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  • SCANDALOUS: IRS WILL NOT RETURN 60,000,000 Medical Records It Stole From California Company

    05/22/2013 11:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    They stole 60,000,000 medical records – And won’t give them back. Last week news broke that the IRS was facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. In a case involving solely a tax matter involving a former employee of the company, these agents stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians. The lawsuit by John Doe Company against 15 John Doe IRS agents is seeking punitive damages for constitutional violations,...
  • Has the IRS Already Seized Your Medical Records?

    05/20/2013 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 20, 2013 | David Catron
    As gratifying as it was to see the “news” media actually do its job last week when the IRS scandal broke, it was also odd that the coverage focused exclusively on abuses of power relating to various Tea Party and anti-abortion groups. A much scarier IRS story has been virtually ignored by the establishment press. On Wednesday, it was reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against a group of IRS agents who, according to the complaint filed by “John Doe Company” in the Southern District of California, “stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans,...
  • Suit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records

    05/20/2013 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/14/13 | Scott Gottlieb
    The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly seized by agents from the embattled agency. According to a story by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed healthcare provider in California is suing the IRS and 15 unnamed agents, alleging that they improperly seized some 60 million medical records of 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges on March 11, 2011.
  • IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records

    05/19/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans. The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges. The search warrant did not specify that the IRS could take medical information, UPI said. And information technology...
  • Another IRS scandal: agents illegally seized 60 million medical records

    05/16/2013 6:00:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 16, 2013
    Thursday, May 16, 2013 May 16, 2013 Another IRS scandal: agents illegally seized 60 million medical records Image009And as if there's not already an abundance of problems at the IRS, another one erupts, involving 60 million private medical records of 10 million patients - including all California state judges - from Healthcare IT News: The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in...
  • The IRS Raids 60 Million Personal Medical Records

    05/15/2013 11:36:27 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 15, 2013 | Scott Gottlieb
    The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly accessed, and stolen, by agents from the embattled agency. It’s just one more reason, as I wrote yesterday, to re-think the agency’s role under Obamacare. Inevitably, Obamacare confers the IRS with broad access to information about our health insurance, as well as direct electronic linkages into a new government super computer that will also store a lot of bottom line information about our individual healthcare choices. It’s a recipe for mischief by an agency that’s proving that it can’t...
  • IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

    05/15/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT · by porter_knorr · 17 replies
    http://www.healthcareitnews.com ^ | 3/15/2013 | Erin McCann
    he Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data. "This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power...
  • IRS sued for stealing the medical records of 10 million Americans

    05/15/2013 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 15, 2013 | John Hayward
    The last scandal dampening rods just failed, and the reactor core at the Internal Revenue service may be about to blow. From Healthcare IT News: The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March...
  • IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

    05/15/2013 7:30:24 AM PDT · by Lacey · 112 replies
    Healthcare IT News ^ | 05/15/2013 | Erin McCann
    he Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data. "This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power...
  • House committee looks into IRS seizure of 60 million medical records

    06/12/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2013 | Caroline May
    Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are looking into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service seized 60 million medical records from a California health care provider. “(T)he Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in the course of executing a search warrant at a California health care provider’s corporate headquarters in March 2011, improperly seized the personal medical records of millions of American citizens in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” members of the committee wrote in a letter Tuesday to Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel...
  • IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

    06/15/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    AP(Adminstration Propaganda) ^ | 6-15-13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON—Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law. Obama sought a significant budget increase for the IRS for next year, when the agency will start doling out subsidies to help people buy health insurance on state-based exchanges. Congressional Republicans, however, see management problems at the IRS as an opportunity to limit the agency's funding just as it is trying to put in place the massive new law. Republicans have been fighting the health care law ever since Democrats...
  • Confirmed: Obama IRS Targeted, Infiltrated and Harassed Christian Churches

