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Shocker: Partisan North Dakota US Attorney Follows Obama Narrative On Sequester

Shocker: Partisan North Dakota US Attorney Follows Obama Narrative On Sequester

North Dakota US Attorney Tim Purdon is a political operative appointed to a position that is supposed to be non-political. Purdon was appointed as North Dakota’s top federal cop straight from the Democrat National Committee by President Obama. One of his first actions as US Attorney for North Dakota was an attempt at a thoroughly

IRS Commissioner Visited White House More Than Any Cabinet Member

A stunning, and potentially damning, revelation from the Daily Caller which indicates that former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman visited the White House more than any of Obama’s cabinet members during the time when the IRS was targeting conservative groups. The level of visitation is out of character for an IRS commissioner per comparisons to the

IRS Targeted Adoptive Parents For Audits

“[T]he IRS has harassed a number of pro-life groups, including at least one alleged demand that a pro-life group not picket Planned Parenthood,” writes David French for National Review. But even as the IRS was defending pro-abortion groups, they were targeting families who adopted children for audits. “In 2012, the IRS requested additional information from

Heidi Heitkamp Got Big Support From Anti-Tea Party IRS Employees Union

The hits keep coming in the IRS scandal, and it appears as though an anti-tea party union representing IRS workers may have had something to do with the IRS targeting union groups. This revelation has “IRS employees in the position of actively financing anti-Tea Party candidates themselves, while in their official positions in the IRS

IRS Claims Leak Of Conservative Group Tax Info To Left-Wing Group Was "Inadvertant"

At this point, why is the IRS even bothering to deny this stuff? The Internal Revenue Service claims the disclosure of conservative groups’ confidential information to investigative journalism outfit ProPublica was “inadvertent and unintentional.” After the IRS admitted to deliberately targeting conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, ProPublica reported it had received nine still-pending

IRS Not Sure If Asking Tea Partiers About The Contents Of Their Prayers Is Inappropriate

There’s so much coming out about the IRS scandal today that it’s hard to keep up with it all, but as the dust settles and we head into the weekend news cycle let this exchange during the Ways and Means hearing today serve as a case-in-point for just how disturbing this entire fiasco is. Rep.

Using The IRS To Manipulate Americans Isn't Anything New

“Taxes have morphed from a societal obligation into moral code,” writes David Harsanyi for Reason. “And our convoluted tax structure reflects this mindset, allowing politicians to favor trade and offer populist giveaways to solidify political power. Any simplification or flattening of that code would strip Washington of its most effective tool.” That’s a good point.

IRS, White House Were Reviewing Conservative Watchdog Website Simultaneously

The big question in the IRS scandal is how far up the ladder knowledge of the targeting of conservative groups went. The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity has some circumstantial evidence indicating that their news website, WatchDog.org, was under heavy review by both the IRS and the White House at the same time:

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