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My Ride with the Tea Party

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

I was heartened by my plane ride with a tea partier. In my travels, I find that many people, including some in the news media, believe they know the individuals who make up the Tea Party.

Frogs in Water About Our Freedoms

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Three converging trends put me on common ground with your average Tea Party member for the first time in my liberal-New-England-elite life: government action, technological advancement and American attitude.

Worse Than Watergate!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Since the fall of the Nixon Administration, Republicans have attacked Democratic administrations by appending "gate" to the first two-syllable word they can find.

Top GOP Lawmaker Claims Obama Has 'Lost Focus' On Leadership

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's "disconnected" nature and lack of "focus" on leadership has contr...

More Hearings Planned To Address IRS Scandal

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative ...

Scandal Could Boost Case For Big Reform

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but...

IRS' Tea Party Targeting Scandal Thickens

Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

More evidence has emerged that the IRS' targeting of conservative groups extended beyond a few agents in a single city. Back on May 14, a 48-page r...

IRS Civil Servants Underappreciated

Susan Rhea | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

The IRS needs more resources -- people and money. Congress has strangled their funding for over ten years, to the point that they cannot update computers and software, yet alone hire civil servants to replace the ones that retire.

Once the Obama Narrative Implodes, Reality Breaks Through

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

That it has taken a trifecta of scandals to awaken the minions of the press to their duty speaks volumes on how successfully prevailing narratives define what the public accepts as truth.

Rudy Giuliani Should Know Better

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

After describing Rudy Giuliani as the "former Mayor of New York City, fifteen years in the Justice Department, U.S. attorney, associate attorney gener...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Official Contradicted Other Scandal Explanations | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a written response to the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, senior Internal Revenue Service official Jo...

Palin Gets Confused

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's Twitter never fails to disappoint. She sent a curious tweet Friday taking up the issue of the Internal Revenue Ser...

How The GOP's Stinginess Led To The IRS Scandal

The New Republic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

The more we learn about the IRS vetting of conservative groups, the less it looks like an abuse of power than something much more mundane--a beleaguer...

Obama Was Respectful and Patient With Heckler-- His Critics Could Learn From Him

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I predict that when the last "lefty" white commentator has wrung the last drop of sanctimonious drivel out of the "failures" of this presidency that the actual facts will stand for all time.

Sequestration Shuts Down The IRS

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Spending cuts have left the IRS shuttered Friday as it faces a controversy over the targeting of tea party groups. The furloughs were put in place ...

The Lasting Impact of the IRS Scandal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Obama administration, through incompetency, pettiness, venality or something else, has unwittingly badly damaged the IRS. Some on the right may celebrate this, but a tax agency that cannot enforce regulations or laws is a major problem in a modern state.

Change For Key IRS Scandal Figure, Reports Say

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations division, has been placed on administrative leave after invokin...

Republicans Exaggerating IRS Scandal For Political Gain | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

What Republicans want is for the IRS story to be an Obama scandal....

WATCH: Colbert Slams Boehner On IRS Scandal

Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy

On last night's "Colbert Report," Stephen showed us exactly how deep the IRS scandal goes. Sure, John Boehner wants someone to go to jail over it, but...

IRS Official Improperly Took The Fifth, Will Be Called Back To Testify

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Darrell Issa said on Thursday he will call Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lern...

Internal Revenue Service Given Power to Use Drone Attacks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a startling policy announcement, the Obama administration has given the Internal Revenue Service complete power over drone attacks used in this country.

Local News Anchor Fired Over IRS Comments

Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

Local St. Louis news anchor Larry Conners was fired on Wednesday for what the station called "taking a personal political position [that created] an a...

Issa Restraint May Benefit GOP

RealClearPolitics | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Republicans have cautioned party lawmakers investigating the politically charged IRS controversy against overplaying their hand. If Wednesday’s Hous...

Lying To Congress Tough To Prove

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier May 23 for wider distribution) By Joan Biskupic and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23 (Reuters) -...

John Boehner: 'Looks To Me Like The IRS Has Got Something To Hide'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Hours after IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her 5th Amendment right to avoid testimony at a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing, Ho...