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You can't make this stuff up. The person in charge of the IRS's unit that reviewed tax-exempt organizations is now in charge of the main Obamacare office.
In other words, the person in charge of the attack on conservatives and libertarians will now be a leader of Obamacare. Yes, the corruption is rampant. Apparently, Obama thought he could get completely away with this kind of sickening behavior, and seems shocked and angered at the bi-partisan outrage. In the end, Obamacare will be enforced by the IRS. The people doing the enforcing will be those who spent two years trying to hurt the liberty movement with the IRS in order to swing the election. This is more proof that everyone involved in the attack and the cover-up should be prosecuted and eventually jailed - they shouldn't get away with this.
Not to mention any names . . . Baucus and Schumer!
If you think back, some of you might even remember this. Far from the claim that this was merely two rogue employees in the Cincinnati office gone off the rails, top Democrats on Capitol Hill made it very clear when the Tea Party was on the rise that they wanted the IRS to dog the conservative groups on the premise that they might be "abusing" the system.
Justifiable Cause: The Obama administration is making the case for conservatism better than Mitt Romney ever did.
It must get confusing in the IT department at the Associated Press: Are you talking about the hackers who hacked our Twitter account or the Justice Department hackers who hacked our phones? Monday, the Associated Press reported that the Justice Department had secretly obtained two months of records of phone conversations by its reporters. Meanwhile, the Washington Post revealed that the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups was more widespread than first reported. Someone at the IRS also leaked information about conservative groups to ProPublica. The Environmental Protection Agency may also have made it easier for environmental groups to file Freedom of Information Act requests than conservative organizations. The Obama administration is doing a far better job making the case for conservatism than Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, or John Boehner ever did. Showing is always better than telling, and when the government overreaches in so many ways it gives support to the conservative argument about the inherently rapacious nature of government.
During an appearance on Varney & Co., Judge Napolitano tore into the Obama administration for deluding the America public when it comes to the IRS and Benghazi scandals.
Stuart Varney agreed, saying, "I'm a newcomer to America and I expected better than this. To be honest with you, when I see an arm of the government interfering in a presidential election to the advantage of a sitting president, that to me is third world - flat out third world." Napolitano then asked, "Shouldn't [the American public] have decided between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama knowing the truth rather than this stonewall that kept the truth about Benghazi back because the president was unwilling or unable to explain how a terrorist attack occurred on his watch?"
Most of the media is finally examining the lies that the Obama administration told - is still telling - regarding last September's terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
A matter worth investigating, as are wider questions regarding U.S. involvement in Libya. But as the deceptions unravel, too few ponder the fate of one Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, ostensibly jailed for parole violations. The terms of his parole had prohibited him from using computers or the Internet without his parole officer's approval. Obviously, Nakoula did use that technology to produce and distribute his anti-Islamic video, widely condemned for being cheesy, among other sins.
Report on foiled underwear bomb plot was held until announced by White House, but Justice Department grabbed info for 20 office, home and mobile phone lines
Federal investigators probing national security leaks seized phone records of several Associated Press reporters, a controversial move the wire service called "a massive and unprecedented intrusion" on the free press. The AP revealed Monday the Justice Department secretly acquired two months of phone records for 20 office, home and mobile phone lines used by reporters and editors targeted in the probe. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said the data could "reveal communications with confidential sources and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know."
On Friday of last week a representative of the IRS admitted that the agency had singled out conservative groups seeking nonprofit status for extra scrutiny.
A new report released this afternoon by the Office of Inspector General of the Treasury--which you can read in full below--confirms that Tea Party groups were in fact being targeted for their politics. Here's the summary of findings...
The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects offered the nation a window into the stunning military-style capabilities of our local law enforcement agencies.
For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government's largesse in the form of military weaponry and training, incentives offered in the ongoing "War on Drugs." For the average citizen watching events such as the intense pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers on television, it would be difficult to discern between fully outfitted police SWAT teams and the military. The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled "Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies" the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
Army General: Remove Inept Leadership In DC; More Benghazigate Info Coming
You don't need an explanation. These aren't the partisan political abuses you're looking for. Move along.
It was all a big mistake. An unfortunate, accidental error. And "what difference does it make?" anyway, since according to the New York Times headline, the "I.R.S. Apologizes to Tea Party Groups Over Audits of Applications for Tax Exemption." Yes, indeed, the IRS says it is sorry. But not actually to the Tea Party and Patriot organizations, whose equal rights under the law the agency so flagrantly violated. Instead, last week, Lois Lerner, the Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, admitted before an audience of lawyers at a conference in Washington, D.C. - after years of official agency denials - that the IRS had indeed singled out "names like Tea Party or Patriots" and subjected those groups' applications for non-profit status to extra scrutiny.