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IRS SCANDAL:: GOP Files Bills Limiting IRS Oversight of ObamaCare

By at May 17, 2013 | 2:17 pm

IRS SCANDAL:: GOP Files Bills Limiting IRS Oversight of ObamaCare

by MIKE FLYNN 16 May 2013 -- In the wake of IRS admission that it targeted tea party and conservative organizations, Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to block the agency from implementing ObamaCare. Under current law, the IRS is tasked with collecting billions in new taxes, designing rules for subsidies and tax credits and enforcing the individual ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: Democrats and the IRS – WSJ

By at May 15, 2013 | 5:40 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: Democrats and the IRS – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOKMay 15, 2013, 7:24 p.m. ET Chuck Schumer wanted the agency to probe tax-exempt political groups. President Obama fired acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller on Wednesday, two days after claiming it was an "independent" agency. That was certainly a rapid re-education. But Mr. Miller shouldn't be the only fall guy, because the 54-page report ... Go To Article

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JONATHAN S. TOBIN:IRS Scandal Bigger Than We Thought « Commentary Magazine

By at May 14, 2013 | 6:54 am

JONATHAN S. TOBIN:IRS Scandal Bigger Than We Thought « Commentary Magazine

Jonathan S. Tobin 05.14.2013 - 9:40 AM The initial revelations about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups were shocking enough. The federal government’s tax collectors had singled out groups with the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names and subjected them to special scrutiny about requests for nonprofit status. But it ... Go To Article

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IRS SCANDAL:: 5 questions on the IRS debacle – POLITICO

By at May 13, 2013 | 9:14 am

IRS SCANDAL:: 5 questions on the IRS debacle – POLITICO

By LAUREN FRENCH | 5/12/13 6:13 PM EDT -- A classic Washington scandal is unfolding — complete with accusations of lies, abuse of power and questions about coverups. To add to the intrigue, it involves one of the most hated government agencies: the Internal Revenue Service. It all started Friday, when an IRS official — in an apparently off-handed remark — ... Go To Article

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JONATHAN S. TOBIN: Note to President Obama: IRS Scandal Is Why We Distrust Government « Commentary Magazine

By at May 12, 2013 | 5:31 pm

JONATHAN S. TOBIN: Note to President Obama: IRS Scandal Is Why We Distrust Government « Commentary Magazine

Jonathan S. Tobin | 05.12.2013 While almost all liberals and Democrats are still in denial about the implications of the Benghazi scandal, none of them is choosing to defend the IRS officials who targeted Tea Party groups for investigations that would deny them tax-exempt status. Like the White House, the chattering classes are united in decrying the blatantly illegal ... Go To Article

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ROSS DOUTHAT: The Taxman vs. the Tea Party – NYTimes

By at May 12, 2013 | 5:10 pm

ROSS DOUTHAT: The Taxman vs. the Tea Party – NYTimes

By ROSS DOUTHAT, OP-ED COLUMNIST, Published: May 11, 2013 126 Comments AS a taxpayer and a conservative who hopes to remain on good terms with the Internal Revenue Service for many April 15ths to come, I don’t want to speculate too freely about the motives of the “low level” I.R.S. employees who decided to single out Tea Party groups for an inappropriate level ... Go To Article

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6 TIMES IRS has been accused of punishing Obama’s opponents | WashingtonFreeBeacon

By at May 12, 2013 | 1:08 pm

6 TIMES IRS has been accused of punishing Obama’s opponents | WashingtonFreeBeacon

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff, May 11, 2013 5:47 pm “President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS,” —President Obama jokes during his commencement speech at Arizona State University in 2009. Under President Obama the Internal Revenue Service has repeatedly been accused of using its enforcement ... Go To Article

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FROM THE LEFT: JOE KLEIN: IRS Mess | TIME

By at May 12, 2013 | 10:26 am

FROM THE LEFT: JOE KLEIN: IRS Mess | TIME

By Joe KleinMay 11, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is outrageous. Those who did this should be fired immediately. That’s obvious. It continues a slovenly week for Barack Obama. The President has been very proud of the absence of scandal in his administration, and rightly so. The inability of his opponents to find any ... Go To Article

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FROM THE LEFT: Playing politics with tax records – WaPo

By at May 12, 2013 | 10:09 am

FROM THE LEFT: Playing politics with tax records – WaPo

By Editorial Board, Published: May 10 A BEDROCK principle of U.S. democracy is that the coercive powers of government are never used for partisan purpose. The law is blind to political viewpoint, and so are its enforcers, most especially the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service. Any violation of this principle threatens the trust and the voluntary cooperation of ... Go To Article

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AP EXCLUSIVE: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

By at May 11, 2013 | 1:09 pm

AP EXCLUSIVE: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER — May. 11 4:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner. The IRS apologized Friday for ... Go To Article

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