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  • Fun fact: Guess where the current IRS commissioner used to work

    Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified Friday on the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And although the hearing was filled with many memorable and tense moments, particularly between the commissioner and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., one...

  • 'Nobody believes you': Paul Ryan torches IRS commissioner over lost emails

    Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday dressed down IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the agency's recent mishandling of subpoenaed emails, its targeting of conservative groups and its consistent pattern of stonewalling congressional investigators.

  • Wall Street Journal: IRS scandal 'worse than Watergate'

    The revelation that the computers of Internal Revenue Service workers, including Tea Party prober Lois Lerner, were erased of critical emails sought by lawmakers has elevated the affair to -- and maybe beyond -- an old familiar presidential scandal, Watergate.

  • And now for the utterly predictable: Voxsplaining the IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service announced this month that a mysterious computer crash destroyed thousands of subpoenaed emails belonging to officials suspected of participating in the targeting of conservative groups, prompting a fresh round of questions from congressional investigators. But...

  • Hillary Clinton: Keep investigating the IRS

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says "the investigation needs to continue" into possible wrongdoing at the Internal Revenue Service -- a position that puts her at odds with many fellow Democrats.

  • The dangerous Democratic assault on free speech

    David Brown was imprisoned for 18 months because he demonstrated against rising taxes. Author James Callendar spent nine months in jail for writing a book critical of the government. Newspaper editor Benjamin Franklin Bache was arrested for criticizing the president but died before his trial,...

  • Why Darrell Issa just asked the IRS to hand over a hard drive

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday issued a subpoena to the Internal Revenue Service, ordering the agency to turn over the hard drive they claim is responsible for wiping out two years of critical email communications. Issa has dramatically widened...

  • House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement

    The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare. The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5...

  • When is a scandal not a scandal?

    President Obama has flouted the law again and again - unilaterally rewriting the health law at least 18 times since passage; changing immigration law by executive fiat (after having explained that to do so would be beyond the scope of his constitutional authority); dictating that union claims...

  • If you think the IRS' latest claim on 'lost' emails is unprecedented, Gawker has some news for you

    As the Internal Revenue Service tries its best to convince a skeptical nation that it's unable to recover nearly two years' worth of subpoenaed emails because of a supposed computer crash, it's important to remember that this isn't the first time that a federal agency has “struggled” to...

  • Yes, we have heard of computers crashing --- and no, we're not stupid

    A White House official said Monday that "it's a fact" that two years' worth of subpoenaed emails belonging to disgraced former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner were wiped out in a mysterious computer crash.

  • Two reasons why IRS scandal is not going away anytime soon

    There are many reasons why the IRS scandal won't be going away any time soon, but two of the biggest are Cleta Mitchell and Jay Sekulow. Mitchell is a tough-as-nails Washington attorney and former Oklahoma Democratic state legislator who specializes in campaign finance law and represents...

  • Darrell Issa subpoenas IRS commissioner over lost Lois Lerner emails

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to testify next week before Congress about a trove of lost emails that could contain evidence of a plan to targeted conservative groups. Issa, R-Calif., will...

  • New emails show IRS targeting of Tea Party groups followed demands by Obama, congressional Democrats

    Former Internal Revenue Service executive Lois Lerner launched the federal tax agency's program targeting Tea Party and conservative non-profits in 2010 because “we won't be able to stay out of this -- we need a plan.”

  • Now IRS claims Lois Lerner emails lost to computer crash: Examiner Editorial

    Just when it might appear that the IRS scandal cannot descend any lower, it has taken on the distinct odor of the Watergate cover-up with the most politically convenient computer crash in history. Naturally, the Obama administration waited to release the damaging news on Friday afternoon to...



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