Rev. Al Sharpton: Tax Rebel
Welcome, Reverend Al Sharpton, to a gathering of tax-protest legends that includes Evelyn Gregory, Wesley Snipes, Howard Jarvis, Lauryn Hill, and Tom the Tinker. Some were outlaws, some were lawful. Some gave all, all gave some; but none wanted to …
IRS: Don't Take Free Food While Abusing Americans
What a Jolt today: The National Security Agency collects every Verizon customer’s phone records; a new poll indicates Obamacare has never been less popular; a look at the new ABC Family series, “The Fosters”; and then these developments in the …
The IRS Is About to Have Another Tough Week
The first Morning Jolt of the week features why Eric Holder will stick around for the foreseeable future, despite anonymous quotes to the contrary in the New York Times; why we ought to show some humility when discussing modern marriage, …
'The Loop' Never Extends All the Way to the Oval Office
The “worst tornado in the history of the world” hit the Oklahoma City suburbs yesterday. You know what to do: American Red Cross. Salvation Army. Recovers.org. Mercury One is organizing two truckloads from the Dallas area.
The Tuesday edition …
IRS: 'Please Detail the Content of Your Members' Prayers.'
Today’s hearing on IRS abuses had a lot of “are you kidding me?” moments, but this one stands out:
“It would surprise me that that question was asked,” acting commissioner Steven Miller tells Representative Aaron Schock, Republican of Illinois.
Trust Us, It's Just 'Further Scrutiny of Individuals and Organizations,' Nothing Big.
Politico: “The data cadged in the Verizon case can be used as a menu — giving agents an idea of which individuals or organizations warrant further scrutiny.”
Because there hasn’t been any controversy over government agents giving individuals or organizations further …
Feds Just Happen to Withold $125 Million in Cuccinelli Settlement
Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, won a giant $125 million settlement prosecuting Medicaid fraud#…#and yet for some reason, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is mysteriously delaying the transfer of the settlement to the state government.
Why, it’s almost …
McClatchy: Boy, a Lot of Conservatives Have IRS Horror Stories, Don't They?
If the Internal Revenue Service had an unfair, politically biased, arbitrary and capricious approach to the evaluation of 501(c)(4) status, just how likely is it that the organization was even-handed, neutral, and fair in its other interactions with conservative groups?
Unnamed IRS Employee: 'There Has to Be a Directive.'
Sean Higgins notices a quote from a Washington Post article about the IRS office in Cincinnati:
“We’re not political,” said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are …