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IRS Commissioner Visited White House More Than Any Cabinet Member

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

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 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.

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

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

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