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Say NO To Rep. Mike McCaul As DHS Secretary

President Trump’s greatest challenge at the Department of Homeland Security is getting rid of Obama-era people, thinking and policies. Nominating Rep. Mike McCaul as Secretary of Homeland Security would be tantamount to appointing an Obama holdover to run DHS.

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.

Will The Left Silence You Into Submission?

In her latest video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, this time with the Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassel, our friend Ginni Thomas asks readers to imagine if conservatives were using government agencies to bully or silence their opponents in America’s public square in 2016.

Real Power Behind IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal Still A Mystery

Ethan Barton, Daily Caller

An FBI investigation missed the IRS official who first set in motion the illegal targeting of conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups applying for tax exemption, documents obtained by a government watchdog group reveal.

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.

Risks Come With Rise of ‘Crony Philanthropy’

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Blog

Concerns about crony capitalism can increasingly be extended to corporate philanthropy as projects driven by elected officials seek private dollars for social causes, according to a Forbes contributor.

Win For Walker: Judge Halts Investigation Into Conservatives

M.D. Kittle, Watchdog.org

The "John Doe" investigation into conservatives is dead...for now. The probe had been looking into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and GOP Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, but came under fire for the opaque way it was conducted.

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.

Ted Cruz Blasts Reid's Attacks on Kochs

Right Scoop Staff

Ted Cruz hit back at Harry Reid for his attack on the Koch brothers. Cruz told Reid that it’s not his place to attack private citizens. He noted the hypocrisy of Reid for not mentioning the billionaire who has pledged to give money to Dems. to get Climate Change laws passed.

Southern Poverty Law Center's Fascist 'Hate List'

Robert Spencer, Front Page Mag

The SPLC epitomizes the Left’s hypocrisy and its increasing taste for authoritarianism: its fascist impulse to demonize and smear its foes rather than engage them on the level of rational discourse.

Why Do Liberals Want to Suppress Political Speech?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

"Some of us are old enough to remember when liberals’ response to speech they disagreed with was: more speech. The reflexive response of many liberals today seems to be: shut it down."

Obama's FCC Wants to ‘Investigate’ Newsrooms, Stifle Free Press

Fox News Staff

The Obama administration’s FCC wants to send ‘investigators’ into newsrooms in order to ‘study’ how newsers decide what news to cover, and how they pick their stories, which is sparking concern among congressional Repubs. and conservative groups.

Conservatives Tap Into Anti-Washington Air

Ken Thomas & Philip Elliott, Associated Press

"Americans are frustrated because their priorities are not the priorities of Washington," said Ted Cruz. "This cuts across party lines." That churning resentment could be a boon for conservative candidates, especially those looking to take on incumbent lawmakers from their own party.

GOP Powerhouse AFP Steps Up Attack on Vulnerable Dems

Matea Gold, Washington Post

With early attacks against Senate Dems, Americans for Prosperity emerges as the Right's most powerful ally. Currently AFP has launched ad campaigns against five vulnerable Senate Dems., and some House Dems, including Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.).

Stop The IRS From Discriminating Against Conservatives

New proposed IRS regulations would restrict any criticism of an incumbent federal, state, or local politician within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election and effectively require groups to remove any reference to politicians from their websites during these windows. But the new proposal would exempt the unions that are the biggest financial and volunteer supporters of Democratic Party candidates.

Conservative Groups Urge Congress to Reject New IRS Rule

Tim Shoemaker, Campaign for Liberty

55 conservative and free market organizations urged Congress to reject a newly proposed IRS rule targeting 501(c)(4) organizations. The draconian rules will effectively muzzle 501(c)4 groups in the run-up to Nov.’s elections while unfairly exempting labor unions that support liberal candidates and causes.

Voter Reg. to be Cut Under IRS Rule?

Fredreka Schouten and Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

Groups across political spectrum object to proposed IRS rules for tax-exempt organizations as the rules would also curtail efforts to register voters, distribute candidate guides and get voters to the polls on Election Day.

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.