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  • Most powerful White House Obamacare official at center of IRS scandal (Jeanne Lambrew)

    10/14/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/13 | Patrick Howley
    The White House official who exchanged confidential taxpayer information with the IRS is a longtime Obama advisor and progressive activist who is currently the most powerful official on Obamacare implementation within the White House. Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy, entered Obama-world in 2008 as a health-policy adviser to then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. She was subsequently named deputy director and then director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) now-defunct Office of Health Reform, where she reported directly to Kathleen Sebelius. Lambrew’s current “deputy assistant to the president” position, while modest-sounding, gives her extensive...
  • Sarah Hall Ingram's Five-Month White House Duty Call

    10/14/2013 12:47:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    With all the talk about debt ceilings,budgets, and partisan bickering,it seems the story of Sarah Hall Ingram is taking a back seat. She's the IRS official who, according to a Watchdog.Org analysis of White House visitor records,made 165 visits to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with an Obama White House Official--with whom she had already shared confidential taxpayer information via email.According to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Ingram was email buddies with Jeanne Lambrew,deputy assistant to the president for health policy, and White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz. So,in addition to possibly sharing...
  • IRS, White House officials that shared confidential taxpayer info had 155 White House meetings

    10/11/2013 7:20:39 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 11 2013 | staff
    IRS, White House officials that shared confidential taxpayer info had 155 White House meetings 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 Ingram’s 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.
  • ObamaCare Enforcer Likely Shared Tax Data With White House

    10/11/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations when the unit targeted Tea Party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for enforcing ObamaCare and may have illegally shared confidential tax data. It's bad enough that no one at the Internal Revenue Service has been meaningfully punished for the targeting of conservative groups before the 2012 election. Now we learn that, for some, the unconstitutional and illegal action was a good career move. Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division from 2009 to 2012, was so good at her job of...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan grills IRS Obamacare director on Capitol Hill

    10/10/2013 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    There was showdown on Capitol Hill yesterday when Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) ripped into Sarah Hall Ingram, the former head of the IRS division that targeted conservative groups and the current director of the Affordable Care Act Office at the IRS, for waiting five months to come before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As TheBlaze reported earlier Wednesday, the Oversight Committee hearing focused on emails between Ingram and top
White House officials that allegedly contained confidential tax information, a violation of IRS code. Section 6103 of the IRS code prohibits federal employees from “disclos[ing] any return or return information...
  • IRS official: No ObamaCare problems

    10/09/2013 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2013 | Sam Baker
    The IRS's share of ObamaCare implementation is "going fine," the director of the tax agency's implementation office said Wednesday. Implementing the healthcare law falls mainly to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the IRS. Technical problems have plagued HHS's rollout of new insurance exchanges. But Sarah Hall Ingram, the director of the IRS's Affordable Care Act office, told a House panel Wednesday that the IRS hasn't experienced similar problems. "The portion of the responsibilities the IRS is in charge of is going fine," Hall Ingram said. Hall Ingram previously led the IRS office that has been accused of...
  • After Months of Obstruction, Congress to Hear From Key IRS Official

    10/08/2013 7:48:10 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | October 7, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Sarah Hall Ingram, the former commissioner of the IRS department tied to the inappropriate targeting of conservative nonprofits, and who is now running the IRS office responsible for implementing Obamacare, will finally testify before Congress this week, following repeated efforts to prevent Republicans from questioning her. “Although the Committee has requested several times that Ms. Ingram speak on the record about the operation implementation of ObamaCare, until this hearing, the IRS had refused to allow her to do so,” committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) wrote in a letter to ranking member Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) on Monday. The letter...
  • Union prevents Werfel from canceling IRS bonuses as promised

    07/11/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/2013
    Acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel’s promise to suspend taxpayer-funded bonuses to IRS officials might not be fully realized because it will violate a contract between the scandal-plagued agency and a public-employee labor union.“In this unprecedented budget situation, I do not believe the IRS should pay performance awards this year to employees, managers or executives,” Werfel wrote in an email to IRS employees this week.“This is not a reflection of the quality or performance of the work done by you and your colleagues, but rather an unfortunate byproduct of the difficult budgetary situation we find ourselves in,” Werfel wrote. The IRS...
  • 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...
  • ObamaCare, Tea Party Targeter Run By Same IRS Exec

