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Latest Lois Lerner Items
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.
Documents show that Lisa P. Jackson, as EPA chief, told a lobbyist to shift their conversations to her "home email" account rather than using official government accounts, in a move that appears to contravene the intent of federal sunshine laws.
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new leadership to try to fix the agency, dozens of groups are still awaiting a final decision or, in some cases, have withdrawn their applications out of frustration with the process.