IRS scandal

Tea Partier Hounded by IRS

Kevin Mooney, Daily Caller

The Treasury Inspector General is investigating whether an environmental group pressured the IRS into auditing a VA farmer and tea partier. But the IRS auditors are expanding their audit.

IRS Now Targeting Veterans?

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

A congressional committee is currently reviewing the IRS’s response to lawmakers’ concerns following new revelations that the agency is targeting the American Legion.

States Abusing Vast Auditing Powers

Steve Malanga, City Journal

Many states have endowed thousands of revenue and audit bureaucracies with IRS-like capabilities, and a penchant for targeting conservatives.

IRS Still After Tea Party Patriots

Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times

Promises to lay-off hounding Tea Party groups have not been kept by the IRS – no surprise there.

IRS Angst Fuels Tea Party Comeback

Monica Langley, Wall Street Journal

IRS targeting breathed new life into the Tea Party movement, and it’s back to leaning on lawmakers.

Dem Seeks Tea Party Aid in IRS Suit

Patrick Reis, National Journal

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has a proposal he says can assuage both the tea party's concerns over IRS overreach and progressives' fretting over anonymous campaign cash unleashed by the Citizens United ruling. His plan: Sue the IRS.

D's Ignoring IRS Facts

Eliana Johnson, National Review Online

House Democrats pretend, unconvincingly, that the agency was neutral toward tea-party groups. 

IRS Breaking Copyright Laws?

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

A new audit finds that the IRS is using some software that it hasn’t paid for, and is paying for other programs its employees don't use. The agency could be violating copyright laws.

Lerner Used Home Email for IRS Biz

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

Issa is concerned that Lois Lerner may have violated the Freedom of Information Act by using a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business. She's been ordered to surrender those emails.

Is This a Conspiracy Theory or Probability?

Conservatives should not accept another “trust us” explanation about the limits on NSA surveillance of domestic targets from Obama and his apologists among Capitol Hill Republicans. The federal government now has the means, all it takes is the motivation at a fairly low level within the government, to broaden the surveillance state from one focused on foreign terrorism to one focused on domestic political opponents as well.

GOP Widens IRS-FEC Probe

John D. McKinnon, Wall Street Journal

Issa asked the FEC for records of all FEC contacts with IRS officials, which highlights suspicion that IRS helped the FEC probes of right groups.

Tea Party Farmer: IRS Audited Me

Greta Van Susteren, Fox News

A VA farmer was harassed by county gov't and then improperly targeted by the IRS because of her politics.

O Blames GOP for Phony Scandals

Justin Sink, The Hill

O took credit for econ recovery. He challenged R’s stop focusing on ‘phony scandals’ to pose econ solutions.

O Trick: Talk Econ = IRS Distraction

L. Brent Bozell III, GOP USA

The media's refusal to investigate IRS' targeting of the Tea Party cuts to the heart of their collusion w/ Obama. 

Issa: IRS-Tea Party Mess Leads to DC

Rep. Darrell Issa, USA Today

We’re just getting started in discovering if the targeting order came from Penn. Ave. or outside the IRS. 

Top Dem: IRS IG Withheld Info

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Cummings wants George to testify again after discovering he lied about evidence of IRS-Tea Party targeting.

Lawful Not Safe From Gov't Bullies

Daniel J. Mitchell, Townhall

Law-abiding farmer Boneta is being harassed by fed and local gov't for no reason. You're next.

GOP Aims to Curb Fed Agencies

Mike Allen, Politico

Cantor plans a vote on halting IRS implementation and enforcement of Obamacare. Is it too late?

IRS Privacy Breach: SSN's Exposed

Allie Bidwell, US News and World Report

The data breach involved nonprofit political groups. Over 2,300 SSN’s were posted.

200 IRS Employees Work for Unions

Eliana Johnson, National Review Online

Two GOP Sens. point out that it's nonsense to use taxpayer resources to pay for union work.