conservative groups targeted by IRS

The IRS scandal just got even worse

NY Post Editorial Board

So the Obama IRS wasn’t just persecuting right-leaning nonprofits — it was out to prosecute them, too. And with the help of the Obama Department of Justice and FBI. Via Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, the watchdog group Judicial Watch just got evidence of the plot.

Judge orders IRS to turn over list of targeted Tea Party groups

Rick Moran, The American Thinker

A federal judge in Ohio has ordered the IRS to turn over a list of Tea Party groups singled out for special scrutiny after they applied for tax exempt status. Judge Susan J. Dlott, who sits in the Southern District of Ohio, rejected that claim and ordered the tax agency to turn over any lists or spreadsheets detailing the groups that were targeted and when they filed their applications.

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.

IRS-FEC Collusion Invades Privacy

Caroline May, Daily Caller

A conservative government watchdog obtained emails revealing that the IRS sent conservative groups’ private tax exemption application and tax return info to the Federal Elections Commission, in violation of federal law.

IRS Is Three Years Late

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

The IRS has agreed to grant tax-exempt status to True the Vote, one of the conservative groups that had been a victim in the targeting scandal, ending a 3-year wait for charitable-group status.

WaPo Inspired IRS Tea Party Targeting

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The Washington Post’s anti-tea party coverage inspired IRS officials to improperly target conservative groups, according to a House Oversight and Gov't Reform Committee memo.

IRS Aimed at Anti-Obama 'Propaganda'

Gregory Korte, USA Today

Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged 162 political groups based on the content of their literature, particularly those with "anti-Obama rhetoric," and Tea Party "propaganda."