    06/15/2013 12:22:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Internal Revenue Service targeted several Christian groups including a 180 year-old Baptist paper. The Obama IRS targeted Christian groups including Franklin Graham and the 180 year-old Biblical Recorder. The Obama IRS implemented a program to infiltrate and target conservative, evangelical Christian churches. ... The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, were both targeted by the Obama IRS.
  • IRS Hiring ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist,' Starting at $123,758/Year

    06/14/2013 9:22:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – The IRS is looking to hire a “diversity and inclusion” specialist, with a minimum salary of $123,758 a year. The opening for a full-time “Supervisory Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” at the agency’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. was announced on June 11 and is open until June 24. The Diversity Specialist will “serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion” across the workplace and “build internal awareness” for diversity and inclusion throughout the agency. Among the day-to-day job duties: Hear and resolve complaints from employees; "effect...
  • Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

    06/14/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | Posted 06/12/2013 06:34 PM ET | Editor
    Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are. That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized. Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee. Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of...
  • IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

    03/30/2013 5:55:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 100 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar 30, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an "additional child tax credit" for children who don't even live in the U.S. Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years. The Inspector General's office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit. The IG, Russell George says, "The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially," but the IRS is doing nothing to stop it. "It's so easy it's ridiculous," the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits. Names are simply...
  • When Your W-2 Meets an AR-15

    06/13/2013 5:19:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/13/2013 | Mark Steyn
    When the IRS is accused of “targeting”, don’t assume they’re speaking metaphorically. From Politico: As chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, [Jeff] Duncan (R-S.C.) toured a federal law enforcement facility in late May and noticed agents training with the semi-automatic weapons at a firing range. They identified themselves as IRS, he said.“When I left there, it’s been bugging me for weeks now, why IRS agents are training with a semi-automatic rifle AR-15, which has stand-off capability,” Duncan told POLITICO. “Are Americans that much of a target that you need that kind of capability..?“I think Americans raise eyebrows when...
  • Affordable Care Act is So Unaffordable, Members of Congress and Their Aides are Quitting

    06/13/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6/13/13 | The Maha
    The Affordable Care Act is So Unaffordable, Members of Congress and Their Aides are Quitting Because They Can't Afford It! BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, this is truly outrageous. There's a headline in The Politico today: "Obamacare? We Were Just Leaving..." And when I saw the headline, I thought it was gonna be an article about how Democrats are afraid of losing their seats because of all the skyrocketing costs of health premiums and all the other negatives associated with Obamacare. But that's not what this story is about. What this story's about is congressmen worried about themselves. In...
  • GOP Rep. Notices IRS Agents Training with AR-15s During DHS Tour: ‘I’m Looking Into the Issue Now’

    06/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    This little item could give the IRS’ whole “targeting” conservatives scandal a brand-new twist. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s when he toured the Department of Homeland Security: A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15's. I'm looking into the issue now. #PJNET
  • Voices rise from under the Cincinnati bus: "Rogue agents" not remaining silent any longer

    06/13/2013 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the dumbest moves made by Lois Lerner (and those above her who presumably approved her strategy to deflect blame) was blaming her subordinates in Cincinnati as "rogue agents" who launched the anti-tea party jihad the IRS has been carrying on ever since the 2010 midterm elections threatened the Obama agenda. She may have expected they would remain quiet and accept their role as scapegoats. Perhaps that is how she has operated before in the vast federal bureaucracy, using the threat of poor performance evaluations and truncated career advancement to intimidate subordinates into remaining quiet and covering her rear...
  • It’s RICO time! How to Stop the Obama Administration Crime Wave

    06/10/2013 7:50:49 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 10, 2013 | Marinka Peschmann
    Urgent. While some Tea Party groups testified at the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing last week over the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) abuse of power for targeting and harassing them and approximately 500 other conservative groups when they sought tax-exempt status, if you are looking for a political judicial solution, such as congress, impeachment or a special prosecutor to solve the tsunami of unlawful acts coming out of Washington, you are looking in the wrong place. What the IRS did tilted President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election in his favor. The bottom line is this. You can’t get justice within...
  • Obama: "We're going to have some problems here" (Only the uninformed would trust him)

    06/09/2013 7:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    You don’t trust President Barack Obama? No faith in the massive federal bureaucracy? Don’t hold a huge reservoir of confidence in Congress representing your interests? How much do you trust the federal courts that handle secret requests from the Department of Justice . . .and then issue secret decisions based on the judge’s secret interpretation of the law? Be advised: President Obama finds “your lack of faith disturbing.” “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process, and rule of...
  • Why did the Obama administration target Catherine Engelbrecht personally?

