Georgia Tea Party groups braved yesterday's muggy Atlanta heat and rallied outside the Gold Dome as part of a nationwide protest against the Internal Revenue Service. The federal agency recently acknowledged that it specifically targeted some conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) admitted during a House hearing today that the IRS inappropriately and possibly illegally targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election. Not one Tea Party group was granted tax exempt status for a period of … Continue reading ?
The big IRS news Wednesday is that Lois Lerner, the IRS director who oversaw the Cincinnati unit charged with discriminating against the tea party, intends to plead the fifth when she appears before Congress Wednesday. “She has not committed any … Continue reading ?
An IRS official who was reportedly involved in the Tea Party targeting scandal is now overseeing the implementation of Obamacare. This has prompted one US Senator to recommend putting Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, on “pause” while all the IRS misconduct is sorted out. The IRS has apologized for wrongfully profiling Tea Party and [...]Show More Summary
Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has been all over the airwaves since the IRS story broke, talking about how her group was among those whose applications for nonprofit status were unfairly targeted for extra scrutiny.Show More Summary
At noon today, at the urging of the local Washington, D.C. Tea Party, nearly 100 activists gathered on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the IRS building. Down the road to their left was Capitol Hill; up the road to their right was the White House. The media-to-protester ratio clocked in at a robust one-to-five—the industry standard.
It is certainly possible that the Cincinnati Office of the IRS looked more dubiously into tax exemption claims from various “Tea Party” groups than others. But there are a few logical reasons this should probably have occurred. There are two things true about “Tea Party” groups — They HATE government and they REALLY HATE paying [...]
(WASHINGTON) — A House committee taking Congress‘ latest look at the Internal Revenue Service’s mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness. IRS official Lois Lerner will invokeShow More Summary
ARMED DHS GUARDS greeted St. Louis Tea Party protesters at the Town and Country IRS office on Tuesday. Around 300 protesters turned out anyway. DHS parked their vehicles right outside the IRS office just in case the Tea Party protesters … Continue reading ?
Conservative activists let it all hang out in a noontime tea party protest outside the Internal Revenue Service headquarters building in Washington, DC on Tuesday. About 70 protesters held signs, chanted slogans, and listened to speakers...Show More Summary
Nationally-syndicated conservative radio host Mark Levin, one of the signers of the Tea Party coalition letter calling on lawmakers to prevent the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill from reaching the Senate floor, told Breitbart News Mitch McConnell is the one pulling the strings behind the bill. Show More Summary
A former manager at the IRS Cincinnati office at the center of the controversy over the targeting of conservative political organizations seeking tax-exempt status tells NBC News she doesn’t think low-level employees acted on their own in flagging them for further scrutiny …
For stupidity in the face of common sense, the IRS decision to focus on Tea Party group applications for non-profit status is hard to beat. But the same folks crying foul now were conspicuously silent years ago when gay groups were being singled out by the agency for extra scrutiny. Just as it did with [...]
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Lois Lerner may be pleading the Fifth to avoid providing Congressional testimony about the targeting of conservative and Tea Party nonprofits by the IRS, but the Treasury Department’s inspector general will be following up his previous...Show More Summary
"The beauty of our country is that we can disagree," says Jenny Beth Martin, who is the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. "And you can't use the IRS to silent citizens." Martin was one of about 40 protestors who gathered today outside he Internal Revenue Service's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Tuesday afternoon on Fox, the hosts of The Five took a break from covering the Oklahoma tornado aftermath to turn their attention to tea party rallies across the country today and mainstream media's refusal to take them seriously. Even...Show More Summary
A key official in the IRS scandal will invoke her Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination instead of answering questions on Capitol Hill tomorrow. Lois Lerner,who oversaw the IRS division that apparently profiled Tea Party and other politically conservative groups for extra scrutiny, was due to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Acting IRS Commissioner [...]Show More Summary