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Top DOJ Official Denies Conspiring w/ IRS on TEAParty Scandal

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Dep. Attorney Gen. James Cole assured Congress Thursday that the Justice Dept. didn’t conspire with the IRS to try to target tea party groups, and he said the FBI didn’t even know it had been given private taxpayer info. by the tax agency until years afterward.

Ken Cuccinelli Blasts Gov't Abuse, Spying On Citizens, Obama Hypocrisy

Right Scoop Staff

Conservative Ken Cuccinelli spoke at FreePAC Kentucky about suing the gov't over spying. "Everybody has a stake in this case...if things go well, soon I’ll be your lawyer. And what we have said is that not only is this program wrong but it’s unconstitutional under the fourth amendment.”

'Hate Map' Lib. Group Feels the Sting of Backlash

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

The liberal Southern Poverty Law Center's 'hate map' that included some conservative orgs was finally scrubbed from FBI’s hate crime resource site after 15 conservative groups urged DOJ and FBI to end the endorsement.

Palin's Dad Harassed by IRS

Daniel Doherty, Townhall

According to Chuck Heath Jr. (Sarah Palin's older brother), his father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS. Since 2008, he has been, "horribly harassed" six times by the IRS.

Cruz Stalker Inspired by Dem Material

Joe Newby, Examiner.com

An FBI report states that a man who made online threats against Sen. Cruz was inspired by Democratic Party messaging material. The stalker, Troy Gilmore, Jr., posted Cruz's home address online and encouraged others to "Take down Ted Cruz, at his home."

IRS Hasn't Contacted Scandal Victims

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

It's been 4 months, but IRS targeting scandal investigators still haven't contacted any of the 40+ victimized conservative groups represented in the American Center for Law and Justice lawsuit.

FBI: We Don't Need a Warrant to Spy

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

The FBI told RPaul that US drone surveillance doesn't require a warrant and that the practice remains limited. 

Double Jeopardy and the Zimmerman Trial - Can He Be Tried All Over Again?

Derek Khanna quotes Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett on double jeopardy to argue that at the Founding there was thought to be little, if any, overlap between federal and state laws governing individuals. In light of the modern expansion of federal power, Khanna says 'twice put in jeopardy of life or limb' should be interpreted to mean what it says.

Snowden: Microsoft Plotted W/ NSA, FBI

Reuters Staff

Per a Snowden-leaked document and Guardian report, Microsoft lied about not helping the NSA get citizens' info.

Paul May Block New FBI Head

Josh Peterson, Daily Caller

Rand Paul threatened to block Comey's confirmation due to the FBI's lack of answers on drones.