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IRS "Rogue Employees" Were Only Following Orders
The Obama Administration is claiming that two "rogue employees" at the Cincinnati IRS facility were the apparent source of all IRS harassment of the TEA Party and other Conservative groups over the past three years.
Thu May 16, 2013
Perez confirmation saga continues with upcoming committee vote
The Senate committee that caused the delay is scheduled to pick up where it left off on Thursday as it votes on whether to move forward with confirmation proceedings for Thomas Perez, who currently heads the Justice Department's civil rights division.
The Columbus Dispatch
Tea party groups plan to sue IRS
The Ohio Liberty Coalition and 16 other tea party groups could file a civil suit against the Internal Revenue Service as soon as next week, according to an attorney representing 27 tea party organizations from around the nation.
Wed May 15, 2013
Tax chief forced out in IRS scandal
Washington's top tax official was fired on Wednesday as President Barack Obama sought to stem a rising tide of criticism over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Holder: Potential civil rights violations at IRS
The FBI is investigating potential civil rights violations at the Internal Revenue Service after the agency acknowledged the agency had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Cybercast News Service
Collusion and Corruption at the IRS
They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Try as we might, it's virtually impossible to escape the clutches of the Grim Reaper or the Tax Man.
U.S. opens IRS criminal probe
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of whether IRS employees broke the law when they targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, the latest setback for an agency that is the subject of withering bipartisan criticism and multiple congressional inquiries.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ohio tea partier helped trigger the national investigation of the IRS
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'State of Purgatory': IG Cites Massive IRS Delays in Tea Party Review
A newly obtained watchdog report described how the "inappropriate" IRS program that flagged conservative groups for extra scrutiny led to massive delays, with some organizations stuck waiting years to find out about their applications.
Outside the Beltway
IRS Released Confidential Data Of Conservative Groups
ProPublica on Monday reported that the same IRS division that targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle provided the investigative-reporting organization with confidential applications for tax-exempt status .
IRS Released Confidential Info About Conservative Groups to Media Last Year
President Barack Obama listens as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks, during their joint news conference, Monday, May 13, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington where they talked about various topics including Syria's civil war to the IRS.
Businesses fear being blindsided by regs
The Obama administration's failure to release its legally required regulatory agenda has business groups worried that they could be blindsided by costly new federal rules.
Benghazi-gate whistleblower told 'Shut up or be fired!'
In her Sunday, May 12 New York Times column, serial Obama Administration apologist Maureen Dowd dutifully played her role once more , this time over the raging Benghazi scandal that, were there enough true statesmen in Congress, Hillary Clinton and the president would be consulting attorneys as their criminal and impeachment trials were set to ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Congress Put Pressure on the IRS to Investigate Conservative Tax-Exempt Groups
Over and over, members of Congress asked the IRS to scrutinize 501 4 groups for their political activity - and also to scrutinize the agency's scrutiny of those groups.
The Raw Story
Gingrich: Obama 'will not profile terrorists but profile patriots'
Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday tied a scandal where the Internal Revenue Service targeted tea party groups to President Barack Obama's health care reform law and last September's attacks in Benghazi.
The Washington Post
Lingering questions about IRS targeting
Lois G. Lerner , who heads the IRS division that reviews tax-exemption applications, has described the targeting efforts as an "absolutely inappropriate" means of dealing with the high volume of applications after the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision, which allowed corporations and labor unions to raise and ... (more)
Sat May 11, 2013
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Obama administration missed clues on Fisker
The Energy Department did not realize for four months that troubled automaker Fisker Automotive Inc.
Senior IRS Officials Knew About Practice of Targeting Conservative Groups in 2011
The IRS " apologized " on Friday for flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election cycle.
Benghazi: The Undoing of Hillary
It remains to be seen who will be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
Fixing a Deficit of Facts | Commentary
When it comes to deficit reduction, politicians like to talk about 'balance.' President Barack Obama wants a balance between additional cuts and revenue.