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    Morning Bell: Obamacare Is About Power

    Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare. Given that the House voted to repeal the law last year, some commentators and observers have questioned the need for another repeal vote. However, the scandals coming to light over the last week perfectly … More

    IRS-Gate: The Potential Criminal Implications

    With the announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder of a criminal investigation of the IRS over the agency’s targeting of conservative Tea Party and other groups, a key question that has arisen is: What are the relevant federal criminal laws that might apply to the misconduct of IRS employees? There … More

    Idaho Businessman Sounded Alarm on IRS Hit List Last Year

    Last year Frank VanderSloot made a sizable donation to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney. He signed up as a national co-chairman on Romney’s finance committee. And then the Idaho businessman got hit by one of the most ruthless political attacks not seen since the Nixon era. VanderSloot’s story was … More

    Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You're a "Patriot"

    Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively. We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Uncle Sam is not amused. As leaders of tea party groups have been painfully aware … More

    IRS-Gate

    Over the weekend, the IRS scandal got even more bizarre. Various news organizations got a look at a still-unreleased report by the inspector general (IG) for tax administration at the Treasury Department. According to the report, IRS official Lois Lerner knew about the problem by June 2011; yet in March … More

    IRS Admits It Targeted the Tea Party

    The admission by an official of the IRS that the tax agency was targeting conservative tea party groups comes as no surprise to those who work with tea party organizations and their leaders in the conservative grassroots arena. The Washington Post reports that Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS … More

    Obama Administration Plans to Spend $150 Million for Green Energy Projects (Because It’s Worked So Well Before)

    Just what America needs: More taxpayer-funded green energy projects. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released plans to re-allocate more than $150 million in remaining manufacturing tax credits for “green” energy projects originally authorized by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus bill), … More

    Profiles in Tax Hikes: A Florida Nurse's Tax Changes in 2013

    What will the tax hikes of January 1, 2013, mean to real Americans? Let’s say you are a black woman who has a rewarding, though extremely challenging, career as a registered nurse. You’re nearing retirement—you’re 58, living in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. After working hard for several decades, you … More

    National Organization for Marriage Seeks Investigation of Stolen IRS File

    The National Organization for Marriage is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute the individuals responsible for leaking the organization’s confidential U.S. tax return and then illegally publishing it. The stolen tax return was first published by the Human Rights Campaign and subsequently the Huffington Post. HRC … More

    Look Out! Obama Puts IRS to Work on Implementing Obamacare

    While the Supreme Court deliberates whether the Affordable Care Act should stand, the Obama Administration is busy at work ensuring that the President’s health care law is implemented. The Hill reports that the White House has allocated half a billion dollars to the IRS to put Obamacare in place: The … More