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  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Catherine Engelbrecht's Testimony at House of Representatives (video)

    02/08/2014 10:28:31 AM PST · by Baynative · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 2014 | Catherine Engelbrecht
    This 7 minute video should be an inspiration to all and a reminder of just how important this year's elections are.
  • Senator Enzi: IRS Is Asking Christian Churches for Membership Lists (Video)

    05/21/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    At the Senate committee hearing today on the IRS targeting scandal Senator Mike Enzi said the IRS is even targeting Christian churches in Wyoming. Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, former Administrator Doug Shulman, and Inspector J. Russell George testified today in front of a senate committee. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • IRS scandal: Wherever Lois Lerner goes, ‘prayer interrogations’ seem to follow

    05/20/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies ^ | 5/20/13 | David Freddoso
    Between 1986 and 2001, Lerner served as head of investigations for the Federal Election Commission. From that post, Hemingway relates, she launched a lengthy, very expensive and ultimately fruitless investigation of the Christian Coalition...[A]ttorneys deposed Lt. Col. Oliver North, who had run for Senate in Virginia in 1994. Hemingway produces a stunning transcript of this deposition, in which the FEC's attorney ruthlessly interrogates North about an offhand remark he made in a letter, thanking Christian Broadcaster Pat Robertson for his "kind regards and prayers."
  • IRS Rep Told Dobson His Application Was Rejected Because He Had Been ‘Critical Of The President’

    05/20/2013 8:34:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Conservatives4Palin Blog ^ | May 18, 2013 | Mary Beth House
    Our friends at Breitbart have been doing an outstanding job focusing attention on some of the grievous abuses of power we see coming from this administration. Here’s yet another example: Dr. James Dobson was a guest on the Hannity show Friday night to talk about the treatment his Christian, pro-family, group, Family Talk Action got from the IRS when they applied for a 501(c)(4), a process he said “went on and on and on” for 19 months. When his lawyer called the IRS to find out what the problem was, an IRS rep named Medley told him, “we don’t think...
  • California tea party group files class-action lawsuit against the IRS

    05/21/2013 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2013 | David Martosko
    A California tea party group sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, saying it was among the conservative organizations the federal government targeted for special scrutiny because of its political positions. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, seeks the certification of a class action, which could open the floodgates for as many as 300 other right-wing groups to join the legal effort. NorCal Tea Party Patriots, based in Colfax, California, told the court that the IRS discriminated against it because of the beliefs of its members, subjecting it to 'a lengthy and costly delay in recognition of...
  • True Scandal

    05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American...
  • Local man discusses what he learned during U.S. House Ways & Means Committee hearing on IRS scandal

    Justin Binik-Thomas wanted to know why a question about him was among 35 the Liberty Township Tea Party was instructed by the Internal Revenue Service to answer as part of the organization’s application for tax-exempt status last year. Binik-Thomas, of Deer Park, believes he became the only individual to be singled out in any of the hundreds of questions asked by Cincinnati IRS employees who gave extra scrutiny to applications for tax-exempt status filed by conservative groups.The 31-year-old was so concerned that he flew to Washington, D.C., to be present during the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing Friday
  • New Evidence IRS Laundering Money From Veterans Disability Checks

    05/19/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies ^ | May 18, 2013 | Kristin Tate
    You know what the IRS is really great at? Breaking its own laws. In addition to targeting conservative groups, the corrupt government agency has also been singling out disabled veterans. They do this by using banks to launder and then stealing the veterans’ disability checks. Shameful. The Veterans Disability Act of 2010 exempts VA disability from withholding of any sort. But the IRS has been stealing disabled veterans’ money anyways. Kevin Lake is a 60% disabled veteran of the Iraq War. A few months ago, he noticed that his VA disability check had not been deposited, and that his bank...
  • FBI Spent 44 Months Probing Leak To TSG

    05/18/2013 11:03:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 17, 2013
    In response to The Smoking Gun’s publication of a classified CIA terrorism report, the Department of Justice launched a lengthy leak investigation that included subpoenaed telephone records, interviews with dozens of government officials, polygraph and computer examinations, and “a fair amount of time trying to dig up information about the site itself,” according to FBI records.
  • KMOV’s Conners Barred From Facebook, Interviews on IRS Controversy [Silencing Dissent]

    05/18/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 5/17/13
    KMOV anchorman Larry Conners has been “advised” by KMOV’s parent company Belo Corp. to not make statements, post on Facebook, or participate in interviews concerning a recent controversy over Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service. Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order “is the only reason for his silence.” Conners wrote Monday night that shortly after he interviewed President Obama and his wife in April of 2012, the IRS “started hammering” him.
  • Curious: Has FREEPs ever been targeted by the IRS?

