IRS targets conservatives

IRS’s Lerner Targeted GOP Sen. for Tax Exam

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an exam on a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Comm.

IRS Revokes Conservative Org’s Tax-Exempt Status Over Anti-Clinton Statements

Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times

The IRS has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative charity, The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, for making statements critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry.

Obama Scandals: Enough Already!

David Limbaugh, TownHall

Obama must believe he's politically untouchable at this point, given his seeming indifference to the multitude of scandals, failures and other outrages for which he is directly responsible.

Conservative Hollywood Group Targeted by IRS

Drew McKenzie, NewsMax

Friends of Abe, a conservative group in Hollywood, shrouded in secrecy for fear of a backlash from powerful movie industry liberals, is being investigated by the IRS after applying for tax-exempt status. FOA is determined to protect the identity of its 1,500 members.

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.

Dr. Carson Visited by IRS

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

Dr. Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the IRS following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.

New Emails Prove IRS Hit Tea Party

Dan Weil, Newsmax

In a Feb. 2011 e-mail, Lerner told her staff that a tea party issue is "very dangerous" and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on . . . Cincy should probably NOT have these cases."

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.

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.

Cruz Tells Orgs: Ignore Durbin

Burgess Everett, Politico

Cruz is encouraging organizations that supported the American Legislative Exchange Council not to respond to a request from Sen. Durbin asking for their positions on “stand your ground laws.”

Conservatives Must Follow the Law – Liberal Abortion Group Gets a Pass

Democratic Party partisans in New York selectively enforce the law to advantage liberal allies and causes while they use these same laws to impede and disrupt conservatives and others they don’t like.

Issa Wants Expansion of IRS Probe

Cathy Burke, Newsmax

Issa wants to open up a new front in an IRS investigation, focusing on the treatment of conservative groups that were already granted tax-exempt status.

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. 

Plot Thickens in IRS Scandal

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The liberal nonprofit that pressed Shulman to target conservatives houses his wife’s group.

IRS Sought Gift Tax on Donors

Russell Berman, The Hill

As time goes on and the facts come out, it’s clear the rot at the IRS goes back far and very deep.