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Report: Top IRS officials knew
in 2011 that conservative
groups were targeted

Washington Post, by Josh Hicks and Ed O´Keefe

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/11/2013 11:12:26 PM

An inspector general’s report due for release this week says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew that agents were targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny as early as 2011, nine months before the IRS commissioner assured Congress the targeting was not happening. The report is certain to raise questions about the timing of the IRS’s disclosure of the targeting on Friday, how high up were the officials who knew about the practice, and whether anyone outside the agency was aware of it. Details of the inspector general’s audit, obtained by The Washington Post from a congressional aide

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reddfroge, 5/11/2013 11:19:35 PM     (No. 9322192)

so, we have NOTHING to fear from Obama´s administration, right???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 5/12/2013 12:43:52 AM     (No. 9322242)

This is just a part of what Dear Leader meant when he said "Voting is the best revenge". The other parts are being put in place as we speak.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 5/12/2013 12:58:31 AM     (No. 9322247)

I was befuddled when the IRS issued their apology and wondered why they would do such a thing just out of the blue.

Now I know. A report was coming out and the IRS wanted to get ahead of the storm.

Now this is definitely an impeachable offense. Using a government agency to silence your political opponents violates so many laws the Republicans will have to call a conference to determine which law to invoke.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/12/2013 1:49:34 AM     (No. 9322271)

#3, like always, the pubbies will shrug.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 5/12/2013 3:11:12 AM     (No. 9322291)

Congress of the United States, Articles of Impeachment against Richard M Nixon,

Article 2

"1. He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."

What say Ye, John Boehner? Congress??



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/12/2013 4:18:34 AM     (No. 9322298)

What´s really funny about this is Obama´s Organizing For Action is supposedly a tax exempt,non partisan advocacy group that´s not supposed to have any direct contact with Obama or insider operatives.You´d have to be a class A moron to believe Obama doesn´t directly communicate with his fundraising and advocacy arms.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 5/12/2013 5:01:35 AM     (No. 9322301)

"Low level" employees did the targeting? A likely story. This came from on high.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/12/2013 5:46:43 AM     (No. 9322317)

Apparently no one in the administration can tell the truth. But then it´s expected when they´re all corrupt.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/12/2013 7:15:05 AM     (No. 9322369)

Give it up. A prolonged, obfuscated investigation lies ahead compete with witnesses who stonewall, lie, take the Fifth, and say they cannot recall. A few, preselected little guys are going to take the fall, while obama washes those wispy hands. This admin has mastered the art of maintaining deniability for the marxist, criminal elite at the highest levels of government.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/12/2013 7:28:49 AM     (No. 9322378)

Just spreading the wealth around.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/12/2013 7:36:14 AM     (No. 9322382)

Wrong, #9. Let these investigations last for the next 3 1/2 years. Let them continue to show what liars and criminals the dims and their dear reader are. Drag it out until the 2016 elections. Between this and Benghazi, we could keep zippy and the dims from doing any governing at all for the rest of his term. It would be great for America in numerous ways.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DaddyO, 5/12/2013 7:47:27 AM     (No. 9322392)

Say what you want, Bengazi and the IRS story is keeping the media from focusing on gun control and immigration.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/12/2013 7:56:28 AM     (No. 9322405)

This will hurt dems. Unfortunately our MSM is just a department within the party. The are like a group of defense lawyers in a big case, sitting around a table planning the big defense, The serial killer did not get read his Miranda rights fast enough, and the judge should throw out the case before it gets starteded.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cobieone, 5/12/2013 8:10:39 AM     (No. 9322416)

#9, Zero hasn´t mastered anything. If it weren´t for the criminal media, he wouldn´t get away with his many scandals. Matter of fact, he would have never been elected.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 5/12/2013 8:26:17 AM     (No. 9322427)

agree with # 11

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 5/12/2013 8:34:55 AM     (No. 9322431)

This will probably result in hearings before the House. I pray there is a bit of investigating before hand. I understand the IRS says this is confined to lower levels in an office in Cincinnati, easy enough to check out, see if the information requested from those Tea Party groups in other parts of the country are similar, if so, that is a strong indication of upper level coordination.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LZK, 5/12/2013 8:58:01 AM     (No. 9322459)

I´m shocked -- I tell you -- shocked to find out there´s cheating going on in the demorat party....

(sarcasm).......

LZK

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 5/12/2013 9:18:09 AM     (No. 9322488)

I don´t watch the Sunday Shows (would have too many broken flat screens) but I do know this, the Speaker isn´t speaking the way the Speaker should be speaking...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/12/2013 9:20:39 AM     (No. 9322493)

Another day, another scandal. Can the media handle two at a time? This is another one that has Obama´s sticky fingerprints all over it. There should be dozens of such scandals. Do you think they will target the words "Organizing" "for" "Action" now in the interest of fairness? I guess not.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/12/2013 9:23:08 AM     (No. 9322499)

11 and 13, sure, let the investigations continue. My point was that no high level hacks in the obama admin will be taken down by scandal. As for the media, they are defacto obama administration officials who faithfully publish the daily WH talking points. Thus, the mastery, just like the clintons, of maintaining deniability for criminals at the highest levels of big government. What´s more, even if the corrupt press mustered an ounce of integrity and did independent reporting on obama, the 47 percent could not care less. They´d continue to vote democrat as long as the free stuff arrives without delay.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/12/2013 9:26:41 AM     (No. 9322506)

Sorry, I meant 11 and 14.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/12/2013 9:43:50 AM     (No. 9322532)

"What America needs is a good five-cent cigar."

