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,

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. 

O on IRS Scandal: 'Not a Smidgen of Corruption'

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Obama again denied any wrongdoing by the IRS over their targeting of conservative tea party groups, telling Bill O’Reilly there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the way the tax enforcer processed tea partiers’ 501(c)4 paperwork.

The Pathetic Reality of Dealing with the IRS

The arrogance of the employees of the IRS is the source of the pathetic reality of dealing with this out of control federal agency. The IRS's Kafkaesque "customer service" will only be improved by changing the employees and the culture of the agency. Congress should reject the agency's bureaucratic panhandling for a bigger budget.

More Proof That the Investigation of IRS=SHAM

Mark Meckler, American Spectator

Letting the IRS take our money is a small matter compared to letting them steal our freedom.

Cruz Demands Special Prosecutor to Probe IRS Targeting

Drew McKenzie, NewsMax

"The administration has stonewalled any meaningful investigation," said Cruz. "No one has been indicted. Even a top IRS official implicated in the targeting has been able to avoid testifying before Congress...and eventually quietly retired."

Tea Party Lawyer: IRS Investigation Never 'Got Off the Ground'

Wanda Carruthers, NewsMax

The DOJ's investigation into the targeting of conservative tea party groups isn't in earnest. "It took eight months before we had the first contact by an FBI agent.

Repubs. Blast Decision Not to Pursue Criminal Charges in IRS Scandal

Newsmax Wires

Darrell Issa blasted what he called a questionable criminal investigation into the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS, saying that anonymous leaks had harmed the inquiry. Issa criticized the DOJ after a media report that fed. authorities didn’t plan to pursue criminal charges in the case.

Chris Christie Scandal Shows the Danger of Big Government, No Matter Which Party is in Charge

Following the abuses of power by President Obama, Chris Christie's "Bridge-gate"  demonstrates why we need limited government. It’s why we need smaller government. It’s why we need all kinds of safeguards to keep government locked in its cage and tethered to its post  – and why the out-of-control government we have now in America (at all levels) is so dangerous.

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.

FBI Probe of IRS Targeting of TeaParty: 7 Months Late

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

The FBI finally has begun to contact some of the tea party groups targeted by the IRS for inappropriate scrutiny, seven months after the investigation was supposed to have begun.

TeaPartiers Push Back On IRS Rule Changes

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Tea party groups are rallying their troops for a fight over the new rules the IRS is carving out on how to regulate tax-exempt groups that participate in political activities.

IRS Whines That OCare Has Depleted Its Funds

Patrick Temple-West, Thomson-Reuters

The IRS may need to spend money on its Obamacare implementation at the expense of other agency programs due to budget constraints, its new commissioner said.

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.

The IRS and The Tea Party

James V. DeLong, National Review Online

Resist the IRS — and protect the political process.