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    re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
    nyt above

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    nyt above

    Republicans hit hard on the divulging of confidential tax information, hinting of intimidation not only by the I.R.S. but also by the White House.

    In March 2012, the Human Rights Campaign and The Huffington Post made public confidential tax documents from the National Organization for Marriage. The Human Rights Campaign said it obtained the documents from a “whistle-blower” who mailed them to the gay rights group’s Washington headquarters.

    In a similar incident, ProPublica, an investigative journalism Web site, asked the I.R.S.’s Cincinnati office for the applications of 67 nonprofits, both liberal and conservative. When the I.R.S. responded, it inadvertently included applications for nine conservative groups that had not yet been granted tax-exempt status, a violation of confidentiality law.

    When ProPublica realized what it had — including the application from Crossroads GPS, the conservative group founded by Karl Rove and other Republican strategists — it alerted the I.R.S., which warned the journalists that “publishing unauthorized returns or return information was a felony” punishable by up to five years in prison. ProPublica redacted certain details and published the documents anyway.

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    nyt above

    Under fire, Mr. Miller called the agency’s targeting of conservative groups “obnoxious,” but he told the House Ways and Means Committee it was not motivated by partisanship. And in testy exchanges, he said he had not misled Congress, even though he did not divulge the targeting efforts of a Cincinnati unit examining 70,000 applications for tax exemption

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    re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    The worse thing about you is not that you are young, it's not even that you ignorant. It's that you think that you are smart. This shows in how ridiculous most of your postings are. They are like summer farts, a lot of hot air that smells like crap!

    Pssssst...if your'e going to critique someone's intelligence, make sure your post INCLUDES intelligence.

    Now do I think I'm " smart " ?? Hell yes I think I'm smart. High intelligence runs in my family. My Dad was a Engineer for NASA during the Apollo mission's and Iv'e got a Aunt and Uncle with IQ's exceeding 140, I was tested when I was 7 and when I was 15 and my I.Q was around 138-139, but that's irrelevant really as it doesn't take High or even moderate intelligence to rebut your one dimensional, simplistic talking points.

    I get being young and Liberal but how anyone could exceed the age of 30, and remain a Liberal is beyond me. Liberalism, at it's core is ignorance perpetuated by a ideology that only applies successively in a Vacuum.

    So there you go, as this group of corrupt Chicago thugs drives our Economy into the ground and their mindless minions parrot out useless talking points about a bygone era they are demonstrating how useless and destructive Liberalism is. It's a hell of a Legacy to leave behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    nyt above
    Count yourselves as lucking out..............You should be rounded up..........................

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    re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    even if you ever argued for some increased scrutiny of the 501c's, is this really the right way to go about it

    During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., grilled outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the IRS targeting a pro-life group in Iowa.

    “Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers,’" Schock declared.

    “Would that be an inappropriate question to a 501 c3 applicant?” asked Schock. “The content of one’s prayers?”

    “It pains me to say I can’t speak to that one either,” Miller replied.

    After Schock pressed him further, Miller explained that although he couldn't comment on the specific case, it would "surprise him" if that question was asked.
    Congressman: IRS asked pro-life group about 'the content of their prayers' | WashingtonExaminer.com

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    re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    even if you ever argued for some increased scrutiny of the 501c's, is this really the right way to go about it



    Congressman: IRS asked pro-life group about 'the content of their prayers' | WashingtonExaminer.com
    Rounded up.................

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    Re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    roger simon's professional leftists and journolisters chime in with "the takeaways"

    IRS hearing: The takeaways - David Nather and Lauren French and Kelsey Snell - POLITICO.com

    1. who?

    The big question that’s on everyone’s mind didn’t get answered during the House Ways and Means Committee hearing Friday: Who, exactly, had the bright idea at the IRS to zero in on conservative groups with search terms like “tea party” and “patriot”?

    Miller and inspector general J. Russell George both denied that there were political motives behind the extra review given to conservative groups.