    05/20/2013 6:07:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Government Overreach: The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of tax-exempt organizations when the unit targeted Tea Party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for enforcing ObamaCare. As bad as the IRS scandal was, with the taxing body of government using its unequaled authority to intimidate and harass the president's political opposition to aid his re-election, it got worse with the news that the IRS official, Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division from 2009 to 2012, is now serving as director of the IRS' Affordable Care Act division. Ingram was so...
  • House panel launches inquiries into IRS targeting of conservative groups

    05/18/2013 12:43:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-18-2013 | Ed O’Keefe
    The firestorm buffeting the Internal Revenue Service intensified Friday as lawmakers began what they promised would be an extensive effort to learn whether there was any political motivation or White House involvement in the agency’s recently acknowledged misdeeds. Fueling those concerns, J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s top tax watchdog, said Friday he had informed top Treasury officials starting last spring about problems related to the special attention the agency was paying some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Full article here ====================================================================== I would have posted this thread earlier but I was too busy doing a book report, listing all...
  • The Autocrat Accountants (Mark Steyn)

    05/18/2013 12:13:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 17, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Speaking at Ohio State University earlier this month, Barack Obama urged students to pay no attention to those paranoid types who “incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity.” Oddly enough, in recent days the most compelling testimony for this view of government has come from the president himself, who insists with a straight face that he had no idea that the Internal Revenue Service had spent two years targeting his political enemies until he “learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.” Like you, all he knows...
  • Who Is Sarah Hall Ingram?

    05/17/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jackie Wellfonder ^ | 5/17/13 | Jackie Wellfonder
    **Welcome Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion readers! Thanks Prof. Jacobson for making this your ‘post of the day’!** **Updated–see below** The IRS scandal is a very tangled web and I think it will be a while before we realize the depths of the issue. Just how many IRS officials are involved and how many organizations were targeted? The President is feigning ignorance while Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, resigned earlier this week. For critics of this administration, this means little, as Miller was apparently resigning next month anyway. Today we learned of a second resignation. An internal IRS memo says Joseph Grant,...
  • IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses; Did Obama OK them?

    05/17/2013 5:30:32 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 30 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 5/16/2013 | Mark Tapscott
    Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS executive in charge of the tax exempt division in 2010 when it began targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harassment, got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012. More recently, Ingram was promoted to serve as director of the tax agency's Obamacare program office, a position that put her in charge of the vast expansion of the IRS' regulatory power and staffing in connection with federal health care, ABC reported earlier today **snip** High-ranking career federal civil servants like Ingram are eligible for recognition through citations known as Distinguished and...
  • Official At Center Of IRS Scandal Got Promotion, Now Runs 'ObamaCare' Division

    05/17/2013 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 (50 minutes ago) | Ben Wolfgang
    The woman who ran the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt organizations division has been promoted, and now heads the agency's health-care office, ABC News reported. Sarah Hall Ingram was commissioner of the embattled IRS office from 2009 to 2012, roughly the period that the agency is accused of singling out Tea Party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny, based on nothing but their political bent. As a firestorm grows around the IRS, Ms. Ingram quietly left the tax-exempt office and was made director of IRS Affordable Care Act Division...
  • IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

    05/17/2013 2:54:16 AM PDT · by Makana · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 17, 2013 | John Parkinson, John Portnoy
    The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today. Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part...
  • The Woman Behind the IRS/ObamaCare Nightmare

    05/16/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    ABC News is reporting that the woman who was the head of the tax-exempt organizations division of the IRS during the time conservative groups were targeted is now director of the IRS' ObamaCare office . You can't make this stuff up. So who is Sarah Hall Ingram? Well, she was appointed as Commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entitles Division of the IRS in 2009 . Before that, she was the deputy commissioner, and before that, she was Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel for that division. She began her career with the IRS in 1982, in the Tax Litigation Division. She...
  • IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

    05/16/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 49 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 5.15.13 | John Parkinson
    The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.