal citizens. Defund the IRS. Flashback video reports here and here: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNSNews.com reports the following: An audit report published this month by the inspector general for the Social Security Administration says that the Internal Revenue Services reluctance to penalize employers who consistently...
  • KENNEALLY: The IRS as kingmaker - Tax agency is well suited for use as a political weapon

    08/15/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | By Ivan Kenneally
    President Obamas bewildering response to the mounting Internal Revenue Service scandal has been to simply deny there is a scandal, dismissively labeling it phony. He seems confident that in a moral version of rock-paper-scissors, denial always beats accusation, irrespective of the freight of evidence behind it. This has been the top-down strategy for partisan Democrats from the beginning. As head of the exempt organizations unit in Washington, Lois Lerner casually insisted any wrongdoing was fully attributable to a few line people in Cincinnati who were not so fine. Now weve learned from the testimony of IRS lawyer Carter Hull that...
  • NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government

    08/15/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Jennifer Stisa Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman
    Full title: NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor It seems that every day brings a new revelation about the scope of the NSAs heretofore secret warrantless mass surveillance programs. And as we learn more, the picture becomes increasingly alarming. Last week we discovered that the NSA shares information with a division of the Drug Enforcement Agency called the Special Operations Division (SOD). The DEA uses the information in drug investigations. But it also gives NSA data out to other agencies in particular, the Internal Revenue...
  • Agent: IRS Still Targeting Tea Party Groups

    08/09/2013 11:02:17 AM PDT · by high info voter · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 9, 2013 | Todd Beamon
    The Internal Revenue Service is still targeting tea party and conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status, a full three months after the scandal first erupted. "In plain English, the IRS is still targeting tea party cases," an aide to Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told The Washington Examiner.Camp, a Michigan Republican, released a transcript of testimony from an IRS agent who told a Ways and Means investigator that the agency was still targeting such groups, the Examiner reports. The testimony was given in a closed-door session on Aug. 1, according to the...
  • Congresss Obamacare Waiver: Obama is buying votes from members of Congress with stolen money

    08/06/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    America has a two-party system. But its not Republicans versus Democrats. Its the ruling class Republicans and Democrats against everyone else. Consider how President Obama just gave Congress its very own Obamacare waiver. Obamacare includes a provision that should cost each member of Congress and each staffer $5,000 to $11,000 per year. Needless to say, the ruling class was not pleased. Congress wasnt about to try to exempt itself from this provision explicitly, though. If John Q. Congressman voted to give himself an Obamacare waiver that his constituents dont get, he wouldnt be John Q. Congressman much longer....
  • Crash: Government Bank Losses of $192 Billion Benefit Obama

    08/05/2013 4:56:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | John Ransom
    The Federal Reserve Bank, with a capitalization of $62 billion, has recently lost $192 billion, as interest rates have risen, according to ETF Guide and Scott Minerd, the Global Chief Investment Officer at Guggenheim Partners. This, despite attempts by the central bank of the United States to keep interest rates much, much lower "Our estimate shows that the spike in bond yields since the first quarter of this year, writes Minerd, has caused a mark-to-market loss of $192 billion on the Feds holding assets, equivalent to approximately all of the unrealized gains that the Fed had accumulated since it began...
  • Obama picks restructuring expert to take over IRS

    08/01/2013 2:23:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/01/2013 | Nedra Pickler and Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis to take over an Internal Revenue Service under fire for targeting political groups. Obama said his nominee for commissioner of the tax agency, John Koskinen, "is an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform." "With decades of experience, in both the private and public sectors, John knows how to lead in difficult times, whether that means ensuring new management or implementing new checks and balances," Obama said in a statement. "Every part of our government must operate...
  • IRS Harassment of Pro-Life Groups Continues Despite Claims to Contrary

    08/02/2013 3:00:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Today, the Thomas More Society has submitted an updated second memorandum to Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18) of the House Committee on Ways and Means, detailing additional evidence of continued IRS targeting of pro-life organizations. Despite claims by the Obama Administration that the harassment has ceased, the Society produced over 230 pages of documentation showing that the federal government is still interrogating pro-life groups beyond the scope of its legal authority, infringing upon these organizations First Amendment rights of assembly, free speech, and religious liberty.Despite claimsto the contrary, the IRS continues to target and harass pro-life and conservative charities, illegally questioning...