    But under questioning from Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Miller said agents did not create search terms more commonly associated with liberal groups like “progress” or “organizing.”
    we'll just have to keep digging

    2. more and broader

    Committee Chairman Dave Camp is already expanding the scope of the hearings beyond the targeting scandal.

    Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania picked up on that theme during the hearing, asking Miller about the National Organization for Marriage leak as well as the possible sharing of confidential tax information with the White House.

    When Miller said he didn’t know about that, Gerlach asked him — in a tone that made it clear it wasn’t optional — to “check all of your records, all of your notes, all of your emails and get back to this committee.”
    3. dems mad

    “I think what this means is that this shouldn’t be the last hearing. Let’s hear everything,” [Joe] Crowley [NY] said. As for the White House, he said, “I think they’re waiting, as we are, to find out more.”
    4. miller's malaise

    Would you want to be the guy who loses his job, gets thrown under the bus by Obama — and still has to show up to catch arrows from Congress?

    That’s the kind of week Miller is having. To make matters worse, he spent most of the hearing saying he didn’t remember things — like the details of how he first learned of the targeting — and insisting he didn’t mislead Congress by not telling lawmakers.

    And he summed up the episode with the understatement of the week: “We provided horrible customer service. We did. Horrible customer service.”
    not obama's brother, the sham charity

    he got excellent service---34 days, retroactive exemption

    from the exact same people in cincy

    5. divulge

    One big lesson from the hearing: The backlash over any scandal only gets worse when you don’t tell Congress about it.

    Republicans and Democrats are mad at both Miller and former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman for not reaching out to Congress after they learned what Cincinnati was doing in May 2012 — especially since Shulman had previously testified to Congress in March 2012 that there was no targeting.

    Lawmakers wanted them to come back to Congress and tell them about it — which is one reason they had so little patience when Miller said he just answered the questions he was given.

    “He [Shulman] had an obligation to return to this committee and set the record straight. So did Mr. Miller. Neither fulfilled their obligations,” Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the committee, said at the start of the hearing.

    And Democrats were especially mad at Lerner, who testified at a House subcommittee hearing last week — two days before the scandal was revealed — and didn’t say a word about it. Levin wants her to be the next IRS official to step down.

    In fact, Crowley, one of the Democrats on the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, said Lerner can’t even say the question about the screening of nonprofits didn’t come up at that hearing.

    “I asked her, and she didn’t answer the questions,” Crowley said. “We’re all outraged.”
    sander levin and joe crowley are "outraged" they've been lied to

    coverup, anyone?

    why can't obama say unequivocally he didn't know before april 22?

    seeya in committee, comrades

    bring a comfy chair

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    Re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sorry, but that article is an OPINION piece, it not worth anything.
    Here you go Pete, STRAIGHT from the 'horse's mouth':

    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    I'm sure you can search for the others as this was quite easily found...
    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!

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    Re: Republicans Expand I.R.S. Inquiry, With Eye on White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Pssssst...if your'e going to critique someone's intelligence, make sure your post INCLUDES intelligence.

    Now do I think I'm " smart " ?? Hell yes I think I'm smart. High intelligence runs in my family. My Dad was a Engineer for NASA during the Apollo mission's and Iv'e got a Aunt and Uncle with IQ's exceeding 140, I was tested when I was 7 and when I was 15 and my I.Q was around 138-139, but that's irrelevant really as it doesn't take High or even moderate intelligence to rebut your one dimensional, simplistic talking points.

    I get being young and Liberal but how anyone could exceed the age of 30, and remain a Liberal is beyond me. Liberalism, at it's core is ignorance perpetuated by a ideology that only applies successively in a Vacuum.

    So there you go, as this group of corrupt Chicago thugs drives our Economy into the ground and their mindless minions parrot out useless talking points about a bygone era they are demonstrating how useless and destructive Liberalism is. It's a hell of a Legacy to leave behind.
    Let me see, you are a giant (6'7") and now you are a genius!

    Dude, anyone can claim anything on the Internet. I would be shocked if half the things you say about yourself is true.

    Perhaps exaggeration also runs in your family.

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