Articles Tagged 'Tea Party'

IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits

by Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times  |  published on April 17, 2014

IRS emails released Wednesday show that just before the tea party targeting scandal was revealed last year, Lois G. Lerner and her colleagues at the tax agency were talking with the Justice Department about making examples out of nonprofit groups that they felt were violating campaign laws by playing political roles.
The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch, also show that…


Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State

by NADIA KAYYALI AND DAVE MAASS, Electronic Frontier Foundation  |  published on April 16, 2014

Let’s just imagine we could transport an Internet-connected laptop back to the 1790s, when the United States was in its infancy. The technology would no doubt knock the founders out of their buckle-top boots, but once the original patriots got over the initial shock and novelty (and clearing up Wikipedia controversies, hosting an AMA and boggling over Dogecoin), the sense…


GOP sues IRS for documents

by Justin Sink, The Hill
Published on April 15, 2014

The Republican National Committee is celebrating Tax Day by suing the Internal Revenue Service, charging the Obama administration withheld documents sought in a Freedom of…


‘Kissing Congressman’ McAllister Ducks Tea Party Rally for Counseling

by David Eldridge, RollCall  |  published on April 15, 2014

The governor, the chairman of his state party and a growing list of other Republicans (including, in all likelihood, the GOP leadership in the House — though they’ve yet to say so publicly) have asked him to step down, but Rep. Vance McAllister, for now, is trying to ride out the storm.
The “kissing congressman,” embroiled in an infidelity scandal,…


Emails reveal IRS collaboration with Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings

by Thomas Lifson, American Thinker
Published on April 10, 2014

Emails delivered to the House Oversight Committee by the IRS have revealed shocking collusion between committee Democrats and the IRS bureaucrats in the targeting of…


Displays of Obama, Democratic support common at some IRS offices

by Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times  |  published on April 10, 2014

Ethics investigators publicly accused several Internal Revenue Service employees and offices Wednesday of engaging in pro-Democratic politics on government time, including one agency office in Dallas where employees posting pro-Obama stickers and buttons was “commonplace.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill said it was more evidence that the embattled tax agency is politically biased against conservative groups, even as they moved ahead…


Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

by Tea Party, GOP  |  published on April 8, 2014

A seven-week gauntlet of Republican Senate primaries kicking off next month will decide the fate of the tea party’s success this year.
If a Republican senator loses a primary this year, it will more than likely occur in a span of nominating contests premiering in one month. Incumbents got the boot thanks to tea-party-backed hopefuls in both 2010 and 2012,…


GOP report: IRS singled out Tea Party

by Peter Schroeder, The Hill
Published on April 8, 2014

The IRS singled out conservative Tea Party groups for scrutiny, according to a new report released Monday by Rep. Darrell Issa and Republicans on the…


House GOP sets first vote to hold Lois Lerner in contempt over IRS targeting

by Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times  |  published on April 5, 2014

House Republicans have scheduled a vote next week to hold Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in the Internal Revenue Service’s tea party targeting scandal, setting up a major battle over constitutional rights versus Congress‘ ability to oversee the government.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa, the House’s top investigator, said Thursday that as…


Tom Graves Returns to Leadership’s Good Graces, Vows to Keep Conservative Edge

by Daniel Newhauser, Roll Call  |  published on March 25, 2014

Once chosen as heir to the conservative movement on Capitol Hill, Rep. Tom Graves is coming back into the establishment fold.
The Georgia congressman known for his votes against government spending is poised to next year become chairman on a subcommittee that directs those very same federal dollars.
That marks an unprecedentedly quick turnaround for a member who was nearly…