Tax Exemption Requests from Many Conservative Groups Were Handled in Washington.
In fact, Washington involvement became a source of frustration for Cincinnati IRS staffers.
White House, Treasury Discussed How to Handle Disclosure of IRS Scandal.
Drip. Drip. White House admits to two conversations between deputy chief of staff Mark Childress and Treasury officials.
Obama Believes It's a Good Thing that His Staff Keeps Him Out of the Loop.
It's all about deniability.
FBI Has Identified Five Suspects in the Benghazi Murders.
There is enough evidence to justify military action, but not enough to prosecute in U.S. courts. So the suspects will remain free – indefinitely.
Conservative Group True the Vote Sues IRS and IRS Employees.
True the Vote has been waiting three years for IRS action on its tax-exempt status. "The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application."
Why You Can't Trust the White House – Even If They're Not Lying.
"Shifting stories cast doubts on answer to core question: Did Team Obama know about IRS abuse in real time?"
Report: Ambassador Stevens Was in Benghazi to Buy Back Stinger Missiles that State Department Had Issued to Al-Qaeda Groups.
The CIA wanted no part in the operation, but Hillary Clinton wanted "to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap." Also, General Ham had assets in place to send to Benghazi and was prepared to disobey orders and send them until White House threatened to relieve him of his command.
Overlooked Testimony: Star Benghazi Witness Said Hillary Clinton Was Responsible for Ambassador Steven's Trip to Benghazi.
Benghazi second-in-command Gregory Hicks testified in House hearing and to investigative review board that Hillary wanted a permanent consular post in Benghazi.
Computer of CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson 'Compromised.'
Attkisson said that intrusions into her personal and work computers began in February 2011 when she began reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Attkisson has also aggressively reported on the Benghazi scandal. She believes there could be a relationship between what happened to her and what happened to Fox Reporter James Rosen.
Barack H. Obama Foundation, Run by President's Half-Brother, Received Tax-Exempt Status in Just Three Weeks and the Status Was Made Retroactive to Cover Years of Illegal Fund-Raising, but It Doesn't Exist at Addresses It Provided to IRS.
The address listed in the foundation's IRS filings is that of a drug-and-alcohol treatment program that apparently has never heard of the foundation.
Timeline of White House Knowledge of IRS Scandal Continues to Shift.
White House now admits that it knew of IRS issue as early as April 16. Still claims that Obama didn't know.
White House Press Secretary Confirms that Obama Met Many times with His Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary over the Last Month.
But, of course, nobody mentioned the IRS scandal.
ObamaCare Pre-Existing Conditions Program Already Running Out of Money.
Despite only enrolling one-third of expected patients, claims have far exceeded White House estimates. (What a surprise!) Don't worry, the administration will simply solve the problem by cutting payments to doctors and hospitals.
White House Counsel Learned Weeks Ago of IRS Scandal.
We now know that a series of IRS managers, Treasury Department officials, and administration officials learned – over a period of more than two years – of IRS misdeeds. The administration has claimed falsely that it could not interfere because of an ongoing investigation – which was, by the way, only an audit. In fact, the administration had a clear obligation to step in and stop the behavior as soon as it learned of it. If DOJ were investigating a possible terrorist, would they argue that they had to let him set off a bomb because they couldn't interfere with an investigation? The IRS and administration authorities cannot be allowed to continue to use the ongoing audit as their excuse for permitting wrongdoing to continue! It is possible, likely even, that the audit was initiated for the sole purpose of allowing criminal activity to continue.
Candy Crowley's Short Memory.
CNN anchor actually asked Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer, "Why didn't the president just say, yeah, it was a terrorist attack?" Has she forgotten that, during a presidential debate, she and Obama double-teamed Romney with the false claim that Obama had called it a terrorist attack?
Justice Department Alleged Fox News Reporter Was Engaged in a Criminal Conspiracy.
Allegation was made to obtain a search warrant to investigate reporter James Rosen's involvement in a State Department leak.
Has the IRS Already Seized Your Medical Records?
Class-action lawsuit alleges the IRS "stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans..."
Anonymous Cincinnati IRS Official Appears to Contradict Administration Narrative.
"Everything comes from the top. We don't have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive."
Department of Justice Forces University of Montana to Adopt an Extraordinarily Broad Student Speech Code.
"Speech codes so broad that virtually every student will regularly violate them."
CBS Correspondent Bob Schieffer Asks an Important Question.
White House aide Dan Pfeiffer performed a "full Ginzberg," appearing on five Sunday morning shows to flack for the administration. Schieffer asked him, simply, "Why are you here today?"
White House Flack: We Will Decide What Is Legitimate Oversight by Congress.
"What we are not going to participate in is a partisan fishing expedition designed to distract from the real issues at hand."
White House Flack: Where the President Was During Benghazi Attack Is Irrelevant.
"I don't remember what room the president was in that night..." (And, by the way, any questions regarding Obama's handling of Benghazi are "offensive." Next question.)
White House Flack on IRS: The Law Is Irrelevant.
"I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant."
White House Flack: Nothing to Suggest IRS Official Did Anything Wrong.
Unless, of course, you believe a supervisor has some responsibility for the misdeeds of the people she supervises.
New York Times: Craig Livingstone Did It! 'Confusion and Staff Troubles Rife at IRS Office in Ohio.'
The lengthy Times article says the IRS scandal is merely a result of overwork, ineptitude, and haphazard management practices. For those who don't remember, Craig Livingstone was the director of the Office of Personnel Security in the Clinton White House. His previous security experience had been as a night club bar bouncer. Livingstone improperly requested and received hundreds of sensitive FBI files, many covering senior officials of previous Republican administrations. Republicans were outraged at what was then called Filegate, but never proved anything beyond a couple of rogue employees. I don't think it will work this time, but incompetence is the last refuge of Democrats.
Meanwhile, Let's See How the New York Times Manages the News.
Story at link regards Times reporting on the May 17 IRS hearing. Read how they bury the lead, and, indeed, the entire story.
Obama Called Hillary Clinton at 10:00p.m. on September 11, 2012.
This phone call has received zero attention. What did they discuss?
The IRS Timeline: What We Know So Far.
Importantly, it shows that targeting of conservative groups began in 2010 when Sarah Hall Ingram was still in charge. Ingram was later promoted to director of the ObamaCare program at IRS. The administration has been trying to claim that she left before targeting began.
Commencement Speakers: Conservatives Need Not Apply.
For example, in 2013, Newark, New Jersey's Democratic mayor, Cory Booker, has as many addresses as all current elected Republicans combined.
99.2% of Illegal Immigrants Who Applied to Remain in U.S. under Obama's Non-Deportation Policy for Young Adults Were Granted Legal Status.
This is actually down from the 99.5% non-deportation rate that the Department of Homeland Security reported last month.