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Rod St. Aubyn: Will We Ever Be Able To Trust The IRS Again?

Rod St. Aubyn: Will We Ever Be Able To Trust The IRS Again?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a broken institution.  First we hear about the agency allegedly going after conservative groups and delaying approval for their tax exempt status.  We were told it was a couple of rogue IRS agents in Ohio.  Then Congress rightfully launches an investigation into these alleged practices and we find out

IRS Lost Emails For Six Employees Involved In Targeting Conservatives Other Than Lois Lerner

Hey, sometimes stuff just happens. From National Review: It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal. The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that

Obamacare: A welcome mat for IRS horrors

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org AT WHAT PRICE?: Getting government money could lead to a host of horrors. So you’ve maneuvered the Obamacare website, plugged in your top-secret information and found out how much you are paying. And for some of you, it turns out you qualify for a government subsidy — making the premium

What's The Worst That Could Happen: Obamacare Data Hub Will Centralize Your Financial, Health Care Information

With the NSA scandal in the headlines, Americans are becoming a little more sensitive about what data the government collects on us. But it’s not just the NSA that’s collecting our emails, and documenting our phone calls. Thanks to Obamacare, the federal government will soon have a massive central database containing our financial and health

President Obama Is Asking For Trust In A Government That Hasn't Earned It

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about government, it’s that the power it has tends to get abused. We can talk about recent scandals (the IRS targeting conservatives) or old ones (the IRS targeting Nixon’s enemies, the spying on the civil rights movement, etc., etc.), but we know it happens. So it’s cold comfort when

Obama's Approval Drops 8 Points In A Month, 17 Points Among Those Under 30

The laundry list of scandals the Obama administration is facing – from Benghazi to the IRS targeting conservatives, from the NSA scandal to the DoJ spying on reporters – appears to be having a poll on President Obama’s job ratings. Over the last month, the President has seen a remarkable 8-point plunge in this CNN

Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted

Some Things Are Scarier Than Terrorism

The news that the NSA is monitoring pretty much every phone call in America, and accessing our electronic communications as well, is scary stuff. There may be no more certain evidence of how disconcerting the American public is finding these revelations than the fact that George Orwell’s classic novel about a future, dystopian surveillance state

South Dakota Resident Feels His Group Is Part Of IRS Targeting

South Dakota citizen Doug Loen thinks delays in getting IRS approval for a free market non-profit he’s founding is the result of the IRS targeting scandal that has made news nationally: Eighteen months now and counting – that’s how long Doug Loen has been waiting on the Internal Revenue Service to approve his application seeking

IRS: Law That Protects Taxpayer Information Also Protects Government Agents Who Illegally Leak Taxpayer Information

The National Organization for Marriage saw their donor list, which was reported to the IRS, leaked to the left-wing group Human Rights Watch. NOM filed a complaint with the IRS in April of 2012 over the disclosure. Since then, they’ve been fighting with the IRS, and the latest response from the bureaucracy to a demand