    05/16/2013 5:31:03 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 23 replies
    self | may 16 2013 | beebuster2000
    With all the targeting i was curious if our beloved FREEPS has ever been targeted. the site is certainly prominent enough.
  • IRS Harassed Pro-Life Leaders from Pharmacists For Life International

    05/16/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT · by tellw · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/16/13 | Christian Newswire
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, —In the wake of the mushrooming IRS scandal, it was learned today that the widening circle of pro-life leadership hit with attempted harassment and intimidation by the IRS has included at least two members of the officers and board members of Pharmacists For Life International (PFLI). PFLI disclosed today that at least two of its officers and board members have been subjected to ongoing harassment and intimidation attempts by the IRS through continued and costly nuisance audits and threatening letters over a period of months and years. The two, who are not being identified at present, have generally...
  • Three of the dumbest House Democrats EVER will be on display at the Holder hearing today......

    05/15/2013 7:08:05 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 70 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Attorney General Eric Holder will appear before the House Judiciary Committee at 1 PM EST today. This appearance had been scheduled some time ago, but is drawing huge attention because of the rapidly unfolding scandals about the IRS and the DoJ seizure of the AP telephone records. These are crucial, very important hearings, but nevertheless, we can expect to be treated to a side-show spectacle of three of the stupidest Democrat House members competing to see who can say the absolutely dumbest things. Of course, I am speaking of John Conyers, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Hank Johnson....
  • Eric Bolling: 'I Was Audited by IRS After Being Vocal Against 4 More Years of Obama ... Coincidence?

    05/15/2013 4:26:57 PM PDT · by JoeRed · 13 replies
    Fox News (Insider) ^ | May 14 2013 | As seen on The Five
    Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the Obama administration as it faces scrutiny for the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. Today on The Five, Eric Bolling voiced his concern, saying, “2011, I was pretty vocal against four more years of President Obama. […] I don’t know if it’s coincidence or not but I did get an IRS audit in 2012 for my 2011 tax returns. I’m not sure if there’s any correlation.”
  • IRS Targeted Well-Known Christian Ministries

    05/15/2013 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | May 15, 2013 | Todd Stanes
    Several well-known religious organizations say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, including the ministry founded by famed evangelist Billy Graham and a 180-year-old Baptist newspaper, Fox News has learned.Among the ministries targeted are the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and the Biblical Recorder – the newspaper of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. The revelations seem to indicate the IRS was targeting more than just Tea Party groups and conservative political organizations.“I am bringing this to your attention because I believe that someone in the Administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,” wrote Franklin Graham in...
  • IRS Scandal Grows: Agency Withheld Approval of Pro-Life Group

    05/15/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT · by tellw · 18 replies ^ | 5/15/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The scandal involving IRS discrimination against conservative groups is growing. In one case LifeNews has profiled, a pro-life group was told it had to promote abortion. Now, the Thomas More Society is speaking out about blatant bias by the supposedly apolitical tax-collection agency. The pro-life legal group informed LifeNews today that cases it handled support mounting accusations that demonstrate the agency’s abuse of pro-life organizations, in addition to those identified as ‘tea party’, ‘patriot’, or ‘government spending’ groups. Outrage spurred by recent revelations of IRS discrimination against these groups has also led the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus to...
  • IRS is also targeting pro-life groups: Thomas More Society

    05/15/2013 10:13:46 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies ^ | 5-15-2013
    CHICAGO, May 15, 2013 ( - A pro-life legal firm is speaking out against what it perceives as blatant bias by the Internal Revenue Service. ... In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent “Ms. Richards” told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside...
  • Michigan Tea Party Group Is A Victim of IRS Discrimination

    05/15/2013 9:40:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/15/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    When the Ottawa County Patriots tried to register as a non-profit a few years ago, the Internal Revenue Service dragged its feet for over a year-and-a-half. The Michigan group now joins the ranks of those across the nation that were singled out for additional scrutiny because of their politics, said the group's leader. Jim Chiodo is the head of the organization out of the Holland-Zeeland area. The group worked with the company Biz Central USA, which helps people file as 501c(3) or 501c(4) non-profit organizations. Registering as a non-profit ensures a more formal structure and makes it easier to collect...
  • Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama

    05/15/2013 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 15, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    In the midst of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, individuals and groups, alike, are continuing to come forward with ever-startling allegations. On Wednesday, Dr. Anne Hendershott, a devout Catholic and a noted sociologist, professor and author, exclusively told TheBlaze that she believes she may have been one of the IRS’s targets. SNIP It all started with a phone call she received at her home in May of that year — a call during which Hendershott was told she would be audited. A letter that followed on May 19, 2010 solidified the IRS’s request to meet her in person two...