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IRS has 7,000 unreleased documents related to conservative and Tea Party targeting

Todd Shepherd, Washington Examiner

The revelation of thousands of unreleased documents was made in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that specializes in filing, and in many instances litigating, FOIA requests.

Liberal New York Times columnist may face serious legal problems

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

President Trump takes a lot of flak for his tweeting, but a prominent liberal New York Times columnist may face more than criticism.  Could NY Times’ Kristoff’s tweet asking anyone at the IRS to criminally leak Trump’s tax return be solicitation of a felony? With the Department of Justice now back in the business of enforcing the law against even liberals, perhaps we will be reading more about this solicitation in the future.

Who Will Hold the IRS Accountable?

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Under the framework of the founders, the people are masters, not servants, and the IRS holds no bondage on their freedoms. Congress must at long last investigate fully the IRS’s out-of-control investigators. Instead of wasting time on the fashions of the moment, Congress should deliver to the forgotten the protection that the Constitution promises them.

Attention #NeverTrump: To Preserve The First Amendment We Must Elect Donald Trump

#NeverTrumpers seem to forget that Clinton’s hostility toward the First Amendment could be put into practice by her appointments not only to the Supreme Court, but also to the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Communications Commission, and the Justice Department. The appointees would follow a heavily partisan course, prosecuting Clinton’s Republican and conservative opponents and making the #NeverTrumpers’ dream of a post-Trump rebuilding of the Republican Party with them in charge unlikely if not impossible.

Here's How the IRS Treated Me Because I'm a Conservative

Mary Grabar, PJ Media

We finally received approval three years later. They forced me to waste money and time when we should have been building on the momentum of our launch and fundraising. Other groups also lost opportunities, namely in 2012. That’s how this IRS, this administration, works.

Conservative Leaders Demand Hearing On IRS Privacy Violations

Conservative leaders are fighting serious violations and evasions of the Internal Revenue Code by California Attorney General Kamala Harris and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Harris and Schneiderman have engaged in illegal disclosures of confidential donor names and addresses that a federal judge called a "pervasive, recurring pattern of uncontained Schedule B disclosures...".

Gowdy on IRS probe: How much more evidence could you need?

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted the Justice Department for stating last month that there was "no evidence" of criminal intent in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. The South Carolina Republican cited numerous examples of "circumstantial evidence," all of which resulted in discrimination against Tea Party nonprofits, regardless of the tax agency's intent.

IRS Tea Party targeting issues persist for IRS after Justice ends probe

Stephan Dinan, Washington Times

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing.

Lois Lerner's 'Partners' and Her ‘Mini-Me’

Conservatives who now know about the lawless, arrogant ex-federal bureaucrat lawyer Lois Lerner may wish to know that her “farm team” meets at the Washington Marriott Georgetown October 5 – 7.

Will Lois Lerner Ever Be Prosecuted?

It’s pretty clear that Lois Lerner knew what she was doing was wrong, took active steps to cover her tracks – including conducting government business on a private email account under the phony name "Toby Miles"  – and yet she has not been called to account before any judge or jury.

Cruz Leads Conservative Crusade Against IRS

Bloomberg, David Weigel

At the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearing Ted Cruz managed to steal the spotlight on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many conservatives: reforming the Internal Revenue Service. 

IRS Has Contract For Millions With Co. That HHS Fired

Richard Pollock, Daily Caller

7 months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program.

IRS Won't Help Elderly, Disabled W/ Returns

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press

"Taxpayers who need help are not getting it, & tax compliance is likely to suffer," said a report by an IRS watchdog. IRS Comm. John Koskinen says budget cuts are forcing the agency to reduce taxpayer services and other functions.

OCare Fines Rising, IRS Preps to Collect

Fox News Staff

Don't have health insurance? Get ready to pay up. The ObamaCare-mandated fines for not having insurance are rising in 2015 -- and for the first time, will be collected by the IRS. 

WH Still Hasn't Approved IRS Docs On Indiv. Mandate

Sarah Hurtubise, Daily Caller

Americans have to be prepared for an increased individual mandate tax to hit in just two weeks, but the White House still hasn’t gotten around to approving the IRS paperwork on the requirement.

How to Break Through the IRS Stonewall

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Using a little-known procedure, there is a way. First, see if Judge Jackson secures the IRS documents for Cause of Action. Congress should exercise their unique legal right to review the raw documents without deletions. If stymied, they too should sue.

Obama Admin Won't Turn Over Docs On IRS Abuse

John Hayward, Breitbart

The Administration has decided not to hand the docs over after all, citing a statute that basically says the privacy of the people whose privacy the WHouse violated would be violated by revealing details of the WHouse violation to the public. It sounds pretty fishy to Cause of Action.

What If the IRS Imposed a T & Nobody Paid?

Lawson Bader, Human Events

The Marketplace Fairness Act has a massive enforcement problem. But perhaps, therein lies the solution. Imagine the federal government passing a law that can’t actually be enforced. Congress might want to consider that and save face.

Law Lets IRS Seize Citizens’ Cash When No Crime Is Suspected

Derek Hunter, Daily Caller

Guilty until proven innocent: a law meant to catch money launderers is ensnaring small businesses and average Americans who haven't broken the law.

IRS Notches Legal Win in Tea Party Cases

Rachael Bade, Politico

The IRS may have inadvertently figured out how to win its legal battles against aggrieved tea party groups: Give them what they wanted in the first place — tax-exempt status.