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Topic - Lois Lerner
Rep. Darrell Issa sent out a couple of apologies to his Capitol Hill colleague, Rep. Elijah Cummings, saying sorry for cutting off the Democrat at the tail end of a Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
It's not often that so many incredible — even laughable — stories come along all in the same week, so let's not waste one moment before we jump right in.
The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal once again refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday that quickly devolved into political bickering between Democrats and Republicans.
Lois Lerner will testify on Wednesday about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups after declining to appear before Congress last year, Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday."
Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, said Sunday that Lois Lerner will finally testify about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups — but Ms. Lerner's lawyer said she has no plans to testify before Congress.
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.
The nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch released its most recent annual list of "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" this week, and both political parties take a hit: House Speaker John Boehner's there, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
I am utterly fed up with this administration's incompetence. It is costing us honest, hardworking taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. It's not just the inept leader of the "free" world who was elected without having any governing experience and appears to spend all his time campaigning, golfing, mixing it up with Hollywood celebs and denying any responsibility for whatever debacle du jour happens to get past the mainstream-media fortress. It's also the federal employees who are not doing the jobs that they are paid handsomely to do ("The nonessential spy," Comment & Analysis, Nov. 7).
In an increasingly familiar scene, a high-ranking former agency official went to Capitol Hill Wednesday and pleaded the Fifth Amendment.
The government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, insisting the agency release previously demanded documents made under a Freedom of Information Act request that would clarify how conservative groups were screened for nonprofit status.
House Republican investigators Wednesday accused the woman in charge of the IRS' Obamacare compliance office of having leaked private taxpayer information to the White House, saying that calls into question the agency's trustworthiness in administering the new health care reform law.
Disgraced IRS agent appears to be a fast learner
"Are you now, or have you ever been, a conservative?"
The targeting of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service is old news. We have that on the word of the Internal Revenue Service, for whatever the word of the IRS is worth.
Three months after it became clear that the IRS started targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status and after President Obama installed new leadership to try to fix the agency, dozens of groups are still awaiting a final decision or, in some cases, have withdrawn their applications out of frustration with the process.
"On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully exercise my Fifth Amendment right and decline to answer that question," she said in over and over and over.
IRS official Lois Lerner admitted in congressional testimony that her agency targeted the groups and then took the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination, the Democrats' response was to attack the guy who helped bring the embarrassing information to light.