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Obama Ten Days Ago: We Should "Reject These Voices" Which Say Government Is "Sinister"

Obama Ten Days Ago: We Should "Reject These Voices" Which Say Government Is "Sinister"

President Obama’s commencement address delivered at Ohio State University just ten days ago are sure coming off as ironic given the scandals uncovered in the last week. “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some

ABC News Reporter: "Strong Sense" Someone In The White House Authorized IRS Targeting

“I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years – I’ve worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill – and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” ABC News’

The IRS Hassled Conservative Groups Even As Liberal Groups Got A Pass

The standard the IRS began applying to conservative groups in 2010 was bad enough. Demands for information about donors, and even what the group’s members were reading, are downright chilling. But the most damning aspect of this entire debacle is that liberal groups were given a pass on the scrutiny conservative groups were receiving. Yesterday,

IG Report Blames "Ineffective Management" For IRS Targeting Conservatives

You can read the full report below, but the blame for the IRS targeting conservative groups goes to “ineffective management” according to the Inspector General. Which is a little hard to believe given some of the other facts in the report. Such as this list of inappropriate questions sent to the groups: These sort of

Are We All Tea Partiers Now?

From the moment the movement started in 2009, the left has looked askance at the tea party movement. We were astroturfing dupes doing what the Republican party told us at best and extremist, racist, anti-government fanatics bent on violence at worst. Our skepticism of the government is the stuff of paranoid delusion, we’re told. But

Under Obama EPA Charges Conservative Groups Information Fees, But Waives Them For Green Groups

It turns out the IRS may not be the only branch of the federal government engaging in ideological discrimination. According to FOIA requests, the EPA waives fees for accessing public information 93% of the time for green groups friendly to the Obama administration’s environmental agenda. But 92% of the time conservative groups were charged the

Obama Claims He Didn't Know About The IRS Targeting Conservatives Until Friday

The IRS began targeting conservative and “tea party” groups three years ago. Senior IRS officials were aware of it two years ago. The IRS itself apparently tried to jump out in front of a yet-to-be-released IG report, which has been circulated widely in Congress, last week by preemptively apologizing to the targeted groups. But the

IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups Reportedly Started In The 2010 Election Cycle

This is a significant development in that it shows, to an even greater degree, that the motivation for the IRS targeting conservative or “tea party” groups was political. Because the tea party movement started in 2009, and 2010 was the first election cycle in which the movement had an impact: But questions continued to swirl

Senior IRS Officials Knew About Conservative Groups Being Targeted In 2011

Via Ed Morrissey, it seems that the IRS targeting conservative groups isn’t something the IRS top brass just found out about it, and it wasn’t just some isolated low-level incident. That, according to the Associated Press: A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in

IRS Admits To Targeting Conservative Groups For Audits

Wow. The Internal Revenue Service “inappropriately flagged” conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday. Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS

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