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IRS: New Rule Coming for Tax-Exempt Groups

Susan Page, USA Today

The IRS is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of non-profit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

Top Dem. on Comm. Investigating IRS Scandal May Have Been Involved in Targeting of Conservatives

Becket Adams, The Blaze

“Partisan politics and the weaponization of gov't against opponents of this admin. is real and continues,” True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Cummings has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along.

Boehner on IRS Targeting: ‘I Want to Know Who’s Going to Jail’

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

House Repubs. will meet to prepare a letter asking the DOJ to consider a criminal case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for “misleading Congress,” John Boehner revealed. The House Oversight and Gov't Reform Comm. will also consider contempt charges.

GOP Report on IRS: Only Tea Party Groups Received Systematic Scrutiny

John D. McKinnon, Wall Street Journal

The report emphasizes that the targeting began as an IRS inquiry solely into tea-party groups. It contends that subsequent efforts by IRS officials to make the review more neutral were little more than cosmetic changes, and the basic focus on conservative grassroots groups remained.

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.”

Good News for Tea Party: No New 501(c)(4) IRS Regs in '14

Chad Groening & Jody Brown, One News Now

It's apparent that conservative grassroots activists have compelled the IRS to put off implementing regulations proposed by the Obama admin. some say were intended to silence conservative and tea party groups leading up to the Nov. elections.

The IRS Digs in its Heels

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen plays dumb in the matter of Lois Lerner and the targeting of conservatives.

Cruz Slams O Admin. Over IRS Investigation

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Ted Cruz slammed the Obama administration for declining to name a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s treatment of Tea Party groups, calling it the “height of hypocrisy.”  

IRS Doubles Down on Lawbreaking w/ Regulation to Kill Free Speech

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

The IRS' illegal conduct has a scope and breadth that is unsurpassed, making it the biggest lawbreaker in the nonprofit arena. Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects.

IRS Accused of Targeting Conservs. As Soon As O Took Office

Bob Unruh, WND

A legal team assembles documentation of demands for information about prayers.

Dems: Issa's Gaffe Will Block Lerner Contempt Charge

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

Dems. are rushing to the aid of former IRS official Lois Lerner, saying GOP Rep. Darrell Issa fumbled the opportunity to force Lerner to answer questions about the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

Issa: Lerner Misled Congress

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting controversy, made several false or misleading statements to Congress about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups, according to a new report from congressional Repubs.

IRS: Cheapest OCare Plan=$20k per Family in '16

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

No wonder Obama is unilaterally and unconstitutionally suspending the individual mandate until after the 2016 elections.

Isn’t It Time To Arrest Lois Lerner?

Lois Lerner was not some innocent civic minded American walking down the street minding her own business that was ambushed by an oppressive government. She WAS the oppressive government.

Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth at Issa Hearing

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS agency at the center of the Tea Party targeting controversy, refused to answer questions from congressional investigators on Weds. for a second time. 

Limbaugh: Convince Obama That Putin is Tea Party

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

"If they can somehow find a way to convince Obama that Putin is tea party, then he might toughen up a little," Limbaugh told millions of listeners. "But I mean how do you sic the IRS on Putin? Obama’s tools for this are limited."

The IRS Is the Problem

National Review Editors

Regulating political speech is not the IRS' job. The IRS does not inspire confidence as a practitioner of self-regulation, much less as a regulator of political speech.

The Compelling Timeline on the IRS' Attack on Tea Party

Right Scoop Staff

Former Chairman of the FEC, Bradley A. Smith, has compiled a timeline of events that led up to the IRS attacking the Tea Party, beginning with Obama’s attack on the SCOTUS' decision for Citizen’s United during his SOTU address. Mark Levin calls it a compelling bill of indictment.

Rep. Tom Price Hits IRS Regulation of Political Speech, But What's Next?

Tom Price and other advocates of free speech in the House Republican Conference have the policy on the IRS right, but to make it stick there must be Republican leaders who have the backbone to face down the Senate Democrats and President Obama.

Dems Pushing IRS to Probe Conservatives

Greg Corombos, WND

A former FEC chairman says there’s “strong evidence” the IRS is pushing for more scrutiny of nonprofits – especially conservative groups – because of “partisan pressure” put on the agency by Dems. in Congress.