    06/09/2013 6:21:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://www.renewamerica.com ^ | june 3, 2013 | Michael Gaynor
    The key question that needs to be answered now is...WHY WAS CATHERINE TARGETED PERSONALLY? Bell asked: "Was there anything in particular that you think may have triggered that special attention?" Catherine answered: "We believe that much of it had ultimately had to do with True the Vote activities involving our 'Verify the Recall' project to ensure that petition-gathering connected with actions in Wisconsin to remove Governor Scott Walker were following the rules. This was obviously seen as a threat by liberal organizations and unions bent upon recalling him. "It's important to understand that our purpose and actions in this project...
  • IRS employee: Washington showed “unprecedented interest” in Tea Party groups

    06/08/2013 8:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Elizabeth Hofacre has turned out to be a gold mine to investigators of political corruption at the IRS. The Cincinnati-office specialist didn’t take kindly to having the entire mess dumped on the shoulders of her colleagues and herself, and has made it plain in depositions that this was no low-level innovation. The Hill became the latest media outlet to peruse the transcripts, and added a little more to the growing public record of the targeting effort’s genesis in Washington rather than Cincinnati: An IRS staffer in Cincinnati told congressional investigators that a Washington official was the driving force behind the...
  • THE IRS SCANDAL IS MUCH WORSE THAN ANYONE REALIZES

    06/07/2013 9:11:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/31/2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I lived through a nightmare but am here to talk about it. I was one of those victims of the IRS scandal. As an outspoken critic of President Obama and his socialist anti-business agenda, the IRS targeted me for intimidation and persecution–not once, but twice. The first IRS attack started in January of 2011. After I won a victory in tax court in the summer of 2012, I was audited again 5 days later. FIVE DAYS. Tax experts have never heard of this happening- EVER. But my nightmare is over. Just yesterday, I won again. My tax attorney just received...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Has ‘Never Done Anything Wrong in His Life Legally, Ethically, Whatever’

    06/06/2013 10:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 6, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews declared Wednesday that he’s “got to believe” opposition to President Obama is “ethnic in nature,” since the president has “never done anything wrong in his life — legally, ethically, whatever.” President Obama’s administration is currently embroiled in a slew of scandals. They include the IRS’s admitted targeting of conservatives, the DOJ intimidating reporters, the NSA collecting phone records on millions of Verizon customers daily, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi. But Matthews opined: Why do they get the idea, if it isn’t ethnic — and I’ll just leave the possibility that it’s not — why do they just...
  • The Era of Contempt - One theme connects all the Obama administration scandals.

    06/06/2013 10:07:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.6.13 | FRANK SCHELL
    The Obama Administration has presented such an array of botched domestic and foreign policies that an observer can become disoriented. Seeing a blur of so many negative events is like watching a Jason Bourne movie, with the camera on high speed. Each alleged malfeasance or scandal is worthy in itself of deliberate scrutiny, yet as we start to examine each one, others suddenly compete for our attention. It is a dazzling tapestry of mismanagement at best. But there is one theme that connects it all: contempt... --snip-- In a disingenuous and cynical act, Attorney General Eric Holder invited journalists to...
  • Rep. Gowdy delivers passionate, teary savaging of IRS [video]

    06/06/2013 11:05:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 6, 2013
    It was incredibly powerful. Watch and see for yourself, but be sure to have some tissues handy: [Video at link] Passionate and fierce. Rep. Gowdy (R-S.C.) spoke for all Americans. Rep. Gowdy spoke For the Women in the real way, not the Obama way. Rep. Gowdy cares for the most vulnerable in the real way. Rep. Gowdy delivered a boom-worthy statement blasting the IRS that will be, and should be, remembered for a long time to come. Everyone in America needs to see this indeed.
  • IRS employees: Washington IRS official Carter Hull oversaw targeting of conservative groups

