May
14

Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups’ Confidential Docs

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051113_anhq_irs2_640The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.

 

The commendable admission lends further evidence to the lengths the IRS went during an election cycle to silence tea party and limited government voices.

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May
12

House’s Top Ten Questions for IRS About Targeting Tea Party Groups

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tea-party-textOn Sunday, the House Ways and Means Committee released a list of the top ten questions to ask the IRS about the targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups at upcoming House Ways and Means Committee hearings:

 

1.     Beginning with an inquiry in June 2011, the House Ways and Means Committee has repeatedly asked the IRS for verification about whether or not it was targeting groups based on their political philosophies.  On repeated occasions, including at a March 2012 Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing, the IRS explicitly denied such activities had occurred.  Now, widespread media reports confirm that the agency learned of these practices just three weeks after the Committee made its initial inquiry related to these groups – nearly 2 years ago.  How many times did the IRS lie to Congress about this issue?

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