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Today Is Your Last Chance To Rein-In The IRS

Proposed IRS regulations will effectively codify into law the heretofore illegal practices that the agency used to target conservatives If those regulations pass, non-profit organizations across the country will be destroyed. Click this link to submit your comment.

House to Compel Lerner to Testify on IRS Targeting of TeaParty

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Repubs. announced that they are recalling Lois G. Lerner, the former IRS employee at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, to testify to Congress next week, saying she has critical information.

Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundation Blog

The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

House GOP to Go After IRS

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Less than two months before taxes are due, House Repubs. will pass a slate of bills aimed at protecting taxpayers from IRS abuses. The House GOP also plans to move legislation that would force the gov't to reveal more clearly how taxpayer money is being spent.

Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished

Repair Man Jack, Red State

Corrupt, partisan and dishonest: that perfectly describes our current tax collection agency.

Thought Police: Firms Must Swear Obamacare Not a Factor in Firings

Chris Stirewalt, Fox News

Obama officials made clear that firms would not be allowed to lay off workers to get into the preferred class of those businesses with 50 to 99 employees. Firms will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that Obamacare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions. 

Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics

David A. Patten, NewsMax

Dr. Benjamin Carson, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of Obama’s policies.

What’s the Difference Between Obama and Nixon?

Nixon’s law breaking was small potatoes compared to Barack Obama’s policy of systematically breaking and ignoring the law in pursuit of his radical leftwing agenda. But Obama gets away with it because a spineless Congress refuses to hold him accountable. To sign our petition demanding Congress hold Obama to account for his law breaking click here

The IRS Secret Police?

L. Brent Bozell III, National Review Online

Proposed IRS rules for nonprofits seek to curb the free speech of Obama's political opponents.

Dem Rep. Tries to Shut Down TeaParty Leader in IRS Hearing

Becket Adams, The Blaze

Liberal Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) dismissed a Tea Party leader’s concerns over being targeted by the IRS, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to swoop in. “Mr. Connolly wants us to believes that’s all a coincidence," Jordan said.

The Enforcement Arm of the Democratic Party

Yesterday's testimony about the past abuses of taxpayers by the IRS was compelling, but the two most important takeaways for limited government constitutional conservatives were that the abuse is still going on and Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress and the bureaucracy are trying to institutionalize it. Click here to submit your comment to the government opposing Obama's attempt to deprive conservatives of their First Amendment rights.

Republicans Unload on the IRS

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Leading GOP lawmakers are urging the IRS to withdraw new proposed rules governing tax-exempt groups, casting the regulations as an political power play meant to silence conservatives. Boehner and McConnell are among the 10 Repubs. asking the IRS chief to pull back on the regulations.

New IRS Chief Apologizes to Tea Party

Fox News Staff

The new head of the IRS, John Koskinen, has apologized to those who suffered because of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, after he testified before a House subcommittee for the first time.

Tea Party Leaders Testify on IRS Targeting Scandal

Becket Adams, The Blaze

Two Tea Party leaders will testify Thursday before Congress on the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Proposed IRS Regs Threaten GOP's 2014 Senate Push

David A. Patten, Newsmax

Proposed new IRS regulations, combined with the intense ongoing scrutiny of conservative groups, could suppress their get-out-the-vote activity enough to hand Dems. the one or two races they need to keep control of the Senate, conservative leaders warn. 

Will: O Knows He Has Media Covering for Him on IRS

Brent Baker, NewsBusters.org

George Will zinged the media’s duplicity in how they have approached the IRS scandal versus past major scandals when a Repub. was President, a lack of interest Obama recognizes and, “hence, his sense of weariness and boredom as he discussed this with Bill O’Reilly.”

Why Is Obama Intervening in IRS Investigation?

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

White House spokesman Jay Carney waved off concerns over Obama’s public interference in the FBI investigation of the IRS. “Obviously we do not interfere with Justice Department investigations,” Carney said.

Lib. Local Gov't Officials Target Conservative Property Owner

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, CNS News

Property rights bill HB 1219, introduced by Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, was inspired by the harassment of conservative farmer Martha Boneta, who was excessively fined by her liberal county gov't for holding a perfectly legal kids' birthday party on her farm.