    06/06/2013 4:39:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 116 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/5 | howley
    A Washington IRS attorney named Carter Hull closely oversaw the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups and suggested questions that IRS employees could ask of conservative and Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt nonprofit status, according to interviews that two IRS employees gave with congressional investigators. “I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” said Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Hofacre’s office, which oversaw tax-exempt applications, reportedly requested help from the...
  • Wait, the IRS can’t find its receipts for a conference on which it spent $4 million? (Video)

    06/05/2013 2:52:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:21 am on June 5, 2013 | Allahpundit
    GSA also blew a chunk of taxpayer money on a big conference/party, you’ll remember, but the $800,000 they spent is a drop in the bucket compared to the $4 million wasted by the IRS on its gala in Anaheim three years ago. And that $4 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the $50 million that the IRS flushed on conferences from 2010 to 2012. But the $4 million event deserves special attention, not just because the number’s so large but because, per CNN, America’s tax-enforcement branch apparently … doesn’t have all the receipts for it. Really. Watch...
  • Politico Attacks Victims of IRS Scandal

    06/05/2013 12:46:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 6-5-2013 | John Nolte
    Well, right on cue, Politico arrives this morning like the cavalry with an appallingly dishonest (but expected) piece of reporting that falls right in line with what Congressional Democrats did yesterday. It is as pure a piece of coordination and left-wing propaganda as you will ever read. And this is the only kind of investigative reporting Politico ever does. Imagine if Politico poured these same resources into investigating the IRS's connections to the White House or the shaping of the IRS talking points by the State Department. But today's Politico piece is all about changing the subject. All it looks...
  • More IRS staffers placed on leave

    06/05/2013 12:53:24 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 Jun 2013 | JENNIFER HABERKORN and LAUREN FRENCH
    The IRS has notified congressional staff that top officials in the agency’s Affordable Care Act implementation team were recently placed on administrative leave for potential improprieties, according to a congressional source. The agency told lawmakers that Fred Schindler, who is Sarah Hall Ingram’s deputy, and another staffer in the division were put on leave. The move is the result of gifts the staffers allegedly received — including $1,100 in free food and other items — while attending a 2010 health care conference. The IRS didn’t immediately comment. The agency is surrounded in scandal after acknowledging last month that it wrongly...
  • Why did Obama's campaign manager attend meetings with the IRS?

    06/05/2013 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-13 | DrJohn
    You all remember Stephanie Cutter. She was Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager in 2012. Cutter accused Romney of all sorts of things, including Romney essentially being a liar, a felon and a murderer. Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “This is serious business,” said Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s...
  • Va. yet to see money from Abbott fraud case, Cuccinelli says (IRS)

    06/05/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Times Dispach.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    But the delay, which state officials say is unprecedented, has Cuccinelli wondering whether the problem is more about politics than completing paperwork. "For a long time we thought it was glaring incompetence," Cuccinelli said in an interview. "But in light of the last month or two, we're now beginning to wonder whether maybe there are more deliberate motives." It was a reference to the recent scandal and congressional testimony stemming from reports of the IRS targeting conservative non-profit groups for investigation. Cuccinelli, a conservative Republican and Tea Party darling running for governor this year, has been a chief antagonist of...
  • Gov’t workers rack up $29 billion in credit card charges

    06/05/2013 10:18:22 AM PDT · by kimtom · 20 replies
    www.humanevents.com ^ | 6/5/2013 | MD Kittle
    (article photo) MADISON — There was, arguably, an important overlooked point in an audit last week that showed the Internal Revenue Services’ “lack of aggressive steps” in addressing misuse of government-issued credit cards IRS employees use when traveling. Almost a side note in the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration was the fact that in fiscal 2011 the IRS travel card program had issued about 52,000 individually billed travel card accounts. That’s more than one card for every two IRS employees, a workforce that totaled 97,717 staffers at the end of 2012. The first question: Why does...
  • IRS refuses to turn over documents on targeting to Senate

