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  • Tea party groups threaten to sue IRS

    05/13/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2013 | Lauren French
    Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. “We are looking at it pretty seriously,” said Dan Backer, a lawyer who represents a half dozen conservative groups targeted by the IRS, including Combat Veterans Training Group and TheTeaParty.net. “Given the sheer scope of maleficence at the IRS, there may be a legal recourse.” Backer said the IRS asked some of his clients for donor lists and extensive information from their Facebook pages. The IRS said on Friday that it...
  • The IRS: An Outlaw Tax Collector

    05/13/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2013 | The Editors
    On March 22, 2012, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman testified under oath before the House Oversight Committee, which was inquiring as to whether the agency was targeting tea-party groups and other conservative organizations filing for tax-exempt status. He firmly and repeatedly denied that any such thing was happening. “There’s absolutely no targeting,” he said. A little over a year later, the IRS confirmed that it was in fact improperly targeting not only tea-party groups but also Jewish religious nonprofits and organizations inspired by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project. Lori Lerner, the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations, told reporters on Friday...
  • IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

    05/13/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2013
    An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas. The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into the controversial IRS practice. IRS officials apologized Friday for the scrutiny, but new information suggests senior leaders were apprised of the effort as early as 2011 despite public denials from the top.
  • IRS scandal grows to include debt critics

    05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    the IRS may have been casting an even wider net, and agents could have unfairly targeted groups that touted better government economic policy and debt pay-down. Also among the targeted: Groups that tried to educate about the Constitution or government policy critics ... at least one congressional member has wondered: What about Obamacare? Do critics of Obamacare face extra layers of IRS scrutiny, also?
  • Wider Problems Found at IRS

    05/12/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe. The investigation also revealed that a high-ranking IRS official knew as early as mid-2011 that conservative groups were being inappropriately targeted—nearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn't targeting conservative groups.
  • The IRS Admits To "Targeting" Conservative Groups, But Were They Also "Leaking"?

    05/13/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13,2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    A little over a year ago, I reported that, ”It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group.”
  • Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation

    05/10/2013 2:47:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/10/2013 | ABBY PHILLIP
    Conservative groups have rejected an Internal Revenue Service apology for unjustifiably scrutinizing tax-exempt conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. The IRS apology has seemingly validated conservatives' fears of politically motivated regulation. House Republican leaders, meanwhile, have vowed to investigate. Lois Lerner, the director the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said that organizations had been given additional scrutiny if their applications included the words "Tea Party" or "patriot." The practice originated with "low-level" employees in Cincinnati, according to an Associated Press report. In a press conference on Friday, Lerner called the actions of these employees "absolutely inappropriate." "They didn't...
  • GROUP GATHERS SIGNATURE for a “Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor”

    11/12/2012 2:50:31 PM PST · by maggief · 10 replies
    GretaWire ^ | November 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    Special Operations Speaks Sets Thursday Press Conference to Present Congress with Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor WHO: Members of Congress: The Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1) Additional members are likely to attend. We will update as each member confirms. Special Operations Speaks, PAC Leadership: Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) Captain Larry Bailey, (SEAL), USN (Ret.) Colonel Dick Brauer, USAF (Ret.) WHAT: SOS leaders will present the congressmen with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder...
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today

    12/28/2011 4:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exceeds time it took Warren Commission to produce report on JFK murder “I will certainly await the report that comes out of the inspector general and I will assure you and the American people that people will be held accountable for any mistakes that were made in connection with Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Eric Holder testified in a November 8 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This leads to the questions of why it’s taking so long, and if the end result will be indicative of the self-serving stonewalling and foot-dragging the Department of Justice has exhibited throughout congressional investigations of...
  • Republican says Fast and Furious was hatched to build support for gun control

    12/08/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jonathan Easley
    The botched gun-tracking operation Fast and Furious was a plot hatched by the Obama administration to impose stricter gun laws, a House Republican said. In an interview with the National Rife Association, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said the controversial Justice Department operation — which authorized the sale of guns to known and suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels — was a plot from the administration to build support for gun control. “This was the most anti-gun administration in our country’s history and there are a number of us that believe the whole genesis of this Fast and Furious...
  • Will Holder Turn State’s Evidence And Finger Obama Or Be Fitted With A Snazzy Orange Jumpsuit

    10/04/2011 2:39:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-04-11 | Skookum
    "What we've got here is... failure to communicate." A quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke: spoken by The Captain, the imperious warden and by Cool Hand Luke at the conclusion of the film. Anagnorisis is the moment or instant when ignorance gives way to truth; assumed to be first described by Aristotle in his "Poetics," it along with peripeteia (reversal of fortune) describe Eric Holder's recent encounter with facts and soon justice and perhaps federal prison in Leavenworth.How poetic, the ancient Greeks so aptly described the present situation Holder created for himself by committing perjury, a crime he...
  • Breaking News: Call for Special Counsel on Holder

    10/04/2011 1:52:22 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 4, 2011
    Exclusive: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.
  • Newly Released Documents Prove: Holder Lied, and Hundreds Died via Fast and Furious

    10/04/2011 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/4/11 | AWR Hawkins
    Just the facts: On May 3, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and the House Oversight Committee for questioning on Fast and Furious. During questioning, Issa asked: “When did you first know about the program…called ‘Fast and Furious?” Holder responded: “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks” As I’ve written elsewhere, at the very moment Holder gave this answer, it was a safe bet he was being less than completely honest with the Congressional committee. But now the...
  • So When Is Eric Holder Indicted?

    10/04/2011 11:00:57 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 10/4/11 | Karl Denninger
    New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress. On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
  • Congressional Letter asking Dumb0 for Special Prosecutor

    10/04/2011 1:20:35 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 60 replies
    Judiciary Committee ^ | 10/04/2011 | Judiciary Committee
  • Vanity: Wow! CNN AC 360 Fast and Furious report

    09/28/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN AC 360
    No video yet online. Great reporting, this is a must see. Replays at 10:00p.m. Eastern Time. Will post link to video when available.
  • Watergate Times Three

    09/19/2011 2:30:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 61 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Robert J Mack
    You think Richard Nixon's presidency was the worst scandal ever? Well, so far, anyway. It all started with a tape holding a door open at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., discovered by a security guard 39 years ago on June 17, 1972. That discovery started a sinister chapter in America's history, fueled by the fervent investigative work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post and ending with the president, Richard M. Nixon, exiting the White House in disgrace on August 9, 1974. A similar Watergate scandal could erupt for Barack Obama. The only difference is that...
  • Newest 'Project Gunwalker' revelations highlight need for special prosecutor

    09/03/2011 5:50:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 September, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, and Sipsey Street Irregular Mike Vanderboegh have been covering, compelling new evidence strongly points to a deliberate cover-up of the "Gunwalker" scandal, involving at least the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona. The (very) short version is that emails between the BATFE Phoenix office and the U.S. Attorney's Arizona office openly discuss said cover-up. Stonewalling and cover-ups have been the hallmarks of the Obama administration's response to every attempt to get to the bottom of the Gunwalker scandal....
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?

    07/13/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 13, 2011 | Staff
    Border: A 2-year-old video shows a high Justice official saying "the president has directed us," including the attorney general, to speed up Project Gunrunner and the offshoot that got a border agent killed. This tape has no 18-minute gap, and while it does not feature the president himself, the March 24, 2009, video may rival the tape that turned a "third-rate burglary" into a presidential resignation. No one died at Watergate. Agent Brian Terry lost his life in the administration's obsessive pursuit of gun control. In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in...