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Topic - Catherine Engelbrecht
When President Obama during a Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly blamed Fox News for problems caused by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, he sent an unmistakable signal to his base and his media allies: I will shoot the messenger, and so should you.
House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a joint letter Thursday demanding the IRS withdraw its controversial new rules governing political activities of outside interest groups, arguing they are the next step in the administration’s “intimidation and harassment” of tea party groups.
On Thursday, the FBI announced an indictment of Dinesh D'Souza, maker of the hit documentary "2016: Obama's America," in what appears to be a Hugo Chavez-style payback.
EXCLUSIVE: The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.
The House's chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.
Upon securing victory against the British, George Washington had to quell a rising movement to crown him as America's new king.
As part of his powerful screeds against English rule, Founding Father Tom Paine had this to say about the king's appetite for his subjects' tax money: "There is scarcely a necessary of life that you can eat, drink, wear or enjoy, that is not there loaded with a tax. Even the light from heaven is only permitted to shine into their dwellings by paying eighteen pence sterling per window annually."
It doesn't matter whether the Republican-led House passes good, workable immigration legislation.
Did President Obama know about his administration's enemies list? If he did - and it looks like he may have - then his presidency is in deep trouble.
A Texas group dedicated to combatting voter fraud applied for tax-exempt status in 2010 and has suffered three years of delays, been through four different IRS agents, undergone six FBI inquiries and submitted thousands of pages of documentation — and it still hasn't been approved.
President Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.
"The answer to these sorts of questions are not of interest to the typical IRS analyst, but they are certainly of interest to a political machine that put its own survival against the civil liberties of a private citizen," said Mrs. Engelbrecht, who is suing the IRS. "This government attacked me because of my political beliefs."
She said she also fielded inquiries at her business from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; faced an audit by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Engelbrecht Manufacturing; and underwent an IRS audit of her personal tax returns.