    06/05/2013 9:09:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/5/13 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Internal Revenue Service has failed to turn over documents requested by the powerful Senate tax-writing panel, which is investigating the tax agency´s practice of targeting conservative organizations. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the panel´s top Republican, gave the IRS a May 31 deadline to answer dozens of questions related to the special scrutiny the agency was giving to right-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status. But the troubled IRS let the deadline go by.
  • Letter to Jay Sekulow - IRS lawsuit

    06/05/2013 8:35:15 AM PDT · by rocco55 · 18 replies
    Letter submitted to Atty Sekulow via his Facebook site Atty. Sekulow, I have been a faithful ACLJ contributor for several years and, like many multiple thousands of God-fearing Americans, am extremely proud of the unprecedented progress you have achieved in exposing this formerly 'unquestionable, unapproachable and untouchable' organization ! I would like to suggest a matter for your consideration regarding your legal case against the IRS, namely our President's CT SS#. It is a FACT that Barack Obama has a CT SS#. It is also a fact that the role of the IRS is to review and oversee tax returns...
  • WSJ/NBC poll: Scandals raising doubts among majorities about Obama WH integrity

    06/05/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    At first, Democrats were quick to claim that the scandals erupting over the last month were just flashes in the pan. When that proved to just be wish-casting, the meme changed to the dangers of Republican overreach. According to a new poll from a series normally friendly to the White House, that meme will soon disappear, too. Solid majorities in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll say that the scandals raise doubts about the integrity of the Obama administration — although they’re not impacting Barack Obama himself, at least not on job approval.The Hill provides a good analysis of...
  • NYT Editor Rejects ‘Atmosphere of Scandal,Public Wants to Give Obama Credit for Improving Economy'

    06/05/2013 6:55:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 02, 2013 | Brent Baker
    See no scandal, report no scandal. Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times, came down to DC on Sunday to defend President Obama on the scandals and the economy, stressing the leaks cases is the only supposed scandal she cares about as she contended “I’m just not sure” the leaks cases, IRS and Benghazi “come together and create, you know -- quote, unquote -- ‘an atmosphere of scandal.’” An atmosphere the New York Times is working to prevent. Asked by Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about how “nobody seems to know anything” in the administration, so the...
  • Capitol Police to Tea Party: Show Us Your Websites or Forget Your Rally

    06/04/2013 2:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 438 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    CAPITOL POLICE SUDDENLY WANTS TO SEE TEA PARTY WEBSITES BEFORE PROTEST APPROVED. And they are taking weeks to grant the request.The Tea Party Patriots were planning a rally in Washington DC on Wednesday June 19th. But they ran into a wall. The Capitol Police want to see their websites first. Kevin Mooneyhan from the Tea Party Patriots described this latest assault on the Tea Party: Below is the timeline of events surrounding our June 19th rally at the Capitol. We haven’t done anything to publicize this event yet because we wanted to make sure we had the permit in hand....
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the president’s Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • White House Groucho Marx defense: “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”

    06/04/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    The corrupt—even criminal—activities rife in the Obama Administration has panicked its staunchest defenders. Forget the comparisons to Watergate or even to classic TV sitcom’s “I know nothing; I see nothing” Hans Schultz. Oh so yesterday. The triage of scandals, which initially stunned Democrats and Obama apologists into uncharacteristic silence, has since been re-branded to be something quite different than it actually is. For this, they owe Groucho Marx a debt of gratitude. Lying and cover-ups regarding Benghazi; stomping on the First Amendment; the IRS criminally targeting American citizens? Time to roll out the “Groucho Defense:” Who are you going to...
  • Dem. Rep. Lashes Out at Targeted Witnesses: You Asked For It