Thomas R. Marshall
28th Vice President of The USA
(1913-1921)

No Mr. Vice President, what America needs is the likes of another Judge Roy Bean, the famed saloon-keeper/justice of the peace from "West of the Pecos," sitting in the chair of The Speaker of The United States House of Representatives!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/12/2013 10:03:27 AM     (No. 9322563)

Don´t put anything passed the tyranny this administration has cast upon all of us.
The IRS is like the EPA it´s time to disband both and start over.
Ambassador Stevens was the John Dean of Bengahzi therefore Obama had to let him be murdered.
We are under attack by the government. John Edwards was right there are two Americas.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/12/2013 10:23:11 AM     (No. 9322601)

Get the SCOTUS to define a Natural Born Citizen and solutions to the rest of the problems will automatically present themselves.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/12/2013 10:27:20 AM     (No. 9322609)

Over 1,000 comments after the article. 900 must be from the OFA staff in D.C., piling on with insults, slander, hate filled comments, none of which pertain to the article (of course).

If this is any indication of the current mind set of the Left, then they have finally "lost it". No sense of reality remains in Boomtown among the Left/Liberal/Progressive gang.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/12/2013 10:31:23 AM     (No. 9322615)

Middle Management is always the problem

They take their cues from higher up and then strive to get noticed and praised and get a career boost

Middle Management is a two-edged sword. They´re also the expendable ones.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 5/12/2013 10:46:06 AM     (No. 9322647)

Of course the tea party has been targeted by the IRS and the entire administration and it happened before the 4-15 rallies in 2009. It started with Big Sis saying that we must watch the veterans because who knows how they are going to react, meaning that they have guns and they could be terrorists. Planting the seeds of dissent. The hometown newspaper account was just as snarky with the move along, nothing to see here meme.

It never quit. Nancy Pelosi and her swastikas to the arrogance of Claire McCaskall. Our own Senator turning his back on a civics teacher when she implored him to follow the Constitution. Our local Republican county government following the Agenda 21 model and lying about it.

Not only when applying for their tax exempt status all the tea parties in our area had problems. The government would stall and stall. Finally when their status was granted the government called them an anti-government entity. That´s when the problems really started and it was back in 2009-2010. Apparently they refined their attacks. The IRS was commanded to do this. It´s extra work for them and they have other fish to fry. This was not the work of a few in Cincinnati. It was system wide.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/12/2013 11:45:03 AM     (No. 9322739)

As a retired federal employee (blue collar worker that did actual work) I can safely say that NO low level pencil pusher would dare to instigate investigations into tax exempt entities. An action like that would bring about instant career ending actions. No. something like this has to come from the very top. Simply because of all the fallout that would sure to follow. Like now. Like others, I believe that the disclosure comming out when and like it did is just a move to forestall any futher damage.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: julia3, 5/12/2013 12:13:54 PM     (No. 9322798)

Lower level employees indeed. Even Dennis Kucinich, on Fox News Sunday, said the tone is set at the top. The administration had better be careful about making a few low level people scapegoats for this scandal. They have the right to contest any disciplinary action and could sing like birds.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/12/2013 12:27:06 PM     (No. 9322838)

And this is the agency that has hired 16,000 new agents to pry into your health care matters.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 5/12/2013 12:37:16 PM     (No. 9322852)

Voter suppression anyone? Does the IRS have me in a database somewhere because I donated to the Tea Party?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: angelesgift, 5/12/2013 1:15:34 PM     (No. 9322910)

Obama is using the same bullying tactic he learned from the Clintons. There will be a scandal, but it will accomplish nothing. The only real solution is to vote these creeps out of office. But low-fo parasite voters (the most reliable Dem bloc) don´t pay taxes and couldn´t care less about the criminal targeting of "rich" people for audits.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: steveW, 5/12/2013 1:26:43 PM     (No. 9322932)

1. It will be blamed on Republicans.
2. Republicans will apologize.
3. Dear Leader is oh so wonderful.

5,4,3,2,1...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bazza, 5/12/2013 1:31:07 PM     (No. 9322945)

The IRS is official enforcer for Obamacare. Obamacare must be repealed!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Mickturn, 5/12/2013 3:57:41 PM     (No. 9323160)

GET A BUNCH OF ROPES!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: stryker714, 5/12/2013 6:52:43 PM     (No. 9323333)

So #33, how do you expect the DC commies to get traction on blaming Republicans for biased IRS inquiries/audits?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: prairiemain, 5/12/2013 8:01:01 PM     (No. 9323383)

This can only mean that high-up IRS officials lied to Congress. Why did they think they could get away with such baldfaced lies?

Oh, wait ... nevermind. What difference does it make now?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bob913, 5/12/2013 9:08:26 PM     (No. 9323465)

In 2009 obama stole billions from the pensions of Delphi workers who were not union members. He shutdown (illegally) GM dealerships based on if the owners were republicans.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 4:57:49 AM     Post Reply
Washington - A leading Democratic pollster predicted a "sobering" turnout disadvantage for her party in this year´s midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate "a bigger economic agenda" this fall. "There is a huge turnout disadvantage and challenge," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters. "There is always a challenge in turnout in an off year, but it´s really dramatic this time." Lake was speaking a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Lake and Republican pollster Ed Goeas revealed results of a new George Washington University poll that showed GOP voter intensity in 2014 outpacing

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

Busted! After promising ´no delay´ in
final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama
administration unveils new ´honor system´ *

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,


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