    06/04/2013 12:36:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 6-4-2013 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) not only blamed the victims of the IRS's targeting on Tuesday--he also implied the IRS would have been justified targeting conservative and Tea Party groups if the agency did so based on what the groups stood for instead of on the words in their names. At a House Ways and Means hearing in which six leaders of organizations the IRS had targeted were testifying, McDermott said the "mistake here was the staff used the names of the organizatiions instead of the work they do." [video] McDermott lashed out at the witnesses, saying "each of your groups...
  • Karen Kenney (San Fernando Vally Patriots) testifies on IRS Abuses of Power - YouTube

    06/04/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT · by No One Special · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 4, 2013 | Karen Kenney
    [VIDEO at LINK] IRS Scandal Live testimony... Dr. Karen Kenney, blasts congress in a very interesting speech. She and her group were targeted by the IRS.. she also takes down Occupy Oakland. She is a psychotherapist that helps soldiers coming back from war and started the San Fernando Vally Patriots a Tea Party Group in California.
  • Conservative group claims it has proof IRS leaked donor list

    06/04/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | FoxNews
    The chairman of an anti-gay marriage group testified Tuesday that his organization has proof that the IRS leaked confidential donor details last year, calling for prosecution into what he described as a "felony." "This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party activists who all claim they were targeted by the IRS. The Tea Party groups offered a first-hand account of how the IRS singled them out when...
  • Obama secret email: Hidden U.S. government accounts raise public questions

    06/04/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 33 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | JUNE 4, 2013 | BY: RYAN ARCIERO
    An Obama secret email is just one of many making news headlines this week, as News Max reported this Tuesday, June 4, that several of the appointees of President Barack Obama have been revealed to be using hidden government email accounts that are being kept “hidden” from many. While these Obama secret emails of political officials may sound understandably suspicious, a review of government policy has stated that these accounts (including some used by the Human Services Department and Health Department heads) are simply used to keep their inboxes from spam and emails that are unnecessary or unwanted. Yet what...
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Tea party witness chokes up: 'I'm not begging my lords for mercy. I'm a born free American woman'

    06/04/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 186 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/13 | Vince Coglianese
    A tea party witness from Alabama launched into emotional testimony Tuesday as she described her group’s political abuse at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service. “We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise the right to free speech. And we don’t understand why the government tried to stop us,” Wetumpka Tea Party President Becky Gerritson said during her opening statement before the House Ways and Means Committee. “I’m not here at as a serf or a vassal,” she went on, beginning to choke up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother...
  • Will IRS scandal give momentum to tax reform?

    06/04/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I argued that the political corruption at the IRS revealed last month should give momentum to throwing out campaign-finance “reform” regulation, and produce massive simplification through the end of direct donations and the imposition of immediate transparency. That would effectively strip the IRS of any role in policing political activities, a role which it should never have had in the first place. To reduce the ability of the IRS to conduct mischief through other means, Congress needs to simplify the tax code as well, Rep. Peter Roskam argues in Roll Call, and the scandal may have finally provided...
  • Fox’s Beckel Slams Sen. McConnell For ‘Disgraceful’ IRS Ad: ‘You Ought To Be Ashamed Of Yourself!’

    06/03/2013 5:34:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    MediaLite ^ | 5/31/2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Friday afternoon on The Five, Bob Beckel tore into Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for an online ad he released this week that uses the IRS scandal to equate President Obama with Richard Nixon. Beckel called it “one of the cheapest ads I’ve seen” and said to McConnell, “you ought to be ashamed of yourself!” “To politicize this thing before you have the hearings,” Beckel went on, “and to go on the air with that kind ad, that’s a muckraking, disgraceful, disgusting ad, and it’s typical of a guy from the bourbon state.” To protestations from his co-hosts, Beckel said “in...
  • Sources Say IRS Scandal “About to Explode” – Paper Trail Leads “All The Way To Top Levels In DC

    06/04/2013 3:11:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 98 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Uh Oh….. The IRS scandal is “about to explode.” There’s a paper trail that leads “all the way to top levels” in D.C. Hat Tip Joseph Curl